We have to see ordinary things with new eyes, if we wish to see God through His works. We are all small beggars in God’s eyes; all our important projects and deadlines are mere trifles.
JEWS FOR JESUS
The Bible reveals that the whole household of Israel, the Jewish race, would one day come to Christ after “the full number of Gentiles comes in.” The watchman on the wall will not be given any rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it praise on the earth: “Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved.” Romans 11:25, 26
“I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.” Isaiah 62:6, 7
THE JEWISH DIASPORA
The Fifth Diaspora was the greatest. It happened immediately after the revolt of Bar Kokhva in 135 AD. All the Jews in Palestine were forced to leave the land. A few of them remained in small pockets in Safad, Tiberias, and Yabneh. No Jew was even allowed to set foot in Jerusalem.
All the European Jewry who adopted the “German rite” synagogue ritual, were called Ashkenazim in order to distinguish them from the Jews of Spain who were referred to as “Sephardim”, the Spanish rite Jews
Nowadays 80% of the Jews in the World are Ashkenazim, they increased in America, a country of freedom and opportunities. In the late 20th Century the Ashkenazim worldwide number around 11,000,000, In Israel however, the Sephardim and the Askkenazim are about equal in number,
The Sephardim worldwide are about 1,000,000. Three quarters of them live in Israel. The Jews in Spain, having no military service to do, became: merchants, jewelers, gold and silver encrusters, arms manufacturers, tree planters, especially olives and citrus fruits.
They also dealt in finances, and had ample time to study medicine, Arabic to improve their Hebrew which they started to lose. They became secretaries to the rulers, and adapted Arab poetry, music and singing. For this reason, Sephardic Judaism became more tolerant, more humane, more poetic, more hopeful and less belligerent that the Ashkenazi (German) Judaism of Central and Eastern Europe.
Of all the nations of East Europe Poland was the only one who welcomed Jews. The other nations accepted them reluctantly. The Jews in Poland thrived and developed the economy. Unfortunately Poland was divided among Russia, Austria, and Prussia, Its boundaries changed every now and then every time Poland was occupied by foreign powers Jews were displaced according to the whims of the conquerors.
The Jews in Europe were forced out of France by King Philip Augustus in 1189 in order to recuperate the lands of the Christian Knights that were mortgaged to Jews for cash needed to fight in the Crusades, likewise in England the Jews were expelled in 1290 for the same reason, yet the Jews were readmitted in France in 1192, by the same Philip Augustus when he regulated their banking business and kept a part for himself.
Many Jews living in the Levant came back to Palestine. Of course, they were a minority in a sea of Arabs who tolerated them, for their industries and trade.
A hundred years after the victory of Saladin some 300 Rabbis who were expelled from England resettled in Palestine as well, and was the very first nucleus of Ashkenazi Jews in Palestine.
Because of the harsh life in day to day life in the Pale, the western region of Imperial Russia, some two million Jews immigrated to the United States bringing with them their Ashkenazi tradition.
Zionism is an offshoot of politicized Judaism. Its roots run deep in the history of the Jewish people.
We can easily surmise that it was first started by the Jews when they were expelled from Palestine. They were expelled especially from Jerusalem in the second Century AD.
It took the Jews 1750 years later to regroup them and think positively for the means of establishing their state in the former lands of their forebears in the Fertile Crescent.
The Jews were not the only people desiring the reestablishment of a Jewish state in Palestine; the Protestant Reformation Movement in the 15th Century also espoused such sentiments.
During two thousand years of Jewish Diaspora, the Jews were waiting for a Messiah, but no Messiah came. The intellectual Jews felt that the appearance of a Messiah is out of the question. If God wanted to send the Jews a Messiah, He would have sent Him long time ago and not wait till the 20th Century.
The British started to send missionaries to convert the Christians in the Middle East into Protestants. Some of the poor Christians swallowed the bait, hook line and sinker. They could not convert the Muslims
THE BALFOUR DECLARATION
The Balfour Declaration was as follows:
“His Majesty’s Government views with favor the establishment of a national Home for the Jewish people and will use its best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of the existing non Jewish Communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by the Jews in any other country.”
The British announced a quota of 16,500 Jewish immigrants for the first year. In April 1920 anti-Zionist riots in Palestine resulted in Jews being killed. In 1921, there were more confrontations in Jaffa between Arabs and Jews in which 46 Jews were killed, and 146 wounded. This was caused by the fear of the Arabs of Jewish immigration.
The Fifth Arab Palestinian Congress was held in 1922. It started to tackle the Zionist movement, not by empty words but by effective boycott of Jewish products and resisting the Jewish immigration. When the Palestinian peasants were evicted from their lands by the British authorities because lands were sold to the Zionists by their absentee owners living in Beirut, the revolution changed from rich capitalists, to bourgeoisie, to grass roots peasants, who bore the brunt of the revolution and fought against both the Zionist forces and their mandated surrogates, the British.
Between 1924 to 1928 over 67 000 Jewish immigrants were admitted in Palestine , 50% of which were from Poland. At that time the Polish Government wanted to diminish its Jewish population: they helped the Jews to migrate to Palestine.
In 1929 there was a clash to claim ownership on the Wailing Wall (the Western Wall) surrounding the Temple Mount. This ownership conflict infuriated the Arabs and clashes between Arabs and Jews in that area resulted in 133 Jews killed and 339 wounded. The British Police came to rescue of the Jews and killed 116 Palestinians and wounding 232.
Winston Churchill excluded Transjordan from the scope of the Balfour Declaration. With such a huge area, there would be ample space for the Palestinians and the Jews to live peacefully in one country and in one state. The reason why Churchill cut Transjordan from Palestine was to protect Israel from the marauding Arab Bedouins who normally attacked towns in Palestine proper and disappeared in the desert in no time. If he wanted to pacify the Arab desert tribes by the power of the British Army, that would have entailed the UK with huge amounts of money.
STATE OF ISRAEL
At the beginning of WWI, British political agents were sent to negotiate with Sheriff Hussein, the king of the Hejaz in Arabia. They wanted to declare an Arab Revolution against the Ottoman authorities in the Middle East. The Arabs at that time were fed up of the Turkish rule that prevented them from achieving social as well as political progress; the Ottoman Empire was in the throes of its last decade and corrupted to the core.
Transjordan became a buffer state protecting Israel from Bedouin marauders from the desert, who can attack a settlement and disappear in no time. They created a Mounted Bedouin Police force that was instrumental in pacifying the Bedouins tribes and protecting the eastern borders of Palestine. Those in Palestine who owned 99 % of the lands began to sell their property to Jews, because of a levy of high tax on large property owners. As money was in short supply, the big land owners started to sell their lands in order to pay the taxes. Who bought their property? The Keren Hakayemet of Israel
What is the Keren Hakayemet? It is Permanent Jewish Fund that buys lands as well as properties, on which the Jews can build settlements, live and exploit the land in agricultural endeavors. Judaism is a recognized religion, so its property is tax free.
As the big land owner is Palestine were absentees, living either in Lebanon or Egypt or Turkey and as those land owners never worked the Land, they collected the product of the land by appointing agents on their behalf, who most of the time were dishonest.
Big Palestinian land owners, who did not wish to sell their land to the Zionists, and unable to pay the tax on their land, were forced to offer their lands to the Muslim Wakfs. In spite of this law, the Zionists were able to buy only 4% of the lands in Palestine,
On the Arab side, any individual who sold property or land to the Zionist was shot and killed, by Arab revolutionaries. The British Police Force used to publish daily the number and names of the death from both sides to excite more killings.
Britain promised two different things to two different people at the same time in the same place. The Zionist and the Arabs had two different exclusive goals. The Zionists wished to create a Jewish homeland in the Palestine, whereas the Arabs were equally adamant that they should not lose their autonomy and rights in their own homeland. Time and time again Arab intransigence resulted in the absolute refusal to cooperate in any way.
In 1929 the Jews in Germany were 1% of the total population, yet they were able to achieve the following:
- Medicine 48%
- Mathematics 40%
- Law 60%
- Films 80%
- Entertainment 80%
- Finances 60 %
- Real estate 30%
- Media 45%
- Stock exchange 75%
- Administration 80%
- Banking 70%
In fact, the Arabs refused to take part in any conference at which Zionist were present. In 1936 all over Palestine, thousands were killed; the majority of the dead were on the Arab side. The British were able at last to round the Arab revolutionaries at the southern flank of Mt. Carmel and bombard them by airplanes.
It ended with a Jewish State comprising 1/3 of the British Mandate of Palestine including Galilee and the Coastal Plain, and one Arab State comprising 2/3 the remainder of the area of Palestine. The Palestinians rejected that proposal and demanded again the end of the Immigration.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
THE FALSE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Here is a passage that comes from a BIBLE ABOUT RELIGION:
“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and vain deceit, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8
Let’s analyze this more closely:
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ. Colossians 2:8
So, one should not accept philosophy of mere speculation and imagination, but of the modest, laborious investigation of facts.
Vain Deceit is, that which is vain and empty, and has no solid foundation, and even deceitful and delusional.
Christianity is not a philosophy, but a relationship with God in Christ TODAY––not knowledge of abstract principles.
How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus.