Edition 76. May 8th 2011
Too many voices
●The Third Intifada:
"All Arabs to March on Jerusalem on May 15th" Two days before this on the 13th a mass gathering is being planned in Tahrir square Cairo Egypt. This gathering is being planned to send a clear message to Israel and the rest of the world that Palestine will be liberated and the Third Intifada will now begin. This is supposed to be a new unified push against Israel and to prepare the way for a new Palestinian state to be declared in September.
This new Intifada (struggle) against Israel may well be the vehicle that will drag Israel into the wider Middle East conflict on the go now. In a matter of months the whole 'landscape' has changed and become more polarised.
What is happening in the Middle East:
As regular readers know, I love the Jewish people. Even the unsaved Jews are to me brothers and sisters in waiting. Almost every Jew in the world has a deep hope that the holocaust will never be repeated.
Jerusalem will soon be divided and a second holocaust is coming. These are terrible words and they pain me, but it is God's word, which we must exalt above our own.
Zechariah 12:2 "I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
Joel 3:2 "I will gather all nations 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 nation; they have also divided up My land."
●Israel and Jerusalem will be divided, against God's word, as seen in the above verses and others. It will not lead to peace but the anger and fury of God, which will lead to great destruction.
●A new deadly alignment between the Palestinian groups Hamas and Fattah has been forged. They have formed a new interim unity government and will hold elections soon. "We extend our hands to all Palestinian brothers to counter the Israeli enemy" they said at their meeting in Egypt. Part of the new larger group's goal is to form an independent Palestinian state within the borders of Israel. (see previous edition's news)
●Britain and France have just announced that they will recognise the new Palestinian state soon to be declared within God's decreed borders of Israel.
●Hamas leader defends his right to wage armed struggle against Israel (Wall Street Journal)
●Israeli Prime Premier Netanyahu says that the new unity deal signed between Hamas and Fatah is the death knell for the peace process. The UN Chief welcomes this new unity deal.
●Netanyahu faces growing pressure for a peace treaty with the Palestinians. The Turkish president links unrest in Middle East to Israel.
●It's no coincidence that civil wars and revolutions in the Middle East are occurring all at the same time. So far the final outcome is unclear. What is clear is that the way will be paved for a new united front against Israel and in favour of the Palestinian causes. There is a big unseen hand directing all of this in the spirit realm. It will all become clear soon!
●The entire situation is also polarising the position of Islamic extremists against the West. In their eyes there is no difference between Israel and the West. The demise of Bin Laden, the war on Gaddafi and coming NATO involvement in other Arab nations is all being seen by the Islamic world as a western / Israeli assault on them.
●Egypt is to "permanently" open border with Gaza in spite of the Israeli blockade and protests.
●Egypt's new ties with Iran are growing stronger.
●New poll...60% of Egyptians want a return to Sharia law. 54% want no more peace with Israel.
●While the instability grows in the Middle East, Europe again teeters on the edge of another huge credit crisis. The eurozone may soon break up and reform with only the strongest members.
●China and Russia jointly block the US / EU effort to get the UN to condemn the Syria for its attacks on civilians.
●Iran produces movie "The coming is near" It's about the coming of the Islamic messiah who will lead their armies to victory over all non-Muslims.
●Canadian PM says "I will defend Israel whatever the cost."
●Gaddafi quotes: "The Bible is a forgery." "Christianity is not for Africa." "Israel must cease to exist."
●David Wilkerson, whose prophecies were dubious to say the least, but was a lover of Israel has been killed in a car accident in Texas.
●The Central Methodist church launches campaign: "Being gay is a gift from God" Why would God bestow this "gift" only to condemn it throughout the Bible?
Too many voices
As we move further into the times of prophetic fulfilment we are also entering a time where many voices are speaking dangerous, deceptive rubbish. This itself is prophesied in the scriptures. Right in the midst of all the Satanically inspired confusion, our Lord's truth stands safely and securely as it always has and invites those who would, to come in to a world of truth, and peace. (In that order!)
The wisdom of the crowd is a dangerous thing. People feel safe in numbers. Many people think that because many others think the same things, and of course it's also the Hollywood consensus, then it must be right or okay! Be careful, you're in for a big surprise!
My passion is to know my great God, King and saviour, to be known by Him and to make Him known to others. I have no interest in trying to prove myself right and others wrong, but of course I do want to be right with my God! So with this in mind let's go on into the meat of this edition.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables." The original word used here for "heap up" actually means to multiply and accumulate!
If you can't see the problem how can you see the solution!! Today there are many voices crying out..."Come this way."
Many of these voices seem reasonable in today's terms. They're politically correct, but they are not God's voice or way.
Alienation from God is the result of His displeasure with the human condition today. The result is many voices of so-called reason.
Today we are in a world where many voices are contradicting the word of our Lord. Many so-called Christian leaders are calling for the Bible to be re-interpreted with today's morals and values in mind. "Truth is being cast down in the street."-Isaiah 59:14
The only good thing about all of this is that the Bible prophesied that it would be just like this!
It was Satan who said, way back in the garden "Has God said you shall not eat of every tree" Today ministers of the gospel are again chanting the word of the devil..."Has God said." They are preparing their own way ahead to a horrific judgement.
Please read the following shocking verses of scripture. Then read them again. I know many of you will not believe that these are the words of the Lord! I'm prepared to bet you that your happy chappie pastor has never ever preached these words!
Galatians 1:9 "If anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received let him be accursed."
Colossians 2:8 "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world and not according to Christ."
2 Thessalonians 3:14 "If anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him."
Romans 16:17 "Now I urge you brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
2John 10 "If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him."
Note that the above verses are very clear. God's truth comes to us at great expense. We are not to interfere with it at all. We are not God's editor or judge!
It was the wonderful musician and teacher Keith Green who proclaimed; "All roads lead to judgement." This is one of the reasons why Bible prophecy is hated so much, it's because it spells out and paves the way to judgement.
Actually, God's judgement really is love in action. The warning sign saying that a bridge has fallen down around the corner is actually love. To remove the sign is hatred in action.
Today, many voices say that Bible prophecy is not relevant. It is much more so today than ever before! The three verses below speak to our sick, shallow situation today.
Isaiah 30:10 "These rebellious people say to the seers, 'Do not see,' and say to the prophets, 'Do not prophesy to us right things speak only smooth things, prophecy deceit.'"
Ezekiel 22:28 "Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions and divining lies for them saying, 'Thus says he Lord God' when He has not spoken.'"
Ezekiel 13:10 "They have seduced My people saying, 'Peace' When there is no peace. One builds a boundary wall and they plaster it with untempered mortar- say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain and great hailstones shall fall and a stormy wind shall tear it down."
You can reject God's prophetic word, like many do. You are a fool if you do so. God has given us His word to warn us and direct us His way. If we don't go His way we will never find true deep peace. Have a look at this powerful verse relating to the children of Israel in the desert.:
Psalm 106:13 "They soon forgot His works;...They tested God in the desert. He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul."
Today many believers are only half-believers. They want to hear only what suits them. The funny things is that they are filled with emptiness, stress and "leanness." God wants to test us, not the other way around. In His testing, if we test Him, we might get what we want, but we will be full of "leanness".
The road to spiritual ruin:
The road to spiritual ruin is filled with good intentions, good ideas and the opinions of many clever people, but its devoid of God's leading and power.
The way of truth essentially only comes through the application of the cross into our lives. The cross is the instrument of death that kills self-will, self-opinion and all the human good in me. The cross then delivers us to newness of life and into the wonderful world of God's truth.
The way to spiritual success is to have a soft and broken heart to and before our Lord and to know and receive His word in fullness and without question.
Here are a few powerful verses of scripture which may shock you!
2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 "...with all unrighteous deception, because they did not receive the love of the truth...and for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie."
1 Timothy 4:1 "Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."
Acts 20:27 "For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God."
We need to be "arrested" by the word of God and His Spirit. We need to be a hard impenetrable wall to the word of the world, deception and the devil.
The answer is to know our Lord and His word. It's not good enough to be saved and remain ignorant of His word. We need both. That may sound obvious but there are shockingly few believers today who know our Lord's word at all! They know the multitude of worldly voices very well.
Ecclesiastes 7:21 "Do not take to heart everything people say."
Leviticus 20:23 "And you shall not walk in the statues (customs) of the nations which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, therefore I abhor them."
Psalm 106:34-36 "They did not destroy the peoples concerning who the Lord had commanded them, but they mingled with the Gentiles (lit- pagans) and learned their works and served their idols, which became a snare to them." Verse 40 "Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His own people."
Isaiah 2:6 "For you have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with eastern ways; they are soothsayers like the Philistines..."
Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples among the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching to observe all things I have commanded you..."
1 Corinthians 14:33 "God is not the author of confusion, but of peace."
True revival is nothing more or less than returning to God's word in obedience. Today we have revival, but its shallow. It's based on a half baked gospel.
Many believers today are half-baked. That's because they are products of their half-baked leaders. It's not so much what they preach, but what they don't!
We are about to see a great shaking all around the world. Everything that people put their trust in will be shaken. Will you be there to give them the answer? Will you be there to offer them true Godly stability?
2 Timothy 3:13 "Evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived, but as for you continue in the things you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them."
Proverbs 30:5-6 "Every word of God is pure. He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words."
Many voices in the church:
The Bible declares God's wish within the church. Here is the perhaps the most 'unbelieved' verse in the entire Bible. Personally, I don't know one Christian minister who believes this verse:
1Corinthians 1:10 "Now I plead with you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement."
Now of course God has used His divided church mightily, but that doesn't mean all the voices of division are right. In fact the above verse is prefixed with the words "Sectarianism is sin."
There is enormous power and strength in unity, even a false unity. But a Spirit led unity based on truth is undefeatable. This is why much of the divided church will fall away under the coming end-time pressures.
If you want a real shock, read God's assessment of the church in the letters to the seven churches of the Revelation!! There is only one of the seven (Philadelphia) that is without condemnation and fully commended. Interestingly, the main characteristic of that church, which is remarked on twice, is that it "keeps My word."
By the way, this is church is also associated with the "key of David" which is expounded on in Isaiah 22: 21-22 which speaks of being a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. This means to have a father heart for the Jews as Messianic believers and Christian Zionists do.
The whole Israel issue and salvation coming to the Jews will be the big divide for the church. It is already so.
We have laid up before us a spectacular, wonderful, magnificent, glorious future with eternal rewards, beyond our wildest imagination.
Eagles never fly in flocks. The one who separates himself to God in quiet serenity and full surrender is the one who will experience His divine presence and be romanced by God Himself. He will be forever changed and forever removed from all the voices of the day.
With the word of God alive in your heart you will see the many so-called men of God who are actually prison warders in disguise trying to lead you into the prison and captivity of their traditions and of this world and its ways. You will be empowered by spectacular, wonderful visions of glory and eternity.
The word of our God is a powerful transforming thing. It will make you an oddball compared to the world and it's ways. It is full of wisdom, love and glory, but it also contains severity!
If you play with a two edged sword you're a fool!
Romans 11:22 "Consider both the goodness and severity of God..."
There are many who have laid up for themselves a devastating dungeon of eternal imprisonment. They have cast down God's word and exalted their own. They've accepted the word of the masses. They've glorified the word of Hollywood's demon possessed heroes.
This is the beginning of what the Bible calls "perilous times" This is the time to know and love our Lord and His word deeply.
Joel 3:14 "Multitudes multitudes in the valley of decision! For the Day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision." Unfortunately the "valley of decision" will turn into the valley of desolation for many as well.
Yes there will be huge numbers of people looking for salvation, reality and hope in the coming days. Will you be ready to help them and share with them the wonderful glorious depths of the Kingdom. Or will you give them some spineless, powerless, traditional hogwash?
Proverbs 28:4 "Those who forsake the law (word of God) praise the wicked..."
Job 23:11-12 "My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."
Heaven or hell:
Young woman you will be shocked beyond belief if you step into eternity without salvation through the shed blood of Yeshua / Jesus. All the opinions of everyone in the world will matter nothing. Do you know our Lord? I don't mean knowing about Him. Do you have Him in your heart? Does He know you as His own child. Do you know His word and does He know yours? Have you had your self righteousness defeated by Him, or are you still queen on your own throne?
Amazingly all the nations of the world will come against Israel, and the Jew not too long from now. You may think you could never be deceived by someone like Hitler. Oh yes! Read the first two versus in this edition, up in the news section. The same spirit that was in this evil man will again lead the nations into a second holocaust! Be warned Satan is a very powerful deceiver!
Here is a painting by Michael Turovsky depicting the inhumanity of man under the deceptive power of evil, Satanically driven men in the holocaust. Nothing has changed! There is an excellent book out by Hal Lindsay called "The road to holocaust" He plot just how it's all coming again. The tragedy is that much of the church will spearhead the it.
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!