Monday, April 20, 2009
Jesus was a Jew and Jewish
Jesus was a Jew! Jesus was Jewish! This is elementary to most Bible-believers, but some have been horribly misled to believe otherwise.
Yeshua clearly identified with the Jews of His day and their religion (although correcting its errors), His physical people and tribe, and God purposely sent Him to Judah: "He came to His own [Judah], and His own [Judah] did not receive Him. But as many [Jews] as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name...(John 1:11-12) and He clearly said: "You [Gentiles] worship what you do not know; WE [Jews] know what WE [Jews]worship, for salvation is of the JEWS" (John 4:22).
Yeshua also made mention of a Jewess (who He healed) as a physical daughter of Abraham (Luke 13:16), yet those bound by Satan in his murderous lie against Yeshua's own people, the tribe of Judah, the Jews, read right over these plain Scriptures, blinded by their unwarranted hatred! Some are so twisted to even deny Yeshua is of the Tribe of Judah, as He was foretold to be, of the Royal House of David, a Jew (Romans 1:3, 2 Timothy 2:8). In fact, the sign of the virgin birth was given to the Jews, to the House of David, in Bethlehem (where David was born)- not London! (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 2:6, John 7:42).
Peter's sermon on Shavuot/Pentecost addressed Jews in Jerusalem who had gathered from all over the world, as ethnically “Men of Israel" (Acts 2:22) and racially of the "House of Israel" (vs. 36) and preached salvation to them through Yeshua, "For the promise is to you [Judah] and to your children..."(vs. 39), even as Paul later confirmed: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first [His own] and also for the Greek" (Romans 1:16).
Paul makes reference to those unbelieving Jews, who are part of the House of Israel, as his flesh - not just his religion (Romans 11:14). Paul acknowledged Jews as legitimate descendants of Israel, children of the Fathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) for whose sakes' they remain beloved despite their present unbelief (Romans 11:28).
The following articles address different points those caught up in doctrines of demons against Jews have fallen for, in the hope some may let the truth set them free, so help them God:
Did Jesus Call Jews the Children of the Devil?
Jesus acknowledged that Abraham is the father of the Jews physically, but not always spiritually (John 8:37, 39, 42, 44). The same can be said and is true about all Twelve Tribes of Israel. In fact, the commission of the Two Witnesses - in the spirit of Elijah - is to restore our relationship with our Fathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) and thereby through their true religion reconcile us to our Heavenly Father (Malachi 4:6; Isa. 49:5-6).
Synagogue of Satan?
"And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, but thou art rich and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." (Rev. 2:8-9)
A Jewish Homeland
Did God condemn the Jews to wander until Messiah comes but blessed every other tribe of Israel with a national inheritance?Does that make sense? Is God fair? Is Israel so much holier than Judah? Or could it be, as Herbert W. Armstrong taught in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, that Israel's punishment was to last for 2,520 years (Lev. 26:21)?
David Ben-Ariel Faces the Aryan Nations
My agenda is to serve the Great God of Israel, sharing the plain truth of His Bible and announce His soon coming Kingdom of God-Beings to rule on Earth and save all mankind from extinction. This clarity of mind, vision and purpose also includes serving as an emissary of Joseph (revealing the Israelite origins of the West). This God-given message must reach those high and low, rich and poor, regardless of race or religion.
Aryan Nations to be Deported by Germany!
The Aryan Nations again misses a God-given opportunity to repent of their blind hatred of our Jewish brethren and prefer to believe the idolatrous ideas of deceived and deceiving men over the Word of God.
The Oracles of God
God's empowered the Jews - despite themselves - to preserve His Word. They are the only people on Earth that God has blessed and ordained to fulfill such a calling! God will not retract His Word or renege on this gift and responsibility that He's graciously bestowed upon Judah.
Who isn't aware of the sins of the Pharisees? Especially the Accuser of the Brethren? But does that mean the truths they teach, even if they don't live them, are no longer true?
Jesus GAVE His Life To Give Us LIFE!
The passionate anti-Semites/anti-Zionists would do well to note Jesus' words of life and forgiveness: "FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, for they know not what they do...". Who are puny men to continue a blood libel against every Jew for the actions of a relative few?
God is with the Jews!
Zechariah 8:23"Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'In those days ten men [representatives of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel?] from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.""
Christian Zionists, Jews, and Israel
I am a Bible-believer, a Christian-Zionist (one who believes the Prophets foretold the restoration of Jews first of all 12 Tribes of Israel to the Promised Land of Israel before the end of this world as we know it). I am not a Protestant or a "Jew for Jesus" and certainly not a member of the Roman Catholic Cult. I am a baptized member of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God...
Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives
According to the rabbis, the "Lost Ten Tribes" are for all intents and purposes "Gentiles." This information constitutes further proof that the "Lost Ten Tribes" are not those diverse claimants (African, Indians, Burmese) who maintain remnants of Judaism from somebody's former conversion or contact with the religion of Judaism.
Jews to Receive Jesus as Israel's King!
Is there strong indication in the Bible that Israel will have a change of heart and accept Yeshua because of the preaching of two prophets in Jerusalem, the Two Witnesses announced in Zechariah 4 and Revelation 11?
Posted by David Ben-Ariel at 9:32 AM