I will Bless Those Who Bless You (You Know the Rest)

…I will bless those who bless you, Curse those who curse you…

Author’s note: Since writing this epistle in August of 2011, so many things have changed. Since Donald Trump became President, America's relationship to Isra'el has improved, but on the world stage, Anti-Semitism has become dangerously accelerated. This post will not change very much in what I have written since the September 2011 edition of the Levitt Letter mentioned the article “Churches Against Israel” by Giulio Meotti and posted originally at www.YNetNews.com concerning this group, the The World Council of Churches. Nothing there much has changed except the growing hatred of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. A measure of whether or not we are in the faith is found in:


1 John 3:11-15 (NASB95):


11 aFor this is the message bwhich you have heard from the beginning, cthat we should love one another; 12 not as aCain, who was of bthe evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because chis deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brethren, if athe world hates you. 14 We know that we have apassed out of death into life, bbecause we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who ahates his brother is a murderer; and you know that bno murderer has eternal life abiding in him. [1]

We need to be asking ourselves are we in the faith? Do we despise our brethren the Jews? Do we stand on the side of God and Moshe (Moses) or do we stand with Korah and the path of the Golden Calf? It is vital in these end times we know where to stand… Consider your stance prayerfully brothers and sisters; your eternal destiny might depend upon it....

NOTE: This epistle was written in 2011, and I did an update in 2013-14. It is due for another update, but in the interest of a continuation, I am only going to make modest changes to this post. Why you might ask, why not just update it and be done? The why is this: we need to see if there has been progress or if we are slipping away in a time of trouble for our Jewish brethren and for ourselves of course - for if we stand with our brethren in Isar'el, then we can expect to see our fortunes decline also. Another thing we need to look at, is the hedge of protection coming off America for its many sins? This will have a profound affect on Isra'el and on the United States. One other reason not to change this much is that it is one of my most popular posts - and I wish to preserve it for those who come to read it on the new blog site. So, without further adieu, let us pick up on this the original post. I hope it is still relevant today as it has been these last 9 years. DER

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(The following article is from http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/259543)


"The Anti-Israel World Council of Churches

DR. Joseph Frager , 25/02/19


Arutz Sheva

I was in Israel with Pete Hegseth of Fox last week and it was Wall to Wall People in Jerusalem. Most were Christians tourists who decided to use President’s week to visit the Holy Land.

Although the vast majority of Christians visiting Israel are doing so in support of the State, not all are so inclined. On January 29, 2019 the World Council of Churches announced that it was pulling its “ecumenical accompaniers” from Hebron due to “security concerns”. The World Council of Churches Program in Israel ostensibly sends delegates to “monitor” and “report human rights abuses”. It is all a sham. The organization works with fringe anti-Israel organizations such as B’eTselem and Breaking the Silence. It took years to finally expose the World Council of Churches Program for what it is-an Anti-Israel Group with an Anti-Israel agenda. The members of the Church Program would present themselves as “pilgrims” who were touring the area. They would roam around Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria wearing their telltale brown vests with the letters EAPPI (Ecumenical accompaniers Programme in Palestine and Israel) on them. They would come specifically on the Jewish Sabbath “ to bother us, to make provocations, together with Israeli radical Left-wing organizations together with Palestinian organizations” one observer said. They would carry maps which they claimed were tourist’s maps but on closer inspection these maps marked exact spots where Jewish homes stood. There activities are illegal in Israel. They collect intelligence on military operations. They were doing this specifically in Hebron. As a result they were expelled from Hebron. NGO monitor documented two EAPPI activists using extreme anti-semitic rhetoric on their social media accounts. The Program is fully funded by European governments and Churches. They support terrorism. As an example only days after a brutal terror attack at Halamish in July 2017 in which Omar al-Abed murdered Yosef Salomon, his daughter Chaya and his son Elad, EAPPI “activists” visited the terrorist family. The World Council of Churches has to be brought to judgement. It is not just enough to expel their “activists” from Israel."

See also:

  • https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/World-Council-of-Churches-exposed-as-biased-anti-Israeli-group-581209

  • https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7460/world-council-churches-israel

  • https://patriotsnews.com/world-council-of-churches-joins-with-un-and-eu-to-boycott-israel/

  • http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Generic/Generic/SendPrint?print=1&type=1&item=11053

  • https://religionnews.com/2017/03/21/the-world-council-of-churches-vs-the-jewish-state-once-again/

And many others....

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The original list of NCC (National Council of Churches) churches that also belong to the WCC) that I included on the 2011 version of this post is now updated -see note.

Note: the list you are about to read has been updated since I first published this in 2011. The following list IS the updated membership role currently listed at https://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches this day, April 23, 2020)

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches

  • Africa Brotherhood Church

  • African Christian Church & Schools

  • African Church of the Holy Spirit

  • African Inland Church of South Sudan and Sudan

  • African Israel Nineveh Church

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

  • African Protestant Church

  • American Baptist Churches in the USA

  • Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia

  • Anglican Church in Japan

  • Anglican Church of Australia

  • Anglican Church of Burundi

  • Anglican Church of Canada

  • Anglican Church of Kenya

  • Anglican Church of Korea

  • Anglican Church of South America

  • Anglican Church of Southern Africa

  • Anglican Church of Tanzania

  • Armenian Apostolic Church (Holy See of Cilicia)

  • Armenian Apostolic Church (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin)

  • Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda

  • Association of Evangelical Reformed Churches of Burkina Faso

  • Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany

  • Association The Church of God

  • Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha

  • Baptist Association of El Salvador

  • Baptist Convention of Haiti

  • Baptist Convention of Nicaragua

  • Baptist Union of Denmark

  • Baptist Union of Great Britain

  • Baptist Union of Hungary

  • Baptist Union of New Zealand

  • Batak Christian Community Church

  • Bengal-Orissa-Bihar Baptist Convention

  • Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

  • Catholic Diocese of the Old-Catholics in Germany

  • China Christian Council

  • Christian Biblical Church

  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada

  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States

  • Christian Church of Central Sulawesi

  • Christian Church of Sumba

  • Christian Churches New Zealand

  • Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa

  • Christian Evangelical Church of Sangihe Talaud

  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Christian Protestant Angkola Church

  • Christian Protestant Church in Indonesia

  • Church in the Province of the West Indies

  • Church in Wales

  • Church of Bangladesh

  • Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Blantyre Synod

  • Church of Ceylon

  • Church of Christ - Harris Mission (Harrist Church)

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Anglican Community of Congo

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Baptist Community of Congo

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Evangelical Community of Congo

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Mennonite Community in Congo

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Presbyterian Community of Congo

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa

  • Church of Christ in Congo - Protestant Baptist Church in Africa / Episcopal Baptist Community in Africa

  • Church of Christ in Thailand

  • Church of Christ Light of the Holy Spirit

  • Church of Cyprus

  • Church of England

  • Church of Greece

  • Church of Ireland

  • Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM)

  • Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His Special Envoy Simon Kimbangu

  • Church of Melanesia

  • Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

  • Church of North India

  • Church of Norway

  • Church of Pakistan

  • Church of Scotland

  • Church of South India

  • Church of Sweden

  • Church of the Brethren

  • Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN)

  • Church of the Province of Central Africa

  • Church of the Province of Myanmar

  • Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean

  • Church of the Province of West Africa

  • Church of Uganda

  • Churches of Christ in Australia

  • Community of Baptist Churches in Central Africa

  • Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa

  • Congregational Christian Church in Samoa

  • Congregational Christian Church of Niue

  • Congregational Christian Church of Tuvalu

  • Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches

  • Cook Islands Christian Church

  • Coptic Orthodox Church

  • Council of African Instituted Churches of Southern Africa

  • Council of Baptist Churches in North East India

  • Czechoslovak Hussite Church

  • Dutch Reformed Church

  • East Java Christian Church

  • Ecumenical Patriarchate

  • EKD - Bremen Evangelical Church*

  • EKD - Church of Lippe*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Oberlausitz*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church in Baden*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church in Central Germany

  • EKD - Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church in Rhineland*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church in Württemberg*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church of Anhalt*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church of the Palatinate*

  • EKD - Evangelical Church of Westphalia*

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg*

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanover

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony

  • EKD - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Schaumburg-Lippe

  • EKD - Evangelical Reformed Church in Bavaria and North-Western Germany*

  • Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil

  • Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East

  • Episcopal Church in the Philippines

  • Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan

  • Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church

  • Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)

  • Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

  • Evangelical Baptist Church in Angola

  • Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy

  • Evangelical Christian Church in Halmahera

  • Evangelical Christian Church in Tanah Papua

  • Evangelical Church in Germany

  • Evangelical Church in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Isles

  • Evangelical Church of Cameroon

  • Evangelical Church of Congo

  • Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren

  • Evangelical Church of Gabon

  • Evangelical Church of the Augsburg and Helvetic Confessions in Austria

  • Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland

  • Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Romania

  • Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia

  • Evangelical Church of the Disciples of Christ in Argentina

  • Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil

  • Evangelical Church of the River Plate

  • Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Congo (ELCCo)

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT)

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea

  • Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia

  • Evangelical Methodist Church in Italy

  • Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippines

  • Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina

  • Evangelical Pentecostal Mission of Angola

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Africa

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt Synod of the Nile

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Iran

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Portugal

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Togo

  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana

  • Evangelical Reformed Church of Angola

  • Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Romania

  • Free Pentecostal Missions Church of Chile

  • Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga (Methodist Church in Tonga)

  • Greek Evangelical Church

  • Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa

  • Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

  • Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem

  • Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East

  • Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China

  • Hungarian Reformed Church in America

  • Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil

  • Indonesian Christian Church (GKI)

  • Indonesian Christian Church (HKI)

  • International Council of Community Churches

  • International Evangelical Church

  • Jamaica Baptist Union

  • Javanese Christian Churches

  • Kalimantan Evangelical Church

  • Karo Batak Protestant Church

  • Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Kiribati Uniting Church

  • Korean Christian Church in Japan

  • Korean Methodist Church

  • Lao Evangelical Church

  • Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad

  • Lesotho Evangelical Church

  • Lusitanian Church of Portugal

  • Lutheran Church in Liberia

  • Malagasy Lutheran Church (FLM)

  • Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

  • Maohi Protestant Church

  • Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar

  • Mara Evangelical Church

  • Mennonite Church in the Netherlands

  • Methodist Church

  • Methodist Church Ghana

  • Methodist Church in Brazil

  • Methodist Church in Cuba

  • Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma

  • Methodist Church in India

  • Methodist Church in Indonesia

  • Methodist Church in Ireland

  • Methodist Church in Kenya

  • Methodist Church in Malaysia

  • Methodist Church in Singapore

  • Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas

  • Methodist Church in Zimbabwe

  • Methodist Church Nigeria

  • Methodist Church of Chile

  • Methodist Church of Mexico

  • Methodist Church of New Zealand

  • Methodist Church of Peru

  • Methodist Church of Puerto Rico

  • Methodist Church of Samoa

  • Methodist Church of Southern Africa

  • Methodist Church of Togo

  • Methodist Church of Uruguay

  • Methodist Church Sierra Leone

  • Methodist Church, Sri Lanka

  • Methodist Church, Upper Myanmar

  • Moravian Church in America

  • Moravian Church in Jamaica

  • Moravian Church in Nicaragua

  • Moravian Church in South Africa

  • Moravian Church in Suriname

  • Moravian Church in Tanzania

  • Moravian Church in Western Europe

  • Moravian Church, Eastern West Indies Province

  • Myanmar Baptist Convention

  • National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.

  • National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

  • National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon

  • Native Baptist Church of Cameroon

  • Nias Christian Protestant Church

  • Nigerian Baptist Convention

  • Old-Catholic Church in Austria

  • Old-Catholic Church in the Netherlands

  • Old-Catholic Church of Switzerland

  • Old-Catholic Mariavite Church in Poland

  • Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania

  • Orthodox Church in America

  • Orthodox Church in Japan

  • Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia

  • Orthodox Church of Finland

  • Pasundan Christian Church

  • Pentecostal Church of Chile

  • Pentecostal Mission Church

  • Philippine Independent Church

  • Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church

  • Polish Catholic Church in Poland

  • Polish National Catholic Church

  • Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Presbyterian Church in Cameroon

  • Presbyterian Church in Canada

  • Presbyterian Church in Rwanda

  • Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

  • Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea

  • Presbyterian Church of Africa

  • Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Presbyterian Church of Cameroon

  • Presbyterian Church of Colombia

  • Presbyterian Church of East Africa

  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana

  • Presbyterian Church of Korea

  • Presbyterian Church of Liberia

  • Presbyterian Church of Mozambique

  • Presbyterian Church of Nigeria

  • Presbyterian Church of Pakistan

  • Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Sudan

  • Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu

  • Presbyterian Church of Wales

  • Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba

  • Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

  • Protestant Christian Batak Church

  • Protestant Christian Church in Bali

  • Protestant Church in Indonesia

  • Protestant Church in Sabah

  • Protestant Church in South-East Sulawesi

  • Protestant Church in Switzerland

  • Protestant Church in the Moluccas

  • Protestant Church in the Netherlands

  • Protestant Church in Timor Lorosa'e

  • Protestant Church in Western Indonesia

  • Protestant Church of Algeria

  • Protestant Evangelical Church in Timor

  • Protestant Methodist Church of Benin

  • Province of the Anglican Church in Rwanda

  • Reformed Christian Church in Serbia & Montenegro

  • Reformed Christian Church in Slovakia

  • Reformed Church in America

  • Reformed Church in Hungary

  • Reformed Church in Romania

  • Reformed Church in Zambia

  • Reformed Church in Zimbabwe

  • Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria

  • Reformed Presbyterian Church of Equatorial Guinea

  • Religious Society of Friends: Friends General Conference

  • Religious Society of Friends: Friends United Meeting

  • Remonstrant Brotherhood

  • Romanian Orthodox Church

  • Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)

  • Salvadorean Lutheran Synod

  • Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches

  • Scottish Episcopal Church

  • Serbian Orthodox Church

  • Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession

  • Simalungun Protestant Christian Church

  • Slovak Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia & Montenegro

  • Spanish Evangelical Church

  • Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

  • Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

  • The African Church

  • The Church of the Lord (Prayer Fellowship) Worldwide

  • The Episcopal Church

  • Toraja Church

  • Union of Baptist Churches in Cameroon

  • Union of Protestant Churches in Alsace and Lorraine

  • Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East

  • Union of Welsh Independents

  • United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

  • United Church in Papua New Guinea

  • United Church in the Solomon Islands

  • United Church of Canada

  • United Church of Christ

  • United Church of Christ - Congregational in the Marshall Islands

  • United Church of Christ in Japan

  • United Church of Christ in the Philippines

  • United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe

  • United Church of Zambia

  • United Congregational Church of Southern Africa

  • United Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India

  • United Free Church of Scotland

  • United Methodist Church

  • United Methodist Church of Ivory Coast

  • United Presbyterian Church of Brazil

  • United Protestant Church of Belgium

  • United Protestant Church of Curaçao

  • United Protestant Church of France

  • United Reformed Church

  • Uniting Church in Australia

  • Uniting Church in Sweden

  • Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa

  • Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa

  • Waldensian Church

  • * The churches marked with an asterisk are represented in the WCC through the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) but not counted as direct members.

What is going on? Folks, those of you who have read my epistles know that yes, I do occasionally mention the politics of the day, but no, I try to keep my own personal beliefs out of what G-d has called me to say. So imagine my surprise when He leads me in this way. Let me tell you, G-d’s got a message here though, just bear with me while we get through it.

We are surrounded by the enemies of not only America and of Israel, but more importantly, of G-d and Yeshua ha'Machiach (Jesus the Messiah). Sometimes are enemies are easily recognizable, such as those in the case of Islamo-fascist terrorists, communists and rogue states bent upon our destruction. Those who hate her encompass Israel on all sides; some estimates say 250,000,000 strong. To be fair, can we truly say that all 250,000,000 Muslims that live in or near Israel hate her? Probably not, but most of the governments that represent them do, and that is where the danger lies. These types of enemies we can see and try to bolster our defenses against. Others are not so noticeable;

Sometimes they call themselves “Christian”.

The Holocaust occurred because people of faith were silent. Silent as they watched members of their own family be led to the slaughter. I’m not talking about “family” in the sense of mom and dad and their 2.2 kids; I’m talking about the family of believers. We claim a “Judaeo-Christian” heritage, which indicates we come from the same roots, the same “father”, Abraham. Sometimes our own worst enemies are family…

Matthew 10:34-36 (KJV) 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. [4]

Compare this with Micah 7:6:

6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. [5]

I’m going to put forth several scriptures here – we need to hear the words of the L-rd first before I tie this all together…

Matthew 7:24-27 (1901 ASV) Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock: 25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and if fell not: for it was founded upon the rock. 26 And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: 27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof. [6]

Matthew 21:12-13 (KJV) 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. [7]

From the Septuagint:

Isaiah 56:7

…I will bring them to My Holy Mountain, and gladden them in My house of prayer: their whole-burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable upon my altar; for mMy house of prayer shall be called a house of prayer for all nations…[8]

Jeremiah 7:11 (KJV) 11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD. [9]

Now, why do you think I’ve included these scriptures? It is because anti-Semites and “Christians” throughout the ages have used these verses to label the Jews as “the money changer”, and portray them as evil or dishonest. I want to show that the opposite is true, that what they did in the temple was based on Scripture, Deut. 14:22-26. At the time of Jesus’ ministry, those that read the Gospel narrative of Matthew would have understood what it was that Christ had done. By quoting Isaiah 56:7 – Christ was coming against the practise of using the Court of the Gentiles in the Temple Complex as a place of commerce – effectively blocking those G-d-fearing Gentiles from the worship of G-d. By pronouncing Jer. 7:11, was He calling the “money changers” greedy, or was there a deeper meaning behind His words? Speculation seems to be all we have, but when you understand the “sitz in leben” [German for ‘setting in life’], or in other words, context, context, context, then a much broader picture than greed begins to emerge. Deut. 14-22-26 tells us that it was Biblical to exchange money for the purchase of sacrifices. Jews from all over the world came to worship the Passover; they couldn’t bring their sacrifices with them for the animals might be hurt or damaged, rendering them impossible to use for a sacrifice. So, they would buy them in Jerusalem. They couldn’t use the money of the realm they came from though – most ancient coins had images stamped on them, and these were unacceptable in the temple – they were graven images. So, the worshippers would exchange their money for Temple coins; a look at Matt. 17:24-27 shows Christ instructing Peter to catch a fish and take a coin from its mouth to pay the Temple Tax for Himself and Peter. Now, the Temple tax was ½ a shekel, and was usually paid by a special coin. The coin used was normally the silver tetradrachm of Trye, equivalent in value to a shekel; hence two Jews normally combined to pay the tax with this coin [thus Matt 17:24-27]. What this means is this (and I speak as a man): maybe greed wasn’t the focus of Jesus as He drove the buyers and the sellers and the money changers from the Temple: G-d was being robbed in worship, not thievery by those in attendance. We have to examine the culture and the practices of the people that Christ spoke to, to truly understand what the Bible is telling us. […For if we continue to view the Jews in light of misinterpretations and misrepresentations of Scripture, namely that they were all greedy money lovers, then truly we have fallen into the traps set by the enemy, and continue to propagate lies and hatred about our brothers and sisters…][10]

Lets go on to Mark 3:24-25:

24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. [11]

And:

Mark 6:4 (KJV) 4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. [12]

There are many more scriptures I could use but I believe these are enough to get the point across. Let’s tie this all together now.

How does the today view itself? As a family. The theme that has arisen in the past few years is a search for “common ground”. We cry out for “unity”, for “tolerance” of our differences. Well, let’s take a look at this: if you go on the web and do a search for Christian denominations, one page had 172 listings, each with multiple congregations for each listing. On another site, over 2000 denominational choices came up. How do we “unify” these vast numbers? On what “common ground” do we agree to agree upon? What of those “denominations” that call themselves “Christian” yet hold to doctrines that run outside the Bible? What of those that say they hold to Biblical doctrines, just not all of them? What about those that do away with certain doctrines all together, calling the Word of G-d outdated and outmoded? What of those that seek to make the Word of G-d more “relevant” by watering down “offensive” and “insensitive” scripture or attempts to “explain” it away in round after round of “new revelations”? Oh brethren – look around you. If you hear the voice of G-d, look around! What do you see? Re-read the news dispatch on page one of this epistle again. This dispatch is in regard to the World Council of Churches and it's clear antisemitism which is clearly an anti-Isra'el policy. On this blog is an updated list of churches/denominations associated with the WCC. Is your congregation associated with one of these? Do you know someone who is? Brethren, the WCC takes the word of G-d and tramples upon it. The Palestinian leaders have sworn to destroy Israel and the Jews off the face of the earth. In Gen. 12:3 G-d told Abram:

Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

3 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. [13]

In Numbers 24:9 G-d says through the mouth of Balaam [no friend of Israel he]:

“…Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee…” [14]

Now, once more, through Isaac, Jacob received G-d’s blessing:

Genesis 27:29 (KJV) 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. [15]

And the G-d of Abraham and Isaac did what in Gen. 35:10?

Genesis 35:10 (1901 ASV) And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. [16]

Sometimes our enemy is our family. But who are we? We are the wild olive tree that were warned by Paul in Romans 11:15-24:

Romans 11:15-24 (DARBY) 15 For if their casting away be the world’s reconciliation, what their reception but life from among the dead? 16 Now if the first-fruit be holy, the lump also; and if the root be holy, the branches also. 17 Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and thou, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree, 18 boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, it is not thou bearest the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches have been broken out in order that I might be grafted in. 20 Right: they have been broken out through unbelief, and thou standest through faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: 21 if God indeed has not spared the natural branches; lest it might be he spare not thee either. 22 Behold then the goodness and severity of God: upon them who have fallen, severity; upon thee goodness of God, if thou shalt abide in goodness, since otherwise thou also wilt be cut away. 23 And they too, if they abide not in unbelief, shall be grafted in; for God is able again to graft them in. 24 For if thou hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree? [17]

Christain, AWAKE! See what evil we have wrought upon the natural branch! By our shunning of the Torah, of the Tanakh, by forgetting the Prophets and the Chronicles of Is’rael, what horror we inflicted by our at times indifference, and at times our arrogance, and still yet at times our violence – and at all times, our silence. For Zion’s sake I WILL NOT BE SILENT, NO MORE! We are adopted sons – they are the natural, the sons of promise…

…And family can be the worst enemy…

Matthew 10:35 (KJV) 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. [18]

Fathers, mothers, daughters, sons – these are not just designations of family members – they also represent a spiritual relationship to G-d.

  • “…set a man at variance against his father…”

[G444] …man… ἄνθρωπος anthrōpos anth'-ro-pos

  • A son contrasted to his father… man vs. G-d

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[G3962] …father… πατήρ patēr pat-ayr'

  • Progenitor, ancestor, father, model…

  • “…the daughter against her mother…”

[G2364] …daughter… θυγάτηρ thugatēr thoo-gat'-air

  • A relationship of kindness (by Hebraism) -a descendant

Christians vs Is’rael

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[G3384] …mother… μήτηρ mētēr may'-tare

  • Mother, a parent, Progenitor, instructor

  • “…and the daughter in law against her mother in law…”

[G3565] …daughter in law… νύμφη numphē noom-fay'

  • A bride, spouse, newly married

The Bride in Contrast or Opposition

[G3994] …mother in law… πενθερά penthera pen-ther-ah'

  • Another in law, in antithesis of the daughter in law

Matthew 10:36 (KJV)

36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. [19]

Christians vs. Jews. Do you see the connection here? Christ warned of the “church” and its opposition to the people of G-d Himself.

…Family can be the worst enemy…

Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV) 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. [20]

“…whosoever heareth … and doeth…” We hear, then we agōn and the house is built upon a rock, a solid unshakeable rock, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach – “…he who does this to the least of mine…”

“…every one that heareth …and doeth them not…”

We don’t hear and we obey not the commandments; in our arrogance we create doctrines of men: Dominion Theory, Replacement Theology, the Holocaust, “Divide the land for peace”… We’ve built a house upon sand “…and great was the fall of it…”

…Family can be the worst enemy…

Matthew 21:12-13 (KJV) 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. [21]

“And Jesus went into the temple of God…”

[1 Corinthians 3:17 (KJV)

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. [22] (See also 2 Cor. 6:16)

“…and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple…”

[Proverbs 23:23 (KJV) 23 “…Buy the truth, and sell it not…”[23]]

“…overthrew the tables of the money-changers…”

[Are you agōnizomai? Do you pray for righteousness or do you hunger for the wealth of the nations? Do you πλεονεξία pleonexia (pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah), want more? Where are your tables?]

“…My house shall be called the house of prayer…”

What house have you built?

Psalm 127:1 (1901 ASV)

1Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it: Except Jehovah keep the city, The watchman waketh but in vain. [24]

How we have labored in vain when we ignore the foundations of our house. The L-rd laid the cornerstone, the foundation built up then in the Torah and the Prophets. A city kept by Yeshua, born of light. When G-d speaks of robbing Him, we think in terms of tithes and offerings. The tithe and offerings mentioned in Malachi 3 refer to the keep of the temple; what we truly rob G-d of is our heart. We withhold our affections from Him when we want more. Look at Psalm 127:1 again: “…Except Jehovah keep the city…” If we want more, does He “keep” (guard) the city? If we want what is the covenant promises of G-d toward Eretz Yisra’el, to want or desire to replace Yisra’el, surely then we have become a den of thieves.

…Family can be the worst enemy…

Mark 3:24-25 (NKJV) 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. [25]

“The Kingdom of G-d, the Kingdom of Heaven” – long known by the sages of Yisra’el to be idioms for the land of Israel itself and of its people. Our mother, our Father.

Christians vs. Jews

The World vs. the Jews

…And we are silent…

…Family is the worse enemy…

Mark 6:4 (NKJV) “…A prophet is…without honor , among his own relatives, and in his own house…” [26]

  • We’ve robbed G-d of affection.

  • We’ve robbed the Jewish people of Yeshua by our actions.

  • We’ve robbed ourselves of Torah and Tanakh.

  • We’ve dishonored Yeshua in the world by our misleading His children into the wilderness to worship the golden calf.

  • We’ve grown fat and lazy.

  • Weep now O Zion; Weep now O ekkelesia!

Weep.

The curse. The blessing. Set before us this day is life or death. Look at what is called the church and weep. It will take all our tears to breach this gap. It is time to lay aside the weight of sin, it is time for agōn. Our “family” turns against the natural branch and yet we sit in its pews, silent. A small movement exists to find its way back to the branch, back to the mother that birthed it, holding out hands of repentance and forgiveness seeking mercy, seeking the face of HaShem. The family has been fractured – it is time to reconcile.

But sometimes, family only agrees with you just to shut you up.

For Zion’s sake –I will not be quiet…

For Ha'Machiach's (Messiah's) sake – I will not be silenced…

For YHVH Elohim – I will pray for strength, for boldness to tell the truth. Simply agreeing does not promote truth – truth is not something you say or agree to with your lips; it is something you do. There are “houses” out there where truth is not welcome. When you speak truth, you will be crucified for your words, for:

John 3:19-21 (KJV) 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reprovedc. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. [27]

When you start believing the truth, when you come to the place that the Word of G-d is alive and true in your heart, you will leave those “houses” where truth is not spoken. You’ll start to do, to speak, to tell of what you’ve learned. You’ll do the will of G-d; and by your actions, those around you will see the light, and they will also.

…You will then start to be family, and cease to be the enemy…

Our eyes have been just as blind as the Jews, maybe more so for we have let the clouds obscure our sight. This clouded vision keeps us from seeing what we need to see – sometimes, just because they call themselves “Christian” doesn’t make it so. By blinding ourselves, by compromising the Word of G-d for the sake of “unity”, what good have we done? We’ve partaken in their iniquity and put Messiah and G-d to shame. We “agree to disagree” – yet where does it say that in the Word? On the contrary, it says just the opposite. Turn if you will to 1 Cor. 12:12-26. Paul speaks of the body, made of many parts. Yes the parts are diverse, but note two verses in particular:

1 Corinthians 12:13 (KJV) 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentilesc, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. [28]

…and…

1 Corinthians 12:25 (KJV) 25 That there should be no schisme in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. [29]

One Spirit. No schism, no division. Not 2000 plus bodies all believing something different. TRUTH IS WHAT IT IS… “…I will bless those who bless thee, curse those who curse thee…” This is what it is. My eyes have to be open – they have to see.

No more can we tolerate the sickness that infects the body. Favoring it will not make them part of the elect. Letting false doctrine and antisemitism be preached will only condemn souls to Hell, and silence will allow madmen to usher in a Holocaust like has never been seen before.

What do we do then? Let this be the end of the matter: please G-d, not men. Pray brethren, o pray beloved of the L-rd to be crushed by His mighty hand, so that the agōn you struggle with turns to victory – and righteously you stand.

Bless Yisra’el O G-d; Make me one with the body

That speaks and seeks Truth;

Let not my lips be silent And iniquity pass by without reproach.

Help me to despise ease and comfort and to only seek contentment,

Whether it be in

Plenty

Or

Lack.

Let it be unto me as You will; Yoke me with True Believers

And keep me from the evil man.

My heart yearns, nay, cries aloud For You

O King of Israel

O Savior of my soul

O Spirit of the Living G-d…

May I be found worthy on the day

To suffer for Thy Name And may I never be Silent Again

For Thy People’s Sake; For Jerusalem

Now with all thanksgiving, We bless the Name of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach,

Giving all honor, glory and power to Him upon the Throne…

O Father, may You be Exalted in all the Earth

May G-d richly bless you all, my beloved

…Amein…

​​SMXLL

a 1 John 1:5

b 1 John 2:7

c John 13:4f; 15:12; 1 John 4:7, 11f, 21; 2 John 5

a Gen 4:8

b Matt 5:37; 1 John 2:13f

c Ps 38:20; Prov 29:10; John 8:40, 41

a John 15:18; 17:14

a John 5:24

b John 13:35; 1 John 2:10

a Matt 5:21f; John 8:44

b Gal 5:20f; Rev 21:8

[1] New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995. LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

[2] Posted by The Traditional Values Coalition, (http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3418)

[3] Information taken from the National Council of Churches web-site and compared with that of the World Council of Churches -DER

[4] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[5] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[6] American Standard Version. 1995 (Electronic edition.). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[7] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[8] The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton, originally published 1851, ©2007 by Hendrickson Publishers

[9] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[10] Information for this section of discourse taken from The Passion Conspiracy by Randy Weiss, PhD., published by Excellence in Christian Books, ©2004, Randall A. Weiss

[11] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[12] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[13] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[14] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[15] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[16] American Standard Version. 1995 (Electronic edition.). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[17] Darby, J. N. (1996). The Holy Scriptures : A new translation from the original languages (electronic ed.). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems.

[18] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[19] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[20] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[21] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

c defile: or, destroy

[22] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[23] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[24] American Standard Version. 1995 (Electronic edition.). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[25] The New King James Version. 1996, c1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

f Matt. 13:57; Luke 4:24; John 4:44

[26] The New King James Version. 1996, c1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

c reproved: or, discovered

[27] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

c Gentiles: Gr. Greeks

[28] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

e schism: or, division

[29] The Holy Bible : King James Version. 1995. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.



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