Jack Heckathorne - Posted by Sysop on Saturday, September 5, 2009 3:02 - 0 Comments 2,576 views
Israel-Cursing or Blessing?
By: Jack Heckathorne, Author of the book “Separation of Church and God, The Final Judgment”
“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 show 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 shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12: 1-3)
The nation of Israel was founded by God himself. God made a promise to Abraham that his descendants would eventually become a great nation. It would become a blessing to the entire world, but is this the Israel that we see today? Israel is a war torn nation that has been under constant attack throughout its history. Even when the Jews were dispersed around the world they were attacked as a people. The holocaust was the just the latest desperate attempt to wipe out the Jews from the face of the earth just a few years prior to the rebirth of their nation in 1948.
Abraham had two sons, Ishmael by his Egyptian handmaiden Hagar, from which Mohammed eventually descended, and founded the Muslim religion. Fourteen years later Abraham had another son by his wife Sarah named Isaac. Isaac had two sons, Jacob and Esau. These twin sons were fighting even before they were born.
“And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner (kinds) of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.” (Genesis 25: 22-24)
Esau hated and despised Jacob because he had sold his birthright (inheritance) to Jacob for a bowl of stew and bread and later Jacob was given his fathers birthright blessing of material wealth. The hostility has continued through the generations. The descendants of Esau married into the descendants of Ishmael and formed the Arabic nations. The descendants of Jacob became the Jewish nation of Israel. The aggressive hatred now seen in the Arabs towards the Jews is a reflection of Esau’s hatred of Jacob.
Prior to man’s creation Satan declared that he wanted to be a god himself. For this reason he was cast out of Heaven onto the Earth and condemned to the Lake of Fire. A false God must devise false religions in order to have worshipers and he must deceive people about the true God in order to achieve his goal.
“I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:13-14)
But in the next verse God had a word for Satan and his followers.
“Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (Isaiah 14:15)
Satan knew that he couldn’t overthrow God but yet wanted to be a God himself. There are really only two religions, the false one of Satan and the true one of God, although the false religion is veiled under many different names in order to appeal to different cultures of the world. The false religion teaches that man achieves salvation by his own merit, but the true religion teaches that Jesus Christ provided salvation by his work on the cross. This is why the false religions of the world deny Jesus as the Son of God and exalt their own works. If Satan allowed his religions to follow Jesus then he would have no followers. Therefore, he will deceive men by any means possible.
Satan is known as “god” by many religious names. Allah is the one that the Muslims worship. Muslims and Christians do not serve the same God. Satan is a deceiver and a counterfeiter. Every one of his religions, prophets, doctrines, books and methods of salvation are false although he makes them appear as genuine as possible.
The descendants of Jacob, the Jews, believe in the true God of Abraham. However, when they rejected Jesus as the Son of God they were placed under divine discipline by God and have been ever since. The Jews were God’s chosen people to preach the Gospel around the world but they refused to believe that Jesus was the Messiah or preach the Gospel. As a result, God has allowed Israel to be attacked in every way possible throughout history. Even though they have been disobedient, God has preserved the Jews as a people.
God has had to use other nations to preach his Gospel and each one that has, received the blessings that could have been Israel’s. The United States has been God’s client nation for the past two hundred plus years, but if and when it goes against Christ it will lose its blessings and become just another liberal bankrupt country struggling to survive.
The Jews have been like a rebellious child but at some point they will finally awaken to the realization that Jesus is the true Messiah and the Sanhedrin, which has been reconvened, will declare it publicly. The twelve tribes of Israel, consisting of twelve thousand evangelists each, will go around the world and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person on the Earth. The blessings that God promised Abraham will finally be realized and Israel will live in peace forever.
“If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; And that I also have 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: Then will I 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)