Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Missing Key To Protestant End-Time Theology!

It is so frustrating. When you have the key and put it into place, and begin unlocking so many clues with scripture, filling in so many paradigm gaps, or, holes in theological programs, and the people you know and love won't believe you.  It truly is a worldview shift!

This key I am referring to, Protestants don't hold, because of the subtle antisemitism found throughout their theology.  If there is one group of people left on earth today that it is okay for Protestants to hate, it is the Jews, those "who put Messiah to death."  And so not only does this influence their one-time belief (ie, dispensationalism, pre-trib rapture, church replacement theology, etc...), it also colors their translation of scriptures.

So what is this key that I am referring to?  This divine clue to unlock the true meaning of the scriptures?  This is a revelation made by God, the Spirit of Elohim Himself!

"But when he—the Spirit of truth—comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak from himself, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will proclaim to you the things to come."  (Jn. 16:13)

The key is Gen. 48:19.  That's it, the key to unlocking Biblical mysteries!  All glory and praise to Yhwh, for you have revealed this to babes, and kept it from the wise and learned!  It truly is about going back to Genesis!

In Genesis 48, we see Jacob/Israel, full of years, about to die, and here blessing Joseph's children.  He crosses his hands, and puts his right hand of blessing on the younger son, Ephraim.  What he says to Ephraim is translated in most Bible translations as "He shall be a multitude of nations."  This is indeed a valid interpretation, yet it can also just as well be translated, "the fullness of the Gentiles!"

Did you get that???  The Apostle Paul taught that all Israel shall be saved when the "fullness of the Gentiles comes in" (Rom. 11:25)!  Huh! what!?  You mean when one tribe comes in, all Israel will be saved? Well, not exactly!

If we continue on, Ephraim, having received the blessing of firstborn, along with Judah (don't pass over this too lightly!), became a banner tribe encamped around the tabernacle, and then later, as the firstborn, the entire northern kingdom (ten tribes) of Israelites were named after him.

But he was scattered for idolatry and not keeping Yhwh's Torah (instruction).  The Father actually divorced the ten northern tribes, and told them as we see in Hosea, "You are not my people, and I am not your God!" (Hos. 1:9).  He told the prophet to name his daughter, as a sign to Ephraim, Lo-ruhamah, for He would "no longer have compassion on the house of Israel."

The northern kingdom was also called the "house of Israel" while the southern kingdom was "the house of Judah," consisting of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and the Levites.

The Jews of today are those of Judah who did not depart from Torah.  They were exiled into Babylon for not keeping Shmitah, or the Sabbath year of rest, but then returned to the land of Israel (cf. Ezra, Nehemiah) 70 years later.  But the house of Israel never returned.  They were exiled into Assyria, then later were dispersed/migrated from there.

This, and the ensuing three millennia, have been the prophetic fulfillment of the words of Israel, and of Moses prospecting about the Israelites destiny and struggle with Yhwh's Torah.  Through the dispersion, Ephraim became "the fullness of the Gentiles."  And Moses prophetically pronounced:

“And then when all of these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse that I have set before you and you call them to mind among the nations there where Yahweh your God has scattered you, and you return to Yahweh and you listen to his voice according to all that I am commanding you today, both you and your children, with all your heart and with all your inner self, and Yahweh your God will restore your fortunes, and he will have compassion upon you, and he will again gather you together from all the peoples where Yahweh your God scattered you there. 
“Even if you are outcasts at the end of the heavens, even from there Yahweh your God shall gather you, and from there he shall bring you back."

Here we have the most complete pronouncement of what would occur to the Israelite tribes.  They would live in the land and experience the blessing of Yahweh, for obedience to His instructions (Torah) in the Mosaic Covenant.  But He knew that they were prone to sin, and would forsake His Covenant, though He were a Husband to them (Hos. 2:7).  The tribes of Israel would be exiled to the ends of the earth, a curse of disobedience to Yhwh's instruction.  They would forget their identities in the lands where they are delivered, and from there at the end of days, Yhwh would bring them back to the land He promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The Prophets spoke of the fulfillment of this promise that God made to the children of Israel through the lips of Moses.  Ezekiel, being perhaps one of the most well-known passages, though not entirely understood by Gentile readers, speaks of the restoration of the two trees, or 'sticks' of Israel.

"24 For I will take you from the nations, gather you from all the lands and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I willsprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all yourfilthiness and from all your idols. 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. 28 You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God."  (Ezek. 36:24-28) (bold and italics mine)

16 “And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, ‘For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions’; then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand...  21 Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God."  (Ezek. 37:16-17, 21-23)

And I could on and quote from Hosea and Zechariah and Isaiah, and Jeremiah... but I want to leave a little for your own personal research and discovery, as you look to see if these things I have said are true.  We are living in amazing times of fulfillment of Bible promises, things promised in the beginning from the Creator God Himself, promises made to the patriarchs... about which times we are living in today.

This is the key that would both reshape and bring Protestant, indeed Biblical theology together.  It makes all the pieces fit.  And it explains why Ye'shua the Savior said:

“Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (Mt. 10:5-7)

“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Mt. 15:24)

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