Israel Not guaranteed the New Jerusalem, Why Bow to Them
This is a question that is on every one’s mind or should be, because Israel is playing a big part in the coming of the New Jerusalem. The question is, will they get a free ride even after denying Christ?
It seem to me that something is wrong with how most of the world is looking at Israel as though Israel is automatically guaranteed a place in in the New Jerusalem when it is lowered down from Heaven.
Most in the world thinks that because Jesus is an Israelite and came through the tribe of Judah, thus, fulfilling the will of God to die upon the cross by shedding his blood for our sin, now leave us with a great duty to praise and honor the people and state of Israel as though they are truly the only God chosen people.
Let me clear this up… The chosen people, the Jews, was only a short plan for God to carry out his will. He had to choose somebody.
“The chosen people are largely the Christians and any other names found written in the book of life in the end.” These are the Chosen ones:”
and not corrupt people that think they have the right to sin and get away with it and some how God owe them something and automatically will give them salvation. Never happen!
“No one come to God except through Jesus.”
We act like God has made us the baby sitters for Israel since Christians, mostly gentiles, receive salvation through Jesus the Israelite and therefore we owe the nation something.
Well, we owe the nation nothing except, trying to convert them into believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is that Messiah they are still looking forward to come rescue or save them from the Arabs or Muslims as some see it or who ever they are supposed to be rescued from.
To truly be a nation of God they must confess and believe that this same Jesus is the Son of God for them to be saved, thus, getting entrance into the New Jerusalem like the rest of us.
Our commitment to them as Christians should be no greater commitment than those giving to other nations around the world.
Christianity flourished through out Israel and they had a chance to receive the word of God through Jesus. If they would have accepted him, most of the problems they have today would not be happening to such a degree because most of the Muslims would be Christians.
Christianity or Jesus was sent to them first to help them find a place and enjoy it because of the faithfulness of Abraham and the land promise to them. But they rejected him. When you reject help that you desperately need and especially help that pledged itself to help you if you would let it, then you agreed to be in the situation you’re in.
Israel rejection of Jesus stated to God that they did not want his help or what he had to give or what he’s given them already for Jesus sakes or through Jesus which was peace and love in the land they were given. They didn’t want this.
Understand, Islam came in the 6th century and about 600 to 632 years after the death of Jesus. Even Christianity felled God as gentiles to convert many of them. But if Jews would have accepted Jesus, there would have been millions of them along with gentiles to give the word of God to Muslims and over the world. Thy had plenty of time. If so, there would have been no Muhammad and no Koran.
However, Roman 2:10, “but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”
Roman 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Yes! Jesus was brought first to the Jews, but they rejected them, causing God to turn to the gentiles. It is the gentiles that has been given the honor to spread God’s word to the world. Gentiles have done much more than Jews in spreading the word of God around the world.
Listen… while Christianity and Islam is spreading their religion, Jews aren’t. Even if it was a legitimate religion and it’s not, Jews are only concerned with mainly keeping it within themselves. Not even spreading into the territories around them or around the world.
Matthew 23:37-38, Jesus said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them which are sent unto you. How often would I have gathered thou children together, even after a hen gathered her chicken under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate, For I say into you, you shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord,”
Here Jesus is telling them they must accept him as the Son of God and the Messiah of the Jews and if they would have, things would have been better, but they rejected him.
But one day, just like all in the world that is rejecting Jesus, will see him coming and come to their senses, and say He really was or there really is a Jesus. Many of these will accept Jesus because they will see him, but those that did not or died before his coming will be cast into the lake of fire.
Being this kind of a chosen people does not give them the right to be any greater than any other nation or demand the support from other nations just because Jesus came of their race. Jesus rebuked His own people for worshiping God according to their own traditions:
Mark 7:6-9, "And He said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.' You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men." And He said to them, "You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God, in order to keep your tradition!"
The Jews rejected Jesus as a nation. So Israel hold on God’s heart is no greater than other nations. They all are his. Beside, as for as Israel being a chosen people through Abraham, let me make this clear. God could have chosen another beside Abraham as stated.
God calling Abraham and proving to him that he is God, thereby, causing Abraham to follow him would be the same with anyone else God called out to and proved He is God their creator. They too would follow God.
Such is the case in Matthew 23:38-39 above when Jesus stated, “you shall say, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Jesus is saying, ‘you may reject me now but when you actually see me, you will believe in me also.”
What I’m getting at is that Israel is just another nation that only should get our support because it shares our belief in a free world and democracy and is the last great hope for stability and security for us and them in an area surrounded by those that want to destroy them. We give support to many nations.
We support the survival of any nation that is not out to destroy us or it’s people. Israel is our ally and nothing else. Our entry into heaven has nothing to do with our support of Israel but with our faithfulness to Christ and the word of God.
Israel is, as a whole, is no more Godlier than any other nation. They rejected the word of God through Jesus Christ. They can claim one true God, as does Muslims, all they want, but this will not get them free passes with God.
Believing that just being good, as they believe, will not get them into heaven nor will wearing certain clothes and hats, having long bears, eating certain meals, doing certain rituals and celebrations, pinning papers and praying on stone walls and other things created by the Pharisees will them in heaven. That’s why Christ said……
Mark 7:6-9, “teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.' You leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men."
Only a living blood sacrifice will do the job and this sacrifice has already been made. The price has been paid. Prophesy has been fulfilled.
People should stop looking at Israel as though it is something special as a nation or something special to the world or the United States. It is not. The only special thing about Israel now is Jesus, and he’s not there and they just don’t get it.
For years, I to, had grown to have feeling for Israel just because it was where Jesus come out of. There were this special connection that the Jewish people was very likable, lovable and caring people. But over time I began to see another Israel that I found fault in.
Right now I just want to prove a point that will cause your eyes to be open to all I said above. It’s this!
If you remember, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the Prime Minister of Israel and his past reelection. He came to our congress against the Democratic Party and allied himself with the Republican Party. A party that is racists, even though they will deny it. They care nothing about the poor and their condition of lively hood.
They are a mix of racist evangelist so-called Christians that believe that the United States belong to white people and that no one from other countries should be living here or given help when they come here.
They are a mixture of racists groups like the Tea Party, skin head, Ku Klux Clan, red necks, Neo-Nazis and others all calling themselves Christians. This party is in nearly half the country still holding embedded hate from slavery that will never, never go away until Christ return. They are called the Conservative party of the Right.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s party in Israel is called the Likud Party. A party that share the same Ideals and beliefs as do the conservative party in our country.
In Israel, He and his Likud party do the same things toward the poor and Arabs as the Conservative and mostly Republican Conservative Party are doing here in our country. The Likud Party and Conservative Party are the same in different places.
Look at racist remarks made by Netanyahu during a recent election where he was far behind. He state he is not racists but he made a racist statement against Arab legal voting citizens.
Last Tuesday of March 18, 2015, Netanyahu said the high Arab voter turnout was putting his right-wing Likud Party's rule "in danger,""Arab voters are going to the polls in droves. Left-wing organizations are bringing them in buses," he said.
He also said he would never agree to a Palestinian State that he once was for or pretending to be for which rallying his hateful base just like the Tea Party Republican Conservatives political Congress in this country using voter’s suppression gimmets.
This is the same things the Conservative Party did and is doing in the United States in trying to stop blacks from voting by creating ways to make it hard for us or them to vote.
This was a last ditch move for Netenyahu to bring out his many hateful supporters to suppress Arabs voters. He would have done the same thing if these were blacks in Israel coming out to vote for the Labor Party.
Remember, there are racists Jewish supporters of conservative values that is just as much against blacks and other minorities right here in this country as is in Israel. .
The Labor Party in Israel is a sort of Democratic Party that stand for all people and especially for the poor that unlike the Likud Party, care more for the rich and wealthy.
If there is any place that peace should be trying to be reached, it is there in Israel and those around them. This is the major part of God’s teaching. Peace between all men. They should be the example. But is not.
Yet, we see that nearly half of Israel, the Likud Party led By Netenyahu, like the United States, is racists against it’s many citizens.
On Monday March 23, Netanyahu tried to apologized to the Arabs for his remarks, but he has won what he set out to do by appealing to the right wing hard liners. The Arab haters.
Now he say he apologize for his remarks. However, he’s accomplished what he intended to do. WIN at any cause! Apology unacceptable! Trickery!
So stop looking at Israel as though it is a Godly nation of people and we should bow to them. Not true.
Now also remember, that Israel has never shared in a fight with other countries out side of the middle east. I know of nowhere where they fought and died for the rights of others. Not in world war one or two or any help to others as God said to do. Only caring about their own survival. I could be wrong, but if someone no of a time, please let me know.
Muslim and or Islamist have done the same. No help toward others. It has been the United States, Brittan and other nations that sent our people around the world to die for the rights and freedom of others.
Israel is not the Holy Land
The Holy land is referred only to the location of the tribes of Israel. The people in them were not holy, only a few. There was not an actual Holy land other than that referred to by people that want to call it the holy land because of events that took place there.
Because it is where the New Jerusalem will be placed in Revelation is really how many come to refer to it as the Holy land. Muslims just took it for their own.
Many people flock to Israel, ignorantly, as being reborn through an experience of just going there to supposedly walk where Jesus walked. This is ridiculous. This is not the Holy land.
Sadly to say, most in Israel from the past during Jesus time, today and right on up and just before Jesus come will go to hell if they have not confessed their sins and believed that Jesus is the Son of God by that time.
Israel has not! They refuse to confess, and yes, Israel today is no great matter to God unless she is a Christian nation. It is not. In fact, Israel is so against Jesus that Jewish families will disown their own family members, just like Muslims, if they convert to Christianity.
And no, Jerusalem in Israel is not the Holy City either. People are misled with twisted beliefs and how I want thing to be seen. I will explain how easy it is for one to get twisted after you read about the New Jerusalem below.
The New Jerusalem
Let me give you the scripture about the new Jerusalem, then I will come back to this. It Revelation 21:2-27.
2 “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high,”
The Holy City
“and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal,”
“It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”
“The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.”
“The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick. The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.”
“The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.”
“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.”
“On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.”
A Look At The Real Holy City
As above, I told you that Israel was not the Holy City nor is Jerusalem the Holy City. But pay close attention to scripture. Verse 2 above is your first look at the actual Holy City coming down out of Heaven.
Notice it said the “NEW” Jerusalem. This mean that the old Jerusalem is not good enough and never was good enough for people to be flocking there to get some kind of false holy feelings of safety, peace and joy.
This is the only true Holy City. Understand that it’s 12,000 stadia in length which is actually 1,500 miles square. Walls are 144 cubic thick which is 216 feet thick or 36“ in a yard divided by 216 equal 6 yards. This mean that the New Jerusalem will be approximately 1,500 miles long and wide and 1,500 miles high with walls as thick as 216 feet.
It is mention that the City will be 1500 miles high and wide. But you should know that a building this size must also have land around it. This is the Holy Land.
The land containing the New Jerusalem will now truly be called the Holy Land. I am almost sure that the land and territory will be much more than 1500 miles long.
1500 miles high and wide will be literally, out of this world, so to speak. It will be as tall and as far long and wide as Israel to Iran or a back and fourth trips plus a half from North Carolina to Florida. It will engulf most of the Middle East. Normal men and women could not look up to see where the top ends nor where the sides or corners ends. This Temple is truly not of this world.
But one thing you can be sure of and this is that there will not be many Jews or Israelites inside it except those from the 12 tribes that converted to Christianity and those from ancient times before Christ. The number will be limited. Maybe this is the 144 thousands. 12,000 from each tribe. Maybe! Not sure and no one else are sure either. Jehovah Witnesses claim it’s them, but this is super stupid.
If so, this is a small number. Some how I believe the count will be a lot higher from those of the old testament that fought and died for the name of the Lord. But in any case, God has the last word.
Could be 144 millions people in all. Could be greater. We just don’t know with facts.
But I do know the New Jerusalem will be packed with more gentile Christians than Christian Jews. For the Kings and queens of the earth are the Christian Saints.
The most may well come from the times of Jesus and a little beyond because many from our time is super corrupted, blind and filled with thieves, liars, haters, super sinners and just plain crazies. How God will figure this out is puzzling. We better hope he’s really as forgiven as we want him to be.
I really can’t see many Christians coming out of this dispensation and beyond. For it is getting worse and worse and those practicing Church can’t see a thing. Has no vision to slow or stop the great engines that risen or the bad roots that taken hold.
But guess what? This New Jerusalem is the mansion Jesus was having built. Israel, Muslim and all can be a part of it, but we have to stop our lying and telling twisted truth to appeal to them to convert. If we can’t reach them or you, then we shake the dirt from our feet and keep our own fire burning.
It seem that all mortal human life on earth have been removed because a New Heaven and a New Earth has been prepared and filled with the saints whose names was found in the Book of Life.
If Israel do not get itself together, it will perished along with those they fought so hard to so call exist among. There is only one place to truly exist in peace and harmony. The New Jerusalem! Israel will fall just like other nations. Saints will be from all the nations. Only the righteous shall see God.
Instead of thinking of Israel as your ticket home because you support it then you better determine who you love the most. Secular Israel or God through Jesus Christ.
I’m really ending now
I’m thinking, how long it will take for such a gigantic building or UFO (unidentified flying object) which will no longer be a UFO but an IFO (identified flying object), to land?
There will be no more Israel and no more political parties. No more thinking I’m better than the other or who’s color should received most of the power. Pure bliss until the end of the 1,000 year reign. Then everything is a blank. “
Read into the mind of God and a brick wall!”
Just a final thought. You think about it!