Israelis work hard to become the pariah of the modern world
Jul 30, 2014
The recent Israeli invasion of Gaza was said to be on account of rockets being fired by Hamas. They invaded in order to stop these rockets and to destroy the tunnels being built. However, this hardly excuses them from destroying the only power plant in Gaza yesterday.
It hardly excused them from shelling UN schools packed with school children who thought the Israelis would respect the UN facilities.
These actions, widely supported by Christian Zionists in the US, are now making people equate Zionism itself to one big war crime. I would not be surprised if some countries issue arrest warrants for the Israeli leaders on charges of war crimes for deliberately assaulting civilians. While the Israelis have lost 57 militants, the people of Gaza have lost over 1000 people, 84% of them civilians and most of them women and children.
Videos of Israeli militants shooting innocent people in the streets of Gaza City lend proof that the Israeli government’s real intent is ethnic cleansing in order to claim the land for themselves. Of course, this has been their policy from the beginning.
Seven years ago the Israeli government imposed a near-total blockade against Gaza, not even allowing Palestinian fishermen to leave shore. Their intent was to starve them out and to make life as miserable as possible in hopes that some of them would immigrate to another country and leave the land for Israeli settlers. That policy has only caused Hamas to shoot rockets at Israeli targets. It was their only way of defending themselves against Israeli genocidal policy.
Keep in mind that Gaza City was established as a refugee center in the aftermath of the 1948 war. In essence, the Israelis took their land and herded them into that refugee center. This was where the conflict began, and the Palestinians are not likely to forgive and forget this.
One cannot simply blame the Palestinians for objecting to the theft of their farms or by trying to fight back. The Israeli government tries to blame the present conflict on the rockets being fired into Israel, but the fact remains that the roots of this conflict go back many decades. Who started this fight? When you trace it back to the start, it was not the Palestinians taking over Jewish land in Europe that started this problem. It was Jewish Zionists who went to Palestine and took land from the Palestinians.
Christian Zionists claim that the Palestinians are at fault for refusing to leave, and by this argument they justify murder and ethnic cleansing. Their view of prophecy is no excuse, because even if their prophetic view were correct, there is a lawful way in which to fulfill prophecy. When men try to fulfill prophecy in the flesh, they only cause problems. This is clearly seen when Jacob lied to his father in order to obtain the blessing in Genesis 27:24. He tried to fulfill the prophecy of Genesis 25:23 by lying. In so doing, he set the stage for a long conflict that lasted for many generations.
As I have written in my book, The Struggle for the Birthright, Esau’s descendants were known as Edomites, or Idumeans (Greek). They were finally conquered in 126 B.C. by Judah under John Hyrcanus and forcibly converted to Judaism. Josephus says that “they were hereafter no other than Jews” (Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, ix, 1). This merger between Judah and Edom in 126 B.C. meant that the end-time prophecies of Esau-Edom could only be fulfilled in some portion of the Jewish nation.
The Israeli state itself is the fulfillment of the prophecies of Edom, along with the prophecies of the cursed fig tree of Judah (Matthew 24:32-34).
Because Jacob had lied to Isaac in order to get the blessing by stealth, Isaac told Esau that “when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck” (Genesis 27:40, KJV). In other words, the day would come when Jacob would have to give the Birthright (including the Dominion Mandate) back to Esau in order to allow Esau time to prove his unworthiness.
This is what happened in 1948 when the British government lowered the flag (“Union Jack,” or Jacob) and gave Palestine to the Israeli Zionists representing Esau-Edom.
Since 1948 those representing Esau-Edom have been proving their unworthiness by their ill treatment of the Palestinians. These children of the flesh are still trying to use the Birthright for selfish purposes, instead of using it to fulfill the calling of Abraham to be a blessing to all families of the earth.
It appears now that their allotted time is 70 years (1947-2017). If so, then it is likely that the present slaughter in Gaza is the beginning of a three-year cycle of violence that will end with the destruction of the Israeli state and Jerusalem itself. This will fulfill the prophecies of the destruction of Edom in Isaiah 34:5-10, Ezekiel 36:5, and Malachi 1:4.
The prophecies are all directed toward Edom, which was incorporated into Jewry in 126 B.C. Though Christian Zionists try to identify the Palestinians with Edom today, history clearly shows that the Edomites were absorbed into Judea.
The other side of prophecy shows that the Israeli state also fulfills Matthew 24:32-34, where Jesus spoke of the “fig tree” coming back to life and bearing leaves in the time of the end. What Christian Zionists ignore are the circumstances by which that fig tree had withered up in the first place. In Matthew 21:19 Jesus cursed that fig tree because it had borne no fruit, saying, “No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you.”
This is why the end-time fig tree—the Israeli state—will never bear fruit to God. It can only produce fig leaves, which have been a problem since Adam and Eve. God is not looking for more leaves. He looks for fruit—the fruit of the Spirit. God is not looking for excuses and self-justification for one’s sins. Yet the Israeli government continues to offer such excuses to justify murder and theft. Leaves and more leaves! Such manifestations of the flesh coincide perfectly with the fleshly Edomite Factor. And Christian Zionists love to accept such leaves as if they were fruit.
It seems, however, that we are entering the final three-year cycle of violence which will prove to the world that Edom is unworthy of the Birthright or to carry the Birthright name, Israel. When divine judgment hits that nation, it will be clear to all that God is justified in bringing such judgment. The nation will cease to exist, and the name Israel will be given to those worthy of carrying it—that is, the overcomers.
On October 16, 2014 we are instructed to give voice to the decree from the Divine Court to transfer the Dominion from the beast systems to the saints of the Most High, as per Daniel 7:27. It is yet unclear as to when the overcomers will be given the Birthright and the name Israel. Will this occur at the same time? Will this have to wait for another 21 years until 2035?
I suspect that the overcomers will be given the Birthright of Joseph at the same time with the Dominion Mandate in 2014. But then it will take another 21 years to secure it fully in the earth. Perhaps this transfer will come incrementally, as we saw with the Dominion Mandate from 1993-2014. Stay tuned for further developments.
Dr. Stephen Jones