Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dabiel's Prophesies: Nebuchadnezzer's Dream


            A thorough investigation of the prophecies revealed to Daniel will provide
us with much knowledge about the history of the world from his time up to and including the very end of the age.  His recorded revelations are progressive as they unfold in seven of the twelve chapters of Daniel which are primarily prophetic in nature.  The other chapters provide history concerning Babylon and other details of the experiences of Daniel and his fellows as captives of the Babylonians.
            Initially we must focus on Daniel himself as an instrument of God because of his faith and unwavering devotion. Daniel along with multiplied thousands of Jews was carried away into Babylon as an act of judgment upon them for their departure from the laws and precepts of their covenant obligations. Daniel no doubt was among the innocents for we see that his faith and devotion were steadfast from the beginning as he would not partake of the king’s table even though he had been set aside for special nurture under the king’s provisions. Daniel was very young when the captivity began, likely in his teen years and he lived the entirety of his life in Babylon. He had three special companions; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who were tested for their faithfulness when they were thrown into the fiery furnace. They emerged unscathed as the Lord delivered them as he did likewise for Daniel when he was cast into the lion’s den. With this brief background we must move on with Daniel’s prophesies which began on the occasion of a dream experienced by Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon.(Daniel-chapter two)
            The dream troubled him greatly but he could not remember the content much less  know the interpretation so he called for the Chaldeans, sorcerers and magicians to provide him with the content of the dream as well as the interpretation. They were unable to do so pleading their cause that if the dream was given them they could provide the interpretation. For their failure the king decreed that they should be put to death. Desperate for understanding the king called upon Daniel and Daniel assured him that given the time he would provide the content of the dream and the interpretation. Daniel called a prayer meeting with his fellows and in a night vision the dream and its meaning was given Daniel by the Lord. So approaching the king through the proper channels he came before Nebuchadnezzar beseeching him to spare the sorcerers and magicians as he was now able to reveal the dream and its interpretation giving credit to his Lord. So here is the dream and its interpretation.
            “Thou, O king, sawest and beheld a great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and from thereof was terrible. This image, whose head was of gold, his beast and his  arms of silver, his belly and his thighs , brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold broken into pieces together, became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, and no place was found for them; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” (Daniel 2:31-36). Daniel told the king that this was his dream and that he would show him the interpretation of it.
            Then following through the remainder of the chapter we see that God had given Nebuchadnezzar a great kingdom and he in fact was that head of gold. Then following him there would be an inferior kingdom represented by the silver and we find that to be identified as the kingdom of the Medes and the Persians. Then followed a third kingdom represented by the brass and that was the kingdom of the Grecians and Alexander the Great. The forth kingdom revealed to be the legs of iron was the Roman Empire which was later divided and carried down to the feet and toes of the image.                  The feet of iron and the toes of iron mingled with clay    provides us with clues for the final world empire which will come into existence at the very end of the age.  It will be composed of ten world regions associated as a confederation held together as one by the miry clay. The sovereignty of nation states as we now know them shall be done away with in favor of a unified world government. It has frequently identified as the NEW WORLD ORDER. America as we have known it will be emerced into this one world government destroying totally any concept of constitutional rights or freedoms.
             If you are observant of geopolitical developments worldwide you will be aware of destabilized nation states in Europe threatening their sovereign status through massive migration of Muslim invaders creating violence and terror. At the same time America is divided politically in a manner never before seen and efforts to undermine and overthrow government is at a historical peak. Economic issues with the petrodollar as a world currency are under attack and in jeopardy of financial collapse. The Middle East has been in turmoil and strife for more than a quarter of a century and the destabilization of the region continues.
            What we have discovered thus far in this the first of a series of studies in the book of Daniel is an overview of world history from Daniel’s day as a captive in Babylon.  Then we move through the entirety of all of the world kingdoms with one final one in the process of formation even now.  We will enlarge upon these concepts and provide much more detail as we move through the book of Daniel.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dispensationalism's Doctrines of Deception Part 7. The Deceptions of Calvinism

              The previous six postings in this series have been devoted specifically to the exposure of the major heretical doctrines which make up dispensational theology, i.e. also known as Christian Zionism. The series was intended to be a summary study to enlighten the multitudes in the Christian community who embrace this totally false paradigm. The church in America and indeed at least the western world lies in a state of extreme apostasy largely as a result of the widespread and prevalent acceptance of Zionism. It is a spiritual cancer which has not only produced death through a prevailing apostasy but has also laid the foundation for the powers of darkness to advance their agenda for a Zionist centered New World Order. This will ultimately become the deceptive kingdom of the Antichrist.
            Underlying all of the unscriptural and deceptive doctrines we have previously examined and exposed lies anther deception which provides the foundation for all of those already identified. That deception is the subject matter of this final presentment in the series and is defined as Calvinism. Let me state up front that dispensationalists are not pure Calvinists but they have embraced two of the five tenets of Calvinism which provided the basis to assist them in the perpetration of their theological error. In April of this year I posted a five part series covering the five major tenets of Calvinism defining and refuting each one separately. Because theological issues are not well understood by the vast majority of religious people it is necessary to break down theological systems and expose and explain the errors contained within them by testing them against the Scripture. The two main tenets of Calvinism which give pillars of support to dispensational theology are first unconditional election and then perseverance of the saints. Dispensationalists have termed the second of these as the “doctrine of eternal security.” These can be reviewed in full from my previous postings as the second and fifth posting in April respectively.
            Looking first at unconditional election we find that dispensationalists have applied it first to all Jews or the people of Israel at the end of the age including the tribulation and extending into the millennial age. This rests entirely on their ethnicity assuming them to be the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob which they are not. And, therefore, claiming to retain the right of inheritance of the earthly kingdom encompassing the “Promised Land.” This then means to them that they are a “chosen people” or in other words they have been selected based entirely on the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election. It should be obvious even to the casual student of the Scripture that even the people of Israel under the Old Testament were not unconditionally elected. Witness first the death of virtually all of that first generation which exited Egypt after the Passover.  Then witness the numerous judgments executed against them by the Lord in the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities and their subsequent total dispersion at the hands of the Romans. Yet they are allegedly now being gathered and destined to be unconditionally elected to possess the future kingdom. The second major problem is that the vast majority  of “Jews” on the earth today are Ashkenazim and are not the descendants of Abraham. We have previously exposed and destroyed all of the secondary arguments.
            Now what can be said to debunk the Calvinist doctrine of perseverance of the saints otherwise identified as the doctrine of “eternal security.”? Literally dozens of scriptures deny this false doctrine adopted by dispensationalists to support their corrupt paradigm. Those who hold to this doctrine will proclaim from thousands of pulpits in America and probably elsewhere that to be “born agsin” is to be “saved”. That is salvation and the new birth are equal to and the same as each other. To preach this heresy is to deceive and completely disarm the new believer in Christ for he has been assured that he has been “saved” regardless of what his subsequent life experience or conduct may be. He can safely ignore the following:
          “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling……(Phil.2:12 in part). Or “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel…(Col. 1:23 in part).”It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and tasted of the heavily gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, if they shall fall away to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh and out him to an open shame”. (Heb. 6:4-6). “Wherefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before lest ye be also led way with the error of the wicked fall from your own steadfastness.” (II Peter 3:17).“Let no man deceive you with vain words; for because of these things (several enumerated in the previous context) cometh the wrath of God on the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. (Speaking to believers). (Eph 5:6-7).”For if we sin willfully after that we have received, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a certain fearful looking for judgment and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses law died without mercy under two or three witnesses; of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, shall be thought worthy, who have trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath dome despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Heb. 10:26-29). There are many, many more throughout the New Testament.
             So are you hearing from the preacher or teacher “once saved, always saved” or to be “born again” is the sum total of salvation stating the two are equal? For that person is guilty of deceiving you and is endorsing a false gospel assuring those who have been born again that they are “saved” and “eternally secure” because of the false Calvinist doctrine of perseverance of the saints. If you are being subjected to any of these heresies you should depart from that place for it is placing your soul in dire jeopardy of God’s judgment.


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dispensationalism's Doctrines of Deception Part 6. The Deception of Modern Israel

             This posting will be a continuation of Part 2 where we examined the question is modern Israel a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy?  That presentment was a denial of the question above with a provision of relative facts to establish the rebuttal of the Zionist view of a restored Israel as an unfulfilled promise of God and the Scriptures. There is much more to be discovered and my intention is to delve into those further truths under this heading.  As an aside before we move forward with the topic I do highly recommend that you obtain two of my books to assist in assimilating the many details of the premise from a completely scriptural perspective. The book titles are The Israel Deception and Christian Zionism and the Scofield Reference Bible.
            Our argument is that the modern state of Israel is not only a counterfeit but a subtle deception orchestrated by Lucifer himself designed to capture the minds and hearts of people whether professing to be Christian or just those in the world at large. The introduction of dispensational theology some one hundred and fifty years ago and the subsequent publication of the many revisions of the Scofield Reverence Bible have been a major source of this mass deception.  The modern state of Israel founded in the precise location of ancient Israel does have an extremely significant role to play in end time prophecy. But not in the sense that it is an instrument of restoration for Jewry to prevail in a future age which the Scriptures identify as the millennium.  The exact opposite is true.  This is that Israel as it exists today in the Middle East has been orchestrated entirely by a deceptive and false paradigm that they are the ‘chosen people’ of God and they have a right of possession as a restored Israel because the “Promised Land” was given to them by God under the tenets of the Old Testament. We have before proved that the old covenant was replaced and all of God’s promises to that earthly people were fulfilled in the Person of their rejected Messiah, Jesus Christ.
            So let’s look at recent history revealing what is transpiring today, and what the prophetic future reveals concerning modern Israel. The land of Palestine was given “Jews” after World War I via the Balfour Declaration by Great Britain on November 2, 1917.  This was fulfillment of a deal and promise made by the government of Great Britain to Zionist “Jews” seeking a homeland if they could persuade America to join them in the war against Germany which they were able to successfully orchestrate. Give credit to traitor President Woodrow Wilson. Note that I have placed the word “Jews” in quotation marks because the in fact or not really Jews according to their DNA and genecology.They are in fact Ashkenazim which call themselves"Jews" because they adopted Orthodox Judaism and the occult Babylonian Talmud centuries ago. They in fact are practicing Luciferians. America’s evangelical Christians have beam totally duped by their Zionist theology. Thanks again in major part to the corrupted Scofield Reference Bible gaining a foothold in Christian Bible schools and seminaries across the land.
        Advancing forward to current times we can then project forward into the prophetic Scriptures which reveal the satanic agenda for world domination and the revelation of Antichrist.  Much more detail can be discovered in my books. Athoroughly documentable agenda is well advanced  although not yet complete in the world bath politically and economically for a NEW WORLD ORDER centered in a “Greater Israel” and its capitol Jerusalem. Witness the wars and conflicts in the Middle East ever escalating which were prophesied by Jesus in Matthew 24.  The region must be destabilized on behalf of Israel. The Muslim nations must be compromised sufficiently to allow the emergence of Israel’s dominance. This means a continuation of these conflicts as Syria and Iran must be defeated or weakened dramatically.  America is the dominant military ally of Israel for it is controlled both politically and economically by the Jewish international banking cartel headed up by the Federal Reserve and soon to be the IMF with the collapse of the petrodollar. America provides the proxy army and military power to assure Israel’s ultimate victories over the nations and peoples in the region.
            Looking to the future and the consummation of this world government Antichrist agenda we can go to the Scriptures for our verification. The prophet Daniel is our chief commentator. The objective of Lucifer and his Zionist counterfeit “Jews” is to recover the entirety of the territory which encompasses the “Promised Land” (See Genesis 15:18) from the Nile to the Euphrates. In accomplishing this deception of the world will be complete. The Luciferian empowered Antichrist certainly must be the returning Christ. Right? Jesus warned us solemnly in Matthew 24 “Be not deceived.” It would be well for you to read that text for He reveals much more concerning the tribulation and end times.
            Daniel’s prophecies from chapter seven and forward provide us with all of the keys to understand the unfolding of events up to and including the period we understand to be tribulation. We can also discover that the “little horn” spoken of in both chapters seven and eight is undoubtedly modern day Israel “towards the South and towards the East ant towards the pleasant land.Its existence now is a sliver of land along the Mediterranean. However, Daniel reveals a future conquest (chptr 11 vss.41-42))which will ultimately incorporate Lebanon, Jordan, most of Syria, the lower half of Iraq, upper Saudi Arabia and Egypt up to the Nile River.  This is the plan and destiny for a “Grater Israel” as we come to the end of the age being orchestrated by Lucifer on behalf of the Zionist Talmudic and counterfeit “Jews”. This deception will be the greatest of all perpetuated by dispensationalism as they will believe that this is an act of God on behalf of his “chosen people”. If you are a truth seeker and you would like to understand these important prophesies contained in Daniel and Revelation I also recommend my book These Prophets and the Revelation. All of the details are explained there.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Dispensationalism's Doctrinal Deceptions Part 5. The Earthly Millennial Kingdom Hoax


            There are some complexities to be discovered in this consideration, but a good place to begin is with the footnotes in the Scofield Reference Bible (1967 revision) which appear below the text of II Samuel 7:8-17.  In this portion they have set apart and proclaimed it to be the Davidic Covenant.  The notes read in part: the Davidic Covenant, upon which the future kingdom of Christ, “of the seed o David according to the flesh” (Rom.1:3) was to be founded, provided for David (1) the promise of posterity to the Davidic house; (2) a throne symbolic of royal authority; (3) a kingdom to rule on the earth; and (4) a certainty of fulfillment, for the promise to David “shall be established forever.” Dispensationalists would proclaim then that David is to sit upon a throne and reign over the earth “forever” after the millennial kingdom is established of the seed of David “according to the flesh.” So when you examine their theology closely they contend that Christ will reign from geographical Jerusalem after his return so apparently he will need to share the throne with David as a kind of co-regency.  Where can we find even one Scripture that will support this heresy?
            When you read the text of the so-called Davidic Covenant it leads you to some very different conclusions. In verse twelve of the text we read: “And when thy days be fulfilled and thou shall sleep with thy fathers. I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of tine own body, and I will establish his kingdom.” The notes would lead us to believe that the kingdom is to be provided for David. Is it not clear that what is in view is not David but a seed from his posterity? That seed is obviously Christ. So the kingdom which is in view is first that of Christ. The genealogy found in Matthew, chapter 1 verifies that Christ is the seed of David “according to the flesh” genealogically. Nowhere in the text does it say that the kingdom is to be established is on this earth so number (3) above is a false statement. The reference in verse twelve states: “I will establish his kingdom” that is to say it is Christ’s kingdom to be established not David’s kingdom. So what becomes clear is that the footnotes totally contradict the content of the text of what they call the Davidic Covenant.  This is typical of their wresting of Scripture.
            Tracing this kingdom concept forward into the gospels we find that here is an endorsement of two kingdoms in footnotes under Matthew 3:2, i.e. John the Baptist’s proclamation that “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” I won’t quote thenote for it is a nonsensical attempt to designate two kingdoms.  One being the “kingdom of heaven” and the other mentioned elsewhere “the kingdom of God”.
        This effort to produce two kingdoms is an ongoing persistent deception to establish an earthly kingdom for Israel or Jewry. At John 18:36 Jesus declares to Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world then my servants would fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from hence.” The Scofield note on page 1153—1967 revision is typical in its denial of the clear testimony of Christ and also the Scriptures at large. It states in response so the clear statement of Jesus: “The verse has erroneously been taken to mean that Christ was disavowing that his kingdom would be established on earth. Apart from the incompatibility of such a view with the clear testimony of Scripture it conflicts with the remainder of the verse.” We will investigate further the clear testimony of Scripture.
             If it were possible that we could find any evidence whatsoever that there are two kingdoms of God, i.e. one on the earth for Israel and one in heaven for the Church; it would be clearly revealed in the Book of Revelation.  Dispensationalism is very weak in the interpretation of Revelation for their major premise of interpretation is that from chapter four through chapter nineteen its content is an explanation of the tribulation period. The scope of the coverage goes far beyond just the tribulation and includes the heavenly kingdom, the resurrection, and the Day of the Lamb’s Wrath bringing destruction to this present earth.  There is this general ignorance of the subject matter including their own used to an advantage because the content of the book is not widely understood.  This is also true of Daniel’s prophetic revelations. While there is not one verse in the Revelation to support an earthly kingdom after the tribulation and the Day of the Lord it is to be expected that they will deny this truth.  At the bottom of page 1363 -1967 revision the Scofield notes declare that Rev. 11:15 where it states that the kingdoms of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ is “the beginning of Christ’s reign on earth.”  The dishonesty is blatant as an examination of the passage says nothing about Christ reigning on this earth.
            An earthly kingdom reign of Christ or David or the Jews or anyone else is quite impossible for in the Day of the Lord immediately following the resurrection this present earth is to be totally destroyed.  It is to be replaced as part of God making “all things new “by creating a heavenly Jerusalem (not one on this earth).
         Peter declares at II Peter 3 beginning at verse seven: “But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept n store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men.” Then following the text down to verse ten: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in the havens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
            Revelation 21:1 following the white throne judgement states: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away, and there was no more sea.” Two clear testimonies from Scripture declare this present earth is to be destroyed in the day of God’s judgment.  So it is impossible that there can exist on this earth a kingdom of any description including one ruled over by the earthly state of Israel.

David Lance Dean                                  To gain a comprehensive understanding
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Dispensationalism's Doctrinal Deceptions Part 4. The Pretribulational "Rapture"

         Since the previous posting was an explanation in detail of Daniel’s “seventy weeks” and their fulfillment was at the first advent of Christ it would seem logical to deal with the alleged pretribulational rapture. The reason for that is because dispensationalists have moved the seventieth or last week to the end of the age.
           This provides them the opportunity to say the last “week” or seven years is the returning of the Lord’s dealing with national Israel to restore and then bless them after a time of trouble, i.e. a seven year tribulation completing the “seventy weeks”. We have previously proved that this theory is completely flawed so it is necessary to examine both the tribulation and the alleged “rapture “of the church from the Scriptures to establish the truth. First the seven year tribulation is destroyed if it is arrived at by superimposing Daniel’s “seventieth week” at the end of the age because that simply is not true as it has already been fulfilled.
            Let us examine a few Scriptures that prove the tribulation itself to be only three and one-half years in duration and not seven as they proclaim. First we have Daniel’s prophetic testimony as he refers to the tribulation.  A reference to the text of Daniel chapter twelve dealing specifically with the end of age reveals the duration of the tribulation to be three and one-half years.  First in verse seven we read in part:…”and sware by him that liveth forever that it will be for a time, times, and an half (3 ½ years) and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” The time is again referenced at the end of the chapter translated into twelve hundred and ninety days (3 ½ years plus one month) which includes the setting up of the abomination of desolation (see vs.11)one month before the onset of tribulation.  This time is verified by more references in Revelation, chapters 11 and 12. At 11:3-4 we read: “But the court which is without the temple leave out and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under forty two month (3 1/2years). And I will give power unto my two witnesses and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three sore days (3 1/2 years) clothed in sackcloth.” Another reference to a time, times, and a half of time is cited at Revelation 12:14 to connect this passage to Daniel twelve and verse seven.  I am here not interpreting the passages but simply connecting the references to the period of the tribulation. These portions being prophetic in nature in that they occur during the tribulation are not immediately clear to the biblically uninformed.  So if this is something which catches your interest I recommend my book These Prophets and the Revelation where they are explained in detail.   My only point here is that there is not one verse in Scripture to support a seven year tribulation. It has been hypothecated by misinterpreting Daniil 9:24-27 with dispensational theology.  Now we can look at the “rapture “issue.
                 Dispensationalists rely very heavily on the passage of Scripture found at  I Thes. 4:13-17 claiming this to be the biblical account of the pretribulational rapture. The text says in part beginning at verse 15:”For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which arrive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (vss.15-17) This passage is describing not a rupture but in fact the resurrection after the tribulation. It will be proven first by the context and secondly by comparison with other Scripture describing exactly the same event. The context actually includes the first portion of chapter five (the chapter designations are artificially added). Chapter five and verses one and two tell us that the foregoing event, i.e. the resurrection leads us to the Day of Lord whereas if it were the “rapture” it should lead to the tribulation according to their doctrine. Verse two in chapter five sys: “For yourselves know perfectly stat the day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night.” Read the entire context form 4:13 through 5:2.  Several other texts prove the post tribulational resurrection. A few will follow.
            Matthew 24: 29-31 precisely parallels I Thes. 4:13-17 as does Mark 13:26-27. Compare also Luke 21:27-28. The Matthew passage reads: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of main in heaven and then shall the tribes of the earth morn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds (earth) and from the ends of heaven together.” All of the above references are complimentary and verify the resurrection (not rapture) after the tribulation.
              Also we would find two places in the Book of Revelation verifying the resurrection occurring after the tribulation. These references are somewhat more obscure because most people have little or no understanding of the Revelation. Chapter six of Revelation details events that occur during the tribulation while immediately following in chapter seven is a depiction of the resurrection.  Also, in chapter eleven at verses eleven and twelve we find another short account of the resurrection after the tribulation. These Revelation passages ae not readily discerned as dispensational theology proclaims that chapters 4-19 of Revelation cover only the tribulation but they do not discover the resurrection. The result being that there exists almost a complete blindness to interpretation.
            So in conclusion we find clearly that this doctrine of dispensationalists, i.e. the pretribulational rapture of the entire church is completely false and is disproven by the testimony of Scripture. 

David Lance Dean                                     many more details of dispensational error

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dispensationalism's Doctrinal Deceptions Part 3.Daniel's "Seventieth Week" is Yet Future

           There is a key passage of prophetic Scripture found at Daniel 9:24-27 which must be accurately understood to lay a foundation for what is to follow. It sets boundaries for the complete consummation of the Old Testament covenant and the introduction of the New Covenant in Christ. To breach a precise point of termination opens a pathway to completely corrupt all that follows its designated termination. This is precisely what the advocates of dispensational theology have done. So to rightly understand where and how they have wrested the Scripture text we need to examine first what they have said and then present a clear exposition of the passage.
            To begin with it is necessary to define what is meant by the opening verse of the passage which is verse 24 where we read: “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy; and to anoint the most holy.” An understanding of the “weeks” is necessary to interpret what follows. The weeks are weeks of years that is to say that each “week” represents a period of seven years so seventy weeks is 70 X 7 or a total of 490 years. (See Lev. 25:10 and cont.) Take note of the verse as concerns all that happens within the weeks.
             From the notes in the Scofield Reference Bible 1967 edition page 913 we read:
“The proof that the final week has not been fulfilled is seen in the fact that Christ definitely relates its main events to his second coming (Mt.24:6, 15). Hence during the interim between the sixty-ninth and seventieth week the whole period of the Church set forth in the N.T.but not revealed in the O.T." This statement is wresting the Scriptures. Is it at the end of the age that in Christ we discover “to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and bring in everlasting righteousness, and o seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy,”? Clearly it is not as all of the above was accomplished at his first advent by his finished work of redemption on the cross. The anointing of the most holy refers to his baptism and the decent of the Holy Spirit upon him.  Each of the other stated facts in the series was accomplished in his death on the cross.  So, all of these were accomplished within the seventy weeks or at his first advent.
            “Know ye therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks and threescore and two week, the street shall be built again, and the wall even In troublous times.” (Verse 25) So we need to confirm from Scripture when these events occurred. We see in the verse a total of sixty-nine weeks from the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince who is Jesus Christ. The commandment referenced concerning the rebuilding of Jerusalem is given by Artaxerxes the Persian king and is found detailed in the seventh chapter of Ezra. The 483 years or 69 weeks carries us forward then to the anointing of Christ, i.e. His baptism which begins the seventieth week (last seven years). This is to bring the gospel of their Messiah to Israel, i.e. the Jews. His personal ministry is 3 ½ years leading to his crucifixion.
            We will then see in verse twenty-six that “Messiah shall be cut off” (crucified) which is further clarified in verse twenty-seven where we read: “And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause sacrifice and oblation to cease…” This again refers to his crucifixion ending sacrifice and oblation. The portion “confirm the covenant for one week”requires further explanation. This final week bringing the gospel and their Messiah to Israel covered one week (seven years). His ministry covered the first half until he was crucified in the middle of the week (3 ½ years). His desiples were commissioned by him to further spread the word which now included the meaning of his death and resurrection for an additional three and one-half years to the "lost sheep of the house of Israel."
            The seventy weeks determined (verse 25) are consummated with these events so it is necessary to understand how the consummation occurred. Acts chapter seven gives the account of Stephen’s sermon to the Sanhedrin –the counsel of seventy which represented the hierarchy of Jewish authority. Stephens sermon recounts their history and their rebellion. “Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart ye do always resist the Holy Ghost, as your fathers did, so do ye.” (Acts 7:51)  So this official rejection of Christ brought to an end forever God’s dealings with Israel. A new covenant was initiated bringing the gospel to the nations (Gentiles).
            Further commentary on the prince that shall come and the desolations determined to fall on Jewish Israel are important (vs.27).  In 70 AD the Roman general Titus invaded Judea and Jerusalem destroying completely the city and the temple. This of course is the judgment of the Lord upon them for their rejection of Christ.
            Dispensationalists using the corrupted Scofield Reference Bible as their mode of communication have advanced a very different narrative of these most important verses in Daniel chapter nine. They contend that sixty- nine of the seventy weeks were concluded when Jesus entered Jerusalem just prior to his crucifixion. It is Interesting that they leave that most important event out of their narrative--His crucifixion and resurrection. Then we have a two thousand year or more “gap” until the Antichrist makes a covenant with a restored Israel allowing them to resume animal sacrifice in a rebuilt temple. He breaks the covenant with them after 3 ½ years and they come under persecution. This is obviously anti-Semitism so the perpetrators must be punished. They of course would be devoted Christians. This covenant encompasses a total of seven years and then Israel is established for a millennial reign with Christ from Jerusalem.
             My next blog will take up a strong  refuting of this heresy of the millennial reign of Jews on the earth.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Dispensationalism's Doctrines of Deception Part 2.Modern Israel is Fullfilling Biblical Prophecy

             This subject is central to the understanding of the false paradigm of Zionism and closely follows on my original post: Are the Jews God’s “Chosen People”? Adherents of Dispensational theology would be adamant that not only are the Jews God’s “chosen people” but the formation of the modern state of Israel was a miraculous   work of God to reinstate them to their rightful possession of the “Promised Land.” And further that they are destined to reign with Christ from that geographical location for a millennium over all of the earth. Let’s examine the truth.
            First it is necessary to understand what the Bible says concerning the Old Testament covenant of the law and its relation to Israel.  It is basic to understand
that the entrance into and possession of the Promised Land was conditioned upon faithful obedience to the commandments and statutes which God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai.  That condition was breached entirely by the generation of Israelites which came out of Egypt resulting in the death of that generation in the wilderness. The second generation was allowed entrance and possession under the conditions outlined in Deuteronomy—the “second law”. That fact which is denied by dispensationalists is verified in Joshua 21 and specifically at verses 43-45. Several hundred years later King David consolidated and affected a recovery over the entirety of the biblically defined inheritance. (See I Kings 4:20-21) So the assertion that the land was never fully possessed is a denial of the testimony of Scripture and is used by dispensationalists to justify the existence of the modern state of Israel claiming it to be a fulfillment of God’s promise. With this truth established we need to gain a full understanding of how modern Israel came into existence.  What we will discover is a masterful deception perpetrated by Satan which has blinded the minds of multiplied tens of millions of Christians.
            While Zionism (the concept of the Jews returning to and possessing their historical homeland) has a long history it came to full fruition in the late nineteenth century with many converging factors. Before tracing those details it is necessary to understand that the “Jews” who have effectively promoted and advanced the development of modern-day Zionism are not really Jews at all. They
are primarily Khazarian otherwise known as Ashkenazi Jews who have adopted a
religious association with the Babylonian Talmud and Orthodox Judaism and not because they  are ethnic Jews descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for they are not actually Jews at all. To obtain the full story of their origins and how this all developed you will need to get my books The Israel Deception or Christian Zionism and the Scofield Reference Bible. Room does not permit me to provide the full details here.
            What becomes necessary at this point is that we trace the Zionist movement in the last one hundred and fifty years. John Darby brought his invented theology to America in the 1860s—70s and planted it in the minds of receptive American preachers. One of the early adherents influenced by his clergyman peers was Cyrus Scofield. Scofield preached the doctrines for more than forty years In Bible conferences as well as a very widely distributed Bible correspondence course. Understand that the doctrines are extremely Zionist friendly elevating the Jews as God’s “chosen people” and predicting their return to God’s favor at the end of the age (or they would say dispensation).
           Moving then to the late nineteenth century Theodor Herzl was a Zionist Jew and strong advocate zealously supporting the concepts including the establishment of a homeland for Jews.  He established the first Zionist Conference in 1897 and continued each year with these conclaves until his death eight years later. The movement prospered infiltrating western governments including America. They were able to overturn America’s monetary system with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. This fact alone has placed this international Zionist cabal to take control of America both economically and politically. They gained total influence over traitor president Woodrow Wilson through Zionist counselors among his advisors. They even influenced America to enter World War I aligned with England against Germany and the axis. England’s government had agreed to give Palestine to the Jews if they could persuade Wilson to commit to the war. America entered the war and his led to the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917. The Khazarian “Jews” now had a foothold in the historic Jewish homeland.
            The deceptions and craft of these Zionist Jews who are not really Jews at all entered the gates of evangelical Christianity with the broad acceptance of this false paradigm of dispensational theology reinforced by the publication of the Scofield Reference Bible in 1909. They also took captive the American Republic via a fraudulent counterfeit currency controlled by the Federal Reserve. It must be understood by anyone professing to be Christian that these false Jews are the servants of Satan via the occult Babylonian Talmud and Kabbalah. Jews began settling in Palestine and this movement grew over three decades to the end of World War II when there was a mass Exodus from Europe to Palestine leading to the United Nations acknowledging that Israel was a fully recognized state on May 14, 1948. Today we see the multiple wars and insurrections in the Middle East all of which are orchestrated by the Zionist controlled Central Banks and fraudulent world monetary systems solely on behalf of a counterfeit Israel.  I will defer from naming the numerous American presidents and Congress people who have been coopted and controlled by these monetary powers having sold their souls for money and power. It is indeed a sad state of affairs. There is much more to be said about modern Israel which lies in the realm of true Biblical prophecy but that will need to wait for another time.  
          The most consequential result is that a vital Christianity has been deceived and apostatized through the widespread acceptance of Dispensational theology and the several corrupted editions of the Scofield Reference Bible.

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Dispensationalism's Doctrinal Deceptions Paert 1. The Jews Are God's "Chosen People"

         Because the person and work of Jesus Christ as precisely set forth in the Holy Scriptures is the only hope for a lost and fallen humanity it is imperative for each sincere seeker of truth to examine them for exposure of what is in fact true. The widely accepted paradigm of dispensational theology presents a perfect example for investigation because of its wide acceptance as well as its multiple heresies.
            It is undeniably true that God entered into covenant with Israel and made certain promises to them including blessing and a temporal inheritance in the Promised Land. However, what is not understood is the fact that those promised blessings in order to be perpetuated were dependent upon an enduring faith and obedience. The record of God’s faithfulness is undeniable in any honest examination of the Old Testament. The second generation of Israelites under Joshua’s leadership entered and possessed the Promised Land. (Joshua 21:43-45).
Also, we find that after a lengthy period of disobedience and apostasy under the Judges there was a recovery under King David restoring the kingdom.  David’s military victories recovered all of the promised geographical territory and brought about an extended period of blessing under the reign of Solomon including the building of the temple at Jerusalem. This begins to be verified at I Kings 4:20-21and finds further verification in the Old Testament history after those recovery events. So we find the Lord to be entirely faithful to the covenant which was also entirely conditional in its nature and content. Obedience to the law was required and in the event of transgression there was an elaborate system of sacrifice and oblation to appease a Holy God. As long as there was a subservient obedience on the part of the people the Lord would bless and sustain them. 
            However, we find even during Solomon’s reign there began to be transgression and departure from a covenant that was entirely conditional. Solomon set an example of transgression which resulted in the Lord judging Israel by dividing the kingdom into the Northern ten tribes of Israel and the Southern two tribes of Judah each with their separate governments and worship practices. This state of spiritual decay was progressive over the next three or four centuries of Israel’s’ history. It was first obvious with the Northern tribes establishing their spiritual headquarters in Samaria and following a consistent decline having no righteous leadership at any time after the dividing of the kingdom. This apostasy grew progressively into Baal worship and was finally judged by the Lord with the Assyrian captivity about 721 BCE. The devastation and scattering of the Northern ten tribes was complete and without recovery.
            While Judah survived an additional 135 years having an occasional righteous king they too were experiencing a progressive departure and decline from their required obedience to the covenant. Eventually the Lord brought judgment upon them as well through the seventy year captivity using Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. These devastating consequences included the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and a complete subservience to the Babylonian dynasty. Through the Lord’s mercy there was a recovery for a remnant after the expiration of the seventy years. Daniel received revelation concerning a 490 year time period (70 weeks consisting of seven years each)                                                                           which was to bring to a conclusion God’s dealings with Old Testament Israel. The temple was rebuilt as well as the city and wall and this period was to reach a consummation and finality with the incarnation, ministry and death of Christ. The seventy weeks prophesied by Daniel were completed when the gospel of their Messiah was fully communicated to Israel. A new covenant in Christ was initiated by the apostles and the New Testament reveals that Abraham’s seed was fulfilled in the person of Christ and the old covenant was abrogated and put away entirely for Christ fulfilled the law and the prophets.
            So let us examine the New Testament revelation which is abundantly clear in setting forth this truth. The seed of Abraham which is Christ was set forth that in that seed all nations should have access to that promised blessing through faith. “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” (Acts 10:34-35) “For Christ is the end of the law for everyone that believeth.” (Rom.10:4) “That is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” (Rom. 9:8) “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made He saith not as to seeds, as of many, bit as of one, and to thy seed which is Christ.” (Gal.3:16)  “But in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. For as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.” (Gal.6:15-16).”For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female for ye are all one in Jesus Christ. And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal.3:27-29).
            “He came into his own (Jesus being of the tribe of Judah), and his own received him not, but as many as received him (a remnant from among the Jews did receive him) to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on his name.”(John 1:11-12). So is salvation in any way determined by ethnicity or any natural distinction? The Scriptures are clear. The Israel of God will be constituted and made up entirely by a people of unwavering faith.

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