Friday, June 12, 2015
WARNING to the churches on the matter of Anti-Israeli BDS
Genesis 12 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Call of Abram
1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
This week I learned more on the subject/reality of anti-Israel activity from a friend:
The Church in Pergamum, (Revelation 2:12-17), where satan dwells, and where his throne was built, which was in what is now modern day Turkey,
(and the throne is now in Germany! http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/churchhistory/pergamon/ez28_seat_of_satan_part_1.aspx) ,
Pergamum's church was guilty of heeding the doctrine of Balaam and Balak. Numbers 25:1-9 and Numbers 31:16. This was a very early example of anti-Israel actions. Satan found a way to curse Israel and after all his blessings of Israel, Balaam did finally curse Israel, see Numbers 31:16. My friend says that anti-semitism causes a church to lose her lampstand. Lampstands are for light, oil light! Church, don't go into darkness by cursing Israel!
The early gentile christians were taken out from a world where the Jews were viewed, as they are today as less than human and responsible for all manner of catastrophes, bad weather, crop failures, earthquakes etc., etc. But as the apostles foretold, anti-christs made there way in to the church starting even before John's death. At one point in the first century, all Jews, including believing Jews were exiled from Rome. But later they were allowed to return because their absence actually had a bad effect on the cities economy! However the gentile believers? apostates? anti-christs? eventually pushed the Jews out of christendom, even changing the sabbath from the 7th to the 1st day of the week. They wanted nothing to do with Jewish christians or Jewish feasts, or Jewish customs. This we call today “replacement theology. It came into the church as what we now call covenant theology.
It is very interesting that the churches which have taught replacement theology are not flourishing and are liberal to the point of admitting practicing homosexuals in the pew and the pulpit!
GENTILE CHRISTIAN FRIENDS, do NOT curse the children of Israel, the Sons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God is being very mindful of those who hate and persecute the Jews TODAY. God will punish and destroy those nations who curse His Jewish people. If Jews are being chastened severely so that they will return to God for His promised mercy and grace, how then should we gentiles treat them, we who are grafted into the Jewish church of the first century?
We gentiles believers, and non believers frequently find the nations we reside in clashing with one another, why? It could be the people's ignorance of God's plan for Israel and the deceits of sin and satan which leads them to reject, boycott, sanction, divest and persecute these near kin o the Messiah Yeshua!
Zechariah 1:12 Then the Angel of the Lord answered and said, O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou be unmerciful to Jerusalem, and to the cities of Judah, with whom thou hast been displeased now these threescore and ten years?
13 And the Lord answered the Angel that talked with me, with good words and comfortable words.
14 So the Angel that communed with me, said unto me, Cry thou, and speak, thus saith the Lord of hosts, I am jealous over Jerusalem and Zion with a great zeal,
15 And am greatly angry against the careless heathen: for I was angry but a little, and they helped forward the affliction.
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord, I will return unto Jerusalem with tender mercy: mine house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched upon Jerusalem.
See also Jeremiah Ch.'s 30-31.