The Shemitah came and went. The last Blood Moon faded back to its normal color. The Pope came to America, left, and the antichrist and his false prophet are still unknown. The world is still spinning on its axis! America is still the greatest natural nation on the earth [the Church is the greatest Nation – a Holy Nation with citizens whose citizenship is in heaven]. Our economy, though not great, has not collapsed.
By the way, there will be those who will take great offense to this blog post. Some will label me with names such at antisemitic or anti catholic Church. I am not antisemitic nor anti catholic Church, but I am proudly anti Shemitah nonsense [I am pro Savior of the world], and I am anti blood moon [I am pro blood of Christ], and I am anti Pope as the Holy Father [My Holy Father is my heavenly Father, who is the God and Father of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Father of glory].
I believe the Church Jesus is building is catholic, as in universal and eternal. The real Church is made up of the members who have surrendered their lives to the Lordship of Jesus the Christ, the only begotten of the Father. The real Church is local, regional, global and eternal. The leader of the real Church is the Lord Jesus Christ!
Some entrepreneur should make and market shirts and other memorabilia that says:
“I survived The Shemitah!”
“I was not blinded by the Blood Moon!”
And, “The Pope Is Not My Poppa!”
The Pope, God bless him, I mean that literally and sincerely because I have to wonder if the man is born again or has just been able to ascend to a position of power in a pseudo religious organization.
I mean, isn’t he supposed to be THE representative of Christianity on the planet?
With all of the tremendous opportunities while in America to preach the gospel of the kingdom to the whole world – the gospel with the Cross of Christ at the center – repentance from a sinful life and faith toward God – and he repeatedly swung and missed. As expected, he gave more credence to Mary than to Jesus and to the temporary social ideals of a social gospel instead of dealing with the real issues plaguing mankind – separation from the Creator by sinning against Him, and refusing to repent and receive His only Son.
You would think Mary is the Savior of all mankind and the only Mediator between God and man. Maybe she is to the Pope, and to all of the people who place their eternal well-being in the hands of the wrong Father.
I have been sitting on this post for months now. I thought about posting it when I first started writing it because I was convinced nothing was going to happen. I am so grateful I quit listening to these nuts after the 88 Reasons Why Jesus Will Return in 1988 diabolical debacle, and after the hysteria of Y2K, and became like the Bereans, who were more noble than the Thessalonians. Their nobility was in searching the Scriptures themselves to make sure what they were being taught was true, was really true.
The reason people can continue to promote and profit from such propaganda is because of the nonsensical people who buy into it. There are way too many intellectually lazy “believers”.
I am encouraging people to ask for refunds for any and everything they bought. It was a waste of hard earned money!
I decided I would post this after the “dust [flesh]” settled so we can get back into the Spirit.
The false prognosticators have already started their “explanation” of how they never said for sure if anything devastating would happen. I mean, any one of the “special signs” should have released the fury of God on a disobedient and disappointing world. But when you combine the Shemitah, four blood moons AND the Pope, now that is a recipe for disaster for sure.
I have one question for them then – Why write the books, preach the sermons, go on TV shows, and all of the other things you did to promote your “belief” that “something bad” “could happen” because God works according to specific ways that have to do with Jewish “prophetic” indicators like cycles of years, Feasts and other false claims?
Colossians 2:16-23 – “So let no one judge you in food or in drink [Jewish dietary laws], or regarding a festival [Jewish feasts] or a new moon or sabbaths [Jewish holy days], which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations — ‘Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,’ which all concern things which perish with the using — according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.”
Is your position – “If I keep throwing crap against a wall eventually something will stick.” Meaning, “If I keep spewing nonsense eventually something I say might actually happen.” You cannot have it both ways by stating now that you never said for sure something bad would happen, then wait hoping something happens so you can say, I told you all that it “could” happen.
And please do not insult our intelligence by claiming as the Y2K false prophets did, that the prayers of the saints averted the disaster. I mean, do we really believe prayer changed the computer codes that they said would cause mayhem. And do we now believe our prayers stopped God from using “His method of dealing with man”.
Have you never read this? “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.” [1 Corinthians 4:5]
Or, “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.” [Hebrews 9:27]
Or, “But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner–not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges.” [1 Corinthians 5:11-13a]
The context in this text is a “believer” in the Corinthian church was sinning sexually and the leadership was not “judging” the situation or the saint. Paul, as the apostolic father and founder of the church, stepped in to deal with the devilish dilemma.
Paul, as genuine fathers must do at times, intervened with God’s wisdom. He expands the internal handling [judging] of the situation and saint from just those who sin sexually to include those “believers” who are covetous [desiring what belongs to someone else], and idolater [someone whose affection is on something or someone other than God], a reviler [someone with a critical spirit], a drunkard [a person who is habitually drunk – by the way – it can include drunk on worldly things not just alcohol], or an extortioner [swindler].
Paul says we are not to keep company with, nor even eat a meal with, such people. He is talking about people who attend our churches who present themselves as Christians but are there for ulterior motives. He goes on to say not to judge those outside of the church for God will do that.
There are more texts that could be used but let’s see if the Berean believers will come out of the shadows of being shallow sheep who are led about in ignorance and do some searching of Scripture themselves.
Please stop with all of the “God is going to get cha” messages. “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.”
I know, I know! You feel you are called by God to warn the world of how mad God is and that He is not going to take it anymore.
I am waiting for a real, valid explanation! I do know this for sure – there is a lot of money in peddling “potential” problems. To be fair, there is also tons of money to be made by peddling a gospel of grace where neither God nor godly leaders or godly people ever confront the messes the members make.
You know what I mean, “The can’t we all just get along and have fun crowd of Christians.” Read the entire New Testament again without a personal agenda and without preconceived ideas of what was happening and how the leaders handled what was happening. You will see how Christ, personally and through godly delegated authorities managed the membership and the messes they made.
I wonder how many of the present prognosticators of God’s punishment on America will publicly repent and refund immediately all of the money they made off of their putrid predictions of “potential” major problems that are supposed to be God’s wake up calls to us.
The chance of that happening is the same as hell freezing over. Or better yet, that Jesus will return before you finish reading this blog. If you finish this blog before He comes then the “imminent return” is not so imminent, is it! Oops, that is another theological train wreck that has wrecked havoc on the integrity of Christ and His people.
This reminds me of the global warming preachers who just keep changing their vocabulary and predictions. There is never repentance! “Well, it is warming now.” So when the warming stops and the cooling starts it is now called, “Climate change.” The climate has always been changing. Could it be that God is confused there too?
Or the “predictors” of fires and earthquakes in California and hurricanes on the Gulf and East Coasts of America!
For the sake of integrity I hope every one of them will man up and admit they really do not know what God is doing because they keep tying God’s activity in the earth to the bankrupt religious system [Judaism] and people group [unsaved Jewish people] who have yet to repent for their “hand” in the death of the Savior of the world.
- Matthew 20:17-19 NASB – “As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them, ‘Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.'”
- Acts 2:36-39 NKJV – “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Men and brethren, what shall we do?’ Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ [the One you are responsible for killing] for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you [who are personally responsible] and to your children [on whom you said, “May His blood be upon us and our children”], and to all who are afar off [Jew and Gentile alike all over the world from that day forward], as many as the Lord our God will call.'”
But the Christians who point out the obvious are constantly called on to repent for being antisemitic. This keeps the ones who are really responsible from ever taking personal responsibility which means they never really or fully repent and can never really and fully be reconciled to the God they offended.
John 19:11 – “Jesus answered [Pilate], ‘You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one [house of Israel per Peter in Acts 2:36] who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.'”
Who are the real Jews and who are the real Gentiles [heathens]?
“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.” [Romans 2:28,29]
“But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’ That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” [Romans 9:6-8]
“He came to His own [the Jewish people], and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him [Jewish and non Jewish people], to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” [John 1:11-13]
“‘Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you [the Jewish nation] and given to a nation [born again saints] bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.’ Now when the chief priests and Pharisees [Jewish religious leaders] heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking of them. But when they sought to lay hands on [kill] Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.” [Matthew 21:43-46]
“As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” [Galatians 6:12-16]
People – Israel according to the flesh is NOT God’s prophetic time clock! They cannot be because they are NOT God’s people!
Are you aware that God never said, “I will bless those who bless Israel, and I will curse those who curse Israel?” What God said He said to Abram before he was converted to Abraham. “I will bless those who bless you [Abram], and I will curse those who curse you [Abram].” [Genesis 12:3]
Look at exactly what God said to Abram in verses 1-3:
“Now the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country [heathen culture], from your [heathen] family and from your father’s house [the place of heathen authority], to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'”
Where in any of that do you find a natural people called Israel? And do you find that Abraham’s blessing was only for the Jewish people?
Abraham is the father of the faith [in Christ] and the faithful [those who are born again and are faithful to and in Christ].
Jesus cleared this up in John chapter 8 when He differentiated between those who were according to the flesh descendants of Abraham and those who were the spiritual descendants of Abraham. Go back and read that confrontation and see where the truth will take you!
I am including this again at the end of this post even though I placed it near the beginning, for emphasis. There will be those who will take great offense to this blog post. Some will label me with names such at antisemitic or anti catholic Church. I am not antisemitic nor anti catholic Church but I am proudly anti Shemitah [I am pro Savior of the world], and I am anti blood moon [I am pro blood of Christ], and I am anti Pope as the Holy Father [My Holy Father is my heavenly Father, who is the God and Father of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Father of glory].
I believe the Church Jesus is building is catholic, as in universal and eternal. The real Church is made up of the members who have surrendered their lives to the Lordship of Jesus the Christ, the only begotten of the Father. The real Church is local, regional, global and eternal. The leader of the real Church is the Lord Jesus Christ! The real Church is made up of believers who are now in heaven and those who presently are on earth.
By the way, Jesus is also the Lord of the kingdom [nation] of God! And only those who belong to Him through their faith in Him are citizens of that kingdom.”There is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus.” [1 Timothy 2:5] This means Mary is not the person you should be looking to, to get right and stay right with God.
Are you really good with God?
Have you met God’s Mediator?
Have you surrendered your life to God’s Son?
If not, why not? It isn’t too late!
I have included enough Scripture in this blog to help you find God and place your faith in God. Now it is your move!
Next, become like the Bereans in Acts 17, and start searching the Scripture yourself to make sure what someone tells you is true is really true. That way you will not be blind people being led into a ditch by blind leaders.
In conclusion, Jesus is not the Savior of the Jewish people. He is the Savior of all mankind, especially of those who believe [in Him] [1 Timothy 4:10].
Jesus did come as a Jewish Man but look at what Paul the apostle [a Jewish believer] says concerning Jesus’ Jewishness. “Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.” [2 Corinthians 5:16]
When He comes again He will not come as a Jewish Man. He will come as the glorified Son of Man!
By the way, I hope you noticed that the 1st century’s most influential Jewish believers [Jesus, Peter, and Paul] placed the onus on the Jewish people. Are they antisemitic too? I pray often for the Jewish people to repent like they did in Acts 2. I pray first though that they will be confronted with God’s truth and have their hearts pierced so that they can repent, believe and be baptized in the name of the One they had crucified.
It is time we stopped the flesh and got into and remained in the Spirit!
For HIS Glory!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury