A Condensed History of Israel

I was taught tabula rasa (Latin for blank slate) in Bible College. The idea is to put all one’s preconceived notions, prejudices, and what one has been taught on a shelf and, instead of reading into Scripture what one believes it says, allow it to speak for itself. Should one be capable of critical thought and should one actually employ the practice of tabula rasa, one may be surprised at what one discovers. Rush Limbaugh once famously said, “Words mean things.” Indeed they do.

This morning in reading Larry Johnson’s blog, I found this to be included. I’m certain many who visit NC Renegade may be surprised at the content of this video. For me, it explains a lot. I hope it will do the same for my evangelical and fundamentalist Christian friends. With all the emotion regarding the present state of affairs in the Middle East, it may prove beneficial to consider historical facts and actually let the words of Scripture mean what they say. In the words of John B. Wells, “We think we know, but we don’t.”

As for the remainder of Larry’s presentation, which is quite informative from an historical perspective, you can read it here.

      
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Nobody
Nobody
3 months ago

Very interesting. Easy presentation.

Nobody
Nobody
3 months ago

If the war goes on for a long time, Israel’s economy will tank. I read that 8% of the Israeli population has been called up to fight. That means their civilian jobs are not getting done. Palestinians do most of the labor jobs in Israel. Many of them are barred from working during the fighting. It appears the economy there is almost stopped. I read that India is sending 100,000 laborers to Israel, in order to pick up the slack. I thought they would bring in Philippinos.

Jane
Jane
3 months ago

My bible shows Gaza
KJV

Jane
Jane
3 months ago

Oooo. This video is fantastic!

Martha
Martha
3 months ago

If you just do a word search on “chosen” you will see many verses in the Old Testament that support the Jews/Hebrews being God’s Chosen. They are chosen in the sense that they were given the responsibility of telling the nations/globe about the One True God. In that they failed as you read their many tragedies in the Bible for being disobedient. The ultimate tragedy being destruction of the temple in AD70 for continuing to go back to the old Way (Judaizers) after God sacrificed HIS only begotten son. Read Hebrews. However, for today, they are and will always be God’s chosen for God is faithful and Keeps HIS promises. Read Zechariah to understand the end times for the Jew.

Jane
Jane
3 months ago
Reply to  Roth Harbard

Gods chosen are not a bloodline

Jane
Jane
3 months ago
Reply to  Martha

Read Galatians slowly.

Jeff M
Jeff M
3 months ago

Ezekiel 37:15-28 speaks of a future time where the nations of Judah and Israel will become one nation again, and “David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd.” Messiah is both king and priest, He will rule over both Judah and Israel once more.

Jane
Jane
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff M

The New Testament informs the Old Testament.

Jeff M
Jeff M
3 months ago
Reply to  Jane

The Old Testament is about Christ concealed and the New Testament is about Christ revealed. Christ is the same always. Therefore Jane, are you using a black permanent marker to highlight Ezekiel 37:15-28?

Carpenter
Carpenter
3 months ago

This video is Replacement Theology, nothing more than repackaged British Israelism.
In the Old Testament, the Lord refers to Israel as His Bride.

Jeremiah 2:32 KJV
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Jeremiah 3:14,20 KJV
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord ; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: [20] Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 54:5-6 KJV
For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. [6] For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

The Lord will forgive Israel the Bride of her sins, restore her, remarry her and bring her back into her into the Promised Land.

Hosea 2:15-23 KJV
And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. [16] And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali. [17] For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. [18] And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. [19] And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. [20] I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord. [21] And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the Lord, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; [22] And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. [23] And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

The Lord will forgive Israel of her sins. Notice how the Lord calls himself the husband of Israel.

Jeremiah 31:31-32 KJV
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: [32] Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord :

Israel is the Lord’s nation in the earth (Exodus 19:5-6, Psalm 37:11, Isaiah 2:1-4, Matthew 5:5, Revelation 5:10).

The Lord will save Israel and marry her to the Promised Land, thus marrying Himself to that land as well.

Isaiah 62:1-5 KJV
For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. [2] And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. [3] Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. [4] Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. [5] For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

Now considering all of the prophecy about the Lord remarrying Israel in the future, I wonder who the Bride is in Revelation? The Lord Jesus will come save Israel and reign with her on this earth. The saints mentioned in the below passage are Jewish Tribulation saints.

Revelation 19:7-9 KJV
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. [8] And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. [9] And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

The Lamb’s wife is that great city, the holy Jerusalem that is currently in heaven that will come down to earth (Heb. 12:18-24). Abraham and the Old Testament saints anticipated a heavenly Jerusalem (Heb. 11:10,16,39,40).

Revelation 21:1-4,9-10 KJV
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. [2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. [4] And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. [9] And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. [10] And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

This all seems very clear, but it’s very hard to accept because “the Church” being the Bride has been taught ever since the Roman Catholic Church started teaching it. The Protestants didn’t protest that tradition. The Church does NOT replace Israel. The names of the twelve tribes of Israel are literally on the gates of New Jerusalem. The name is on the mailbox, but this truth will not be accepted because it doesn’t match the tradition of men.

Revelation 21:12 KJV
And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Jeff M
Jeff M
3 months ago
Reply to  Carpenter

To come along side of Carpenter, Jeremiah 31:35-36 reveals God’s immutable promise to Israel and Judah.
Replacement Theology is a strange doctrine which seeks to derail the works of Christ in this generation.

Thomas Hanna
Thomas Hanna
3 months ago

Excellent!!! After the Assyrian exile the 10 tribes (Israel) went north over the Caucuses mountains and finished peopling Europe. The Caucasion race is Israel. After the first World Council of Churches before the end of the 1800’s the collective propaganda proceeded with the ‘God’s chosen people are the Jews’.
God’s people are victims of identity theft.
Great comment by the author on his site regarding Cain and Abel.

a follower, working on it.
a follower, working on it.
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Hanna

i would not say the Caucasian race is Israel.
Anyone who Truly accepts Mashiak ‘His blood’ as their savior and behaves accordingly, is of the house of Israel. They are grafted in. As Jane says up above Gods chosen are not a bloodline. There are many verses that lead us to these conclusions.
What does He say in His Word about endless genealogy? First Timothy 1:4

Carpenter
Carpenter
3 months ago
Reply to  Roth Harbard

Nothing any good ever came out of Alexandria, especially the texts and philosophy. Acts 6:9 KJV
“Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.”
Colossians 2:8-19 KJV
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

a follower, working on it.
a follower, working on it.
3 months ago
Reply to  Roth Harbard

Honestly do not get where you are gleaning this from Malachi. And somewhat wondering what your agenda now is?
Just because the “system burned you does not mean His Word is not True. The system is what you used to believe in, there in is the major problem.

a follower, working on it.
a follower, working on it.
3 months ago
Reply to  Roth Harbard

my concern is for you, and others that may run with what you are spreading. i also have seen the system, the organization, the gamesmanship, the competition, the cliché, the lies. Yet i turned to Him and away from them. We are to become set-apart, in the world not of the world.
Pursue peace with all, and pursue apartness without which no one shall see the master.
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
i do believe we should watch what we are saying and putting out there. There are many warnings as i am sure you are aware.

Carpenter
Carpenter
3 months ago

This is the false doctrine and and falls into the category of Charles Taze Russell, Mary Baker Eddy, Joseph Smith, Herbert Armstrong and the many others who decide to stray from 2 Tim 3:16. Stay clear of false apostles….

a follower, working on it.
a follower, working on it.
3 months ago
Reply to  Carpenter

Not sure what comment you are referring too.
Many speakers of false doctrine are out there, we are to look to Him for discernment separating the Truth from the lies..

Stan Sylvester
Stan Sylvester
3 months ago
Reply to  Roth Harbard

2 Peter 1:21
“For the prophesy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
God is the author, men wrote down what He wanted.
2 Timothy 3:16
“All scripture is God breathed and is profitable for doctrine for reproof and for instruction in righteousness,
Free will, believe it or don’t believe it.

DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
3 months ago

Once again, not my circus and not my monkeys. “…let it fall down, let it fall down, let it all fall down.” -- H/T to James Taylor.