Israel Moments 11-20
By Pastor Steven L Anderson
Israel Moment #11- All Unbelieving Jews Have Been Cast Off
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. A lot of people who still believe that the physical nation of Israel today are God’s chosen people, even in the New Testament, even though they don’t believe in Jesus Christ... they will often point to Jeremiah chapter number 31. And let me read it for you. It says in Jeremiah 31, verse 35. “Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.”
Now in this scripture, He is promising NOT to cast off all the nation of Israel, and that the nation of Israel will never cease from being a nation. And people will point to this and say “see, that right there proves that the physical nation of Israel are still God’s chosen people. He has not cast them off, He promised to never cast them off.” But here is what they are failing to see in this passage. In verse 37 it says “I will also cast off ALL the seed of Israel for all that they have done if these ordinances fail.” So what He is saying there is not that He won’t cast off any of the children of Israel. He is saying He is not going to cast off all of them. There will always be a remnant that remains as the people of God.
Let’s go to Romans 11 and we can see this very clearly supported from the New Testament. He is not promising in Jeremiah 31 that He is never going to cast off ANY of the Israelites. Of course, he cast off many of the Israelites frequently throughout the Old Testament. What He is saying is, “I am not going to cast off ALL of them”, is what He said in verse 37, meaning that some of them will be saved. Some of them will not be cast off. Listen to Romans 11, verse 1. “I say then, hath God cast away His people?” Notice the same language as Jeremiah 31? “God forbid. For I also am an Israelite of the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin.” The apostle Paul is saying “I am proof that God has not cast off all of His people Israel, because I am a believer in Jesus Christ, I’m saved, and I’m of the tribe of Benjamin.” Listen to this. “God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
So when God says in Jeremiah 31:37 that He is not going to cast off ALL of His people, what he is saying is that there is going to be a remnant that say... not all of them are going to be cast off, a remnant will be saved.” Well listen, that remnant according to Romans 11, are those that are saved by grace, not by works, not by following the deeds of the law that their Pharisee Rabbis are telling them to follow. No, He says that it’s those that are elect, because of the grace of God. The remnant according to the election of grace, He said. So when God says “I am not going to cast away the nation of Israel, people today will take that promise in Jeremiah 31, and say “see? That physical nation over in Israel, are still God’s people, they have not been cast off.” But wait a minute, that’s a lie. Those people have been cast off, they have been broken off because of unbelief, he is going to say later in this chapter, Romans 11. Those natural branches have been broken off from Israel because of their unbelief.
God has cast away the unbelievers of Israel. They’ve been cut down; they are not God’s chosen people. But there is a believing remnant today of saved Israelites, those who are of Israel who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. And that’s why God has not broken His promise that He made in Jeremiah 31. It’s not that the unbelieving Baal worshippers over in Israel today, in the modern state of Israel, are God’s people. No. It’s the seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal that are the remnant, that are the saved Israelites, who worship the true God, the Lord Jesus Christ. By the way, if you don’t have the Son, you don’t have the Father, the Bible says. So the only Israelites who are truly worshipping the same God we are, God the Father, are the ones who also acknowledge the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Because if you don’t have the Son, you don’t have the Father. So again, Jeremiah chapter 31 is saying that God is not going to cast them ALL off, because there will be a saved remnant and according to Romans 11, that saved remnant are those that are saved by grace. They’re saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, not by their works.
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Main Scripture/s Jeremiah 31:35-37, Romans 11:1-7
Israel Moment #12- The Jews Are Our Enemies
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. A lot of those that believe that the Jews are still God’s chosen people or that the physical nation of Israel over in the Middle East represents God’s people, they will take you to Romans chapter 11 to try to prove that. And one of the verses that they will use is verse 28, where the Bible reads “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.” And they will say “see right there, according to that, they are still God’s chosen people.” But let’s look at that a little more carefully. If these people are the people of God, then why would God call them our enemies? Notice the first thing he says there in verse 28. “As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes.”
Now people will tell you today, “Oh, the Jews are our friends. The Jews are our allies, we are Judeo-Christian, Israel is a great ally.” But hold on a second, what does the Bible say? The Bible says in verse 28, “As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes. So if I said today, well “the Jews are my enemies”... people would freak out today! But isn’t that what the Bible Just said in Romans 11:28? But listen to the rest of the verse. It says “But as touching the election, they are beloved for the Father’s sakes.” Now what does it mean to be “beloved”? Just take the “be” off the beginning, it means to “be loved”! That’s what beloved means; it means “to be loved”. So, are the Jews today, are the children of Israel today loved? Are they beloved? Yes they are, of course.
Now, I love the Jews today. I love the children of Israel today. God loves the children, they are beloved of God. But wait a minute. Does that make them God’s people? No it doesn’t. Does that mean they are not our enemies? No it doesn’t. See the Bible is real clear here. They are enemies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s far from being God’s people, or a holy nation, or God’s chosen people. No, he said they are enemies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. But, they are beloved for the Father’s sake. So here is my attitude toward the Jews today. I love them, but I consider them enemies of the Gospel. I love them, but they’re an enemy. You say “well that doesn’t make any sense!” Well doesn’t the Bible say “love your enemies”? Jesus said “love your enemies”. He says the Jews are enemies of the gospel but we should still love them, we shouldn’t hate Jews, but we shouldn’t lie and say that they are God’s chosen people when they are not.
So again, people are just looking for this verse, and they are just taking the part that they want to see. “Oh, they’re beloved for the Father’s sakes”. No-one is arguing with that. We all know that God loves them. God wants them saved. You know, Jesus loves the little children of the world, but that doesn’t make them God’s chosen people. And that doesn’t make the nation of Israel the people of God.
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Main Scripture/s Romans 11:28
Israel Moment #13- When Will the Blindness of Israel End?
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about Romans 11:25 and 26. These are verses that people will often use to say that “God’s not through with the physical nation of Israel...” and, “although they’re in unbelief now, and although they reject the Lord Jesus Christ NOW, you know, in the end times, they’re going to turn to the Lord, and they’re going to be restored and they’re going to be God’s people once again. And that’s why we should still recognise the physical nation of Israel because He is not through with them yet, they’re going to be saved.” Now, listen to these scriptures from Romans 11:25 and 26. “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 fullness of the gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved. As it is written, there shall come out of Zion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.”
So they will point to that and say “See? Blindness is only happened to Israel UNTIL the fullness of the gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved.” And they say right there, “that shows that the blindness is temporary because once the fullness is COME IN, Israel is no longer going to be blinded. And they will say “that’s when the church age is over, and He ceases to deal with the gentiles and he starts dealing with Israel again.” I am going to show you just how unbiblical this is. And I think the key is to figure out WHEN this is talking about, because he says that blindness is happened unto Israel, UNTIL the fullness of the gentiles be come in. Let’s see when that is. In Luke 21, the Bible reads in verse 24, “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. I want you to make note of that, that Jerusalem is trodden down of the gentiles, until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled.
Listen to Revelation 11 verse 2. The Bible reads “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not, for it is given unto the GENTILES, and the holy city shall they TREAD UNDER FOOT”, same wording as Luke 21, “forty and two months, and I will give power unto my two witnesses.” So when is the time of the gentiles fulfilled, or the fullness of the gentiles come in? Well, according to scripture, it’s AFTER Jerusalem has been trodden under foot for forty two months. That would put it three and a half years AFTER the abomination of Desolation. And that would basically put it at the beginning of the millennial reign of Christ, because the Abomination of Desolation takes place in the midst of Daniel’s 70th week. That’s when Jerusalem is going to be destroyed and trodden under foot, okay? Forty two months later, we have Jesus Christ setting up his kingdom on this earth in the millennium. That’s the “when” of Romans 11:25 and 26.
So if we go back to Romans 11:25 and 26 with that in mind... It says “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 unto Israel, UNTIL the fullness of the gentiles be come in”, when is that? Forty-two months after the Abomination of Desolation, the beginning of the millennial reign of Jesus Christ. Listen to the next verse. “And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written, there shall come out of Zion the deliverer and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.” So when is it that Israel is no longer going to be blind, and all Israel is going to be saved? It’s in the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, because when Jesus Christ physically returns to this earth and sets up his kingdom and he is there ruling and reigning from Zion, from Jerusalem... At THAT time, Israel will no longer be blinded, they will all be saved. Why? Because of all of unbelieving Israel will have already been WIPED OUT. They’re going to have been destroyed. So it’s not that in the end times all of the unsaved unbelieving Israelites are all going to turn unto Jesus Christ. That’s not what the Bible is teaching. What it’s actually teaching is that in the millennial reign of Christ, all of the unbelievers of Israel will have been WIPED OUT, and at that time, all Israel shall be saved, there’ll be no more ungodliness in Jacob. There will be no blindness upon the children of Israel, because it will only be saved Israel that’s even there. That’s the only way all Israel can be saved.
I have heard some people say “every single Israelite will just turn to Christ at that point!” That’s not even biblical salvation, because biblical salvation involves our free will. People don’t just automatically get saved because of their nationality, “they just happen to be a Jew during the end times so they automatically get saved when Christ comes...” That’s not how salvation works. All Israel shall be saved, because they’re not all Israel which are of Israel, and this is talking about the true saved Israel that’s going to inherit the kingdom in the millennium. Look, the millennium is going to be a kingdom that’s ruled and reigned over by Christians, by believers. But, of course there have been lots of saved Jews, and saved Israelites through the years, and they will be a part of that kingdom. But this is not teaching that somehow before that the Jews are going to turn unto Christ. No, this is talking about at the beginning of the millennial reign of Christ, and that’s because unbelieving Israel will have been wiped out, so all Israel shall be saved.
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Main Scripture/s Romans 11:25-26, Revelation 11:2, Luke 21:24
Israel Moment #14- The Physical Nation of Israel Has Been Replaced
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona. Today I want to talk about Mathew 21:43. The Bible reads “Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” Now this is spoken to the Jews, and he is telling them the “kingdom of God is going to be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” Now what I have been teaching in this series, a lot of people will call it “replacement theology”, and they will say “you’re teaching replacement theology!” Well here’s the thing, isn’t this replacement? If the kingdom of God is taken from YOU and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof, you’ve been replaced! You WERE the people of God, you WERE that holy nation of the Old Testament, but now you have been replaced. And today, the physical nation of Israel has been replaced by believers, by a holy nation made up of all believers in Christ, whether they be Jew or Gentile, no matter what the nationality. We who believe in Christ in the New Testament, are the holy nation.
Now this scripture in Mathew 21:43 could not be any clearer when it says the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. So those who still want to hang on to this doctrine of “the physical nation are still God’s chosen people”, they have to really grasp at straws. So what they’ve come up with is “Wellllll, you know, the kingdom of GOD was taken from them, but the kingdom of HEAVEN has not been taken from them.” And they will try to say that the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are “two different things”. And so “even though they lost the kingdom of God, they still did not lose the kingdom of heaven.” But wait a minute. The kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of heaven are the exact same thing in the Bible. The Bible uses the same term over and over again to refer to the same thing.
For example, in Mathew chapter 19, we have the story about the rich young ruler. And it says in verse 23 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, verily I say unto you that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” So in verse 23, he says that the rich man is going to find it difficult to enter into the kingdom of Heaven, and then he says “I am going to say to you AGAIN, the same thing that it’s difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”. So right there we see that he’s using kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven interchangeably. So this idea that the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are two different things is just a myth. It’s just a fairytale, it’s not scriptural. For example, in Mathew chapter 3, it says repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Well if you go to Mark chapter 1 it says that the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel. So, all you have to do is just look up every time it says “kingdom of heaven”, and every time it says “kingdom of God”. And you will find a tonne of places where they are used interchangeably, where you can prove that they’re both the same thing.
Now I heard one of these say “well, you know, the kingdom of heaven CAN’T be the kingdom of God because GOD is not heaven, and HEAVEN is not God.” And this guy though that he was really clever with that. You know, “GOD is not HEAVEN, HEAVEN is not GOD”. But this actually makes no sense. Because if we took any king on this earth, and applied that same logic it makes no sense. For example, let’s say David. He was a famous king. What if we talked about the kingdom of David? And then we talked about the kingdom of Israel at that time, that David was the king? Are we talking about two different kingdoms? Is the kingdom of...”Well, DAVID is not ISRAEL, and Israel is not DAVID.” So therefore you know, the kingdom of David is different than the kingdom of Israel?? No. David was ruling over Israel, okay? So it’s the same kingdom. For example, there is a king over in Norway today, King Haakon, okay? So is the kingdom of Haakon different than the kingdom of Norway? Obviously either of those would be referring to the same kingdom. And so the kingdom of HEAVEN is also the kingdom of God because God is the King of Heaven. Because Haakon is the King of Norway. Because David is the King of Israel. There aren’ t two kingdoms over there in Norway. There weren’t two different kingdoms, of course eventually the kingdom of Israel was split, but that’s another story. But when David was ruling over the united kingdom, the kingdom of Israel, and the Kingdom of David were the same thing. So it’s just ridiculous to say that the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Heaven are different. And the reason why people came up with that, is just to try to let the physical nation of Israel hang onto something. “Well, okay... You lost the kingdom of God, but you still got the kingdom of Heaven.” WRONG. They’ve lost both. And it’s not even accurate to say they’ve lost both, because there is no both. It’s one kingdom. The kingdom of God, and the kingdom of heaven are the same thing, and it’s been taken from the children of Israel, and it’s been given to a nation that will bring forth the fruits thereof. He said “think not to say within yourselves we have Abraham to our father”, because he said “every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, it’s hewn down and cast into the fire.”
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Main Scripture/s Mathew 21:43
Israel Moment #15 Jews Are Anti-Christs
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about 1st John 2:22, and I want to show you from the Bible that the Jews are anti-christs. Now, I’m not talking about the ethnicity or the nationality of being Jewish, when the Bible talks about being a Jew, it’s a religious term. In Esther 8:17, it says that many of the people became Jews, because the fear of the Jews fell upon them. So you can’t become a different ethnicity so, when we see the word, when we say the word “Jew”, we are talking about those who practice Judaism, or believe in Judaism, which is a false religion.
Listen to 1st John 2:22. “Who is a liar, but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ. He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son.” So according to this scripture, anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ, is anti-christ. Now, in order to say that Jesus is not the Christ, you have to believe that there is a Christ, and that it’s not Jesus. See, someone who just doesn’t believe in religion, someone who is just an atheist or an agnostic... they’re not going around saying that Jesus is not the Christ, because they don’t even believe in a messiah. Christ means Messiah. The Bible tells us that “Christ being interpreted”, is Messiah. So, they... You know, a lot of people in this world don’t even believe in a messiah because they’re just not religious. So in order to deny that Jesus is the Christ; you have to believe that there is someone who is “the Christ”, and that it’s not Jesus.
What religion today teaches that there is a messiah, but that it’s not Jesus, you know, they’re looking for some other Messiah than Jesus? Well that’s Judaism. And the Bible says “who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son.” And of course the Jews today deny the Father and the Son. They don’t teach that Jesus is the Son of God. They deny the Son of God. Listen to the next verse. It says “whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. But he that acknowledgeth the Son, hath the Father also.” So, 1st John 2:22 and 23, clearly prove that the Jews are antichrists.
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Main Scripture/s 1st John 2:22-23
Israel Moment #16 Jews Worship a Different God than Christians
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona. Today I want to talk about 1st John 2:23. It says whosover denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. But he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. And the reason I am pointing out this verse is that many people will teach today that the Jews worship the same God that we as Christians worship. “Yeah, they have the same God, they believe the Old Testament.” You will hear that all the time from people. And they will even use the word “Judeo-Christian”. Basically lumping Jews and Christians together as worshipping the true God of the Bible. But according to this verse, the Jews do not worship the same God that we worship. Because the Bible says “whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.”
So how can you say they HAVE the same God, when the Bible says they do not HAVE the Father? Because if they don’t HAVE the Son, they don’t HAVE the Father. So let me ask you this. Who do they have? Who are they worshipping today in Judaism? We know it’s not God the Father, because they don’t acknowledge the Son. Therefore they don’t have the Father. You know who they are worshipping? A false god. A false god is who they are worshipping. And we need to stop saying that the Jews have the same God that we as Christians have, because if they don’t have the Son, they don’t have the Father. That’s why the Bible also calls them the synagogue of Satan, because you know, they are not of the Lord, they are of their father the devil, that’s what the Bible says.
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Main Scripture/s 1st John 2:23
Israel Moment #17 Taking Part in the Jews Evil Deeds
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about 2nd John, verses 9 through 11. The Bible reads “Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed, for he that biddeth him Godspeed is partaker of his evil deeds.” Now in this scripture we talk about the doctrine of Christ and we talk about the doctrine of the Father and the Son. And he said “if someone comes to your house, and doesn’t bring this doctrine of the Father and the Son, this doctrine of Christ”, he said “receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed. Now I remember when I was a teenager one time. The Mormons came to my door. And I allowed the Mormons to come in the house, and I was giving the gospel unto the Mormons and disputing with the Mormons. My dad got home, and got angry with me, and he threw out the Mormons, and he showed me this scripture. And my dad showed me 2nd John and he said “look, you’re not supposed to receive these people into your house because they are bringing another doctrine. And after that I never would allow the Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses to come into my house again after my dad corrected me from 2nd John.
Now, we know today that the Jews do not believe in the Father and the Son. We know that the Jews today teach a religion that denies Jesus Christ as the Messiah. They therefore would fall under this category of those that would come to you bringing another doctrine outside of the doctrine of the Father and the Son, and Jesus Christ being the Messiah. And the Bible says therefore that we should not receive them into our house, neither bid them Godspeed, watch this “for he that biddeth him Godspeed is partaker of his evil deeds.” What does it mean to bid someone Godspeed? Well, when we say Godspeed unto someone, we are blessing them, okay? And the Bible teaches that if anybody teaches another gospel we should let them be accursed. We should not bless those who are coming to us preaching a false gospel. We shouldn’t say to the Mormons or the Jehovah’s Witnesses that come to our door, “hey, have a great day, God bless you!” Because if we say unto them “Godspeed”, we’re partaker of their evil deeds according to the Bible.
So what’s interesting about this, is that a lot of Christians today are being taught that if we bless the unbelieving Jews, the ones who reject Jesus Christ, that God will bless us. Because you know, they will misinterpret Genesis 12, I talked about it in a previous video, where I said you know, I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you- the promise made to Abraham. They want to apply that to, for example, a Jewish Rabbi, who is teaching a doctrine OTHER than that of the Father and Son. And they will say “hey, we need to bless him, because he is Jewish! We need to bless the Jews! We need to bless Israel.” Even though 99% of the people in the nation of Israel don’t believe in Jesus Christ, you know, those who call themselves Jews, don’t believe in Jesus Christ. 99%. They say “oh, if we bless them, God will bless us.” But you know what the Bible teaches? The exact opposite. Because the Bible is saying that if we bid Godspeed unto those who deny the Son, we’ve become a partaker of their evil deeds. So when we BLESS those who DENY Jesus Christ as the Messiah, thinking “oh, this is going to get me blessed with Abraham!” You know what it’s really going to do? It’s going to cause you to be a partaker of their evil deeds. You’re not going to get a blessing from God. You’re going to be a partaker of their evil deeds, if you bless those who deny Christ.
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Main Scripture/s 2nd John 9-11
Israel Moment #18 Military Support for Israel
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about 2nd Chronicles 19:2. See, there are a lot of people today that teach that in order for America to be blessed, we need to support Israel militarily, and if we don’t support Israel, if we don’t back Israel, Gods going to curse us as a nation. But that God will bless us if we support Israel militarily. Now this is the exact opposite of what the Bible teaches. We have a perfect example of this in 2nd Chronicles 19. Because here is a man named Jehoshaphat that is gonna go to war to help the nation of Israel. Jehoshaphat is going to be allied with Israel, he’s going to be pro-Israel, and he’s going to help them militarily. Listen to what God tell him in chapter 19 verse 2. “And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.”
So at this time in history, the nation of Israel was ungodly and hated the Lord. And so Jehoshaphat is being rebuked by God for helping them militarily. He said “shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? Therefore is WRATH upon thee, from before the Lord.” So here when Jehoshaphat wants t support Israel militarily, instead of being blessed with Abraham as people will try to tell us today, “America will be blessed if we will support Israel”. Instead of being blessed, the Bible says God’s WRATH is on him, for helping the ungodly, and for loving those that hate the Lord.
And we know that today, the modern state of Israel is an ungodly place. First of all, they reject the Lord Jesus Christ. 99% of those that are “Jews” over there, reject the Lord Jesus Christ. That in itself makes them ungodly. They blaspheme Christ in their “holy book”, the Talmud. And also there’s a lot of sodomy and homosexuality in Israel today. There are gay pride parades, go down the streets of Jerusalem. There are abortion clinics in Israel. There’s all kinds of wickedness and ungodliness. And it’s a Christ rejecting wicked place. So WHY should we believe that we’re supposed to just help Israel militarily no matter what, when we have an exact parallel here with Jehoshaphat wanting to go help Israel militarily and God rebukes him for it. Instead of getting a blessing, he gets God’s wrath.
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Main Scripture/s 2nd Chronicles 19:2
Israel Moment #19 Avoid Genealogies
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe Arizona. Today I want to talk about Titus 3:9, where the Bible reads “But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and strivings about the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.” Now this scripture here tells us to AVOID genealogies. Now today there are those who want you to believe that the “Jews” are God’s chosen people because they descend from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Now the New Testament clearly teaches that God’s chosen people are those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, no matter what their nationality. But they say “No, no no. The JEWS are God’s chosen people because they descend from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Now let me ask you this. How do we know who in 2014 descends from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and who doesn’t? How can we really prove that those who call themselves “Jews” today are truly of Israel, and that the rest of us are not? The only way to really prove that, would be to use a genealogy. So, if it mattered who is a Jew and who is a gentile in 2014, then why did God tell us in the New Testament to avoid genealogies? It must not matter. That’s why he said over and over again, “in Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile”, he said “there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek”, because if there were a difference between the Jew and the Greek, we would need a genealogy to be able to determine who is a Jew and who is not. Now if we go back to the Old Testament, for example in the book of Nehemiah, we will find genealogies being important. It says in verse number 64, “These sought their register”... This is Nehemiah 8:64, I’m sorry 7:64, these sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but it WAS NOT FOUND. Therefore were they as polluted, put from the priesthood.
So, in Nehemiah chapter 7 verse 64, it says that those that did not have a genealogy to prove that they were Levitical priests were considered polluted, because they didn’t have a genealogy to prove that they were of the priestly line of Levi. So they’re put forth from the priesthood as being polluted. So, let me ask you this. In the Old Testament, did Genealogies matter? Of course they did. That’s why throughout the Old Testament we will find lots of genealogies listed. That’s why in this passage genealogies played a critical role. But in the New Testament, he says “avoid genealogies”. Why? Because it no longer matters whether or not you are a Jew. It no longer matters what nation you are of, because God has brought us all together into one fold. There is one shepherd, there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile, there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek in the New Testament. That’s why he said “avoid genealogies”. If it mattered who is a so-called “Jew” today, he would say “embrace genealogies”. But he didn’t, he said “avoid genealogies”.
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Main Scripture/s Titus 3:9, Nehemiah 7:64
Israel Moment #20 Jews Don’t Believe the Torah
Hello this is Pastor Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Today I want to talk about John chapter 5, verses 46 and 47. The Bible reads “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me, for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” Let me say that first part again. “HAD YE BELIEVED MOSES, ye would have believed me.” So the Bible is really clear here that if the Jews do not believe in Jesus Christ, they also do not believe in Moses, because Jesus said “IF you WOULD HAVE believed in Moses, you would have believed in me.” Well, why is this important? Because today, Christians have this idea that the Jews believe the Old Testament. And I have heard it so many times where they say “Oh, well the Jews, they believe in the Old Testament, but they don’t believe the New Testament.” The Bible is clear that they don’t even believe the Old Testament. They don’t even believe Moses. They don’t even believe the Torah! The first five books that they exalt with their lips, but their heart is far from God. Because they do not believe Moses, because they don’t believe in Jesus Christ.
Now, I’ve talked to several Jewish Rabbis. I talked to an orthodox Jewish Rabbi in the last few weeks, I talked to a reformed Jewish Rabbi, which, you know, those are pretty much the two ends of the spectrum. And the Orthodox Jewish Rabbi said he is fine with evolution, he believes in it. The reformed Jewish Rabbi said he believes in the Big Bang, evolution. So, they don’t even believe Genesis chapter 1, which says that everything brings forth after it’s own kind. A lot of people think that you know, “well, we lose the Jews at Mathew 1.” No, we lose the Jews at Genesis 1. They don’t even believe the first chapter of the Torah; how can you expect them to believe the rest of the Torah?
I sat down with this reformed Jew, ah, he was a Rabbi. And I s... you know, he didn’t believe in the story of the Tower of Babel. He didn’t believe that the Noahic Flood really happened. He said it was all figurative, he didn’t believe in Adam and Eve, and if you look at the “Jews” practice today, they don’t do the animal sacrifices, which is a HUGE part of the Torah. They don’t believe Moses! Why does it surprise you that they don’t do the animal sacrifices? Why does it surprise you that they don’t believe in... the, these stories about the creation and the flood and the Tower of Babel? Jesus already told us that IF they would have believed Moses, they would have believed him. So they don’t believe these writings, and they don’t believe Jesus’ words.
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Main Scripture/s John Chapter 5:46-47