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Exodus 19:5-6 “If you (Israel) will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation...”
Amos 9:15 “I will plant them (Israel) in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them, says the Lord God.”
Isaiah 41:11 “Behold all those who were incensed against you (Israel) shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.”
Isaiah 44:18 “They do not know nor understand; for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their hearts so they cannot understand.”
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.
8th November 2019
Shabbat Shalom to all!
The tree-huggers delight:
The Bible uses plants, trees, colours, animals, birds, numbers and more to describe people and nations. It is the subliminal symbols that are of great significance and meaning, especially in relation to Israel.
Did you realise that the entire course of Israel’s history is plotted in the trees? There is much more to these symbols and metaphors - for another time.
Here are some amazing messages blowing in the wind, relating to Israel.
►The Olive tree: (Romans 11)
These trees have very deep, well established roots. They are sometimes called eternal trees, because they are so hardy; they live for many thousands of years. An ancient olive tree appears to die, but then miraculously, new shoots appear out of the dead wood continuing its existence.
The olive tree produces a rich olive oil which has numerous uses, but is also a type of the Holy Spirit. Olive oil is required to keep the temple menorah flames burning. This symbolises light. Olive tree leaves are symbols of peace. Remember the dove bringing back an olive branch to the ark after the flood of judgement.
The root of the olive tree is symbolic of God Himself. The root is called, “holy.”
Biblically, there are two olive trees of importance. The natural olive tree, is symbolic of Israel, and the wild olive tree, is symbolic of the church. The wild olive branch was “grafted” into the natural olive tree, thus partaking of the goodness of the root.
The national emblem of Israel includes two olive branches.
An ancient olive tree grove:
►The Fig tree:
The fig tree is symbolic of spiritual fruitfulness after severe pruning or judgement. It relates to Israel in the tribulation period, awakening to spiritual life.
The fig tree is unique in that its blossoms appear before the leaves. It should have fruit appearing before the leaves. This is why our Lord cursed the unfruitful fig tree, causing it to die. The root was not destroyed though, and a new tree full of fruit, is about to appear.
When the disciples asked out Lord what would be the sign of His coming, He listed a number of judgements to fall on the world. But one of these was the sign of the fig tree.
Matthew 24:32-34 “learn the parable of the fig tree: When is branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So also you when you see all these things, know that it is near, even at the very doors. Assuredly, I say to you, ‘this generation (of Jews) will be no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.’”
Present day Zionism and the awakening of the Jews, as well as modern anti-Semitism are signs of the fig tree putting forth leaves and about to produce much spiritual fruit.
►The Almond tree:
The almond is the first tree to flower in its season, which at the end of winter. The flower has five petals to it, five being the number of grace. The temple menorah, a symbol of light, has oil cups or containers in the shape of almond flowers.
The Hebrew word for “almond” is “shakeid” which also means to “awake” and “watch”.
The almond is symbolic of Messiah’s resurrection. It speaks of the supernatural power of God as seen in Aaron’s almond branch that budded in one day. (Numbers 17:8)
Jeremiah 1:11-14 “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Jeremiah, what do you see?’ I said, ‘I see the branch of an almond tree.’ Then the Lord said, ‘you have seen well for I am about to perform My word.’ And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, ‘what do you see? And I said, a boiling pot and it is facing away from the north.’ Then the Lord said to me: ‘Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’”
The message here is that as the almond (Israel) flowers and buds she will be plunged into the tribulation period.
Jeremiah 31:28 “It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy and to afflict them, so I will watch over them to build and plant says the Lord. In those days they shall say no more, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes...’”
Psalm 80:8-9 “You have brought a vine out of Egypt, You have cast out the nations and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root and it filled the land.”
This vine, Israel, is described as “the choicest vine.” But it is a vine that also has within it a “winepress.” (Isaiah 5:1-2) The “winepress” speaks of the crushing tribulation to come!
God planted Israel as a “noble vine” of the highest quality, yet it became an alien, degenerate vine. This speaks of Israel's rebellion to Messiah. (Jeremiah 2:21)
As with the olive and the fig tree, the vine will bear its good fruit in its time, which is just around the corner!
►Other trees symbolic of Israel:
Joel 1:12 (Context: Israel is invaded in the tribulation period) “The vine has dried up and the fig tree has withered; and the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree. All the trees of the field have withered. Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
But we know that Israel's story does not end in the tribulation. Joy will return.
The Cedar: Symbol of power, royalty and majesty. The Oak: Symbol of strength and stability. The Palm: Symbol of military victory and victory in Messiah. The Pomegranate: Symbol of abundance and joyfulness. The Acacia: Symbol of beauty. The Myrtle: Symbol of God’s favour and blessing.
The grand summary:
Israel is: Deeply rooted in God with an eternal future. Israel contains the light-producing oil of the Spirit of God and soon will be Messiah’s light of the world! Israel will be at peace soon. The church is a “wild” family member of Israel through our joint root in God. Israel will become fully fruitful after pruning. Israel’s ripening fruit is a sign of Messiah’s coming. Israel will bud and come to life supernaturally in a day and then bring the light of salvation to the Gentile world. Israel will go through the winepress of tribulation, be attacked from the north and fall under calamity, because she was the choicest, noble vine and yet gave herself to paganism. (Baal) Finally Israel will fulfil God’s call and plan in power, majesty and strength, abundance, and blessing.
All of this is revealed in the nature of this forest of trees, and the corresponding Bible verses. How can you not be a tree-hugger!
Edition 322: July 27th 2016
The immense gravity and evil of Replacement Theology
The immense gravity and evil of Replacement Theology:
Exodus 32:26 “Then Moses stood up in the entrance of the camp and said, ‘Whoever is on the Lord’s side, let him come to me.’”
In this edition I want to share with you some very important and relevant issues that you must know in these days. This is all a very powerfully spiritually charged issue. It will be the fence of division between heaven and hell for many, as it is even now.
There are great attacks intensifying now in this area and also great victory, joy and peace right here.
Whose side are you on?
What is Replacement Theology?
It is essentially the belief that God has finished with the Jews as an entity and that the church has replaced the Jews. This obviously extends through to the city of Jerusalem and Israel as a whole, both of which are inextricably linked to the Jews and their future.
Proponents of this evil theology maintain that all the blessings contained in the Bible now come upon the church and all the curses upon the Jews. They claim and teach that wherever you find the word “Jew” in the Bible it must replaced with “Christian”. “Jerusalem” must be replaced with the “church” and “Israel” also becomes the entire church.
Those of replacement theology teach that God has finished with the Jews because they rejected their Messiah and because they crucified Him. They maintain that the only future for the Jew is to get saved, become a Christmas Christian, and he must then go to church on Sunday like all nice happy Christians and eat marshmallow rabbits and the Easter ham.
All of those who are into replacement theology reject the end-time prophecies relating to the Jews, Jerusalem and Israel. The eschatology of the replacement theologian has no place for the Jew and is only concerned with riches and good coming upon themselves.
The evil roots of Replacement Theology:
It was the devil working in and through his ready agents, Constantine, and the Catholic church, spreading later to the Reformers and now the major denominational and orthodox churches, who created replacement theology. Unfortunately in these days, even some Spirit-filled churches have bought into the great lie and deception.
And, let me tell you, that it is a great deception. Perhaps the majority of the professing church in these days supports replacement theology. Some are covert in their support and some are supporters of it by and in their silence.
Semi-Christian organisations like the BDS Movement are fully into replacement theology. They are anti-Semitic, which is one of the evil off-shoots of replacement theology.
The objective of Replacement Theology:
The final objective of replacement theology is the replacement reality of getting rid of the Jews. Its logical conclusion is another Holocaust. The spiritual objective is to prove God a liar and wrong. If Satan can do that, he has a legal right to escape his own end-time judgement.
The objective of replacement theology in the heart of so-called Christian proponents is to elevate their pride of race, grace and place with God. It is to put down the Jews and elevate themselves.
There are many other grave dangers involved in replacement theology. To mention just three: Its proponents have to reject biblical dispensations and have to be post- tribbers. (But more on that further down). Secondly, they will end up in the camp of inter-faith on the way to hell!
Thirdly, if God has finished with the Jews, then there is no significance to the land of Israel. The two-state solution may as well be a many-state solution.
Mass death caused by one word removed from the Bible by the Catholics:
Replacement theology has led to the mass murder of untold millions of Jews through the age. No wonder the Jews are afraid of having anything to do with the church.
But let’s have a brief look at how it came about, so that we can steer clear of it, expose it and condemn it.
“Israel” and “Israelite” appear 79 times in the New Covenant. In all but two occasions it is referring to literal, Jewish Israel and not the church. Romans 9:6 and Galatians 6:16 are the exceptions – or are they?
In the original Bible, the word “kai” means “also”. One little omission of this word in the King James and other older Bibles in which the Catholic church had influence, has been responsible for almost all of replacement theology and its replacement reality of the mass murder of Jews.
Galatians 6:16 “Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule – to the Israel of God.”
At face value as we read that verse above it could easily mean that the “Israel of God” is the church. If that were so, we could also say that God is finished with Israel.
Now let’s look at the original translation: Galatians 6:16 “Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule and also upon the Israel of God.”
Now we have put in the original word “kai” meaning “also”.
Do you see it? If we say that the church is the “Israel of God” it leaves no room for Israel. But if we say “Peace and mercy to all who walk by this rule AND ALSO TO THE ISRAEL OF GOD” It actually means that the Israel of God is a separate entity from the church. The “Israel of God” are the saved Jews.
So, in short, the proponents of replacement theology believe and teach that God has cast away the Jews, because they have stumbled into rejection of the Messiah, Yeshua. They believe that God’s initial calling on the Jews has been withdrawn by God and given exclusively to themselves.
Here is God’s contradiction of you, Reverend Replacement Theology. Read on and you will see just how serious God treats this issue and how He will replace you from the kingdom of God!! ...Oops!
Here are your questions, Reverend Replacement Theology:
●Has God cast away His people? God’s answer is: Certainly not! (Romans 11:1)
●God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. (Romans 11:2)
●Have they stumbled that they should fall? God’s answer is: Certainly not! (Romans 11:11)
●Do not be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own eyes, that hardening in part has happened to Israel UNTIL the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. (Romans 11:25)
●The gifts and calling of God (upon Israel) are irrevocable. (Romans11:29)
Now, let’s write that out:
►God has not cast away His people the Jews, because He foreknew that they would return to Him. They have certainly not stumbled so that they should fall forever. Their hard hearts are only in part, until all the Gentiles are saved. God’s call upon the Jews is irrevocable! DO NOT BE A STUPID, IGNORANT IDIOT WITH THIS MYSTERY!
The great backfire:
The great backfire upon the church leaders, ministers and congregation members of every single one who is wilfully into replacement theology is this:
They believe and think that they have superseded the Jews. They believe that they have replaced the Jews and have God’s favour upon them.
Here is the great OOPS: The truth is the exact opposite!
Romans 11:17-18 “If some branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches (Jews).”
Romans 11:20-22 “Because of unbelief they (Jews) were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty but fear, for if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. Consider the goodness and severity of God: On those who fell, severity; but towards you goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.”
►I hope you see the gravity of this situation! I don’t know one other false doctrine that contains the threat by God of being cut-off and not spared!
Replacement Theology is also called “Supersessionism”.
The word “supersede” means to supplant and replace another thing. It comes from the Latin word “Sedeo, which actually means “to sit upon.”
So, you ignorant minister of replacement theology, you think you can “sit upon” the Jews and elevate yourselves? According to my Bible it will be you who is “sat on” by God!
Oh, and while I’m really angry let me ask you a few questions you ministers, reverends, and bishops of replacement theology:
United under the hat of hell:
Why do you separate yourselves above and apart from the laity in your Babylonian dress, names and titles?
The Catholic ceremonial mitre (hat), must maintain the appearance of a fish-head from the side with the mouth open. This originated in the evil pagan-worship of the Babylonians in honour of the fish-god Dagon. (Look it up). Today it is used by all orthodox churches, mainly the Catholics, Anglicans, Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox and some other churches like the Lutherans.
So, those who wear this ridiculous hat are actually in submission to the fish - god Dagon, knowingly or not! Why do you wear the hat of the fish god – Dagon, you frauds?
Other items commonly used by the clergy are the Canterbury cap, Cassock (floor-length dress-like garment), Ferraiolo (full-length cape), Collarino (Clerical collar), and numerous types of hoods, scarves, coats, crosses.
The one thing that all of these items have in common is that they visually separate the clergy from the laity. In fact they “elevate” the clergy above the laity. This is exactly what the Bible condemns with words like “hate”. It’s called the doctrine or practise of the Nicolaitans. (Revelation 2:6, 15)
“Nicolaitan” means “to conquer the people"!
You can add too all of this, the evil insistence by the clergy of being called “father”. Like hell they are my father! I will never ever call any minister “father” – never! Here are the words of our Lord:
Matthew 23:9 “Call no man on earth “father.”
So now, you evil wolves and blind guides, of replacement theology, do you see how far you are from God?
Do you know how the Catholics, Anglicans and others get around this? They simply cast down the word!
I warn you today: I warn you, I warn you – flee anything and everything to do with the Catholic church and others of similar orthodox origins and everything even vaguely to do with replacement theology. There are spirits at work here too powerful for you to handle!
Another very important thing to understand is that the replacement theology of the Catholic church and other orthodox churches, is not only concerned with getting rid of and replacing the Jews, but also all things Hebraic in terms of customs, convocations and traditions. Their big concern has been to re-characterise the church and replace Hebraic tradition with Babylonian, pagan, occult tradition.
The good news:
In spite of the years of replacement theology, a wonderful thing is happening with many churches:
Many are now celebrating and identifying with Hebraic convocations. More and more Christian believers are now using the true name of the Messiah – Yeshua. Christians, in growing numbers are indentifying with the feats of the Lord.
More and more Christians are recognising their Jewish roots and rejecting the church’s pagan, Roman, inflicted roots. Hebraic traditions, customs and biblically rooted practises like the blowing of the shofar, the appearance of the tallit and menorah are becoming common place with many Christians.
No I’m not talking about coming under the law, just identifying with this work of God.
►Interestingly, according to Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, Many Israelis are noticing these things and some are even saying that this is all happening because we are in the Messianic era. Cahn tells WND that this is not a new Christian faith, but a “dramatic reformation of the faith in its original true form.”
How absolutely, wonderfully true that is! And that is exactly what the Bible has commanded the Gentile church to do and be all along! (Romans 1:16, Romans 11:11)
The funny thing (not so) is that Jews will rather spit before walking into a traditional church. Now they feel welcome, loved, accepted and a strong sense of identity and belonging in these new Messianic fellowships.
Some are even discovering that the Messiah is a Jew! (What a terrible reproach on the Catholic church!)
The end of the story:
Sometimes it’s a good idea to find out what the end of the story is, especially when it is clearly spelt out in the Bible.
So, how do the replacement theologians get around and explain the Bible’s all out condemnation of replacement theology and support for God’s plan for the Jews in hundreds of verses?
They have one brilliant method – so brilliant it had to be born in hell. They simply reject the veracity of the Bible. They claim it’s not literal, but is all allegory. They cast down God’s word and elevate themselves above the word, which is in fact casting down God and elevating themselves above God. They are setting themselves up as God’s judge.
Here is the end of the story for the Jews:
Romans 11:11-15 “Have they (Jews) stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! Through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness...If their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will be their acceptance, but life from the dead.”
“God will graft them in again.” He will bring glorious salvation through the Jews to the world. What a slap in the face for the wolves in the pulpits!
The great tragedy, as we have seen above, is that God will cut off those in replacement theology. In fact He is doing it right now! So, He cuts off just as He grafts the Jews in.
Does this not bring to mind to failure of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust? The big difference though is that this is the enormous eternal failure of a division of Christianity, not Nazi Germany!
So, now who do you think you are, you anti-Semitic replacement theology minister, poisoning your sheep?
God’s rejection of Israel because of unbelief is not final and permanent. It is temporary. It is the duty of the church to speed up their final salvation, not cut them off and replace them!
“Has Israel stumbled and fallen completely” – Certainly not says Paul. Let me say that again: Certainly NOT. Do you hear and see that you demon inspired, denominationally blind guides – Certainly NOT. God has not replaced the Jews. Gods call on the Jews is irrevocable.
Romans 11:27-28 “This is My covenant with them (Jews), when I take away their sins. Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake (for now), but concerning the election, they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.”
Jeremiah 46:27-28 “Do not fear, O My servant Jacob, and do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will save you from afar, and your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return and have rest and be at ease; no one shall make him afraid. ‘Do not fear, O Jacob My servant,’ says the Lord, for I am with you; for I will make a complete end of the nations to which I have driven you, but I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you, for I will not leave you wholly unpunished.”
The root of almost all of God’s work through the ages has been with the Jews. The forefathers of the church were all Jews, as were the forefathers of our Lord. He was and is the Jew of all Jews. The early church was Jewish, the apostles were Jewish and the Bible’s authors were Jews. The original missionaries to the world were Jews.
The true church was supposed to be Hebraic. The Jews will be the instruments of God in the final dispensation. The Catholics will be there, cut off and rejected by God and under the leadership of the antichrist.
The terrible answer to Replacement Theology:
In one word it is “Tribulation.”
If you say that God has finished with the Jews and that there is only the church, that means that the tribulation saints are the church and not the Jews.
I can see the “penny dropping” with many people right now!
If you believe in replacement theology, you are going through the tribulation. If you believe in a post- tribulation rapture, you have to believe in replacement theology!
When you figure it all out and put all the pieces together, there is only one way, one doctrinal position that necessitates a pre-tribulation rapture and that is the view in which there are different dispensations for the Jews and the church age.
The natural extension of Replacement Theology:
This evil theology replaces Israel with the church, but the real essence of replacement theology is the replacement of God’s word with man’s word, which can extend into every sphere of life.
For example, those so-called Christians who support homosexuality are of replacement theology. They have replaced God’s word against it and condemning it in the Old and New Covenants with their own theology and word.
Image the stupidity of participating in a Catholic-created doctrine all your life, which is totally condemned in hundreds of verses and then discovering that the devil himself has hoodwinked and deceived you all along. And yet the answer was right in front of you!
You need to find out what that man behind your pulpit believes and why!
Let me inform you that any minister or servant in the kingdom who does not have enough time to study these things out backwards, is a fraud and counterfeit. He has not been appointed and placed there by our Lord.
REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY LOSES. GOD’S WORD WINS!
Lions everywhere! I took this picture in the wilds of Botswana. Note the cubs at right and lions in the grass in front. Shall we go for a walk Daniel?
Shalom and grow in His Grace!