Please read the Scriptures with
In my last two lessons I made reference to what I believe to be dire warnings, from
G-d, for Israel and the Church Universal: Blood Moons and Solar Eclipses. If these are indeed warnings then the Church should
be particularly concerned because of the prophetic admonitions against the Church from the Savior Himself. Revelation 3:14-19
pictures the Church Universal, in the end time, in vogue with this World's System (political, economical, and religious).
The Church's culture is so intertwined with the world's culture that Christ demanded that it repent.
the Church is in the exact same condition as the Church was then with this added caveat: todaysChurch has replaced the fact
of sin and guilt, along with unholy living, with a fell good religion of worship; coupled with a pie in the sky mentality
that each individual has a right to good health, supernatural healing, wealth, and whatever else are the benefits of a good
life:happiness, pleasure and anything else one may long for. This is the attitude of carnal minded Christians who call themselves
followers of Christ. But listen to what Christ says about the last day Church of our time: "And to the angel of the church
of the Laodiceans write, These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of G-d:
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need
of nothing - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked - I counsel you to buy from Me gold
refined in the fire, that you may be rich,... As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore, be zealous and repent."
(Rev. 3:14-19) --Christ tells the Church to repent!
This outright friendship, or more accurately
courtship, with this world's system is categorically opposed to the will and plan of Almighty G-d. Christ's strong opposition
against this alliance is given is John 15:19-20: "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because
you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto
you, the servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they have kept
My saying they will keep yours also." This is what puts the nail in the coffin of a relationship/courtship with the world;
hear the Scripture: "Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with G-d?
Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself and enemy of G-d." (James 4:4)
There is a theological concept that is being taught in seminaries and colleges today; in fact the Church Universal has begun
to preach this concept, which is a lie fostered by the Enemy(Satan) from hell. That concept is that G-d has abandoned the
Jews and given all the promises He made to them to the Church. The lie, which promotes this idea, is that the Jews are the
killers of Christ and have therefore nullified their right to G-d's promises. However, G-d has not forsaken His people, the
Jews; here is a biblical truth which cannot be spiritualized away. -NOTE-
In Matthew chapter 15:21-28
a Canaanite woman sought Yeshua (Jesus) and cried out to Him to have mercy on her for her daughters' sake; her daughter was
demon possessed. She said to Christ: "Have mercy on me, O L-rd, Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a
devil." But He answered her not a word...But He answered and said (read all of this in your Bible for context) ‘I
am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel.'"
Christ asserts who He was sent
to heal, save, and restore -His people, the Jews! Paul also understood this concept and he said: "For I am not ashamed
of the gospel of Christ...salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek/Gentiles (Rom. 1:16)
For the Jew first! After Christ's crucifixion and resurrection He sent His disciples out to evangelize the world: "Go
therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
This commandment was given at the beginning of the church age, made up entirely of Jews, G-d's people whom He called
out of the world. The beginning Church, all Jews, was given the authority to evangelize the world. Titus 1:2 says that G-d
cannot lie! If G-d can change His promises to the Jews, then He can break His promise of eternal life to those who not only
believe on Him, but more importantly, obey Him.
Give careful thought to Christ's command for the
new relationship with His people and those who would believe on Him:..."Teaching them to observe all things that I have
commanded you." Christ left nothing to chance or guess work; He left complete instructions on how to worship the Father:
that is Christians are to live the same life He lived, totally obedient to the Word of G-d!
The grafting in of the Gentiles
into a fellowship with Christ started in the book of Acts chapter 11:5-17 (Please stop and read this account) Ever since this
occurrence Jews and Gentiles were to be one body in Christ; however, this was not the case then nor has it been from this
initial beginning. The Church distance itself from G-d's people (the Jews) then and in fact, became the persecutor of them
throughout history. Anti-Semitism, as a matter of fact, started in the Church and has begun, in this day and age, to spread
its poisonous deception again. Therefore, the manifestations of these signs, lunar and solar eclipses, are warnings to the
Jewish people and, particularly the Church, that G-d is bringing this godless age to its climax; to the Jew because of their
rebellion against G-d and to the Church because it has deserted G-d altogether.
Listen to what
Christ says to the Church today: "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'- and do not know that you are wretched,
miserable, poor, blind, and naked'-... As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent." (Rev.
3:15-19) G-d's harbingers have already begun; "For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of G-d; and if
it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of G-d?" (1st Pet. 4:17)
By G-d's mercy and grace, having grafted us Gentiles into His true Church, He has always loved mankind enough to
explicitly warn sinners, and a back sliding church, to repent before His judgment is trust upon a rebellious world. Listen
to His Voice: "If My people which are called by My Name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My Face, and turn
from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2nd Chron.
7:14) In the case of the Church, He will restore us unto Himself!
And just why will He do this,
that is restore the Church unto Himself? Because 2nd Peter 3:9 says: "The L-rd is not slack concerning His promise, as
some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."
The Scripture says that G-d keeps His promises!
There, you have it! The L-rd has given you enough
information to begin seeking a deeper relationship with Him and a more profound understanding of His prophetic word concerning
these last days; Judgment has already begun.!
Until the next time In His service,
James A. Chisolm
"I am the LO-D your G-d, who brought you out
of the house of bondage...you shall have no other gods before Me.(Ex 20:3-3)
you love Me, you will keep My commandments" (John 14:15)