Knew Him Not - Part
"He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world
knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not." (John
This verse, without doubt, is one of the most misunderstood verses
in the Bible; and is seldom if ever explained by the Judeo-Christian teachers,
the priests of Ba'al which stand in the pulpits of America and the Western
We know that He did not come to the Jews because He bore witness
to this: "But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep
of the house of Israel." (Matthew 15:24)
As a second witness, and there are many many more but we show
these two to show you that Christ did not come to the Jews: "I know that
ye are Abraham's SEED; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no
place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do
that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him,
Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, IF YE WERE ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN,
ye would do the works of Abraham." (John 8:37-39)
Here Christ is showing that although the Jews (of His day) could
claim to be the seed of Abraham, He told them they were NOT HIS CHILDREN.
To explain this verse so you can understand just what John is
telling us here, let's turn to Paul. Paul, the author of many of the epistles,
tells us that he was an Israelites of the seed of Abraham and of the Tribe
of Benjamin. (Romans 11:1)
This fact so conveyed it is necessary that we keep in mind, if
we would interpret his epistle of Romans correctly. He introduces to our
notice three parties; the Jews, whom most Christians assume to be of the
Tribe of Judah, because they have been told this so many times by the Judeo-Christian
clergy, the Israelites, who embraced the Tribe of Benjamin and the other
Tribes that had been in captivity for about eight hundred years; the whole
together are generally known as the House of Jacob, the House of Judah
which includes members of the Tribe of Judah and Benjamin.
In the third party we have the Gentiles. This word Gentile usually
denotes and includes the non-Jewish nations and people, but a careful study
of this word and we find it means Nations of the Israelites, or Israelites.
However, we will not present that study here because of its length.
Ignorance, brought on by false teachings, of these three parties,
their place in Providence, and relation one to another, has given rise
to much needless controversy and division in the Christian world. Men have
argued over these for centuries, laying great stress on the 9th, 10th,
and 11th chapters of Romans, which are seldom taught in truth.
Paul deals with a literal one, having reference to a distinct
people, whom God has elected for a special work in this world. This people
God calls "His people," "His inheritance," "His chosen," "His witnesses,"
"His servants," "This people have I formed for Myself; they shall shew
forth my praise." (Isaiah 15:21) Hence exclaims the Psalmist "Blessed is
the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for
His own inheritance." (Psalm 33:12)
It will be evident to any careful Bible student that God called
Abraham from Ur, in the Chaldea, from his own kindred, for a special design.
Through Abraham's seed Jehovah designed that blessings, temporal and spiritual,
would flow to all nations. He selected this seed for His own training,
instruction, and culture, to the end that they might train, instruct, and
teach the rest of mankind.
Through Judah was to come spiritual blessings, because from Him
was the Messiah; and through Ephraim, as representative of the House of
Israel, was to come temporal blessings. And this in the past has been the
order of providential procedure; it is the present order, and it is to
be the future, the efforts of the anti-Christ Jews to the contrary notwithstanding.
Look and verify this statement and order by an examination of the nations
of the earth at this time, by asking yourselves the question: What form
of religion among the many of the earth is best suited to develop man,
to conserve his truest interest, and crown him with the greatest measure
of peace, plenty, liberty, and security?
Surely to this question there can be but one answer; it is the
religion of our Lord Jesus Christ. And it is evident that Christ came of
the Tribe of Judah.
If we look around the world and seek among the nations for the
best form of civilization and the best government, we find the same to
be in the bounds of Israel and Manasseh; England and America.
Here we find individualism the best developed, and liberty the
fullest grown. In this conclusion the intelligent of every other nation
will concur. If anyone will be honest there is no disagreement in our making
Thus, without doubt, the world at large is greatly indebted to
the religion of Jesus, who was of Judah, and to the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic,
Scandinavian, Celtic peoples for the best and purest forms of political
organizations or governments; until they come under the control of the
anti-Christ Jews and are then turned into dens of iniquity.
The Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred peoples
of the earth being the descendants of the Children of Israel, it therefore
follows that God has carried out the design included in Abraham's call,
and the promise made that in his seed that all the nations of the earth
would be blessed.
To us it seems to have been a roundabout way. Had Israel been
obedient to God in Palestine, and had Judah (note this carefully - HAD
JUDAH, the remnants of the Tribe of Judah which were in Jerusalem and Palestine
at the time of Christ on earth) RECEIVED JESUS AS THE TRUE MESSIAH, the
state of the nations most certainly would have been very different to what
it is presently.
Note carefully, that Judah did not receive Christ, this is not
speaking of the children of Satan (Matthew 13:38; John 3:10; 6:70; 8:44,
Acts 13:10) Yet, through it all, and for all, the purpose of God in setting
up His Kingdom here on earth has been carried forward in His people Israel.
In a study of Scripture and God's Plan for the earth it is always
well to remember that God is not dependent on the harmonious co-operation
of His creatures for the accomplishment of His purpose.
He can gain His ends either through or hate or love, resistance
or co-operation. When THE JEWS CRUCIFIED CHRIST, they naturally thought
they had cut short His career and cut off His influence; for so it would
appear by all human reasoning. And that they would seize upon His inheritance
as the Parable of the landholders relate to us. Even the Disciples did
not see how He could be the Messiah and Deliverer of Israel when He allowed
Himself to be crucified. The hope of Israel was buried with the dead Christ.
They had hoped that it would be He who should redeem Israel; but this hope
was then dead.
Knew Him Not - Part 2 (Last One)
But by His resurrection they saw through the secret of God's Plan,
and they saw that God WAS faithful in devising a way of escape, and able
to bring to pass His own glorious purpose. So Peter voices their experience
when he says, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which, according to His abundant mercy, hath begotten us again unto a lively
hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." (1 Peter !:3)
In fact, the Jews soon found that they had made a mistake in crucifying
Christ; for the risen Christ was mightier than the teaching One. They had
crushed a seed to the earth, or so they thought, which sprang forth in
renewed beauty and grace; whose death was life and whose loss was gain.
In fact, they had been outwitted.
The Jews in wrath had offered a sacrifice once and for all, even
for the very sin in which they were then indulging; they unknowingly abolished
death, and brought life and immortality to light for God's Israel people.
The critical and unbelieving Jews, who denied another life than
this, gave aid to proving another and a better; for Christ risen condemned
their unbelief. The proud and ritualistic Jews who loved the temple and
its gorgeous ceremony, destroyed one and made the other of none avail,
for in the death of Christ they laid the foundations of another and more
grand temple; one composed of living stones, and made the old temple service
meaningless; for the anti-type had swallowed up the type; the real, the
ideal. In all this they had reasoned on a human plan, which is not high
enough to wholly overlook and explore the Kingdom of god.
Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:7, makes this matter very plain: "But
we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery; even the hidden wisdom which God
ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of
this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the
Lord of glory." Christ committed His life to the wave-tide of their rage,
and was floated to death in victory. On the man side there was purpose
and hate, and for this they were responsible; and on the divine side we
have wisdom and love working out the salivation of a lost race.
Christ came to His own (the Tribe of Judah, what was left of it
in Palestine, for the greater part of it and the Tribe of Benjamin had
been carried away into the Assyrian captivity a few hundred years after
the other tribes) and they did not receive Him. Who were His Own? The answer,
of course, is the Remnant of the Tribe of Judah and Benjamin in Jerusalem.
He was of Judah, but if His own did not receive Him, we ask, who
did? The answer is clear for all to see, if they will only look, Israel
received Him. The Israelites in the land at that time were part of the
Tribe of Benjamin. They had been providentially selected for this work
nearly a thousand years before.
This one Tribe of Benjamin has a very peculiar history; and if
you will study it over, it will greatly serve to confirm your faith in
the Divine inspiration of the Bible and the unity and forethought of God
The original theocracy of Israel consisted of Twelve tribes; this
theocracy was divided under Rehoboam, Solomon's son and successor. Ten
Tribes succeeded, and formed a kingdom, which is ever after called the
Kingdom of Israel; their first king was Jeroboam. But it is very singular
to notice, that one of these Ten Tribes is lent to the Kingdom of Judah,
and this one Tribe is Benjamin. In this was the Divine provision for the
time of Christ.
We find in the first Book of Kings, eleventh chapter, that Solomon
displeased the Lord by his wicked ways, and the Lord said: "Forasmuch as
this is done of thee, and I will give it to thy servant (jeroboam was Solomon's
servant at that time): notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for
David thy father's sake; but I will rend it out of the hands of thy son.
Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom, but will give one Tribe to
thy son, for David My servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, which I
have chosen." (1 Kings 11:13)
All the kingdom evidently meant the Ten Tribes. The same truth
Ahijah, the Shilonite, taught when he rent his new garment into twelve
pieces, and gave to Jeroboam ten. "And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten
pieces; for thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel: Behold, I will rend
the kingdom out of the hands of Solomon and will give Ten Tribes to thee."
(1 Kings 11:31)
Then comes in the reserve clause again: "But he shall have one
Tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which
I have chosen out of all the Tribes of Israel." (1 Kings 11:32) And the
reason for the reservation of this Tribe is clearly expressed in verse
36: "And unto his son will I give one Tribe, that David my servant may
always have a light before me in Jerusalem." Now it is plain why this Tribe
was an exception.
The city of Jerusalem, God says, He has chosen out of all the
cities of Israel, because to this city would the Messiah come. Beautifully
agreeing with the forethought is the fact that when the Tribes had their
lots assigned them in Palestine, the city of Jerusalem fell in the portion
The Tribe then were the owners of the city, and they received
Christ, but the unbelieving children of Satan, the Jews did not and sought
to kill Him. (John 7:1) The disciples and first followers and converts
were chiefly from this Tribe of Benjamin, but one of them whom Christ called
a devil, was a Jew called Judas - the traitor who betrayed him. (John 6:70)
They were to separate from the kingdom of Judah, and seek out
their own brethren and unite with them. The time of their separation had
been foretold by the prophet, and pointed out by the Savior. The time of
their departure would be coincident with the siege and destruction of their
beloved city. So cried Jeremiah down through the centuries, "Oh, ye children
of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and
blow the trumpet in Tekoan, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem,
for evil appeareth out of the North and great destruction." (Jeremiah 6:1)
If any are mindful to examine history, they will find that war
came, that the destruction was terrible, and more, they will find that
the Benjamintes escaped. These points profane historians throughly confirm.
Having fulfilled their God-appointed mission with the kingdom
of Judah and in Jerusalem, Heaven gave them to be light-bearers to the
whole world; first to specially find their own brethren of the House of
Israel, and carry them the Gospel, and they would carry it to all the earth.
Thus the Savior said, "Go not in the way of the Gentiles, and into any
city of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather to the lost sheep of
the House of Israel." (Matthew 10:6; 15:24) Peter in his epistle tells
where these lost sheep were scattered.
Agreeable to the Savior's command they went forth, and preached
as they went, and so carried the Gospel of Christ with them. As a Tribe
they finally settled in Normandy, and gave to France her Protestantism,
which, from that day to this, Catholicism has not been able to entirely
uproot, though it has made several desperate attempts.
They finally, however, as a Tribe, a people, under the Norman
conquest, entered England and united with the other nine Tribes. Their
advent, and the way they came, is very graphically symbolized in the unicorn
on the royal arms of England. The unicorn is looking Westward, and is attached
to the crown by a chain; showing that it came from the East.
With these facts in one's mind, read those difficult passages
in Romans, and all will be plain. Take, for instance, Romans 11:17: "And
if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree,
wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness
of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou
bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches
were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief
they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high minded, but
fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also
spare not thee."
Here it is manifest that we have three parties mentioned. The
branches broken off mean the original Ten Tribes, the wild olive stands
for the first ten tribes taken captive in the Assyrian captivity, the people
in among whom they were grafted, or root of whose fatness they were partakers,
mean the Israelites.
The hope of their restoration is nicely set forth in verse 24:
"For if thou were cut out of the olive tree, which is wild by nature, and
wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall
these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree."
Again, the wild olive stands for the Ten Tribes which went into the Assyrian
captivity, the branches which were broken off, the good olive tree for
Israel; Judah and Benjamin which God never divorced; and so could be grafted
back into the original tree of the House of Jacob.
The calamity that happened to the Tribes of Israel in being carried
captive has been turned into good by our heavenly Father; into good for
them and all the world. "Therefore the Lord removed Israel out of His sight,
as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So was Israel carried
away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day." (2 Kings 18:23)
Keeping back the Tribe of Benjamin and Judah is a marvel of goodness.
And with Paul we may exclaim: "Now if the fall of them be the riches of
the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, how
much more their fulness." (Romans 11:12)
If Israel had been able to contribute so much of Christianity
to the world, and evolve in her imperfect state such an equitable form
of government, what will her contribution be when gathered, restored, and
once again put into a theocratic relation to God? "For if the casting away
of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them
be, but life from the dead?" (Romans 11:15) This people who have been scattered
among the nations and brought back from among them for His own glorious
purpose and work are of course Israelites.
Can you not see that Christ came unto His own and they received
Him not were His own Israel people of the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin
who were in Jerusalem and Palestine at that time in history. The branches
who were broken off were the Ten Tribes of Israel who were taken first
into Assyrian captivity, and later most of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah
were taken and carried away into captivity with the rest of Israel.
Therefore, because they were scattered among the other nations
and lost their original name of Israel because of their collective sins
they have been a mystery to the world; a mystery among the non-Israelite
peoples of the world. Paul to the Colossians says: "To whom God would make
known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles,
which is Christ in you the hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27)
Though many will not accept it, because they have been lied to
all their lives by the priests of Ba'al in the pulpits of America and the
Western World, the Entire Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament
was written to, for and about Israel and no other people on the face of
the earth no matter what one wishes to believe.
Christ came unto His own and they received Him not is not pertaining
to the Jews who have never accepted Him, they have always hated Him because
He is Righteous and Good and they are of their father the Devil who is
(D)evil and bad.
Some have said: "Why did God create Evil and Good." Well when
Satan and his minions rebelled against God in Heaven and was cast out,
God had to prove to those that were left that He had acted justly and with
love, and not unjustly and with hate. Therefore, he has allowed evil to
flourish and to work its way on the earth to show those who remained in
Heaven that His way was the right way and so would Live Him; not because
of their fear but because of their Love.