The Great Deception

God will never ever change! He is the same yesterday,  today, and forever! He will never go back on his word; not for Israel,  not for us, ever!

by Pstr Ovet Tamayo

 Rom 11:17-21  If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not boast over those branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.  19 You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in."   20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-Semitism) is prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as an ethnic, religious, or racial group. A person who holds such positions is called an anti-Semite. Antisemitism is widely considered to be a form of racism.

While the conjunction of the units anti-, Semite, and -ism indicates antisemitism as being directed against all Semitic people, the term was popularized in Germany in 1873 as a scientific-sounding term for Judenhass (Jew-hatred), although it had been used for at least two decades prior, and that has been its normal use since then. For the purposes of a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism was considered "hatred toward Jews—individually and as a group—that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity".  Antisemitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized violent attacks by mobs, state police, or even military attacks on entire Jewish communities. Although the term did not come into common usage until the 19th century, it is now also applied to historic anti-Jewish incidents. Notable instances of persecution include the pogroms which preceded the First Crusade in 1096, the expulsion from England in 1290.

More instances are the massacres of Spanish Jews in 1391, the persecutions of the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion from Spain in 1492, Cossack massacres in Ukraine of 1648–1657, various pogroms in Imperial Russia between 1821 and 1906, the 1894–1906 Dreyfus affair in France, the Holocaust in German-occupied Europe, official Soviet anti-Jewish policies and Arab and Muslim involvement in the Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries.

Where did anti-Semitism start? At the trial of Jesus!

John 19:4 - 6  Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him."  5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!"   6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify! Crucify!”  But Pilate answered, "You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him."

Matt 27:22-25  22 "What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called Christ?" Pilate asked. They all answered, "Crucify him!" 23 "Why? What crime has he committed?" asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, "Crucify him!" 24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!"   25 All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and on our children!"

Anti-Semitism has been rife across Europe long before the reformation, and it had been prevalent throughout the middle ages from the fifth century onward. It was a hate movement loosely based on holding the Jews responsible for the murder of Jesus the Messiah! Even the Crusaders (Roman catholic church sponsored wars to reclaim Jerusalem from Muslims) declared that the Jews who were part of the local community were as much of an enemy as the distant Muslims who ruled Jerusalem. Pope Innocent III (1198) made an anti-Jewish legislation declaring that all Jews should wear an identity mark on their clothes so that no one could possibly confuse them with Christians. They were segregated into crowded ghettos, treated as outcasts, and identified as a people deserved to be cursed! They became a scapegoat for everyone’s woes, when the ‘black death’ of 1350 struck, the Jews were accused of poisoning the wells, and many were put to death, and they forced out of their city in Geneva and other parts of Europe.

After Martin Luther started the Reformation of the Catholic church, hope was seen as he was showing kindness to the Jews in general; Luther fully expected the Jews to convert into “Protestantism”, however, they were comfortable in their Judaism and did not budge! Luther was disappointed and extremely outraged, he suddenly turned against them, as passionately as he had blessed them before, he now cursed them with a sixty-five thousand word treatise entitled “On the Jews and Their Lies”, he said: “burn their synagogues and schools, what will not burn burry it with earth that neither stone nor rubbish remain! He goes further: “in like manner, break into and destroy their homes, take away their prayer books and Talmuds, for in them there is nothing but godlessness, lies, cursing, and swearing! Forbid their Rabbis to teach on pain of life or limb”. After the death of Luther in 1546, there came a man who followed on his tracks of reforming the Catholic church, John Calvin, but whatever it was he was to change in Luther’s ways, how he treated the Jews would not change! Though he studied avidly the Hebraic texts, he ignored the problem of Anti-Semitism, it was not an oversight, but a very deliberate choice!

He said: “the Jews are rotten and unbending stiff-necked people, and deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end, and that they should die in their misery without the pity of anyone. On Rom 11:26 about “all Israel shall be saved”, he had dogmatically asserted that the “Israel of God is what Paul calls the church”. By this he implied that God had transferred all the covenants and promises to the Church, which had become “the new and improved version of Israel!”  Both Luther and Calvin were saying that because the Jews rejected Jesus, the only things left to them were the curses found in the bible, but none of the blessings. Shockingly, it was these words that fueled the hatred, and eventual order to annihilate the Jewish people by Adolf Hitler, they (the Nazis) have murdered more than six million Jews during world war II.  It had become commonly accepted that the Jews were supposedly accursed, no one had had a reason to dispute it. And as this message was passed from one generation to the next, it became established as the truth!

THE DESPERATE PLAN OF SATAN:

The very memory of Israel had to be erased from the church, there was to be no trace of its ongoing significance, no possible connection between Yeshua and the Root of David, no link between the Lamb of God and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Satan’s aim was to kill two birds with one stone,

1st it was to entrap the church, then to injure the nation of Israel; to be able to destroy them both! Since the garden of Eden, he had refined the art of seduction and manipulation, especially when pride and envy were at stake; he simply whispers “did God really say that Israel is still significant?” Yeshua warned that in the end times, the devil’s strategy will be “to deceive the elect if that were possible”, such that “because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold”. Matthew 24. To the end, the devil’s tactics will remain the same: 1st, he will distance individuals from God on the issue of Israel;

2nd, he will isolate the nation of Israel from the world, leaving it unsupported by a church which is blind to the truth, “that the Gospel is first for the Jew, then for the gentiles.”

3rd,he will focus the witness of the church on personal salvation, to deter it from impacting the nations and from restoring God’s righteousness into the whole earth.

Eph 3:10-11  His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom 1:16  I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

THE MAIN BELIEFS OF REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY:

Israel was formerly chosen by God for His redemptive purposes, but Israel is no longer relevant to Gods future purposes on the earth, nor is it prophetically significant. Since the majority of the Jewish nation rejected the Lord Yeshua as the Messiah, the blessings promised to Israel had been removed and given to His new chosen people “The Church”. The Church is now the spiritual Israel, all the Old testament blessings belong to the Church, and all the Old testament curses belong to Israel.  3. The Church has replaced Israel as the vehicle of Gods Eternal Kingdom coming to earth. The Lords return is not connected to Israel’s land or its people. The kingdom of God will not contain elements of Old Testament Law, and the Jewish people have no destiny as a nation. They are out of favor with God, and they have lost all her blessings irrevocably. All these lies and deception of Satan have crept in under the radar, and had become widely acceptable in the Christian faith, but it is time we expose this great deception of anti-Semitism, if we are to fulfill Gods mandate for us in the end times – we must support our “root”!

Jer 31:3  The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.

Jer 31:37  This is what the Lord says: "Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done," declares the Lord. 

Isa 43:1  But now, this is what the Lord says — he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

God would not have made a U – Turn because Israel became disobedient! Would God do the same for us His children if we become disobedient, make a U – Turn on His promises for us? I don’t think so!

GOD WILL NEVER EVER CHANGE! HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,  TODAY, AND FOREVER! HE WILL NEVER GO BACK ON HIS WORD; NOT FOR ISRAEL,  NOT FOR US, EVER!