The Replacement Theology ~ One of the ways that the antichrist will try to overcome the Jews is through propaganda, he will utter lies that will turn the world against the natural seed of Abraham-the Jews. Things must happen in the spirit realm first before manifestation in the physical sphere therefore, the war between the saints (the sons of light) and the sons of darkness began in the spiritual realm. John writes in his apocalypse:
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born” (Revelation 12:1-4).
The above scripture, displays the spiritual conflict between the Jewish Messiah, the saints of God, and Satan as it began in heaven. The enemies desire is to blaspheme God’s name, suppress the Jews, do away with the divine laws of God, and create a powerful organized religion to replace Judaism and deceive the entire world. As we should notice from Revelation 12:1-4, the most dangerous weapon that the dragon possess is its tail.
Yohanan (John) writes:“And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and did cast them to the earth.” (vs 4)
The tail of the dragon represents false teachers and lying theologians (Isaiah 9:15), the stars of heaven, which the dragon cast down to the earth represents angels; it reveals that a third part of the angels of heaven were deceived by the devil (Revelation 12:4-9). In Hebrew, the word angel is “malak” which has the same meaning as the Greek word “angelos” which means messengers or ministers (Revelation 1:20). We are taught in the scriptures that every child of God is a minister (2 Corinthians 3:7). The stars of heaven represent those who have put their trust in the God of Israel, these include Jews and Gentiles (Daniel 12:3). The phase “casting down the stars of heaven down to the earth” means that through false teachings the devil will cause the down fall of many believers. In other words, false teachers [messengers of Satan] will persuade people to believe lies. Yehoshua says,
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (Matthew 24:24)
When Christians come across the word “elect” in the bible they automatically assume that they are the supreme elect of God. However, the scripture makes it very clear that the Jews are the elect of God, even before those who have been called out from the gentile nations (Deuteronomy 7:6-8, Deuteronomy 14:2, 1 Kings 8:53, Psalm 135:4, Romans 11: 13-29,1 Peter 1:2). And we shouldn’t forget that Yehoshua was sent to the Jew; all His teachings were directed to the Jews first (Matthew 15:24, Romans 1:16, Romans 15:8). So, what Yehoshua is saying in the above scripture is that if it were possible, the Jews (God’s elect) who are guardians of God’s divine oracle will also be deceived by the false teachers who will promote destructive doctrines.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. (Revelation 12:15)
The flood that the serpent (devil) cast out of his mouth to carry God’s people away from the truth is mere propaganda (false doctrine, a destructive theology). We are warned not to be carried about with divers and strange doctrines (Hebrews 13:9, Ephesians 4:14, 2 Peter 2:1-2). The greatest religious lie of ages, the propaganda that the dragon has used to turn almost every Christian against the God of Israel and to persecute the Jews is the replacement theology, also known as supersessionism.
And he[the antichrist] shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change[REPLACE] 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) To be continued…