Updated: Jul 30, 2021
This is not about us and who is right or wrong. This is about Jesus Christ and how much we ALL need Him.
There is no back or side door. Whoever tries to enter the Kingdom of God another way is a thief and a robber.
Just a few years ago, I stood with Israel unequivocally because that's what I heard preachers and teachers say all the time and I did not want to be cursed. I wanted to be blessed, man! (Genesis 12:3) But by the grace of God sending me good (and patient) friends to help me in my studies (I was very stubborn and prideful), MUCH prayer, and MUCH going back and forth for a year or maybe more...the Holy Spirit ripped those scales right off when I dived in finally. Oof. Boy it was painful. It always is at first...getting those scales ripped off....
This is a major part of my testimony! Putting my pride down. Putting down the knowledge I thought I had. I had to put.it.ALL.down. and humble myself.
I am seeing Genesis 12:3 shared over and over bc of what's happening in Israel right now.
You are really going to tell me and other believers that we will be CURSED if we do not stand with the modern day state of Israel?
The Bible says to love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. It does not say I have to wave an "I Stand With Israel" banner and support all of her deeds to do any of that.
The Bible also tells me that whoever does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ abides in the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him NOT into your house, neither bid him God speed; doing so will make you a partaker of his evil deeds.
And dare we begin to list out Israel's evil deeds? I digress, loved ones. As we all have evil deeds.
How do you know Israel is defending herself? How do any of us actually know what's happening over there to stand with anyone? We don't even know and understand what's going on in our own country. The world is so evil that men's hearts will fail them when they finally figure it out.
"The secular antichrist nation of Israel WHO REJECT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, blew up cities and towns of people who need to hear the gospel and they are doing it with dispensational Christian support and people praise God for it?" - Ken Jewett
I do not stand with Israel. But that does not mean I do not have compassion for the people there or do not want to see them come to Jesus. I pray for their salvation.
Do not slander me or beat me with the Bible like I'm a hateful person because I do not "Stand with" secular Israel.
We are to avoid foolish controversies and genealogies because we are all one under Christ Jesus. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female. These strivings are they are unprofitable and vain. Righteousness from God comes 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 to all who believe on Him. Christ truly is enough. We do not need to understand everything in a world that is so seeped in deception. Christ is enough.
If you are covered by the blood of Christ, you are God's chosen people. We believers are Israel. All believers. We are the apple of God's eye.
This is not a new doctrine for this generation as some would like to say. It is rooted in almost 2,000 years of Christian teachings. Do not let anyone make you feel like you come second to another group of people in the eyes of God.
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light! You are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved!
Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. For Jews, for Americans, Chinese, Indians, Africans - everyone!
I understand if you've spent much time studying and believe God has different covenants for different people. I used to believe that way, too - until I put my pride away and was shown how wrong I was. I don't cling to the headlines. I don't cling to signs and wonders. I don't cling to wisdom. I don't cling to knowledge. Anything the enemy can mimic (using our Bible as a playbook), we should be testing the tar out of it. Even if everything "matches up" in our studies. Mass delusion is no joke. I cling to the hem of Jesus Christ's garment. That's it. I don't claim to have it all right...but I know the One who does.
I will share links below from three different blog posts as to what I found on this subject. It all absolutely ripped the scales off my eyes. Praise God for that. I know nothing without Him. All of this information...just makes me cling to Him even more. I keep figuring out that the more I search the scriptures and man's knowledge, the less I know! Ironic how that works. But you know what I am finding? HIM. Jesus Christ. And it's awesome!!!
In these blog posts, it's an information explosion. It took a very long time to gather it all up. Especially the 'Apple of His Eye' one. My goodness. I made these things so I can share a link with someone as opposed than going back and forth with someone on the internet for hours or even days. Now I can shoot over a link and say, "Here. Look at this." I just do not have time to go back and forth like that with people.
I'm no pro. So hopefully it's all legible. God bless and keep you. Enjoy :)
Jesus fulfills Hosea 11 (Matt. 2:13–15). He is the true Israel, the faithful Israel who succeeds where old covenant Israel failed. Please see below.
1. Knowing Who You Are In Christ 2. The New Covenant - A Closer Look on Who is the Apple of God's Eye 3. Another Jesus?
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
The Good News!
Is being a good person and doing good deeds enough to go to heaven to stand before a perfect and righteous God?
Who is good?
Who does good deeds at all times?
Who has a clean mind at all times?
None is righteous, no, not one.
Do you see? Do you understand?
God is Holy.
He is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omnipotent, and Sovereign. He doesn't need us; we need Him! There's no way we can be Holy without the shed blood of Christ. It's amazingly simple, you know. I am definitely more than happy that when I stand before the Most High, He will see the blood of Christ instead of whether or not I'm worthy based on deeds, thoughts, etc.
For it is by grace you have been saved through faith in Christ our Messiah (𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐲), and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works,
𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
Romans 3, Ephesians 2, 1 Corinthians 2
𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.
Matthew 10, Matthew 7
Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Good News!
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