2 Malachi

Steps along the way

In this post I am going to mention some matters that we all should consider, and I hope that those in heaven will consider them too.

Let’s start with God’s ongoing relationship with Satan, who is still used by God to serve Him to this day.

We know what God’s first-begotten son, the messiah Yahshua thought of Satan, as it is written in John 8:

Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you are unable to accept My message. 44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

We know that God used Satan (the devil) to test and tempt his own son for forty days and nights. Like me, Yahshua hated Satan, but Yahshua was silent during his life on earth about this matter, although he did comment on Satan’s downfall in the Revelation prophesies:

Then a war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels. 9And the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

I often wonder why Satan has been allowed to remain in heaven as God’s adviser for the years since Yahshu ascended to heaven. I also wonder if Yahshua has attempted to have him removed? I can imagine it must be truly awful to have to be up there alongside God watching Satan and his angels deceiving and abusing mankind, and God seemingly content to allow them to prosper, at the expense of peace, justice and righteousness on earth. I believe that God has been giving Satan as much time as He can to change His ways, but no change has been forthcoming.

Speaking for myself, I call for justice now. I was witness and victim to Satan’s crimes very recently, during 5 or 6 nights of attacks, which came AFTER he had been commanded by Yahshua not to bother me again. This is a very overt mutiny by Satan, witnessed by God of course. Coupled with Satan’s ongoing deceptions and atrocities committed against all of mankind, I ponder why there hasn’t yet been a trial? I demand justice. I have today removed my tassels and will not be celebrating the festival of tabernacles or making any further offerings to my Father in heaven, because my mind has been tortured in recent weeks by the incoherence of my Father wanting me to restore all things and to be a light to the nations, at the same time as Satan is working against me and leading humanity in the opposite direction. I can’t make offerings at a time when my heart and mind and soul do not love God as they should do.

Unfortunately Satan has supernatural powers, as well as a rebellious nature, so I am powerless to keep him away from me, all I can do is to appeal for justice, and of course he knows who I am, so he won’t leave me alone. It’s only a matter of time before he appears physically to tempt me somehow, so far he has lurked invisibly. I am aware that my Father has known Satan for a very long time, billions of years probably, long before humans were created just six thousand years ago. Undoubtedly God loves Satan and all of the angels. Undoubtedly God has given Satan time to come to terms with humans being on the planet, and the fact that eventually God will choose mankind over Satan and the angels. Indeed, God has already made His choice, as it is written in Hebrews 1:

The son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 4So he became as far superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is excellent beyond theirs. 5For to which of the angels did God ever say:

“You are My son;

today I have become Your Father”?

Or again:

“I will be His Father,

and He will be My son”?

6And again, when God brings His firstborn into the world, He says:

“Let all God’s angels worship Him.”

7Now about the angels He says:

“He makes His angels winds,

His servants flames of fire.”

8But about the son He says:

“Your throne, O god, endures forever and ever,

and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.

9You have loved righteousness

and hated wickedness;

therefore God, Your God, has anointed You

above Your companions with the oil of joy.”

Yet to which of the angels did God ever say:

“Sit at My right hand

until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”?

14Are not the angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

Undoubtedly God does not want to lose Satan, but it is prophesied that He will lose him, and I pray that time is very near at hand now.

Please don’t think me afraid of Satan, because I am not. I would quite happily do battle with him anywhere, in heaven or on earth, and we have had numerous encounters, and he has deceived me a few times, but so what, he knows I am coming for him, as he showed when he first got in touch with me a few years ago. Whilst he has supernatural powers, it would not be a fair fight, so I call on my Father to remove all supernatural powers from Satan and his angels and the demons too, and let them suffer here on earth as mankind has suffered, an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth. As it is written in Psalm 82:

The judge presides in the divine assembly;

He renders judgment among the gods:

2“How long will you judge unjustly

and show partiality to the wicked?

Selah

3Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;

uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

4Rescue the weak and needy;

save them from the hand of the wicked.

5They do not know or understand;

they wander in the darkness;

all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6I have said, ‘You are gods;

you are all sons of the Most High.’

7But like mortals you will die,

and like rulers you will fall.”

8Arise, O judge, judge the earth,

for all the nations are Your inheritance.

It is necessary for the above prophesy to be fulfilled, and that of Revelation 12 concerning Satan, for me to move forward in my role as God’s judge, as a light to the nation, as His avenger and destroyer, and eventually as His king. It is not up to me when the prophesies are fulfilled, but I have had 7 weeks of bad sleep because of the position Satan still enjoys in heaven, and the lack of action against him, and trying to reconcile that with serving my Father. It cannot be reconciled. Sadly for my Father, He has to choose between me and humanity and Satan and his angels.

I am reminded of King David and his consternation over Absylon, as it is written in 2 Samuel 19:

1Then it was reported to Joab, “The king is weeping and mourning over Absalom.” 2And that day’s victory was turned into mourning for all the people, because on that day they were told, “The king is grieving over his son.”

3So they returned to the city quietly that day, as people steal away in humiliation after fleeing a battle. 4But the king covered his face and cried out at the top of his voice, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!”

5Then Joab went into the house and said to the king, “Today you have disgraced all your servants who have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, of your wives, and of your concubines. 6You love those who hate you and hate those who love you! For you have made it clear today that the commanders and soldiers mean nothing to you. I know today that if Absalom were alive and all of us were dead, it would have pleased you!

7Now therefore get up! Go out and speak comfort to your servants, for I swear by Yehovah that if you do not go out, not a man will remain with you tonight. This will be worse for you than all the adversity that has befallen you from your youth until now!”

8So the king got up and sat in the gate, and all the people were told: “Behold, the king is sitting in the gate.” So they all came before the king.

Meanwhile, the Israelites had fled, each man to his home. 9And all the people throughout the tribes of Israel were arguing, “The king rescued us from the hand of our enemies and delivered us from the hand of the Philistines, but now he has fled the land because of Absalom. 10But Absalom, the man we anointed over us, has died in battle. So why do you say nothing about restoring the king?”

It must be horrible to face the prospect of a son that you love rebelling against you and then going to battle against you and your armies, and then eventually dying, but that is what David had to face, and sadly it is what my Father has to face, so let’s offer Him our prayers of comfort and friendship and love in these times, to show that we care for Him and love Him for choosing mankind above the host of heaven, and eventually choosing to convict Satan for his sins.

I want to explore a few other matters now, some food for thought for us all. We will start with matters of the law, and the words spoken by Yahshua in Matthew 5:

17Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. 18For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

19So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

We are then told in Hebrews 7:

11Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear—one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron? 12For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed as well.

Now, I have written myself within my own teachings of the law that Yahshua was the one-time payment for sins, and so sin offerings are no longer required. But apart from Yahshua’s own words on the ‘jots and tittles of the law’, we have the following from the law itself in Deuteronomy 4:

1Hear now, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances I am teaching you to follow, so that you may live and may enter and take possession of the land that Yehovah, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2You must not add to or subtract from what I command you, so that you may keep the commandments of Yehovah your God that I am giving you.

So, what shall we say then? Moses and Yahshua say that nothing can be added to or taken from the law, but Paul says otherwise. I do not have an explanation for this apparent contradiction, and I do realise that Isaiah 53 mentions Yahshua being made a guilt offering for many too, my query is why would Yahshua say ‘not a jot nor tittle of the law shall pass’, and Paul say differently.

Next, here are Yahshua’s words from Luke 6:

27But to those of you who will listen, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone takes your cloak, do not withhold your tunic as well. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what is yours, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.

35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Yahshua tells us that God is merciful, and that we should love and bless our enemies as my Father does. But we are told that most humans will perish from war, famine and pestilence even before the bowls of God’s wrath are poured out upon the earth, leading up to the day of wrath itself, a day when God’s right arm will slaughter His enemies, as it is written in Psalm 21:

8Your hand will apprehend all Your enemies;

Your right hand will seize those who hate You.

9You will place them in a fiery furnace

at the time of Your appearing.

In His wrath Yehovah  will engulf them,

and the fire will consume them.

10You will wipe their descendants from the earth,

and their offspring from the sons of men.

11Though they intend You harm,

the schemes they devise will not prevail.

12For You will put them to flight

when Your bow is trained upon them.

Also, in Revelation 19:

17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18so that you may eat the flesh of kings and commanders and mighty men, of horses and riders, of everyone slave and free, small and great.”

19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies assembled to wage war against the One seated on the horse, and against His army. 20But the beast was captured along with the false prophet, who on its behalf had performed signs deceiving those who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. Both the beast and the false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21And the rest were killed with the sword that proceeded from the mouth of the One seated on the horse.

Given that I am the one seated on the horse, set to mete out my Father’s vengeance, how should I deal with the contradiction with the words of Yahshua? It is true that my thoughts currently are precisely as it is written:

19O God, that You would slay the wicked—

away from me, you bloodthirsty men—

20who speak of You deceitfully;

Your enemies take Your name in vain.

21Do I not hate those who hate You, O Yehovah,

and detest those who rise against You?

22I hate them with perfect hatred;

I count them as my enemies.

Do I hate them because I have the Word of God causing the hatred? Whatever the reason, hopefully you can see the contradiction between loving and hating enemies.

Yahshua also said this of course in Luke 14:

26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.

I imagine there have been many who have attempted to explain this statement of Yahshua’s, but I won’t do so. We are commanded to honour our parents, to love our neighbours as we love ourselves, yet at the same time told that we cannot be Yahshua’s disciple unless we hate our mother, father, wife, children, brother and sisters. As well as our own life of course.

Humans love their spouses, and naturally grieve their death. Yet it is written in Ezekiel 24:

15Then the word of Yehovah came to me, saying, 16“Son of man, behold, I am about to take away the desire of your eyes with a fatal blow. But you must not mourn or weep or let your tears flow. 17Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your lips or eat the bread of mourners.”

18So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. And the next morning I did as I had been commanded.

19Then the people asked me, “Won’t you tell us what these things you are doing mean to us?”

We are told that ‘God is love’. If I were God, and I loved a prophet serving me, I would not decide to end the life of his wife as a sign, and at the same time tell him not to mourn her death. I would do neither, I would find another way to give a message to the sinners within Israel. I am not God, I don’t seek to judge Him, just to point out the contradictions. What is love, anyway? When one considers the treatment of Job and Abraham and Isaac, and Satan’s involvement in their tests of faith, one has to ponder whether Satan had a hand in the command to Ezekiel and the death of his wife, surely a good way to test Ezekiel’s faith and obedience. But I can’t see any of these examples displaying love to those concerned. I suppose I can see it as loving toward Satan, trying to show him that men are not all bad, but I am stretching it here, as Satan knows that already, as it is him that leads man away from God at every opportunity, never towards God. Satan just loves himself.

I have a similar view of the treatment of Moses, prevented from entering the promised land because of a human error at Meribah, as it is written in Numbers 20:

6Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. They fell facedown, and the glory of Yehovah appeared to them. 7And Yehovah said to Moses, 8“Take the staff and assemble the congregation. You and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock while they watch, and it will pour out its water. You will bring out water from the rock and provide drink for the congregation and their livestock.”

9So Moses took the staff from Yehovah’s presence, just as he had been commanded. 10Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, “Listen now, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 11Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the congregation and their livestock were able to drink.

12But Yehovah said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust Me to show My holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land that I have given them.”

In Exodus 17 Moses was commanded to strike the rock, here he was commanded to bring the staff, and then speak to the rock, but Moses struck the rock again. Is there anyone who thinks that this showed a lack of trust from Moses, rather than a simple human error? After all that Moses had done for God, it didn’t matter, he was denied entry to the promised land and indeed his life was ended just before the crossing. I struggle to see the love for Moses in this, or any mercy.

Finally, we are told by Yahshua in Matthew 6:

31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles strive after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

One of the things I need is a good night’s sleep and a settled stomach. I have asked for these several times in prayer over the past two years, but often both have been missing, especially in the past 7 weeks, when my sleep has been terrible, leading to bad guts, and very little energy. So, I sought the kingdom of God and His righteousness above all other things, and have been generous to the poor and the needy, and have chosen God over all over things, but still I can’t even be blessed with good sleep, for 7 weeks, when life has been a misery. As I commented to a friend today who bemoaned the tests I endure in a message ‘I think it’s all necessary, steps along the way to the future. It’s not testing as much as revelations. That I suffer is just an unfortunate side effect. But I’m still standing’. So, I only point out the apparent contradictions, and hope for good sleep to return tonight, after writing this post.

In conclusion, I am sure that most of the prophesies related to these times will be fulfilled in due course, and I hope that this post is part of the process. If it isn’t I could be in peril, as I respectfully challenge my Father to do the right thing, and disobey some of His laws, something I have never consciously done before. Maybe He will punish me tonight with physical afflictions, or even death? That’s a chance I have to take, and if I end up cast into the pits of the earth for a thousand years, at least I will be there for a good reason.I don’t think that will happen, and I still love my Father in heaven, and retain faith that I will serve Him as a light to the nations and as His king, and that mankind will be spared from being burned in the lake of fire eventually. Most humans do not know their left hand from their right after all, deceived as they are by Satan and his cronies.

I asked earlier in the post ‘what is love, anyway’? In my view it is loving someone enough to speak honestly, even when there is perhaps disagreement involved. Love is acting selflessly for the good of others who may hate you. Love is faith in a bright future. Love is being thankful for your friends and your family and the earth itself. Love is accepting that our loved ones sometimes behave in a way that we would not, and still loving them. Sometimes love is keeping your distance, sometimes love is meeting up. Love is truth and light, always has been and always will be. Love is staying loyal to a friend through think and thin, confident that your love for one another will endure all trials. Both my Father and myself agree on this definition of love, because He displays these behaviours constantly, and although it is still early days in my ministry, I seek to do the same, for the good of mankind and the earth and because I do love and give thanks for everything to my Father in heaven.

Please could you all pray daily for my Father now, to give Him your love and blessings, and the strength to arraign Satan as soon as possible.

 

 

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