GOD GAVE ISRAEL THE LAND:
BUT IN 70 CE GOD TOOK IT BACK!
GOD GAVE ISRAEL THE LAND:
BUT IN 70 CE GOD TOOK IT BACK!
Lately I have been receiving unwanted email-propaganda from a minister named J. R. Church (based in USA). He is obviously a Christian Zionist, representing thus a wide-spread heresy…that of God already having taken the Jews back to the land and so fulfilling prophesies of the Bible.
I don’t know the guy, but his latest email had this headline: “God gave Israel the Land”.
This minister cannot really have read the Bible, and he certainly has not gotten educated in Bible History!
For in the year of 70 CE the Roman Empire had Israel destroyed and deported, scattered in the civilized world. On the very same calendar day as when the Babylonian king destroyed Jerusalem, taking them captive – Sunday 10 September 586 BC, - and it was Emperor Vespasian’s son, Titus, who was the Commander of the forces in 70 CE. IMAGE: Jerusalem’s temple burning 70 CE.
Flavius Josephus mentions this disaster in his book works, and in detail he described captive Jews (prisoners of war) sent by sea vessels down to Alexandria, Egypt, to be sold as slaves. All men from the age of 17 and also their wives were sent off. But the market was inflated and no one bought any of them. They were let go, and so they drifted out into the nations in the Middle East as well as in Asia Minor…by the tens of thousands.
This took place 71-72 CE.
GOD COMPLETELY ANNULLED THE NATION
Moses was the FIRST one who prophesied about this sad end of the nation Israel, Deut. 28:68, NASB net version,
"The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, 'You will never see it again!' And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves *, but there will be no buyer." (Editor’s emphasize).
Here we get it spelled out to us: God brought Israel BACK TO EGYPT….meaning He annulled, yes, even REVERSED the disobedient nation, and had them thrown back into slavery, a slavery He had once delivered them from back in the days of Moses and Aaron.
How can a Christian minister – such as this one I mentioned, Mr. Church, be so totally ignorant and Biblically illiterate…as to ignore such hard evidence?
And how can all the other Christian Zionists do this as well?
JESUS PROPHESIED OF ISRAEL’S DESTRUCTION
In His prophetic parable of the ‘Barren Fig Tree’ in Luke 13:4-9 we learn,
4 "Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?
5 "I tell you, no, but unless * you repent, you will all likewise perish."
6 And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
7 "And he said to the vineyard-keeper, 'Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without * finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?'
8 "And he answered and said to him, 'Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer;
9 and if it bears fruit next * year, fine; but if not, cut it down.' "
Jesus had already pointed out to the audience that the Galileans who got killed by the Romans recently, were not worse sinners than any others. But unless the nation of Israel would not repent (and believe on Jesus) they would be killed likewise! And so He continues by mention the ones killed by the tower-collapse in Siloam – for they were not worse culprits than those who lived in Jerusalem.
And thus He laid out His prophesy of the ‘Barren Fig Tree’ which was another image used to describe the UNBELIEVING Israel….a nation which was about to be killed by the Roman battle axe if they did not repent and believe on Jesus the Messiah. Check verse 5 once again, and you will clearly understand what Jesus was prophesying.
Verse 7 is a key-word: The owner of the vineyard (Jesus) had been looking for ‘fruit’ on that Fig tree (Israel) FOR THREE YEARS (Jesus ministered for three years, that is a historical fact) – but found none. The fruit He mentioned was another word for ‘Faith’. He found no faith (the nation as a whole) – and this was the reason He said of this Fig tree: Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?” (Editor’s emphasize).
The reason for Israel being destroyed in 70 CE was that they – after over 30 years of the apostles’ preaching to them – still would not believe (have fruit) – and time was up for them: The Fig tree was cut down. Why should that dead tree be allowed to USE UP THE GROUND when it was proven that it would not bear fruit?
This pointed towards the 30 years of desperate ministry of the apostles to have the nation repent to Jesus as their Messiah. This is what Jesus meant in verse 8, which depicted the work of the apostles: Give this barren tree one more year (season) so I can put in fertilizer…thus causing the tree eventually to bear fruit again!
But notice the verse 9, in which the apostles actually agreed to the owner’s conclusion: But if it will not bear fruit, then CUT IT DOWN.
The grand conclusion to this well-known prophetic parable can only be this: Jesus clearly told all that Israel without any faith in Him, Jesus the Messiah, CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN ISRAEL’S LAND. They first have to repent and receive their Messiah.
THE PARABLE OF THE KING’S SERVANTS
(ALSO CALLED ‘PARABLE OF THE WEDDING FEAST’)
In Mat. 22:2-7 (NASB) we find Jesus’ parable in which He told the reason and the method of God’s judgement on Israel for their denial of Jesus as Messiah. What was going to happen when God destroyed the nation, using the Roman army as His executioners,
«2 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king * who gave a wedding feast for his son.
3 "And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling * to come.
4 "Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'
5 "But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another * to his business,
6 and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
7"But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.” (Editor’s emphasize).
The reason given – that which triggered the harsh revenge from the angry King (Jesus) – was that the invited wedding guests not only said no thanks, but they mistreated and killed these servants (the apostles!) – verse 6.
Thus the infuriated king sent His armies (the Romans) and destroyed those murderers and set heir city on fire, verse 7.
This happened in the years 66-70 CE and ended with the total disaster for Israel.
This total destruction, as told already above, was followed by that huge deportation of war prisoners, sending them by ships to Egypt to be sold as slaves.
The Israel as a nation for God on earth, was utterly destroyed, annulled and reversed…back to where they came from, - Egypt!
So, Christian Zionists can just shut up their lying mouths and their heretical practices, and stop this nonsense of ‘God having given back the land to Israel’.
No, God has not given the land to Israel: He took it back from them, and haven’t since that year 70 CE reversed His divine decision. They are still under the Mosaic curse of Deut. 28, and are occupiers of the Land illegally in the eyes of God. Jesus actually demonized them in Mat. 12:22, 23; 43-45 -- and the incident of the demon possessed man – and likened them to the demon He had cast out of him: When it had roamed around with no other place (house) to live in, it returned to the ‘house’ taking with it seven other demons, and lived there. And so it should go with Israel, thus the last will be worse than the first with them! Read for yourself,
22 Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.
23 All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?" - - -
43 "Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
44 "Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came '; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order.
45 "Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation."
This was what happened in the years before 1948 and the UN Declaration of May 14, - since the Balfour letter of the British Government in 1917 was sent, and the Austrian-Hungarian journalist in Vienna, Theodor Herzl, took initiative to propagate for a state to the Jews in Palestine. Most of us know that history.
That ‘demon Israel’ who had been cast out of the Land, returned as he brought with him seven other ‘demons’ – Gentile immigrants (falsely calling themselves Jews, but they were Khazars and other ethnical folk groups) – and they just took back the place, applauded by the Gentiles (nations). Only around 2-5% of Israel’s population today is genuine Jews of the lineage of Abraham. All others are actually Gentiles. This could not possibly make up for ‘Israel back in their Land’ – and so the Jews are still dispersed fully in the nations. They don’t want to immigrate to Israel due to all the dangers in the Middle-East. It is a known fact.
ISRAEL AS GOD’S NATION CANNOT BE ESTABLISHED
BEFORE JESUS CHRIST RETURNS FROM HEAVEN
The genuine real ‘Homecoming’ for Israel are told us in Mat. 24:29-31, NASB,
«29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30 "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” (Edotor’s emphasize).
Christ gathering the dispersed Jews from the earth happens in a singular operation, as told in verse 21. It is non-negotiable fact of prophecy.
AFTER the Great Tribulation of seven Jewish calendar years, Jesus will come down from heaven followed by His mighty warrior angels (Rev. 19, 20).
In the meanwhile it is clear that the Holy Bible displays an Israel which cannot LEGALLY stay in the Land before Messiah Jesus returns from heaven.
In our time, it is therefore clear that the present Israel is an illicit enterprise what God is concerned! They stole the land without God first having given it back to them.
I recommend to you my free book “Book of Acts: The Story of Israel’s Falling Away From God” – you can just email me, and I shall send this Word-book to you by email for free!
EDITORIAL END NOTES REGARDING J. R. CHURCH:
I found out, by checking the website prophecy in the News, this
morning – February 8, 2024, that this minister actually passed
due to cancer back in 2011. But the ministry he launched is still
operating – they seem to have their base in Oklahoma City, USA.
Please disregard my mention of him above as if he still is alive!
My criticism and apologetics against Zionism has to be up against
those ministers , who now fills the post Mr. Church had, and my
judgmental uttering of them as heretics will stand fast.
Christian Zionism must take much of the blame for this
illicit nation, Israel’s, killings and mayhem in the Middle-east.