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GOD’S COVENANT PEOPLE:
Yesterday, Today & Forever

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Chapter 9
Israel’s Scriptural Identity: Spiritual Aspects, Pt. 2


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Israel (as the Only People Known as YHWH’s Sheep) to Recognize Yeshua as Her Savior/Shepherd

O God, why hast Thou rejected us forever? Why does Thine anger smoke against the sheep of Thy pasture? Remember Thy [Israelite] congregation, which Thou hast purchased of old, which Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance; and Mount Zion, where Thou hast dwelt. (Psalm 74:1-2)

All of us [Israel] like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but YHWH has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. (Isaiah 53:6)

Hear the word of YHWH, O nations, and declare in the coastlands afar off, and say, "He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock." For YHWH has ransomed Jacob, and redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he. (Jeremiah 31:10-11)

"My people have become lost sheep...." Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him [the house of Israel] was [Shalmaneser] the king of Assyria, and this last one who has broken his [the house of Judah's] bones is Nebuchadnezzar [the King] of Babylon. (Jeremiah 50:6-17)

... thus says YHWH God, "Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep [Israel] and seek them out. As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. And I will bring them from the [heathen] peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams and in all the inhabited places of the land. I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down in good grazing ground, and they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock and I will lead them to rest," declares YHWH God. "I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken, and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with judgment." (Ezekiel 34:11-16)

"Then I will set over them [Israel] one shepherd, My servant David [prophetically used for Yeshua the Christ since King David was already dead when this prophecy was made], and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd. And I, YHWH, will be their God, and My servant David will be prince among them; I, YHWH, have spoken." (Ezekiel 34:23-24)

"Then they will know that I, YHWH their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are My people," declares YHWH God. "As for you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men, and I am your God," declares YHWH God. (Ezekiel 34:30-31)

Shepherd Thy people [Israel] with Thy scepter, the flock of Thy possession which dwells by itself in the woodland, in the midst of a fruitful field. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in the days of old. "As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I [YHWH] will show you miracles." (Micah 7:14-15)

[Yeshua to the twelve apostles] ...but rather go to lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 10:6)

... He answered and said, "I [Yeshua] was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Matthew 15:24)

"I [Yeshua] am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep [Israel]." (John 10:11)

"I [Yeshua] am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep [house of Judah in Judea]. And I have other sheep [house of Israel scattered abroad in Gentile countries], which are not of this fold [having been divorced]; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one Shepherd [in fulfillment of Ezek. 37:15-23; Mic. 2:12-13; 5:2-5; Hos. 1:11]." (John 10:14-16)

"My sheep [Israel] hear My voice, and I [Yeshua - Jer. 24:71] know them, and they follow Me...." (John 10:27)

Peter, an apostle of Jesus [the] Christ, to those who reside as aliens, scattered ["Israelite resident(s) in Gentile countries" - Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible] throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen.... (1 Peter 1:1)

... You [Israelite resident(s) in Gentile countries - 1 Pet. 1:1] were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. (1 Peter 2:25)

It is important to note that God, in Jeremiah 50:17, included all twelve tribes in His prophecy: "Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him was [Shalmaneser] the king of Assyria [who took primarily the house of Israel into captivity], and the last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon [who took the house of Judah into captivity]." It was these lost and scattered sheep to whom Yeshua (Jesus’ given Hebrew name) was sent:

... thus says the Lord YHWH, "Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep [Israel] and seek them out." "...I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered.... Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David [prophetically used for Yeshua], and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd." (Ezekiel 34:11, 16, 23)

In fulfillment of these prophecies, Yeshua declared:

"I [Yeshua] was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Matthew 15:24)

"My sheep [Israel] hear My voice, and I [Yeshua] know them, and they follow Me... (John 10:27)

Which People Hear the Shepherd’s Call to Salvation, Respond and Claim Yeshua as Their Messiah and Savior?

Jews

Certainly not the Jews! The Jews reject the Christian religion, and with the utmost vehemence they denounce Yeshua. In the Talmud the Jews both malign and denigrate Yeshua the Christ:

KALLAH 1b, 18b: Once when the Elders were seated at the Gate, two young men passed by, one of whom had his head covered, the other his head bare. Rabbi Eliezer remarked that the one in his bare head [Yeshua] was illegitimate, a mamzer. Rabbi Jehoschua said that he [Yeshua] was conceived during menstruation, ben niddah. Rabbi Akibah, however, said that he was both. Whereupon the others asked Rabbi Akibah why he dared to contradict his colleagues. He answered that he could prove what he said. He went therefore to the boy's mother ... and said to her: "My daughter, if you will answer truthfully what I am going to ask you, I promise that you will be saved in the next life." She demanded that he would swear to keep his promise, and Rabbi Akibah did so - but with his lips only, for in his heart he invalidated his oath. Then he said: "Tell me, what kind of son is this of yours?" To which she replied: "The day I was married I was having menstruation, and because of this my husband left me. But an evil spirit came and slept with me and from this intercourse my son was born to me." Thus it was proved that this young man [Yeshua] was not only illegitimate but also conceived during the menstruation of his mother....*

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*It is demonstrated in the book The Gospel According to the Jews, Called Toldoth Jesu: The Generations of Jesus that the Jews understand the above story from the Kallah to refer to Yeshua and his mother, Mary. Regarding the Tol'doth Yeshu, Joseph Klausner, Ph.D., stated: "We can gather from it what was the view of the Jews on the life and teaching of Jesus, from the fifth to the tenth centuries." Joseph Klausner, Jesus of Nazareth: His Life, Times, and Teaching (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1953) p. 53.

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YEBAMOTH 4, 3; 49a: R. [Rabbi] Shimeon ben 'Azzai said: I found a genealogical roll in Jerusalem wherein was recorded, "Such-an-one [Yeshua] is a bastard of an adulteress."

SANHEDRIN 67a: Of all who are guilty of death by the Law, he alone.... This is what they did to the son of Stada in Lud, and they hanged him [on a cross] on the eve of the Passover. For this son [Yeshua] of Stada [Mary]** was the [illegitimate] son of Pandira [a Roman soldier].

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**In Hagigah 42, another book of the Talmud, it is verified that this dissertation regarding "Stada" is about Mary, the mother of Yeshua.

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SANHEDRIN 107b: Mar said: Jesus seduced, corrupted, and destroyed Israel.

SHABBATH 104b: Rabbi Eliezer said: "Did not [Yeshua] the son of Stada [Mary] practice Egyptian magic? ... he was a fool, and we do not pay attention to what fools do."1

Under the heading "JESUS IN RABBINICAL LITERATURE," The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia confirms that the previous Rabbinic statements from the Talmud pertain to Yeshua:

JESUS IN RABBINICAL LITERATURE ... in Jewish history Jesus was not an outstanding figure; the impression which he may have made on the Judaism of his time can have been neither deep nor lasting .... That he is mentioned by name in rabbinical literature is beyond question; but what is said of him amounts to hardly more than a vague and careless remembrance of one who for a while "troubled Israel."

There is enough in rabbinical literature to show that the historical Jesus of Nazareth is really mentioned there. It is stated (Sanh. [Sanhedrin] 43 a), "On the eve of Pesach [Passover] they hanged Jeshu Hanotzri [Yeshua on a cross]. And the crier went forth before him forty days (saying) Jeshu Hanotzri goeth forth to be stoned because he hath practised magic and deceived and led astray Israel." The last sentence is repeated (Sanh. 107 b)....

All the above passages are contemporary with the Mishnah. They inform us of a person who was called Jeshu Hanotzri, who had disciples, in whose name his followers cured or attempted to cure sick persons, who practised magic and deceived and led astray Israel, and who was tried and put to death for so doing.... The conclusion follows that either the historical Jesus of Nazareth is here referred to, or else some wholly unknown man of the same name and dwellingplace and living at the same time. There can be no question that the reference is to the historical Jesus.2

Under the heading "JESUS OF NAZARETH," The Jewish Encyclopedia states the following regarding references to Yeshua in the Talmud and other Jewish sources:

JESUS OF NAZARETH: ... in the life of Jesus ("Toledot Yeshu,") that originated in the Middle Ages. It is the tendency ... to belittle the person of Jesus by ascribing to him illegitimate birth, magic, and a shameful death.

The earliest authenticated passage ascribing illegitimate birth to Jesus is that in Yeb. [Yebamoth] iv. 3.

... It is certain, in any case, that the rabbinical sources also regard Jesus as the "son of Pandira [a Roman soldier]" ... although it is noteworthy that he is called also "Ben Stada [son of Mary]" ... (Shab. [Shabbath] 104b; Sanh. [Sanhedrin] 67a).

...All the "Toledot [Yeshu]" editions ... declared him [Yeshua the Christ] to be a bastard.

...witchcraft [is] attributed to Jesus in the "Toledot [Yeshu]."

... As Balaam the magician and according to the derivation of his name, "destroyer of the people," was from both of these points of view a good prototype of Jesus, the latter was also called "Balaam [by the Jews]."

... It is clear, therefore, that the Jewish legends deny the resurrection of Jesus; the halakic assertion that Balaam (i.e., the prototype of Jesus) had no part in the future life must also be especially noted (Sanh. x. 2). It is further said: "The pupils of the recreant Balaam inherit hell" (Abot. v. 19). Jesus is accordingly, in the following curious Talmudic legend, thought to sojourn in hell. A certain Onkelos b. [ben] Kalonikos, son of Titus' sister, desired to embrace Judaism, and called up from hell by magic first Titus, then Balaam, and finally Jesus, who are here taken together as the worst enemies of Judaism.3

Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz also admitted in the foreword to the Babylonian Talmud that Yeshua is mentioned in the Talmud:

After the invention of printing, stupid and over-zealous censors not only expunged the few passages that refer to [Yeshua] the Founder of Christianity .... Only one edition of the Talmud has escaped defacement at the hands of the censors, having been printed in Holland.4

During the seventeenth century the Talmudic elders demanded that the passages referring to Yeshua, quoted from the Talmud, be censored. D.P.L.B. Drach, who was brought up in a Talmudic school, reproduced the following edict which was issued during that time:

This is why we enjoin you, under pain of excommunication major, to print nothing in future editions, whether of the Mishnah or of the Gemara, which relates whether for good or evil to the acts of Jesus the Nazarene, and to substitute instead a circle like this: O, which will warn the rabbis and schoolmasters to teach the young these passages only viva voce [orally]. By means of this precaution the savants [scholars] among the Nazarenes [Christians] will have no further pretext to attack us [Jews] on this subject.5

Zohar 3, 282 tells us that Yeshua died like a beast and was buried in the "dirt heap [sometimes translated or interpreted by the Jews as "dung heap"] ...where they throw the dead bodies of dogs and asses, and where the sons of Esau [Christians per the Zohar] and of Ishmael [Turks per the Zohar], also Jesus and Mohammed, uncircumcised and unclean like dead dogs, are buried."6

Many prominent Jews (both first-century Judahites practicing Judaism and later Khazar/Ashkenazi Jews) have been quite outspoken in portraying Yeshua the Christ as a liar, heretic, blasphemer, deceiver and false prophet. Many have gone so far as to revel in the fact that Yeshua was put to death.

Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, Chief Priests and Elders*

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*The Gospels depict J. [Jesus] and the Pharisees as mutually hostile...JESUS," The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Garden City, NY: Doubleday& Company, Inc., 1977) p. 1041.

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... some of the scribes said to themselves, "This fellow [Yeshua] blasphemes." (Matthew 9:3)

... the chief priests and the elders of the [Jewish] people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; and they plotted together to seize Yeshua by stealth, and kill Him. But they were saying, "Not during the festival [of Passover], lest a riot occur among the people." (Matthew 26:3-5)

... the high priest [Caiaphas] tore his robes, saying, "He [Yeshua] has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; what do you think?" They answered and said, "He is deserving of death!" Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him. (Matthew 26:65-67)

In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him [Yeshua], and saying, "He saved others; He cannot save Himself He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross and we shall believe in Him." (Matthew 27:41-42)

... the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, and said "...[Yeshua] that deceiver...." (Matthew 27:62-63)

... there were some of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak that way? He [Yeshua] is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?" (Mark 2:6-7)

...the scribes ... were saying, "He [Yeshua] is possessed by Beelzebul [Satan]," and "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons." (Mark 3:22)

... the chief priests and the rulers and the [Jewish] people... kept on calling out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him [Yeshua]!" And he [Pilate] said to them the third time, "Why, what evil has this man done? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death; I will therefore punish Him and release Him." But they [the chief priests and rulers of the Jews] were insistent, with loud voices asking that He [Yeshua] be crucified. And their voices began to prevail. (Luke 23:13-23)

The Pharisees therefore said to Him [Yeshua the Christ], "You are bearing witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true." (John 8:13)

....the chief priests and the Pharisees ... from that day on they planned together to kill Him [Yeshua the Christ].... Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone [among the Jews] knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him. (John 11:47-57)

When Pilate therefore heard these words, he brought Jesus out.... And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!" They [the Jews] therefore cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar." (John 19:13-15)

Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, 1901, 1933

I took up the challenge and told why I reject the Divine Messiahship of Jesus, without any attempt at concealment of my attitude towards the idolatrous features of orthodox Christianity....7

We [Jews] do not believe that Jesus is in any unique sense the Son of God.8

Bernard Lazare, 1903

... they [the Jews] are the enemies of God and Jesus Christ ... in their daily prayers they curse the Saviour under the name of the Nazarene....9

Abram Leon Sachar, 1930

Jews have known little of him and have wished to know less. Throughout their long history he [Yeshua the Christ] was not, to them, the Prince of Peace, the harbinger of goodwill.

...it was impossible for Jews to regard the Prophet of Nazareth [Yeshua the Christ] as other than the scourge of God, a fiend unmentionable. It was natural for legends to grow up about him, libelling his name and perverting his messages.10

Ben Hecth, 1931

One of the finest things ever done by the mob was the crucifixion of Christ. Intellectually it was a splendid gesture. But trust the mob to bungle [it]. ...if I'd have had charge of executing Christ, I'd have handled it differently. You see, what I would have done was had him shipped to Rome and fed to the lions. They [Yeshua's followers] could never have made a savior out of mince meat.*11

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*The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia had the audacity to laud Mr. Hecht as a great author and movie producer who had a "fabulous mind:' as a "romantic realist" and as a talented genius who displayed "profound humanity and universal sympathies."

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Samuel Roth, 1934

We despised the goy, and we hated his religion [Christianity]. The goy [non-Jew, Christian Israelite], according to the stories crooned into the ears of the children, wantonly worshipped an unsightly creature called the yoisel [Yeshua] - and a dozen names too foul for repetition. The yoisel had once been a human being and a Jew [Judahite Israelite]. But one day he [Yeshua] had gone out of his mind, and in that pitiably bewildered state announced that he was the Lord God himself. To prove it, he offered to fly over the populace like an angel. With the help of a page blasphemously torn out of Holy Writ, and placed under his sweating arm, the yoisel did fly over the multitudes of Jews in the crowded streets of Jerusalem. So impressive a spectacle did he create that even the most pious among the Jews were moved in his direction. But Rabbi Shammai, angered at the foul impudence of this demented creature, and fearful of a possible religious crisis on earth, tore out two leaves from the pages of Holy Writ, and placing them one under each arm flew even higher than the yoisel with only one page of Holy Writ for motor power. He flew over the yoisel himself and urinated over him. Instantly the power of the yoisel's bit of Holy Writ was nullified and the yoisel fell to the ground amidst the jeers and taunts of the true believers in the streets of Jerusalem.12

Harry Waton, 1939

...Jesus is a dead God...13

Moses Guibbory, 1943

... Jesus, as the heir of Chattath-Rahab the Nachash, is that Satan whom the Christians, in all their denominations and sects ... for over nineteen hundred years, worshipped as their saviour-god.... 14

... Jesus is the Satan.15

Dr. Benjamin H. Freedman, 1947

The reason it [the State of Israel] is called the "Holy Land" today is because Jesus of Nazareth lived and died there. To Christians He is the Son of God and Saviour. To Mohammedans He is a great prophet. To official Jewry, He [Yeshua the Christ] is an executed blasphemer.16

Joseph Klausner, Ph.D., 1953

Judas Iscariot became convinced that here [in Yeshua] was a false Messiah or a false prophet, erring and making to err, a beguiler and one who led astray, one whom the Law commanded to be killed, one to whom the Law forbade pity or compassion or forgiveness. Till such time as Jesus divulged his messianic claims to the disciples at Caesarea Philippi, Judas had not thought to find in Jesus more than might be found in any Pharisaic Rabbi or, at the most, in a Jewish prophet. But after this revelation to the disciples at Caesarea, and to the entire people at Jerusalem, Judas expected that in the Holy City, the centre of the religion and the [Jewish] race, Jesus would demonstrate his claims by mighty works, that he would destroy the Romans and bring the Pharisees and Sadducees to naught; then all would acknowledge his messianic claims and all would see him in his pomp and majesty as the "final saviour."

But what, in fact, did Judas see? No miracles (Matthew alone tells how Jesus healed the blind and lame in the Temple, matters unknown to Mark), no mighty deeds, no one is subdued by him, the mighty Messiah escapes nightly to Bethany; except for "bold" remarks against the tradition of the elders [Judaism] and vain arrogance, Jesus reveals no plan by which he will effect the redemption. Was it not, then, a "religious duty" to deliver up such a "deceiver" to the [Roman] government and so fulfill the law: Thou shalt exterminate the evil from thy midst?17

While reflecting upon Judas, we can see that Mr. Klausner considered Judas as the righteous one and Yeshua as the one deserving death. Mr. Klausner continued:

What is Jesus to the Jewish nation at the present day? To the Jewish nation he [Yeshua] can be neither God nor the Son of God.... Either conception is to the Jew not only impious and blasphemous, but incomprehensible. Neither can he [Yeshua], to the Jewish nation, be the Messiah: the kingdom of heaven (the "Days of the Messiah") is not yet come. Neither can they regard him as a Prophet.... Neither can they [Jews] regard him as a lawgiver or the founder of a new religion [Christianity]....18

Rabbi Joachim Prinz, 1954

It [the New Testament] presupposes the concept of "Jesus of Nazareth as a divinity [God], a concept which we [Jews] do not accept ... we do not accept Jesus of Nazareth as the Christ [the Messiah]."19

Rabbi Meir Kahane, 1989

I have not the slightest sympathy for Christianity or Jesus. As a believing Jew, not only is Jesus not "God," but he is neither Messiah nor prophet. For the Jew he was a blasphemer, one who attacked the Torah [in actuality Yeshua attacked the tradition of the elders that later became the Talmud] as unchanging divine law and who was a false prophet and heretic.20

The Jews, who find themselves in agreement with Rabbi Meir Kahane, fit the description of "the antichrist" rather than the description of "the Chosen People." Note that the Jews' beliefs and behavior match those of the antichrist as described by the Apostle John:

Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ [the Messiah]? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)

...many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus [the] Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

The Jews very definitely do not consider Yeshua as their Messiah. If Yeshua is not the Jewish Messiah, then who is? The Jews believe that they, themselves, are their own Messiah. Their "sacred" books and many of their prominent members boast of this:

The Babylonian Talmud

KETHUBOTH 111a, note 4: The throes of mother Zion which is in labour to bring forth the Messiah - without metaphor, the Jewish people.

The Cabala

The Jew is the living God,* God incarnate: he is the heavenly man. The other men [non-Jews] are earthly, of inferior race. They exist only to serve the Jew. They [non-Jews] are the cattle seed.21

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*Compare this pronouncement with 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4: "Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God."

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The Jewish Encyclopedia

... he [the Jew] is ... the "man of sorrows" whose affliction is to bring healing to the world and to lead many to righteousness. (Isa. 1ii. 1iii.... ).22

Elie Wiesel, Author

... the sacrifice of Isaac prefigures the holocaust [of the Jews rather than prefiguring the sacrifice of Yeshua]....23

Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthall, Author

The personification of the deity in Jesus gave Christianity a spiritual warmth which formalistic and legalistic Judaism lacked. A "God with a face" is a Divine Being of immediate and intimate meaning to humans. But ... [the Jews] possessed their advantage of a direct approach to God without the need of an intercessor. Gradually, however, the "Jewish people" has become the intermediary between Yahweh and those who would worship him.24

Leon Simon, Author

In a word: Hebraism [Judaism] tends to insist on the Hebrew nation [the Jews] as the mediating term between its individual members and the infinite....25

Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise

You will understand me when I say to you that Jews cannot accept Jesus or anyone else as the one redeeming, atoning Son of God. We believe we have access to God without intermediary. Such is the teaching, implicit and explicit, of Israel [the Jews].26

Moses Hess, Author

Every Jew has the making of a Messiah in himself, every Jewess that of a Mater Dolorosa [Mother of Sorrows - Yeshua's mother] in herself.27

Mr. Hess also said that the aim of the Jews must be a "Messianic state" in which to prepare mankind for the revelation of the "divine essence."28

Baruch Levy

The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah. It [the Jews] will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy, and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this new world order29 [the] Children of Israel [the Jews misnamed] will furnish all the [non-Jewish] leaders without difficulty into the hands of the Jews.30

Rabbi Roland Bertram Gittelsohn

What do Jews believe about the Messiah? ... they do not expect the Messiah to be the Son of God. Most non-Orthodox Jews hinge their hopes more on a messianic age than on an individual messiah.31

Rabbi Gittelsohn quoted an unnamed rabbi as saying:

There is a spark of messiah in each of us; when we [Jews] succeed in putting together all our individual sparks, the result will constitute the coming of the messiah!32

Joseph Klausner, Ph.D., Author

Thus the whole people Israel [the Jews misnamed] in the form of the elect of the nation gradually became the Messiah of the world, the Redeemer of mankind.33

The following excerpt appeared in the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune, and it sums up the difference between the Christian Messiah and the Jewish messiah(s):

Hebrew Christians

Opponents say it's impossible

By Mary Hines

Tribune Staff Writer

The concept of a Hebrew Christian is a theoretical impossiblity, says Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman of the Hillel Foundation in Boulder [Colorado].

"By the Jewish perspective, the Messiah is a human being who is not devine..." said Karz-Wagman

"This is obviosly different than the Christian version of Jesus. By the Christian view, Jesus is obviously the saviour."

"They [the Christians] take verses quoted from the Bible....trying to show that the Messiah is Jesus," said Rabbi Avram Rothman, executive director of B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation of Colorado....

"For instance," he said, "[Danny] Miller's quotes about the suffering and triumphant Messiah are traditionally understood by Jews to refer not to an individual [in particular Yeshua the Christ], but to the Jewish people instead..."

Keep the foregoing comments of these two Rabbis in mind as you read the description of the antichrist in the Bible. The antichrist is scripturally described as a plurality of people who neither believe that Yeshua is the Messiah, nor that the Messiah appeared in the flesh. If you have difficulty with the antichrist being a plurality of people carefully read the following verse again:

... many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus [the] Christ as coming in the flesh. This is [they are] the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

Is it not intriguing that the same plurality of people who best fits this description of the antichrist are also those who claim that they, as a plurality of people, are the Messiah in the flesh?34

Regarding a treatise by Francisco de Torrejoncillo entitled Sentinel Against the Jews, Bernard Lazare commented:

Written in Spain at the beginning of the seventeenth century.... It consisted of fourteen books and showed that the Jews were presumptuous and liars, that they were traitors ... that they were turbulent, self-conceited, seditious, that the church preserved them only that in their [the Jews'] midst might be born their Messiah the anti-christ, who will be vanquished to allow Israel [the Jews] to recognize his [their] error.35

Biblically, "sheep" were always Israelites. The Jews are definitely not the sheep who have heard and heeded the Shepherd's call. Instead, many Jews fit the description of the "wolves in sheep's clothing" of whom Yeshua warned us in Matthew 7:15. In order to fully heed Yeshua's warning regarding wolves, one should also beware of those who masquerade as sheep, claiming to be Israelites, but who are instead imposters. This brings to mind again the passage in Revelation:

... I [Yeshua] will cause those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews [Judahite Israelites] and are not, but lie - behold, I will make them [those non-Israelite Jews] to come and bow down at your [Christian Israelites'] feet, and to know that I have loved you. (Revelation 3:9)

Yeshua exposed the scribes and Pharisees as being:

... whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you [scribes and Pharisees] are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. (Matthew 23:27-28)

If this statement was true for the Judahite Israelites of Yeshua's day who were practicing Judaism, how much more so would it be true for today's Khazar Jews who are not what they have made themselves to be? Furthermore, modern-day Jews themselves have admitted to being the wolves instead of the sheep:

The goyim [non-Jews] are a flock of sheep, and we [Jews] are their wolves. And you know what happens when the wolves get hold of the flock.36

Celto-Saxons

Notice the Jews not only admitted that they are the wolves, but they also identified "the goyim" as the sheep. Those who are honest with the history of Christianity know as an indisputable fact that the Celto-Saxons ("goyim" or "sheep" to the Jews) are the people who have principally responded to the Shepherd's call.

Israel to Recognize YHWH as Her God

"...the days are coming," declares YHWH, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt...." "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares YHWH, "I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know YHWH,' for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares YHWH, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." (Jeremiah 31:31-34)

... son of man [the Prophet Ezekiel], take for yourself one stick and write on it, 'For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions' [the two southern tribes]; then take another stick and write on it, 'For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions' [the ten northern tribes]. Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand. And when the sons of your people speak to you saying, Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?' say to them, 'Thus says YHWH God, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand."' And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes. And say to them, 'Thus says YHWH God, "Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations [Gentiles] where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations, and they will no longer be divided into two kingdoms. And they will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they [the house of Judah and the house of Israel] will be My people, and I will be their God."' (Ezekiel 37:16-23)

... finding fault with them, He says, "Behold, days are coming... when I [YHWH] will effect a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.... For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel ... says YHWH.... And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall not teach every one his fellow-citizen, and every one his brother, saying, 'Know YHWH,' for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest of them." (Hebrews 8:8-11)

When Left to Themselves Which People Instinctively Believes That YHWH Is Their God?

Jews

Some people would say that this characteristic fits the Jews. But does it? Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits noted a distinct difference between the god of the Jews and the God of the Bible when he stated:

When Christians use the term "Judeo-Christian," "Judeo" means something fundamentally different from what is Jewish for the Jew. Nor does Judaism have a common spiritual patrimony [heritage] with Christianity in the Patriarchs and the Prophets: in Jewish understanding, [YHWH] the God of Abraham is not the triune deity of Christianity.37

In an address before the New York Free Synagogue another Jew, Rabbi Emil Gustave Hirsch, stated the following:

Scholars ... had demonstrated that Talmudic tradition and all it inculcated as obligatory had passed through many channels, widening and varying its currents as the days proceeded and that in many matters, Talmudism was a clear departure from Biblical theory and practice. Even the central tenet of Judaism, the concept of the Godhead, other investigators had pointed out, had developed and changed in content and formulation in obedience to the rhythm of changing thought.38

The truth of this statement is also demonstrated in the following quotations. In his book Jews Must Live, for example, Samuel Roth offered this interesting insight into Jewish thinking about God:

... the Jewish form of prayer differs both in heart and in outline from any other species of prayer in the world. The difference is the difference between one approach to God and another. Mohammedans and Christians humble themselves before their deities. The Christian in church. The Mohammedan wherever he may happen to be when the muezzin announces the hour of prayer. The Jew has everything very carefully arranged. God belongs in the synagogue. He, the Jew, belongs in the marketplace. God has only one business. It is to look after the prosperity of Israel [the Jews misnamed]. The Jew walks briskly into his synagogue three times a day, at set hours, to remind God of this important business.39

The Jewish Encyclopedia also reveals this Jewish arrogance under the heading "Judaism":

JUDAISM: ... the prophetic spirit of the Jewish nation ... transformed YHWH, an original tribal deity localized on Sinai and connected with the celestial phenomena of nature, into the God of holiness ... the moral governor of the world.40

In his book Rome and Jerusalem, Moses Hess wrote in the same vein:

Judaism would have shared in the fate of those offshoot religions which froze into dogma and perished in the destructive conflict with modern science, were it not the creator of its own lofty concept of God, were its religious teaching not the product of its own living experience.41

This same blasphemy was committed by Joseph Kastein in his book History and Destiny of the Jews:

It was not God [YHWH] who willed these people [the Jews] and their meaning. It was this people [the Jews] who willed this God and this meaning.42

The following comment concerning Moses Hess appeared in Rabbi Maurice Joshua Bloom's preface to Mr. Hess's book Rome and Jerusalem, wherein the Jewish people are equated with God:

The same humanitarianism led Hess to propose the establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine "in order to realize the historical ideal of our [Jewish] people, an ideal which is neither more nor less than the reign of God upon earth."43

Moses Hess reiterated this belief in his book Communist Credo in Questions and Answers:

Our God is nothing more than the human [Jewish] race united in love.44

Remember that to the Jew, only Jews constitute the human race. All other people are goyim or cattle.

Quite creatively and blasphemously, Harry Waton made the Jews and Jehovah (YHWH) synonymous:

The name Jehovah consists of four letters: Yod, He Vav He. ...the letters [Y H W H] symbolize the physical form of man.... Physically and spiritually man [the Jew] is the epitome [personification] of Jehovah. In man [the Jew] Jehovah realizes himself...

... Judaism is the perception of this eternal and infinite idea of Jehovah [YHWH], and the endeavor to realize this idea.45

Since Jehovah is the God of evolution, history and destiny, it follows that Judaism is the only religion that is evolution, history and destiny. Like Jehovah, Judaism speaks the language of I Am Becoming what I Am to Become.46

The whole Bible was written in accordance with an infinite mathematical system [Cabalism]. Now, the numerical value of the name Shaddai [one of God's names] (in Hebrew) is 314. And the numerical value of the expression (in Hebrew): And he was gathered to his people - is also 314. This is the meaning of the expression used by the Bible upon the death of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It means that Jehovah [YHWH], as the tree of eternal life, continues to live in the Jewish people.47

...The rabbis begin to speak in their own name. And the Talmud tells us of cases in which some rabbis even overruled Jehovah [YHWH]. This process went so far that some rabbis declared, that the Zaddick - the righteous man - can order and Jehovah must comply with the order. Thus we see a complete turn of the table. At first man was entirely dependent upon Jehovah, and now Jehovah became a mere servant of man. What does this show? It shows the ordinary process of intellectual and spiritual evolution.48

In his book The Nineteenth Century and After, Professor F.A. Ossendowski, another Jew, demonstrated that Judaism and Bolshevism (Russian Communism) are essentially one and the same thing. Having demonstrated this fact, he further stated:

Bolshevism dispersed these illusions. It showed the Russian soul in its nakedness, with its unsatisfied lust for destruction, blood and revenge, a [Jewish] soul which has torn into rags the idea of God and religion.49

In a letter to Benjamin Rush, an American Revolutionary patriot, Thomas Jefferson summed up the Jewish attitude toward God:

Their system [the Jews' religion] was Deism [human reason versus God's revelation] ... their ideas of (God) and of his attributes were degrading and injurious.50

Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal revealed how the Jews have replaced the worship of YHWH with the worship of themselves:

In contemporary Judaism the worship of the state of Israel and its symbols has been gradually and unfortunately crowding out the worship of the One God.51

In a sense the Judeans and those who followed, the Jews, by substituting tribalism for universalism [salvation for all mankind], became abject idolators of the new polytheism - nationalism. Their relationship to God was subordinated to their relationship toward one another.52

In his book God and Israel, Rabbi Solomon Goldman revealed the same facts about the god of the Jews:

God is absorbed in the nationalism of Israel [the Jews misnamed]. He [the Jew] becomes the national ethos [god or guiding belief].53

Karl Marx emphasized the need to destroy the concept of God:

The idea of God [YHWH] is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It [YHWH] must be destroyed.54

The criticism of religion ends with the [Jewish] teaching that man [the Jew himself] is the supreme being [God] of man.55

James Yaffe reported that Rabbi Sherwin Wine of the Birmingham, Michigan Temple saw no need for God:

... the whole concept of God [YHWH] is outdated; Judaism can function perfectly well without it.56

In agreement, Mr. Yaffe then commented:

... it seems we must agree with Rabbi Richard Israel, who writes in Commentary's symposium on Jewish belief, "...[the current discussion on] the Death of God will cause Jews to ask, 'So what else is new?'... The Jewish funeral was a much more private affair. We buried him [YHWH] quietly and in the middle of the night.57

In an address delivered in 1910 before the New York Free Synagogue, Jacob Henry Schiff declared:

"Hear, Oh Israel, the Lord our God is the only God" has a living meaning, who carries within him the conviction that the day will come, and labors to bring it nearer when the Unity of God and the brotherhood of man will be universally recognized, is a Jew.58

The Cabala echoes the blasphemous idea of Jewish divinity:

The Jew is the living God, God incarnate: he is the heavenly man. The other men [non-Jews] are earthly, of inferior race. They exist only to serve the Jew [as God]. They [non-Jews] are the cattle seed.59

True Christianity understands that the Messiah is God, or at the very least, a part of God is the Messiah. Consequently, any person or group claiming to be the Messiah, as the Jewish people do, are in essence also claiming to be God! You might recall that in his book The Messianic Idea in Israel, Joseph Klausner wrote:

Thus the whole people Israel [the Jews misnamed] in the form of the elect of the nation gradually became the Messiah of the world, the redeemer of mankind.60

Mr. Klausner later identified who the Jewish people believe the "Redeemer" is:

God alone is the redeemer.61

Since to the Jews' way of thinking they are the "redeemer of mankind," and since they believe that the redeemer is equivalent to God, then the Jews are also claiming that they are the Messiah and thus God Himself!

Let there be no mistake, YHWH is not the God of the Jews. The Jews have instead attempted to make themselves their own god. History reveals that "in the days of John Hyreanus (end of second century B.C.E.) ... the Edomites became a section of the Jewish people"62 and that "from then on they constituted a part of the Jewish people.63 We can take comfort from the Prophet Obadiah that God does not intend to allow the Edomite Jews to continue claiming the exalted position of being God:

The vision of [the Prophet] Obadiah. Thus says the Lord YHWH concerning Edom.... "Behold, I will make you small among the nations; you are greatly despised. The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in the loftiness of your dwelling place, who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to earth?' Though you [Edom] build high like the eagle [often representative of God - Ex. 19:4], though you set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down" declares YHWH. (Obadiah 1:1-4)

Celto-Saxons

From the preceding testimony it is quite apparent that YHWH is not the God of the Jews. On the other hand, the following evidence irrefutably substantiates that the Celto-Saxons instinctively worship YHWH.

For example, Sennacherib, King of Assyria, accused the Israelites of saying: "We trust in YHWH our God" (2 Kings 18:22). "IN GOD WE TRUST" appears on the coins of which nation? The Celto-Saxons may not know that they are Israelites and that YHWH is the personal name of their God, but when they speak or think of God (whether or not they follow Him) they are speaking about the Creator, YHWH. Once again Justice David Josiah Brewer confirmed this in his speech at Harvard University:

In many State Constitutions we find in the preamble a declaration like this: "Grateful to Almighty God." In some [states], he who denied the being of God was disqualified from holding office. It is again and again declared in the [U.S.] constitution that official oaths shall close with an appeal, "So help me, God." When upon inauguration, the President-elect each 4 years consecrates himself to the great responsibilities of Chief Executive of the [American] Republic, his vow of consecration in the presence of the vast throng filling the Capitol grounds will end with the solemn words, "So help me, God." In all our courts, witnesses in like manner vouch for the truthfulness of their testimony. The common commencement of wills is "In the name of God, Amen."

... it is of still more significance that there are no contrary declarations.... In none of them is Mohammed, or Confucius, or Buddha in any manner noticed.64

In the court case of People vs. Ruggles, New York's Chancellor James Kent rendered an opinion which provided the reason for the above stated significance:

Nor are we [Americans] bound, by any expressions in the [U.S.] constitution, as some have strangely supposed, either not to punish at all, or to punish indiscriminately the like attacks upon the religion of Mahomet [Islam], or of the Grand Lama [Buddhism], and for this plain reason, that the case assumes that we are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply ingrafted upon Christianity and not upon the doctrines or worship of those [two or any other] imposters [false gods or prophets].65

In Democracy in America French statesman and author, Alexis de Tocqueville, related the following which certainly testified to America's widespread belief in YHWH:

Whilst I was in America, a witness, who happened to be called at the assizes [judicial inquest or session] of the county of Chester (State of New York), declared that he did not believe in the existence of God [YHWH], or in the immortality of the soul. The judge refused to admit his evidence, on the ground that the witness had destroyed beforehand all the confidence of the Court in what he was about to say.66

The New York "Spectator" on August 23, 1831, relates the fact in the following terms: The Court of Common Pleas of Chester county [New York] a few days since rejected a witness who declared his disbelief in the existence of God. The presiding judge remarked that he had not before been aware that there was a man living who did not believe in the existence of God; that this belief constituted the sanction of all testimony in a court of justice, and that he knew of no cause in a Christian country where a witness had been permitted to testify without such belief."67

Just how emphatic the founding fathers of America were about their allegiance to YHWH and His Laws is revealed in some of the legislative records of New England:

Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of Connecticut begin with the penal laws, and ... borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ. "Whosoever shall worship any other God than the Lord [YHWH]," says the preamble of the Code, "shall surely be put to death.68

There is no question which God is referred to in the following two charters:

1609 - Second Virginia Charter - Purpose: "to live in fear and true worship of Almighty God, Christian peace, and civil quietness."

1610 - New England Charter -Aims in settling America: "to increase the knowledge of the Omnipotent God and the propagation of our Christian faith.69

"Almighty" and "Omnipotent" are terms used only of YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob/Israel and Christian Celto-Saxons.

Regarding the Christian Celto-Saxon pioneers in this new country, the 1879 McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader stated:

They [the early Celto-Saxon settlers] were emphatically a people whose God was the Lord. Their form of government was ... strictly theocratical [divinely guided and influenced by YHWH and His Laws].70

Not only do early charters and constitutions acknowledge YHWH as the God of this nation, but current constitutions do as well:

In addition to the nation's united expression of faith in God, each individual state has separately acknowledged God [YHWH] as Sovereign and as the Author of liberty. The Legislative Service of the Library of Congress has compiled the provisions of State constitutions relative to the Supreme Being.71

George Washington's prayer, which we previously quoted in part, began "Almighty God" and continued with the following words:

[Almighty God] Endow with the spirit of wisdom those [Christian Celto-Saxon Americans] whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be peace and justice at home....

President Washington's prayer ended with this request:

In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our [Christian Celto-Saxon America's] trust in Thee [Almighty God] to fail. Amen.

To which God was President Washington petitioning that our trust should never fail? Everyone understands that it was YHWH, the God of the Bible. When Celto-Saxon Americans put "In God We Trust" on their coins, they were referring to the God of the Scriptures, not to Buddha, Shiva, Allah, Confucius or any other spurious god or prophet. As the gospel spread throughout Europe, the British Isles and then on to the North American Continent, it was inherent for the Celto-Saxons to follow and worship the God of the Christian Bible. Christianity replaced the pagan customs that Israel had adopted when she was divorced from God and subsequently scattered throughout the heathen world. As recently as 1959 Herman Wouk had to admit that the West worshiped the God of Moses:

There is no God in the West [Celto-Saxon America] to this hour but [YHWH] the God of Moses."72

In July 1991 our U.S. Congress invited a Black Muslim to offer prayer before a Congressional session. Scripture outlines this as idolatry in the eyes of God. There are those who viewed this bold departure from established Christian custom as proof that we are not a Christian nation. However, this one idolatrous act is the only instance in over two hundred years when Congress has not opened with prayer to Almighty God (YHWH), which proves that it was an exception to the rule. This act emphasizes our history of adherence to our Christian faith and our unwillingness to consider the worship of imposters. We find recorded in the book of Hebrews:

..."Behold days are coming, says YHWH, when I will effect a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah .... And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall not teach everyone his brother, saying, 'Know YHWH,' for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest of them." (Hebrews 8:8-11)

Today, you do not have to teach the Celto-Saxons that the God of the Bible is their God. They have to be taught out of this innate belief in order to be persuaded to believe in a god of some Eastern religion. Just the opposite is true with the other races. While not many Celto-Saxons today know YHWH intimately, all Celto-Saxons begin with an instinctive understanding that YHWH is God.

Israel to Possess YHWH’s Holy Spirit

"...listen, O Jacob My servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: thus says YHWH who made you and formed you from the womb, who will help you, 'Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; and you Jeshurun whom I have chosen. For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring [the remnant of the nation of Israel], and My blessing on your descendants; and they will spring up among the grass. (Isaiah 44:1-3)

A Redeemer [Yeshua] will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," declares YHWH. "...as for Me, this is My covenant with them," says YHWH: "My Spirit which is upon you [the remnant of Israel], and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring's offspring," says YHWH, "From now and forever." (Isaiah 59:20-21)

...He [YHWH] said to me [the Prophet Ezekiel], "...these bones are the whole house of Israel [all twelve tribes]...." "Therefore prophesy, and say to them, 'Thus' says the Lord YHWH.... And I will put My Spirit within you [the remnant of Israel], and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, YHWH, have spoken and done it," declares YHWH. (Ezekiel 37:11-14)

'As for the promise which I [YHWH] made you [Israel] when you came out of Egypt, My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!' (Haggai 2:5)

... let all [twelve tribes of] the [whole] house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ - this Jesus whom you crucified. Now when they [the Judahite Israelites celebrating the Passover in Jerusalem] heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you, be baptized [immersed in water] in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children [the house of Judah], and for all who are far off [the divorced and scattered house of Israel], as many as the Lord your God shall call to Himself [the remnant of Israel from all twelve tribes]." (Acts 2:36-39)

Which People Have Been Given YHWH’s Holy Spirit

The indwelling Holy Spirit is an integral part of salvation in Yeshua the Christ:

...You [Roman Christian Israelites - Rom. 4:1; 9:23-26] are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of [the] Christ he does not belong to Him [he is not a Christian, a son of YHWH]. (Romans 8:9)

The indwelling Holy Spirit is given only when a person, in faith and repentance, is baptized (immersed in water) into Yeshua the Christ for the forgiveness of sins - Acts 2:38. Can there be any doubt which people exhibit the indwelling of God's Spirit? The same people, who recognize YHWH as their God and have responded to the New Covenant call of salvation in Yeshua the Christ, are also those who have been indwelt with the Holy Spirit. No one would dare claim that this description fits the Jews! The three spiritual aspects or characteristics examined in this chapter fit only the remnant among the Celto-Saxon descendants of Israel who have obeyed the Gospel of Yeshua the Christ.

 

End Notes

1. Pastor Iustin Bonaventura Pranaitis, The Talmud Unmasked: The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians (Saint Petersburg, Russia: Imperial Academy of Sciences Printing Office, 1892) pp. 28-41.

2. “Jesus in Rabbinical Literature,” The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Company, Inc., 1942) vol. 6, p. 87.

3. “Jesus of Nazareth,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls, 1904) vol. 7, pp .170-172.

4. Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz, Foreword to the First Editon, The Babylonia Talmud (London, UK: The Soncino Press, 1935) p. xxiii.

5. David Paul Louis Bernard Drach, De l’Harmonie entre l’Englise et la Synagogue, quoted in Douglas Reed, The Controversy of Zion (Durban, Natal, South Africa: Dolphin Press (Pty) Limited, 1978) p. 90.

6. Pranaitis, “Zohar,” p. 36.

7. Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, letter to Jennie and Leo Waterman (sister and brother of Luise Waterman Wise), in the autumn of 1901, Carl Hermann Voss, ed., Stephen S. Wise: Servant of the People, Selected Letters (Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1969) p. 195.

8. Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, letter to Mrs. Donald MacIntyre, 9 October 1933, Carl Voss, ed., Stephen S. Wise: Servant of the People, Selected Letters (Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1969) p. 195.

9. Bernard Lazare, Anitsemitism: Its History and Causes (New York, NY: The International Library Publishing Company, 1903) p. 164.

10. Abram Leon Sachar, A History of the Jews (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968) pp. 124-125.

11. Ben Hecht, A Jew in Love (New York, NY: Covici Friede Publishers , 1931) pp. 120-121.

12. Samuel Roth, Jews Must Live (New York, NY: The Golden Hind Press, Inc., 1934) p. 74.

13. Harry Waton, A Program for the Jew and an Answer to All Anti-Semites (New York, NY: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939) p. 120.

14. Moses Guibbory, David Horowitz, trans., The Bible in the Hands of Its Creators: Biblical Facts As They Are (New York, NY: The Polygon Press, Inc., 1943) p. 1506.

15. Guibbory, p. 1532.

16. Dr. Benjamin H. Freedman, “Economic Council Letter, No. 177 (October 15, 1947),” Palestine (New York, NY: National Economic Council, Inc., 1947) quoted in Destiny Magazine, 28 January 1948.

17. Joseph Klausner, Ph.D., Herbert Danby, D.D., trans., Jesus of Nazareth: His Life, Times, and Teaching (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1953) p. 325.

18. Klausner, pp. 413-414.

19. Rabbi Joachim Prinz, testimony before the New Jersey Supreme Court, “Tudor vs. Board of Education of Rutherford, 14 N.J. 31 (1953) certiorari denied 348 U.D. 816 (1954),” quoted in Leo Pfeffer, Church State and Freedom (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1953) p. 459.

20. Rabbi Meir Kahane, The Jewish Press (New York, NY) 6 January 1989, p. 49, quoted in Pastor Michael Watson, The Kingdom Messenger (Grants Pass, OR) vol. 2, no. 1. Rabbi Meir Kahane was the founder of the Jewish Defense League, a militant organization, designed to combat so-called anti-semitisim.

21. “Cabala,” quoted in Dr. Edward R. Fields, Judaism: The World’s Strangest Religion (Marietta, GA: The Truth at Last, Publishers) p. 8.

22. “Judaism,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) vol. 7, p. 363.

23. Elie Wiesel, Legends of Our Time (New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966) p. 100.

24. Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal, The Other Side of the Coin (New York, NY: The Devin-Adair Company, 1968) p. 100.

25. Leon Simon, Studies in Jewish Nationalism (London, UK: Longmans, Green and Company, 1920) p. 36.

26. Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, letter to Mrs. G.S. Best, 15 December 1938, Charles Hermann Voss, ed., Stephen S. Wise: Servant of the People, Selected Letters (Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1969) p. 231.

27. Moses Hess, Rome and Jerusalem, 1862 reprint ed. (New York, NY: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1958) p. 15.

28. Hess, p. 18.

29. For a deeper understanding of the “New World Order,” listen to the message The New World order: Whose Agenda Is It?

30. Baruch Levy, letter written to Heinrich Karl Marz, quoted in La Revue de Paris, 1 June 1928, p. 574.

31. Rabbi Roland Bertram Gittelsohn, The Meaning of Judaism (New York, NY: The World Publishing Company, 1970) p. 50.

32. Gittlesohn, pp. 50-51.

33. Joseph Klausner, Ph.D., The Messianic Idea in Israel (London, UK: Bradford & Dickens, 1956) p. 163.

34. For a more in-depth look at the identity of the “anti-Christ,” refer to 10 Overlooked Characteristics for Identifying the Antichrist.

35. Bernard Lazare, Antisemitism: Its History and Causes (New York, NY: The International Library Publishing Company, 1903) pp. 165-166.

36. Protocol 11, Article 4, Sentence 1-2, Victor Emile Marsden, trans., Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, 1905 and subsequent editions (of this appendix – in its original form), reprinted (Boring, OR: CPA Books) p. 35.

37. Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits, Judaism in the Post-Christian Era (1966) p. 80.

38. Rabbi Emil Gustave Hirsch, quoted in Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, Free Synagogue Pulpit: Sermons and Addresses (New York, NY: Bloch Publishing Company, 1910) vol. 2, p. 73.

39. Samuel Roth, Jews Must Live (New York, NY: The Golden Hind Press, Inc., 1934) p. 72.

40. “Judaism,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) vol. 7, p. 368.

41. Moses Hess, Rome and Jerusalem, 1862 ed. reprint. (New York, NY: Philosophical Library, Inc., 1958) p. 19.

42. Joseph Kastein (Julius Katzenstein – pseudonym), History of the Jews (Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1936) p. 12.

43. Rabbi Maurice Joshua Bloom, preface to Moses Hess, Rome and Jerusalem, ed. reprint. (New York, NY: Philosophical Library, Inc., 958)

44. Moses Hess, Kommunistisches Bekenntnis in Fragen und Antworten – Communist Credo in Questions and Answers, p. 190, quoted in Richard Wurmbrand, Marx & Satan (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, Good News Publishers, 1986) p. 91.

45. Harry Waton, A Program for the Jews and an Answer to All Anti-Semites (New York, NY: Committee for the Preservation of the Jews, 1939) p. 113.

46. Waton, p. 114.

47. Waton, pp. 133-134.

48. Waton, p. 219.

49. Professor Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, The Nineteenth Century and After (London, UK: Constable & Company, Limited, 1926) p. 30.

50. Thomas Jefferson, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1803, quoted in Michael Ledeen, “Should Jews Fear the Christian Right,” Moment: The Magazine of Jewish Culture and Opinion, October 1994, p. 47.

51. Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal, The Other Side of the Coin (New York, NY: The Devin-Adair Company, 1965) p. 62.

52. Lilienthal, p. 64.

53. Rabbi Solomon Goldman, God and Israel, quoted in Douglas Reed, The Controversy of Zion (Durban, Natal, South Africa: Dolphin Press (Pty) Limited, 1978) p. 48.

54. Heinrich Karl Marx, quoted in Richard Wurmbrand, Marx & Satan (Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, Good News Publishers, 1986) p. 59.

55. Wurmbrand, p. 25.

56. James Yaffe, The American Jews (New York, NY: Random House, 1968) p. 161.

57. Yaffe, p. 161.

58. Jacob Henry Schiff, quoted in Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, Free Synagogue Pulpit: Sermons and Addresses (New York, NY: Bloch Publishing Company, 1910) vol. 2, p. 127.

59. “Cabala,” quoted in Dr. Edward R. Fields, Judaism: The World’s Strangest Religon (Marietta, GA: The Truth at Last, Publishers) p. 8.

60. Joseph Klausner, Ph.D., The Messianic Idea in Israel (London, UK: Bradford & Dickens, 1956) p. 163.

61. Klausner, p. 522.

62. “Edom,” Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, Israel: Encyclopaedia Judaica Company, 1971) vol. 6, p. 378.

63. “Edom (Idumea)” The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1977) p. 589.

64. Associate Justice David Josiah Brewer, address at Harvard University in 1905.

65. Chancellor James Kent, People vs. Ruggles, 8 Johns (NY) 290 (1811), quoted in Leo Pfeffer, Church State and Freedom (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1953) p. 665.

66. Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve, trans., Democracy in America (New York, NY: The Colonial Press, 1899) vol. 1, p. 311.

67. de Tocqueville, vol. 1, p. 311.

68. de Tocqueville, vol. 1, p. 37.

69. Walter S. Remmie, “This Is a Christian Nation,” Kingdom Digest (Irving, TX) July 1981, p. 28.

70. William Holmes McGuffey, A.B., McGuffey’s Sixth Eclectic Reader, (New York, NY: American Book Company, 1879) p. 225. William Holmes McGuffey, an American preacher, was a professor at Miami University, president of Ohio University, president and professor at Woodward College, and professor of the University of Virginia, who also wrote the McGuffey’s Spellingbooks. More than one hundred twenty million copies of McGuffey’s Readers were sold.

71. Pat Brooks, et.al., “50 Evidences that the U.S.A. is ‘Constitutionally Christian!,” Appendix D, Freedom or Slavery! (Fletcher, NC: New Puritan Library, 1990) p. 159. Pages 159-165 contain the pertinent portion of all 50 state constitutions.

72. Herman Wouk, This is My God: The Jewish Way of Life (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1959) p. 181.


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