Edition 106. January 16th 2012
How the church hinders the Jews from salvation.
News events and comment.
●Europe is on the edge! We're on the verge of seeing the Euro zone break up. The euro is on the road to hell and their banks are starting to crack. We will soon see a run on European banks, which will knock on to the world. We're facing a new world banking crisis thanks to Europe. At this point we don't know exactly how these things will pan out, but we do know that Europe will be significant in the whole end time scenario. All these things are upon us!
●The image below is of the Straits of Hormuz, controlled by Iran. Regular readers know that I've warned of troubles right here years ago. well, here we are with Iran threatening the world. Iran has the power to upset the world economy by sending the oil price too high. If they close the Straits to oil tanker passage, the oil price will go above $200. This will send world GDP plunging. Then of course we have the potential for all out conflict due to Iran's nuclear aspirations.
Right now we're seeing huge troop movements in the region as key nations get ready for war. Let's remember that war at this stage of the prophetic calendar is significant!
●The US is secretly having talks with Israel, trying to get them to delay an attack on Iran. They want more time for sanctions to work. The sanctions are not working anyway, they're only making the wild dog madder.
●The US has deployed two aircraft carriers to Kuwait and landed 15,000 troops there in the last two days. This compliments the US troop deployment to Israel a week ago.
●On Friday evening a Russian ship arrived in Syria with a large cargo of Russian weapons and arms.
●Saudi Arabia has offered to open the oil taps if Iran does hinder world oil supply. That's a good move and will keep a cap on the oil price, but how long will they be able to keep oil flowing?
How the church hinders the Jews from salvation.
To really get the full picture and see the gravity of the situation we need to go back in history.
But first of all let's identify the main issues.
I tell you now, you will be amazed and shocked. Many of you will not receive one word of this!
Let's begin by looking at the end.
There are hundreds of verses showing that God will complete His work started with the Jewish people. The very reason He chose them was to bring the good news of salvation to the world through them.
This is best summarised in Romans 11:25-26 "For I do not desire brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved."
The amazing thing is that God Himself will lift the veil of spiritual blindness on the Jews and bring them to salvation en-mass, without the help of the church.
Satan knows this and has tried to eliminate the Jews throughout history. Nothing has changed.
The great majority of the church will not be used by God and will be ignored and sidelined by God as He saves His people Himself.
The Messianic movement and churches with a heart for Israel will be used by God.
I can give you many examples of Jewish believers who've come to salvation in Yeshua / Jesus without any Christian involvement. I can also give you many examples of Jews who have no interest in Yeshua / Jesus because of the church.
I was speaking (arguing) with a well-known and well respected church leader a while ago. He said to me that the Jews killed Jesus, and God has finished with them. I said, to start with, you killed our Lord! He died for all of our sins. Secondly He gave up His life as a sacrifice by His own will!
How amazing is it that some have such short sighted ignorant views?
The big changes
Have you ever wondered why the Catholic church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday? Why would they do that, there must have been a reason? Think about it. Can you figure out a reason? There is only one real reason and that was to differentiate and separate Christianity form the Hebraic flavour of the early church. The Jews had always and still do observe the Saturday Sabbath. An excellent way to keep them out of the church (and therefore salvation) was to make their Saturday Sabbath null and void and change it to the Sunday for the church.
Interestingly the order to change the Sabbath to Sunday was issued and decreed at the Council of Laodicea in 360AD! You know the future of Laodicea don't you?
Daniel 7:25 "He (Satan) shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High and shall intend to change times and law..."
Christmas is actually Christ's mass. Now we know that in the Catholic mass "transubstantiation" is believed. This they say is when the wafer physically transforms in the real actual flesh of Jesus. They believe the wine becomes His real actual blood. If this were true, they would be guilty of crucifying Christ over and over again.
But Christmas is deeply rooted in numerous other Babylonian, occult and pagan practises. I've spoke about these in numerous editions, so I won't go into it all again now.
The big issue is that pagan Christmas, Easter and the other Catholic convocations and traditions are designed by Satan to keep the Jews from the church.
The Jews had once before been into Babylonian captivity, why would they again want to enter an institution that has so much in character with Babylon?
You may agree with this and be sitting there thinking that you're okay because you're not a Catholic. But the reformation was an incomplete move. Yes, I believe God used it in certain ways, but not one of the reformers shook off the Catholic-created church roots of Babylon. Not one of them did. In fact many of the reformers further entrenched the occult practises of the Catholic church.
Most of the reformers were Jew haters.
The anti-Semitism of the church fathers
These writings are little-known today. They've become buried in the dark pages of church history. These comments are all shocking indeed. My aim though is to point out the consistent patterns, all of which come against the Jew.
These leaders and church fathers were all responsible for changing the entire church into an organisation foreign to the original. Let's remind ourselves what the true original was. It was the early church before the advent of Constantine and the Catholics and then the reformers. It was a church of Jews and Gentiles, with a Hebraic character and not one single occult, pagan, Babylonian practice.
This early church observed the seven Feasts of the Lord. They kept the Sabbath (Saturday) They practised adult baptism for those who had come to faith. They emphasised the special relationship between God and the Jewish people
Satan's one big central aim was and is to keep the Jews out of the church, thus delaying the Second Coming and his own eternal casting out into hell.
●Ignatius Bishop of Antioch 117A.D. "For if we still practice as the Jews do, we admit that we have not received God's favour."
●Justin Martyr 160 A.D. "The custom of circumcision handed down from Abraham, was given to you (Jews) as a distinguishing mark, to set you off from other nations and from us Christians. The purpose of this was so that you and only you might suffer the afflictions that are now justly yours; That your land be desolate and your cities burned by fire...and that you will not be permitted to enter your city of Jerusalem."
●Origen (185-254 AD) - He was responsible for much anti-Semitism, all of which was based on his assertion that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus. He was the father of the allegorical method of interpretation.
●Irenaeus (130-202 AD) - Declared the Jews were disinherited from the grace of God.
●Tertullian (155-230 AD) - Blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus and argued they had been rejected by God.
●The Council of Elvira (305 AD in Spain) - Prohibited Christians from sharing a meal with a Jew, marrying a Jew, blessing a Jew or observing the Sabbath.
●The Council of Nicea (325 AD in Turkey) - Changed the celebration of the Resurrection from the Jewish Feast of First Fruits to Easter in an attempt to disassociate it from Jewish feasts. The Council stated: “For it is unbecoming beyond measure that on this holiest of festivals we should follow the customs of the Jews. Henceforth let us have nothing in common with this odious people ...” Easter (Ishtar) was the Babylonian sex goddess.
The old King James version of the Bible uses the word Easter. This is not only a gross error, but the desire of Satan to change Passover to the worship of the sex goddess. The original word used in 'Pasha' meaning 'Passover'.
●Eusebius (275-339 AD) - Taught that the promises of Scripture were meant for the Gentiles and the curses were meant for the Jews. He asserted that the Church was the “true Israel.”
●John Chrysostom 390A.D. "The synagogue is worse than a brothel, a place of meeting for the assassins of Christ. I hate the Jews."
Jerome (347-420 AD) - Described the Jews as “... serpents wearing the image of Judas. Their psalms and prayers are the braying of donkeys … They are incapable of understanding Scripture …”
●Augustine 400A.D. "How I wish that you would slay the Jews with your two-edged sword, so that there should be none to oppose your word." He asserted that the "Jews deserved death but were destined to wander the earth to witness the victory of the Church over the synagogue.”
●Augustine "The Jews should be left alive and suffering as a perpetual reminder of their murder of Christ."
●Martin Luther 1543 "What shall we Christians do with this damned rejected race of Jews?... We must prayerfully and reverentially practise a merciful severity...Their synagogues should be set on fire and the remains spread over with dirt, so that no one may be able to see a cinder and this ought to be done for the honour of God and Christianity. Their homes should likewise be broken down and destroyed...They should be deprived of their prayer books and their rabbis forbidden to teach under the threat of death." Hitler often quoted from Luther and admired him.
●Martin Luther 1543 (Of the unknowable Name and the generations of Christ.) "Even if they were punished in the most gruesome manner, that the streets ran with their blood, that their dead would be counted not in the hundred thousands, but in the millions...in sum they are the devils children, damned to hell....Call more: 'Crucify Him' 'Scream more: 'His blood come upon us and our children.' Saints, you may think I'm behaving too crudely against the poor miserable Jews, but good God, I'm much too mild in insulting such devils."
●John Calvin "Their (Jews) rotten and unbending stiffneckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that the die in their misery without the pity of anyone."
See edition 68 Titled "The shocking roots and effects of replacement theology" for more.
Of course the Catholic church has done more to change the church into an institution completely foreign to the original.
Many people say that introduction of all the Babylonian practises into the church by the Catholics was done to accommodate their own secret pagan and occult practises. That is true to an extent, but the real reason was to distance the church from the half-Jewish early church.
●You may think that these quotes are history. Yes they are, but today 90% of the church perpetuates these sentiments in a more respectable form called "replacement theology." Today 90% of the church remains riddled with organised paganism in the form of Christmas, Easter and the like.
There is coming a time (soon) when replacement theology and anti-Semitism will again become murderous in the extreme.
The above quotes are only a few amongst hundreds. They're not just quotes or harmless words. You may have noticed that most of these people were founding fathers of the church!
The church was radically changed and transformed by Satan working through these leaders. It was totally different in its early form, before these leaders changed it.
The early church was a combination of Jew and Gentile, with a pure Hebraic flavour to it.
Can you see the consistent pattern in the above quotes?
Anti Semitism today:
You may think that it's only a few splinter groups of neo-Nazis that are anti-Semitic today. It's right in the very heart of your suburb, your city (every one of them). The doctrine replacement theology presumes that the church has replaced Israel. It presumes that Christians have replaced the Jews and that the church has replaced Jerusalem. It maintains that God has finished with the Jews because of their unbelief and that He has no future prophetic plan for them.
The full summary and outworking of replacement theology is the very same agenda of Satan to get rid of the Jews.
Replacement theology leads to replacement reality!
Christmas and Easter are part of replacement theology in the wider sense.
It's very difficult for many to get rid of these Satanic rituals and traditions. They simply can't believe that they've been so wrong and so deceived all these years. Today, most ministries are centred on self-gratifying, self-motivational principles based on half truths. The church has lost its historic roots to a fat slob called Santa and the goddess of sex called Easter. The church has taken on the character and flavour of Rome and ancient Babylon.
Christmas and Easter will always be popular because the world and its god has created them and of course the world loves its own!. Why are the Feasts not accepted by the world. Why is Passover not accepted by the world? Simply because they're a creation of the true and living God.
Pastor reading this: You're a slave to the god of this world if you practice and lead others in the practice of Christmas, Easter, infant sprinkling and the like.
The tragedy is that according to Bible prophecy, many leaders will betray the truth when the pressure is on and go with the great end time one world religion.
They will finally reveal that they are friends of Judas!
Hosea 7:8-9 "Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples: Ephraim is a cake unturned. Aliens have devoured his strength, but he does not know it."
The above verse is the state of the church today. It is half baked, devoid of full Godly strength, motivated by the god of the world.
What to do:
Get rid of all traces of the demonic. Don't hang onto bits and pieces
You can stand with Israel and the Jewish people, even while they are unlovely. Oh that's easy you say! Will you stand with them when the whole world comes against them?
Can you see why the Jews are largely so suspicious and resistant to the church?
The question is, what are you going to do about this church that is now completely different to the original? What are you going to do about this church whose leaders insist on perpetuating replacement theology and other forms of anti- Semitism?
It's true that the Jews did reject their Messiah. It's true that the majority reject their Messiah today. But let me ask you this: Are you assisting and helping the Jewish people in rejecting their Messiah, by your practises? Are you helping Satan to keep the Jews from salvation? Are you perpetuating the evil traditions of the church designed to keep the Jews out?
Yes it's true that God will bring severe judgement on Israel in the coming days. His purpose will be to bring judgement on their sin and bring the Jews to repentance and salvation through it all. Are you going to be a safe refuge for the Jews in these days?
Now, here I'm speaking for myself. I have separated myself from traditional institutional organised churchianity. I will have no part in the traditions of the church. I've joined myself to the Messianic movement which centres on the Abrahamic expression of faith, which is to the Jew and the Gentile with a Hebraic character.
I've actively renounced by name the influence of the above church fathers and leaders. I've renounced, severed and cut spiritually all ties to Catholicism and Calvinism.
I've offered myself in prayer to our Messiah as an instrument to be used by Him, if He will, in relation to His plan for the salvation of Jews and Gentiles.
This editions shows very clearly the roots of Christian Anti-Semitism. The roots of the Holocaust and the roots of the coming terrible 2nd Holocaust.
Do you know that the coming 2nd Holocaust will be led by many so called church people, especially within the multi-faith movement? Will you be a part?
You see, these things are all spiritually charged. As we approach the coming of our Lord, we are also approaching the coming of the antichrist. He will try and try again to delay his judgment. If he can prevent the salvation of the Jews or kill them all, he has a legitimate, legal case against God's word not being true.
That is what he will do.
It's up to us as Messianic believers to stand with Israel, the Jews and God's word in these days.
How easy and safe it is to simply line up with God's word.
As far as this website goes and me personally, we will stand with Israel. We will support the Jewish people. We see them as future brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Jeremiah 25:34-36 "Wail shepherds and cry! Roll about in the ashes, you leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled; you shall fall like a precious vessel The shepherds will have no way to flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds and a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard."
Here's an engraving done in 1736 by William Hogarth titled "Sleeping congregation."
Kind regards and many blessings...Shalom and grow in grace!