If you are a Christian who supports “Israel,” you MUST read this:
The old Israel was destroyed, never to rise again:
Those calling themselves “Israel” today are NOT the Israel of the Bible. If you believe the Bible, you know that the 10-tribe nation ended in 723-22 B.C. “Never to raise again,” 2 Kings 17:18-23; Hosea 1:4, 6; 8:8; = Romans 9:25-29; Amos 5:2; 7:8; 8:2, 14. This was in fulfillment of the Covenant, Deuteronomy 31:19-30 and 32:1-43.
Regarding the end of the nation of Judah: It was carried into Babylonian captivity for 70 years: Jeremiah chapters 25-29; only a Remnant returned.
Return of the “Remnant” from this captivity: Jeremiah chapters 30-44; 2 Kings 21= 2 Chronicles 33:11-19; 2 Kings 23:27: “And the Lord said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.”
Jeremiah 24:3-4: “Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; And also for the innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.”
Daniel foretold the final end of the fleshly nation of Judah and gave the time that it would happen: Daniel 9:24-27; and chapter 12. This was fulfilled in 70 AD, according to the time foretold by Daniel. Judah ended as a fleshly nation almost 2000 years ago.
The Old Covenant having been violated and the curse fulfilled, God promised a New Covenant, Jeremiah chapter 31. This was fulfilled in Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; Galatians 3:16-29; Hebrews 8:6-13; 9:15-28.
Jesus is the Heir, the only Heir of all the promises of the Covenant: Hebrews 1:2-4. Jesus is Israel: Matthew 2:15 in fulfillment of Hosea 11:1. Christians should support the true Israel, Jesus Christ and His Body, the Church.
Those calling themselves “Israel” today are impostors. If we continue to support them, we become partakers of their evil deeds.
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ and He shall reign for ever and ever,”
Revelation 11:15 RSV. He was not speaking here of the earthly kingdoms established by men but the “kingdom of the world,” singular.
In the beginning God gave Adam, (as Mankind), dominion over all the earth, Genesis 1:26. Adam, (as Mankind), surrendered this kingdom to the devil, Satan, the serpent, Genesis chapter 3. Satan became the ‘god of this earth,’ 2 Corinthians 4:4. He offered this kingdom to Christ, but Christ overcame him, Matthew 4:8-10. Immediately, Jesus began to preach: “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He was taking back the kingdom from Satan. Jesus became a man to restore the kingdom to mankind, under God. It happened, Revelation 11:15.
When Did The Kingdom Come?
Daniel foretold that the Kingdom of God would come in the time of the Roman Empire, the ‘fourth kingdom,’ Daniel 2:40, 44. This Kingdom of God was to rule over all other kingdoms and last forever, Daniel 7:18, 22, and 27. It came as foretold during the time of the Roman Empire and is recorded in the New Testament.
John the Baptist came preaching it: Matthew 3:2. Jesus preached it, Matthew 4:17, 23; 9:35.
In Matthew 12:25-28, Jesus has been accused of casting out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of devils. Jesus answers them that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. Then He says: “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you,” verse 28. It was obvious that He had cast out devils, and so, it was equally obvious that the power of “the kingdom of God” was being manifested.
The Specific Time When Christ Took Over the Kingdom:
In Matthew 26, Jesus is celebrating the Passover supper with His disciples, teaching them of the true meaning of the Passover. The Bread was His body, and the Cup was His blood. Then He said: “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom,” verse 29.
When did He drink with them again? After His resurrection. John 21:13-14: “Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed Himself to his disciples, after that He was risen from the dead.”
Acts 10:40-41: “Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly: Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with Him after He rose from the dead.” So Jesus took over the Kingdom of God at His resurrection, defeating Satan and fulfilling the purpose of God that Mankind should have dominion!
He Offers the Kingdom to His Disciples:
Jesus taught His disciples to submit their will to God’s will in the prayer: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Also Luke 12:32: “Fear not, little flock, for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Luke 22:29-30: “And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me: That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
Colossians 1:13: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” This is in past tense: it had happened. Read also the rest of this chapter.
Ephesians 1:19-23 and 2:6: “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world but also in that which is to come; and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all…. (2:6) And hath raised us up together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Jesus has been enthroned and has taken us with Him!
“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire,” Hebrews 12:28-29.
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” James 2:5.
The Kingdom Was a Present Reality to John the Revelator:
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ…,” Revelation 1:9.
Revelation 11:15: “… ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever…. (17) We give thanks to thee, Lord God Almighty, who art and who wast, that thou hast taken thy great power and begun to reign…” RSV. Past tense. It is done.
Revelation 22:10: “And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.” The Book of Revelation was not to be sealed for a future time, but was to be fulfilled soon, quickly. It happened! Praise the Lord!
Revelation 1:1 answers these ten important questions in one verse:
1.What genre is the Book of Revelation? Answer: “A Revelation.”
2. What is “revelation”? Answer: The revealing of that which was hidden.
3.What is to be ‘revealed’? Answer: “Jesus Christ.”
4.How is He to be revealed? Answer: God gives the revelation.
5.Why is He being thus revealed? Answer: “To shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass.”
6.What does the word ‘must’ mean? Answer: It means that it is morally imperative.
7.What does the word ‘shortly’ mean? Answer: It means ‘quickly, soon, in a short space of time.’
8.What does ‘come to pass’ mean? Answer: It means it will come and it will pass in a short space of time.
9.What does ‘He sent and signified it” mean? Answer: That God sent the revelation and signified it by symbols.
10.Why did God send it by an ‘Angel’? Answer: To fulfill His promise to Daniel. This ‘Angel’ is identified in Revelation 19:10, in fulfillment of Daniel 12:13.
The word ‘holocaust’ in Hebrew originally meant “A great slaughter of burnt offerings.” [Strong’s #5930. Akin to #5766 with the implication of ‘unjust’ or ‘wicked.’]
Lessons From History
To understand what is now being called “The Holocaust,” we need to understand the history of Hitler’s awful wars, that triggered World War II, and the horrible destruction and slaughters he committed throughout Europe and even up into Russia. He not only killed Jews, but created the wars that also killed more than 50 million people worldwide, including my only brother and many multitudes of other innocent people. He justified his actions by claiming that the ‘Aryan’ race was superior to all others; in other words “the chosen people.”
There have been many “wicked, unjust great slaughters” since the days of Hitler’s Germany. For example, the slaughter of innocent Palestinians in Deir Yassin, Gaza, the Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps, just to name a few. These too, were “holocausts,” unjust slaughter of innocent victims, again justifying their actions by claiming to be the “Chosen People,” and this slaughter is still continuing daily by denying the Palestinians the right to the basic necessities of life. Our wars are also the cause of the millions of other refugees who have been killed and bombed out of their homes.
We need also to remember that our own US of A has committed ‘holocausts,’ for example the slaughter and robbery of the Indian tribes as the pioneers went throughout the West, proclaiming “manifest destiny,” and using their superior weaponry, [the Remington rifle], to destroy multitudes of innocent Indian victims. [The doctrine of “manifest destiny” meant that they were doing “God’s will.”]
We Are Making History Now
Understanding history should teach us how to avoid making the same mistakes. “He who disregards the lessons of history is bound to repeat them.” And here we are engaged in wars of unjustified legitimacy. Here we are, still waging unjust wars and putting a price on justice that denies it to the poor.
Oh, yes – many tears are being shed for the awful ‘holocaust’ victims that Hitler caused. But our tears will not correct those horrible historical events. No amount of reparation money can atone for those past sins and those who were responsible for those sins are dead and gone to their judgment.
However, this is the here and now; this is where we live and where our responsibilities lie. We are here, now, being called to repent and to stand for justice in our own time and place. This is our day and our responsibility. For this we, too, will face the judgment of God.