02/08/20 (12th Av 5780)
Early this morning the LORD gave me Jeremiah chapters 14 to 16. Why? One reason is the fallen church has followed the wrong father, the father of lies. Listen to the devil quoting the Word of God: “"If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" (Matthew 4:6)
The devil is quoting from Psalm 91, the Psalm many proclaim over themselves.
Here is the LORD’s version of Psalm 91:11-12 “For He will command His angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Here is the comparison in table form:
The devil includes the sections on the power of God, your welfare and you being lifted up. He’s flattering you. But, what’s the key difference? Omission of the LORD’s method.
The devil does this to change the focus away from obedience to the LORD’s ways onto your own specialness, your “right” to appropriate God’s power, your welfare and you being lifted up. What’s that in a nutshell? Pride. The Bible says the devil is crafty (Genesis 3:1)
The devil misses out this one section because it leads to your downfall in every sense. The “father of lies” lies by missing out the most important part for your safety and true salvation in the LORD of the Bible. The devil clearly omits the section: “To guard you in all your ways.”
In the original Hebrew these missing words are:
“To guard you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11)
What does that mean exactly?
The first time the LORD uses this Hebrew word for “guard” (often translated keep") is: "guarding" and cultivating the Garden of Eden pre-fall of humanity. He uses it again shortly after that in Guarding His Covenant with Abraham, Guarding the Appointed Times (Passover, Unleavened Bread, the Sabbath etc), Guarding the Commandments and Guarding your soul. It is often translated “keeping.” The LORD uses this word most often in imploring us again and again throughout His Holy Scriptures to “Guard My commandments”. Why? Because this is the test as to whether we really love Him. Yeshua will only marry a bride who truly loves Him and “if you love Me obey My Commandments.” (John 14:15)
The first time the LORD pairs these two words together “guard your way” is also in the Garden of Eden, when He assigns His angels to guard the way back to The Tree of Life (Genesis 3:24), post-deception of the devil. Angels guard the Way back to Eden, the Way back to God, the Way back to Life, the Way back to God’s Truth. Who actually calls Himself “the Way, the Truth and the Life”? (John 14:6) "To guard us in all our ways” literally means to guard us back to Salvation, after mankind has fallen into sin and the deceptions of the devil. The LORD will "guard us in all our ways" to the extent that we are guarding the same things the LORD asks us to guard: His Abrahamic covenant, His Commandments, His Appointed Times. But the devil doesn’t want you to know that. And he has deceived the fallen church. Some in it may even want you deceived, as wolves in sheep’s clothing. This is why the LORD must judge this church, to show them how fallen they are. Maybe then they will wake up to their own levels of deception.
The second time the LORD pairs these two Hebrew words “guard the way” together is about Abraham: “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and through him all the nations of the earth will be blessed. For I have chosen him, so that he will command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, in order that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has promised.” (Genesis 18:18-19) The very next verse begins the judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah and the angels.
The third time this Hebrew phrase “to guard the way” is next repeated is in Genesis 28:20-21, when Abraham’s grandson Jacob speaks God’s promise back to Him after he’s had a dream, also involving angels, coming down from heaven: “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and keep me in this way, and if He will provide me with food to eat and clothes to wear, so that I may return safely to my father’s house, then the LORD will be my God.” What way does Jacob mean, to “keep me in this way”? The way of his grandfather Abraham: Covenant and Commandments.
Both the proper quote in Psalm 91, the two instances above, and the devils misquote all involve angelic protection. Yet the devil takes this verse, omits obedience to the LORD’s covenants and commands, and slips a pattern of scripture to the world and the church, that emphasises control over angels for the power and lifting up of self. Sounds just like him, and tragically so like the fallen church. The devil even has a counterfeit for the angels, his fallen angels or demons; full of evil, rage and hatred towards humans, manipulation, fear and deception.
How much of this Guarding of the LORD’s covenants and commandments is taught in your church or by the teachers to whom you listen? Hopefully very much, to keep you safe in the LORD’s Protection. Or is the emphasis on accessing the LORD’s power to call down angelic protection for your concerns and to lift you up? Be careful, because if that is the focus, they will not be God’s angels you are interacting with:
“For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their actions.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)
The LORD will protect us with His angels and He will provide for us, just as Jacob asked the LORD, and He will lift us up, but only through the LORD’s method. The devil totally omits the LORD’s method by which you will be lifted up out of evil, because he desperately wants you to make up your own methods. But by doing so, he will put your entire salvation in jeopardy, or at the very least ruin your life and destroy your heavenly rewards and/or earthly supernatural safety. You will constantly stumble and be open to attack, and yet not understand why. If you follow the devil's version of Scripture you are deceived but so subtlety you won’t think you are.
I see a fallen church full of this. The devil wants to sell you a counterfeit that sounds almost, almost, the same as The Real Thing, but with the focus on your power in God, your welfare and your self exultation without obedience to God. This is very attractive to the prideful, fallen, human heart. Just because someone quotes God’s Word does not make them Godly.
The LORD loves you. I love you in the LORD. I’m urgently trying to warn you of the LORD’s Imminent Righteous Justice and Judgment of the churches, as well as the world.
CONCLUSION: ACCORDING TO THE FULL SCRIPTURE OF GOD IN PSALM 91, THE LORD ONLY GIVES HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER THOSE WHO ARE GUARDING THE WAYS OF THE LORD AS ABOVE. HE WILL NOT GIVE HIS ANGELS TO A COVENANT-IGNORING AND COMMANDMENT-IGNORING PERSON, BECAUSE HE CANNOT CHANGE HIS WORD, EVEN IF HE LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO SAVE YOU FROM HIS JUSTICE AND JUDGEMENT. And we are about to need His Holy angelic covering more than we can ever imagine!!
I can hear Him saying so sadly, to so many: “How did you not know Me? By not knowing My Word.”
I encourage you to read Jeremiah chapters 14 to 16, the morning verses He gave me. Do you want to be covered by the LORD through His coming Justice and Judgements? I so want you to get in the boat because the waves are literally about to come round the corner and all I have time for is to say firmly: “Get in the ark!!! Get in the ark!!!!! A relationship with Yeshua is The Ark!!!” And I pray that you trust me in the LORD!
“Repent, for the Kingdom of God is near.” (Mark 1:15, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17)
The next contraction begins in, 3…2…1… ***
(18:19 on 02/08/2020)
*** Note added: this next contraction turned out to be the Beirut Explosion, as in:
3 (2nd August),
2 (3rd August),
1 (4th August), explode at 18:09!! Why the extra 10 minutes on the date and time of the word above I don't know...
The Power of God
You Being Lifted Up
The devil's version
in Matthew 4:6
He will command His angels
And they will lift you up
The LORD's version
in Psalm 91
He will command His angels
To guard you in all your ways
And they will iift you up