Month 10:22, Week 3:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5936:287 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Thursday 3 January 2013
France and Important Prophecies
Shabbat shalom kol beit Yisra'el in the grace of Yah'shua our Messiah! Today's message is very much a continuation of the one He gave to me for you on the pagan new year. As major events unfold before our eyes in the weeks to come, it is important that we are listening to those who are listening to Yahweh and not to those who are not properly listening but who nevertheless invoke His Name and claim to be His mouthpieces.
As a minister I get emails from all kinds of people from those who want pastoral care, deliverance, doctrinal guidance, or simply those who want to make themselves feel better and entrench themselves in their own artificial worlds by branding me a heretic and having a good old bash. There is no better way to entrench error than to close down the mind and vent some spleen. A good many of these people don't live in the real world and don't want to either. Rather, they want to make themselves feel better in their misery and attacking others always seems the easiest way for the lazy and dishonest. You can't really discuss anything with them. As the old saying goes, "only a fool debates with a fool".
An Angry Letter
The other day I received one from someone who launched into an attack on me as though I were a Mormon, racist and goodness knows what else. It had absolutely nothing to do with what I actually believe so it wasn't remotely based in reality or emet (truth). But he believed it, for some reason, and probably imagined in his own mind that I was cowering, cheeks flushed with embarrassment for my seared and defiled conscience, wearing some black cape and driving people into hell with a pitchfork. You'd be surprised the nutty and deranged world that many religious people live in because they have included major lies as the foundation stones of their lives. And not untypically their lives are a dysfunctional mess...and they wonder why, or think it's normal.
Letters That Bless
I also get some absolutely fantastic letters. The ones I treasure the most are from those who tell me they have been praying for me and the ministry, those who bring objective criticism in a spirit of charity and fraternity, and those who bring authentic prophetic devarim (words). I am always learning something from these good qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones). My address to you today mostly concerns the third type of ministry which is important to me and to all leaders - revelation.
Josiah and Neco: A Case in Point
Today's passage, which I am about to read to you, is an important one not so much because of the event is recounts but because of a common mistake those who aren't listening to Yahweh make. Let me first read it to you and then share the specific message I have for you today.
Obedience to Written Torah is Not Enough
"So at that time the entire service of Yahweh was carried out for the celebration of the Passover and the offering of burnt offerings on the altar of Yahweh, as King Josiah had ordered. The Israelites who were present celebrated the Passover at that time and observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days. The Passover had not been observed like this in Israel since the days of the prophet Samuel; and none of the kings of Israel had ever celebrated such a Passover as did Josiah, with the cohenim (priests), the Levites and all Judah and Israel who were there with the people of Jerusalem. This Passover was celebrated in the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign.
"After all this, when Josiah had set the temple in order, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight at Carchemish on the Euphrates, and Josiah marched out to meet him in battle. But Neco sent messengers to him, saying, 'What quarrel is there between you and me, O king of Judah? It is not you I am attacking at this time, but the house with which I am at war. Elohim (God) has told me to hurry; so stop opposing Elohim (God), who is with me, or He will destroy you.'
"Josiah, however, would not turn away from him, but disguised himself to engage him in battle. He would not listen to what Neco had said at Elohim's (God's) command but went to fight him on the plain of Megiddo.
"Archers shot King Josiah, and he told his officers, 'Take me away; I am badly wounded.' So they took him out of his chariot, put him in the other chariot he had and brought him to Jerusalem, where he died. He was buried in the tombs of his fathers, and all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for him" (2 Chron.35:16-24, NIV).
I share this story with you to as a warning. The warning is this: though it is a very tov (good) and necessary thing to be faithful to the written Davar (Word) or Torah as King Josiah was, and though we are admonished to be good, studious Bereans, there is more we need to do. Josiah was a great reformer and reminds me of many from both among Christians and Messianics who want to live the Davar Elohim or Word of God as purely as possible, who want to abandon pagan tradition and live by pure Torah. Yahweh favours such men and honours them. But obedience to the written Davar (Word) is never enough because men of Elohim (God) must also discern His Ruach (Spirit) in the events and people around them too. They must discern the times and know what Yahweh's will is. This is true both of ministers of congregations as well as patriarchal heads of families. You need to know what Yahweh wants for you and for your families, and to do that you must not only be obedient to the written Davar (Word) but also to the revealed Davar (Word) or revelation to your mind and lev (heart).
Josiah Did Not Discern the Ruach
King Josiah was a lover of Torah and obeyed it but he was not listening to the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God). He was headstrong like a good many undisciplined men. Because a pagan king - the Egyptian Pharaoh - was marching across his territory on his way further north against a different enemy, Josiah not only assumed that this was an aggressive move against his kingdom but even after the pagan king explained that it was his own Elohim (God), Yahweh, who was behind his move, Josiah would neither listen to nor believe him. We are not told his reasons but one thing is clear: he did not discern the bigger picture - he did not discern that Yahweh was not only using Pharaoh Neco to punish Carchemish but that He actually had commanded him to do this. As proof this davar (word) was from Yahweh, Neco issued a prophecy about what would happen to the Judean king if he did not heed. Josiah should have stood aside and let the Pharaoh pass through unmolested and then let him return home again.
Neco, Obama and China
Brethren and sisters, ministers and patriarchs have got to discern what Yahweh is up to in this complicated and perilous end-time or they will end up making the same kind of mistake as Josiah and others before him and since. Two days ago I told you that Obama was Yahweh's instrument of punishment against the American nation for its sins - he will do what he must do for the purpose of bringing about repentance in the nation as well as to start sifting out the wheat from the tares amongst believers and to generally separate out those who have chosen to make their bed with hell and those - whether believer or unbeliever - who have not. Obama is entirely ignorant of this, unlike Neco who was not trying to destroy his own country of Egypt. Obama has an entirely different agenda. Yahweh is using leaders like Obama everywhere - Cameron, Hollande, Merckel - they are all serving Yahweh without knowing it to punish wicked Europeans too. I have also told you, many times, that Yahweh is likewise going to use China to bring judgment on the corrupt and wicked West as well as to bring missionaries! When their armies and missionaries spill over their borders into the world, I hope you will remember these words, and understand that the Chinese have been commissioned, like Neco, and like Nebuchadnezzar whom Yahweh used to destroy Jersualem and Judah and to send Judah into exile for her gross sins, to bring judgment on, and salvation to, the West. Just wait and see!
Do Not Immigrate to Israel!
Two days ago I also told you that I was coming as a Jeremiah and not as a Moses or Joshua. This is not a popular calling - I don't enjoy it and neither did Jeremiah - there is certainly no fleshy glory in it! The Messianic movement is, unfortunately, full of 'Moses men' who think they are about to lead a grand exodus to the Holy Land and become famous and adored. I have also told you not to go to the Holy Land where the modern Republic of Israel is located, or to neighbouring Jordan! Those who are urging immigration there have all their prophetic markers wrong and are leading people into a holocaust zone - they are a generation too early! Do not follow these deceived men - they are leading you to your death. Get your prophetic markers right, fathers and husbands, and do what Yahweh tells you to do for your family.
These Days Are For The Spirit of Jeremiah
Jeremiah was also the prophet who witnessed Josiah's folly - the passage I read to you continues:
Correct Doctrine is Essential
"Jeremiah composed laments for Josiah, and to this day all the men and women singers commemorate Josiah in the laments. These became a tradition in Israel and are written in the Laments" (2 Chron.35:25, NIV).
I am here to remind those of you who will listen and who are willing to consider the possibility that they have been deceived by preachers who proclaim Zionism and other pernicious heresies, that this is not yet the time of the Final Gathering but is its prequel - it is a judgment time and it is beginning in the House of Elohim (God). The last thing you want today is false doctrinal baggage - both Christian and Messianic - that is going to blind you to the kind of revelation which would have saved King Josiah's life had he been listening properly. Like so many, he saw things in purely black-and-white terms and did not underdtand the bigger picture. We have all got to learn to think and reason like Jeremiah, however thankless a task it may be to do so, and to share it with people who do not want to hear.
Tongues and Languages
Most of you I think know that tongues or supernaturally speaking in known foreign languages is not one of those gifts that Yahweh has given to me...at least, not yet. Though I speak fairly good Norwegian, which I learned the hard, natural way, and even though I sometimes think in Norwegian, it doesn't come easily to me. I am not a natural linguist. I can speak some Swedish (heavily Norwegianised) and some classroom German, with a smattering of Hebrew, French and Malay, though I never think in these languages. So it always comes as a surprise to me when Yahweh speaks to me in another language, especially French as He did two days' ago as I was getting up. And the fact that He spoke in that language did, of course, have a meaning and purpose too.
When I heard the words, "Depeche Mode!", clear as a bell, I was taken somewhat aback as I had completely forgotten what the French verb 'dépêche' means, and at I first thought that this was some sort of shampoo product! Knowing next to nothing about pop and rock music, and liking it even less, I was surprised when I later did some research. It turns out that it was "the most popular electronic band the world has ever known" (Q Magazine). After hearing Him say, "Depeche Mode!", I next became conscious of the French imperative, "Dépêche-toi" which means "Hurry up!", "Step on it" or "Get a move on!" In other words, get into an urgent mode!
A Wrong Choice Could Cost You Your Life
Quite soon after this Yahweh led me to the account of King Josiah of Judah and Pharaoh Neco of Egypt. The time is urgent and not listening to the right Ruach could literally cost you your life in the turmoil and violence that is unfolding in the world. You have got to get on your knees, find out what Yahweh wants you to do, and unite yourself to the Spirit of Jeremiah and warn people FAST. Hyperinflation, economic collapse (the 'fiscal cliff'), famine, drout, war, dictatorship, religious persecution, and more are on their way to the rich countries who have hitherto escaped it. You have got to get the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) NOW or you are going to end up as Josiah. Dépêche-toi - get moving!
A Word About the French
A final word to the French of France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Louisiana, and elsewhere - these, the children of Reuben, have been on my lev (heart) for some time now. I have written about the French here and there before - prophecies I have received - and there is more to come. And as one whose ancestors came from Normandy, from the town of Varène (today called Bellencombre), I have a personal connection too. Indeed, I have written much about America, Britain and Germany and I must soon say some important things about France for these four are the key to the West: North America, Europe and the European Union and its fate. So stay tuned for more on this important people and Israelite tribe.
The Davar Elohim or Word of Yahweh to everyone today is to get a move on - time is short! Get things done that ought to have been done long ago and get them done quickly. You may not get another opportunity. And if you are French, stand by! Amen.
Comments from Readers
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