As we indicated in our previous article, "The Tribulation, Part 1: Preparing the Church to Give Testimony," the Bible says that God -
The world (and, specifically, we are speaking here of the American New World Order System) is going to be put on trial, AND ITS CLAIM TO BE GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH IS GOING TO BE "TESTED." To this end witnesses are going to be called against the accused, i.e., the American New World Order System. [Once again, we URGE you to see Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17;" please also see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order" (which has been strangely enough - widely read in Iran), "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago," "A Dreadful Nation: An Overflowing Scourge," "The Congo and American Greed," "Lee Kyang: The Rich and the Poor! God and America," "Inside the American New World Order System" and "Christians in Africa: Awake!" Finally, please see our movie, "GREED IS GOOD."]
WITNESSES FOR THE PROSECUTION
Now -- getting back to our discussion of the tribulum or "trial" that must shortly come to pass -- the Bible says:
"On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness." (Deut. 17:6)
Throughout the Scriptures, and permeating all of God's dealings with man, God has adhered to an iron-clad principle that He Himself laid down: THAT NO MATTER BEFORE THE LAW SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WITHOUT THE TESTIMONY OF TWO WITNESSES. This principle is central to all of God's dealings with man. There were two tables of testimony [the Law] in the Ark of the Covenant; two cherubim that covered the Ark; two witnesses were necessary for a fair trial; the disciples were named in pairs and sent out two by two - not that they might keep each other company (as some naively suppose), but that the testimony of the one could be substantiated by the testimony of the other according to the Law; AND FINALLY, TWO WITNESSES SHALL TESTIFY DURING THE TRIBULATION (the Seventieth Week). [Please see Chapter IX of the New Antipas Papers: "The Course and Character of the Last Days."]
ISRAEL & THE CHURCH: GOD'S TWO WITNESSES
Israel and the church are God's Two Witnesses; these are the ones about whom Christ said:
PREVENTING THE TESTIMONY OF ISRAEL
Naturally enough, it is in the interest of any accused person especially if he is guilty - to prevent the testimony of someone who has evidence as to his guilt, AND IT'S CERTAINLY IN THE INTERST OF SATAN TO PREVENT THE TESTIMONY OF THE "TWO WITNESSES" whose testimony will without a doubt result in his conviction and the destruction of his great masterpiece, "BABYLON THE GREAT" i.e. the American New World Order System.
And so - like some great MAFIOSO DON against whom a case has been brought Satan has moved to silence both witnesses; his chosen method insofar as Israel is concerned has been MURDER; but despite all his best efforts over the past 2,000 years, his labors in this direction have failed. Consequently since "buying-off" the church has worked so well over the years he has shifted his tactics and has now been attempting with some considerable success to "buy-off" Israel by tying her irrevocably to the fortunes of the American Empire, and so much so that Israel is no longer disposed to give evidence against the "accused."
Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This is not to say that someday our souls will NOT be wiped clean of the stain of sin but that will not happen until AFTER the resurrection and rapture, which is to say AFTER Christ returns, NOT before. This is what the Scriptures call the "DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIME:"
"That in the DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIME he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
"That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
"Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." (Ephesians 1:10-14)
Until then, we are to take comfort in the fact that our spirit is "alive unto Christ" (Romans 6:11) AND THIS IS THE "EARNEST" OF OUR INHERITANCE.
The word "Earnest" is taken from the Greek word Arrabon - this is Gk. word No 728 in Strong's Concordance system. The meaning is "pledge" or "part of the full purchase money or property given in advance as security that the full amount will indeed be paid." Today we would say "deposit" or "down-payment." When you pay a deposit on a house or a car you are offering a small security of your commitment to paying the full purchase price within either days, months or years (depending on the terms of the agreement). What God is saying to Christians is that we should look upon the Holy Spirit as a divine guarantee that we are indeed saved and will finally inherit ALL that pertains to eternal life.
Warnock continues with his twisted understanding of "sinless perfection" IN THIS LIFE (what he fallaciously calls "the Manifestation of the sons of God"):
"Hath He spoken and shall He not do it? Hath He promised and shall He not bring it to pass? Did He not mean what He said concerning the Holy Spirit, that He was given to search out the 'depths of God', even the things that have not entered into the heart of man? And were His words falsely spoken when He declared, 'The glory which thou gavest me I have given them'? Shall the first Adam who brought desolation and chaos into the world be permitted to live almost a thousand years, and the sons of the Last Adam (i.e., Christ) be accounted blasphemers and fanatics FOR PREACHING DIVINE HEALTH AND DIVINE LIFE (by which Warnock means sinless perfection in this life - even to the point where one takes on IMMORTALITY) ... Shall the great Husbandman admit defeat, and thrust in the sickle before the grain is ripe and fully formed in the ear? Shall He prove the impatience of His Spirit to His people and set the ministers of Christ in the Church for the perfecting of the saints, and then rapture them all before they attain to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ ...?"
George Warnock and the Sharon School at North Battlesford, Saskatchewan where the "new theology" was "birthed." Present at the "birthing" besides Warnock were George Hawtin, Ernest Hawtin, and Percy Hunt.
Warnock answers his own question:
"No! A thousand times no! God's Sons shall yet be MANIFESTED in this great hour ... and shall display before this wicked and perverse generation the unveiled glory of God in a manner not hitherto revealed or even imagined. The prayers of sorrow and bitterness and travail throughout this long wilderness journey of the Church from Pentecost until now - have all been bottled up in the heavenly vials, and soon they shall be poured upon the world in great Heaven-shaking events, dethroning the powers of darkness and of Satan, AND ESTABLISHING THE OVERCOMER (i.e., the "overcomers" in the church) in authority on Zion's mountain" (i.e., in Jerusalem)."
"So my point is this, that there will be a manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. And it won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and knocked their brains loose, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a manifested son of God; if anyone walks through this wall over here, they're not going to tell you about it - I mean, they're just going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're sons of God, they'll just show you! Amen."
NOTE: We URGE you to read our articles, "Luciferic Christianity" and "The God-Men of America's New World Order System." It is essential that you come to an understanding of the FULL ramifications of this evil eschatology (really, theology).
Warnock sees the history of the church as a progression towards "perfection" until it is finally "fully perfected" just prior to the Second Coming of the Lord; and he sees this as "typified" by the three annual Jewish feasts of the Old Testament: The first feast, the Feast of Passover (which consists of three separate events: the Passover, the Unleavened Bread, and the Sheaf of Firstfruits); the second feast, the Feast of Pentecost; and the third feast, the Feast of Tabernacles (which - like the Feast of Passover - consists of three events: the Blowing of the Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the actual Feast of Tabernacles).
Jewish feasts of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles.
Warnock elaborates on this typology:
"Before we begin to deal with the 'typical' significance of the various Feasts of the Lord, it will be necessary for us to establish the fact that the Old Testament, in 'type' and prophecy, is applicable to the Church of Jesus Christ on a spiritual plane."
Warnock then discusses the "familiar typology" of the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Pentecost; then he says:
"But for some strange reason this pattern of Biblical exposition is forsaken, and men seek to postpone the last three events compromising the Feast of Tabernacles to some future age ... And whereas the first four events (i.e., events specific to the Feasts of Passover and Pentecost) are generally taught as being applicable to the Church in a spiritual way, the last three events (which pertain specifically to the Feast of Tabernacles) are completely obscured and lost ..."
"The three great annual feasts of the Lord in Israel's worship are set forth in considerable detail in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. IN A VERY REAL SENSE THESE FEASTS 'PREFIGURE' AND 'TYPIFY' THE WHOLE CHURCH AGE BEGINNING WITH THE CROSS AND CONSUMMATING IN THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD (in Jerusalem at the Feast of Tabernacles) ..."
Warnock and Cain see these "overcomers" (these "manifested sons of God") as a "super-brotherhood" who are able to move in and out of the supernatural and natural realms, even walking through walls. THESE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL CONQUER SATAN AND ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST ON EARTH, AFTER WHICH CHRIST CAN RETURN.
Reuven Doren and
"The Jews were 'hardened' TO MAKE THEM THE HARDEST TO REACH. In this way, they have become the barometer of humanity, reflecting the overall condition of the state of man. When the gospel is preached that grafts the 'natural branches' back into the tree, the church and Israel will then be able to reach the whole world. This is why Paul said that the gospel should be preached 'to the Jew first'. This was not just out of favoritism, but because the Jew represents the greatest challenge of the gospel, and one which we must have ... Even so, our relationship to the Jews is not meant to be a stumbling block, but a stepping stone ... The final joining together of both 'into one new man' ... resulting in the healing of all spiritual and cultural wounds."
"The Jews have historically represented the greatest test for the ... (church) ... In a sense, Jews are the 'ACID TEST' of our message. UNTIL THE CHURCH COMES TO THE SPIRITUAL STATURE (MATURITY) WHERE SHE PROVOKES THE JEW TO JEALOUSY, WE HAVE NOT YET ATTAINED TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLED."
So, again, what is it that Warnock, Doren, and Joyner are saying here? What they are saying is that Christ cannot return UNTIL the church has been perfected, and the proof that the church has been perfected is Israel's conversion. [A list (and pictures) of this company of "overcomers" can be found here.]
And these are what Warnock calls the "perfected sons of God?" No! They are instead those about whom the prophet Jeremiah said:
"They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish." (Jeremiah 1:18)
Now, all this is extremely important to bear in mind as we proceed to the next section.
The Bible says that sometime between now and the beginning of the Tribulation, the world will be submerged in a "THIRD WORLD WAR" that the Scriptures refer to as the "GOG / MAGOG WAR."
THIS WAR SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH ARMAGEDDON: That there exists a clear distinction between the Gog/Magog War and Armageddon there can be no doubt! As J. Dwight Pentecost of Dallas Theological Seminary has pointed out, there are a number of considerations that make it very plain that we are dealing with two great wars rather than one during the Tribulation.
What idiots we are when we presume to "play chess with God."
Thus, as Pentecost has suggested,
"Two diverse movements [wars] must be acknowledged."
Moreover, to suggest, as some NINCOMPOOPS do, that the Scriptures that reference the Gog/Magog War refer to some sort of event that occurred in antiquity is pure nonsense. The truth is, NO prior invasion of the land of Israel is sufficient to be the fulfillment of this prophecy. There have been invasions in the past which have wrought hardship on the land and the people of Israel, but NONE answer to the details given here. The destruction of the Temple in AD 70, for example, was accomplished by the Romans who came from the west. But the invasion described here comes from the direction of TURKEY and Persia to the north, and EGYPT, Ethiopia and Libya from the south.
This fact is attested to by almost all Orthodox Jewish scholars (who themselves consider these prophesies to be as yet unfulfilled). These passages, then, can only refer to some as yet future event in Israel's history - and this is clearly indicated by the phrase, "... in the latter years" (Ezek. 38:8). Dwight Pentecost, Robert Duncan Culver, and David L. Cooper agree with the Orthodox Jews. For example, Cooper writes,
"... it is utterly impossible to locate the fulfillment of this prediction (i.e., the Gog/Magog War) after the Millennial Age. It cannot be placed at the beginning of the Millennium, nor at the end of the Tribulation. It must, therefore, be located (at the beginning) of the Tribulation, because there is no other logical place for it to occur since the three other dates are impossible ... There will (thus) be a time between now and the beginning of the Tribulation when [this war will occur which will initiate the seven years of the Tribulation Period]."
"And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons ... and they shall burn them with fire SEVEN years ..." (Ezek. 39:9)
This thesis is substantiated in a somewhat backhanded way by Ezekiel 39 when the prophet reveals that a full SEVEN years will be needed to clear away the wreckage of the Gog/Magog War:
"And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons ... and they shall burn them with fire SEVEN years ..." (Ezek. 39:9)
The seven years referred to here by Ezekiel could be none other than the seven years of the Tribulation Period - since no such seven years will follow Armageddon; after Armageddon, the beasts of the field and the fouls of the air will clear away the wreckage - and that by divine direction and in a short period of time. Then the Millennium will begin - there is no seven year interval here. Thus, the Gog/Magog War will immediately precede the events of the Tribulation period. There is, as Cooper suggests, simply no other place to put it which will conform to the pertinent Scriptures.
NOTE: It should be noted in reference to the Gog/Magog War described above that this great conflict has nothing to do with the conflict described in Revelation 20:8; the war that is described there takes place AFTER the Millennium (Rev. 20:7), while the conflict which is described in the passages above and later in Daniel clearly takes place BEFORE the Millennium. "Gog" is obviously a reference to an evil, angelic prince who possesses Satanic dominion over those nations which have arrayed themselves against Israel - much in the same way that the "Prince of Persia" and the "Prince of Grecia" (Greece) [described in Daniel (i.e., Daniel 10:13-20) with whom Michael, the archangel of God, fought] possess. Evidently, Gog will be loosed with the devil one final time after the Millennium (please see Revelation 20:7-8).
The Gog/Magog War, then, will precede the Tribulation and will act as a catalyst for the great events of that period, while Armageddon will bring to a conclusion the events of the Tribulation Period. AGAIN, A FAIR READING OF THE PASSAGES IN SCRIPTURE THAT DEAL WITH THESE GREAT WARS WILL YIELD NO OTHER RESULT. [We URGE you to read Chapter IX of the New Antipas Papers, "The Course and Character of the Last Days;" please also see Chapter XV of the New Antipas Papers, "The Gog / Magog War."]
Sadly, however, all this is lost on today's American evangelicals; today's American evangelicals sees only one great war at the "time of the end;" what they have done is to merge the Scriptures that deal with the Gog / Magog War and the ones that deal with Armageddon. When this fact is merged with their twisted view of the "manifested sons of God," the resulting eschatology is as follows:
Sarah Palin: a devotee of Warnock & "Latter Rain" - which gives some idea of how widespread Warnock's doctrines are.
The Grail Quest leads inevitably to hatred of women as a "contaminating influence."
"Taking back territory" from the "enemy" - whether in oneself or in the world - that's what the dominionist mindset is all about - and when one "takes enough territory back," Christ will come again.
Of course, none of these things (i.e., the "Great Revival," "taking back territory," etc.) have any connection with the Scriptures. Indeed, they are at TOTAL variance with them - and that's because the Scriptures point unswervingly to an apostatized church at the "end of days" that has fallen into "deception" (Matt. 24:21-25). Paul says,
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [i.e., an apostasy] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
"Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." (2 Thess. 2:3-4)
APOSTASY: A "falling away."
Unbelievers can't "fall away" from the faith - they were never there to begin with. To believe so is tantamount to saying that someone who is on the first floor of a building can "fall away" from the building's tenth story even though he has never been there. It's impossible! It's an absurdity!
This may not be what Christians today want to hear - but this is certainly what the Scriptures say. Indeed, the Lord Himself says that when He returns to wind up this present evil age, the overall state of the planet will be very similar to the time of Noah just prior to the flood (Lk. 17:26-27), and the time of Sodom just before the cataclysm which destroyed that city (Lk. 17:28-30).
The picture here, in both illustrations, is of a wholly sinful, unconcerned world, carrying on its business without a care to know spiritual truth (cf. Gen. 6:5, 11-12 and Gen. 18:20-21). [Please see our articles, "Witchcraft & the Paranormal: Unlawfully Bridging the Gap between the Spirit World and the World of Man" and "As in the Days of Noah."]
The basic premise of today's American Dominionism: That the church can conquer the world using the military might of the United States.
This new kind of Christianity the kind that is being promoted by today's American evangelicals is a very mean-spirited form of Christianity, indeed.
Take, for example, what John Eckhardt, says of it:
"God has a plan and purpose He will fulfill ... NOTHING WILL STAND IN HIS WAY... God calls the ravenous bird of prey [which Eckhardt says is the "Apostolic Church"] to execute His purposes ... The ravenous bird is the Hebrew word for ayit, meaning a hawk. It also means to swoop down upon."
A RAVENOUS BIRD OF PREY? - that's what the church of America's New World Order System is? Eeee gads! God help those who oppose this church!
"... The hawk symbolizes sharpness, keen vision and quickness. It represents discernment and insight into the plans and purposes of God. The hawk is a swift bird that SUDDENLY SEIZES HIS PREY. It is a ravenous bird. Ravenous means extremely hungry, voracious or greedy for gratification."
And this is what Eckhardt calls the church? - a VORACIOUS, GREEDY BIRD OF PREY! A bird of prey that will seize and devour its enemies. What kind of Bible is Eckhardt reading out of?
INTOLERANCE: Hate is good!
"I want you to just let a wave of INTOLERANCE wash over you. I want you to let a wave of HATRED wash over you. Yes, HATE IS GOOD ... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
HATE IS GOOD? Is that what Terry is saying? Yes! That's exactly what he is saying!
How does one square that with the words of Christ when He said:
"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." (Matthew 5:44) ?
The fact is, the so-called Christianity with which American evangelicals have involved themselves the kind that postulates the insane idea that the church can conquer the world using the military might of the United States - is so TOTALLY and COMPLETELY absurd that only apostates of the worst kind could possibly accept such a supposition - which is EXACTLY what people like C. Peter Wagner, Charles Stanley, D. James Kennedy, Tim LaHaye, the late John Wimber, Juan Carlos Ortiz, C. Peter Wagner, Beverley LaHaye, Ern Baxter, Kenneth Copeland, etc. are - i.e., APOSTATES.
Concerning the picture of the church just prior to His coming again, the Lord is constrained to ask rhetorically,
"... when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8)
The Jews rebuild their temple - and refuse Christians and so-called "Messianic Jews" the right to participate. Obviously, this cannot help but ENRAGE those Christians whose eschatology was predicated on the belief that the Jews would convert, and in rapturous joy the two communities would join together in rebuilding the Temple.
And now, what about Israel? Remember here: According to Warnock's model, Israel MUST convert in order to prove that the church is ready to be "MANIFESTED" or brought to perfection: That's what step 5 in the "dominionists" time table calls for:
The question is, what happens if Israel refuses to convert? - And they won't convert, at least not on the timetable that the dominionist model calls for! And, once again, remember: BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY teaches that NATIONAL salvation for Israel will not come to the Jewish people until - "THEY SHALL LOOK UPON HIM WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED" (Zech 12:10), and that won't happen until Christ's Second Coming - approximately seven years AFTER the Gog/Magog War.
NOTE: Until then, the Jews AS A NATION will remain in unbelief. THIS DOESN'T MEAN, OF COURSE, THAT MANY JEWS AS INDIVIDUALS WON'T BE SAVED (as they have been doing for centuries) DURING THE TRIBULATION PERIOD - i.e., that seven year period of time following the Gog/Magog War. Many, no doubt, will! But the conversion of Israel AS A NATION will have to wait for the end of the Tribulation period - when Christ returns! At which time, the Bible says:
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the SPIRIT OF GRACE" (Zech 12:8)
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the SPIRIT OF GRACE (i.e., UNMERITED FAVOR) and of supplications: and THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED (very obviously the Lord), and they shall mourn for him (i.e., Jesus), as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness (i.e., great sorrow) for him (i.e., Christ, whom they rejected), as one that is in bitterness (i.e., great sorrow) for his firstborn.
"In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
"And one shall say unto him, WHAT ARE THESE WOUNDS IN THINE HANDS? Then he shall answer, THOSE WITH WHICH I WAS WOUNDED IN THE HOUSE OF MY FRIENDS." (Please see Zech. 12:8-14, 13:1, 6)
Nonetheless and despite all the Scripture to the contrary "Dominionists" believe that the church must take DOMINION of the earth BEFORE (I say again, BEFORE) Christ returns - which, of course, implies that the church must not only unite and subdue the earth BEFORE the Lord returns, but also THAT ISRAEL MUST BE CONVERTED.
Reuven Doron explains:
"The very nation (Israel) that once gave birth (to the church) now is in need to be birthed by another (so that Israel - acting together in consort with the church - can usher in the Return of Christ). Who will provide it? (i.e., Israel's rebirth) ... This premise of spiritual revival still hinges upon the rising and completion of the ministry of the prophetic 'Son of Man' company (i.e., the united, glorified church under the leadership of the 'prophets and Apostles') ... Today the Lord is calling forth a Son of Man Company to corporately prophecy and speak to Israel's lifeless, hopeless white bones until the vision is completed ... THE CHURCH IS BIRTHING ISRAEL."
What Doren is saying here is that as the church is "perfected" by the ministry of the "Apostles and Prophets," it will take its place over Israel's lifeless body, and prophesy unto it, and it will be "rebirthed" (i.e., Israel will convert to Christianity). Presumably this will occur shortly after the Gog/Magog War when Christians (so-called) throughout the world will gather in the Holy Land to celebrate "Christ's" (really, AntiChrist's) supposed victory over Islam.
"The Jews have historically represented the greatest test for the gospel ... In a sense, Jews are the 'ACID TEST' of our message. UNTIL THE CHURCH COMES TO THE SPIRITUAL STATURE (MATURITY) WHERE SHE PROVOKES THE JEW TO JEALOUSY, WE HAVE NOT YET ATTAINED TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLED."
This statement - "until the church comes to the spiritual stature (maturity) where she provokes the Jew to jealousy, we have not yet attained to what we have been called" - says a lot about the mindset of dominionists like C. Peter Wagner, John Eckhardt, Derrick Prince, Dutch Sheets, Jim Goll, John Paul Jackson, James Ryle, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia, etc. What it says is that the CONVERSION OF THE JEWS is the church's "PROOF POSITIVE" (presumably to Christ) that she has made herself ready, AND THE LORD CAN NOW RETURN - kind of like passing a driver's examination to prove to the state that one has at last obtained the skills and knowledge to drive a car.
Think about that: THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS - NOT NECESSARILY THE CHURCH TAKING CONTROL OF THE EARTH - IS THE "ACID TEST" THAT THE CHURCH HAS BEEN "PERFECTED." That's pretty heavy! - and it indicates the importance that the dominionists attach to the Jews' conversion. Joyner continues:
"The Jews were 'hardened' TO MAKE THEM THE HARDEST TO REACH. In this way, they have become the barometer of humanity, reflecting the overall condition of the state of man. When the gospel is preached that grafts the 'natural branches' back into the tree, the church and Israel will then be able to reach the whole world. This is why Paul said that the gospel should be preached 'to the Jew first'. This was not just out of favoritism, but because the Jew represents the greatest challenge of the gospel, and one which we must have ... Even so, our relationship to the Jews is not meant to be a stumbling block, but a stepping stone ... The final joining together of both 'into one new man' ... resulting in the healing of all spiritual and cultural wounds. WHEN THE CHURCH AND ISRAEL HAVE BEEN GRAFTED TOGETHER ... THE TIME OF "THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS" (i.e., THE LORD'S SECOND COMING) MAY BEGIN."
In other words, "the time of the restoration of all things" can't begin until Israel is saved. But once again I must remind you that the prophet Zechariah says that won't occur until Christ returns, not before. (Zech. 12:10 - 13:1) Nevertheless, Christian dominionists are expecting the Jews to convert! - and to this end, they fervently believe the church has made herself ready.
An angry, JILTED lover
And more than that, what will Christian dominionists think when Israel refuses not only to convert, but rebuilds the temple, excludes any Christian participation in its rebuilding and in the subsequent revived Temple service, and then - as if to add insult to injury - CLAIMS THAT SHE (i.e., ISRAEL) - AND NOT THE CHURCH - IS GOD'S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH? What will happen then? Think of the wrath that this will provoke among Christian dominionists!
The gloves will come off, the smiles will disappear, and the knives will surely be unsheathed then. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO LUTHER - and you can be sure that it will happen again!
Jews: a festering
The very real fact of the matter is, the continued existence of the Jewish people as a separate and distinct and UNBELIEVING entity OUTSIDE the church will have to be explained somehow - this isn't the way things are supposed to happen according to the "dominionist model." The presence of unconverted Jews in the Holy Land could not help but be a festering sore to the dominionist eschatology of Reuven Doren, C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, D. James Kennedy and the like.
Maybe if the Jews could just remain quiet and crawl away into some obscure corner of the world and stay there, perhaps that would be enough. But their continued presence in the Holy Land - where the church of James Ryle, Barbara Wentroble, Jack Hayford, Texe Marrs, etc. is busy "setting up shop" - is too much, especially in light of their REFUSAL to recognize the church's primacy - is too much!! It will directly challenge the "dominionist" undergirding of the Apostate Church, and ipso facto, the authority of America's "New World Order System" which now - in the religious fervor and hype of the moment - has come to be undergirded by this theology. What to do?
The devil must be
The answer is simple enough! - picture those Jews in the Holy Land who refuse to convert as agents of the Devil (after all, the church has been doing that for centuries and centuries). There certainly exists a large enough body of literature in the countless CONSPIRACY THEORIES about the Jews that abound in Christian circles to accommodate such thinking. THE DEVIL IS ANIMATING THE JEWS! - that must be the answer! The Jewish people's reluctance to surrender their Old Testament promises to the church is of the devil. That's it! And their refusal to accord the AntiChrist (who is by now ensconced in the Holy Land passing himself off as their "savior") the deference and respect he thinks is due him for supposedly rescuing them from the "Islamic Horror," gives evidence to the fact of their hard-hearted and insensitive nature.
Very obviously, it would appear that the conspiracy theories like the famous "Simonini fabrication," "Biarritz," The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, The International Jew, etc., and conspiracy-theorists like Nesta Webster, the Abbe Barruel, Herman Goedsche, Gougenot des Mousseaux, Sergey Alexandrovich Nilus, Henry Ford, etc. were right about the Jews all along - the Jews MUST be a tribe of witches. Certainly the "Prophets and Apostles" like John Eckhardt and James Ryles would have very little trouble in believing such a thing - after all, by Eckhardt's own testimony, those who refuse to recognize the authority of the church (so-called) are motivated by a spirit of WITCHCRAFT. [Please see our article, "The Origins of the Illuminati Myth."]
A spirit of witchcraft animates the Jews and those Christians who oppose the Christianity of the American New World Order System.
"... false teachers (meaning those who oppose "The New Apostolic Reformation") carry a spirit of WITCHCRAFT."
"WITCHCRAFT?" Eee gads! - there's that label again! Eckhardt continues:
"Among the dark spirits we must contend with today is a spirit of WITCHCRAFT... they relate to the Church's opposition today ... WITCHCRAFT is a major spirit that will challenge and attempt to stop the progress of the Church ..."
What will the
The Reuven Dorens and the James Ryles of this world will claim that Christians who refuse to stand with them and label all unconverted Jews as WITCHES have abandoned their Christianity! That they have abandoned Christ! What will they do then? - that's the question for them! This doesn't mean that Jewish Christians in Israel shouldn't preach the Gospel. They should! - both "in season and out of season!" But what it does mean, is that in their preaching of the "Good News" of Jesus Christ, THEY MUST ALSO PROCLAIM BOTH BY THEIR WORDS AND THEIR MANNER OF LIVING THAT THEY (AND TRUE CHRISTIANS EVERYWHERE) HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FALSE CLAIMS OF THE APOSTATE CHURCH AND THE AMERICAN "NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM," AND THAT THEY OPPOSE THE OCCUPATION OF ISRAEL BY THIS "OVERFLOWING SCOURGE" (Is. 28:18) THAT HAS -
"... pitched the tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain ..." (Daniel 11:45)
Paying the price for standing against the American New World Order System.
No doubt, in doing so, and in their resultant failure to support the OCCUPATION of Israel by the forces of AntiChrist (which, sadly, has resulted from Israel's ill-advised defense pact with the United States), they will, as we have previously indicated, very obviously appear to be challenging the LEGITIMACY of America's New World Order System, which is something much more than a mere "religious crime," but a "political crime" as well - for which they can pay with their lives. What will they do then?
It is now that the process begins insofar as the real MANIFESTATION of the TRUE "sons of God" are concerned in both the church and Israel - a process that will separate the wheat from the chaff, the real from the unreal, those who have pretended to be the "Sons of God" and those who really are.
ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH: Giving a true and factual testimony before the court.
The testimony produced in the church by those who give themselves over to the promulgation and dissemination of the "GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM," and in Israel by those who renounce the alliance between Israel and Babylon and insist that Israel's refuge lies in the coming Messiah. (Please see Zech. 12:8-14, 13:1, 6) [Please see our articles, "The Good News of the Coming Kingdom," "The Kingdom of God Is at Hand," and Chapter XVII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Good News of the Coming Kingdom."]
There is, of course, much more to this story, but that will have to wait for later. In the meantime, we URGE you to review the material on the 144,000 in Part 5 of Chapter VIII of the New Antipas Papers (the last two subsections dealing with the 144,000), and all of chapter X, "The 144,000 and the Last Half of the Seventieth Week."]
God bless all of you!
We pray that you will remember the Word of God:
"IF WE HAVE SOWN UNTO YOU SPIRITUAL THINGS, IS IT A GREAT THING IF WE SHALL REAP YOUR CARNAL [MATERIAL] THINGS?" [1 Cor. 9:11]
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