This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Edited*: January 23 2017
* editing/adding pages & tuning my English.
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Salvation for Israel why?
Salvation, one of the more abused religious terms, is exclusively for the Israel under the Law who needed to be saved from complete annihilation due them for their persistent transgressions of their Law through Moses at Sinai.
She was duly executed through stoning for her adulteries. She was not forgiven her sins.
However, this also annulled the collective transgressions of Jehovah's firstborn son.
As pointed out a number of times in this site in a variety of contexts:
Anointed Jesus was Israel's saving means as their final atonement and second Passover lamb. Israel's salvation was through dying in Jesus.
In this manner, means, method, in this way or so . . . why not let God's Word continue in Romans 11:26-27:
26 and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written,
“There will come out of Zion the Deliverer,
and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
27 This is my covenant to them,
when I will take away their sins.” ASV netbible
The individuals of that forgiven nation it still needed to secure their own individual salvation by personally accepting that collective repurchase, redemption and salvation.
The Christ will come again only in the sense to gather and collect them after the end Of their Great Tribulation, which will also end their Kingdom in the flesh under the heavenly Christ who had inherited, as it were, the throne of David from Jesus and ultimately install them in their heavenly abode, or house, as the non-ethnic heavenly administration of the 1000 years.
Matthew 24:29-31 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. ASV
John 14:2-3 In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have
told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place
for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye
may be also.
Does come again in verse 3 mean that he (Jesus) is going to be born again through Mary, the way he came the first time, for he had not come from anywhere other than out of Mary's womb; certainly not from heaven. Would Mary therefore have to come back first from wherever she is to facilitate that, seeing that she has been dead for a considerable time?
Anyway, since the sacrificed Jesus is now forever dead, he who said these memorable words can only be Jehovah's only-begotten who was the one actually offered to repurchase God's firstborn son Israel -the kosmos of Israel- as per John 3:16 and had now materialized after Jesus' death for the occasion of building up the faith of the disciples he had inherited.
The word again is is just another instance of Trinitarian in-stitching to underpin the blasphemy of God the son coming to earth and needing to go back up for the Trinity to retain its viability.
Paul clearly indicated that the sheep Jesus Christ was provided by God the first time for Israel's salvation. Jesus was the Christ for only 31/2 years.
After Jesus the sheep died, The Anointing or Christ-ship, the mantle of the anointing for kingly and priestly offices having now passed from the sheep Jesus to the heavenly only begotten Son as the heir of these appointments, allowed Christ to manifest himself a second time to arrange for his angels to collect those who had individually accepted that salvation:
Hebrews 9:28 so Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for him, unto salvation. ASV
The first time the anointed (Christ) Jesus had come was at the baptism when he, as the substituting sheep, was anointed with holy spirit.
The second time Christ comes is when the heavenly only begotten son of God, who had inherited that anointing, returns to collect his anointed brothers and Christs (fellow anointed ones):
That receive you unto myself event here: Matthew 24:29-31 Immediately after the tribulations of those days, shall the sun be darkened: and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall move. 30 And then shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven. And then shall all the kindreds of the earth mourn, and they shall see the son of man come in the clouds of heaven with power and great majesty: 31 And he shall send his angels with the great voice of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen from the four winds, and from the one end of the world to the other. Tyndale (Rogers, Coverdale) 1535
That is why Paul and his fellow anointed were still waiting for their salvation, though Israel already had been saved from complete destruction:
Romans 8:21-25 that the creation <2937> itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation <2937> groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption* of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. ASV .
* (release by ransom Gr. 629 apolutrosis)
They were drawn from out of that small remnant of repentant Jews that manifested themselves at Jesus' becoming the Christ and subsequently underwent an anointing themselves at and beyond Pentecost 33 after the end of Jesus' life. Jesus addressed them as the little flock to whom the Father will entrust the kingdom -Luke 12:32.
They became a building created by God, but built upon the Christ as per the following verse where Jesus said to Peter your name may be stone petros, but on this rock petra -pointing to himself- I shall build my congregation:
Matthew 16:18-19 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter <4074>, and upon this rock <4073> I will build my church <1577>; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
The apostle Paul had much to say about that building:
1 Corinthians 3:9-11 For we are God's fellow–workers: ye are God's field, God's building <3619>. 10 According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise master-builder I laid a foundation; and another builds thereon. But let each man take heed how he builds thereon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:1-4 For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building <3619> from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. 2 For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven: 3 if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan*, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Please recall Paul's earlier groaning phrase in Romans 8:22: whole creation <2937> groans as the collective edifice they are and inhabit, is yearning for that personal release by the ransom already paid for the whole.
Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building <3619> fitly framed together grows unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
The only ‘salvation’ mankind needs is that change of government these are destined to become.
The great tribulation of Matthew 24, is the greatest ever to befall the Jewish people in all of history and has not ended yet. It is unprecedented in both terror and duration upon Israel, usually referred to as Jews in current vernacular, which obfuscates their common 13 tribe heritage.
It also furnishes an excuse for some to see themselves as part of the so called 10 lost tribes known as the Israel of the division, conquered by Assyria who dispersed and replaced them with their own people and were later incorporated into Babylon's territory to be finally considered lost by those who have religiously and culturally endeavoured to squeeze every ounce of prestige and financial gain out of this false premise.
This just another reason for the Old Covenant/Testament designation: OLD so that no one bothers to look there and find that all the 13 tribes had representatively returned from Exile after Babylon's demise. Note that the old widow at the temple was of Asher -Luke 2:36. Just read Nehemiah, Ezra and the appropriate chapters of Chronicles.
Most exiles were not very God-minded, even as their wicked history indicates, and decided not to return, having established themselves, their families and businesses well enough in the lands of their exile.
oy vey, oy vey, why start from scratch again in a ruined, devastated land. Too much to loose in addition to all the hard work that would entail. They would again have complained as much as did their forefathers after the Exodus.
No other people have ever been subjected so horrendously to the horrors of persecution by Christianity, pogroms, concentration camps and other indignities the world over -here an indicative historical example:
A book and a 1990 BBC TV Timewatch episode 10 that investigates the roots of anti-Semitism in England and the story of England's Medieval Jews, and their treatment, culminating in massacres and their expulsion from England on 1st November 1290.
Synopsis of the book:
This title considers the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the Clifford's Tower massacre) and as an isolated people. In July 1290, Edward I issued writs to the Sheriffs of the English counties ordering them to enforce a decree to expel all Jews from England before All Saints' Day of that year. England became the first country to expel a Jewish minority from its borders. They were allowed to take their portable property but their houses were confiscated by the king. In a highly readable account, Robin Mundill considers the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the massacre of Shabbat haGadol when York's Jewish community perished at Clifford's Tower) and as a people apart, isolated amidst a hostile environment. The origins of the business world are considered including the fact that the medieval English Jew perfected modern business methods many centuries before its recognised time. What emerges is a picture of a lost society which had much to contribute and yet was turned away in 1290.
A small colony of Sephardic Jews living in London was identified in 1656 and allowed to remain.
The Jewish Naturalisation Act of 1753, an attempt to legalise the Jewish presence in England, remained in force for only a few months.
Historians commonly date Jewish Emancipation to either 1829 or 1858 . . .
For some hundreds of years they were not allowed in England. Then there was over a century of Pogroms in Czarist' Russia and some 12 years in Hitler's Germany to name but a few outstanding examples of persecution and degradation festering beneath the hypocritical facade of Christianity.
Here a website link: http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/HistoryJewishPersecution/
That persecution also impacted upon the repentant Jewish remnant chosen to retain their position in the original Israel Olive Tree as anointed (Christian) branches to continue as heirs of the grand promise made to Abraham that his seed were to become a blessing to all the families of the earth, which choice to benefit from that blessing still lies before all of humanity dead or alive. Yet that favoured position ended for the bride of Christ of the early Christian community when she merged her wares and aspirations with that of the secular powers. The religious blender worked so well that she is now largely indistinguishable from Government.
The Great Tribulation upon Israel, however, is not transferable to all mankind.
Christians have done the same dishonest thing with that, as they have with many of the OT prophecies pertaining to Israel's first dismantling by Babylon. The religious mind so besotted with the alleged inherent sin of generic man idea Jesus was to die for, universalised all and sundry belonging exclusively to Israel and broad-brushed it upon the entire human race.
This tragic Great Tribulation began when Rome first besieged Jerusalem in 66, which after a subsequent attempt continued on, resulting in the destruction of Jerusalem, the temple, all the genealogical records contained therein and with it Israel's whole way of living and worship.
Alas, that was the not the end of the great tribulation, only its horrendous overture. It has continued even as Rome has, never replaced in conquest by, but slowly morphed into, the current 7th World-Power*of Daniel's great Image: Anglo-America, via the so-called Holy Roman Empire.
* Revelation 17 actually assigns it a separate head on the Beast.
Same Tribulation, same Persecutor, same Victim.
The malady has now lingered on through a variety of movements for centuries with the final one yet to conclude this greatest of all tribulations ever to befall a people, when their original purpose is realized in that heavenly kingdom of priests and a holy nation promised the tribe of Jacob in their first covenant after exiting the womb of Egypt (Exodus 19:6), which was prerequisite to the Law covenant that followed.
That Tribulation upon Israel ends when anointed multiethnic Israel, Jews and Gentiles alike, the little flock of anointed kingdom heirs dead or alive, are born again as spirit sons of God at their resurrection or rather re-creation, which completely fulfils God's purpose for Israel's existence.
That is when the Heavenly Kingdom of God will have its Genesis and that is when all humanity will be given the same opportunity originally given to Adam: a choice. It will also mean that from then on God will never especially favour any family, ethnic or national group on earth, or anywhere in the universe for that matter.
No one will ever be destroyed without having a clear prior grasp of their choices and the consequences thereof.
No one will ever be punished on the basis of the sin of their father.
Jehovah is completely unlike the Pharisees about whom Jesus advised his disciples to do as they say, but not as they do. The principle of not punishing a son for the sins of his father was incorporated in the Mosaic Law.
Never would the God of justice depart from his own standards and act contrary to his own stated demands to Israel.
End of this Israel-Salvation Essay
Below please find some of the Strong's definitions referred to in some of verses above.
Note that the Authorized Version definitions below are frequently not those of he actual meaning of the word and were used inappropriately to suit the current agenda of those authorising the translation and paying the bills.
James Strong was not responsible for these but simply listed them in his dictionary as they were used by translators with a doctrinal agenda handed to them by those gone before and, naturally enough, to secure their positions in keeping with the spirit of their time and whatever needs concomitant to their survival in the scheme religious.
We owe a lot to these brilliant men, who were nonetheless behind the doctrinal eight ball even as they were themselves subject to the grandest deception ever uploaded upon seekers of wisdom and God by the original deceiver -Rev 12:9.
<3619> oikodomh oikodome oy-kod-om-ay'
feminine (abstract) of a compound of 3624 and the base of 1430; TDNT-5:144,674; n f
AV-edifying 7, building 6, edification 4, wherewith (one) may edify 1; 18
1) (the act of) building, building up
2) metaph. edifying, edification
2a) the act of one who promotes another's growth in Christian wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness
3) a building (i.e. the thing built, edifice)
Strong's # <2937> ktisiv ktisis ktis'-is
from 2936; TDNT-3:1000,481; n f
Authorized Version usage:-creature 11, creation 6, building 1, ordinance 1; 19
some context relevant definitions:
1) the act of founding, establishing, building etc
1b1a) anything created
1b1b) after a rabbinical usage (by which a man converted from idolatry to Judaism was called)
1c) institution, ordinance
<4074> petrov Petros pet'-ros
apparently a primary word; TDNT-6:100,835; n pr m
AV-Peter 161, stone 1; 162
Peter =" a rock or a stone"
1) one of the twelve disciples of Jesus
4073 petra petra pet'-ra
from the same as 4074; TDNT-6:95,834; n f
AV-rock 16; 16
1) a rock, cliff or ledge
1a) a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground
1b) a rock, a large stone
1c) metaph. a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul
<1577> ekklhsia ekklesia ek-klay-see'-ah
from a compound of 1537 and a derivative of 2564; TDNT-3:501,394; n f
AV-church 115, assembly 3; 118
1) a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly
1a) an assembly of the people convened at the public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating
1b) the assembly of the Israelites
1c) any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously
1d) in a Christian sense
1d1) an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting
1d2) a company of Christians, or of those who, hoping for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs, according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake
1d3) those who anywhere, in a city, village, constitute such a company and are united into one body
1d4) the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth
1d5) the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven
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