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Shabbat (Sabbath) begins on Fridays at 6pm and ends on Saturdays at 6pm. The purpose is to help the church and Israel become reconciled in Messiah and to identify the rift, and the needed restoration. There is much in the church that needs to change before it can be fully reconciled with the Jew. Likewise, changes in Jewish thinking are also needed.
Edition 294: January 13th 2016
Why do the Jews not see their Messiah?
Why do the Jews not see their Messiah?
●This edition is directly related to the next two – don’t miss them.
The question is why do the Jews not see their Messiah YET?
It’s a very important and critical question. The answer has so many massive consequences for the whole world!
In this edition I want to examine the cause of the spiritual blindness, and when and how it will be lifted. What will be the dramatic consequences and what does it mean for the world?
This is a very important and timely issue, please don’t take any of this lightly, your very salvation may depend upon it!
The falling away and resulting blindness upon the Jews was prophesied succinctly by our Jewish Messiah way back when Pa fell off the bus.
Matthew 23:39 “I say to you (Jews), you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
And with that the veil of spiritual blindness came down on the Jewish nation.
Our Lord stood looking over Jerusalem and wept, because He wanted to gather the Jews into His kingdom then, but they rejected Him.
This was, and still is, in most cases, the biggest saddest rejection and betrayal of all time, with such great consequences for the world, but as Matthew says above, it is “till” a point in time!
Jewish objections to Yeshua:
The fault lies with most of the Rabbis and the people themselves who have blindly given themselves to the word of the Rabbis, presuming that they are right and speak for God. These Rabbis have taught their people that Yeshua is not the Jewish Messiah and can’t be for the following reasons.
To be recognised as the Jewish Messiah, He must fulfil the following conditions:
●He can only appear when the ingathering of the Jews from world exile is complete. ●The Messiah will be King of Israel. ●The temple must be rebuilt. It was still standing in the days of the first coming. ●There must be worldwide peace. ●The Messiah will reign when all Jews observe the full Torah. ●All people of the world will worship this Messiah. ●The Messiah must be from Judah, a descendant of King David. ●They say that theSecond Coming is proof of the failure of the first.
A most powerful answer:
At the first coming our Lord actually did fulfil everything and a lot more than the Jewish Rabbis could imagine!
You see, He fulfilled everything at His first coming spiritually. The kingdom of God came spiritually first before it comes in the natural and physical to the earth. He is King now of His kingdom, but it’s a spiritual kingdom now. He has made us the temple of the Holy Spirit now, but it’s a spiritual temple, “built in three days and nights.” He has made peace with us, His people, by the new-birth and work of the cross and shed blood, but it’s essentially still spiritual. He is ruling and reigning now as the King and Prince of peace, but it’s a spiritual rule. And we could on and on.
Basically all the conditions have been met – spiritually. They will all be completely fulfilled in reality at the Second Coming. In answer to the Rabbi’s condemnation that if there is to be a Second Coming, the first was a failure...what absolute hogwash, hogwash, hogwash!!!
The first advent was the greatest act of victory, success and triumph ever. But the world (all the unsaved) can’t see it because it’s still primarily a spiritual victory and they are blind to this kingdom now.
Isaiah spoke this tragic word prophetically to his people the children of Israel:
Isaiah 59:10 “We grope for the wall like the blind and we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noonday as at twilight; we are as dead men in desolate places.”
The error of the Rabbis:
As spiritual leaders of the Jewish people the Rabbis, being blinded themselves, have contributed and passed on the blindness to the people.
They think they know the Torah, but they can’t see their Messiah, the suffering Jewish Servant almost on every page!
The verses below, paraphrased, explain the difference between true salvation and those who think they are saved. This is one of the reasons why the Jewish Rabbis can’t see their Messiah. “Unless you are born again, into the kingdom of God by the new birth, you can’t even see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3).
The Rabbis are on the wrong side of the impassable gulf and are blinded.
Luke 16:23-26 ”Being in torment in Hades (hell), he lifted eyes and saw Father Abraham (on the other side) and said to him, ‘have mercy on me, I am in torment in this flame...Besides all this, between us and you there is a great impassable gulf fixed between us.”
Thankfully, today there are many Rabbis who are awakening to the truth, but many still remain vicious enemies of the fullness of the gospel.
God Himself, not you or me will cause them to awaken and give them new spiritual eyes. We can help along the way, but the mass salvation of the Jews will be a sovereign act of God Himself.
Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you a sign, ‘Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and you shall call His name Immanuel.”
The wrecking ball of the church:
The church has done enormous damage to the Jews, more than you could ever imagine.
There is one huge almost universal, consistent problem that arises from Jews when confronted about or considering Yeshau as their Messiah. They all object because Jesus, they say, is some Catholic, Gentile creation. They object to Christmas and Easter also saying that they are Gentile Catholic creations.
They are quite right. The Catholic church has been very successful in keeping the Jews out of the church, which has been their aim since their formation. And will lead to their great fall, destruction and casting into hell. (Except for a few individuals, as revealed in the message to the church at Thyatira in the Revelation.)
When Jews get saved and discover that Jesus is actually Yeshua, the Jew of all Jews and the New Covenant is Jewish in its character, written by Jews (except one), they are most shocked!
As I’ve said a million times and will continue to say, The Bible says that the “Gospel is to go the Jew first”, and the Gentile church is to make the “Jew jealous.”
In most cases, the church has done the exact opposite.
Amazingly, most churches exclude the Biblical truth (or deny it) of the Jews coming to salvation soon.
In many ways, much of the church has been the wrecking ball of the Jews coming to salvation. They have stood in the way for many, many years.
The spirit of the Nazi party:
Why has there been such a long sustained attack against the Jews throughout history? If Satan can keep the Jews from salvation by killing them, or any other means, he has proved God wrong. But all Satan’s attempts will soon backfire on him and God will lift the veil over the Jews and complete His original calling upon them!
►The above image is a trilingual stone engraving from the Persian / Babylonian era. The inscription calls for the killing of the Jews!
In this dead rock of antiquity we see a host of living spirits! Do you see them? I see them all over the place!
Spirits live forever. This includes demon spirits. These evil spirits are arranged in the spirit world in a similar way to an army. There are top leaders equivalent to military generals. They’re called “principalities.” It is these spirits which have possessed many of the world’s worst despots through the ages.
Hitler and the leadership of the Nazi Party were possessed and inhabited by major, powerful demon forces. They were not possessed by new, fresh spirits. They have been around for ages and are still around today seeking new hosts. They have found ready and willing hosts in Islam and many world leaders, including the mass media - their puppets.
Interestingly, this Babylonian stone of death to the Jews became the will and desire of the Babylonians and the church of Rome, which became and still is so deeply entrenched in all things Babylonian.
It’s arguable who killed more Jews, the Catholics in the Inquisitions or Hitler. It actually doesn’t make any difference because the real killer is those demon spirits behind that stone.
The same evil spirits wanting to kill the Jews throughout history are working in the churches of replacement theology.
Tragically, the Bible reveals that Jews will experience another holocaust on their way to salvation. It is the same spirits at work.
Because the false or counterfeit church is a spiritual entity it is already an available tool in Satan’s hands to do his deadly will. These churches are of course blind to their god in disguise and camouflage!
Why is the salvation of the Jews so important?
You can forget about the rapture, or any part of the Second Advent coming about until the prophecies of the coming salvation of the Jews at least begin to come to pass.
Biblically there is a clear link between all the prophecies of the Bible for the Jews coming to pass and the tribulation period, and everything associated with it. This includes a pre-tribulation rapture and the Second Coming itself.
All the great prophecies come to completion when the following conditions are met:
Israel must be host to the greatest part of the second exodus back to the land. Israel must be in a contentious land divided between Jew and Palestinian. Jerusalem must be a divided city. These are the main pieces of the puzzle which must be in place. They are contrary to God’s will, but His word reveals that they will come about.
In and through Israel’s great turmoil and distress caused by Satan, God will bring salvation and victory to the Jews.
The Jews have a wonderful plan born in the heart and mind of God, which will come to pass.
How will it play out?
I will deal with this a lot more in the next two editions, but the short answer now is that it will all end in victory for the Jew and the true church.
Jewish people, do you think that God has prevented you from assimilation into the nations of the world for no reason? Do you think you have and are being brought back to your covenant land for no reason? Do you think that the spiritual veil being lifted upon many of you is just a coincidence?
Jewish people, do you think your nation was born in a day in 1948 for no reason (Isaiah 66:7-8) By the way, in the next edition I’ll deal with how Islam is to be destroyed in a day.
The real big reason that you, Jews can’t see your Messiah is pure pride, which always blinds. In fact, pride causes blindness for anyone – always! That’s why homosexuals can’t see their own special Sodom and Gomorrah coming soon!
So, now you know what you have to do my Jewish friends. You need to seek your Jewish Messiah afresh with all pride dethroned.
Romans 11:29 “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.”
What gifts and what calling are these? If you read the previous verses of Romans 11, you will see they all speak of the Jews coming to salvation, while some of the Gentile church is cut off for resisting this call of God.
Do you see the wonderful clue here, my Jewish friends and future family? God’s call upon you to salvation can’t be reversed. It is irrevocable. It is forever. It is unchangeable. It is cast in stone. It is certain, permanent, final, settled and done!
Now have a look at these incredible verses:
Acts 13:47 “I have set you to be a light to the Gentiles that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Isaiah 42:6 “I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles.”
Do you see your calling and purpose, my Jewish friends? So what are you waiting for...open your spiritual eyes, repent for you many years of rebellion. Your Jewish Saviour awaits you.
Zechariah 3:9 “...I will remove the iniquity of that land (Israel) in one day.”
Jews, let me inform you that a great deal of the church is your enemy. Beware of them! Let me also inform you that a fast growing sector of the church are your eternal friends and will stand with you and for you in these days as your veil of blindness gets lifted.
The true churches, Christian Zionists, the Messianics and numerous other Gentile believers, have stood with you and have been a light to you. They have given you the Gospel in all its Hebraic glory. Now the tables are soon to be turned!
You, Jews will become the light to the Gentile nations, bringing the good news of the death, burial and resurrection of the King of the Jews to all nations. (Of course this opens up the pre-tribulation rapture story, which I won’t go into now.)
The great tragedy, revealed in the Bible for a great deal of the church is that just like you were cut off Jews, they will also be cut off as the come against your awakening and re-grafting back into the olive tree.
Romans 11:12 If their (Jews) fall is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness?”
Romans 11:15 “If their (Jews) being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be, but life from the dead.”
I took this picture in the spectacular Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. (There’s a hippo in the water). Moremi is part of the 15,000 sq km Okavango delta, the biggest inland delta in the world. It is wonderfully wild and full of more species big and small that you can ever imagine. I’ve travelled these islands and waterways in boats, dugouts, planes, 4x4s, foot excursions, and micro-lights more times than I can remember since the 1970s. Many times I would camp out in the wilds not seeing another person for days on end.
If you want to see more pictures of this most amazing place click HERE.
Shalom and grow in grace!