Chinese stock markets and inevitable defaults in Greece, Puerto Rico and Ukraine. Deadly drought in California and Central America. The death of the Pacific Ocean. The rise of ISIS. Empty Iranian promises. The explosion of hatred and ignorance. The arrival of Jade Helm 15.
All of that swept across my desk this week. In fact, the only bright spot was Russia – and THAT sent a shiver through me, because the coming of Gog and Magog lies just over the horizon.
Never – in over four thousand years – have we seen so many threats, all at once. And, the Bible tells us that there is worse to come.
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Threats Increase – Gog Rises
When I talked about Evil Unbound last week, I pointed the finger of blame at you and me. And, I am as guilty as anyone else. We all played our part in the awfulness of our current situation. We were ignorant. We were deluded. People told us lies that we liked, so we believed them – and told them to each other.
Everybody did it, so we did it too.
But, God forgives. And, I am so utterly thankful for that. God reached down and shook me awake, and I bet that you can say that He’s done the same to you. Being shaken awake like that is never easy.
Love Of The Truth
If you love the truth, is there any other choice?
Well, God says this, through Paul:
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
I am finding so many that are suffering from some kind of ‘strong delusion’. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. And, I have found something that is common to all that are so deluded:
No love of the truth
Oh, these people may be fixated on something that they call ‘the truth’, but they have no interest in anything that doesn’t conform to their carefully contrived theories. Yes, there is SOME truth to what they believe, but ‘some truth’ is just another way of describing a lie.
Anti-semitism is a prime example. Most anti-semites dress up their blind hatred by calling it anti-Zionism – as if denying the Jews the right to live in peace, in their own country is a good thing.
Having lived in Israel and watched the conflict between the Arabs and the Jews, it is abundantly clear to me that Israel does not deserve the criticism that everyone levels at her. In fact, Israel has been an incredible blessing to the Middle East.
Israel – A Blessing
Uncounted millions of Arabs owe their lives to Israel. The Jews cured malaria, enabling millions of Arabs to live – who would have died. Israel stopped Syria from invading Jordan. They brought science, education and healthcare. They developed sanitation networks and brought electricity. They paved roads and brought modern agriculture. They built factories and railroads – along with new ideas about freedom and the rule of law. They did all of this, and so much more.
And, the Arabs of the Middle East copied what they saw in Israel.
Of course, when you make such points to anti-semites, they mutter about a global Jewish conspiracy. And, that’s where I want to get out my rhetorical baseball bat and start bashing heads. Such stupidity makes me yell and pace the floor – and my poor wife does NOT like that.
(The poor woman had no idea what she was getting into,
when she agreed to marry such a big gorilla.)
However, I must keep reminding myself that we are all victims of the foolish ideas that our teachers taught us. We all tend to parrot those that we respect, so I should give people a break.
(I’m not good at giving people ‘a break’.)
And, the Bible weighs in on this:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
That verse is a part of the foundation of this website. Ignorance will destroy you, even though that ignorance comes at the hands of your pastors. Your pastors will suffer for what they have done, but you will too. And, I want to save you from that.
Frequently Asked Questions About Israel
So, let me go over a few commonly asked questions about Israel and the Jews that routinely drive me mad. I apologize for going mad. I really do, but I just can’t help it.
Israel – NOT The Result Of The Rothschilds
So let’s get to these questions:
Wasn’t Israel started by the grand Jewish conspiracy that plans to take over the world?
No. First of all, the Rothschilds were a minor part of the Zionist movement. It is true that the Israeli Labor movement has its roots in the Rothschilds, but the Labor Party has been soundly defeated time after time by those who have opposed the defeatists of the Left.
Jabotinksy and others came to Israel and turned the Socialist ideals of the Left on its head. Then, when the Arab countries threw out the Jews, they came to Israel and further marginalized the remnants of the Rothschild movement.
So no, the ‘grand Jewish conspiracy’ did NOT create Israel!
Furthermore, there isn’t a ‘grand Jewish conspiracy’. Yes, Satan has co-opted many Jews into his effort to control the world. But, he has co-opted many others as well. There is far more evidence of a Jesuit and Freemason conspiracy than a Jewish one.
In fact, if there was a global Jewish conspiracy…
Why was Hitler able to murder six million Jews?
Why has Israel only been able to survive by such slim margins?
(And yes, anyone who studies Israel and the Middle East,
knows that Israel’s survival is a complete miracle.)
Of course, none of that is sufficient for diehard anti-semites. They always have some other bit of nonsense to throw out. After all, anti-semitism has been popular for more than two thousand years, so there is a lot of material for anti-semites to draw from.
If You Are Anti-Zionism You Have Sinned Against God
But, there is a silver lining to such evil. God has used anti-semitism to keep the Jewish people from disappearing. Persecution does that. It’s hard to join with a culture that despises you. But, something as evil as anti-semitism doesn’t become good, just because God used it.
Make no mistake. Anti-semitism is evil. And yes, that includes anti-Zionism. If you are against the right of the Jewish people to live in the Land of Israel in peace and safety… if you are against that …you have sinned against God.
No. I do not want to hear your ‘yes, but…’. God says that it is an abomination to punish those who do not deserve it:
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
I am an eye-witness to the fact that Israel does NOT deserve the condemnation that she suffers. I have studied how nations go to war and how they fight, so I am perfectly able to say that there is no military more humane, than Israel’s IDF. On the civilian side, I do not know a group of people more willing to help you, if you need it – even though you are not Jewish.
Are there bad Israelis?
Show me a people that is perfect. Not even Christians are perfect, so expecting Israelis to be perfect is unrealistic.
Do they reject Christ?
Ezekiel 36 – Israel Saved AFTER They Return To The Land
Remember that Ezekiel 36 says this:
For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
I do not – and never will – understand why so many Christians cannot understand the word THEN.
Why is this so hard?
To paraphrase the above, God says that He will bring them into the Land of Israel and THEN He will cleanse them and put His spirit in them.
THEN = AFTERWARDS
Why is this so hard to understand?
Seriously folks, this isn’t rocket science. God brings the Jews BACK into the Land of Israel and then saves them AFTERWARDS!
Is Israel Really Israel?
Are they really and truly Israel?
Yes. They really are. And no, we do not have any other candidates for ‘Israelness’. Anyone who says otherwise is not reading their Bible very carefully. Nor are they paying much attention to world events.
Here’s a clue, from Ezekiel 37:
Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
God was saying that He would eliminate individual, tribal identities among the children of Israel. And, history shows us how God did that – by making them all identify themselves as Jews.
And please, talk about the Khazars is foolish. Those who converted to Judaism in the area of southwestern Russia were a tiny group and are outnumbered by the Mizrahi Jews in Israel. In fact, the vast majority of Israelis have repudiated the Ashkenazi form of Judaism.
So, the anti-semitic Khazar theory if foolishness in the extreme.
I have to keep telling myself that such people are only repeating what they have been taught. But still… these kinds of things just send me up the wall.
God Knows Who The Sons Of Jacob Are
Have such people taken a moment to think that God knows who the sons of Jacob are and who aren’t?
I am amazed at how easily people forget God. In fact, our penchant for such forgetfulness is why I wrote what I wrote, last week.
We have forgotten God, and we must repent of this – before it is too late.
Why I Am Making A Big Deal About This
Now, you are probably wondering why I am making such a big deal about this – especially in the face of incredibly dire threats. Well, it’s simple:
Satan is at the heart of the threats that we face.
Without the Bible, we will be defenseless against his evil plans.
You will not accept the Bible, if you do not love the truth.
Seriously folks, there is no hope for you, if you take pleasure in lies – if you do not love the truth. Truth won’t make you feel good. It won’t pat you on the back and tell you how wonderful you are.
Truth will put you in front of a mirror and show you how awful you are. It will cast aside our fantasies and show us how bleak and terrible reality is. Truth will point to the sin in our lives and tell you that you are not good enough – by yourself.
Having said that, Truth will also tell you that God loves you, anyway. Truth will talk to you about forgiveness and a God who came to Earth to rescue us from our sins. Truth will point out the need for difficulty, so that we depend on God – and not ourselves. Truth will tell us that persecution is necessary, because we are sinful – and God wants us holy. Truth will tell you that you have a job to do.
Truth will never make you feel good about yourself, but it will make you feel good about God.
If you can’t handle that, then you won’t be able to handle the future. You won’t even be able to tell the difference between reality and fiction. Satan is the father of lies, and he has some whoppers to tell you – if you choose to listen.
Get Rid Of The Lies That Bind And Blind
Please get rid of the lies that bind you to the will of Satan. Turn off your television. Get rid of the music that preys upon your mind. Turn away from pornography.
And, if your pastor never talks about sin – yours and his – then it is time to find a new pastor. If your pastor doesn’t encourage you to read your Bible and follow what it says… then it’s time to get a new pastor. If your pastor isn’t aware of what is coming upon us, and preparing the church for difficult times… then it is time to get a new pastor.
And, if YOU are that pastor, it is time to repent.
There are many more lies out there than the ones that are anti-semitic, but the above one seems to be everywhere. And, Israel sits at the heart of what is going to happen in the future. If you get Israel wrong, you will get the future wrong.
Furthermore, God is at work in Israel. If you are against Israel, then you are in rebellion against God – and THAT is a very, Very, VERY dangerous thing.
If you have been caught in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, you must repent before it is too late.
And, to give you some help, remember that to be against Israel is to support Islam. And yes, that really is the opposite of supporting Israel. Israel really does deserve your support, if for no other reason than that her opposition is so very evil.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
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A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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