Monday, March 24, 2014

Has God Forsaken Israel?

Replacement theology is a satanic doctrine taught by some of our churches today. It
states simply that the Church has replaced Israel and God is done with Israel. He will have nothing more to do with them since they rejected His only begotten Son and crucified Him. Since Israel failed God, the Church is now the recipient of all His blessings that were once offered to Israel.

It amazes me that so many church folks actually believe this lie. This proves the ignorance of the masses in Christendom. Those teaching these lies are either of Satan or extremely ignorant of God’s Word. Those accepting this teaching need desperately to blow the dust off their Bible and get in the true Word.

The following verses, just by themselves, confirm that God will never forsake Israel and they are very much His people today. The Church has not and will not replace Israel.

“It is the LORD who provides the sun to light the day and the moon and stars to light the night, and who stirs the sea into roaring waves. His name is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, and this is what he says: “I am as likely to reject my people Israel as I am to abolish the laws of nature!” This is what the LORD says:
“Just as the heavens cannot be measured and the foundations of the earth cannot be explored, so I will not consider casting them away for the evil they have done.
I, the LORD, have spoken!” Jeremiah 31:35-37 NLT

“This is what the LORD says: If you can break my covenant with the day and the night so that one does not follow the other, only then will my covenant with my servant David be broken. Only then will he no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. The same is true for my covenant with the Levitical priests who minister before me. And as the stars of the sky cannot be counted and the sand on the seashore cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of my servant David and the Levites who minister before me.” The LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, “Have you noticed what people are saying?—‘The LORD chose Judah and Israel and then abandoned them!’ They are sneering and saying that Israel is not worthy to be counted as a nation. But this is what the LORD says: I would no more reject my people than I would change my laws that govern night and day, earth and sky. I will never abandon the descendants of Jacob or David, my servant, or change the plan that David’s descendants will rule the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Instead, I will restore them to their land and have mercy on them.” Jeremiah 33:20-26 NLT

In Ezekiel 16:60-63 we see that God will establish His covenant with Israel even though they have failed Him time and again. It will be an everlasting covenant which is a covenant of grace. Notice, it is an everlasting covenant, and everlasting means everlasting.

End time prophecy is built around God bringing His people back into their land. He has miraculously done that. Nothing but the awesome power of God could have performed this impossible feat.

God has protected her in every battle since He brought her back home and established her as a nation on May 14, 1948. Israel should have been annihilated, but she is stronger than ever militarily. This can only be of God.

The coming seven years of Tribulation on earth are the remaining years due Israel. Many terrible things will happen on a world-wide scale during this time, but these are the remaining years prophesied for Israel in Daniel 9:24.

To say that God has replaced Israel with the Church is to call God a liar. Jesus said that the devil (Satan) “is a liar and the father of it.”

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

It could not be any clearer in God’s Word that He will never forsake Israel and He has not replaced her with the Church. It’s black and white. It’s without discussion. There is no argument. To support Replacement Theology is to equate God with Satan, and I sure would not want to be in that camp.

Salvation during the Tribulation will depend on those who support God’s people the Jews, the Israelites. (See Matthew 25:31-46.) And this is forsaking the “apple of His eye?” (See Zechariah 2:8.) I don’t think so.

If you are caught up in the false teaching of Replacement Theology, do yourself a favor and run from it. It is false doctrine and not of God.

God loves His people Israel and so should we. It is because of Israel that we have the Holy Word of God. It is from them we were told of Jesus Christ and our opportunity to be saved by His precious blood. We owe Israel our souls. Let us never “throw them under the bus” as so many are doing today, our political leaders included.

If your church teaches this, let God use you to shed light on the darkness of this fallacy of Satan’s. Speak with your pastor and let God use you to witness to him. If he will not listen and your church remains adamant in supporting this false doctrine then “shake the dust” from your feet (Mark 6:11) and leave.

In Genesis 12:2-3 God says to Abraham, “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Grant Phillips
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