WHO ARE THE JEWS?
Part 1 of 2
by Brig. Gen. Gordon "Jack" Mohr, C.P.D.L.
(With excerpts from Nord Davis, Jr., STAR WARS)
"But ye (Jews) believe not, because ye are not of My (Christ's) sheep - . . ." - Matthew 10:26
One of the most baffling questions facing Christendom in the 20th Century revolves around the people we know as Jews. Who are they? Are they the Chosen People of the Bible, the seed of Abraham, to whom God gave the promise of Genesis 12-3 "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee?" Or are they a heathen, satanic people who have been a "thorn in the flesh" of true Israel for centuries and who have a world plan for the destruction of Christianity?
Much of importance revolves around the proper answer to this question. The fundamentalist and evangelical Christian world, for the most part teach that the present day people who call themselves Jews are indeed the offspring of Abraham, "the friend of God," and that to receive the blessings of God, Christians must help them in every way possible, even when they appear as the Apostle Paul stated in 1 Thessalonians 2:15, to be the murderers of their own prophets, persecutors of Christians, who "please not God and are contrary to all men."
Hand in hand with this problem, comes an even more complex one. "Was Jesus of Nazareth, the Virgin born Son of God, the Savior of the world - a Jew?" Most Christian pastors and Bible scholars say "Yes". But this does not make it so! The Jews themselves have a variety of opinions. Their religious book, the BABYLONIAN TALMUD, recognizes Jesus and calls Him, "the son of Pandria, a Roman solider," (SANHEDRIN, 67a). The book KALLAH, lb, 18b) states: "Jesus was the illegitimate child of a Jewish prostitute and was conceived during menstruation."
Another passage in the SANHEDRIN (103) suggests that Jesus corrupted the morals of the Judahite people and in par. 107, of this same book, it states: "Jesus corrupted and deceived and destroyed Israel."
Yet Michael Rodkinson, a Jew, in his book HISTORY OF THE TALMUD, states on page 70 - "The TALMUD is the source from whence Jesus of Nazareth drew the teachings which enabled him to revolutionize the world".
Stimulated by this Jewish statement, every Christian, especially every pastor and Bible scholar, should take time to investigate whether this statement is true. Did Jesus Christ derive his teachings from the heathen, occult book known as the TALMUD?
In his recent book, JESUS WAS A JEW!, Arthur Fruchenbaum attempts to answer these questions: "Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Was he a good teacher? Was he a well-meaning but confused religionist? Was he the disciple of another teacher? Regardless of how you answer these questions, JESUS WAS A JEW!" (UNQ.)
In the introduction to his book, Fruchtenbaum says: "The personality of Jesus of Nazareth stands as an enigma in Jewish history. Hailed by millions as a Savior and giver of life, his name has been used to condemn the Jews and an excuse to take Jewish lives."
Another Jewish group stated in a pamphlet titled SANTA CLAUS, THE EASTER BUNNY, and JESUS! written by a Jewish Rabbi from Florida: After mentioning the Christian myths of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, he states: "Then comes the hoax of all Christian hoaxes. The story of Jesus.
"The truth of the matter is that there is no historical proof that Jesus ever existed. There is no piece of physical evidence on earth today that can prove that he existed.
"No man knows where he was born; how he looked; when he died; or even where he was buried.
"Just like the story of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the story of Jesus is another foolish Christian myth." (UNQ.)
In another article, written by a one-time Christian woman who had converted to Judaism, she says:
"To be a completed Jew one must first rid himself of all the pagan and idolatrous teachings of Christianity and rise to a higher level of holiness to believe in the one true God.
"The turning point in my life came when my husband and I were invited to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath with an orthodox rabbi. We were startled, because we felt God's presence there.
"After studying under this Rabbi and others and learning the true way of the Lord, I had no trouble abandoning the life of deception I had led until now.
"The day of my conversion to Judaism, I learned the true meaning of being 'born again.' Yes, I have been 'born again' as a Jew.
"Since that day, my husband and I have turned our ministry to exposing the myths of Christianity... the lies, the hatred, and the hypocrisy of its preachers." (UNO.)
Another Jewish Rabbi, from his headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida writes:
"Christian scholars are coming close to discovering the truth that the New Testament was the greatest book of fiction ever written. Already they have found definite proof that there was no such thing as a 'Virgin Birth', and a 'resurrection.' They are catching up with the proven facts of history, that Jesus never existed.
"Furthermore, Christian Bible scholars have definite proof, that if Jesus Christ had actually existed, he would have been a homosexual, since the traditional Jewish custom was for men to be married by the time they were eighteen. In addition, according to the Christian fairy tale of the New Testament, he never dated, he never had any girl friends, and he ran around with a group of known homosexual friends." (This so-called evidence comes from the pen of a Jewish writer named Phineas Lapide. I wonder what Bible he read.) - ED.
After writing some scurrilous tracts about Christians, this Florida Rabbi wrote:
"Let me assure you that I did write them and am quite proud of them ... I have been able to get some good local newspaper publicity by calling local newspapers and telling them that some Jews have left these at my church and that they were written by a local Rabbi. They fell for this hook, line and sinker, and I became a local martyr.
"In my tract about Communism I showed how the leading Communist agitators today are Christians, and how the New Testament is even more RED than the Communist Manifesto! I also pointed out, as a matter of history, that the first Bolshevik, and Communist revolutionaries described Jesus as their teacher and named him the GREAT COMMUNIST." (UNQ.)
These statements are indeed interesting when one compares them with other statements made by eminent Jewish authorities concerning the Communist Revolution.
In the January 1928 issue of CENTURY MAGAZINE, the eminent Jewish author Marcus Eli Ravage said: "We Jews are at the bottom of nearly all your wars; not only of the Russians but of all the other major revolutions in your history... We did it with the irresistible might of our spirit, with ideas and propaganda."
When Rabbi Stephen Wise, the top Rabbi in the U.S. in 1918 was asked about the Russian Revolution, he was asked his opinion of the Communist Revolution, he was reported to have said: "Some may call it Communism; but I call it Judaism!"
When I have tried to uncover the truth regarding the Jews and who Jesus really was, I have been met with "scorn and derision" on the part of Christian leaders and Bible scholars, and outright hatred on the part of the Jews. Here is a typical letter I received in April 1985, after I had published a tract titled: "EXPLODING THE CHOSEN PEOPLE MYTH!" It was hand-printed on a restaurant paper napkin. It will give you a faint idea of how the Jews hate anyone with "guts" enough to expose them.
"You dog, snake, wolf, dragon - you antichrist. Cursed be your soul and that of your followers. An ass has more understanding than you. May the spirit of disease be upon you as you read these words - MECHNASES - the spirit of death enter into you. May your eyes be blind, and your flesh melt in the flames of hell's fire. May your wife turn into a frog; your daughter into a dog, and your son into a hog. DIE, YOU DEVIL!" The signature was in Yiddish.
So as we seek the truth about the true ancestry of Jesus Christ, our Savior and King, we must of necessity first determine who the Jews really are and where they came from. We will use both the Bible and history in our search for the truth.
THE ORIGINS OF THE JEWS
Was Abraham a Jew?
It has often been stated from the pulpits of Christian churches, that Abraham was the first Jew. The Bible, however, never calls Abraham by that term and for a good reason. The word JEW is merely the modern English contraction for the word JUDAHITE or JUDEAN. Thus the question is not really whether Abraham was a Jew or not; but rather WAS ABRAHAM A JUDAHITE! That is, was Abraham of the tribe of Judah? Obviously he could not be, since he preceded the tribe of Judah by three generations.
Abraham was a Semite (that is a descendant of Shem), and he was also a Hebrew (a descendant of Eber or Heber). But to say that he was a JUDAHITE is to say that he descended from his own great-grandson! Which is impossible!
The descendants of Judah (Hebrew YEHUDAH) were known as YEHUDIM, which merely means JUDAHITE. The New Testament, which was written in Greek, uses the term IOUDAII, which again translated out to mean JUDEAN.
It becomes somewhat confusing, when almost all the modern Bible translations use the term JEW instead of JUDAHITE. But once you learn to place the word JUDAHITE OR JUDEAN, where the word JEW is found, then the clear distinctions between Hebrews, Israelites and Jews will become clarified.
The Bible uses the term JUDAHITE in three distinct ways:1) One who is of the tribe of Judah in a racial sense;
2) One who is a citizen of the southern nation of Judah, including the Tribes of Benjamin and most of the Tribe of Levi; it will even include Canaanites and Edomites who are citizens of Judah; and,
3) One who is a follower of the religion of JUDAH as given by Moses and the prophets. (This usage is found in Esther 8:17 and Romans 2:28, 29).
THE EDOMITE CONNECTION
The nation of Judah, comprising the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi, were conquered and deported to Babylon about 600 years before the birth of Christ. After a 70-year captivity, less than 50,000 returned to rebuild Jerusalem under Ezra and Nehemiah. Both of these JUDAHITE leaders had a difficult time keeping the JUDAHITES from inter-marrying with the heathen who had settled in Palestine after their deportation. These godly men had tried to institute reforms to cleanse both the people and the priests from these unlawful marriage relationships. (Ezra 2:62; 9:1, 2; Nehemiah 7:64; 12:23-30.)
About 150 years later, when Alexander the Great conquered the known world and set up his Greek Empire, the Greek language became dominant in the world and it was not long before the Hebrew word YEHUDAH (Judahite) was replaced by the Greek word IOUDAIOI, which also meant JUDEAN. This is why the New Testament, which was written in Greek speaks of JUDAHITES, instead of Jews, since both words have the same meaning.
Between the time of Nehemiah and Christ, the problem with inter-marriage increased. The climax of the problem came about 150 B.C., when the JUDEAN, John Hyrcanus, conquered the heathen cities of Palestine and forced the Canaan ites to become JUDEANS (Jews). Josephus, the Judean historian, writing about 95 A.D. said:
"Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idume (Edom) and subdued all the Idumeans (Edomites); and permitted them to stay in that country, if they would be circumcised and make use of the laws of the Judeans; they were so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers, that they submitted to the use of circumcision, and the rest of the Judean ways of living; at which time - - . they were hereafter no other than Judeans." (ANTIQUITY OF THE JEWS, Book 13, Ch. 9, Par. 1).
A footnote in Josephus' book quotes from Ammonius, an ancient grammarian who said: "The Judeans were such by nature from the beginning, whilst the Idumeans were not Judeans from the beginning, but Phonecians and Syrians; by being subdued by the Judeans and compelled to be circumcised, and to unite into one nation, they were subject to the same laws and became known as Judeans."
This all took place before the time of Christ. It becomes obvious, then that by the time of Christ, there were a great host of people living in Palestine who were Canaanites and Edomites by race, although Judeans (Jews) by religion. Even the ruling dynasty of the Herod's were Edomites and Herod the Great, was an ldumean, that is a "half-Jew," (mongrel).
The JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDlA, 1925 edition, Vol.5, p.41, states: "Edom is in modern Jewry."
The Esau-Edomite nation of Idumea ceased to exist as a separate nation at this point in history. Yet the Bible is clear that Edom will be the enemy of Israel in the latter days. (See Malachi 1:2-4). How could these prophesies be fulfilled, if there were no Edomites left in the world? There is only one nation in the world today which can prove ancestral ties with Edom and the so-called Jews themselves claim this dubious distinction.
The Jews have adopted the materialistic anti-God attitude that characterized the father of the Edomites, Esau. As a judgment for their sins, including the murder of God's Son, Jesus Christ, God cast them out of Palestine in 70 A.D. when the Roman General Titus destroyed Jerusalem. The JUDEANS (Jews) fled to North Africa and Spain. We find this account in THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA, 1954, p.15-492, under the heading THE JEWS.
"Following their dispersal many spread across North Africa to Spain and during this movement converted many Berber tribes to Judaism. (It might be well here, to recall the word of Jesus to the Pharisees in Matthew 23:15, when He said to the scribes and Pharisees: ". . . ye compass (go over) sea and land to make one proselyte (convert), and when he is made, ye make him two-fold a child of hell than yourselves."
(Maybe this is why the North Africans had such a hatred for the Christian Spaniards) That portion which moved into Spain and later northward became quite wealthy and gained considerable prestige. (Yes, indeed, several Cardinals of the Catholic Church and several Popes were Jews.) These became known as SEPHARDIM JEWS.
Today, there are two main branches of these people we call Jews. The Sephardim Jews of Western Europe and the Ash ken azi Jews of Eastern Europe. In all honesty, we can say that modern SEPHARDIM Jewry is a mixture of Judean blood with that of Edom, Syria, Canaan, Phonecia and North Africa.
If one studies the origins of this branch of European world Jewry, we must allow historians to tell us the story. The history of this branch of Jewry is almost unknown in the Christian world, although there are more than 320 books in the New York library alone, which deal with this history - in addition to the JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA.
In the year 740 A.D. the Khazar kingdom in Eastern Europe officially converted to JUDAISM. A century later, they were crushed by the incoming Slavic people and were scattered over Central Europe where they became known as Jews. It is from this group that most of the German and Polish Jews came and they make up the predominance of Jewish people found in America. The term Ashkenazim is applied to this round-headed, dark-complected division of Jewry. (From THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'S ENCYCLOPEDIA, p.15-492).
In the early 1960's the Sephardim numbered about 500,000, while the Ashkenazim totaled over 12-million. Thus, the word Jew, is practically synonymous with Ashkenazim, according to Arthur Kosetler in his book THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE, p.181.
That the Khazars are lineal ancestors of Eastern European Jewry is a historical fact, even though many Christian ministers and Bible scholars refuse to accept this fact.
The Kazars or "Chazars" as they are sometimes called, were of Turkish origin and their history from the very beginning is woven into the history of the Jews of Russia. (JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA, 3rd Edition, 1925.)
Who were the Khazars and from whence did they come? Again we will let Jewish historians from the NEW JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA, 1962, answer this.
They were a Mongolian people who embraced Judaism and flourished from the 8th through the 10th century A.D. in the territory extending between the Don and Volga Rivers, and along the shores of the Black, Caspian, and Azov Seas. The Jewish statesman Hasdai ibn Shaprut of Cordoba, in the 10th century, wrote a letter to King Joseph of the Khazars, in which he gave a detailed account of this conversion.
For the sake of interest, it should be mentioned that the Ashkenaz of the Bible refers to a people living somewhere in the vicinity of Mt. Ararat and Armenia. The name occurs in Genesis 10:3 and 1 Chronicles 1:6, as one of the sons of Gomer, who was the son of Japheth. Ashkenaz was also the brother of Togarmah and a nephew of Magog, whom the Khazars claimed as their ancestor.
Strictly speaking, these Ashkenaz Jews are misnamed, since their ancestor was not Ash kenaz, but his brother. This makes little difference, as long as we recognize that at least 90% of world Jewry comes from this background and is of Togarmah rather than Israel.
GOG AND MAGOG IN MODERN JEWRY
As Arthur Koestler pointed out, Togarmah was a nephew of Magog and here is where the plot begins to thicken, since students of Bible prophecy will recognize this name as an enemy of Israel in Ezekiel 38 and 39. The identification of Gog and Magog with the Jewish Khazars is found on page 135 of Koestler's book, he states:
"The legend which circulated among Western Jews in the Middle Ages provided a curious parallel to the Russian 'bylinda'. To quote Poliaj again: 'The popular Jewish legend does not remember a Khazar kingdom but a kingdom of RED Jews.'
When the Khazar kingdom was finally destroyed by the Russians from the north, the Ashkenazim Jews began to disperse in-to what is now called Germany and Poland, as well as other Eastern lands. They continued to multiply until today they are the most populous branch of world Jewry by far.
The destruction of the Khazar empire and the dispersion of these Eastern Jews, brought them into contact with their fellow Judists from the West, the Sephardim. Together, they continued their anti-Christian activity, mainly through their practice of usury, until finally the Christian nations of Europe (who were the true Israelite people) began to banish them.
As they left these countries, they took their usurious practices with them and the European Renaissance began. Koestler quotes Cecil Roth, a Jewish historian, as writing: "In a sense, the Jewish Dark Ages may be said to be the beginning of the Renaissance," (p.178). Thus, we see the blessing of God fall on these Christian nations, as they expelled His enemies of Edom, Gog and Magog. These nations were blessed, not cursed, as our pastors said they would be.
However, the tide began to turn when these Khazar-Jews of Gog and Magog finally succeeded in overthrowing the Russians in what became known as the Communist Revolution. This was carried out with the help of the great Jewish banking houses in Western Europe and America. The Jewish banker, Jacob Schiff, from New York, gave over $20-million dollars to make this revolution a success and many of the communist leaders came from a group of Jews from the lower East side in New York City, who were exported to Russia with Leon Trotsky for that very purpose.
Thus, we see the rise of Togarmah, Ashkenaz, Gog, Magog, Meshech (the ancient name of Moscow), Gomer, and Tubal (the ancient name of Tublosk) as prophesied in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Today prophecy is unfolding before our eyes, yet most Christians fail to understand it, because they fail to see who the Jews really are and what their place is in God's final plans for this age. As long as the racial origin of the Jews remain hidden from the Christian world, so long will we fail to understand Bible prophesy.
The Soviet Khazar-Jews of Gog, Magog, and Togarmah have already invaded Palestine and stolen it from the Arabs, just as Ezekiel promised. Every one of the Israeli leaders from the start have been Ashkenazim Jews. The Arabs for the most part, understand that the vast majority of Jews entering Palestine are from this heathen source and have absolutely no claim to this land. They have difficulty understanding why American Christians are supporting these anti-Christs. The Khazars have been the traditional enemies of the Arab people since the Middle Ages, and they recognize the true nature of this Ashkenazim invasion.
The Jews who now control the Soviet government have tried to cover their historic tracks in order to prevent Christians in the West from stopping support for Jewish Zionism. They know, that without the support of Christians, their entire bandit venture would soon collapse. So they have taken great pains to convince the Christian West that the Soviet Union is no longer controlled by Jews, after they ruled for a few years. This is not the case however. In spite of the Jewish demonstrations we see in Moscow, emphasizing the plight of the "downtrodden Jews", so that the government would be "forced" into allowing Jews to leave Russia, is it not strange that similar demonstrations by Christians have never been mentioned in the Jew controlled press of America? Does it not seem strange to you that Christians are very seldom allowed to leave? Is it not strange that Jews are the only class in Russia who are privileged enough to leave at all? Does it not seem strange that the only class of millionaires in the Soviet Union, is found among the Jewish community who live in luxury in the Black Sea resort areas? As of 1983 twenty out of the top twenty-three members of the ruling Politburo were Jews, with Jews holding down every top position in the Soviet military and National Police Force. But this persecution of the "lesser brethren", as they are called in the PROTOCOLS, their plans are clearly spelled out in the Zionist blueprint for world control. This can be seen in historical action, when in 1948, two ships loaded with Jewish refugees were sunk with the loss of all lives. The British government was blamed by the Zionists, until years later it was discovered the ships had been sunk by MOSSAD action. Today, all over the world, and in the United States in particular, Jews are terrorized by the strong arm boys of the Jewish MOSSAD and the JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE, which was formed, not to protect Jews from anti-Semitism, but to keep Jews in line with Zionist aims.
For documentation with names, places, dates, and pictures of Communist Jews who took over in Russia, see the book BEHIND COMMUNISM, by Frank Britton. This is one of the books which has been banned by the Canadian Government as "hate literature."
Yet, in spite of all the Jewish cries to the contrary, top Jewish leaders, from the beginning, have bragged about the Jewish influence that made the Communist Revolution a success. On September 10, 1920, the following excerpt appeared in THE AMERICAN HEBREW, the most influential Jewish newspaper in America:
"The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia was the work of Jewish brains, of Jewish dissatisfaction, of Jewish planning, whose goal was to create a new world order. What happened in Russia, shall also, through the same Jewish mental and physical forces, become a reality over all the world." (UNQ.)
The Maccabean, the leading Jewish organ in New York, as far back as 1905 stated that the Russian Jews were planning a "Jewish revolution" in Russia and in 1917, a M. Hermalin, from New York City said: "The Russian Revolution was made by Jews. We have created secret societies and planned the Reign of Terror. The Revolution succeeded because of our convincing propaganda, and our mass assassinations in order to form a government which is truly ours." (UNQ.)
When a Christian wonders why Jewish leaders would be willing to sacrifice thousands of their own people to accomplish their goal of world domination, they should read Article II, par. 5, of their PROTOCOL, written prior to 1900, it says:
"Through the Press we have gained the power to influence, while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the Press, we have the gold of the world in our hands and notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of oceans of tears and blood. But it has paid us, though we have sacrificed many of our~ own people. Every victim on our side is worth, in the sight of God, a thousand goyim (non-Jew animal)."
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE BIRTHRIGHT!
What is it today, that the Jews seek to hide from Christians? This question goes much deeper than the Jewish identification with Edom. The implication goes back to the history of the feud between Jacob and Esau over the birthright, and who the Chosen People of God really are.
As most of you will remember, Jacob and Esau were the twin sons of Isaac, who had been named Israel by God. In Genesis 25, we are told that the two boys struggled in their mother's womb, even before they v"ere born. (Gen. 25:22). Esau, being the firstborn, was supposed to have received the "birthright" blessings. However, God rejected Esau even before he was born. Romans 9:11 tells us: "(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth;) It was said of her, (Rebecca) the elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I (God) loved, but Esau have I hated."
Because of his love for material things, Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for a mess of "red beans and rice," as we would say down south. (Gen. 25:29-34.)
Esau became angry over this turn of events - angry at his father Isaac and Jacob's God (Jesus Christ) and from that point in history to the present, Esau has struggled to regain this lost birthright. The "children of Esau" want more than anything else to be regarded as the "Chosen People", and if God will not choose them and bless them, then they will choose themselves. They have done a good job of selling this fictitious position to most of the Christian world. (Read Malachi 1:2-4).
Revelation 16-18 tells us about a "great whore that sitteth upon many waters". This is a picture of the False Bride of Jesus Christ, who even now is trying to usurp the rulership of this world - the inheritance that Jacob received that day when his brother sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. If you notice, this woman rides on the RED beast of RED communism. She is said to be drunken with the blood of saints. This beast has been said to have seven heads, which are said to be seven mountains. It is interesting to note, that though many Christian Bible scholars try and make this whore out to be the Roman Catholic church, and use as their argument that Rome sits on seven hills, Moscow is also built on seven hills. This woman is that great city that ruleth over the kings of the earth. While the Catholic church has a lot of power in this world, she does not rule over all the world, as International Zionism now does. They control every important country in the world, Communist and non-Communist, through their International Banking system of Babylonian usury.
This city spoken of in Revelation is the counterfeit, "New Jerusalem", which God was to set up at the end of time to rule all nations. The Edomite Jews have set up this false city in order to fool Christians into thinking that they (the Jews) are God's chosen people, the holders of the birthright of Abraham. They have done this through careful planning, by calling themselves Judeans, and their plans of world Zionism. They are the Jews our risen Savior spoke about in Revelation 2:9; 3:9 when He said: "Those which call themselves Jews (JUDEANS) and are not, but are of the Synagogue of Satan." (When was the last time you heard your pastor preach on this text? Probably never.)
They have succeeded in gaining a great deal of support from "brainwashed" Christians, who have been deceived as to their true history.
Thus, we can see the tremendous importance of discovering the true origin of these people we call JEWS. If Christians had known that modern day JEWS were of Edom, Gog, Magog and Togarmah, they would never have been tricked into supporting the antichrist and beasts described in the book of Revelation. But as the Apostle so clearly showed in 2 Thessalonians 2:10 and 11, because they refuse to accept the truth, "for this cause, God did send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. That they might all be damned (judged) who believe not the truth, and have pleasure in unrighteousness." My how that describes modern, pleasure loving church members.
JEWISH ZIONISM PROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE
Jesus told a parable in Luke 10 of "a certain nobleman" who was to leave and return. (Of course we know he was referring to His going to heaven and later returning). He gave his SERVANTS money with instructions to increase it in His absence. Verse 14, however, tells of another class of people who were not His servants: "But His CITIZENS hated Him and sent a message after Him, saying, we will not have this man to reign over us."
These CITIZENS, were the JEWS of Christ's day. They were citizens of the remains of Christ's Kingdom on earth. At the return of the nobleman (Christ), He gave each servant what he deserved. However, verse 27 says: "But those mine enemies, which would not that I reign over them, BRING HITHER, and slay them before me." In other words, bring them back to Jerusalem and execute them! It was necessary that they be brought back to the place where they had committed their crime, in order that they could be judged legally and properly. We have similar laws on our law books, where the criminal must be tried in the county were the crime was committed. So we can see that Jesus was actually prophesying the Jews return to Palestine - NOT to inherit the kingdom, as they desire, but to be judged for their refusal to let Christ rule over them. Remember what Jesus said to the Pharisees in Matthew 21:42 and 43 - "Jesus saith unto them (Pharisees), did ye never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner, this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore, I say unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you (because they would allow Him to rule over them), and given to a nation (notice, not a "church" but a nation) bringing forth the fruits thereof."
In Malachi chapter one, the prophet reveals the activities of the Edomites in the latter days in reference to their false Zionism:1) The burden of the word of the Lord to ISRAEL by Malachi.We can see from this passage, that God had laid Esau's mountain (nation) and heritage waste and had given the birthright to Jacob (Israel). But Esau rebelled against God and vowed to return to Palestine and rebuild. God's verdict is that He will allow the Edomites to rebuild for a season, but eventually He would "throw down" that which they have built.
2) I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye (Israel) say, wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau (Edom) Jacob's brother? saith the Lord; yet I loved Jacob.
3) And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
4) Whereas Edom saith, we are impoverished, but we will return and rebuild the desolate places: thus saith the Lord of hosts, they (Edom) shall build, but I will throw down; and they (Israel) shall call them (Edom) the border of wickedness, and the people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever."
A year or so ago, when I was in Canada, I saw a most interesting full page advertisement in a Canadian newspaper. It was signed by 27 orthodox Jewish rabbis from Canada and the United States. It was a warning in essence, to the Jewish people, that the Israelis now in Palestine, were not the true return to the Holy Land and that because they were trying to return through military force, God would destroy them. It was a warning to Jews, not to support false Israel in Palestine.
God has said that at the time when this destruction takes place, the Edomites (JEWS) would be known as "the border of wickedness," and would be called "the people against whom the Lord hath indignation (anger) forever." They would no longer be known as God's Chosen people, but as the accursed people of Edom, those who absolutely refuse to have the God of Jacob rule over them, those who hate the God who took the birthright from their father Esau, thousands of years ago. They will never forgive Jesus Christ for doing this to them, and they would rather die than acknowledge Him as their King. This is why Jesus told their leaders in Matthew 21:43, that the kingdom would be taken from them and given to another.
For a further understanding regarding the identity of that nation who was to inherit God's Kingdom, I would suggest reading HEIRS OF THE PROMISE, ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN, available from LORD'S COVENANT CHURCH, America's Promise Ministries, P.O. Box 157, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Another Old Testament prophet who speaks of Edom in the latter days is Ezekiel. Chapters 35 and 36 speak about the bloody characteristics of the Edomites (35:5, 6), their envy and hatred of Jacob for being chosen of God (35:5,11) and their burning desire to possess Palestine.
"Because thou (Edom) hast said, these two nations (Israel and Judah) and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the Lord was there (35:10).
"Thus, saith the Lord: Because the enemy (Edom) hath said against you (Israel), Aha, even the ancient high places (centers of Baal worship) are ours in possession (36:2):
"Therefore thus saith the Lord God; surely in the fire of My jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea (Edom), which have appointed My land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey (36:5)."
Notice that Edom's motivation (36:2) in possessing Palestine, is not so that they may worship God, but that they may "possess the ancient high places," which were the hills on which the groves of Baal worship were located. These were the holy places of the Edomites and Canaanites, whose national religion was the worship of Baal. The Edomite Jews covet Palestine in order to repossess the ancient sites of their Baal worship. Do you remember how a few years ago, how Dr. Bailey Smith, President of the Southern Baptists said: "God does not hear the prayers of the Jew?" He was absolutely correct. It would be blasphemy for God to hear the unrepentant worshipers of Baal or any other false religion.
The book of Obediah deals entirely with this conflict between Jacob and Esau. Verses 18,19 and 21 conclude this book with the following proclamation by God Almighty YAHWEH Himself:18) And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau (Edom) for stubble; and they (Israel) shall kindle in them, and devour them (Edom); and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Lord hath spoken it.Thank God for this great promise, ye Israelites. For the evil designs of the Edomite Jews and their confederates of Gog, Magog and Togarmah, shall not succeed. Their bloody scheme for a world wide RED kingdom of Communism shall not prevail. The Messianic Age shall not be ruled by Esau's (Edom's) Messiah, but by that of Jacob, the Lord Jesus Christ, YASHUAH is His name. The great whore shall be exposed as the imposter and all the world shall recognize the true Bride of Christ, which shall be given her rightful place in the kingdom, for God has chosen her. MARANATHA!
19) And they of the south (Judah) shall possess the amount of Esau, and they of the plain (Israel) the Philistines; and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
21) And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount (nation) of Esau, and the kingdom shall be YAHWEH's (the Lord's)."
NOTICE: The first part of this article was sent to me years ago by an anonymous author. I rather suspect it may have been written originally by Pastor Sheldon Emry, since it is certainly written in his style. I do not take credit for writing it.
The second part WAS JESUS A JEW? will be from the works of Nord Davis, Jr., with some ideas of my own added, as taken from his STAR WARS 3.
Continue on to Part 2 of 2:- Who are the Jews?
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