The Lord Jesus Christ made a statement almost two thousand years ago, that will help you to see through all of the modern day fluff that is masquerading as Christianity today. In a conversation with Pilate shortly before He was killed, Jesus made it clear that He came to bear witness of the truth:
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. (John 18:36-38)
This is another powerful passage of scripture that we have before us here. The Lord first of all told Pilate, that His Kingdom, was not of this world. Stop right there and meditate on that for a moment. Think of all of the nations of this world, and all of the bloody wars that have been fought over the centuries. Think of all of the proud and macho statements that have been made by the leaders of those same nations. Think of all of the millions that have been slain by those nations as they fought against each other. Then think about the statement that was made by the Lord, that His Kingdom was not of THIS world! It is quite obvious that the Kingdom that the Lord was talking about was a SPIRITUAL Kingdom and not a PHYSICAL one.
That fits perfectly with what the Lord told the Jewish ruler Nicodemus who came to Him one night, obviously searching for truth. The Lord made it clear to that Jewish man that he needed to be born again. (John 3:1-8) The Lord made it clear to Nicodemus that his physical birth (of the flesh), was not the same as the spiritual birth (of the Spirit):
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)
There it is in plain and simple English. you must be born again! If you are reading this article the word for you today is that YOU must be born again! If you go back to the previous passage you will see that Jesus Christ said that the very purpose of his coming into this world, was to bear witness to the truth. Jesus came from above (Heaven) where He was with the Father, down to this earth to tell the world the truth. Therein is the key to understanding this whole Gospel and trying to understand whether or not YOU as an individual are in the truth or not. Listen again to what Jesus said there. He said that those who “were of the truth” would hear His voice. If a person is truly a seeker of truth, then the words of scripture, including the Old Covenant (Testament) books of Moses, the prophets and the Psalms will come alive to the individual person. That same person will know that the words of the scriptures (the Bible) are truth in what they speak regarding their own SINFULNESS, and their own need for salvation. That same seeker of truth will also understand and rejoice that the true God Almighty has made a provision for SALVATION in Jesus Christ the Son of God! That is how it was for me when I was born again over 20 years ago. It is quite obvious here that those people who disregard the words of Jesus Christ and do not believe that He is the only way of salvation, are NOT of the truth, no matter how much they may claim otherwise.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:21-24)
The passage above is another passage that exposes the FALSE modern-day Christian Zionist movement that has corrupted the hearts of so many millions in these last days. The Jewish leaders and most of their followers rejected the Lord, along with the words that He spoke. The Lord knew that and therefore He told them that they would not be able to go where He was going. The Lord knew that He would be put to death with their consent, but He also knew that He would RISE AGAIN from the dead, and ultimately return to Heaven to be with the Father! That is why the Lord told them that He was from above (Heaven) and that they were from beneath (and of this world)! They( the Jewish who rejected Him) were then told that they would DIE in their SINS, if they did NOT believe that He (Jesus) was who He said He was!
The teachings of Jesus Christ in these passages absolutely shatters the thinking of the modern-day Christian Zionist who insists that the Jewish people are somehow God’s Chosen people. It is amazing to me that a person could read passages such as those above and still think that way. Those same people are ACTUALLY fighting against the Lord and His own words when they work hand in hand with the modern-day Jewish leaders, in their defense of a PHYSICAL land of Israel. The Lord made it clear that it was NOT about this world, and that would include all of the Middle East. In fact the Lord went inside the Jewish Temple and started turning tables upside down because of their wicked ways, and their merchandising in the house of God! (Mark 11:17) Not only that but the Lord Jesus Christ can be found contrasting the TRUE FAITH of the Gentile (non-Jewish) against the UNBELIEF of the Jew! (Luke 7:9)
One of the clearest passages of scripture that shows us that the Jewish people of yesterday and today, are not walking in TRUTH is the following:
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. (John 5:37-40)
These words which were spoken by Jesus Christ Himself are the telltale sign that the Jewish people were (and still are) most definitely on the wrong course in their opposition to Him. Jesus made it clear to them that they were opposing the Father, and the very God whom they say they served. Why? Because it was the Father who sent the Son, and they flat-out rejected Him! Jesus got right to the heart of the matter when he spoke to them about their scriptures. The Jewish leaders took great pride in their “knowledge” of the scriptures, but they MISSED the whole point of the scriptures, in their rejection of Jesus Christ. Jesus flat-out told them that the scriptures testified about Him, and that certainly is the case. The Old Covenant (Testament) is chock FULL of prophecies about the coming Christ, but they denied that they spoke of Him. They did not believe that the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 53:1-12) spoke about the DEATH of Jesus Christ 700 years before it happened! They did not believe that the prophet Micah (Micah 5:2) prophesied of the birth of Christ hundreds of years before it happened! Their own pride would keep them outside of the Kingdom of God, and the ETERNAL LIFE which God promised those who would come to Him!
Fast forward now to the 21st Century and we have the “Christian Zionist” movement going full throttle in their defense of unbelieving Israel. It is the delusion of delusions! It is most incredible because the Jewish people still refuse to come to Jesus Christ, and they do not believe that He is the Son of God, nor the Messiah whom they are waiting for. People need to realize that almost 2000 years have passed since Christ walked this Earth, and that billions have been born and died during that period. The question is this: Do you believe that any person, whether Jewish or Gentile, that lived during that time, has entered Heaven without coming through Jesus Christ? If you answer YES, then you are clearly deceived, and know NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You see the Gospel can NEVER change because the Lord would then be found to be a LIAR! The first coming of the Lord, including His birth and death, is the greatest event in human history, and it opened the way of salvation for every person in the world. If a person ignores that Gospel and simply chooses to go their own way, in their own “religion” then that is their own choice, but it is NOT God’s choice!
There is a spirit of anti-christ at work in the modern-day “Christian” Zionism movement. That is why the apostle John warned us so many years ago, and he described it to us, so that we might understand it. It is unfortunate that so many sincere Christians are persuaded, and seduced by the colorful (and deceitful) ministries that are all over the Television today. Listen to John describe the Spirit of anti-Christ and then tell me if this does not describe the unbelieving Jewish people, (as well as all others) who refuse to believe that Christ (Messiah) has come!
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)
The Jewish people do NOT believe that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) and so they DENY the Father and the Son!
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:3)
The Jewish people do NOT believe that Jesus Christ (Messiah) has come in the flesh, and therefore they are NOT of GOD!
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)
The Jewish people do NOT confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, and therefore qualify as DECEIVERS!
The modern-day “Christian” Zionist has joined hands with the spirit of antichrist in working hand in hand with those who still refuse to humble themselves and repent and believe the Gospel. The last word to the people of the world was given by Jesus Christ after He rose again from the dead and we find that in the Gospel of Luke:
And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:36-47)
That is all you need to know and the decision is totally up to you, whether you are a Christian or a searcher of truth. You can CHOOSE to follow the FALSE teachers and join hands with the deceived or you can count the cost (Luke 14:25-33) and follow Jesus Christ, the one who is THE TRUTH! I suggest that you take the latter option and follow Jesus Christ no matter what. You may lose some “friends” but that is a lot better than losing your own soul.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)