The Root Cause of Anti-Semitism.
A study by Gavin Finley MD - endtimepilgrim.org - 2004
A devotional/exhortational essay
by Gavin Finley MD
Our coming Messiah rules in the hearts of His covenant people in the gentle bonds of agape love. And in spite of the pagan spirit of gnosticism that begs to differ Messiah will bring His rule into this cosmos. So there exists in this world a driving hatred directed specifically against those who belong to Messiah and particularly those who bear witness to His reality here on earth and His faithfulness to His chosen people. It has been called antisemitism. But as we shall discover, this is a poor word to describe this malignant hatred, a hatred of the Jews, hatred of Israel, and a hatred of all forms of Zionism. Zionism is an array of great expectations for the restoration of Israel extending from the national Zionism of Eretz Israel and the return of Judah to the Holy Land and the Biblical Messianic Zionism of the Evangelicals.
The word "antisemitism" meaning "against the Semitic people" is a cloak word covering up the real story. The word is vague and ambiguous. Worse still, it obfuscates the truth. Later in this article we shall offer a better more descriptive word to replace the word "antisemitism", a sloppy label hiding an abominably evil spirit. The label does precious little to describe what we see when we lift the lid on this basket of corruption to reveal the root cause of antisemitism.
Why is this happening? The Biblical record provides clear answers, - for those who really want to know. Our Jewish brothers and sisters do not need to continue to cry out, "Whats it all about?!" There are a slew of clues to be found in the Holy Scriptures. King David wrote a song, a full description, and a very telling and a prophecy concerning antisemitism as it comes to its peak at the climax of the age. The song references a very specifically directed conspiracy by the nations, the goyim against something that the Jewish house has, a hidden treasure most are not aware of. In this prophecy King David laid out clearly the jealous raging of the gentiles, the heathen, against Israel's Messiah at the climax of the age. And the Ruach Ha-kodesh wrote down and laid bare the hopeless plans of the wicked in their final campaign against YHVH-God and His return into the cosmos as Messiah, this time not as High Priest but as the King of kings. The lyrics of the song are recorded for us in Psalm 2.
Many have been the tragedies of antisemitism. And how often has the cry gone up to heaven, "How long, O Lord?" Will this monstrous antisemitism ever come to an end?
Oh yes, it most certainly will! Messiah will return to this earth to settle accounts, settle accounts for everyone in fact. But not just on any day. He will return to judge on a certain future Tishri 10. This is a highly auspicious date. It is in fact the most awesome, sombre, moed/appointed time or set apart/holy day on the Hebrew calendar. The ultimate epic climactic blockbuster Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur will in fact be the 6th of the Seven Feasts of Israel to come into its New Covenant fulfillment. See this YouTube video on the Seven Feasts of Israel.
As we read in Leviticus 25:9 the shofars of Jubilee are also blown on the very same tenth day of the seventh month. We now know for a certainty that the trumpets of Jubilee are scripted to sound forth right on this blockbuster future Yom Kippur. Antisemitism will come to an end precisely as the ten 49 year Jubilee cycles and the Seventy Weeks/Sevens of Daniel come to their appointed terminus. See this YouTube video. All this will surely happen on some epic future climactic Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is a day of fasting and self abasement before the Holy One of Israel. This ultimate wrap-up Day of Atonement, Day of Reconciliation, Day of Accounting, Day of Reckoning, Day of sentencing, Day of Pardoning, coming on the tenth day of the Tishrei moon will come into its grand final fulfillment on a day like no other. It will be nothing less than Judgment Day!
What a Day that will be! This day is destined to become Grand Central Station to the end-time. The trumpets of Jubilee will be blowing on this awesome final Yom Kippur/Day of Covering. Messiah's coming will terminate antisemitism and bring this evil age to an end. Hashem will save His people, all 12 tribes, including a huge company, a "melo-hagoyim" gathered out of the lost ten tribes of Israel. This will be the magnificent deliverance that will be unprecedented in scope and in glory. Jeremiah declared in Jeremiah 16:14-15 that this second Exodus at the end of the age would eclipse the former deliverance of the Children of Israel in their exodus out of Egypt. Jerusalem will see the Messianic intervention and deliverance as He wastes the presumptuous eastern and dominionist armies gathering at Jezreel at the Battle of Armageddon. His Elect and Chosen people, the living and the dead, will be raised up and restored at the end of the age, precisely as Ezekiel saw in His Vision of the Valley of Dry bones. See and hear the prophecy in Ezekiel 37.
The future full and complete restoration of all Israel is an established Biblical fact. Messiah will also save and deliver His covenant people incarcerated out at their place of exile in the epic Bozrah deliverance. This is described by the prophet Micah in Micah 2:12-13. Messiah will get right at the root of Antisemitism. And the wicked will be destroyed, The anger and the raging of the heathen will end. And the hatred of Esau against the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be terminated as spoken by the prophet Obadiah.
Messiah will then go on to judge the nations at the Sheep-Goat Judgment. At His coming and in the Millennium to come Messiah will sit in judgment on the Throne of David. And here at the Throne of David we come to the root of this whole matter of Antisemitism.
Messiah is the Prince of Peace, a peace that comes with righteousness. At His coming He will surely bring His peace and shalom. He will judge the nations, restore the ecosystems, and bring this sin-sick earth and cosmos back to the harmony and beauty it once knew. The Old Testament poets saw this. See this PDF compendium of scriptures laying out the restoration of Israel. The people and the earth will rejoice in that day. His glorious Millennial Kingdom will last one thousand years. (Rev.20)
So now we come right down to the root of Antisemitism. It is in fact the spirit of Belial, (or rebellion). And as we shall see documented Biblically in this article, the hatred is very specifically directed against the Throne of David. As we discover in Psalm 2 the angelic powers ruling over godless Edomites and profane men belonging to the coming anti-Messiah/Antichrist/anti-Anointed One have a torment that absolutely terrifies them. They despise, hate, and loath Messiah's coming rule. They fear and dread it with a passion. The reason is quite obvious. The return of Messiah will see Him sit in judgment on the Throne of David. At that time He will terminate the present gentile/heathen/goyim rule. He will sweep it clear off the planet!
It is important to understand that the powers of darkness rule from a hierarchy of pure evil and that this is headed up and centered up in the angelic realms. The thrones of the rulers and powers of darkness are centered not on earth with men but with the hierarchies of evil angels in the lower second heaven. The current misrule and illegitimate rule of planet comes down to deceived and wicked men from these angelic principalities and powers. The first Adam lost the dominion to the serpent at the Fall. The Second Adam will crush the head of the Serpent and restore it. Right now the dark powers loosed up in the lower heavenly realms are the ruling powers over this present world system. But their evil rule is destined to come to an end. It will be terminated with the coming of Messiah.
Antisemitic angelic rulers in a lower second heaven? Hatred and loathing of the Throne of David? Duped human pawns, neo-Nazis and skinheads, and Islamic bombers who cannot explain their hatred. Statesman who want to give away God's land and make Eretz Israel indefensible and are not concerned about what they have done? People who do not know and cannot tell you why they hate Jews? What is going on here? What we are seeing throughout history is a spiritual and an information war.
We get a glimpse of this spiritual and information war in Daniel 10. There we see that as soon as Daniel started praying for His people and confessing His sins and the sins of all Israel Gabriel, the angel of God's throne up in the third heaven was dispatched to bring God's Word to Daniel. But, on his way, presumably through the lower heaven of angelic spirit rulers, Gabriel was blocked by a spiritual power. Gabriel was opposed by a troll, the Prince of the Kingdom of Persia. Remember that at that time Medo-Persia was the superpower of the world. The intervention of Michael, guardian angel of Israel, saved the day. Michael pushed the Prince of Persia aside allowed Gabriel to come through into our cosmos. Gabriel's visit to Daniel brought Him the vital holy information, God's Word in the book of Daniel. And we see the very same spiritual and information war again in Daniel 9 as it relates to prayer and suplication on behalf of consecrated person for God's holy people and the Holy City. Daniel brought a huge amount of information to us concerning the gentile powers and what they would be doing from Medo-Persia through to Alexander the Great, The Greek and Roman powers and on up to the regime of the false Messiah at the end of the age. This is the very same prophetic information unconsecrated unholy deceived churchmen of Higher criticism are still trying to discredit in the seminaries today.
Evil angels do their secret work hovering over the children of disobedience and pulling their strings. Duped antisemitic human beings may not know what they are doing or who they are really serving or why. But the dark angels motivating them certainly do! Wicked principalities and power are still seeking to block God's Word from coming through to men. They also seek to distract them from their true calling by feeding them a lot of philosophical and religious disinformation. They also pull the strings of depraved and lawless people making them do heinous things. Evil men act out against God's people when they are given liberty to do so. The come out in force at the various thresholds of history, particularly when men take up arms. How long, O Lord, must this go on?
All this is slated to end when Messiah returns to sit and judge from the Throne of David. This is why the gentiles rage as we approach the end of this age. (Ps.2) The gentiles, (or nations), are identified in Holy Scripture as 'the heathen'. They are referred to by our Jewish brethren as 'the goyim').
Are all non-Jews subject to become raging antisemitic anti-Jewish heathen goyim? Not according to God's Word. Those among the gentiles who accept Israel's Messiah are no longer gentiles. They come into Israel's covenants of promise. This is not a racial matter. By grace through faith in the atoning blood of Israel's promised Sacrifice Lamb they find the only salvation there is to be found, bar none. But there is more. By the faith that Abraham had they receive the Seed of Abraham the very same Seed Abraham received when He made covenant with the God of Israel. Because Messiah is the promised Seed of Abraham and salvation comes through Him and no one else. They become identified in Abraham's Seed and through their Jewish Messiah they become heirs of the promise. See Galatians 3:29.
This inheritance through the Seed of Abraham is not a racist thing at all. The faith of Abraham is in view here. And the faith of Abraham goes above and beyond DNA. On the Day of Pentecost we saw this Good News go out from Israel as Light to the gentiles. On that day the Good News overflowed the banks of the river of Israel to be a blessing to the whole world. On that epic fulfillment of the 4th feast of Israel The Word of Life concerning the Seed of Abraham spread out from Jerusalem. Word about the Seed of Heaven has been going out towards the ends of the earth and seeding in human hearts ever since. But that is not the end of the work of redemption. Through the atoning blood of Israel's promised sacrifice Lamb the called, the chosen and the faithful come into the Commonwealth of Israel. All this is laid out clearly in Ephesians.2:12:13. This identity in the blood of Messiah is important. If Christians knew this and came to Israel's Messiah, repented of their sin, turned away from their gnostic Luciferian selfism and fully surrendered to Him this shameful Christian antisemitism would stop right then and there.
Here is the foundational truth at the center and root of antisemitism. The coming Anointed One, Christ, or Messiah is the promised 'Son of David'. He is the shalom at the center of this huge antisemitic storm. He is "the Lion of the royal Jewish House of Judah". The hostility and the raging of depraved men is not against Jews, Arabs, Edomites, Moabites, and all the other Semitic peoples. It is not just a broad hatred of all the children of Shem. The hatred is directed specifically at something to be found at one little tribe of Israel, the royal Jewish Gate of Judah. So anti-Semitism, (as it is misleadingly called), has a method to its madness. Our Jewish brothers and sisters do not need to berate their rabbis crying, "What's it all about?!" Antisemitism is not "irrational" or "crazy" at all as Woody Allen concludes before tearing out his hair, throwing up his hands and seeking solace in sex.
There is a very specific reason for anti-Semitic impulses, thoughts, words and actions. AND THE ROOT OF ANTISEMITISM CAN BE KNOWN! And from our knowledge of the Holy Scriptures that reason is quite clear . This rebellious world system and more specifically its angelic hierarchies at the top hate and loathe the Throne of David! They know they must face judgment at this throne. And when they do front up before the Throne of David they know full well what will happen. They know it will be curtains for them. It will be their doom!
And so what can the angelic rulers do? There is no repentance for them as there is for human beings. Their fate is sealed, signed, and delivered. But they are increasingly desperate as their Day of Judgment approaches. So they discount the Word of God, believe their own lies, and try delaying tactics. They agitate the children of disobedience, feed them lies, and get them to do their bidding. They pull the strings of evil men trying to get them to dance to their tune. Mindless uncommitted profane men are thereby conscripted into something beyond their miserable selves. They end up expressing the very hatred held by their angelic handlers. They rage against the rule of Messiah and anyone that reminds them of His coming to the earthly realms here below. And what is the vain hope in all this? They are trying to put a halt to the end-time witness to Messiah. This will happen at the 5th seal.
This blood covenant witness to Messiah must come. Holy history calls for it. This witness. is a devotion, not a duty. But it is every bit as necessary as the presence and involvement of Abraham when he made covenant with YHVH-God way back at the beginning. This witness is every bit as necessary as the signature of a Bride alongside the signature of the Bridegroom. It is every bit as necessary as the lighting of the two candles on the Sabbath eve. The end-time witness by the true and faithful children of Abraham at the 5th seal will surely come. It will precede the opening of the 6th seal. And that in turn will usher in Messiah's coming.
So in short, antiSemitism is not merely a human aberration by some human "crazies". Higher entities are involved here. Human beings are just pawns of higher powers. In their antisemitic acts they are merely tools of dark rulers who have a specific agenda in mind. Antisemitism, so-called, is in fact, an angelic as well as a human conspiracy. And that conspiracy is very specifically directed against the Throne of David.
Let us review the unfolding of this Messianic drama as we have seen it so far. Messiah/Christ has come to earth in the flesh once, but only in His High Priestly role. At that time He fulfilled the first three feasts, the three Spring Feasts of Israel. See this YouTube video. And let us remember from what King David said in Psalm 110:5. Messiah is both priest and king in the Order of Melchizedek. He is High Priest of God most High. And he is King of Salem/Shalom, King of kings. These are the two offices in the dual anointing of Melchizedek. When He returns the second time in the time of the Fall Feasts of Israel He will come in His Kingdom role as Conquering King of kings. On a certain high holy day He will come to judge and then to terminate the misrule of rebellious angels and men.
This will be a case of "just in time!" Because by the time He returns godless humanistic men will have brought this planet to the brink of nuclear annihilation. See this scripture. At His Second Coming Messiah will judge and destroy the wicked, deliver and glorify His Elect, and then judge the nations, issuing passports in the Sheep-Goat Judgment. He will rule over the nations from this throne in the Millennial Age to come.
The principalities and powers hate and loathe all this. They hate any witness at all to the coming Judgment of Messiah. They are absolutely terrified of the Throne of David upon which the Son of David will sit to bring sentence against them. And so they hate and loathe Jews and they hate and loathe Evangelicals. Why? Because both of these tribes and companies bear witness to Messiah. They are the two sticks Ezekiel saw in Ezekiel 37:15-28. See also this YouTube of my friend Yair Davidiy of
Britam.org as he demonstrates this wonderful mystery, a truth that is beginning to unfold before our eyes. Both of these companies, the one from the royal Jewish gate of Judah and the Gate of Joseph with the coat of many nations dipped in blood bear witness to the coming of Messiah, the Son of David. This world hates them both. Deaths of Jews have numbered over ten million. Deaths of Evangelicals over the centuries, have been over 50 million. This holocaust has a reason. And it is about time we found out, took responsibility, and acted accordingly.
Teaching on the true Biblical details of the End-Time is almost taboo in most nominal Christian Churches. It is nonexistent in the Church of England and the older denominations. Bible prophecy, creation science, as well as evangelizing is specifically outlawed in the government Three Self church in China. Post-modern Churches in America are drifting into lawless antinomianism, materialism, and harlotry. They are beholden to money and Mammon and have thereby put themselves under the princes of this world. The dark powers go into an apoplectic fit and rage when they hear of the coming of Messiah. They tremble and dread any reference to His coming judgment and subsequent rule on this earth.
So, dear people of the God of Israel, this matter of antisemitism is not complicated or difficult to understand. It is this hateful loathing of the Throne of David by the wicked angelic rulers. Also implicated in this conspiracy is the rejection of YHVH/God's Messiah and His coming righteous rule by profane men consun=med by jealousy and the rage that comes from that. Wicked angels and deceived and wicked men seek to deny the rule and the throne of Messiah in any way they can. They slander His righteous rule as a tyrannical bondage of chains that limit their so called "freedom". Their depraved and raging obsession to shut down all witness to this truth concerning Messiah and the coming judgment at the Throne of David is the quintessential spiritual root cause of all anti-Semitism.
ANTI-SEMITISM IN HISTORY.
AND SOME VALUABLE INSIGHTS FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.Much has been said about anti-Semitism.
It is a virulent hatred of the Jewish people.
This dark and monstrous hand has been seen in history time and time again. We saw it in the Crusades as the Armies of Christendom left Europe on their way to pillage the Holy Land. We saw it manifest itself during the centuries of the Spanish Inquisition. Later we saw it in the pogroms in Eastern Europe and communist Russia. More recently we saw Anti-Semitism express itself in the Holocaust of Hitler's Germany in World War 2.
What is the root cause of anti-Semitism? What's it all about?
The anti-Semitic pamphlet by Martin Luther.
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'Antisemitism in Church History'
Many, even among our Jewish brethren, have concluded that anti-Semitism is just another form of racism or religious bigotry. People just hate Jews, they say, and for social reasons. Many throw their hands up and just say that it is "irrational". Others suggest it is related to some jealousy over their success in this world or their nation being chosen by YHVH-God as a special people. But is there more to this story? Is there something we have not been told?
Well they are right at least about the jealousy. It has been said that the main reason we hate others is because they have something special that we don't have, but desperately and jealously desire to possess. What treasure might the Jews have that this world wants. What is it that men want that they have been led to believe that it can never attain? Or what connection might the Jews have to some entity that the rebels in this world and up in the angelic realm despises? It must be something of great significance.
If so, what is it? Do they know? Do we? These are some of the issues we shall address in this study.
THE COMMON PATTERN AND THEMELet us start by taking a brief walk though the history of the last Millennium. It is not difficult to understand why the Crusaders did what they did. There was a reason that they began by killing Jews in their home towns before trekking across Europe to ravage the Holy Land. There was a reason they laid siege to Jerusalem, starving and killing its inhabitants into submission. There was a reason for the Inquisitions, the expulsions of Jews from central Europe in the 1400's, and the pogroms in Russia and the east. There was a reason for the holocaust under supposedly "Christian" Germany in the 1930's and 1940's. What was that reason? And why did these things happen?
SEEN THROUGHOUT THE LONG SAD
HISTORY OF ANTISEMITISM IS A
CONFLICTED JEALOUSY AND A
HATRED OF THE THRONE OF DAVID.
To get our answers we must abandon the barren and morally bankrupt man centered humanism of our institutions of higher learning. They tell us precious little of the spiritual story going on behind the scenes. We must go to God's Word to get our spiritual answers. So let us make a start.
Here are the main spiritual elements to the story of planet earth. After the rebellion against Him in the Garden of Eden God set forth His Plan. His agenda calls for the redemption, sanctification and glorification of an elect and chosen people. He will then restore the ecosystem of planet earth to beauty and the cosmos to order. He will rule as Messiah upon this earth for one thousand years. Then, after a final rebellion at the end of the Millennium of Messiah He will wrap things up. Then there will be a new heaven and a new earth.
Of course there is a wicked antagonist, even Lucifer, who opposes these plans. Out of these conflicting agendas come all the tumults of history. And beneath it all lies the central rebellion and the root cause of anti-Semitism.
Where did we see Anti-Semitism first manifest itself in history? Our search takes us back in time to the reign of King David. We pick up the trail in the Old Testament in the second Book of Samuel. Here the scriptures record for us two intriguing events in this earlier history of Israel. The dates for these strange dramas are around 1,000 BC.
A CURSE IS UTTERED AGAINST THE HOUSE OF DAVID WHICH IS WITHIN THE
THE JEWISH TRIBE OF JUDAH. SOME EARLY INCIDENTS OF ANTI-SEMITISM
ARE ACTUALLY SEEN COMING FROM OTHER TRIBES WITHIN ISRAEL ITSELF.
THE HATRED AND THE CURSING IS DIRECTED SPECIFICALLY AGAINST THE
THRONE OF DAVID WHICH IS WITHIN THE ROYAL HOUSE OF DAVID IN JUDAH.
Woodcut illustration by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld (1794-1872">2 SAMUEL 16:5-14Here is a similar incident from the life of David.
5 Now when King David came to Bahurim, there was a man from the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei the son of Gera, coming from there. He came out, cursing continuously as he came. 6 And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David. And all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left. 7 Also Shimei said thus when he cursed: "Come out! Come out! You bloodthirsty man, you rogue!
As we can see, it is clearly an attack against the Throne of David.2 Samuel 20:1 KJVHere in the verse above we see a very early manifestation of the anti-Semitic, anti-Judah, anti-Throne of David sentiment. The scriptures identify it with Belial or Satan himself. As we see it here it is a hidden principle, (or a spirit), of rebellion. This rebellion is directed against the royal House of Judah and more specifically against the Throne of David. David's Throne is the object of the depraved human wrath here. The Throne of David is the seat of God's authority in the hearts of Godly men and the future seat of authority over the nations of this earth. In this particular incident with Sheba we see an evil spirit, a spirit of rebellion at work. Note that in this case this hostility is not coming from outside of Israel but from within it. It is in fact coming from another tribe within Israel and it is quite separate from the Jewish tribe or gate of Judah. In this case the agent of anti-Semitism/anti-Throne of David is coming from someone inside the tribe of Benjamin. So we can see right here that this anti-Throne of David spirit is not always a gentile operation. Nowadays of course it is for the most part. But suffice to say here that this rebellion against God's established rule can, and did, come from fellow Israelites as well as from the Gentiles or non-Israelites nations.
1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, (a rebel, NKJV), whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel. 2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
Do we have other examples of anti-Semitism/anti-Throne of David acts in holy history? We certainly do. The very same spirit of rebellion turned up again in Israel's history after the death of Solomon as the nation was about to split into two kingdoms, the Northern Kingdom of ten tribes, called Israel, and the southern kingdom comprised of the royal tribe of Judah along with Benjamin and parts of Levi. Here in this incident we see the same tirade directed against the rule of David's throne. The spirit used the very same identical words that were used by Shimei and Sheba two generations earlier. This occurred during the reign of Solomon's son Rehoboam. Again we see it coming from within Israel. Again the vitriolic language is cursing and cutting off the House of David, the family from which Messiah would come. In this pivotal event in the history of Israel we see an anti-David spirit. And it is rising up from the northern ten tribes of Israel.
How did this happen? After the death of Solomon the northern ten tribes came to Jerusalem and to the ruling tribe of Judah. They were looking for some tax relief. Interestingly they came looking for a little mercy and grace. When this was not forthcoming their response was immediate. They walked out. This was a great tragedy from which greater Israel has yet to recover. The northern ten tribes seceded or rebelled, from Judah in the south. From this point on, until the end of this age, they would be a divided kingdom. The same bitter words of renunciation we saw spoken against the House of David two generations before were repeated again. They are recorded for us in the verses below.
Woodcut illustration by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld (1794-1872">1Kings 12:16This was the great divorce of Israel, the awful 'breach of Jeroboam'. Israel was split into two houses, a situation which continues to this day. This breach will only be healed in the end-time drama. - Zech.12:7-13:1, Rom.11
Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: "What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!" So Israel departed to their tents.
Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: "What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Every man to your tents, O Israel! Now see to your own house, O David!" So all Israel departed to their tents
The object of the hatred and rejection is quite apparent in both these incidents. The scriptures clearly indicate that the venom is directed towards the Throne of David. This is a key to our search for the root cause of anti-Semitism.
TARGET #1 FOR THE FORCES OF DARKNESS: THE THRONE OF DAVID.Let us pause here to ponder this for a moment. Why should the Throne of David be despised? Why is it targeted For attack by the powers of this world? Why has it been slated for annihilation? After all, Israel and the Throne of David is "past history", right?
The Throne of David will be seen again. The righteous rule of God is relevant and in existence today. It always has been, and always will be. It is the burden and a responsibility vested in the Jewish House of David in Judah. God has put this in their hearts. And when they are saved Messiah has plans for them. They will join the rest of the saints to serve Him, especially in His royal kingdom office of the Millennium to come.
Judah is the quintessential Jewish tribe. It is the first among the 12 tribes of Israel. The House of David is the royal family of Israel. And yet we have been duped by Amillennialist churchmen to believe that the Throne of David is ancient history. They say that it is merely a past memory of a faded glory.
But the dark powers of this world certainly hasn’t forgotten about Judah, the throne of David, and the Lion of the Jewish tribe of Judah. No, not at all. They are in a frenzy of activity. They are busily prosecuting and persecuting Israel, the Jews, and the message Of biblical Christianity. All these are very real and present realities. And all of them are connected to the Jewish nation.
Quite clearly the target of all this raging of nations against the Jews is far from being just "past history". It must be something of current concern. Something is about to happen. Someone is coming. And the powers that be are not going to be too happy to see when He arrives. When fully a quarter of U.N. resolutions call for international actions against the peace loving little nation of Israel then we can know for sure that something sinister is afoot. Something big, and of a conspiratorial nature is going on!
The City of David is Jerusalem. This is the capital city of Israel. It is also the location of Zion, the political center of Israel. The anti-Zionist forces mustered against Israel are legion. And why is that? From out of Zion will come a Deliverer, in the year of Jubilee. He is David's greater son, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. - Rev.5:5 He is our coming Anointed One, (Gr.Christ) or (Heb. Messiah). And when He comes He will sit upon the Throne of David. That dear friends, is what rebel rulers in the heathen nations hate. They hate the coming of Messiah with a passion.
Having established that fact we can now quite clearly see what the real plot is. So here is the root cause of Anti-Semitism. Rebels or 'sons of Belial' all have one thing in common. They hate God's righteous rule. And they especially despise the idea of His rule coming upon this earth. Whether these rebels come from within Israel or from outside of Israel in the surrounding gentile heathen nations matters little. They all have one thing in common. They hate the righteous rule of God's son. So they hate any people who are connected in any way to His coming rule. Anything that reminds them of that rule sets them off into a rage. These people despise divine authority. That authority is vested in the coming Messiah. It is tied up in the Throne of David in Judah. This is the real reason for the torrents of hatred directed against the Jewish people.
ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE ROLE OF THE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS,Here is another issue for us to consider. The Holy Scriptures inform us that this fallen world is presently under the influence of evil angelic beings. These "principalities and powers", and "rulers of the darkness of this present world" are unseen. Our apostle Paul taught that these evil angelic powers are agents of "spiritual wickedness in high places". (Eph.6:12)
THE ANGELIC RULERS OF THIS CURRENT FALLEN AGE. THESE CURRENTLY
HOLD RULERSHIP OVER THE GENTILES/HEATHEN NATIONS.
If that is the case then humanistic men and women are not as "independent" as they imagines themselves to be. Is it possible that anti-Semites are actually being driven and manipulated by hidden entities beyond this earthly and human realm? Is it possible that they are human pawns and are even now being manipulated without even being aware of it? Is it possible that spirit beings, fallen angels headed up by Lucifer, are the principalities and powers who preside over this present evil world. Are dark angelic spirit rulers pulling the strings of anti-Semites to entice them to do the depraved things they do? If such is the case then deceived and ignorant men who have no spiritual discernment or insight, (such as Neo-Nazis and skinheads), wouldn't know that they were mere puppets would they? They would have no insight into these things. They would be deluded.
Are higher powers manipulating men from behind the scenes, even twisting the human subconscious mind to foment this raging nationalism against the Jews? How about current human political rulers? Are they and their hired religious consorts are being deceived and used? Anti-Semite hate the Jews. And why is that? Could it be that they are they really being unwitting stooges in a game far more sinister than they realize? And if so, then who, pray tell, is trying to set the agenda here? Who is pulling their strings? And for what dark and nefarious purpose are they doing this? What will inevitably happen to them? These are the sorts of questions we need to address if we expect to make any meaningful discoveries in our search for the root cause of anti-Semitism.
This is no arcane matter. It should not be left to pagan religious highbrows to debate in theological seminaries. Biblical revealed truth has some answers here, if we are interested in hearing about it. These are very practical and down to earth issues of which all good and trustworthy men, women, and children should have a good grasp. We are looking here at the "hidden hand of history". These monstrously evil powers are operating from up in the second heaven in the angelic realm beyond this earthly time space dimension. These angelic principalities and powers are exerting their influence down in the halls of world government and in the cloisters of ecumenical ecclesiastical power. This is the essential spiritual dimension to the story wich has been left out. We need to know these things is we are to discern the root cause of anti-Semitism.
KING DAVID'S SONG CONCERNING THE ANTI-MESSIAH OR THE ANTI-CHRIST SPIRIT. THERE IS A CONSPIRACY BY HEATHEN/GENTILE NATIONS AND THEIR EARTHLY RULERS. THEY ARE AGAINST THE COMING RULE OF MESSIAH. THEY DENY HIS COMING RULE AND CONSPIRE AGAINST IT. AT HIS SECOND COMING CHRIST/MESSIAH WILL DESTROY THE WICKED. HE WILL JUDGE THE NATIONS AT THE SHEEP-GOAT JUDGMENT. THEN HE WILL ESTABLISH HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY AND RULE OVER THE NATIONS IN THE COMING MILLENNIUM.PSALM 2 NLT (Mod. with Hebrew Names)
1 Why do the nations rage?
Why do the people waste their time with futile plans?
2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
the rulers plot together against the LORD/ADONAI and against his anointed one.
3 "Let us break their chains," they cry,
"and free ourselves from this slavery."
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.
6 For the LORD/ADONAI declares,
"I have placed my chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, my holy city."
7 The king proclaims the LORD/ADONAI's decree:
"The LORD/ADONAI said to me, 'You are my son.
Today I have become your Father.
8 Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the ends of the earth as your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'"
10 Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the LORD/ADONAI with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God's royal son, or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits –
for his anger can flare up in an instant.
But what joy for all who find protection in him!
SECULAR HUMANISTS AND RELIGIOUS HUMANISTS DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANTI-SEMITISM. NOR CAN THEY. THEY THINK THAT IS JUST CAUSED BY RACIAL OR ECONOMIC FACTORS OR THAT DEPRAVED ACTS AGAINST THE JEWS ARE JUST "IRRATIONAL" BEHAVIOR. BUT THE REAL TRUTH IS THAT ANTI-SEMITISM IS A REBELLION AGAINST GOD'S RIGHTEOUS RULE. IT IS A REBELLION AGAINST MESSIAH. (SEE PSALM 2) THIS IS A CONSPIRACY AGAINST CHRIST/MESSIAH TO WHICH THEY THEMSELVES HAVE NOW BECOME AN UNWITTING PARTY.Secularists leave the spiritual part of the story out. This is simply because they are ignorant or unbelieving of the spiritual realities. They care nothing about the truths set forth in holy scripture. These are earthy men. The spiritual dimension can not be seen on their radar screens. In spite of an abundance of "religion" the secularist mindset has men’s minds locked up in this sinful cosmos. They refuse to see Jacob's ladder upon which the Son of Man presides And upon whom the angels ascend and descend. Secular humanists and religious humanists do not revere and subject themselves to the Truth revealed in the holy scriptures. They are unmindful of the Christ/Messiah. They are blind to the spiritual realities outside their earthly box.
Our search for the root cause of anti-Semitism will take us back into history. But the secularist history professor with the pink bow tie will not be able to help us here. The reason is quite simple. Whenever the answer to a question involves YHVH, the God who is there and His spiritual antagonists in heaven and on earth our teacher does not know about them. Nor does he want to know about them. He is earthbound and spiritually blind. Even standard fare religion can offer very little enlightenment.
Much of religion cloaks God's truth. It is “cloaked” in a Gnostic fog. It is a party to this rebellion against God. So much of formal religion is compromised. Naturalistic man, in spite of his education, is therefore unable to judge in these matters. He is quite unable to discern the spiritual dimension to the story. Nor can he "see" or appreciate the root cause of anti-Semitism.
We must face the facts here. A lot of what we see in history may seem to have a basis in earthly realities. Anti-Semitism may seem to be merely the result of economic downturns or related to national grievances. But the history books are not being written by men who are informed about these spiritual realities. Secular books and secular television programs may pretend to discuss these matters knowledgeably. But without God and Holy Scripture being put into the equation they are falling short. They are speaking out of ignorance. Dark principalities and powers are forever seeking to bend the minds of the writers and producers to "cloak" the real story of anti-Semitism. Even the word “anti-Semitism” is a deception. Instead of getting a clear signal and a clear message about the root cause of anti-Semitism we hear a lot of confusing philosophical misinformation and religious "noise".
This confusing morass of misinformation concerning the Jews did not come in by accident. It is quite intentional. We are in a spiritual war. And that spiritual war is very much an information war. A thick smokescreen of Gnostic neo-pagan disinformation goes out across our horizon. It is pushed out there quite purposefully. It has been sent to obfuscate the truth and to confuse us. The plan is to spread disinformation and ensure that we do not discover what is really going on. The lecture or the television program pretending to enlighten the listener will unload a plethora of conflicting and confusing pieces of data. Then, all too often, the program will end inconclusively with the dangling question, "Why do these things happen?" Then they proceed to answer by saying, "We don't know", they will intone. "It is a mystery."
What a lie that is!
ANTISEMITISM AND SPIRITUAL WAR/INFORMATION WAR.The fact is those angelic rulers are evil. Many human rulers in the “hidden hand” of the governments of this world, are Illuminist Luciferians. They know full well what is going on. They hide the truth with a thick smokescreen of disinformation. They do know the root cause of anti-Semitism. Because they are right there at its source!
Of course these principalities and powers, the angelic rulers presiding over this present darkness are hiding this truth from the ignorant masses. They are intent on keeping them in the dark and taking them down to Hell with them. They stir up base and ignorant men, skinheads, Meo-Nazis and the like. They use them as their stooges. They "cloak" the truth and hide their dark and nefarious agenda from being discovered by men. This is all part of the spiritual war that is going on across planet earth. There is an information war being waged against the truth and against God's Holy Word. It has been going on a long time. In fact this anti-Christ, anti-Messiah, and anti-Throne of David spirit has been at work since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. The epic conflict will come to a climax and be resolved at the end of this age.
For those who are friends with the coming Messiah and who have come to love Him and believe His Holy Word the facts concerning the root cause of anti-Semitism are not in the least bit obscure. A little child can understand it. So it is not impossible for us to understand these things. If we are acquainted with the Torah and the history of Israel, and the Old Testament prophets, and if we have invited Christ/Messiah to establish His Throne of David in our hearts and if we read our Bible and are aware of the prophecies of a coming Messiah then right there we have the key to understanding the origin of anti-Semitism. Once we see that the anti-Semitic attack is targeting the Throne of David the reason why this anti-Semitism continues to happen is not the least bit imponderable. When our heart is open to Messiah we can then receive the facts He reveals to us. Then the truth snaps into focus quite readily.
ANTI-SEMITISM IS NOT JUST "CRAZIES MISBEHAVING".We are forever being told that anti-Semitism is just irrational meaningless behavior. They say it is undertaken by ignorant racial bigots who do not have economic opportunity or good social skills or a "positive self image". The plot here is to try to hide the real truth. We are forever hearing that anti-Semitism is a "mystery" or just "irrational behaviour" without any purpose. This, of course, is not the case at all. The root cause of anti-Semitism is not a mystery. And there is a determined and deadly purpose behind it. The purpose, as we have seen, is quite obvious. Dear people, never swallow this sort of Gnostic disinformation. Not for one minute.
We are often told that Anti-Semitism is just "an aberration". But this is just a cover-up. Anti-Semitism is part of a worldwide ancient and ongoing conspiracy. It is specifically directed against the Jews, the Holy Land, and the royal house of Israel. YHVH/God's covenant people are the targets.
As we shall see, both houses of Israel and both the kingdom and priestly offices of Messiah's Order of Melchizedek are subject to persecution by earthly rulers, both political and religious. However, it is the rule of the coming Messiah that is especially hated by rebellious mankind. And so the conspiracy against the coming Kingdom of Messiah is specifically directed against the Jewish House of Judah, the Royal House of Israel. It is a concerted attack against those who have any connection whatsoever with the Throne of David upon which Messiah will sit to judge the heathen nations. When we understand this then the Gnostic religious fog of disinformation and non-information begins to clear. When we finally "see" the picture we soon realize that these lawless anti-Semitic men are being jerked around. Evil angels who are "short timers" are pulling their strings. So we can readily surmise what their agenda is and what they are up to. When we "see" this pattern through history in men and nations then the root cause of anti-Semitism becomes quite clear.
Yes it is true that the deluded souls who commit acts of anti-Semitism may not know why they do what they do. The behavior of a German Brownshirt on Kristalnacht in the 1930's or a Russian mob descending on Jews in the pogroms or a skin head desecrating a Jewish cemetery yesterday may all appear to be meaningless and irrational. But when we look at the abominable acts of the holocaust we see an entirely different story. These hideous acts were committed by refined and highly educated men. Nazi officers were for all intents and purposes "civilized" men. And yet in their murderous acts they showed themselves to be just as depraved and ignorant as the mob smashing windows on Krystalnacht. What is really going on here?
This anti-Semitism is a consistent broad based behavior. It is seen generation after generation. It is as perennial as thorns among the roses. Why is this so-called "irrational behavior" so consistently and repeatedly directed at the Jews, the descendants of the royal House of Judah? This Anti-Semitism is highly purposive and specifically directed.
Yes, it is true that mobs often have no clue as to why they rage against Jews. But that does not mean that their actions are without a purpose. Anti-Semitic behavior is both ancient and new. Some highly intelligent and very evil entities are at work behind the scenes here. Quite clearly the human players are being manipulated. Evil spiritual principalities and powers are fomenting this ongoing wicked activity.
Here then, is a thesis worthy of our consideration. Could it be that very evil men in high places are under the influence of angels of wickedness? What is the hidden hand doing here. Could it be that anti-Semitism is at its root an essential rebellion against God and the future agenda He has in store for this earth? And are angels of rebellion and their human underlings stirring up gentile/heathen mobs into acts of anti-Semitism to try to prevent God's purposes from coming to pass?
This murderous hatred of Jews is not an accident of history. As we shall discover, Anti-Semites have a very long track record. They are also capable of abominable acts of genocide. The principalities and powers have a clear and simple agenda. It is to destroy the Jews, divide up the land of Israel, get God's covenant people compromised and take control of Jerusalem, God's Holy City.
So from the perspective of the 'hidden hand of history' the behavior of Anti-Semites is not just "irrational" and without purpose at all. These people, even if they are deluded human robots, are being carefully programmed by very intelligent beings who are hidden from view. They are being directed very deliberately and carefully for a very specific purpose. There is an abominable and wicked agenda of rebellion against the Throne of David. It is linked to an abhorrence of the coming rule of YHVH as Messiah on earth.
Dear Woody Allen can stop tearing his hair out. His frustration and his famous perennial neurosis can be cured once he faces up to this. The root cause and the agenda of anti-Semitism is not "impossible to understand" at all. Nor is it as "crazy" as we have been led to believe.
ANTI-SEMITISM GOES BACK TO EVENTS SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAELActs of Anti-Semitism go back a long way. As we have seen above, anti-Semitism emerged in the Kingdom of Israel when Sheba affronted and cursed King David. We saw it again in the days of Rehoboam, son of Solomon. Later Haman tried to kill all the Jews in Persia in the days of Esther. At the time of the birth of Christ King Herod tried to kill all the infants and toddlers in Bethlehem under two years of age. His anti-Semitism here is quite clearly seen to be anti-Throne of David. He wanted to snuff out the seed of the promised Messiah. The conspiracy against the House of David in Judah has not changed. The same devilish behavior extends down through the millennia. Of course Edomites, scattered through the rich nations of the earth are involved here. Isaac gave a left-over blessing to them. These wild people will break the yoke of decency and run wild in the last days. (Gen.27:38-40) Anti-Semitism is masterminded by evil angels. Then these monstrous acts are carried out by evil men who are under their covering.
But why? Why target a little group of people with a bloodline going back to the royal tribe of an ancient people known as Israel? And why all the venom against a nation occupying a small sliver of land in the Middle East? Why do the nations wine and dine and fawn over PLO terrorists and want to install them as Palestinian/Philistines in the land of Judea and Samaria in Eretz Israel, God's sacred and Holy Land?
This is where the plot thickens. The real agenda of anti-Semitism is quite simple. It is to destroy the people connected to the Throne of David. The royal house of David is in the Jewish Tribe of Judah. Judah, the tribe from which the Jews came, is the only visible connection to Israel we have at this point in time. Judah, as the royal tribe, was destined to lead. Way back when the Israelites entered the Promised Land, just as the battle of Jericho was about to start, Judah was instructed to go first. (Judges 20:18) Judah is also the tribe of praise. It is the Messianic Jews who are currently bringing true and meaningful praise into the Congregation of Christ/Meshiach. The Jews are the main targets out there. They are well known as the people who have descended from the tribe of Judah in Israel.
What about the other tribes? Whatever happened to the other ten tribes who are "lost". Therein may lie part of the problem. They may still be around. In fact they must be present today if the breach of Jeroboam is to be healed and all Israel is to be re-gathered and restored. The heathen are quite understandably acting out of jealousy. But is it possible that the 'lost ten tribes' have made covenant with the heathen? If they are around, and they probably are, are they compromised and conflicted as lost Gomer? Do they have a jealousy problem as well?
The Jewish people are obviously special. They, at least, are the ones who know that they are the chosen people. Christians, for the most part, aren't sure. The Jewish people are the ones who still bear the memory, the written history, the archeological evidence, the old coinage and the language of the great nation of Israel. Do the Palestinians have any of these? Or do they just have the name "Philistines" that the Romans gave to the land, naming it after Israel's worst enemy?
Israel became a superpower in the days of King David and King Solomon. The Jewish people have a traceable bloodline going back to the southern kingdom and the House and Throne of David. As we shall discover, this Throne of David is the key to the root cause of anti-Semitism. The hatred of the Jews is not just a racial thing. It is spiritual. It is a hatred of the Throne of David! Wrapped up in this is a hatred of the rule of the Son of David. Rebels in the nations loathe and a fear of the coming Messiah. He is the One who will sit upon that Throne. - Isa.9:7 He is the Holy One of Israel who is destined to judge the nations. Of course the heathen nations don't like this idea one bit. This rebellion against the Throne of David is the quintessential element and the origin of all anti-Semitism.
The spirit rulers fomenting all this Anti-Semitism from up in the angelic realm know the Throne of David very well. They also know that David's throne is not just past history. The Throne of David is destined to be the seat for the rule of the coming Messiah. (Luke 1:32)ISAIAH 9The angelic rulers, the principalities and powers of this present evil world system, know that Messiah will come. He is both King and High priest after the Order of Melchizedek. He will sit upon the Throne of David. His long awaited righteous rule over this world will bring peace and beauty back to this sin sick starving war torn polluted earth. The creation will sing, the springs of water will issue up from the dry ground and the fig tree, the vine, and the olive will flourish in the garden of God.
6. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.(Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV)
Rebellious mankind does not want to believe this. Messiah will come to judge the wicked. And He will judge the angelic rulers as well. He will terminate their rule, and bring them down. This will be in the time-frame of the 6th seal when the stars of heaven fall in the time of a darkened sun and a bloody moon. - Joel 2:28-32 and Rev.6:9-17
So the powers of darkness know all about this future history. They also know that their raging against the coming King of Kings will end with their own downfall. Because Messiah is coming! - Isa.63 The evil spirit rulers up in the second heaven know this very well. Even the low level spirits and demons know and fear the blood of the Sacrifice Lamb. They know that they are destined for eternal damnation. They know that the gig is up and that they will face judgment at the appointed time. (See Matthew 8:29) So what are they doing continuing to foment all this anti-Semitism? The answer is quite simple and understandable. They believe their own lies. They are trying to prevent the inevitable sovereign purposes of YHVH/God from coming to pass. They are trying desperately to prevent the final 5th seal witness of the saints. They know that this will lead on to the coming of Messiah in the 6th and 7th seals. (Rev.6) They are also trying to prevent Messiah from coming to His Holy City. They are trying to prevent holy history from unfolding!
Of course all their efforts will fail. They are up against the Ancient of Days, the Holy One of Israel. They are trying to contend with God Almighty, the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe! (Dan.7:13-27) The Holy One of Israel has expanded his operations out of heaven and into our cosmos. He came down Jacob's Ladder and into our world, evil though it is. His name is Emmanuel, "God with us". (Isa.7:14) Our Messiah has come as 'Meshiach ben Joseph', the Suffering Servant. (Isa.53) And He will surely come again. And when He does He will come as Meshiach ben David, the "Conquering King". (Isa.63, Mic.2:12-13) When He does come again He will surely 'take care of business'!
Quite understandably these spirit beings of darkness are desperate. They are short timers. And they know it. Their rebellion has failed. And they are doomed. Their judgment is coming. But they are angels. And unlike us in humankind their wickedness is without repentance. It continues on until the bitter end. And so anti-Semitism will continue on. The holy scriptures indicate that the spirit of anti-Semitism or anti-Throne of David will be halted at the end of this evil age at a place called Armageddon. And the grand Play of the Ages will come to its awesome conclusion. The principalities and powers will be cast out of their heavenly places at that time. In the meantime their agenda and actions will continue as before. They will try to bring as many men and women and children down into the Lake of Fire with them as they possibly can.
The pathway of Luciferian selfism is an insidious and wicked work. Rebellious and wicked men will be deceived and deluded. Men and women will end up being judged and condemned along with the wicked spirit rulers who have pulled their strings. Deluded rebellious anti-Semitic men will join their friends, the evil angels, who have been their covering during their life of rebellion down here on earth. Judgment Day will come on the day after the last day of this present age. Wicked men may actually see their worst angels up close and personal. The day after some future Day of Atonement will turn out to be their own personal Day of Judgment. It will be their Day of Reckoning. Because their own evil angels will be the very ones who will be gathering up the wicked. They will be plucked up like weeds or tares in the time of harvest. Jesus/Yeshua taught this in the parable of the wheat and the tares. (Mat.13:36-43) Evil men and women will be plucked up. They will be dragged off kicking and screaming by dark angels of hideous countenance. (Ps.78:49) For these deluded rebels it will be a day of sheer horror. The grim reaper they have tattooed upon their heart will be coming to get them. They will be carried off to be burned. They will be taken to a dumping ground, an awful place where the vultures gather. (Mat.24:28)
We know this judgment of the wicked will happen before the Resurrection-Rapture. Because the teaching of Jesus/Yeshua is quite clear. The tares are gathered first. (Mat.13:30) They will be carried off to the fires. And there they will stay in torment for all eternity.
So, we are bound to conclude that the stakes are high here. The root cause of anti-Semitism is at its heart a rebellion against God. Rebellious men have rejected His salvation as provided by the shed blood of the promised Sacrifice Lamb, even our Savior Jesus Christ/Yeshua Hamashiach. So God has given them over to their own delusions to be judged in that Day.
AN ENMITY AGAINST THE THRONE OF DAVID IS SEEN IN THE NATIONS. AND THE THEOLOGY OF ESTABLISHED RELIGION ALIENATES THE JEWS. PAGAN GNOSTICISM HAS INFILTRATED CHRISTIANITY AS WELL AS JUDAISM AND IT DOMINATES ISLAM. GNOSTIC PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS SEEK TO PREVENT MESSIAH FROM RETURNING FROM HEAVEN. THEY DO NOT WANT HIM COMING DOWN JACOB'S LADDER TO BRING PEACE ON EARTH.Where can we find God's righteous rule? Well quite obviously His righteous Millennial rule has not yet been established on earth.. But His rule does abide in the hearts of His Elect covenant people. It is seen in the lives of those who have found peace with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. His throne has been established in their hearts. Peace with God has always come through faith in the Promised Sacrifice Lamb, the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world". - Rev.13:8 That Sacrifice Lamb whose blood would atone for sin would eventually enter human history. YHVH/God would finally manifest Himself as God in the flesh, even our Lord Jesus Christ/Yeshua Hamashiach. This rulership which comes from the Throne of David is now at work in human hearts. But, there is more to the story. At a future time our anointed Messiah will return. He will separate the sheep from the goats at the Sheep-Goat Judgment. And He will rule over the nations/gentiles of this earth. This is the long awaited and coming Millennium of Messiah.
The plot thickens when we realize that the nations are hostile to this. They do not like the idea of Messiah coming to rule upon this earth. The nations of this world, (and their established state and merchant churches), do not like this Messianic rulership thing one bit. In fact they hate it with a passion. They loathe the Second Coming of Christ as Messiah. Theologically their Amillennialism will not even allow Him to come and stay. Nor does their eschatology align itself with holy scripture to proclaim the future establishment of His throne upon this earth. Many liberal churchmen do not even invited Messiah into their own hearts. They want "religion", and plenty of it. Nearly everybody does. But nationalists and traditionalists don't want their God to get too close. They want Messiah to "keep his distance". They don't want Him coming down Jacob's ladder into world history. They want Him to stay up in heaven "where He belongs". Such is the way of Gnostic religion.
The established western churches are in a highly compromised position here. They say that they are committed to uphold the authority of the Holy Scriptures. But, ......there is a problem. Here is the story.
THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA AND THE CHURCH-STATE COLLUSION WITH ROMESince the Council of Nicea in 325 B.C. the church has been seriously compromised. For 1700 years it has bee consorting with the European secular powers, the kings and rulers, who have no love for Israel or the Jews. Unfortunately the state churches have been beholden to the kings. So they are forced to go along with the view of the kings and princes of this world. The powers that be view this future Millennial Kingdom of Messiah along with its Jewish connections as a Jewish fantasy. A coming Messiah would obviously cramp their style. It would be an intrusion in 'their' earthly affairs and 'their' rule. In this instance our European-American state church rulers have lifted up their religious or ecclesiastical authority above the authority divinely ordained by God. Jesus Christ/Yeshua Hamashiach. is the 'Son of David'. This is a Hebrew poetic term for the coming Messiah. Now we are beginning to see that the merchants, (who have been such wonderful help to biblical Christians in the past century), are not too different from the monarchies. The merchant Churches are not too keen on talking about a coming Messiah either.
AND SUBSEQUENT PAGAN GENTILE POWERS COMPROMISES THE CHURCH AND
OPENS THE DOOR TO ALLOW ANTISEMITISM TO ENTER INTO THE CHURCH.
Has Jesus/Yeshua shared His authority on earth? Yes He has. He has done so in the Great Commission. But this divine authority has not been given to any hierarchical ecclesiastical or church establishment to bear political rule. There is no basis whatsoever for Dominion Theology. Jesus Himself came to us bearing His cross as the ultimate servant King. He entreats us to have that same attitude of service which He demonstrated throughout His ministry. He has authority over all the forces of darkness. And He has delegated this authority on a case by case basis to all His followers individually. He shares with them personally both the burden and responsibility of His witness on earth. With that responsibility goes His authority. This is laid out for us quite clearly in Mathew 28 where Jesus personally commissions and charges every one of His followers individually and personally in the Great Commission. - Mat.28:18-19
Does this sound like a tyrant messiah? Is there any reason at all for a human beings to follow dark angels to hell? Do human beings need to rage against the coming of such a gracious Messiah? Is the Throne of David deserving of such anti-Semitic hatred?
David's greater son is Jesus Christ. He comes into the hearts of His covenant people by their invitation. He currently bears rule within the lives of these committed Christian/Messianic believers. He is also the coming Messiah who will rule over the nations of this earth.
This brings up an interesting question. Why should the ecclesiastical powers deny Christ's future rule upon this planet? The established church has clearly taken a stance that is at cross purposes with God's divine plan. The coming rule of Messiah is spoken about repeatedly in the Millennial poetry of the Old Testament. (Isa.35, Isa.60, Ezek.37 etc.) We also see it in Revelation chapter 20. Just what were these clerics thinking?
THE INVOLVEMENT OF GNOSTICISM IN ANTISEMITISMHere an understanding of pagan Gnosticism helps to provide some further insight into the origin of anti-Semitism.. Gnosticism is a belief system buried deep in the pagan earth based man-centered mindset of this present world system. It has locked God up in a perfect heaven. And it has locked mankind down here on a corrupted earth. That, to them, is an unchangeable reality. The ying and the yang are fixed and separated forever. God, (to their way of thinking), will and should. stay up in heaven. Gnosticism seeks to patrol, (or be a troll), at the chasm between heaven and earth. Gnosticism does not want God to come down Jacob's ladder to abide with men. He should not be Emmanuel, 'God with us', camping out, (or tabernacling), with His people for a thousand years. This is anathema to Gnostics.
Religious rituals have God somewhat accessible to men this is true. But only through an elaborate priest craft which acts as a grid at the interface between heaven and earth. Church leaders are also busy overseeing and policing societal taboos. They showcase certain ecclesiastical rituals that are supposed to make the gods a little less angry. These are quite characteristic of paganism.
Religious rulers, along with the political princes, their secular consorts, want to continue this pattern. They want to rule over the hearts of men on God's behalf here below. An indwelling Christ or a Christ who returns to this planet to rule personally would short circuit and spoil this elaborate church-state system.
This is a very sad situation to have to report but it must be told. Compromised religious leaderships operate as virtual trolls at the bridge between heaven and earth. They patrol the Gnostic pagan wall or chasm, which separates God from men. Gnosticism, whether it is inside or outside the church wants to keep God away. Dark angels over religion seek to control the interface between God and man. It greatly benefits them to keep God up in His heaven and forever viewed as a lofty mystery unattainable to mere mortals. God is then limited to their processions, their religious pageantry, and their rituals.
The spirit of Gnosticism is at work here. It seeks to prevent people from crossing over this great divide. Organized religion does not want man to and make any direct and personal contact with God. Pagan Gnosticism also seeks to prevent God from coming into communion with man on earth at a personal level and at the altar and the throne of his own heart.
Gnosticism such as this lies hidden deep within much of the Church. This is why churchmen throughout the centuries have waged war against evangelical Christianity. This explains why establishment religious leadership burned William Tyndale at the stake for translating and distributing the Bible for the common people in England in the 1500's. It explains why they Church of England jailed John Bunyan in the 1600's for preaching Christ without being licensed through their system. And it explains why the English Church padlocked their pews against the evangelical preaching of John Wesley in the 1700's.
This attempt to isolate God in His heaven from man down here on earth is pagan Gnosticism pure and simple. Even though such Gnosticism wraps itself up in Christian rituals it is really just another thinly disguised expression of the ancient pagan mystery religion. In such a system God is only found in an obscure indirect and roundabout way of "secret knowledge". These hocus pocus Gnostic elements are built into many of the rituals, the vestments and the trappings of religion. We see them in our established Christian Church even today. Of course people who do not have knowledge of the God of the Bible, and have not experienced or personally walked with Jesus Christ being led by His Holy Spirit are blind to all this Christian shamanism. They are scarcely aware of how far their church experience falls short of the real experience in God they were meant to know. They think their vague Sunday church religion is all there is to God. They have been content with "church" as a system of Christian religious symbols and forms. But Jesus stands knocking at the door of their heart. He wants to come in and commune with them personally in sweet fellowship. Do they know this? Has someone preached this Gospel, (Good News), to them? How shall they respond to His invitation?
THE NICOLAITAN SPIRIT SETS UP A FALSE POLITICO-RELIGIOUSThe Nicolaitan spirit is linked to the root cause of anti-Semitism. The word Nicolaitan means "conqueror of the laity". Jesus said He hates the practices of the Nicolaitans. - Rev.2:6 He was similarly infuriated with the Pharisees. - Mat.23:13 Instead of helping people into a simple and straightforward personal fellowship with God their enormous legal religious maze was bringing religious confusion to the people. Religious agents stood at the gate. Instead of facilitating the union between God and man as true priests of God they were working the gate at the Temple in order to make money. This was clearly counter to God's will. God's true authority and His plan of salvation and reunion with God was very simple. It was not a complex matter at all. God was offering salvation to all men. He met them at a heart to heart level. He simply wanted to lead them into a simple walk of faith with Him. This morass of religious legalism was no help at all. In fact it was blocking the way to God. God's desire has always been to establish a simple heart to heart day by day relationship with His covenant people. Men then, as now, were saved by God's grace and mercy. They were saved by grace through faith in the blood of the Promised Sacrifice Lamb. But religion, as usual, was getting in the way. Religious priest craft was putting stumbling blocks in the way to God's simple plan of salvation. All this complicated religion was actually preventing people from coming to know and to commune and to walk with God in simple faith. This mass of externally policed rules and regulations was, and is, a substitute for the gentle Presence of the indwelling Messiah who rules in the bonds of love.
AUTHORITY AGAINST GOD'S ORDAINED AUTHORITY WHICH GOD
HIMSELF HAS ESTABLISHED IN THE SON OF DAVID.
The Anti-Semitism we see in Christendom is not all the fault of the Christian religious leaders. The people themselves are rebellious against God's gentle inner rule. They don't want it. This is why they want human ecclesiastical authority to come and provide some other way than the Way given to us by Christ. So they stand in the place of God. And they rule the people by their own authority.
This is not new. 2600 years ago Jeremiah complained of this very thing.Jeremiah 5Most people will say that they believe in God. But few really know Him or love Him. They do not really want His righteous rule in their lives. Nor do they like the idea of Christ ruling upon this earth. They want to keep Him at a distance. Many nominal Christians would like Jesus to remain as a Sunday religious reverie. They want us to view Him just as a religious mystique seen through the stained glass of the cathedral on a Sunday morning. They are happy with this present age. They do not want Messiah to return or for Him to turn up in the flesh in His resurrected spiritual body. Nor would they be pleased to see Jesus back here on earth again and walking down the road and talking with the ones who love Him in a real and personal way. He did this with those disciples on the road to Emmaus. He was seen in His new spiritual body on many occasions during those weeks before He ascended. Such an 'up close and personal' Messiah would not do. This would be too close and too personal. Many want to keep their God at arms length. If the truth would be known they would prefer it if He would stay up in heaven. If He really must come down here on earth among men these gnostic religious leaders would prefer to keep Him swaddled in some vague mystical religious fog. They would like Him kept as a ghost. They want to keep Him "out there" across some Gnostic religious chasm. They want to view their God impersonally and from afar, preferably using some esoteric or ritualistic religious telescope. A Messiah who suddenly appears and is walking beside you in a resurrected immortal physical body is aa bit too close for their present comfort level. Such is the way of gnostic religion.
30 "An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land: 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own authority; And My people love to have it so.
AMILLENNIALISM, POST-MILLENIALISM, ESCHATOLOGY, AND THISHow does a denial of the coming rule of the Son of David affect our thinking on the subject of eschatology? Most nominal Christians just do not love the idea of Christ's return. Like most people of this world they have not yet made their peace with Him. Most do not even want to hear about the Second Coming of Christ at all. They do not like His rule. Nor do they revere His throne, the Throne of the Son of David.
WORLD'S INDIFFERENCE TO THE COMING MILLENNIAL RULE OF MESSIAH.
After the Council of Nicaea the church had heavy connections to the Roman Empire. Later the deals would be with the European kingdoms. So most of the older established denominations retain St. Augustine's doctrine of Amillennialism. They join him in saying that the Church has replaced Israel. This is theological anti-Semitism pure and simple. To their way of thinking there will be no future Millennium of Messiah. They affirm that the church fulfils the Millennium and embodies all of the authority of Christ on this earth. As they see it the Church is the Kingdom of Christ. And it exists now. They deny the coming Messianic rule of 1,000 years. The kings and rulers of this present evil age do not want to hear about this. And established churchmen ,of course, are subject to the whims of the kings and rulers.
There are repeated references to the Millennium in Revelation chapter 20. But they are allegorized or 'vaporised' away as being a veiled reference to the 'church age'. European national rulers wouldn't have their Christian subjects understand it any other way. This doctrine of Amillennialism, was established by Origen and Augustine in the 3rd and 4th centuries respectively. It is still the prevailing view in the older churches and denominations. The Reformation did very little to change this.
This, dear friends, is why Anti-Semitism is not just a racial poison limited to ultra-nationalists and street thugs. Anti-Semitism is much broader than that. At its root it is a deep spiritual sickness that afflicts most of unsaved unregenerate mankind. It is also a religious gargoyle established inside the walls of the compromised western church. The seminaries and Bible Schools bear a huge responsibility here. They continue to show an ongoing studious neglect of future Bible prophecy and the certain coming of Messiah. The scriptures in Revelation 20 and in a huge body of Old Testament prophetic poetry speak of that glorious future age when Messiah will come. He will sit and rule from Throne of David at Jerusalem. He will bring restoration at last to this abused and groaning created order. - Rom.8:22
HOSTILITY TO THE THRONE OF DAVID AND THE JEWISH HOUSE OF JUDAHIn our search for the origin of Anti-Semitism we must take a quick look at International affairs related to the nation of Israel. In the realm of religion and politics it is interesting to note that most European and English churchmen have taken up pro-Palestinian stance and are anti-Israel. This is very curious. Why should this be? Israel is the key stabilizing democracy in the Middle East. Her people are law abiding, responsible and productive members of society. Jews for the most part are not terrorists. Many so-called 'Palestinians' are from Arab nations. (Palestine, (named for the Philistines) is the name the Romans gave the land of Israel after they had driven out the Jews. They named Israel 'Palestine' for the Philistines, Israel's worst enemies. Palestinians are in fact nurtured as terrorists. They are not accepted by fellow Arab nations. Yasser Arafat was not a 'Palestinian'. He was an Egyptian. Palestine was never a sovereign state in its own right. Palestine never had kings or rulers or a sovereign city-state with laws and a currency. Yet "Palestinians" are widely given a legitimacy not extended to Israel's leaders. Leaders like Yasser Arafat, a terrorist, is wined and dined and lauded by world leaders. Yet Israel is the nation that almost without exception gets the resounding international rebuke even as this bombing campaign continues. Israel is outnumbered, surrounded, and unpopular in the U.N. She is struggling for her very survival against a hostile world. Clearly there is some Anti-Semitism going on here.
IS ALSO LINKED TO THIS WORLDS REJECTION OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
Here is an interesting question. Why is the established European church not supporting Israel? We know from scripture that Israel will repent and come to spiritual and national salvation at the very end of this age. - Zechariah 12:7-13:1 So they will be joining the church at the climax of this age. Why are we not glad to hear that? Why do we not respect Gods other agenda to establish His righteous rule on earth from the Holy City of Jerusalem? There must be a deeper reason for this animosity than what we have been told.
The House of Judah re-emerged as the nation of Israel in 1948 after 2,000 years of dispersion. This showed the angelic powers and the watching world that the God of Judah is alive and well. He is setting forth His plans not only for the redemption of this world but for the restoration of Israel, the Throne of David, and the Land of Israel as well. Why is much of the Christian Church not pleased to hear of this?
In response to the emergence of Israel in 1948 we see Anti-Semitism on an international scale. We see fear and loathing towards the Jewish nation exhibited by most member nations of of the U.N. 75% of all sanctions by the United Nations are aimed right at little Israel, a nation of just four million people. Gentile nations with populations in the hundreds of millions are trying to shut down the little nation of Israel with a population of just 4 million people.
Why does Israel get the rap? Why is she a threat to the powers of this world? And how, pray tell, does a little tiny non-aggressive nation over there in the middle east today threaten the powers of this world? The answer lies in the One she has birthed. The nation of Israel represents and stands as a living testimony to Jesus Christ who is the Son of David. From out of Jerusalem will come the Throne of David from which our Messiah will rule. And that is why the 'Palestinians' and the international powers of this world would very much like to get their hands on Jerusalem. The ruling spirits that are driving the nations want to prevent His rule by any means they can.
HOSTILITY TO THE PRESENT AND COMING RULE OF MESSIAH,Here is the central thesis of this article. The anti-Semitism against the Jewish people, (the House of Judah), and against the modern nation of Israel today, along with the animosity against those evangelicals who know and look for a coming Son of David are interconnected. Jews and evangelicals are both opposed by the same big scheme of darkness. This is the 'mystery of iniquity',(or mystery of lawlessness). - 2Thes.2:7 It is an antichrist spirit showing an open hostility against all that represents God's righteous rule. At its core is a hatred of the Throne of David and a desire to possess and ravage the Holy City of Jerusalem.
GOD'S SON, IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF ANTISEMITISM.
Here is some further insight on this subject. Our coming Messiah has two authorities or offices. He is priest and king after the Order of Melchizedek. - Ps.110:4 Messiah is King of Salem (Peace). And He is also Priest of God Most High. - Gen.14:18 Most Christians relate to His priestly authority in a religious sense quite agreeably. They like His free gift of salvation. But they do not like His other office. They do not like the idea of His rule as king. They do not like His rule in their hearts. Antinomianism and lawlessness is rife in the western church right now. And it is getting worse. Many nominal Christians do not take kindly to the idea of the righteous rule of Messiah upon this planet in the future. Most are Amillennialists.
So are Christians still potentially dangerous Anti-Semites? Regrettably, if we look at the Christian theology around today, the answer is "yes". Most Christians from the older denominations and still adhere to an Augustinian "Replacement Theology". This doctrine affirms that Israel is 'kaput' and has been replaced by 'the Church' in God's order of things. Even dispensationalists have alienated the Jews locking up the "Age of Grace" and deporting the Holy Spirit for the last seven years of the age. They have themselves being comfortably raptured out. Their scheme of things has the Christian Church being glorified seven years before the end of the age. In their unscriptural scheme of things these dispensationalists have the Jews "left behind" to face the coming Great Tribulation. Then they are shunted off into some separate less than glorified destiny as earthly creatures of the Millennium. This is quite sad to have to recount.
A more scriptural eschatology sees the Church and the Jewish nation coming into refinenent together in the crucible of the end-time. The scriptures only speak of one elect, not two. A single elect and chosen people is then resurrected and raptured together at the end of the age in a Post-Tribulation Resurrection-Rapture. No anti-semitism here. Regretably such Post-Trib Pre-Millennialist evangelicals only make up about 1-2% of evangelicals.
We must be realistic here. The veneer of civility between the Church and Jews is thin and artificial. Anti-Semitism can and has come from some of the least likely places. Here is a case in point. Christian Germany in the 1930's had the most well assimilated Jewish community in Europe. Germany was half Lutheran and half Roman Catholic. These were civilized law abiding people. Most of them were patriotic citizens who championed 'Christian values'. They stood against the moral backsliding and the godless communism of their day.
During the 1930's the economy was starting to move ahead. Germany was proud, patriotic, and in economic expansion. Yet look at what happened there. The nationalism got out of hand. Germany began to become a nation that raged. Most, not all, German Christians were duped by the twisted cross of the swastika. Like good patriotic citizens they even allowed it to be brought into their churches. They put themselves under the spiritual authority of a fascist dictator. While Hitler presented himself as a champion of "Christian values" he was also raging against the Jews. Many have asked this question. Could this sort of anti-Semitic nationalism arise again? Could the same ant-Semitism seen in Germany and in Vichy France happen here in the west or even in America? Pray God that such a thing would never happen.
Anti-Semites are ignorant people for the most part. Even among Christians many people harbor a notion that Messiah could come in as some sort of a legalistic tyrant. They do not know, (or perhaps they do), that God carries out perfect justice. They do not seem to know that He establishes His righteous rule within receptive human hearts and that He comes in by invitation only. He is not the tyrant the nations make Him out to be. The indwelling Christ rules in the bonds of love.
This is an important point. The divine romance in the Song of Solomon shows us a picture of the Messiah as the Beloved. There we se Him wooing His Bride to be. This speaks of a deep relationship with God in a devotion that many Christians have not yet experienced. They have not entered into this personal relationship with Jesus Christ/Yeshua Hamashiach. So they misunderstand Him. And they fear Him. They only know Him as "the Judge". They do not know Him as Savior and Friend.
God's righteous rule comes with His law this is true. But for those who know Him personally this is not a grievous thing. In Christ there is no theological dichotomy between 'law' and 'grace'. Our Savior fulfilled them both at the cross. We are saved by grace through faith. Now our coming Messiah is in blood covenant relationship with us. His law is being written in our hearts. By His grace and with the empowerment of the indwelling Christ we are progressively changed from the inside out.
Suddenly we find ourselves in a serendipity. We discover that we delight to do His will. We do not follow Him just out of a sense of duty or obligation. We have entered into a new level of relationship, a new reality has dawned. We respond to His leading and follow Him and obey Him, not because we have to, but because we love Him.
Before the Gospel comes to a man he is ignorant of all this. It seems so strange and improbable to him. But he has just not experienced the gracious and peaceful rule of the indwelling Christ. Nor has he known the gentle guidance and the empowering of the Holy Spirit.
The gentiles, or nations, are people whose hearts are still uncircumcised. They are still outside of the Eternal Covenant. - Eph.2:12-13 They are ignorant of the things we have been discussing. Not unexpectedly many of them find themselves joining their peers and raging against Jews and against evangelical Christians. So these people become tools in the hands of wicked spiritual rulers who are against the coming of Messiah. - Ps.2
This rebellion against the Throne of David is the root cause of all anti-Semitism. When the rabble rises up in a wave of outrages against the Jewish people of the land the princes and rulers often have no other choice but to stand aside or to go along with the raging Anti-Semitic crowds. This happened in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. General Titus attempted to fight back his own men who were trying to set fire to the Jewish Temple. He was unsuccessful. The mob went crazy. The beautiful temple was soon set ablaze to the joy of the wicked frenzied godless anti-Semitic crowd.
The same applies to hired churchmen. Historically they have done very little to stop outbreaks of anti-Semitism. They are paid a generous stipend by the kings and rulers. They act as overseers and help keep the people in line with the princes. So the religious authorities are obliged to follow whatever state political sentiment is abroad at that particular time. So if it happens to be an outbreak of Anti-Semitism then the churchmen tend not to interfere. Men like Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others were notable and rare exceptions Historically, and to our shame, Christian religious rulers, including Popes and Protestant clergy tend to provide very little restraining force against Anti-Semitism. All too often they have been molded like clay by peer pressure and gone with the political flow of the day.
King David was well aware of this anger and rebellion against his throne, the throne of the coming Son of David. He knew all about this international humanist plot to rebel against God's Messiah and His people. This is prophesied to come to a climax at the end of this age. That is why David wrote the song about this end time conspiracy and apostasy. The song is in Psalm 2. It is a word to the wise. It is also a warning to the not so wise.
As we see in Psalm 2 it will be an awful thing to be found with anti-Semitism in one's heart when our Jewish Messiah returns. He will come to sit upon the Throne of David ruling from Jerusalem. May God grant that each one of us finds their peace and shalom in Him. Our Lord Jesus is the coming Prince of Peace.
He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. (Rev.5:5) And He will be there at the center of world history when this age comes to its appointed climax.The Lord also will roar from Zion,
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But the Lord will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel. Joel 3:16 NKJV
Grace and peace to all who love His appearing,
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