By Vince Dhimos
Many prominent and ordinary British and American Christians have believed for over 2 centuries that certain prophecies had to be fulfilled before Jesus could come again. For them, one of the most important was the prophecy in Ezekiel 37 that Israel would be restored like dry bones coming together. Without further searching the scriptures, and based solely on a misinterpretation of this prophecy, many Christian leaders decided that if the nation of Israel were rebuilt, then that would clear the way for the Second Coming of Christ.
We had shown previously that this interpretation of Ezekiel was full of holes, that the prophet’s resurrected Israel was to have David as its king and was to obey God’s decrees (Ezekiel 37:22-24). Therefore, it could not be a secular state. Yet today’s Israel is precisely a secular state where over 50% describe themselves as “irreligious.” Something is terribly wrong with Christian Zionism.
Look, if you are a Christian and you want God’s prophecies to be fulfilled so as to hasten the Second Coming, then you need to look at a prophecy made by Jesus Himself about his Second Coming as he stood in Jerusalem (recorded in Matthew 23).
37. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered they children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
The following is the prophecy, spoken by Jesus Himself, that Christian Zionists have ignored for centuries, to their peril:
38. 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.
Quite plainly, Jesus is saying that Jerusalem (and by extension the rest of us) will not see Him again until its people – the Jews – say “blessed is He – Jesus – that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Christian Zionists are obsessed with restoring a secular nation, yet they ignore the spiritual and the divine. That is why America shares in the terrible consequences of the rejection of Jesus.
Jesus wept over this city because it rejected Him. He even hinted that Jerusalem would kill him. Do you really think He was concerned whether Jerusalem would become the capital city of the nation that rejected him and “stoned the prophets.” Really?
Look what He said after that as he stood at the temple.
24:2 Verily I say unto you, there shall not be one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Was Jesus blessing or condemning Jerusalem? Clearly it was God’s will that Jerusalem should be destroyed, and Jesus’ prophecy came true in 70 AD when Emperor Titus razed the city and destroyed the temple.
Would Jesus have commanded his followers to fight to make the city that stoned the prophets the capital of a country that rejected him?
Need I ask?
Christian Zionism is a false Satanic cult that has cost America the lives of its precious sons and trillions in treasure. According to the Bible, a Jew is a person who accepts the Jewish scriptures. Those calling themselves Jews who do not accept the scriptures are described quite plainly in Revelation 3:9, as follows:
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
As we showed in our series “Making Saudi Arabia great again,” US wars were fought to prop up the withering dollar, but also, by extension, to please the modern secular state of Israel. Israel was the excuse, Saudi was the underlying motive. Both nations were always so much in agreement that eventually, they came up with the idea of creating an official military alliance.
Would believing Jews ally themselves with a bloody, cruel Muslim dictatorship (which is, at the time of this writing, committing genocide against the Houthis in Yemen, with "Christian" America’s blessing)? Ezekiel prophesied of believers. Ezekiel’s Israel was a consecrated people, not the modern secular state calling itself by that name. Ezekiel spoke of spiritual things that we do not yet fully comprehend.
Every nation that the US has attacked militarily was a perceived enemy of both Saudi Arabia and Israel. Saddam Hussein was a threat because he refused to go along with the absurd US doctrine that the Palestinians had no right to their own land because supposedly God wanted to rebuild Israel as a secular state that heartlessly dispossesses others. Syria was a threat because it was, and is, the rightful owner of the Israel-occupied and stolen Golan Heights. The Israeli goal in the Syrian Spring was to use the US military and influence to break up Syria so that it could no longer claim its own land. Shamefully, the US tried to enable this goal. Iran is a vociferous defender of Palestine, the rightful owner of the land it had occupied for centuries. Israel’s secular leaders all claim God has given them this land and it has the right to defend it.
But they are in denial. God had evicted them from the land for disobedience. Christian Zionists also deny this, though it is plainly enunciated in their own scriptures. Neither party has any excuse for their wilful ignorance. (Faithful Jews uphold the scriptural truth, as we have shown here).
The United States has thrown away the lives of its children and its hard-earned treasure in God’s name but not with God’s blessing, and that is why the country is $20 trillion in debt and counting. America, along with Israel, has disobeyed and is paying the price.
So what can Christians do to turn their behaviour around? They can start saying:
I stand with Jesus, and only Jesus. And, through faith, they can start acting that way and teaching the truth. A truth that may well bring about a true and faithful fulfilment of Ezekiel’s prophecy.
It can only be done Christ's way, in love and without war.