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Looking for biblical answers instead of traditional ones? Tired of the same old emotional roller coaster instead of spiritual substance?

Our newsletter, Kingdom Thoughts, will encourage and challenge you to think for yourself.

If you have entered into covenant with the Almighty through the instructions (Torah) in his word, you have received of his Spirit. That Spirit is known in Scripture as the Spirit of Truth. He is God and he promises to lead us into ALL truth. If you haven't or do not know what God's covenant in the blood of Messiah is all about, we will gladly share those instructions with you so that as many of us as possible can prepare for the coming time of great trouble. There is true hope in these times, and it is all in knowing what YHVH has to say about all that is happening in the present-day world. We invite you to fellowship with us.

Francisco & Rosa Luna

Shalom!

                                                    Who Truly Owns the Promised Land?

 

A brother in Christ was kind enough to send me an article that provoked me to write in reference to the claims it made. I must make it clear to all who read this that my most fervent prayer is for the restoration of ALL Israel and that my love for the Jews does not waver for one moment even as Abba's does not . However, I cannot but proclaim the message that YAH has sent me to proclaim if I am to be a true emissary of the kingdom where YAH's word is not only law, but instructions and direction as well. This is the true definition of TORAH!

 

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4077344,00.html

Going back to the Bible

With many of our PR tactics failing, let’s use Bible to reinforce our right for this land

While facing the nations of the world, the State of Israel’s public relations officials tried everything, ranging from the security argument, through the narrow borders and all the way to the strategic threat. Yet it’s not working and remains unconvincing. When we adopt this kind of PR, the world tries to come up with solutions to the security problem: Utilizing satellites, cameras, electronic fences, multinational forces, demilitarized zones and all sorts of other creative notions.

We tried PR strategies premised on various arguments. We made use of the Holocaust, the expulsion from Spain, the Crusades and anti-Semitism. We enlisted all the blood libels to the cause in an effort to prove our righteousness, yet it hasn’t worked either. In fact, we have seen the opposite effect. Suddenly we discover that not only Turkey boycotts us, but also Scotland, not to mention the British academic boycott and all sorts of other such moves.

After trying so many ineffective PR methods, perhaps we would do well to go back to the simple approach – the Bible. After all, we are speaking to the Christian and Muslim worlds. These two religions recognize the Biblical story, the Bible’s truth and its sanctity. Both religions admit that the Jewish People is the people of the Bible. So instead of seeking security arguments to justify our right for this land and for Jerusalem, let’s go back to our roots and speak the Biblical language which the world understands.

Instead of trying to come up with theories and explanations that fail to convince the world, we would do well to go back to the basic verses of the Bible, such as: “for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever.” (Genesis 13:15)

Learn from Ben-Gurion

Classic Zionism spoke at rallies and conventions during the day, while setting up communities overnight. This is how the state was built. This is how we established the reality of our life in the Galilee, on the Golan, in the Jordan Rift Valley, in the Negev, and in Judea and Samaria. We created an irreversible reality. Once this becomes simple for us, it will be simple for the world as well.

The role of leaders is to speak, explain, present arguments and produce a proper, serious PR strategy that has a chance to convince the nations of the world. Meanwhile, the role of the people on the ground is to create a reality of natural, healthy and normal Jewish life (as far as it’s possible to consider the actions of the Zionist Movement as “normal.”)

Does it sound naïve? Not serious enough? Good thing David Ben-Gurion didn’t think so. After the outbreak of the 1936 Arab riots, the British government established a commission of inquiry to look into the events. The Arabs repeated their usual occupation claims (and this was 1936, much before 1948 or 1967.) Ben-Gurion was summoned by the commission in order to argue for the Jewish People’s right for the Land of Israel.

When the head of the committee addressed him and wondered how the Jews can argue that they have a right for the land, as most of them were not born here, Ben-Gurion picked up the Bible and said: This is our ownership deed.  So simple and so true.

 

If only the writer could comprehend the true meaning of the words of David Ben-Gurion. It is true that the Bible is the ownership deed to the land of Israel. But it does not follow that it has been deeded to the Jews per say.

I hear what the writer is saying, but it sounds like he's still looking for a PR strategy. What the writer doesn't know is that the land was given to Abraham and his "seed", not "seeds."

Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Christ is the heir of all things belonging to mankind from the beginning. (Gen. 1:28) He is the heir of the promises and blessing of Abraham! What YAH did was to become the figure and identity of a man so he could personally pay for the transgression that transferred dominion from the vanquished (Adam) to the conqueror (The Serpent); whose spirit still rules the wicked and operates in the children of disobedience. It is YAH as the Lamb that overcame and was able to break open the seals! That is why there is "salvation in none other." (Acts 4:12) Nobody but YAHSHUA has any claim to Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel). He has not yet perfected the ruling council that will govern as the perfected Body of Christ. The 144,000 have not yet arrived at the "unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of YHWH." (Eph. 4:13) These are the "virgins" (Mat. 25:1-13) (Rev. 14:3-5) who will become the "one like unto the Son of Man" (Rev. 14:14) It is this "one like unto the Son of Man" that will reap the ready harvest of the earth in due time.

When the man we know as YAHshua gave his body to be broken and shed his blood for "whosoever will", he inherited all things by "taking captivity captive" and he "gave gifts to men." The Body of Christ then became the sum total of all those who "do the will of my Father." There is neither "Jew nor Gentile." The remnant of Israel is "whosoever will." And while the seed of Abraham covers the earth like the dust does (Gen. 13:16), not all the seed is Israel.

(Rom 9:6-8) Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE are counted for the seed.

This is who Eretz Yisrael belongs to according to the promises of YAH! That is why we are told by the Emissary that we are "heirs and joint heirs with Christ."

So while the world (all who do not adhere to YAH's truth) goes about debating and looking for effective strategies while ignoring the truth of YAH, he is busy in his people building a kingdom that will never pass away. When the time, which is very near, comes to its fullness, another "rushing mighty wind" will come and breath life into the Body, which will arise "as one perfect man of the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." The Son of Man will then have come "in his glory'; and for a thousand years, those chosen to will reign with him until the devil is loosed once again from the abyss and allowed to go out and deceive the nations for the final battle and the cleansing by fire.

(Rev 20:7-9) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

The earth must suffer the Great Tribulation that is coming and the saints (set apart ones) have been given instructions to keep them in the midst of this even as Israel was kept at Passover while the Angel of Death slew the firstborn of the house of Egypt. It is at the end of this time of trouble that we will "see the sign of the Son of Man." (Mat. 24:29,30)

I have considered from time to time what could possibly change the status quo in Eretz Yisrael, and I tremble to think that it could be another disastrous tragedy such as the Holocaust. However, it appears that nothing short of a nationwide repentance in the land of Israel will avert such a calamity. Ephraim is more rapidly beginning to awaken to his true roots and identity and that means he (the fullness of Gentiles) will soon enter into what is truly his. He is beginning to depart from the myths and traditions erroneously handed down to him by those who sought to make their escape from the harlot. Judah, on the other hand, continues to cling to that lie called Judaism that places its Talmud over the Word of YAH. Even the majority of those who claim allegiance to Messiah among the Jewish community bring with them the traditions of Judaism and seek to make them a part of this unique and inalterable faith. The traditions of Judaism and the Talmud have no place in this faith because the Talmud teaches Jews to trust in their own good works for acceptance with YHWH. But the Word teaches all men to trust in YAHSHUA exclusively for righteousness.

And so, the importance of the commandment is once again brought to light. It is that the only way to salvation is to "Repent and be baptized in the name of Yahshua the Messiah for the forgiveness of sins and you will be filled with the Spirit of holiness." (Acts 2:38) And because this is the doorway that provides entrance into the Covenant of YAH in Messiah's blood, it is made clear by Scripture that "the promise is unto you, and unto your children, unto all those afar off; EVEN AS MANY AS YHWH OUR GOD SHALL CALL." (Acts 2:39) The question that is pertinent here is, "Have you claimed this promise by doing as the Word commands, or are you still clinging to the traditions of your church, synagogue, priest, pastor, or rabbi ?" One cannot be a "Child of Promise" if one has not entered into that promise. This is the starting point of it all! Without this foundation, your house sits on shifting sand and as the sand shifts, you will watch your house crumble because you understood not the need to obey the truth of this one faith. My question to all who will read this is, "Will you wait until that happens before you humble yourself under the mighty hand of YHWH?

There is no doubt as to who owns the land! YAH owns the land of Israel! He has deeded it to Messiah, the seed of promise. Anyone wishing to become a joint heir with Messiah must be in Messiah to become eligible. Messiah's name is the key to the door into the covenant of promise. Listen now, and listen well, or find yourself on the outside looking in.

I do solemnly declare that I have proclaimed the truth in love before him who lives forever! Let the remnant hear and say Amen!

Until next time, Be blessed!

Francisco