A week ago tonight Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn was the guest speaker at a specially convened service at Church of His Presence. The guest for last Sunday’s service was his friend Bill Salus, author on Bible End-times prophecies.
I recommend both archived services to readers of this blog. First, however, you may like a brief outline:
Renowned for his ‘factional’ novel The Harbinger, which is based upon Isaiah 9:10, Jonathan updated everyone on events since its publication and my report of last year, all of which strengthens the validity of his theories. Anyone unfamiliar with his thesis will find his recent message a helpful summary, and learn its inception as well as dissemination was of the Lord.
Regarding the Shemitah, Jonathan gives a caveat about being dogmatic on what may or may not happen because, “When you put God in a box He has a habit of getting out!” God doesn’t have to do anything we think or want, but He could bring about what may be expected at the end of the Shemitah year 5775 on Ehud 29, the last day in the Jewish civil year and eve of Rosh Hashanah (13th September).
Although the most dramatic effects would be at and around the close of this Shemitah year there were fore-shadowings at the beginning of the year. So Jonathan recounted significant events of September/October 2014 and noted the news about plague and an earthquake in the USA on this year’s opening day, as well as an economic shaking and loss of America’s crown to Russia – plus two Biblical signs relating to famine!
“The Shemitah causes the worldly realm to fall and to lift up the sovereignty of God in all things…the changing of world history…
“You want to live in Biblical times – you’ve got it! Welcome to the End-times…”
His focus then moved to America’s double desecration of God’s covenants in Genesis – those of matrimony and of the rainbow. Thus, he declares, “The writing is on the wall” in respect of national defiance against God and rejecting His grace and mercy. In addition to quoting from Daniel, Jonathan refers to the vision in Ezekiel 8 of the abominations in the Temple and relates those desecrations – and the timing of the nuclear deal with Iran (as blogged herein) – to Biblical events on the current Jewish calendar.
Therefore, he is of the opinion a great economic shaking is coming to America and to the world – and it may involve other realms too.
Jonathan covers a lot of exceptionally informative material in 96 minutes. He inspires us with the fact that the potential for national revival is greatest in the midst of judgmental shakings. Thus, we’re encouraged to become consecrated vessels as well as radical disciples. He closes with the very powerful Aaronic blessing in Hebrew.
TO WATCH > Click accompanying image for video of Thursday 31 July service and then click progress bar at 1:23:20 for pastor Kilpatrick’s introduction. NB: open after reading this post because video does not open in a new window.
Jonathan’s website: Hope of the World.
Bill spoke on preparing for the coming fulfillment of prophecies and opened by pointing out,
“The number one sign of the End-times is: they’re all converging!”
In asking where are we on God’s timeline, Bill gave a good introduction to prophecies applicable today, especially Ezekiel 38, Psalm 83 and Jeremiah 49.
Bill’s analysis of events in the Middle-East included many helpful illustrations, especially with regards to Syria, Isil and Iran which, he says, is in double jeopardy because God is furious over their activity. In expanding upon this, he spoke knowledgeably about the rapidly rising number of Christians in Iran.
I was particularly interested in his explanation of the USA’s connection with events through Ezekiel 38:13 – the merchants of Tarsish and its young lions, as meaning Britain and our colonial lands. In all my reading I haven’t read anything else on this in 30 years other than in the very first ‘non-Christian’ book I read on Bible prophecy – The Invisible Hand! (See Welcome and ‘Personal Connection’ in Prophetic, Historic Days Part 1.)
TO WATCH > Click accompanying image for video of Sunday 2 August service and then click progress bar at 1:12:00 for pastor’s introduction of a mystery guest, Bill Salus, who speaks for about 65 minutes. NB: open after reading this post because video does not open in a new window.
Bill’s website: Prophecy Depot Ministries – Blog: Prophecy News-Stand
“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42 NKJV courtesy BlueLetterBible.com)
So, if we give more than a cold drink to a prophetic disciple of the Lord we may expect to receive some of their reward too. Then let’s give a lot more than the cost of a drink!
Therefore, may I ask you to consider sowing into those ministries by contributing towards CHP’s broadcasting costs as well as their donations to the speakers. If you wish to do so click donations and, after inputting your details, select the Designation ‘Special Offering”.
(I’m going to share the unusual circumstances behind my learning the significance of sowing financially into the Kingdom – and in doing so here find we’ve gone full circle!)