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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Dire Problem with Christian Zionish



The Dire Problem with Christian Zionism

There appears to be Biblical prophecies calling for the return of the Jews to Palestine.  However, the majority of Zionists and Zionist Christians do not understand the teaching of these particular prophets.  To begin, the Zionist Christians are apparently ignorant of the distinction between the nations and the peoples of Old Testament Israel and those of the nation of OT Judah.

At the death of King Solomon, with the ascension of Rehoboam, the original 12 tribes of the original kingdom of Israel became divided due to the promised tax increase of Rehoboam.  The ten northern tribes retained the name of Israel through entitlement because that was the name inherited by Ephraim from Jacob.  The southern tribes of Judah, Benjamin, some Levites and other tribal strays took the name of Judah from the dominant tribe with the scepter kingship promise.

As a supplemental addition to this article, it should be noted that the vast majority of Israeli Jews are not descendants of Abraham.  They are primarily Khazarian converted Jews (most originally came from Russia) with others consisting of an Edomite-Judean mixture created by the Maccabean conquest of the Edomites between the periods of Greek and Roman subjugation prior to the birth of Christ.  The Edomites (descendants of Abraham through Esau), under the Maccabees, were given a choice of either becoming practicing Jews or being killed or expelled.  They chose to become Jews since their goal was to inhabit the land of Palestine.  There may actually be some authentic Judahites among todays so-called Jews.  Regardless of their ethnicity, all the practicing Jews share a common conviction:  their complete hatred for Jesus, Christians, and the Christian Church.  The Palestinians and most Arabs are more Semitic (descendants of Abraham through the linage of Shem) while the Khazarian Ashkenazi Jews are not Semitic at all.

For more information concerning the ethnic origin of current Jews, go to the following links:  True Origins of Professing Jews  /  Who Is a Jew?

In Genesis 48 Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph, aka Ephraim and Manasseh, proclaiming that Ephraim would be the founder of “many nations” and a great nation would arise from Manasseh.  Many consider these nations to be England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the USA.  The Old Testament nation of northern Israel was conquered and deported (exiled) by Assyria starting around 740 BC.  Other than a few individuals, the ten tribes never returned but instead migrated to western and northern Europe, basically becoming the Caucasians of northern and eastern Europe.

The Nobleman
Beginning at Luke 19:12 Jesus tells a story or a parable concerning the Kingdom of God.  Since this parable also relates to real functions of the Church and the Kingdom it is definitely a prophecy.  It deals with a nobleman who went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return as king and ruler.  Of course this is about Jesus, the King of the Kingdom, who was resurrected into the presence of God in heaven where He receives His kingdom.  He will later return from His distant country (heaven) as King of the world (or Kingdom) and pronounce His judgments onto the subjects of the kingdom.  Some of the citizens did well with their given gifts and others did not do so well.  There was also a group of citizens who hated the nobleman and sent a proclamation stating they “did not want this man (aka Jesus) to be king over them”. 

Luke 19:14 NET  But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to be king over us!’

The group of citizens who did not want this (or that) man (Jesus) to be their king were slated to be destroyed in the presence of the king.

Luke 19:27 NET  But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!’ “

Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye, a noted evangelist and co-author of the Left Behind series recently died.  I am certain he was a good man and loved the Lord but I essentially disagree with the majority of his thoughts and writings.  He was an ardent dispensational, pre-tribulation rapturist, and a Christian Zionist.  His doctrine, along with other like-minded individuals, consists of two plans of redemption of God:  one for so-called Judahites (Israeli Jews) and another for the Church, and some consider the church to be an afterthought.  When the historical interlude of the Church’s existence is taken out of the world with a pretribulation rapture, then God can return to the business of dealing with the Israelites, or Judahites, or Jews, or imposters, or whatever name you may use to identify them.

Dispensational Pipedreams
Dispensational pre-tribulation rapturists claim the church age was created or installed because the bulk of the Judahites, during the life of Jesus, refused to accept Him as the Messiah.  Although the Church was initiated by a band of Judahites, it quickly spread to the Greeks and gentiles (nations).  At the pre-tribulation rapture, there will supposedly occur a time of great tribulation for the Jews and the world at large.  At the return of Jesus, they claim, all the Jews will accept Him as the rightful Messiah, inhabit Israel and Jerusalem as the capitol of the world and will rule the Kingdom or the world with Jesus.  Most Christian Zionists (and most other so-called church people) believe all Christians will be in heaven for evermore playing on harps and singing songs in their great mansions.

However, Luke 19:27 tells us God’s real purpose for the return of the Jews. He brought them back, not for their good, but to judge them at the scene of the crime when they rejected and crucified the Messiah.

Isaiah chapter 29 speaks of the city of Ariel and its destruction.  Ariel is another name for Jerusalem.  According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary: 

A symbolic name for Jerusalem ( Isaiah 29:1 Isaiah 29:2 Isaiah 29:7 ) as “victorious under God,” and in Ezekiel 43:15 Ezekiel 43:16 , for the altar (marg., Heb. ‘ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel’s lion-like strength.

Isaiah 29:1 KJV  Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt!

What happens to Ariel or Jerusalem?  God lays a siege against it.  The inhabitants will become as dust or chaff.  They will endure an earthquake, a great noise, a fierce storm, and a flame of devouring fire. 

Isaiah 29:3-6 KJV  And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.  (4)  And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.  (5)  Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.  (6)  Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

One commentator has suggested that “the flame of a devouring fire which reduces the residents to dust” sounds much like the aftereffects of a nuclear detonation.

Conclusion
It is my opinion that God has not and will not operate in a dispensational manner.  The Church (as a faith – not a building) is the New Covenant and not an afterthought.  The Old Covenant has been replaced by the New.  The entire world including the Jews are responsible to the New Covenant and the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  There are not two covenants, Old and New, operating simultaneously.  Christian Zionists may have good intentions but they are wrong.

Dr. Stephen Jones:  http://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2016/07-2016/the-eighth-beast/
Christian Zionists, who think they are blessing the Jews by paying their way to move to “Israel,” are actually sending them to almost certain destruction. Over and beyond this, they are supporting those who usurped the throne of David and who now usurp the birthright of Joseph. This is the Judas factor that afflicts upon those who do not understand the scriptures.

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