Sunday, October 13, 2019

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOTHER IS ALSO A MOTHER OF MANY DAUGHTERS

Oh yes the harlot riding on the back of the beast spoken of in Revelation seventeen was the first and, thereby the original mother of all harlot religions. However did you know there came another spawned after after her who like her spawned many more daughters like her. Who is she, and who are her daughters?   
At the time of the writing of Revelation apostate Judaism was the harlot in mention.  When you consider that the Old Testament Prophets called her a harlot, or inferred that she was a whore, no less than eighty four times at my last count, the evidence is overwhelming.  She, (apostate Judaism) sold her virtue and aligned herself with the kings of this world.  Isn't that what a whore is, someone who sells herself for worldly gain?  In as much as Judaism was the first of the God ordained religious systems to sell herself, is it not reasonable to see her as the mother of harlots, with all subsequent God founded, God worshipping religions, including Catholicism, as her daughters?  We must treasure the things that identify us and keep us from the strange woman who flatters with her lips as she leads the foolish into her bed of iniquity.  Babylon is the mystery religion composed of man-devised denominations, associations, and fellowships (mother and daughters) that have no revelation of a church in restoration, and is content to continue in the teachings and traditions of the apostate religious system (The Mother of Harlots), and are thus relegated to being the daughters of the prostituted mother, Revelation 17:1-3.
Oftentimes the bible does reference evil and evildoers as darkness and being in darkness and there most certainly were, and are rulers of darkness, Ephesians 6:12.  False religion is the kingdom of darkness and those who are trapped in these prison houses are those whose eyes are blinded by chains of false religious precepts causing them to be reserved unto eternal judgment.
In times of old the prophets were often called seers, (or if you will, those who see the things of God).  Hence with a little study it is easy to see that the ministry, both then and now, is likened unto the eyes of the body.  The ministry of apostate Israel was blind, their eyes had been darkened, Romans 11:8-10.  That is what Jesus was speaking of when He said, “If the blind lead the blind they will both fall into the ditch”, Matthew 15:13.  That ditch they were to fall into was the false religious system that would ensue, (Talmudic Judaism) after they crucified Christ and were judged at the end of that world.  Proverbs 23:27 says that a whore is a deep ditch and a strange woman is a narrow pit.  A whore is a woman who sells her virtue while a strange woman is a woman without morals (standards of right and wrong).  In Revelation 17:1-6 we find a symbolic statement of a woman who is a harlot and the mother of harlots, we all know this woman and her daughters to be apostate religion.  No religious system, either large or small, that has gone into apostasy believes it has.  The Jewish ministry sold out for an agreement with hell and a covenant with death, (the ultimate whoredom) which was dis-annulled when the overflowing scourge of 70A.D. passed over, Isaiah 28:13-18.  Jesus was warning His disciples of the imminent necessity of plucking out their right eye, and cutting off their right hand (Ministry).  He once told them to do whatsoever the leaders of Israel commanded because they sat in Moses seat, Matthew 23:1-3.  When the veil of the Temple was rent in twain Ichabod was written above their door and forever more their way has been the way of a strange woman.
There is a great religious deception sweeping throughout the religious world, including those among us who have not this overcoming message, which says the only thing God requires is to believe in Him and live a moral life, and that there are no boundaries beyond the abstaining from the worship of idols and living a decent moral life.  You can do what the rich young ruler wanted to do, pay nothing, you can look like the world, act like the world, talk like the world, and think like the world, and still declare and believe yourself to be not of the world.  If you want a cheap imitation of the real thing you can buy it; there is a broad and easy way with deceived purveyors of deceit who ever so adeptly persuade the simple that they have the real thing.  Several years ago while in Mexico I was offered what appeared to be a three thousand dollar Rolex watch for twenty five dollars.  Needless to say the watch was a cheap imitation.  There are those who want to offer you an opportunity to be in the Body of Christ at bargain basement prices; needless to say what they offer is a cheap imitation.  They ridicule the separated lifestyle saying it is without effect and that it robs us of our ability to witness to the world.  Whether it’s the ditch of organization, or the ditch of the permissive Charismatic religious philosophy, it is still a ditch, a pit, a strange woman, hell, false religion.  It is between these two ditches that we find the strait and narrow way which will lead us to full salvation with everlasting life.
In Proverbs 5:1-5, the writer speaks of a "Strange Woman" whose feet go down to death, and whose steps take hold of hell.  Then in Proverbs 7:5-27, the same writer proverbially speaks of the same strange woman noting that she had the attire of an harlot, adding "her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death”.  Continuing in Proverbs 9:13-18, the story of this mysterious, strange woman continues; she is clamorous (loud) and flirtatious by always seeking foolish clients to come her way.  Then comes a strange statement: "stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant".  Finally in sad summation we learn that her clients do not know that they are in the depths of hell.
An amazing picture of this mysterious strange woman is revealed in Revelation17:1-18.  She is a harlot.  She is the mother of many harlots.  She is wealthy.  She rides the back of a beast.  She makes war with The Lord.  She sits on multitudes of peoples, nations, and tongues.  She is a great city that rules over the kings of the earth.
Who is she and who are her daughters?  The mother is the first as Eve is the mother of all living, Genesis 3:20.  A harlot is a woman who sells her virtue.  The entire book of the prophet Hosea is devoted to a pictorial expose` of HER unfaithful adulterous ways.  Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel all, either by inference or direct statement, confirm apostate Israel after the flesh as being likened unto an adulterous woman.  Reason demands that these prophets of God be considered in concluding who the mother of the many harlots of Revelation was, is and forever will be.  A daughter is a woman birthed by a mother.  All apostate religious systems who claim to be of the true and living God of the bible but have sold their virtue and filled their cup with the filth of their abominations and fornication's are harlots.  All others are idolatrous.  In short, all who worship the true and living God in any way but in Spirit and in truth, John 4:23-24, are worshipping God in vain, Matthew 15:8-9. Except the Lord build the house, Psalms 127:1, they labor in vain.
Any false religious system is a hell (grave).  All false religious systems are graveyards.  The dead are those who are buried in these graves however the inhabitants do not know it, Proverbs 9:18.  The leaders and caretakers of these graves and graveyards are the gates (entrance ways) into these graves.  The religious leaders of apostate Israel according to the flesh did make war with the early church but did not prevail.  The apostle Paul was initially one of her warriors. Later Paul himself was a targeted victim of that harlot’s anger, Acts 23:12-15.
In Song of Solomon 6:8-9 we learn, THERE ARE THREESCORE QUEENS, AND FOURSCORE CONCUBINES, AND VIRGINS WITHOUT NUMBER.  MY DOVE, MY UNDEFILED IS BUT ONE; SHE IS THE ONLY ONE OF HER MOTHER, SHE IS THE CHOICE ONE OF HER THAT BARE HER.  THE DAUGHTERS SAW HER, AND BLESSED HER; YEA, THE QUEENS AND THE CONCUBINES, AND THEY PRAISED HER.  Our mother is the chaste virgin of Jesus Christ. Our mother is the church, Hebrews 12:22-23, Galatians 4:26.
In the Book of Revelation we learn that there are four forces that have brought, and will bring persecution on The Church.  These four earthly devilish powers (authorities) are the BEAST, the FALSE PROPHET, the DRAGON and the HARLOT.  The beast spoken of is the many systems of ungodly human government of man that has, and will again, persecute the church.  The Dragon that gives power to the beast is the unspoken and un-named, without nationality, super-wealthy rulers that operate covertly controlling all of carnal man’s political, bureaucratic, monetary and military systems which are the four winds of Revelation 7:1.  The false prophet is the man-made religious systems that have always been and are now being substituted for the worshipping of God in Spirit and in truth, John 4:24.  These religious systems are religious pacifiers for the ignorant, and tools of manipulation of the beast.  The GREAT WHORE and her WHORISH DAUGHTERS are the religious systems which were once of God but have sold their virtue, (compromised her integrity) thereby prostituting themselves to the beast.  They proclaim themselves to know God but in fact are riding the back of the beast holding the golden cup of the word of God filled with abominations and the filthiness of her fornication that is at war with the true church, Revelation 13:4. WHO CAN MAKE WAR WITH THE BEAST?

Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues”.  Everything and everyone else that presumptuously called itself Christianity were relegated to being a part of Babylon, the MYSTERY BABYLON THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, Revelation 17:1-7.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

THE FACT IS THIS. THE UNTO'S OF THE LAST POST CONCLUDES THE MATTER.

Micah 7:19, Acts 3:19, First John 1:8-10, 
When anyone who is a Christian brother or sister, who with a godly sorrow, Second Corinthians 7:10-11, confesses their sins, then repents of their sins, and are converted bringing forth evidential fruit of their conversion, that person is completely forgiven of their sins though their sin be as scarlet, Isaiah 1:18 , by God, and thereby should be forgiven equally as well by all Christian believers. Their sin should then in fact cast into the depths of the sea of forgetfulness, as far away as the east is from the west, Psalms 103:12, to be never mentioned again. This is exactly what the word of God teaches. For those who would wonder.
 No, I am not speaking of myself, or anyone in particular. This is speaking of anyone, and everyone who by faith calls on the name of The Lord Jesus Christ after the prescribed  formula. 
  

Sunday, October 6, 2019

GODLY SORROW UNTO UNTO CONFESSION, UNTO REPENTANCE, UNTO FORGIVENESS, UNTO SALVATION

BEFORE READING THE BODY OF THIS LETTER SERIOUSLY  CONSIDER THESE SCRIPTURE LISTED BELOW

Second Corinthians 7:9-11
First John 2:1-3
Galatians 6:1-3
First John 5:16

Some nearly 2000 years ago (Earthly Lifetime Sojourn = * approx. mid to late  4 B.C. until early 30-A.D. = 33 and one half years of mortal life)  Jesus Christ came and died for our sin, pouring out His soul unto death, Isaiah 53:12, First Corinthians 15:1-3, thus redeeming those He chooses from their sin, thereby delivering them from everlasting death. He came not to condemn us in our sin but to save us out of our sin. Jesus Christ ascended into the Heavens some 47 days after His bodily resurrection to forever more be with His Father, Acts 1:1-9.
 On the Day Of Pentecost fifty days after His death by crucifixion, Jesus Christ sent the Holy Ghost to dwell within the souls of those He chooses to chose, John 14: Acts 2:1-4. On that same day, even as He promised, He gave ministerial operational gifts unto men, Ephesians 4: 9-16. These operational gifts were given to empower His chosen ministers to the enabling them in  the presenting to Christ at His coming a chaste virgin, Second Corinthians 11:2,  without spot, wrinkle, or blemish, Ephesians 5:27. 
Full salvation not an instantaneous happening as many suppose. It is a process, John 1:12, Ephesians 1:13-14. When chosen of God through faith one is then begotten of the Holy Ghost, First John 5:18, which is conception wherein they receive the "earnest of their inheritance which is eternal life. After conception they become babes in Christ, First Corinthians 3:1. Then by the  nourishing of the word of God coupled with ministerial nurturing grow into mature sons of God "made into His divine nature and image, Second Peter 1:4-10. When completed unto maturity they will then at His appearing be  presented as "The manifested sons of God" and joint heirs with Jesus Christ" who was the first born of many brethren, Romans 8:14-29.
With this said let it also be known that this birth process is a travail, Galatians 4:19. A struggle for life against death. Those whom God chooses, John 6:44, Acts 2:47, Acts 13:48, are then tasked with submitting to God by dying to their sin nature, and overcoming even as He overcame. This is a struggle that only those who endure unto the end (Matthew 10:22) of His purpose in calling them will qualify to see the Lord at His appearance, First John 3:1-3.
During this process of endurance however we are tried, tested and tempted with sin. So sadly we while not yet being made complete sometimes fail. The Lord in his divine benevolence by grace has provided those whose faith is true a way of re-redemption. The Spirit of God which dwells within them brings conviction which is a godly sorrow unto confession, unto repentance, unto forgiveness, unto salvation, even full salvation, See Scripture Listing At Top of this Blog
We who are called to the ministry are called to be saviors unto life, Obadiah 1:21, to watch for their souls, unto salvation, not as judges of them unto damnation. The Lord has committed those He chooses to our care, and we know we will surely give account, Hebrews 13:7. Know this, we do not compromise when we through the truth assist those chosen of God out of the condemnation of sin unto a godly sorrow, sorrow, repentance, and salvation by reconciliation into the embrace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, thus forever burying their sins under the blood of He who died for our sins. The sins of those redeemed from their sins go before, whereas the sins of the unredeemed follow after, First Timothy 5:24.      
        * Inaccuracies of the Hebrew, pre-Julian, Gregorian,   and various other calendars, records, as well as other resource discrepancies  in scholarly opinions make exact dating all but impossible however this is as near accurate as our resources will allow. 


Friday, October 4, 2019

AS HEREIN DEFINED AND ILLUSTRATED
Revelation chapters 12:1-17 and 17:1-18
PAST AND PRESENT 
*The Dragon, sometimes now called "The Establishment" was in times of old, and still is: Those ungodly, unknown, unimaginably wealthy international world rulers who for untold  generations throughout many millenniums have surreptitiously ruled in the kingdoms and nations of men.
*The Beast ,was, and is: Mans systems of government past and present who are the face of, and do the bidding of the Dragon. 
*The Harlot , was, and is: All the many Religious systems who are without God and ride the back of the Beast crying love, peace and safety but in fact are the purveyors of destruction and death. 
*The False Prophet, (Often identified as Mystery Babylon, mother and daughters) was and is:  Inclusive of  All of the false religious systems and religious rulers who are in fact Antichrist;, even though many deny this they are preaching another Christ, or another gospel, Galatians 1:7-9. 

Hebrews 12:22-23, clearly identifies the New Testament Church as being the "Mount Sion", the "heavenly Jerusalem", specifically the "city of the living God". In, First Peter 2:9 the church is noted as being a "chosen people", a "royal priesthood", a "holy nation", and a "peculiar people".
The Psalmist said concerning Jerusalem of old, Psalms 137:5-7,  "If I should ever forget O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Let this be our prayers and determination with a loud proclamation,  if I forget the heavenly Jerusalem which is from above, Galatians 4:26, which is the church that The Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for,  Psalms 137:5-6. 
Because of this love, this passion, let us in remembrance cry out For Zion's (THE CHURCH'S) sake we will not hold our peace, and for Jerusalem's sake we will not rest, until the righteousness thereof goes forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns, Isaiah 62:1.


AS IT WAS IN TIMES BEFORE
SO SHALL IT BE AGAIN
Matthew chapters 23-24

With the church and its godly determinations under attack from principalities, (governments) powers, (Judicial systems) rulers of the darkness, (the media, ungodly educational systems, false science) spiritual wickedness in high places, (false religious leaders and systems) Ephesians 6:2, we are compelled to take on the whole armor of God and therewith go forth to fight the good fight of faith, First Timothy 6:12.
If left unchallenged those who challenge the church with their anti-Christian secular humanist agenda would like to reduce the Christian Church and its buildings  into being no more than  museums of what will be known as the superstitious remnants of a bygone era. All places of worship will become unimportant relic's, which are impotent historical monument's such are many already in a faith bereft Europe. All these evil doers of secular apostasy need, while posing as being benevolent purveyors of human love, to succeed is for the true ministry  and people of God to cower in fear and say nothing.
 It is now time for the watchmen on the wall to sound the alarm, Isaiah 62:6. The Dragon has dictated, the beast is speaking, therefore the harlot will soon mount the back of the beast she will then, with filth filled golden cup in her hand, seek to ravish the church with the filthiness of her depraved fornication's.
Be not deceived. (God, giving the church time to prepare), has temporarily slowed the progress of those who despise His church of righteousness. He, as in times past, has not chosen to stop their onward march into total decadent depravity, and will not until they have filled up the measure, Matthew 23:32, of those who spawned their evil.
Like Jesus,
Fellow laborers we must work while it is day. Be assured, the night comes, John 9:4.
Hebrews 3:13, work while it is called Today,
        


GERSHOM AND HIS NEVER ENDING STRUGGLE WITH THE BEAST

Exodus 2:21-23 ……… The name, Gershom, is  by definition a Stranger in a Strange land...…
Indeed we, who are in fact true followers of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the apostles of Christ' teachings are like the son of Moses, that is to say,  "Strangers in a strange land".
This world doesn't know us or love us and neither do we know or love this world John 15:18-19, First John 2:15-16. By our standards of understanding this world is alien to our God, Our, faith, our morals, and our purposes'. We who know the only  true  and living God are in reality  Gershom.
  

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

WHAT ABOUT THE JEWS ?

If a Jew is not a Jew who is only a Jew outwardly, (Romans 2:28-29) who is a Jew which is to ask; Exactly, WHO IS ISRAEL? Who are the descendants of Abraham?  If someone becomes Abraham's seed by becoming of Christ,' (Galatians 3:26-29) WHO ARE ABRAHAM'S SEED, and the heirs of the promises of God to Abraham? 
Then arrives the question; What is a gentile? the answer to this question is realized by knowing what the word gentile is correctly defined is. Simply and correctly answered a gentile is anyone who is not of God. That is to say any, and everyone, who is not called and in covenant with God by The Son of God, Jesus Christ.  
 What is Judaism and what is a Jew? Is there really anyone who can be defined a member such a thing as a Jewish race? If there is such a thing as a Jewish race how is it identified knowing that there are people who profess to be Jews from all races of people? According to scripture the promises of God were made to Abraham and his seed. Who are the seed of Abraham that are the rightful inheritors of the promises of God? These are all questions that demand answers. There are those who honestly believe that anyone professing the Jewish religion are direct descendants of Abraham and are the chosen people of God. Judaism is a much divided and diverse religious entity. There are Caucasian Jews, Oriental Jews, Negro Jews, and Asian Jews. There are Jews who claim to be American, Mexican, German, British, Russian, Romanian, French, Somalian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Iranian, as well as untold other man made nationalities belonging to all of the God created races. I point these things out to emphasize the fact that Judaism is neither a race nor a nationality. Judaism is a religion just as Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and  yes Christianity  are all religions. Jews are religious adherents to the religion of Judaism just as Christians and all the others are adherents are to their religions. Because of the fact of the diversity of race and nationality and the ability for anyone to become a Jew just as anyone can become a member of any other of the above mentioned religions, it is foolish to think of it as anything other than a religion. European Jews are distinctly genetically and culturally different from Middle Eastern Jews. The European or Ashkenazim Jew is in fact a proselyte Jew of mixed linage with no real claim to being direct descendants of Abraham. During the Middle Ages Judaism flourished in Muslim Spain where the rabbis of that day decided, without any justification, that the place, Sephardi, mentioned in Obadiah 1:20 was a reference to Spain. Because of this decision the Jews of that region and their descendants are called Sepharadism as opposed to Ashkenazim. After Rome destroyed Jerusalem in what the Jews call the great diaspora it became necessary for the Jewish people to prove their claim to ancestral purity through their mothers rather than their fathers. This was brought about because the women who survived the Holocaust of seventy A.D. didn't know who fathered their children. The Roman army and it's mercenaries utterly destroyed the identity of the Jewish people. To this day the Jewish people trace their heritage maternally, not paternally as it was done throughout the Bible. With their identity lost and what was left of the people scattered throughout the known world, survival demanded this adjustment. Malachi prophesying of the impending destruction of the Jewish world said that there would be left neither root nor branch, Malachi 4:1. John the Baptist in Mathew 3:10 declared that the axe was laid to the root. The Apostle Paul in, First Thessalonians 2:16 pronounced that the wrath of God is come unto them to the uttermost. These are just a few of the proof texts available as evidence of the judgment of God on Israel after the flesh, First Corinthians 10:18. So who is the Israel of God, Galatians 6:16? To whom do the eternal promises of God belong? Who are the true descendants of Abraham? Can we consider these questions without prejudice and just look to and trust the scripture for the answer? I truly pray so.

FULFILLED

So who are truly the Jews of today, and what is the Israel of God? There is only one place that is legitimate to go to for the answer to this question and that place is the Bible. It is in the Bible that we find all the information there is concerning the beginning of Israel and it is there that we will find all the information there is concerning the continuation and conclusion of Israel. All other sources are dismissed as being opinion and conjecture based with presupposed conclusions.
In finding the answer to these questions first let’s consider the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 2:28-29, For he is not a Jew which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men but of God. This was written by a man with the pedigree of being an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin, Romans 11:1. I'm sure he wasn't anti-Semitic or biased against his own people. Paul, also the author of the book of Galatians made his position clear in the third chapter where he writes, beginning with verse sixteen, "Now to Abraham and his seed was the promises made. He said not to seeds as of many, but as of one. And to thy seed which is Christ. And this I say that the covenant which was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Now let’s move on forward in the same chapter to verses 26-29, For you are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. One promise, one covenant, one plan, one people without national, racial, gender, or otherwise differentiating one from another. They that are Christ’s are the seed of Abraham.
All the promises of God are the seed of Abraham. The seed of Abraham is constituted in Christ. Isaiah in prophesying of the Lord said Isaiah 53:8 asks, "Who shall declare His generation?" This same prophet in chapter nine, verse six declared him the Everlasting Father. The answer is the Father of those who can look back to father Abraham as inheritors of the promises of God. John the Baptist in Matthew 3:9 rebuked the religious Jews saying, "Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father. For I say unto you that God is able to of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. This is precisely what He did, He made something that had no life alive. The blood of Jesus has given us life in God wherein we had no life. We who are Christ’s are the children of Abraham by faith and as such are the one seed who inherit the one promise. We, The Church, The Body of Christ, are not spiritual Israel, we are the Israel of God, Gal.6:16. There is no such thing as two Israel’s, one being spiritual and the other being natural. There was once an Israel that was known according to the flesh but that ended with Christ and was judged in seventy A.D. to the uttermost. All anyone needs to do to understand this is to without prejudice read Romans chapters nine through eleven and the whole of the book of Galatians. If the words of the apostle Paul won't convince them I doubt that I could do any better. The thing that hinders someone from seeing this obvious scriptural truth are erroneous interpretations of certain scripture and applying meanings and time considerations that are interdependent on one another. One primary error of understanding is that God has somehow shortchanged the Jewish people and not fulfilled His promises to them. I think it first necessary to show with reasonable finality that God did in fact fulfill every promise He made to Abraham. To do this all anyone needs to do is to go to the book of Joshua, starting in chapter twenty one verse forty five, There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass. Then in chapter twenty three verse fourteen, Not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. Then I ask this; of all the things beyond that time what of them couldn't have been fulfilled in Jesus Christ? As it is written Jesus Christ fulfilled the Law and the Prophets, Matthew 5:17. If He is the fulfillment what part of Him didn't fulfill? He, Jesus Christ was and is the promised Messiah, there is nothing beyond Him. Jew's can be and are being converted, they are not forbidden salvation now, nor have they ever been. Salvation is to all that will call upon His name. The Times of the Gentiles was fulfilled in seventy A.D. 

THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES FULFILLED

There is a very popular teaching among what is called the evangelical churches which is based on the idea that God is indebted to the people of the Jewish religion and that He will again reinstate them as His most favored of People. This teaching is so broad, complex, and many faceted that to try and detail it in such a format as this daily blog would only frustrate both the writer and the readers. Suffice it to say that I do not intend to try to answer every question that can be posed or address every aspect of this religious theory. I do however think, that from time to time, it would be good that I bring out certain truths that may help those who are open to the consideration another idea. In the previous heading I established with scriptural evidence that, Judaism is a religion and nothing else. That the Church is the Israel of God, and that God has fulfilled all of His unconditional promises that He made to Abraham on Mt. Sinai.

For many hundreds of years God continued to talk to, and make promises to the Hebrew Nation; however all the promises after Sinai were conditional promises. Both Israel and Judah forfeited their entitlement to the continued promises of God through rebellion and disobedience. Their final rebellion against God was their rejection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This was when they made a covenant with hell and agreement with death. Hell is the grave and death is eternal destruction. They, as a nation not as individuals, chose eternal death in the grave over life with the Messiah, the Son of God.

In this posting I want to focus on what is called THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES. I think it prudent to begin by properly, that is scriptural, identifying exactly what a gentile is. During the time of the writing of the most of the Bible there were only two recognized types of people. You were either a part of Israel or you were a gentile. A gentile was therefore the designate title of anyone who was without God. A gentile was and is a ungodly person. When someone identifies themselves as being a gentile they are identifying themselves as being ungodly, a heathen, a person who doesn't have God.

The word Israel by correct and original definition is chosen of God. So we know that Israel is constituted of those persons who are chosen of God. Since the coming of Christ you cannot be chosen of God except through Christ. For someone of the Jewish religion to be a part of Israel they must be chosen of God. In simple terms they must become followers of Christ, they can no longer continue being a part of the Jewish religion, they must become Christians. Realizing this we know that the Jewish nation that calls itself Israel is not in fact the Israel of God. I know that asserting this will dismay some but I ask that you search it out and consider it before you reject it. God has not cast away His people which He foreknew, God forbid. They have, and have always had equal access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ. The Old Covenant is past, it will not be revisited, the new covenant is for every nation, kindred and tongue. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, we are all one in Christ. Christ is not divided.

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES

Now concerning the matter of what is called the times of the Gentiles, or as some like to call it The Gentile Age, let’s see what the scriptures have to say and understand what they mean. First let’s look at Romans 11:25-32
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

Now lets go to Luke 21:24
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Now to Daniel 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolation's are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Whenever considering the meaning of scripture it should always be done considering both the text and context and never be allowed to be subject to prejudice or sympathies. there are these questions to be asked; Who is talking? to whom are they speaking? What are they saying? Why are they saying it? When is it they are speaking of? How are they saying it? It should be obvious that do otherwise than this is to open the door for all manner of interpretations and opinions. The question of how are they saying it means, are they speaking literally, figuratively, symbolically, or is it a in parable. If not one of these, how else? I hope that everyone reading this posting understands the necessity of using this formula to assist them in understanding. With this said I will now briefly explain what the fullness of the Gentiles is. Daniel in the ninth chapter of his book of prophecies was prophesying of the final destruction of the world of the first covenant. He uses the word Consummation which means fullness, or if you will completeness. There can little reasonable question that the prophecy of the seventy weeks of Daniel found its fulfillment in seventy A. D. and is not in any way applicable to anything since then. Luke twenty one is the synoptic companion of Matthew twenty four and is a reporting of Christ' dissertation of the destruction of that first covenant world. In Matthews report of that dissertation it is written that the generation He was speaking to would not pass away until all the things He spoke of had come to pass, Matthew 23:36, and Matthew 24:34. What Jesus was telling them of was the same thing that Daniel had prophesied of, that is the end of that world. In verse Twenty Four of Luke's Twenty first chapter he chooses the word fulfilled rather than Daniel's consummated, but the words mean the exact same thing. Then in Paul's letter to the Romans in the eleventh chapter we find Paul explaining that God blinded most of Israel until the judgment of God on that wicked and perverse generation found its fulfillment in seventy A.D. with Rome being God' appointed executioner. Joel spoke of the four plagues that God would use as His instruments of judgment. The palmerworm which was Babylon, the locust which was Medo-Persia, the canker worm which was Greece, and the caterpillar which was Rome. These are the four kingdoms mentioned in Daniel 2:44 to judge the Israel of the first covenant. It was the caterpillar, Rome, that the Lord was speaking of in Mark 9:44-48 that wouldn't die. All the others were for the temporal judgment of the Israel of the first covenant. Rome executed the eternal judgment of that world. Paul in First Thessalonians 3:16 said that the wrath of God is come upon them to the uttermost. So it was that that the times, or fullness of the Gentiles were fulfilled by Titus and his armies in seventy A.D. with the destruction of that world. As a quick bonus thought let me present that the everlasting chains of darkness Peter was speaking of was the same spirit of blindness that happened to the apostate leaders of that world and that the judgment they were reserved to was the everlasting fire of seventy A.D., That was the times of the Gentile fulfilled. Oh my, what a can of worms I may have opened up.

WHAT DOES GOD OWE THE JEW?

There is a large segment of what is called fundamentalist Christianity that think God is still indebted to the people who practice the Jewish religion saying that He has never fulfilled His promises to Abraham. I do not agree, and with this brief paper hope to prove in a concise but exact way the fallacy of this notion. The essential premise of the concept that God must restore the Jewish people to His favor and give them a place of prominence in the world to come is almost entirely based on two basic misconceptions. The first misconception is that the Jews of today are the direct genetic descendants of Abraham. The second misconception is the before stated idea that God did not fulfill His promise to Abraham. There is a third misconception which is that the New Testament makes this promise. Because of the lengthiness of the subject I will deal with this misconception in another post soon.
I will first deal with the second mentioned misconception and that is that God did not fulfill His promises to Abraham. All anyone needs to do to reasonably dispel this idea is believe what is written, Joshua 21:43-45 says that God gave them all the land he swore to them, all of it. It continues to explain that God did not fail to do any good thing He promised to them. Then in Joshua 23:14 it is reiterated again that God fulfilled His promises to Israel. However in verse fifteen we learn that they are also promised that because of their idolatrous ways they will be dispossessed of the land that God gave them. Then in 1st. Kings 8:56 we are again allowed to know that God fulfilled all His promises of land and natural inheritance to the descendants of Abraham and followers of Moses. To doubt or question this is, in my opinion, to quibble about words and create doubt about the promises of God thus disparaging the word of God.
Now let’s move on to the second issue, which is the matter of the adherents of the Jewish religion of today being the direct descendants of Abraham. The answering of the first issue should have negated any need for the consideration of addressing the second issue, but because of religious tradition and bias it doesn't. The fact that God doesn't owe the "Natural Jew" anything should dissipate any further argument.
For the purpose of being conversant with those who insist on their being two Israel’s I have condescend to the terminology "Natural Jew" although it is a misnomer. The terms "Spiritual Jew' and "Natural Jew", are contrived by those purporting and perpetuating the thought that there is yet an 'Israel after the flesh," (a bible term) First Corinthians10:18, that God holds in special indebtedness and favor. I usually will not recognize these terms because they are not scriptural and only serve to give acquiescence to the idea of there being two Israel’s, one natural and the other spiritual.
The definition of the word Israel is chosen of God. Before Christ the only people who could rightfully claim to be chosen of God were those who could trace their heritage back to Abraham. That is why there are so many begets in the bible. It mattered and mattered immensely who you were a descendant of and that you could prove it. Every true Jew knew what tribe he was of and could trace his parentage from father to father all the way back to Abraham. There were proselyte Jews but they were the exception and not considered a Jew in the truest sense.
In seventy A.D. Rome laid waste of Israel fulfilling all the prophets and Jesus Christ. Malachi prophesied that they the Jews would be left neither root nor branch, Malachi 4;1, Jeremiah said they would be as a potters vessel that could not be put back together, Jeremiah 19:1-15, John the Baptist warned that the Jews that did not repent and receive Christ they would be destroyed as chaff, telling them to flee the wrath that was to come to that generation, Matthew 3:1-12, Jesus Christ foretold the total and final judgment of that world which would happen before that generation passed away, Matthew 23:24. The Jews stiffened their necks and refused to hear saying that they would have no king but Caesar and thus making a covenant with Hell and an agreement with death, Isaiah 28:15-18. Israel chose death over life and suffered the wrath of God to the uttermost First Thessalonians 2:15-16. When something reaches its uttermost there is no more.
As was the way of nations of that brutal and barbaric age whenever a nation was conquered the penalty for resistance to conquest was utter destruction. When Rome took Israel they not only devastated the land they devastated the population. The men and boys were killed and enslaved while the women and girls were raped and enslaved. The women soon found themselves giving birth to children who were sired in rape and were without fathers. They had no certain identity and were not the seed of Abraham. Because of this it became necessary to identify themselves as Jewish by reason of maternal parentage. To this day it is still so that the Jewish people reckon themselves Jews by maternal authority and not paternal authority. They became a people who were without identity.
There are essentially two kinds of Caucasian people who practice the Jewish religion and populate the world today. They identify themselves as either Ashkenazim and Sephardi. It is an easy research to find the origins of these two people. I suggest that anyone who is honest and wants to know what a true Jew is do the research and prove for themselves what is true. Neither of these two can trace their linage back to the time of the Diaspora much less Abraham. They are not of direct linage and they know it. One of their own, Isaac Asimov, a well known writer and scientist of the last century wrote extensively concerning this very subject. So who is a true Jew? Consider what a man born a Jew said, a man who knew his linage and even what tribe he belonged to, the apostle Paul, Romans 2:28-29, Galatians 3:29. We ..... The Church are the Israel of God, the true Israel, we are the continuation of the plan of God, and there is no other. We are the direct descendants of Abraham and there are no other. I challenge anyone and everyone to find someone of the Jewish religion that can trace their linage back to Abraham. Further I challenge them to prove what tribe they were descended from by genealogy. They are Jews by religion which is a religion without Christ. I pray that they will be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Lord, the Son of God, the head of the Church that now cries Abba, father. We declare His generations, Isaiah 53:8. He is the mighty God, the everlasting Father of Israel, Isaiah 9:6. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

PROPERLY TRANSLATED NOT PRIVATELY INTERPRETED

SECOND PETER 1:20
WORDS CORRECTLY TRANSLATED SAY WHAT THEY MEAN AND MEAN WHAT THEY SAY 
Proverbs 29:18, is an often quoted verse of scripture that few people properly understand. Properly translated it reads Where there are no restraints the people perish, but happy is he that keeps the law. 
Herein The word interpreted as vision ... : is in fact correctly translated as restraints. 

We often hear people say that they want to be free, to be in control. What they are saying is they want to do what they want and make their own decisions. They want freedom from the restraints of God's law, society's rules, customs and traditions. This often means they want the freedom to sin. Before becoming a Christian, this was at least somewhat  true of all of us. We all wanted to throw off the shackles of rules and boundaries. They want to be completely free of  rules and restraints. This world admires a wild free spirit in abandon. They imagine someone free of restraints has great peace inside and fulfillment in life They are wrong. The free spirited person running without any constraints knows that they are dying inside, spiritually and emotionally. Freedom from God's rules is counterfeit freedom. It is an illusion. If you proclaim yourself free from God’s restraints, you become a slave to sin. The abandonment of law promises freedom, while they themselves are the servants of corruption-for of whom a man is overcome of the same he is brought into bondage (Second Peter 2:19). The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness (Proverbs 11:6). Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness (Ephesians 4:19). The world's freedom is the freedom to walk into selfish destruction leaving a wake of the destruction of innocent others.
 An infant may be tempted to enjoy the freedom" of drinking from a bottle of bleach or running into a crowded street. Having this freedom would bring certain death. Likewise, freedom from God may look attractive, but the end result is unhappiness and certain death. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of his flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit will reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:7-8).For the wages of sin is death... (Romans 6:23) Our only choice is to be ruled by God and righteousness or sin. Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey--whether of sin unto death, of obedience unto righteousness? (Romans 6:16). 
True freedom comes from Submitting your life to God. True freedom is not freedom to sin. It is freedom from the power of sin. God's life within us transforms us. As we walk in the Spirit, we begin to see sin for what it really is, something vile which will destroy our soul in  death, and it becomes easier to do the things that please God I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. (Romans 6:19-20)