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- ”America has finally decided the Bible is not illegal!” (Jerusalem Post) The US, in a historic move has declared that it will not use the term “settlements” anymore, legalising and legitimising Jewish control over Judea and Samaria.
- Ironically, the UN passed a resolution yesterday with 154 nations voting in favour of the Temple Mount falling under full Muslim control, rejecting Israel’s ownership.
- Israel attacks numerous Syrian targets near Damascus in response to Syria / Iran rocket attacks on Israel - all shot down by Israel's Iron Dome (20th Nov.) Israel says will now respond to every attack. "Its a new day."
- Iran continues to break all rules in pursuit of nuclear weapons. Very soon, someone (US and Israel) will bring her to book!
These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
The following verses apply well to the mass media:
Job 9:4 “Who has hardened his heart against Him and prospered?”
Isaiah 43:13 “...I work and who can reverse it?”
Philippians 1:9 “I pray that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and all discernment...”
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.”
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.
15th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The evil “I am”:
This is the ‘me now’ generation, ruled by ‘me, myself, I.’ It is the generation where the cry of the masses is “I am, and there is no other”. Here it is written in ages past:
Isaiah 47:10 “You have trusted in your wickedness. You have said, ‘no one sees me.’ Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”
One of the titles of our Messiah is “I am.” So, which ‘I am’ are you going to serve?
In the last few weeks I had two dramatic, most insightful encounters with two individuals, who had professed to be believers for years. Let’s call them Mr A. and Miss B.
Mr A has a foul mouth. I asked him to watch his language, and then spoke of something I had written here in The Prophetic Scroll (TPS). Well, Mr. A exploded and condemned me and TPS, with a tirade of swearing. To be honest, I was shocked to see the sudden extent of his antagonism.
Miss B then came along and exploded because I pointed out that the Bible condemned some of her witchcraft practises which she had tried to mix into her so-called Christianity. She instantly yelled like an electrified Jezebel, rejecting everything I said including the words of the Bible.
These two events are indicative and symptomatic of the world today, including some of the modern compromised churches.
Firstly, let’s analyse the events:
Both Mr A and Miss B were challenged to repent of sin. Both had a violent reaction to the conviction. It was not me or TPS or the Bible that they were offended at, but the personal application of conviction repentance and change, which was now on the table.
It was the conviction that they tried to get rid of by choosing the way of confrontation, and hostility. The way of spineless love would be to say nothing and tolerate it. The way of real godly love is the way of rebuke, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) If the individual will not receive it, so be it.
In the light you see the truth, but you also see sin. The light of God will reveal it and what to do about it. The darkness will hide it and attack the light! You can only repent from sin. If you remove what is called sin, re-name it, or water it down, no repentance is required and anything goes.
A hazy spiritual light will give you unclear half truths.
There are a number of bad things at work within many people. They want nothing standing in the way of self’s sin. They want no conviction. They are their own “I am.”
They want to bring people, ministries and the Bible down because it correctly identifies sin and opposes their participation in it. They try to exalt themselves above all authority.
They must tear down the things of God to give expression to their sin-nature.
The world and its god, fallen man and his god, are speeding down the road to soon coming doom.
●These end-times are bringing our Lord closer. ●The antichrist is also getting closer.
●The Man of holiness is drawing near. ●The man of sin is drawing near.
But for sin to flourish, holiness must be cast down. This is the state of the world today.
The problem with many today is that they are deceived, ignorant, don’t care, are proud, with no knowledge of God, and no restraint and discipline.
Most people today are a living offence to God. Of course, they can’t see that, because they are in the dark. It is the responsibility of the church to shed God’s light into this fallen world now.
As the end of the age approaches, the true church is becoming clearly visible in the light of God’s truth, and so is the false church! The eternal glorious kingdom of God, which will be the real survivor, is becoming more evident all the time, but it is exclusive.
By the way, the false church is not destroyed by God in the tribulation. It is destroyed, by its own god, the false Messiah!
The false church is becoming easier to spot. It is designed to make you comfortable in the world and in sin. It hides and obscures sin and its consequences. When the cross is obscured, sin is elevated.
The comfort of the world is not worth the effort of seeking. The world will comfort you in your sin and say, ‘it’s all okay now’. The word of God will not comfort you in your sin. It will condemn and convict you, and then empower you to change and become holy. That is what real true love is all about!
The well used term “There is now no condemnation,” is greatly misused in the church. In reality it is associated with repentance. It is conditional. Here it is:
Romans 8:1 “There is no condemnation to those who are in Messiah, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
The woman caught in adultery was forgiven by our Lord. (John 8:10-11) But He said to her, ‘Now go and sin no more.’ This was the command of repentance and correction. She was not forgiven to continue in adultery.
Tradition holds that this was the “woman of sin” in Luke 7:37 and in fact was Mary Magdalene. If it was her, that means that her repentance led to her being the first one to see our Lord resurrected. It is a repentant attitude and life that cause spiritual sight.
May I say, that if you want a healthy spiritual life, break from the world’s ways and join and receive the word’s ways. Repent of sin now, but be advised, that a walk of repentance will do you more good than any exercises ever will!
Yes be free in your God-given liberty, but always keep an eye on the old sin nature and its desire to self-resurrect and trip you up.
Above all, in these dangerous days - exalt, uplift, revere and magnify the word of God in your life.
Be encouraged, stand strong – you can and must!
Edition 431: August 21st 2018
The Rapture and the Tribulation:
In this edition I want to have a fresh look at the rapture, the state of the church, the soon coming tribulation period, wars in the Middle East and more.
I have a strong sense of something prophetic impending, approaching, looming!
It is imminent. It’s a lot more than something blowing in the wind, or the cards on the table, or even the writing on the wall! Satan’s antichrist is within spitting distance and the trumpet blast is near.
I must assure you that I will never give you speculation, presumption or manipulation as fact, to score points, as many do these days. That’s not my style.
In this edition I will consider some speculation and look at some facts. I will differentiate.
The prophesied wars which will take place just before the tribulation begins, or just into it are the wars of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38&39) The Syria / Damascus war (Isaiah 17) and the Psalm 83 war.
These wars all involve Israel.
I have discussed them in previous editions, but now I want to look briefly, at some interesting consistencies and facts between them.
There is no harm done to prophecy by inserting the modern place or country names. Likewise, there is no harm done when we insert modern weaponry.
These wars are monumental. They appear to be sudden and very quick, lasting a day or two. They will involve military forces on land, on sea and from the air. Have a look at these interesting verses:
●Zechariah 5:1-8 “I turned and raised my eyes, and saw a flying scroll...” (Flying scrolls here, is a reference to missiles - read it.) You can find more on this, under the heading “God’s secret nuclear weapon” In edition 301: HERE
●Ezekiel 38:9 “You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and your troops and many peoples (nations) with you.”
●Ezekiel 38:16 “You will come up against My people Israel like a cloud, to cover the land. It will be in the latter days that I will bring you against My land, so that the nations may know Me when I am hallowed in you, O Gog before their eyes.”
●Isaiah 31:4-5 “As a lion roars, and a young lion a young lion over its prey, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor be disturbed by their noise, so the Lord of hosts (armies) will come down to fight for Mount Zion and its hill. Like birds flying about, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it. Passing over He will preserve it.”
●Habakkuk 1:6-8 “I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; their judgement and their dignity proceed from themselves. Their horses are swifter than leopards, and fiercer than evening wolves. Their charges charge ahead; their cavalry comes from afar; they fly as the eagle that hastens to eat.”
The name “Chaldeans” above, originates from a number of words meaning: “Wandering, destructive, demons and robbers.” They were a people who settled in Babylon becoming synonymous with them. Babylon is one the types of the end-time world!
This verse above could be a reference to any, or all of the end-time world wars. The aerial and missile warfare places these wars in our day. There are some other verses in these passages that clearly say that they will be in the “latter days”.
Joseph is a type of Messiah. This is well accepted.
One of the most dramatic events in the Bible is found in the story of Joseph. Let’s consider some points of relevance:
Joseph was a Jew. He was married to a Gentile wife, which is a type of the church. Joseph therefore represents the relationship with God, to the Jews and the church.
His brothers, representing the Jews, had got rid of him long ago – or so they thought! They went off to Egypt to buy food for the coming seven-year famine, a type of the seven-year tribulation to come. They thought they were dealing with an Egyptian official of Pharaoh. They did not recognise that it was Joseph their brother, but he recognised them.
Joseph could not bear the separation any longer and decided to reveal his identity to his brothers.
And now the drama!
This event took place in Pharaoh’s courts. Joseph’s Gentile bride would have been there with many others. As the time of the revelation approached, Joseph first of all said to all who were with him: “make everyone go out from me. So no one was left with him, while Joseph revealed who he was to his brothers.” (Genesis 45:1)
Our Lord Himself, alone, reveals Himself to the Jews. The mostly Gentile church has gone!
During the great dramatic, reveal, Joseph forgave his brothers for rejecting him all those years ago.
Psalm 130:8 “He Himself will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.”
What a powerful type of the pre-tribulation rapture of the church this is!
We see many other types of the pre-tribulation rapture, revealed in Old Covenant events.
●Noah and his family went into the ark seven days before the rain and God shut the door.
Isaiah 26:20 “Come My people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation (tribulation) is past.”
●Lot and family were removed from Sodom before the destruction of God fell.
●The Gentile, Rahab who helped Joshua and the children of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land, was taken to safety outside the city of Jericho just before it was destroyed.
●The Hebrew feast of the Lord, Rosh Hashanah means: “new beginning.” This is the next of the seven feasts to be prophetically fulfilled. It would most certainly mark the new beginning of the next dispensation. They appear in order and are fulfilled in order.
If you reject dispensations, by the logic and consistency of interpretation you have to accept a post -tribulation rapture. You then have no answer for these verses describing dispensations:
Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2, Hebrews 1:1, and Colossians 1:25. (All use G3622 – dispensation)
Bible dispensations begin, and end following on from each other immediately. There is no inter-dispensation time period like some erroneously teach.
One of the greatest pre-tribulation rapture proofs is the dispensational division and roles of the church and Israel.
●Moses took seventy elders up Mt. Sinai to meet with God. (Exodus 24:9-11) This relates to the start of the dispensation of the law, which began here on Sinai with the giving of the law in stone.
●Seventy disciples were chosen by our Lord to be sent out to evangelise. (Luke 10) This relates to the church dispensation which began on the day of Pentecost, with the law now transferred from stone to the heart of the believer.
● Seventy sevens of years (seventy times seven) are determined upon Jerusalem. (Daniel 9:24)
●Yeshua said to forgive seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21)
●Israel spent seventy years in captivity in Babylon, before freedom. (Jeremiah 29:10)
●The modern state of Israel is now seventy years old since its birth in one day. (Isaiah 66:8)
●Israel spends seven years cleaning up the destruction of the war of Gog and Magog. (Ezekiel 39:9) This ends with the great revealing of Messiah to the Jews in verse 29. The church is not seen in any of these events at all.
●The number seventy is the number of spiritual completion and also the number of judgement.
So what can we say about these things? The rapture of the church and the start of the tribulation are very near. We can’t be totally sure, but we can be sure it’s very close indeed! Is it this year, next month? Maybeeeee! If not we watch and wait.
The great escape:
Many post tribbers criticise us who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture as being escapists. If they knew their Bible well, they would know that it is them who will not escape!
Isaiah 47:11 (The end of Babylon – a type of the world) “Evil shall come upon you, you shall not know from where it arises, you will not be able to put it off (Lit=escape), and desolation shall come upon you suddenly.”
But to those who accept the pre-tribulation rapture, thank the Lord that you will escape:
Revelation 3:10 “Because you have kept My word to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial (tribulation period) which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell upon the earth.”
See also Luke 21:36.
If you had even the slightest understanding of the severity of the tribulation, you would be most thankful for the pre-tribulation rapture.
The character of the tribulation period:
The rapture of the church obviously ends the church dispensation and begins the next one which is called: ●time of Jacob’s trouble, ●the seventieth week (of years) of Daniel, ● the seven-year tribulation period of the Revelation. It is also called the ●wrath of God (last half).
The tribulation is also referred to as: ●The time of distress, ●the affliction, ●the indignation, ●the vindication of God, ●the time of lawlessness, ●the day of darkness, ●the hour of testing and more.
This completes the Old Covenant dispensation, paused during the church era.
The church dispensation is called the grace of God.
The character of the tribulation is revealed in hundreds of verses – all consistent. Here is a succinct view of this, the most severe time the world has ever seen or ever will see again. (Matthew 24:21)
Zephaniah 1:14-17 “The great day of the Lord is near. The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter. It 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. It is 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 sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like refuse.”
The tribulation begins as the church, which is also the restrainer is removed, the antichrist is revealed and huge changes take place in the manner in which God deals with man.
That does not mean God changes. It means that He changes His methods of operation only.
The church age centres on Gods work with the church. The church however is made up of born-again Jews and Gentiles. The tribulation period focuses on Israel and not the church. Large numbers of Gentiles will be saved in the tribulation period. They do not become part of the church. They are called “tribulation saints.”
The primary focus is on Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews, and their becoming God’s chief evangelists to the world in the tribulation.
Hosea 5:15 “I will return again to My place till they (Jews) acknowledge their offence. Then they will seek My face, in their affliction (tribulation) they will diligently seek Me.”
There will be a huge number of Jews saved suddenly right at the start of the tribulation, but millions will be saved right through it as well.
Enormous numbers of very stupid people, including leaders of nations and churches, inspired by Satan ill come against God’s work with the Israel:
Psalm 79:6-7 “Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not know You, and the kingdoms that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob (Israel) and lay waste his dwelling place.”
Zechariah 12:9 “It shall be in that day that I will destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
The purpose of the tribulation period:
●A purpose is forGod to bring judgement upon all sin by His wrath.
●A purpose is to cause the repentance and salvation of the Jews.
●A purpose is to bring repentance and salvation to masses of Gentiles.
●A purpose is to create a true nation under God –called the Millennium.
●A purpose is the setting up of everlasting righteousness.
In terms of the big picture, the entire tribulation period is the holiness of God at work. The judgement of God is an act of holiness and grace because of its end result – everlasting, universal righteousness.
Most of those left behind at the rapture, will be shocked beyond belief. As the tribulation upheavals begin they will be struck by fear. Bear in mind that fear rightly directed and with a correct response, can be a very positive thing causing repentance.
Mercy and forgiveness produces repentance, but when this is exhausted, the severe side comes in.
Many of these things will happen very quickly!
Isaiah 29:5 “The multitude of your foes shall be like fine dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones (terror-creating) shall be as chaff that passes away; yes it shall be in an instant, suddenly!”
Isaiah 66:8-10 “Who has heard of such a thing, who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day, or shall a nation (Israel) be born at once?
Zechariah 3:9 “Behold the stone I have laid before Joshua; upon the stone are seven eyes. I will engrave its inscription says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
Isaiah 10:17 “So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and the Holy One for a flame. It will burn and devour His thorns and briers in one day.”
The wicked world:
The state of all nations is deteriorating fast. They will soon become great beasts – servants of Satan, to attack the truth of God’s word, His virtues and ways. Nations will become control-freaks.
A state, released from God’s influence, soon manifests a monster.
End-time man has become Satan’s greatest weapon of attack against God. Too many Christians are friends of the flaming world, and like a leper can’t feel the pain.
Today, people replace good with evil, light for dark, right for wrong and also ugliness for beauty. (Isaiah 5:20) This is even seen in music, where melody should be central, beat and rhythm secondary. That’s all reversed, creating ugly, terrible music. (And that’s coming from an ex-hippie!)
You must become state-less now. Obey the government up to the point where it violates God’s word directly. But even in your thinking, die to the state now. There are some strong, great Christians working in some state departments. They are its light. I know some – keep it up. (You too Ty)
It’s good to battle with and break our connection to the world, but we must get to a place where the battle is won and the world now lies as a desert of death before us.
Tragically, for the world, which rejects the fear of the Lord, it will soon get a crushing dose of the fear of the Lord – called the tribulation period and the wrath of God! The tribulation will produce the fear of God like never before.
People today have little fear of, or respect for the authorities and therefore no feelings of guilt. There is no more shame in sin anymore. The whole world has seared its conscience.
The world can scream the odds against Gods value system, and His holy virtues all they like. They will protest in the tribulation. They will scream against God’s wrath, but they will not stop it.
The provocation of the scriptures:
Our Lord was often provocative.
The Bible is called the gospel of offence.
We are in a world with no restraint (Hosea 4:1-2) and a Christian world of easy believism, in the face of an advancing, sin-rich church. This is because their sick leaders have surgically removed the “severity” and “hard sayings” of the gospel. (Romans 11:22, John 6:60)
In the face of fast spreading sickness, you need to step up the dosage, not water it down or remove it altogether.
Today too many Bible teachers accommodate acclimatisation to the spiritually bankrupt state of the world. They all, in their fallen wisdom, “compare themselves amongst themselves and are not wise.” Their lukewarm state slips to ice cold. (2 Corinthians 10:12, Revelation 3:16)
Imagine the stupidity of comparing yourself to things that are about to be hit by the wrath of God!
Both “goodness and severity” can be applied wrongly. One really needs to be led by the Spirit. The baseball bat is not a tool of the trade! And neither is the soft sofa.
My position is always to offend, attack and create disunity towards foundational doctrinal error. It is my aim to create unity within the truth and lovers of truth and to defend it. I am not referring to minor issues. It’s those entrenched in doctrines that violate the 6 foundational doctrines of Messiah that I’m at war with. (Hebrews 6:1-2)
Be careful of teachers trying to produce control and also those with a critical spirit always elevating themselves. The objective of correct instruction is to glorify God.
Be very careful of who you receive from in these days:
Jeremiah 5:13 “The prophets have become wind, for the word is not in them...”
God gives light, sight, blessing, mercy, cursing, blinding, darkness, and wrath.
Satan gives dark light, blinding, deceptive blessing, cursing and wrath.
You need the sword of God’s Spirit to divide between the two, and know the source.
The instinct and intuition of the Christian tend towards the things of God.
For deep inward strength, set you spiritual gaze silently inward, upward and outward.
Psalm 63:6-8 “I meditate on You in the night watches, because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You.”
I took these pictures in the wilds of Namaqualand during wild-flower season, which is starting up again now for this spring. It’s a wildly beautiful place with flower-power zebras too!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 430: August 14th 2018
The media, you and Israel:
The mass-media shouts a lot about the “occupied territories” in Israel. They don’t know that they themselves are true “occupied territory” – occupied by the devil himself! They are of their father, the “father of lies.”They are doing the will of their father – “the god of the world”.
Fake news, post truth, alternative facts, lies, and deception are the plagues of our day. Biblical truth has long since been “cast down in the street”. (Isaiah 59:14) So, we are now in a world of variables where anything can masquerade as truth.
In this edition, I’m not concerned with normal media coverage of news events and the like, neither am I referring to the media that is involved with neutral issues, like gardening.
Some occupations are pretty harmless, but others are heavily, spiritually super-charged, especially those that influence masses of people.
There is a biblical principle saying “teachers will incur a stricter judgement.” (James 3:1) We can apply that as a principle, to the mass-media as well.
Luke 20:46 “Beware of the scribes...They will receive greater condemnation.”
In redefining sin and biblically based law, the world and its voice, the media, think there are no consequences of their actions, but they have a terrible surprise coming!
Freedom of the press does not mean that they are free to dominate and control people with their brand of new state-owned and media-owned “truth.” Beware of state-owned “truth” and media-owned “truth.” It is a viper.
Freedom is not freedom if it allows freedom to be destroyed.
Jeremiah 6:10 “To whom shall I speak and give warning that they may hear? Indeed their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot give heed. Behold, the word of the Lord is a reproach to them, they have no delight in it.”
Whichever way you look at it, there is very little time left before the rapture and the start of the seven-year tribulation period. (Revelation 12:12)
This obviously means that Satan’s mouthpiece, the media, is already going into overdrive with the proliferation, propagation and perpetration of propaganda, disinformation and brainwashing.
The world media have set themselves up as the creators of a new morality, and its monitor.
Make no mistake the rage, fury and wrath of God will respond!
When the media does speak the truth, it is still a matter of whose truth? Can Satan speak the truth? No never. Even his best “truth” is slanted, biased and a deception with poison in it somewhere.
All the end-time events are beginning to consolidate and dovetail into a monumental, magnificent and terrible concerto. Believers now need to fortify the truth, and stand securely in it.
The mass-media are backed by the very same spiritual forces that worked behind the scenes of the media throughout history. In the Bible, the “scribes” were the journalists of the day.
“Scribes:” Strong’s, G1122 – “Grammateus”. Meanings: Recorder, writer.
If ever there was an occupation condemned in the scriptures it was the scribes. They were the mouthpiece of the devil. They always had close affiliations with illegitimate religion.
As an ex-media man, I have watched the media devolve into a deadly beast over time.
Matthew 23:13-27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in...Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful outwardly, but inside, are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.”
Note the damage done by the scribes in the verses above.
Matthew 7:29 “He (Yeshua) taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
The spirits behind the media hate God and the things and ways of God. It’s really all coming to the surface in our day. The media today are the ultimate fallen-man pleasers!
Luke 22:2 “The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they fear the people.”
Matthew 27:41 (At the cross) “The chief priests, with the scribes mocked...”
Truth stands securely as a pillar. The church is the custodian and defender of truth (1 Timothy 3:15)
The primary work of the mass-media:
The word “antichrist” comes from a number of root words. The meaning is to “get rid of” and to “replace with.”
The most powerful example of the spirit of antichrist at work is seen in the western world today. With the help of the media, the nations have come against the word of God, specifically in relation to morality. They have replaced what they have come against, with their own godless value system.
Jeremiah 6:15-19 “Were they ashamed when they had committed abominations? No they were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they fall among those who fall at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down, says the Lord...I also set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet! But they said, we will not listen...I will bring calamity on them, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not heeded My words.”
Because the media have taken the place of God’s word, by rejecting it, they make sin “godly” by elevating it and giving it preference.
The media are masters of social engineering. They are designers of new thinking and a new sterile man, producing a new social equality around the values of Satan himself.
Satan comes in gradually by coming against truth and then replacing it. He then comes in officially, but camouflaged as truth to the blind and unsaved.
The media is the spearhead of the antichrist spirit. It is an image of the beast.
►The media will announce the arrival of a new one-world leader, the messiah of hell.
Peacocks in a bottle:
Talk about a message in a bottle!
Amazingly, the symbol for numerous media companies worldwide is a stylised peacock or peacock feather. This is a symbol of ancient Egypt, Babylon and Rome, all types of the world-system. It is also called the “all-seeing eye” because the feather looks like an eye.
But this symbol has powerful occult and pagan connections. It seems that this ‘symbol in a bottle’ keeps getting washed up on modern day shores!
The all-seeing eye originates from Egyptian devil worship. The Pharaohs often used a headdress of peacock feathers. The peacock was worshiped as a deity in these nations.
The peacock is a symbol of pride in many nations of antiquity and even some now.
One of the many legends is that the peacock will never go anywhere near gold, because it hates gold. Interestingly, gold is one of the biblical types of the deity of our Lord.
Israel and the mass-media:
There is a biblical law of blessing that comes upon nations, and people who bless Israel, and also curses that come upon those who curse Israel. If this is so, which it is, then the media are the champions of spreading cursing to the whole world.
Today Israel is under attack on many fronts especially relating to information emanating from the media, and it’s about to get far worse.
Many churches today, thankfully, are the stay of execution, because they stand with Israel.
►Israel, please know that many churches worldwide are standing with you, as closely as family.
Nehemiah 4:1 “So it happened, when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall (of Jerusalem) that he was furious and very indignant, and mocked the Jews.” (Sanballat was a leader of the empire that is today Iran. His name means: “The secret enemy.”)
Matthew 21:15 “When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David’, they (the scribes) were indignant.”
Note that the spirit of the scribes even today, is indignant at God’s work, and supports God’s enemies.
The command of God to the children of Israel was and is to “settle” in the Promised Land.
Isaiah 14:1 “The Lord will have mercy on Jacob and still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. Strangers (Gentiles) will be joined to them and they will cling to the house of Jacob.”
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.”
We, as believers who stand for God’s word on Israel have a secondary very important role. Our stand is God’s media-message to the world! Don’t underestimate your job.
We are the modern media messengers of God’s truth, word and ways. We are messengers of the coming peace of Jerusalem, and the opening of the eyes of the Jews to their Messiah, and the good news of the lifting veil. We are messengers of the cross, messengers of judgement upon the world, messengers of grace, mercy and the love of God. We are messengers to the prodigals – come home now! We are messengers of condemnation to the churches of replacement theology. We are messengers to the world and the media that the land of Israel will soon be 100 times its size!
Pregnancies of note:
●Genesis 16:11-12 “Behold you are pregnant with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call him Ishmael. (Father of the Arabs) He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man...”
● Genesis 17:18-21 “Abraham said to God, ‘O that Ishmael might live before You!’ Then God: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his descendant after him.”
The media supports Ishmael (Arabs, Palestinians, Islam) and comes against Isaac (Jews with eternal covenant). Isn’t that interesting?
●The world is pregnant with the antichrist, who comes like a roaring lion. The media is the midwife!
●Israel is pregnant with a Lion – the Lion of the tribe of Judah. (Jews) Suddenly they will see their child – a Lamb and Lion, their Messiah, our Messiah!
The Jews and their newly found Child – Messiah, will bring salvation to the world in their new found holiness. The media and their new found child – the antichrist, brings slavery to sin, and hell.
The Jews, in their repentance will soon see with new sight, their Messiah, as God lifts the veil.
The media, in their pride and blindness will see their great leader, a messiah of madness, but won’t see Satan himself behind the veil.
We are the days of lifting and falling veils! Don’t mess with these things!
Lions of note:
●The Bible speaks of Satan going around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) I think you could also include the media with Satan right here!
The above lion scatters and destroys.
●Hosea 11:10 “They (Israel) shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars then His sons shall come trembling from the west.”
The above lion is of God, and He gathers. This is the Lion of the Jews and He destroys the counterfeit lion, Satan and his loud voice the media.
I have personally witnessed lions in the wilds, spring a loud, dusty, terrifying, surprise attack on the unsuspecting. I have witnessed many lion kills. The point is that it’s not very clever to mess with a lion, especially if that Lion is God!
The pen, the sword and the trumpet:
Major constituents of our lives as believers are the pen, the sword and the trumpet.
●The pen must inscribe God’s word on our hearts and in our minds - The prophetic word too. God uses beautiful, calligraphy and handwriting upon the walls of our hearts and not a scrawly, scribe-like scribble. You are a master-manuscript of poetic magnificence. You are not fake-news!
●The blade of God’s two edged sword in our mouths is a superior weapon and an instrument cutting and dividing between truth and error. It springs attacks on devils and demons like a severe switchblade. It surgically cuts into sin like a sharp scalpel. God’s sword gives us the cutting edge!
●God’s trumpet in our lives is a shiny shofar calling an ingathering. It is a warning of attack on the enemy, of announcement of victory. It is a pure, thrilling shrill - a sign and a signal.
God’s presumptuous editors:
The media are more dangerous than you can imagine at this time in world history. Be warned!
Sin is the greatest abuser of man ever. It is your great enemy, yet the world and its media-mouth, want you to love it and accept it! They promote it, and legislate for it, and against opposition to it. They are the gods of sin, of censorship of God, and creators of apartheid from God.
The media are on a throne of pride like a Pharaoh or a Caesar, wearing a crown of peacock feathers.
You have to be the bravest person in the world or the dumbest thick-head ever, to set yourself up as God’s editor-in-chief and His judge, especially when you’re not even saved in the first place!
When you change God’s word you are cursed! No one in their right mind would curse themselves with an irrevocable curse leading to their own great failure on many fronts, yet they do just that.
The media are masters of manipulation, because their boss is. One of their methods to be aware of is selective editing. They are just as guilty for what they don’t say and leave out, as for what they do say. You can paint a picture this way.
It’s also good to bear in mind that the media can’t see truth even if they wanted to. This is conveyed so succinctly in these verses below and many others like it:
John 14:17 “The world cannot receive the Spirit of truth, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”
Matthew 13:11 “It has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.”
As a Christian, what you see and read must go through your eyes to the filter of the word of God in your heart to be accepted, cleansed or rejected.
An absolute classic I saw recently was a comment by a CNN anchor arguing about the occupied territories with an Israeli politician. She said, “Well this is what the world has decided and wants!”
Today we are surrounded by the evil of the world and its ungodly media mouth.
Habakkuk 1:4 “There is strife and contention, therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth, for the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.”
Today, many churches, mostly counterfeit churches, have aligned themselves with the world’s media. They are a conscience sin-soother, backsliden in heart.
Spiritual conscientious objectors are objects of discouragement, as are those that object to us who take a stand for Israel in these days.
Numbers 32:6-7 “Moses said to the children of Gad and Rueben: “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here? Now why will you discourage the hearts of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord has given them?”
Psalm 64:2-3 “Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity, who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows – bitter words.”
Genie in a bottle:
You can’t put the Genie back in the bottle once released, says the legend.
The media has opened the lid and let the evil out like spreading smoke. Like an invisible Trojan, sin has wafted into the cities like a stink bomb.
The media is engaged in the equal distribution of slavery to sin. The media is enlightened by deep darkness and is inflicting it on the masses.
The goal of the media is to corrupt and conquer by gradual, creeping acclimatising to their godless standards and ways.
Malachi 2:17 “You have wearied the Lord with your words; you say, in what way? In that you say, everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them.”
Media friends of God:
Isaiah 43:10-12 “You are My witnesses (media) says the Lord, and My servant whom You have chosen. And there was no foreign god among you; therefore you are My witnesses...”
There are some in the media today who are friends of God and fly His banner!
Isaiah 11:12-13 “He will set up a banner for the nation, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth...and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off.”
Many churches and their people today are sending a clear message to the world, that they are not for sale and neither is their relationship and friendship with the living God.
Solid believers and godly media speak the truth boldly, but doubters and the uniformed confer, negotiate and capitulate to the best sounding idiot.
We are not God’s PR agents, making Christianity acceptable to the masses. We are the light of the world, not a mirror of society!
Yeshua is His own “media.” “It is written,” He said. Not, “Let’s have a discussion.” But you need special ears to hear and see His word. “Those who have ears let him hear what the Spirit says.”
As living media, always bear in mind that our message is written in the scarlet blood of the Lamb.
We must keep, protect and contend for pure doctrine especially in these days of blurred truth, sin filled, intellectual garbage, posing as truth, perpetrated by enemies of the cross of Messiah.
Negotiation and democratic discussion never defeats sin or produces holiness. When you mix dark and light you get a messy, foggy, boggy, blurry, hazy, hell-filled “truth.” God is nowhere near it!
John 16:13 “When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will lead you into all truth!”
I took the background picture in a forest of giant sycamore trees at Ndumu in KwaZulu / Natal, and the elephants at Etosha.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 429: August 7th 2018
E=MC² and more.
This edition is about the great breaking. It’s about the great atomic explosion and its meanings. It relates to the smallest atom, to the human being, to the rapture, to the destruction of the world and of the heavens and everything in between. It’s about what’s coming soon.
Humans are made out of atoms. - WRONG!
Humans are made partially out of atoms. But we are made primarily out of eternally existing, invisible spirit! You are wall to wall spirit with a few atoms and goodies thrown in. Don’t believe the lying media when they say that all you are is a piece of meat on some bones!
Very soon, God, the great atom smasher, will destroy our atoms with an atomic explosion releasing great power that will transform our bodies instantly into a very odd, strange mix of new, incorruptible physical form, which will have supernatural, spiritual qualities and dimensions that will put all science fiction to shame!
If anyone wants to award me a new “You’re mad” badge, thanks, I have many!
Modern man has discovered the great power residing in the tiny atom. But, true to form, his best is Hiroshima, deadly ICBM’s and nuclear submarines!
The power of E=MC²:
Within the heart of an atom (matter) is great energy. This energy is released when the atom is smashed at the speed of light, under certain conditions.
We see this in Einstein’s famous formula: E=MC² In which “E”= energy, “M”= matter and “C²= light squared (or the speed of.) Contained within every atom is a nucleus a proton and an electron. All held together by a powerful, invisible, electrical force.
But to get that power out of an atom it must be smashed and broken. Then the immense power is released and is available to be tapped.
If physical E=MC² is the release of energy contained in an atom by smashing it, then spiritual E=MC² must be the release of tremendous spiritual power in the believer’s life through the brokenness of the cross of Calvary, which produces resurrection power.
Now let’s look at some world meanings:
●Death: Strong’s G2288, “Thanetos”. Meaning: The separation of soul from body, through a force of power.
●Power: Strong’s G1411, “Dynamis.” Meanings: Miracle power, explosive power like dynamite.
Do you see it? In these two word meanings, above, we see the great breaking and the release of spiritual power.
If we could compare the entire universe to an atom, we see the same thing again: At the great eternal judgement, as our Lord re-creates the universe, when we go into the eternity of eternities, the entire universe will be broken, and a new universe with new worlds comes about.
Every trace of every spot where Satan had once been will be renovated and made new.
The grand purpose of E=MC² is the destruction of matter, producing energy.
The grand purpose of spiritual E=MC² is the destruction of sin, Satan and creation of newness of life.
Life is in the blood (and power!)
Now, let’s look into the heart of blood itself in the Bible. We will see an incredible message:
●Blood: Strong’s H1818, “Dam,” Meaning: “Essence of life.” It is made up of two root words:
1) Root word H119, “Adam,” Meaning: “Red, blood.”
2) Root word H1826 “Damam,” Meanings: “Cut-off, silent, cease, quieted.”
Here is something incredible indeed:
●“Dam-ah” (Strong’s H1819) Meanings: To be like, to be equal, or to resemble.
We can then presume from these word meanings that the blood of fallen, unredeemed Adam creates his “cut-off” status, while “Dam-ah” relates to saved man, being like God.
So, it is Adam or Dam-ah – Unsaved and saved!
When the Hebrew letter “Heh” is added to a name it means that God-breathed life is now in it. For example: Abram's name changed to Abraham after God’s covenant promises to him.
Adam was a different sort of being before he sinned. It was sin that cut him off and got him cursed. We see this, incredibly, in the meanings of the word “blood”, above.
Blood carries oxygen in it to every cell, but born-again blood carries oxygen, recreated spirit, and incorruptible, eternal life in it.
Leviticus 17:11 “The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement for your soul.”
The miraculous blood of our Lord is seen in a wonderful and humbling verse. We are told that the blood of the Lamb washes our robes (lives) white. (Revelation 7:14)
It is the unredeemed blood of Adam that “washes” us red with sin! It is the redeemed blood of Adam (Dam-ah) that gives us salvation, through our Lord.
Here is the sad state of those born of the unredeemed blood of Adam, and remain unsaved. They are the living dead:
James 2:26 “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead.”
And again, the glorious contrast in the verse below:
1 Corinthians 15:22 “As in Adam all die, even so, in Messiah all shall be made alive.”
Adam’s blood can’t forgive sin. Our Lord’s blood was free from sin. It was like Adam’s blood before he fell. Like our Lord, Adam was not born of a woman, but of supernatural creation by God. This is why his blood was different before he fell.
In the new Garden of Eden there will be no fallen Adam, and no Satan and no curse.
In communion we drink the Lord’s "blood", - symbolic of its pure miraculous, saving, eternal life giving ability, unlike the blood of bulls and goats which is drank at ceremonies of pagans.
The most contagious disease ever known in the universe is sin. Only our Lord never caught the disease! Only He can cure it safely. He does it in a remarkable way: He kills you dead on His cross and then gives you new life.
You can do well as a child of Adam with his unredeemed blood in you, many do. But it will all be blown up by God one of these fine days!
Spiritual E=MC² releases the Spirit of God and gives us new, clean, pure, sin-free blood, if only by our position in Messiah now, ahead of the rapture, when it all becomes a glorious reality in every way.
Living with the fallen blood of Adam in you, leaves you under the dominion of the law of sin. It is a law, just like gravity – even its good is under the law of sin. You need a higher, new, explosive law to overthrow it, the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah.
This new law releases the Spirit of God in the human spirit of those born-again of God.
“I have been crucified with Him” says the Bible. I’ve got news for you! If you have been crucified with Him, you have also been raised with Him and you are now truly born-free!
John 3:3 “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
I walked away from my own funeral:
After I died and was buried, back in the 70s, I suddenly arose and walked away from my own burial, with guests standing around looking on. Have you been to own funeral yet? – You need to. Of course I’m talking about water baptism and the powerful symbolism and testimony contained within it.
The word “baptismo” means to fully immerse like you would do with a coffin. It is not “sprinkling!”
After our Lord’s baptism the Holy Spirit descended and remained on Him. The Spirit of God alights on, and remains on holiness!
The entire earth had its baptism in water in the days of Noah. Death killed the sin of the world. The peace dove returned after the judgement. But sin returned and now judgement is coming again, this time by supernatural fire.
Be aware that Satan is the god of peace too. But his peace is full of sin and evil and unredeemed blood. Our God is the God of true, deep peace and righteous judgement, and war on all sin.
After the whole world goes into the brokenness of its soon coming judgement and destruction, out of that comes a new, pure, sanctified, world – the Millennium, which will be glorious.
We see the same principle of death producing life in many things. Fruit is fully contained in “embryo” form, within the seed. It goes into the ground, dies and then only do we see and taste the good fruit. The fruit bears no resemblance to the seed. It is totally different, yet related by birth.
And modern man thinks he’s okay in his own strength? Crazy, I say!
The rapture is the ultimate spiritual E=MC².
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 “Behold, I tell you mystery; we shall not all sleep (die) but we shall be changed – in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, (for church age) for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
This is amazing! Now let’s look at the incredible meaning of the word “moment” above:
●“Moment” Strong’s G823, - “Atomos.” Meaning: The smallest division of time possible, or an ‘atom’ of time. This word is derived from G5114 – “Tomos.” Meaning: Sharp, single instant stroke or blow.
It's the only occurrence of this word in the Bible, and there will only be one atomic rapture!
The end of the end-times will see the world go - atomic bang (E=MC²) But before it does, true Christians will go - atomic bang (E=MC²)! The former will be destructive and the latter constructive. The former will be from atomic bombs and warfare, the latter will be the rapture!
The dead in Messiah will be raised to glorious new life at rapture too.
Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O death, I will be your plagues! O grave, I will be your destruction.”
“O death where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
Habakkuk 3:3-4 “His glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of His praise. His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden.”
Our Lord will soon descend to cloud level, hold out His miraculous, supernatural, cross-marred hands, now full of incredible power and say:
“Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1)
1 Corinthians 6:14 “God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.”
The world and its media-mouth, uses intellect and reason to further its cause, as if that is a god. They think, like the Babylonians that they are building a life-tower to God! But it’s all rotten to the core – born of cursed dust, fallen blood, sweat and tears of useless grief – all destined for hell.
The bricks of Babel, made with mud, mixed with sin-sick blood, tried to reach God in the clouds. Actually, they tried to be a god! Contrast all of that with the real deal, true, miraculous rapture of believers cleansed by spiritual E=MC²!
Our truth is alive, full of light, and full of spiritual power, building for eternity.
All of creation (natural) is awaiting the manifestation of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19-21) Note that the expectation of creation is not anything the unsaved can do, or have done with all their environmentalism and “save the world” efforts.
All creation is awaiting us at the rapture and beyond, because that is when nature will be born free.
The great, mysterious power of the cross of Calvary, working in us, gives us power to die to self and the world, power to become the children of God, power to live, power to heal, power over the enemy, the power of wisdom, and much, more.
Our Lord will soon fly out of heaven to meet us in the air. We will then return with Him to Jerusalem seven years later, all riding on mysterious, flying, supernatural white horses. But before all of this, our Lord rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The donkey comes before the miraculous white horse.
This is a type of the cross coming before supernatural resurrection. So, for now, we too ride our donkeys waiting for the atomic explosion that will rock will the world and leave donkeys in the dust.
We can still live our donkey-lives now in victory, if we apprehend and apply the biblical principles contained in us by promise and by our position in Messiah. If not, we will stagger through the world like an exhausted donkey about to die.
Living under the power of this evil age produces stress and anxiety. That’s because the primary source of sustenance is the cursed dust of the ground in Adam’s unredeemed blood.
Today, many have no hope. They are bound to a donkey. They have no sight of eternal glory. They are feeding of cursed ground resulting in stress, anxiety, disquiet and misery.
So many people around the world speak of a sense of foreboding, of impending doom but they don’t know why, or what to do about it.
I’ve put the following verses together from Psalm 102, including only the main points. This pre-figures the Holocaust, but also the personal psychological stress of people falling apart at the seams.
Psalm 102:3-11 “My days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned. My heart is stricken like withered grass. My bones cling to my skin. I lie awake like a bird alone. My enemies reproach me all day long. Those who deride me, swear an oath against me. I have eaten ashes for bread and mixed my drink with tears. Your indignation and wrath have cast me away. My days are like a shadow that lengthens, and I wither away like grass...”
The answer is death and new-birth - death to self, the world and the demonic, and then new thinking, new acting and newness of life. As things grow darker for the world the light will grow bright. Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound.” (Romans 5:20)
Many have a superficial idea that Christianity is designed to make them a better person. It is not. Any religion can do that, and they do! It’s designed to kill you, raising you up a new type of person!
The rapture of the church is an instant stroke of atomic destruction of our present material creation, leaving behind the flesh nature, the world-system and the demonic.
When you taste of the age to come, you quickly lose your taste for this world, and rightly so. Let me tell you that it is impossible to love the world and remain fully faithful to the Lord.
Here we have no continuing city. Man can continue to build as many Babel’s of betterment as he likes, but thank God for the soon coming New Jerusalem which continues forever.
You don’t compromise with the power of a cross! The compromiser has no cross. He is an enemy of the cross. (Philippians 3:18)
I took these pictures in the spectacular Makgadikgadi Desert. It is the largest salt pan in the world, surrounded by incredible wildlife and wilderness. This is Kubu Island.
If you would like to see some more pictures of this weird landscape, click HERE
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 428: July 31st 2018
World Peace – Nay or Yay?
Yay, world peace is coming! Yay – let’s celebrate and cheer!
Nay, it’s not coming to this world. It’s coming to another world! It will come in on the wings of destruction and judgement of this world, and the instillation of a glorious new world, holy and righteous – forever! - Yay!
World peace the world’s way ends in pieces. “God will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed... It shall break in pieces the world’s kingdoms.” (Daniel 2:44)
Revelation 6:4 “...It was granted to the one who sat on the fiery red horse, to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given him a great sword.”
World peace, God’s way, is coming soon. (Psalm72:11) Peace comes in your own life in much the same way. It is peace by righteousness!
So, in terms of our prayer lives, who or what should we pray for, and how should we pray?
John 17:9 “I (Yeshua) pray for them. I do not pray for the world, but for those whom you have given Me, for they are yours.”
What is end-time Babylon?
Before we go any further, I must just quickly spell this out, because of all the confusion around it, and the importance of the correct identification of end-time Babylon.
It is not the original city in present day Iraq, which some claim is to be rebuilt. If you read all the biblical references, you will see it’s absolutely impossible. And no it has not been rebuilt – look it up.
End-time Babylon can only be the entire end-time world system, with its religions. There is no other explanation, or way of fitting in the hundreds of relevant verses.
When Babylon was destroyed, the Bible says it would never rise again – forever. That is a literal statement, but it also has profound prophetic meaning in that end-time Babylon – the world-system, will never ever rise again after its soon coming judgement and destruction.
Jeremiah50:39-41 “It (Babylon) shall be inhabited no more, forever nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and their neighbouring cities, no one shall dwell in it.”
World destruction and world peace in amazing name meanings:
Some types of the end-time world-system are: Babylon, Egypt, Rome, Nineveh, Sodom & Gomorrah, Lot, the days of Noah, and a few more. Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylon at the time of the captivity of the Jews, and Moses was God’s man at the time of the Exodus from Egypt, headed by Pharaoh - Ramesses 11.
●Babylon / Babel: Strong’s H894. Meanings: Confusion by mixing together. But the origin of the word “Babel” in the original cuneiform Semitic language: “The gateway or bridge to God.”
●The king of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar. Interestingly this name means: Tears and groans of judgement! The realking of Babylon is Satan – the god of this world.
●The word, “Pharaoh” means “great house.” The Pharaoh of Egypt during the time of the Exodus was Ramesses 11. This name means “Begotten by the sun!” or “born of Ra (sun).” This is total counterfeit of being born of the Son of God!
●The meaning of the name, “Moses” is “to draw out” or “rescue from.” The name is obviously symbolic of his own being drawn out of the Nile River as a kid, but has the same meaning for the later life of Moses as he drew out and rescued the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage.
●The meaning of the name, “Lot” is “hidden behind a covering veil.” This name means that we as believers are hidden in God from the reaches of terrible evil and judgement. It also means that the Jews will have the veil of blindness upon them removed, as the end-time judgements fall!
●The meaning of the name Noah is “rest,” (Strong’s, H5146, or Greek, G3575)
●The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat (Strong’s H0780) meaning: The curse is reversed and holy ground.
►Here is the grand summary:
The world today is a “mixture” of truth and error, right and wrong with no absolutes. The nations of the world are trying to build a new world of peace, a “bridge to God” without God. (Babylon)The leaders of the world will soon “shed tears and groan as judgment falls”. (Nebuchadnezzar) They will sit like gods in “great houses” (Pharaoh) enlightened by the false gods of the sun. (Ramesses) At this time God will “draw out” (Moses) His people, the Jews from the nations and rescue them with soon coming salvation and rest. (Noah) As judgement falls on the whole world, the spiritual veil of blindness upon the Jews lifts and they see their Messiah – our Messiah! (Lot)This will all lead to the Millennium and the resting of the earth as the great curse of Adam is reversed. (Ararat)
The peace of Babylon:
Today, many want world peace. Many churches and Christians pray for world peace. They are wasting their time! They are praying for the peace of Babylon. Here’s the surprise:
Jeremiah 29:7 “Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, (Babylon), and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace, you will have peace.”
It would have been a very hard thing for Jews to pray for the peace of Babylon, because of all the evil upon the Jews in Babylon. But here is the key: They were to pray for the peace of Babylon so that its peace would rub off on them while they were in captivity there. It was for their own temporary “shalom” and well being.
The same biblical principle applies to the entire worldwide Diaspora (scattering) (By the way, that’s the exact opposite of what Islam does in nations where it is now found.
Likewise, as Christians we are to pray for kings and all in authority that we might live in peace. (1Timothy 2:2) We are exiles in this world, but peace in a nation is for our benefit and the unrestricted spread of the gospel.
It’s not about making the world a better place of peace. That won’t happen. It is about God’s interest in His own blood-bought children.
Note what happened to Babylon after the Jewish captivity. It was destroyed! It occurred when the Jews left Egypt. The same is occurring right now as Jews leave Europe! The same destruction will come upon the world suddenly, at the rapture (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Beware when God’s exiles leave! Beware when the exiles leave Babylon! Beware when the exiles leave the world at the rapture. Then all hell breaks loose.
Don’t waste your breath praying for world peace! You are praying for the world of man without the God of truth and the cross of Calvary. If that were to come – you would be screwed by the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth! (Revelation 17:1)
Revelation 18:10 “...Alas, alas, that great city Babylon - the mighty city! For in one hour your judgement has come.”
The world’s soon coming demise is inevitable. Concern yourself with that which fills heaven and glorifies God. The smoke of Babylon’s burning will glorify God.
The peace of Jerusalem:
Interestingly, the Bible says we are to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6) But will peace come to Jerusalem? No sir, it won’t! So why pray for something that the Bible says won’t happen.
Jerusalem will soon be surrounded by many world armies, all out for her destruction. (Zechariah 12:2-3) This takes place at the end of the tribulation period.
But peace will come to Jerusalem under the Prince of Peace at the Second Coming. That is also when peace will come to the world. So, in effect, world peace comes as Jerusalem lands up in peace!
You can’t have world peace without peace in Jerusalem under the Prince of peace!
So, the peace of Babylon (world) is coming soon as it is destroyed, and a new world order – the Millennium is created by our Lord. The Millennium arises out of the fiery ashes and smoke of the world’s destruction. Goodbye Babylon!
The peace of Jerusalem will be a glorious partner for the peace of the new world – under the rule and reign of our Lord and you and me! What a slap in the face for the mass-media that will be!
With this little exposition above, I hope this may direct your prayer accurately in these matters.
The glorious New Jerusalem:
Upon the destruction of end-time Babylon, arises a new world, and a new magnificent city.
There is a fair amount still unknown about this incredible, miraculous, marvellous, wonderful, enormous city. But there is enough to blow your mind, and your socks off!
It is exclusively for believers... “Right of admission reserved”! It will have no slimy scribes!
The New Jerusalem is referred to as, ●the Tabernacle of God, ●the Holy City, ●the City of God, ●the Celestial City, ●the Heavenly Jerusalem, ●the Foursquare City. ●It will be the place “where righteousness dwells.” ●It will be fantastic in beauty, value, perfection dazzling in all ways. ●It will be lit by the glory of God, ●made of and filled with gold, silver, and jewels of great value. ●It will be a place of unimaginable blessing fully manifest. ●It will be full of incredible animals, birds, plants and spectacular angels and angelic beings. There is much, much more.
Babylon was a great city. But a heap of dung compared to the New Jerusalem. Babylon, like all man-made attempts at peace failed miserably because of it inherent, inborn, ingrained, genetic sin, wickedness and evil. It was man’s best effort. It was the world’s best effort – all cursed, doomed and then destroyed for its wickedness and godlessness.
One of the purposes of the tribulation period is to bring an end to all transgression and to bring in everlasting righteousness. (Daniel 9:24) Universal peace will result.
Hebrews 11:10 “By faith Abraham waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
Isaiah 9:7 “Of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end...”
In the Millennium, our Lord will remove the curse on nature itself and create a new covenant for the whole of natural creation! How wonderful!
Hosea 2:18-19 “In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, with the birds of the air and with the creeping things on the ground...I will betroth you to Me forever...”
I talk a lot about humility, the cross, brokenness and the like – all necessary now. But we must not forget that God Himself will exalt us appropriately in His time.
Daniel 7:18, 22, 27 “The saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever...The time came for the saint to possess the kingdom...Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole of heaven shall be given to the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall obey and serve Him.”
Unspeakable great blessings are to be realised in the kingdom under the rule of Messiah with a mighty display of supernatural power, beyond anything imaginable, or within understanding of mortal man.
There will be pure glory, peace, rest, comfort, health, full knowledge of all things, the essence of wisdom, no more curse, sickness, war, oppression, injustice, violence or any such thing.
In the Millennium there be one pure, universal language and not before, as some sects teach. Zephaniah 3:8-9 “I will pour out My indignation and all My fierce anger and all the earth shall be devoured (tribulation)...For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language...”
The trumpet confirmed:
I rarely share this sort of thing, because of all the lying frauds out there, so I treat these things with suspicion. I’m generally not given to fancy visions and the like, but I most certainly don’t rule them out altogether. This is appropriate now.
A few months ago, I was awakened from my sleep at about 2am with a startling, loud, pure trumpet blast. I sat up suddenly, but there was no one around, and no identifiable source of the sound. It was not a dream, it was too vivid. I did share it with a few friends, but as the days went on, I shelved it.
A few days ago I was studying my Bible and came across this verse:
Jeremiah 6:1 “Gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa and set up a signal fire in Beth Haccerem. For disaster appears out of the north and great destruction.”
“Tekoa” is a small town just south of Jerusalem. But the word itself means “The trumpet is confirmed.”
On discovering that, I almost fell on my head! Instantly I knew what it meant for me. – WW111 is on the horizon!
I’m not setting a date, but I do believe that we are on the doorstep of great dramas – and they will break suddenly! I will share much more on this very soon – you will be startled!
God is building and restoring Israel. As He builds with His builders, there is a supernatural wall around His work.
Nehemiah 4:18 “Every one of the builders (of the wall of Jerusalem) had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me.”
What an amazing verse (above) Building with a sword at your side and a sounding trumpet!
We work with God’s fiery, two-edged sword at our side, as our guard, and His watchmen’s trumpet, raising our attention.
Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not My word like a fire? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”
How does world peace come?
The only hope for fast falling humanity and suffering environment is the judgement of God, destruction of evil and a new peaceful world of glory. The climax of evil is irreversible and the total destruction of sin is inevitable.
There are only two ways for world peace. One is through the peace of Babylon and the other through the peace of Jerusalem. The former excludes the cross of Calvary!
The peace of Jerusalem occurs when the Jews have recognised their Messiah - the crucified, risen Prince of peace - Yeshua HaMaschiach the anointed One.
To achieve the peace of Babylon (world), you must get rid of the cross and you must give Jerusalem to Islam and the world.
►I hope you see why Bible prophecy, the salvation of the Jews, Jewish Jerusalem, true Christians, and the cross of Calvary are all a detested anathema to the world and its god.
The world’s anti-Semites, and the church’s replacement theologians, are working hard for the peace of Babylon. But do they have a big, nasty surprise coming, or what!
World peace is coming by world war. We all want peace rather than war, but for any sort of enduring peace you must get rid of Satan and those whom he has infiltrated. That’s how it works.
Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks (tribulation period) are determined for your people (Jews) and your holy city (Jerusalem) to finish transgression, to make an end of sin...to bring in everlasting righteousness.”
Because mankind is a spiritual being, world religions play a part in everyone’s life, even the atheist. To create world peace, you must create world unity. All world religions would have to become one or fall under one leader. All religions without the cross can quite easily be brought together as one.
All their paths lead to god – Satan!
Almost all wars throughout history have been fought over land or religion.
Islam wants world peace, but through world Islamic domination and control. Interestingly, it is Satan who comes to kill, steal, destroy and lie. These are the tenets of Islam.
If you could have world peace, you must have a world boss! Who would that be?
The end purpose of world peace is to dominate and control the world and put down all resistance. The end purpose is for the world boss to receive worship. That is the ultimate goal of Satan!
You can’t have world peace with Israel being part of it, because God has His own unique plan for Israel and the salvation of the world through them after the veil has lifted.
2 Samuel 7:23 “Who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name and to do for you great and awesome deeds for your land – before Your people whom you redeemed for Yourself from Egypt and from the nations and their gods.”
Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is in fact praying for the destruction of the world in the tribulation, because that is when peace comes to Jerusalem.
You will pay:
Everyone pays for sin! The unbeliever pays an unimaginably terrible price at the Great White Throne. Christians pay for sin through loss of reward at the judgement seat of Messiah.
You can choose your coming payment method! Be careful now – choose wisely! You can choose the payment our Lord made for your sins at Calvary, freely given to you by supernatural transfer. This payment transaction is completed at the judgement seat of Messiah, where rewards are distributed. Or you can choose the wrath of God as payment for sin and its accompanying Great White Throne judgement, with its “reward of hell.”
If you don’t choose, you have chosen – the wrong one!
“Don’t cry for me Argentina. The truth is I never left you.” Do cry for Babylon and thank God that you have left her!
Jeremiah 51:54-55 “The sound of a cry comes from Babylon and great destruction from the land, because the Lord is plundering Babylon and silencing her loud voice...”
Note well that the “loud voice” of Babylon, which can only be the mass-media of today, will soon be silenced in its destruction by our Lord. How great thou art, O Lord!
Pray for people in the world to see the world and leave it fast on the new-birth train. Be thankful and grateful for the grace you have and pray that your faith will stand securely in His glorious love.
I took the picture of the massive 3000yr old baobab tree in the Limpopo Province. It is no more. One night recently, it split down the middle fell over and died. It’s now in baobab heaven!
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 427: July 24th 2018
Revelation 22:11 “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still. He who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still. He, who is holy, let him holy still.”
The unrighteous, filthy world is racing to its, doom. The kingdom of God is growing in godliness and glory. There is an impassable gulf between the two; it is a fast rising fence of separation.
These end time pressures will neutralise many, destroy many or shape many. Keep the fence high!
But, before we talk about the rising fence, let’s have a good look at the astounding fence itself!
The miracle, true fence:
The cross of Calvary is filled with drama, depth, messages and miracles.
It is the miracle, pinnacle of the fence!
●Crucify: Strong’s G4717 - “Stauroo.” (Also G4957). Meanings: Impale or fence off. The original term comes from driving pales into the ground to fence-off an area. This is the origin of the word, ‘Palisade.’ It corresponds with the Latin, “vallum” which means to set a wall, fence or fortification.
So, here within the meaning of this word alone, we see a wondrous miracle-message of note!
“Crucify” means, to ‘impale’ and fence-off. The fence is a barricade or fortification. It is the eternal, great ‘No-Entry’ sign. The cross is the ultimate implement of separation.
Beloved brethren, this is the real story of the cross of Calvary. Those who contain the work of the cross in their hearts by the new-birth are eternally separated from the world, sin and Satan.
If you are a true believer, you too have been crucified! “I’ve been crucified with Messiah.” (Galatians 2:20) The separating work and power of Messiah’s cross is in you!
●Holy: Strong’s H6944 – “Qodesh”. Meanings: Apartness, separateness, sacredness of God.
●Unholy: Strong’s H2455 - “Chol.” Meanings: Commonness, profane, wicked.
●Sanctify and saint: Strong’s H6942 – “Qadash” Meanings: To be set apart, consecrated, hallowed.
On the right side of the fence, which is the cross, we have: Fence-off, fortify, apartness, sacredness, separation, holiness and similar. On the wrong side of the fence we have: Unholiness, commonness, togetherness, mixing together, wickedness and similar.
Separate and apart:
It is the world and its inner-voice, the mass-media, driven by Satan, which tries to keep believers, apart from the fence, keeping us apart from Satan in them!
The mass-media are the perpetrators of deadly apartheid. Satan desires to keep us apart from God. It is the word of our Lord instructing us to be separate from the world.
We must understand that both God and Satan are on the move. The result is that the fence between them is rising ever higher. These things are not static, especially in this time period.
As the things of the devil worsen and intensify, they are causing the fence of separation to rise ever higher. They now have much more to dethrone, before they can come to God and experience all that He has for them in the kingdom.
The horror of the fence is that there are few on the right side and many on the wrong side. There is a narrow, constrained path leading to the good side.
The fence of holiness is the triumphant fence of victory separating two kingdoms forever.
Today, the beauty of holiness shines brightly and strongly because of the thick, encroaching darkness all around us. The contrast is becoming so vivid and clear.
Tragically, much of the church today does not have the slightest idea what holiness is!
It’s a heavy burden obeying the word of the Lord when you are obeying the word of the world! But when you yield willingly to our Lord, His “burden is light” and it soon becomes a burden obeying the world and its masses charging down the road to hell.
A holy conundrum:
“Come out and be separate says the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 6:17)
“Become all things to all people.” (1 Corinthians 9:22)
The two verses above appear to be contradictions. They are not. We can become all things to all people from a position of separation. Becoming all things to all is in the context of winning them to Messiah and not participating in any sin.
What we will or won’t do or be involved in, is a sign of our growth in the Lord, and a sign to the lost.
Sometimes there is grace in yielding (not compromising). But there is always grace in being a nice person, although there are times when a severe approach is needed.
Yes we must be separate and apart from the world. We must tailor-make our approach to unbelievers, but within the confines of holiness.
Be careful of the comfort of hell! That means we are to be careful of getting too close to unbelievers who are really looking for acceptance, assurance, approval and comfort in and of their evil lifestyles.
Being separate does not mean going and living in a cave. It does not mean giving up your job. It’s an internal separation, although there may be things at certain times where physical separation is required.
You are still to be the best you can in what you are called to.
This means that we must be led by the Spirit in all these things.
Sitting silently like a half-baked blockhead on the fence:
1 Kings 18:21 “Elijah came to the people and said, ‘how long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word.’”
What a great verse (above) identifying the double-minded, unstable in all their ways! (James 1:8)
Hebrews 12:26-28 “...He has promised saying, ‘yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven...so that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace and serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”
As God shakes everything that can be shaken, all those sitting on the fence will be shaken off by the earthquakes of judgement. They will land in a deep valley. It’s called the “valley of decision.” It is filled with multitudes. (Joel 3:14)
The fence cannot be breached with philosophy, intellect, theology, legalism or religious works. It can only be breached by the supernatural resurrection power of God. Your gateway is the cross.
The smart and sensible thing to do when you have fallen off the fence into a valley of mud is get up, clean yourself off, throw aside your past ways and go through the nearby, narrow gate, with single-minded determination. The cross is the way into glory!
If you have fallen off the fence into the mire of the pigsty, do have a look over the fence to the other side. Do you see your Father there preparing a party for you? And He will clean you up too if you go back to Him, Mr. Prodigal, Welcome home, buddy!
Psalm 118:19 “Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them and praise the Lord.”
The deeper you go into worldliness, the closer you get to the heart of Satan himself, and that always has nasty fruits with it, and much devastation.
I recall once doing a photographic feature down a gold mine 3 kilometres deep. As we descended, the air pressure increased, and it got hotter and hotter. That’s the idea of approaching hell.
The rising fence or wall has much writing on it. Have you seen the billboards, placards and banners on the fence? Did you see the sign: “The days of Noah and Lot” Or the sign: “Devil’s playground that way” Or the sign: “Your days are numbered.”
On one side of the fence we see degeneration of character and a fall in virtues and values with arising evil, and wickedness. We see a world going crazy with hatred for everything and everyone on the other side of the fence – where God and His people are.
Rather than repent, the world is justifying and neutralising sin. It is trying to breach the fence from their side.
Proverbs 17:15 “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.”
Psalm 55:19 “...Because they do not change, therefore they do not fear God.”
Satan comes to kill, steel, destroy, lie, deceive, confuse, bring darkness, dark light, error, and more.
Buy flaming gold and anoint your eyes:
Revelation 3:18 “I counsel you to buy from Me, gold refined in fire, that you may be rich...and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see.”
The verse above is from the letter to the lukewarm, fence-sitting church of Laodicea, which God spits out. They are spiritually blind. Note that spiritual eyes are aligned with the eternal rewards, here compared to “refined gold!”
Gold is refined by a fire of judgment upon all impurities!
Your eyes are like a gateway into your soul. You must guard the gate!
There are too many forbidden things we can see too easily with our eyes! In this context, sight, imagination and thinking are closely related. They lead to actions.
Psalm 101:2-3 “I will behave wisely. I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set nothing wicked before my eyes.”
And a few verses further on, here is the Lord’s response: “My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land. He, who walks in a perfect way, will serve Me.” (Psalm 101:6)
Psalm 119:37-38 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things and revive me in Your way. Establish Your word to Your servant, who is devoted to fearing You.”
The Bible tells us where to look:
Luke 21:28 “When these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws nigh.”
We are to look up, to look to eternity, to look to what we can’t yet see. But as we do, we must also look back to where we have come from, and what we have achieved as believers. We are always to look to our solid foundation, and our Lord impaled on the fence.
We are to look up with great expectation and hope, and backwards with thankfulness. We are to eagerly wait for our Lord. Even all creation is “eagerly waiting.” (Romans 8:19)
Don’t look over the fence! Be careful what your eyes see and ears hear in these days. It gives you leprosy rather than fine gold!
God lights up where He wants you to walk, so you can see the way ahead. If you won’t walk in His path, He switches the light off and you must say, “Hello darkness, my old friend.”
Don’t look over the fence so that you can go back to the other side! Remember Lot’s wife.
Mind your mind:
The Bible speaks of end-time “corrupt minds, destitute of the truth.” (1 Timothy 6:5) That’s the way it works! Truth is the anchor of your soul.
Thank God for your guilty conscience. Without it, you blunder on into ever worsening sin. The secular psychologist gets you to ignore your guilty conscience, saying that your sin is not sin, but a church-created obstacle to your behaviour being fully expressed.
The mass-media gets you to deny your guilty conscience, because it says sin is normal and everyone is like that.
Today, there is little hatred for sin, but fast rising hatred for all forms of godly authority, and anything that identifies and condemns sin.
Mankind always needs an authority to turn to for support. When God and His word are rejected, people are automatically filled with illegitimate authorities like those of their culture, traditions, peers, friends, majority views, media, celebrities, sportsmen and the like. These then, become the unwritten law and standard.
People go from being a friend of the world, to loving the world, to praising the wickedness of the world, to welcoming Satan. Switch on CNN anytime to see biblical truth before your eyes: “Those that forsake the word of God praise the wicked.” (Proverbs 28:4)
As you accept and normalise sin, the more your conscience is seared and your mind darkened.
In fact, with a “seared conscience,” (1 Timothy 4:2) you can’t identify sin anymore. A terrible reversal then takes place, orchestrated by Satan, and you love or “praise” sin and evil.
There is pleasure in sin, says the Bible, but it is only for a season. (Hebrews 11:25) Then you need more sin. You are now on a slippery slope downhill! Or you can go God’s way, which is the path of life, with fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore! (Psalm 16:11)
Satan’s big thing is “Do what you will.” But when that is combined with blindness to sin, and the loss of inner restraint from rejecting God’s ways, and searing your conscience – you are in great trouble – hindered of many demons.
Spiritual sight and thinking is absolutely indispensible in these days. You need it now!
The Christian who has rejected the gifts of the Spirit is in danger. They do not have the gift of discernment of spirits. How can they be safe, when you are partially blind?
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 “The weapons of our warfare and not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds and casting down every high thing, exalting itself against the knowledge of God.”
If the light of the church is getting dimmer, you can be sure that the world is getting even darker fast. It has no light of its own. The world’s light is “great darkness.” (Luke11:35)
You must be growing in the Lord all the time. Part of that includes the knowledge of hell, which is vital for your spiritual value system and balance.
Israel and the rising fence:
The world hates and rejects all the major tenets of scripture, especially relating to God’s plan and purpose for Israel. Like stuck, scratched, records they spew out their anti-Israel rubbish all the time.
This fence is rising. We have those who are with our Lord and His plans on one side, and the world and a lot of the compromised church, on the other.
The parable of the prodigal son applies to backsliders. But it applies so excellently to Israel as well.
Malachi 3:17-18 “They (Israel) shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and who does not.”
At this stage, Israel is largely blind to the real fence between them and the world! It is the crucified Messiah – God of glory, raised and with healing and forgiveness in His “wings.”
How to secure your fence:
Why is it that so many people can’t get into the kingdom of God even though they want to, and why is it that so many make it in, and then just can’t go any further?
Here are some basic principles needed to secure your growth and prevent your fence from falling. Please note the all important words:
Psalm 119:63 “I am a companion of all those who fear You and keep Your precepts.”
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from your word.”
Psalm 119:155 “Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek Your statutes.”
Psalm 95:8 “Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion and as in the day of trial.”
Luke 8:18 “Take heed how you hear.”
Psalm 145:18 “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Putting these points together we come up with this:
●We must actively fear the Lord. We must seek and keep His word. ●We must ask Him to open our spiritual eyes. ●We must maintain a soft heart before our Lord and to His word. ●We must cultivate discipline in our hearing and obeying His word. ●We must call on and study in all truth.
We are to have strong secure fences between us and false doctrine, and false prophets in the church. We are to keep them out. We are to break down all fences and barriers between all true churches of the living God.
The true Christian must have a fortified, strong, rising fence and watchman at the gate.
Pray for the strength of your fence. Know that the devil’s strategy is to divide and conquer! Satan gets through breaches and breaks in your fence.
Support and sympathy for Satan’s strategy, is the objective of the mass-media. Keep your fence between you and media very high and secure!
The issues these days are really coming into focus and people are becoming more polarised. It’s not so much an East / West or liberal /conservative issue, but a God, Satan issue, which few can see.
Please take note again of our introductory verse. Note that the things on the world’s side of the fence will get worse and worse.
Things on God’s side of the fence and in your own life can potentially get better and better in the face of the world’s worse and worse!
The path of the righteous is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the coming Day. (Proverbs 4:18)
Here are the last words of King David before he died:
“The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me, that when one rules righteously, ruling in the fear of God, He dawns on them like morning light, when the sun rises on a cloudless morning, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, shining clearly after rain. Truly my house stands with God...” (2 Samuel 23:2-5 Amp.) See also: Job 11:17, Job 17:9, Psalm 97:11, and Proverbs 15:24.
I took the buffalo picture in KwaZulu-Natal and the baobab tree near the Limpopo River.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!