It should be clear to all of you by now, that I am NOT a Dispensationalist. In fact, I didn’t really understand what dispensationalism was, until a friend ambushed me one day in church – demanding to know if I followed such an idea.
In fact, I’m not sure what ‘ism’ that I do ‘follow’. A friend once called me a Biblicist, and I was confused by that, because I thought that all Christians should be ‘Biblicists’.
Well, since I addressed dispensationalist Bible-twisting yesterday, I’m afraid that it’s time to address non-dispensationalist Bible-twisting. And, for some strange reason, non-dispensationalists seem to be almost always anti-Israel.
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Twisting the Bible – Part 4 – Israel
People find it strange that a non-dispensationalist – like myself – would support Israel as much as I do. I’ve always been surprised by that, because you really only need to understand one of two things to be willing to support Israel:
- The Bible
If you know the true history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, you will be a die-hard supporter of Israel. If I showed you everything that I know about Israel, you would become an absolute fanatic. In fact, many people who have despised Israel, became supporters after just one trip to what they called ‘Occupied Palestine’.
You Would Be Ashamed To Be Anti-Israel
Israel really is one of the most abused and bullied countries in the world. If you are anti-Israel, you would hang your head in absolute shame, if you knew how unfair your attitude was.
Seriously, there is no absolute way that you could be anti-Israel, after seeing the truth about what has really been happening in the Middle East. I lived there for fifteen years and know EXACTLY what I am talking about.
The Bible Is Pro-Israel
But, if you have the Bible, you don’t need to know very much history, to support Israel – because then you would see God’s hand at work, to place the people of Israel in the Land of Israel.
However, I see a ‘BUT’ in the minds of you that aren’t so sure, so let me pose your question, here:
But, doesn’t God require the People of Israel to become righteous, before they return to the Land of Israel?
God Cleanses Israel AFTER They Return
I’m going to shock you with this answer, so I hope that you’re sitting down. Here’s the answer:
God said that He would cleanse the People of Israel, AFTER they entered the Land of Israel.
If the shock of that statement was too much for you, we can wait until you’ve had time to catch your breath. In fact, while you do that, let’s actually look at what the Bible says.
Here is what God said through the prophet Ezekiel:
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. – Ezekiel 36:24-25
My hope is that you understand the word ‘then’ – because THAT word should tell you everything that you need to know. Only AFTER the people of Israel enter the Land of Israel would God cleanse them.
Why Are You So Impatient?
But, why hasn’t God cleansed them yet?
Ah, I see that you are impatient, and I understand that. But, God doesn’t work according to OUR timetable. He works according to HIS.
Please also understand that God has a thing or two to do with the rest of the world, before healing Israel of her sin. Also, if you read Ezekiel 36, Ezekiel 37, Ezekiel 38 and Ezekiel 39 together, in one sitting, you will realize that it is a tetrad – a group of four parts that make up a whole.
I call it The Ezekiel Tetrad, and created a website for the purpose of describing that tetrad – as well as the other places in the Bible that are in reference to it. You can find that website here:
By the way, that site needs some serious overhaul because there are a few things that I’ve learned, since then, that need to be incorporated into it.
The Israel Of God
But wait, I thought that WE were the Israel of God?
Yes AND no.
Please remember that Paul describes us as the ‘wild olive branches’ and describes the physical children of Jacob as the ‘natural olive branches’.
Here is the passage from Romans 11:
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. – Romans 11:24-29
Actually read ALL of Romans 11. If you can read all of Romans 11, and claim that the Jews are not going to return to God… in the way that Ezekiel 36 describes …well, I would have to wonder about how you can be so deaf to the Holy Spirit.
Furthermore, Paul speaks of God as loving the Jewish people. And, it is a dangerous thing to despise that which God loves.
The Jews Really Are The People Of Israel
But wait, are the Jews REALLY the People of Israel?
Oh, give me a BREAK! I can’t BELIEVE that you would ask that.
Okay, first of all, you need to show me in the Bible the place where God demands a ‘DNA test’ to establish ‘Israelness’. But, there HAVE been DNA tests done, and they HAVE found a link that connects the Jews to their common Israeli origin. So, you have your ‘DNA test’, if you need it.
The Other Tribes
But, what about the OTHER ten tribes?
Well, the Bible has an answer for you:
Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.
And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
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. – Ezekiel 37:16-19
Again, if you can read that and be anti-Zionism, then I have to wonder at why you are so deaf to the Holy Spirit. I really do.
Those Wicked-Evil-Rotten Jews
But… but… aren’t the Jews wicked evil rotten people trying to take over the world, like the Rothschilds?
Ah yes. The principle of being too wicked to be saved. I love that one. The verse for that one is… is… NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE!
Look, in God’s eyes, there are only two groups of people:
You weren’t a Christian before you were saved, so you were a pagan. The Jews ARE NOT Christian, so they are pagans.
Yes, you heard that right.
Jews are Pagans.
I’ll wait while you calm down a bit. If you want, we could play a bit of Christian music that makes fun of pop/rock/country music.
Now, where were we… ah yes.
Some Truth About Salvation
Look, we were all Satanists before we were saved. Maybe we weren’t sacrificing babies to Moloch (although, that’s what abortion is), but we were all in alliance to Satan before God dragged us off to become followers of His Son.
Would you believe that even Hitler could have been saved?
Yes, that’s right. You could murder millions of people and have a funny mustache, and you would not be too wicked for salvation.
Seriously folks. Get a grip.
Why The Jews Don’t Like Us
But, wait, why don’t the Jews like us?
Because they aren’t saved, and they feel threatened by the fact that we all want them to become just like us. Imagine yourself in their shoes.
How would YOU like it if Mormons targeted your kids every day, trying to turn them into ‘Latter Day Saints’?
In fact, the Jews have felt so threatened by this, that the Rabbis for two thousand years have preached that to convert to Christianity is to lose your soul.
When I was living in Israel, I even heard one Jewish friend pass on the joke that 95% of the message of Judaism is:
The Jews Aren’t Christian.
Two thousand years of cultural and religious programming is going to be difficult to overcome – no, impossible – without a miracle. Of course, God is a God of miracles.
Between Being Saved And Being Unsaved
So, if your feelings are hurt by Jewish rejection and hostility towards Christianity, you really need to calm down and understand the difference between being saved and being unsaved. Unsaved people will never really like you.
If you can’t handle that, then maybe you don’t know what it means to be a Christian.
Why You MUST Get This Right
Now, you are probably wondering why I’ve taken more than 1700 words to get to this point. So, here it is:
You Will Be In Serious Trouble If You Get The Meaning Of Israel Wrong
Israel is THE KEY to the Last Days, and it will also mark the beginning of the rise of the Antichrist and The Beast. If you don’t understand Israel and (more importantly) Jerusalem, you will be blind to what is coming. And, blindness is a deadly, deadly thing.
Worse, if you Get Israel Wrong, you run the risk of opposing God in the work that HE is doing. I have run into far too many readers who have left comments that were unfair towards Israel and dismissive of Israel’s prospect for salvation in the future.
This is very, very dangerous. God has promised salvation for Israel, and that day is coming. But, if you are against what God is doing, then God will be against YOU.
Please understand that being the focus of God’s anger is extremely dangerous. No, it’s worse than dangerous.
You Must Repent
If you have found yourself to be against God’s work in the Land of Israel and with the People of Israel…
You MUST REPENT of this sin before it is too late.
Please, brothers and sisters in Christ, you MUST REPENT.
Dispensationalists And Non-Dispensationalists
Over the past three years, as I have been trying to warn people of what is coming, I keep running into two groups of people that seem to be unable to see what’s happening:
Really, it’s almost as if Christianity were split in two, with a very tiny, tiny group in-between. The Dispensationalists think that Gog and Magog and the Salvation of Israel will come AFTER the Rapture. And, the Non-Dispensationalists don’t know where we are in the Last Days, because they don’t understand Israel.
And, NEITHER SIDE is reading their Bible.
In Luke 21, Jesus spoke of the most visible and important sign that the Last Days had begun. It was about Jerusalem, and it is THE SIGN that the Last Days have ALREADY started. Here’s the verse:
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. – Luke 21:24
Please, everyone, you need to understand that the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ were fulfilled on June 7th, 1967. And, since Luke 21 was talking about The Last Days, this means that we are 47 years into the Last Days.
The Temple Mount
But… But… the Jews don’t control the Temple Mount!
Okay, you’re saying that, because you think that this is proof that the Jews do not control the ancient city of Jerusalem.
So let me ask you a question:
How do I know that my apartment building, here in Taipei, is under the control of Taiwan?
Well, if I commit a crime in my apartment, Taiwanese police knock on my door, take me to a Taiwanese police station and put me in front of a Taiwanese judge. The judge looks at the evidence to see if I have violated Taiwanese law. If I’m declared guilty, I go to a Taiwanese prison.
Every square inch of Taiwan is governed by Taiwan law, and you go to jail if you violate any of it.
So, let me show you a picture:
Those three guys in the foreground are Israeli police officers. If you commit a crime on the Temple Mount, you get taken by Israeli police, to an Israeli police station and put before an Israeli judge. The Israeli judge will examine the evidence to see if you have violated Israeli law. If you are guilty, you will go to an Israeli prison.
If that’s not enough evidence for you, then you are dumber than a box of rocks. Seriously, folks, you gotta’ stop being so stupid. It’s embarrassing.
Every square inch of Jerusalem is governed by Israeli law, and you go to prison if you violate any of it – just like Taiwan, America or anywhere else in the world.
B-b-but there’s no TEMPLE THERE!?!?!
First of all, Israel is a secular country.
Are you sure that secular Israelis, which are the majority of Israel, actually WANT a real life temple, with real-life sacrfices?
Believe it or not, but there is a cultural civil war going on in Israel today, between secular Jews and religious Jews. The orthodox and ultra-orthodox Jews want Israel to be a theocracy, and secular Jews DO NOT.
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are just an hour apart by car, but there is a two thousand year cultural and religious divide that separate the two of them. But, that’s a discussion for another time.
Now, I took a whack at a Dispensationalist icon yesterday when I revealed a heretical doctrine taught by John MacArthur. Well, I will do the same, towards another non-Dispensationalist icon today.
Rick Wiles – TruNews
I used to spend a lot of time listening to Rick Wiles and contributed to his ministry when I had the money to do so. But, over time, I began to notice anti-Israel rhetoric creeping into his dialogue. I didn’t think too much about it, but I wrote him a few times to ask him to be careful.
I even wrote an article praising his ministry and encouraging people to support him. But, then, on August 16th, I got an email from Rick, in which he said three things that shocked me.
Rick Wiles said that:
- He was anti-Zionism
- God doesn’t want their land
- Nothing has changed in 2000 years
Now, it may be that he was angry and upset at the time and was overly rash. But, I literally did everything that I could to get a clarification from him, and received nothing from him except for a terse response that basically said ‘to go away’.
I left comments on his Facebook page, and saw them deleted.
I asked staff members to intervene, and all that they could do was ask me to give him time.
I really do not know what else I can do to try and get Rick to open his eyes. I really don’t. If I was in the US, I would have driven down to talk to him directly.
This Is Not An Attack On Rick
I love Rick Wiles. I truly do, and I consider him to be a brother in Christ. It makes me sick to have to criticize him, and I truly want his ministry to be be blessed.
But, I’ve sat on this for a year, and there appears to be very little time left before events begin to accelerate. I do not know how much time we have left, and this spiritual blindness is extremely dangerous.
Spiritual Blindness Is Extremely Dangerous
Furthermore, those of you who listen to Rick need to understand his bias against Israel, so that you don’t fall into the same spiritual blindness. And, make no mistake, it really is spiritual blindness.
If you are like Rick Wiles and blind to the significance of Israel in the Last Days, you will be unprepared for what comes. I have come to believe that this kind of spiritual blindness is as dangerous as the fraudulent theory of a pretribulation rapture.
(By the way, I invite Rick to respond to what I have said here.
If you read the comments section of this website, you know that
I have allowed some extremely harsh criticism of myself to appear there.)
But, there is something worse than just spiritual blindness towards the events of the Last Days.
As I said earlier, if you make the same claims that Rick did, then you are resisting the work that God is doing as He fulfills the prophecy in Ezekiel 36. If you stand against God, as He executes His plans for the Last Days, then there is trouble ahead for you.
Please, if you have found yourself in opposition to God, I am begging you to repent before it is too late. There is no hope for survival for any who resist God in the coming days. We must walk WITH God if there is to be any hope for us.
Are you ready for this?
(That’s a link. Do more than just think about it.)
If you find a flaw in my reasoning, have a question, or wish to add your own viewpoint, leave a comment on the website. Your input is truly welcome.
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