Friday, October 2, 2015
Point 2 The Pivot and the Client Nation.
Even though we are a Client Nation to God, and even though we still have a pivot of spiritually adult believers, neither the United States nor any other nation can afford anti-Semitism.
Jesus Christ is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.To deny Him signifies rejection of the spiritual heritage of the Jewish people and constitutes the underlying cause of many catastrophes in Jewish history.
Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinian leader to begin immediate unconditional peace talks in a speech largely devoted to denouncing Iran for its threats to annihilate the Jewish State.
There was complete silence for 45 seconds and not one nation said a thing including the USA because our representative was given a written command not to attend the meeting.
We can live in the present with hope, or with fear.
We can share the glory of Christ at his coming, or face the terror of World War III.
Christ prophesied that the last days will reveal "distress of nations, with perplexity... men's hearts failing them for fear."
No one, especially the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, should ever participate in anti-Semitism.
Keeping the divine perspective in mind is what guards us against any form of anti-Semitism.
The assimilation of the divine perspective comes from hearing and believing the message of the Bible.
Point 3. The importance of the three "P's," the Pivot, Prayer and Protection for Israel.
Is America in danger of divine judgment.
In grace God always warns us before judgment.
Warning always precedes judgment.
Do we pray for riches, for power, for the success of our national agendas?
1JO 5:14 And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Without truth, there is no real love.
On a day that so embodies the future course of our nation, it is critical that we must both pray and speak what is true.
Why are we to pray for our nation and also the nation of Israel!
God’s Chosen People?
There is a difference between application and interpretation.
The interpretation translated "apple of His eye" is a reference to God calling Israel the “apple of His eye” which is a term of endearment (ZEC 2:8).
ZEC 2:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, "After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
MAL 3:6; "For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed."
ISA 54:5 "For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.
Wherever God places His name is where He still places His love.
Jesus wept over Jerusalem, knowing what their fate held, “As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it” (LUK 19:41).
When America withdraws her support and defense of Israel, God could take His hand of blessing off of the U.S.
Israel is surrounded by hostile nations (the key word here is the word surrounded and they are also surrounded by a religion (Islam) that seeks her destruction.
A blessing is pronounced over those who will pray for and bless Israel (NUM 24:9).
ROM 11:1 I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Since Paul commands Christians to pray for governmental authorities and leaders, (ROM 13:1-7) why should we not also be praying for peace in the Middle East and in particular, for Israel?
Israel is not perfect and she has made many mistakes, but they are God’s chosen people (DEU 6:3-12).
ISA 48:12 “Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last.”
PSA 105:43 “He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy.”
ISA 41:8-9 “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.”
These are all clear signals that God is pleased that we pray for Israel’s peace and safety because God has not, is not, or will not give up on Israel (ROM 10:1).
HEB 13:5 "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you," and when He says this, He says "ou mee' oud ou mee'" meaning "Never, no, not ever" leave you or forsake you"
"GOD CAN NEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US!," HEB 13:5
These things are impossible for Him to do, not because he doesn't have a free will and must do whatever He says but because He considers it impossible for Him to be what He claims to be and then lie about it.
MAT 28:20b, He says "I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
ROM 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.
Believers today are grafted into the natural olive tree - described as ethnic Israel - for we are “fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household” (EPH 2:19).
Point 4. The Relationship between the Pivot of Believers toward The Jews And The Nation Of Israel.
Israel was founded on God’s word, dedicated to His will, and consecrated to His purposes.
The people of Israel made a fatal mistake, in the midst of their blessings, they turned away from God.
It is a very sad indictment when we are not so wide awake to the wrongfulness of insufficient gratitude.
JOH 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."
JOH 10:11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep."
MAT 25:40 "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me."
The first piece of dough is a reference to Abraham and the patriarchs and the lump refers to the nation of Israel.
If God rejected the Jews for a period of time as His chosen people, it follows that He will do the same to those who have rejected Him as well.
He operates in justice and righteousness even before He operates in love.
The only way we can is to document what Moses taught concerning this principle under what we call the cycles of discipline which are basically divided into five parts according to LEV 26:14-38; DEU 28:49-67.
The first cycle of discipline, LEV 26:14‑17.
Obedience in Israel meant the execution of God's plan for their dispensation.
It meant perception of doctrine as it was revealed at that time, first through the Torah and then through the prophets.
a. The first part of the Mosaic Law is called The Decalogue, which is the freedom code made up of The Ten Commandments.
b. The second part is called The Ordinances, the spiritual code.= soteriology and Christology - various articles of furniture, the procedure and policy of the Levitical priesthood, through the function of the Holy Days or The Levitical sacrifices.
c. The third part is The Judgments, an establishment code. It includes explanations related to freedom, privacy, marriage, criminal law, taxation (tithing), military policy and freedom through military victory, diet, health, sanitation, quarantine, free enterprise, and profit motivation.
It outlaws violence, terrorism, civil disobedience, and revolution.
"sudden terror" is the function of terrorism as it existed in the ancient world. It is also a reference to violence, unrestrained criminality, and hostility from other nations.
Consumption refers to epidemics, and many epidemics have been the beginning of the end of great nations or empires.
The last phrase you shall sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies shall eat it up refers to economic disaster and depression. The illustration used refers to an agricultural economy.
And the Hebrew word for hate here means hate based on envy.
"you will flee when no one is pursuing you" is an idiom saying that the general population becomes cowardly, afraid of war.
The second cycle of discipline, LEV 26:18‑20.
Everything in the first cycle is intensified in the second cycle by seven.
Notice that once the first cycle of discipline is administered and it does not turn around the nation, arrogance sets in.
God actually punishes such arrogance among those in power without the humility to use their power properly.
The sky like iron and the earth like bronze refers to a drought means economic disaster, resulting in economic depression.
The second cycle of discipline is a depression, bad social life, no national pride, and people work hard for nothing (inflation).
In the Third Cycle, there is the intensification of epidemics and illnesses in the land.
In the third cycle, the population is thinned out by violence. Crime gets out of control; commerce is stopped; there are natural disasters.
The Fourth cycle of discipline is found in passages like LEV 26:23‑26.
There will be great uncontrollable crime, military invasion and partial defeat, disease from overcrowding, a shortage of food causing starvation, and even greater natural disasters. Examples can be found by studying Israel in 68 A.D.; 586 B.C. and 721 B.C.
One of the great signs of loss of freedom, and replacing it with both moral and immoral degeneracy, is when you see the breakdown of the military establishment.
The entire book of Numbers is devoted to setting up a mobilization plan for the military.
One of the inevitable results of the fourth cycle of discipline is the beginning of starvation.
The Fifth Cycle of Discipline, LEV 26:27‑38.
There is nothing to eat. Enemies have taken over the country. People are put into slavery.
Everyone JUDGES others and puts them down.The only hope is Bible doctrine; there is no hope beyond Bible doctrine.
Cannibalism is the total malfunction of all establishment principles.
This type of cannibalism actually occurred between 66 and 70 AD. among Jews under the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman army.
The high places are the meeting places of false doctrine and cults, especially the Phallic Cult.
This happened three times to the Jewish people.
No strength means no military establishment for freedom, and no patriotic motivation.
Enemies of the Jews were those like Assyria, Chaldea, and Rome.