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Edition 332: October 5th 2016
Lead (the metal) – Surprise!
Lead (the metal) – Surprise!
(The three containers above are called Megillahs. They are silver containers for the Torah Scrolls. Originally they had lead tops or caps.) The Megillah is also a term for the Scroll of Esther, which speaks of anti-Semitism and the backfiring thereof!)
I had something else written and planned for this edition. I was searching for something and found something else! Here it is:
When using Strong’s Concordance, you normally look up a word and it gives you the original Hebrew or Greek word meaning and an attached number of that word. But you can do it the other way around as well. You can look up a number to find what word is associated with it.
Numbers in the Bible also have meanings, derived from the verses in which they appear. For example, “Five” is the number of grace and “seven” is the number of spiritual perfection and completion. When the number is compounded like 777, the meaning has greater significance.
Well, with Rosh Hashanah (the Hebrew New Year) one day old, the Hebrew year is now 5777. So, I looked up 5777. The word attached is “Lead” (the metal.) So, I thought – ‘that’s pretty boring’! Then I realised that my memory is slowly going down the tubes, because I wrote something on “lead” a few years ago!
So, I smacked my forehead a few times, and viola – my memory was back in a flash!
But now there is more! The story, I wrote years ago, is now very real and shockingly right on the doorstep.
My friends, this edition is startling indeed! So many things are all dovetailing now. I feel our Lord has given me these things for the purpose of sharing, warning and encouraging.
Bear in mind that I am associating lead with the number 5777 in this edition, simply because it is the association in Strong’s, which is not inspired like the Bible, but it has many signs, symbols, numbers and meanings which all have some relevance.
Lead in the Bible and in the occult:
Jeremiah 6:22-29 “A people comes from the North Country, a great nation (Russia)...they will lay hold of bow and spear, they are cruel with no mercy...our hands grow feeble...they are walking slanderers. They are bronze and iron; the bellows blow fiercely, the lead (5777) is consumed by fire. The smelter refines in vain, for the wicked are not drawn off.”
Ezekiel 22:18 “Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin iron and lead (5777) in the midst of the furnace.”
Ezekiel 22:20-22 “As men gather silver, bronze, iron and lead (5777) and tin into the midst of the furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My fury, and will leave you there and melt you...Then you shall know that I the Lord have poured out My fury upon you.”
►There are other similar verses, but there most certainly is a link here between lead (5777) and the war of Gog and Magog and perhaps the start of the tribulation period.
The symbol of the metal, lead looks very much like a slightly distorted Swastika or Nazi symbol.
Symbolically, lead is associated with and governed by the planet Saturn, which itself has strong occult connections. It has numerous dark connections relating to death and destruction.
►Lead is a toxic metal, mixed with many impurities. In Babylonian times it was associated with spells, curses and divination.
●Lead is also used to cap nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, to prevent radio-active leakage before use.
***Zechariah 5:2-11 “He said to me, “what do you see?” I answered and said, “A flying scroll, its length is twenty cubits and its width is ten cubits.” Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the whole earth: Every thief shall be expelled, according to what is on the side of the scroll and every perjurer shall be expelled.” I will send out the curse says the Lord of hosts; it shall enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by my name. It shall remain in the house and consume it, with its timber and stones. Lift your eyes and see what this is that goes forth. A basket goes forth. This is their resemblance throughout the whole earth. Here is a lead disc lifted up and there is a woman sitting inside the basket. This is wickedness and he thrust her back into the basket and threw the lead cover over its mouth. Then I looked and there were two women coming with the wind in their wings, for they had wings like the wings of a stork and they lifted up the basket between the heaven and the earth. So I asked the angel, where are they carrying the basket? So he said to me to build a house for it in the land of Shinar when it is ready, the basket will be set there on its base.”
These strange verses have mystified many over the years. Hebrew is a language where the same words sometimes have different meanings. We have to go into the context to get the right ones.
● Zechariah uses the term a “flying scroll”. The word used here is Megillah (Strong’s H4039) which is a metal cylindrical container with a cap on it. It is used to contain the scroll of God’s word.
But Zechariah sees a giant Megillah, and it flies and goes out over the whole earth.
The image below shows the normal megillah (bottom right) that contains God’s word in scroll form. The image also shows the dimensions of the megillah mentioned in Zechariah and a Trident intercontinental ballistic missile.
●The next important word we must understand is “curse.” The original word used by the prophet for “curse” is the Hebrew word “alah”. It is spelt like that and is used in a few other places. It means to swear or curse, and is also used in association with foreign gods. The resemblance to “Allah” and Islam by extension is not coincidental!
●Note this curse “remains afterwards”. This implies that it has some sort of toxic residue that will remain after it consumes timber and stone. This is most certainly consistent with nuclear destruction and the radiation aftermath.
●Then we see aflying basket: The word used for basket is, “epha”. This word simply means “a container”
●Now we see a woman in the basket. The original word used here for “woman” is, “Ishah (Strong’s H801). Interestingly this word means either “fire offering” or “woman”. You need to use the context to see which one is right. The fire offering here is said to be “wickedness”. I think the results of a fiery nuclear war will most certainly fit that bill. “A fire offering” in Strong’s can also be translated as “fiery sacrifice,” which is the meaning of the word “Holocaust”.
●The lead disc. (5777): This strange flying metal cylinder containing a fiery sacrifice is topped with a lead disc.
●Now the prophet looks again and sees two women (fire offerings) in a container with wind in their wings, being lifted up between heaven and earth. This describes the path of intercontinental missiles.
●Finally we see the container of the fiery offering brought to a house in the land of Shinar to await its launch from a “base.” Shinar is in ancient Babylon, which today would be symbolic of the modern nations of the world, many of which are nuclear powers. (No, I don’t believe the rebuilding of Babylon in Iraq has anything to do with Bible prophecy.)
Let’s summarise this whole section and see what we come up with:
►Zechariah sees a long thin flying metal container with a lead (5777) top to it. This container is associated with a curse that covers the whole earth.
The metal cylinders contain a “fiery offering or sacrifice”, lifted up and flying between heaven and earth. It has some sort of residue that causes it to “remain” on wood and stone. They are stored in many nations until needed.
How interesting that God would use the word “megillah,” which is the very container of the scroll of His holy word to deliver His judgement on those who have rejected His holy word for Israel!
►Here’s an interesting snippet:
Joel 2:30-31 “I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth; blood and fire and pillars of smoke...in the terrible day of the Lord.”
The original word used for “pillars” in this verse is Strong’s H8490, which means “spreading like a palm tree top.” That’s a pretty exact description of a nuclear bombs mushroom cloud!
Israel’s tragic disaster:
God’s word reveals that Israel will endure and will make it through to the other side. God’s covenant promises and blessing will come through – completely!
But in the interim, Israel will tragically see huge dramas, another Holocaust of sorts, and it will look as though it’s all over for the Jews and their state.
Israel cannot sign any sort of peace covenant with the world, Palestinians, antichrist or anyone, without breaking God’s pre-existing eternal peace covenant with them made thousands of years ago.
Please understand that the Daniel 9:27 peace covenant nullifies and replaces God’s peace covenant. This is exactly why it brings destruction and not peace.
Ezekiel 37:26-28 “I will make a covenant of peace with them (Israel) and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: I will establish them and multiply them and set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. My tabernacle will be with them; indeed I shall be their God and they shall be My people. The nations also will know that I, the Lord sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” (The following verses describe the Gog and Magog war.)
Understand that God’s eternal covenant with Israel is multifaceted. It includes the land of Israel as a state. It includes the city of Jerusalem and the Jewish people. (Please see the section entitled “Covenants and Promises” under the “Teachings” tab at the top of this website.)
Please understand that these eternal covenants result in peace if obeyed. They are peace covenants. They are God’s peace treaty with Israel.
People like to expound on Daniel 9:27 and say that it doesn’t mention the word “peace”. As usual, these are people ignorant of the Bible. There are dozens of other verses in the Bible speaking of this coming signing as a “peace” deal. People with tunnel vision tend to get things all messed up.
The Daniel 9:27 covenant is Satan’s peace covenant – a big lie, which directly opposes God’s covenant promises of peace. The verse below is a parallel to Daniel 9:27.
Daniel 11:21-24 “In his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honour of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably (making peace) and seize the kingdom by intrigue. With the force of a flood they will be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant (antichrist) ...He shall become strong with a small number of people...He shall enter peaceably.”
We must look more deeply into God’s peace-covenant and the curse generated upon those who break it.
Jeremiah 11:2-5 “Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: “Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant, which I commanded your fathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Obey My voice...that I may establish the oath which I have sworn to your fathers...”
Isaiah 24:1-6 “Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and distorts its surface. It shall be; as with the people, so with the priest...The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty (proud) people of the earth languish. The earth is defiled under its inhabitants...they have broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth...therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned and few are left.”
2 Kings 17:15-18 “They rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers...Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight.”
God “removes Israel from His sight” because of their breaking of the covenant. As our Lord turns His eyes away from Israel for a short time, the stare of Satan takes precedent! Israel foolishly thinks she is now safe in Satan’s hands.
Isaiah 28:15 “Because you have said, ‘we have made a covenant with death and Sheol (hell) we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge (tribulation) passes through, it will not come near us, for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood, we have hidden ourselves.’”
The verse above most certainly speaks of the Daniel 9:27 peace covenant, which reveals the antichrist. When it occurs, will Israel know what she is doing? The verse seems to imply so. But the main point is that Israel thinks it can break God’s covenant and make this new one to bring about a better world. They think they will now be safe. How wrong they will be!
Israel, through the Two-State Solution and the coming peace covenant with the antichrist will curse herself in so doing. But the curse also goes on to those who try to usurp and take over the land of Israel.
God’s covenant curses upon the usurpers of His covenant are revealed in verses I’ve mentioned under the “Teachings” tab.
God’s covenant with Israel is the peace covenant! It is the only valid one. Satan’s covenant with Israel will also be a peace covenant, but it is the fraud, the counterfeit and the sure path to tribulation, destruction and hell in the name of peace and love!
My friends, we are on the eve of destruction! It may be a few more “eves”, but the cursed traps have all been set and God’s word proclaims the soon coming incredibly severe destruction will come. It will arrive suddenly.
So, where are we?
We have many pieces of the giant jigsaw drama before us. Exactly how and when they all fall into place we don’t know for sure. We watch and pray, we use all the available indicators, calendars, measures and everything else we can. God acts decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) constantly using signs, symbols, dates, patterns, and cycles. He always warns before bringing judgement.
The most probable scenario now lies in the change to the Hebrew year 5777. Could it be that 5777 sees nuclear conflict and war and the tribulation start? That would place the rapture just before it.
Israel is about to be dragged into Middle Eastern conflicts. WW111 is on the doorstep. She will be punished by God for her rebellion, but saved and brought through to ultimate victory.
When does it all begin:
What if I said the war of Gog and Magog begins in November this year? I don’t know that for sure, but it could. I don’t want to put too much emphasis on the movement of Jupiter in the great sign of Revelation 12, but there’s very compelling evidence.
The great sign has its main fulfilment in September 2017 on Rosh Hashanah, which would be the beginning of the tribulation and hopefully, the rapture.
Yes it may occur before, but all the signs need to be there as well.
By the way, Lamech was 777 years old when he died, then the flood came, five years later. Do you see what we have here? It’s a 5777! (Genesis 5:31)
By the way, the tribulation period is revealed in the Revelation as a succession of seven seal judgements, seven trumpet judgements and seven vial judgements. That’s 777. The tribulation period is represented at its start in the Feast of Trumpets which is the fifth of the seven feasts. So do we have another 5777 here?
A new world financial crisis:
I’m not going to get into this in any depth here, but it can be demonstrated, looking back that world stock markets crashed in cycles of 777. This is seen by adding seven years, seven months and seven days to each successive big crash. According to this, the next one is due now!
A huge world economic melt-down is coming very soon. A world financial market collapse does not come because the world economy is slowing down. It comes because suddenly, confidence and faith in the market collapses, usually caused by a specific event.
A market melt-down is always a result of a combination of factors worrying the markets and then a sudden sentiment fall, knocking on and causing fear, panic and capitulation. That then feeds on itself, exacerbating the entire situation. Fiscal fear always overreacts!
The current situation with Deutsche Bank of Germany is a case in point. The bank is actually quite solid fundamentally. The huge fine it has to pay has sparked fears of a liquidity crisis, so people run to take their money out causing the whole thing to get a lot worse and knocking on to other banks in Europe.
But at the same time banks in China are in trouble as is their property market. So, all in all we have a very fragile situation and this, without any big wars.
If other external events are in play at the same time, market panic goes into overdrive!
A few final snippets:
Satan, the god of this world, wants to create a “perfect” world of peace as a counterfeit to God’s coming perfect world of peace.
►In the Bible the word “Syria” is Strong’s H759 –Aram, Meaning = “Exalted” (associated with pride) Damascus has the numeric value of 444. Four is the number of the world.
►Interestingly the name Iran is the root word “Aryan” This is the name of an ancient Persian people who were thought to contain elements of perfection. It was Hitler who wanted to create a thousand-year millennium of peace with “perfect” Arian people.
To create a new world of peace, they have to get rid of God’s peace-plan. They will have to get rid of Israel in whom the call of God resides now and will continue.
Isaiah 54:10 “My kindness shall not depart from you (Israel), nor shall My covenant of peace be removed.”
If you have any brains, I suggest you turn to the end of the book and see who the victor will be. Be wise and chose God’s choice!
So, am I saying all these things will come to pass in this year, 5777? I’m saying it’s possible, highly probable, but nothing is for absolute sure. This is a high-watch year!
My friends, I’ve shared with you some very powerful indicators and pointers in this edition. Do not go overboard with these things. Do go overboard with God’s pure straight and neat word.
Do go overboard with your personal life before our Lord, be holy, be right with him, be repentant, be ready, and grow in His grace. Be a radical Christian! Stand strong in the face of the enemy.
I took this picture lying down in the flowers, looking up into the sun during flower season in amazing Namaqualand.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 331: September 28st 2016
Hear what the Spirit says to the churches:
Hear what the Spirit says to the churches:
Proverbs 8:1 (Amp) “Does not godly wisdom cry out and understanding (of God) raise her voice?”
Are you prepared for the times that lie ahead? Is your church teaching you, and preparing you for the near future and for eternity?
A new and powerful, evil wave of deception is warming up, right now, ready to flood the world. Will you be able to stand? Will you shake, shudder and sink?
Do you have ears to hear the Spirit of God, or do you only have ears to hear the media and your church minister? Do you have ears that shut off and then shut out the garbage of the world?
The term, “Hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” is found numerous times in the Bible, and specifically in the messages to the seven churches in the Revelation.
This time in history is very specific and unique. This time outlined in the Bible has many exclusive characteristics to it.
This is the time of increasing love, joy, peace, stability, knowledge, understand and wisdom of God for some. It is also the time of increasing deception, hatred, fear, torment, war, disasters, confusion and ignorance for many. This is the time hell raises her hands to receive many at their coming. (Isaiah 14:9) It is also the time, heaven rejoices because of the all the new residents about to arrive.
The word of God comes to all believers at all times, but the Spirit of God speaks to us specifically now in and for these specific, unique times as well, but few have ears to hear!
Are you getting ready to make one step and one giant leap into eternity?
Deception, ignorance and arrogance - the deadly triplets!
Today there are many voices out there all backed by spirits competing for you – to own you! Don’t think that as a believer, you are immune from deception.
Peter heard and listened to the voice of Satan and betrayed our Lord, but repented. (Mark 8:31-33.) Judas heard the same voice of Satan that Peter did and betrayed our Lord without repentance. (Matthew 26:14)
There is one giant universal voice that we all need to silence, and that is the voice in our own heads saying that we are okay and don’t need any other voice.
Ignorance of God’s word is a most dangerous thing, but it is symptomatic of the arrogance seen in the masses. It always leads to deception, because it always originates in the voice of Satan himself. Hearing and knowing God’s voice comes from making the right choices and meeting the conditions.
The verse below speaks of the “counsels and imagination of an evil heart.” If ever there is a verses that applies to the modern mass-media, this is it. These are simply biblical terms for crowd-speak and confirmation bias. But note the result in the verse! What an incredibly succinct verse:
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.’”
● Are you hearing the voice of the Lord through the knowledge of God and the voice of His Spirit, or the voices of “pleasure in sin for a season”?
● Are you hearing the voices of the world saying, “follow us?” Are you following the voices of the greatest deceptions in the church?
● Are you following the voices of the YouTube liars and manipulators?
● Are you hearing the voice of money demanding “possess more and own me now?”
● Are you listening to and following the voice of the dung-head wolves in the pulpits saying, “The land belongs to the Palestinians?”
● Are you listening to the voices of rebellion to authorities as seen in the masses?
The voice of the Spirit in the seven churches:
The great plot of church history is revealed in the messages to the seven churches in the Revelation. The messages were for seven historic churches, but also speak to all true believers now as they plot the course of church history. But there is more. We must hear what the Spirit is saying to us personally and relating to our future.
The plot of the course of the church age is revealed in the names of the churches and the brief descriptions of them.
●Ephesus: Meaning = Growing cold. This church left its first love. (It represents the early church.)
●Smyrna: Meaning = Bitterness. This church was severely persecuted. (It represents persecution by the ten Roman emperors of the church.)
●Pergamum: Meaning = Thoroughly married or mixed. This church began to mix and marry paganism with truth and they needed to repent. (It represents the Constantine era.)
●Thyatira: Meaning = Perpetual sacrifice. This church represents the perpetual sacrifice of the Catholic Eucharist, control through the Jezebel spirit. It is a church of murder, cast into the tribulation. (It represents the Catholic and orthodox churches through to the tribulation.)
●Sardis: Meaning = Escaping. This church represents the reformation churches escaping Catholic domination, but it was an incomplete escape. The church is “dead.” (It represents the denominational, divided, Spirit-less church through to the tribulation.)
●Philadelphia: Meaning = Brotherly love. This church is highly praised, has a love for the word and for Israel and is promised an escape from the tribulation. (It represents the true, pure and powerful church, with a heart for Israel, ending in the rapture.)
●Laodicea: Meaning = People opinioned. This church is lukewarm, full of evil mixtures, it is spiritually blind, condemned and vomited out. (It represents all the modern churches, mixed with paganism, lukewarm to God’s word, full of self orientation and unrepentant.)
The phrase “Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” appears at the end of every one of these seven letters! The powerful meaning of this lies in the tragic implication that many do not have ears to hear the Spirit! This is perhaps the biggest reason why the church has become such a mess.
►Here are some of the main points I’ve simply lifted out of the seven letters to the churches and strung them together to paint the overall picture:
●Christians must test those who call themselves apostles and prophets. Believers must keep their love for our Lord alive and burning by the Spirit. When people lose their first love for our Lord many other things take the place in their lives.
●We must nurture a godly hatred for the doctrine and deeds of the Nicolaitans. This is the separation of the clergy above the laity, in dress, titles and structure, for the purpose of control.
●God commands repentance from evil works and sin or He will “remove your lamp stand.” The repentant and overcoming believer is promised great reward.
●Those of the synagogue of Satan (unsaved rabbinic Jews) are identified and condemned.
●Some believers “dwell where Satan’s throne is.” These believers placed a stumbling block before the Jews, but cursed themselves, as do all those today coming against Israel.
●God says, “I will kill your children with death” because of their abominations and their knowing of the “depths of Satan.”
●Some churches have the Jezebel spirit of manipulation and control within them right at the top. They do not repent and are cast into great tribulation. This is very common today.
●Some so-called believers have a “name to live but are stone dead”. They are Christians in name only.
●Many Christians are not prophetically watchful. Others are “ready to die” for not being watchful or repentant. Because they will not watch the Lord says, “I will come upon you as a thief and you won’t know what hour this will be.” There are only a few names in this church truly saved. How incredibly true is that?
●The true, on fire, Spirit-led church, loves the word and knows it. They have the “key of David,” which opens the door in compassion to the Jews. (Isaiah 22:21-22) They keep an open door for the Jews to come to salvation, instead of putting a “stumbling block” in front of them, like other churches.
●They keep God’s word – all of it, and are kept from the tribulation.
●Finally, those who are lukewarm, full of their own opinions and not God’s will be spewed out. These are they that gray out right and wrong and mix truth and error. They are commanded to repent but don’t.
Bear in mind that the above points are God’s viewpoint and opinion.
Do you know that God promises a special, blessing on those who read and hear these letters? (Revelation 1:3)
I tell you, the modern Western-orientated church today is in such trouble it has no idea. Many of them are about to be spat out! (Revelation 3:16)
I have said many times and say again, at the end of the day, few will be saved. That statement is derived from dozens of verses.
Conditions to hear God’s word:
The message of salvation is so simple a child or wayfaring man won’t go wrong in it. But that’s where the simplicity ends. Of course there is much that is simple and easy to understand, but for the diligent, and serious about the things of God, there are conditions to be met.
The conditions though, end in great reward, and immeasurable blessing.
Here are some beautiful verses, great and wonderful promises and powerful insights into this:
Proverbs 2:7-8 (Amp) “He hides away sound and godly wisdom and stores it for the righteous – those who are upright and in right standing with Him; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity.”
Proverbs 3:32 “His secret counsel is with the upright.”
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.”
Luke 8:18 “Take heed how you hear – for whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken away from him.”
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved and tested by trial, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analysing and accurately dividing, rightly handling and skilfully teaching the word of truth.”
Conditions to be deceived:
Job 9:4 “Who has hardened his heart against Him and prospered?”
Zechariah 7:12 “They made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the Lord of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the Lord of hosts.”
Proverbs 18:2 (Amp) “A self-confident fool has no delight in understanding (God’s truth or ways) but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.”
Jeremiah 15:6 “You have forsaken Me says the Lord, ‘You have gone backward, therefore I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you. I am weary of relenting.’”
Jeremiah 6:19 “Hear, O earth, behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words.”
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?’”
2 Chronicles 36:14-16 “All the leaders of the priests and the people transgressed more and more, according to the abominations of the nations, and defiled the house of the Lord which He had consecrated in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers...but they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”
What makes a good church?
Does your church teach you all about the Hebraic origins and character of the true church? The true body of Messiah was conceived and birthed through the line of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Israel > Yeshua and His body, the church.
Because a good church will be chosen and empowered by the Spirit of God it will always have a wonderful depth to it that draws you in and makes you want more of the things of God.
A good church will preach the full doctrine of Messiah – all of it. All the major doctrines of the church are revealed in two verses – Hebrews 6:1-2
A good church will be music to the ears of God, and its people.
A good church will always hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. They will also hear the false spirits and avoid them!
They will of course be led by the Spirit. There will be an air of liberty and freedom around them. They will exhibit the fruits of the Spirit. They will be strong and defiant to the world, and its approaches and influences.
They will be separate and at war with the forces trying to acclimatise them and mix them in with dark deeds of the world.
They will know God’s will and way for Israel, Jerusalem, the Jews and stand with them. They will stand with our Lord, against the enemies of Israel.
What makes a bad church?
“Many of you are enemies of the cross of Messiah” –Paul. (Philippians 3:18) The cross is the “power of God”. If your church does not centre on and preach and teach on the cross of Calvary and personal cross-bearing, get out of it!
It is impossible to ignore the cross without great spiritual counterfeit forces coming in.
What is your church silent on? It is most telling!
Revelation 3:2-3 “Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect (complete) before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore, if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.”
There is only one way to stay safe, blessed, growing and moving forward with our Lord in these days and that’s to know your Bible well and its author personally. If you don’t you may be simply gullible now, but later on when the pressure is really on and demonic forces and powers of deception increase like they will, you are in grave danger...much more so than you can imagine.
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God’s word) will be the stability of your times and the strength of your salvation.”
In this day we are seeing many believers, and a fast growing, number who are having their faith rocked, shipwrecked and destroyed. Their salvation has no solid foundation and everything is starting to shake. Ministries are folding and collapsing, especially in the West.
Many believers will soon find out that their knowledge and experience of our Lord was totally insufficient.
►The west is in danger of losing its basic democratic human right of free speech, simply because it has believed in free speech of the devil, without limits.
Error, false teaching and believing soon become idols of the mind and just as dangerous as golden calves. Except these idols of the mind, instead of going to destruction come to life and bite your head off, if you’re not careful.
We must have a broken, repentant, humble and hungry heart before our Lord. We must have Spirit-led knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the ways of God. We must be spiritually equipped and discerning for warfare with spirits of wickedness in high places, demons, principalities and the invisible powers of Satan.
The world’s most tragic statements:
●“I will exalt myself.” – Satan. (Isaiah 14:13)
● “Has God said; you shall surely die?” – Satan to Eve. (Genesis 3:3-4)
● “Come down from that cross and save yourself.” – The masses. (Mark 15:30)
● “Not this Man (Yeshua), give us Barabbas.” – The masses. (John 18:40)
● “Let His blood be upon us and upon our children.” - Jewish masses. (Matthew 27:25)
● “We will not listen to the watchmen.” - The masses. (Jeremiah 6:17)
● “Do not prophecy right and correct things to us. Speak only smooth things and deceits.” - The masses. (Isaiah 30:10-11)
● “You (God) will not require an account.” – The masses. (Psalm 10:13)
● “I hated and rejected the instruction and reproof of God.” (Proverbs 5:12)
Humility before God and the fear of the Lord is safety. The finished work of the cross and shed blood is the only way to salvation. Taking up our own cross daily is the road to abundant life. Everything that has not gone through the cleansing work of the cross of Calvary is doomed.
Create your own personal retreat:
There is such great comfort, wonderful peace and security in retreating into a quite secret place of deep fellowship with our Lord.
You don’t need to go and live in a cave (although sometimes I’m tempted!) But you need to get out of the mainstream of life with all its niggling pressures. Of course, I’m not for one moment suggesting a humanistic, me-centred retreat. I am suggesting a totally God-centred, Bible-centred retreat. It does not have to be to a physical place.
Although, today, I’m not mobile, I used to go for weeks on end, alone into nearby deserts, forests, wilderness areas and places with little or no infrastructure, living like a mad bushman, often fasting, setting my heart to seek and know my Lord more intimately. These were some of the most valuable times of my life.
This was one of my “homes” in Botswana:
Do it whatever way you want and for however long you want but it is a valuable necessity to grow and strengthen yourself in these days.
Get into the habit of practising denial of self when the opportunities arise. The more you do these things, the more you want to and the greater the value becomes.
So what is the Spirit saying to the churches?
●He is saying that many, perhaps most, Christians don’t know His word. ●He is saying that most are unprepared and full of evil thoughts, desires and actions. ● He is saying that most need to repent now and change direction. ● He is saying that many will become vomit! – Now there’s a nice Sunday sermon! But it’s tragically truer than Jesus loves everything and everyone without account. ●He is saying that many within the so-called church will become the spiritually-charged enemies of the cross-bearing believers. ●The Spirit is saying that there are some doing excellently and will be greatly rewarded.
Just a thought:
If we go through the tribulation period, will your faith be rocked? Will you still stand strong in the Lord? I think many will not endure. I don’t believe we will go through the tribulation, but what if? Where is your faith? Here’s a bit of logic: Will you throw eternity away for seven years of hardship?
I think you can pretty safely rest in the fact that we not go through any part of the tribulation.
I took this picture at night, fixing the lily to a tripod. With the camera on another tripod, I opened the shutter for two minutes and “painted” the flower with the light of a little halogen hand-held torch, from above, below and behind.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 330: September 21st 2016
Watch and Pray: the Lord is coming:
Watch and pray: The Lord is coming:
The Bible commands us to “watch and pray” (Luke 21:36) in relation to the end-time events and His soon-coming. In the original texts the term is in the imperative. In other words, it is a command and not a suggestion!
Beware; the spirits of deception and wickedness are intensifying greatly right now. They are being released like a flood. Many will be swept away by these powerful lying spirits and forces, including many within the church who are blind to spirits and not equipped to deal with them.
In this edition, I would like to deal with what we are to watch for and pray for, specifically in the light of our Lord’s soon coming and the increase in spiritual wickedness.
These things just may have eternal consequences for you!
I’ll also share with you some startling revelations on the pre-tribulation rapture, and general end-time events and issues.
Daniel 11:32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant, he will corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.”
The “covenant” referred to here is the eternal covenant with Israel. Those within the church particularly, like the replacement theology crowd, will be “corrupted” with “flattery, These words mean: “To be defiled, polluted and greatly corrupted.” The word “flattery” means to be taken by “smooth promises.”
This verse above relates to the end-times. It’s one of those verses laying out the danger of these days and the alternative power in those who “know their God.”
The order of the last pieces of the puzzle:
The short nutshell version is this: The church age or dispensation is very shortly going to come to an end with the rapture. A dispensation can only begin and end as they have done in the past, which is in an instant.
The next dispensation is the seventieth week of Daniel, or the seven - year tribulation period, which is distinctly for the Jews and not the church.
You cannot have an inter-dispensation time as some believe. So, the tribulation must and will start immediately after the rapture.
The rapture, which is correctly interpreted as the “departure” of the church, occurs first, as the restrainer (church indwelt by the Holy Spirit) is removed by rapture and the man of sin is revealed. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-7)
Daniel 9:27 reveals that this man, the antichrist, shall confirm a covenant with many for the seven year tribulation period. This covenant is some sort of peace treaty with Israel and a group of nations (the many). It may involve a rebuilt temple as referred to in the next few verses.
By the way, some say that previous unfinished or unsigned peace treaties with Israel (like the Oslo Accord) will be the one, just resurrected. That is rubbish, because all previous treaties are null and void and will have to be totally re-negotiated, as the situations in Israel have changed since then.
We are not told exactly what this peace covenant will entail, so it’s best not to be dogmatic. But some major event will take place, identifying the antichrist.
But the antichrist can’t be revealed until the aforementioned departure or rapture. So, logically, we have to include this covenant signing as one of the major signs. My point is that whatever the nuts and bolts of the covenant will be, these big international events don’t just appear out of the blue, we will see it coming or at least the preparations for it.
This antichrist will arrive on the stage making peace.
Daniel 11:21 “In his place shall arrive a vile person...he shall come in peaceably and will seize the kingdom by intrigue.” (And other verses).
The world can’t live in peace because Satan is the god of this world. The world will swallow the false peace of the antichrist. The world will live in peace when the true, living God is fully, the God of this world and the world and its present god, is destroyed.
By the way, the antichrist will not be a Muslim, Christian or Jew. He will be a true interfaither, backed by his prophet until the day he declares himself as God.
These events leading up to the tribulation must occur in very quick succession, and not days, weeks or months apart.
A powerful observation relating to 2017:
If the time of the rapture / tribulation start is 2016, that would place the Second Advent seven years later in 2023. If it’s 2017, then the Second Advent is in 2024.
The 360-day Hebrew year and calendar is what most people use for calculating anything biblically prophetic. But there is a flaw in this calendar. It’s quite an amazing flaw! If the calendar just went on and on with 360 days per year, it would get to a time when the fall feasts would be in the spring and vice versa.
Because of this non-alignment with the moon, over time, an extra “intercalary” (calendar insertion) month of 30 days is added to the calendar seven times in every nineteen years. This means that some years are not 360 days in length.
Now, pay attention!
The two halves of the seven-year tribulation period, mentioned in days in Daniel, should be 1260 x2 = 2520. But In Daniel 12:11 he says that the second half of the tribulation period is 1290 days and not 1260 days. That’s an extra 30 days or month for the second half of the tribulation.
So, according to Daniel, the tribulation period is: First half = 1260 days. Second half = 1290 days. Total = 2550 days.
Here’s the amazing thing: We need to look for the tribulation to end in one of these years with an added intercalary month.
The year 2024 is such a year! It is an intercalary year with 30 days extra. I can see some people’s minds going into overdrive! Other combinations of years don’t work or fit, until we get too far out into the future for them to be candidates at all.
The timeline, 2017 to 2024 for the tribulation fits perfectly, with the tribulation beginning and ending on a fall feast day. There are numerous other signs that dovetail into this timeline as well. I think all the other signs which are missing at this point in time, will appear and fit, as required by the time we get there.
It is vitally important to understand that there are 1260 days for the first half of the tribulation and 1290 for the second half.
2017 to 2024 is the only time period where the 2550-day tribulation begins and ends on a fall feast!
Here are some of the verses referring to these numbers for those who want to study this subject:
Daniel 12:11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 1290 days.”
Revelation 11:3 “I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophecy 1260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
Revelation 12:6 “Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God that they should feed her there for 1260 days.”
Revelation 13:5 “He was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies and he was given authority to continue for 42 months.” 42 months is three and a half years of 360 days each, or 1260 days in total.
Just a little observation:
The Feasts of the Lord have many hidden messages within them. Leviticus 23 is the chapter that lists them in their order. The first four feats find their fulfilment in the first advent of our Lord, and the last three feasts will be fulfilled in the events of the tribulation period and the Second Advent. The feasts are:
●Passover, ●Unleavened Bread, ●First Fruits, ●Pentecost, ●Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), ●Atonement (Yom Kippur) ●Tabernacles (Sukkot)
It’s an interesting observation that the church has had little interest in the final three feasts that find their fulfilment in the tribulation period. Is that perhaps because the church will not be here then? – Just a thought.
I’ll shortly be doing an edition on some amazing facts about the final Feast of Tabernacles almost unknown to the church.
The great Revelation 12 sign in the heavens:
I’m not going to get into this now in any depth, as others have done excellent expositions on it. To really understand and see the importance of this “great sign” you need to see it visually.
I so love it when the watchmen see eye to eye. Again there is great safety when there is a strong unity in the message. The eschatology teachers may not get it all right all the time, but with a few adjustments as we go and when required, their message is indispensable.
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.”
At the moment there is a bit of a discrepancy amongst some end time teachers relating to the great sign of Revelation 12. Some believe as I do, that this astronomic sign becomes relevant in October 2017 on the Feast or Trumpets, which would be the time of the rapture.
Others believe that Jupiter entering the womb of the sign, which occurs now in 2016, is the “conception” and the time of the rapture.
It can’t be on both dates, but both have compelling evidence if you do the research.
As usual, many get bent out of shape tying to prove their own point. Let me throw in my point of view. Both of these discoveries and views come from informed, well studied, reliable sources. Neither view is to be rejected outright, although both can’t be right.
Well, the difference is about a year, and that’s no big deal! That’s my point! The glorious message, and scary message for the unsaved, is that there is next to no time left!
There are many out there, especially on YouTube, who are putting out all sorts of dates. I would place them in the category of deceived crackpots, all to be rejected.
Those who say, “The Lord has told me” and “it’s 100% for sure” are the ones to reject out of hand and never received from again. Others who use methods of linguistic manipulation are also to be rejected, no matter what they have to say.
Always remember that manipulation is just a step to produce control. That is Satan’s method of operation.
Interesting dates and patterns:
I’ve mentioned these dates before and their significance, but not the repeating pattern as seen below.
●1897 saw the first Zionist Congress in which the foundation for a Jewish State began.
●1917 was the year of the Balfour Declaration, which took the State a legal step forward.
●1947 saw the UN pass the Resolution allowing the creation of the Jewish State, which occurred a year later in 1948.
●1967 saw Jerusalem restored to the Jews in the Six Day war.
●1997 is the odd man out with no notable events, except a move by the Arab League to freeze all ties and cooperation with Israel.
The numbers 20 and 30 are repeating patterns in these dates above: 1897+20= 1917 +30=1947 +20=1967 +30=1997 +20=2017.
On top of this, 2017 is 50 years from 1967 and 70 years from 1947. It is 100 years from 1917 and 120 years from 1897.
There’s much about the gematria of these numbers but there is also a simple meaning of numbers in the Bible, derived from the verses in which the numbers are found.
●20 is the number of “waiting.” ●30 is one of the numbers of perfection or divine order. ●50 is the number of jubilee and deliverance. ●70 is the number of restoration and also perfect spiritual order. ●100 is the number of election and promise. ●120 is the number of divine probation coming to an end.
All of these numbers and meanings above paint an incredible picture don’t they?
The long summer:
The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) occurs after the “long summer.” The seven feasts are grouped into the first four or Spring Feasts, which were fulfilled in the events of the First Advent. The final three are the Fall Feasts, dealing with the tribulation period and the Second Advent.
The first four occur in quick succession and the final three also in quick succession, but they are separated by what is referred to as the “long summer”, the period between them.
This “long summer” is also a parallel with the “gap” between Daniels sixty ninth and seventieth week. The “long summer” or gap is the church age or dispensation.
163 is the number of days following Passover used to calculate the date of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Many people, especially of the post-tribulation rapture view, reject dispensations. It’s interesting that right here in the feasts, the church age or dispensation is strongly implied. What is also strongly implied is that the church age, which began at Pentecost, ends at Rosh Hashanah!
Flaws in the doctrine of imminence:
We are commanded to “watch and pray”. But watch for what? It is the time and season of the Lord’s coming. It is also all end-time events as this knowledge is progressively poured out, as revealed in Daniel.
God has always warned and given the time of His judgements. He is consistent and does things “decently and in order.”
Imminence is derived from one verse – “No one knows the day or hour.” (Matthew 24:36)
But have a look at how the Amplified Bible, brings out that verses:
Matthew 24:36 (Amp) “Of that exact day and hour no one knows...”
The proper interpretation of that verse is that it actually points to the Feast of Trumpets, which is also called “The feast of which no one knows the day and hour.” This is because the feast begins on the sighting of the new moon, which could occur on either of two days, which is why it’s a two day feast.
Anyway, that aside, if we take the words “No one knows the day and hour” literally, it still does not say, “no one knows the week, month, or year!” If you understand English, it is an exact point in time.
Some say that “imminence” is needed so people can be always be ready and watchful. I believe the exact opposite. If we can (and must) know the time and season, for me that’s an extremely powerful motivating force to live holy and right and watchful.
Ecclesiastes 1:13 “I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this grievous task God has given to the sons of man by which they must be exercised.”
Signs to watch for:
Some of the major signs that need to be in place or at least beginning to become evident around the time of the rapture are:
●We should see at least the preparations for the start of the building of the Third Temple on the Temple Mount. The temple is required at the half way mark though the tribulation.
●We must see at least the beginning of the formation of the 10-nation European Confederacy with two legs as per Daniels vision of the statue/ image. The two legs need to be a group of Western nations and the other a group of Eastern, Islamic nations. This is where the antichrist arises from.
●We must see the stage set for the signing of a covenant between Israel and “the many” involving the Arab world and Palestinians. This is the event that starts the tribulation period and closes the church age.
●We will see Israel being drawn into some of the Middle Eastern conflicts like Syria. We must see at least the beginnings of WW111 involving the nations of Ezekiel 38 &39, which include Israel as a major player.
●We must see the Second Exodus go into high gear and speed up, as Jews flee the nations of their dispersion. That is most certainly on the go, but nowhere near being fulfilled yet.
Watch your own heart and soul.
Personal, deep repentance is required.
Job 17:9 “The righteous will hold onto his ways, and he who has clean hands will be stronger and stronger.”
Proverbs 3:32-35 “His secret counsel is with the upright. The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the house of the just. Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble. The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.”
Unless your own personal gospel, that which you apply to yourself, is radical and severe, and includes the “hard sayings” of the Bible, you won’t endure. The pressures of the world today are intensifying and the church is getting weaker, except for a few.
Today the church is largely silent on sin. The reason is because it is silent on the law. It has gone into the ditch on the other side of the law-road. Believing that we are not under the law is quite correct, but throwing the purpose for the law out, is quite incorrect.
The purpose of the law is to identify sin and point the way to the answer to the sin problem, which is our Messiah. You don’t throw out the law itself. If you remove the preaching of the law, you have removed the identification of sin and you become living sin!
This is a blasphemous slogan from a church which I recently saw:
“God has never been, nor ever will be the inspiration for a sermon on hell, sin or the devil.”
Yes of course God has removed the power of sin in Messiah, but there is a huge difference between the salvation of the soul and being spiritually born again.
1 Corinthians 3:9-10 “We are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building, according to the grace of God which He has given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds upon it. But let each one take heed how he builds.”
1 Corinthians 3:12-17 “If anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay straw, each ones work will become manifest, for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work of what sort it is. If anyone’s work endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, yet as through fire.”
2 Timothy 4:8 “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
There is great safety in knowing God’s word, and the author, the Spirit of God, and in personal ongoing repentance and humility before God.
Is your life in sharp, strong contrast and resistance to the world? Are you born again of the Spirit of God?
1 John 5:4 “Everyone who is born of God overcomes the world.”
My friends, the world has a terrible future ahead of it, and it’s getting worse fast. We as believers have the most wonderful, glorious, majestic, eternal future ahead of us.
I took this picture from a chopper flying over Champagne Castle in the Drakensberg Mountains early in the morning. You can see three of our choppers stopped for tea on the centre ridge.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 329: September 14th 2016
The horror attack on Israel by the church:
The horror attack on Israel by the church:
In this edition, for your benefit, I want to address perhaps the most shocking, severe, intense deception, growing in leaps and bounds around the world.
Many Christians today, are doing the work of the modern Nazi’s led by the spirit of Hitler, backed by Satan. I can just see many people seething, just at that statement! If you take the trouble to read through this edition, you will see just how deadly serious and dangerous this deception is.
This is the biggest problem in the world and getting bigger. It just happens to be the biggest lie in the world. This edition is all about the most widespread and most dangerous lie in the world, which will affect more people than most can imagine, including some of you reading these words.
This edition is the result of a visit I had recently from an old friend, who once believed the opposite of what he does now, and it is shocking. It is also a result of a number of emails from some of the most dangerous Christians I have ever encountered.
This edition is also a result of a sudden, pressuring of the Lord upon me, to deal urgently with these issues, because there are some who will see the light, now at the last minute.
A Christian-caused new Holocaust is soon to occur.
The church is to be the “custodian and pillar of truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Many churches have cast that aside and are now one with the voice of the world. Instead of the Holy Spirit leading them, they have the unholy spirits of the Nazi’s, the media and Islam leading them.
They would never agree with that, but that’s obvious because you can’t see spirits, without the right “glasses.”
When the church rubber - stamps the evil of Satan and his world – beware huge trouble will follow quickly. When the church ignores the truth and gives the world its authority, it has fallen from grace and become a counterfeit church.
Many churches today are dominated and controlled by hosts of false spirits that they can’t even see!
Isaiah 29:9-10 “They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink. For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely the prophets; and He has covered your heads, namely the seers.”
One of the biggest methods of attack Satan uses, especially through the media, is to obscure, take away, or attack our core Christian beliefs. It is also to cast doubt on the truth, and then change it. It always goes hand in hand with the exaltation on man’s world-made doctrines.
Great deception is the main characteristic of the age now – our Lord said it would be so, and it is. Great deception walks right in with ignorance of God’s word. That ignorance is the very license Satan sees and uses.
Why the Palestinian issue will soon become the world’s greatest drama:
The world’s biggest problem is about to blast onto the world scene due to the world’s biggest lie. Here is the great lie:
Palestinians believe that the state of Israel was created by colonial powers in 1948. They believe that it was all of the Arabs who were targeted by the Jews. The Palestinians call Israeli independence in 1948, the great “Nakba” (catastrophe) when they were driven out of “their” land by Israel. According to Palestinian sources about 750,000 were displaced or driven out of Israel.
The truth of this is that the majority left of their own accord and many stayed right where they were. It is true that some were expelled on the basis of their violence and attempts to refute the new Israeli state and interfere with the war of independence that started the day after Independence, as Israel was attacked by six invading Arab nations.
Israel, contrary to Arab beliefs, did not attack anyone the day after independence. They didn’t even have an army. It was only a rag-tag volunteer army that fought the invading Arab nations.
Did Israel have a right to expel those people? Did Israel have a right to independence? Did Israel have a right to defend herself? Whose land was it anyway? Of course Israel, backed by Gods’ covenants had and still does have every right.
The Palestinians believe that the very existence of the Jews today is an affront to their culture, religion and very identity. They believe that it is Israel who is trying to colonise them, with Western views and goals. This is why they call Israeli independence, “the great catastrophe.”
The world believes that the truth is that the “great catastrophe” was caused by Israel, which, in reality is the biggest lie in the world.
This historic lie is the seed - bed of the modern conflict.
But here is the big shocker:
Do you know that the Arab / Palestinian homeland that they want will have no Jews in it at all? They will all be expelled, killed or removed. They have said it a thousand times! – Look it up.
Why are you silent on this outrage, CNN, BBC, Sky and others? Why are you silent on this coming NAZI OUTRAGE you church ministers of deception?
Why are you silent you fool politicians of the world on this proposed great Palestinian-caused, great catastrophe aimed at eliminating the Jews? Why are you so biased, one-sided, and blind you fools of the world!
Why are you silent on this proposed Palestinian Holocaust of ethnic cleansing, you fool wolves in sheep’s clothing behind your dead pulpits of deception? Your evil theology has already made you participants!
►An outrage says Netanyahu – how right he is. Click HERE
Covenants of blessing and cursing:
●Please have a look at the top of this website under the “Teachings” tab and read “Covenants and promises.”
It is absolutely vital for your understanding of God’s will purpose and choice to know these covenants and promises. In fact I will confidently say that if you don’t, you are on the verge of being lost! You will become God’s enemy. Beware, our Lord is a lot more than a Lamb – He is the original Lion King!
Don’t think that extremely strong spiritual forces are not about to dominate this entire issue!
My poor deluded, deceived friend:
So, my friend comes to visit me. He says that he has just read a book claiming that the entire Arab / Israeli conflict is all Israel’s fault. It was Israel, who drove the Palestinians off “their” land, which they believe is not Israel’s land. It is therefore now the legitimate right of the Palestinians to come back claim and take their land back from Israel, even if by force.
My friend says that he is right and so is the idiot author of the book, because the whole world, particularly Europe, is in agreement with Palestinian grievances, rights and causes even if terror is needed.
“The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) All the fools of the world unite under the devils deception!
The only thing my friend is right about is that the Palestinians are supported by the whole world! But does that make them right? What if the whole world had bought into a well-constructed deception and great satanic lie from the word go?
What if the “great catastrophe” (Nakba) is actually the Palestinian attempts to defy God’s covenants and promises to Israel? (I see you haven’t read “God’s covenants and promises” yet.)
So, was Israeli independence the great catastrophe? Surprise, surprise, the cause is not Israel but the Palestinians themselves!
As an extension to this, the Palestinians believe they must rid themselves of the “colonial” forces seen in the Jews, “trying to dominate them”.
In May 1948 when Israel’s independence came into being, they invited the Palestinians to remain in their homes and become equal citizens of the new state. A great many did.
If you would like to read the real story of the Arab Israeli conflict and what really happened at independence, read “Myths and Facts” HERE
The answer my friends, is blowing in the wind! – The wind of the Spirit! It is right here in the Bible. But this is already one of the biggest issues of today. Let me tell you that it is about to get far bigger. This issue will consume the whole world, including much of the church.
So, my so-called Christian friend criticises Israel because the world does. He says Israel is the aggressor and the Palestinians have always been the innocent victims on their own land, again, because the world says that’s the truth, while it’s the biggest lie ever.
Summary of some email attacks against me recently:
Galatians 4:16 “Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”
A woman recently attacked me for my stand on Israel. She claims that God may have favoured Israel at some time, but because of their rebellion to Him, they have lost their covenant relationship and promises. She says that God owns the land and because He loves everyone equally, the Jews do not have a title right to a Jewish state - Israel.
But interestingly, here comes the satanic replacement. She says that the Palestinians have a right to the land because they were there first, and were kicked off their own land by Israel.
The belief that God’s eternal covenants (including the land covenant) are conditional is pure hogwash.
The Babylonian captivity, and other problems the Jews went through because of their rebellion, landed them in trouble, but the covenant was never permanently removed.
In fact, there is one huge big word everyone needs to know relating to Israel and that is “UNTIL”. Their rebellion and resulting troubles is “UNTIL” a specific time.
Romans 11:25 “I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (context= to Israel) are irrevocable.”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Jews) in their land and no longer (Lit=never) shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord.”
The grand error is that love includes the love of evil, or the love of Satan’s choice over Gods’. The grand error is the lie that love is all inclusive.
A major characteristic seen in those who hold to satanic errors and deceptions is their attacks on the truth bearers! But beware attackers; you just may be hit by the ricochet of your own making!
The hidden horror of replacement theology:
Replacement theology replaces Israel with the church. It must, logically get rid of God’s eternal covenants with Israel in the Bible. It must butcher the word of God. But God’s covenants with Israel include the Land Covenant.
So if you get rid of God’s covenants with Israel, you must also get rid of the Land Covenant. You can’t separate them. So now, if God is finished with Israel and the promises of the land to the Jews are also null and void, that means that the land of Israel is up for grabs.
In other words, replacement theology replaces Israel with the church and gives the land to the Palestinians! Isn’t it interesting that all churches, organisations and people of replacement theology are pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel especially as far as the land goes?
This is most important; please don’t just skimp over it.
►Replacement theology gets rid of God’s promises to Israel.
►Replacement theology therefore opens the door to Palestinian claims to the land of Israel! So, although replacement theology intends to replace Israel with the church, it facilitates handing Israel to Islam!
●If you deny God’s promises and covenants to Israel, you will accept Satan’s word. You are a devil exalter and worshipper in Jesus name! Can I make you a bit angrier? You are working with and for the still-alive spirit of Hitler and you think you are with God.
●Satan’s choice is: Esau >Ishmael >Arabs (Palestinians) >Land >Jerusalem > False salvation in Mahdi.
●God’s choice is: Isaac > Jacob > Israel > (Jews)> Land > Jerusalem > Salvation in Messiah.
The spirit of Hitler masquerades as an angel of light and love. Replacement theology is the great hatred. It is the part of the great lie! It is the roots of the coming Holocaust.
Many of you replacement ministers are too blind to see that when you sit down for tea, you sit down with the spirit of Hitler and entertain a host of demons!
Replacement theology is inextricably linked to the land of Israel, Jerusalem and the Messiah Himself. It’s all spiritually charged.
Sorry, you can’t pick and choose. You take God’s covenant word or Satan’s!
If you entertain any form of replacement theology as a believer, you are on thin ice and very soon you will be swept away by the powerful spirits of the world’s greatest deceptions and lies. You will receive the false Messiah.
The shocking spread of the world’s greatest lie by the custodians of truth – the church!
It’s normal to expect CNN, Sky, BBC and others of the mass media to spread the lies about Israel, but tragically, much of the church, (not all churches) has become the chief teacher, proponent and supporter of this great big lie.
It all starts with a departure from God’s word. Accepting the big Palestinian lie (the great Nakba) starts in the name of love. It presumes that God’s love must be all inclusive, general, broad, global, tolerant of all, and without exception.
Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before You!’ Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendant after him.”
Today more and more churches are falling silent on this issue. Many are becoming vociferous supporters of the great lie, contradicting God to His face.
Many church ministers today are teaching their flock to follow the devil.
The agenda of Islam:
Islam will be able to claim legitimacy if it can conquer the land of Israel. So what’s so special about Israel? Simply it’s because it’s the only nation in the world that God has promised to a people for their nation. Ishmael, a type of the Arabs, and therefore Islam, fought with Isaac right from the womb. Essau (also a type of the Arabs and therefore Islam) also fought with Jacob right from the start and forfeited the birthright to Jacob – Israel.
Many believe that if Israel would only capitulate to the Arabs / Palestinians there would be peace.
If Islam’s claim on the land of Israel, including the Temple Mount and Jerusalem, comes to pass they will claim that this proves the legitimacy of Islam as the only true world religion – and they have said that many times.
On their path to world domination and their claim to the land of Israel, the Arabs (Islam) spread the lie that Jews (and Christians) changed the Bible to suit themselves. They can’t or won’t accept God’s covenant promises and plan for Israel, so they change it!
This is part of the great Islamic lie – We changed the Bible to suit Israel and the Jews. Do you see it? I hope you do! This is the great lie now being perpetuated by the churches of replacement theology. It is the lie perpetuated by the mass media and the world at large – you can’t believe the Bible!
It all comes down to God’s choice or Satan’s choice.
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, the Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you.”
Loving Satan’s choice is not love, it’s actually pure hatred and is about to collide head on with the wrath of God!
***Isaiah 8:9-10 “Be shattered O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear all you from far countries; gird yourselves but be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak the word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.”
When is a person lost in false doctrine?
Many false doctrines and beliefs are not such a big deal, but some are a huge deal, charged with powerful strong demonic forces that you will never be able to deal with, unless you have the spiritual weapons and spiritual knowhow.
Some false doctrines are emerging now that will sink and swallow you. Many Christians can’t see them and have no idea.
A person who’s been a believer for a long time and never studied the Bible properly is in grave danger.
Sometimes people get very deeply into deception and can’t get out. There is a limit. Sometimes, you need to break, sever and cut all ties and contact from such a person, for you own protection. Sometimes you need to break these connections, soul ties, or simple communications with these people through spiritual warfare.
Personally, I’ve had to do it many times, and now just again in dealing with these recent attacks on me for my stand with Israel, I’ve gone into spiritual warfare to protect myself and fire back in the spirit!
Here are some pointers towards severing and cutting ties:
●A person who won’t repent when instructed to do so by superiors, because of their adherence to false doctrine is to be cut away from. Today, most of these people hate both of those words...”repent” and a “superior.”
●A person who attacks you because you point out their deception. These people have placed a satanic barrier of protection around their deception. These people are spiritually blind and can’t see the truth even though you show them. They’ll ignore your verses and cling to theirs, supporting their false doctrine. These people have no respect for authority.
●A person who has been handed over by our Lord to false and evil spirits. This applies specifically to those who hold to the rights of homosexuals. Before you send me angry emails, read Romans chapter one. If God has handed you over – you are lost.
●These people often accuse you of not being loving, because you confront their error. That is always a big warning sign! What the devil really wants is for you to love and accept his error and false doctrine! The biggest fruit of the Spirit is truth and love mixed together. In fact truth is love and love is truth! – think about it.
Be absolutely sure of one thing – people who are deeply entrenched in major false doctrines or errors will have a million other mismatches, problems and even personality disorders. It will all manifest down the line!
I count it an honour to be attacked for my stand with and for God’s word on Israel and the Jews.
The attack on Israel by the Palestinians, Islam, the mass media and the world system is all understandable and expected, but when much of the church joins those evil forces it has fallen and been delivered to the evil one!
Thankfully, in these days, there are many, hungry for the truth and willing to pay the price to find it.
Proverbs 24:11 “Deliver those who are drawn to death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.”
I took this picture out in the Namib Desert of an ancient Camel thorn tree.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 328: September 14th 2016
The incredible message of the resurrections:
The incredible message of the resurrections:
Often, great truths are hidden in plain sight! They are right before us, but we didn’t comprehend. This is the case with the various Bible resurrections. They contain so much truth and answer so many mysteries, if only we would open our spiritual eyes to see.
There have been numerous resurrections of individuals in the past, which we will look at further down. There are a number of mass-resurrections revealed in the Bible. What is not generally known or seen is what the timing of these resurrections teaches us – and it’s pretty profound!
We have a general, mass resurrection at the close of each dispensation! Did you catch that?
That alone speaks volumes. It annihilates the view and beliefs of those who reject Bible dispensations.
It confirms and proves Bible dispensations and all that goes with it. It confirms a pre-tribulation rapture!
In this edition, I will prove that the resurrections prove dispensations, which in turn prove a pre-tribulation rapture.
I encourage you to look at the other editions on this subject which you will find in the “Editions by subject” index on the right hand side and then under the “rapture” sub-heading.
The central thesis of this edition is the picture painted by the rapture / resurrection of the church, ending the church age or dispensation with a pre-tribulation rapture.
Most people are totally ignorant of all these things, because eschatology has been removed from modern churches. Eschatology (end-time teaching) rocks the boat of the world. It rocks the boat of their worldly churches. It rocks the boat of their program to make their flock happy, positive, me-now, motivated people giving money into their organisation to perpetuate their institutions and half-baked gospel.
Eschatology shakes things, and church ministers in their blind ignorance, want to keep their flock unshaken in their comfort zones. So they hold onto the things that can and will be shaken and reject the things that can’t and won’t be shaken, like the truth of God’s word inevitably coming to pass!
What the Bible says about the resurrections:
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 “If we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep (died) in Yeshua. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we, who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who are asleep (died). For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And 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.”
The verses above are most important. This is the rapture of the church – those in Messiah, alive at that time. But note that there is an inclusion and exclusion of certain people as well. The dead in Messiah are included. This obviously means the faithful dead of the church age. The dead saints of the Old Covenant are not included in this resurrection. It is for the church only.
The big question is why is this resurrection exclusively for the church? Why is it that Old Covenant saints are not included?
One obvious answer is because the Old Covenant is not complete yet and many more dead of that dispensation are still to come in.
What do I mean by the Old Covenant not being complete yet? This is where the all-important prophecy of Daniels seventy weeks (of years) comes in. (Daniel 9) In a nutshell, “Seventy weeks of years are determined upon “my people” (Jews).” It is broken down further into three groups, but just two for our purpose, - sixty nine weeks and the seventieth week.
The sixty nine weeks covers the time up until the church age begins, when the Old Covenant was put on hold. As this 69 week period comes to an end, we have a gap of some 2000 years where the church age is inserted. Then the seventieth week, which is part of the sixty nine, comes into play as the full Old Covenant now comes to an end and we go into the Millennium. (See diagram above)
Okay, so we have the seventieth week or the tribulation period and its martyrs still ahead of us. Please understand that the tribulation period by character, nature and exegesis is the close of the Old Covenant.
So, let’s presume a post-tribulation rapture and resurrection of the dead. That would mean that only the church and the dead in Christ (Messiah) are raised at the end of the tribulation.
That would mean that the Jews of the tribulation are the church. That would mean that the tribulation martyrs who are of the seventieth week are the dead in Messiah! Do you see the problems we are running into? So, in fact if you believe in a post-tribulation rapture you have to get rid of the Jews and replace them with the church. The tribulation martyrs must be the dead in Messiah in a post-tribulation view.
At a post-tribulation rapture, why would only the dead in Messiah and those alive in Messiah (the church) be raptured and not the tribulation martyrs, who are of “my people” – the Jews? At the end of the tribulation, the seventieth week (Old Covenant) is complete, yet only the church and its dead are raptured? It just doesn’t make sense.
But if we place the rapture of the church and resurrection of its dead before the tribulation begins, everything fits together perfectly.
So when are the Old Covenant saints, which include the tribulation saints and martyrs resurrected?
Isaiah 26:19-21 “Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing you who dwell in the dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead, Come My people, enter your chambers, and shut the door behind you; hide yourself as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also will disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”
This most certainly implies that the Old Covenant saints will be resurrected at the end of the tribulation, when it is “past.” This is when their dispensation comes to completion.
Revelation 20:4 “I saw thrones and they who sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. And I saw the souls of those of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Yeshua and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years.”
Here we see another verse saying that the tribulation saints are raised to go into the Millennium to rule and reign with Messiah.
Both of the verses above absolutely exclude the Old Covenant saints and the tribulation martyrs from a pre-tribulation rapture.
There is no sign of the church in this resurrection of the tribulation saints.
So, if we have the tribulation martyrs and saints raised at the end of the tribulation, which is right, how can we also have the church raised at the end of the tribulation? If that were so, it would get rid of the separate identities of the church and the tribulation martyrs and saints.
Note, as said, that the church rapture / resurrection is exclusively for the church and the “dead in Messiah”. It is exclusive, not inclusive of the tribulation saints.
The dead in Christ (Messiah) and “we who are alive” – the church are never included in or with the Old Covenant saints or martyrs. They are always a distinctly separate group.
Again, do you see the problem we run into with a post-tribulation rapture of the church?
Some believe that it is only the persecuted, and martyrs who are given the job of “ruling and reigning with Messiah”, while the others are not raised into their final status with resurrection bodies, but re-populate the earth in the Millennium, receiving their full final salvation body at the end of the Millennium. I have no problem with that. We will see!
So, now we have a rapture / resurrection for the church only, and a resurrection of the Old Covenant saints at the end of the tribulation and some at the end of the Millennium.
There is no single general resurrection of the dead, if you believe the Bible. It all occurs as the Bible says “Each in his own order.” (1 Corinthians 15:22)
The different resurrections prove dispensations:
Resurrections prove dispensations and Israel as a separate entity from the church. Non –dispensationalism must get rid of Israel as a separate entity.
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city...”
Jeremiah 30:7 “Alas for that day is great, so that there is none like it; it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.”
The verses above make it clear that the time periods, which include the tribulation period, are exclusively for “your people” and “your holy city (Jerusalem)” – the Jews. The name Jacob (the time of Jacob’s trouble) always refers to Israel and the Jews and never the church.
The great purpose of the rapture of the church is the transition between dispensations. It is to end one and start the next .
So we see clearly that the church age comes to an end with the dead in Messiah being resurrected at the same time as the living in Messiah at the rapture.
The conclusion is obviously that there are different dispensations.
Now let’s look briefly at the non-dispensation view. This parallels with the post-tribulation rapture view and is surprisingly the majority view in the church especially the institutional and denominational churches.
If there are no distinct dispensations, there would be no need for different resurrections, (“each in their own order.”)
If there were no dispensations there would be no distinction between the church and the Old Covenant saints. That would deny and make a mockery of hundreds of verses creating a highly confused picture.
If there were no dispensations there would be no different resurrections. There is a resurrection at the end of the church age and a resurrection at the end of the tribulation. That alone proves dispensations apart from the Bible verses speaking of dispensations.
Just for review, what the Bible says differentiates and distinguishes between the Old Covenant saints and martyrs and the church saints and the dead in Messiah. The Bible clearly distinguishes between the exclusive resurrections for the church and for the Old Covenant saints and martyrs. They are clearly distinctly, different resurrections in time and purpose.
You can’t lump them all together. You can’t make them all fit into a post tribulation rapture / resurrection! That doesn’t fit or work.
The pre-tribulation rapture:
The dead in Messiah and living in Messiah will be raised at the end of their dispensation. Church members can’t be resurrected in the Old Covenant dispensation. Likewise, Old Covenant saints can’t and won’t be resurrected in the church age or dispensation.
The dispensation view with the church exclusively raptured / resurrected separately from the Old Covenant saints necessitates a pre-tribulation rapture. If not, then the living and dead of the church and the Old Covenant (including the tribulation saints and martyrs) all land up together in one giant general resurrection.
As we have seen, the Bible excludes that totally. Example- “The dead in Messiah” are singled out and raised as a separate entity.
Another mighty proof of a pre-tribulation rapture is in the fact that there is not one single bit of evidence in the Bible that the church is present on the earth during the tribulation. Perhaps one of the greatest arguments lies in the fact that the gospel is given to the church to be spread, yet in the tribulation it is ministered by Jews. Two Jewish witnesses, 144,000 Jews and angels.
There is one unique, very important event that occurs at the transition from the church age into the final seven year tribulation. This unique event is the removal of the restrainer of evil.
A powerful view of a time period where there was no restrainer is Old Covenant times. This was before the church came into being. Evil in those times was far more rampant than it is today. This is why we saw such huge demonstrative judgements upon the world in those days.
It’s also the reason why things will be just the same in the tribulation period.
The removal of the restrainer:
2 Thessalonians 2:7 “The mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains, will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one (antichrist) will be revealed...”
There is a key right here in identifying this restrainer. It is in the use of the words “He”. Note that they are capitalised. Some Bibles do not use capitals, but it’s there in the original. This “He” is the way you refer to the Holy Spirit and not other candidates like the archangel Michael.
The removal of this restrainer or “He” is not the Holy Spirit alone. It is the “container” of the Holy Spirit in the church age – true believers. The Holy Spirit will still be here, He is omnipresent, but His operations revert to the way they were in Old Covenant times, as the Old Covenant comes to its seven-year end.
So, we can say that the restrainer is the true church indwelt by the Holy Spirit, but leaving a restricted operation of the Holy Spirit in the tribulation period.
When is the restrainer taken away?
The restrainer is removed at the unveiling of the antichrist and rapture of the church. So if we have a post tribulation rapture, that would mean He would be removed at the end of the tribulation to un-restrain evil as we go into the Millennium. That is absolutely wrong!
He can and will only be removed at the start of the tribulation.
The big question is this: If the job of the restrainer is to restrain evil, is He at work now in the church age? If he is, we would have a cap on wickedness and evil at least to some degree now.
You may say that the world is so full of evil; the restrainer is not at work. You could not be more wrong.
The world has become wicked, evil and corrupt, but let me tell you that it’s all a Mickey Mouse party compared to what’s coming!
People see a big earthquake or Tsunami kill 200,000 people and the world is shocked – “Yes the end is nigh” they say! – Hogwash!
Of course there is a truth in the fact that there is an identifiable worsening trend in these things, but if you know your Bible, the tribulation period is a time far worse than anyone could imagine, with around some four billion people being killed in the worst ever judgements of supernatural origin, upheavals of nature and multiple wraths all on the go together.
Do you know, Americans that your history of being a spiritual beacon, and a light to the world, has been the very reason for your survival in blessing? If you, true believers, were suddenly removed, your nation would descend into unimaginable evil in five seconds!
No my friends, the restrainer is very much at work today! (2 Thessalonians 2:7)
According to scripture, the removal of the restrainer occurs at the same time as the signing of the Daniel 9:27 peace treaty, the revealing of the antichrist and rapture of the church, and the closing of the church age before the tribulation.
I’ve mentioned this many times, but it should be repeated. The “great apostasy” or falling away of the church is often cited as a reason that the rapture will not take place until this falling away is complete at the end of the tribulation. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
If we insert the alternative interpretation of the original words for “falling away,” the picture is changed completely. The original words used can be interpreted as “falling away” or “the departure”. It is the context that gives us the right one.
The correct usage should be “the departure”. Now let’s write the verses correctly: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “That Day (entire tribulation) will not come unless the departure (of the church) comes first and the man of sin is revealed...”
Do you see how that now all adds up?
Most people can’t imagine a resurrection or rapture, so they dismiss it. Most people don’t know that there have already been many resurrections in the past. Most of these people were raised from the dead but not to their full eternal resurrection as they died naturally later on, except for our Lord. Here they are:
●Elijah raised the son of Zarephath’s widow. (1Kings 17:17-24
●A dead man rose as his body touched the bones of Elisha. (1 Kings 13:21)
●Elisha raised the son of the Shunamite woman. (2Kings 4:35)
●Yeshua raises a widow’s son at Nain. (Luke 7:13-15)
●Yeshua raises the daughter of Jairus. (Matthew 9:25)
●Yeshua raised Lazarus from the dead. (John 11:43-44)
●Yeshua Himself was raised from the dead. (Matthew 28:5-7)
●Peter raises Tabitha from the dead. (Acts 9:36-42)
●Paul raises Eutychus from the dead. (Acts 20:9-12)
●Paul was raised from the dead. (Acts 14:19-20)
●Many came out of their graves following our Lord’s resurrection. (Matthew 27:52-53)
Post tribulation rapture belief has serious consequences. You must become a butcher of the word and cut it up so that it simply doesn’t make sense. You must ignore major Bible verses and truths. Adherents to the view are consistent in the things that they must look for. They must watch for the antichrist and all things related. They must find a substitute for the restrainer.
Acts 24:15 “I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.”
I took this picture from a chopper flying over the entrance to the Mnweni Cutback in the Drakensberg Mountains, early in a misty morning.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!