The situation depicted in these few scriptures was when the chosen people of God, the people of His covenant, were in bondage to the Egyptians. Their numbers had increased by so much that the new Pharaoh feared the Israelites. But Israel, at this time, was in apostasy and rebellion and few even knew who the true God was.
Heard the groanings of His covenant people
Remembered His covenants (That was the part that was missing in the above verse: “… God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.” )
Looked upon their sufferings
Had respect unto them
It was the covenant that He had made with Abraham and passed it along to Isaac and then to Jacob and his seed. That was the thing that He remembered. That was the difference between the Israelites and the Egyptians. The Israelites were God’s people and the other races were not the people of God. That is the reason that Israel was superior to the Egyptians—they were God’s people and the Egyptians were not. Israel was God’s covenant people and the Egyptians were not. All the other races worshipped other gods, only Israel worshipped the true God, i.e. the God of the Bible.
I can relate to the life of Ernst Zundel. Ernst tells his followers that he was a believer in many of the Jewish lies for most of his youth; me too. Then something happened that made him study one of the major incidents and he found that he was told a big, big lie. And after he testified that he didn’t believe that particular lie, he was persecuted.
Ernst Zundel died almost two weeks ago. Who was Ernst Zundel? He was a man who spent 7 years in jail for believing something that the Jews said was true. He didn’t run into a group of Jews in a rental automobile; He didn’t knock over any tombstones in a Jewish cemetery; He didn’t paint a swastika on a Jewish synagogue; He didn’t even punch a Jew in the nose. He just believed what they said was so outlandish that He refused to believe it. And He taught that it was wrong and showed the proof of his statements. He went to jail because He believed the truth and not a lie.
“Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and because they [Israelites] did this evil the Lord gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel.”
Israel, was now in its history, a theocracy. God was their King. The Israelites did not have a Congress and there was no one else in their Executive branch. All they had in their government, besides their king, was the Judicial branch. So, why would Israel ever be under the control of another people—a foreign people?
Now this verse tells us what was the reason that the Israelites fell under the authority of the king of Moab. It was because “the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD”, their King. And because the Israelites had done this evil, the LORD gave the “king of Moab power over Israel.”
This pattern repeated itself over and over in the history of the Bible.
Compiled from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
June 25, 2017
Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 8:13-18
Ezekiel was shown some terrible religious abominations that the people of the Kingdom of Judah were committing against their God. The women were “weeping for Tammuz” and 25 men were having a sun rise service in the inner court of the temple. Then Ezekiel is asked a question: “Is it a light thing”? God then tells Ezekiel that He would deal in fury: “though they cry to Mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.”
What a judgment. The God of Judah was surely provoked greatly. He would not hear their cries that they made with their loud voices; He would not hear them.
Is this like what has happened in recent times to the descendants of the ancient Israelites? What about the United States right before the War Between the States? Had this happen once again? I believe that it had, and the judgment was what God said it would be. And it has increased more and more over the years.
I have quoted our President many times in this series, when he said that, Israel, meaning the Jews, are our great friend. That statement alone turns my stomach. It convinced me how I feel about our leader. It is the same as Pastor Ken Kemble felt of our last President, “He isn’t my President.”
But for the average Christian, Mr. Trump’s comments about this one subject don’t bother them. Why is this? It seems that very few Judeo-Christians will change their opinion about the Jews, even when they are told what Jews have said about the situation. Elizabeth Dilling is one of the rare ones. When she read in the Talmud about what the Jews believe about Jesus the Messiah, she was horrified and shocked. She changed her theology completely and spent her life trying to get the message out to her fellow Christians.
But there are many Christians who put down the importance of doctrine. Some say, “I have the Holy Spirit, why should I worry about correct doctrine?” The word “doctrine” is simply another word for “teaching.” The doctrines of Christianity are the teachings that define Christianity. If you claim to believe in Jesus and to be filled with the Holy Spirit, you are speaking in doctrinal terms. “Who is Jesus?” and “What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?” are doctrinal issues. And who chooses whom for salvation is another very important, fundamental Christian doctrine, isn’t it?
One out of 10 white men who were of military age in 1860 died because of the War Between the States. The War Between the States ravaged the American population even after the bloodshed ended, taking a massive economic, religious and political toll on the nation. An accurate tally is important to gauge the huge impact of this war on American society. It affected both sides tremendously, as the Jewish plan for control of the nation reached its pinnacle of attacks. Shortly after the War, the Jews began in earnest to:
Control America’s seminaries and churches: The launch of the fraudulent Scofield Bible.
Control America’s politics: Samuel Untermeyer took advantage of a situation to bribe President Wilson to get a Jewish person appointed to the Supreme Court and to have America enter World War I.
Control of America’s money supply: The creation of the Federal Reserve Banking system.
Control of America’s people: The creation of the Internal Revenue Service and the progressive taxing of the people’s income.
Control of the family: The creation of the doctrine of feminism which changed completely the structure and dynamics of family life.
Control of the Jewish police state: The creation of the A. D. L. and the S. P. L. C. which identifies “hate” groups in the United States.
Who started the war? Was there a wizard behind the scenes directing both sides? It was like a play, in which the ending changed according to how the audience decided it should end. For like almost all wars, one group of people was invested in both sides. They won no matter who won.
President Donald Trump, in a speech given at the National Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, said that “I will always stand with the Jewish people and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel.”
Who does the President of the United States say that we are being a great friend and partner to? The answer is: The State of Israel. What Trump really means when he says, “The State of Israel” is the Jews! That is who he means when he says that we are being a great friend and partner to the Jews--the people who were the victims of the great holocaust [so-called], the descendants of the Christ-killers and haters of Christianity.
But who is a Jew anyway? Where do they come from? Does the Bible say that they come from Adam and Eve? Or does it make any difference?
On April 24, President Trump gave this terrible promise to the American people at a speech at a Holocaust Remembrance Day at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Prior to Trump’s speech, Stosh Cotler, the chief executive of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, slammed the decision to give the president a spotlight at the United States Holocaust Museum.
“Donald Trump and his administration have embraced the rhetoric and the agenda of white nationalism,” she told the New York Times. “This is not someone who deserves the platform of speaking at a national day of remembrance of the Holocaust.”
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday (April 24, 2017), “denounced as accomplices to ‘horrible evil’ anyone who denies that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.”
What did he just say? He will denounce as accomplices to ‘horrible evil’ anyone who denies that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. Well, that is us! The president will denounce us as being accomplices to “horrible evil?”
Most all true denominations of Christianity—Presbyterian, Baptist, Dutch Reformed, German Reformed, Anglican, Episcopal, and Lutheran were originally founded on Calvinistic doctrines and confession. Most of these churches have now departed from this teaching. In fact, 95% of modern churches reject what is called Calvinism in favor of Arminianism, which was developed by James Arminius (Latin name of Jakob Harmenszoon), the Dutch theologian who rejected the Reformed position. Of the 5% of churches that are left, there is less than 1% that teach covenant theology. These churches teach the errors of Calvinism and the heresy of Arminianism. Of these churches, there is a very, very, very small remnant that teach Israel-only theology. Arminianists believe that man knocked God off His Throne (in man’s mind). And then man told God that He had no right to choose who is saved or damned, and that man alone has the right to choose his own destiny. This is now practically the only doctrine that is taught in the Easter-bunny—Christmas tree “churches.”
“Who do you believe and why do you believe it? If you are not good in communicating what you believe, you need to know how to persuade using facts.”
This statement is very close to what the Bible says about this subject. Do you believe what Jesus Christ or His disciples said, or do you believe the opposite viewpoint that a Talmudic follower issues out of his mouth? Does that make a difference to you? Do you believe what a true prophet of God says, or do you believe what a false prophet says? They are both in the world today, with the majority being false prophets. And there is a genetic people who cannot believe the truth.
Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:22“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:”
September 11th is when some Christians believe that Jesus Christ was born. They believe it was not on the popular day of December 25th, in the middle of winter, when most of the Christian churches celebrate His birth. December 25th happens to be the birthday of a whole hosts of other false gods, like Mithras, and is in the season of winter which is cold and the time of daylight is at it shortest time.
April 3, 33 A.D. is the date when many of His followers believe He was crucified. I am not sure if this date is correct, but I believe that it is very close to being right. Let’s believe that these are the correct dates. If they are, then how many years are between the death of Jesus Christ and the year 2001? The number of years between 33 and 2001 is 1967.
Thus, we get the date of the Newsweek magazine: April 3, 1967. April 3 is the date of the murder of Jesus Christ and then 1967 years later is the false flag event known as 9/11. Is that wild or what?
Who are these verses talking about? The LORD will drive out what nations before who? What nation will be the victor over all the nations that it encounters?
This verse pertains only to His Covenant People—Israel; the elect of God. The LORD will drive out all these seven nations of the Canaanites from before Israel. And anywhere that Israel goes, God will lay the fear and dread of His nation upon all the land that Israel shall tread upon--if they keep the commandments that God gave them. In other words, Israel will be a special nation over all nations on the earth—if they keep His commandments.
My wife and I saw on the cable channel, two weeks ago, on Turner Classic Movies--Inherit the Wind. I had seen it when it first came out, which was a long, long time ago--1960. That was the year that I graduated from high school. That was so long ago that I forgot almost the entire movie. I just remembered a few of the scenes.
It was a movie that told the story of the Scopes or Monkey Trial that was held in Dayton, Tennessee. I had mistakenly thought, in my own mind, it was Cleveland, Tennessee. But that’s how long ago I saw the movie. It was the trial that depicted Evolution Versus Creation in the public schools.
There were at the time that this verse was written, fables--in particular Jewish fables, which the Christian was instructed to pay no attention to. We were warned not to get comfortable with these distortions of truth. Jewish fables or fictions or myths are still very much all around us. Do we still give heed to them?
Esau hates Jacob. Jews hate Israel. The Edomite Jew believes that if all the descendants of Jacob/Israel were no longer alive, then the covenant recipient would have to go back to the one before Jacob, i.e. Esau, because of default. Remember, Esau once was in possession of the covenant and all its blessings, but he despised it. He sold it to his younger twin brother Jacob. And a little later he lost the blessing because Jacob and his mother plotted against him and deceived his father.
It had to be a good deception to fool Jacob’s father, Isaac. For Isaac loved Esau while his wife loved Jacob. Isaac’s eyesight at that time was very bad, so Jacob had to disguise himself as Esau. Fixing the venison wasn’t hard, as his mother helped prepare the meal. But putting goat hairs on his arms and the smooth of his neck and wearing Esau’s goodly raiment convinced Isaac that it had to be Esau because Jacob smelled and felt just like Esau. And the twin boys were so different. Esau was an avid hunter and outdoorsman while Jacob was a shepherd. (Now it is just the opposite—Esau is deceiving Jacob’s descendants that Esau is Jacob.)
Isaac felt the skins of the goat hairs and smelled the raiment that Jacob wore, and that convinced him that Jacob was indeed Esau. It was the only time in the Scriptures that man depended upon his feeling, and he was deceived.