Edition 73. 20th March 2011
In this edition:
●The soon coming paradise and who will be there.
●News from the Middle East and beyond.
The concerted military attack on Libya is designed to remove the tyrant Gaddafi. At time of writing it's too early to say exactly what will follow, but we do know that Libya is one of the participants in the great war of Gog and Magog who attack Israel.(Ezekiel 38 & 39)
Libya will make a fateful mistake and join up with a confederacy of Muslim / Arab nations to attack Israel. This confederacy will include Egypt (the king of the south), Russia, the kings of the east, which would include China. It will include Turkey, Iran, Ethiopia and others. Ezekiel 38:9 "They will ascend coming like a storm covering the land like a cloud..."
This will be a unique war. Much of Israel will be defeated, but God Himself will then come in and cause Israel to destroy her enemies completely, giving Israel a stunning victory. You don't want to be in a war where God is directly involved...not very clever!
Right now we are seeing the stage being set. We will soon see a confederacy of Islamic states that will come against Israel, provoking the anger of God.
●The blind western press has whitewashed the Muslim Brotherhood. If you believe the superficial rubbish presented in the media, think again!
"Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope". - The Muslim Brotherhood.
Does this sound like the motto of a moderate peace loving non-violent organisation? Let me tell you some things you will never see in the western press: The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organisation of Al Qaeda. They are committed to filling the leadership vacuum in the Arab world. Their ultimate goal is to establish Shariah law around the world. Their secret behind-the-scenes plan is the expansion of Islam. They will come as sheep, befriending their enemy...just as Satan does!
They same is true of the Arab League. They come as sheep, but if you take the trouble to look more deeply into them they have war against Israel in their hearts.
The events unfolding in the Middle East will eclipse all others as we go forward. We need to watch Israel now. The upheavals in the Middle East will soon focus on Israel. Some news coming to me from my sources indicates that one Arab nation may soon do something purely to provoke a response from Israel. When and if this does happens it will unite the now-divided Arab world against their common enemy - Israel. We have the seeds of the Third World War developing now.
There is now a growing danger that Israeli prime minister Netanyahu will succumb to pressure and divide Jerusalem and Israel itself. Of course this has already been done to some degree, but the timing now makes it of paramount importance. When this happens beware! I've used these verses many times before, but here goes again.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat and I will enter into judgement with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land." Note that the dividing of the land brings war and not peace!! Note that the dividing of the land will happen!!
Zechariah 12:3 "It will happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all people; all who heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth are gathered against it. In chapter 14 it's revealed that half of the city will go into captivity and in verse 3 it says that Lord Himself will go forth and fight against those nations. We are now in the forerunner period of these events.
Politicians need to read and understand God's position...but they won't
If you look down at the previous edition, note that I published it on the 8th March. This was four days before the Big Japan earthquake / tsunami. The edition is titled "I will shake all things" One verse used speaks of the "distress of nations" and the "sea and waves roaring."
The Japan earthquake / tsunami most certainly adds to the catastrophic world scenario right now, especially in light of the Christchurch quake, the Queensland floods and the dramas in the Middle East. But all of this is nothing compared to the severity and intensity of what is coming. These are only the beginnings of birth-pangs. The events of the tribulation period combined will wipe out one third of the world's population.
The soon coming paradise
●Please see edition 64 titled "Why the unsaved are unsaved" for more on these subjects.
The previous edition is titled "I will shake all things" and deals with God's wrath on this proud arrogant, Christ-rejecting world. This all gives way to ultimate peace, tranquillity, glory and victory. But this incredible peace comes God's way and not man's way. It is exclusive and includes only those who have been saved through the cross and blood of our Messiah.
All the things that people put their trust in will be shaken to their roots. The time period we are in now is described in the Bible as being "perilous". It's also called the time of "birth pangs" or "labour pains". Well, the good news is that after birth pangs comes the birth. This birth is the new glorious, perfect world or millennium age of peace.
When looking at all the troubles, catastrophes and dramas of the world and its people, it's good to bear in mind that this is temporary and that what is coming is even beyond our imagination. Romans 8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." 1 Corinthians 2:9 "Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for him."
There are many other sections of scripture dealing with unimaginable glory to come. There are also a number of scriptures dealing with the fact that the entire universe will be our domain in the future.
There are also a number of scriptures dealing with the fact that at resurrection we will receive new eternal bodies that will be the same in make up as that of our Messiah after His resurrection. It will have both spiritual and physical qualities. We will know all things.
1 Corinthians 13:12 "Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall known just as I am known."
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."
Jeremiah 33:3-6 "Call on Me and I will show great and mighty things which you do not know...I will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth."
The problem with the perilous times and birth pangs is that it produces enormous amounts of stress, pain, depression and torment. It's a terrible thing to suffer these things without a future hope.
What a difference it is when you have hope and your faith is growing in our Lord and His amazing word.
The nature of the paradise to come:
There are far too many sections of scripture dealing with the coming glorious future to deal with here, but let's just outline the main points:
God's original perfect plan for man and the world will finally be manifest.
We will be in eternal supernatural bodies...just like that of Yeshua / Jesus after His resurrection. This body has both spiritual and physical properties which are interchangeable. This body can travel at the speed of thought. It can transcend the physical by moving through solid objects like walls.
We will be in perfect form. We will be different from each other according to our reward state. We will be recognisable to each other.
It will be sin free. The source and power of sin, Satan will be bound and cast out. Perfect holiness will abide.
It will include perfect environment. The source of environmental imperfection and imbalance, Satan will be gone. God will lift the curse that is on nature itself that came as a result of the fall of man.
It will include a "playground" which is the entire universe.
We will not have to wash the dishes.
The eternal paradise is not for everyone:
Today there is a strong movement growing within Christianity believing that all people will be saved and hell is only allegorical. All roads lead to Rome they say! All religions are legitimate they say!
Believe what you will, but here is the biblical truth. It's really incredibly stupid to reject God's word in favour of the word of some demon possessed Christian wolf in sheep's clothing.
I encourage you to read these verses. Don't skip on to the next section. These verses speak about the profound truth that Jesus is the one and only way to salvation and paradise. Don't gamble with truth!!
John 14:6 "I am the way the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father but by Me."
John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
John 3:36 "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
John 3:3 "I say to you, unless one is born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God."
John 8:24 "I say to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven whereby we may be saved."
1 John 2:23 "Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the father also."
1 John 5:12 "He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life." (grk=Zoe or spirit eternal life)
Hebrews 9:22 "...Without the shedding of blood there is no remission."
1 Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God and one moderator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 3:11 "No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
Eternal paradise is exclusive! That statement will make many universalists angry! That doesn't change the truth at all.
●Just think about it; if there are other legitimate ways to God, the cross and blood of Christ would be meaningless.
I think the most horrible and greatest regret of all time will be when those who were so close to salvation in Jesus Christ, but rejected it, end in hell.
The counterfeit emergent church is destined for eternal hell:
I have just become outraged at the news that one of the blasphemous emergent church leaders, the wolf whose name I will not even use, is gathering a huge following based on heresy and the removal of God's warnings relating to hell. He has written a book titled "Love wins". In a previous book "The Velvet Elvis" he rejects the virgin birth and downplays the need for conversion. He rejects the truth that Jesus is the only way to salvation, embraces the Yoga masters, and supports homosexuality. He is a modern day liberal enemy of the cross of our Messiah.
●There is nothing loving about false doctrine!!!
●There is nothing loving about removing God's warnings signs. That is hatred in action!!!
●The book "Love wins" is incorrectly titled. It should be "Hatred wins." It's hatred to remove God's warnings.
I warn you reading this. If you are a follower of anyone within the 'emergent church', you are destined for eternal hell.
The sort of people that fall for this sort of Satanic deception are those who are either ignorant of the truth, have a problem with God, have not surrendered themselves fully to our Lord, or who are demon possessed to start with. It is incredible pride and arrogance to interfere with God's word.
Emergent church followers, in their deception, arrogant pride and contempt, will rise up in judgement against God and His word relating to the following verses on hell and it's eternal nature:
Emergent church followers will accept everything but the truth. Those who proclaim the truth are and will be there greatest enemies!
Daniel 12:2 "Many of those who sleep (death) in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting contempt."
Luke 16:23-24 "And being in torments in Hades he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, Father Abraham have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue for I am tormented in this flame."
2 Thessalonians 1:9 "These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power."
Revelation 20:10, 15 "And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever...and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever..."
Matthew 10:28 "Do not fear those who can kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Matthew 13: 49-50 "So it will be at the end of the age. The angles will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 25:41, 46 "The He will say to those on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angles...And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life."
2 Peter 2:4, 17 "For if God did not spare the angles who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgement...These are wells without water, clouds carried by the tempest, to who the gloom of darkness is reserved forever."
And there are many more.
●Please see editions 13 and 64 for more on this.
The image above stands in front of the UN building. It shows the beating of a sword into a ploughshare. It's their symbol of world peace. Sounds nice hey?
"When they say peace and safety sudden destruction comes upon them" - 1Thesselonians 5:3 Counterfeit Christianity promises peace in this world now and forever. God's truth promises internal peace now and forever to His own children and wrath for the world's children, with eternal hell to follow.
There's incredible safety, joy, comfort, peace and assurance in believing God and His word at face value. Are you confused or fed up with the modern church? Return to the old ways where the truth stands supreme.
Jeremiah 6:16 "Ask for the old paths where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.
Are you ready for eternity?
Are you ready for paradise? Here are some issues to consider:
The identity of the paradise-bound true church is this: It has and preaches the full complete word of God. It keeps the word. It preaches the judgement of God including eternal hell for unbelievers. It warns of the Babylon-characterised counterfeit church. It is unified in the Abrahamic expression of faith. It has a Hebraic flavour. It will be smaller in size than the majority. It will embrace the cross of Christ and be empowered by it. The gates of hell will not prevail against it.
As revealed in the verses of scripture in this edition, the overall condition for salvation is exclusive and comes by faith in our Messiah. Other portions of scripture reveal that this is salvation by faith in the finished work of the cross and shed blood of Messiah, resulting in His substitutionary death and bodily resurrection, ascension and second coming. The virgin birth is central to salvation. After the new birth, adult water baptism is required and then spirit baptism. These three are the foundational pillars of spirituality.
Study of the Word of God under the leading and inspiration of the Holy Spirit is essential for growth in our Lord. A soft, broken and humble heart before Him is essential to be led into truth. A hard impenetrable heart to the devil and his ways is essential.
Salvation is not by works or the keeping of laws. Works most certainly do come into the picture, after salvation. The works that we do in response to the leading of our Lord by His Spirit result in rewards that are bestowed on believers at the entrance to eternity.
We have a wonderful promise of spectacular glory laid up for us in the near future.
Rev22:12 "Behold I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me to give to everyone according to his work."
These rewards for works will be eternal and set us apart from one another for ever. Some will enter with no reward but be "saved so as by fire", while some will be rewarded with gold, silver, precious stones and various types of crowns. It remains to be seen exactly what these rewards will be or how they will be bestowed on us. Some believe that the rewards are literally gold etc. I'm quite happy to wait and see.
These rewards will not simply be for any works, but only those inspired by our Lord and His leading.
The most basic precondition that's needed to even begin to see God's leading and calling is to deny self and take up your own cross daily. The application of the cross purifies our thoughts, kills self-will and all our own good ideas. "It's not I that live but Christ" says Paul. It's the work of the cross embraced and applied in our lives that gets rid of the garbage and purifies us. The new life within, gives us the desire to and ability to know the truth.
Psalm 145:18 "The Lord is near to all those who call upon Him in truth".
The cross is a deadly instrument of death and also the way to resurrection. This is what we need in our lives now. Paul said."I must decrease so that He increases."
The cross is the instrument that puts to death self, the world and the demonic in our lives. We are freed by the work of the cross to see and be led by the Spirit of God.
John 16:13 "When He the spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth...and He will tell you things to come."
A glorious eternal paradise is coming soon. It's exclusive. There is only one way to be saved. All roads do not lead to heaven. Many churches like the emergent church movement are fulfilling prophecy perfectly. They will end up joining the great international, universalist, one world movement headed by the False Prophet and Satan himself.
The "gates of hell" will not endure against those of the truth. Wonderful, spectacular eternal glory awaits the children of the living God.
Psalm 62:5 "My soul wait silently for God alone, for My expectation is from Him."
Psalm 119:18 "Open my eyes that I may see Wondrous things from your word."
Psalm 66:16 "Come and hear all you who fear the Lord."
Heaven or hell:
Old man you better not be laughing at God and His perfect word. The Bible declares that He will laugh at and mock all those that have laughed Him off! The problem is that if God laughs at you in your calamity it will cost you dearly. In fact if you do not respond to His salvation call, your laughter will turn to weeping and howling from your abode in hell.
Old lady, if you have made right with God through the cross of our Messiah, eternal laughter is set before you. It will be the laughter of happiness and unimaginable joy. All you pain and suffering will be so far gone. Happiness, joy and eternal victory, with rewards are your future.
Here is a painting representing the garden of Eden by Thomas Cole done in 1828 The future that lies before us will be like the garden of Eden restored.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!