by Pastor Don Elmore
What Happened to Judea?
February 23, 2014
Scripture Reading: John 6:66-71
Before I begin with this sermon; remember I said that I will never forget Sandy Hook! Mark sent me a great email that told about a Mr. Wolfgang Halbig, a German immigrant who became a Florida State Trooper and a United States Customs Inspector. He also was a coach and teacher. He does not believe that anyone was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and he’s looking for some answers. The problem is: no one is giving him any information.
Mr. Halbig, testified at Columbine High School massacre and his responsibility today is to instruct over 4000 school districts on safety. But he doesn’t have a clue as to what happened at Sandy Hook.
His next plan is to sue the National Football League because he can’t even get the names of the Sandy Hook choir that was paid room and transportation to sing at the Super Bowl. Mr. Halbig said that the only way to get to the truth is to put people on the stand and have them answer some simple questions. If they lie, then that is a felony. May God help this brother from Judah to arrange these court cases!
The interviewer asked him the logical question: Are you afraid that they will kill you? This was after two detectives were sent to his home and told him to stop pursuing the question of what happened at Sandy Hook. He answered: “I am 67 years old. I have had a good life. If they kill me, they will kill me.”
Another issue with the Sandy Hook mess, is that they are building 26 playgrounds; each one honoring one of the “slain” victims. In Normandy, New Jersey; 100 miles from Sandy Hook, they have built one for Chase Kowalski. If you were in charge of a sign honoring Chase, what would you put on it? Look at what they did, and tell me who is part of this hoax?)
There was a debate between the “young-earth Creationist” leader Ken Ham verses “the science guy” Bill Nye. They both were wrong; they both taught that all the people of the earth go back to either:
- Adam and Eve; Answers in Genesis also adds that all of the human races’ common parent was mid-brown in color.
- A one cell organism; evolution says that all animals come from this one cell that came from a big-bang theory; but where did the star’s molecules that blew up come from; when asked, Bill Nye said: “We don’t know.”
Bill Nye said in the debate that there were Christians who did not agree with Ken Ham; they believe that the earth is older than 6,000 years. We are one of those who definitely disagree with Ken Ham, but we disagree with both debaters. But what we mostly disagree with is that they both make miscegenation (race-mixing) a valid activity. They both say that the human race is nothing more than one race.
Bill Nye doesn’t consider the Bible as God’s Word and Ken Ham totally ignores what the Word of God says on this topic. Bill Nye is not a Christian; but Ken Ham and the Answers in Genesis followers, call themselves Christians, but they would not agree with this sermon. If they disagree, then what does the Scriptures mean? They need to address these verses from the Bible.
THREE PORTION PALESTINE
Palestine was divided into three portions during the life of Jesus Christ. From North to South, it was:
- Samaria and
While Samaria contained Babylonians sent there to replace the House of Israel after they were taken into captivity by the King of Assyria, Galilee and Judea contained true Israelites from the tribes of the House of Judah:
- Galilee, was inhabited by the tribes of Benjamin and Levi, with a few Israelites from the tribe of Judah;
- Judea, was inhabited by a large remnant of the tribe of Judah, with a few Israelites from the other two tribes; Levi and Benjamin. There were also a large number of their enemy, the Edomite Jews who also lived and ruled there.
- Samaria, was inhabited mostly by the Babylonians who were sent there after the House of Israel was taken into captivity. It was almost devoid of any Israelites.
Galilee was the territory where the majority of the ministry of Jesus Christ was held. He performed many miracles around the area of the Sea of Galilee as well as He gave the “Sermon on the Mount” and the miraculous occurrence that happened on the Mount of Transfiguration; He feed the 5000 with a small amount of fishes and loaves of bread; He walked on the water of the Sea of Galilee; He healed Peter’s mother-in-law; He drowned the swine who were possessed by demons who had just been expunged from a possessed person; He stilled the storm on the Galilean Sea; and He did many more incidents than the Bible records in the Sea of Galilee area. Many of the people of the New Testament, who were His disciples and friends, were from this northern territory of Palestine.
Judea also contained a small part of the ministry of Jesus Christ; but it was mainly where His birth, baptism, Temple gathering at Feast Days, and His arrest, trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension occurred. There were a few miracles that He performed in Judea: the raising of Lazarus from the dead, the healing of the blind man in Jericho; but it was mainly in Galilee that Jesus did most of his work. Even after His resurrection, His disciples were instructed to go to a specific mountain in Galilee to meet Him there.
It was because in Judea, the enemy of the true Israelites, the older twin brother of Jacob/Israel; Esau, also lived. The descendants of Esau were invited to become a part of the Kingdom of Judah by Hyrcranus, the High Priest of Judah. This happened a couple of centuries before our Savior was born and was a huge, huge sin. Many of them moved from Seir to the city of Jerusalem and the surrounding cities.
By the time our Savior was born, they, the Edomites, gained the control of the land of Judea. The King (executive) was an Edomite/Jew; and most of the Pharisees and Sadducees (legislative) were Edomites/Jews and many of the judges (judicial) were Edomite/Jews also. They also became many of the elders, chief priests and scribes of the land. This was against the Mosaic Law; it was forbidden to happen. But because of Judah’s acceptance of multi-culturalism it had occurred. Israel was very much an apostate land, with just a few faithful believers.
Judah’s High-Priest, Hycranus, the fore-runner of Pastor Hagee, tried to make the covenant apply to Esau when it was not his position to do so. For Esau had long ago sealed his own doom; for he despised the covenant. We read in the Scriptures of how he sold his birthright and how he lost the special blessing of his father, Isaac. There was nothing anyone could do about this situation; for God hated Esau! It was God’s decision.
Jesus went to Judea for the Feast days, because in Jerusalem was the only place where the Feast Days could be held; but He knew that the Jews were seeking to kill Him. He went there at the time of the Passover so He could fulfill the Scriptures that told of the time of His death. He voluntarily lay down His life for the sheep, for He was the Passover Lamb! The death of Jesus had to coincide with the death of all the Passover lambs that were being sacrifice by each Israelite household. He was to die on Passover; not one day before or after. Jesus Christ could not die on any other day or time. It had to be at the same time the Passover lambs were being slaughtered.
Something to think about:
- Since each Israelite household was to eat the Passover lamb, how could any Israelite be a vegetarian?
- As a side note, who were the Passover lambs sacrificed for: in other words, for whom did its blood put away their sins for one year?
The Israelites under the Old Testament had a different destiny that the Israelite Christians under the New Testament. Jesus Christ’s death was only a promise, it hadn’t happened as of yet in the Old Testament. If the Lamb of God hadn’t died and been resurrected; the Old Testament Israelites would still need a Savior; they would never be in the Kingdom on the earth until that happened.
The Passover first occurred while the Israelites were in Egypt; they were the only ones who had the opportunity to observe it. The lamb saved the life of each Israelite’s family’s first born son. The Israelite’s first born son lived; the Egyptian’s first born son died. It was all because of the blood of the lamb!
Samaria, the middle portion, contained mainly Babylonians; put there by the King of Assyria. So between Galilee, Samaria and Judea, which portion do you think was the safest and more of an Israelite location for a true Israelite to live? The answer was without a doubt, Galilee!
In Judea, there was the hatred of the Edomites against the Israelites and their laws. They hated anyone who tried to expose their evil deeds. If one raised his voice in opposition to the rules of the Edomite/Jews, he would find himself in trouble with the government.
In Samaria, they had different laws too. A person who was trying to live by God’s laws would be out of sync with the Babylonians of Samaria. They had a religion that was a mixture of Babylonian beliefs with Israelite ceremonies and history. It was an adulterated mixture between paganism and God’s truth.
Galilee was the good soil for the seed of the God’s message. The youngest tribe member, Benjamin, was the “light” once again for his older brethren. The message could be proclaimed without fear of the Jews, or the belief of an adulterated version of the truth!
Judea: a mixture between Talmudic law and the true law of God. The majority rule was the Talmudic law of the Edomites. The small remnant of Judah kept the true faith of their covenant fathers: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Samaria: a mixture of Babylonish rituals and beliefs with Israel’s history and rituals. It was the fore-runner of modern day Roman Catholicism.
Galilee: a place of where the people could hear God’s Word. The message could be preached in peace as long as the Edomite/Jews were not there.
A Jewish Problem
That Jesus’ ministry was stationed in Galilee and even after He was resurrected, He instructed His disciples to meet Him in the mountain in Galilee. This presents a major problem for today’s Jew. The Jews are descended from Esau, known as Edom. But to carry out their fraud, they claim to be descended from the tribe of Judah; the tribe that was given the ruling right from Almighty God. The vast majority of the royalty of Europe are all descended from King David of the tribe of Judah! And it was to David, that God gave the promise that Israel would be ruled by his descendants.
This hatred is still a part of them. This is why in both the Jewish-led French Revolution and the Jewish-led Communist’s Revolution, the extermination of the royalty in Europe had been one of their agenda’s goals. France assassinated its royalty and Russia killed Czar Nicholas and his family. The Jewish-led revolts killed the royalty of those two nations, both who were descended from King David.
That is one reason why today’s Jews desire to be descended from the tribe of Judah. They could make this fraud have some validity because that was where they lived for several centuries. They lived in Judea, which was where the remnant of the tribe of Judah lived also. The tribe of Judah lived other places too; as they were part of the both the Assyrian and Babylonian captivity, they lived in Greece, Rome, England, Babylon, etc. But in Judea, the majority of Israelites that lived there were from the tribe of Judah.
The “lost ten tribes of Israel” had already gone in their captivity before the Edomites were offered to join the separatist’s Kingdom of Israel in Judea by Hycranus. But adding the Edomites to their Kingdom no longer made Judea a separatist’s kingdom. It became a counterfeit kingdom—Satan’s kingdom. It came very close to destroying the Kingdom of God forever. It is what the United States is today; a ZOG controlled government.
This is the main reason that Jesus’ ministry was not in Judea where the Edomite/Jews were living. The Edomites had taken over the kingdom by force from the tribe of Judah and were enforcing their laws over most of the land of Judea. Notice in the Scriptures how the Pharisees time and time again accused Jesus of not keeping their Talmudic law.
Jesus warned his disciples specifically to beware of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees (Matthew 15:6-12). The Edomite/Jews were the majority in the Pharisees and Sadducees institutions. Jesus was at war with the doctrine of these Edomites. He told his disciples to be wary of their teachings and not follow them. (Still true today!)
Jesus knew that the Edomite/Jew was planning and plotting for a way to murder Him. They hated Him and believed that He was a fake and a phony; they believe that He was a bastard and His mother a prostitute. He told his disciples about what was going to happen to Him when He went to Jerusalem.
Matthew 15:21“From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.”
He also told them about the plans of the Edomite/Jews to murder Him in a few of the references given in verses in Matthew 17:22, 23; Matthew 19:17-19; Matthew 26:15, John 7:1. Jesus was not surprised that He was arrested, for He knew ahead of time that He was going to be crucified and three days later resurrected. He had previously told his disciples about when it would occur.
When He was a young child (under the age of 2) the Edomite King, Herod tried to murder Him. He failed; but he did murder all the children of Bethlehem (Israelites) who was two years old or younger. Jesus was taken from Bethlehem to Egypt by His mother and father shortly before the murderous rampage took place. Jesus’ life was spared.
After King Herod’s death, an angel of God warned Joseph to take his wife and young child to Galilee and to not live in Judea. And this is what he did. Jesus lived in Nazareth in Galilee for most of His life.
The fact that Jesus lived and performed so many miracles in Galilee, and even picked the majority of His twelve disciples from Galilee, puts a major problem for the Jew of today to keep his lie intact. The only disciple who was not from the tribe of Benjamin was Judas Iscariot, a Jew. Judas betrayed Jesus Christ for thirty pieces of silver.
For Jesus dealt with mainly Israelites from the tribes of Benjamin and Levi; with a few from the tribe of Judah. In fact, the Bible states that Jesus lived in Galilee because He knew that He would be murdered by the (Edomite) Jews in Judea. Who were these Edomite/Jews? Today’s Jews say it was their ancestors!
Jews are history’s foremost race mixer, hypocrites and promoters of mongrelization [exactly what Esau had done]. Racial tension can best be understood through Jewish incitement and social engineering. Ultimately, the Jewish machinations for breeding out pure races, not just Whites, and ushering in an era of one homogenized breed is nothing less than genocide.
The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1925 Edition, Volume 5, Page 4; states this very fact: “Edom is modern Jewry.”
The 1984 Jewish Almanac says: “Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an ‘Israelite’ or a ‘Hebrew.’”
It is incorrect and blasphemous for Edomite/Jews to call themselves Israelites. Jacob remained racially pure while Esau mixed his seed with alien wives. In rabbinic literature, “Edom” was used as a symbol designating the Roman Empire or, later, the Church!
So, a little more than a hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, Judea was inhabited by Edomites (descendants of Esau) and Judah (descendants of Jacob/Israel). It was probably an attempt to heal the breech between Jacob and Esau but demonstrated the complete lack of faith of God’s Holy Word. The breech can never be healed! It brought a discordant element, the Edomites, into the land. Jerusalem, the capital city of Judea, was predominately inhabited by Edomite/Jews.
Esau, Isaac’s first-born, despised the birthright, when he traded it for a meal of red lentils. Esau/Edom is now seeking to steal it back by the same method his father used to spoil Adam’s race – lust. Esau/Edom has already stolen Jacob’s identity and is intermarrying to try and steal back his birthright.
The Jews are the only race to never have a homeland for over 2000 years. Henry Ford called them “International Jews” because, as Canaanite/vagabonds, they “wander the world” as God foretold (Genesis 4:9-15). They enjoy the benefits of their host country, while contributing nothing. And although Jews have appeared in the histories of other nations throughout the centuries, they were never able or willing to establish a nation of their own. The only way they got Palestine from the Turks and Arabs was to persuade others to steal it for them.
Since Esau married into the line of Cain, called Canaanites in the Bible, the original vagabond, it is plain to see where the spirit of “globalism”, “internationalism” and “multiculturalism” originated. Esau became a globalist or internationalist. Who established the League of Nations and the United Nations? It was the descendants of Esau! This is against the faith revealed through Moses and the prophets, which absolutely forbids confederations such as the two organizations just mentioned that the Jews established.
The Jews are parasites in any land that they live. That is the main reason they have been kicked out of every country and many cities in Europe; some over and over again. “The genius of the Jew is to live off people; not off the land, nor off the production of commodities from raw material, but off people. Let the other people till the soil; the Jew, if he can, will live off the tiller. Let other people toil at trades and manufacturers; the Jew will exploit the fruits of their world, That is his peculiar genius.” (The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem; 1921, Vol. II, p. 31).
So, if the Jews say in secret that they are Edom and Edom was constantly and consistently trying to murder Jesus Christ, and they cannot hear Jesus’ words, then how could they be His covenant people? Esau sold his birthright and lost the great blessing of his father. How could Jesus Christ die for Esau’s descendants?
Jesus and the Jews
“And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry.” Matthew 17:22-23
Jesus knew who was going to kill him, when it was going to happen and where it would occur.
Jesus repeated the information to His disciples on the way to Jerusalem:
“And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside along the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priest and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him. And the third day he shall rise again.” Matthew 20:17-19
The chief priests and scribes (Edomite/Jews) were displeased at the actions of Jesus Christ.
“And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! They [chief priests and scribes] were very displeased,…” Matthew 21:15
MATTHEW 21:38, 39, 45, 46;
38) “But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
39) And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
45) And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.
46) But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.”
Jesus continues this onslaught of complaints against the Canaanites/Jews with all of his woes and hypocrites statements in Chapter 23. Let’s look at just one of the statements which tells of one group of individuals whose destiny is hell:
“And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore, ye are witnesses against yourselves, that ye are the sons of them who killed the prophets.Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation [offspring] of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:30-33
The Bible tells of Jewish authorities who plot the murder of Jesus Christ.
“And it came to pass that, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days in the feast of the Passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. Then assembled together the CHIEF PRIEST, AND THE SCRIBES, AND THE ELDERS OF THE PEOPLE, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.” Matthew 26:1-5
Who did Judas made his deal with to betray Jesus Christ?
"Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they bargained with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.” Matthew 26:14-16
Who were the people who tried to find false witnesses to testify against Jesus Christ?
“Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death, B ut found none; yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said; nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy! What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.Then they spat in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who smote thee?” Matthew 26:59-68
Who were the people that took counsel against Jesus to put him to death?
“When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate, the governor.” Matthew 27:1-2
Who did Judas betray Jesus to?
“Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to that.” Matthew 27:3-4
Who accused Jesus to Pilate?
“And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him never a word, insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.” Matthew 27:12-14;
Who convinced the people to choose Barabbas and not Jesus?
“But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.” Matthew 27:20
Who mocked Jesus Christ while He was being crucified?
"Likewise also the chief priests, mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.” Matthew 27:41-42
Who was watching and guarding against Jesus’ resurrection?
“Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.Command, therefore, that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; for the last error shall be worse than the first.Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as ye can.So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.’’ Matthew 28:62-66
Who bribed the soldiers who were watching Jesus’ grave?
"Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.” Matthew 28:11-15
What! Did you read that? The Jews knew that Jesus Christ, the person who they hated so much that they had crucified; and they placed guards to “prevent” His resurrection, they KNEW THAT HE WAS RESURRECTED!
They promised the soldiers that “if this come to the governor’s ears, WE will persuade him, and secure you.” All the soldiers had to do for the money that they gave to them was to lie about what had happened; instead of Jesus being resurrected that were to say that His disciples came and stole Him while they slept. While they slept? This was a capital crime. But they trusted that the Jews would bring it to pass that all would be well.
It refers to the judicial hearing of the matter. If the governor hears what happened in regards to Jesus’ resurrection, we will take effectual means to persuade him; in other words, we will bribe him. The Jews knowing the covetous, greedy character of the governor, could confidently make this promise. That is the Jewish method: It is not the truth, but what they want to happen.
These verses were just in Matthew; and they were not all of them. There a lot more in Mark, Luke, John and the rest of the New Testament. Who do you think tried to murder the Apostle Paul?
ACTS 14:19: “And there came there certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.”
The Apostles, Barnabas and Paul, had refused the people’s thoughts about what they had done; healing a cripple from birth, as a miraculous deed from the gods. Barnabas they called Jupiter and Paul they called Mercury. The Priest of Jupiter came with oxen and garlands to offer a sacrifice for the miraculous healing that they had done.
Paul immediately told the people that they were not gods, but men of like passions as they were. But so fickly were the multitudes, that they allowed these Jews from the distant cities of Antioch and Iconium to stone Paul, and to cast him out of the city as one dead.
Probably he lay insensible for some time before the disciples would be able to gather around his supposed corpse, and his rising in their midst, apparently uninjured, was doubtless miraculous. It is probable that young Timothy was one of those disciples who witnessed the apostle’s suffering for the truth’s sake, and that the close bonds which afterwards bound together the father and his son in the faith, were first knit in the hour of peril and persecution.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.