Is Elijah In Heaven?
Parts 7 through 12
By Willie Martin

Jew Watch

 Is Elijah In Heaven? - Part 7

 This continued for many years for we read in Judges Chapter 18: "And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gersham, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land [Philistine Captivity]. And they set them up Micah's graven image, which he made all the time that the house of Yahweh [the Tabernacle] was in Shiloh." (Judges 18:30-31)

 Then in First Samuel we read the story of Yahweh's leaving Shiloh, as He was later to leave Jerusalem. This is quite lengthy and requires the reading of all of Chapters 2 through 7, we will quote only a few verses because of space limitation. The story begins with the sons of Eli, the High priest: "Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the Lord." (1 Samuel 2:12)

 Because of their abominations and the sins of Israel, the Lord appeared to Eli and among other things told him: "Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy fathers's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house. And thou shalt see an enemy in my habitation [the tabernacle at Shiloh]...And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them." (1 Samuel 2:31-34)

 Then Yahweh tells Eli what will replace His "habitation." "And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house..." (1 Samuel 2:35)

 This was in reference to Samuel. Yahweh then set about to carry out this promise of punishment to Eli and removing Himself from Shiloh. In Chapter 4 the Philistines won a battle against the armies of Israel, and Israel made a decision. "And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the Lord smitten us today before the Philistines! Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies." (1 Samuel 4:3) Instead of putting their trust in Yahweh, they put their trust in the physical ark. Then, we are told the results of that decision. "And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Pinehas, were slain." (1 Samuel 4:10-11)

 Yahweh's promise that the enemy would be in His habitation and that the sons of Eli would both be slain in one day had come to pass! Eli died when he heard the news, and Phinehas' widow was so shocked by the events that she was immediately delivered of her child. That she recognized the terrible disaster to Israel is shown in the name she gave the baby. "And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken..." (1 Samuel 4:21)

 Here we can see; The Lord had departed from Shiloh! Then as we proceed on, we find that Chapter 7 shows that Yahweh then gave Samuel rule over Israel, BUT HE DID NOT WORSHIP AT SHILOH. "And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places. AND HIS RETURN WAS TO RAMAH; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; AND THERE HE BUILT AN ALTAR UNTO THE LORD." (1 Samuel 7:15-17)

 Psalms verifies this forsaking of Shiloh in the following manner. "When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel: SO THAT HE FORSOOK THE TABERNACLE OF SHILOH, the tent which he placed among men; And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand." (Psalms 78: 59-61)

 Then verses 65-72 refer to the placing of His Temple in Jerusalem under David and Solomon.  Most Bible students know that story, so we will not recount it here. However, the Psalmist does verify that Shiloh was forsaken! So, if Jerusalem was to be "as Shiloh," and if Yahweh's Word is true, which it is, THEN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM IS FORSAKEN AND DESERTED BY THE GOD OF ISRAEL FOREVER!!! Contemporary history relates the following account of Shiloh: "SHILOH, now called Seilun, is located ten miles north of Bethel, '...on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem...' (Judges 21:19)

 It is the place where Israel set up the tabernacle soon after they entered Canaan. Here the boy Samuel 'ministered before the Lord' [this was before Yahweh make him the judge over Israel and before the Philistines captured the ark of the covenant] and became the first of a long line of Hebrew prophets. 'In confirmation of His prophecy, the Philistines defeated Israel about 1050 B.C., captured the Ark of the Covenant, and left the town to sink into insignificance. Finally, fire reduced it to the scene of desolation pictured by Jeremiah' some 450 years later. [See Jeremiah 7:12]

 The Danish excavation at Shiloh in 1922, '26, '29 and '31, under the direction of Dr. Aage Smith, found remains dating from the thirteenth to the eleventh century B.C., but none form the period between 1050 and 300 B.C. All of which parallels the Bible record that Shiloh was destroyed by the Philistines after the battle of Ebenezer and the capture of the ark. [See 1 Samuel 4:10-11]. On the northern end of the mound the excavators found a rock-hewn quadrangle 80 by 400 feet, which they felt confident was the site of the ancient tabernacle in which Samuel slept and heard the voice of the Lord calling him. Later, however, it was ascertained that these building remains belong to the Byzantine period [A.D. 323-636].

 The conclusion was then reached that Christians must have constructed a large church building on what had first been the site of the Hebrew tabernacle and sanctuary. Palestinian scholars concur in saying 'all that has been found by the Danes at Shiloh agree exactly with what is implied in the Old Testament.'"

 But, just so that you understand with perfect clarity that Yahweh has forsaken the old city of Jerusalem and will never rebuild His Temple there, and in fact: OLD JERUSALEM IS TO BE "A CURSE TO ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH."

 Let's look where Jeremiah is ordered by the Lord to stand in the entrance to the Temple in Jerusalem and say: "...Thus saith the Lord; If ye will not...hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened; THEN WILL I [Yahweh] MAKE  THIS HOUSE [the Temple] LIKE SHILOH, and WILL MAKE THIS CITY [Jerusalem] A CURSE TO ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH." (Jeremiah 26:4-6)

 This is a double warning to the city and a promise of what the old city of Jerusalem would be at some time in the future. "Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of Yahweh, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers." (Romans 15:8) The "fathers" mentioned here were the people of Israel, of course. And we find Christ confirming the end of the Temple and old Jerusalem as the place where His Name would be.

 In Jeremiah we find: "Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes?" (Jer. 7:11) This was followed by the promise to make it as Shiloh. In Matthew we read that Christ personally entered the Temple at Jerusalem, overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and said: "...It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Matthew 21:13)

 After spending some time teaching in the Temple, He then left the Temple and later pronounced on the city of Jerusalem: "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:38-39)

 Two verses later we read His sentence on the Temple: "...There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." (Matthew 24:2)

 Christ never went back to the Temple, and it was destroyed and burned to the ground in 70 A.D. The Temple became "as Shiloh," and Jerusalem as "Ichabod." The promise of Yahweh through His prophet Jeremiah was confirmed by Christ, and history verifies its fulfillment!
 
 

 Is Elijah In Heaven? - Part 8

 In Ezekiel Chapter 11 we find where the inhabitants of Jerusalem told all of the House of Israel to go away from them. Then we see the Lord depart from Jerusalem, never to return. "Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the Lord's house [the Temple], which looketh eastward... behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men...Then said he unto me...these are the men that devise mischief [they were developing a plan for world conquest and the destruction of Yahweh's people Israel], and give wicked counsel in this city...Again the word of the Lord came unto me saying, Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred...ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL WHOLLY, are they unto whom THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM HAVE SAID, GET YOU FAR FROM THE LORD: UNTO US IS THIS LAND GIVEN IN POSSESSION...AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD WENT UP FROM THE MIDST OF THE CITY [Jerusalem]..." (Ezekiel 11:1-23)

 The inhabitants of Jerusalem being spoken of are the Jews and they are the ones who told the House of Israel WHOLLY to get away from them for unto them was the land; Palestine given, and the city Yahweh left was Jerusalem, and the lord the Jews were making reference to was not the Lord God Almighty; for He left the city [Jerusalem] "and the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city" as the lord, the god of the Jews is BAAL: See #1167 which shows the word lord as used in this verse is meaning "BAAL...horseman, husband, lord, man..." (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary page 22)

 Not only is the Lord's Name not there anymore, but with much of the world intrigue and tensions centered in the Jewish State called "Israel," the old city is even now fulfilling prophecy and is becoming "a curse to all the nations of the earth," just as Yahweh foretold! "Ministers" who still insist the Jews will rebuild the Temple [which they may, with American money, to continue their masquerade as Yahweh's Chosen People] and that Yahweh will bless it [which He will not] have "seen a vain vision," and have "spoken a lying divination."

 A great part of this absurd teaching about old Palestine is caused by the erroneous belief by our "Ministers" that the Jews are Israel and that the Jewish State of Israel is the "regathering" of the tribes of Israel. Have you ever wondered how many "Ministers" have stopped to think that there are about the same number of Jews now in old Palestine as there were Israelites in the Exodus from Egypt over 3300 years ago! And if there was any one thing Yahweh promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, it was to multiply their seed! In the Book of Genesis Yahweh said to Israel, the father of the twelve men who became the twelve tribes of Israel: "...Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people..." (Genesis 48:4)

 And later when speaking of Ephraim, one of Joseph's sons and Israel's grandson, Israel prophesied of this one man alone: "...his seed shall become A MULTITUDE OF NATIONS." (Genesis 48:19)

 Thus we have it that Ephraim's descendants ALONE were to become MANY NATIONS! Which as anyone with any common sense at all will confess that that is one heck of a lot of people! WHERE ARE THE MANY NATIONS OF THE JEWS???
 In Genesis Chapter 28 we find Yahweh's prophecy to Jacob/Israel: "And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou MAYEST BE A MULTITUDE OF PEOPLE..." (Genesis 28:3) And to say that this means all of the people from the beginning of time to the end is this vast multitude of people is too stupid for words and belittles the promises and power of our Yahweh!  Moses, speaking to the two million or more Israelites in the Exodus [not to mention the mixed multitude], said to them: "(The Lord Yahweh of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)" (Deuteronomy 1:11)

 This would be over 200,000,000 people. It is estimated, Solomon had more than fifteen million Israelites in his kingdom over 2500 years ago; and yet our "Ministers" of today would have us believe the Jews of the world today constitute this "multiplied" seed of Israel [14,334,195 is the 1976 estimate from the Jewish Statistical bureau, Dr. H.S. Linfield, Exec. Secretary, 1976 World Almanac, page 214].

 Those who teach that the three million or so Jews in Palestine are "fulfilling Bible prophecy" and is the "regathering of Israel" are completely ignoring the Promises Yahweh made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel of the immense numbers of his descendants who would be in that "regathering."

 Their teaching is actually an affront to Yahweh, yet millions of Churchgoers, around the world, believe and support this foolish preaching. Jeremiah was truly right when he said of our day: "The prophets ["Ministers"] prophesy falsely...and my people love to have it so..." (Jeremiah 5:3)

 After His resurrection, Christ taught the disciples, and it says in Luke 24:45: "Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures."

 Solomon said: "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." (Pr. 4:7)

 Since we can now see how important "understanding" is: What was it that Christ gave the disciples to understand? Yeashua went on in Luke to say: "And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, BEGINNING AT JERUSALEM." (Luke 24:46-47)

 Here Yeashua said that the preaching of "repentance and remission of sins" was to BEGIN, not END at Jerusalem, and not beginning 2,000 years later when a people who call themselves "Jews" occupy the city, but BEGINNING RIGHT THEN! "And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."

 This was then verified in Acts: "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)

 In Acts 2, we find the great and wonderful story of the Pentecost, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on Israel, BEGINNING AT JERUSALEM. Peter called it: "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel." (Acts 2:16) He then went on to quote (Joel 2:28), which of course was a prophecy to Israel.

 Let us now compare Christ's instructions after His Resurrection with the instructions He gave His disciples during His ministry. After His Baptism, Yeashua instructed the twelve disciples to go: "...to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Matthew 10:6)

 The word "lost" is translated from the Greek Apollumi, which means: apo #575 ["separation" or simply to "put away"] and "ollumi" #3639 ["punishment"] (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Holy Bible Greek Dictionary of the New Testament). This signifies a voluntary losing, which of course is correct, as Yahweh deliberately put Israel away into the Assyrian captivity as punishment for their sins and transgressions (See 2 Kings 18 and Hosea). Apollumi is used 13 times in the New Testament, and every time it is used in connection with the house of Israel!

 Then after His resurrection, Christ told Simon Peter three times: "...Feed my lambs...Feed my sheep...Feed my sheep." (John 21:15-17) Now if Peter and the others were to obey Christ and feed the "sheep of the house of Israel," they would have to go to where the sheep of the house of Israel were, would they not?

 So, the question here is; and one cannot understand the difference between the old Jerusalem and the prophetic Jerusalem unless you have the correct answer to this question, Did the disciples obey Christ's explicit instructions to "go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" and "feed my sheep," FIRST in Jerusalem, then in Samaria, and then to the uttermost parts of the earth, or did they not? I say they did! But the Jews did no such thing, instead they sought to destroy Christianity on every hand.

Is Elijah In Heaven? - Part 9

 History and Scripture verify the disciples preached the Gospel first in Jerusalem, then in Judea, then in Samaria, and then to the uttermost parts of the earth where the Israelites had gone. British, Roman and other European historical records show that some of the disciples who had known Yeashua "in the flesh" went directly to the British Isles. Paul preached in Spain, France and England. Joseph of Arimathea established a church in England within 5 years of Yeashua' death.

 Others who went to England were Mary Magdalene, Mary; mother of Yeashua, Maximin, Trophimus, Lazarus, Simon Zelates, Clements, Martial, Sidonius, Zacchaeus and Mary, wife of Cleaphas. Timothy, who had been ordained by Paul, baptized his own nephew, the British King Lucius, on May 28, 137 A.D. at the National Council at Winchester! [For a more complete study of this fascinating subject read "Paul and Joseph of Arimathea, Missionaries to the "Gentiles"].

 Information such as that in the above paragraph, has been completely expunged from our schools, church and Seminary textbooks. So the White Christian people do not know our race's Christian history! If they did, they would begin to realize that WE are ISRAEL. That OUR RACE reacted just as Christ said His sheep would. "My Sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27)

 We heard His voice, and we followed Him. OUR RACE became known as the Christian people and are now the great Christian nations of the world, including our own United States of America. We are the ONLY RACE which has reacted to Christ in this manner.

 It was not until about 1500 A.D., after the entire White Race had had the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Yeashua, that the Lord moved upon Israel, the Anglo-Saxon people, to then carry it to heathen lands, as He said they would. And they obeyed.

 Teachers who preach "the Jews are God's Chosen People" defy the plain teachings of Yeashua, who said "Jews" are "not of God." Speaking of the Jews, Christ said: "He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." (John 8:47)

 And to make it very certain we understand the Jews are not His sheep, it is recorded in John where He said to the Jews: "But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep..." (John 10:26)

 Then after Yeashua told the Jews they were not His people, He described how His true Israel "sheep" would react when they heard His Word: "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." What race has followed Yeashua to the exclusion of all other "gods?" There is only one -- Yahweh's True Israel, the Anglo-Saxon White Race. No, the disciples did not go to some "heathen" race. They obeyed their Master and went to "the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

 There is another very serious side to this Un-Scriptural teaching that we are not Israel. If your "Minister" is saying that all of the disciples disobeyed their master Yeashua, and that the Gospel prospered in disobedience!!! That is not Scriptural. In fact, it is a very poor way to demonstrate obedience to Christ!

 And since error feeds on error, we find that almost all of their teachings built on the error that we are not Israelites, are also erroneous. This is why our "Ministers" do not understand the difference between old Jerusalem and Prophetic Jerusalem. This is why they think the "tribulation" is going to fall on Jewry instead of the White Race, True Israel.

 This is why they teach the Jews are going to turn to Christ during the "tribulation," when the truth is that we of True Israel will turn. This is why they teach that Russia is going to invade Jewish occupied Palestine, when according to Ezekiel 38 and 39 [Completely ignoring the fact: To days State of Israel fit NONE of the descriptions of the country to be invaded When the truth is that Russia is going to invade the United States, the land of true Israel]! Thus, it is the initial error in the identity of Israel today which has resulted in making most of the doctrines of the church of today Un-Scriptural. NO WONDER OUR PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED.

To continue our study on "Jerusalem" turn to John Chapter 4 for a very symbolic meeting between Christ, the Redeemer of Israel, and a Samaritan woman. They met at a well, identified as "Jacob's well" in verse 6, and identified herself as a descendant of Jacob in verse 12 by asking Yeashua: "Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well...Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:12-14)

 She immediately answered: "...Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw." (John 4:15)

 This is not the response of a Jew to Christ; neither is it the response of the heathen. It is the RESPONSE of an Israelite!!!

 Before we go on in John Chapter 4, I will quote what the concordance in the back of some King James Versions of the Bible says about the Samaritans at the time of Christ: "The Samaritans were a mixed race, composed of imported colonists and the Israelites who remained when the bulk of the ten tribes were carried into captivity. They had a temple on Mount Gerizim, their sacred mountain, they accepted Moses as their lawgiver and the Pentateuch as their law, but they rejected the traditions and rules of the Pharisees. They observed the rite of circumcision, the requirements of the Sabbath, and refused to accept Jerusalem as the one place where the temple of Jehovah should stand."

 So, some full blood Israelites lived in Samaria, they worshiped Jehovah, the Yahweh of Israel, but knew enough about prophecy to refuse to accept the Jewish priesthood with its traditions or worship at Jerusalem! [Would to Yahweh our "Ministers" knew that much today!] This woman was an Israelite, and in this meeting she is symbolic of all Israel meeting Christ, their Messiah, and their response to Him. In verse 16 Yeashua said to her: "...Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband (This woman represents True Israel, who, at that time and even today, has no husband). Yeashua said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband..." (John 4:16-18)

 She had no husband; but she had had many husbands! Who, or what people in the Bible, had no husband, but has had many husbands? Israel, of course, who left her first husband, her God, and as Scripture says: "...they have gone a whoring from under their God." (Hosea 4:12) In Jeremiah we find: "...thou hast played the harlot with many lovers..." (Jeremiah 3:1)

 When Christ told this woman, this symbolic Israel, that she was, in effect, a harlot, she said: "...Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet." (John 4:19)

 Only Israelites recognize that when someone tells the Truth, either past or future, that it must come from Yahweh. Then she went on to ask Him to explain something: "Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." (John 4:20)

 Yeashua answered: "...Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father." (John 4:21)

 This was testimony by Christ Himself that worship of Yahweh was to cease in old Jerusalem and old Palestine. Then Yeashua explained how worship would be from that time on: "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshiper shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Yahweh is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (John 4:23-24)

 Yeashua said to her that old Jerusalem was not to be a place of worship, at some future time. As we read these Scriptures and look at old Jerusalem, we can see that that has come to pass. In fact, in the present day State of Israel a person cannot become a citizen if he is a professing Christian! It is written in their laws. It was tested by a "racial" Jew a few years ago. He went to Israel and applied for citizenship; proved his "racial" lineage, but stated he believed in Jesus Christ as the Son of Yahweh. His case went through the courts, and his request for citizenship was denied. Only atheists or followers of "Judaism: the religion of Satan, are granted Israeli citizenship! Recently, additional laws and regulations have been passed in Israel restricting or ending most Christian missionary work there. Yeashua said the worship of Yahweh would cease in Jerusalem and in Samaria, AND IT HAS.

Is Elijah In Heaven? - Part 10

 John 4:22 is not directly related to our study of Jerusalem, but it should be touched on here, because the wrong understanding of just what this verse says has probably caused more confusion than any other verse in the Gospel of John. So let's read it first and then go over it's part by part. Christ is still talking to the Samaritan woman when He said: "Ye worship ye know  not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews."

 Multitudes of otherwise sensible Christians have read that and said, "Oh, isn't that wonderful, look how much we owe the Jews, because salvation is of the Jews." And it has become implanted in their minds that somehow the Jews have something to do with our salvation! OUR SALVATION IS FROM Yeashua: not from the Christ hating Jews. That is simple, provable theology, from Scripture after Scripture. So what does this verse mean?

 The Greek word here translated "Jews" is "Ioudaios" and means: Judaean, i.e. belonging to Judaean #2453; "Iouda" "a part of Judah" #2448; "Ioudas" "Judas i.e. Jehudah, the name of ten Isr., also of the posterity of one of them and its region #2455; "Yhuwdah "also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory: Judah #3063; "Yuttah or Yuwtah" "a place in Palestine #3194; (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Hebrew and Chaldee and Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

 Thus we can see it simply means, "of the country of Judea." So we see Christ is talking to a woman of Samaria, an Israelite, and telling her that the Saviour [Himself] has now "come." And where has He come from? The answer is in the same chapter: "He left JUDEA, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria." (John 4:3-4)

 We also know that when John the Revelator was speaking of those who call themselves Jews but are not, was speaking of these who pass themselves off as real Judeans when they are not. (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)

 Not only was Yeashua born in Bethlehem of Judea, but immediately before talking to the Samaritan woman He had just come from Judea! When He told her that Salvation [meaning Himself] is of "Ioudaios," it was simply the Truth.

 Yeashua is also called a "Nazarene," because He lived in Nazareth: "And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene." (Matthew 2:23)

 But our "Ministers" don't give such glowing compliments to the people of Nazareth because of it and say "Salvation comes from the Nazarenes." He is also called a "Galilean" for the same reason. "When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean." (Luke 23:6)

 Here again our "Ministers" don't cry to the heavens "Salvation comes from the Galileans." What a bunch of hypocrites our "Ministers" are! An awful lot has been read into this verse by pro-Jewish people that is simply not there! Why? Because they have SOLD themselves and their ideals for money and prestige, which makes them what? "...to sell oneself, one's artistic or moral integrity, etc. for low or unworthy purposes...a person...who sells his services for low or unworthy purposes -- (New World Dictionary of the American Language: Second College Edition, page 1141)

 This is what our "Ministers" of today have become; nothing more nor less than a PROSTITUTE!  The Ferrar Fenton Bible, translated directly from the Greek puts it this way, "salvation comes from among the Judeans." So did the King James Translation until about 100 years ago.

 To confound Christians even further and to promote more pro-Jewish sentiment among Christians, the paperback New Testament put out by the American Bible Society in 1966 is often quoted by our "Ministers," especially by so-called "Christian" Jews. It is called "Good News For Modern Man, The New Testament in Today's English." This same verse (John 4:22) is translated in it to read, "You Samaritans do not really know whom you worship; we Jews know whom we worship, for salvation comes from the Jews." NOTICE: They have had Yeashua, WHOM THE JEWS HATE, Identify Himself as a "Jew," AN IDENTIFICATION TO BE FOUND NO WHERE IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT. They have also changed it to say specifically that salvation "comes from" the Jews! But, of course, be not deceived, SALVATION COMES FROM AND THROUGH Yeashua, no matter how men, and the Disciples of Satan twist the Bible and Yahweh's Word.

 In recent years Billy Graham has promoted a book called "The Living Bible." In its some 18 million copies the words "Jew" and "Jewish" have been inserted in hundreds of passages where they are not in the King James text, or many many of the other translations, thereby deceiving millions of readers.

 In establishing where true worship is, we know that the Scripture says: "For where two are three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20)

 Our God is worshiped anywhere on earth where we gather in the Name of Yeashua: Fundamentalist "Ministers" had better get that into their theology and forget about their Un-Scriptural Teachings that the "Jews" are going back to Jerusalem and there Yahweh will begin a great missionary work with them, to all the world. For TRUE ISRAEL BEGAN THIS MISSIONARY WORK OF CARRYING THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, AND OF HIS KINGDOM WHILE Yeashua LIVED AMONG MEN IN THE FLESH ON THIS EARTH! That was about 2,000 years ago, and some of our "Ministers" are just about that far behind on their understanding of prophecy and the Scriptures! Let's read on about the Samaritan woman in (John Chapter 4).

 "The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things." (John 4:25) Here again she identifies herself as an Israelite waiting for the Messiah! "Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he." (John 4:26) And what did this Israelite [Not Jewish] woman do? "The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" (John 4:28-29)

 This woman, symbolic of all Israel, started on the missionary trail as soon as she met her Savior!!! And she had success: "And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." (John 4:41-42)

 These were indeed, and in fact, Israelites! What had Christ said as to how Israelites would react to Him? "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27)

 There is only ONE RACE of people on this earth which react to the Gospel of Yeashua in this manner; the WHITE ANGLO-SAXON PEOPLE! The heathen react with indifference; the "Jew" with resentment and hate. Yahweh knows His Israel People, even if our so-called "Christian Ministers" do not. The missionary work the Fundamentalists believe will be done by the "Jews" out of old Palestine, began with Israelites such as this Samaritan woman, and the disciples; that work has been going on for over 1,900 years now! The Scriptures testify that Yahweh is not going back to old Jerusalem and start all over again. Now let's turn again to Zechariah: "The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of men within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem." (Zechariah ! 12:1-2)

 This is Jerusalem in prophecy, yet future, as we can see by the next verse: "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it." (Zechariah 12:3)

 Is Elijah In Heaven? - Part 11

 In Matthew Yeashua speaks to the "chief priests and Pharisees," and He says: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of Yahweh shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." (Matthew 21:43-44)

 This is the same terminology, as that used in Zechariah; the same thing is going to happen to the people who gather against prophetic Jerusalem, as will happen to those who fight the nation to which Christ will give the kingdom! And both the "nation" and "Jerusalem" are called a "stone," Yahweh's Stone Kingdom! Prophetic Jerusalem is the same as the Kingdom!

 As we have seen, Zechariah said, "all the people of the earth be gathered against it." If this prophecy is about the present time, and we believe it is, and the people of the world are being gathered against this "kingdom," then the following question presents itself: WHO ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH BEING GATHERED AGAINST? Why Prophetic Jerusalem, of course! A Jerusalem, which is so big and large that it takes an angel to measure it, that has a multitude of towns, people and cattle (Zechariah 2), where Yahweh dwells, the one He calls Zion: That is what they are being gathered together to destroy. And they are NOT all trying to destroy Jewish occupied Jerusalem! In fact, all the nations of the world, including the Communist nations, got together in the United Nations in 1947, and created the nation we presently know as Israel! And the idea, being presented almost daily by our "Ministers," that Russia is trying to destroy Jewish Israel, does not stand up to close examination.

 It was the Russian Communist Jews who tricked the Egyptians into moving all their armed forces out into the Sinai Desert in 1967, where they were completely at the mercy of the Israeli planes!  And, then, the Russians never raised a hand to help save them.

 The nation that all the world is being gathered together to destroy; the only nation on the face of the earth which fit the descriptions, as outlined in Ezekiel, is the United States of America! Even our so-called "allies" like the governments of France and England [and even, believe it or not, the American Government itself] are helping the un-Godly enemies of America and its people. Yet our deluded "Christian Ministers" look at old Jerusalem and erroneously call its Jewish occupants "Israel." NO, A THOUSAND TIMES, NO, "all the people of the earth" are being gathered against THE NEW JERUSALEM, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Yahweh'S COUNTRY, THE LAND OF THE REGATHERED OF THE TRUE DESCENDANTS OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL!

 We have seen that Zechariah indicated that "all the people of the earth" would be gathered against prophetic Jerusalem. And we also read where Christ told the Jews, "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation..." As we read some specific descriptions of New Jerusalem, keep in mind that Yeashua taught "the Gospel of the Kingdom," not just a Gospel of personal Salvation, as some think. All four Gospels make that plain in the beginning of His Ministry.

 "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is at hand." (Matt. 4:17); "And saying, The time is fulfilled, and THE KINGDOM OF GOD is at hand..." (Mark 1:15); "...I must preach THE KINGDOM OF GOD..." (Luke 4:43); "...Except a man be born again, he cannot see THE KINGDOM OF GOD [this is telling you that unless you are born again you will not understand that THE KINGDOM OF Yahweh IS ALREADY AMONG MEN!]." (John 3:3)

 In John 3:3, Christ explains the connection between Salvation and the kingdom, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see [understand] the kingdom of Yahweh." Thus we can see: THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF CHRIST'S FINISHED WORK ON THE STAKE WAS TO PROVIDE MAN WITH THE MEANS TO ENTER INTO AND UNDERSTAND THE KINGDOM OF Yahweh.

 Christ said: "But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven: for it is Yahweh's throne: nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King." (Matthew 5:34-35)

 Turn to (Revelation 3:12), which links the Christian with the city of Yahweh, New Jerusalem: "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name." (Revelation 3:12)

 The new name of the "Holy One of Israel" is Yeashua. The name to be written on the inhabitants of New Jerusalem is His new name, "Christ man," or "Christian!" The "city of my God." New Jerusalem, will be a Christian place, a place of born-again believers, where the Savior Yeashua is believed on and praised: NOT AN OLD CITY THAT HAS THE SAME NAME, WHERE CHRIST IS BOTH HATED AND DENIED!!! "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea ["sea" also in prophecy signifies human turmoil]. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, COMING DOWN FROM God out of heaven..." (Revelation 21:1-2)

 This is the same as (Revelation 3:12). It is very clear that New Jerusalem is not in heaven, but that it "comes from" heaven! As can be seen, these Scriptures do not fit the teaching that the New Jerusalem or the Kingdom is somewhere other than on earth! Let's read on: "...prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Revelation 21:2)

 The "bride" of prophecy! These are the first 2 verses, but please continue through verse 8 for the beautiful description of the Kingdom. Then in verses 9 and 10 John relates: "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, DESCENDING out of heaven FROM God." (Revelation 21:9-10)

 The angel showed John the bride. And what and who was the bride? The bride is "The Holy Jerusalem," which, as we will see, is later called "Israel."

 I would remind you the church is NEVER called "New Jerusalem" in the Bible, yet our "Ministers" tell their congregations, almost every Sunday, that the church is the "bride." And if you have been taught this, that the bride of Christ is some sort of "Gentile Church," you should read (Revelation Chapter 21) over until you see the truth. John goes on to describe this New Jerusalem, the "bride" of the Lamb [Christ]: "Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon..." (Revelation 21:11-12)

 And what were the names that were written on the gates to this New Jerusalem? "...which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel." (Rev. 21:12)

 Yes, you read it right, "Israel" is the "Bride," and will be purified of sin and corruption, for Israel is washed in the blood of her Redeemer, Yeashua. Israel shall no longer be a harlot, the divorced wife of the great Jehovah. Israel was made a widow with the death of her Husband [Christ], who took her punishment upon Himself on the Cross of Calvary [Study Isaiah 53 and 54]. Then, upon receiving the Holy Spirit and being Baptized for remission of sins, becomes the new, cleansed, and made ready virgin Bride of Christ. "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah." (Jeremiah 31:31); "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people." (Hebrews 8:10)

 Yes, ISRAEL IS THE BRIDE, NOT THE CHURCH, AND IT IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT THE CHRIST HATING JEWS!!! Let's review a few more verses of Revelation 21 before turning to one of Yahweh's prophets to complete this study of the New Jerusalem.

 Is Elijah In Heaven? - Part 12

 "And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof." (Revelation 21:15) This is obviously the same angel referred to, in (Zechariah 2), who was measuring "Jerusalem!" The Scriptures are always consistent; there is no discrepancy when the Word is used to interpret the Word! and that the New Jerusalem is ON EARTH, is verified by many Scripture verses including : "And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it." (Revelation 21:24)

 At the same time Christians must understand the nature of the "temple" that will be built in New Jerusalem [and which Yahweh will bless!]. Every Christian should know this [but they do not], so that they will not be deceived by "Ministers" who preach "lying divinations" about old Jerusalem and the Jews. The Holy Word makes it plain of what substance this new "habitation" of Christ will be built. "Know ye not that ye are the temple of Yahweh, and that the spirit of Yahweh dwelleth in you?...for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." (1 Corinthians 3:16-17); "...know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you...For ye are bought with a price..." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

 That the temple [Christians] is not to be defiled by association with unbelievers is made abundantly clear in (2 Corinthians), including the oft-quoted "be ye separate," and Yahweh's promise: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers...be ye separate...And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

 That Yahweh's new "habitation" is to be made up of all believers is disclosed by Paul in Ephesians: "Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household [see "sons and daughters" above] of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets." (Ephesians 2:19-20)

 These are New Testament Christians, and please note the inclusion of the "prophets," or Old Testament Scriptures. "...Yeashua Himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." (Ephesians 2:20-22)

 Is the New Temple to be one of stone and mortar and built in old Jerusalem? Hardly Yeashua verified the substance of the new temple and its new location. See again (Revelation 3:12), taking particular notice, the New Jerusalem was not IN heaven; but coming down FROM heaven and contains His new name: CHRIST! It is nothing more nor less than pure blasphemy to teach that the non-Christian "Jews" are going to build a temple of stone in old Jerusalem, and that Yahweh will then bless it and make that old city His "New Jerusalem." In fact, Christians died by the tens of thousands during the 100 years of the Crusades in a mistaken and vain attempt to return and possess the temple in Jerusalem. They were unable to because Yahweh prevented it. They did not understand, that, Old Jerusalem was forsaken! What we have just read is not yet complete, however. It will not be finished until after the return of Yeashua. So let us turn to one of Yahweh's prophets to see where we are, in present world history. Yahweh gave all of His prophets dvisions of His Kingdom, but we will finish this study with Micah.

 "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountains of the house of the Lord [remember "mountain" is prophetic for "nation," so Micah is speaking of the "nation" of the house of the Lord] shall be established in the top of the mountains [above the nations of the world], and it shall be exalted above the hills [small governments]; and people shall flow unto it [the great immigration to America is shown later]. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord." (Micah 4:1-2)

 Remember; What did Zechariah say New Jerusalem would be called? "...and Jerusalem shall be called...THE MOUNTAIN [nation] OF THE LORD OF HOSTS..." (Zechariah 8:3) Reading further in (Micah 4), we find: "...let us go up to the mountain [nation] of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." (Micah 4:2)

 That is where we started our study, and we are NOT in the old city of Jerusalem! "And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation..." (Micah 4:7)

 Who was cast far off? Israel was cast off into the Assyrian captivity, and then was driven north and west into Europe to become the great Christian nations of Europe. Then representatives of all the tribes were gathered into the great "melting-pot" nation, the greatest nation that has ever existed in all of recorded history, the ONLY one founded by those who believed in the Yeashua as the virgin-born Son of Yahweh, the United States of America! Yahweh has fulfilled His promise, made in (Micah 4:7), for He has made America a: "...strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion [not the old mother; the daughter], unto thee shall it come even the first dominion [And what will come?]; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem." (Micah 4:7-8)

 Yes, that is right, the United States of America is that great nation promised to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 18:18 and others). [Proof of this will be given later]. It is that great nation spoken of by Christ, when He said to the Jewish priests in old Jerusalem, "The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."

 Now, let us review a few of the names and Scriptural terms used to describe the New Jerusalem, or the Kingdom: the Bride of Christ, the Holy City, the City of the Great Yahweh, New Jerusalem, The Burdensome Stone, this Stone, a City that angels measure, the Towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein, the City of Truth, the Mountain of the Lord of Hosts, the great Zion, a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof, and on and on. Is that the old city of Jerusalem we see in Palestine under the Jews?

 Is it that old city at any future time? NO! What you see in old Canaan land, in old Palestine, is the city "that killest the prophets," and the Yeashua, the city that is now "as Shiloh!" With all we have read and studied in mind, and considering the present situation of the United States, surrounded by nations under the control of World Communism [which is just an extension of Judaism], and our own government which has been infiltrated by; and under the control of, anti-Christ people. Let us read the rest of (Micah 4). For in it we see that this prophecy is now America's current history. "Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counselor perished?" (Micah 4:9)

 The American people certainly seem to be without good counsel in government! "...for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion..." (Micah 4:9-10)

 Can there be any doubt? Something was going to be born out of all this trial and tribulation we are going through, as a nation, as a people. "For now shalt thou go forth and of the city [forsake Yahweh's laws], and thou shalt dwell in the field [in anarchy, civil disorders, revolution and violence], and thou shalt go even to Babylon." (Micah 4:10)

 This always stumps those who do not know the correct identity of the "daughter of Zion." It simply means we will come under the control of the International Money Powers known in the Scripture as: "MYSTERY, BABYLON...MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF EARTH." (Revelation 17:5) But, at the very time, when the Anti-Christ International Conspirators think they have us in their grasp, we will be saved! "...and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shall thou be delivered, there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies. Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion." (Micah 4:10-11)

 Luke verifies and testifies of this: "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people...As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us." (Luke 1:68-71)
 

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