It is already going on for several months and we don’t know whether it will end or not. We are talking here about the Palestinian March to Return. For some months now, numerous Palestinians are gathered at the border of Gaza and Israel, seeking for a possibility to return to their original residential areas. Regarding the many news reports by the mainstream media, we have till thus far seen just some fragmented reports. In addition, in these reports, the Palestinians are depicted as the real “terrorists” while Israel is regarded as a nation which merely “defend itself” against “Palestinian terrorist attacks”. The rockets of Hamas which are frequently fired at Israel are considered as very sophisticated and dangerous weapons supplied to them by Iran. And it is mainly by such reports that we have now a clear understanding of the circumstances of the Palestinians, Gaza, and Israel.
Reuters News Service & Kites and Balloons.
One of the respected news services which are the main sources of in information on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is Reuters News Service. Recently, this news service published an article of the kites and balloons the Palestinians currently use to burn Israel down. It is alleged that these kites and balloons are very sophistic and dangerous weapons which are a grave threat for the survival of Israel. Why? Because of these kites and balloons; they are, it is said, a very dangerous kind of incendiaries. And when the Palestinians will succeed to “burn Israel from the map”, this means no more or no less a kind of a “second holocaust”. It is said that these incendiary devices had already torch fields in Israel. But is this the real story?
Kites & Balloons: Just Ordinary Kites Made by Palestinian Children.
Until now, it is just (mainly) the mainstream media, which has given us a picture of the state of things regarding Israel and the Palestinians. And often, it is just a picture of the Palestinians as the “terrorists” and Israel as the “innocent lamb”. Recently, it was announced that Israel had halted a shipment to Gaza; the reason, would this shipment not halted by Israel, the Palestinians would continue their fire balloon launches on Israel. But are these “fire kites’ really that dangerous? Are they really a kind of a death threat to the survival of Israel? Despite the continued blockade of Gaza by Israel, two men, Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, who are filmmakers, succeeded to get in Gaza and they saw with their own eyes what really had taken place. All these “incendiary kites” of which Israel makes such a fuss of, are nothing more than innocent and beautiful kites made by lovely Palestinian children! This is just one of the few pleasures they have despite the fact that they are living already for many, many years on end under a cruel and evil Israeli occupation! For the real story, see: https://whtt.org/2018/08/06/do-you-believe-in balloon-buffoon-warfare
A Lying and Cowardly Media & Press vs the Palestinians.
For years on end now, we have heard just one and only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Palestinians (with Hamas as the key player), are the bad guys; Israel, however, was (and is still) pictured as the innocent one which can never do anything wrong! And even when some of the crimes of Israel threaten to come to the surface, these crimes are always minimalized and justified with the words, “Yes, but the real terrorists are the Palestinians”. However, the real truth is that we have to do here with a lying and cowardly media and Press, which will never tell us the real truth behind all the fake stories with which we are fed now for many years! Look at the short video clip at the aforementioned site and watch how innocent Palestinian children enjoying themselves with all those beautiful kites; look how thrilled and happy they are. For Israel, however, they are posing a “grave threat” to its survival!
The Christian Zionists: Addicted to Israel & a Grave threat to the Christian Church.
Besides a lying and a servile media and press, there is also another movement of which we are assured now it is a kind of subversive movement within the Christian church. We are tal\king here, of course, of the Christian Zionists. Granted, many of its members could be honest and sincere of their belief regarding Israel but they are nevertheless seriously misled. It is mainly its leaders who are, in fact, “preachers of doom”, in this that they are fanatical defenders of Israel and are threatening everyone who is critical of Israel with every kind of death threats. They have based their convictions on Genesis 12:3, where we read the following words,
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee”.
Another “pillar” on which Christian Zionism is founded in the book of Zechariah; there we read this verse,
“for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye”. (Zechariah 2:8)
To make it plain and clear, every kind of criticism of Israel is regarded as “cursing Israel” or “touching the apple of God’s eye”. However, the truth is that these two verses are taken out of context. Let’s read Genesis 12:1-4 and Zechariah 2:1-8 and then things will become clear:
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee. 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, all families of the earth will be blessed. So, Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him”.
These verses alone are making it very clear that this blessing was directed at Abraham alone. At that time, Israel did not yet exist. Now we will read the verses in Zechariah,
“I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof. And behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him. And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein. For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory, he has sent me unto the nations which spoiled you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye”. Verses 1-8)
These verses from Zechariah are showing us that it is about the beginning of the end of the Babylonian Exile. So, the verse, “for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye” found its fulfillment a certain time after the Babylonian Exile. It has, therefore, nothing to do with current Israel. Yet, the Christian Zionist leaders are using the verses in Genesis 12:3 and Zechariah 2:8 against anyone who is critical of Israel due to its gross violation of the human rights of the Palestinians and to deter them from being critical of Israel! Furthermore, the leaders have chosen some verses of the Old Testament at random to justify the restoration of Israel which began on May 14th, 1948: Deuteronomy 30:1-4 for instance. Let’s read them too,
“And it shall come to pass, when all these things will come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee; And shalt return to the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out to the utmost parts of heaven from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee”.
Furthermore, God would bless them and do good on them (verses 5-6), and,
“And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them, that hate thee, which persecuted thee. And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD and do all his commandments which I command thee this day”. (verses 7-8)
Blessings and Curses Announced Before by God.
Regarding the quoted verse of Deuteronomy 30:1 one thing becomes very clear: both the blessings and curses were announced before by God through Moses. And both have come upon them. (read also Deuteronomy chapter 28 and Leviticus chapter 26) This means also that we have to do here with the Old Covenant (Old Testament). And herewith the following becomes clear: all those promises of blessings were attached to a condition, a demand from God which was obedience to the voice of the LORD. If Israel would obey the LORD, many blessing would become their part; did it not obey His voice, many curses would become their part. And both promises were eventually fulfilled; after a long time of the siege of Jerusalem, the city was eventually conquered by the Babylonian King, Nebukadnessar, and his armies; both the city and its temple were destroyed and in circa 605 b. Chr. the Babylonian Exile began. The Israelites were deported form Juda to Baylon in successive phases. During the Babylonian Exile of the Israelites, Babylon was conquered by the Medes and Persians. One of the Kings of the Medes and the Persians was the King, Cyrus. It was he who proclaimed that the Israelites could turn back to Israel. The Bible records this as follows,
“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus the king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he hath charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of this place help him with silver and with gold, with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem. Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build a house for the Lord which is in Jerusalem”. (Ezra 1:1-5)
Thus, gradually began the restoration of Israel which would take on a lot of years. Those who returned were just a small group of people, the “faithful remnant”. The majority of Israelites, however, had chosen to be left behind. And they returned under the lead of the Prophets, Ezra and Nehemiah.
The Prophet Nehemiah: Repentance First, After that Return.
In the book of Nehemiah, we read that the Prophet met a certain Hanani, who told Nehemiah of the sad circumstances in Judah and Jerusalem. Both Jerusalem and the temple were not yet rebuilt but were laying still waste. After that, Nehemiah began to mourn and he wept of all what had happened to Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 1:1-4) Then, he resolved to pray to God and to fast,
“And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments. Let thine ear now attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now. day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel. which we have sinned against thee; both I and my father’s house have sinned. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses. Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant, Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations. But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them, though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there”. (verses 5-9)
This is in agreement with the words we read in the book of Leviticus,
“If they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass, which they trespassed against me, and that also they walked contrary unto me; And that tI also walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity; The I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land”. (Leviticus 26:40-42)
All these events are related to what would happen before the Babylonian Exile and after that. Yet, the Christian Zionist leaders (of which John Hagee seems the “patron saint”), are applying all those verses to current Israel and the events surrounding with what happened on May 14, 1948: the creation of Israel as a state. And even if all those verses were related to current Israel, even then it is important to remember that Israel had to repent first, before it could enter the land again. So, repentance first, after that return! Well, has Israel repented in the meantime? The answer, No, it hasn’t.
“And Thou Shalt Be a Blessing”.
God promised Abraham not only that he would make his name great but He promised him also that he himself would be a blessing,
“And thou shalt be a blessing”.
Now, if Israel would be really the (spiritual) descendants of Abraham, we would like to have expected that they too would be a blessing, isn’t? If we read the history of Israel in the Old Testament, we see that Israel rather was a curse than a blessing! Israel had gone so often astray from God and committed idolatry by mingling with the pagan peoples whereby the Israelites gave up their own little children as living sacrifices to the pagan gods, that God eventually said, enough is enough! And not only that, they oppressed also the “stranger into their midst”. God, however, sent His Prophets to Israel to bring it back to Him, but to no avail,
“And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending, because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place; But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy”. (2 Chronicles 36:15-16)
Thus began the Babylonian Exile…
Apostasy Israel Prophecied by Moses.
In fact, the apostasy of Israel was already prophesied by Moses himself when he said,
“For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands”. (Deuteronomy 31:29)
Again, read the Old Testament (the book of Judges, for example) and we see how true the words of the prophecy were! And a part of the “evil” which would befall Israel is that current Israel is so hated by many because of its cruel oppression of the Palestinians. The Christian Zionist leaders, however, are calling this “anti-Semitism”. And over a great part of the world sounds the outcry, “Anti-Semitism is increasing!”. No, no, my dear blind and seriously misled leaders of Christian Zionism, nowadays, the world is becoming gradually more and more aware of the real nature of Israel. And many honest and peace-loving people (yes, even secular people!) are resenting the cruel oppression of the Palestinians by Israel!
The Apostle Paul, “They Are Contrary All Men”.
As we have seen, God prophesied that Israel once would “walked contrary unto me”. (Leviticus 26:40) Much later, the Apostle, Paul, would write in his first Epistle to the Thessalonians among other things the following words,
“And they please not God and are contrary to all men”. (1 Thessalonians 2:15)
So, even at the time of Paul, the Jews were “contrary to all men”, and that they didn’t please God. So, even then, the Jews were rather a curse than a blessing! Meanwhile, nothing has changed through the centuries; even today, Israel is “contrary to all men”. For instance, look how much UN-Resolutions Israel has already rejected! This was a favor which was not allowed to Iraq! How many of us can still remember the cruel sanctions which were imposed on Iraq? About one million innocent men, women, and children were killed by those satanic sanctions! And what had Ms. Madeliene Albright (U. S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs during the Clinton administration) to say about it? She was asked whether this was worth the price or not. Her answer was that it was a very difficult question to answer but “The price was worth it”. And note this, Albright herself is a Jew! What would she have said of the inhumane treatment of the Palestinians by Israel? Would she for Israel also propose the same sanctions? probably not. Madeleine Albright, one of the many Jews who still is “walking contrary to God and men”. Yet, the Christian Zionists regard the Jewish people and the state of Israel as the “chosen people of God”, and “the Holy Promised Land”. And not only that, it is not any longer the Jews which are “walking contrary unto God”, nowadays, they have hereby the fanatical support of numerous Christian Zionists who for this reason also are “walking contrary unto God”.
A New Holocaust?
One of the anti-biblical traits of the Christian Zionists is that when there is once again an outcry of some Jewish organization which is announcing that “anti-Semitism is increasing” by even the slightest criticism of Israel, they will immediately after that place a very dreary and gloomy story in their magazines. Sometimes such a story begins with the words, “A New Holocaust?” (or something like that.) A while thereafter, however, everything and everybody will be back to normal and it becomes clear that, in fact, nothing has happened! They have regained their common sense and they will go on with their lives as if nothing had happened. And don’t make a mistake about it, because this was always the case. First a little bit of criticism on Israel: the Christian Zionists are beginning to come in a state of panic with the Jews in the forefront. the unrest takes a little short time, and after that, the unrest will begin to wane. And after that, everything is back to normal again. The next time thereafter, however, this same game will be repeated. And so goes it on and on. Meanwhile, Israel does still exist and even no single Jew has died (natural causes of death excluded.) The Holocaust hasn’t arrived and everyone is happy and cheerful again just as they were before. But here is the truth, By her cruel treatment of the Palestinians Israel is, in fact, working on its own “Endlösing” (end solution.) Nowadays, a big part of the world has turned against Israel because of a lot of people are as already said, are becoming gradually more and more aware of the true nature of the Israeli state! The Bible, therefore, predicts the destruction of Israel somewhere in the future! Once there will be a day that God will pour out His wrath on a Christain-hating and God-hating Israel!
Palestinian Christians Persecuted by Israel.
Now, among the many Palestinians, there are also many Christians. They too are persecuted by a wicked and satanic Jewish state. And which is the response of the Christian Zionists on this? The first thing they will do is they will stand up for Israel! Since when has commanded God us to support a wicked state which persecuted its Christians? I can’t find any verse in the Bible that says this! By the way, Who is nowadays the “God of Israel”? Well, look at the flag of Israel and you will see her emblem, her symbol; it is no one less than the pagan goddess Ishtar! In fact, it is Satan himself! So, tell me, dear Christian Zionists, who in the world has convinced you to support a wicked state as Israel is today? well, read this,
“This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you”. (Galatians 5:8)
Is Israel today really a blessing as Abraham once was? Let me quote from the book of the Prophet, Isaiah,
“And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen; for the LORD God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name”. (Isaiah 65:15)
And who is the “my chosen” of which God spoke in Isaiah? In the book of Acts, we find the answer to this question,
“And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch”. (Acts 11:26)
So, it is the Christians who are the chosen people of God today! And yes, here we have the so much hated ” replacement theology, which is nowadays so abhorred by the Christian Zionists. But what did Jesus Himself say of this subject? Read with me,
“Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”. (Jesus to the Pharisees and the chief priests, Mattew 21:43)
And knowing that the kingdom of God was taken from them, the Pharisees and the Jews started with the persecution of the Christians, the true chosen ones. Read the book of Acts for yourself and you will see that this is true. In fact, it was Paul himself who was before his conversion to Christ one of the greatest persecutors of the Christian church in his time,
“For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God and wasted it”. (Galatians 1:13)
Later on, however, he had a very dramatic meeting with the Lord Jesus Himself and from that moment on, Paul would become the greatest defender the Christian church ever had. (Acts 9:1-22) Soon thereafter, however, Paul himself would be targeted out for persecution by the Jews. (verses 23-25)
So we can conclude from this that the non-Christian Jews, in fact, had been disowned by God and they weren’t quite happy with it; so, they started with their persecution of the Christian church. Elsewhere in his Epistle to the Galatians Paul wrote the following,
“But as then he that was born after the flesh, persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so, is it now”. (Galatians 4:29)
And as it was in the days of Paul, so is it today; Palestinian Christians are (together with innocent Muslim Palestinians by the way) heavily persecuted by a Jewish state in which Christ Jesus has no place whatsoever. So, tell me, dear Christian Zionists, are you after reading all this still prepared to support a wicked state in which Jesus is so hated? If yes, let me then quote Paul again and listen to what he has to say about Christian Zionism,
“I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel? Which is not another, but there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of God”. (Galatians 1:6-10)
You know, dear Christian Zionists, your leaders are, in fact, leaders who please rather men (Jews) than God. They have blinded you with a lot of what Paul calls, “Jewish fables”, which are lies,
“For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses” (in which in the early days the church services were held, the so-called home churches), “teaching things they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake”… “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men that turn from the truth”. (Titus 1:10-11, 13-14)
And one of the many Jewish fables is that the Palestinians are the “terrorists” and Israel is always the victim. We will have to learn to put aside all which is told us by Christian Zionist leaders as, for example, John Hagee, Pat Robertson, Michael Evans, and many others. Subsequently, it will be also necessary to visit those sites which have less friendly things to say about the Jewish people and Israel. Here are some very useful suggestions, http://www.texemarrs.com https://whtt.org And here is a very good biblical explanation of who is “The Israel of God”, http://www.antichristconspiracy.com/PDFDocs/Israel_of_God.pdf And please, don’t let yourself be deterred, because it is for all of us to discover and learn the truth. My prayer is that you, dear Christian Zionist, will seek truth no matter how hard the truth might be. But be assured; it was the Lord Jesus Himself Who once said,
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. (John 8:32)
Ton Nuiten – August 11, 2018.