How often do you hear the modern day pastors, preachers and evangelists talk about the reality that the majority of Jewish people in the world are lost and on their way to Hell, just like the rest of the UNBELIEVING world? The majority of Jews still reject salvation in Jesus Christ, and the scriptures tell us that they are under the WRATH of God (John 3:36), and are CONDEMNED, and will PERISH without faith in Christ! (John 3:16-18) In this modern day, the focus always seems to be on the geographical State and land of Israel, and I believe that this is one of Satan’s greatest deceptions, and it is diabolical and rotten to the core! People seem to forget the very teachings of Jesus Christ himself regarding the land of Israel. Do you remember the encounter that Jesus had with the woman of Samaria? The woman was from a group of people that were at odds with the Jewish people. They did not get along with each other and the woman was very aware of that, BUT then she met JESUS!
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (John 4:9-10)
Here Jesus was talking with this UNSAVED woman from a group of despised Samaritans, and he mentioned the “living waters” of eternal life to her. This woman was married 5 times before, and she was living with a man that was not her husband, BUT Jesus was truly concerned for her soul. After Jesus revealed the truth about this woman to herself, regarding her past relationships, she knew that she was in the presence of somebody special!
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, NOR YET AT JERUSALEM, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. GOD is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias [MESSIAH] cometh, which is called CHRIST: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I THAT SPEAK UNTO THEE AM HE. (John 4:19-26)
This passage of scripture speaks volumes to the world today. Here JESUS revealed himself to an UNSAVED GENTILE woman as the MESSIAH. JESUS told her that SALVATION was of the JEWS, but He also told her that GOD must be worshiped in SPIRIT and in TRUTH, and that the physical geographical location did not matter at all! Folks it is all about the LIVING WATERS and those waters are not limited to a geographical location over in the Middle East. Jesus specifically mentioned JERUSALEM for a reason! Jesus the Messiah offered the very same LIVING Waters to the JEWISH people!
“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38)
Jesus made it clear that HIS KINGDOM was a SPIRITUAL Kingdom and that it was NOT of this world!
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD : if my kingdom WERE of this world, THEN would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the JEWS: but now is my kingdom not from hence. (John 18:35-36)
Please remember that ALL the PROMISES of God, are only YEA [YES] and AMEN in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is just as concerned for the precious souls over in Iraq as he is with the precious souls over in Iran and the rest of the world! If a person has NEVER been born again of the Spirit, then that same person is STILL dead in their sins, and they will REMAIN that way UNTIL they turn to Jesus Christ for the salvation of their souls.
But as GOD IS TRUE , our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, JESUS CHRIST, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but IN HIM was YEA (YES). For ALL the promises of God IN HIM are YEA(YES), and IN HIM Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now he which stablisheth us with you IN CHRIST, and hath ANOINTED us, is GOD; (2 Corinthians 1:18-21)
The modern day preachers will often attempt to put faithful bible believing Christians under condemnation if they do not BLESS the people of Israel, and they will often quote from the book of Genesis to support their view. They believe that the State of Israel has a blank check because they are God’s CHOSEN people. But my Bible tells me that GOD talks to us today by His SON!
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in TIME PAST unto the fathers by the PROPHETS, Hath in THESE LAST DAYS spoken unto us BY HIS SON, whom he hath appointed HEIR OF ALL THINGS, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had BY HIMSELF PURGED OUR SINS, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; (Hebrews 1:1-3)
The Lord JESUS CHRIST spoke the “parable of the vineyard” for a reason. The Pharisees were asked the question by the Lord what should be done to the husbandmen [gardeners] who mistreated the servants, and the SON of the householder. This was their reply:
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The KINGDOM OF GOD shall be TAKEN FROM YOU, and GIVEN to a NATION bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that HE SPAKE OF THEM. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet. (Matthew 21:40-46)
The householder and Lord in this parable was Almighty God, and the servants represent the prophets of God, whom Israel had beaten and killed, over the centuries past!. The SON obviously represents the SON of God, sent from Heaven above, who was also killed by the people in charge of the VINEYARD. Israel represented the gardeners in the VINEYARD of the Lord [see also ISAIAH 5]. The Jewish Pharisees declared that the WICKED MEN [their own words] should be destroyed, and the VINEYARD given to others bringing forth the fruit. They did not realize that they were describing themselves, and then JESUS quoted from Psalm 118:22-23 to show them that HE was the rejected stone who would become the CORNERSTONE! In that same parable JESUS prophesied of His own DEATH at at the hands of the Jewish people [Matthew 21:38-39]. Most importanly though is the TRUTH that JESUS told the Jewish people that the “Kingdom of God” would be TAKEN FROM THEM and given to a NATION bringing forth the fruits thereof! Keep that parable in mind as you hear the modern day mantra that “Israel is God’s timepiece” in this modern day. Jesus declared that the Kingdom of God would be TAKEN FROM THEM and He is not a man that He should lie! Who is that NATION that the Lord prophesied of in that passage of scripture? The answer is found right here:
But ye are a CHOSEN generation, a royal priesthood, an HOLY NATION, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
There is only ONE group of people in the world today who can lay claim to the title of being God’s CHOSEN people, and that GROUP includes people from every nation on planet earth who have repented of their sins, and received the GIFT of SALVATION which is found in Jesus Christ!
The focus must ALWAYS be upon the LORD JESUS CHRIST and the individuals response to CHRIST and NOT ISRAEL!
Do not be condemned by the modern day preachers who tell the born again Christians, who LOVE the Lord and FOLLOW the Lord, that they are under a CURSE if they do not BLESS Israel. Folks that is absolute insanity! The Lord tells us that the Father loves us because we believe in Jesus Christ whom He sent!
For the Father himself LOVETH YOU, because ye have LOVED ME, and have BELIEVED that I came out from GOD. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. (John 16:27-28)
Think about that for a minute. The modern day preachers are telling Christians that they are cursed if they do not BLESS unbelieving Israel, BUT the Word of God warns me about those people who are of an ANTICHRIST spirit, which includes ALL people that do not believe that Jesus Christ (Messiah) has come in the FLESH. The unbelieving Jewish and Gentile people over in Israel would be included in that group of people. The scriptures tell me that unbelievers are of an antichrist spirit, and the Bible also tells me that those of an antichrist spirit are deceivers, and liars. Should I BELIEVE the Bible or should I discard those verses? Read them for yourself, because you are not going to hear this from the “Christian Zionist” preachers.
Who is a LIAR but he that DENIETH that JESUS is the CHRIST [MESSIAH]? He is ANTICHRIST, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)
And EVERY SPIRIT that confesseth NOT that JESUS CHRIST is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:3)
For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who CONFESS NOT that JESUS CHRIST is come in the flesh. This is a DECEIVER and an ANTICHRIST. (2 John 1:7)
It is NOT what we do with ISRAEL, it is what UNBELIEVING ISRAEL and the UNBELIEVING GENTILES do with Jesus Christ! The very message that the LORD wanted to get across in the parable of the VINEYARD was that the house of ISRAEL had rejected HIS counsel for centuries. Do not forget that it was the ETERNAL CHRIST whom they REBELLED against over those centuries! Has GOD forgotten the people of Israel? Absolutely NOT! But remember that GOD shows NO PARTIALITY toward them either and that is why he said the KINGDOM was taken from them!
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 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 3:34-36)
The WRATH of God is upon every single person who does not receive the testimony of Jesus Christ and believe HIS Gospel! There will be NO excuse for any one of them. Folks that is the pure Gospel without any compromise. That is what is found in the scriptures. You will not hear that in most modern day churches, but that is what is written in the Word of God! If you CHOOSE to be bamboozled that is YOUR choice, but I will stick to the Word of God, and believe that.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (Romans 14:11-12)
PRAY for all the people over in the Middle East, that their eyes would be opened to the REAL JESUS CHRIST, the one who shows no partiality to any! Pray that the Lord raise up TRUE men of God, who will preach the Word of God, as IT IS WRITTEN in the scriptures, and that God would remove the hired hands, and puppets from their pulpits.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. (Romans 3:10-18)
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10)
“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:9-12)