As I read the papers and observe what is happening in the world today, I am utterly amazed. A recent CUFI (Christians United For Israel) meeting which included both John Hagee and Benjamin Netanyahu is one of those events that has truly amazed me. This is not the first time that Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken before Christians and it probably will not be the last. When Mr Netanyahu took the stage he was greeted with applause as he spoke about Jerusalem as being the “the undivided, eternal capitol of the Jewish people.” John Hagee, the well known Pastor from San Antonio, Texas once again referred to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the “the Hitler of the Middle East” Does that talk sound familiar? Yes, because it has been going on for many years now, and it is heard all over the airwaves.
Now do I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is in support of what John Hagee and others are doing in their support of modern day Israel? Absolutely not. What you see taking place here is one of the most demonic, mystifying deceptions in our day. Can you imagine or picture the original disciples, such as John and Peter having a meeting where they joined hands with the unbelieving people of Israel of their own day? Can you imagine the apostle Paul rallying a crowd while sharing the stage with unbelieving Jewish people of his own day, talking about the dangers of Israel’s neighbors? Of course you can’t! In fact, the truth of the matter is that the Jewish people of Paul’s day stood against his preaching of Jesus Christ and opposed him forcefully.That is why these meetings which include people waving their Israeli flags is such a deceptive thing.
You will hear about the danger of Iran at these meetings, but you will never hear about the fact, and absolute truth that Israel already has many nuclear weapons in her arsenal, or that the USA sends billions of dollars in support to her every year! The question is whether or not the Lord Jesus Christ is in support of this whole thing. The truth of the matter is that the Lord Jesus Christ has nothing to do with this whole thing, and the Spirit of the living God is certainly not the one controlling those CUFI (Christians United For Israel) meetings. This whole CUFI thing is totally a man-made movement that is totally of the flesh, and void of the Holy Spirit!
Any true Christian knows beyond a shadow of a doubt, that a person must be born again in order to enter heaven. If a person has not been born again of the Spirit, then they are still in their sins. (John 8:24, 44) If they die in that same condition, then an eternity in Hell will be their due portion. That applies to both Jewish and Gentile people (all mankind) throughout the world! That is why Jesus told the Jewish ruler Nicodemus, that he needed to be born again. (John 3:1-8) Jesus made it clear to Nicodemus that the physical birth, and the spiritual birth of the Spirit were two entirely different things. Jesus was not impressed by the fact that Nicodemus was Jewish, nor is He impressed with the fact of any person being non-Jewish either!
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. (John 3:6-8)
Has Benjamin Netanyahu been born again of the Spirit of God? (John 3:1-8) Does Benjamin Netanyahu believe that Jesus is in fact the Christ (Messiah), the message that the Jewish apostle Paul preached, and the message that caused the Jewish people to desire to kill him? (Acts 9:20-23) Does Benjamin Netanyahu believe that Jesus Christ is the one who became the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world, and the only blood atonement for sin? (John 1:29, Leviticus 17:11, Hebrews 9:22) Does Benjamin Netanyahu believe that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all the Old Covenant prophecies, even as Jesus Himself declared after he rose from the dead? (Luke 24:33-47)
And he (Jesus Christ) said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:44-47)
Does Benjamin Netanyahu believe that Jesus Christ is the only way for a person (Jewish or Gentile) to be saved as Jesus declared (John 14:6) and as the apostle Peter declared also? (Acts 4:10-12) Those are the questions that only he can answer. Jesus the Christ (Messiah) still has an open invitation to the Jewish people all over the world to repent of their sins and come to Him, but most still refuse His offer. Jesus told the Jewish people of His own day that they were deceived in thinking that they had eternal life. He told them that they had the scriptures which testified about Him, but they refused to come to Him for eternal LIFE! Here is the exact quote from Jesus, the Christ (Messiah)
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. (John 5:37-40)
What an incredible REBUKE that was from Jesus the Christ (Messiah) to the Jewish people of His own day. That REBUKE from Christ (Messiah) is still in effect today, for the Jewish people and the Gentiles (all others) all over the world. What you see taking place in the “church world” today is an unequal yoking of unbelieving Jewish people with true believers in Jesus Christ. Many of the “big name” Christian leaders in this modern day, are hobnobbing with the religious, (and lost) Jewish politicians, even as Judas Iscariot did before he betrayed Jesus Christ. The true people of God, who were controlled by His Spirit, were not looking for an earthy city over in the Middle East at all, but they were looking for a heavenly one which is above! That is the only true Jerusalem and that is where very true born again believer seeks to go.
But ye are come unto mount Sion (Zion), and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (Hebrews 12:22)
If you want to end up in the true eternal city of Jerusalem which is above, then keep your eyes above, on the Lord, even as the true patriarchs of the faith did.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. (Hebrews 11:13-16)
The country that I desire is not over in the Middle East, but it is the heavenly country above! God is not ashamed to be called my God, and your God if your desire is for that same heavenly country! Can somebody shout Hallelujah! Do not be bamboozled by the rhetoric of the modern day “Christians” who join hands with those who are clearly opposed to Jesus Christ, and do not follow him, and do not believe the Gospel that he preached! The Bible warned us about those who deny that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, and described them as the having a “spirit of antichrist”! (1 John 2:22, 4:3, 2 John 1:7) That should put the fear of God into you, should it not?
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
The CUFI (Christians United For Israel) meetings are clearly political in nature, and they are meetings where Christian believers have become yoked with unbelievers. The unbelievers at those meetings need to know that the wrath of God is abiding upon them, and they need to be warned before it is too late. We as Christians are called to be good stewards of the Gospel of Christ, because if we do not preach the true Gospel, then we preach no gospel at all!
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)