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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “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.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 439: October 16th 2018
Esther the magnificent:
This Bible story is so full of rich, powerful symbolism and typology for our day, and the church, as well as the false church – and the false Messiah, and also for Israel.
If you think you know the story – I bet you don’t...read on my friends and be amazed!
The story in a nutshell:
Main points: The king had a banquet and wanted to display queen Vashti to his guests. But she was having her own banquet at another location, so refused the summons of the king. Vashti was then rejected as queen and banished, never again to come into the king’s presence. Messengers were then sent into all the land to find another queen for the king. They found Esther, an orphan raised by her Jewish uncle Mordechai .
She was given the herb, myrrh to be prepared for the king. She was brought before the king who showed favour to her. She became the new queen and shared the king’s throne. At this stage the king did not know that Esther was a Jew.
The king appointed the Hitler-like Haman, to be prime minister over Persia. Haman ordered all of Persia to bow down to him.
Mordechai refuses to bow down to Haman, enraging him. He then hatched a plot to kill Mordechai and all the Jews of the Province. Esther helped Mordechai uncover a plot. Haman then constructed a large gallows to hang Mordechai on, but ended up being hung on his own gallows after Esther told the king of the plot. Then Mordechai became the king’s new counsellor.
The Jews, then with the king’s authority, massacred all of Haman’s agents (about 75,000).
The story ends with the celebration of Purim, also called the “Fast of Esther,” at which the “Scroll of Esther” is read. Even today it is a public holiday and includes a dawn to dusk fast. It is symbolic of the destruction of the enemies of the Jews, and a celebration of coming liberty and joy.
Aspects of the characters:
The name Vashti means: “Outward beauty”.
Vashti was a beautiful woman, but her beauty was all superficial and exterior.
Vashti hated the Jews. She brought Jewish women before her and forced them to break the Sabbath to show that she was superior, in her pride.
She hated the Jewish women even more when she could not make them unholy, showing that she could not conquer them.
Vashti is a type of Eve rebelling against God. She is a powerful type of all Jezebels. She is well accepted as a type of the false, counterfeit church and the churches of replacement theology amongst us today.
She is a symbol of arrogance and pride and self-centredness.
The Talmud explains Esther 1:12, where Vashti refuses the summons of the king. It says, she sent him humiliating, insulting and undermining messages, thus kindling his wrath.
►In Hebrew, one of the words for “evil” is kelipa meaning an outer shell. For evil to exist it must be ‘clothed’ and ‘protected’ by its shell. The beauty of evil is in its outer appearance. The shell restricts the light and the true nature of what is underneath it. Take it away, and you meet its ugly heart.
Sin is the clothing of evil.
Vashti represents the reign of evil in the world, in its beautiful deception.
Vashti is a perfect example of the Jezebel spirit ruling in the church today (both female and male.) The desire of the Jezebel spirit is to conquer God, usurp His authority and ways.
Vashti was a Babylonian. Her grandfather was Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who destroyed the Jewish temple. Her father was Belshazzar who threw a party and invited guests to drink out of the stolen temple vessels. “Drink of the god’s of gold and silver,” he said. This was when the writing appeared on the wall saying, “God has numbered your days and brought your kingdom to an end.” Babylon then fell to the Persians (modern day Iran). Vashti was the only survivor.
Babylon is one of the types of the world-system. When Babylon was destroyed, the Bible says it was never to rise again, which is a type of the soon-coming total destruction of this world-system, never to rise again, Vashti came out of this. Vashti was forbidden from ever entering the king’s presence.
►The Talmud records that Vashti refused to come before the king when summoned saying to him, “You were my father’s stable boy!”
Bear in mind that our Lord is the ultimate “stable boy,” the real king, born in a manger!
Hebrew legend claims that Vashti developed a skin disorder and grew a tail. There’s some interesting typology there! What you can say is – so much for her beauty!
►In Hebrew, the word “skin” is the same word for “blindness.” Note the similarity with word evil, meaning “outer shell” (above.)
Spiritual blindness is incredibly dangerous because it blinds you to truth, to error and to sin. In so doing it kills your conscience. Blindness silences and sears the conscience.
You know the term “thick skinned?” In truth, it also means thickly blinded!
Blindness almost always results in self-exaltation, because you must then elevate yourself to make up for your ignorance created by blindness.
Vashti represents all the churches of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
Vashti represents the outwardly beautiful, evil slut, the whore of Babylon / Rome.
You can be born outwardly pretty like the whores of Hollywood, but you can’t be truly beautiful. Only after being born-again, are you thoroughly and enduringly beautiful.
Vashti was stripped of her royalty and her beauty and became truly ugly.
Vashti ended up joining the ranks of all other Jew haters, like Goliath and many churches today, destroyed or headed for destruction. They are all responsible for their own destruction.
The name Esther means: “Star.”
Genesis 26:4 “I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands, and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.”
In Hebrew Esther’s name is: “Hadassah.” This name means, “Myrtle,”- a beautiful tree.
When Esther was preparing to meet the king she was given the herb myrrh. Although it is bitter to taste, it has a beautiful aroma to it. Myrrh is a resin which turns to oil which bleeds from the injured branch of the Commiphora tree, which is also where frankincense comes from.
Myrrh is a herb used to prepare dead bodies for burial. It was brought to our Lord by the wise men. He was prepared for burial with myrrh.
(The church of Smyrna bears the name “myrrh” within it, and in the Revelation it is the church of suffering and martyrdom.)
The branches of the myrtle tree are to be used for the construction of the “booths” used at the Feast of Tabernacles. Interestingly; this command includes the branches of the olive tree too. (Nehemiah 8:15) So, here we see Esther associated with the myrtle tree, the olive tree and the herb, myrrh.
The olive tree in Romans 11 represents Jewish believers and Gentile believers, and the Feast of Tabernacles (booths) is symbolic of and will be fulfilled at the Second Coming and the Millennium.
Esther is a type of the true end-time church, with a pro-Israel bias.
Esther was inwardly beautiful. She was humble and ended up highly exalted to the throne. She was a true hero of God.
Esther is symbolic of, and represents the bride of Messiah.
Esther is all about a most beautiful woman, a true “virtuous woman”, with a beautiful mind. (Proverbs 31)
Esther and the Feast of Tabernacles:
Esther is associated in name and type with the myrtle tree and the olive tree, used for the construction of the “booths” of the Feast of Tabernacles. (Nehemiah 8:15)
The myrtle is a beautiful, low shrub-like tree, found in the desert regions of Israel, with a beautiful aroma coming from it. It contains within it a rare, expensive oil. It represents the beauty of humility.
The myrtle tree is known for being drought resistant growing within rocks and rocky outcrops. It is a tree “built” on the rock!
The flowers of the myrtle tree look like shining stars. (The name Esther means “star.”)
The image below shows the myrtle tree, its flowers and the blood red resin myrrh.
What’s in a name, you say? Well, as you can see plenty!
The olive branch of the tabernacle booth, also speaks of the olive tree and oil, which is anointing oil of the Bible, and represents both Jewish and Gentile believers in Romans 11.
The olive branch comes from the root which goes down deep – all the way to Adam!
The great mystery-miracle of the ages is seen in the cut-off, now dead branches of an olive tree, suddenly, like the “dry bones”, coming to life – new godly, spiritual life, as God grafts them back into their own tree again.
As this great miracle takes place, wild olive branches, grafted in, are cut off and fall dead to the ground because they became jealous of God grafting in the natural branch again. This represents much of the modern church of replacement theology.
Vashti represents the cut off branches and Esther the living, true branches?
Please note that three of the seven churches of the Revelation, will go into the tribulation period. They are Thyatira, Laodicea and Sardis. (There are only some in these churches who will be saved.)
Are you an apostate broken branch, with no oil? Are you a friend of the whore Vashti and the Hitler-style antichrist, Haman - Esther’s enemy? Are you a thorn in the side of Israel?
Isaiah 55:12-13 “You shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into singing and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn, shall come up the cypress tree, and the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Haman the Agagite:
Haman means: “The rager, the mad one, tumult”.
Agagite (Agag of the Amalekites) means: “Higher than high, powerful.”
The Agagites were the people who were arch-enemies of Israel. Haman came from them.
Interestingly, the Agagites were one of the Arab tribes which God had told the children of Israel to destroy as they went into the Promised Land. They only partially fulfilled this.
Numbers 33:50-55 (Instructions for the conquest of Canaan): “Moses, speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images and demolish all their high places...but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those who let remain, shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
Thorns are a type of the curse!
Today Israel is plagued with many Arab “thorns” in their side, because they only partially obeyed God, when told to destroy these people. Note again in Isaiah 55 above, that when the Lord plants the myrtle tree it will be with no thorns!
If you don’t thoroughly destroy what God has told you to, it will come back to haunt you!
Today, Haman is a type of Hitler and all the world’s anti-Semites.
God made sure that Haman’s plan to kill the Jews would backfire on him, as it will on all those today of a similar ilk!
The great grand, glorious conclusion:
Esther had a secret relationship with the Jews which was not public knowledge. Esther was an orphan adopted by the Jew Mordecai. We too are adopted sons, adopted by Israel, grafted into the Jewish olive tree. (Romans8:17, 11:17)
If we disclaim, disown or replace our Jewish heritage and relationship, we will be cut off. That warning is mentioned twice in Romans 11!
To stand with and for Israel does not mean being anti-Arab. But it does mean being anti-those who are anti-God’s plans for Israel. In the final days, many Arabs will come to the Lord. (Isaiah 19)
The Gentile church was grafted in as a wild olive tree branch, and the Jews will be re-grafted in as much of the church is cut off for resisting God’s plans.
What to me is so shocking is that Romans 11 is so clear and such a powerful warning and so few pay any attention to it at all.
The application for today:
►Israel was created, elected, rebelled, rejected, repented, regathered, and accepted.
Those few words above, spell out the world’s greatest, most powerful, wonderful drama ever!
Those few words spell out the course of the history of this world from beginning to end. Those few words speak of untold millions of people going to hell and others to heaven – forever.
Vashti and Haman represent all the enemies of God’s plan for Israel in and out of the church.
Vashti will join the reign of the false prophet and the antichrist.
We are to repent on behalf of the Jews for all the damage the church has done to them. You may say that the Jews are guilty of so many things, but let me tell you that so are you! You and I are guilty as charged, but now forgiven, made right, pure and holy.
It is not just for our own good that we have been purified by the cross of Calvary, it’s to be transmitted to others.
Job 22:30 “He will even deliver one who is not innocent; yes he will be delivered by the purity of your hands.”
Isaiah 52:1-2 “Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem; release yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!”
To fulfil God’s great, dramatic plan and purposes for Israel and the world, Israel is about to “awake, awake! And you and I can be part of that process. The way for the church is the way of Esther. It is to “comfort My people.” (Isaiah 40:1)
Numbers 24:9 “He (Israel) bows down and lies down like a lion. Who will rouse him? Blessed is he who blesses you, and cursed is he who curses you.”
►The most important verse in the book of Esther and one which my Lord lit up like a godly fire for me personally and The Prophetic Scroll is:
Esther 4:14 “If you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place...Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for a time such as this?”
Today the burial place and tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai is located in Hamandan, Iran (Persia of old) It is a place revered by the Jews. The epitaph on the grave of Esther reads “Esther the righteous,” and on the grave of Mordechai, “The holy ark of Mordechai, the righteous.”
The walls around the tomb are inscribed with verses from the “Scroll of Esther.”
An ancient Hebrew tradition claims that the large hole between the two graves leads to Jerusalem. When Messiah comes the Jews of Persia will migrate to Jerusalem through it.
Iran recently downgraded the tomb from a World Heritage site.
A very good idea:
It’s an excellent thing to find out how things end before putting all your eggs in the stupid-basket! And God tells us just how things will end!
Isaiah 46:10 “God declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times, things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand.”
Vashti and Haman were heroes – of the devil himself, with all his characteristics. They are “heroes” now seen in the likeness of the modern media and many political leaders.
These are critical and important days and times. Because we are now in the lull before the storm, does not mean that these things are less important. They are all likely to break out onto the world stage with great drama very soon and suddenly.
Vashti the Jew-hater was banished from ever appearing before the king again. The proud, arrogant Haman was unceremoniously executed, and then had all his merry men killed by the Jews. Its not clever coming against God's choices and ways!
Esther was given the golden sceptre of authority and was dressed as royalty. She shared the king’s throne. The end of our faith is not resurrection but ascension to the throne of God as a co-heir and ruler as Esther was.
A Jewish couple recently had children. They named their son, Mordechai and their daughter Esther. Talk about having God on your side!
The Prophetic Scroll, is an Esther ministry, so if you want to get in its way – good luck!
I know many people who are of the Esther spirit. One in particular is my friend Joanne Smith in New York! I don’t think she knows how valuable her work has been for God’s kingdom and His people. She will be bright star shining forever!
I took these pictures in a fever-tree forest in KwaZulu/Natal.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 438: October 9th 2018
Psychological victory for today:
This edition flies in the face of much modern thinking.
I have written extensively on this subject in numerous editions, which you will find under the “Editions by Subject” button. But this is mostly new material (with oceans more still to come). The deep psychological problems of today will intensify greatly. A correct diagnosis is needed for a correct cure.”
The principles contained in this edition are age old and well-tested. I have fine-tuned them for today and the dayssoon to come. As we approach the end of this age of grace, these issues will multiply at an astounding rate. There is wonderful, glorious victory, exclusively for those who are of God.
Blessing, calm collected confidence, contentment, peace, tranquillity are here!
Sin, evil wickedness, judgement, truth, righteousness, holiness:
The headline, above and the image below, very succinctly describe and define the entire problem, solution, answer and the result.
The cross is the barrier, the impassable gulf, which separates the red from the blue. If you remove the cross you can’t get to the blue - ever! (Luke 16:26)
●The word sin means, “to miss the mark”, or “wander from the path” or “to violate God’s law.”
●The word evil means, “rooted in sin, bad, morally diseased, blind in a spiritual sense.”
●The word wicked means “guilty one, criminal, morally wrong, condemned, ungodly”.
These are not just word meanings! These, in particular have a powerful evil ‘anointing’ behind them creating slavery!
So, that’s man’s problem and everyone is born into the problem. The only way to deal with it all is through judgement. The cross is the instrument of judgement to salvation for the believer. Unbelievers await a terrifying judgement with no salvation, still to come.
Evil is essentially a person. His name is Satan. He does not like being restrained. That’s like keeping him in hand-cuffs.
Evil has many ‘sons’ which rear their cursed heads along the way. It is our job to behead them. If not they escape detection and cause much chaos.
The oldest son of Evil is named ‘pride.’ He is sneaky and deadly.
Pride is Satan’s ‘anointing’ on people! It flows down, lubricating the victim to serve Satan.
Many Christians mistake pride in a minster for anointing. They will both fall in the ditch.
Even the disciples did not see or recognise the proud traitor Judas, in their midst. (Joh17:12)
The world will fall for the antichrist. They will think his pride is God’s anointing! (1 John 2:18)
The wonderful, hidden safety net for today:
The world is going crazy. Many Christians are jumping on the crazy-wagon too. If ever there is a time for urgent, protective armour it is now. If you do not have this spiritual armour, I wish you the best of luck on your journey to crazy-land - psychological hell!
Spiritual armour is kept for distribution at God’s military depot called “The Armoury of Gifts.”
A most important, critical, yet largely ignored, piece of armour is your conscience. It is part of the “helmet of salvation.” (Ephesians 6:17)
A godly conscience is one of the convicting forces in your heart. Set it over your thoughts.
Your conscience is your very own judge residing in your heart. You can accept its ruling, or reject it. It doesn’t make decision for you, it just enlightens or condemns. A seared conscience is a most dangerous thing. It leaves you aimlessly adrift in this crazy world. (1Timothy 4:2)
A seared conscience is like leprosy, which deadens your nerve receptors to pain, leaving you vulnerable to much injury.
How do you sear your conscience? You do so by turning away from God’s word and comparing yourself with others and the world around you. You use your intellect and reason, above God’s word, and you do it often. You refuse to repent and obey the still-small voice in your heart.
If you have seared your conscience as a believer, it will be replaced with Satan’s conscience, which will alert you to the will of the masses, while you turn against God.
The believers conscience is one with the Holy Spirit, and alive to God. But when seared, you become alive to Satan’s will and program. A godly conscience is one of your saving graces in this day!
This is especially evident in teachers of the gospel. Once they have seared their conscience, their hearts are hardened in their pride. They then change established doctrine and attack those not in their sinking ship with them.
The majority of Christians today have a seared conscience. You can see it by what they listen to, watch, spend their time on, and by their neutrality on the big sin-issues of the day. They have no compunction, remorse, contrition and no repentance. They have stabbed their own conscience in the heart.
A seared conscience makes you delusional with a propensity to become a moral monster. It gives you a false sense of security, a false peace, and keeps guilt entrenched in you. The end result is that you will be totally useless to God and His kingdom.
A seared conscience opens the door to much demonic activity, and leads you right into many curses. If you are silent in the face of so much evil and error today, that is proof enough that your conscience is seared and you are on the doorstep of hell.
We see a classic case of people with a seared conscience in Romans 1:18 and onwards, where these people who practise or support homosexuality have been handed over to be controlled by their lusts. Three times in this one chapter they are handed over! Their conscience is gone.
In the tribulation period we see masses tuning on God and cursing Him because of the judgements, – all a sign of people with a seared conscience!
Here is a great description of a person with a seared conscience (In contra-position):
Psalm 119:53 “Indignation (Lit=horror) has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake your word.”
That shows David with a godly conscience. Those with a seared conscience have no horror at the world’s wickedness and are therefore totally useless to God’s kingdom, although they dance and prance around the pulpit, leading their blind ones.
Today the world is speeding into unrestrained evil and doom, and yet most of the church sits idly by, giving silent, moral support to the devil, because they have no conscience anymore. With your conscience seared you are well on the way to becoming a Christian psychopath!
The good news is that you can get a godly conscience back again, if you have seared it. But it is very costly. You will have to change your ways, your friends, your thinking and all your priorities. Our Lord is the God of many second chances!
The restrainer of evil:
The well-taught Christian knows well that they themselves are the biblical “restrainer”. The true church, filled with the Spirit of God restrains the antichrist from being released into the world, which is soon to come. (2 Thessalonians 2:6)
In a certain wonderful sense, a godly conscience is our own personal restrainer. Do you see why a seared conscience is so dangerous? It’s because the family of Satan – sin, evil and wickedness, come in like a flood.
I hope you see where else this takes us!
A pre-tribulation rapture of the restraining force – the church, must occur before the antichrist can even appear on the world stage.
The rapture leaves the world with no conscience and no restraint of evil! Yes, Israel will take over the great commission in the tribulation, but in the face of terrible evil.
The heart of the criminal mind is to come against its restrainer of evil, which to them is the law. If you remove the restraining law, you have anarchy and a world of evil and sin. In this regard, the law of the land is a type of the Spirit-filled church – the restrainer.
The Old Covenant law was also a restrainer of evil. On the day of Pentecost, it was removed and shifted into the hearts of believers. What happened then? The dispensation changed to the church age. Now we are on verge of the rapture of the church – those with the law in their hearts. What will happen? How right you are! Yes, the dispensation will change again, completing Daniel’s 70th week, amidst unrestrained evil and wickedness!
The end result of the effects of the cross and the Great White Throne judgment is: An end of transgression and sin and everlasting righteousness. (Daniel 9:24)
Modern man – with the heart of a dumb turkey:
Jeremiah 10:23 “O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.”
Jeremiah 17:5 “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.”
Note the two verses below:
**Isaiah 7:9 “...If you will not believe, you will not be established.”
**Isaiah 54:14 “In righteousness you shall be established.”
Note the two verses below:
**Isaiah 59:8-9 “They have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Therefore justice is far from us. We look for light, but there is darkness! For brightness but we walk in blackness.”
**Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the effects of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.”
So, in these four verses above we see two clear cut distinct ways and options, with no middle ground and with clear results.
I often wonder why God said in His word “I set before life and death, blessing and cursing – choose life.” (Deuteronomy 30:19) Well, isn’t that obvious! Why say “choose life”? Apparently people are dumb turkeys and need a little help from their God.
The value of the counsel of the secular psychologist is no more than gobble, gobble, gobble!
Biblical psychology blows secular psychology out of the water – never the twain shall meet!
At the end of the day, secular psychology makes you hard-hearted. Biblical psychology makes you humble-hearted and a recipient of the miracle workings of the cross.
The main thing with all forms of secular psychology is not to make you better, but to change your value system under the auspices of the chief shrink – Satan. All modern psychology tries to take you back into the recesses of your mind to find things, situations or people to pin the blame on for your erratic behaviour or stress.
We go back too, all the way to the cross. We pin all the blame for all our sin on that cross and we are free indeed – forever!
The only way you can fix all the psychological problems of mankind is by going back – far back and being unborn of Adam and then being born-again of the “last Adam.” Then you can receive and know the counsel of God and His wonderful ways.
Psalm 50:15 “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me.”
No matter how far back you go, you run into Adam! His unredeemed blood is actually the root of the problems and only the blood of Messiah at the cross can fix it. That’s why secular psychology fails totally – they go back and look in the wrong place!
When your psychologist takes you back to find someone to blame, you end up blaming them and holding them in unforgiveness. You charge them and hold them guilty, but it makes you a monster, because unforgiveness makes you guilty and that eats you alive and makes you a hot-head!
Bear in mind that the believer going to the unbelieving psychologist receives a transfer of illigitimate spirits as well, further compounding his problems. When, in counsil, we go back to our Lord and His word, we receive the additional transfer of His pure Spirit.
Only the Bible under the leading of the Spirit of God has all the answers to man’s problems.
Man is accountable for his own actions. People don’t like that. They want to pin the blame on others so that their own sin-nature can go free.
Psalm 18:1-6 “I will love You, O Lord my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength...In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God. He heard my voice from His temple and my cry came before His ears.”
Psalm 18:20 “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands, He has recompensed me.”
If you are born again of the Spirit of God, learn to beat a path to your heart. There you will find a wellspring of pure undefiled holy truth, stillness and quiet. It’s there – right in your heart.
The unbeliever beats a path to his heart and finds it pumping Adam’s sin-filled blood, polluted with the law of the sin-nature, which is sin and death.
With a clear, well-defined, biblical point of reference in our lives for all things we can fly high and right. Our world view becomes clear and we are free.
I recall in my younger days as a pilot, we were taught always to turn to, and trust our instruments when we couldn’t see the horizon clearly, due to imbedded clouds. Sometimes as I looked out of the cockpit, I would see false horizons in the clouds, which normally cause you to trim the aircraft wrongly. But the instruments said: “Hey watch out buddy, your eyes are deceiving you!”
In this day of many dark dangerous clouds, only the ‘instruments’ of God’s word are truly correct and safe to keep you secure and right with God. He is our glorious reference point for all things.
Isaiah 33:6 “Wisdom and knowledge (of God) will be the stability of your times and strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
What an amazing verse (above.) We need this stability in these end-times! That word “stability” comes from the root word for “gyro.” Gyroscopic instruments are used to set the course of an aircraft as well as giant ships, sailing through the storms.
Human rights and the media:
People get easily offended and become a lit fuse when their human rights, especially the ones given by Satan, are challenged.
You may get your rights, but beware, one of these days you will be shown no mercy. You will get justice for all your hidden sin!
When you yield to a situation it brings in grace. It releases forgiveness and makes right. When your self-life is offended try yielding!
Obviously we don’t yield to the devil, but in personal relationships, it works wonders.
When you won’t let an offence against you go, you are harbouring bitterness, and it will bounce back on you. A root of bitterness poisons many! (Hebrews 12:15)
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they that love Your word and nothing causes them to be offended.”
The mark of godly maturity is when we don’t please self, but deny and die to self. Taking up our cross means laying down our lives for others.
The mass-media teaches you unforgiveness and revenge. They make you hard hearted and proud. They lead you to the heart of the devil. The true work of the cross does not enter the hard-hearted. Ask Israel about that!
Isaiah 30:1 “Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.” (Media)
“Taking counsel, not of Me,” is taking counsel from the media and the masses. Note that the sin they produce expands, grows and intensifies!
Jeremiah 7:28 “You shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord their God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished and been cut off from their mouth.’” (Media)
The media can only lead you the wrong way because they are born of Adam and driven by the proud god of this world – Satan. They are 'annointed' by him!
How do you know whether you are on the right track? ●You will overcome Satan, sin, the world, the flesh and the demonic. ●You will live with a deep inner contentment and inner peace. ●Your lifestyle will be holy. ●You will be led out of all error and into all truth and ●see things to come.
In my own case, personally, because I believe we are very close to all these end time events breaking out, I have spent a lot of prayerful time in general repentance, fasting, and examining my faith, with special emphasis on cleaning up every aspect of my thought life.
Those going the wrong way will always be unstable, have an inner restlessness, and never be satisfied. They will be unable to overcome sin and the world, and will be blind to biblical things to come.
A wrong diagnosis will result in a wrong cure, which exacerbates the problem!
Genesis 6:5 “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continuously.”
Man is accountable. The secular psychologist will never use the word sin. They pass no judgement on sin. Renaming sin is legitimising it.
Psalm 51:4 David: “Against You only have I sinned.”
Renaming sin does not remove its heart and change it to righteousness. Only the cross removes sin and delivers you to righteousness. If you remove the cross, you have to replace it with something. Psychologists replace the cross with useless psycho-babble!
If the psychologist could have total success with someone, that person would still end in hell.
1 John 3:21 “If our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God.”
Satan, with his agents, the media and the secular psychologist, camouflage the sin-nature and disguises it, making it your great friend! But that nagging guilt hangs in there, refusing to go, and wreaks havoc.
Modern thinking has simply removed the word sin, or rationalised it, but its heart remains evil, full of Satan and his ways!
If you reject the ways of God, you have to believe that man is inherently good.
The fear of God is the way to stability. The fear of God includes the fear of hell! That is the way to mental health.
The closer to God you get, the more dramatic the changes will be in you and the more rocked, shocked and astounded you will be...all for glory!
It’s a true glory story!
Psalm119:108 “Teach me your judgements, Lord and I will learn righteousness.”
There is a way out of stress, strain and anxiety. You can leave your mental ball and chain behind. Stop playing the blame game – there are no winners.
Our Lord is calling you to a new holiness a new dimension of your walk with Him. You must be different, above, flying higher than before. Turn your back on the cowards of the word walling in the cow-dung
Isaiah 43:13 “...I work and who can reverse it?”
So, just join the winners! – Choose life.
I took the background picture in the Okavango Delta and combined it with one of my elephant sunset pictures.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 437: October 2nd 2018
Destroying God’s institutions:
This edition will give you a fresh look at what is happening in the world now. It will give you eyes to see clearly into some of these hidden things. It should inspire you to be ready and get ready for the last days of this era of madness, and hope of glory soon to come.
A nation under God stands on a tripod of three major institutions. They are church, family and state. That’s God’s will. But Satan will have numerous, temporary so-called victories along the way. That shouldn’t bother us too much because we are called out of his world, which is soon to be destroyed.
So, it’s all going to be dissolved, but that does not mean we should just become totally passive about Satan’s advance, because eternal lives are at stake. There are numerous lessons to be learnt.
Those who go into the tribulation will see very clearly why they are there and how it went wrong for them. The hand of the Lords still holds out grace to those who would repent.
With many of these institutions it is already too late to rescue them, but as you identify them, you can individually and personally avoid the traps and live right with God.
The big issue with God’s institutions is that they come from God and are backed by His authority. (Romans 13:1-2) All authority is from God. This simply means that authority structures in a nation are ordained of God to preserve law and order and common decency.
If you can get rid of, or neutralise God’s institutions, you get rid of His authority. That is the open door for Satan to come in and take control. He will gain control of the world in the seven-year tribulation. Godly institutions will be perverted and changed producing satanic control. (Isaiah 10:14)
What we are witnessing today is the demon door-keeper forcing the doors open wider and wider for the antichrist to walk in.
Political correctness is the veil of Satan – cursed by God in many cases. If we are not careful, we will be blinded too by this subtle veil and be weighed down and crippled!
The institutions of God:
The institutions of God in a nation and even the whole world, are all about structure, stability, order and authority. They are about moral decency, the preservation of liberty and freedom within a nation under God. They are about prosperity, flourishing business and economies.
The institutions that are really under serious attack are all those that are clearly outlined in the Bible.
What follows is some of the godly institutions and principles being eroded and attacked today. They all fall into either of the three overall institutions, church family and state:
●Capital punishment (Genesis 9:6.) ●God-defined marriage. ●Discipline of the young. ●God-defined gender identity. ●Abortion (murder of the innocent) ●Homosexuality and perversions. ●The overthrow of Bible- founded law and order. ● Arising socialism. ●Arising anti-Semitism.
There are many more.
The methods of madness:
When God’s institutions are neutralised it does not leave a vacuum. Satan comes in like a flood. God’s authority is replaced with that of the world and its god.
World peace is one of the world’s stated goals. But the Bible says “there is no peace for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22). To have true peace you must get rid of wickedness and only the cross does that! Rather than get rid of wickedness, the world gets rid of the cross!
The world’s effort at peace will last a terrible seven years. The word’s way will last forever!
Isaiah 9:6-7 “Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end...”
Satan’s overall method of dooming the world is to remove the Bible from society, and then bit by bit introduce a new thinking – post truth thinking. New, post-truth, modern thinking is as old as Lucifer!
What follows are some of the many socio-political terms relating to these things, which are well worth knowing and knowing them well in this day.
Naive realism: Believing what you see and hear is real. It operates on majority consensus, which believes that if the majority thinks a thing is right therefore it must be right. If the world perceives something to be truth, the perception makes it right and true! To “naive realism,” I say: Absolute hogwash!
Blind spot bias: Failure to see the impact of your own error, while seeing only your view. This is the curse operating in the proud.
Group speak: This is crowd psychology or the belief that collective crowd thinking is the confirmation of being right. In the church it is called “band-wagon theology.”
Political correctness has become the devil’s Trojan horse. It is for brainless boneheads, numskulls and morons. You will also find it amongst intellectual screwballs.
The mass-media has the role of disclosing and declaring the ways of the devil, and attacking those who are not in their deadly cul de sac with them.
The media is the demon-infested gatekeeper of hell. They are the keepers of the collective mindset of the world. They are the authority of the world-system. The mantra of the media-machine is to delegitimize the authority structures of God and exalt those of their god.
The media claim to be independent. There is no such thing. Everyone is dependent on God or god!
The media are disseminators of entrapment. They are the gods of reliable lies.
Satan is the true enemy of the people therefore the media, is the trumpet of that enmity.
Are you listening to and receiving the shrieks of the media, or the warning shrill of the shofar?
Stand apart and separate:
Galatians 1:10 “Do I seek to please men? If I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Messiah.”
2 Corinthians 10:12 “We dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves, but they, measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith...”
The world is headed for global rule. You need to be an insulated isolationist by faith!
There are very few blowing the trumpet of warning these days, even within the church. Yes there are some, thankfully, and they are doing an excellent job, but generally speaking there is no mayday call, no SOS and no siren sounding. They world at large is oblivious to impending destruction.
Today there is no shame, no consciousness of incredible evil all around. The world, full of contamination, is on a crusade against all that is of God.
The world can only deteriorate and devolve because of who its god is. If its god was the Lord, it would be improving and getting better with reflections of that in society, in morality and holiness.
The world led by its media-mouth believes that they are on the way to creating a better world because they believe in the inherent goodness of man!
If the inherent goodness of man were true, it would mean that Satan is ultimately good and Adam needs no redeemer. It means Satan is a saviour. It actually makes God the villain.
Many churches are already on this bandwagon, inside the Trojan horse!
Let’s go to the theatre:
►This play will be on stage for seven years. There are warm-up performances on the go.
Act one opens with a tragic concerto to the devil’s drum beat. The dance of imbeciles is on stage. They are to be joined by wailing wizards, and witches on a doom-stick. The spotlight falls on devils and demons in the dark.
Act two opens with fools and fairies of hell - real dancing demons. “The carnage of carelessness” is the song playing.
Act three of the play is: “Tricked and trapped by the devil’s deceptions.” The sound of the terrible, chilling, chattering, vultures is all around.
The final act of the tragedy is “Welcome to hell!” acted out to the “The dance macabre.”
►In the age old theatre on the other side of the road, called “The Alpha & Omega” an ancient play is on stage, full of glorious drama. It is an ecstatic rhapsody-romance. It is playing to a much smaller crowd. A symphony of majestic, magnificent melody is being heard. It will soon reach its crescendo of grandeur in celebration.
The final act of this play will continue for all eternity.
Which theatre are you sitting in? “Ask for the old paths, where the good way is, then you will find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)
The final response and act of God to sin is judgement. Then comes immediate righteousness and holiness. For true Christians that is all contained in the cross. For those not born again – good luck!
Choose your judgement – past or future!
Choose the cross of Calvary or the Great White Throne from which all unbelievers are cast into hell.
Judgement is a purifying thing. It is love in action. It produces righteousness and holiness.
The church should be way ahead of the world, seeing what’s coming, warning and preparing the brethren. It should be on the cutting edge! Yet much of the church is stone dead to prophecy and others give it a passing mention on their way to games of worldly prosperity.
Of course prosperity is right and godly when under the control of a Spirit-led individual.
It’s important to know that the entire book of Acts is all about the early apostles building the early church and coming against opposition to it. Today the situation is exactly the same. The church has been built, partially destroyed through the dark ages, and is now being rebuilt.
What follows are some verses relating to the early church dealing with opposition to God’s work:
Acts 13:8-11 “...Then Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, ‘O full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now indeed the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind not seeing the sun for a time.’ And immediately a dark mist fell on him and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.”
Acts 20:30-31 “I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves, men will arise speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves.”
Romans 16:17 “Now I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them.”
2 Peter 1:12 “...Be established in the present truth.” (New Covenant epistles.)
2 Thessalonians 3:14 “If anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.”
2 Timothy 3:13 “Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers ...but you be watchful in all things.”
2 John 1:10 “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your home, nor greet him.”
Colossians 2:8 “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Messiah.”
John 9:39 “For judgement I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may be made blind.”
What an incredible verse (above). It is all wrong according to the world, who thinks that they can see. The world hates the judgement of God because it takes away their corrupted judgment. God has blinded them. Their truth is a great lie with its source in the world, the flesh and sin nature – In the heart of Satan!
John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearances, but do judge with righteous judgement.”
Romans 2:2 “The judgement of God is according to truth against those who practise such things.”(Homosexuality – previous chapter)
1 Corinthians 2:15 “He who is spiritual judges all things, yet himself is rightly judged by no one.”
Sin will be eternally removed, but not the loss of reward. That will manifest in us eternally.
The church must stand securely like a pillar in the temple. Those that pollute the truth are the devils’ secret disciples. Beware of them!
1 Timothy 3:15 “The house of the living God, the church, is the pillar and foundation of truth.”
What eventually will manifest is who you really are, and not who you think you are. We will ultimately all know who we really are, by God’s estimation of us, as seen in our eternal reward state. Everyone of heaven will see and know!
A borderless world with no barriers, restraint, punishment, no private ownership of wealth, are all the flavour of the democratic day. Today, we are seeing humanism’s last stand.
Don’t allow yourself to be drawn into the devil’s devises.
Too many chameleon Christians, are piggybacking on the beast!
The failed Spirit-less, divided churches are unwittingly supporting a new one-world divided against God. They have a one-world conference on the go now. The keynote speakers are:
Rev. I.N. Sane, Rev A.B. Normal, Rev, I.M. Nuts, Rev M.E. Lunatick, Bishop A.M.A. Piggy.
We need the living light of God in our lives now like never before, by His Spirit.
The Spirit of God, when He has come personally into your life, “shows you things to come.” (John 16:13) The spirit of the world and its god shows you great things to come too– all a lie! They will not come. Destruction will come!
Those with no interest in eschatology do not have the Spirit of God at work in them (in these areas). You need it all to be stable and to endure in these dangerous days. It’s one thing to be attacked, but not to be able to see that you are being attacked – Oi Vey!
Job 24:13 “There are those who rebel against the light; they do know its ways nor abide in its path.”
When you are far from the truth and in the dark, these things will be foreign to you, when they do approach you will reject God’s ways.
Today we are in a world that rejects godly correction and discipline. It is foreign to most parents today. They have bought into the post-truth world of no discipline for the young. That is why their children have no respect for authority structures and have no barriers or borders in their lives.
These parents say that this is the way of love. Little do they know that they truly hate their children! (Proverbs 13:24) Likewise, if you are exposed to a gospel that removes discipline, correction, rebuke and the like, you are sitting under hatred in action!
The cross of Calvary is in fact the most powerful, supernatural thing ever. It kills the past, purifies the present, delivers from evil and paves the way to golden glory – forever! That old wooden cross is the licence and key to the most incredible, ever imagined city – the New Jerusalem.
Imagine an eternal home built by the one who created and built every single atom in the universe and in fact the universe! Satan builds too. He builds down towards hell, with tools of destruction, rebellion, anarchy, disorder, lawlessness and chaos.
We will have a King of glory and a new world of godliness in the Millennium and beyond. There will be no democracy, no human rights council or courts. There will be no level playing field of values and opinions. It will be truly a world under God. It will be a universe under God! One God, one truth!
The Spirit of God in man convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgement. In the unsaved, man is blinded to these things. The unsaved have a great chant: “All things will continue as they always have. (2 Peter 3:4) It’s all going to fall down – all fall down!
►When you see the world with godly revelation you see Humpty Dumpty.
The feasts of horror and glory:
Revelation 19:17-18 “...Come and gather together for the supper of great God, that you may eat the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave both small and great.”
Ezekiel 39:17-18 “Assemble yourselves and come, come gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal which I am sacrificing for you (Israel), a great meal on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat the flesh and drink the blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, drink the blood of the princes of the earth...”
Revelation 19:7 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
Revelation 11:15 “Then the seventh angel sounded, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying. The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He shall reign forever and ever.”
So, mass-media, world-system, world church, and all the unsaved, enjoy your short-lived (seven-year) victory over God. It is seven years of hell on earth and eternity in hell, or seven years in heaven and then in eternal, absolute glorious, all-new victory!
I took these two pictures some time ago in our beautiful wilds and merged them.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 436: September 25th 2018
Plagues for today:
This edition may shock you. It should. But that is fine, because there is another glorious, positive side to this tragic story. My prayer for you is that these things profoundly impact you for our Lord’s glory.
Stand tall modern man! God will strike you down soon!
Plagues: Strong’s H4046 “Maggephah.” Meanings: divine judgement, slaughter, strike down.
History repeats itself. Mankind is slow to learn from mankind’s history. The clever intellectuals are the slowest to learn from history – always. They should learn that it is the spirit in them mixed with pride, which is the origin of their big problem.
The things in this edition reveal a consistent thread running through the ages.
The ten plagues of Egypt:
Exodus 14:7 to Exodus 11:36.
The ten plagues of Egypt were: ●Water tuned to blood. ●An invasion of frogs. ●An infestation of lice. ●Wild animals gone wild. ●Diseased livestock. ●Boils. ●Storms, hail and fire. ●An invasion of locusts. ●Darkness that could be felt for three days. ●Death of firstborn.
The plagues had the effects of: Causing thirst, starvation, sores, sicknesses, injury, blindness, deaths, stress, distress and despair.
These plagues are again found amongst the seven end-time plagues of the book of Revelation. They are also found in various forms amongst the curses of Deuteronomy 28 and Hosea 4.
Biblical plagues and curses are very similar. Plagues tend to be of a shorter duration, while curses can last for many generations.
The seven plagues of the Revelation include great earthquakes, much demon activity and false signs.
The plagues of Egypt were upon Egypt for their refusal to release the Jews. Today, the coming plagues will be up the whole world, of which Egypt is a type.
What are the modern plagues?
They will be much the same. They may manifest differently and there will be extras thrown in. The effects will be the same, but more dramatic, as the tribulation period gets underway.
Drug use is one the extra, modern plagues about to go into overdrive, but have a look at this:
Sorcery: Strong’s G5331: “Pharmakeia.” Meanings: “Sorcery, witchcraft, poisoning, drugs, seduction, magical remedies. The word “pharmacy” or “chemist” is derived from this word.
Mind alerting drugs of any type are aligned biblically with sorcery and witchcraft. This is why so many hooked on drugs always spiral downwards.
The reason for the plagues of Egypt:
There is one huge, enormous, overpowering lesson to be learnt from the plagues. Few know it, and few have learnt the lesson – to their shocking soon-coming detriment.
It’s all about the treatment of Israel, and standing in the way of God’s plans for Israel.
The plagues are coming again for the exact same reasons as the original ones!
Exodus 8:1, 9:1, 10:3 “The Lord spoke to Moses and said, go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Let My people go that they may serve Me. But if you refuse to let them go, these plagues will come upon you...’”
Pharaoh refused to repent and let them go, so God hardened his heart, which is always a dangerous by-product of lack of repentance.
The call to Pharaoh was to let the children of Israel go so that they could serve and worship the true God. The call was to release them from socio-political slavery and religious bondage to idolatry.
The children of Israel were finally free and on their way to the Promised Land. It is not clever to pursue them, or obstruct God’s plans! Yet the world is doing just that today!
The Egyptian army pursued them after their release, and suddenly found out that they couldn’t live underwater for long.
Jericho also got in the way of the children of Israel, on their way to the Promised Land and soon became a pile of blasted trumpet-rubble.
Judgement is a most holy thing. It is righteous, positive and loving. It releases truth!
The reasons for the return of the plagues today:
The end-time plagues will be major worldwide components of the seven year tribulation.
The plagues of Egypt were to “let My people go so that they could worship Me.”
The end-time plagues will be all about “letting My people” to their land for final salvation.
The world has already made up its mind about Israel. Like Pharaoh, they now have hard hearts! Today, the world refuses to “let My people go” to Israel, so that they can serve the Lord only. The world wants “My people” under Islam!
Satan’s plan is to create one world under the antichrist. Gods plan is to create one Israel under Him, taking salvation to those who will repent.
Israel must forever be the home of the Jews. It must be independent from the world’s one-world under Satan. It must not be taken over by Islam. That is not God’s plan. Islam can live in Israel, but under the control of Israel and the Jews.
Exodus 19:5-6 “Now, if you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people, for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priest and a holy nation...”
●Moses, the servant of God, delivered the ten plagues to Egypt. ●Moses, the servant of God, delivered the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel. The plagues came because Egypt had kept the children of Israel captive and would not let them go. The Ten Commandments came on the release of the Jews to keep them pure and holy.
The typology here is of major significance:
Everything of Egypt (a type of the world) is cursed to ultimate judgement by terrible destruction. The Ten Commandments, a type of salvation, is offered to all. But beware, the world will still come after you, but will run into God’s judgement!
So, the story is simple: Rejoice as Israel goes free and now sits on the Sinai of spiritual salvation. Don’t be so dumb as to try and prevent it, or stand in God’s way.
More than half the world is blind and deaf to their own stupidity in this regard. They can’t see that they are Egypt heading for a bloody Red Sea drowning, in terror and tribulation.
Here is the first amazing prophecy in the Bible of the tribulation and Israel’s victory. The word “distress” here is the tribulation:
Deuteronomy 4: 30-31 “When you are in distress and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice, He will not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers, which He swore to them.”
The result of the great end-time distress will be: “Let My people go,” to fulfilment in their salvation.
So, Moses as the agent of God told Pharaoh, the agent of Satan, to “Let My people go.” He would not, so God sent terrible plagues on Egypt, the agent of the world-system.
Now, many moons later, Moses as one of the two witnesses, will tell the antichrist – the god of the world, again to let My people go from slavery to worldliness, the approach of Islam and the rule of internationalism. Again the answer from the world is, no! So God sends tribulation, - the Great Tribulation, and a heap of end-time plagues upon the world!
Israel goes free and fulfils God’s purposes to the horror of the world and its media-mouth, and its religious wolves, all drowning in the blood-red sea of their own foolishness.
So, did the world learn anything from the history of Egypt and Moses back then? Naw not at all! Like modern day Pharaohs bedecked in intellectual pride, exalted above God, the EU, the UN and the many nations line up like rabid wolves to be led to God’s plague-filled Holocaust upon them.
You know world; if you weren’t so stupid, blind and deceived by the devil, you would not have to go to your atomic Holocaust and end up as radio-active vulture food!
Thankfully, the true church of the living God will go in the atomic rapture first. See Edition 429 HERE.
These three scriptures below, describe God’s coming Holocaust of plagues and destruction upon the world in the tribulation period. You should know them well, in spite of idiots who say, don’t read things like this! These verses are God’s warnings of love to you. His love is just and holy!
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.”
Isaiah 2:10-12 “Enter into the rock, hide in the dust from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything lifted up...”
Zephaniah 1:15-17 “That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation , a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities and against the high towers. I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like refuse.”
Our Lord is a God love, mercy and forgiveness but you must include, justice. That completes the picture. Leave that out and it all becomes messy and relative to man.
For the church, justice is the cross of Calvary, and the result is holiness.
It is love to warn someone of impending danger!
Deuteronomy 30:19 “...I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.”
Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”
All the socio-political, economic and religious aspects of the world now, are heading fast for the great separation. The world is heading for the banquet of thieves, the feast of vultures (Matthew 24:28), while the godly are heading for the Lamb’s banquet and marriage feast. (Revelation 19:6-7)
One of the commands given by Moses to Pharaoh was this:
Exodus 5:1 “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.”
Today, Satan’s plan for Israel, constructed and inspired by the liberal left, and promoted by the masters of fake news – the mass media, is to create a one-world government, a one-world currency and a one-world religion headed by none other than the media’s best friend to be, – the antichrist.
This is why the world is opposed to independent nationalism in favour of internationalism. The liberal left are working with Satan now, unbeknown to them.
Unity, universalism , love, happiness, wild unrestrained homosexual sex, virtues of the pits, values of the scum of the earth, are all the ingredients for the new post-truth, one-world of ‘peace’, which they say must include Israel!
They have a nasty shock coming – horror of horrors and plagues! Their world will go up in stench-filled smoke. They all become a feast for vultures! (Matthew 24:28) No gurney required!
The plague-carrying United Nations (UN):
The United Nation (UN) Headquarters in Israel is built right on the “Hill of Evil Council.” This hill is so named because it was where the palace of Pontius Pilate once stood. This was where Judas met him to plan the betrayal of our Lord. Not much has changed, I would say!
Talk about having your home on cursed ground!
Even after Pharaoh let the children of Israel go due to the plagues, they still pursued Israel. That is a powerful type of the UN’s recognition of the State of Israel in 1948, but still pursuing them today.
Guess where the UN is going to end up?
The UN is the prince of pretenders. They are the backstabbers of God’s word. They are the swindler-swines, and phony charlatans of the devil’s world and plans.
Remember, sweet world, that you will soon be stained red with your own blood!
The Red Sea event was a type of the tribulation period which will kill the world in pursuit of Israel, and lead to the mass salvation of the Jews. It will most certainly be a “sea turned to blood.”
A new Promised Land lies before Israel. It is called the Millennium or the New Jerusalem for those who get saved before the tribulation.
World, before you is the gate of glory or the gate of tears and hell! Pick your choice wisely!
Much of the church with Egypt and Babylon still inside of them, are the restrainer of Israel coming to the Lord. They have polluted the church with paganism, which keeps the Jews out!
The Roman church and its sidekicks have come against God’s plans for Israel since their cursed birth. They, like Egypt refuse to “let My people go” to their God ordained purpose plan and destiny. They have violated God’s word from the start and popularised anti-Semitism and replacement theology amongst all churches influenced by their Babylonian mixture.
God’s word says to take the gospel to the Jew first, then the Gentile. (Romans 1:16) God’s word says that we are to make the Jews jealous, with our knowledge of God. (Romans 11:11)So the Catholic church and its offshoots and especially all those of replacement theology, don’t obey that, but actually do the opposite!
They don’t take the gospel to the Jews at all and they make the Jews hate Christians because of their Babylonian paganism!
The return of the plagues:
The seven end-time plagues of the Revelation are likened to the destruction of Babylon. They are identical to the 10 plagues of Egypt, but remember that both Egypt and Babylon are types of the end-time world.
The following verses all describe various aspects of the next round of plagues:
Revelation 18:8 “Her (Babylon’s) plagues will come in one day – death and mourning and famine, and she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”
Revelation 18:4 “I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘come out of her (Babylon) My people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive of her plagues.’”
Revelation 16:9 “Men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.”
Revelation 11:6 “These (2 witnesses) have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues as often as they desire.”
Revelation 9:20 “The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, they should not worship demons and idols of gold, silver, brass, wood and wood, which can neither see, nor hear nor walk.”
Jeremiah 50:13 “Because of the wrath of the Lord, she (Babylon) will not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate. Everyone who goes to Babylon shall be horrified and hiss at all her plagues.”
The plagues and the rapture:
As soon as the tribulation begins the end-time plagues mixed with curses, scourges, and infestations will begin. Ancient plagues will be back – a deadly contagion of death, ravaging the world with the ●wrath of God, ●the wrath of Satan, ●the wrath of man and ●the wrath of nature.
The battle for Israel, Jerusalem and the salvation of the Jews will be underway.
The ten plagues of Egypt and others mentioned in the Old Covenant – were just that. They were part of the methods God used to deal with the world in pre-church era days. There is no biblical account or prophecy of any biblical-style plagues in the church age.
Yes there have been plagues in the last 2000 years, but none prophesied in the Bible. All modern plagues had no direct link to letting Israel go to serve the Lord.
But now we see the return of the biblical plagues – all in the tribulation period or dispensation.
That is a powerful proof of a pre-tribulation rapture. In the tribulation, things go back to that Old Covenant method of dealings and judgement.
There is a most powerful voice today, soon to be gone! That is the voice of the pro-Israel, anti-replacement theology, church standing with and for Israel in these days. This is a voice crying in the wilderness. Soon this voice will be silent, and saved Israel will be the new voice in the wilderness.
Isaiah 51:3 “The Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”
2 Chronicles 20:29 “The fear of God was upon all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. Then the Lord gave rest and quiet all around.”
Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them (Israel) from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O death I will be your plagues! O graves, I will be your destruction!”
I took the background picture from a chopper flying over the Cathedral Peak range in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 435: September 18th 2018
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
Matthew 23:37-39 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I have wanted to gather you as a hen gathers her chicks, but you were not willing! ‘See, your house is left to you desolate.’ I say to you, ‘you shall see Me no more, until you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Romans 11:25-26 “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. And so, all Israel will be saved.”
Replacement theology teaches that you must take all the verses applying to Israel and Jerusalem and replace them with the church. In other words, God has no specific, defined dispositional plan for the Jews. They must all just become happy, ham-eating, Easter bunny-hugging, Christians going Ho, ho ho on Christmas day! I say Voetsak! (Afrikaans for “get out of here.”)
But it is actually the Jews who have replaced their own Jewish Messiah. They have rejected Him and chosen dead religion, humanism, or all the philosophies of the world instead!
The Jews have slapped our Lord in the face!
We can’t prevent being slapped on the cheek. It is turning the other cheek that is our choice.
The Jews have slapped the Lord in the face for nearly 2000 years. He is now preparing to turn the other cheek! He has already been pierced and crucified for mankind. What mercy this is, now to turn back to His people who rejected Him!
The Jews will soon, suddenly know who this Yeshua is, and they will dare not raise a hand or a voice against Him in hostility ever again. They will find glorious forgiveness and love.
It is the reasonable way of the world to retaliate when offended. That makes our Lord most unreasonable and this is perhaps one of the reasons the world hates Him.
Every knee, willing or not, will bow to the King of kings. Israel will soon be ready to willingly bow the knee to our Lord, as He turns the other cheek. Tears of love will fill our Lord’s eyes as He sees that His own "other cheek" will now be kissed and not slapped by His own people this time! (Psalm 2:12)
Bowing the knee to someone is humbling and sometimes even humiliating, but when we bow to our Lord it elevates us and we grow tall in His grace, with eternal effects.
This grand plan of restoration involves God’s covenants to the people, the land and the city.
The Davidic Covenant:
This is an unconditional covenant promise made by God to David. The promise involves David’s “seed,” the Jewish Messiah who will be established in Jerusalem forever. (2 Samuel 7:10-13)
This covenant is also called the Jerusalem covenant and as such includes all the promises of God to the Jews relating to Jerusalem as their God-given city. It would include the rebuilding of the temple. This is why there is so much conflict around Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 6:6 “I (God) have chosen Jerusalem that My name may be there; and I have chosen David to be over My people, My people – Israel.”
1 Kings 11:36 “My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself to put My name there.”
And of course we see Satan’s involvement and God’s rebuke. It’s a pitty the media are blind to this:
Zechariah 3:2 “The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you!
Daughter of God, daughter of a whore:
The daughters of God:
The “daughter of Zion” is a term for the offspring of Israel. It relates to the Jewish people in general. The “daughter of Jerusalem” is a term describing the Jews as well, but it is more specific including Jerusalem, as part of God’s covenant promises.
Luke 23:28 “Yeshua, turning to them said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”
Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! 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.”
Here we see glorious salvation coming to the daughters:
Zephaniah 3:14-15 “Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord has taken away your judgements; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the Lord is in your midst; you shall see disaster no more.”
Zechariah 13:1 “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and uncleaness.”
The daughters of a whore:
Now, I’m going to make some people angry:
Who is the “daughter of Babylon” as spoken of numerous times in the Bible?
Babylon, the religious system, is clearly defined as the church of Rome (and other similar orthodox churches) This is the “whore of Babylon”, the “mother of harlots.” (Revelation 17 and 18) The daughter of the whore is none other than the Protestant churches of the Reformation. The mostly denominational, Spirit-less churches.
As we look back into history we see the “Mother of Harlots” giving birth to her daughter. These Reformation churches rebelled against Rome, closing the dark ages, and brining in the spiritual age of enlightenment, the reformation, and industrial revolution.
They restored salvation by grace and faith to the church. But they could not shake off the results of being “raped” by Rome. Although the reformation was a work of God, it was incomplete and continued the Babylonian, pagan practises of their “rapists”. The overall, behind the scenes work of Babylon in these churches is replacement theology, and coming against God’s work with Israel.
The desire of Satan was to stamp out the early church by persecution. He failed and went on to his attempt to stamp out the prophesied work of God with Israel. Satan produced the Babylon religion. He produced the counterfeit church of Rome which was all manifest in the worst time of mass torture and mass murder of Jews ever, in the Catholic-led inquisitions.
The religion of Babylon morphed into the religion of Rome becoming a stench in the nostrils of God, which is just why it was prophesied to be the “mother of whores.” But mothers have daughters, don't they?
The break-away daughters never got rid of their Roman rapists! They flirted with paganism and welcomed it in. God, in His mercy used these churches anyway. But those days are over!
Have you noticed how evil many of these dead, denominational churches have become? Have you noticed how anti-Semitic and full of replacement theology, many have become? Have you noticed how many of the God-instituted laws and convocations of the Bible they now come against?
It’s not my desire to name any churches besides the Catholic ring leaders of the “depths of Satan”, because, thankfully, many churches are seeing the light, and changing. Others will do so soon too.
Isaiah 47:1-11 “Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, for you shall no more be called tender and delicate...Your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance and will not arbitrate with man. As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel. Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans (Babylonians) for you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms. I was angry with My people and have given them into your hand. You showed them no mercy and you said, ‘I shall be a lady forever.’ But these two things will come to you in a moment, in one day; the loss of children and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness...You have said in your heart, ‘I am and there is no one else besides me...And desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
Zechariah 2:6-12 “Up, up, flee from the land of the north, says the Lord; for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven. Get up Zion! Escape you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon...He who touches you (Israel) touches the apple of His eye...Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold I am coming and will dwell in your midst...Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people. Then you will know that the Lord has sent Me to you...and the Lord will again choose Jerusalem.”
Do you see cursed replacement theology, now the anchor of the daughters of Babylon, being rejected in these verses above?
Babylon, Rome, and the daughters of Babylon are all corrupted. Do you want to know what the single evidence is of a daughter of Babylon becoming a daughter of Zion or Jerusalem is? It is that church rejecting all forms of replacement theology, and becoming pro-God’s work with the Jews, Jerusalem and Israel in these days.
These things are all extremely important right now. They are all full of drama, severity and excitement. They will all come to pass just as they are written! We will see big things even in the next few days!
Psalm 137:8 “O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, happy shall he be who repays you as you have served us (Israel)...”
Revelation 18:2 “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a habitation of demons...”
Revelation 18:9-10 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication with and lived luxuriously with her (Babylon the Great, mother of harlots) will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment saying, alas, alas, that great city Babylon, the mighty city! For in one hour your judgement has come.”
●Babylon is the mother of harlots, the city of Satan. ●Jerusalem is the city of God and will soon be the Holy City! Where do live in heart? Babylon, Rome or Jerusalem?
We must see Babylon as fallen and never to rise again. Not as many do – being rebuilt. Those that believe Babylon will be rebuilt are generally those that practise the pagan traditions of Babylon like Christmas and Easter.
Jeremiah 51:8 “Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed...”
Jeremiah 50:39-40 “...Babylon shall be inhabited no more forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. It will be as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, no one shall be there.”
So, in these verses (and many others) we see the fall of Babylon the city, never to rise again and the prophesied application by God of religious Babylon as well as socio / political Babylon – the modern world-system.
No, the city has not been rebuilt – look it up!
Here in the Bible we have mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and whores! It is important to identify them. Those of God are dancing the divine dance and those of the devil are dancing the despicable dance even now.
It’s wise to love and choose what God loves!
Exodus 4:22 “Thus says the Lord: ‘Israel is My son, My firstborn.”
Hosea 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him...”
Oh, yes and let’s not leave out the sheep of the settlements:
Ezekiel 34:11-13 “Thus says the Lord God: Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out...I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the places (Lit= settlements) of the country.”
The heavenly Jerusalem, the city of eternal peace:
Our citizenship is in heaven – the heavenly Jerusalem, made and constructed by our Lord with pure gold, silver and jewels. It has incredible trees producing 12 types of pure fruit. It has birds, animals and really weird, crazy, but holy flying, multi-winged creatures. It has dogs and cats too.
It has a bunch of things so glorious and wonderful, we can’t even imagine!
The end time kingdoms of the world are made of “clay and iron” which does not mix. (And it stinks of dung!) Babylon represents the world. It was made of man-made clay bricks. It is full of sin and all sorts of abominations!
Ezekiel 20:41-42 “I will accept you (Jews) as a sweet smelling aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles...”
So many intellectual idiots of this day are trying to work for world peace. They come up with all sorts of clever, futile, hogwash ideas. Some churches are striving for world peace. They will all fail, ●firstly because they are blinded by their pride (Psalm 10:4), ●secondly because they’re blinded by God (James4:6, Proverbs 26:12, 2 Thessalonians 2:11) and ●thirdly because they are blinded by Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4). They think they know better than God.
►You can’t build peace with unity or love. You can’t build peace with any sort of economic, social, or political model. You can only build peace with righteousness.
Let me say that again: You can only build peace with righteousness. That is on a personal level, a larger family level, a national level and a world level.
Psalm 72:2-3 “He will judge Your people with righteousness...and the mountains shall bring peace by righteousness.”
Isaiah 32:17 “The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.”
Jerusalem will be pure and holy in the Millennium. The New Jerusalem will be closely associated, but flying above it. (No wonder some people think we are crazy!)
There is glorious beauty in true holiness.
The New Jerusalem will be The Holy City. It will be inhabited by saints! Do you know what a saint is?
“Saint”: Strong’s G40 – Hagios. Meanings: Holy, pure, most holy thing.
So, it will be you, you holy thing, living in a holy city forever! How ‘bout them apples!
1 Peter 2:9-10 “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, His own special people. He called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
“Peculiar”: Strong’s G4041. Meanings: Distinct and noticeable, separate, to be possessed by God.
Are you noticeable by your distinctness? Are you possessed?
True holiness is a unique aspect of the character and nature of God, with no parallels. How good it is to be peculiar!
Isaiah 52:1 “Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean, shall no longer come to you.”
Revelation 21:1 “I John saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
The tribulation terror:
The removal of restrainer is directly linked to the immediate release of the antichrist.
You can’t have the antichrist present with the restrainer here at the same time.
Personally, in the past, I’ve worked on programs to save the endangered cheetah and endangered species. I’ve stood right next to a capture box with a wild cheetah inside - the fastest land animal on earth, as it was being released to its new environment. The restraining door slides open, and it’s gone in a flash! No more restraint!
There will still be limited operations of the Holy Spirit in the tribulation.
As with the cheetah, we will see the preparations coming for the release of the antichrist. This will be when the rapture takes place and the tribulation begins.
By the way, I’ve learnt more spiritually, from lions roaring out in the wilds, and from cheetahs charging through the bush, from birds in my garden and all my dearly departed dogs, than from most churches in regards to eschatology.
The restrainer of sin, the Spirit indwelt church, will be removed. There will be no restraint of evil. Under those conditions, things will be unimaginably terrible. The Bible’s numerous descriptions of this time are an eye-opener of shock and awe!
After the Second Coming as we go into the Millennium there will also be no restrainer! Satan the hater of holiness will be bound. There will be no restraint of holiness, glory, wonder, magnificence and all things godly – forever! The Bible’s numerous descriptions of this time are an eye-opener!
Eyes to see:
The eye sees for the whole body. So, if your eye is bad your whole body is in danger! You are in danger of deep end-time darkness - deception! (Matthew 6:22-23)
Proverbs 13:20 “He who walks with wise men shall be wise, but he who associates with self-confident fools, will be a fool himself, and shall suffer, and be destroyed for it.”
Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned...He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.”
Here are a few nice happy, loving, beautiful comments from our Lord to put in your promise box:
“Woe to you, blind guides.” “Fools and blind.” “You blind Pharisees.” “You are dark and blind.”
So, it seems to me that our Lord is not very impressed with spiritual blindness and foolishness!
A major aspect of the Christian life now, and it is intensifying, is conflict as we endure. We really need to see clearly and to have courage to stand securely in these days of deep deceptions.
The revelation of the things of God in a believer is His measure of your value. This revelation establishes your authority over your own life and others, with who you have influence.
Numbers 16:3-5 “Moses fell on his face and said, ‘the Lord will show who are His and who are holy.’”
Know this one thing, if you are saved now, you will be living in the New Jerusalem, and it just may be a lot a sooner than most people think! It won’t be New York, London, Paris or Blikkiesfontein, to which the Christians of Blikkiesfontein say, “Thank the Lord for that!”
Colossians 3:3-4 “For you died and your life is hidden with Messiah in God. When Messiah appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
We are seated in heavenly places – the heavenly, New Jerusalem (Ephesians 2:5-7) – not Rome!
Only the wisdom of God makes you eternally wise! May your name be sealed in the eternal book of life forever and ever!
I took the background picture from a chopper flying over Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg Mountains, one misty morning and the baobab tree, one misty morning in the Limpopo region. This is called “the communion tree”
Shalom and grow in His Grace!