Saturday, July 14, 2012

Israel, not the Church!

I returned home from Las Vegas last evening after having shared for four days the Biblical Festivals and the Hebraic concepts of the Torah found throughout the Tanahk and the Brit Hadasha or New Testament. I was asked to come specifically to share with the brother of a friend who actually led me to the Savior, Yeshua the Messiah 30+ years ago. The time spent doing all of this was at a Worldmark resort

I am home now but will be heading for the Love4Israel conference down in Portland, Oregon in about an hour. My little dog was killed while I was away by another dog and my mother is in the Hospital as I write this having suffered yet another stroke. In addition, I have 60 people scheduled to attend our wedding next weekend. I refer to all of this as, "DOING LIFE". I am concerned about Mom, heart broken to be milling around my home without my little dog and wondering about next weekend.

Meantime, a military buildup of nations is ongoing in the Middle East. More specifically, the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea. Biblical events are unfolding with lightning speed. Israel is in the center of almost all of what is happening.

During my time sharing in Las Vegas I was faced with trying to get across that the Church of the last 2000 years is not the Bride that Messiah returns for. He returns for Israel...the lost sheep of the House of Israel to be more precise.

Matthew 10:6 Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
“But go especially to the sheep that have been lost of the house of Israel.”

Matthew 15:24 Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010
But he answered and said to them, “I am not sent except to the sheep that have strayed from the house of Israel.”

But I say that Yeshua The Messiah ministered to the circumcision (Jews) for the sake of the truth of God, so as to confirm The Promise of the fathers.

  • Currently, the Church is not surrounded by nations that wish to murder her, Israel is.
  • The Church was not resurrected three years after being nearly wiped out of existence (Hitler) as were the Jews.
  • The Church is not being relocated back to the promised land, the Jewish people are. 
There are not two brides but one....All of those who keep the Commandments, honor the Biblical Sabbath (Not the sabbath of Emperor Constantine), honor the Lord's Festivals and understand his calendar will be restored with Israel and specifically our Jewish brothers and sisters. A time is coming when like the Biblical story of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. The same will occur with much of Israel. In this moment virtually all of the church will realize too what grafted into this family, the Family of Jacob is all about.

The Church or assembly, ecclesia or however one wishes to refer to the Gentile gathering has done so for centuries due to the gathering of Israel at Mt Sinai. The word Hebrew word Kohol simply means assembly. "Replacement Theology has created a concept of Spritual Israel and the Church but all of these references including Synagogue are, assembly.....

God assembled Israel, set this nation apart to teach all of us God's ways, and the nations have been trying to kill Israel ever since. This is all about to come to an end. It will come to an end when the Messiah of Israel returns to stop the nations from killing beloved Israel. The Church must wake up to what the Biblical story has always declared. We have an opportunity to do so because we are grafted into the OLIVE BRANCH not planted on top of it! We have been given this opportunity as a direct result of what Yeshua the Messiah came to do for the his bride. He was born of flesh...in Israel. He chose 12 disciples in, Israel. He was resurrected in, Israel. He sent the Holy Spirit a second time to, Israel......

HE IS RETURNING TO, ISRAEL!

The Christian Church is not equal to Israel but a direct result of Israel. Much of the Catholic church and Islam is about to be wiped out of existence. Those who love the Messiah of Israel are about to be restored to his true identity...God is teaching all of the world via Hebrew. Their is absolutely nothing that anyone of us can do or say to replace this fact.

Zechariah 14:2 
For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city will be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go out into captivity, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
Zechariah 14:14 
Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered together: gold, and silver, and clothing, in great abundance.
Joel 3:2
I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will execute judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land,
Zechariah 12:2 
"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the surrounding peoples, and on Judah also will it be in the siege against Jerusalem.

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