Peace in the Middle East

Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats!” (Jeremiah 4:10).

The Word of God once came through the prophets with them having been moved by the Spirit of the Messiah in them to speak to the people of Israel

The salvation of humanity, in other words, not only the redemption of Israel, but the reconciling of humanity to God, is through the forgiveness of sin and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus, the King of kings. Through this salvation, even Jew and Gentile are reconciled to God as one new humanity

Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things (1 Peter 1:10-12).

God spoke to the people through the Hebrew prophets concerning the coming of the Messiah, who would not only be the Anointed King, but also the Saviour and Redeemer of Israel and the world. Jesus the Messiah has come and God has finally spoken to humanity in – and through – Jesus.

In other words, the Word of God was / is personified in Jesus the Messiah. To reject Jesus is to reject God’s Word.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:1-4; 14). 

To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The Word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. But I am full of the wrath of the Lord, and I cannot hold it in. “Pour it out on the children in the street and on the young men gathered together; both husband and wife will be caught in it, and the old, those weighed down with years. Their houses will be turned over to others, together with their fields and their wives, when I stretch out my hand against those who live in the land,” declares the Lord. “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace (Jeremiah 6:10-14).

While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape (1 Thessalonians 5:3).

Jesus is the Prince of Peace and he is the Word of God. There can be no peace for humanity while they remain hostile to God and to his Word. Jesus is the Word of the Lord and he has become offensive to all who refuse to believe in him – and so no matter how they may desire peace and struggle to negotiate peace, there will be no peace nor rest for the wicked. This conclusion is not pessimism, it ought to be common sense that you cannot have peace without being reconciled to God and to one another through faith in the Prince of Peace.

As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you” (Luke 19:41-44).

Jesus said, “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:51-53).  

President Donald Trump is determined through his tenure as President of the USA, to broker a peace deal between the Jews and the Palestinians. However, he is not negotiating any peace deal by taking both parties concerns into consideration. What kind of peace deal disregards the one party and ignores the will and purpose of the Prince of Peace?Furthermore, although Donald Trump believes he is able to broker the peace deal of the century, he is obviously not the Prince of Peace. He has fully aligned himself with the Zionist agenda which is to not to establish one country and one nation reconciled to God, but rather a Jewish state which is absolutely determined to cling to a very nebulous racial distinction as to who is a “Jew” – but not in accord with the Old Covenant Law nor in accord with the Word of God and his will and purpose.

To every Zionist throughout the world, let it be stated quite emphatically, that God’s purpose is not to establish a “Jewish state”!

So-called “Christian Zionists” are denying the very basic foundation upon which God will bring about peace through Jesus the Prince of Peace. Has God’s Word fallen upon deaf ears even of those who profess to believe in Jesus the Messiah?! God’s purpose is clearly stated. It is to breakdown any former distinction between Jew and Gentile and to create one new humanity in Messiah, reconciled to him through faith in Jesus. If a person calls himself a “Christian” but supports Zionism, they are effectively opposing God’s peace plan and so they are fighting against God and his purpose even while professing to believe in him!

Christians should be ambassadors of the kingdom of God and of Jesus the King – and not ambassadors of the Zionist rebellious agenda!

So, let it be shouted from the rooftops, by all of the faithful:

God is not building – nor approving of Jerusalem as the capital city of the Jews only!

Like Abraham, we should not be looking towards the earthly city of Jerusalem which President Donald Trump has presumptuously called, “The eternal capital city of the Jews”. On the contrary, we should be looking towards the capital city of the new humanity where Jesus is enthroned as King of kings. (Let Trump and the professing Jews have the earthly city which is in complete bondage, but let us not  endorse, nor have any part in their blind rebellion! Let us not fight over the city where our King was crucified which now represents bondage, slavery, sin and rebellion!)

By faith Abraham made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God (Hebrews 11:9-10).

God is never going to approve of the building of a man-made temple of “dead” stones in the earthly city of Jerusalem, because he is now building a new temple with living stones in which there is no longer Jew or Gentile. 

Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands) — remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit (Ephesians 2:11-22).

If you call yourself a Christian, then protest against the farce of a one-sided “peace plan” which President Donald Trump and his son-in-law have devised in favour of Zionism and those who arrogantly, but illegitimately call themselves “Jews”, but who are not circumcised in their hearts by the Messiah and the Holy Spirit! 

A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God (Romans 2:28-29).

Please help to spread this message by whatever means you are able.

1 thought on “Peace in the Middle East”

  1. Andrea Lesley Richardson

    Thank you my brother ,yes I will , I saw this on the news ,I see American missionaries are spreading Zionism in Africa places like Uganda I saw this on Facebook,I saw Donald Trump doesn’t like the “weak” type of Christianity, kind of like zionists dont like a weak judaisim.I read some ,/a Rabbi’s were/was involved with people like Billy Graham and other’ mega preachers in America trying to for agreements a type of interfaith religion.
    Thank you ,I hope your well and at Peace, may Jesus bless you.

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