GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH ISRAEL

We must not miss the eternal purposes of God in His everlasting covenant with Israel. The following scripture was given by Jesus to make this truth in a profound way.

When a woman from modern-day southern Lebanon found Jesus and begged Him to heal her demonized daughter, He ignored her. (Matthew 15:21-28 – Faith of a Canaanite Woman) She kept at it, and wouldn’t relent (much like the widow in Luke 18). His disciples, ever known for their abounding compassion, offered to get rid of her so they wouldn’t have to hear the inconvenience of her desperation. Jesus, blessedly, ignored the immaturity of the twelve apostles to make a point through this interaction—a point we need to have clarity on today.

He replied, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

But she came, knelt before Him, and said, “Lord, help me!”

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

Then Jesus replied to her, “Woman, your faith is great. Let it be done for you as you want.” And from that moment her daughter was healed.[28]

Here is a non -Jewish Gentile approaching the Son of David and begging Him for help. If we miss what Jesus wants to convey to us in this passage i.e. the eternal purposes of God in the everlasting covenant, then He initially does not come across as the loving, merciful Jesus we know. Thankfully, this incredible woman did not miss these critical issues, and Jesus drew this confession out of her for all of us to hear—and heed.

Consider this paraphrase of the verses above given in the FAI Prophecy, Proclamation, Covenant and Controversy, MAY 13, 2021:

Jesus:I cut a covenant on the hills of Hebron to form a nation-state wherein I’ll reveal My eternal purposes and glory to the world. The house of Israel is therefore marked with a covenantal peculiarity your people are not marked with.”

Lebanese Woman*: “You are the LORD, and I know enough about You to know You can help me.”

Jesus, shrugging: “The covenantal provisions are for the children of the covenant.”

Lebanese Woman: “I’ve heard about You, and I’ve heard about Your covenant—and I submit to Your right to do what You will as You will, when You will and how You will, to whom You will and through whom You will. And I know You’re going to bless the nations through this covenant—I know there’s enough of You to go around, and even a Gentile like me can receive the overflow from the covenantal table.

Jesus: “YOU GOT IT! I love your faith!”

The FAI video series Covenant and Controversy is a must watch for every Bible believing Christian. Not only must you watch this series but you need to promote it as widely as possible. After you have watched the first video then you will now why I am promoting this video series so enthusiastically.

9TH OF AV – PROOF GOD IS IN CONTROL OF HISTORY

9th of Av is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. It occurs on the 9th day of the 5th month on the Jewish calendar – Av (30 days, equivalent July- August).

WHAT HAPPENED ON THE 9TH OF ARV?

Thousands of years ago God vowed to Abraham that He would “bless those who bless you; and curse those who curse you.” (Gen 12:3) Many individuals, nations, and empires have put God’s Word to the test. As one of the greatest superpowers the world has ever known, has Britain proved the potency and longevity of God’s ancient covenant with Abraham and his descendants?

This documentary film traces the rise and fall of the British Empire as it intertwines with Britain’s complex historical relationship with the Jewish People. What was Britain’s role in the re-birth of Israel in her historic homeland? How did Britain’s rich Christian heritage intersect with geo-political factors surrounding the First and Second World War? Did Britain’s destiny end in a forsaken promise?

Presented by Lance Lambert, the film features interviews with academics and church leaders, alongside eye-witness accounts, historical footage, and live action dramatisation of an epic journey with urgent implications for our modern times. It demonstrates God is in complete control of events on His planet. World history is unfolding exactly as He says it will in His book, the Bible. Another great movie from Hatikvah Films. Check them out for other great prophetic Biblical films particularly relating to the role of Israel in Gods plans.

 

GOD’S COVENANT WITH HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE

NEW JERUSALEM DESCENDING TO THE NEW EARTH

Much of the church appears to be asleep and biblically uninformed when it comes to Israel. The vast majority of Christians in America and around the world have no idea of the importance of their Jewish heritage and why Jews are the key in fulfilling God’s end time plans for the church and Israel.

“‘But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,’ says the Lord: ‘I will put My law within them and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people'” Jer. 31:33.

This was an eternal covenant He made with the Jewish people. “God is not a man that He should lie” (Num. 23:19), then why have so many in the church adopted the false teaching that they have replaced the Jews as the “chosen people” Deut. 7:6.

From Genesis to Revelation, the Lord mentions Israel far more than any other nation in His Word, yet somehow this has become a big “mystery ” to His church.

Imagine the impact, if the church truly grasped God’s heart for Israel, whom He calls “the apple of His eye”? We could see a revival like never before!  Talk about a true awakening!

Now more than ever, Israel needs more than just strong allies defending her, she need true friends, like the global church, who will unwavering, stand with her. It is of course great to see America renew its ties with Israel under Trump.

God promises are clear in Genesis 12:3 on standing with Israel. “I will bless them who bless you and curse him who curses you.”

ISRAEL AN “OCCUPYING POWER” WITH NO RIGHTS TO JERUSALEM?

UN votes 151-6 against Israel, an ‘occupying power’ with no rights to Jerusalem

The United Nations General Assembly in New York passed six resolutions on Thursday affirming Palestinian rights and condemning Israeli violations of international law, Middle East Monitor reported.

According to one resolution (‘Jerusalem’), “the Assembly reiterated that any actions by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void.”

Jerusalem Day Old City

This resolution was adopted by 151 votes in favour to 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo), the Monitor said.

Israel’s delegate condemned the resolutions, claiming that the UN “continued to annually adopt biased resolutions and devote precious resources…to politicised bodies whose sole purpose was to attack and denounce Israel”. The US representative “echoed that opposition.”

History has demonstrated that God will uphold His promise to Abraham “I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse him that curses you; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

USA and Canada wisely supported Israel but my own country Australia foolishly sat “on the fence’. God has already told us the final outcome.

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Have you not observed that these people are saying, ‘The Lord has rejected the two clans that he chose’? Thus they have despised my people so that they are no longer a nation in their sight. Thus says the Lord: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed order of heaven and earth, then I will reject the offspring of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his offspring to rule over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.” Jeremiah 33:24-26

“Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms. They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. But I will save them from all the backsliding in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” Ezekiel 37:21-23

The time is soon coming when every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus will rule and reign from Jerusalem in the coming Millennium and all nations will come and pay homage to him there.