The other half of the equation or basis to having the GOD of Abraham as their GOD was the Covenant mediated by the Prophet Moses giving the ancient Israelite their nation in the Promise Land as the only nation of GOD on earth having the CREATOR GOD as their KING and GOD. The Jews of today rebelliously refused to understand that the Israelite who were freed from their slavery in Egypt despite them being heirs according to the Promise yet all those who were adults from twenty years and older - never entered into to inherit the ‘Promised Land’. While they had accepted the Covenant that made them the subject (and people) of GOD they were never faithful to that Covenant even before they actually inherited and took possession of the ‘Promised Land’. They all died without entering into the land promised to them in the covenants GOD made with their forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This was despite the fact that they too had made a Covenant in Horeb with GOD to accept HIM as their GOD and KING, to be his faithful loyal subjects. All these adults who agreed to this Covenant then died without entering into to inherit the ‘Promised Land’ because they were never faithful and were never obedient to GOD persistently refusing to obey HIM and breaking the Covenant that they had made continually. For that reason they were rejected and not allowed to inherit the Promise Land as the nation of GOD. From this simple fact it should be abundantly clear that by virtual of being the genealogical descendant of the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob cannot guarantee that one would be inheritors of the promises made to these Patriarchs.
Even the Prophet Moses was not allowed to enter into the ‘Promised Land’ when forty years later Joshua and Caleb led the surviving Israelite (the children of the original adults freed from slavery) after all their parents and adults had died, to inherit the ‘Promised Land’. GOD did not allow Moses into the ‘Promised Land’ to give an example to all that even one of HIS greatest Prophet cannot be exempted from the penalty of directly disobeying HIS voice, even if it was just in one single instance.
What the Jews today as well as those living in the first century C.E. wickedly refused to understand is that breaking their covenant with GOD by refusing to obey HIS Voice and to keep HIS commandments and honor their covenant with HIM had resulted in the lost of their nationhood even as it had been only a vassal of Rome in the first century C.E. prior to it ceasing altogether. The records of their religious Scriptures with their ancient nations history from the time they accepted the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as their GOD through their captivity in Babylon until their vassal nation was destroyed by Rome had clearly testified to this fact - that unfaithfulness in covenant and commandment breaking resulted firstly in lost of sovereignty and falling under the sway and rule of the nations around them. Continued rebellion in rejecting repeated corrections ultimately led to their loss of nationhood altogether, and with the lost of nationhood comes the end of their Covenant with GOD resulting in them being nothing but just another group of pagans in the world. This clearly tells them that for nearly two thousand years since after they rejected the MESSIAH, the MESSENGER and MEDIATOR of THE Covenant, whom their forefathers conspired and had murdered, they (the Jews from then until today) had ceased to be GOD's subject and people. The religion they had clung to, was from that period forward just another pagan religion filled with myths and fables while adopting some corrupted and profaned forms of the tenets and celebrations commanded by the GOD of Abraham to HIS ancient nation through the covenant mediated by Moses. This is exactly like the numerous pagan religions such as the Christmas religions of today that claimed their religious basis and validity to Abraham, the father of the faithful.
For close to two thousand years the nation of Judah ceased to exist after those of the first century rejected both the herald of the MESSIAH as well as the MESSIAH, the very MESSENGER of the (New) Covenant spoken of by many of their prophets, including the two they claimed to be their greatest prophets. Even as the Jews are today by Divine provision (through a Divine act) returned and resettled in part of the land promised to Abraham, they are just another pagan nation (signified by the beast symbolism) of this world and are not the nation of GOD as ancient Israel (and also Judah) once were. This Divine act of returning the Jewish people as a pagan nation to a part of the national territory of the Promised Land was revealed in a vision given to the Prophet Daniel and recorded according in the book of Daniel. If the religious Jews of today had believed the Prophet Daniel they would have understood this fact.
The fact is the Jews should have understood that their Covenant with GOD had ended when their nation ceased to be not long after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. Their Covenant with GOD mediated by Moses had ended close to two thousand years ago when GOD ordained and instituted a new Covenant through the MESSENGER of the Covenant which the bulk of Jews of those days (as well as all the Jews of today) rejected.
The religious Jews of today had continued on in denial and continued to pretend that they are piously and earnestly waiting for the MESSIAH exactly as those of the first century did. They continued wickedly refusing to believe what had been written in their religious Scripture which testified of their captivity, together witha those of the modern day descendants of their ancient brethren of the ten tribes from the ancient nation of Israel. This final captivity of the genealogical descendants of the Biblical Patriarch Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be just prior to the restoration of the nation of Israel (inclusive of both houses of Israel and Judah) as the Kingdom of GOD on earth at the (second) coming of this MESSIAH to the Promise Land.
Prophecies of the Prophets of Ancient Israel and Judah.
Even before the ancient Israelite first entered into and inherited the Promise Land, GOD had already revealed through Moses how one day they (both the ten tribes of Israel and the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin including the Levites) would be scattered as captives to all the nations because they would be unfaithful to their first covenant with GOD.
Before Moses died he again reminded the Israelite entering into to inherit the Promised Land of what would happen to them in the latter days.
To Abraham, GOD not only promised inheritance to his descendants but also blessing for all nations on earth through a special promised seed or descendant. This is, as the Holy Scriptures testified, because Abraham obeyed GOD. This is the very first prophecy the wicked Jews of Apostolic days refused to believe. Are the Jews of today really any different? As with all their forefathers since the days they were freed from their Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple and the city of Jerusalem, the Jews then as well as today make the great pretense to be seeking this promised MESSIAH exactly as they pretend to hold Moses as their greatest prophet all the while refusing to believe anything he testified to that does not fit into their wicked self glorifying self seeking agenda. They make an ostentatious show of religious piousness but exactly like most of professed “Christianity”, they wickedly refused to believe anything other than what they want that advance their self glorification, pride and covetousness.
Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.
The Prophet Moses considered by the Jews today as the greatest prophet of Judaism was recorded in the Scriptures as telling the Israelite of his days before his death that GOD would one day send them another Prophet like him.
And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.’
This was in the context of Moses' office as the mediator of the Ten Commandment Covenant made at Horeb between the Israelite and GOD.
What this meant was that there would be another greater and better covenant that GOD would one day make not only with the descendants of the Patriarchs but also with all of mankind who would accept HIM as their GOD (In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed). Consider this, why would GOD be sending another mediator or messenger or MESSIAH of the covenant if there is not to be another covenant. And if there is to be another covenant what would this other covenant serve if the first was still valid? But the Jews from since the days after the Prophet Nehemiah and Ezra until this very day plainly and wickedly refused to understand this plain simple fact.
The prophecies of the Prophet Isaiah considered by the Jews today as the next greatest of their prophet after Moses spoke of one who would come as an herald before this MESSIAH or MESSENGER of the Covenant to announce HIS coming.
The Prophet Malachi was raised up to rebuke the Jews of his days because they had turned again to wickedness in breaking and dishonoring their Covenant with GOD. His testimonies added to the revelations about this Prophet who would come in the power and Spirit of Elijah (that is as a type of the Prophet Elijah) as a herald to proclaim the arrival of this MESSIAH, this MESSENGER of the Covenant.
In the prophecy given to Jeremiah its was revealed that GOD will one day again gather them back after they, during their captivity among the nations, have seen and understood the errors of their ways and those of their ancestors. Then and only then will they finally accept the MESSIAH, the MESSENGER of the New Covenant to be faithful to GOD to abide by, keep and perform the Everlasting Covenant mediated by this MESSENGER of the New Covenant.
“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah — not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
What this should teach the modern days ‘religious’ Jews and also those today who claimed their ancestry to the Biblical Patriarch Jacob, if they really believe the Holy Scriptures, is that a time would be coming when they would again become captives and prisoners scattered among many nations before GOD will once again delivered them just as HE delivered the ancient Israelite from their enslavement in Egypt. Even as it is not an act of GOD that they should thus become, GOD had allowed it so that HE can delivered them one more time when they are brought to their knees to humble themselves and repent. Because until they are brought to such a state they wickedly continued on refusing to heed HIS voice spoken through HIS Prophets and Messengers sent to correct and turn them for their sins and wickedness.
For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.
The post titled ‘Jerusalem The Focus Of The World’ in the blog ‘The End Of The World How It Is Going To Happen’ discussed the prophecy given to the Prophet Daniel about the Divine provision that returned the pagan Jews to Jerusalem and establishing of the modern secular state of Israel.
The Concept Of Dualism And Type.
The concept of dualism and type is a crucial key to understand the prophecies of the Holy Scriptures whether the Old Testament records or that of the New Testament as well as the whole of the Holy Scriptures.
This concept was clearly and explicitly revealed by the writings of the Prophet Malachi even as it was first spoken of by the Prophet Moses, the mediator of the first Covenant. The Prophet Elijah had died a long time ago when the Prophet Malachi prophesied that another Prophet will come in the spirit of Elijah to turn them from their sins and rebellion against GOD in refusing to accept the New Covenant mediated and instituted by HIS SON.
The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren.
This concept of dualism and type was first revealed by Moses to the ancient Israelite. That verse (above) by Moses spoke of a Prophet who is a Type of Moses in the context of Moses' role as the mediator of the first covenant between the Israelite and GOD after the Israelite were freed from their enslavement in Egypt.
The enslavement and deliverance of the ancient Israel from Egypt is a Type of a greater deliverance of the modern day descendants of these same children of the Biblical Patriarch when the Messenger of the covenant will suddenly come to His temple (i.e. the Church of GOD today).
The Writings Of Daniel A Prophet Of GOD.
If you believe the writings of the Prophet Daniel, you would have understood that GOD gave him not only deep Spiritual understanding but also astounding prophecies pertaining to the Messiah's first advent and the future of the Jewish people who were at that time among the captives enslaved by Nebuchadnezzar's military conquest. This revelation to Daniel prophesied not only of the time when the Jews would return to rebuild the temple of Jerusalem and the ruined cities of the Promise Land but also very specifically spelled out the time frame given to these returned Jews to get their house in order for the arrival of the MESSIAH spoken of by both Moses and Isaiah, the two men whom the Jews of those days as well as today claimed to be the greatest of their prophets.
So it should come as no surprise that both the wicked Jews of those days, as well as of today, would in feinted ignorance confined the prophecies of Daniel the Prophet of GOD to non relevancy.
This prophecy of the duration of the Jews' captivity and enslavement under the Chaldeans was first revealed to Jeremiah the prophet before Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar's army.
Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land.
The understanding given to Daniel the prophet of this prophecy was to be crucial to its fulfillment at the end of the seventy years when Daniel made intercessory prayers to confess the Jewish nation's sins before GOD.
It was this very prayer of Daniel the Prophet that resulted in the fulfillment of this prophecy even as GOD had specifically prepared Daniel for this role.
You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the LORD
So truth fails,
And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.
Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him
That there was no justice.
He saw that there was no man,
And wondered that there was no intercessor;
Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him;
GOD raised up the Daniel as HIS prophet to intervene before HIM for the ancient Jewish's nation (which had temporarily ceased to exist for seventy years and their religion or faith temporarily destroyed with the destruction of the Temple of GOD in Jerusalem) so that HE might have mercy on them to return them to the Promise Land as HIS people for a last chance to get their act right. This was the reason a team from them were sent back to rebuild the Temple in order to reestablish their Covenant with HIM as their GOD and SOVEREIGN. All this was after GOD had their nation destroyed and them (the ancient Jews of Judah) carried off in bondage to Babylonian because of their continued unfaithfulness and rebellion against HIM as their SOVEREIGN and GOD.
The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.
The Prophet Daniel was one of the three men (together with Noah and Job) that the Christian Holy Scriptures listed as the most righteous men who have ever lived. And this was not just in the context of until those days but until the End of the Age as is the reference context of the writings of the Prophet Ezekiel.
The Jews Reject Daniel's Prophecies.
Immediately on Daniel's intercessory prayers GOD sent The Angel (Messenger) of The LORD, Gabriel, to let Daniel know that his prayers had been answered.
It was then revealed to Daniel that the Jews would be given a period of four hundred and ninety years to end their sinning in breaking their covenant and their rebellion against GOD because the MESSIAH, the MESSENGER of the Covenant was scheduled to come on the scene. These prophecies very clearly set the time of the coming advent of the MESSENGER of the Covenant prophesied by Moses, Isaiah, Malachi and other Old Testament era prophets. Counting from the time of Nehemiah when he was given permission to return to Judea to rebuild Jerusalem, the seven weeks and sixty-two weeks translated as four hundred and eighty three years (from a prophetic context) placing that event exactly at the time of John the Baptist and JESUS CHRIST.
But because both the herald for the MESSENGER and the very MESSENGER the Jewish religious authorities of that time pretended to be eagerly waiting did not fit into their self expedient agenda, they rejected both the herald and the MESSENGER just as their ancestors had rejected those GOD sent to correct them through all the years when their kings ruled over them. And exactly as was prophesied by their Prophets of old from Moses to Malachi, their nation ceased to be some forty years after the Jewish authorities of those days had the MESSENGER murdered by the political authorities.
The religious Jews of today are doing exactly the same thing as their forefathers during almost the entire ancient nations (both Israel and Judah) refusing to believe and rejecting the testimonies of their prophets whom GOD sent to correct them of their unfaithfulness. They continued to pretend to not understand what their Holy Scriptures testified to rejecting whatever does not suit them when it is against their pursuit to evil to get what they craved in their lives. Because these modern days Jews continued to refuse to believe their Scriptures that testified against them, their modern day pagan nation of Israel today too will again become a conquered nation when the Beast power will come against it in order to wipe out the Church of GOD (which will at that time be headquartered in Jerusalem). For the discussion on events leading to the fall of Jerusalem in the soon coming end of the age read the post ‘Jerusalem The Focus Of The World’ in the blog ‘The End Of The World - How It Is Going To Happen.’
If you were to look at the Jewish people of today (including all of humankind), everyone's hearts are so lifted up that no one can convince them that their ways are wicked and evil despite it being extremely clear and evident. Everyone is pursuing their own life's expediencies glorifying in their greatness, intelligence and enlightenment while sowing and perpetuating wickedness in deceitful, dishonest, malicious and exploitative dealings.
There are some who would twist that prophecy by the Prophet Jeremiah about a future deliverance of the Israelite (the ten tribes) and the Jews (the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin including the Levites) from their captivity claiming that this was referring to the time the Jews returned to build the temple and the city after Babylon felled to the Mede-Persian empire. Others still may calm that this was fulfilled when the modern state of Israel was created.
These are the same minds as those who would confine the prophecies GOD revealed to Daniel concerning his people (the Jews) to irrelevancies calming it to be about some vague future time and have not relevance to them. They refused to understand the full context and perspective that was revealed by the Scriptures. They selected those that fit whatever interpretation they wanted the Scriptures to say ignoring all the rest that would prove such interpretation as invalid. In this way too they select the passages of the Scriptures to tailor it to whatever doctrines that they want to advance and leaving out all the rest that contradict their self expedient agenda to advance their life and to glory in their self righteous, hypocrisy and bigotry.
The message of Moses was to the whole of the nation of Israel (descendants of the Patriarch Jacob) and includes both: the ten tribes whose covenant with GOD ceased when GOD divorced them and had them totally carried away by the Assyrians; and the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin (including the Levites) whose covenant with GOD too ceased when JESUS died instituting the New Covenant. Their nation ceased to be GOD's nation forty years after they had rejected the MESSENGER of the New Covenant as well as the New Covenant just as they had all along persistently broke and rejected the covenant that they and the ten tribes made with the GOD of their fathers in Horeb. This message of Moses as well as that of Jeremiah and many other Prophets of the Scriptures contextually speaks of all those who descended from Jacob not just the few who recognized themselves as such whether of the Jews or of the ten tribes, some of whom may have joined themselves to the Jews throughout the centuries from the time they were carried away.
Today if you were to look into the Judaism and the traditions that they had established as part of their religion you will find it not too different from the traditions of the Christmas religion filled to the brim with superstitious myths, legends, fables and folklore. While both Judaism and professed “Christianity” make claims to worshiping GOD pretending to reverence and honor HIM with their mouth but their doublespeak implicitly both ridicule and blaspheme HIM postulating all manner of ridiculous teachings, myths and fables as HIS truth.
The modern day religious Jews like their ancient forefathers make great claims about their prophets of old whether of Moses or Isaiah or Jeremiah. But they never believed any of them in what these prophets warned and foretold. The records of their own acknowledged Scriptures testified that they had always gone against and even persecuted the Prophets contemporary to their time that their GOD sent to them. They never seem to learn. They are always saying, ‘If we have lived in those time we would not have disbelieved and disobeyed as our forefathers had done.’ Amazing self deceiving liars all these religious Jews are, exactly as the masters and experts of the Christmas religion.
They had continued on to be in denial that their nation as a nation of GOD by covenant had ceased to be so nearly two thousand years ago; that Judaism even if they are now faithful in obeying and keeping its tenets without polluting and corrupting it would still be nothing more than a superseded relic today.
The only basis for anyone to be the people and children of the CREATOR GOD is in the New Covenant instituted by the MESSENGER of the Covenant who came and mediated it as prophesied by the prophets of GOD from Moses to Malachi. All these prophets the ancient Israelite and Jews as well of those of today paid lip service to but wickedly refused to believe anything that these prophets taught and spoke of which do not agree with their self glorifying, self seeking, self expedient, self righteous agenda.
Behold, the day of the LORD comes,
Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger,
To lay the land desolate;
And He will destroy its sinners from it.
I will punish the world for its evil,
And the wicked for their iniquity;
I will halt the arrogance of the proud,
And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible
For the day of the LORD of hosts
Shall come upon everything proud and lofty,
Upon everything lifted up—
And it shall be brought low—
The loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;
The LORD alone will be exalted in that day,
Now the bulk of the Jews today will not believe this message written here until it shall come to pass and they together with their ancient brethren of the ten tribes of Israel find themselves in captivity among the nations. Then and only then many of those who have read this message either today or sometime in the near future will believe. But by then many would have suffered horrendously at the hands of those who hated them just as the ancients Jews did when Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar’s army; and when Jerusalem fell to the Roman army in 70 C.E.; and again not too long from now when Jerusalem will fall to the army of the Beast power. Thankfully by that time half of the Jews in Jerusalem would have believed this message.
Yes a relative small number among the Jews will believe and turn to accept the New Covenant in the days leading to the Day of LORD. This is what the Prophet they refused to believe - the Prophet Daniel - foretold. You can read about this prophecy in ‘Jerusalem The Focus Of The World’ in the blog ‘The End Of The World - How It Is Going To Happen.’
Last Updated: 2013 09 21
First Posted: 2011 11 26