I awoke very early Wednesday morning, the 21st of September and became aware of a compelling need to speak these words to the Jews of Jerusalem. I did not speak them to a visible audience but recorded them in my journal at first.
Two days later, however, I stood on a hillside overlooking the Jaffa Gate, reading them out loud as recorded in my journal. If these words ring true in your heart, receive them, ponder them, act upon them, and pass them on to others; and please, don’t forget to tell your children and grandchildren.
“My servant Peter is well qualified to speak My heart. He is an old man by human standards as he writes these words for Me. The passions of youth are no longer dictating his reckless behavior and words. He has allowed Me to bridle his passions and has allowed My Spirit to move upon his spirit. I have called him from afar to reconnect with his ancient roots that go back to the seed of Abraham.
“I have moved upon the hearts of my hidden saints in America to send him to Jerusalem, accompanied by my servant, John. I have hidden Peter and John away amongst a cluster of homes below the Blue Windmill. The Jaffa Gate is within walking distance.
“Yes, my servant Peter is well qualified to speak My heart to my beloved land and to the children of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I allowed him to watch a synagogue burn to the ground when he was only five. I protected and hid him like I protected my servant Moses when he was a child. Yes, the place of his birth, Germany, was never a safe or friendly place for my children. There will NEVER be a safe place for my children outside the land of Israel until my beloved Son is established in the heart of every man, woman and child.
“Like Moses, I groomed my servant Peter in the house of Pharaoh and allowed him to surrender his heart, for a season, to the pleasures of this world and to become ADDICTED to the applause of men. But, one day I came upon him like I came upon Saul on the road to Damascus and changed his name forever. Paul became My voice to the Gentiles. In like manner, my servant Peter is My voice to both Jew and Gentile, for he carries the seed of both Jew and Gentile in his blood.
“My servant Peter has left the house of pleasure and power, trading it for a garment of rejection and ridicule. But I planted by his side his handmaiden, Rebekah, to undergird him when fear, terror and confusion attempted to ravage and devour his soul.
“Today my servant is no longer aiming to please man or himself, and that is why I can speak to him and speak through him. In the sovereign hour of My visitation, he chose Me, and I began to cultivate My own heart in him. I took out his stony heart and gave him My heart of flesh. Today he knows My heart because he knows the heart of My only begotten Son Jesus.
“My servant, Peter, is not the only one yielded to My heart. There are others who have wedded their will to the will of their heavenly Father. I speak to them and through them both to encourage and also to reprimand my children. At times I shout My instructions; at other times I whisper them into tender and anxious hearts.
“It is I who brought my servant, Peter, to the land of Israel. I brought him from afar to see with his own eyes and to hear with his own heart what you have done to My Holy City and my beloved land. I have given him the gift of words to speak with favor or fury. If he blesses you, it is My love. If he chastens you, it is also My love.
“He walked through the Jaffa Gate with his friend, John, but stopped short of the Wailing Wall, your most holy site in all of Israel. Both Peter and John’s spirits had heard enough. They had smelled enough. The stench of the hawkers of trinkets and peddlers of food sickened their hearts. With few exceptions, where they walked, filth was everywhere. Armed guards with machine guns monitored the pilgrims who had come from afar. Men with long beards and black hats tried to block the way of pilgrims, hoping to receive shekels and or impose their rules of tradition upon them.
“I speak to you now, O Israel, as a stern Father. Hear My Son, hear the words of My beloved Son. He spoke to you 2000 years ago in the temple courtyard. You did not like His words; you did not hearken to His words; but they did not fall to the ground. They will accomplish what He spoke and prophesied. His words live and shall be broadcast into the heart of every Jew near and far, and then, the end shall come. Some will go to their eternal reward of damnation while others rule and reign at my side.
“Israel, my love, hear the words of My beloved Son. Hearken to them. He died so that your sins will be blotted out. No more sacrifices are necessary. NO other sacrifices that please Me are possible. There is no other name given in heaven, on earth, or under the earth by which your soul can be saved.
You cannot earn your reward through good deeds, through much learning, or through attempting to keep all the laws and traditions. You must receive salvation as a gift of My grace and mercy, or not receive it at all. There is only One who has conquered death and hell. His name is Jesus. His name is Yeshua. You must call upon Him while there is breath on your lips. No one can do it for you. You cannot do it for anyone else.
“The words of My Son shall live today, tomorrow and forever. Time and distance does not strip them of their power. Language is no barrier. They shall be spoken into every human heart – past, present and future. And then, the curtain man calls “time”, time shall be no more. Some will weep forever; others will celebrate at My Throne of Grace forever.
“The followers of My beloved Son, His disciples, faithfully recorded His words for this generation and all future generations. I am now using my servants Peter and John to place these words in front of My people, my Chosen Ones. They shall be written in every language my chosen people speak, write and understand. They shall travel around the world. They shall crush those who mock them and save those who receive them with thanksgiving in their hearts.
“Thus speaks My beloved Son to the crowds and to His disciples as recorded in the Book of Matthew.”
MATTHEW 23 (1)
Jesus Warns the Religious Leaders
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to His disciples, “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the Scriptures. So practice and obey whatever they say to you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach. They crush you with impossible religious demands and never lift a finger to help ease the burden.
“Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear extra long tassels on their robes. And how they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the most prominent seats in the synagogue! They enjoy the attention they get on the streets, and they enjoy being called ‘Rabbi.’ Don’t ever let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are on the same level as brothers and sisters. And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your spiritual Father. And don’t let anyone call you ‘Master,’ for there is only one master, the Messiah. The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
“How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you won’t let others enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and you won’t go in yourselves. Yes, how terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn him into twice the son of hell as you yourselves are.
“Blind guides! How terrible it will be for you! For you say that it means nothing to swear ‘by God’s Temple’—you can break that oath. But then you say that it is binding to swear ‘by the gold in the Temple.’ Blind fools! Which is greater, the gold, or the Temple that makes the gold sacred? And you say that to take an oath ‘by the altar’ can be broken, but to swear ‘by the gifts on the altar’ is binding! How blind! For which is greater, the gift on the altar, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? When you swear ‘by the altar,’ you are swearing by it and by everything on it. And when you swear ‘by the Temple,’ you are swearing by it and by God, who lives in it. And when you swear ‘by heaven,’ you are swearing by the throne of God and by God, who sits on the throne.
“How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest part of your income, but you ignore the important things of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but you should not leave undone the more important things. Blind guides! You strain your water so you won’t accidentally swallow a gnat; then you swallow a camel!
“How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! You are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence! Blind Pharisees! First wash the inside of the cup, and then the outside will become clean, too.
”How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity. You try to look like upright people outwardly, but inside your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.
“How terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you build tombs for the prophets your ancestors killed and decorate the graves of the godly people your ancestors destroyed. Then you say, ‘We never would have joined them in killing the prophets.’
“In saying that, you are accusing yourselves of being the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Go ahead. Finish what they started. Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell? I will send you prophets and wise men and teachers of religious law. You will kill some by crucifixion and whip others in your synagogues, chasing them from city to city. As a result, you will become guilty of murdering all the godly people from righteous Abel to Zechariah (son of Barachiah), whom you murdered in the Temple between the altar and the sanctuary. I assure you, all the accumulated judgment of the centuries will break upon the heads of this very generation.
Jesus Grieves over Jerusalem
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me. And now look, your house is left to you, empty and desolate. For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, ‘Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
MATTHEW CHAPTER 24:
Jesus Foretells the Future
As Jesus was leaving the Temple grounds, his disciples pointed out to him the various Temple buildings. But he told them, “Do you see all these buildings? I assure you, they will be so completely demolished that not one stone will be left on top of another!”
Later, Jesus sat on the slopes of the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and asked, “When will all this take place? And will there be any sign ahead of time to signal your return and the end of the world?”
Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will lead many astray. And wars will break out near and far, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must come, but the end won’t follow immediately. The nations and kingdoms will proclaim war against each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this will be only the beginning of the horrors to come.
“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because of your allegiance to me. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will lead many people astray. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. 13But those who endure to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then, finally, the end will come.
“The time will come when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about: the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing in the Holy Place” (Reader, pay attention! “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. A person outside the house must not go inside to pack. A person in the field must not return even to get a coat. How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for mothers nursing their babies in those days. And pray that your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For that will be a time of greater horror than anything the world has ever seen or will ever see again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, the entire human race will be destroyed. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones.
“Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t pay any attention. For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great miraculous signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. See, I have warned you.
“So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,’ don’t bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,’ don’t believe it! For as the lightning lights up the entire sky, so it will be when the Son of Man comes. Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.
“Immediately after those horrible days end, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
“And then at last, the sign of the coming of the Son of Man will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the nations of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send forth his angels with the sound of a mighty trumpet blast, and they will gather together his chosen ones from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.
“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its buds become tender and its leaves begin to sprout, you know without being told that summer is near. Just so, when you see the events I’ve described beginning to happen, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. I assure you, this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever.
“However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.
“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the Flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the Flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes.
”Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. So be prepared, because you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.
“Know this: A homeowner who knew exactly when a burglar was coming would stay alert and not permit the house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time. For the Son of Man will come when least expected.
“Who is a faithful, sensible servant, to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his household and feeding his family? If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I assure you, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. But if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My master won’t be back for a while,’ and begins oppressing the other servants, partying, and getting drunk-- well, the master will return unannounced and unexpected. He will tear the servant apart and banish him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Story of the Ten Bridesmaids
“The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish took no oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all lay down and slept. At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and welcome him!’
“All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’ But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’
“But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Sir, open the door for us!’ But he called back, ‘I don’t know you!’
”So stay awake and be prepared, because you do not know the day or hour of my return.
Story of the Three Servants
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a trip. He called together his servants and gave them money to invest for him while he was gone. He gave five bags of gold to one, two bags of gold to another, and one bag of gold to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities—and then left on his trip. The servant who received the five bags of gold began immediately to invest the money and soon doubled it. The servant with two bags of gold also went right to work and doubled the money. But the servant who received the one bag of gold dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money for safekeeping.
“After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of gold said, ‘Sir, you gave me five bags of gold to invest, and I have doubled the amount.’ The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
“Next came the servant who had received the two bags of gold, with the report, ‘Sir, you gave me two bags of gold to invest, and I have doubled the amount.’ The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
“Then the servant with the one bag of gold came and said, ‘Sir, I know you are a hard man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth and here it is.’
“But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! You think I’m a hard man, do you, harvesting crops I didn’t plant and gathering crops I didn’t cultivate? Well, you should at least have put my money into the bank so I could have some interest. Take the money from this servant and give it to the one with the ten bags of gold. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who are unfaithful, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
The Final Judgment
“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate them as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. Then the King will say to those on the right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ And the King will tell them, ‘I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
“Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his demons! For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me anything to drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me no clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
”Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’ And he will answer, ‘I assure you, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”
MATTHEW CHAPTER 26:1-2
The Plot to Kill Jesus
When Jesus had finished saying these things, he said to his disciples, “As you know, the Passover celebration begins in two days, and I, the Son of Man, will be betrayed and crucified.”
The verses quoted are taken from the paraphrased version of the Word of God – The New Living Bible. The complete text can be accessed online at www.BibleGateway.com. Most of the well-known translations are available on this site free of charge.
The Western Wall of the old city was the backdrop as Peter spoke Jesus’ words
from the Book of Matthew, chapters 23-26:1 & 2.|
The words have been videoed in the setting where they were spoken – the Yemin Moshe area.
The western wall of the old city of Jerusalem is the backdrop.
To view the video, go to:
Jerusalem Lament at Cambridge Dove Ministries
Here are the direct links:
Jerusalem Lament I (16 minutes)
Jerusalem Lament II (21 minutes)