More Religious Change Coming! — Israel to ACCEPT the Messiah? (Part 4)
As mentioned in earlier articles, a major religious upheaval is coming on the earth. Two major events are to occur that will utterly surprise the world. They are:
1: The Middle East nations will accept YHWH as the Creator of the universe. And, they will begin to worship YHWH as described in the Bible.
2: Israel will soon accept the Messiah of the “New Testament.” However, they will not be accepting the Christian Christ, but the New Testament Messiah who’s name is Yahshua.
To say the least, the world will be shocked when this soon to occur event comes to pass.
So, let’s talk about Israel first.
THE COMING CONVERSION OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
The Bible is very clear on these events. The question is not whether this is what the Bible teaches or not. The question should be, in the minds of the critics, is the Bible true, and therefore, will these events occur. And, will they occur in our lifetime?
One specific prophecy about Israel, and our day is this:
“And I will pour upon the house of David,
And upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
The Spirit of grace and of supplications:
And THEY [Israel] shall look upon ME [the Messiah] whom THEY have PIERCED.
And THEY shall MOURN for Him, as one mourneth for his
And shall be in bitterness FOR Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
In THAT DAY [our day and time] shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem.”
Not long after this change of heart by Israel, the land of Israel will be cleaned of idols, Christian, Muslim and Jewish idols. Israel will change dramatically for she will receive great spiritual understanding and strength from the Father YHWH.
“In THAT DAY there shall be a fountain opened
To the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem
For sin and for uncleanness. [A fountain to cleanse them.]
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith YHWH of hosts.
That I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land,
And they shall be no more remembered.”
You should read the rest of this prophecy on your own. Look it up and read it!
So, we can see Israel is about to make a dramatic change before the eyes of the world.
Not long after this, if not almost simultaneously, the Arab world, and others, will change their religions and begin to worship YHWH. In fact, they will all begin to make pilgrimages to Jerusalem to worship YHWH. And, where will their pilgrimage take them? Why, not surprisingly, to the new Temple to be built there, soon. It may start, or become active by 2018!
To tell the story of the change coming in the Arab world, and the rest of the world, will require another article. But, for now, let’s just consider Israel and her change to accepting the Messiah of the Greek Scriptures. How can that be possible?
THE COMING CONVERSION OF ISRAEL — HOW?
Already a great movement has begun at the highest levels of Judaism. Hardly recognized by the world at large, and not recognized by the Arab neighbors of Israel. But, this change will lead, surprisingly, to the change coming in the Arab world, and other nations of the world.
Israel is made up of a “peculiar” kind of people. In fact, their Biblical description is not much different from that of other nations. However, Israel expresses much more of that description. What is that description? The Bible clearly says Israel is a STUBBORN, STIFF-NECKED REBELLIOUS people. And, when the Bible says that, it means just they. They fit this description perfectly.
So, what would cause a stubborn, stiff-necked rebellious people to finally BEND and admit they were wrong about the Messiah of the Greek Scriptures, and finally accept Him, and that in our day? It’s simple, really. And, in fact, YHWH Elohim, the Elohim of Israel, has already begun to work on that stiff-necked rebellious stubborn mind.
To anyone who knows the Scriptures, it becomes obvious when reading recent Jewish perspectives on Yahshua, incorrectly called “Jesus” by them and the rest of the world that this change has already begun.
Besides the fact that YHWH has begun the spiritual and subtle leading of the mind of Israel, He is also using the mindset of Israel to “ease” the transition to accepting Yahshua. How? By a very simple insight being given to the religious leaders of Israel today. And, that insight? That Yahshua was always part and parcel of Judah and Israel. And, that all the Greek Scriptures about Him were all the product of the Jewish peoples! In other words, Yahshua and the Greek Scriptures were always of Israel from the beginning. Let’s see how this is finally being explained. Even the stiff-necked, rebellious and stubborn mind of Israel cannot stand against this new insight forever.
THE RELATION OF ISRAEL WITH THE NEW TESTAMENT AND ITS MESSIAH
“The model of family resemblance therefore seems apt for talking about a Judaism that incorporates early Christianity as well. This expanded understanding of ‘Judaism’ completely ALLOWS FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE EARLIEST GOSPEL LITERATURE within its purview, thus making the earliest and in some ways most FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS of Christianity–JEWISH.” — p. 22, The Jewish Gospels, The Story of the Jewish Christ, c. 2012! [Note: All emphasis in these quotes is mine.]
“By now, almost everyone recognizes that the HISTORICAL Jesus was a Jew who followed ancient Jewish ways. There is also growing recognition that the Gospels themselves and even the letters of Paul are PART AND PARCEL of the religion of the People of Israel in the first century A.D. What is less recognized is to what extent the ideas surrounding what we call Christology, the story of Jesus as the divine-human Messiah, were ALSO PART (if not parcel) of Jewish diversity at the time.” — ibid, p. 22
In other words, IF we can “own” them, then they are ours, which leads to being able to accept the Messiah of Israel described in the historical documents of Israel. Remember, these documents were written by Jews, except for possibly Luke. And, Paul says the Scriptures were given to the Jews to preserve.
Now, let’s look at the perfect “reason” for the coming acceptance prophesied by the Bible and stated there by YHWH Elohim, the Elohim of Israel.
“By blurring the boundaries between ‘Jews’ and ‘Christians,’ we are making clearer the historical situation and development of early ‘Judaism’ and Christianity. We can understand much better the significance of OUR HISTORICAL documents INCLUDING the GOSPELS, when we imagine a state of affairs that more properly reflects the social situation on the ground of that time, …” — ibid, p. 23.
And, who might you think is writing this kind of information today? The proper authorities who are being guided by YHWH Elohim. Remember, “no one can come unto the Son unless I (YHWH) call him.” That calling has started, and right on time according to Biblical prophecy. Now, a short description about the authority quoted above…
” ‘DANIEL BOYARIN,’ A PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE rabbi confided to me [ Jack Miles] not long ago, ‘is one of the two or three greatest rabbinic scholars in the world,’ and — dropping his voice a notch–‘possibly even the greatest.’ ” — ibid, p. ix
Mr. Boyarin has presented to the present era a very important work. Not all may see, or agree with his presentation yet, nor that of mine saying this is the first step toward fulfilled prophecy, but it’s timing, in spite of all of us, is quite, shall I say, TIMELY.
As has been said, “Times are a changin’.” Are you ready?