Certain Prophecy preachers/teachers need to read the lips of the prophets and Jesus Christ concerning the permanent demise of the national House of Israel.
Money is pouring in either to assist Jewish people to return to their ancient land or for so-called humanitarian purposes in Israel at the behest of Bible prophecy teachers such as John Hagee, Marcus Lamb and several others. These financially privileged television preachers often speak of their many visits to Israel and encourage viewers to do the same as if it is expected of them to do so. What about the poor, downtrodden, persecuted Christians elsewhere – especially in the bordering countries to Israel? Having a pleasure trip to Israel would be the last thing on their mind. We are to worship God, not Israel.
Let’s just be absolutely candid about this; Israel as God’s chosen nation is no more. Born again Individuals from all nations now make up God’s spiritual Israel and nation. All prophecies concerning the rise and fall of national Israel have been fulfilled. With reference to all believers, the Apostle Peter states, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” ( 1 Peter 2:9,10)
After a discourse with the religious leaders in Jerusalem, Jesus addressed “Jerusalem” in the first person and said, “Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (Luke 13:35)
Indeed, just as per His words, Jesus entered Jerusalem on the day of the feast and fulfilled what He had stated. “On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (John 12:12,13)
The present-day “Jewish” state of Israel is a man-made tract of land populated by a people claiming to be Jews, but they are not. Over 90% of them have no ancestral bloodline connection to the Jewish race and are of Khazarian descent, having adopted Judaism to escape persecution during the course of their existence in their own Khazarian kingdom in Eastern Europe from where they fled when attacked by Russia followed by Genghis Khan. They settled in many European countries as well as America where they infiltrated government and financial institutions. They are now also in man-made, secular Israel forming an integral component of the Jesuit/Rothschild deception to control the world.
These present-day illegitimate “Jews” have no interest in the Christian faith and forbid each other to read the New Testament. The Khazarian leaders study and revere the Satanic Egyptian Kaballah or the Babylonian Talmud,
They have conveniently turned Israel into a major tourist attraction for Christians and gladly accept funding by deceived Christian churches/organisations for various projects to boost their economy.
God had no hand in the founding of modern-day Israel as He did under the leadership of Joshua when Israel took possession of the land of Canaan. God permanently destroyed National Israel in 70 AD by proxy of the Roman Empire. Their ‘house’ is desolate indeed.
Why should God re-establish the land of ancient Israel purely to give them yet another chance? The fact is that the majority of bloodline Jews is still in dispersion to this day. Will God raise deceased unbelievers of any nationality or race to give them another chance after they flatly rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour like Israel did? Of course, any deceased person of any nationality or race having died without Christ no longer has any hope of redemption, so why favour their offspring and ‘force’ their salvation?
There is now no salvation available to anyone apart from faith in Jesus Christ. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:28-29)
“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:13)
When asked of Pilot, “Art thou the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:33)
If this be the case, then Jesus certainly won’t have a physical kingdom in Israel or anywhere else on earth at some future time. Spiritual Israel is His kingdom where the New Jerusalem is found and all who enter the kingdom do so spiritually. We are already seated in heavenly places, spiritually. “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” (Rev. 3:12)
Jesus came in final judgment of national Israel in 70 AD. If Jesus denounced national Israel then why should we bless present-day Israel? Is it because of what we find in Gen.12:2,3? “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
The “great nation” is that “chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; …called out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:” as per 1 Peter 2:9,10. In other words, it is the spiritual church…the spiritual Israel…the spiritual Kingdom…the spiritual New Jerusalem – not the physical nation of Israel. It is the spiritual church of Christ to which Gen.12:2,3 has reference and not the man-made Israel of today.
The other verse of scripture popularly used in conjunction with the Gen.12:2,3 belief is Psalm 122:6. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”
Yes, we should pray for the peace of all nations and cities, including Jerusalem, but this particular verse has no specific reference to and preference for modern-day, secular Israel. Concerning the application of Psalm 122:6, I quote from a commentary by Dr. Roger E. Dickson.
“The attitude of the psalmist toward Jerusalem reflected the attitude of the nation. Israel took great pride in Jerusalem and the temple. The city brought a sense of security and peace to the people. It gave them national identity among the nations. When there was peace, the people lived in prosperity. For the sake of the temple, the house of God, the Israelites prayed that peace prevail within the walls of the city.”
God’s covenant with the nation of Israel was conditional upon them keeping His commandments as per Exodus 19:5-6, 1 Kings 6:12-13, 1 Kings 9:6-7, Jeremiah 18:7-10 and Jeremiah 19:8-11.
Finally, they rejected the Son of God and paid the price in AD 70 “…as one breaketh a potter’s vessel, that cannot be made whole again:…” (Jeremiah 18:7-10)
“That cannot be made whole again”. Israel has partially been made whole again – by man.
God is in control and if Israel has ‘risen from the ashes’, then God allowed it. But why would God allow it? Is it because Jesus started it all in Israel and will finish it in Israel in the valley of Armageddon as prophesied? “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” (Rev. 16:16)
If there were no Israel today would God gather them elsewhere? No, this is the designated place where Satan has no choice but to face his last-gasp end together with the nations he has deceived. He has no chance of invalidating the Cross and the birth of the Church of Christ. “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Rev. 16:14)
The only thing the devil will accomplish at this battle is to bring about the eternal demise of a large slice of the human race (“kings of the earth and of the whole world”) created in the image of God, which he has been doing ever since God placed man on the earth.
The final alignment of Gog and Magog nations are in place for “that great day of God Almighty” and it does not matter where anyone resides in the world for the purpose of seeking and finding salvation through Jesus Christ before this great battle takes place.
Whether one is an American citizen or a citizen of secular Israel (and whether a bloodline Jew or a fake Jew), all have to come to the Cross for salvation. Absolutely no nation on earth will be favoured. It is a matter of choice by individuals. “And (God) hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:..” (Acts 17:26,27)
Is this paper about the promotion of ant-Semitism? No, it is about Biblical common sense. As Christians we should love and pray for all manner of men upon the face of the earth. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)