SINS OF THE JEWISH NATION EXPLAINED
by: Pastor Max
5:15 - "I will go and return to My place; til they acknowledge
their offence, and seek My face, in their affliction they will see Me
is one of the most significant scriptures in the entire Bible dealing with
the 'Second Coming', the rapture of Jesus Christ our Lord.
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." (Hosea 6:1-2)
WERE THE SINS OF THE JEWISH NATION?
of years ago, the Old Testament prophet pin-pointed the sins of the Jewish
1 - The Jewish nation breaking the Mosaic
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 days
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 MILLENNIA'S?
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
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
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
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 SINS
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 blood!
CENTURIES, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SAID THE JEWISH RACE WAS CURSED
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
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! Itís 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, 'Christ-killers'.
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."
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 SUFFERING
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
LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed
thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it."
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 28::20-22)
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
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
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
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 be destroyed.
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
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
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." (Deuteronomy 28:68)
PROPHESIED 2000 YEARS AGO CONCERNING THE JEWS ON THE CURSES AND BLESSINGS
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 smallest detail.
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
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; 4:10)
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 8:32)
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 to you.
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." (Romans
Paul declared that Godís 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
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
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." (Isaiah 53:10)
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
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
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 Lord.
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
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.
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
JEWISH PEOPLE FEEL GOD HAS DESERTED THEM, BECAUSE OF THE HOLOCAUST
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
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 superiority."
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 couldnít 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
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."