Judge Scalia is known for his conservationism on the Supreme Court. Even though he was 79 years old, he went quail hunting in Marfa, Texas yesterday and showed no signs of a physical illness. According to FBI reports, Judge Scalia went to bed Friday night and felt fine. He did not report for breakfast Saturday morning and was found dead in his bedroom.
I have to admit that is very unusual circumstances given Justice Ginsburg's medical history - a liberal democrat who is so old she cannot read the SCOTUS transcripts before her without help of her staff.
Something smells like a rat in the woodpile. Was Justice Scalia poisoning in his sleep?
My site was down for few days for a couple of reasons, but primarily in order to work out some issues with my website host regarding going forward with the platform I am using (Version 5); they recently upgraded to Version 7. If they were going to move everyone to the new version, which meant scrubbing Version 5 (a great platform), there was no use in vesting anymore time and money in my site as the new version doesn't have some of the key features I need for my format. My host has assured me they have no plans to discontinue Version 5 and are considering adding its features to Version 7 - that would be great. I have been with this host going on 9 years and they have a great product, so I am still with them.
You will notice my site has changed to a "Newsletter" format. Instead of trying to write daily articles on a number of issues, I will instead select one article to write about each day. It may be a news article or biblical commentary on some passage of the Bible. The articles will post for that week and be removed over the weekend. Articles considered having special importance will be posted in one of the representative sections.
The Section articles will remain so if you have not read them, I encourage you to do so as there is good meat there.
Regarding comments about supporting this website ministry for that is what it is, the Word of God says Bible teachers are worthy of support by those benefiting from their teaching (Galatians 6:6). However, no one has to give a penny to this ministry and I never beg for money - Never! I do not have a Donation button for giving online as I refuse to use PayPal for good reasons and I am not a 501(c)(3) entity, so any donations are not tax deductible. Reason I am not is I do not want the government telling me what I can and cannot say. They are already doing that with the homosexuals and Muslims - anything said or written about them that is critical is deemed hate speech. If anyone feels led of the Lord to donate to this ministry, contact me via the Contact Page and I will give you my mailing address for sending checks or money orders. Your information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.
I am blessed to have a few loyal supporters that have stood with me since coming online in May 2007. At one time when I was working full-time on my website, traffic to my site was about 2700 weekly or over 10,000 monthly representing a world-wide audience. Presently that number is much lower. I strongly believe the Lord directs those to my site He wants to benefit by the bold truth they find here. There is truth on this site you will not find anywhere else and I will never water-down the truth for anyone or any PC nonsense!
Jesus said in John 8:30-32 that we prove to be His disciples when we continue in His Word and the truth we know will set us free.
In His priestly prayer as recorded in John 17, Jesus said the Father's Word is the truth which is all of revealed and inspired Scripture.
If you want to know the truth about anything, then read and study the Christian Bible containing both Old and New Testaments (better - covenants). There are many today posing as theologians or Bible teachers that twist the Scriptures to their own liking as well as many non-believers that have never read the Bible, but attack it as if they are some authority on it.
I read an article recently the top 5 ungodly cities in the United States are Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, San Francisco, California, Boulder, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. They received this "award" for being Anti-God, Anti-Bible, Anti-Christianity and largely amoral. You would not believe some of the things going on in Portland and Seattle - gross immorality. Notice the first three cities are in the area I saw in the Vision of the Inverted Pyramid in which a third major disaster strikes the United States; coincidence, maybe or maybe not.
May the Lord richly bless all the readers of my website with wisdom and understanding of the times in which we live - the very last days.
Tell somebody about Jesus.
Replacement Theology A Grossly Misunderstood Subject
Are Israel's Days Numbered
"Author Joel Richardson will join several other Bible teachers at a prophecy conference he hopes will shed light on the future of Israel in an increasingly hostile world.
Richardson told WND he wanted to hold the conference, scheduled for Jan. 16 in California, to address the growing spirit of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism that is raging across Europe and the United States. He’ll untangle what this means for Israel and Bible prophecy.
“As anti-Semitism continues to explode across the nations, we would hope the Church would be exempt, a sanctuary from this spreading hatred. Unfortunately, that is far from the case,” he said.
“Not only is the unbiblical belief in ‘replacement theology’ making a resurgence in the Church, but so also is an open embrace of anti-Zionism and political propaganda intended to undermine the security of the Jewish State,” said Richardson, author of “When A Jew Rules the World: What the Bible Really Says About Israel in the Plan of God.”
Joel Richardson, considered by Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, to be the world's premier bible prophecy expert, is not his real name. He is a Crypto-Jew, meaning he uses a Gentile name to conceal or hide his real identity. He says he is afraid to use his real name for fear the Muslims will harm his family.
Richardson's most recent books, The Muslim Antichrist and When A Jew Will Rule The World are in my opinion biblically incorrect for two reasons: (1) there is credible biblical evidence the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be Jewish and (2) Jesus Christ is not returning to this earth as a natural physical Jew to setup a Zionist Kingdom in order to rule over and subjugate the Gentile nations. No, Jesus is returning as Lord of lords and King of kings and the Prince of the spiritual tribe of Judah along with his Jewish/Gentile bride - what the New Testament refers to as the "One New Man" (saved Jews and Gentiles).
It is not the purpose of this article to get into the detail whether the Antichrist will be Jewish or Muslim or whether Christ is returning as a Jew, but simply mention Richardson's two works as having biblical and prophetic problems. This article is to address Richardson's and Bill Koenig's teaching on "Replacement Theology", which Richardson says is unbiblical - so does Koenig. You may access Koenig's website at watch.org.
Both of these men do not understand the concept of the Judah Church and are influenced by traditional dispensationalism. While Richardson is pre-wrath which is about the same as posttrib, he nonetheless promotes the State of Israel over the Church in regard to Bible prophecy, that is, he is expecting the Lord to return and establish a Jewish Zionist Kingdom to rule the world for a thousand years. Bill Koenig, on the other hand is pretrib and expecting the Church to be raptured prior to the seven-year tribulation at which time the world will revert back to the Age of Law in which the Jews will re-institute temple worship and animal blood sacrifices. The New Testament Book of Hebrews condemns this viewpoint as heresy.
I have written an extensive article on the truth about Replacement Theology so I will include it here in this article as a rebuttal of Joel Richardson and Bill Koenig's dispensational positions. Incidentally, I saw Jonathan Cahn, the Harbinger man on Kenneth Copeland's TV program and he was criticizing the Replacement Theology doctrine. You can also add Joel Rosenberg, a well-known Christian Jewish author and prophecy teacher to this chorus. What do all these prophecy teachers have in common? They are all Jewish and steeped in Old Testament theology. It is as if the New Covenant did not exist or that it is a subordinate to the Old Covenant. As Watchman Nee wrote in one of his books, there is no entity in Christendom or religious life that is higher than the local Church - the spiritual body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Before I delve into the meat of the article (which will be three or maybe four articles), we need to keep the following Scriptures in mind:
Matthew 16:17-19 NKJV
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be looseda]">[a] in heaven.”
The Lord had just asked the disciples who "they" thought he was and Peter responded that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God. To that astute answer which Jesus said Peter was given by revelation of the Father in heaven, Christ said upon that rock (the revelation and confession of Jesus as the Son of God) He would build His Church (the Greek word for Church is ecclesia, which means the called out ones or the elect and chosen ones).
Notice Jesus did not say He was about rebuilding the nation of Israel or a Jewish kingdom. In fact, He had some rather harsh words for the future of Israel and the Hebrew people:
Matthew 21:18-20 KJV
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
Why did Christ stop and curse a insignificant fig tree? I mean if He was hungry and He was, He could have found something to eat. Why curse an inanimate tree? Jesus knew the fig tree was a symbol of Israel and so should have the disciples (Hosea 9:10), but they were blind to the spiritual meaning of what Jesus meant. Christ came looking for spiritual fruit in Israel, but found none. Their leaders were corrupt whom Jesus said were the same as the blind following the blind. In cursing the fig tree, He was symbolically calling attention to the unspiritual condition of the leaders and people of Israel. The curse he pronounced upon the nation as a whole was that it would never bear any spiritual fruit until He returned and gathered a believing remnant to Himself and give them a place in His millennial reign (Romans 11:26-27). Here is where insight is needed into the good and bad figs (See Jeremiah 24).
Note: God is not and has not been working with natural physical Israel as a nation since placing them under the Iron Yoke (world-wide dispersion and exile) and that includes the modern illegal state of Zionist Israel. He is calling individual Jews to come out of Judaism and unbelief and into the Church - the body of Christ and the One New Man. This is the meaning of Romans 11:1-5, that is, God has not cast away the people of Israel (individual Jews or Hebrews that make up a remnant - an elect or chosen ones out of the whole nation) whereby none could be saved, but He is appealing to them to hear and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and along with saved Gentiles make up the Judah Church. This is the entity that Jesus said He was building in the world during this present Age not a separate Jewish kingdom to rule over the Gentile nations. ALL PROPHECIES CONCERNING ISRAEL MUST BE FULFILLED IN CHRIST NOT TO A JEWISH MONARCHY!
Matthew 23:37-39 NKJV
37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 38 See! Your house is left to you desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
This passage was given in the context of several woes Jesus pronounced upon the Pharisees and Scribes. In telling them their house was left to them desolate, the house He made reference to was the House of Judah that was in bondage to the Romans since the House of Israel was completely destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 B.C. The Southern Kingdom referred to in the Scriptures as the House of Judah was destroyed by the Babylonians in 606 B.C., however, it was not a complete destruction as was the Northern Kingdom with its capital in Samaria. By the time Jesus arrived in Israel during the first century A.D., the House of Judah was under Roman captivity and occupation, having survived the previous Babylonian, Medo-Persian and Grecian captivities. The House of Judah had not been a free people for 600 years.
The Greek word for desolation implies a wasting or wilderness condition. That prophecy has been fulfilled now for almost 2000 years for even the modern state of Israel is not a completely free nation for the United States, the surrounding Arab states, and the UN exerts tremendous pressure upon them. Contrary to what many prophecy buffs teach, as far as God is concerned, the Israeli people are still in the Iron Yoke exile. No nation ever placed in the Iron Yoke by God comes out of it except by repentance. The modern state of Israel has never repented of their rejection of Jesus as their God and Messiah and the Torah forbids them to return to the land of Israel and reestablish an "official" nation state apart from repentance. This is why the state of Israel is illegal in God's eyes.
In addition to the above, the Book of Hebrews makes it clear that Jesus is superior to the angels, to Moses, to the Judaic system, to the Aaronic priesthood, and better than the law. As the NKJV (Holman edition) says, "In short there is more to be gained by Christ than to be lost in Judaism.
Further, the Apostle Paul made some controversial statements to the Jews and to which many modern-day Christians ignore:
Romans 2:28-29 KJV
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Romans 9:5-8 KJV
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
It is clear that a true Jew is one that is spiritual - born again of the Holy Spirit via faith in Christ and also not all the physical descendents of Israel are the true Israel of God. Well, that means not all the physical modern state of Israel is the true Israel yet people like Richardson, Rosenberg, Koenig, and Cahn don't seem to want to admit that.
With that background, now let's examine the replacement theology controversy. The following is a revision of previous articles I have written about this subject:
What Is Replacement Theology - Part 1 Revised
Original Article - October 1, 2008
[From the emails I have received, it is rather obvious that many saints do not understand the Bible's position on secular Israel and the Israel of God - the Church and so-called replacement theology. Evangelical Christians in the pretribulation camp have been fed a diet of old economy Israel that has unfortunately made the state of Israel and the Jews more important than the New Covenant Jesus established with His own blood and death upon the cross.
Preachers like John Hagee and Pat Robertson and many others such as Joel Richardson, Joel Rosenberg, Bill Koenig and Jonathan Cahn teach a two salvation program, that is, God is not through with the nation of Israel and has plans to restore the kingdom to them with their temple and blood sacrifices during the tribulation and into the millennial kingdom. Moreover, Hagee and Robertson teach that Israel or the Jews do not need to believe the gospel in the New Covenant sense and be grafted into the body of Christ (the Church) because they are safe under the Old Covenants - the Mosaic and the Abrahamic Covenants. The meaning is that God has a two salvation program - one for the Jews and one for the Church. That is utter biblical nonsense and heresy of the nth degree. It is also dangerously damning to the Jews to believe they do not need Jesus in the present era of the Church Age (It is actually the Pentecostal Age) and all they need to do is to wait for the tribulation period when God is going to revert back to the old economy of law and then Romans 11: 26-29 will be fulfilled when all Israel will be saved, that is, a remnant. If that is actually true, then why did the apostle Paul spend a great deal of His ministry trying to convert the Jews to Jesus and why did he say that the gospel must go to the Jews first? The Church has a mandate from God to preach the gospel to the Jews as well as to the Gentiles. The problem is the erroneous doctrine of a two-salvation program has made the Church reluctant to evangelize the Jews and that is a violation of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Organizations like AIPAC, ADL, and the ACLU (all Jewish organizations) strongly oppose evangelizing the Jews in the United States. They have convinced our Congress and the rest of the Western world that any criticism of the Jews or the nation of Israel is Anti-Semitism. The United States Congress passed into law the Anti-Semitism Bill that makes it a crime to say anything against the Jewish race while the attack on Christianity continues unabated in this nation. Even a leading Jewish Rabbi in Israel recently remarked that Christians are being persecuted around the globe more than the Jews.
As I mentioned, I receive the usual hate emails whenever I write that the secular nation of Israel and the Jews are not the chosen people of God, but the Judah Church - the good figs of the Fig Tree are the chosen people of God. I am branded an Anti-Semitic? One lady wrote me that my teaching was dangerous. On the contrary, it is the truth! The New Covenant makes it abundantly clear that the chosen people are those who have been grafted into the spiritual fig tree and the spiritual tribe of Judah - the Lord Jesus Christ, which I will have more to say on this as I progress in these articles. The problem with many evangelical Christians is the gullibility to believe most anything that some pretrib theologian or pro-Israel proponent teaches in regard to the Jews as God's sole chosen people. Let me be very clear on this - God has never had but one elect people in this earth whether Jews or Gentiles and they are those who have believed the promises of God by faith. At the end of the pre-flood world, God found one man who still had faith in Him - Noah. He and his family were delivered from the flood judgment. Then later, God found another man, Abraham, who could believe in His promises and set him apart to become the father of many nations (note: many nations) by faith in the seed (singular) who was to come from his loins - the Lord Jesus Christ and the true Son of Israel and the head of the tribe of Judah. Paul taught this theology to the Churches of Asia Minor when he was an itinerant evangelist:
Galatians 3:16-18 NKJV
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, "And to seeds," as of many, but as of one, "And to your Seed," who is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
The chosen people of God are those who have been planted or grafted by the Father into a spiritual union with Him via faith in the finished work of Jesus upon the cross and the resurrection without which the whole plan of God to save the Jews and the Gentiles would be null and void. The revelation of God in the Bible is progressive never backward. Why would God send the Lord Jesus to this earth to suffer at the hands of evil men and then die an ignominious shameful death upon a wooden tree outside Jerusalem if He was continuing the old economy of Israel and their religion - Judaism? In fact, you won't find Judaism taught in the New Covenant except to expose it as a relic of the past. Judaism was the religion of the Pharisees and Scribes, which is Talmudic Law and afterward they added mystic Kabbalism to it, which completely ruined the revealed Word of God. Jesus confirmed this in his dialogue with the Pharisees:
Matthew 15:3-9 NKJV
3 He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' 5 But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother," Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God" — 6 then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
8 "These people draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
9 And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
You need to understand that what Jesus confronted in his first advent was Talmudic Kabbalism - the teaching and tradition of the Pharisees. The same teaching is taught the Jews today in every synagogue in Israel and the United States. It is blind theology and a lie against the truth of God's Word in both covenants. Judaism makes their converts twice the child of hell and no Christian should become enamored with the religion of the Jews nor the secular state of Israel as some separate plan of God strictly for the Jews. God has one plan - to save lost Jews and Gentiles from their sins and bring them into fellowship with Him through the blood of Jesus Christ. It is what the 1970's Christian logo proclaimed - Only One Way to God - Jesus Christ! A Jew outside the Lord Jesus Christ is a lost Jew and will die in his or her sins and go to hell the same as a lost Gentile. All the Jews are not going to heaven when they die regardless of what some teach.
I have read some bizarre teaching that says God is going to resurrect all the Jews in a special resurrection just for them and grant them salvation. Folks that is heresy and a lie! God does not have one salvation plan for the Jews and another one for the Gentiles. He has one plan - all humankind, whether Jews or Gentiles must repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ - not the message of Judaism, Islam, Buddha or some Hindu god! Before the New Covenant era, all the Old Testament saints - those who believed the promises of God by faith (Abraham is the example) were covered by temporary righteousness until the full righteousness of God entered the world via the Lord Jesus:
2 Corinthians 5: 21 NKJV
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Before I proceed further in this article (stay with these articles and when done, you will never again be confused about replacement theology), I need to digress for a moment. One of the criticisms I receive whenever I teach this subject, is that I am being a know-it-all and not being humble in correcting those who send me all those nasty emails about why my teaching is wrong and dangerous. If I use such terms as ignorance and gullibility in correcting those who obviously don't have a clue to the truth on this subject, I am accused of being unloving and not humble. Well, you might want to read some things the apostles had to say to the Churches and the Jews:
Romans 10:3 KJV
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
1 Corinthians 14:37-38 KJV
37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
38 But if any man be ignorant , let him be ignorant .
2 Peter 3:5-6 KJV
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
Hebrews 5:1-3 KJV
1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant , and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Galatians 3:1 NKJV
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
The Greek word for foolish is anoeetoi, which has the implication of an intellectual moron. Paul spoke some strong words to the Galatians about reverting back to Judaism when they were set free in the Lord Jesus from religious rituals. The same thing is taking place today with a large segment of professing Christians. When I have used this explanation before, my critics remind me that I am not the apostle Paul and that is certainly correct - I am not worthy to untie his shoes, but I have the same Holy Spirit as Paul.
The point is, why is there so much confusion in the Church about the secular nation of Israel and the Jews in relation to the Church - the body of Christ? For that matter, why is there so many different denominations and doctrines within Christendom? I must be careful here less I get too far off the subject. The brief version is that the Church has little or no revelation today and operates by the doctrine of men? What do I mean by that"
The answer is to be found by the biblical principle of "first mention," meaning that whenever a doctrine is introduced in the Scriptures, it is the principle by which all other Scriptures pertaining to it must agree to be contextually accurate. Failure to understand this truth has led to much error in interpreting the Bible. When Jesus first used the word Church in Matthew 16, He gave us the principle for its foundation. A close examination of the apostles writings in regard to the doctrine of the Church followed this principle - "revelation knowledge:"
Matthew 16:16-19 NKJV
16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
17 Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
What Jesus told Peter should be the axiom that every true man called of God to the ministry should hang his hat on, which is that the truths of God concerning Jesus and the Church is based on the revelation of God via the Holy Spirit, for the Spirit alone imparts truth to the saints. Jesus clearly told us that His Church would be built upon the revealed truth about Him. For there to be an authentic New Covenant minister and a ministry, there must be revelation knowledge. Watchman Nee has the best writing on this subject of anything I have read to date:
When you have received this fundamental revelation you will discover God speaking here and there throughout the Scriptures. Day after day you will receive many fragmentary revelations which you can use in serving people. This is called the Ministry of the Word (emphasis mine). Ministry, therefore, is based upon getting a word before God. We have met Christ, and we want to serve the church with the Christ we know (the problem is many ministers do not know Christ - emphasis mine); and for this we need to have revelation each time we serve. Ministry requires our seeing something before God and in freshness presenting this thing to the church. Revelation, we have said is of two kinds: the basic and the detailed, the "once for all" (logos - emphasis mine) and the "time and again" (rhema - emphasis mine). Without having the first, the second is impossible!...These foundational problems must be solved before there is the possibility of our being ministers of God's Word. Revelation after revelation must be continually added (instead of sermon after sermon - emphasis mine); no one revelation can supply unlimited ministry. Each revelation affords ministry for one occasion; each gives one service...Continuous revelation begets continual ministry. (Watchman Nee, The Ministry of the Word, pages 132-133).
Read the book of Acts, which is a history of the apostolic Church, and you will understand everything they did was based upon the revelation knowledge of the apostles and prophets (all of the apostles were prophets, which means they got a Word from God and spoke it to the Church; that is the biblical definition of a prophet, someone who speaks God's word, not his opinion). For example:
Romans 16:25 NKJV
25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith — 27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:6 NKJV
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation , by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?
Gal 1:12-13 NKJV
12 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
To my anti-replacement critics, please read this last passage and understand what Paul said. He was a Pharisee of Pharisees excelling in Judaism more than his contemporaries, but when He met Jesus and received His revelation, he came out of Judaism and began to preach and teach about the One New Man and the Israel of God. Contrary to what some teach about Romans 9-11 concerning the doctrine of election, Paul never made a case for the secular unsaved Jews as being the chosen people of God. He simply taught that although God had set aside their nation because of unbelief and rejection of Jesus as the Messiah, He has not cast away individual Jews as to be forever doomed and damned. No, they are loved for the fathers sake- Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and God has included them to be grafted back into the fig tree as the good figs of Jeremiah 24 and the good olive tree of Romans 11. The Jews have but one path to salvation - faith in the Lord Jesus.
Here is what Jesus told the Pharisees and the common folks who listened to his words:
John 8:23-24 NKJV
23 You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins ; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins ."
Now, do you think 1948 A.D. when Israel became a nation, it somehow changed what Jesus told the Pharisees? Think folks, use your brains, more so your spirit where God places the revelation of His word! Any Jew who dies without accepting the Lord Jesus Christ shall die in his sin and go to the infernal regions. This is why the Church should be evangelizing the Jews and not all caught up in a tribulation temple, the ashes of the red heifer, the re-institution of the Sanhedrin, etc. This is all about the old economy of Israel that has been replaced by the New Covenant doctrine of the Lord Jesus and His Church.
I have a bit of alarming truth for all you Zionist Christians who are excited over the Jews watching their red heifers looking for that perfect specimen in order to cleanse the tribulation temple:
Hebrews 9:11-15 NKJV
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer , sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Open your blind eyes and read by revelation what this passage in Hebrews is saying. Jesus is the fulfillment for the ashes of the red heifer. He is the only one who can cleanse our conscience from dead works of the flesh, which is what Judaism is. Notice, it is those who are called to come out of the first covenant who receive the promise of eternal life.
To sum up this first article, the reason we have so many denominations and different doctrines including the confusion of who are the chosen people is that the Church began to be led by men who had no revelation of the Spirit and the Word of God. They began to read and interpret the Word by intellectual flesh in their seminaries and bible colleges, and even in the Churches, ministers depended more on the writings and teachings of men than on Holy Spirit revelation. The result has been that the Church has very little revelation today and the ministers Sunday after Sunday feed them on the husks and not the meat.
When I was saved and called to the ministry of the Word on April 25, 1971, at the advice of my Baptist pastor, I immediately enrolled in seminary instead of emulating Paul and allowing the Holy Spirit to personally teach me the Word. Not one time in all of my seminary courses and training, which includes at least two renowned seminaries, did I receive any teaching on the need for revelation knowledge as the foundation of ministry. No, I was taught to consult the commentaries, the Greek and Hebrew study aids, get some illustrations from a book, write out a sermon, memorize it and then go preach it. I tried that for a while and realized that was not for me, but I still did not understand revelation knowledge until the Holy Spirit led me to purchase a book by Watchman Nee that I mentioned previously (I soon discovered his book was based on revelation knowledge - what he had received from God). Being the stubborn person that I am in the flesh, it took God a few years to get me to fully understand the necessity of revelation ministry - Not that God was slow, but me.
One day back in 1982, I received my first lesson in revelation knowledge when God gave me a rhema from Mark 2:22:
22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins. (NKJV).
- the new wine is the revelation of Jesus via the eternal Spirit and all of the other truths of the New Covenant and for that matter the whole Bible. The Holy Spirit instructed me to stop relying on man's commentaries and even the Greek and Hebrew word studies without dependence on Him and He would teach me His Word. While He began to do that, I was slow in developing into a revelation minister. There would be two other occasions when God would intervene and get me back on track with the revelation of His Word. It was not until He allowed some severe adversity into my life and placed me in a spiritual wilderness for 10 years (1992-2002) that I finally understood the full cycle of revelation knowledge.
Now, that does not mean I am no longer learning, for everyday is a learning experience as I come and sit before the Lord and ask Him to teach me His Word (See Isaiah 50: 4-5), particularly the prophetic Scriptures for the end time. Without the Holy Spirit teaching me the Word, I am what Paul said to the Galatians - an intellectual moron! God told me in late 2004 to earn the Ph.D (I thought I was too old) and he would use it to open doors for me to minister and it has believe it or not. It doesn't make me any smarter than anyone else, but the Church like the world is impressed more with man's flesh credentials than with the spirituals. So, don't take me wrong and think I am being puffed up or arrogant when I refer to my doctrinal degree. It is only to reach some who otherwise would not pay attention to my writing and teaching. As Paul so eloquently said, all that he had achieved in the flesh as a Pharisee was dung before the Lord. I know which side I am buttered on and that is the Lord Jesus. Without Him I am zero with a capital Z!
This introduction was necessary for you to understand where I am coming from and why I believe the way I do about replacement theology. I did not receive the revelation of the truth about Israel and the Church from the theologians, but from the Holy Spirit who is the revealer of the Word.
Both positions on replacement theology are wrong - the one that believes a Gentile Church has replaced the promises of God to Abraham and to his seed and the other that God has two plans of salvation - one for the Jews and one for the Gentiles and is in the process of reviving a Jewish kingdom in the land of Israel with its temple and re-institution of blood sacrifices that replace the Church. I will fully explain why these are incorrect assumptions in future articles, but for today, this is all I have time for.
When I finish with these articles, you will better understand the doctrine of replacement theology.
Please understand, I love the Jewish people (I also love the Arab people) enough to tell them the truth about Zionistic/Kabbalism and how their own Rabbi's are teaching them lies and not the truth. Do you realize the Talmud teaches that all Gentiles are the scum of the earth and were born of Satan's seed? Well, they have it half right - all that are born of Adam, and that is all humans, are born with a Satanic nature, which causes man to rebel against God's divine law. This is the problem! Satan leads man to obey physical law or religious law instead of divine moral law. The United States of America has replaced divine law with man's laws and can no longer understands divine truth. Likewise, many in the Church have been fed a steady diet of pretribulation Zionism that has replaced New Covenant truth with a heretical dispensationalism thereby confusing the elect of God.
May God bless you with wisdom in this series of articles.