... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

26
October
2011

Visions and dreams: how reliable? - Visions

The bride and the Holocaust

The bride
Once I heard in the congregation the vision of the bride being prepared by an old woman to get married. The thought that an old woman was doing that struck me as being odd. 
Biblical scripture does not speak of an old woman preparing a bride, but it does speak of the woman whom has been busy with occultism since she was a child etcetera as written in Isaiah 47. An old woman because she has been busy since childhood with her occult crafts and she is also a symbol of Babylon, an old city which will fall as written also in Revelation 17.

As for the bride, in biblical scripture she represents Jerusalem as Revelation 21:9-10 tells us in the vision John received. Not the whole household of the Almighty Father, that is his congregation of Israel including all the non-Israelites whom by his grace are part of it. Meaning with Romans 11 and Ephesian 2:11-22 in mind - Ruth as an example in the book of Ruth and Cornelius in Acts 10 - those whom were grafted into the Olive Tree being Israel. Neither the institution Church as has been told to the Christian congregations for so many years. By the way, there is no point in fighting over that spot because the Almighty Father is the one who decides in his wisdom whom takes in which position in his household. 

Conclusion: in accordance to biblical scripture the massage itself isn't reliable. So, is the source of it the Almighty God and Father?

The new Holocaust
Another example to make this more clear, is the vision about another Holocaust again coming over the Jews in the world, which can be read on the inter net. The person who received this also tells about how he received it. 
First lets put the way this person received this very real and frightening message through the biblical check. A being, which he calls an angel, standing behind him with a hand on his shoulder and preventing him from moving, talking or asking any questions. Strange! Lets compare this to biblical scripture where there are descriptions about several people who did receive massages from Angels send by the Almighty Father. Daniel is one of these people, as we can read amongst other passages in Daniel 8:15-27 (NIV), the angel was standing in front of Daniel, he spoke with him and he helped Daniel up and helped him to speak. It was a conversation,

15 While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there before me stood one who looked like a man. 16 And I heard a man's voice from the Ulai calling, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision.”

17 As he came near the place where I was standing, I was terrified and fell prostrate. “Son of man,”[a] he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the time of the end.”
18 While he was speaking to me, I was in a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me and raised me to my feet. … [a: Daniel 8:17 The Hebrew phrase ben adam (son of Adam) means human being.]

Another example is the disciple John on the island Patmos, as we can read in the book of Revelation, for example Revelation 17:1-3 (NIV),

1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters.
2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw …

We shouldn't confuse this not being able to speak with what happened to Zechariah as described in Luke 1:5-25 and 57-64. This was a result of his unbelief, Luke 1:20. And during his interaction with the angel Gabriel, Zechariah could speak and ask questions. By the way, if during a dream and / or vision you feel paralyzed and unable to do anything, to act, pray in your hart and ask for God's help. And of course there is always the possibility that for some reason you have to be silent. But in your hart you would know this and wouldn't experience this as being paralyzed and unable to speak or act.

Second, the massage itself is telling about a new Holocaust on the Jews. The result of the Holocaust is described in the bible, Ezekiel 37:1-14 (KJV). But as written, the Almighty Father brought the bones to life,

... 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

He did this for a reason! So, what does biblical scripture tells us about what happens to the Jewish people after the Holocaust which already happened during the first fifty years of the 20th century? What can we expect concerning the Israelites and Israel for our time now, the near future and even later? 
When we continue to reed the following passages of Ezekiel 37 and the rest of the book of Ezekiel we reach the conclusion that after that Holocaust the State and Kingship of Israel - in 1948 the State of Israel was already restored and in 1967 Jerusalem became its undivided capital city - will be restored.
Followed by a time in which Israel will be having a period of peace, Ezekiel 38:8-12, of at least three and a half years in which the Temple - Ezekiel 43:12 tells us that the grounds on which the Temple stood are holy, “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy. Such is the law of the temple. - will be rebuild and will be in use, Daniel 8, Zechariah 6:9-15. The rest of the world like wise will be relatively at peace during that period of time, Zechariah 1:11.

And Jerusalem? This city will go from destruction to being restored and rebuilt staying in the same place in Israel, Zechariah 12:6 and 14, Isaiah 65. Jerusalem, the city which is completely Israeli, Ezekiel 48:30-35, Revelation 21. The Almighty Father chose this city to serve his purpose Ezekiel 48:30-35 (NIV),

35 ... “And the name of the city from that time on will be:

THE LORD IS THERE.”

A peace time in which a male heir will be born to consolidated the kingship, Micah 5, Revelation 12 : 1-6. This will be a period of peace, lets say silence before the heaviest storm the world has ever experienced since the period before flood, the time of Noach. The storm which will be the Armageddon-War (one of the Gog Magog wars) will happen as described in Ezekiel 38, Revelation 19 and in the books of the prophets Daniel, Zechariah etcetera. That war won't result in a Holocaust on the Jews, because the Israelites will  be able to defend themselves and they will receive Gods help, Daniel 12:1, Zechariah 14:3, Revelation 19:11-21. Most likely it will result on a Holocaust those whom again will take the initiative to try to eradicate the Israelites and Israel. 

So at the moment we are living in the time of the Father being at work in restoring the Kingship of Israel as well as of restoring peace in Israel. This doesn't mean that Jews, also Christians, aren't still being treated with contempt, hypocritical friendship, cursed through occultism, persecuted and even being killed in World-society. Even if these would come to a full stop, it would be for a short period of time. But this isn't the same as the Holocaust that was perpetrated by the Nazis, those who put Hitler and the Nazis in place and supported him, as well as those who created that ideology complete with its occult religion. Their attempt to exterminate the Jewish people, their faith, culture, God's promises, feasts and laws brought through them and their homeland, the State of Israel, failed just like that of the Romans did!

Conclusion: the way this person received this massage and the massage itself isn't in accordance to biblical scripture. So, is the above mentioned vision reliable?

Warning!

Those who speak false prophecies, people that God didn't sent to speak on his behalf, they will be punished as Ezekiel 13:1-16 shows. An example of how God might do this is written in Jeremiah 28:1-17 (NIV),
... 15 Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust in lies. 16 Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the Lord.’” 17 In the seventh month of that same year, Hananiah the prophet died.

Also those who engage in the occult, magic that through lies leads to murder will not be spared as Ezekiel 13:17-23 says.
... 18 ... ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? ... 19 ... By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live. ... 21 I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power. ... 23 therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the Lord.’”



Should we even be living purely by the information provided by visions and dreams? Yeshua Messiah's / Jesus Christ's answer,

 

4 ...  "It is  w r i t t e n, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."' Matthew 4:4 (NKJV)

Written where?

2 And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. 4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5 You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you. 6 “Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.
Deuteronomy 8 (NKJV)

So, we should live by the Almighty God and Father's  w o r d!

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Recommended