Don’t Rewrite the Bible…

Don’t Rewrite the Bible…

Before being called a “heretic,” people ALWAYS say “stop rewriting the Bible.”  Why?  Because it makes them very uncomfortable to learn what the etymology of the major words mean in the Bible.  For example, what do the following words mean: “Adam,” “People,” “Nation,” “Gentile,” “Jew,” “Israel,” “Church,” and “Anointed.”?

IF you have read my books, you will know what those words truly mean according to Bible dictionaries, Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary Of The English Language, Oxford’s Dictionary of Etymology, Baker’s and Carpenter’s The Complete Word Study Old Testament, and Zodhiates’ The Complete Word Study New Testament, as well as other Original Language Lexicons.

IF we do not understand what these basic words mean, then everything else will be misinterpreted and totally misunderstood for us.  We MUST be willing to open up our minds to FATHER YAHWEH and our LORD and SAVIOR YAHSHUAH.

Calendars

Calendars

With regard to Calendars, do we use YAHWEH’s Calendar [which is based on the sun, moon, and stars] or the Papacy’s [which is based on the sun only] or Islam’s [which is based on the moon only].

From the beginning, God created a calendar based upon both the sun, the moon, and the stars.  In Genesis 1:14, Then God said, Let there be luminaries in the firmament of heaven, to give light on the earth; to make a separation between the day and the night: and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years; and let them be for an illumination in the firmament of heaven so as to sine on the earth.  And it was so.

According to Joseph Lenard and Donald Zoller in The Last Shofar!  What The Fall Feasts Of The Lord Are Telling The Church,[1]

The Hebrew calendar described in the Bible [God’s Calendar] is also called the 360-Prophetic Calendar. … It is commonly supposed that the ancient360-day calendar is hopelessly inaccurate.  After all, has not modern science shown the number of days in a year to be 365.2422 days, and not 360?  However, such reasoning lacks understanding as to how all calendars work.  All calendars insert leap-days or leap-months to nudge the normal year closer to the exact 365.2422 year, otherwise before long, the months on the calendar would be out of synchronization with the seasons of the year.  [This was a big problem in the ancient world].

For instance:  In our modern calendar, a normal year has 365 days, with every 4th year having 366 days.  In the modern Hebrew calendar, a normal year has 354 days, but upon every 2 or 3 years, a leap month is added with 384 days in that year.  Likewise, the normal 360-day year of the Prophetic Calendar adds a 30-day leap month at regular intervals, with that year having 390 days.  All three of these calendars are about the same in accuracy over relatively short periods of time.  However, the 360 Prophetic Calendar soon shows itself wonderfully supreme in every way, as it spans and divides time into Biblical generations of 40 and 100 year … with the Biblical principle of a 7th-day rest woven throughout.  Moreover, the constant use of multiples of 360 years in keeping with 360 days enforces the Biblical concepts that, a day is as a year, and also, a thousand years is as a day.

They continue:

The 360-calendar uses simple round numbers that are highly symbolic in the Bible.  The intercalary [leap month] cycles are based upon units of 40 and 100 years.  It should be noted that both 40 and 100 years are a standard generation in the Bible. … The 40-year cycles of the 360-cycles of the 360-calendar produces an average year the same as the Julian calendar [365.25 days].  This makes for easy conversions between calendars.  However, the 360-calendar also has a leap-month correction every 4,000 years [100 generations].  This makes the 360-calendar just as accurate as our modern Gregorian calendar, which means that one can count backward and forward in time by increments of 4,000 years and always know what our calendar year would be on the 360-calendar.  Thus, the 360-calendar repeats itself on the Julian calendar every 40 years and on our modern [Gregorian] calendar every 4,000 years.  The 360-calendar can be further adjusted every 100,000 years [1,000 generations of 100 years] for extreme accuracy, yet maintaining the simplicity of round Biblical numbers.  At this level [of 365.2422 average days in a year], it is out [of solar alignment] only about one day every 100,000 years.

The prophetic calendar would have been simple for ancient peoples to use, especially Israelites, if they had used it.  But, the full details of the 360-calendar was only discovered recently, in fulfillment of Bible prophecy [Daniel 12], and for the study of time frames to do with Bible prophecy.  The 360-calendar is not meant to be used in any civic capacity.  It would have been easy for them to use because, firstly, the Israelites were [and are] already familiar with this method of inserting regular leap-months into their calendar [rather than leap-days]; and secondly, because the calendar was based upon the simple integer 6 [or 60].  [Example, 360 days = 6 x 60].  Sixty was the base-number for commerce [weights and measures] in the ancient world and, therefore, was easily comprehended by them just as 10 is the base-number by us today [as in the metric system].

According to Joseph Lenard and Donald Zoller, Israel had two calendars:[2]

The Civil Calendar:

  1. Tishri [September/October]             7.         Nisan [March/April]
  2. Heshvan [October/November]              8.         Iyar [April/May]
  3. Kislev [November/December]               9.         Sivan [May/June]
  4. Tevet [December/January]                   10.       Tammuz [June/July]
  5. Shevat [January/February]                  11.        Av [July/August]
  6. Adar [February/March]                        12.        Elul [August/September]

The Religious Calendar:

  1. Nisan [March/April]                           7.         Tishri [September/October]
  2. Iyar [April/May]                                     8.         Heshvan [October/November]
  3. Sivan [May/June]                                 9.         Kislev [November/December]
  4. Tammuz [June/July]                             10.       Tevet [December/January]
  5. Av [July/August]                                   11.       Shevat [January/February]
  6. Elul [August/September                       12.       Adar [February/March]

Before God’s command to make the month of Aviv [Nisan] the beginning of the New Year, Israel’s calendar was the civil calendar, starting with the month of Tishri [the seventh month from Aviv].  Hence, with all prior historical accounts before God gave the religious calendar at the Exodus, the Bible used the civil calendar with the first month being Tishri.

According to YAHWEH’s Calendar, here are the feast days for Israel:

  1. The Sabbath

The seventh day of the week (Exodus 23:3–4) represents God’s Day of
rest and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Exodus 16:23–40.

  1. The Passover (Pesach)

The fourteenth of Nisan (Exodus 23:5–8) represents the Lamb of God’s death
on        the cross and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:4–5. (FULFILLED)

  1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag ha-Matzot)

The fifteenth to twenty-first of Nisan (Exodus 23:9–14) represents
Yahshuah’s death and burial and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:15–22. (FULFILLED)

  1. The Feast of First Fruits (Yom ha-Bikkurim)

The sixteenth of Nisan represents Yahshuah’s resurrection and has been
instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:9–14. (FULFILLED)

  1. The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot)

The sixth of Sivan (Exodus 23:15–22) represents Yahshuah as being Lord
of all and has been instituted by God in Leviticus 23:15–22. (It is interesting to note that this is the day that the Law has been given to Israel and the day that the Holy Spirit has been given to the Ekklesia.)

  1. The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)

The first/second of Tishri (Exodus 23:23–25) represents Yahshuah’s Second
Coming and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:23–25.

  1. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)

The tenth of Tishri (Exodus 23:26–32) represents Yahshuah as our High Priest
and has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:2632.

  1. The Feast of Booths or Tabernacles (Sukkoth)

The fifteenth of Tishri (Exodus 23:33–44) represents Yahshuah in you and
has been instituted by YAHWEH in Leviticus 23:33–43.[3]

According to Gavin Finley, MD,

The Seven Feasts of the LORD are key-way points on a road map in holy history. They tell the story of the main Covenant events between God and His Elect people as they occur here on the Earth and in time. The story begins back with the people God called in Old Testament times. And it extends right through to the Apocalyptic events John saw in vision and wrote about in the Book of Revelation. Indeed, the very next feast, the Feast of Trumpets, is coming up in some future new moon of Tishrei to express its New Covenant fulfillment in holy history. The Feast of Trumpets will almost certainly be the one that will usher us into the 70th Week of Daniel and the final seven years of this present age. At the end of those seven years, the final Day of Atonement will come into its ultimate fulfillment as well. This will be the very last day of this age.[4]

The Seven Feasts will take us beyond the Apocalypse. The Seventh Feasts, the joyous      Feast of Tabernacles, will come into its ultimate fulfillment as the true new age dawns.       This will bring in the Millennium of Messiah, that glorious age to come. The deserts will            bloom, and streams of waters will break forth upon the dry ground. God will camp out             with mankind for 1,000 years as Emmanuel, “God with us.” And, as a shepherd feeds and          tends his sheep, He will draw His people to Himself.[5]

Is there an 8th Feast? Might the Feast of Hanukkah, the festive winter season of the Eternal Light celebrate the glorification of all the saints from both this age and the 1,000-year Millennial Age to come? Our Apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of that in I Corinthians 15:24-28: “Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For He hath put all things under His feet. But, when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.”[6]

The first four of the Seven Feasts of the LORD have already been fulfilled. They were fulfilled in spectacular fashion. They were fulfilled right on the auspicious Hebrew calendar dates on which they have been celebrated in times past, the same dates that will be celebrated forever more. The three Spring Feasts were fulfilled by Jesus our Savior. And the Summer Feast of Pentecost was fulfilled as well. It was fulfilled by the Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago.[7]

Here is the situation so far:

  1. Passover:

            Fulfilled by Jesus /Yahshuah at His Crucifixion on Nisan 14 in the Spring of 32 A.D.

  1. Feast of Unleavened Bread:

            Fulfilled by Jesus/Yahshuah at His Burial in the Tomb on Nisan 15 in the Spring of 32 A.D.

  1. Feast of First Fruits:

            Fulfilled by Jesus/Yahshuah at His Resurrection on Nisan 17 in the Spring of 32 A.D.

  1. Feast of Pentecost:

            Fulfilled by the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost on Sivan 7 in the Summer of 32 A.D.[8]

To note, Douglas W. Krieger agrees with this timeline but differs with regard to the year as he notes that it should be AD 33.[9]

With regard to the remaining three fall festivals, Finley states:

There is a gap of 2,000 years or so, wherein the Light of Israel went forth into the nations for the Gentiles to be evangelized. Now, here come the next three Holy Days on the    Hebrew calendar. They are awaiting fulfillment and are probably just up ahead . . .[10]

  1. The Feast of Trumpets:

            Unfulfilled as of yet. An epic event will unfold on the new moon of Tishri on a future Jewish New Year.

  1. The Day of Atonement:

            Unfulfilled as of yet. Tishri 10 seven years beyond that epic future Feast of Trumpets. This will be the final Day of Reckoning, for that year, for the Jubilee, and for the age. The Jewish nation and all Israel will be saved (Zechariah 12:8–13:1; Romans 11).[11]

And then comes The Day of The LORD:

  1. It is Doomsday for the wicked (Matthew 13:30).
  2. The sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the heavens (Matthew 24:29–31).
  3. He will deliver His people at Jerusalem at His action at Armageddon (Joel 2:28–32).
  4. He will deliver His people in exile in the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance (Micah 2:12–13).
  5. He will glorify all His Elect at the Resurrection-Rapture (I Thessalonians 4:15–17).
  6. They will be drawn out from Israel, from the Church, and from the Gentile nations.[12]
  7. The Feast of Tabernacles:

            Unfulfilled as of yet. Tishri 15 will come five days after that final epic Day of Atonement. This will mark the coming of Messiah to tabernacle with His Covenant people. Thus, begins the long awaited 1,000-year Millennium of Messiah.[13]

However, according to Daniel 7:24-25, And its ten horns denote that ten kingdoms shall be raised up; and after them another shall be raised up which shall exceed in evils all those before and shall humble three kings and shall speak words against the Most High, and wear out the holy ones of the Most High and think of changing times and Law; and this [beast] shall be put in its power for a time and times and the half of a time.

The Julian Calendar was introduced on January 1, 45 B.C. by Julius Caesar and set the year at 365.25 days.[14]  The Gregorian Calendar was introduced in October 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII to correct the calendar to 365.2425 days.[15]  This adjustment was necessary to correct the drift that the Julian calendar had during the intervening centuries.

On September 24, 622 A.D., the prophet Muhammad completed his Hegira, or “flight” from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution.  In Medina, Muhammad set about building the followers of his religion – Islam – into an organized community of Arabian power.  The Hegira would later mark the beginning (Year 1) of the Muslim Calendar.[16]

Obviously, IF we are Christian, we should be following YAHWEH’s Calendar, so that we know at least the season of Our Lord and Savior’s Coming, unlike the Pharisees in the First Century A.D.

I wonder who has thought to change the times and laws? It sure is not YAHWEH, for He says in the last book of the Old Testament, in the last chapter, in the second to the last verse:

Remember ye the Law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the Statutes and Judgments [no sacrificial ordinances].

Did you also know that the last jubilee (1967–2017) has been bookended with a tetrad of equidistant bloodred moons that fell on Hebrew holidays and that the next seven years (2018–2025) are bookended with a triad of bloodred moons? The United States has just had a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 and will have another one seven years later, on April 8, 2024, crisscrossing right over the Madrid fault line. (X marks the spot.) Can you say, “divide the land of Israel as judgment”? According to Genesis 1:14:

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from    the night; and let them be:

  1. For signs,
  2. For seasons, and
  3. For days, and
  4. Years.

Remember:

The sun tells you                     what time it is.

The moon tells you                 what day it is.

The stars tell you                    what month it is.

But according to today’s Babylonian churchianity wolves-in-sheep’s-clothing pastors, there are not supposed to be any signs of Jesus’s coming. I think Jesus said it best in Luke 12:56:

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

The 120th jubilee ended on September 10, 2018. Six thousand years of human history have come to an end. The Day of YAHWEH (the millennial reign of YAHSHUAH) has begun on September 11, 2018.

At the First Coming of Jesus Christ, the following conditions existed:

  1. Then: The Greco-Roman Empire ruled the known world.

Now:   The Anglo-American Empire rules the world.

  1. Then: A democratic/republican form of government existed.

Now:   A democratic/republican form of government exists.

  1. Then: A Roman emperor.

Now:   A President of the United States, head of the Greco-Roman Empire.

  1. Then: Roman law.

Now:   British common law based on the Roman law.

  1. Then: The economic system was based on the Roman system only.

Now:   The world’s economic system is based on the U.S. dollar only.

  1. Then: The earth was of one major language, Greek.

            Now:   The earth is of one major language, English.

  1. Then: The religious leaders did not accept the signs of the Messiah.

Now:   The religious leaders are not accepting the signs of the Second Coming (i.e., Revelation 12 sign of the woman on September 23, 2017).

  1. Then: The religion of the day was Judaism—the traditions of the elders and polytheism.

Now:   The religion of the day is Christianity, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, and polytheism mostly based on Mystery Babylon.

  1. Then: The spring Passover and Feasts of Unleavened Bread and First Fruits were fulfilled.

Now:   The fall Feasts of Trumpets and Tabernacles and Day of Atonement will be fulfilled.

  1. Then: Jesus Christ had 12 disciples on the earth.

Soon:   Jesus Christ will have 144,000 disciples on the earth.

  1. Then: “Israel” “existed” under a system of seven Hasmonaean high priest/kings.

Now:   “Israel” (i.e., the fig tree) exists.

  1. Then: A Roman calendar.

Now:   The Gregorian calendar based on Pope Gregory.

The conditions are the same for Jesus Christ’s Second Coming, just as they have been for His First Coming. The Old Testament is a blueprint for the New Testament. It pays to know the “signs” as Jesus has spoken of them in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21.

This Greco-Roman system is in conflict with the Islamic sharia law system of AD 632, which also seeks to change times and laws. Will Islam get their chance with their Mahdi, the twelfth imam? By the way, in 688, the Dome of the Rock was built. Add 1,260 years, and you get 1948, the year that “Israel” became a nation (i.e., the fig tree).

Think of this also: The papacy’s “temporal power on the earth” began in AD 758. Add 1,260 years, and you get 2018. The papacy came to power in AD 538; add 1,260 years, and you come to 1798, the year that Napoleon gave the papacy “a deadly head wound.” In 1929, the Lateran Concordat brought the papacy back to life; and since then, there have been eight popes. By the way, the Greek word for religion means “superstition.”

  1. Pius XI (1922–1939)
  2. Pius XII (1939–1958)
  3. John XXIII (1958–1963)
  4. Paul VI (1963–1978)
  5. John Paul I (1978, thirty-three days only)
  6. John Paul II (1978–2005)
  7. Benedict XVI (2005–2013, abdicated)
  8. Francis I (2013–present, enthroned on Friday the thirteenth, and two bolts of lightning hit the papal see)

I do believe that we are at the end of time.

For more information, please check out my website https://drjustinprock.com/ for the PDFs listed:

CALENDAR:

Dankenbring, William F.  A New Look at God’s True Calendar.  PDF.  Omak, WA:  Triumph      Prophetic Ministries, 2006.

Pidgeon, Stephen.  Yom Qodesh: Hebraic Calendar with the Feasts and Torah Portion.    Eureka, MT:  Cepher Publishing Group, Inc., 2019.  Found at:

Roth, Andrew Gabriel.  Wheel of Stars: The Ancient Biblical Calendar of the Future.  PDF.  Netzari Press L.L.C., 2016.

FEASTS OF THE LORD:

Biltz, Mark.  God’s Day Timer: A Believer’s Guide To Divine Appointments.  Washington, D.C.:  WND Books, 2016.  Found at:

            The Feasts of the LORD:  Passover to Pentecost, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, Feast of Tabernacles.  Bonney Lake, WA:  El Shaddai Ministries, 2008.

Booker, Bruce R.  The Feasts of the LORD: (Moedim) and Their Fulfillment in Messiah Yeshua.  Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation, 2008.

Conner, Kevin J.  The Feasts of Israel.  Portland, OR:  City Christian Publishing, 1980.

Dankenbring, William F.  The Christian-Messianic Passover Haggadah.  PDF.  Omak, WA:  Triumph Prophetic Ministries, 1999.

Howard, Kevin and Marvin Rosenthal.  The FEASTS of the LORD: God’s Prophetic Calendar from Calvary to the Kingdom.  Nashville, TN:  Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1997.

Lancaster, D. Thomas, et al.  Light in the Darkness: Hanukkah and the Disciples of Yeshua.  PDF.  Marshfield, MO:  First Fruits of Zion, 2009.

Lenard, Joseph and Donald Zoller.  The Last Shofar! What The Fall Feasts of The Lord Are Telling The Church.  Xulon Press, 2014.

Missler, Chuck.  The Feasts of Israel. DVD. Coeur D’Alene, ID: Koinonia House, Inc., 2007.

Richardson, Phil.  September 2021:  The Signs and Appointed Feasts of Messiah from September 2015 to September 2021.  Kindle Edition:  Lunar Matrix Publishers, 2015.

Ritchie, John.  Feasts of Jehovah: Foreshadows of Christ in the Calendar of Israel.  Kilmarnock, Scotland:  Kregel Publications, 1982.

Schauss, Hayyim.  The Jewish Festivals: A Guide to Their History and Observance.  New York:  Shocken Books, 1962.

Stone, Perry.  Breaking the Code of the Feasts: Amazing Prophetic Information Encoded in Old Testament Stories.  Voice of Evangelism Outreach Ministry, Kindle Edition, 2007.

Tramm, T.W.  The Coming Days of Awe: An End Times Scenario Based On The Bible’s Fall Feasts.  Kindle Edition, 2014.

 

[1]. Joseph Leonard and Donald Zoller, The Last Shofar! What The Fall Feasts Of The Lord Are Telling The Church (Xulon Press, 2014), 255–57.

[2]. Ibid., 252.

[3] Tim LaHaye et al., The Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible (Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2001), 144–46.

[4] Gavin Finley, “The Seven Feasts of Israel,” End Time Pilgrim, 2003, accessed March 31, 2006, http://entimepilgrim.org/7feasts.htm.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Douglas W. Krieger, The Testimony of Jesus: Why the Rapture of the Church Matters (Sacramento, CA: TribNet Publications, 2015), 340.

[10] Finley, The Seven Feasts.

[11] Ibid.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid.

[14]. Unknown, “The Julian Calendar,” Wikipedia.org, accessed January 17, 2023, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar.

[15]. Unknown, “The Gregorian Calendar,” Wikipedia.org, accessed January 17, 2023, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar.

[16]. Unknown, “The Islamic Calendar,” Wikipedia.org, accessed January 17, 2023, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_calendar.

Don’t Rewrite the Bible…

Teaching Milk

I had a former pastor friend of mine state to me that we live in the times of the spirit of stupidity.  The only way that I could identify with him was that he was still teaching milk, not meat, to chew on.  I think that we can all agree that people are like sheep; but beware.  You have free will and thus can make the correct choice if you choose to study to show thyself approved unto God.  IF not, then follow the sheep…over the edge with the pigs.

Something I came to realize was that the Israelites YAHWEH used were shepherds.  Think about it, what does a shepherd do?  He shepherds the flock and makes sure that none are lost.  Hence, by the time Jesus the Christ is on the scene, He leaves the 99 to rescue the 1.  He doesn’t leave anyone behind, as we should!

Drinking milk gets oneself in trouble, but chewing on meat (the Word of God), will not!  Milk is a liquid and flows wherever it may; whereas meat, is a solid and one chews on that whether physically or metaphorically.  IF we take the time to chew and meditate on God’s Word, then we will be better stewards of what God has for us to do.

Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology

Remember that it was Stephen, as he was about to be stoned to death, who declared Israel to be the church in the wilderness: “This is he [Moses], that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the Mount Sina, and with our Fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us” (Acts 7:38). So, Israel was called out of the nations on Pentecost and given the law of God, and the Holy Spirit of Yahweh was given to the Ekklesia, who was called out from the house of Israel (Gentiles) and the House of Judah (Judahites) on Pentecost as well.

Is there only one called-out assembly as mentioned above? Or are there two as is taught today, with the church being the called-out assembly of God?

It is interesting to note that the children of Israel have gone through a physical wilderness, while the Ekklesia is going through a spiritual wilderness right now.

Dr. Chuck Missler stated:

Epistemology is the study of knowledge, its scope, and its limits. We discover that if we   know one’s hermeneutics (theory of interpretation), we will be able to predict the eschatology that will result. If one is willing to allegorize the Biblical text (Amillennialism), he will tend towards the left side (liberal) and if one tends to take the   text literally (Premillennialism), he will tend towards the right side (conservative).  Furthermore, one’s eschatology will also sharpen one’s ecclesiology (The Church in its mystical sense). It is interesting to also note that one’s ecclesiology will, of course, also impact one’s hermeneutics—thus, closing a loop which tends to drive the diligent toward an increasingly literal view as one gains perception into the linguistics.[1]

In other words, your ecclesiology will determine your eschatology; and to a certain extent, he is correct. But what if you are more fundamental than the most conservative evangelical Christian today? What if you only follow the rules of etymology with regard to the original languages of the Bible? Every translation in the world today that is not in the original language has its problems, especially any of the English translations. That is why it is especially frustrating in this age of Laodicea that most Christians just rely on the wolf in sheep’s clothing posing as a pastor/shepherd, or they attend a Bible study where they use the “Not Inspired Version” and spew forth their own opinions with regard to what the passage means to them instead of what the passage originally means by YAHWEH. Anyway, I am ranting.

So, what is this thing today called the church? It sure looks like Babylon to me. In Revelation 18:4, a voice from Heaven shouts, Come out of her, my people. But I am getting ahead of myself.

Who are these so-called bishops, pastors, elders, deacons, and so on who are mentioned in the Bible? Is there supposed to be a hierarchy in the Ekklesia? Has not Jesus stated quite plainly in Matthew 20:25–28:

Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles [nations] exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of Man came not be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His Life a ransom for many.

According to what Jesus has stated in Matthew 20:25–28, this is an open-and-shut case—there is not to be any hierarchy among the brethren. So, what we must have today is Babylon the Great. Satan likes to separate and organize the brethren and pit them against each other. Oh, by the way, have you noticed the last phrase in verse 28 above? Rather interesting, isn’t it? I think that narrows the gateway to salvation per Matthew 7:13–14, resulting in Jesus stating, “I never knew you,” in verses 21–23.

With regard to the church, one needs to define the following words:

  1. Church
  2. Pastor
  3. Bishop
  4. Elder
  5. Deacon

So, what exactly is the church? The term church is the Greek word Ekklesia, Strong’s no. G1577, and is defined as

[a] calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation, i.e., Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both; an assembly, church.[2]

That is the conventional definition of today’s church. The proper definition is as follows:

A called-out assembly of believers in YAHSHUAH from the Houses of Israel and Judah.

            YAHSHUAH has personally used the term Ekklesia twice in Matthew and seven times in Revelation, and it is further used seventy times by the New Testament writers.[3] The term churches is also the Greek word Ekklesia and is personally used by YAHSHUAH twelve times in Revelation and twenty-four times by the New Testament writers.[4]

According to Ben William’s Anti-Thought Control Dictionary:

            The Controlled Meaning of Church is a building or organization for Christians to meet regularly for singing, praying, and worshiping.[5]

The True Meaning of the word, Church, comes from the Scottish word, Kirk, and the German word, Kirche, all originate from the Greek word, KURIOKOS, which means, THE LORD’S. A Church is anything belonging to a lord (any lord). The word origin and meaning has no logical connection to its modern-day usage among churchgoers. Its popular usage hails back to the 4th Century when the Roman Emperor Constantine created the state-sanctioned institution of The Church to bring certain religious sects under state control.[6]

The modern religious use of this word is enigmatic and defies all logic. The English Bible translators substituted the word, Church, for the actual Bible word, EKKLESIA.  A Christian Ekklesia is A CALLED OUT CIVIL BODY. In Scripture, it refers to the civil body of called-out followers of Yahshuah. The term is meaningful and should not be ignored or replaced by another word. The word, Church, does not actually appear in the Bible. When it appears in English translations (versions), it is a mistranslation.   KURIOKOS (CHURCH) is NOT EKKLESIA! The words are different; the institutions are different. Nowhere in the Bible do we find a Kuriokos. There is only the called-out elect Ekklesia, which unfortunately was mistranslated into Church, changing it in English to a form of state-sanctioned paganism. In the New Testament, Ekklesia, signifying   convocation, is the only single word used (translated) for Church. It was the name given to the governmental assembly of the citizens of Athens duly convoked (called-out) by proper officers, and possessing all political power, including even juridical functions.—  Encyclopedia Britannica, Ninth Edition (1889)[7]

 With regard to the term church fathers, Ben Williams has this to say:

The Controlled Meaning of Church Fathers is the great Bishops and defenders of Christianity during its first seven Centuries. Holy men who preserved, taught, and made application of the word of God from the time of the Apostles to the time that it was canonized and secured by the church.[8]

The Actual Meaning of the so-called Church Fathers, with the possible exception of one or two of every earliest, were Romanized change agents who, during the first few Centuries after Christ’s ascension, facilitated the replacement of the faith delivered to the saints over to a Babylonian/Judean paganism via the Church of Rome. They served the Church System, which usurped the original Ekklesia of Christ. The title, Church Fathers, is ignominious on its face, for it indicates a body of men, who bred and birthed a beast offspring. They Fathered the Church System, which conspired with Central Government to confuse and rule the Western world.[9]

These Fathers are responsible for perverting the Word of God, turning It from Truth to paganized fairy tales; from a Godly schematic of how to live a blessed life under the Reign of Christ and the Ekklesia, to a convoluted and confusing collection of disconnected and meaningless nonsense called Church Doctrine. Thus, they disabled and dispossessed the World of God, leaving government, law, and social order to the exclusive purview of evil men. The Church Fathers (including Constantine) put into place the Church System, with its perverted agenda that still holds sway over the minds and lives of most professing Christians. Most so-called Christians today learn church doctrine, rather than Bible doctrine. Most people, who claim to be Christians, are actually Churchites. They know the way of the Church, but they know little or nothing of the Way of Christ.[10]

This is confirmed by Arnold E. Kennedy in his book The Exclusiveness of Israel, wherein he states the following:

The word (Church) originates from the Greek word, kuriakos, which means, Belonging to the Lord. From this word, has developed the German kirche, the Dutch kerke, the Scottish kirk, and the English church. The word is first found in The Great Bible of 1570. In no   way does the word originate from Ekklesia, even if tradition would like to say that it does.[11]

Mr. Kennedy goes on to state:

The Old Testament equivalent is the Hebrew word, cahal (or qahal), which means to call or to assemble together, but there is not one place where it is rendered Church. Cahal is used seventy times and is mostly translated as congregation, this being The Congregation of Israel. An interesting feature is that this word is used for those called out of Israel to assemble before the Tabernacle and Temple, and it denies or excludes the mixed multitude (edahwhich is also translated as congregation), which comprised of those from other races, who had joined themselves to Israel. In the New Testament, there was a parallel situation of there being a mixed multitude in the Judean nation.[12]

In The Book of Revelation by R. K. and R.N. Philips (1992):

The term, Ekklesia, is the combination of two Greek words, ek—out of or from and kleis—to call. Ekklesia simply means an assembly, any assembly of people who are called out from other peoples and from which all aliens and slaves have been excluded (see Ellicott’s comments on Matthew 16:18). Hence, it is used of the whole nation of Israel, as distinct from other nations. For those who claim that trying to limit Ekklesia to Israel is a biased view, please read Dr. E.W. Bullinger’s The Apocalypse of the Day of the Lord from which these notes are summarized.[13]

This is also confirmed by Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary, wherein when one looks up the word, church, it states “see ASSEMBLY and CONGREGATION.”[14] As one can see, the word, church, means “belonging to the Lord (Yahweh),” not what history and culture have superimposed on the definition.

The next words will be easy to define. If there were not supposed to be any institutionalized churches per se, then there should not be any institutionalized leaders/positions, such as pastors, bishops, elders, and deacons. What do these words/titles actually mean?

According to Spiros Zodhiates’s The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament, the following words mean:

Pastor:            Poimen,[15] #G4166

                        Shepherd, one who generally cares for flocks.

Jesus Christ as the Great Shepherd, who watches over and provides for the welfare of the Ekklesia, His flock.

(Matthew 26:31; Mark 14:27 quoted from Zechariah 13:7; John 10:2, 11, 12, 14, 16; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25)

Deriv: archipoimen[16] (#G750), chief shepherd;

                                    poimaino[17] (#G4165) to tend, take general care of the flock;

                                    poimne[18] (#G4167) and poimnion (4168), flock.

                        Syn:    hegemon[19] (#G2232), a leader;

                                    archegos[20] (#G747), leader;

                                    presbuteros[21] (#G4245), elder, spiritual leader i.e. old man;

                                    didaskalos[22] (#G1320), teacher;

episkopos[23] (#G1985), overseer, superintendent.

Deacon:          Diakonos,[24] #G1249 (diakonos)

                        A technical term side by side with episkopos or overseer
(1 Timothy 3:8, 12; Philippians 1:1)

As one can see, all these positions are associated with shepherding a flock of sheep. YAHSHUAH is our great Shepherd who watches over Israel (His flock) all the time and has died for them (the many), so that is why all Israel is saved per Isaiah 45:17, 25 and Romans 11:26. All these so-called Churchianity positions do not exist; they are part and parcel of Babylon the Great. All these terms, if biblically defined, are older people teaching younger people the truth of God’s Word and making sure that true biblical doctrine is being administered in each Ekklesia. That is why Yahshuah asks the question in Luke 18:8, When the Son of Man cometh, shall He find (the) faith (belief) on the earth?

Next, when did the Ekklesia start?

YAHSHUAH stated in Matthew 16:18:

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock [YAHSHUAH] I will build My Ekklesia; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Paul went on to state in Colossians 1:18:

And He [YAHSHUAH] is the head of the body, the Ekklesia: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.

Biblically, YAHSHUAH was the Head Shepherd of His Ekklesia; and as such, He called out its first members in Matthew 10:2–4:

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who    also betrayed Him.

According to Matthew 10:6–42, our Head Shepherd, Yahshuah, admonished His Ekklesia (the disciples) while He was on the earth:

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor script for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of Man be come. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in Heaven. But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which in Heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on Earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he that taketh not his cross and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it. He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth him that sent Me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

However, after His resurrection and before His ascension into Heaven, our Head Shepherd admonished His Ekklesia (the disciples and us today) in Matthew 28:18–20, saying:

All power is given unto Me in Heaven and in Earth.

  1. Go ye therefore, and
  2. Teach all nations (Israelites),
  3. Baptizing them in the name of:
  4. The Father, and of
  5. The Son, and of
  6. The Holy Ghost:
  7. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and
  8. Lo, I AM with you always, even unto the end of the world (age).

Please note that YAHSHUAH set the precedence as Paul reiterated in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Judahite first, and also to the Greek.” YAHSHUAH was all about saving His own people (the Judahites) and even admonished the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the scribes, and the Essenes (the religious entities of His day) in Matthew 16:2–3, saying:

When it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the   morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

All the religious entities of His day knew that YAHSHUAH was the Messiah with the miracles that He performed that only YAHWEH could do:

  1. Raise the dead (Matthew 9:23–26).
  2. Heal the blind (Matthew 20:29–34).
  3. Heal the deaf (Mark 7:31–37).
  4. Heal the paralytic (Matthew 9:1–8).
  5. Heal the leper (Matthew 8:1–4).
  6. Cast out demons (Matthew 12:22–23).
  7. Cast out a legion of demons (Matthew 8:28–34).
  8. Calm a stormy sea (Matthew 8:23–27).
  9. Feed four thousand people (Matthew 15:32–39).
  10. Feed five thousand people (Matthew 14:15–21).

And remember also that YAHSHUAH stated that He could only do that which He had seen His Father did as stated in John 5:19–20:

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth Him all things that Himself doeth: and He will shew Him greater works than these, that ye may       marvel.

Why? Because I and the Father are one (John 10:30). Does the Ekklesia really know what time it is?

As a side note, according to Lt. Col. F. Roberts, it would be interesting to note that there were 153 special people who received direct blessings/healing from our Lord YASHUAH.[25] This list did not include Zacharias, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, Joseph, Simeon, or Anna as these people were blessed before the birth or just after the birth of our Lord and Savior, YAHSHUAH.

  1. The leper (Matthew 8:2) (1)
  2. The centurion and his servant (Matthew 8:5) (2)
  3. The mother of Peter’s wife (Matthew 8:14) (1)
  4. The two possessed with demons (Matthew 8:18) (2)
  5. The palsied man and his bearers (Matthew 9:2, Mark 2:3) (5)
  6. Jairus and his daughter (Matthew 9:18) (2)
  7. The woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:21) (1)
  8. The blind men (Matthew 9:27) (2)
  9. The dumb man (Matthew 9:32) (1)
  10. The eleven apostles (Matthew 10:2) (11)
  11. The man with the withered hand (Matthew 12:10) (1)
  12. The blind and dumb with the devil (Matthew 12:22) (1)
  13. The brethren of the Lord (Matthew 13:55) (4)
  14. The Syrophoenician woman and daughter (Matthew 15:22) (2)
  15. The lunatic child and father (Matthew 17:14) (2)
  16. The blind men leaving Jericho, Bartimeus being one of them (Mark 10:46) (2)
  17. Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6) (1)
  18. Mary, the sister of Lazarus (Matthew 26:7) (1)
  19. The centurion (Matthew 27:54) (1)
  20. Salome, mother of Zebedee’s children (Matthew 27:56) (1)
  21. Mary, mother of James and wife of Cleopas (Matthew 27:56) (1)
  22. Mary Magdalene (Matthew 27:56) (1)
  23. Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:57) (1)
  24. The man with the unclean spirit (Mark 1:23) (1)
  25. The deaf and dumb man (Mark 7:32) (1)
  26. The blind man (Mark 8:22) (1)
  27. The son of the widow of Nain (Luke 7:12) (1)
  28. A woman, a sinner (Luke 7:37) (1)
  29. Joanna and Susanna (Luke 8:3) (2)
  30. A disciple—“follow Me” (Luke 9:59) (1)
  31. The seventy disciples (Luke 10:1) (70)
  32. Martha, sister of Lazarus (Luke 10:38) (1)
  33. The woman with an infirmity (Luke 13:11) (1)
  34. The man with dropsy (Luke 14:2) (1)
  35. The ten lepers (Luke 17:12) (10)
  36. The blind man approaching Jericho (Luke 18:35) (1)
  37. Zaccheus (Luke 19:2) (1)
  38. Malchus (Luke 22:51) (1)
  39. The penitent thief (Luke 23:43) (1)
  40. The two disciples at Emmaus (Luke 24:13) (2)
  41. Nicodemus (John 3:1) (1)
  42. The woman of Samaria (John 4:4) (1)
  43. The nobleman and his sick son (John 4:46) (2)
  44. The impotent man at Bethesda (John 5:1) (1)
  45. The woman taken in adultery (John 8:11) (1)
  46. The man born blind (John 9) (1)
  47. Lazarus (John 11) (1)
  48. Mary, the mother of Jesus (John 19:25) (1)

TOTAL = 153[26]        

How many fish did Simon Peter draw from the net in John 21:11? It was 153. E. W. Bullinger stated that “this is the lesson of the 153 great fishes.”[27]

So, to recount, our only Shepherd was YAHSHUAH; the first Ekklesia was made up of the twelve apostles, who were admonished to preach to the house of Judah first and then to the house of Israel; and the religious entities of His time did not know, acknowledge, or want to acknowledge the times in which they lived (i.e., they did not want to lose the power in which they had because of their special deal with the Roman Empire).

How is it that Jesus is the Head Shepherd of His Ekklesia? According to Acts 2:47b, “And the Lord added to the Ekklesia daily such as should be saved.” Well, to add to something, it has to already be in existence, correct? So that makes the ministry of Jesus the beginning of the Ekklesia.

So, who is Jesus truly addressing in His parables? Reread the parables from the perspective that Jesus is addressing the house of Judah and the lost sheep of the house of Israel and that the kingdom of God is on this earth. For example, The Lord God states in Isaiah 6:9–10:

And He [the Lord God] said: Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, reiterates this in Matthew 13:13–17:

Therefore, I speak to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

So why will there be people that Yahweh and Yahshuah will not want to be saved? Remember the potter and the clay? The tares and the wheat?

Finally, how long will the Ekklesia be on the earth, and how and when does the Ekklesia age end? As previously discussed, the Ekklesia has started with Jesus Christ at the beginning of His ministry, which has started on Tishri 10 (the Day of Atonement), AD 29. And it is also our Lord and Savior who

  1. is in the midst of the Ekklesia age (Revelation 1:12–16),
  2. has outlined the Ekklesia age (Revelation 2–3), and
  3. has stated that He will come back for us in the event known as the harpazo (Strong’s no. G726, which means “to seize (in various applications); to catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force)”).[28]

So Yahshuah, the Head of the Ekklesia, has created the Ekklesia, is in the midst of His Ekklesia, has outlined its history in advance, and will come back for us. But before getting into the harpazo, one has to define/discuss the Ekklesia age (known in secular history circles as the church age).

According to Tim LaHaye:

The seven periods of the Church Age are as follows:

  1. Ephesus: The Apostolic Church             (30–100)
  2. Smyrna: The Persecuted Church         (100–313)
  3. Pergamos: The State Church               (313–590)
  4. Thyatira: The Papal Church                 (590–1517)
  5. Sardis: The Reformed Church            (1517–1730)
  6. Philadelphia: The Missionary Church  (1730–1900)
  7. Laodicea: The Apostate Church         (1900–PRESENT)[29]

According to Jacob Prasch:

These seven churches, which actually existed in the first century (things which you have seen,) also represent seven broad types of churches that can exist at any time in history (things which are,) and seven generally overlapping periods of church history (things which will take place). These seven letters to the seven churches of Asia can be applied in four main ways:

  1. They existed literally and historically at the end of the 1st Century A.D.
  2. They are seven types of churches, which exist at any time throughout history.
  3. They represent seven types of churches that will exist at the end of the age.
  4. They correspond quite well to the seven periods of church history.[30]

But to understand the Ekklesia age, who stands in the midst of it? In Revelation 1:19, John has been told by YAHSHUAH to

  1. write the things which thou hast seen, and
  2. the things which are, and
  3. the things which shall be hereafter.

According to Clarence Larkin:

The things which thou hast seen, refers to the vision of the Son of Man in the midst of the Lampstands (Revelation 1:10–20), The things which are, refers to the messages to  the Seven Churches (Revelation 2:1–3:22), the things which shall be hereafter, refers to those events after the Church Period ends (Revelation 4:1–22:21).[31]

Larkin further divides the book of Revelation into “Seven Sevens”:[32]

  1. The Seven Churches
  2. The Seven Seals
  3. The Seven Trumpets
  4. The Seven Personages
  5. The Seven Vials
  6. The Seven Doom
  7. The Seven New Things

Larkin’s classical dispensational viewpoint is the standard used to interpret the book of Revelation today, whether it is by Mark Hitchcock, Tim LaHaye, Chuck Missler, or John Walvoord.

The King James Version translates Revelation 1:12 as

And I [John] turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks.

However, the International Standard Version translates it as

Then I (John) turned to see who was talking to me, and when I turned, I saw seven gold lamp stands.[33]

Larkin states:

A candlestick requires a light such as a candle, which is self-consuming, while a   “lampstand” is for the support of a lamp whose wick instead of burning away is fed from the oil within. In the Scriptures, oil is emblematic of the Holy Spirit, and as Jesus Himself interprets the “lampstands” as meaning the Seven Churches to whom He was about to send messages, we see that Jesus looks upon the churches as not the LIGHT, but simply the “LIGHT HOLDER.”[34]

John Walvoord, as well as the International Standard Version 2.0, states:

It should be translated as seven golden lampstands, and that there are seven separate lampstands each made of gold and arranged in a circle.[35]

This, of course, is a reference to the seven churches, of which John has seen in Revelation 1:13–16:

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; And His feet like unto fine brass, as if They burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of    many waters. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a   sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

So, John sees the glorified Yahshuah. David Hamblin states:

The vision not only conveys aspects of Jesus’ character and majesty, but also flavors each of the church’s letters by giving insights into the church’s favor or disfavor, depending on which detail is used.[36]

Mr. Hamblin further states the following:

  1. The garment down to the foot and girt about the paps with a golden girdle shows Christ as humanity’s high priest (Hebrews 3:1; 6:20).
  2. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow, portray Christ as a Man full of wisdom of the ages (Leviticus 19:32).
  3. His eyes were as a flame of fire, indicates that Christ constantly seeks the truth and executes judgment (I Peter 3:12; Isaiah 10:17).
  4. His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace, demonstrate how Christ destroys Satan and sin, while simultaneously protecting the righteous from the furnaces of persecution (John 3:14; Exodus 38:3; Number 21:9; Matthew 27:46; Daniel 3:20–23).
  5. His voice as the sound of many waters suggests that He is the source of the water of life (John 3:14; Revelation 21:6).
  6. Out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword is the Word of God (Hebrews 4:12; Luke 4:4; Deuteronomy 10:16).
  7. His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength shows Christ’s close fellowship with His Father (Exodus 24:29–35; Matthew 17:1–2).
  8. Finally, the seven golden candle lamp stands portray Christ as the church’s close friend and protector.[37]

Mr. Hamblin further postulates the following in his book:

  1. Jesus Christ was a prince in Chapter 1.
  2. Satan and his angels rebelled at the idea of Christ becoming the King of Kings and are subsequently thrown out of heaven in Chapter 12.
  3. Jesus Christ is crowned as the King of Kings in Chapter 19.[38]

Regardless of how one interprets the Ekklesia or the Ekklesia age, the seven lampstands definitely represent the seven Ekklesias, and Jesus Christ is definitely standing in the midst of them. Yahshuah is the light of the world (John 8:12), and it is the task of the Ekklesia to hold Him forth before the world, and the Ekklesia is to proclaim this light of Yahshuah to the world (Matthew 18:18–20). Therefore, the Ekklesias receive their light from Yahshuah. Unless Yahshuah stands in the midst of the Ekklesia, it will have no light. The Ekklesia must see to it that Yahshuah is in its midst, as well as proclaim His light to the world. However, we live in the age of Babylonian churchianity, and the Laodicean Babylonian church is neither hot nor cold; it is lukewarm. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

YAHSHUAH has warned His Ekklesia in John 16:33:

These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world, ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.

The word tribulation is the Hebrew word tsarah[39] (Strong’s no. H6869, which means “adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble”) and is the Greek word thlipsis[40] (Strong’s no. G2347, which means “[a]fflicted, anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble,”), which is used by both Paul and John all throughout the New Testament.[41] Could Yahshuah be referring to the ten days of awe, which fall between the Feast of Trumpets (Tishri 1/2) and the Day of Atonement (Tishri 10)?

Most biblical and some secular historians have pointed to these ten days of tribulation, as stated by our Lord and Savior in Revelation 2:10 (ye shall have tribulation ten days), as having been fulfilled via the persecutions of the true Ekklesia by the ten Roman emperors, that is,

  1. Nero,
  2. Domitian,
  3. Trajan,
  4. Marcus Aurelius,
  5. Severus,
  6. Maximus,
  7. Decius,
  8. Valerian,
  9. Aurelian, and
  10. Diocletian.[42]

Throughout the church age, the true Ekklesia has been persecuted by the Jews and the Roman emperors but especially by the Roman popes during the Dark Ages. According to Dr. Wallace, “The Dark Ages would last for about eleven and a half Centuries, from the middle of the 5th Century to the beginning of the 16th Century.”[43] Dr. Wallace then goes on to quote J. M. Carroll from his book The Trail of Blood:

I again call your attention to those upon whom the hard hand of persecution fell. If fifty million died of persecution during the 1,200 years of persecution during the “Dark Ages” as history seems positively to teach—then they died faster than an average of four million every one hundred years. That seems almost beyond the limit of human conception. As before mention, this iron hand, dripping with martyr blood, fell upon Paulicians, Arnoldists, Henreicians, Petro Brussians, Albigenses, Waldenses, and Ana-Baptists—of course much harder upon some than others.[44]

This period of Babylonian church history is addressed by YAHSHUAH in His letters to Pergamos (the state church: 313–590) and Thyatira (the papal church: 590–1517).

From a secular historical perspective, the world was in upheaval with two major events:

  1. By AD 476, the Western Roman Empire was invaded by Barbarians and, as a result, was broken up into ten kingdoms. Sir Isaac Newton argued that these ten kingdoms were the ten horns of Daniel 8 and consisted of:
  2. the kingdom of the Vandals and Alans in Spain and Africa,
  3. the kingdom of the Suevians in Spain,
  4. the kingdom of the Visigoths,
  5. the kingdom of the Alans in Gallia,
  6. the kingdom of the Burgundians,
  7. the kingdom of the Franks,
  8. the kingdom of the Britains,
  9. the kingdom of the Hunns,
  10. the kingdom of the Lombards, and
  11. the kingdom of Ravenna.[45]

Sir Isaac went on to state that the pope, representing the little horn (i.e., the Antichrist), uprooted three horns:

  1. The exarchate of Ravenna
  2. The kingdom of the Lombards
  3. The senate and dukedom of Rome

This was whereby the pope “acquired Peter’s Patrimony out of their dominions; and thereby rose up as a temporal Prince or King, or horn of the Fourth Beast.”[46]

So, Sir Isaac Newton believed that the pope/papacy was the eleventh horn, thus representing the Antichrist; and obviously, Satan had had “an Antichrist” waiting in the wings throughout history for Jesus Christ’s return. These kingdoms were later reformed and eventually reorganized into a new “Holy Roman Empire.” It is interesting to note that until the 1500s, the Ekklesia historically recognized that the pope/papacy was the Antichrist system. What had happened since? How did the pope go from being the Antichrist in the sixteenth century to being a brother in Christ in the twenty-first century?

  1.  In AD 623, a man by the name of Muhammad came on the scene in Arabia and began to push his new political religious ideology, Islam (which meant submission), a culmination of Jewish, Christian, and ancient Arab pagan beliefs. At first, this ideology was not accepted; but eventually, because of massive proselytizing through violence and threat of death, Islam eventually spread and conquered the lands of Arabia, the Middle East, and northern Africa. Before 1924, Islam was spread through “violent jihad.” Today, Islam would spread through “cultural jihad,” wherein Muslims would:
  2. immigrate to Western nations;
  3. infiltrate those same Western governments, which would eventually lead to the establishment of a caliphate;
  4. implement Sharia law.

Would the world see a neo-Ottoman Empire soon that had nuclear weapons?

From an Ekklesiastical historical perspective, the rise of the paganized Babylonian church took place during this same time-period, wherein “the Church became more Roman and less Christian in its practices”:[47]

220:     Origen introduced infant baptism.

300:     There were prayers for the dead.

The sign of the cross was made.

312:     Constantine adopted Christianity.

320:     Wax candles were introduced.

325:     Edict of toleration: the state endorsed religion.

375:     Dead saints and angels were venerated (worshipped).

380:     House churches were outlawed.

Bishops Theodosius and Gratian ordered that there should be only one state-recognized Orthodox church.

Every Roman citizen was forced to be a member and should be made to believe lex fidei, the law of faith.

394:     Mass, as a daily celebration, was first instituted.

416:     Infant baptism became compulsory in the Western world.

431:     The Council of Ephesus: Mary was worshipped as the “Mother of God.”

440:     Leo the Great became the “bishop of Rome.”

445:     Valentian was confirmed as “spiritual leader of the Western Empire.”

500:     Common priestly dress code was introduced.

526:     Extreme unction was introduced.

565:     Justinian made a state-ordained church.

593:     The doctrine of purgatory was introduced.

600:     Worship services were conducted in Latin.

Prayers were directed to Mary.

607:     Boniface III became the first pope of the Catholic Church.

709:     Kissing of the pope’s feet began.

750:     Pepin gave the city of Rome and its surrounding territory to the pope.

Temporal power of the popes began.

786:     Worship of the cross, images, and relics was authorized.

850:     Use of “holy water” began.

890:     Veneration of Saint Joseph began.

965:     Canonization of dead saints began.

998:     Fasting on Fridays and during Lent was introduced.

1079:   Celibacy of the priesthood was instituted.

1090:   The rosary (prayer beads) was adopted from paganism.

1184:   The inquisition of heretics began and would last until 1826.

1215:   Transubstantiation of the water and wine was introduced.

Confession of sin to a priest at least once a year was instituted.

1220:   Adoration of the wafer (Host) began.

1229:   Reading of the Bible was forbidden to laypeople.

1254:   Pope Innocence IV officially established the sale of indulgences.

1414:   The communion cup was forbidden to laypeople.

1439:   The doctrine of purgatory was decreed.

The doctrine of seven sacraments was affirmed.

1508:   The Ave Maria was approved.

1534:   The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) was founded.

1545:   The Council of Trent: Tradition was granted equal authority with the Bible.

1546:   Apocryphal books were put into the Bible.

1560:   The Creed of Pope Pius IV was imposed as the official creed.

1854:   The immaculate conception of Mary was instituted.

1864:   The Syllabus of Errors was proclaimed.

1870:   The infallibility of the pope was declared.

1930:   Public schools were condemned.

1950:   The assumption of the Virgin Mary was declared.

1965:   Mary was proclaimed as the Mother of the church.[48]­–­­[49]

With the above list, which is not all-inclusive, it is no wonder why Dave Hunt argues that the Roman Catholic Church is the woman who rides the beast in Revelation 17, wherein he states:

The leaders of the Reformation were certain that she [the woman] represented the Roman Catholic Church in general and the Pope in particular . . . and that the vision of The Woman riding the Beast provides insights into occurrences which have shaped world history in the past and which will profoundly determine human destiny in the future. She sits, in fact, not only astride the Beast, but upon the culmination of centuries of relation Bible prophecy.[50]

With regard to this same period, Frank Viola and George Barna have written a book entitled Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices, wherein they quote G.W. F. Hegel, who states, “What history teaches us is that men have never learned anything from it.”[51] The following summary is neither complete nor detailed. Note that “all of the practices are postbiblical, postapostolic, and mostly influenced by pagan culture”:[52]

The Church Building:

The Church Building:

First constructed under Constantine around 327. The earliest church buildings were patterned after the Roman basilicas, which were modeled after Greek temples.

The Sacred Space:

Christians borrowed this idea from the pagans in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries. The burial places of the martyrs were regarded as “sacred.” In the 4th Century, church buildings were erected on these burial places, thus creating “sacred” buildings.

The Pastor’s Chair:

Derived from the cathedral, which was the bishop’s chair or throne. This chair replaced the seat of the judge in the Roman basilica.

Tax-Exempt Status for Churches and Christian Clergy:

Emperor Constantine gave churches tax-exempt status in 323. He made clergy exempt  from paying taxes in 313, a privilege that pagan priests enjoyed.

Stained-Glass Windows:

First introduced by Gregory of Tours and brought to perfection by Sugar (1081–1151), abbot of St. Denis.

Gothic Cathedrals:               

12th Century. These edifices were built according to the pagan philosophy of Plato (on ley lines).

The Steeple:                          

Rooted in ancient Babylonian and Egyptian architecture and philosophy, the steeple was a medieval invention that was popularized and modernized by Sir Christopher Wren in London around 1666. The Steeple is an ancient phallic symbol, i.e. an obelisk.

The Pulpit:                            

Used in the Christian church as early as 250. It came from the Greek ambo, which was a   pulpit used by both Greeks and Jews for delivering monologues.

The Pew:                               

Evolved from the 13th through the 18th Centuries England.

The Order of Worship:

The Sunday Morning Order of Worship: 

Evolved from Gregory’s Mass in the 6th Century and the revisions made by Luther, Calvin, the Puritans, the Free Church tradition, the Methodists, the Frontier-Revivalists, and the Pentecostals.

The Centrality of the Pulpit in the Order of Worship:

Martin Luther in 1523.

Two Candles Placed on Top of the “Communion Table” and Incense Burning:

Candles were used in the ceremonial court of Roman Emperors in the 4th Century. The Communion table was introduced by Ulrich Zwingli in the 16th Century.

Taking the Lord’s Supper:

Ulrich Zwingli in the 16th Century.

The Congregation Standing and Singing When the Clergy Enters:

Borrowed from the ceremonial court of Roman Emperors in the 4th Century. Brought into the Protestant liturgy by John Calvin.

Coming to Church with a Somber/Reverent Attitude:

Based on the medieval view of piety. Brought into the Protestant service by John Calvin and Martin Bucer.

Condemnation and Guilt over Missing a Sunday Service:

17th Century New England Puritans.

The Long “Pastoral Prayer” Preceding the Sermon:

17th Century Puritans.

The Pastoral Prayer Uttered in Elizabethan English:

18th Century Methodists.

The Goal of All Preaching to Win Individual Souls:

18th Century Frontier-Revivalists

The Altar Call:

Instituted by 17th Century Methodists and popularized by Charles Finney.

The Church Bulletin (Written Liturgy):

Originated in 1884 with Albert Blake Dick’s stencil duplicating machine.

The “Solo” Salvation Hymn, Door-to-Door Witnessing, and Evangelistic Advertising/Campaigning:

  1. L. Moody.

The Decision Card:

Invented by Absalom B. Earle (1812–1895) and popularized by D. L. Moody.

Bowing Heads with Eyes Closed and Raising the Hand in Response to a Salvation Message:

Billy Graham in the 20th Century.

“The Evangelization of the World in One Generation” Slogan:

John Mott around 1888.

Solo or Choral Music Played during the Offering:

20th Century Pentecostals.

The Sermon:

The Contemporary Sermon:

Borrowed from the Greek sophists, who were masters at oratory and rhetoric. John Chrysostom and Augustine popularized the Greco-Roman homily (sermon) and made it a central part of the Christian faith.

The One-Hour Sermon, Sermon Crib Notes, and the Four-Part Sermon Outline:

17th Century Puritans.

The Pastor:

The Single Bishop (Predecessor of the Contemporary Pastor):

Ignatius of Antioch in the early 2nd Century. Ignatius’ model of one-bishop rule did not prevail in the churches until the 3rd Century.

The “Covering” Doctrine:

Cyprian of Carthage, a former pagan orator. Revived under Juan Carlos Ortiz from Argentina and the “Fort Lauderdale Five” from the United States, creating the so-called “Shepherding-Discipleship Movement” in the 1970’s.

Hierarchal Leadership:

Brought into the church by Constantine in the 4th Century. This was the leadership style of the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans.

Clergy and Laity:

The word laity first appears in the writings of Clement of Rome (d. 100). Clergy first appears in Tertullian. By the 3rd Century, Christian leaders were universally called clergy.

Contemporary Ordination:

Evolved from the 2nd Century to the 4th Century. It was taken from the Roman custom of appointing men to civil office. The idea of the ordained minister as the “holy man of   God” can be traced to Augustine, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Chrysostom.

The Title “Pastor”:

Catholic priests who became Protestant ministers were not universally called pastors until the 18th Century under the influence of Lutheran Pietists.

Sunday Morning Costumes:

Christians Wearing Their “Sunday Best” for Church:

Began in the late 18th Century with the Industrial Revolution and became widespread in    the mid-19th Century. The practice is rooted in the emerging middle-class effort to become like their wealthy aristocrat contemporaries.

Clergy Attire:

Began in 330 when Christian clergy started wearing the garb of Roman officials. By the 12th Century, the clergy began wearing everyday street clothes that distinguished them from the people.

The Evangelical Pastor’s Suit:

A descendant of the black scholar’s gown worn by Reformation ministers; the black lounge suit of the 20th Century became the typical costume of the contemporary pastor.

The Clerical (Backwards) Collar:

Invented by Rev. Dr. Donald McLeod of Glasgow in 1865.

Ministers of Music:

The Choir:

Provoked by Constantine’s desire to mimic professional music in Roman imperial ceremonies. In the 4th Century, the Christians borrowed the choir idea from the choirs used in Greek dramas and Greek temples.

The Boys Choir:

Began in the 4th Century, borrowed from the boys’ choirs used by the pagans.

Funeral Processions and Orations:

Borrowed from Greco-Roman paganism in the 3rd Century.

The Worship Team:

Calvary Chapel in 1965, patterned after secular rock concerts.

Tithing and Clergy Salaries:

Tithing:

Did not become a widespread Christian practice until the 8th Century. The tithe was taken from the 10 percent rent charge used in the Roman Empire and later justified using the Old Testament.

Clergy Salaries:

Instituted by Constantine in the 4th Century.

The Collection Plate:

The alms dish appeared in the 14th Century. Passing a collection plate began in 1662.

The Usher:

Began with Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). The predecessor of the usher is the church porter, a position that can be traced back to the 3rd Century.

Baptism and The Lord’s Supper:

Infant Baptism:

Rooted in the superstitious beliefs that pervaded the Greco-Roman culture, it was brought into the Christian faith in the late 2nd Century. By the 5th Century, it replaced adult baptism.

Sprinkling Replacing Immersion:

Began in the late Middle Ages in the Western churches.

Baptism Separated from Conversion:

Began in the early 2nd Century as a result of the legalistic view that baptism was the only medium for the forgiveness of sins.

The “Sinner’s Prayer”:

Originated with D. L. Moody and made popular in the 1950s through Billy Graham’s Peace with God tract and later with Campus Crusade for Christ’s Four Spiritual Laws.

Use of the Term “Personal Savior”:

Spawned in the mid-1800s by the Frontier-Revivalist influence and popularized by Charles Fuller (1887–1968).

The Lord’s Supper Condensed from a Full “Agape” Meal to Only the Cup and the Bread:

The late 2nd Century as a result of pagan ritual influences.

Christian Education:

The Catholic Seminary:

The first seminary began as a result of the Council of Trent (1545–1563). The curriculum was based on the teachings of Thomas Aquinas, which was a blending of Aristotle’s    philosophy, Neoplatonic philosophy, and Christian doctrine.

The Protestant Seminary:

Began in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1808. Its curriculum, too, was built on the teachings of Thomas Aquinas.

The Bible College:

Influenced by the revivalism of D. L. Moody, the first two Bible colleges were the Missionary Training Institute (Nyack College, New York) in 1882 and Moody Bible Institute (Chicago) in 1886.

The Sunday School:

Created by Robert Raikes from Britain in 1780. Raikes did not found the Sunday school for the purpose of religious instruction. He founded it to teach poor children the basics of education.

The Youth Pastor:

Developed in urban churches in the late 1930s and 1940s as a result of seeking to meet the needs of a new sociological class called “teenagers.”

Re-Approaching the New Testament:

Paul’s Letters Combined into a Canon and Arranged according to Descending Length:

Early 2nd Century.

Chapter Numbers Placed in the New Testament:

University of Paris professor Stephen Langton in 1227.

Verses Added to New Testament Chapters:

Printer Robert Stephanus in 1551.[53]

As a result of the paganism that is free flowing in today’s Laodicean Babylonian church, Frank Viola and George Barna suggest the following:[54]

  1. A new approach to worship
  2. A new approach to spiritual growth
  3. A new approach to managing resources
  4. A new look at your identity

Eric Jon Phelps goes one step further and accuses the papacy of creating Islam in AD 622 to persecute and murder the true Christ-believing Christians since the seventh century, as well as accusing the Jesuits of having its tentacles into every world government and corporation since the sixteenth century.[55] In other words, any Christians or infidels that Islam could not persecute or kill, the Jesuits will have the other world governments and corporations finish the job.

It is interesting to note, based on YouTube videos, that Mr. Phelps further believes that the Vatican (i.e., Pope Francis specifically)

  1. will celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation by bringing all religions (religious leaders) together to sign a concordat wherein all religious believers are brothers in Christ and
  2. will create a Sunni Islamic caliphate.

In other words, Mr. Phelps believes that Pope Francis is on his way to creating a one world religion and a new world order. Sound familiar? By the way, Shi’ite Islam was never meant to have existed.

Avi Lipkin has stated that former President Barack Obama has three agendas:

  1. Change the United States from a Christian nation to an Islamic nation
  2. Destroy the Shi’ite regime in Iran and replace it with a Sunni regime
  3. Destroy Israel[56]

As a result, Mr. Lipkin has believed that former President Obama has signed the agreement with Iran to paint Israel into a corner, whereby Israel will unilaterally attack Iran, thus bringing an Iranian nuclear response. Hence, both nations will be destroyed, thus bringing about a Sunni caliphate (i.e., the neo-Ottoman Empire).[57]

It is interesting to note that ISIS is doing what past Islamists have always done (i.e., killing Christians in the Middle East and the world), yet they have not touched Israel. Rather interesting, don’t you think? As of January 2020, the United States under President Donald Trump and Iran have exchanged barrages of missiles but not yet declaring war. All the while, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is waiting in the wings to become the new caliph of the neo-Ottoman Empire. So, will a neo-Ottoman Empire rise from the ashes of history? Or will it be the twelfth imam, the Mahdi of Shi’ite lore?[58]

However, with all that being said, Dr. J. P. Moreland claims that there were

[t]wo major developments which emerged in the late 19th Century that contributed to the loss of the Christian mind in America:

  1. The legacy of the Pilgrims and Puritans waned; and
  2. New movements emerged from which the evangelical church has never fully recovered: the emergence of anti-intellectualism and evangelical withdrawal.[59]

The spirit of Antichrist.

Was this the beginning of the age of Laodicea? Well, according to Dr. Moreland, the church went from intellectualism (most pastors pre-1900 were the most intellectual in town, that is, heads of universities) to emotionalism, that is, the Great Awakening brought in emotions (the feelings in the heart, that is, altar calls with soft music). The Great Awakening also brought about burned-over districts, wherein areas of the country had been burned over by revivals and emotionalism; and as a result, Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, and other cults in general grew in these areas.

As a result of the thousands that were saved to Yahshuah, the church developed an uneducated clergy, among all the Christian denominations. In other words, if a person felt called to preach, then that person could be ordained and given a church to pastor (i.e., one could be dumb as a goose and not be educated in the original biblical languages and still pastor a church). Sounds familiar? Academically, if one were going to teach history or science, one would have to be educated in that discipline. However, if one were going to pastor a church, all one had to do was to be sincere and feel called.

The Great Awakening accomplished only half the Great Commission by bringing people to salvation; however, it did not continue with discipleship, which led us to how the church worked today. To note, this author was not disparaging that fact that thousands, perhaps millions, were saved to Yahshuah during this period. However, this author was stating that of those saved, those who were called to be pastors were not educated in the original languages of the Bible and therefore could not teach in context but taught from the heart. Dr. J. P. Moreland quoted historian George Marsden, who said it best: “Anti-intellectualism was a feature of American revivalism.”[60]

As a result, in 1859, the church in America was attacked by Darwinism. From 1900 to 1920, the liberals attacked the north, and the Scopes Trial (Darwinism) attacked the south. Ultimately, the pastorate in America caved to Darwinism, and the church started its decline as God was replaced by this pseudoscience that required far more faith than that of creationism.[61] As a result of this decline, the degradation of morality came in the United States. In retrospect, briefly:

1930:   John Dewey, the father of modern secular humanism, instituted the modern U.S. educational framework.[62]

1948:   In McCollum v. Board of Education, the practice of having religious instructors from different denominations to enter public schools to offer religious lessons during the school day was invalidated.[63]

1962:   In Engle v. Vitale, school-sponsored prayer was outlawed in U.S. schools.[64]

1963:   In Abington School District v. Schempp, daily reading of the Bible was outlawed in U.S. schools.[65]

1968:   In Epperson v. Arkansas, the statute prohibiting the teaching of evolution was overturned.[66]

1973:   Roe v. Wade declared that abortion was the law of the land and had been exported to all nations who did business with the United States. (Remember, Israel sacrificed its young to Moloch.)[67]

1980:   The names of the Lord God and Jesus Christ were outlawed at all formal military functions. (Is it any wonder why America has not won any wars?)

1987:   In Edwards v. Aguilar, required teaching of both evolution and creationism was overturned, concluding that the law impermissibly promoted a particular religious belief (i.e., the Creator’s name was outlawed in U.S. school science classes).[68]

From 1990 to 2016, U.S. Presidents, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama had believed that to have peace in the Middle East, Israel must return to its 1967 borders and apportion it out to Israel’s enemies (i.e., the Muslims). With each attempt to divide the land of Israel, a natural catastrophe had happened to the United States within minutes/hours of the attempt.[69]

However, from 2016 to 2020, U.S. President Donald J. Trump had done the following for Israel:

  1. In 2018, he moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, thus recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  2. In 2019, he gave the Golan Heights to Israel.
  3. In 2019, he “cut off” aid to the Palestinians to bring them to the “peace table.”
  4. In 2019, he was moving toward a major war with Iran.
  5. In January 2020, he used a Reaper drone to take out Iran’s no. 2 man, General Soleimani.
  6. In January 2020, both the United States and Iran had traded barrages of missiles between them in Iraq and Iran.

Sound familiar to anyone? Additionally, during this period, each of the above-mentioned U.S. administrations (with the exception of President Trump) had further kicked God out of the American culture.

1992:   In Lee v. Weisman, school-sponsored prayer delivered by invited clergy at a school commencement was prohibited. In other words, the name of the Lord God was outlawed at graduation ceremonies in U.S. schools.[70]

2000:   In Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe, student-recited prayers were prohibited at high school football games.[71]

2000:   In Baker v. State of Vermont, Vermont began offering civil unions after a ruling by the state’s supreme court.[72]

2002:   In Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, the Pledge of Allegiance with the phrase under God in it was outlawed in U.S. schools.[73]

2003:   In Goodridge et al. v. Dept. of Public Health, Massachusetts’s highest court ruled that the state constitution guaranteed same-sex couples the right to marry.[74]

2005:   Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell signed into law a measure allowing same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and became the first state to approve civil unions without being forced by the courts.

From 2009 to 2016, former U.S. President Barack Obama attacked the following:

  1. Religious freedom
  2. Sanctity of life
  3. Sanctity of marriage
  4. Sanctity of the family[75]

2015:   In Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex unions were legal in all fifty states[76] (just as in the days of Lot).

Additionally, Pastor Doug Shearer had tracked seven interrelated trends and their impact on the church:

  1. Interest in Bible prophecy
  2. Out-front Gospel
  3. Hatred of Israel
  4. Anti-Semitism
  5. Immorality
  6. Hostility against Christians
  7. Emergent church values[77]

Pastor Shearer stated:

From 1960 to the early 1980’s, people were out front with the Gospel and were interested in Bible Prophecy. However, they have declined exponentially since then. With these declinations, came the rise in:

  1. The Hatred of Israel;
  2. Anti-Semitism;
  3. Immorality;
  4. Hostility against Christians; and since 1980,
  5. The Birth and Rise of the Emergent Church Movement.[78]

Pastor Shearer further stated that since the beginning of the 1960s, the evangelical church had evolved through five distinct eras, each of which had been formed largely by the play between the previously mentioned seven interrelated trends that characterized both the lead-up to the tribulation (Matthew 24:7–8) and the tribulation itself:

1950s–mid-1960s:       Lethargy/routine

1970s:                          Revival

1980s:                          Demise

1990s:                          Withdrawal into a defensive posture

2000–present:              Growing irrelevance[79]

Because of these trends, Pastor Shearer believed:

With the little willingness on the part of Church leaders to acknowledge the deleterious impact of those changes, the result has been quite predictable: The Evangelical Church has continued to lose both its vitality and its relevance.[80]

So, the church today is

  1. not being biblically educated,
  2. wholly relying on emotions to bring people to Jesus Christ,
  3. not following biblical prophecy,
  4. going out of our culture, and ultimately
  5. not following what the original languages truly mean (see no. 1).

To add to all this, there was an ecumenical retreat for both men and women called Tres Dias; for teens, it was called Vida Nueva. This author was invited on such a retreat through a local church in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Its number just so happened to be the Sixty-Sixth Men’s Tres Dias Retreat (May 18–21, 2017) with the theme “Put on the Full Armor of God.” It was a four-day/three-night retreat (Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) without a watch or cell phone and no access to the outside world. I wanted to see for myself just what this was all about.

I drove to the church parking lot, where I left my SUV, and boarded the church bus with my bag for the weekend with another gentleman who was waiting. We still had our watches and cell phones at this point, so no worries. The retreat was about an hour away. As we drove up, there were men with bright-colored leys around their neck, some with guitars, singing a welcome song, which of course made me somewhat discombobulated. I was totally unsettled and unable to get a hold of my surroundings at first. There were other gentlemen there as well looking on in amazement as I did, so we grouped together and started chatting.

After the singing, the men who greeted us with song and open arms took our luggage to our rooms. All weekend long, we were served and waited on. We were never to do anything for ourselves, even get our own food. It was quite an unreal experience. Anyway, we were taken to eat dinner, where we were served, and there was a proctor/leader at each table to make sure that the conversation flowed and that everyone got to know each other, at least seven or eight men maximum. And of course, it was all you could eat.

Then we were escorted to the main room, the Royal Room, where all weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) activities would take place. The men in charge of this Tres Dias weekend introduced themselves, and then we introduced ourselves. It was at this time that our watches and cell phones were collected for the weekend. Surprise, surprise. Access to the outside world had been cut off so that you could “focus on your walk with God.” I was mentally prepared for this as I had been forewarned. If one was forewarned of any situation, one can prepare mentally for it and survive it to the end.

Once they collected our possessions, we were escorted to our rooms for “quiet time,” absolutely no talking with our roommate, but we could read our Bible and talk with God. Then we would go to bed. They would wake us up.

Day 2 started out with them singing “De Colores” in the hallway and bringing coffee and juice to our rooms. Fortunately, when the sun came up, my eyes opened as well, so I took a quick shower and waited on the bed for the next event to unfold, and it did. Once that occurred, we had fifteen minutes to make headway to the Royal Room for a short devotion on the three faces of Jesus Christ. We then broke for breakfast (all you can eat) and sat at different tables to get to know other men. By the way, we had to learn to sing “De Colores” loudly before each meal to gain access to the chow hall. This was nerve racking to say the least.

Then after breakfast, we were escorted to the Royal Room, where our name cards had been placed on round tables in groups of six. We named our table Benaiah, who trusted God to make the impossible possible. There were six tables in total—nice numbers.

We spent most of the day bonding, doing various artistic activities that required groupthink and competition among the six groups. All the men in the six groups got along quite well, which surprised the men in charge of the event. They made sure that we had plenty of food and our own special drink (no alcohol), such as iced tea and coffee, on hand for the whole weekend. This event was specially catered to each of us and our desires/wants/needs.

Additionally, over the three days, we had fifteen rollos (topics) presented by rollistos (clergy), as well as emotionally charged testimonies that would induce oneself to become emotional:

  1. Ideals
  2. Grace
  3. The church
  4. The Holy Spirit
  5. Piety
  6. Study
  7. Sacraments
  8. Action
  9. Obstacles
  10. Leadership
  11. Environments
  12. Life in grace
  13. Christian community in growth
  14. Reunion groups
  15. The fourth day

Day 2, Friday evening, did not pass with little fanfare but was used as the lead-in to an emotional, mental “breakdown” on Saturday. For the grand finale, after “De Colores” and dinner, we were escorted into a candlelit dark chapel where low, cathedral-like, dark music was played for what they called “the reconciliation.” Our chairs were arranged such that we faced one another. There was a heart-shaped piece of paper, a pencil, and rose under each of the chairs. After much banter from one end of the darkly lit chapel to the other, we were told to pray and write down our sins on our paper. Then a figure appeared in white carrying a cross, and we were told to follow him outside. He placed the cross upright against the wall, and we were instructed to nail our sins to the cross and to hold onto our roses. The Christ figure then took our sins off the cross and burned them. Then we held candles, sang a hymn, and walked away in silence. That was an interesting way to end day 2.

Day 3 started the same way as day 2. However, Saturday afternoon was spent as a therapy session with our leader, where I watched each man break down emotionally over his sins. To be honest, I almost lost it, but I kept my composure. We were then given communion by a “priest.” Then afterward, to push the envelope even further, they gave each of us Tres Dias bags filled with letters from our loved ones, along with ecumenical books to read, such as Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life, as well as some trinkets. I still had mine sitting on my shelf. Of course, that was used as an emotional tug on the heart. Then they brought in different speakers, who gave their testimonies and, of course, broke down emotionally about how Tres Dias changed their lives.

By Sunday morning, day 4, I was on a countdown to go home. I had had enough of the emotional/mental pressure to conform to the group or to break down in front of the others. I played nice and listened as instructed. Of course, they used the “Not Inspired Version” of the Bible, the most ecumenical Bible version one could use without offending anyone. Sunday morning opened up with chapel and the giving of flower bouquets to everyone, which I gave to my wife when I got home at 5:00 p.m. The afternoon passed by with “De Colores” and lunch and other activities and then wrapped up by four with pictures, goodbyes, and so on. Our watches and cell phones were returned to us, and I rode home with the friend of mine who sponsored me for the weekend. Wow, what a mind trip that was—Disorientation 101 and then mind control for the weekend.

In retrospect, the whole weekend was used to recruit us to serve in other Tres Dias weekends, as well as to start ecumenical Bible studies. We were to set aside all doctrines and join together as “brothers in Christ,” no matter what our religious background was, including Catholic. Well, that was too much to ask as far as I was concerned. This was just another way of destroying the Ekklesia of Jesus Christ.

When I got home, I ordered and read a couple of books on the subject of Tres Dias: Brian V. Janssen’s Cursillo: Little Courses in Catharsis and Kristy Nabhan-Warren’s The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality. I highly recommend that one read these books before entertaining the thought of going to one of these weekend retreats. Mrs. Nabhan-Warren’s book was more of a history of the movement in America, whereas Pastor Janssen’s book was an eyewitness account.

According to Brian V. Janssen:

Cursillo is really “Little Courses in Catharsis.” Or stated more fully, these weekend high experiences are largely dependent on universally applicable, manipulative, somewhat   deceptive and not uniquely Christian psychological and physiological techniques designed to wear down resistance and produce an emotional high/cathartic experience, which is then interpreted as a religious experience. While the short-term effects may be pleasant and desirable, the long-term consequences are mostly negative. And since these weekends have no Biblical warrant, they should be avoided.[81]

Pastor Janssen continued:

What is Cursillo? Why is it so secretive and controversial? If it really does produce all the purported benefits, why has the whole church not embraced it?[82]

The ultimate fruit of the weekend renewal experience lifestyle, the quest for “it,” for emotional experience: a disappointing letdown that initiates a futile guest for more and more experience; a spoiling of the participant’s expectations so that “real life,” and especially the local church, pale by comparison; the production of an elitist “community” existing secretively in the midst of the churches; a regression to spiritual           and emotional immaturity that makes one ill-equipped for the hard life of genuine discipleship; and, at the end of the road, a despairing dead end. Obviously, these are serious concerns.[83]

Pastor Janssen concluded his book with one final plea:

And so, let me offer one final appeal to those who lead and sponsor these morally indefensible, spiritually distracting, perhaps even destructive weekends. Please go back to your local church, with all its flaws and failings, and rejoin the rest of us in serving Jesus Christ who is head of the Church. Please give up these shamefully manipulative practices and regain integrity in Christian ministry which focuses on the ministry of the word of God and not deceptive tricks. Take to heart the Apostle Paul’s personal testimony of an honorable and upright service to Christ as according to I Thessalonians    2:3–4 and II Corinthians 4:2.[84]

In case, one is not completely convinced that we are in the age of Laodicea, here is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Billy Graham by Dr. Robert Schuller Sr. on April 21, 2007:

Dr. Schuller: Tell me, what is the future of Christianity?

Dr. Graham: Well, Christianity and being a true believer, you know, I think there’s the body of Christ which comes from all the Christian groups around the world, or outside the Christian groups. I think that everybody   that loves Christ or knows Christ, whether they’re conscious of it or not, they’re members of the body of Christ. And I don’t think that  we’re going to see a great sweeping revival that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time.

Dr. Schuller: What I hear you saying is that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into a human heart and soul and life even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?

Dr. Graham: Yes, it is because I believe that. I’ve met people in various parts of the world in tribal situations that they have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, have never heard of Jesus, but they’ve believed in their hearts that there is a God and they tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.

Dr. Schuller: This is fantastic. I’m so thrilled to hear you say that. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy.

Dr. Graham: There is. There definitely is.

Obviously, both of these gentlemen are in agreement with ecumenism, which is currently sweeping our planet.

This is the final result: the Babylonian church of Laodicea—the “church” of people’s opinions. This is the end of the so-called church age. A second dark age has set in, only this time it is voluntary. We have the technology and resources to truly find out for ourselves what the Bible truly says, yet we use these same resources for personal gratification. Satan’s intended purpose is to keep us occupied with ourselves, hence the iPhone, the iPad, the iWatch, and so on. Please remember the times in which we live.

Second Timothy 3:1–5 states:

This know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be

  1. lovers of their own selves,
  2. covetous,
  3. boasters,
  4. proud,
  5. blasphemers,
  6. disobedient to parents,
  7. unthankful,
  8. unholy,
  9. without natural affection,
  10. truce breakers,
  11. false accusers,
  12. incontinent,
  13. fierce,
  14. despisers of those who are good,
  15. traitors,
  16. heady,
  17. high-minded,
  18. lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,
  19. having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:

From such turn away!

Does the true Ekklesia of Jesus Christ really know what time it is? What will happen to this so-called Babylonian church? Will it actually be “raptured,” or will the wicked (the tares) be taken and the righteous left behind? Who was destroyed during the Flood of Noah? Who was saved? Who was destroyed during Sodom and Gomorrah? Who was saved? Who was considered righteous? Who was not?

One must remember 1 Corinthians 10:11:

Now all these things happened unto them [Israelites] for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

That means we better pay attention to the Old Testament because of the ramifications on the New Testament. Patterns . . . patterns everywhere. There is always a pattern to see.

 

[1] Chuck Missler, “The Seven Myths of Eschatology,” Koinonia House, 2012, accessed July 17, 2015, http://www.khouse.org/articles/2012/1072.

[2] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, G197.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Williams, The Anti-Thought Control Dictionary, 8–9.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ibid., 9.

[9] Ibid.

[10] Ibid.

[11] Arnold E. Kennedy, The Exclusiveness of Israel (Queensland, Australia: Self-Published), 127.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Ibid., 128.

[14] W. E. Vine et al., Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1984), 102.

[15] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, G73.

[16] Ibid., G13.

[17] Ibid., G73.

[18] Ibid.

[19] Ibid., G39.

[20] Ibid., G13.

[21] Ibid., G74.

[22] Ibid., G23.

[23] Ibid., G35.

[24] Ibid., G22.

[25] E. W. Bullinger, Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Classics, 1967), 276–78.

[26] Ibid.

[27] Ibid., 276.

[28] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, G13.

[29] Tim LaHaye, Revelation Unveiled (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1999), 36.

[30] James Jacob Prasch, The Dilemma of Laodicea (Pittsburgh, PA: Moriel Ministries, 2010), Kindle Location 169.

[31] Clarence Larkin, The Book of Revelation—A Study of the Last Prophetic Book of Holy Scripture (Philadelphia, PA: Edwin W. Moyer, 1919), 22.

[32] Ibid.

[33] Welty et al., The Holy Bible, 3189.

[34] Larkin, The Book of Revelation, 17.

[35] John Walvoord, The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1989), 43.

[36] Hamblin, Unveiling the Mysteries, 85.

[37] Ibid.

[38] Ibid.

[39] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, H122–23.

[40] Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive, G41.

[41] Ibid., 1119.

[42] Roy Wallace, Baptist Church History (Shreveport, LA: LinWel, 1999), 35–39.

[43] Ibid.

[44] Ibid., 78.

[45] Isaac Newton, Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John (San Bernardino, CA: Feather Trail Press, 2009), Kindle Location 644.

[46] Ibid., Kindle Location 919.

[47] LaHaye, Revelation Unveiled, 59.

[48] Ibid., 59, 66.

[49] Noe, An Exegetical Basis, 78–79.

[50] Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast: The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publications, 1994), 14–15.

[51] Frank Viola and George Barna, Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices (n.p.: Tyndale House Publishers, 2012), 271.

[52] Ibid.

[53] Ibid., 271–75.

[54] Ibid., 254–59.

[55] Eric Jon Phelps, Vatican Assassins Volumes I–IV (Newmanstown, PA: Lowvehm, 2009).

[56] Avi Lipkin, Islamic Rivalry (Jerusalem, Israel: Victor Mordecai, 2015), Kindle Edition.

[57] Ibid.

[58] V. S. Marlowe, The Last Messiah (New York, NY: Sinbad Books, 2012).

[59] J. P. Moreland, Love Your God with All Your Mind (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2012), Kindle Location 134.

[60] Ibid.

[61] Henry Morris III et al., Creation Basics and Beyond: An In-Depth Look at Science, Origins, and Evolution (Dallas, TX: Institute for Creation Research, 2013).

[62] Matthew D. Staver, Eternal Vigilance: Knowing and Protecting Your Religious Freedom (n.p.: PDF, 2005), chapter 4.

[63] 333 U.S. 203 (1948).

[64] 370 U.S. 421 (1962), 82 S. Ct. 1261, 8 L. Ed. 2d 601, 1962 U.S. LEXIS 847.

[65] 374 U.S. 203 (1963), 83 S. Ct. 1560, 10 L. Ed. 2d 844, 1963 U.S. LEXIS 2611.

[66] 393 U.S. 97 (1968), 89 S. Ct. 266, 21 L. Ed. 2d 228, 1968 U.S. LEXIS 328.

[67] 410 U.S. 113 (1973), 93 S. Ct. 705, 35 L. Ed. 2d 147, 1973 U.S. LEXIS 159.

[68] 482 U.S. 578 (1987), 107 S. Ct. 2573, 96 L. Ed. 2d 510, 1987 U.S. LEXIS 2729.

[69] William Koenig, Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel (McLean, VA: About Him Publishing, 2008), 39–208.

[70] 505 U.S. 577 (1992), 112 S. Ct. 2649, 120 L. Ed. 2d 467, 1990 U.S. LEXIS 4364.

[71] 530 U.S. 290 (2000), 120 S. Ct. 2266, 147 L. Ed. 295.

[72] Supreme Court of Vermont: Baker v. Vermont (98-302), December 20, 1999.

[73] 542 U.S. 1 (2004), 124 S. Ct. 2301, 159 L. Ed. 2d 98, 2004 U.S. LEXIS 4178.

[74] 440 Mass. 309, 798 N.E. 2d 941 (Mass. 2003).

[75] Alliance Defending Freedom for Faith and for Justice, The Obama Administration’s Attacks on Religious Freedom, Sanctity of Life, Marriage, and the Family (n.p.: PDF, 2015).

[76] 576 U.S. _____ (2015), 135 S. Ct. 2584, 192 L. Ed. 2nd 609, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 4250.

[77] Douglas Shearer, Facing the Storm: A Commentary on Matthew 24 and 25 (Sacramento, CA: TribNet Publications, 2015), 144.

[78] Ibid.

[79] Ibid.

[80] Ibid., 152.

[81] Brian V. Janssen, Cursillo: Little Courses in Catharsis (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2010), 7.

[82] Ibid.

[83] Ibid., 208.

[84] Ibid., 211.

Gospel of the Kingdom of God/Heaven

Gospel of the Kingdom of God/Heaven

Are we truly preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven, or are we preaching another Gospel, such as the Social Gospel?

Please go to https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ and type in the words, Gospel and Kingdom separately.  There will be 98 instances of the term Gospel used in conjunction with the Gospel of the Kingdom, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospel of Christ, etc., but never once will you find the term Gospel associated with the word Social.  There will be 316 instances of the term Kingdom used in conjunction with the Gospel of the Kingdom, the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, the Kingdom of Israel, the Kingdom of Judah, etc., but never once associated with any spiritualized Kingdom; they are all physical kingdoms on this Earth and/or in Heaven.  Hence, as far as YAHWEH and His Word are concerned, there is no such thing as a Social Gospel in a Social Gospel Kingdom.  That, my friends, is part and parcel of cultural Marxism, which is being shoved down our throats in each and every church that we attend. And remember, who was Karl Marx and what was his agenda?  Remember, what Rabbi Wise stated:  Marxism = Judaism = Communism = Cultural Marxism, under which we are ruled today.  Also remember, Voltaire stated, To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize!

So, what exactly is The Kingdom of God?  Well, the short answer can be found in Acts 1:6, wherein the Disciples asked Jesus Christ, Lord, wilt Thou at this time restore again the Kingdom to Israel?  To which, Jesus answered them saying, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His Own Power.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the Earth.

Hence, The Kingdom of Israel is The Kingdom of God/Heaven on this Earth.  That was the only Gospel that was preached:  The Gospel of the Kingdom, even after YAHSHUAH’s Resurrection, He only preached the Gospel of the Kingdom for 40 days before His Ascension!

Remember what YAHSHUAH said in Matthew 21:43, Therefore say I unto you (The House of Judah), The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you (The House of Judah) and given to a nation (The House of Israel) bringing forth the fruits thereof.  In my previous books, I discuss in detail who are the nations of True Christian Jacob-Israel today versus the IsraeLIE nation of Esau/Edom/Jewry.

Also remember that YAHSHUAH, as revealed through the scriptures, is YAHWEH the Father in eternity, manifested to man in time, thus making YAHSHUAH the Creator of all things and the One to whom all things are to be made subject. He is “the Lamb without spot” who has come to redeem His people. Jesus is His name, and “the Christ,” which means “the Anointed One,” is His title.

The Bible warns about “another Christ” and “another Gospel.” However, people seem to think that setting aside core doctrines and values in the name of unity will fix all the problems in the world. Tolerance is the enemy of truth, and when tolerance is sought, truth is the first casualty. One has to be careful not to have fellowship with any forms of any false Christs, as well as anyone who promotes unity in diversity. Below is a list of thirty-two popular “Christs,” which are different from the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible, by Arnold E. Kennedy.[1] The last “Christ” on this list is the most dangerous as it is the least obvious.[2]

  1. The Jesus who is not God, that is, the Lord God Almighty revealed in the flesh.
  2. The possibility Jesus of the Crystal Cathedral with Robert Schuller and Norman Vincent Peale.
  3. The Mormon Jesus, who is a polygamist with many children after the flesh.
  4. The modernist Jesus, who is not born of a virgin.
  5. The Masonic Jesus, who denies what Jesus says about “sware not at all” but instead demands terrible oaths.
  6. The Unitarian Jesus, who is not God.
  7. The Universalist Jesus, who will not allow anyone of Israel or anyone else to go to Hell.
  8. The prosperity Jesus, who has come to make people wealthy in money and goods.
  9. The laughing Jesus, who “slays” people with his spirit and causes them to laugh uncontrollably and to stagger like drunken men, even if they are unrepentant and living in open sin.
  10. The self-esteem Jesus, who has never condemned man as a sinner and who has come merely to build up their self-image.
  11. The revolutionary Jesus, who is the founder of the political liberation theology.
  12. The Latin esus, who is one with Voodoo and witchcraft and is always shown as a baby or as being still on the cross.
  13. The Hare Krishna Jesus, who can take the form of an image of Krishna to be prayed to.
  14. The Muslim Jesus, who is an ordinary prophet among other prophets.
  15. The Hindu/world church/ecumenical Jesus, who is one of the many ways to the Father.
  16. The Jesus of one’s own imagination of those who live in a world of make-believe fantasy.
  17. The feel-good Jesus, who can be psyched up in a meeting but from whom all feelings are lost the next day.
  18. The pop-up Jesus of those who say, “Behold, He is here. Behold, He is there,” and who run about looking for “spiritual’” experiences.
  19. The revival/show-us-miracles Jesus of an evil generation; they seek a sign, whose followers pray for everyone else but God’s people to be revived.
  20. The Promise Keepers’ Jesus, who believes that racial integration will solve the world’s racial problems.
  21. The homosexual Jesus as he is portrayed by some modern writers.
  22. The free-love Jesus, who is supposed to have had several wives.
  23. The stupid Jesus, who thinks he is God.
  24. The broad-minded Jesus, who “loves the sinner but hates the sin.”
  25. The tolerant Jesus, who tolerates the doctrine of Balaam and allows Jezebel into the church (Revelation 1:14, 20).
  26. The lenient Jesus, who is not a bit like that in the letters to the seven churches.
  27. The new age Christ, which is the lord Maitreya, the god of the new age, who calls himself Jesus or the Christ.
  28. The “March for JesusJesus, who marches with Roman Catholics, Mormons, cults, and any of the others above.
  29. The wafer Jesus, who is worshiped and crucified afresh in the blasphemy of the Roman Catholic Mass, who shows his presence by a light in a box in the church. The Bible says “pray not” for those who worship the queen of Heaven. These belittle the Lord Jesus Christ by saying that Mary is a mediator between God and man.
  30. The choose me Jesus, who does not accept “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.”
  31. The every race Jesus, who does not accept “I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.”
  32. The popular church Jesus, who does not demand allegiance, commitment, or obedience to God’s commandments and one that does not understand that we have to “be dead with him” (2 Timothy 2:10–11) in order that “they may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.” Possibly, the most important item of unbelief is in what the true Jesus Christ says, “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” In doctrine, the popular church campaigns against keeping the commandments of God.

Mr. Kennedy asks the question “Can we indulge in compromise with ‘False Christs,’ with ‘Another Gospel,’ ‘Another Spirit,’ and ‘Another Jesus’?”[3] The answer is found in 2 Corinthians 11:4, 14–15:

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another Gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. For such are false apostles, deceitful works, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is   transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be    transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

The Bible says absolutely not.

Mr. Kennedy then asks another question, “Can we fellowship with those who follow any of the ‘Christs’ above and expect our reward?”[4] That answer is found in 2 John 7–9:

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.  Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

The Bible also says absolutely not. The Bible clearly states that “[t]his is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

For more on the Antichrist System, please see my previous two books.

[1] Arnold E. Kennedy, Unity in Diversity? Or Which Jesus Should We Love? (Queensland, Australia: Self-Published, PDF).

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

True Israelology

True Israelology

Is the Bible only about Israel or is it about the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Church?  According to Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum’s Israelology: The Missing Link In Systematic Theology,[1]  it is the latter, with the “Jews” fulfilling all of the prophecies with regard to “Israel.”  However, I answered this question in my book, Biblical Eschatology: A Study on the End Times and The Exclusiveness of Israel in the Bible.[2]

In case you did not get a chance to read it, here is Arnold E. Kennedy’s The Exclusiveness of Israel In The Old Testament and The Exclusiveness Of Israel In The New Testament.  (By the way, he uses the King James Version throughout his book.):

THE EXCLUSIVENESS OF ISRAEL IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

There are two very interesting facts found in both Testaments that are not commonly accepted.  Firstly, there are the many statements that show that God redeems those who were already His people prior to the redemptive act, for example, Psalm 111:9:  He hath sent redemption for His people or Luke 1:68: because He hath visited and delivered His people.  The second interesting fact that will be seen in these Scriptures is that what is commonly known as “The Law” as a covenant was given to Israel as a race and it states that it was not given to any other race or people.

These two Biblical facts run counter to popular teachings today that have almost universal acceptance.  What is really being taught today is that all races are the same with respect to the broken Law.  We do not find this being witnessed in the Old Testament Law and the Prophets.  In the New Testament, we still find reference to the Twelve Tribes of Israel; they have in no way disappeared.  In this study, it is recommended that you forget what you currently know about the words, Gentile, Jews, and The Church and have another look.  We will start by quoting Scriptures and making comment upon them.

A BOOK BY BOOK LOOK AT THE EXCLUSIVENESS OF ISRAEL:

The verses listed below are all addressed to Israel and not to anyone else!  In reading them, please take note of the emphasized words in each verse to see that this is so.

Exodus 6:7:  And I will take you to Me for a people, and I will be unto you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God…

We start here with the separation of Israel from other peoples.  God, who is addressing Israel, is saying that He will be the God of this one people.  Here, it is YAHWEH who is Israel’s creator.  Throughout the Bible, we cannot find any specific verse which says the God of the Bible is other than the God of Israel.

Exodus 19:5-6:  Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people, for all the earth is mine.  And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.

The words above all people immediately states that there is a different relationship established between God and Israel that does not apply to other races.  It was Jesus who later said that unless a person was born from above, he would not be able to see the Kingdom of Heaven, confirming they must come from the same people.  The very Greek prefix, ano, suggests “upwards” or “superior.”   Furthermore, the expressions Kingdom of Priests and an holy nation as a direct quotation is found in 1 Peter 2:9, a royal priesthood showing that the people are the same.  No other race is spoken of in this same unique way.

Leviticus 20:26:  Ye shall be holy [separate] unto Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine.

Here, we find a clarity which witnesses the racial separation of Israel from other races.  The Hebrew word, badal, means to separate, distinguish, select, divide and to sever utterly.  The basic meaning of the words holy and holiness in both Testaments conveys the idea of being separate or set apart.  God Himself is spoken of as The Holy One of Israel, but never as being the Holy One of any other races.  Thus, in both Testaments, a holy nation means a “separated” nation.  The Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of separation upon the holy nation.  In Scripture, we can find reference to The Holy People [Daniel 8:24], referring to Israel.  When God severed Israel from the other races, there is no indication that the separation was to be for any limited period.  In fact, it is the opposite that is shown.

Deuteronomy 4:7-8:  For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them…what nation is there so great that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this Law, which I set before you this day.

This verse establishes that the Law was given to Israel alone.  Moses, speaking to Israel alone, declares in verse 13, that this involves the Ten Commandments.  The Old Testament was made with Israel alone, even if there were a mixed multitude present with them at that time.  The issue here is Law and covenant relationship.

Deuteronomy 4:37:  And because He loved thy fathers, therefore He chose their seed after them…

The genetic relationship between fathers and seed cannot be avoided!  This reference continues through the New Testament!

Deuteronomy 7:6:  For thou art an holy [separate] people unto the Lord thy God; the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

This is not a popular teaching, but it is one of the early Bible statements about the unique, racially exclusive, place of Israel among all the other races.  If Israel was to disappear as a race from the Bible, prophecy would forecast this.  In the New Testament, Paul asks the question, Hath God cast away His people? – No! – God forbid! [Romans 11:1].  At that point in time, Israel was separated into two Houses of whom “part” were blinded [v. 7], but Israel as a whole hath not obtained.

Deuteronomy 32:9:  For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the lot of His inheritance.

There is not one Scripture anywhere which says any race other than Israel is genetically God’s inheritance.

Deuteronomy 33:9:  Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like thee, O people saved by the Lord…

People are taught or like to think that God is unbiased or unselective, but as a Sovereign God, He can do whatever pleases Him.  Paul says, and so ALL ISRAEL shall be saved [Romans 11:26].

Numbers 23:9:  …lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

In the New Testament, the call is still to come out from among THEM and touch not the unclean.  It is God who made this sexual or physical separation for all time.  Israel is not to interact with other races in any such common purpose or become unequally yoked with other races, particularly with their idols.  This brings God’s judgment upon transgressors.

2 Samuel 7:23:  And what one nation in the earth is like Thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to Himself and to make Him a name…

We must note the singular emphasis here which tells us the same story about Israel being the one people Jesus came to redeem.

Psalm 78:5:  For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a Law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers…

The triad, Jacob, Israel and fathers is a three-fold bond that cannot be broken.  Again, we find here the confirmation that the Law was given to Israel.  In the New Testament, we find the same expressions, fathers, Jacob and Israel, which show the New Testament is addressed to the same people – those who had the Old Testament.  That is, they were all Israelites by race.

Psalm 147:19-20:  He showeth His Word unto Jacob, His Statutes and His Judgments unto Israel…as for His Judgments, they [the other races] have not known them.

This is a very clear statement that His Word is not given to other races!  This is not a popular concept or teaching, but it is confirmed in both Testaments.  But if God declares that He hath not dealt so with any nation, we dare not question it!  Israel is unique by God’s sovereign choice.

Psalm 148:14:  He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints, even the children of Israel, a people near to Him.

This Scripture defines who and who only are saints.  Saints appears in the New Testament without any new definition.  It is God who made this separation for all time.  Also, we do not find other races being “near” to God.

Isaiah 41:8-9:  But thou, Israel art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham My friend.

“The seed” – this word is very important, as it defines which part of Abraham’s seed is continually referred to in both Testaments, as being God’s people racially.  Not all the nations which spring from Abraham are regarded as his seed.  Only the nation ‘named’ or ‘called’ IN Isaac is to be so regarded.  Jacob and his desendants were accepted as this seed.  To sho this, Jacob was named ‘Israel’ – that is, he was given God’s name.  Thus, Jacob was the seed named in Isaac.

Isaiah 43:1:  But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou are Mine.

This verse includes the words, created and formed that are not the same.  Jacob was created, but Israel was formed.

Formed:           yatsar              To fashion, form, or make.

Created:          bara                 In context, this is to create.

Redeemed:      gawal              Bought back, ransomed, recovered, or avenged

These things are never said of any other race.  If God chose every race, there would be no election, choosing, or buying back.  All mankind would be the same!  These expressions continue through the New Testament.  Do they sound familiar?  There is a difference between the expressions the sons of Jacob and the children of Israel through Scripture, one being created with the other being formed.  Those formed by fully believing God come from among those who are the natural descendants.  We find a similar difference between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2.

Isaiah 45:4:  For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel Mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name:  I have surnamed thee…

Note:  the elect is an important term also which defines God’s selection of a people [singular] which is genetic [National Israel].  Elect or bachiyr means chosen one [singular].  Jesus and the New Testament writers use the term in a way that does not change.

Isaiah 46:3:  Hearken unto Me, O House of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by Me from the belly, which are carried from the womb.

Note:  This defines the racial origin of Israel as being from the womb of Sarah [see also Isaiah 51:1-2, the hole of the pit].  This expanded later in this book.

Isaiah 49:3:  …thou are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.

This shows Israel is God’s servant people.  This again is a continuing expression which is used of those fulfilling God’s purposes.  Servant is sometimes applied to other races which God is using to discipline Israel so that Israel might glorify God.  God does not say that He will be glorified in any other race but Israel.  In the New Testament, we will see that, and they glorified the God of Israel [Matthew 15:31].

Isaiah 53:8:  …for the transgression of My people was He stricken.

My people here are either God’s people or Isaiah’s people (who are the same people).  It is popular to extend this limitation so that other races can be included.  This is not valid; they are Israel only.  This much loved chapter with its all we like sheep have gone astray speaks of Jesus being wounded for our transgressions with mention of we and ourMy people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there in Isaiah 52:4 gives expression and positive identity of the people being addressed and this follows through to the following chapter.  The sheep who had gone astray are the ones whom the Good Shepherd came to seek and to save.

Isaiah 59:20-21:  And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob saith the Lord.  As for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and forever.

It is impossible to spiritualize seed or seed’s seed; they are genetic terms which are ongoing.

There does not appear to be a single reference to any other nation than Israel to whom the Redeemer would come.  He is always The Redeemer of Israel and it is, as stated, to be forever.  Jesus came to visit and redeem His People [Luke 1:68].   Jesus is the Kinsman-Redeemer of Israel.  There is never any suggestion of any others than Israel being redeemed.  From which broken Law-Covenant would the other races need redeeming?  Recall again, how only Israel was given the statutes and judgments and only Israel needed redemption from that Law which they had broken.

We see that the Covenant is for all generations to seed’s seed of Jacob, and it is to those who turn from transgression in JACOB whom the Redeemer saves.  Here again, we have the Spirit which is of the anointed race.  Israel has My Spirit which IS upon thee.  This is not commonly taught today.  We will see that this is the same presentation as that in the New Testament, believe it or not.  This Scripture is not acceptable to tradition.  Guess why?  It is because racial Israel stays exclusive as being Jacob’s seed.

Jeremiah 50:4:  In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the Children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.

A much talked about subject is the regathering of Israel which is supposed to be presently taking place in Palestine, but and at that time is not the present activity in the Israeli state.  What is being established is just who is to be regathered.  Is it a multi-racial church or is it only the House of Israel and the House of Judah [that is, the Twelve Tribes of Israel]?  The latter is the consistent and frequent Biblical presentation, as it is in the verse above [see also Ezekiel 37:15-28 in particular].  The picture painted is always of a still very exclusive Israel.  The House of Israel and the House of Judah are exclusive from the heathen races all around.  This shows that at the end of the New Testament age, they are still exclusive.  So, they must be exclusive through the New Testament age, even until the regathering.  Note that there is no pattern of prophecy which presents a non-Israel content in the regathering, so something must be wrong with the traditional teachings.

Jeremiah 51:19:  The portion of Jacob is not like them [that is, Babylon]; for he [that is, Israel] is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of His inheritance: the Lord of Hosts is His name.

This completely excludes Babylon from God’s inheritance.  The timing of this event is at the end of the New Testament age.  Again, national Israel must go through the age.  Israel is to be the rod over the other races to rule with God.  Israel means Ruling with God.  Ruling over whom if all races are the same?

Ezekiel 37:26-28:  Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them…and the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when My Sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

This shows that God’s Covenant is with Israel alone, and that the other races will be aware of this when God comes to dwell with His People Israel.  The timing, again, is the end of the age at Jesus’ return and when God’s sanctuary is in the midst of Israel and nowhere else.

Daniel 12:1:  And at that time shall Michael stand up…which standeth for the children of thy [Daniel’s] people:…

At the end of the age, it is still only thy people who are delivered.  Israel is still in existence as a people at the time of the end and through the New Testament age.  Michael does not stand up for other races.

Hosea 1:11:  Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, …

This and other quotations from the minor prophets are included to show the unity of the Scriptures that always presents the exclusive nature of Israel.  Hosea again defines who is regathered, and also the timing.  We will see that the children of Judah and the children of Israel are not united until this time.  There is no suggestion of there being any other race, or of a multi-racial Church comprising of Jews and Gentiles, as being part of the regathering of the remnant of Israel in these minor prophets.  It is always the two Houses who are regathered and come together.

Hosea 14:1-5:  O Israel, return  unto the Lord thy God…I will be as the dew unto Israel:…

This is at the time of the regathering when Israel as a nation returns to The Lord Thy God [v. 9: Who is wise…he shall understand these things].  No other race is being asked to return to Israel’s God.

Joel 2:27:  And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel

Joel 3:2:  I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for My People and for My Heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My Land.

Again, there is no change prophetically about which nation God is in the midst of or which nation He will be in the midst of at this future time.

Amos 3:2:  You [Israel] only have I known of all the families of the earth: …

The word used for known cannot be treated fully here, but it does not mean to acknowledge.  It is used more as, to recognize as a fact, revelation knowledge or to discern in an intimate and chosen way.  Here, there is the complete isolation of Israel from the other races.

Note:  This is important when we come to the New Testament where it refers to those who were foreknown of God.  This identifies the people as being the same nation in both Testaments; those who were foreknown in the New Testament are those where were known in the Old Testament.

Micah 2:13:  I will surely assemble, O Judah, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel: …

Are there still any lingering doubts that no other races are ever mentioned at this time of regathering?

Habakkuk 3:13:  Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy People, …

Zephaniah 3:13:  The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, …

There are a host of other Old Testament Scriptures that could have been quoted.

GOD PLACES HIS NAME ON THE ONE PEOPLE

Numerous references refer to My Name as being placed upon the Children of Israel.  For example:

Deuteronomy 28:10:  And all the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.

Numbers 6:27:  And they shall put My Name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

Deuteronomy 26:19:  And to make thee [that is, Israel] high above all nations which He hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be an holy [separate] people unto the Lord thy God, as He hath spoken.

The name of YAHWEH [A.V.: The LORD] is exclusive upon Israel as a race. All the people of the earth then, does not include the Children of Israel in this case.  The name placed upon the Children of Israel who obey God is that of YAHWEH Himself.  God Himself decides just where He will place His Name, whether it be on a people or a place [Deuteronomy 26:2: which the Lord THY God shall choose to place His Name there].

This separation of Israel from all the other races is always distinct, but their blessing is conditional upon their obedience.  We can now look at the New Testament in the light of what we have seen in the Old Testament.

THE EXCLUSIVENESS OF ISRAEL IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

The New Testament Scriptures show no disharmony or change of position from that which is written in the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.  In view of what has been written and shown from the Old Testament, this might be seen for the first time with new eyes.  It will come as a shock for some people to realize that exclusiveness of Israel continues throughout the New Testament, because this cuts across the traditional doctrine that Israel is now The Church and that this Church is multi-racial.  Redemption from the broken Law-Covenant can never be multi-racial or universal, since only Israel was given the Law as a Covenant.  That is why this foundation has to be shown in detail here.

In the quotations made from the New Testament, you will note many references to the fathers referring to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  The people addressed in the Acts and the epistles are the children [descendants] of these fathers, the fathers of Israel.  It is not just to Abraham in isolation in the way most use this to try to say Abraham’s seed is a spiritual seed.

The harmony mentioned concerning the Law being given to Israel is amply confirmed in the New Testament.

Romans 9:4:  Who are Israelites, to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises;

So, the promises, covenants, and the adoption do not apply to any but Israelites!

EACH BOOK IN ORDER THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT

The New Testament Scriptures below are in direct contrast to the way Go into all the world is interpreted as a doctrine.  This may also b a shock and so we will look through some of these.  We will quote from Gospel selections to save repetition and then comment from each book of the New Testament in order.  Please note carefully the emphasized words, because this will help understanding.

Luke 1:16:  And many of the children of Israel shall He turn to the Lord their God.

Jesus is always spoken of as being the ruler of Israel nationally, the House of Jacob including all the tribes.  The House of Jacob is still the very same entity in the New Testament as it was in the Old Testament.  This Throne [indicating Kingdom] is to be restored TO JACOB.  God’s promises will be fulfilled in those to whom they were made.  Everything which offends will be gathered OUT of the Kingdom, Jesus tells us.

Luke 1:54-55:  He hath holpen His servant Israel, in remembrance of His Mercy; as He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.

Mercy is always spoken of as being to Israel only.  This promise of mercy was to The Fathers and to their seed of Israel only.  Israel is the servant race as this verse says.  The Fathers were not the fathers of all races.  Scripture does not present God as being the father of all peoples.  Is there record of any other seed to whom God spake other than to the seed of Abraham?  Some want to take the traditional position that the seed is now spiritual and not racial.  But there is no suggestion of a spiritual seed in all of these Scriptures.  They are too precise and specific!  When we see that they are fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy, we have harmony.

Luke 1:68:  Blesses be the Lord God of Israel, for He hath visited and redeemed His people.

There is never any mention of redemption for any outside of Israel.  Here, they are described as His People.  Jesus is always spoken of as being The Redeemer of Israel.  Israel in the Old Testament is a precise racial term.  None of all these Scriptures provide evidence of any change in that fact in the New Testament.

Luke 1:73-74:  The oath which He sware to our father Abraham, that He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

As in all Scripture, the pronouns cannot be generalized.  We and us contrast with enemies as two defined groups.  Here, the pronouns define a racial origin.  There is much more about this through the New Testament as we will see.

Luke 1:77:  To give the knowledge of salvation unto His People.

Again, is any other race included in the giving of the knowledge of salvation?  Is it possible for any race but Israel to know salvation from the sin of breaking the Law since the Law was given specifically to Israel alone?  This confirms the Old Testament prophetic Scriptures.  This is a very specific statement of God’s purpose.  Dare we meddle with God’s stated purpose?

Luke 2:34:  …this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; …

There is no mention of races other than Israel.

Matthew 1:21:  …and thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His People from their sins.

This again is confirmation of the Scriptures already quoted and is just as specific as to whom would be saved.  One of the major problems traditionalists have is to find any continuing pattern of prophecy is the Old Testament which would back up their position that His People now includes all races.  As pointed out earlier, the people Jesus saves from their sins here are already His people before they are saved.

Matthew 2:6:  …for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My People Israel.

This defines the people of whom Jesus is the Lord and the race of which He is King.  This is a straight statement of the fulfillment of prophecy made many times.

Matthew 15:24:  I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.

It is impossible for the followers of the present traditional teachings to cope with this Scripture, so it is ignored.  There is a translation difficulty in this verse also, the word but meaning if not and therefore it includes the House of Judah as well.  Jesus was then in the coasts of Tyre and Sidon but, as He says, He had other sheep which were not of the fold within Palestine.  He dispatched His disciples to the House of Israel, the bulk of whom were scattered outside of Judea, mainly about Northern Greece and parts of the old Grecian Empire.  Note that Jesus even confirms the separation between Galilee and Jewry [John 7:1 and John 11:54].

Why should we not do the same instead of calling both parties The Jews?  This is an error of tradition.  The House of Israel were not so lost that the disciples could not find them, were they?

Matthew 15:31:  …and they glorified the God of Israel.

This is a clear statement of whom He is the God.

Matthew 19:28:  …in the regeneration, … ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Dare we say The Church has taken the place of the Twelve Tribes of Israel at the Time of the Regeneration, which is yet to come?  The Church is not what we have been led to believe, as we will see.

Mark 12:29:  The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord;

Is anyone other than Israel requested to hear?  Only Israel can hear.  Remember how Jesus said in John 8:43 to the Edomite leaders of Jewry, Ye cannot hear My Words?  There is still the synagogue of Satan who call themselves Jews or Judeans [Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9] who cannot hear.  These could not be of the House of Judah, as they claimed to be.  Could this part of Jewry possibly be part of the Church of God or of the Israel of God?  It is common to hear that the Israel of God is the multi-racial church, and then to use this statement as the basis of argument!  It is easy to say anything without backing it up and especially without the full Biblical basis of argument.

John 1:11-12:  He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.  But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, …

Jesus came to His own territory, wherein was the temple, but all of His own people there did not receive Him as having any authority over what was His.  Those of His own who believed, received, accepted, and recognized Him were given the authority to once again become placed [that is, adopted] as the sons of God.

John 1:31:  …but that He should be manifest to Israel

Can we find reference to Jesus being manifest to others than Israelites?  That is all men of Israel.

Acts 1:6:  Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the Kingdom to Israel?

The restoration of the Kingdom to Israel is a subject which the traditional teachings refuse to emphasize, despite Jesus’ instruction that this must be our priority prayer and the time to look forward to when His Will will be done IN EARTH, as it is in Heaven.  This instruction is a statement of the Will of God.  Instead of preaching the Kingdom, and the remnant out of Israel who will find it, traditional teaching preaches that the Church will be raptured away from Earth!  But the saints [separated ones] are to reign on earth when the Kingdom is restored to Israel.

Acts 2:17:  …your sons and your daughters shall prophesy

The specific your refers to the children of those being spoken to and again there is, as usual, no mention of any who did not have the Fathers as their progenitors being able to prophesy!  The people being addressed are described in verse 22 as being men of Israel.  And Joel’s prophecy, which is the basis of this verse, was only to Israel!

Acts 2:22:  Ye men of Israel, hear these words, …

Acts 3:12-13:  Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers

Can we pretend these men of Israel were from other racial stock?

Acts 2:36:  Therefore let all the House of Israel know

This is specifically limited to Israelites.

Acts 2:39:  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Please note that this verse is post-Pentecost and again isolates to whom the promise is made.  The many of Israel are called, but few of Israel are chosen.  Those of Israel who were afar off and not dwelling in Judea were not excluded.  It is still our God, the God of Ye men of Israel [v. 22] who were being addressed.

Acts 3:25:  Ye are the children of the prophets and the Covenant which God made with our fathers, …

Since every one of the prophets were Israelites by race, their children must be of the same race.  [Note: Nationality must not be confused with race.  This is a mistake often made by traditional teachers who try to prove non-Israel stock by nationality or place of domicile].

Acts 5:31:  Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and the forgiveness of sins.

Yet again, we have definition of race which is post-Passion, and post-Pentecost.  It is a definition which carries on through the New Testament.

Acts 7:37:  … A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me, Him shall ye hear.

The question that has to be asked here is, Were Moses and Paul both wrong?  This is what the traditional teachers are saying when they say Jesus was not raised up UNTO YOU, but unto all races.  Their teaching is a blatant denial of Scripture and of what Moses and Paul have said.  The of your brethren fixes very firmly to whom Jesus came as being to Israel only.

Acts 10:36:  The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ

This confirms the Old Testament teaching that God gave His Word only to Israel, as a race.  Peace was proclaimed to those who were near [Judeans] and to those who were afar off [The Dispersion – called Grecians in Acts].  This is still no different from Psalm 147:19-20, He showed His Word unto Jacob, or unto all Israel.

Acts 13:22-23:  …I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart of this man’s seed hath God, according to His promise, raised up unto Israel a Savior, Jesus.

Is there any record of the promise of a Savior being raised up to people other than Israel?  All the references refer to the promise that is made to Israel only.  This again shows this is fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy unto Israel.

Acts 13:32-33:  And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us the children

Note to whom Paul was speaking and that he was speaking at Antioch.  This Apostle to the Gentiles was still speaking to Israelites, to those among the stock of Abraham who feared God [v. 26].  For a long time, it has been a traditional belief that the word Gentiles refers specifically to non-Israelites, but it cannot be avoided that the stock of Abraham is specifically mentioned in verse 26 of this passage!  The word for stock is genos [race and offspring].  The children are shown in relationship to The Fathers.  The us their children is too explicit to bend to fit the mould of tradition.  There is still no change in the New Testament as to the exclusiveness of Israel.

Acts 26:6:  And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers.

This is a typical example of a Scripture that is commonly generalized to say that the promise made to our fathers is now made to every one of every race.  The promise spoken of here is made to Israel alone.

Acts 26:7:  Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God, day and night, hope to come

Some might not like having this Scripture pointed out, along with others in the New Testament that present the fact that the Twelve Tribes still feature in the New Testament, after Pentecost.  The time of this quotation is about 59 A.D.  All these Scriptures quoted from Acts onwards are post-Pentecost, after Jesus had fulfilled the Law of Sacrifices.  In traditional teachings, the people being addressed are supposed to be a multi-racial church as presented in the popular teachings.  Again, this promise of the resurrection is still made to Israel.  Remember that Jesus had already been resurrected so this particular promise of resurrection could not refer to Jesus.  This promise of the resurrection is here shown as being made unto the Twelve Tribes.  Can we find, in specific direct statements anywhere at all in the Bible, where this promise is shown to be made to non-Israelites?

Acts 28:20:  For this cause therefore I have called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

This verse, together with the previous one, speaks about hope.  The subjects of this hope are stated to be Israel or the Twelve Tribes.  Hope is sometimes connected with election [for example, 1 Thessalonians 1:4] and this is connected with Israel in other passages, particularly in the Book of Hebrews where Law and Hope are contrasted [for example, Hebrews 7:19, For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did].

Romans 1:7:  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints, …

Romans 1:13:  …brethren and Even as among other Gentiles.

The people Paul is addressing in Rome are defined as those who are beloved of God and called to be saints.  The emphasized words will be explained later, as will Gentiles.  These pinpoint the racial identity of those Paul is addressing.  Called is kletos or appointed.  These words cannot be found identifying non-Israel races.

Romans 3:19:  Now we know that what things soever the Law saith, it saith to them who are under the Law: …

The Law is not saying anything to anyone else but to Israel.  It is not said to others who were not under the Law.  This whole epistle is written to Israelites in Rome at that time.

Romans 4:24:  But for us also to whom it shall be imputed, …

In context, for us does not refer to non-Israelites, but to Israelites who believe, as Abraham did, that the Law of Faith in the Atoning Sacrifice superseded the Law of Sacrifices contained in Ordinances.

Romans 7:1:  Know ye not, brethren, … how that the Law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

The symbolism here is that of marriage under Israel’s Law.  When we consider this in the light of the Law having been given to Israel only, we can see that Israelites are those being addressed.  Paul confirms this be calling them my brethren [adelphos] or kinsmen of the womb.

Romans 9:7:  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

The seed [zera in Hebrew and sperma in Greek], refers to semen product, that is, it refers to a line of people genetically.  Through the New Testament, the sperma is used this same way.  The much used expression The Fathers both implies and emphasizes the genetic line.

Romans 11:17:  And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them

Could other than Olive stock be grafted into an Olive tree?  This was part of the House of Israel which had become as aliens rejoining part of the House of Judah under the New Testament.  The House of Israel had become as wild Olive trees.  This is in full accord with the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.  The popular teaching cannot be found prophetically on a proper foundation, or in fact.

Romans 15:8:  Now I say the Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.

Here we have a statement which is important, because it tells us the people to whom Jesus came, and why He came.  These promises were not made to any but to Israel and this seed of Israel.  The exclusive Israel content of this chapter [Romans 15] is extensive, as shown below.  Verse 9 is a quotation from Psalm 18:49 which shows David praising God within Israel.

Romans 15:9:  And that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess Thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto Thy name.

Romans 15:10:  Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with His People comes from Deuteronomy 32:43 where the people [called Gentiles by the translators] are Israel.  With His People is all the Israelites together – the dispersed Israelites together with the Israelites in Judaea.

Romans 15:11:  Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles and laud Him, all ye people.  Psalm 117 from which this quotation comes, again refers to Israel.

Romans 15:12:  Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and He that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in Him shall the Gentiles trust.  Isaiah was talking to Israel.  The only nations [translated as Gentiles] who could trust God were Israelites.

Romans 5:16:  That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. … Paul confirms the statement in Romans 11:13 that he is a minister to Israel.

The world Gentiles in this section is a Latin word that is given a manufactured meaning, so do not be misled by it.  It will later be shown that the word Gentiles often refers to the House of Israel as opposed to the House of Judah.  Again, there is no prophecy for the traditional view which arose from the Latin Vulgate and has carried on ever since.  Rome made the word Gentile to support the view that the Roman church was the Israel of God.  Let this sink in!  Early translators carried on the Roman church word meaning because they were blind to their identity as part of Israel, and they thought that they might be missing out on God’s blessing.  This was discussed in my previous books.

Going on to the Book of Corinthians, we find that these so-called Gentiles could only be Israelites.  The brethren, our fathers, and Moses confirm this.

I Corinthians 10:1-4:  Moreover brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and were all baptized unto Moses … for they drank of that spiritual rock … and that rock was Christ.

Our Fathers gives definition in a most positive way.  The children of The Fathers are those who are being addressed.  Note: it does not say, and that Rock was Jesus Christ.  [Jesus is inserted in some translations to change the meaning to make the verse comply with tradition].  What is said is:  and that rock was anointed.

Galatians 3:13:  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law …

Only Israel was given the Law so only Israel needed redeeming from the curse of the broken Law.  The pronouns are so important!  To understand that only Israel had been given the Law is most important.  It is deception to believe to the contrary against all the clear statements of Scripture.  Us in this context is still the same exclusive people of Israel.

Galatians 4:4-5:  But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Paul here quotes Isaiah 54:1, which refers to the Redeemer of Israel.  Again, redemption only concerns them that were under the Law, and these are the people to whom it is written.  Two parties had been under the Law.  This is important to understand.  These two parties are known as:

Jews and Gentiles [The House of Judah and The House of Israel], or

The Circumcision and The Uncircumcision [The House of Judah and The House of Israel].

Both parties were Israelites and could not be otherwise since only Israel had been under the Law.  What is traditionally taught about Jews and Gentiles is simply not right and could not be right because of this:

Ephesians 2:12:  That at the time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.

Those to whom Paul was writing had become estranged from Israel.  Examination of the highlighted words give identification.  The words aliens and strangers are not what they might appear on the surface.  These particular strangers were the House of Israel.  The exclusiveness of Israel in the book of Ephesians will be looked at separately.  The ye refers to the saints as is found in the first verse of this Book of Ephesians.  In this verse, we have the covenants of promise.  Going back to identify to whom these promises were made, takes us back to Israelites by race.

Philippians 3:1:  Finally, my brethren, …

Brethren, as will see in James, refers to a brother or a near kinsman.

Philippians 3:5:  … of the stock of Israel, …

Stock is another genetic term.

Philippians 3:9:  … not having mine own righteousness, which is of the Law, …

Here, as usual, there is the association with the Law that was only given to Israel.

Philippians 4:21:  Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. …

Saints are always Israelites.  For example, Psalm 148:14, The praise of all His saints: even the Children of Israel.

1 Thessalonians 1:4:  Knowing, brethren, your election of God

Isaiah 45:4 defines Israel as being God’s elect – Israel Mine Elect.  These elect are chosen by God and so are of Divine origin.  They are of the seed from above.  Remember to keep in mind this word, elect.  The your in your election is related to brethren [of the womb].

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10:  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, …

In Scripture, there are those who are appointed to wrath and vessels fit for destruction.  That is their appointment.  1 Thessalonians 1:4 shows that this book is written to the Elect [Knowing, brethren, your election of God].

2 Thessalonians 2:13:  But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation.

It is the brethren who are chosen and no one else!

1 Timothy 3:15:  … how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house [that is, the household] of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Examination here will define just who is The Church.  The Household of God refers to Israel, as does The Church, which is called out of Israel.  This is the remnant which still comes from Israel only, according to the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.

 2 Timothy 1:3:  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers

Paul again will not discount racial origin [My Forefathers].  He says that he endured all things for The Elect’s sake and for the appearance of the Kingdom.  Again, this Kingdom is the one of which Jesus is to be the King.  The Gospel of the Kingdom, or the restoration of the Kingdom to Israel, is not proclaimed any more.  This is because the doctrine of a multi-racial church has taken the place of Israel.  My Forefathers and The Fathers do not signify all races as having come from the loins of Isaac.

Hebrews 2:16:  For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.

Why would it be necessary to specify the seed of Abraham, instead of the seed of either Adam or mankind in general?  Throughout this chapter, we find many references to brethren [of the womb], together with Old Testament references to Psalms 8:18 and 22.  These are Psalms of Israel among which we find, all ye seed of Jacob glorify Him; and fear Him all ye the seed of Israel [Psalm 22:23].  The Ye is absolutely specific and limited to Israel as the seed.

Hebrews 3:6:  But Christ as a son over His own house; …

So, there must be other houses [oikos] that Jesus is not over!  This chapter then goes on to talk about Israel and the fathers of Israel.

Hebrews 6:13:  For when God made promise to Abraham

There is no recorded promise to anyone else but Abraham and certain of his descendants.

Hebrews 9:28:  So, Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many, …

We are not told Jesus would bear the sins of every race.  Many is not all of every race.  Sin is transgression of the Law that was given to Israel only.  Isaiah 53:11 and 12 agrees about this word many which is limited to My People.  Compare:

Matthew 20:28:  … ant to give His life a ransom for many.

Matthew 24:28:  … which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Romans 5:15:  … much more the grace of God, … hath abounded to many.

I Corinthians 10:17:  For we [those Israelites being addressed] being many, are one bread and one body.

So, with whom is the New Testament made?

Hebrews 8:8-9:  Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with The House of Israel and with The House of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; …

Of all the verses in this Book of Hebrews, this verse identifies clearly with whom the New Testament is made.  If any one thing is clear, it is the continuing presentation through this book that the New Testament is made with those who had the Old Testament and there is never a statement to the contrary.  The two Testaments are contrasted as they relate to one another, to the one people, through this Book of Hebrews.  Old Testament prophecy says exactly the same [Jeremiah 31:31], where Jeremiah prophesies to whom the New Testament would be made.  The Fathers, again, gives racial definition.  The Book of Hebrews begins, yet again, with reference to The Fathers.  The immediate connection is made, hath in these last days spoken to us by His Son [us being the children of the fathers; those whom Jesus came to redeem; The Hebrews being addressed].  These are the children of The Fathers.  When God said I will put My Laws into their minds, and will write them on their hearts, the Old Testament reference was, and is still only to Israel.  The historical references through this book of Hebrews would have had no meaning to those without the knowledge of Israel’s history or of the Law given to Israel.  [At this point, it is better to forget all that you have been previously taught or thought about Israel].

James 1:1-2:  James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad greeting.  My brethren, …

For two excellent reasons, this possibly is the best statement to show who the brethren are.  They are the twelve tribes of Israel by statement, and they are adelphoi in Greek.  Adelphos is translated 346 times as brother or brothers.  Dictionaries and lexicons give the prime meaning as kinsman [racially related].

Strong’s #G80:            From the womb – near or remote

Vine’s:                         Adelphos denotes a brother, or near kinsman: in the plural, a

community based on identity or origin or life.

Thayer:                        From the same womb.

The words brotherhood or brethren are mostly used to indicate those having a kinsman-blood relationship, rather than some common belief.  From the translations, the common belief might sometimes appear to be the meaning, but the proper meaning of brother should never be overlooked.  The words are used in both the near and remote relationships.  Because the words brethren or brothers are much used words in the New Testament books, it is important to know what the common usage is.  In James, it is given as being those of the Twelve Tribes [Israel].  The remote relationship is given in James 2:21 as our father Abraham.  James suggests a spiritual origin in James 1:18: Of His own will begat He us with word of truth.  This only confirms the word of truth being given to Israel.  The wrong use of the words in a belief connection or a spiritual application does not eliminate this from its proper relevance to kinsmen of Israel.

In some of the post-KJV translations, either The Twelve Tribes or brethren are omitted, thus hiding the troublesome-to-them truth of Scripture.  This book is addressed to the Twelve Tribes.  A glance at an interlinear literal Greek-English translation will immediately show the misleading translation in some versions.  Sad to say, some modern, religious translators and teachers seek to insert or substitute in their particular doctrine, especially when it comes to the racial issues in the Bible.  The Living Bible is probably one of the worst in this respect.  Paraphrases cannot be used to study the Bible.

James 2:21:  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, …

Father here is pater meaning an earlier member of the same family.  When we look at these two quotations from James, we have to admit or deny that this was written in this present age [A.D.].  Anyone who wants to say this letter s written to other than the Twelve Tribes as well as to those whose father was Abraham, has to explain when the transition took place to make it include everyone else.  This explanation is required also for other New Testament books.

1 Peter 1:1-2:  … to the strangers scattered elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, …

Comparison of this verse and also pilgrims and strangers [1 Peter 2:11] with other places in the New Testament, and with the counterparts in the Old Testament [see Psalm 39:12], will quickly identify these particular strangers as being Israelites who had been living apart from God and the temple system.  These particular words are used of Israel when Israel is scattered among the other races.  They were elect, a word covered lightly earlier on in the Old Testament texts.  They were holy or sanctified by the Spirit upon them [both are the same word in the original texts, meaning separated or set apart.  They are holy in a way in which no other race is separated unto God.

1 Peter 1:10:  Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.

The you here refers to the strangers, etc., of verses 1 and 2.  The prophets all prophesied about grace which would come to Israel.  There is no prophecy about this grace being to others.  Peter was writing to Israelites!

1 Peter 1:11: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify

This anointing Spirit was in them [note this well, because we will come upon this again later] and the Word goes on to say:

1 Peter 1:15:  But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.

This is another quotation from the Old Testament which shows that there is no New Testament change in the separate nature of Israel.  This separation is to be maintained.  The KJV translates Leviticus 11:45 as, I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the Land of Egypt to be your God.  Ye shall therefore by holy, for I am holy.  It is God who made Israel a holy people.  God is holy now.  Israel also is hole [separate] to God now.  This is what the verse is saying.  Holy does not mean righteous as some would lead us to believe.

1 Peter 2:9:  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; …

We have looked at the quotation from Exodus 19:5 which Peter quotes here.  Israel is still an holy nation, and not a church in the commonly accepted meaning of the word church.  Peter goes on to show that this nation had a king that they were to honor.  This nation must have been in existence at the time of writing.

2 Peter 1:4:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: …

These promises are stated in Romans 9:3-4 to be given to kinsmen of the flesh who are Israelites and that the promises pertained to them.  Peter also wrote to Israelites!

1 Peter 2:17:  … honor the King.

In prophecy, the House of Israel would always have a monarch on the continuing Throne of David, whereas the House of Judah would not have a monarch in the last days.  When the two Houses regather to the Holy [separate] Land, they will have one Head again [Hosea 1:11 and please not the timing of this].  It has not happened yet!

1 Peter 2:24-25:  Who His own self bare our sins in His own body … for ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

This is under the New Testament which some of the House of Israel had come under.  Jesus bare the sins of Israel and Jesus describes Himself as the Shepherd of the sheep, but never as the shepherd of the Tares or the Goats or any other race.  Again, the pronouns refer to those being addressed, again they are brethren, etc.

2 Peter 3:2-4:  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy [that is, separated] prophets, and the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior.

These prophets were prophets of Israel.  The Lord and Savior is the Lord and Savior of Israel and never of others.

The words of the Apostles do not override the words of the prophets.  The Apostles confirm the Prophets.  In this verse, the Apostles and Prophets are linked together.  Peter had already written about the false prophets which would be among you and he describes their character.

In John’s Letters, there is much separation by pronouns:

1 John 2:12:  I write to you little children, because your sins are forgiven for His Name’s sake.

1 John 2:19:  They went out from us, because they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: …

1 John 2:20:  But ye have an unction from the Holy One, …

1 John 2:27:  But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, …

1 John 3:9:  whosoever is born of God [that is, from above by spirit and by water] does not commit [practice] sin.

1 John 5:18:  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, …

Your sins refer to the sins of those to whom John is writing.  Jesus did come to save His People from their sins.  John also refers to certain who are false and by pronoun separation these are they as opposed to ye and weThey were not of us tells us that they were different in some way, even if they professed to believe in Jesus!  It becomes self-evident that the anointing which abideth in you could only abide because the anointed people are conceived with this potential.  How else could it abide?  This bears witness to the anointed race in the Old Testament.  These alone have the capacity to hear and to believe.

The first chapter of John’s Epistle speaks of hearing, seeing, looking upon and handling that which was from the beginning.  These were Israelites to whom Jesus was manifest.  John the Baptist said that He might be made manifest to Israel [John 1:31].  In 1 John 2:7, he shows that he is addressing those who had the old commandment from the beginning.  These can only be Israelites.  1 John 2:24 indicates that what was heard from the beginning about the old commandment must remain in the hearers in order to continue in the Son and in the Father.  These also can only be Israelites.

Jude 3:  … the common salvation [that is, common to Israel and Judah] the faith which was once [that is, without change] delivered unto the saints [that is, the separated people].

Jude 19:  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Amongst God’s saints are others who separate themselves from God through their disbelief.  They were not born in such a state – they become that way by their own choice and their own actions.  They are described as not having the Spirit, that is, they may as well have been born outside Israel.  They are in the same category as foreigners who try to separate themselves from other nations by living in Israel – they are not begotten from above, and hence are also not having the Spirit.

ISRAEL IN THE REVELATION

YAHWEH is not the God of all nations.  He is confined to one nation – the sons of Jacob.  No Biblical record can be found that YAHWEH is the God of any people other than Israel.

In the Book of Revelation, THE TWELVE TRIBES still feature!  They have in no way become some non-Israel, non-twelve-tribed church!  This Book begins by speaking of revelation, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass.  This revelation is to His Servants of the Twelve Tribes only and this is confirmed in many places.

Revelation 1:2:  Who bear record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ.

This Book does not bear witness to anything outside of what has been revealed in the Word of God or the Spirit of Prophecy.  The testimony of Israel racially has been clearly revealed through the Word.

TO CONCLUDE

These Scriptures show the exclusive nature of Israel as a continuing them throughout both Testaments.  If we do not want to accept all these references, then what is to be done with them?  The acceptance or non-acceptance of an exclusive Israel determines the prophetic stream one subscribes to.  When exclusive Israel becomes the foundation of prophetic interpretation, much of the common conflicts in prophecy are found to disappear.  But, above all, the acceptance or non-acceptance determines our ability to believe and to understand Jesus’ words.

It is not difficult to conclude that the Bible is a book primarily about Israel [as a people] because YAHWEH is consistently declared to be the God of this one people.  We find other Biblical statistics such as:

Israel as Yisra’el:                    2,514 Times [Old Testament]

Israel as Israel:                             70 Times [New Testament]

Jacob [KJV]:                              358 Times [Old Testament]

24 Times [New Testament]

Judah:                                         813 Times

Ephraim:                                     172 Times

Manasseh:                                  143 Times

Hebrews:                                      21 Times

Lord God of Israel:                    110 Times

God of Israel:                               90 Times

Holy One of Israel:                      31 Times

Lord God of the Hebrews:             5 Times

Mighty God of Jacob:                    4 Times

Hope of Israel:                               2 Times

Congregation of Israel:              160 Times [as qahal]

                                                   173 Times [as edah]

Assembly of Israel:                      21 Times [as atsarah]

Ekklesia:                                     116 Times [New Testament]

Tribes [shebet]:                          190 Times [Old Testament]

Tribes [phule]:                              31 Times [New Testament]

People of Israel:                           19 Times [KJV]

Of Israel:                                 1,692 Times

To Israel:                                      23 Times

For Israel:                                     24 Times

Then, we find expressions like, Israel’s God, the Light of, the Rock of, the Redeemer of, the Stone of, the Shepherd of, the Portion of, the God of; all of which refer expressly to Israel.

Then, there are expression like the God of your Fathers and Fathers of Israel [Fathers is mentioned 549 times, including 56 times in the New Testament].

There is an intimate word Jeshurun for Israel.  There are about 5,000 direct references that isolate Israel as a people.  There personal God, YAHWEH, is mentioned 6,528 times.

This presentation might well come as a shock to sincere dedicated Christians and there will be immediate reactions.

If you are interested in learning more about this perspective, please check out the following books on my website: https://drjustinprock.com/.  Most of the PDFs that are mentioned in this book can be found there.

BIBLE GENEALOGIES:

Congdon, George Edward.  One Hundred Thirty-Eight Generations From Adam: Being A Pedigree Traced From Adam To The Present Time By.  PDF.  Hiawatha, Kansas: Ewing Herbert Printer, 1910.

THE DAVIDIC THRONE: 

Allen, J.H.  Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright.  PDF.

Darby, Robert, and John Cozijn.  “The British Royal Family’s Circumcision Tradition: Genesis   and Evolution of a Contemporary Legend.”  Sage Publications (October-December 2013), p. 1-10, PDF.

Durrant, John.  The Throne of David and the Return of Christ.  PDF.

Keyser, John D.  Joseph of Arimathea and David’s Throne in Britain!  PDF.

Krieger, Douglas W.  The Kings of Israel-Judah, Babylon and Persia in Light of Daniel’s 70 Week Prophecy.  PDF.

McNair, Raymond F.  King David’s Everlasting Dynasty!

Megalommatis, Muhammad Shamsaddin.  Elizabeth II on the Throne of David and Solomon. PDF.

Pritchard, Arthur.  God’s Throne Upon Earth.  PDF.

Rawlinson, George.  The Lives and Times of the Kings of Israel and Judah. PDF.

Robinson, Tom.  The Throne of Britain:  Its Biblical Origin and Future.  PDF.

Salemi, Peter.  The Throne of David in Prophecy.  PDF.

Shannon, W. Floyd.  Things Shaken and Thing Not Shaken: An Address by Reverend W. Floyd Shannon, March 6, 1930.  PDF.

Taylor, Nellie Deans.  Victoria: Queen of Anglo-Israel.  New York, NY: The Neal Publishing Co., PDF, 1903.

THE THRONE OF GREAT BRITAIN:

Ashley, Mike.  The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens:  The Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of the Kings and Queens of Britain.  New York, NY:  Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1998.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:  A Profile.  PDF.

Wilson, Alan.  King Arthur Facts.  PDF.

THE HOUSES OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH:

Geneste, Maximillan.  The Parallel Histories of Judah and Israel with Copious Explanatory        Notes in Two Volumes.  PDF.  London, England:  Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1843.

THE INTERTESTAMENTAL PERIOD:

Ekstrand, D.W.  The Intertestamental Period and Its Significance Upon Christianity.  PDF.

History of Judaism During the Intertestamental Period:  The Second Temple Period.  PDF.

Also at http://kehillatisrael.net/docs/learning/intertestamental.html.

Intertestamental Period and New Testament Background.  PDF.  Also at

http://www.muncherian.com/IntertestamentalPeriod.pdf.

Taylor, Gene.  Between the Testaments:  A Study of the 400 Years of Biblical Silence and the Relevant Empires.  PDF.

TRUE CHRISTIAN ISRAEL:

Abbott, G.F.  Israel in Europe.  London, England: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., PDF, 1907.

Adams, R.N.  Great Britain’s Rank Among the Nations: An Answer to Objections Urged Against a Belief in Our Nation’s Claim to Israel’s Birthright.  London, England: W.H.            Guest, PDF, 1883.

Allen, R.J.H.  Manasseh, The Double-Portion Inheritor.  PDF.

A.R.K. of God Foundation.  The Drunkards of Ephraim.  PDF.

Barnes, George O.  A Lost People and A Vanished Sceptre.  PDF.  New York, NY: The    Shakespeare Press, 1911.

Baron, David.  The Ten Lost Tribes.  Kindle Edition.

The History of the Ten “Lost” Tribes: Anglo-Israelism Examined.  London, England: Morgan & Scott, Ltd., PDF, 1915.

Barzel, Israel Ben.  The House of Israel Returns: A Detailed Examination of Impending World     Events from the Hebrew Scriptures.  PDF.

Baucum, Walter.  Tracing Dan.  PDF.

Beaumont, Comyns.  The Great Deception.  Resonance Book Works, PDF.

Britain: The Key to World History. London, England: Rider and Company, PDF.

Bennett, W.H.   The Story of Celto-Saxon Israel.  Ontario, Canada:  Covenant Publishing Company, Ltd., 2002.

Symbols of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage.  Ontario, Canada:  Herald Press Limited, 1976.

Boyd, William T.  The Most Exclusive Club: The Children of the Lord God Of Israel.  PDF.  2008.

Brandt, John L.  Anglo-Saxon Supremacy, or Race Contributions to Civilization.  Boston, MA: Richard G. Badger, PDF, 1915.

British-Israel.CA.  The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel and the House of Judah: Charts of the Modern Israelite Nations.  PDF.

British-Israel.US.  The United States and The British Empire Foretold in the Bible.  PDF.

Bruijns, J.A.F. Morzer.  Israel, Europe, and the Anglo-Saxons Being An Ancient Key to Modern Happenings, Including The League of Nations.  PDF.  London, England:  Marshall Brothers, LTD.

Byers, Edward.  The British Empire:  Its Origin and Destiny.  PDF.  Ottawa, Canada:  James T. Pattison Printer and Publisher, 1921.

Cameron, W.J.  What I Believe About the Anglo-Saxon.  PDF.  Merrimac, MA:  Destiny   Magazine, 1958.

Campbell, Alan.  The True and Noble Origins of the Anglo-Israel Message.  PDF.

            British-Israel:  Fact or Fiction?  PDF.

Carpenter, William.  The Israelites Found in the Anglo-Saxons. PDF.  London, England:  Robert Banks & Son, 1874.

Chadwick, H. Munro.  The Origin of the English Nation.  Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, PDF, 1907.

Christian Assemblies International.  British Israel.  PDF.

Christophersen, Palle.  Denmark and the Tribal Question of Dan.  PDF.

Clark, Michael A.  How Long Have We Been Aware of Our Israel Kingdom Descent?  PDF.

Collins, Steven.  Did Ancient Hebrews Really “Fear The Sea”?  PDF.

Comparet, Bertrand L.  Christianity in the Old Testament. PDF.

            Daniel’s Fifth Kingdom:  The Coronation Stone or Jacob’s Pillow.  PDF.

Cooper, William R.  After The Flood: The Early Post-Flood History of Europe Traced Back to Noah.  Kindle Edition, 2014.

Cox, Reginald H. W.  “Heritage: How Long Have We Been Aware Of Our Identity?” “Wake Up!” Magazine (July/August 1989), p. 1-3, PDF.

Crawford, Francis.  On Hebraeo-Celtic Affirmities.  PDF, 1852.

Darnell, Charles E.  The Thirteenth Tribe of Israel:  The Story of Israel’s Birthright and Judah’s Scepter.  PDF.  Campbellsville, KY:  Vision Quest Publishing, Inc., 2015.

Dankenbring, William F.  Heraldic Emblems Prove the Modern Identity of Ephraim!  PDF.

Danvers, Frederick Charles.  The Covenant: Jacob’s Heritage Being An Examination into Circumstances Connected with Ancient Israel, with England, and with other Leading Nations of the Present Day.  London, England: William Henry Guest, PDF, 1877.

Davis, Jr., Nord William.  Star Wars: A Personal Letter.  PDF.

De Witt, Adam.  The Fall and Rise of Abraham’s Kin.  Tasmania, Australia, Elijah Ministry, PDF, 2000.

            Guta-Thiuda: The Forgotten Tale of the Chosen Ones.  Sheenborough Graphics, PDF, 1988.

Demolins, Edmond.  Anglo-Saxon Superiority: To What It Is Due.  Toronto, Canada: The Musson Book Company, PDF, 1899.

Dowsett, Frank W.  Hebrew Israelite, or Jew?  PDF.

Edrehi, M.  An Historical Account of the Ten Tribes Settled Beyond the River Sambatyon in the East with Many Other Curious Matters Relating to the State of the Israelites in Various Parts of the World, Etc. London, England: Self-Published, PDF, 1833.

Emerson, S.  “Isles of Destiny”

Emry, Sheldon.  An Open Letter to Any Minister Who Teaches “The Jews Are Israel.”  PDF.

Cinderella:  A Bible Story.  PDF.

God Punishes Israel.  PDF.

            God Sold Israel Into Captivity.  PDF.

Heirs of the Promise.  PDF.

            The Marks of Israel.  PDF.

The New Testament Israel.  PDF.

The Old Jerusalem is Not the New JerUSAlem.  PDF.

The Old Testament Christians.  PDF.

Eshelman, M.M.  Two Sticks: or The Lost Tribes of Israel Discovered.  The Jew and the Israelite NOT THE SAME.  PDF.  Mount Morris, IL:  The Brethren’s Publishing Company, 1887.

Fasken, W. H.  Israel’s Racial Origin and Migrations.  PDF.  London, England: The Covenant Publishing Co., LTD., 1934.

Cimmerians and Scythians.  PDF.

Feilden, J. Leyland.  Links in the Chain of Evidence Connecting Israel and England.  London, England: W.H. Guest, PDF, 1876.

Ferris, A. J.  The Symbolism of the Union Jack.  PDF.

Flanders, Jr., Henry Jackson, et al.  People of the Covenant: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, PDF, 1963.

Fowler, C. Lewis Randolph.  O House of Israel and Thou Judah.  PDF.  New York, NY: Maranatha Publishers, 1942.

Franklin, Bernard.  We Are Israel.  PDF.

Furse, Matt.  Who Is Israel?  Yesterday, Today, and Forever.  Self-Published, 2015.

Garnier, Colonel J.  Israel in Britain: A Brief Statement of the Evidences in Proof of the Israelitish Origin of the British Race.  London, England: Robert Banks & Son, PDF.

Gaunt, Albion S.  The Master Plan. PDF.

Also at http://www.geocities.com/megiddopublications.com.

Gawler, Colonel J. C. Our Scythian Ancestors Identified with Israel.  PDF.

Gayman, Dan.  Are the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Really Lost?  PDF.

Are You An Israelite?  PDF.

            Heirs of the Promise.  PDF.

Giesenschlag, Rick.  A Peculiar People Under Law and Grace.  PDF.

Glover, F. R. A.  England: The Remnant of Judah and The Israel of Ephraim.  The Two Families under One Head: A Hebrew Episode in British Episode.  London, England: Rivingtons, PDF, 1881.

Goard, William Pascoe.  The Post-Captivity Names of Israel.  Muskogee, OK:  Artisan Publishers, 1989.

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