I have been tidying my bookshelves and I have discovered a sheet of folded paper containing a prophecy. It appears to have been circulated by The Israel Association for The Dissemination of Biblical Writings. This piece of paper has been sitting on my shelf for years, and now comes to light. That interests me because it has been here for some twenty eight years! …so why now? I mean to say, it is not THAT long since I tidied the shelves a bit, but this piece of paper caught my attention this time. I have typed it out so that the print will be clearer than photocopying or scanning, and have included it below.
Before we look at the prophecy, let us stop to consider what is going on in our own lives, what is happening in the world; and briefly view the life of the Church in today’s world – Is it as Yeshua/Jesus would want it to be?
“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you – unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5). Most people reading this will say to themselves of course I pass the test! I have received a number of communications from such people. They would call themselves believers, or Christians, or Messianics, yet they hold a view of Yeshua/Jesus that is different from that of Scripture. They believe, as do the Muslims, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and others, that Jesus was merely a man. In their estimation, Yeshua/Jesus is definitely NOT God. My suggestion for the New Year is to examine ourselves in the light of Scripture.
The world has undergone an enormous change in the past quarter of a century. There is no future for this world outside of God. This age is approaching its end. There are wars and uprisings with ethnic group against ethnic group increasing around the globe. Civil unrest grips the nations with fear and anxiety levels rising. There are weapons being invented that are nearer what the Book of Revelations speaks of than that which has been proclaimed by preachers up until now who have tried to understand and teach on the End Times, as we call it. They have spoken of helicopters fitting the bill spitting fire out of its tail and so forth; but the weapons on the horizon are different again and closer in description to Scripture than we have ever seen. Then there is a different kind of war that has been fought for many years, Currency Wars. There are Cyber Wars. The world is facing one enormous financial collapse, and signs suggest it is very near, perhaps even occurring in 2015. The world and the heavens are being shaken, and the “birth pangs” of the approaching kingdom of God are everywhere to be seen; in Israel, the Church and the nations. Our focus must be on the King and the Kingdom of God.
Apostasy abounds in today’s Church, with individuals and groups of churches capitulating to the values of the world system. Apart from that there are churches and Christians that emphasise the Church but neglect or deny the importance of Israel. There are fellowships and individuals that emphasise Israel, yet neglect that the Church too is God’s elect.
If we really believed that Yeshua/Jesus is all that He and Scripture claim Him to be, His name should resound around this nation. We should not be hiding behind doctrines that make us feel comfortable and safe…”Well, we are not all called to be evangelists” …It’s not just preaching, it is the way we live too that draws people to God.” A couple of years ago, Church statistics suggested that British Christians lead a person to Christ once in every 65 years. Are British Christians really walking in the power of the Spirit? If we are, why aren’t we out there proclaiming the name of Jesus? Christians complain about the pressure being placed upon them by politically correct politics and laws confining their faith, but how active is their faith to begin with? Why is there such an appalling statistic in Britain when it comes to witnessing for Christ? Do we really love Him, or do we just say that we do? Will British Christians do anything to bring a positive change to this situation? We must ask ourselves, are British Christians desirous of recapturing the passion to witness that those early Jewish believers displayed in the Book of Acts, to bring spiritual change to these shores? If we are not witnessing for Christ, we are in effect denying Christ. If we are witnessing with our lives, as some claim, how many people have you led to the Lord through your Christian living? The way we live is important, and it must include being obedient to the teaching of the Word of the Lord. If you were in the British armed forces and the Commander gave you an order you would obey it. You would not argue that you can do things a different way, you would obey the orders you were given. Jesus has told us what to do. You can argue with me because I am in the rank and file like you; but you cannot argue with the Lord Jesus! Times have changed and we can no longer play religious games and expect to get away with it.
I have spoken already about those “believers” that do not believe. They know so much about Israel, in fact I would go so far as to say, Israel has become an idol to them. They can also tell you the correct Hebrew names for various Bible characters, and even quote bits of the Bible in Hebrew…BUT THEY DENY THAT JESUS IS GOD THE SON!
The Church in the UK allows all kinds of stuff to go on that Scripture condemns. I have spoken on these matters before and so I am not going into it again here, but rather will mention what it seems to me the Lord is emphasising to His Church today. To quote Derek Prince, “We are responsible to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom to all nations because until that has happened, the end will not come. Do you accept that? I mean is that clear in Matthew 24:14? I don’t see it as any other way to understand it. I do believe Satan does everything in his power to keep the Church ignorant of that one vital issue. He’s quite happy to see us with our Sunday school picnics and a lot of other things that just keep the Church going but don’t threaten his kingdom one little bit.” Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom into all the world does not mean we neglect our own nation to take it to other parts of the world. Even though God’s Word has gone out into Britain over the years, each generation is to hear the Gospel. We cannot sit back and consider the job to have been accomplished here.
There are those that are faithful, and Jesus knows who they are. The challenge now is to all those that claim the name of Christ as Saviour and Lord, to rise up and proclaim and to name the Name that is above all names; to proclaim Him in our cities, our towns, and in our villages. He deserves no less, and our nation needs to hear the message that God has given His One and only Son. Jesus is alive today. Don’t wait for the Rapture before you rise up because it will be too late!
It’s no longer I that liveth,
But Christ that liveth in me.
It’s no longer I that liveth,
But Christ that liveth in me.
He lives, He lives,
Jesus is alive in me!
It’s no longer I that liveth,
But Christ that liveth in me.
Jesus brought God’s Word to us, and He went about ‘doing good’. If He lives in us, as we claim He is, then we should be doing the things that He did…and even greater things according to what He taught. The greater things is not because we are doing them, but because He is, or at least He would be if we believed.
To finish this section I want to bring to your attention a movement that I have spoken of in the fondest terms before. To my mind Foundations is a movement, but others think of it simply as a conference. Having had the opportunity and the privilege of attending all of the Foundation conferences, which I have been immensely eager to do because I see the potential for the great things God can achieve in and through this work, I am enthused to encourage others to book and to discover the Foundations way for themselves. Usually I have been the first person to book, and that as soon as the details arrived online. Margaret too has loved the varied teaching sessions, and the fellowship has been wonderful. It has been such a privilege to mix with loving, enthusiastic and generous hearted, like-minded folk who are enthusiastic for the Lord and His Word.
However, having attended a number of different types of conferences over the years it is not difficult to imagine that some have gone away from Foundations moaning and groaning. Complaining comes so easy and natural to some, they almost believe it to be a gift of the Spirit. Tending to focus on things they have not liked or agreed with at previous conferences they perhaps proclaim that Foundations is not a movement of God! You touch someone’s pet doctrine in such a way that they do not agree with and the spiritual hackles rise up; and without trying, you discover you have an enemy for life, or until God softens their heart.
Let’s consider, again briefly, a couple of movements of God from Scripture. The first one is Israel’s exodus from the super-power, Egypt. This was a great move of the Mighty God of Israel. It was a movement which continued in that first phase for some 40 years before they were ready to go into the land that God had promised to them. Was it all glory? Was it all straight forward and simple? Did everyone agree with the leader? Was it all praise and singing and dancing? Did anyone among the Israelites think they could do better than Moses? Were there some that thought things should be done differently? You answer the questions. Consider also the great victories and overcoming the challenges along route.
The other great move of God was achieved through His Son when He died, was resurrected, and ascended to the Father. Was it simple? Was there a cost to this movement, a movement that has continued down through the centuries to today, and will continue until Jesus returns? Did the disciples stick it out with Him…didn’t one betray Him, and another deny Him? Many of the religious opposed Him in His journey through His life and ministry on earth. One could go on.
In my humble opinion, this year’s conference is going to be really significant for the people of God. Seriously important issues will be raised and taught on in the “Foundation 6 Conference.” The kind of issues I have raised here will be addressed in depth by experienced Bible teachers and expositors, and I urge believers and seekers of the truth to attend for the teaching and the warmth of the fellowship. Teaching will include such topics as “Jesus”; “Jesus and the Holy Spirit”; “Jesus and the Father”; “Jesus and the Church”, and much more besides. All the details for this conference can be found at their website:
Or you can contact Steve Maltz at Tel: 0208 551 1719. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This word, given by Lance Lambert a number of years ago, still requires you to test it. The prophecy is headed:
A PROPHECY GIVEN BY LANCE LAMBERT
Carmel/Jerusalem … March 1986
“It will not be long before there will come upon the world a time of unparalleled upheaval. Do not fear, for it is I, the Lord, who am shaking all things. I began this shaking through the First World War and I greatly increased it through the Second World War. Since 1973 I have given it an even greater impetus. In the last stage, I plan to complete it with the shaking of the universe itself – with signs in Sun and Moon and Stars. But before that point is reached, I will judge the nations and the time is near. It will not only be by war and civil war, by anarchy and terrorism and monetary collapse that I will judge the nations, but also by natural disasters, by earthquakes, by shortages and famines and by old and new plague diseases. I will also judge them by giving them over to their own ways, to lawlessness, to loveless selfishness, to delusion and to believing a lie, to false religion and an apostate church, even to a Christianity without Me.
“Do not fear when these things begin to happen. For I disclose these things to you before they commence in order that you might prepare and that, in the day of trouble, and of evil you may stand firm and overcome. For I purpose that you may become the means of encouraging and strengthening many who love Me, but who are weak. I desire that through you, many may become strong in Me and that multitudes of others might find My salvation through you.
“And hear this; do not fear the power of the Kremlin nor the power of the Islamic revolution, for I plan to break both of them through Israel. I will bring down their pride and their arrogance and shatter them, for they have blasphemed My name. In that day, I will avenge the blood of all the martyrs and innocent ones whom they have slaughtered. I will surely do this thing for they have thought that there was no-one to judge them. But I have seen their ways and I have heard the cries of the oppressed and of the persecuted, and I will break their power and make an end of them. Be, therefore, prepared for when all this comes to pass, to you will be given the last great opportunity to preach the gospel freely to all the nations.
“In the midst of all the turmoil and shaking, and in the heart of everything is My church. In the heavenlies she has joined Me in one Spirit and I have destined her for the throne. You who are my beloved, who I have redeemed and anointed; you are Mine. I will equip and empower you. You will rise up and do great things in My name – even in the midst of darkness and evil. For I will reveal My power and My grace and My glory through you. Do not hold back nor question My ways with you, for in all My dealings with you I have always in mind that you should be part of My bride and reign with Me. Do not forget that this requires a special discipline and training. So yield to Me that I might do a work in you in the time that is left, for I plan even during all this shaking that the bride will make herself ready.
“And in the midst of the nations on earth seething with unrest and conflict I have set My Israel. Yes I say, My Israel. Even though they walk in disobedience and transgression in the stubbornness of their own hearts, divorced from Me – nevertheless, always remember that I made them enemies of the gospel for the sake of the Gentiles, I, the Lord, I myself blinded them and hardened them that salvation might come to the Gentiles in fullness. Yet they are still Mine, beloved by Me with a tender and undying love. They are My kith and My kin and I love them. Shall I give them up for all that they have done to me, says the Lord.
Yet I have surrendered them to sorrow, to anguish of heart and continuous suffering, but I have never given them up. In all their affliction, I was afflicted – though I neither delivered nor saved them from death. Nevertheless, I have been present, I the King of Israel; I have been present, although unnoticed and unregarded in all their sufferings. There was no gas chamber, no massacre in which I was not present.
“But now the time has surely come when I shall receive them, for I shall reveal myself to them, and with astonishment they will recognise Me. For in the midst of these judgments, multitudes upon multitudes will be saved of the nations. You will hardly know how to bring the harvest in, but My Spirit will equip you for the task! And to Israel will I also turn in that day. And I will melt the hardening that has befallen her. I will turn their blindness into clear sight and tear away the veil from their hearts. Then they shall be redeemed with heart-bursting joy and it will become a fountain of new and resurrection life to the whole company of the redeemed.
“Do not fear these days. For I have purposed that you should stand with Me and serve Me. Fear not, for I love you and I will protect you and equip you. I, the Lord, will anoint you with a new anointing and you will work My works and fulfil My counsel. You shall stand before Me, the Lord of the whole earth and serve Me with understanding and with power. And you shall reign with Me during these days.
“Do not forget, says the Lord, that I call you, above all other things, to be Intercessors in My presence, that I might work these works through my servants that they will glorify Me – and be the means of bringing many to Myself.” ■
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”
“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”
Blessings and shalom,