Thursday, September 26, 2013

Will The Real Israel Please Stand Up!

Following the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (AD 70) until 1948, Israel did not exist as a nation.  The Bible on the other hand was full of prophetic events said to take place in the end times centering around the nation of Israel and Jerusalem in particular, naming the twelve tribes specifically.

Before I go any further, giving my definition of 'cult' would be appropriate.  With no intention to demean other religious groups, I agree with Dr. Walter Martin’s definition which is “ ‘cult’ as a group of people gathered about a specific person or person’s mis-interpretation of the Bible.”

Revelation 7:4 - "I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000. Those who were sealed were from every tribe of Israel:"

So-called "Christian" offshoots (cults) from the mainstream could not fathom how those Bible prophecies could be literally fulfilled since Israel played such a prominent role in end-times prophecy, did not exist.  Many attempted to reconcile the prophetic scripture by laying claim to themselves being members of one of the so called, ‘ten lost tribes.’  Hence the rise of British Israelism which even today has its adherents.  ‘Spiritualizing’ those prophecies they obviously concluded that the 144,000 chosen ones, sealed from every tribe of Israel referred to spiritual “Israel”.  Cults began to spring up during the 19th and early 20th century, led by people, each one who claimed they were the true Israel and that God’s chosen ones came from their ranks.  The belief that the Church has replaced Israel is often referred to as “Replacement Theology.”  Jesus gave a harsh warning about this in His statement to the Church of Smyrna:  

   “I know how much you suffer and how poor you are, but you are rich. I also know the cruel things being said about you by people who claim to be Jews. But they are not really Jews. They are a group that belongs to Satan. . – Rev. 2:9 CEV

The inconvenient truth is that Israel once again became a nation on May 14, 1948  and the ancient Hebrew language also was revived - all in the land that God gave to Abraham and confirmed to both Moses and Joshua.  Since that day in 1948, Israel has become a permanently established nation in the Middle East regardless of the goal of Islamists to “drive the Jews into the sea.

Isa 66:8  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once?  
 That prophecy opened many eyes to the literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy in our time.  It had been hidden from man until the end times.  God had shown such things to the prophet Daniel, including the 70 year captivity they were to go through until
Israel indeed became a nation in one day!  May 14, 1948 was the day that Israel once again became a nation.  On May 15, the surrounding Islamic countries declared war on this infant nation, and Israel continues to prevail. [The fulfillment of that one prophecy, 'a nation born in a day,' validated in the minds of many believers that the biblical prophecies concerning Israel could, and should be taken literally - at face value.  Yet there are those who stubbornly cling to the belief that they are ‘spiritual’ Israel, though genetically they share no physical connection]
1.  Doesn't the charter of the Muslim Brotherhood advocate the destruction of the Jew?
2.  Is the Muslim Brotherhood linked to both Al Qaeda and Hamas -  both recognized as terrorist organizations?
3.  Why has President Obama held Ramadan for members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House (WH), and have their members make dozens of visits to the WH?

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