Jewish expectation, and kingdom expectation in Jesus’ time

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I’m not surprised that many don’t believe in religion, god. I don’t believe in them either . “I believe in the God I see revealed in Jesus of Nazareth.” What most people mean by “god” simply is not the mainstream Christian meaning. Nor can we look to the Jewish scholars for help since they, by and large, have not been interested in this topic.

The central feature of Jewish expectation, and kingdom expectation even in Jesus’ time was the hope that God would return in person to Zion. The question of “Jesus and God” is a huge and difficult Jewish matter. Judaism has at its heart what we can and must call several incarnational symbols, not least the Torah, but particularly the Jerusalem empire, temple. Jesus in terms of past Torah and Temple defined his mission and hint at his own self understanding. The fact that God chose the Jewish people to form a kingdom of priests and gave promised them the land of Israel, has now been switched to the Christians, the replacement theology. Something the Jews and  Dispensationalists  still falsely deny. The true inheritors of Israel are not the Jews but the Christians. . Zionism is is an aggressive Jewish colonial false hope..

A key central Christological passages of the NT is essential to all.. A serious and disciplined theological thought on the part of even the very earliest Christians. Refusing to contemplate any god other than the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, they found themselves drawn by the Spirit to Jesus. The NT writers, are expressing a Trinitarian theology without needing to use any of the technical terms.. Also early Christians all regarded Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, the one in whom Israel’s destiny had been summed up. A theological DE legitimization of Israel. one “new man” made of both Jew and Christian did not warrant a Jewish state, the literal truth of New Testament scripture.

Classic Jews believe that there is one God, who created heaven and earth and who remained in close and dynamic relation with his creation; and that this God had called Israel to be his special people. The chosen people were also the rescued people, liberated from slavery in Egypt, marked out by the gift of Torah, established in their land, exiled because of disobedience, but promised a glorious return and final settlement. Jews believe falsely in the covenant of Exodus and Return, and this God is also utterly different from the Christian God, Jesus.

“To suggest therefore that the Jewish people continue to have a special relationship with God, apart from faith in Jesus or have exclusive rights to land, a city, and temple is, in the words of John Stott [a leading British evangelical], ‘biblically anathema.’”

Today’s State of Israel wishes only to be the superior nation in the family of nations. Jesus opposed first century Judaism, broke out of its constraining shackles, and was at liberty to think and say what he liked, and the same went for his followers. in this eagerness we forget what the NT writers and above all Jesus himself about Judaism. God chose Abraham and said “in your seed all the families of the earth will he blessed.” Galatians 3:29, where Paul says, “If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring.” It is precisely because Jesus of Nazareth is the fulfillment of this promise that he is relevant in all times and places. Jesus the light and salvation of the whole world, Jews included. This belief does not imply anti-Semitism .

When you try to build a bridge from biblical Israel to modern Israel, there is an enormous gap in New Testament history and theology. A continuing Jewish setting and meaning was rightfully forgotten within the early Church. Those Christians and Jews citing the Bible to support their Zionistic policy positions are thinking politically and not Biblically. The question today is whether the modern state of Israel is that nation that was imagined back in the Bible. Leo Tolstoy, pondered the survival of the Jews, but also sensed that their existence had to do with a unique purpose, Salvation by Jesus. Jews once chosen to be a “light unto nations.

It was, is possible for all Jews to conceive of a first century Jew, and all Jews credibly coming to believe that Jesus,a Christian was called to die for the sins of Israel, even of the world. Jesus is love poured out and love received. God’s Spirit brooded over the waters, and God’s Word Jesus goes forth to produce new life, God’s Law guides his people, God’s Presence or Glory, Jesus dwells with them, in the fiery cloud, in the tabernacle and in the temple. Paul, like other NT writers, uses the phrase “son of God” to denote Jesus.

“For us there is one God—the Father, from whom are all things and we to him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and we through him.” “At the name of Jesus”, he declares, “every knee shall bow.” It became another way of speaking about the one God present, personal, active, saving, and rescuing, while still being able to speak of the one God sovereign, creating, sustaining, sending, and remaining beyond. Jesus’ conviction that it was his task and role, his vocation, not only to speak of this kingdom but also to enact and embody The positive reason for studying Jesus within his historical context and using all the tools at our disposal to do so has to do with that still-neglected factor, the true meaning of Jesus within Israel, the purpose of God.

The creation of an exclusively Jewish state of Israel , Jewish supremionism, goes directly against God’s plan for the Jewish people and the World. Jewish statelessness was a necessary precursor to the salvation of humanity. Jesus brings the story of Israel to its climax by the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 AD, and the furthering of the “kingdom of God” Jesus believed himself called to do and be what in the scriptures only Israel’s God did and was. What happened in 1948 and 1967 was not moral, and don’t believe it had any divine significance. here doesn’t necessarily need to be a “state” of Israel for the Messaiaship, a new Israel to be fulfilled .

The Church has inherited the promises of Israel. The message of Christianity is a universal one that is not interested in ethnicity or territory. The Church is actually the new Israel.” We don’t think of ourselves as anti-Israel, because to be “anti-” is not very loving. We are instead pro-Palestinian, pro-peace, and pro-love.The Church has inherited the promises of Israel. The message of Christianity is a universal one that is not interested in ethnicity or territory. The Church is actually the new Israel.” We don’t think of ourselves as anti-Israel, because to be “anti-” is not very loving. We are instead pro-Palestinian, pro-peace, and pro-love. WE don’t recognize that the Christian faith comes from Judaism,’ but instead of the children of Abraham, the Church, Christianity has superseded Judaism. Jesus had not promoted a type of Jewish supremacy.Those Jews and evangelical Christians who say an undivided Jerusalem should be the eternal capital of Israel are in great error. If you go back to the times of the Romans, even legally, Jerusalem was never belonging solely to the Jewish people.

Jesus’ resurrection led the early Church to speak of the way pointed to Israel’s Messiah, messiahship, messiahship to the task performed on the cross, and that task to the God who had promised to accomplish it himself and had done so. Israel could unilaterally bring an end to the Arab–Israeli conflict but chooses not to because of flaws in its national character. The onus for ending the Arab–Israeli conflict is on Israel. The Jews are still special to God… But so are all people.

 

see also

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/true-facts-about-the-false-dispensationalists/

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/babylon-the-great-the-mother-of-harlots/

https://asposed.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/how-to-pray-for-jerusalem-israel-jews/

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A Fool, the wicked will continue to be wicked

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2 Timothy 1:7 that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.”
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Psalms 14:1, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”  14 By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 for this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Matthew 13:14-15).
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There are no atheists in Heaven. Anyone can distort facts and paint a false picture of someone else. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications,  murders,  22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 all these evil things come from within, and defile the man” (Mark 7:21-23). 
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Evil hearts are experts at creating confusion and contention. They twist the facts, mislead, lie, avoid taking responsibility, deny reality, make up stories, and withhold information (Exodus 2:1Psalms 5:8; 10:7; 58:3; 109:2-5; 140:2; Proverbs 6:13,14; 6:18,19; 12:13; 16:20; 16:27, 28; 30:14; Job 15:35Jeremiah 18:18Nehemiah 6:8;Micah 2:1Matthew 12:34,35Acts 6:11-132 Peter 3:16).
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Evil hearts crave and demand control and their highest authority is their own self-reference. They reject feedback, real accountability and make up their own rules to live by. They use Scripture to their own advantage but ignore and reject passages that might require self-correction and repentance (Romans 2:8Psalms 10; 36:1-4; 50:16-22; 54:5,6; 73:6-9; Proverbs 21:24Jude 1:8-16).
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Evil hearts have no conscience, no remorse. They do not struggle against sin or evil, they delight in it, all the while masquerading as someone of noble character. (Proverbs 2:14-15; 10:23; 12:10; 21:27,29 Isaiah 32:6Romans 1:302 Corinthians 11:13-15). They are control freaks.
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If you are a   Control freak you are not only still unrealistic, immature, immoral person  but you  may have a serious personality disorder.  You are a menace, plus a real danger to yourself and to others, for you are an abuser, a human rights violator too. Having clearly now an exaggerated emphasis of your own self importance, being totally in  control is part of a cluster of behaviors that can be labeled as compulsive and generally characterized by perfectionism, orderliness, workaholic tendencies, an inability to make commitments or to trust others and a real cover-up for your fear of having your own flaws exposed. You are exposed now still too..  All  these type of Persons who  believe they can protect themselves by staying in control of every aspect of their lives, or of others, including their relationships are idiots, fools, grossly in error, in need of professional help, good pastoral counseling.

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I rightfully  believe in the right of free speech, mine, yours, everyone else’s and not solely yours. It seems some people, in churches, on the net, elsewhere, they  still wrongfully do think they are better than others, or want to dominate others, do try to give orders to others, do try to make rules for others  that they too often themselves do not follow too, they are in fact still bullies..  and now why is that? and who do they think they are now that they are so special? Mere fools. They mostly have a hidden agenda, they are falsely seeking fame, power, control, a position of prestige, for they are immoral slave drivers trying to walk on the back of others…  Control freaks or Bullies, abusers, wrongfully do cause  others stress so they can maintain a false sense of order. These people themselves firstly are are still riddled mostly with anxiety, fear, insecurity, and anger. They’re very critical of themselves their lover and their friends, but underneath all that still too that supposedly perfect outfit and great body is a mountain of real unhappiness, unresolved guilt, disturbed person.

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Certainly, it’s natural to want to be in control of your life. But when you have to be in control of the people around you as well, well you have gone crazy, become a fool, a demonic controlled person who can’t rest until you get your way and you are headed down a very bumpy ride, it is easier to try to control yourself, and impossible to control all the others.

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Most all of you have had to contend with control freaks and they are found everywhere, in Corporations, at  home, in churches too.. These are those people who insist on having their way in all interactions with you. They wish to set the agenda and decide what it is you will do and when you will do it. You know who they are – they have a driving need to run the show and call the shots. Lurking within the fabric of the conversation is the clear threat that if you do not accede to their needs and demands, they will be unhappy.. and they will delete your post…

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The Bible warns us saying, “But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the Lord (Isaiah 26:10). 
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Is 51:23 ..your tormentors {and} oppressors, those who said to you, Bow down, that we may ride {or} tread over you; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over..

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Someone had the mistaken idea we all do still need to be kind to these bad wolves in sheep clothing, the perverse oppressors, these human rights abusers.. dream on.. them being put into jail is the sole kindness they rather do deserve. In order to not feel degraded, humiliated and have your sense of self and self worth assaulted, you need to avoid being bulldozed by a controlling lover, boss or friend. When you are caught up in a truly destructive/controlling attachment, the best response may still also still be to expose them and call the police and walk out .

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The WRONGFULLY STILL Unrepentant  bully’s problem is that he or she is one of those bad persons  who only feels truly alive when voicing hostility and contempt for his “enemies.” Without that, he or she starts gasping for air. It’s his nature.. self-destructive” ..  clearly these immoral  Bully, Basher of others, Abusers of others has a disappointed, deflated ego, negative self worth,  most likely related to past unresolved guilt, as a result  of  that   the bully, he or she, tries falsely to   build  their ego up by bashing, hating others, by being an antagonists against  his proclaimed enemies, which too often also  is most people , for  he or she no longer trust anyone, and Abusers this is a common very typical approach, fact in the character build up of Bullies, Bashers, but their approach is futile, the subsequent feeling of self worth dissipates too quickly, are actually replaced by guilt,  and his ego, self worth likely needs to be recharged with new hate.. and is replaced with more and larger hatred of the others.   Public exposure and prosecution of these bad persons here too services everyone’s best interest.

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When you confront evil, chances are good that the evil heart will stop counseling with you because the darkness hates the light (John 3:20) and the foolish and evil heart reject correction (Proverbs 9:7,8). But that outcome is far better than allowing the evil heart to believe you are on his or her side, or that “he’s not that bad” or “that he’s really sorry,” or “that he’s changing” when in fact, he is not.

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Daniel says, “the wicked will continue to be wicked”, (Daniel 12:10),

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Mark 28-30: “Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith so ever they shall blaspheme. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation
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They had developed an implacable contempt for Jesus.  They were expressing an attitude of unbelief which was persistent and calculated rejection of the activity of God toward them.  “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you” (Acts 7:51). They were doing the same thing their fathers had done. In Christ’s day they were resisting the Holy Spirit, and the same condition exists today – they are still resisting the Holy Spirit! Jesus warned them of the dire consequences of their attitude and actions. They were not just sinning against God in heaven above, or against the Son of God on earth – they were resisting, opposing, withstanding, impugning, confronting, assailing, attacking and repulsing the Holy Spirit – THE VERY ACTIVITY AND MINISTRATION OF GOD TOWARDS THEM! They are blaspheming the Holy Ghost!
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Romans 1:21, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
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 Isaiah 45:9, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?”  
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Hebrews 1:1-2, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.”
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 All the money in the world cannot buy eternal life. Jesus said, “Ye must be born again” (John 3:5-7). You cannot buy eternal life. 
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 2nd Peter 3:2-5, “That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.”
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When one chooses not to acknowledge God in their life that the downward path begins  . Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”;
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Everyone gets a chance to be saved in life. God cannot send anyone to Hell unless they willfully reject Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” Ephesians 4:18, “Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” The Godless world is blinded . Satan blinds men’s minds anyone he can, hindering them from seeing the glorious light of the gospel of Christ Jesus (2nd Corinthians 4:4).;
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Beware always of men and women, bullies, tormentors, control freaks,  persons, civil and public servants,  politicians, pastors, leaders, elders, who falsely do, will try to enslave you, oppress you, exploit you even while they claim they are proclaiming the truth, democracy, trying to help you, etc.,
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