Sins of the
Jewish Nation Explained
by Pastor Max Solbrekken
SINS OF THE JEWISH NATION EXPLAINED
will go and return to My place, til they acknowledge their
offence, and seek My face; in their affliction they will seek Me
early." (Hosea 5:15)
is one of the most significant scriptures in the entire Bible
dealing with the 'Second Coming' rapture of Jesus Christ.
and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will
bind us up. After two days will He revive us: in the third day
He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight."
ARE THE SINS OF THE JEWISH NATION ?
of years ago, the Old Testament prophet pin-pointed the sins of
the Jewish nation in:
1 - The Jewish nation breaking the Mosaic Covenant and
2 - The Jewish nation rejecting their Messiah, Jesus Christ,
as well as their
terrible suffering and return to God in repentance
and faith in the last
nearly 2000 years, the Church of Jesus Christ has lived in the
hope of His promised return. Old Testament prophets HAD FORETOLD
IN DETAIL the time and place of His virgin birth, His sinless
life, His miraculous ministry, His vicarious death and His
glorious resurrection. They also prophesied His second advent
and triumphant millennial reign!
HAS THE JEWISH NATION SUFFERED AND BEEN PERSECUTED OVER THE
UNDERLYING REASON for the terrible suffering, pain and sorrows
meted out to the Jews of the Jewish Nation over centuries and
millennia, is because they broke the covenant Moses made with
God on their behalf!
you doubt that, read the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy which
details the blessings of God upon Israel if they keep the
covenant (Deuteronomy 28:1-14) and the curses of God upon
Israel if they break the covenant (Deuteronomy 28: 15-68).
SECOND REASON the Jews have been hated and persecuted for
thousands of years - which actually only accounts for only a
limited period of 'one generation' - is that the Jewish Nation
rejected their Messiah!
stated, "Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and
wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and
crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute them from city to city:
UPON YOU (only that specific generation which rejected Jesus as
their Messiah, not subsequent generations!) may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous
Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew
between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All
these things shall come upon this generation.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have
gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her
chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye
shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He
that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:34-39
JEWS REJECTING THE MESSIAH WAS JUST ONE OF A LONG LIST OF
Note: The Jews rejection of the Messiah was only the tip of the
iceberg in a long list of "killing the prophets &
stoning them that have been sent to you".
a matter of fact, the crucifixion of Jesus was not included in
the reason for God's judgment upon them. Jesus specified the
blood shed from Abel to Zacharias. He did not mention His own
CENTURIES, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SAID THE JEWISH RACE
centuries, the Roman Catholic Church as well as some Protestant
Churches said the Jewish race was cursed because of their
rejection & condemnation of Jesus Christ which culminated in
His crucifixion by the Romans!
teaching was terribly flawed and became a tool which was used to
denigrate & destroy Jewish people! For centuries, Jews were
called Christ killers and only recently has the Roman Catholic
Church renounced that evil, devilish doctrine! It’s almost
bizarre that the Roman Catholic Church would call Jews by that
terrible name, since it was Italians (Romans) who crucified
Jesus Christ our Lord. Yet no one thought of calling Italians,
REAL REASON FOR JEWS SUFFERING IS NOT THE DEAL THEY MADE WITH PONTIUS
real reason for Jewish suffering is not because they made a deal
with Governor Pontius Pilate, saying: "Let His blood be
upon us and upon our children." (Matthew 27:25)
me make myself abundantly clear on this point: It is impossible
for the blood of Jesus to harm anyone or bring any curse upon
Jews or anyone else! THE BLOOD OF JESUS BRINGS ONLY FORGIVENESS,
HEALING & ETERNAL LIFE! IT CANNOT BRING A CURSE! (1
John 1:7; Colossians 1:20)
BROKE THE COVENANT WITH GOD AND THIS IS THE REASON FOR THEIR
repeat: Israel's grievous sin of breaking their covenant with
God is the primary reason for their suffering
Bible says, "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not
hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all
His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day;
that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake
thee." (Deuteronomy 28:15)
LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all
that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be
destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the
wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me."
LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have
consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess
LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and
with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the
sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue
thee until thou perish." (Deuteronomy
LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the
emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou
canst not be healed.
LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and
astonishment of heart:
thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness,
and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only
oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save
thee." (Deuteronomy 28:27-29)
the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy
seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore
sicknesses, and of long continuance.
He will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou
wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee."
every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the
book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou
ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of
heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice
of the LORD thy God."
it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do
you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you
to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be
plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end
of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve
other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even
wood and stone." (Deuteronomy 28:59-64)
the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the
way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again:
and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and
bondwomen, and no man shall buy you."
PROPHESIED 2000 YEARS AGO CONCERNING THE JEWS ON THE CURSES AND
is of vital importance for everyone to know that 2000 years ago
Moses, God's prophet & law giver, prophesied concerning the
Jewish people and the blessings they would receive if they kept
the covenant. (Deuteronomy 28:1-14). Moses also prophesied
concerning the curses that would come upon the Jewish people
if they broke the covenant (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). The
prophecy of Moses came to pass in every way to the
68 of the Mosaic Covenant states that if the Jews broke the
Mosaic Covenant, they would be taken back to Egypt - as slaves -
in ships. It stated further, that no man would buy them.
are the brutal facts: After General Titus had destroyed
Jerusalem in A.D. 70, killing 1.1 million Jews in the siege,
89,000 Jews were taken to Egypt as slaves.
WAS MUCH HATRED AMONG THE ROMANS FOR THE JEWS AND ONLY EGYPT
WOULD TAKE JEWS AS SLAVES
was such a hatred against Jews, that it was below the dignity of
any Roman to own a Jewish slave. Among our nations, only Egypt
would take Jews as slaves! That's how perfectly true God's
prophetic Word is!
THE JEWS KILL JESUS? DID THE ROMANS KILL JESUS ?
WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST ?
simple truth is that Jesus was born to die! (1 Corinthians
15:3; Romans 5:7-8; 1 John 3:8) Jesus Christ
was ordained to be the propitiation for our sins, in order to
satisfy the DEMANDS OF DIVINE JUSTICE (Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2;
was crucified by the foreknowledge of God. (Acts 2:23)
God used Judas, a human instrument to betray Jesus, the Jewish
leaders to unjustly condemn Jesus to death and the Romans to
kill or crucify Jesus Christ, the death of Jesus was according
to God's will, God's plan & God's purpose. (Romans
WAS GOD, THE FATHER WHO LAID THE STRIPES ON JESUS AND SMOTE HIM
FACT, IT WAS GOD THE FATHER WHO LAID THE STRIPES UPON HIM AND
SMOTE HIM. I never fully understand God's love, until it was
revealed to me during a crusade in Kenya. When He showed me His
great love, I wept for 3 days and nights! Here are the
scriptures that touched my heart, and I pray will also minister
that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all,
how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things."
Paul declared that God’s love is so great that He did not
spare His only Son but turned Him over to murderers and
gangsters (delivered Him up) to be humiliated, tortured &
crucified on the "cursed tree" for us.
since Jesus paid the ultimate price by making the supreme
sacrifice for us, God will freely give us whatever Jesus' death
& resurrection has provided, since He is seated - even now -
on God's right hand as our Saviour, Redeemer & Advocate!
only did our Heavenly Father deliver up His Son to die, HE ALSO
LAID OUR SINS AND SICKNESSES UPON HIM (Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew
8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24).
love regarding our salvation was so intense that He rejoiced
when Jesus suffered & bled for us. The Bible says, "Yet
it pleased the Lord to bruise Him. He hath put him to grief."
Norwegian translation says: "Det behaget Herren til a knuse
ham - it pleased the Lord to CRUSH Him."
IS MUCH BITTERNESS IN THE OLDER JEWISH PEOPLE AND MUCH UNBELIEF
AMONG THE YOUNG JEWISH
'children of Israel' suffered terribly for thousands of years,
from the time of the Babylonian captivity until Hitler's
holocaust! This suffering continued under the cruel yoke of
Soviet Communism for decades more. Since the coming of glasnost
and perestroika and the dissolution of the 'Evil Empire' in
1991, however, hundreds of thousands of these precious people
have immigrated to Israel!
my dealings with older Jewish people, I HAVE DISCERNED MUCH
BITTERNESS TOWARD CHRISTIANS, GOD AND LIFE IN GENERAL, because
of the treatment their previous generations received at the
hands of cruel Papal armies during the Middle Ages. That is
understandable because the evil, unholy acts carried out BY THAT
RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION were done in the name of Jesus Christ!
PEOPLE MUST COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH AND BE SAVED
order for Jewish people, however, to come to the knowledge of
the truth and be saved, they must - like everyone else - stop
blaming other people for their own problems!
Bible says, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no,
not one...for there is no difference: For all have sinned and
come (fallen) short of the glory of God.." (Romans
there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the
same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
saved." (Romans 10:9-13)
there is neither Greek nor Jew...But he that doeth wrong shall
receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no
respect of persons." (Colossians 3:11, 24-25)
& GENTILES ARE ALL ALIKE.
is no difference between Jews & Gentiles with God. We
have all sinned and we must receive Christ as our Saviour and
truth is, that only Jesus Christ can forgive and save lost
humanity! He alone has the power to forgive sins, remove fear
and condemnation and give peace to troubled hearts and minds,
having defeated death, hell and the grave and purchased full
salvation for all who receive Him as Lord and Saviour!
IS THIS? Only Jesus Christ qualifies as the Saviour of the
world, because He shed His precious blood as the sacrificial 'pascal
lamb' on Mount Calvary and died as our substitute, according to
the Old Testament Scriptures! (Romans 1:4)
JEWISH AUTHORS LINK THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH & CHRISTIANITY AS
HAVING THE SAME BELIEFS AS HITLER
false statements linking Hitler and Nazism beliefs to
Christianity is a huge injustice to the Christian Church and is
very unfair. These false statements are made by
prejudiced, liberal Protestant authors. The
completely prejudiced and accusatory film 'Anti-Semitism'
of the United States Holocaust Museum which lays blame for the
Holocaust, on the teachings of Christianity is a perfect example
of the injustice done to the Christian church.
JEWISH PEOPLE FEEL GOD HAS DESERTED THEM, BECAUSE OF THE
recent report by 'Christianity Today' states: "Now, a group
of prominent Jews has accused the United States Holocaust
Museum...of misleading the public by blaming Hitler's genocidal
program on historic Christian beliefs about Jews.."
The film paints with a broad brush.
dull voice intones disconnected facts and quotations that leave
the viewer believing that anti-Jewish bias is the result of
Christian influence on the Roman Empire, that it has been
Christian society alone that has marginalized and oppressed
Jews, and that Nazi racial prejudice against the Jews was in
clear continuity with earlier religious prejudice.
Anti-Judaism that preceded Christianity and that had long
existed outside Europe, is ignored."
New York Times quoted Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of
the National Council of Churches as saying, "If you look at
the Nazi regime, you can see in it the philosophy of Christian
Today' points out how inaccurate that statement is,
"ignoring Nazi beliefs about the defects in historic
Christianity." And ironically, Campbell made that
statement in an interview where she downplayed the awful
persecution, suffering and torture inflicted upon Christians
around the world today!
it is a Jewish Barrister, Michael Horowitz who is awakening
clergymen and politicians alike to the horrible persecution,
torture, enslavement and other atrocities being carried out
against Christians by many governments in the world today!
her book, 'Faith and Fraticide', Rosemary Radford Ruether,
called upon Christians to abandon the belief that Jesus is the
Saviour for everyone in favor of the notion that Jesus is the
saviour of some while others will have their own 'saviours',
stated the 'Christianity Today' article.
MANY JEWISH PEOPLE ARE OPENING THEIR HEARTS TO CHRIST AND
ACCEPTING HIM AS THEIR MESSIAH
of years before His first coming, the Jewish Messiah stated that
He would "GO AND RETURN TO MY PLACE"
referring to Heaven, until the Jewish people acknowledge their
offence (sin) and seek My face. They are doing that now!
1971, I conducted a Gospel crusade in the YMCA building in
Jerusalem. We distributed 10,000 handbills there as well as
carried ads in the 'Jerusalem Post'. A lot of Arabs, Roman
Catholics, Greek Orthodox and Protestants attended. Only a
miniscule number of Jews came to our meeting!
20 years ago, you couldn’t find more than 100 born again
Christian Jewish believers in Israel. Today, there are more than
70,000 in 90 different congregations in that nation!
70,000 CHRISTIAN JEWISH PEOPLE LIVE IN ISRAEL TODAY
DID THAT HAPPEN? The 'Law of the Return' opened the door for any
Jewish person with at least one Jewish grandparent, to immigrate
to Israel. About 750,000 returned from Eastern Europe and
several hundred thousands from South America. Some of these were
believers in Jesus Christ and they brought the gospel (the good
news) with them to the land of the Bible!
states that they will recognize their grave error and with
repentant hearts return to the Lord, realizing that God had to
punish their forefathers for breaking the Mosaic Covenant, and
for rejecting their Messiah!
they will say, "Come, let us return unto the Lord: for He
hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will
bind us up;" Then the prophet interjects something very
important - A TIME-DATE LINE! "After two days will He
revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall
live in His sight."