THE GREAT CONSPIRACY
Since God established an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants (the Israelites), and promised that the Messiah who is an anointed king and a righteous ruler of the world will come from his linage, the enemy has been at war with the Jews trying to destroy them, so that God’s plan and purposes won’t be accomplished. For example, the Romans conquered Judea in 63 B.C and immediately saw the Jews as a threat because the Jews upheld their faith in One God and refused to respect or worship the Roman gods. In 50 A.D, the Jews were ordered by Roman Emperor Claudius not to hold religious meetings. In A.D. 66, one of the most serious clashes between Rome and the Jews began under emperor Nero, and thousands of Jews were slaughtered. In 70 A.D, during the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, 1,100,000 Jews were killed and 97,000 taken into slavery. During the Bar Kochba rebellion in AD 132-135 it is estimated that 500,000 Jews were killed, and thousands of them were sold into slavery or taken into captivity. In AD 135, Emperor Hadrian began his persecution of the Jews.
He established Jerusalem as a pagan city and built Jupiter’s temple on the temple mount, and the temple to Venus on Golgotha. Jews were prohibited to practice circumcision, to study the Torah, and to eat unleavened bread at Passover or any Jewish festival. The consequences of not complying with the Hadrian’s edict was the death penalty. In 224 A.D. the Jews in Italy were forced to denounce Judaism or face death. In 632 A.D, Heraclius the Byzantine emperor made a decree to forcefully baptize every Jew in the Byzantine empire into Catholicism. The hatred from the enemy towards the Jews resulted from the holy calling of God upon Israel; YHVH declared that Israel is His “first born son” [Exodus 4:22] and entrusted the Jews with His word -the revelation of God is committed to the Jews(Roman 3:1). It is because of these divine mysteries”the light” and the Torah,”divine instructions” (Proverb 6:23, Psalm 199:105) that the forces of evil want to exterminate the Jews. Satan wants the world to remain in darkness; he knows that the Torah is the light that will draw humanity back to God. From the Torah we learn not to commit adultery, not to support abortion, homosexuality is a sin, and idolatry, jealousy, covetousness etc. are also sins against God.
The holy Torah is the revelation that God has entrusted to the Jews and is directing us back to the path of righteousness, which is why Satan’s desire is to destroy the Torah by suppressing the Jews, who are the guardians of God’s divine mysteries. By suppressing the Jews Satan will have the chance to establish a false gentile religion that will totally replace Judaism, and take away God’s law:
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” (Psalm 2:1-3)
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Daniel 7:23:25)
“The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.” (Revelation 13:5-7)
In summary, the above prophecies show how Satan will motivate a kingdom and use the empire to blaspheme God’s holy name, and suppress the saints of God. Most religious people are expecting to witness the fulfillment of these prophecies; however, it has already come to pass and unfortunately most Christians have signed an agreement with the devil without realizing it; they have unknowingly agreed with Satan to exterminate the Jews and to destroy God’s laws. Christians are not seeing the fulfillment of these prophecies because they don’t know who the saints of the Most-High God represent. For instance, where the word “saint” is mentioned in the bible, the Christians will automatically assume that it is referring to them, that they are saints of the Most-High God. Some will reflect on the Roman Catholic priests and nuns in whom the Vatican has deceitfully canonized as saints, such as St. John Paul II, St. Margaret of Antioch, St. Valentine, St. Joan of Arc, St. Louis, St. Romanus, St. Patrick, St. Therese etc. Furthermore, others think that sainthood began with the formation of the Christianity religion however, there were saints before the development of Christianity. For example, Aaron and Moses were referred to as saints (Psalm 106:16). Hannah prayed that God would guard the feet of His saints (1 Samuel 2:9) – In addition, the Psalmist of Israel says; Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints (Psalm 116:15), and Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice (Psalm 50:5). Now, the question is who are the saints? In the second psalm cited above, King David pointed out that the saints are those who have made a covenant with God by sacrifice. It is evident that no group of gentiles or individuals made a covenant with YHWH God of Israel by sacrifice when the “Old Testament” scriptures were written. It was the Hebrew Patriarch and their descendants that covenanted with YHWH God of Israel:
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And God said unto Abraham, thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. (Genesis 17:7-10)
And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. (Exodus 24:6-10)
When God spoke through David saying; Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice (Psalm 50:5), He was not referring only to those who offered animal sacrifices to God as a seal of covenant. Making sacrifices to God goes beyond offering animals or other material things on the alter; a sacrifice can mean to pay a severe price in efforts to attain holiness. For instance, those Jewish kings, priests, prophets, sages, and rabbis, who were called saints in Israel where people who paid a great price to archive a high level of holiness and purity towards YHWH. It was God who pronounced them saints, not a religious organization [such as the Catholics]. The Saint, Abraham paid a great price to separate himself from the rest of the world and maintained the knowledge of one God, which he passed down to his children. It is obvious that most Christians think that the covenant God made with the Jewish ancestors have become a thing of the past, but God’s agreement with Abraham is an everlasting covenant, it’s still abiding today:
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (Genesis 17:7)
There is no mention in the bible that God will terminate his covenant with Abraham, reject the Jews, and then make the gentile church the new Israel.
However, the scripture says; God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn (Romans 11:25-29) so, Israel remains in their position that God has placed them since the beginning of time and nothing has taken their place in God. Even when they are in exile or being punished because of their sin, God has sworn not to cast them away or disown them because of the covenant He has made with their ancestors:
“Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I hate them into utter destruction, and break My covenant with them, for I am Adonai their God. (Leviticus 26:44 TLV)
God never fails to keep His word. The Jews are still God’s separated people, and they cannot be cursed. The wicked Balaam proclaimed during the ancient time:
How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied? For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the heights I behold him; see, the people shall live apart, and shall not be reckoned among the Goyim (Gentiles). (Numbers 23:9-10)
When God declared that Israel shall live as a nation apart, it means that Israel is a called-out (separated) nation, the Jews will never be like any other nation, they are chosen by God to accomplish a specific purpose, and that divine purpose is not fulfilled yet. So, we must recognize that places in the scripture where the word “saints” are used is not pointing to various Christian groups, but rather to the Jewish people first, and then the individual gentiles that God of Israel have called-out from the world through Yeshua the Messiah and made them one with the house of Israel. Sha’ul says;
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19).
In the above scripture, Sha’ul is not supporting the false Christian idea that the church is now the new Israel, instead he is referring the Jews as God’s saints, and the house hold of God, whom the gentile believers in Jewish messiah have been made one with. In fact, Stephen confirmed that Israel is the house hold of God when he referred to them as “the Church in the wilderness.”(Act 7:38 KJV) So, let us bear mind that the Jews, those who keep God’s commandment are the saints, including the people from other nations who have put their trust in the Jewish Messiah. To be continued…