Month 2:8, Week 1:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5937:038 AM|
SHABBAT 2:1, Omer Count Sabbath #3
Gregorian Calendar: Friday 17 May 2013
Yahweh Consume the Adversaries!
"Let them be confounded and consumed who are adversaries (satanim - 'satans') of my life; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour who seek my hurt. But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day, for I do not know their limits. I will go in the strength of Yahweh-Elohim; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only" (Ps.71:13-16, NKJV).
Shabbat shalom kol beit Yisra'el and may the grace of our Master Yah'shua (Jesus) be with us all!
Shavu'ot Confusion in the Body
We are in the second month of this fateful year, most messianics are a month too early in using the wrong Talmudic-Gregorian hybrid calendar and have either just celebrated, are now celebrating, or are about to celebrate a false Shavu'ot (Pentecost) nearly three months too early, and are symbolically walking, consequently, in a presumuptuous covenant and false anointing that lines up with the enemy's own timing and reckoning for various counterfeits.
In His Strength Alone
I say this not to 'boast' of any 'specialness' on our part, for we none of us have anything to boast about in ourselves, but can only boast of Messiah, His work, and His undeserved loving-kindness (Gal.6:13-14). "I will go in the strength of Yahweh-Elohim; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only" is our declaration along with King David.
The Enemy's Bold Play
No, this not a matter of our being 'right' but about our very grave concern for those who are walking out of divine tavnith (pattern) or alignment at a very, very critical time indeed in which rigorous faithfulness is important not only to prosperity in Yahweh but to very survival. We need to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing - timing in this world can be a matter of life or death. I say this not to be melodramatic but in great soberness because the vast majority of believers - Christian and Messianic - have no clue what they are up against at this time or how vulnerable they really are. We are dealing with a determined and murderous adversary who has pretty much put all his cards on the table and is making a play for total dark 333 planetary control and dominion. He is staking his dream of many millennia in this bold move and will allow nothing to stand in his way. Only those walking faithfully will triumphantly navigate their way through the current storm.
Consuming the Adversaries
I have a very clear prophetic word for you all this morning based on what I have experienced over the last few days. The core message is to be found in today's passage of scripture, and a related one:
Both passages cited today may be encapsulated in the four devarim (words) Yahweh would have the remnant speak in emunah (faith), which should resonate deeply with those who are walking deep in the Ruach (Spirit): YAHWEH CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES!.
"Surely our adversaries (qiym - 'enemies', 'opponents') are cut down, and the fire consumes their remnant" (Job 22:20, NKJV).
Some months ago Yahweh warned me of a move of the enemy. I saw it in vision. He had virtually come up to my very door and was moving toward the house when the Ruach (Spirit) gave me the davar (word): "Yahweh consume the adversaries!" At that moment they beat a hasty retreat in much discomfort and disarray.
Those Who Are Aware
There are a few - maybe a quarter to a third of the population in countries like the USA - who are conscious of what is going on in the world who are aware of the ever mushrooming evil all around. The rest are in deep sleep. Foolish men and women who have chosen to believe in lies over Yahweh's emet (truth) have placed themselves at the disposition - sometimes consciously, but mostly unawares - of haSatan, the Adversary. Though naïvely supposing that they will gain some advantage because of their association and alliance with him, what they universally fail to realise is that the Enemy is as much an adversary to them as to those whom they are allowing themselves to harrass, persecute and destroy for the sake of some imagined long-term personal gain or because of some dark utopian ideal.
Satan Loves Noone
HaSatan loves no human being. Why? Because this planet was originally his domain before it was removed from him following his rebellion and Yahweh appointed man to be master of this domain in his place. For this, and other reasons, Satan loathes mankind, including those who foolishly serve him. He wishes to see mankind destroyed because man was made in the very image of Elohim (God) Himself - male and female. And like all tyrants, he eventually disposes of those whom he has used to attain power over other men. He renders null and void every promise he has made because there is no emet (truth) in him. Speaking of the religious leaders of His day, Yah'shua (Jesus) said:
The Head-Bruising Adamite
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the emet (truth), because there is no emet (truth) in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the emet (truth), you do not believe Me" (John 8:44-45, NKJV).
As I mentioned, because Heylel, whom we have come to call 'Lucifer' (from a Latin word meaning 'light') or Satan (from the Hebrew, as we have seen, meaning 'adversary', 'opponent' or 'enemy'), lost his position as sovereign of this planet, which was deluged by water prior to its reformation as related in the first chapter of Genesis, he is furiously angry and jealous and wishes to destroy its new master, the Adamic race. Not only that but he must live with the Davar (Word) that Yahweh spoke over him, that the more vulnerable of the two genders, the woman, would end up bruising his head him through the power of the Messianic seed that would eventually come through her:
The Watcher Angels
"And I will put enmity (hostility) between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel" (Gen.3:15, NKJV).
It was because of this prophecy that Satan set about so relentlessly trying to stamp that Seed out because he understood well that that Seed would be his final undoing and the end to his quest for power and revenge. He attempted to do this the first time by corrupting human genetics through interbreeding women with with fallen Watcher malakim (angels). He came so close to succeeding that the only uncorrupted seed was Noah, his wife, and his three sons and their wives. Everyone else had been contaminated. The Flood was the way that Yahweh wiped out this corruption, both genetic and moral.
The Continuing Nefilim Corruption
Many people have asked me why Satan continues to corrupt human seed by hybridisation with fallen malakim (angels) when he failed to prevent the Messianic seed from coming forth and accomplishing the work of the Cross. Why continue? Why raise up more nefilim? Though this subject makes the vast majority of believers uncomfortable it is a reality that this planet is swarming with them again. They have this time been genetically engineered to be smaller so as to be hard to distinguish from your average son of Adam. They are as brutal and implaccably cold-hearted as their larger ancestors, however. So why are they here if corrupting the Messianic line is no longer an option? The answer is that the Enemy wishes to corrupt the sons of Adam generally still with a view to enslaving it and what better way than to add to the fleshy nature by adding more of the demonic? I venture to suggest that as in the days of Noah so there is little human seed that has not already been corrupted today. So it is a good thing we are to lay down this flesh in death for we shall not be taking it up in the resurrection - meaning, the physical body that we will take up will not have the corruption of watcher genes.
Announcing In Advance
I said earlier that the vast majority of believers have no clue what is going on in the world right now. If the emet (truth) be told, they would not know how to deal with it, even if we have been forewarned of this 'brave' new satanic world through Hollywood. If science fiction has 'imagined' it then you can be quite sure that the enemy 'imagined' it before them and has been putting it into physical practice. It is an Illuminati Code, as you know, to always announce in advance what they are going to do. Why they do that is not clear, unless it is a boast of their superior abilities over the rest of ignorant mankind. So none of what I am saying ought to seem 'strange' - many of the ghastly things happening now, like genetic modification, were 'announced' in movies years ago.
Demonic, Human and Mechanical
A few days ago we came under a concerted spiritual attack for three consecutive days. This is not new but there was something different about it this time, because I became aware of a dimension of this menace I had not seen before. For what I picked up most accutely that the nature of this spiritual adversary was a combination of demonic, human and machine. It was violent, aggressive, defiled, and it had a will that was mechanically directed or programmed. I have come across it once before in someone strongly addicted to violent computer games.
When this sort of attack happens it usually means one of several things. It means that the enemy is about to initiate an 'action' and like all good military strategists, he wants to 'soften' up the enemy (us) first. In conventional warfare before an invasion or an assault, you batter the enemy with artillery, carpet-bombing, or something like that, as the Bush's did in the two Gulf Wars against Iraq. This is to weaken, tire, frighten, numb or otherwise render ineffective the opponent's ability to resist the final assault. So when this happens, there is a strategic reason - something 'beyond' this assault is planned and the wise general learns to look ahead and anticipate what is coming. If he is smart, he will return the fire with even greater devastating force and so nullify its intended purpose.
Death, Grieving and Divine Relief
The death of my mother 2½ weeks ago was a devastating experience for me. Emotionally and physically it left me drained and exhausted, more so as we had been taking care of her day and night for the last three weeks. On top of my medical condition, it was all I could take. After two days of intense grieving following her passing, something extraordinary happened. I knew that if I continued this way I would possibly experience a physical collapse. A couple of days after her departure, I told Yahweh that this was too much for me in my current condition and asked Him to have full control over the grieving process. The following morning I woke up and a transformation had taken place within: though I was aware of the pain I experienced an envellopment that took the bulk of the pain away that enabled me to both cope emotionally and regain my physical strength. Indeed I have been doing a lot more physically the last two weeks than I have for some years. I have experienced the invigoration of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) for which I am very grateful to Him for! He truly does take care of us.
The New Anointing
I have centainly needed this new-found strength for I have been busier than ever, as my family knows. I am also aware that we are on the very edge of the long, long promised anointing that we, as a work of Elohim (God), have been promised which we have called 'The Third Wave' because of a series of visions I saw many years ago. One of the features of the last of these visions was that after the anointing we would be so busy in the ministry that we would barely have time to sit down. I fully believe this. Like Paul in his instructional years in the Syrian wilderness receiving tuition directly from Yah'shua (Jesus) before he launched into his apostolic evangelism, so we too have been long in our waiting period all the while receiving intense instruction that forms the basis of our website. So I have known what was coming in the future.
The current spiritual assault has come as no surprise to me as I have been expecting it. Indeed I have been more prepared than ever before. And Yahweh's instructions to us all who are earnestly seeking the fullness are very simple: this is truly a judgment time on both Satan, whom I have said will be defeated in this current attempt at global conquest, and on his followers carrying out his instructions. This is why I am especially urging those who yet serve him, who monitor us, to repent now, because the day of grace is now ending and "it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Elohim (God)" (Heb.10:31, NKJV).
Rebuking the Enemy: Michael and Yah'shua
It is important than none overreach the boundaries Yahweh has set but obey Him carefully to the letter. This is what Yah'shua (Jesus) was very, very careful to do too. We read in Jude:
Notice that one of the most powerful malakim (angels), Michael, did not rebuke Satan directly because of his divine appointment as head of all the malakim (angels). Only one higher in toqef (authority) has the right to rebuke directly, and that is Elohim (God) Himself. Even Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself, who is Elohim (God), because He was in the flesh as a human being at the time, dealt with the Enemy working through Peter in the same was as Michael did:
"Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, 'Yahweh rebuke you!'" (Jude 8-9, NKJV).
Authority According to the Divine Pattern
"And the Master (Yah'shua/Jesus) said to Satan, 'Yahweh rebuke you, Satan!'" (Zech 3:2, NKJV).
We would do well to remember that. This is why I underscore more forcefully and emphatically the importance of divine tavnith (pattern) and toqef (authority) structures. The issue is not whether the malak (angel) is faithful or fallen (a demon), or whether the human leader (like a pastor) is good or bad, but the toqef (authority) that Yahweh has conferred. Obviously we do not obey a fallen malak (angel) or human being who demands that we break Torah but rather we are to call upon one who is higher in toqef (authority) to rebuke him, according to the divine tavnith (pattern).
The Authority in Messiah
The talmidim (disciples), you may remember, wanted to call down fire on those Samaritans who would not receive the Besorah (Gospel) for which they received a stinging rebuke from the Master (Lk.9:54). Though the leaders in Messianic Israel are indeed elohim or judges, they are subordinate to Elohim (God) always! Their jurisdiction over Yahweh's children is always within strict boundaries, which is why we must know our Torah, and know it absolutely! The same is true when it comes to dark supernatural powers. We have toqef (authority) over them only because Yahweh has given that toqef (authority) through Yah'shua (Jesus) who has Himself been given "all toqef (authority)" (Mt.28:18) until He delivers the Kingdom back to the Father at the end of time (1 Cor.15:24-28) that "Elohim (God) may be all in all" (v.28, NKJV).
The Importance of Timing
Yahweh is giving us the toqef (authority) to "consume the adversaries" when - and only when - He commands it. That toqef (authority) is given to His annointed against anyone who would seek to hurt or destroy those annointed ones and those under their covering. It has happened before and the Enemy knows it.
Repairing a Broken Door Lock
Yesterday Yahweh forcefully moved me to do something about repairing a damaged lock on our back door. It had been broken for some weeks. So yesterday I bought the new tumbler and related parts and fixed it. Yesterday evening as I was preparing this sermon the Ruach (Spirit) told me very clearly that this was a prophetic action representing a spiritual healing and 'fixing' too, an open door in my life that has given the enemy considerable freedom is causing difficulties. I was directed to fix that back door when I did, yesterday afternoon, as a prophetic sign of a spiritual door now properly closed and locked. There was no mistaking this.
Closing Open Doors and Locking Them
It is obviously important that we diligently strive to close open, unguarded spiritual doors in our spirits by repenting of sins and overcoming them in the power of the blood of the Lamb. My 'back door', which was previously vulnerable, is now (praise Yah) secure. But we may never rest on our laurels. We must ever maintain our salvation and deliverance and keep previously open doors firmly shut. This is important especially during times of intense spiritual warfare.
A Despotic Oriental Tyrant?
Our (in some cases) atheistic adversaries may despise Elohim (God) and think all kinds of foolish thoughts about Him but none can resist His power. Someone I know of recently accused Him of being no more than a fiction, an invention of man based on the image of a "despotic oriental tyrant". It really doesn't matter what anyone thinks, however false - what matters is THE REALITY. And, no, I'm sorry, Yahweh is no 'sugar daddy' because His perfect ahavah (love) is tempered and bounded by LAW and JUSTICE. This universe operates according to both physical and spiritual laws and those who attempt to defy them PAY DEARLY, even if not immediately, the effects building up cumulatively into a crescendo. More than that need not be said. I suggest, therefore, that those determined to philosophise Him away pay close attention to what is happening in their lives and take heed:
Put On Your Armour and Get Ready for Battle
"Do not be deceived, Elohim (God) is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Ruach (Spirit) will of the Ruach (Spirit) reap everlasting chayim (life)" (Gal.6:7-8, NKJV).
Brethren and sisters, get your spiritual armour on (Eph.6:10-19), and do it quickly. The battle lines are rapidly drawing up for combat. And to maintain some perspective, may I remind you of what Yahweh said to the first Israelites when He anointed them:
"Therefore understand today that Yahweh your Elohim (God) is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as Yahweh has said to you. Do not think in your lev (heart), after Yahweh your Elohim (God) has cast them out before you, saying, 'Because of my righteousness Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land'; but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that Yahweh is driving them out from before you. It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your lev (heart) that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that Yahweh your Elohim (God) drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Therefore understand that Yahweh your Elohim (God) is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people" (Deut.9:3-6, NKJV).
We may not be a conquering army taking possession of a land today but we are called to take possession of spiritual terrain. And remember, lest any forget, that "Yahweh your Elohim (God) is a consuming fire, a jealous Elohim (God)" (Deut.4:24, NKJV). I repeat, He is not an 'oriental despot' but an Elohim (God) of perfect Ahavah (Love) surrounded by immutable Torah. That is the reality, so let's deal with it. Amen
Continued in Part 1