Israeliteindeed Writes Against The Truth
October 30, 2015
It is grievous that Israeliteindeed has continued in almost every one of her posts for the past sixteen months, to teach not on the subject of holiness and obedience to Christ Jesus and His Word as she formerly did, but rather on the subject of the nation of Israel. She, like so many throughout the world, is not happy that Israel is a nation. Reasoning that the majority of Israeli citizens are ungodly people, and teaching that God took His promises away from the Jews and gave them instead to the church, she states that Israeli Jews are thus “occupiers” of land rightfully belonging to the Palestinians and others. This she often voices as if Jews, persecuted the world over for centuries, have no right to a homeland as other nationalities do, even though the majority in all the world’s nations are ungodly people.
But Israeliteindeed should ask herself some questions: Should a Canadian be denied rights to his home if he is a Christ-rejecter? Should Americans have the world tell them they should have no access to the country called the U.S.A. because the land was retrieved largely through war? How would Israeliteindeed respond if an angry crowd from Mexico, France, Britian, Holland, or a First Nations group came to her doorstep and demanded that she, an occupier, must give up her home? Would she give it, and more, up quickly –in line with the pacifism she teaches while using such verses as Mt. 5:38-42?
Maybe Israeliteindeed is not thinking about the fact that nations down through history –and with God’s hand in that history (Dan. 2:21)– take up residence in a new land through sale and/or conquest. But, regardless of her view, the Jews were restored to their land by God Himself as He promised them He would do (Isa. 11:12 // Jer. 23:3-8), for “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.” (Ezek. 11:17) Moreover, God has promised that He will one day give them, as a nation, total cleansing, salvation, and righteousness forever. (v. 18-20 // Isa. 45:17,25 // Jer. 24:7 // Rom. 11:25-29) In spite of these Scripture verses, and multitudes of others regarding God’s promises to the Jews, Israeliteindeed tells us to fall for her opposing doctrine.
But God’s promise is clear: “They will live in the land I gave to My servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David [Jesus] My servant will be their prince forever. …Then the nations will know that I make Israel holy…” (Ezek. 37:25-28) God is speaking here about land, about Jesus’ throne there, and about the rest of the nations recognizing Israel’s holiness and her being the habitation of the Lord. This is not in Ezra’s time, as Israeliteindeed teaches, but is instead speaking of that time when God Himself takes “the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone… and bring[s] them back into their own land.” (v. 21) For God promised that He would make the two kingdoms, Israel and Judah, to be “a single stick… in My hand” (v. 19), yes, “one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel” (v. 22), never to be divided again. (Same verse) God has also promised that He will cleanse the nation (v. 23), that they will remain in the physical land forever (v. 25), and that Jesus will live there as their King. (v. 24-28) When speaking about the rebuilt physical temple, God says, “This is the place of My throne… This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The house of Israel will never again defile My holy name.” (43:7)
But Israeliteindeed changes God’s Word and tells us that these promises have been spiritualized and transferred to the church. No, all true Christ-followers have been invited to share in, not usurp, the Lord’s promises to the one (physical) nation whom God chose as His own inheritance. (Dt. 10:15 & 14:2 // Rom. chs. 9-11) As the angel, Gabriel, told Mary concerning Jesus, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:32,33) It is Satan (who, at present, still rules the world –2 Cor. 4:4 // 1 John 5:19) who is furious that God, in preparing to bring in the mighty and eternal rule of Jesus (Rev. 19:15,16), has brought Israel back to her own land. But even as he musters everyone he can to help him derail God’s promises to the Jews, the devil actually plays right in to the fulfillment of God’s plan.
So, it is God who has given His own special holy real estate (Lev. 25:23 // Ezek. 36:5 // Joel 3:2) to Jacob’s descendants (Rom. 9:4-13); but even from a mere human perspective, we can know that the Jews were certainly granted their homeland legally by the British Mandate as well as by purchasing much of it, even at a heightened monetary cost. (For those who appreciate genuine historical fact concerning Israel’s right to the land, see this article by U.S. Senator, James Inhofe: http://www.aish.com/h/iid/48891682.html ) The land that Israel won through war (and maybe Israeliteindeed is forgetting that land conquered goes to the winning side) were wars of self-defense against those who wanted them to have no land and to actually be annihilated. Truly, it is Israeliteindeed whose reasoning is unjust, for if a force came to her door with such demands and intent, and with no alternative for her and her descendants to live anywhere else free of persecution, it is highly unlikely that she would keep the same doctrine she preaches.
In spite of Israelitieindeed writing often against Israel’s right to exist and right to defend herself, in skimming her latest post (on 10/14/15), we should take note that she calls David’s fighting men who had his faith, “God’s children”. She says there,
However, calling fighting men “God’s children” is quite odd of her since she insists throughout many of her writings that pacifism is the only righteous way. As she writes in her 9/14/15 post,
Considering that Israeliteindeed’s consistent theme over the last sixteen months has been centered on vilifying Israel, on trying to prove that they are not a legitimate nation, and on trying to convince her readers that God has negated His promises to the Jewish people and transferred them to her and the rest of the church, a certain comment of hers at another blogger’s site is definitely strange, for she speaks of those who have an “obsession with the natural land of Israel”. Yet in reality, she is the one who appears to be quite obsessed with the subject as she tries to prove her replacement theology to be God’s Word. It would be good if Israeliteindeed would realize that her own fixation with the natural land of Israel has caused her own stumbling, blindness, and sin. She herself is one who has turned her eyes from the Lord and His Word and she herself is the one focused on Israel while trying hard to “prove” her false doctrine correct. Here is her comment:
I appreciate this post very much. The Lord also showed me through the Scriptures that the Israel of God is made up of all who have the faith of Abraham. His kingdom is “not of this world” and its weapons are “not carnal.” Jews and Gentiles have indeed become “one new man” in Jesus Christ, and there is only one Salvation offered to all men. Though we are accused of following “replacement theology,” it is actually “grafted in theology” according to the olive tree example in Romans 11. There is only one Olive Tree.
This obsession with the natural land of Israel has become a stumbling block to the American church, leading her to embrace political involvement (to support Israel) rather than to repent of sin and get right with God. It is commonly taught that as long as we vote in leaders who support Israel, America will be blessed. America defies God with sin every day, and she will not be blessed until she repents. Just as Israel has always been judged for sin, America will be judged for sin regardless of her political involvements. It is disheartening to see Christians focused on Israel rather than focused on Jesus Christ.
Thank you for shedding light on the propaganda and lies. May many read and get understanding. God bless you.
This is the site where Israeliteindeed posted that comment:
(The site is not one I would recommend. A case in point: Without documentation to support his statement, that blogger writes in his 3/25/13 article: “There are many leaders that are in fact Satanists pretending to be Christians and there are many Christian centers that are secretly centers of ritual satanic abuse.”)
Israeliteindeed often denies, as she did in that previous comment of hers, that “replacement theology” correctly names her doctrine, but once again, her denial of this is additional evidence of how she makes up her own truth. Her dishonesty is revealed further when she switches the argument from God’s unique and lasting promises to the Jewish nation and erects a false disagreement concerning the solid belief that there is only one Way of salvation –something all true Bible-believers agree upon. Moreover, when she claims to be adhering to “grafted in theology”, she is not at all doing so, but is instead usurping God’s promises to the Jews and replacing herself and the church as the recipients.
The Lord has absolutely not rejected the Israelites (Rom. 11:1,2) nor ever viewed them as not being His chosen nation (Jer. 31:36 // Rom. 15:8,10), for He turned from them only for a time so as to discipline them. (Jer. ch. 30 & 31 // Amos 3:2) They will, as a nation, be fully redeemed and become “the greatest of the nations” (Jer. 31:7), as God has promised and decreed. (Same verse) Contrary to replacement theology, Rom. chs. 9-11 are clear: Those who believe God’s Message are grafted into the Covenant of Salvation which is a covenant established by God for the Jews, the nation He set His affection upon above all others. (Dt. 10:15 & 14:2) The Jews who are unbelieving cannot partake of it unless they too believe and obey it (Rom. 3:20-31), but the Covenant, which Christ confirmed, is absolutely one made by God to the Jews. (15:8 // Heb. 8:8-13) Gentiles have graciously been invited to “share in the nourishing sap from the olive root” (Rom. 11:17), through having faith (as must Jews), but we are of those cut from the wild olive tree, and we are not to boast over, or attempt to replace, the cultivated one. (v. 17-24) Israeliteindeed has a gross misunderstanding.
It is sad that Israeliteindeed did not stay focused on reading God’s Word and listening to His Spirit. “No lie is of the Truth.” (1 John 2:21b) Therefore, if someone teaches a lie (a falsehood / a false doctrine), then they are not taking it from the Truth / God’s Word / Christ, nor are they speaking under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. In fact, they are opposing God’s Word and Spirit. If they refuse to listen to correction / if they block their ears to the Truth, then they have rebelled against the Spirit’s conviction, they have run ahead in their own path, and they no longer remain in Christ. (John 15:6 // 2 John 1:9)
Of this very danger, Israeliteindeed, in her 6/13/14 a.m. post, seems to be unwittingly warning herself when she writes,
Unfortunately, Israeliteindeed turned from taking her own good counsel. In choosing to adhere to the teachings of those who make up their own doctrines, she turned from being obedient to God’s Word and Spirit. This we know she has done, for Jesus told us we can know false teachers by their fruit. Israeliteindeed’s fruit has been a hostile obsession against a race of people, against the multitudes of God’s promises to them, and against the Son of Man (the Jewish King) Himself. (Jer. 33:23-26) As she herself wrote earlier in that same post,
Later that same day, in a different post, she writes,
This is what I believe she herself has done. She was writing for God and then made the choice to turn from the Truth. The more she turned from it, the further she fell from it. Truly, she should take warning from her own description of false teachers which she describes in the same post:
Yet Israeliteindeed herself, when characterizing those who disagree with her or who try to point out her error, resorts to using words such as: idolaters, blasphemers, wicked, blind, naked, spiritual whores, apostates, antichrist, etc. She should listen to her own counsel and heed the warnings that it is she who is deviating from what the Word of God abundantly states. It is truly alarming that she can so blatantly disregard God’s Word and not understand that she herself is in danger of being cursed by God. Rev. 22:18,19 warns that anyone who adds anything or takes words away “from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city.” The same warning holds for those who twist any of God’s Word. (Pr. 30:5,6 // Gal. 1:6-9 // Rev. 3:9 & 21:8)
God promised and covenanted with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Israelite nation, swearing to each of them with an oath (Gen. 26:2-4 & 35:11,12 // Ex. 6:8 // Ps. 105:8-11), “To your offspring I will give this land.” (Gen. 24:7) Israeliteindeed wants us to believe her when she states that this regards spiritualized promises to the patriarchs’ spiritual offspring, the church. But we know that God directed His promises to the Jewish people and that He included literal land boundaries in His oath: “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates.” (15:18) Should we believe Israeliteindeed when she attempts to twist and spiritualize even this verse, or should we believe God’s plain words?
Concerning this exact boundary, God told Abraham with “an everlasting covenant” (Gen. 17:7), “The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.” (v. 8 ) In 48:3,4 we read this again when Jacob reminds his son Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me… and said to me… ‘I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.'” But Israeliteindeed tries to explain to us, in post after post, that God has reneged on His oath –that He has taken the promises away from those to whom He made the oath, and transferred them to the church, and the church alone. Indeed, only arrogance and blindness would cause a person to deny God’s words and replace one’s own words as the authority.
Israeliteindeed rejects that Jesus is coming to set up His rule in a physical place on earth called, “the Holy City, Jerusalem” (Rev. 21:10), that this will be in the literal land of Israel with literal real estate boundaries, and that year after year all the peoples of the nations of the earth will bring their worship and splendor into it. (Zec. 14:16 // Rev. 21:24) As Zec. 14:17 says, “If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.” Israeliteindeed rejects God’s clear meaning and replaces her own meaning into the text. She does this concerning hundreds of verses.
When Jesus comes back to earth to rule bodily from Jerusalem, then will the prophecies be fulfilled, such as, “He [Jesus] must remain in Heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets.” (Acts 3:21) Jesus had already gone back into Heaven when Peter said this, and by saying that Jesus would remain there (in His body) until that time of restoration, Peter is confirming that Jesus will come back to the earth to restore it. As Rom. 8:21 tells us, “…the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”
Israeliteindeed is very unwise in the way she speaks against the Jews who claim Israel as their homeland. By this, she essentially speaks against the twelve apostles who will rule under Christ on twelve thrones (Mt. 19:28) –their names written on the twelve foundations of the new city’s wall. (Rev. 21:14) She also speaks against Jerusalem (which, when renewed, will have on its twelve gates the names of the twelve tribes of Israel –v. 12) and which, being “the city of the Great King”, Jesus commanded us to view reverently. (Mt. 5:33-37)
Israeliteindeed also speaks against Jesus Himself, for though Jesus is fully God, He is also fully man –a Jewish man, and from the lineage of Jesse and King David. (Isa. 11:1,10 // Mt. 1:6 // Rom. 15:12) Our Lord considers Himself a Jew. We see this clearly when He said to the Samaritan woman at the well, “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” (John 4:22) Jesus was not only saying that salvation is from the Jews, but He was contrasting two races while identifying with the one. He speaks similarly in His response to the Canaanite woman in Mt. 15:21-28. Even so, Israeliteindeed disparages Christ’s humanity and unashamedly speaks against this Almighty Jewish King who will, when He returns to earth, rule the world from His throne in Jerusalem. (Ps. 2:6 & 68:16 // Isa. 2:1-5 // Ob. 1:17,21 // Mt. 5:35) She obviously thinks it inconsequential that when asked by Pilate, “Are you the king of the Jews?” (Mt. 27:11), Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say.” (Same verse) We see her attitude on this in her 8/20/14 post, titled “Religious Racism is of the Devil”, in which she says,
Israeliteindeed apparently does not believe a fundamental doctrine of the Truth –that Jesus’ humanity is highly important. Jesus, the bodily form of God and the Creator (Col. 1:15-20 & 2:9) who became human (John 1:1,14), and who repeatedly called Himself “the Son of Man”, does forever remain fully human (as well as fully God); and His humanity is Jewish –which is emphasized repeatedly in God’s Word. (Mt. 1:1-17 // Acts 3:17-26 // Rom. 1:3 & 9:5) For sure, “many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come [has come and remains] in the flesh is from God.” (1 John 4:1,2) But those who are unified with the deceiver and the antichrist spirit do not declare the humanity of Christ. (2 John 1:7) We are to watch out for and reject these people lest we too run ahead of Christ’s teaching and become void of God. (v. 8-11)
In that same 8/20/14 post, Israeliteindeed states,
So we ask her: Have all Christ-followers become one ethnicity, or is it not rather that the Body is made up of different parts (individuals and nations), each with their unique functions in God’s plan of history?
In her 8/4/15 post Israeliteindeed writes using Rom. 4:9-13 as if it is a passage that proves everyone of every race is a Jew if they have faith in Christ. No, this passage, as well as Gal. 4:21-31, Eph. 2:11-22, and others like these, are teaching that anyone from any nationality has had God’s salvation promise to Abraham and Israel extended also to them –if they believe. These passages have nothing to do with negating anyone’s physical bloodline, for God’s Word teaches (such as in Ps. 68:16-35, Isa. 66:12, and Rev. 21:24-26) that there will be separate nations (though God will have completely destroyed the nations among which the Jews had been scattered –Jer. 30:11) even after Abraham becomes “heir of the world.” (Rom. 4:13) But, disregarding multitudes of promises and statements God gives, Israeliteindeed twists Scripture to deny that God has a special (thus different) decree, plan, and purpose for the Jewish nation than He has for Gentiles. It does not involve a different way of salvation (as Israeliteindeed pretends her opposers teach), but it does involve a different purpose in history, including future history.
Presumably, Israeliteindeed would agree that God has ordained specific tasks, careers, homelands, families, and ministries for each individual on earth. Therefore, just because all humans must come to Him through Christ Jesus, this plan of salvation does not somehow negate God’s other preordained plans concerning history, nations, governments, rulers, and individuals. Certainly she would agree that although we are all unified in Christ, what God has planned for each of us is not nullified by that. Certainly she would agree that although Gal. 3:28 tells us that in Christ there are no distinctions between Jew and Gentile, slave and free man, and male and female, this refers to the issue of being justified by faith, not about there being no distinctions between role or physical make-up!
Truly, God does have distinctions concerning all He has made. To one He gives this gift, to another that gift (Rom. 12:4-8) “and He gives them to each man, just as He determines.” (1 Cor. 12:11) To one He ordains leadership, to another He commissions them to assist. “There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.” (v. 5) Are there different roles for Christian employers than for Christian employees? Or should both groups say, “There is no distinction because we are all one in Christ”? Israeliteindeed is encouraging the body parts to insist that we all have the exact same roles, even though God’s Word tells us this is not God’s arrangement (decree / plan) at all.
Are males and females to consider themselves all one gender if they be in Christ? Are all ethnic groups to consider themselves one physical nation? Or, does God work His plan in and through the distinct roles He has given to each of these groups? It is one thing to say we are unified in Christ’s body, but quite another to say everyone in Christ is thereby one physical gender, race, nationality, and nation. We most certainly are not! Instead, as Acts 17:26 tells us, “From one man He [God] made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” This is plain language telling us that it is God who determines the rise and fall of nations and their land boundaries. Israeliteindeed says that all Christians are Jews because they have become the offspring of Abraham. No, we have been grafted into the promises because of our faith; but this does not change our physical bloodline or the claim to the land God has designated for that bloodline. The Word of God does not call Gentiles “Jews” or “Israel”, and Jesus gives a strong rebuke to those who claim such, stating that their worship is of Satan. (Rev. 2:9 & 3:9)
Here, in her 1/8/15 post, is the type of claim we see from Israeliteindeed:
But Israeliteindeed again classifies as she wishes, regardless of the established rule that a person is a Jew if he was either born Jewish or has gone through the formal process of converting to Judaism. Christians having the faith of Abraham and being grafted into God’s promises to him, and to his Israelite descendants, does not make us Israelites or Jews. And the fact that anyone who becomes unfaithful to Christ will be cut off from salvation, does not, as Israeliteindeed teaches in her latest post, negate the person’s ethnicity.
We are all reconciled to God the same way –through Christ– and in this way we are all one body. (Rom. 12:5) However, the members of the body “do not all have the same function.” (v. 4) Definitely, through Christ, Gentiles are no longer “foreigners to the covenants of the promise” (Eph. 2:12) but have been made “fellow citizens with God’s people” (v. 19) –those chosen people to whom He made the Promises: The Israelite nation. And God will keep His promises, for He does not lie to anyone.
So let us understand that God has promised that Jacob’s physical descendants, after being spiritually-cleansed as a nation, will have a ruling role in the age of justice and righteousness to come and that they, in Christ’s great splendor, will be honored, praised, and served by the rest of the nations. (Dt. 26:19 // Isa. ch. 60 // Jer. 33:6-9 // Zeph. 3:20)
Truly, the generation that lived when Jesus walked the earth, and many since, have paid dearly for rejecting their Messiah (Luke 11:50,51 & 19:41-44), but one day, when the nation of Israel is surrounded by armies and all looks hopeless for them, the Lord will deliver them Himself, they will look on the One they pierced, and they will, as a whole nation, repent. (Zec. ch. 12-14) This is spoken about numerous times in God’s Word, including in Rom. 11:25-27 which says, “I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: ‘The deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins.'” The whole context of the chapter is about Jew versus Gentile, and for Israeliteindeed, or anyone else, to teach otherwise, is to exhibit the exact ignorance and conceit that we are being warned against.
It is definitely grievous to see someone writing for the Truth and to then watch them turn from the Truth and write against it –something Israeliteindeed has immersed herself in doing.
Here is her site address: https://israeliteindeed.wordpress.com