Daily Devotional for Thursday September 5, 2013
The Exploitation of the Land of Israel and the Jewish People
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, can you please explain why every pope from Pope Pius to our present day Pope has had a priority goal of establishing a one-world government?
ANSWER: I don't totally agree with that statement. I am well aware many in the world of prophecy say the RC Church will be the anti-Christ, since that will be one of the goals of the anti-Christ. However, the RC Church has much greater issues to deal with just operating their own denomination, as do all denominations, to have much time for any legitimate planning it would take to establish something on the scale of a one-world government.
The exploitation of the land of Israel and the Jewish people. This is a word LONG overdue, and I promise you, a word you won't hear in your church or anywhere else. Every major Christian ministry I know of, uses the land of Israel and the Jewish people to raise millions, tens of millions of dollars each year from the Christian community. When was the last time you saw ONE of those ministers look in the camera and have the guts to tell the truth that a Jewish person who dies without faith in Christ will go to the very same hell a Muslim, Mormon, atheist, or anyone else who denies Christ will spend their eternity!
In my Daily Devotional over the past 14 years, I have made the Biblical case why as Christians we must support the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. The promise God gave to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 that He would "bless those who bless you and curse those who cruse you" is STILL IN EFFECT! The promised land, the land of Israel is a blessed land God gave to His chosen people until this world as we know it ceases to exist. The Jewish people were, are, and always will be God's chosen people and NOTHING will ever change that. Our spiritual heritage as Christians came through Israel!
As I have shared in previous Devotionals regarding the promised land that we know of as the state of Israel, this is why Muslims have no right to any part of Jerusalem or even one square inch of that land. The "two state solution" you hear about is from the pits of hell. The Palestinians have no right to an inch of the promised land. I have never been able to understand why none of their Arab brothers in neighboring states won't give away some of THEIR land to the Palestinians, why they insist on taking land God specifically gave to the Jewish people.
Using these Biblical truths, ministries have been able to effectively use our love for the land of Israel and the Jewish people as a major fundraising tool. They make the same Biblical case I have made regarding the special place the land Israel represents, the special relationship God has with the Jewish people, and how our spiritual heritage is traced back through God's chosen people.
The exploitation comes from the fact that while all of this is true, they NEVER make the equally true Biblical case that while the Jewish people are God's chosen people collectively, it DOES NOT alleviate in any way the personal responsibility each Jewish person has for their personal sins. Simply by virtue of being a Jew, they do not have a free pass to Heaven. Like each person who lives, the ONLY way for a Jewish person to have everlasting life is through faith in Jesus Christ, which is God's ONE AND ONLY plan of salvation.
Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas has devoted a huge portion of his ministry around the land of Israel and the Jewish people, since he realized what a financial bonanza it represented. It nets him tens of millions annually and is a HUGE part of his "business." Due to his connection with many Rabbis and Jewish religious leaders in Israel, years ago he committed spiritual malpractice by placating his Jewish partners who help him raise millions each year by publicly stating that Jews can be saved by virtue of being Jewish. WHAT???
This is also known as "Duel Covenant Theology." It simply means that non-Jews must be saved through faith in Jesus while Jews are saved simply by virtue of being a Jew. I can see how difficult it would be for Hagee to get help from his Jewish partners to raise the millions each year he does if he told them the truth, that without faith in Jesus they would die and be lost for all eternity. So he just lies to them in order to keep the gravy train rolling, even if it means those he lies to will burn in hell!
*Hagee has no problem compromising the Truth and His faith for money, since he is another one of satanic Mormon cult member Glenn Beck's bought and paid for modern day Judas' who lies for Beck to the people that Beck is a Christian, when a first semester Bible college student knows Beck and those in his cult are no more a Christian than a Muslim or any other denier of the Jesus of the Bible is!
Let me take a second to share with you, the incredible blessing many ministries to the Jewish people have been in leading God's chosen people to faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Decades ago, there was Jews for Jesus, an INCREDIBLE ministry to the Jewish people that led many to faith in Christ. A long time dear friend of mine Sid Roth, played a large role in that movement. There was also a strong Messianic movement in this nation for decades, which was made up of converted Jews.
Sadly, as I have documented in many past Devotionals, that once powerful Messianic movement has been hijacked over the past decade by power/money hungry people who have turned it into the latest movement for "experience seeker" Gentiles. It has become a highly legalistic movement no longer made up of converted Jews, but Gentiles, who have put themselves back under the OT Law they were freed from. They celebrate the Jewish feasts as part of this legalism. The feasts, were a foreshadow of the coming Messiah. This just is, the Messiah, JESUS ALREADY CAME! We no longer need to celebrate the Jewish feasts!
Let me also address quickly Back and his satanic Mormon cult in relationship to Israel and the Jewish people. Unlike Christians whose affinity for Israel and the Jewish people is driven by the Scriptures, for Beck and those in his satanic cult, they are driven by the false teachings of their cult's founder Joey Smith that they are the "lost tribe of Israel."
Did you know Beck and those in his satanic cult actually believe Jesus came to the US during his life on earth? Did you know they believe Jesus won't come back to the Mt. of Olives as He stated in the Book of Acts, but to Independence, Missouri? Why people follow this con artist and minion of satan who believes such lunacy, and give him their hard earned money, is beyond my comprehension!
I love you and care about you so much. As Christians, we have a Biblcial mandate to love the land of Israel and the Jewish people. As Christians, rather than exploiting Israel and the Jewish people, we have a RESPONSIBILITY to share with God's chosen people that the Messiah has come, His name is Jesus, and each person has a personal responsibility for their sin.
We are no longer under the OT sacrificial system, once God sent as a one-time perfect sacrifice the spotless lamb Jesus to the cross! That is why for EACH person who lives, it is faith in Jesus and Jesus alone that can save their soul. There is NO OTHER plan of salvation. There is NO OTHER way to Heaven for ANYONE, Jew or Gentile!
Once again, I challenge you. Find me ONE of these major ministries that exploit the land of Israel and the Jewish people for millions each year, who will look in the camera and LOVE them enough to explain to them that without faith in Christ the Messiah, they will die and be cast forever into hell. The fact they were born a Jew is NOT a free pass to Heaven.
I won't hold my breath, since these ministries make millions annually exploiting Israel and the Jewish people, and to tell them the truth would cut into their profits. Sadly, for most in the ministry, money always comes before souls!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,