Thursday, January 28, 2016


  Reform theology concerning the nation of Israel is poison to the Christian Church.  Reform, also known as replacement, theology falsely teaches the heresy that God has rejected Israel and the Church is now the recipient of all God's blessings and promises, replacing Israel as God's chosen people.  As I have previously written on this topic, for replacement theology to be true, much of the Old Testament has to be completely ignored, due to the fact that much has been foretold about God's future plans for the forgiveness and restoration of Israel.  click here to check out how EZEKIEL 20 disproves reform theology   How we view God's plan for Israel shapes our understanding of God's Word and our understanding of end times.  If God is done with Israel, the book of Revelation becomes irrelevant and meaningless.  Daniel's 70 weeks of years prophecy is worthless and every promise God made to Abraham and David must be broken.  If God breaks a promise, He is no longer God and all bets are off.

     Psalm 89 is one of a plethora of passages that prove the Replacement crowd wrong.  Psalm 89:1-4 A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.  For I said, "Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness."   You have said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant:   'I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.'" Selah. 

     David was king of Israel.   At His Crucifixion, Jesus was ultimately charged with being King of the Jews.  If there is a throne, there must be subjects.  In relation to the Church, Christ is the Bridegroom, in relation to Israel, He is King.  Right now, for a time, Israel is estranged from God, as Jesus, Daniel and others foretold would happen.  As I demonstrated in my last blog on the subject, Israel will repent, in Jesus' name, and cry out to God for salvation during the 70th week of Daniel, a time also known as the 7 Year Tribulation.  click here to read how Psalm 80 foretells Israel's call for salvation  In order for God to fulfill His promise to David, Israel must be redeemed.  Eschatologicaly speaking, a renewed and forgiven Israel fits in with a literal view of scripture, especially prophetic scripture,

     In response to a Tweet I sent out, this week, a fellow Tweeter tweeted me with "Israel is done" and included some articles that showed turmoil in the promised land.  Included in the article were some references to Christians being tricked by Zionism.  Jesus promises to rule and reign from Mt. Zion, so yes, being on the side of Christ, I would consider myself a Zionist.  I do not believe Israel is currently right with God, nor do I believe that everything Israel says and does is automatically right, after all, they have been caught spying on America. Also, Tel Aviv is one of the most decadent cities on earth.  There is good reason why the events of the Tribulation will be so difficult for Israel, God will use great tumult to draw Israel back unto Him so the events of Psalm 80 are possible.

    In the mean time, God's promise to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel still stands.  Even when Israel was under God's heavy hand of discipline, the Father punished the nations that reveled in Israels demise. To get an idea of how God deals with those who hate Israel, check out Ezekiel chapters 25-31.  There is no question that God loves and protects Israel.  This was evident when a rocket fired into Israel, in Summer 2014, made it through Israel 's missile defense system and was supernaturally knocked into the sea before it could hit land and harm God's chosen people.  This event made headlines around the world you can read the article here - CLICK

      I stand with Israel because God stands with Israel.  Anti-semites in and out of the church would like to see Israel destroyed, evidenced by the Presbyterian Church USA's decision to side with Palestine over Israel by divesting itself from any company doing business in or with Israel.  you can read how PCUSA spit in God's eye twice recently -CLICK  This is dangerous ground, but can be expected from an organization that calls itself a church yet votes to recognize same sex marriage, a direct violation of God's word.

    Israel was, and is God's chosen people.  Israel is God's elect.  The church is grafted into Israel and falls under the promises and protections of Israel, the church does not replace Israel.

   We are commanded by scripture to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  That peace will not come until Messiah returns.  God promises to establish Israel forever.  In that promise is the blessed hope of salvation through Jesus, King of the Jews!

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