When the people of Israel were in the desert of Sinai, having been brought out of Egypt, Moses said to the house of Jacob that if they would obey God and keep his covenant, particularly the 10 commandments, they would be to God “above all people” and “a kingdom of priests”, “an holy nation” (ref. Exodus 19:3-6).
And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.Exodus 19:3-6
So, long ago, God had intended the people of Israel to become “a kingdom of priests”, a light for all the nations of the world.
But then, even before Moses passed away, he predicted that after his death, Israel would break the commandments and turn away from God (ref. Deuteronomy 31:27-30). Moses said, it is for this reason that evil will befall Israel in the latter days (ref. Deuteronomy 31:29).
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…Deuteronomy 31:29
After Joshua had conquered much of the promised land, and when he was stricken in age, he warned the Israel of his day that the remnant of the nations they had taken would be snares and traps, scourges, and thorns. In time, he went on, these would lead the people of Israel astray (ref. Joshua 23:11-16).
Subsequently, sure enough, the tribes of Israel did forsake Mosaic law. By the time of Solomon, there was so much spiritual treachery that the 12 tribes had to be split into 2 kingdoms, Israel and Judah. By the time of the prophet Hosea, the kingdom of Israel was so far gone that God made Assyria scatter the people. By the time of the prophet Jeremiah, the kingdom of Judah likewise had to be taken into captivity by Babylon and chastised.
These problems, a consequence of demons, made an alternative approach necessary, one that involves the Holy Spirit.
For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.Hebrews 8:7-12
This new approach, at least the part concerning the saints, required Jesus Christ being born into the world through the virgin Mary, to serve as a sacrificial Lamb of God. Jesus Christ had to become the Son of man in order to die, as it happens on a cross, so that the world thereafter might understand God’s power to resurrect the dead.
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.John 10:17-18
The first advent of Jesus Christ was prophesied in Isaiah 53, Isaiah 42, etc. Certainly, Isaiah 53 speaks of the crucifixion.
… he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.Isaiah 53:5
All this means, when the Messiah of Israel came to the people of Judaea, the Jews, the first time, they did not accept him, because, the fact of the matter is, they were never meant to! In other words, it was not yet the time of the Millennial Reign.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.John 1:11
Remember also that the generation at the time, led by the Pharisees and the Sadducees, was “wicked” and spiritually “adulterous” (ref. Matthew 16:4). Moreover, that same generation had turned the house of God into “a den of thieves”. Consequently, that specific generation was punished by God, the LORD of hosts, in 70 AD.
For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.Luke 19:43-46
Then in 132-135 AD, because of a false Christ, ultimately the Jews as a people were scattered, and Judaea was renamed Syria Palestina.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.Luke 13:34-35
So, the particular Jews that sided with demons and challenged Jesus Christ, and even blasphemed him in person, were punished in their day.
As for Jews in general and Jews who are alive today, the truth is that God has blinded Israel in part (ref. Romans 11:25-27, Isaiah 29:10-14). This blindness will continue until the time comes for Israel to receive the Holy Spirit.
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.Romans 11:25-27
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.Isaiah 29:10-14
Because remember, the identity of Jesus Christ was revealed to the apostles by God the Father (ref. Matthew 16:15-17), and then confirmed again by the Holy Spirit after the Resurrection at the time of the Pentecost (ref. Acts 2:14-24).
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.Matthew 16:15-17
If God had not revealed the identity of his Son, the Christ, no one would have believed.
So, the conflict that is unfolding in these last days between Israel and Islam – in the words of Moses, “evil will befall you in the latter days” – has absolutely nothing to do with Jews not accepting their Messiah two thousand years ago.
Rather, it has to do with the laws of Moses, or the first covenant, particularly the sin of breaking the first commandment: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Things such as Freemasonry, Kabbalism, the star of the god Remphan, the likes of the Rothchilds, the occult, witchcraft, LGBTQ, heretical Christians, etc., are the reasons why Israel must be go through a baptism by fire in these last days.
It has nothing to do with Jews as a people rejecting Jesus Christ, as a proponent of Replacement Theology in some pulpit or on social media would have you believe. It is entirely about Satanists among Jews. Just as there are Satanists pretending to be Christians, there are Satanists among Jews.
… I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.Revelation 2:9
Now, the funny thing about Replacement Theology – the suggestion that God has chosen the Christian church to replaced the nation of Israel – is that the truth of the matter is precisely the other way around!
You see, after the day of Christ, human Jews, given the Holy Spirit, will replace the Christian church to serve God as priests throughout the world.
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.Isaiah 61:5-6
Those who advocate the idea that the church has replaced Israel are technically heretics, and might be treated as such. This is Romans 11:18-21.
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief [sin against the 1st commandment] they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.Romans 11:18-21
I first covered the idea of Jews serving as priests when I figured out “trees of righteousness”, a prophecy of Isaiah 61. These individual Jews are to “eat the riches of the Gentiles” (ref. Isaiah 61:6).
When the Son of man himself preached in a synagogue in Nazereth in his day, he read from this particular chapter of Isaiah, except he stopped before “the day of vengeance” and “trees of righteousness”. He stopped there, because those parts were to be hidden until these last days (ref. Luke 4:16-21), and that “wicked and adulterous generation” led by Pharisees and Sadducees was not meant to be given the kingdom of God.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.Luke 4:16-21
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.Isaiah 61:1-3
So, the kingdom of God will comprise the saints of Israel, serving as soldiers described metaphorically as “mountains”, as well as a holy remnant of Judah, serving as priests described metaphorically as “trees”. This is the meaning of Isaiah 55:12.
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.Isaiah 55:12
So, this will be “a kingdom of priests”, as Moses once mentioned and as God originally intended. In 1 Peter 2, this “holy nation” is described as a “royal priesthood”.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood [Jews], an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.1 Peter 2:9-10
When they arrive, the 2 witnesses will confirm what I say or else correct what I say, because they will have the responsibility of preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God to the entire world (ref. Revelation 14:6, Matthew 24:14), and the world will pay attention to them because of their ability to change the climate and smite the earth as often as they will.
If you consider the history of Christendom, you will notice that a few decades after Nicaea, 325 AD, when the canon of the Bible was formed, the church already started to go off track with the likes of Augustine, circa 354-430 AD. In fact, a generation or two after the apostles, the likes of Origen, circa 185-253 AD, started to allegorise everything. Then, there was the corruption of the Latin Vulgate and the need for the Protestant Reformation. Then, the Protestants themselves started to lose the plot. And now, in these days, despite the availability of a fairly good translation of the Bible such as the KJV 1769, the apostasy or “falling away” of Christendom is complete (ref. 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Zechariah 5:4). Today, there is every sort of denomination, but no one is preaching the truth anymore. Hardly anyone understands what the gospel even is. It should be no wonder that the entire church must be rebuilt from the ground up, with Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.
These last days have proved that a deceiving demon can easily hijack and mislead a congregation. The Bible describes this as treachery within the Christian church.
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.Isaiah 24:16
Still, many individual Christians will pass the tribulation of these last days (ref. Revelation 7:13-17), because it is only necessary to know that, one, Islam is not a newer testament that has abrogated the Old and the New Testaments of the Christian Bible, and, two, that the United States of America is Mystery Babylon, where the mark of the beast will be rolled out. To not fail, you must know that Islam is wrong, and that America is evil. It really is as simple as that.
Since human scholarship and piety have proved insufficient, during the Millennial Reign, rather than personal interpretation of some translation of the Bible, priests will rely directly on the Holy Spirit, God himself.
At that time, every Jew will be holy, and he will know everything.
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in JerusalemIsaiah 4:3
… this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.Jeremiah 31:33-34
Of course, Jesus Christ himself will also speak to the world and teach from Zion (ref. Isaiah 2:2-3). For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem!
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.Isaiah 2:2-3
This is the kingdom of God.