A Warning To My Enemies and Detractors, Part 2
In Genesis 12:1-3 we read: “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” These scriptural passages, of course, are centered on the great patriarch Abram (whose name was later changed to Abraham - Genesis 17:5) who was singled out by the sovereign hand of God to be the progenitor of an extended racial family that would number in the thousands of millions. Genesis 24:60 reads as follows: “And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.” Rebekah was the wife of Isaac...the son of Abraham, through whom the chosen seed line would proceed. Genesis 21:12 states, “And God said unto Abraham, let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.”
In these passages we find the immutable, inviolate truths that the people slated to become the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8) would come from the loins of Isaac...and that they would multiply exceedingly and abundantly to the point of ultimately numbering in the billions! Of the utmost significance, in this context, is the fact that those who are presumed to be the modern manifestation of the chosen people of God do not at this present time...nor have they ever...fulfilled this most vital prophecy!
Yes...that uniquely and exceptionally influential tribe that is believed by many to be the contemporary expression of true Israel...fails to measure up to the most foundational of corroborating identifiers. To be succinct and to the point, this exceedingly identifiable group falls vastly short of achieving the population numbers spoken of in Genesis 24:60. Of immense importance, as well, is the fact that Almighty God chose to elevate this characteristic to preeminence in Genesis 22:17, wherein we read: “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply they seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.”
Yes...it is quite clear that God is attaching great importance to the fact that his Israel people...the true bloodline descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob...would be vast, if not incalculable in their numerical composition. Thus...it should be painfully and patently obvious, on this basis of analysis alone, that the ostensible “chosen people” in the world today could not possibly be the authentic representation of Biblical Israel. To acquiesce to their assertion of such a claim is tantamount to calling God a liar who has pronounced prophetic utterances of a false nature within the parameters of his holy word!
All who are sound of mind and doctrine are therefore compelled to recognize and acknowledge this discrepancy...and to choose to make a stand in defense of truth in accordance with 1 Thessalonians 5:21 which says: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” Naturally...it only makes good sense that a counterfeit chosen people would be extant in the world. After all...as the arch deceiver and father of lies that he is...Satan would be falling down on the job if he didn’t have a false incarnation of the chosen of God...wouldn’t he? Interestingly, we read in Revelation 2:9: “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Yes...2,000 years ago our predecessors in the faith were dealing with this insidious phenomenon of a counterfeit chosen people...claiming to be genuine Israelites of the tribal affiliation of Judah...but who were actually blasphemers!
And what about those who are accomplices and enablers of the “synagogue of Satan?” It is sickening and grievous to observe the antics and machinations of the false teachers who inundate the contemporary Christian world. These characters willfully ignore the obvious truth concerning this vital subject. Of course...it is no coincidence that by turning a blind eye to the truth that is hiding in the open...that these unworthy shepherds are able to partake of a windfall and influx of revenues into the coffers of their respective ministries.
In Isaiah 5:20 we read, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” This most urgent matter of calling evil good and good evil is of immeasurable importance and significance to the God of scripture. To be counted among those to whom God issues a “Woe unto” warning is a status to be avoided at all costs! And yet...this is precisely what the modern church...being led astray in wholesale fashion by legions of false teachers...is guilty of to a profound and extreme degree. With no academic or doctrinal justification whatsoever, they are in the business of proclaiming the synagogue of Satan...obvious imposters and pretenders that they are...to be the genuine and valid representation of true Israel in our modern world. Indeed...those who put blinders on and ignore the obvious reality that a fraudulent entity has successfully supplanted God’s genuine chosen people...happen to be rewarded with the bounty and benefits of the evil world system that has grown up around us. At the same time...those who opt for the damning and incriminating truth are punished in a manner similar to what we read about in Revelation 2:9. Remember...in that passage the “poverty” and “tribulation” of such truth seekers is spoken of. Nevertheless, God’s word makes it plain that such devoted, uncompromised individuals in actuality “art rich” in a manner the world fails to recognize!
Connecting the Dots
In this second installment of our series we are laying additional groundwork necessary for a working understanding of how the principle of “touch not mine anointed” might be outworked in our present conditions and circumstances. Although thousands of years have elapsed since the times of patriarchs, prophets and apostles...we happen to be dealing with truths and principles of a timeless nature. As Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, “There is no new thing under the sun.” Like our forerunners of old, we must be diligent and determined in our efforts to expose error and root out corruption. Blasphemy and deceitfulness are every bit as objectionable and intolerable to God today as they were thousands of years in the past. The misconduct and folly of modern man will be judged and eradicated by a righteous and sovereign God in a manner consistent with his methods of chastisement, judgment, and purification that have been outworked throughout the ages of time. The broadsword of truth is the great equalizer that, when properly wielded in God’s ordained timing...suffices to lay waste to evil and exalt righteousness and truth.
At the beginning of this article we alluded to Genesis 12:1-3 which includes the statement regarding Abram that, “...in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” In these verses, God’s word clearly states that the totality of humanity would be greatly benefitted through the special calling and favor that was to be bestowed upon the extended racial family of this one man. Of great significance, in this regard, was the reality that God would bless those who blessed Abram’s descendants, and curse those who dared to curse them. The contemporary Christian world chooses to ignore the evidence that readily refutes the presumption that those who are thought to be the true Israelites are indeed authentic. And then...to compound their error...they proceed to apply the notion of God’s great favor upon the counterfeit, ungodly synagogue of Satan. A dime a dozen, are the modern preachers who put forth a fervent advocacy of abject, knee-jerk support for the Middle Eastern state of Israel, which was established via a United Nations decree in 1948. While irresponsibly overlooking the evidence that clearly precludes the group in question from being true Israel, ignorant and double-minded Christians (many of whom are teachers and preachers) go on to assert that failure to exhibit blind allegiance to the Jewish mini-state will guarantee the wrath and judgment from Almighty God!
Conversely, of course, they erroneously draw the conclusion that by bestowing support and favor upon the modern state of Israel...the present day church and her members are assured of God’s blessings, protection, and provision. Never mind the readily established fact that modern, so-called Israel fails to pass the basic Biblical litmus test of numbering in the thousands of millions of Genesis 24:60. This scriptural prerogative is summarily ignored and counterfeit “Israel” continues to be exalted and venerated! Interestingly...it is quite evident that America has been anything but blessed since she began in 1948 to gush forth copious support and sustenance for the satanically engendered, fraudulent Israeli state. Yes...we are dealing with Deception 101 in this situation...and it is telling and unconscionable that modern Christians could be so easily duped by a counterfeit of such obvious characteristics and proportions.
You see...in order to reap the provisions of Genesis 12:3 (“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee”) it is mandatory that you are the legitimate heir to that covenant promise. In other words...you must be a true Israelite...and not a counterfeit claimant to the title who fails to possess the attributes and characteristics that God sets forth in his holy word. Another such identifying quality is set forth in Genesis 48:19 relative to one single tribe of Israel...that being Ephraim. That verse reads as follows: “...but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.” Yes...the clear and undeniable fact is that the descendants of Ephraim alone would constitute a multitude or a significant plurality of nations! Needless to say...this prophecy has never even been remotely fulfilled amongst the modern, counterfeit chosen people. Nevertheless, a stiff-necked, rebellious modern church insists on falsely identifying the synagogue of Satan as the true Israel of God...an abomination and blasphemy that epitomizes the condemned practice of calling evil good!
While we could certainly continue to sound the depths of this subject...the groundwork thus far laid should be adequate at present for the continuing development of our central thesis. The God of true, Biblical Christian faith is first and foremost...a God of truth who refuses to countenance and tolerate lies and deception. He is also a God who chooses to outwork his plan for the ages by working through those servants whom he has called and ordained for specific and designated purposes. Those who are so chosen are special in his sight and are typically enshrouded with a protective covering and mantle of divine empowerment.
In sum...the servants of the God of Israel are usually confident in the execution of their mission and assignment. Those who strive to thwart and bring injury upon them are often dealt with in harsh fashion by the God of the Bible, while those who bestow favor upon them are blessed accordingly. In our next installment we will purpose to set forth with increasing specificity, the manner in which this process occurs.