The pressure test

My friends, we are moving with great speed towards the end of this age. We as the body of Christ will and are entering a time of tribulation. Many of my (and your) friends all over the world are starting to feel the pressure.

Here in South Africa I often forget that what is happening here is also happening in the USA, Europe, Aussie land and all over the world. Many of my friends are under pressure and their faith is being tested. Friends, our Lord Jesus promised us persecution and tribulation, but He also promised that we will overcome as He has overcome.

War is looming in the Middle East. If this is the big one, only God knows, but I know that the big one (Israel surrounded by armies/AoD) is very close. Israel is alone in the world. The EU beast is having a deadly financial wound, waiting for the man of sin to heal the wound. The tribulation period will surprise many.

Friends, lets pray for each other all over this world. We are more than conquerors in Christ. The darkest time is just before dawn, and we are just before dawn. Soon we will see the Son in His glory coming for His bride.

Stand strong friends.

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15 thoughts on “The pressure test

  1. Yes many things are starting to stir Israel is alone the Church repeats its History of doing nothing and turning on its true founders. Yes I also believe as well that Yeshua will return for his bride ( daughter of Zion ) he will return for his people in fact it is very clear we’re he will go he is very clear exactly were he will head for and it is not some Church building…. Gentiles need to wake up smell the coffee Mathew 5:17 It is written his people will cry out Baruch , Haba , Hashem , Adonai .

    The church are hardly likely to start speaking Hebrew are they ? Understand the Hebrew context of his very words and the message is very clear.
    Blessed…..

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  2. Amen Boetie!!

    How would you know this about the lives of the small little flock , if it were not from the Holy Spirit?

    We are being faced with a test and how we react to this will determine the outcome of 1 Tim 4 in each of our lives. MANY will DEPART from the faith, WHY? because they loved……(you fill in the blanks) MORE than God!

    God is not mocked and with the grieving we all have been feeling in our spirits, it has now become clearly evident where we are in the prophetic time line and the demonic attack that is being unleashed on God’s people and His remnant.

    Judgment begins in the House of God!

    2 Timothy 3:13 – “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

    1 Timothy 4:1-3 – “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter timessome shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron….”

    2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 – “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

    Isa 41:11 — Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

    Isa 41:12 — Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

    Isa 41:13 — For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

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  3. Praise our Jesus we are being tested and tried in the fire. Will we allow God to refine us like the gold that our Lord is working for? I pray each day for all of you here and the believers I know who are being put to the test right now. My family included. I have just separated myself from someone close who calls themselves Christians but do not believe anything Jesus taught us. So yes the time is short. Thanks be to God, this will be a really tough time for Israel and the house of Jacob, where the true believers have been grafted into the
    Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
    Rom 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
    Rom 11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
    Rom 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
    Rom 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
    Rom 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
    Rom 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
    Rom 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
    Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
    Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
    Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
    Rom 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
    Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
    Rom 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
    Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
    Rom 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
    Rom 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
    Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
    Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
    Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
    Rom 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
    Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
    Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
    Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
    Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
    Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
    Rom 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
    Rom 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
    Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

    Wow what a time to be alive and know that the plan of God is so sure and true.

    As well all the earthquakes, landslides,floods, storms etc
    the creation itself is groaning

    Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
    Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
    Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
    Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
    Rom 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
    Rom 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
    Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
    Rom 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
    Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    Love and prayers to all

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  4. If God be FOR us , who can be against us? Excellent article/post Vic,…nice comments people. Deb, like you said,”It is all coming together”.,…….my my, what a thing to BELIEVE, but it is all around if we could only preceive. God be with the people,…..JAH please come to the crossroads, set all the people free! /////\\\\\ World net daily …..wnd.com speaks of a 12th century rabbi and his prophetic word concerning the final jubilee running from 1967-2017. I got the link in full, from greg at http://www.unsealed.org. Be Blessed brothers and sisters

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  5. Guys I am sorry I really don’t want to be offensive but this is shocking I read all the bizarre comments being written and so called scripture being quoted. Why are people using writting that was clearly directed to the Jewish people before and at the time of Yeshua Ben Yoseph. People seem to be quoting very poor inaccurate translations of English – Greek with no Hebraic idiom context it makes no sense if Gentiles are Grafted in to the Jewish people which would actually for fill Tanakh then why do they not stick to the instruction of Yeshua they seem to believe that Xtians should break the Brit Hadashah Renewed new covenant were Torah is established once and for all and will be recorded in the hearts of men people can not see the differance between Torah ( Eternal ) and Takanot ( oral ) tradition of the elders Legalisem which S’haul Yeshua even Kefa had major issues with because true Torah was being Perverted by a small but powerful group of Elders to control people which is what Gentiles were being freed from how this came to be translated as free from Gods Torah is crazy and a deliberate result of Replacment Theology

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  6. Hi Vic,

    Great to see you post something man!

    I want to put something out there for discussion – along with what I see, as you wrote this:

    “War is looming in the Middle East. If this is the big one, only God knows, but I know that the big one (Israel surrounded by armies/AoD) is very close. Israel is alone in the world. The EU beast is having a deadly financial wound, waiting for the man of sin to heal the wound. The tribulation period will surprise many.”

    As you know many of us have been following the whole ENP(I) theory, and we for the most part have been waiting for December 2013 to totally rule it out. Playing Devil’s Advocate – (God forbid) and for argumentative purposes, and for those who want to “think outside of the box” for just a minute, we know that the Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting for years. They have never got along, and every time a war breaks out between those two groups of people, we put it out as “Headline News” as it relates to Bible Prophecy. Now, for the benefit of we who have been diligently awaiting the Return of Christ – we know that we have a 7 year Covenant that has been confirmed, that is still for the most part viable. How this relates to the final week, remains to be seen.

    The question comes in at where you have connected the A0D to Israel being surrounded by armies. When Israel is being surround by armies – will the A0D happen at that time? Well, we have two schools of thought on this matter – one being the “armies surrounding Jerusalem” and the other being when the coming Antichrist takes a seat in the temple, and displays himself as being God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). I happen to believe as you have mentioned and it is written in Luke 21:20-36. In 2 Thessalonians 2, we see the coming Antichrist being “revealed” – but the A0D is never mentioned. What is the A0D? Well, it’s something that “stands” where it ought not – so with the coming Antichrist “taking a seat” in the temple, cannot be the A0D.

    Jesus warns the Church about the A0D, and the events thereafter in Matthew 24:15-21; and Mark 13:14:14-27 – but the real meat of what He is describing is written by Luke, who goes into further detail about Jerusalem. Many of us either believe in a Pre-Wrath Rapture, in that we will go through most of the Tribulation period, then be rescued prior to God’s wrath being poured out on earth. Not to debate on the timing of the Rapture, but we see that Jesus warns what will happening following the A0D – to include His Return, and our gathering unto Him. He is giving us very clear instructions, and further warns those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, those who are in the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city – which is Jerusalem. This point in history is described as “days of vengeance” so that all things that are written will be fulfilled.

    Believe what you want about the timing of the Rapture, but know that it is the city of Jerusalem that will be desolated, and dire warnings are given to those who reside there to get out. Scripture also mentions that this will be a time so great that “no life” would have been saved. Does this apply to the entire World – or just the city of Jerusalem? Well, Daniel 9:24-27 seems to work in connection with what Luke has written about the city of Jerusalem. With the exception of the Antichrist causing “all” to receive a mark in their right hand or forehead – again, will the coming “great tribulation” affect us all? Remember at the Return of Christ there will be people who are alive, and will be caught off guard at His Return – to include Christians.

    Just some food for thought…….

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  7. Hi Jason,

    I’m not sure of what you are trying to communicate, but it appears as if you are trying to say that Israel, or the Jews are a separate entity from the Church. If so, you may be misunderstanding what some have been posting.

    There is a difference between God dealing with the “Nation” Israel and the Jewish people – and God dealing with the Body of Christ which is the seed of Abraham, in which we are all Jews.

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  8. Great thread.

    Hi Jason, not sure what you mean by “Why are people using writting that was clearly directed to the Jewish people before and at the time of Yeshua Ben Yoseph.” This site is generally followed by and recieves contributions by Christians, it sounds like you are following the Hebrew Roots movement – is so I would caution against beliving their false arguments about what churches in general do or do not teach weh it comes to the law, torah. There is a new priesthood!

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  9. Jason , “replacement theology teachings” are banned from this site and am trying to understand your post. Please do clarify. Thanks.

    Amen Mr B!
    You said ” Remember at the Return of Christ there will be people who are alive, and will be caught off guard at His Return – to include Christians.”

    Exactly!

    This is why so many around us are oblivious to the severity of the spiritual war that is taking place and are more concerned with appeasing the flesh with the “food, fun and frolicking” fleshy desires. No wonder they missed it at the end, but it’s as if there has been given SPACE to repent- yet that too was scoffed at and made light of.

    As in the day of Noah these men run from pillar to post seeking to fill a void that only Christ can.

    2Ti 3:5 — Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    We all need to keep our eyes on Christ and not be DISTRACTED with the wiles of the enemy . He is so subtle in his craftiness and in his ways , let’s keep guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

    The danger of allowing leaven into our lives 😦

    A pastor friend asked me a very powerful question yesterday and will pose the same verse and pray that we will keep our eyes on the prize and run this race till the very end.

    Please know that I’m cheering for all of you guys daily!! 🙂

    Gal 5:7 — Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
    Gal 5:8 — This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
    Gal 5:9 — A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

    1Cr 9:24 — Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

    Rev 2:5 — Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

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  10. Great post and equally great comments. God be praised as we are witnesses to His glory! May the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit continue to influence and bless us all.

    He who testifies to these things says, “It is true, I come quickly !” Amen ! Come, Lord Jesus ! Revelations 22 : 20

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  11. The Holy Spirit let me know it’s the Fool’s war…because it will seem like Armageddon. Peace and Rest!!! Jesus Bless You!!!

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