One of the clearest teachings in the Bible is that of the new birth, or being born again of the Spirit. How important is this teaching? It is so important that Jesus Christ, the creator of all things (John 1:1-3, Genesis 1:1) told a Jewish ruler that if he was not born again, then he would never see the Kingdom of God! (John 3:1-8) It is most important also because it absolutely exposes the modern day Zionistic type teachers that exalt the Jewish people, and claim that they are still God’s chosen people without Jesus Christ. When you read the New Covenant (Testament) you will not find the Jewish people being referred to as God’s chosen people outside of Jesus Christ!
If you want to be counted among “God’s Chosen” and be found in the Book of Life, then you better make sure that you have repented of your sins and put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! The modern day Zionistic movement that has been made popular by people such as John Hagee is a bogus movement, that is built upon sinking sand, and yet it has seduced many millions over the decades. They use invented terms such as “replacement theologian” when they decsribe those (and that includes me) who believe that God has always had only one distinct people, (not two) who have faithfully followed Christ. I do not believe that the Church has replaced Israel, but I simply believe (what the Bible teaches) and that the church (called out ones) have been grafted into the TRUE VINE which is Jesus Christ HIMSELF! (John 15: 1-8, Romans 11:17) The only TRUE ISRAEL of God, is made up of those who follow Jesus Christ, and that includes both Jewish and Gentile believers! (Galatians 6:14-18) God is so good, and His mercy endureth forever! Can somebody say HALLELUJAH!! Can somebody say AMEN!! I am so glad that the Lord Jesus Christ made it possible for extreme wretches like me, and you, to get on board the Gospel train! Here is the proof that the Old Covenant Church (called out ones) followed the very same Christ that I follow today:
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:1-4)
The converted Jewish apostle Paul was the very one who wrote that passage of scripture, and he warned the people not to be ignorant of that very truth. The people in Old Covenant times were following the very same Christ (the Lord) that I serve and follow today. Paul was well aware of that truth, and he was trying to convey that same truth, to his fellow believers in Christ! The people in Old Covenant times followed Christ before He left the glory of Heaven and was manifested in the flesh on this earth. (John 1:1-3,14) The angels in Heaven confirmed the truth that Jesus would be born and they were rejoicing before the shepherds in the field, when they told them! (Luke 2:8-15)
There was a man named Simeon who would also confirm that Jesus, was in fact the Lord’s Christ (Messiah). Simeon was compelled by the Spirit of God to go to the Temple on the very day when Jesus Christ would be presented before the Lord! That same Holy Spirit had promised him that he would not see death (die) before he had seen the Lord’s Christ (Messiah)! (Luke 2:21-35) Either Jesus is in fact the Messiah, and Lord or he is not! If He is not then there is no hope for any of us friends! If Jesus is in fact the Christ (Messiah) and He is, then preach the truth to both Jewish and Gentile, and do not hold anything back to please people!
Do not listen to those who try to tell you that the “church age” is nothing more than a mere “parenthesis” in God’s plan for Israel. That is absolute nonsense. What was the reason for the coming of Jesus Christ anyway? Jesus came to seek and to save the lost! (Luke 19:10) and his own (the Jewish people) rejected Him, because they would not have that man (Jesus) to reign over them.(Luke 19:27) Jesus Christ was slain upon the Cross for our sins, and there is nothing that has been postponed at all! You are either in or you are out! That is the way the Lord preached the Gospel. He was never foggy or ambiguous as many are today, as they inhale the praise of men. Jesus spoke about those who were condemned and those who were not! (John 3:18) Jesus spoke about the saved and the damned! (Mark 16:16) The apostle John made it clear that the wrath of God was upon those that did not believe in Jesus Christ. (John 3:36) That list would certainly include every Jewish person who rejects Jesus Christ, as well as every Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and millions upon millions of Gentiles from all over the world! That same apostle John declared that eternal life was found in the Son (Jesus), and those who believed had life, but those who did not believe in Jesus, did not have life (eternal) at all! (1 John 5:10-12) It all has to do with the Spirit of the living God. Either the Spirit is in you or He is not!
Millions have been led astray by the false teachers such as J.N. Darby, C.I. Scofield and others, and that has led the modern day church into apostasy.What a contrast do we see between the modern day preachers such as John Hagee, with his annual “Nights to Honor Israel”, (National ethnic Israel) as well as the C.U.F.I. (Christians United For Israel) functions, where Pastor Hagee (image below) allows speakers such as David Brog (an unbelieving non-Christian, Jewish man) and Senator Joe Lieberman (an unbelieving non-Christian, Jewish man) to speak to Christians!
Somehow I cannot imagine the Jewish apostle Paul, or any of the other disciples allowing unsaved Jewish people to preach to Christian people. Would it not be more appropriate to have “Nights To Honor Jesus Christ” and invite people such as David Brog (image below) to listen.
People such as David Brog and Senator Joe Lieberman should be sitting under the sound of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not preaching their agenda to Christians! They should be the ones sitting in the pews, as the Christians preach “repentance and forgiveness of sins” in Jesus name! The Christians should be proclaiming Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation, to them and any other person in the world. (Acts 4:10-12, John 14:6)
Would it not be more biblical to preach the Gospel to them and call them to repentance and faith in Christ?
The Jewish apostle Paul preached Christ after he got saved and he never stopped. (Acts 9:20-23) In fact there was a great uproar against Paul when he got saved (that is normal) and the Jewish people, whom he used to run with, wanted to KILL him! That is what happens when the Kingdom of God comes into conflict with the Kingdom of darkness! (That is par for the course) If Paul were to be a witness to what is happening in the church world today, he would be shocked, but he would also acknowledge that the Holy Spirit Himself, showed him that there would be “doctrines of devils” in the latter days! (1 Timothy 4:1) The apostle Paul was grieved in his spirit because he knew that his fellow Jewish people were lost for eternity without Jesus Christ. Read it here:
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: (Romans 9:1-6)
As I said, Paul was so grieved because he knew that his fellow Jewish brethren, according to the flesh were lost and headed for Hell! That is the Gospel truth that Paul was trying to get across here. He referred to his fellow Jews as “kinsmen according to the flesh” which they were, but they were not his “kinsmen according to the Spirit” because they had never been born again! Do not forget that Jesus told the Jewish ruler Nicodemus, who was in fact ignorant of the new birth, that he needed to be born again!
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (John 3:6-7)
The Gospel message is still the same, and both Jew and Gentile need to become new creations in Jesus Christ before they die! Every Christian who has been genuinely saved and born again, has been transferred into the Kingdom of God.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Colossians 1:12-14)
Not only that but every true Bible believing Christian is now an Ambassador for Christ, and the message is for all to be reconciled back to God!
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)