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These will change on Sundays or as the Lord leads.
Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
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 495: November 11th 2019
The breaking dawn:
These are words of life!
This follows-on from the previous edition, “The setting sun,” in some respects. It is a stand-alone edition, but many of the principles and major messages continue the theme.
As with sunsets, the breaking dawn is a beautiful time. It has elements of glowing, gleaming, beaming, newness, freshness and cleanness. But you may miss the breaking dawn if you are asleep and trapped in the misery of the enduring dark night of the devil’s nightmares.
In a sense, the breaking dawn is also a metaphoric metamorphosis, like a butterfly, leaving behind the old, as all things become new.
There is a breaking dawn for the born-again, true church, for the false church, for Israel, and for the world, all of which I’ll deal with in this edition.
One thing about the setting sun and the breaking dawn is that you can’t stop them. They are coming, ready or not! There is an absolute permanence about them too, you can’t wind them back.
The dawn speaks of approaching light and all things new. But it also speaks of terrible, terrifying regret as the intensifying light of God exposes the deep darkness in the dead of the world’s night.
Unless you are stone dead to the things of God, you would be well aware of the absolute critical times we are in. Too bad that many have settled for the worsening world and have become acclimatised to it and at ease in it, and joined to its deadly ways.
Now is the time to know the truth, led by the Spirit, It is your armour and shield.
Godly spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom are all progressive, like a new dawn. We also see a downward progression of ungodly wisdom from the earthly (worldly), to the soulish, to the demonic. (James 3:15) Take good note of this!
As the emergency sirens scream all around the world, God is intensifying His provision for His people to stand securely against the onslaught.
Beware the false dawn:
In my flying days, many years ago, as a pilot, I was taught how to identify a false horizon in a hazy sky. If you trim your aircraft to a false horizon, you will end up being far from straight and level. Thick haze sometimes contains imbedded thunderstorms, which you can’t detect until too late. These situations can lead you to believe that all is okay, when you are actually about to hit trouble.
Likewise, we have false spiritual horizons, and spiritual haze full of storms. People think they are in the light, straight and level, with everything being okay, when in fact, they are on thin ice, and on the verge of hell!
Do not believe everything you see and hear, even from many pulpits and ministries. Do not compare yourselves amongst yourselves. Do test the spirits and do always embrace the cross. You can embrace a dead corpse in a mortuary, which is like clinging to the world, or you can embrace the life-giving cross of crucifixion, and resurrection.
The dawn for the true church:
This dawn speaks wonderfully of a deeply maturing church ready to be snatched out of darkness into His glorious light – forever. The rapture itself is most certainly a spectacular, dramatic dawn, from darkness to light.
Colossians 1:13 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
John 12:36 “While you have light, believe in the light that you may become sons of the light.”
1 Peter 2:9 “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”
This dawn is exclusive. It is only for those who meet the conditions.
It is possible to walk in this new dawn even now, to an extent, by applying the resurrection power of the cross even now, but what a wonderful, glorious future hope we have too!
The dawn for the false church:
The dawn of deception is the hallmark of the counterfeit church.
The counterfeit church is the church that rejects the centrality of the cross of Calvary and its application. It is the church of “another Jesus.” It is measured by how well it fits in with the world. These churches are actually “enemies of the cross of Messiah.” They are not enemies of of our Lord, just the cross – which identifies them as counterfeits. (Philippians 3:18)
Be aware that God does have a limit to His grace. He is the God of many new chances, but be careful out there - there is a dead-end road of no return.
The word “denomination” means division. It is the exact opposite of the requirement of God for His church, which is unity based on Spirit-led truth. Truth is not divided.(1 Corinthians 1:10, Ephesians 4:11-13, John 17:23)
“How can a house divided against itself stand”, especially in the coming greatest ever storms and flood of deception? (Mark 3:25)
A divided church will not stand, even if it takes 2000 years to teeter and fall. We are seeing, right now, the final fall of much of the church. It must be so, because division has no power over the powers of darkness.
How did the church become so divided?
Jude 1:19 “These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.”
That’s it. One very short, very simple verse which explains 2000 years of church division! – Amazing indeed! Isn’t it interesting that the divided denominational churches are in unity about one thing – The elimination of the baptism in the Spirit.
You can build all sorts of man-made institutions, full of great ideas, but outside of the fullness of the Spirit they are all man-made idols for destruction. Yes God has used many of them (sometimes) but do you think there will there be divisions (denominations) in eternity? Of course not!
The problem, especially today is that those outside of the fullness of the Spirit of God will only be partially led by the Spirit and in grave danger of being deceived. Great deception in the church is one of the biblical hallmarks of the time.
Let me add that if you reject the fullness of the Spirit of God in these days, you will become an enemy of the fullness of the Spirit and you will be led by man and the world, into the coming darkness. You can bet on that!
The dawn for Israel:
This dawn broke in 1948 as national independence was granted to Israel in one day. But that is just the forerunner of the monumental spiritual birth of Israel still to come. (Isaiah 66:8)
The prophetic dawn began in 1948. It became more visible in 1967, and is getting brighter all the time now as the world gets darker.
Here is a powerful rebuke to the proponents of replacement theology:
Isaiah 66:5 (The Lord vindicates Zion) “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: Your brethren who hated you, who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they shall be ashamed.”
Do you see it? These are the people coming against God’s call upon Israel. They “hated Israel” and wanted their own joy to be the big thing. Well, God says that they “will be ashamed.” It’s not very clever to come against God’s word and be led by Satan rather than God in these dangerous days!
Continuing with Isaiah 66:
Isaiah 66:6 (Note that number) “...The voice of the Lord was heard, who fully repays His enemies.”
The verse above is yet another in this short discourse coming against those of replacement theology and anti-Semitism.
Isaiah 66:7-13 Here we see Israel being born in a day, which has reference to her natural birth and with a double reference in application to her spiritual new birth. We then see Jerusalem rejoicing and finally, Jerusalem becomes the place of comfort for the Jews and Gentiles.
Isaiah 66:14-15 (The reign and indignation of God) “When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like grass. The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, and His indignation to His enemies. Behold, the Lord will comes with fire...to render His anger with fire and His rebuke with flames of fire.”
This speaks prophetically of the tribulation period, but yet again we see another sharp rebuke and warning of destruction to those of replacement theology etc.
I have said many times that you better sit up in terror when the Lord warns a number of times in one discourse about something.
- The Lord warns three times against replacement theology in this discourse above in Isaiah 66.
- The Lord warns three times in one chapter, against homosexuality (Romans 1:24-29)
- The Lord warns five times against replacement theology in the discourse of Romans 11.
- The Lord warns five times against deception in the end-time discourse on the Mount of Olives. (Matthew 24:4-26)
The dawn for Israel will take her into the tribulation period and finally out and into the new Millennium of great glory.
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”
Isaiah 62:1-3 “For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your (Israel) righteousness, and all kings your glory and you shall be called a new name. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord...”
What an amazing turn of events! Israel is to become “brightness like a lamp” to the Gentiles! Note that “kings” – political leaders will come to Israel’s glory. Note that Israel shall be a “crown of glory” in the Lord’s hand. What drama this is!
Israel will soon be: The Lord’s battle axe, the messenger of salvation to the nations and world-leaders. She will be brightness to the Gentiles world. Israel will be the Lord’s “crown of glory.”
The dawn for the world:
It is the dawn of troubles like never seen before. (Matthew 24:21, Daniel 12:1, Jeremiah 30:7) It is the dawn of massive wars between the nations.
Ancient enemies of God, Israel and the church will attack. New, modern enemies will join in.
The dawn of deep, intensifying darkness is the lot for the world. It’s a progressive darkness that comes with the approach of Satan and the antichrist. It is a dawn of blindness. This is a terrible, eternal night full of wars, disasters, cataclysmic calamities, creature of the night – devils and demons.
Yes there is such a thing as dark light! “If the light in you is really darkness, how great is your darkness.” (Matthew 6:23)
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness.” (Isaiah 5:20)
The world’s brightest light is deep darkness. It’s a deadly spiritual darkness caused by God, the devil, demons and the world-system.
The unsaved of the world think that they’re okay and don’t need a saviour. They think they can save themselves. They think that their good works will be noticed by God.
The great deception of the day is: “I’m okay, I can do it. I have no need for a saviour with a cross.” “Give us Barabbas,” is the cry. (Luke 23:18) “Come down from the cross,” they say. (Mark 15:30) That is the cry from the heart of Satan and his mouthpiece, the mass-media.
By the way, the name “Bar Abbas” means “son of the father.” The first name of Barabbas is revealed in some original manuscripts but not all. It was “Jesus.” So your choice is Jesus, the son of the father, a common criminal with no cross, or Jesus the Son of God, the perfect One, who became sin for us on the cross!
The ways of the world are doomed. Its future is fire! It’s wise to come out from among them now!
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand, therefore let us cast off the works of darkness” and let us put on the armour of light.”
As the light gets dimmer, you can see less and less. Progressive darkness occurs because the “prince of darkness” (Ephesians 6:12) is drawing nearer and nearer. But tragically, the closer the world gets to Satan the more its people become blinded, and you can’t see even if you want to.
With the dawn of darkness and its accompanying blindness, comes growing great deception! And while this is all on the go things get brighter for the true believer!
This dawn of darkness, blindness and deception is accompanied with deep personal torment as seen in numerous verses in the Bible.
Jeremiah 10:10 “The Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath, the earth will tremble and the nations will not be able to abide His indignation.”
Psalm 33:10-12 “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the people of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His inheritance.”
The verse above is a good one to send to the United Nations as a special gift!
Finally, the dawn will break as a new world comes about in the Millennium. but not before.
How to stay in the light:
There is a biblical formula for good, clean spiritual health and sight. It is “repent and believe”!
If your heart is right and full of humility before God, with all pride removed, He will draw and lead you into all truth. All the divisions and errors in the body of Messiah, every one of them, comes from people of personal pride, and those who have rejected the fullness of the Spirit.
The way to glory is the way of humility before our Lord, embracing the cross.
John 16:13-15 “When He the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will tell you things to come...He will take of mine and declare it to you.”
Note in the verse above that to be led into all truth, hearing the voice of God through the Spirit of God is required. People outside the fullness of the Spirit of God get their “leading” from man. You can tell by all the personal opinions, divisions, and the absence of the radical teaching of the cross.
Have you ever noticed that those of replacement theology hardly ever (some never) preach or teach on the cross! That should be a red light flashing, and bell ringing – stay away!
2 Peter 1:19 “We have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”
Note in this beautiful verse above that it is the prophetic word itself that will lead you into intensifying light. It is a glorious light and it is required, therefore, take heed!
The morning star which arises in your heart is the realisation that Bible prophecy is the “most sure thing.” It can happen suddenly and knock you right off your perch as it did with me!
Do you have a bright star – the morning star, alive and shining in your heart?
Personally, I recall the day the morning star arose in my heart, back in the late 70s. It changed me dramatically, radically and suddenly! I know, because I freaked out some of my friends back then, because they only had a dark star in their hearts and they couldn’t see what I could see.
Some of your friends may think you’re strange already, but if you really want to entrench it in them, just let that morning star shine and shout!
Once this morning star has arisen in your heart, it remains there. It gets brighter. It keeps you in the light of God’s glorious word and ways. It is a sign of the approaching day.
The tree of life:
The ultimate tree of life was the cross of Calvary, but there is a similar life-producing tree in the Bible.
There is no dawn in the land of this tree! It’s light is the light of God – forever. (Revelation 21:23)
The tree of life may be symbolic or a metaphor, but don’t miss its incredible supernatural magnificence. The main symbolism of the tree of life is that it represents the supernatural life creating and sustaining power of God.
Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Revelation 22:2 “In the middle of the street and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
This fruitful tree of life is mirrored in Ezekiel 47:12.
What we are told is that it is a key component of the eternal “Paradise of God!”
We are just given glimpses and hints of this wonderful thing to come. But even glimpses of eternity’s wonders should inspire and motivate you to take full advantage of the glory to come, even now.
1 John 2:8 “...The darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.”
Philippians 2:15 “Become blameless and harmless children of God without fault in the midst of a cooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”
We as believers await this “true light.” It is already shed abroad in our hearts, but the full manifestation is coming soon. We are the triumphant!
Yes Lord – let your unshakable kingdom come – quickly – very quickly!
I took these pictures in the wilds of Namaqualand Desert during wild flower season.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 494: November 5th 2019
The setting sun:
These are words of life!
Sunsets are inspirational and emotional; they are beautiful and breathtaking, conjuring up awe – inspiring thoughts, dreams, and much more.
But sunsets are also symbolic of an approaching end.
Once, many years ago I lived in a house (mad house) with a bunch of artist friends, musicians and newsmen. One bright spark painted a mural on the entire lounge wall. It was of a cowboy riding off into the sunset with the words “The End” painted at the top.
It wasn’t really my style, but each time I looked at it, it was as though something said to me, “Thou art that cowboy!” “The End” came up on the screen of my life a few times after that. Shortly thereafter I was saved. That was an end alright, with a new dawn. Other “ends” came up giving way to something spiritually deeper and better all the time.
The ‘setting sun’ that I’m referring to in this edition is all about the fast approaching spiritual darkness and its terrible effects on the world and the compromised church.
The setting sun and approaching darkness:
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
John 12:35-36 “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light lest the darkness overtake you. He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light that you may become sons of light.”
John11:10 “If one walks in the night, he stumbles because the light is not in Him.”
Biblically, sunsets speak of approaching darkness, with numerous terrible spiritual overtones.
Darkness speaks of blindness, ignorance, error, sin, the satanic supernatural, secrecy, sorcery, and punishment – all revealed in numerous verses on the subject.
The world is about to plunge headlong into the tribulation period, which sees the wrath of God, of man, of the devil and of nature all running simultaneously. But we are in the forerunner period right now, and some low intensity events are already revving up.
The night is coming! It is a frightening night indeed. It is a gloomy, dark night like the world has never seen before nor ever shall! (Matthew 24:21, Joel 2:2)
The coming night (tribulation) will be full of natural upheavals and psychological stress of great intensity. People will be jittery and tense with unease, disquiet, disturbed goose-bumpy, jumpy, quivering shaking and jaw-rattling. It will be the time of the weak-kneed with shadowy demonic creatures of the darkness riding the storms, undetected.
Amos 5:20 “Is not the day of the Lord darkness and not light? Is it not very dark with no brightness in it?
This is the lot for the unsaved world in the tribulation. I believe that the true born-again church will be raptured clean out away from this horror-filled world, before it strikes. Tragically most people can’t see what’s coming. They are in love with Satan’s death-filled world, obscured by deception of his creation. They think everything will continue as normal and be fine in the end!
John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
John 3:19-20 “This is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
The things of the world are designed to squeeze the life of God out.
Thankfully, the tribulation period also sees mass revival and untold numbers getting saved and becoming “tribulation saints” destined for the Millennium.
The complete church:
In the run-up to the tribulation period, the true, Spirit-filled, born-again church will grow stronger and brighter. The compromised church will fall away at an increasing rate.
The church must be exposed to the fully-preached, full-doctrine of Messiah. (Acts 20:27) It must be a participant in the fullness of the gifts of the Spirit, with the full armour of God applied. It must be a participant in the entirety of the seven-fold “doctrine of Messiah” (Hebrews 6:1-2)
You may think the above mentioned factors are obvious. They are not for many churches. The “doctrine of Messiah” includes “Baptisms” (plural, which includes baptism in the Spirit) It includes eschatology and end-time teaching. It includes eternal judgement and the teaching of hell and punishment.
Does your church have this solid foundation?
The end-time church must be pro God’s plans for Israel.
The complete Christian:
The setting sun also speaks of maturity. You can’t become a mature Christian in five minutes, but you can set your heart that way. You can be “perfect” as you grow in the grace of God. “Perfect” for a one-day old Christian is not the same as “perfect” for one who has been saved for 40 years!
The Bible says: Be “perfect” (Matthew 5:48)
Proverbs 2:13 (When wisdom enters your hear) “He will deliver you from the way of evil...From those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness.”
2 Peter 1:19 “We have the prophetic word made more sure, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.”
The verse above, one of my favourites, is so wonderfully profound! The previous few verses are speaking of seeing with your eyes and hearing with your ears. Here Peter says that there is something more secure, and more sure than seeing and hearing. It is the revelation of the importance of Bible prophecy!
When you realise that prophecy is the most sure thing, a light has been turned on your heart. It’s like the planet Venus (the morning star) arising in the darkness of the night, indicating the dawn is about to break for you!
I tell you that everyone who has not had this morning star arise in their hearts is still in the dark. They may be saved, but are in partial darkness. You can see it and hear it in them.
The incomplete Christian:
The biggest sign of the incomplete Christian is seen in their inability to take correction or be trained. They may be saved and know parts of the Bible well, but they are undisciplined and disrespectful. Normally they will have a fowl mouth.
Their lives will be mixed with some things of God and many things of the world. They will have no real desire to deal with roots and change. They will be self-obsessed, proud and arrogant and materialistic. They will be a know-it all. In many cases you can’t deal with them or even talk with them. You will know them by their fruits.
Colossians 1:28 “Him we preach warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Messiah.”
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,”
Many new Christians are a pleasure to have to deal with, because they have genuinely encountered the Lord and been knocked flat off their pedestals. But some have been sent to sidetrack you into eternal exercises of futility.
Hunger makes you desperate. Most people don’t know the deeper things of God because they have no hunger. They are full of self and the world.
►You cannot know and experience the depths of Messiah and His truth, and the depths of the world and its word as an equivalent.
You must be single-minded in your approach to and walk with our Lord. It is a narrow road of glory.
Matthew 6:23 “If your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is really darkness, how great is your darkness.”
Isaiah 29:15 “Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord, and their works are in the dark. They say,’ who sees us and who knows us?’”
In these end-times many will not endure. They will mix the occult cocktail of paganism with their truth, to their horrific detriment.
Isaiah 8:19-22 “They will seek those who are mediums and wizards ...Should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living...They will be enraged and curse their king and their God. Then they will look to the earth and see trouble and darkness, gloom and anguish; and they shall be driven into darkness.”
The word “driven,” above is a scary word. It is Strong’s H5080, “Nadach.” Meanings: To thrust and be impelled. To be driven, forced away and banished. To be hunted down!
The word “darkness” is Strong’s H653, “Aphelah’” Meanings: Calamity, wickedness, thick gloominess, and concealment, concrete.
What a horror this is revealed in this verse above: To be driven, hunted, impelled and banished from God in wicked, gloomy darkness as thick as concrete!
I don’t know about you, but when I see things like this, I am so thankful for the salvation of our Lord.
You must be radical, separate from world, have a passion for the truth and growth in grace.
What logical reason could there ever be for not giving your all to our Lord? Only those who have lost a fair amount of their marbles could justify being a half-baked believer.
The incredible, profound, Romans 11 discourse:
This will shatter many traditional beliefs, especially once saved always saved!
What follows is my summery of the following verses. I have selected the main points, but you can hover your mouse over them to get the complete verse: Romans 11:2, Romans 11:11-12, Romans 11:15, Romans 11:18, Romans 11:20-23. Romans 11:25.
In His foreknowledge, God knew His people, Israel and what they would do. He knew that they would fail but not fall away totally from Him. During their rebellion, God worked through the largely Gentile church to bring salvation to the world. The failure of the Jews was in fact riches for the Gentiles, but how much better when the Jews come back in their fullness! It will be like life from the dead!
God instructs the Gentile church not to be boastful against the Jews. (This is the essence of replacement theology.)
God says that He broke off the natural olive tree branches, (the Jews), because of their unbelief, and for the second time in this discourse, He warns the Gentile church not to be boastful and arrogant against the Jews.
He instructs the church to “fear” rather than be proud, otherwise He will “cut off” these particular Gentile churches. God then says a third time that if the Gentile church does not continue in goodness towards the Jews, He will “cut them off” when He grafts the Jews back into their natural olive tree again.
God then ends this discourse by saying that He does not want the Gentile church to be ignorant of the mystery of Israel’s partial, limited blindness until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. Again God warns the Gentiles, now for a fourth time not to wise in their own eyes above Israel!
So here we have four warnings against the ant-Israel crowd and those of replacement theology. The warnings are most severe. If you are in a church of replacement theology, unless your leader repents and changes his tune fast, he will be “cut off” by God, even though he prances and dances up and down the stage shouting loud.
Many of them are already cut off. They can’t see it, because seeing God’s plans for Israel comes as a “birthing.” They operate in the energy of the flesh and not the Spirit.
What this means is that everyone who does not know and line up with the words of Romans 11 (and Romans 9) is self opinionated and an ignorant fool in the true meaning of those terms. To see it you have to read it and be open to it!
Beware, when the Bible repeats a truth or a warning a number of times in a single passage! We also see this in the Olivet discourse, where our Lord warns against deception five times in that single end-time discourse.
Please note to whom this well-used verse below, is actually referring to (in bold).
Isaiah 54:15-17 “Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whosoever assembles against you (Israel) shall fall for your sake...No weapon formed against you (Israel) shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, (replacement theology) you shall condemn.”
Yes you can apply it to the church or yourself, but in terms of interpretation, it relates to Israel.
- Why did God bring salvation to the Gentiles shortly after the cross? It is because the Jews whose job it was originally supposed to be, rejected their Messiah.
- Why will God bring salvation to the Jews as the tribulation gets underway? It is because the largely Gentile church, whose job it is, will be gone by rapture in the tribulation!
Please note to whom this well-used verse below, is actually referring:
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God (upon Israel) are irrevocable.”
In terms of interpretation, this is not referring to your calling. It is referring to Israel’s calling!
Observe in this verse above that God’s call upon Israel is irrevocable and will be completed.
Now note the following verse:
John 15:18-23 If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own, yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you...He who hates Me hates the Father also."
This verse above relates to Christians and Jews. Both have the call of God upon them and both are simultaneously under attack.
The sun is setting on Israel’s rebellion and rejection of their Jewish Messiah, our Messiah. The world’s day is darkening. The dawn is arising for Israel. Yes, it will be in many huge conflicts as Satan throws his last temper tantrums at Israel.
Relating to the fast mutating and spreading spiritual disease of replacement theology in the church, know that this error (or any error) does not become sanctified in the church. Because it is spoken from a pulpit by a wolf in a pretty dress, does not make it right!
A church pulpit has an unwritten authority behind it, no matter whether it is of the spirit of truth or error, you must be on guard, be discerning and you must know your Bible well.
A church or ministry may have a well-accepted, sacrosanct agenda. That does not make it necessarily of God.
Israel’s glorious future:
I’ve shared this many times, but here it comes again because it is of utmost importance:
This is God’s call and plan for Israel in a nutshell:
►Israel is: ●Elected ●Rebelled ●Rejected ●Regathered ●Repented ●Accepted.
The Israel haters and churches of replacement theology stop at “Rejected!”
►Israel is God’s ●Child, ●Son, ●Wife, ●Bride, ●Husband, ●Army, ●Witness, ●Divorced partner being reunited. ●Chosen people, ●God’s name is on them.
Acts 26:18 “I will open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”
Psalm 112:4 “Unto the upright, there arises light in the darkness...”
The sun is setting. It is gloom or golden glory! Please make the right choices. You will pay dearly, or be “paid” richly in eternal reward!
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light.”
Have you ever thought of spiritual light being a coat of armour? What a great analogy!
Isaiah 9:2 “The people who have walked in the darkness have seen a great light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light has shined.”
I took this picture, while on foot along the banks of the Okavango in the early morning mist.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 493: October 29th 2019
The Great Mystery Sign:
These are words of life!
The metamorphosis of Israel into a beautiful jewel - bedecked creation of the living God, and when it will occur, is essentially what this edition is all about.
This is a most important edition!
You may recall that I said a few weeks ago that I was expecting the revelation of a mystery sign very soon that would be a warning to the world and an incredible insight into the plans of God. This is the first stage of the revelation. I sense that there is more to be revealed by the Spirit of God.
Two great mysteries end simultaneously:
Two of the Bible mysteries are the mystery called the rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51), and the mystery of Israel’s blindness. (Romans 11:25) Both are connected.
The church age as a whole is also called a mystery. It began on the day of Pentecost and will end at the rapture. This will also be exactly when the mystery of Israel’s blindness to her Messiah will end.
There is a tragic side to Israel’s blindness coming to an end. It will be the more severe blinding of the churches of replacement theology! One receives sight and the other loses sight! Both have already begun in a limited way.
Beware, churches of replacement theology! When Israel receives her sight; that will be the exact time you will be more deeply blinded! What a terrible thing to go into the future blind, deaf and with a hardened heart. What a terror! (Romans 11:18, 20-22)
Romans 11:23 “If they (Jews) do not continue in unbelief, they will be grafted back in, for God is able to graft them in again.”
The great Zechariah sign:
Israel is a sign to the church and the true church is a sign to Israel.
Zechariah 3:8-9 “Hear O Joshua the high priest, you who have companions who sit before you, for they are a wonderful sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Branch. Behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. ‘Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.”
Here we see Joshua sitting with “companions” who are a “wonderful sign.” So, who are these companions? The original word simply means “close friends or lovers.” Could it be that prophetically, the companions of Israel are in fact the true, Israel-friendly church?
What is the “wonderful sign” that these friends are? The original word is: Strong’s H4195 – “Mowpheth”. Meanings: Wonderful miracle, a sign of God’s power!! This meaning has connotations of the miraculous and supernatural.
Is the rapture of the church a wonderful, miracle sign of God’s power? You bet it is!
I hope you see where we are going with this. Could it be that the rapture of the Israel-friendly church will soon be the wonderful sign to Israel and to the world?
Let’s carry on with our prophetic application. Who is “My Branch” that is about to be brought forth to Israel? The original has the word capitalised as it should be. This is none other than the Jewish Messiah – Yeshua! (Isaiah 4:2, Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15, Zechariah 6:12).
Now we come to the “stone.” This is no ordinary stone. It has seven eyes and an engraving on it. The Bible calls our Lord, the “stone which the builders rejected. (Matthew 21:42). Again, this is a reference to our Messiah, the Jewish Messiah Himself.
What is the engraving on the stone?
Exodus 28:9-11 “Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel. Six names on one stone and six on the other, according to their birth.”
Here we see the engraving on this stone is the names of all the tribes of Israel.
Our Lord has also “inscribed” and “engraved” Zion (Israel) on the palms of His hands. (Isaiah 49:16)
Next, we come to the “seven eyes.” What are they a reference to?”
The “seven eyes” have connotations of perfect spiritual insight and wisdom, might, knowledge and more. These are the “seven eyes” of the Messiah. (Isaiah 11:2)
Revelation 5:6 “I looked and behold, in the midst of the throne...a Lamb as though it had been slain having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.”
And finally, let's look at the most dramatic portion of Zechariah: “I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day.”
Many interpreters believe that this “one day” is a reference to the cross. They are wrong. The events of the cross took three days and did not remove the iniquity of Israel.
It would have to be some monumental event to have such a dramatic effect on the Jews. It can only be the shock caused by the rapture of the church, with them being left behind, because they have still not repented of their rejection of their Messiah.
So, let’s look at the whole verse prophetically:
Joshua (Israel) sits with his companions (the Israel friendly church) who are about to become a wonderful sign to the tribes of Israel through the rapture, which will then cause them to see the Branch (their Messiah) giving them new, deep spiritual insight and understanding. Their repentance will come in one day.
This will all be a result of the sudden rapture of the true church.
One day / Suddenly:
Romans 10:19 “I will provoke you (Jews) to jealousy, by those who are not a nation; I will anger you by a foolish nation.”
Some say that this “foolish nation” constitutes the born-again Jews who are members of the church. Some say it is a broader reference to the entire true church. Both are accurate.
With the Jews being the “chosen people,” they will most certainly be made “angry” and “jealous” at the same time, very suddenly, when the rapture of the largely Gentile church takes place, leaving them behind.
By the way, “the iniquity of the land” is obviously not referring to land, but people – the chosen people, the Jews. The iniquity being removed in one day, does not mean that every Jew will be saved in one day.
The best meaning is that on one particular day, the mass salvation process of the Jews begins. The veil of blindness will be gone in a day. Yes it has already been removed, but the Jews haven’t noticed it yet. They will in one day.
This begins the process of large numbers being saved right through the tribulation period, and with a large mass being saved on the final day of the tribulation.
The shock of the chosen people being left behind at the rapture, best fits the bill of something huge and devastating, causing an entire nation to repent and have their sin removed suddenly.
Zechariah 14:7 “It shall be one day which is known to the Lord – neither day nor night, but at evening time it shall happen, that it will be light.”
This verse above is enlightening indeed. It speaks of an event that will happen in one day, known to the Lord. It will happen in the twinkling of an eye!
Did you know that the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) begins at the sighting of the new moon, just as it “twinkles in the early evening? This is called “the twinkling of an eye?” (Look it up).The verse says that this is when it will be “light”. It must be symbolic light, because it is does not get lighter in the evening. This is spiritual light coming to Israel in a day.
Is this verse in Zechariah giving us a hint as to when the rapture will take place and the enlightenment of the Jews goes into overdrive as the tribulation begins?
Note that it is “day known to the Lord.” The other well-known rapture verse says that the day or hour is not known to the Lord. It isn’t a contradiction, because the day was not known to our Lord at the time when He was here on earth.
Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard of such a thing? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once (Lit= One time)?” As soon as Zion travailed (Israel enters the tribulation) she gave birth to her children.” (This verse speaks of Israel’s natural birth as a nation in one day (1948) and with a double reference to Israel’s soon coming spiritual birth also in one day.)
(Please get every idea and trace of the replacement theology interpretation and great error of this verse above, by the Revelation 12-sign teachers. Tragically, it still lingers in the hearts of many.)
Jeremiah 6:26 “O daughter of My people, cloth yourself in sackcloth and roll about in ashes! Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentations, for the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.”
In this verse above we see the sudden nature of the tribulation events falling on Israel and causing mass repentance.
To be scripturally accurate, the rapture ends the church age and begins the tribulation period immediately. Do not fall for the error that the tribulation does not start immediately after the rapture. This big error has some terrible knock on effects to other doctrines; besides, it is a presumption with no scriptural support.
It is a false doctrine that makes a big mess of dispensations.
Here is a beautiful illustration in the Bible of how some things happen suddenly:
Numbers 17:8 “It came to pass the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted (budded) and put forth buds and produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.”
The almond tree’s branch budded in one day!
The word “almond” in Hebrew means “the awakening one.” It is the first tree to bud in the season, and it is a well-known type of Israel. This tree budding in one day is Israel awakening to her Messiah (Jeremiah 1:11-12)
Interestingly the temple menorah’s light-holding cups were to be embellished with almond blossoms. The menorah itself is a symbol of eternal light. (Exodus 37:19-20)
The dramatic effects of “one day” on Israel:
Israel will see! They will see their Messiah from behind a non-existing veil! They will see that the veil of blindness was actually removed nearly 2000 years ago! They will see why they have not been able to see!
It is because of their pride and lack of repentance.
In the tribulation period after the “one day” rapture, spectacular changes will come upon the remnant of Israelis in a flash!
Note the incredible key points of these verses below. (By the way, those of replacement theology hate these verses with a passion. Their faces go red with anger at them!)
Zephaniah 3:13 “The remnant of Israel will do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth...”
Jeremiah 50:20 “In those days and in that time, says the Lord, the iniquity of Israel will be sought, but there shall be none; and the sins of Judah will not be found, for I will pardon those whom I preserve.”
Isaiah 29:23-24 “When he see his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they will hallow My name, and hallow the Holy One of Jacob, and fear the God of Israel. These also, who erred in spirit, will come to understanding...”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage (Israel)? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue (destroy) our iniquities.”
Jeremiah 31:34 (The new covenant for Israel) “No more shall every man teach his neighbour and every man his brother, saying, ‘know the Lord’, for they shall all know Me from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more.”
Hosea 2:17 “I will take from her (Israel’s) mouth he names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered no more.”
The paganism of the Baals was the occult practises of many Babylonian traditions. Today they are seen in the practices of Christmas and Easter. Note it is even the use of the names that is forbidden. (Psalm 24:4)
Jeremiah 23:26-27 “...Prophets of deceit prophecy of their own heart, trying to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbour, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.
Let’s not forget that Israel in the tribulation will be “God’s battle-axe” and agents of war against their and God’s enemies. (Jeremiah 51:20)
Here now are the massive, magnificent changes that will come upon Israel, compiled from these verses above:
They will be shocked and motivated by: ●jealousy, ●anger at the church being raptured. ●They will repent. ●They will be forgiven of all their sins. ●They will walk in holiness, righteousness and understanding. ●They will have clean hands. ●They will have no traces of the occult, paganism and the “Christian” pagan practises of Easter and Christmas. ●They will have no foreign gods. ●They will destroy the false prophets.
Compare this lot above to Israel today – hoo boy!
Israel destroys the false prophets:
Today Israel has many enemies. All those who are anti-Semitic are her enemies and all the churches of replacement theology are also Israel’s enemies. The funny thing is that they will be destroyed by Israel! That’s what you call an Oops!
But it’s an oops with eternal consequences!
The churches and deceived teachers of replacement theology think they’re doing God a favour by dethroning and getting rid of Israel. What a shock they will have when the God of love for Israel, reveals their spirit of error.
Zechariah 13:1-2 “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness. It shall be in that day says the Lord of hosts that I shall cut off the names of the idols from the land and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land....It shall be in that day that every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies...
The verse below is a tragedy. It echoes the Nazi Holocaust, but it speaks succinctly of the great modern-day Holocaust and its backfire! This speaks of all enemies of God and His plans, and enemies of Israel. It speaks against anti-Semitism and replacement theology in the church!
Psalm 21:8-12 “Your hand (God) will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
The Holocaust was a “fiery oven.” Here is God’s Holocaust on His enemies and those who hate Israel in the tribulation period! It’s never a good idea to mess with God’s plans!
All enemies of Israel in and out of the church, here is another sad verse just for you:
Numbers 23:8-9 “How shall I curse that which God has not cursed? And how shall I denounce what the Lord has not denounced? From the top of the rocks I see him (Israel) a people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.”
Israel has the call of God upon her for His purpose. She can never assimilate into the nations. That is why the world hates them, and also why the world’s churches - the churches of replacement theology, hate them.
When will all this happen:
Some teachers say that the rapture is a sign-less event. On its own that is so, but it is not a stand-alone event. The rapture begins the seventieth week of Daniel, which is the closing seven years of the Old Covenant, which has been hold. The rapture is directly associated with the revealing of the antichrist. These are not sign-less events.
As regular readers know, I believe the next big prophetic event will be foreshadowed in the Feast of Trumpets. This occurs on one of two possible days (identified by the sighting of the new moon). This is either September 19th or 20th next year.
Could the rapture happen before then? Yes it could, but it is much more probable that it will happen on a Feast of Trumpets.
It will absolutely not happen until we see evidence of the coming peace treaty, and the revealing of the antichrist.
Some other events may happen just before the tribulation begins, or just into it. These include: ●The major prophesied wars. ●The alignment of the ten-nation confederacy in the general area of the ancient Roman Empire. ●The arising of the false prophet. ●There will be a rise in false Christ’s, false prophets, false and teachers. ●There will be an increase in martyrdom and persecution of true Christians. ●The gospel will go out to the nations with greater intensity. ●Church growth will increase dramatically and the non-Spirit filled churches will fall away at an ever increasing rate.
As I said up at the top, I do expect some other dramatic signs to suddenly break, very soon. We just have to sit and wait, which I don’t like doing!
Daniel 2:34 “In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and shall stand forever.”
If you as a Christian are trying your best to make the kingdom of the world a better place, I suggest you have the verse above implanted into your head.
This is one of my old-style paintings of a black rhino. I mixed it into the background of one of my later semi-abstract, ethnic, mixed media art works. It gives it a fresh look.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 492: October 22nd 2019
Deception-free – indeed!
These are words of life!
The greatest end-time sign, warned of by our Lord is deception. It will manifest most strongly in the church perpetrated by certain teachers, preachers and pastors.
Deception causes division and will increase as the coming of the Lord draws near. On an individual level, deception causes divisions and also causes you to be divided or separated from God.
Matthew 12:25 “A house divided cannot stand”.
I recently received an email from a reader who said: “I am so terrified of falling into deception that I hand my future over to God, to prevent it from happening, ever, ever, ever!” If only the entire church would have an attitude like that!
I know, for The Prophetic Scroll that a huge responsibility falls on Bible teachers. Prayer against deception is a daily event for me, and some who are prayer warriors for this ministry.
Our Lord said, answering the question from the disciples on when the end will be: “Take heed that you are not deceived.” (Matthew 24:4) Numerous other verses warn of exactly the same thing.
This edition is to help you identify deception and prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Much of the material I’m using relates to all believes at any time, but this is focused on our current situation and current events, as we enter critical prophetic days. (Revelation 12:12)
The nature of deception:
Firstly, deception is essentially a spirit; it is a manifestation of the “spirit of error.” (1 John 4:6)
Deception is a well camouflaged, ugly beast! The biggest issue is that people don’t know they’re deceived until or unless they get out of it. When they’re in it, they’re blind to it. It is something we need to “take heed of” diligently, to avoid especially in these days.
Deception normally masquerades as the truth. It often travels the same highway as truth. It hides its dangerous darkness in the light.
A light meter can give you the strength of the light in a measuring unit called a candela. But it can’t identify the source of the light. What we know from the “light meter” called the Bible is that this evil, dark light is getting very bright, because its source, Satan knows his time is short! (Revelation 12:12)
That in and of itself tells us that the true blinding Light is approaching fast!
Only true believers can look into the Light of God and not be blinded. Those full of pride and the world’s ways, look to God and are blinded by the Light.
Deception often has a fallen morality to it. It comes packaged with un-holiness. It is often progressive in its advances, taking more and more of the territory of your heart.
Deception can only be seen and identified against the Spirit enlightened word of God.
Sources of deception:
●Pride, ●False doctrine, ●False teachers / prophets, ●Rejection of Spirit baptism, ●Denominations (divisions), ●The world system, ●The media, ●Sinful lifestyles, ●Curses, ●Traditions of man, ●Cultural customs, ●Legalism, ●Anti-Semitism / replacement theology, ●The occult, ●Paganism, ●Witchcraft ●Mixing truth and error, ●Personal private interpretation – and much more.
Pride always causes spiritual blindness. Blindness causes deception!
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 “For this reason (unrighteous deception, no love of the truth), God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie...”
It is worth noting that in many cases, it is always the same people who get deceived. Some people just have a natural propensity and attraction to dangerous poison! This is often sourced in long-standing curses in their lives that have not been dealt with or repented of.
One of the characteristics of false prophets / teachers is that they always need to use persuasive argument and manipulation. That’s because that’s the only authority they have! There is no Spirit of truth and authority of God in them. Normally, there are many tell-tale signs!
Essentially the source of all deception is Satan himself working through fallen man, the world system and a host of demons, and all with ever increasing intensity in these days.
Some examples of modern deceptions:
Some of the big recent false teachings and deceptions include: The Mayan calendar prophecies, The Revelation 12-sign and its related offshoots, like Nibiru, and others. (All built on verses of replacement theology, and taken way out of context.)
A great, powerful, satanic deception is called misdirection. The deceived often call those that expose deception and false teachers as the ones bringing deception, thus misdirecting the attention away from themselves.
A great well - dispersed deception is the thought that God’s severity, judgement and warnings are of no consequence and you can carry on regardless. After all, if the world sanctions it, it must be okay!
Love that obliterates, lessens or nullifies judgement, in its right place, is a dangerous deception. Love and truth are twins. Much that is done in the name of love these days is void of truth.
A great deception in the world is that being good saves you, and a loving God would never send anyone to hell. Wrong!
All churches that won’t preach or teach at least the basics of eschatology are deceived. They are presenting a half-baked gospel to their clan.
Legalism is a great deception. The legalistic use of the Bible is the use of “dead letter,” with no spiritual transforming power in it. It always elevates those in it in pride.
Proverbs 17:19 “He who loves transgression (sin) loves strife. He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.”
Without the Spirit of God leading us, there is a danger of becoming over-balanced or obsessive even with the truth. It is dead letter that then becomes a hobby-horse which is of no value. A dead truth becomes a deceptive death trap and always divides the brethren.
Romans 16:17 “I urge you brethren to note those who cause divisions contrary to the doctrine you have learned from us and avoid them.”
Be careful of the deceiving nature of much that is in the world.
Mark 4:19 (Amp) “The cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches and the craving and passionate desire for other things, creep in and choke and suffocate the word and it becomes fruitless.”
Some socio political systems were born of deceived madmen – ranting atheists and the like. The systems they produced are a deception. Most forms of socialism, communism, Marxism / Leninism are a total deception. They do not work, except to produce massive control instead of the freedom they promise.
Socialism has as its hidden goal the enslavement of the masses. Its objective is to create subservience to the ruling elite. It redefines and in many cases gets rid of foundational godly law so that sin can rule supreme. They hate a nation under God, because they love sin! (Proverbs 2:13, John 3:19)
Nearly 2000 years of lies and Catholic-created deception is not easy to get rid of. But you must get rid of all traces of it as you identify it.
Catholics believe Jesus was divine only because Mary was divine first.
When you, especially as a new or young believer are searching be careful that your “valley of decision” does not become a valley of deception! The young are always most vulnerable and in need of special protection and attention.
The agenda of mass-media:
The hidden agenda of the mass-media, especially today, is to hide and obscure the Lord, His cross and His soon-coming. They are the satanic masters of deceit, even unknowingly in some cases.
Have a very good look at this incredible verse below identifying the work of deception:
Jeremiah 9:6 “Your habitation is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.”
Deception always obscures the truth of the gospel, and our Lord Himself!
Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Obadiah 3 “The pride and arrogance of your heart has blinded and deceived you.”
In these incredible verses above, we see pride and sin causing spiritual blindness, deafness, and deception. That’s what you call being in trouble!
It is the world, headed by it’ god – Satan and his mouth piece, the media that wants to get rid of the truth. They dethrone the Bible, kill the truth, mock Christians and elevate all false cross-less religions, which are all counterfeits. They must get rid of the power of the cross!
This tragic verse below speaks of the masses shouting to our Lord while He was on the cross. They opted for Barabbas, the murderer. This is the cry of mass-media and the world.
Mark 15:30 “Save yourself and come down from the cross.”
Peace without the cross is a deception and delusion. Peace without the cross is the antichrist’s “peace.” It is the “peace” of hell. True peace is exclusive to the kingdom of God, which you can only enter by blood and birth.
If you believe the media, you are in trouble. They speak what their big boss, Satan wants.
CNN says “terrorism doesn’t have a religion!” – WRONG!
CNN says “The world has decided that Israel is the occupying force in Israel.” – WRONG!
Note now, the progressive nature of deception, and its effects on society.
Psalm 74:20-23 “Have respect to the covenant (word); for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitation of cruelty...The tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually.”
The golden calf got the children of Israel into big trouble! Golden calf churchianity is the way of the average so-called believer today. Entertainment and amusement-mad, pagan-filled, Spirit-less churches have spread all over the world. They fit in well with the agenda of the world! Many of them are hell bound.
Many modern preachers have bowed to the god of this world and its voice, the mass-media.
The mass-media legitimises golden calf, idolatry in the counterfeit churches they support.
Malachi 2:8 “You have departed from the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law.”
Today we are in a world of horrifying evil on every front including some churches. There is no restraint because there are no consequences. The church and the gospel preached by the majority of ministers today is spineless, and fleshly with no power.
Deuteronomy 13:13 “Certain corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of the city saying, let us go and serve other gods, gods whom you have not known.”
The enticement to serve and worship other gods is all around us today. Many things appearing harmless have been turned into idols, and many things deadly in nature have been accepted by the blind.
Today, many churches have unknowingly “baptised” their members into the world. They are now alive to the world and dead to the fullness of God’s word and His coming kingdom. The modern church claims to have power, but it is the energy of the flesh and not the energy of the Spirit.
This superficial sorrow-less, self-confident church led by worldly wolves have modified the cross to suit worldly counterfeit Christians. Amazingly very few can see that they are on a collision course with spiritual disaster.
Modern deception and Israel:
If Satan can get rid of God’s call and plan for Israel, he has stumped God!
Not surprisingly, one of the strongest deceptions now and into the future, relates to God’s plan for Israel.
God will use Israel as His “battle-axe” to defeat nations that come against them.
God will bring Israel to salvation, holiness and righteousness suddenly, which will be the foundation for them being used as His chief evangelists in the tribulation period.
The world’s plan would create an Islamic Israel!
The world has a nasty surprise coming – at the hands of Israel! It will be hated Israel that destroys Islam, many invading nations and leaves the counterfeit tribulation churches in the dust.
The great deceiver:
The greatest deceiver of all time is none other than Satan himself, but in the soon coming tribulation period, Satan will manifest fully in the individual known as the antichrist. Even now, the “spirit of antichrist” is at work.
Here are some of the characteristics of the deceiver of all deceivers. First, are some of the verses from which I’ve taken this list:
Antichrist: Daniel 7:20-25, 7:4 Revelation 13:1-5 Daniel 11:3, 36-37, Daniel 11:28, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 Daniel 8:25 Matthew 24:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 11:28-39, 2 Corinthians 11:14.
●He speaks pompous words. ●His appearance is greater than his fellows. ● He makes war against the saints for three and a half years and prevails against them. ●He shall arise from ten kings, but he shall be different from the others. ●He will rule with great dominion and do according to his will. ●In his cunning he will prosper through deception and magnify himself. ●He will destroy many in their prosperity, and will rise against the Prince of princes. ●He will act against the holy covenant. ●He will honour those who come against God’s covenant. ●He will act against great fortresses and he shall honour a god which his fathers did not know. ●The nations will give their authority to him. ●He will do great signs and wonders. ●He comes as an angel of light. ●He will not have the desire for women. ●He will be a champion of no morality. ●He comes to kill, steal, destroy, lie and confuse and deceive.
The whole world will fall under the curse of the antichrist’s deception, blindness, slavery and misery. It will be in a media / Satan created “utopian” nightmare world of tumultuous torment led by the manic maniac of the world - Satan
Freedom from deception:
2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things, you will never stumble, for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour.”
The context of the above passage is “escaping the corruption that is in the world.” (Verse 4)
Very often you will have a warning sound coming from your own heart when deception arises. That is the Spirit of God in you. Don’t ignore it. In these days you really need the gifts of the Spirit, especially of discernment.
God will not prevent you from going into deception, but He will put a siren in your heart and give you spiritual ears, through the gifts, to hear it.
In these end times and in the days ahead, there will be an outpouring of the supernatural, both of God and of the deceiver. The very fact that a great number of people in the world fall for the antichrist in the tribulation, is proof enough of the power of deception.
Asymmetric warfare is between opposing groups with unequal power and military might. It could be described as conventional warfare against the unconventional. We as believers are blessed with being members of the Lord’s army – whose ultimate victory endures forever! That’s what you call, asymmetric alright – in our favour!
So, just as it looks like the world is winning, its destruction will come suddenly, and the true winners will be revealed. Do you know that one fine day you will be revealed by God to the whole universe!
Part of the road to freedom involves knowing our position in Messiah as we head for glory. ●We take up a cross, but we have already arrived, more than conquerors. ●We walk humbly before God, but we are seated in heavenly places. ●We are already joint heirs of all thins of God, but we forsake all to gain glory. ●We have a sin nature in us, but we partake of His divine nature now! ●We have to deal with sin, but we are free from sin in Him. ●We are in a fallen world, but we are children of the kingdom of the living God.
These holy “contradictions” stem from the differences between temporal truth and positional truth.
Knowing Bible prophecy well is an anchor for your soul. It is armour against deception.
Prophecy, if seen rightly, should wipe you off your feet onto the floor of humility.
God’s word, including prophecy, is like a rock. It brings restraint, stability and strength to those who respect it, from individuals to entire nations. Bible prophecy is just one aspect of that rock of stability in your life, producing endurance and holiness.
You need to be involved in some ways with ministries like The Prophetic Scroll that will always keep you in the prophetic loop and above all always direct you to glory!
A powerful method of avoiding deception is seen in that simple email, I referred to at the top. It is the desire, with an open heart to be free from deception. Our Lord will always honour that attitude, desire and prayer.
If you have been in deception, the key to be free is to identify it, repent and reject all traces of it. Forsake all contact items, sources and anything to do with it – the people too. Break and cut from all of its curses. Receive biblical truth fast. You will not be able to do this if you remain in your pride.
Call on our Lord to cleanse you and set you free and to alert you of the dangers of deception wherever it arise. Study God’s word prayerfully in regard to this.
If you are free and not deceived, well and good, that’s great, but keep the door shut to the re-appearance of deception.
Humble yourself always under the mighty hand of God. Do not humble yourself to the devil and his world. Resist the devil and he will flee. (James 4:7)
Diligently seek the truth with all your heart.
The spirit of error can’t produce truth except as bait! The spirit of error comes deceitfully to befriend you and beguile you, to create your acceptance. The Spirit of truth will always lead you to safety.
If the root cause of deception is pride, the root cause of freedom from deception is humility before God and His word and ways.
Pride is the veil hiding the face of God and His word. Satan then fills the void with his deceptions as the substitute.
Yes, you can and must walk your Christian life deception-free and be free indeed!
I merged these pictures into one moody bluey mix.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!
Edition 491: October 15th 2019
The mystery tour:
These are words of life!
“Roll up roll up, the magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, waiting to take you away.” (The Beatles 1967)
Roll up roll up, the biblical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, take you away. (God)
The former mystery tour will take you away to hell. The latter will take you away in rapture!
This is an odd edition. It’s about a coming mystery, a severe secret that when it manifests, will rock the world. It’s odd because I have no idea what it is or will be, and yet I feel led to write about its coming now, ahead of time. You could say: “This guy does not know what he’s talking about!”
I have had a strong sense in my spirit that something big is coming and that there will be a spectacular message of warning within it. So, I now have my spiritual eyes and ears open, as I await the revealing of the mystery. And let me tell you, that it may not be only me who receives it.
This then is an appropriate time to expand on the incredible subject of Bible mysteries, signs and secrets. It is a treasure trove of profound importance, full of hidden messages and life-changing truth.
But it is also a haunt of devils and demons, great error, and nightmarish spiritual quicksand!
Many have gone out on the mystery tour, only to be shipwrecked by hidden rocks. Many on the trail of magical mysteries have gone into forbidden territory, never to come out.
Some like Rabbi Jonathan Cahn have delved deep into numerous Bible mysteries and come out with many books and brilliant Spirit-led teachings on the subject, opening the eyes of all who would take the trouble to look beyond the surface.
The parables of the Bible are mysteries of sorts. They reveal a deeper underlying truth.
There is however, an important issue relating to Bible mysteries. Why do they exist?
Why does God hide His face from man? Why does He conceal powerful truths? Why does he speak in mysterious parables? Why not just lay it all out in the open, clear and simple?
The reason is because the deeper things of God are always exclusive. They are only for those who diligently search for them. They are only for the Spirit-led few who come in faith and pay the price.
Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
Job 15:8 “Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit your understanding to yourself?
Beware of getting sidetracked by signs, wonders and mysteries, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. “The secret things belong to the Lord, but the revealed things to you.” (Deuteronomy 29:29). Do lean on and trust the Spirit of God to show you and bring to life what He desires.
1 Corinthians 2:7 “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom of God, ordained before the ages for our glory.”
The seven mysteries:
I recently shared with you the importance of the hidden messages contained in the seven feasts of the Lord. There are many parallels with the seven mysteries. There are numerous other groupings of seven in the Bible: The seven-fold Spirit of God, the seven churches, the seven gifts of the Spirit, the seven eyes – and more.
The Bible has a lot to say about mysteries. There are a number of original words used for “mystery.” The one I’m interested in now is Strong’s G3466 - “Mysterion.” It means a hidden secret revealed only to insiders in the know. Those on the outside cannot see or understand the mystery. It does not mean it’s a mystery to everyone. It’s like having a password to come into a secret place. It’s only for those with the password.
Colossians 1:26 “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations has now been revealed to the saints.”
Here are the seven biblical mysteries:
●The Kingdom of God (Matthew 13:11). ●Tongues (1 Corinthians 14:2). ●The rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51). ●The gospel (Ephesians 6:19). ●Sin (2 Thessalonians 2:7). ●Godliness (1 Timothy 3:16). ●Israel’s blindness (Romans 11:25.)
Note that these “mysteries” above are not a mystery to true believers. They are a total mystery to unbelievers. This is why the Bible says you need to be born again to even see the kingdom of God! (John 3:3)
Many times, as most Christians know, it is most frustrating trying to get unbelievers to see spiritual things. They can’t see or understand the things of the Spirit outside of the new birth.
If you are not saved, you can’t see the kingdom of God, but you will see buildings, pews and men in pretty revolting frocks, behind elevated pulpits and choirs singing to ancient organs. You will think the church is a place like that, just like the one down on the corner.
Note in the list of mysteries that they all relate to the true born again church, except the last one, “Israel’s blindness”. This one is very important, which I’ll discuss in more detail a bit further on.
Let’s go on the mystery tour:
The kingdom of God: is a mystery. You can’t even see it or participate in it unless born-again. It is a kingdom ruled by a King in which all true believers will co-rule and reign with our Messiah. It is above and removed from the kingdoms of this world. The kingdom of God includes the kingdom of heaven, the church on earth, saved Israel, the Millennium and will in future include all domains in the universe, cleansed and re-created.
Tongues: This is another big mystery to outsiders and even for many Christians who reject the baptism in the Spirit, with the evidence of tongues. The gift of tongues was the immediate identifying mark of the birth of the church age and the end of the Old Covenant. Tongues are inextricably linked with the gifts of the Spirit, spiritual warfare, and success over the world. Speaking and praying in tongues is a wonderful, powerful, mysterious key to success. The use of tongues will come to an end at the end of the church age and not before.
The rapture: The rapture of the church is a mystery that relates to the true church exclusively. It is the instant catching away of believers transporting them in a flash to heaven in their new resurrection bodies. The rapture ends the church age or dispensation, and gives way to the seventieth week of years of Daniel 9:27 also called the tribulation period, and the time of Jacob’s trouble. The rapture is called a mystery because it bookends the mystery of the church age.
Why the rapture matters: It triggers the final restoration of the Jews. The two are inextricably linked. Teachers and preachers that don’t touch the rapture are by default of replacement theology, even if in their ignorance.
The gospel: The gospel is called a mystery because it is of the Spirit of God – its author and revealer. It is the revelation of God’s words for us the church, which is also a mystery. The gospel is “dead letter” to those outside the kingdom of God, but to those on the inside and who are Spirit filled, it is alive and life giving. (2 Corinthians 3:6)
Sin: There would be no such thing as sin if there were no law of God or gospel. Unbelievers do not have a sin consciousness stemming from the knowledge of God. To them sin is relative, mostly a pleasure, and with no eternal consequences. Outside of the Spirit of God, sin is a mystery. Only true believers can see the mystery and do something about it.
Godliness: True godliness is a virtue which is indentified by the Spirit of God. In many respects it is the antithesis of sin. Godliness is a powerful driving characteristic of the Spirit of God. It is all a mystery to outsiders. That is why they think we are mad! They think godliness is doing a few good deeds so that some angry God somewhere will smile on them. Little do they know that even their good is bad, outside of the kingdom!
What is the common thread through these mysteries? They are all under attack by the devil.
Now, as we near the end of our mystery tour, the real drama ignites! (I want to spend a bit more time on this mystery of Israel’s blindness):
This mystery is a limited partial blindness with a “sell-by” time-stamp on it. Soon, the Jews will see their crucified and risen Messiah. They will come through the cross of Calvary to glory.
Romans 11:25 “I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
There are so many glorious prophecies in the Old Covenant relating to the identity of the coming Messiah; it really is a mystery that the Jews are blind to Him. There are Old Covenant prophecies of His birth place, Bethlehem, His virgin birth, His crucifixion and manner of death, His burial and resurrection, and much more. And they remain blind!
Shockingly many deceived Bible teachers and church leaders, teach that God used the Jews to bring in Messiah and now that the Jews have rejected Him, and been blinded, that is where the story ends for them. They teach that the Jews are not the called or the chosen people anymore.
Isaiah 11:11-12 “It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left...He shall set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel...from the four corners of the earth.”
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” This is not talking about a calling. It is a reference to the calling of God on Israel.” (Check the context)
There is coming a time, which has already started, when this mystery-blindness will disappear, like a veil blowing in the Spirit’s wind. It will happen when the full number of Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25)
There is another beautiful application of this verse (Romans 11:25). The fullness of the Gentiles coming in, is a reference to the rapture and the church coming into heaven.
So, Israel’s mystery blindness is about to disappear!
Beware church, when Israel gets her sight back! That will the exact time many so-called Christians will be blinded. (Romans 11:20-23)
Let me ask you this in all honesty:
If God is finished with Israel because of their hard hearts, which caused their blindness, why is He bringing them back in their blindness? The following two verses (and there are many more) clearly show God bringing the Jews back in their blindness and then opening their eyes!
Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known, I will make darkness light before them and crooked places straight.”
Isaiah 29:18 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of the obscurity of darkness.”
What incredible drama!! What a wonder this all is!!
Don’t get caught on the wrong side of God when He begins eye surgery on the Jews. Don’t get caught on the wrong side when the wind of the Spirit blows the veil aside! You will regret it forever.
The coming secret mystery, which I have alluded to:
Psalm 74:9-10 “We do not see our signs. There is no longer any prophet, nor is there any among us who knows how long. O God, how long will the adversary reproach us and the enemy blaspheme Your name?
In the verse above we see the importance of prophetic insight into the timing of the coming of the Lord, Israel’s awakening and the tribulation.
This soon to be revealed secret mystery, will rock the world, but the world will not understand it for the same reason as the seven mysteries I’ve outlined above.
As said, I don’t know what it will be just yet, but I do have a sense that it will have something to do with the veil of blindness being lifted from Israel and a God-inflicted blindness coming upon certain sections of the church.
What will lift the veil of blindness upon the Jews? A wind of the Spirit will, but there will be an event to cause it.
What is it exactly that produces light and sight – for Israel?
Have a good look at the following two verses relating to Israel’s release from Egypt:
Jeremiah 32:21 “You have brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders and a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and with great terror.”
Exodus 7:3 “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.”
Note that God hardened the heart of Pharaoh to the demand by Moses to “Let My people go.” He then relented and let them go, but later changed his mind and pursued the Israelis only to get his armies drowned in the Red Sea.
God used many signs and wonders at that time.
Today, Israel is almost ready to leave Egypt (the world) again and enter her glorious Promised Land of salvation. Interestingly the antichrist is a type of Pharaoh in this instance. He (the antichrist) will make peace with Israel, but it will be to bait them. Then he will pursue them, as they are saved en mass. He will again meet his fate!
Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth, Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare My praise.”
Romans 10:19 “I say, ‘did Israel not know?’ First Moses said, ‘I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will anger you by a foolish nation.’”
Romans 11:11 “Have they (Jews) stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Jews.”
God would not use unbelievers to provoke His people to jealousy. Those who are not a nation would refer to the multi-racial and cultural nature of the church. The foolish nation would have to be those who are born of the Spirit of God. It would be the true, non-Babylon influenced church, including born-again Jews, now part of the church.
The enemies of God’s people:
These enemies will naturally be enemies of God’s word as well.
Psalm 12:8 “The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.”
Amazingly, many churches can’t see that the one on the cross in their stained glass windows is a Jew! They don’t see that the “Banner for the nations” (Isaiah 11:11-12) is a signpost stained with Jewish blood!
This banner for the nations is a short, encapsulated word to the nations. The banner from God speaks of His re-gathering of His people from the nations to their land ahead of their salvation. But what does the banner from the churches say? What does the banner from your church say?
The banner from the churches of replacement theology says: God has finished with the Jews; they are now just like any nation of the world.
The churches of replacement theology, in reality, also desire to “wipe Israel off the map” - their map! Their “final solution” gets rid of God’s call and plan for the Jews. According to them all the curses are now for Israel and all the blessings are for the church only!
Anti-Semitism is the most unfair, and unreasonable discrimination in the world ever. Replacement theology, although with the same goal as Hitler, has a host of Bible verses, all taken way out of context, and flying in the face of reality, is the spirit of error motivated by the spirit of Satan.
Psalm 44:13-14 “You make us (Jews) a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to those around us, you make us a swear word among the nations, a shaking of the head among the peoples.”
Zephaniah 3:19-20 “Behold at that time (regathering) I will deal with all who afflict you...I will bring you back and gather you, for I will give you fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth.”
Zechariah 8:23 “In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, ‘Let us go with you, foe we have heard God is with you.’”
Take note from these verses above: Those of anti-Semitism and replacement theology say of the Jews: “reproach, a scorn, derision, a swear word and a shaking of the head.” These ignominious terms are all in one verse! But then God turns it around wonderfully to fame and praise and more!
Note well, very well, how your Bible teacher speaks of the Jews, even in little seemingly innocuous ways. They reveal his heart and his knowledge of God, his closeness to God, or his lack of it. They reveal his closeness to the spirit of Hitler, or the living God.
This is no minor issue! The Bible says: “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:24) Don’t tell me I don’t know your heart. You have revealed it yourself, by your words for all to see.
There is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile in Him. And so it will be at the end of the ages with all who are in Him united as one.
As the world steps into hell, they will finally see! All mysteries will be cleared up suddenly, but too late for them to do anything about it.
Don’t mess with your eternal future.
I took the background picture from a chopper in the Dragons Back region of the Drakensberg. I used a light-paint technique to photograph the flower and combined them.
Shalom and grow in His Grace!