'Then and Now'
As the children of Israel approached the land of Canaan, they were commanded to drive out and destroy all the people in the region (Numbers 33:50-56),... but as nearly always the case, Israel did not obey her Elohim, and the Biblical record shows just how many judgments Israel would come under for her continual disobedience throughout her history, even up to finally being driven from the land and dispersed among the nations with the sword sent after them (Jeremiah 9:13-16). And through the prophecy spoken by Ezekiel concerning the future return of Israel in the latter days, Elohim also made it very clear that although He would one day bring them back to the land, it would not be for the sake of those returning, but rather for His holy name's sake alone (Ezekiel 36:22).
Scripture further tells us that there is coming a false messiah in these last days; the abomination of desolation; a beast known as the Antichrist (Daniel 7, Revelation 13, Matt 24:15, 1 John 2:18), who will come by intrigue and a false peace to deceive the entire world through all power, signs, and lying wonders (2 Thes 2:9-12) , and you O Israel will accept him as your messiah along with all the nations who will worship the dragon (Rev 13:3-4), for he is the counterfeit christ, who will set up his throne in your soon to be built third temple, where he will ultimately rule over you and the nations in terror (Matt 24:15-21).
I do not know who Elohim would have raised up as a people unto Himself had He carried out His desire to completely destroy and blot out the name of His people in the wilderness (Deut 9:13-14), but it is clear that the Israel of today is no less deceived and rebellious than the people of Sinai (Deut 31 & 32). And although a Jewish Remnant will be called forth and protected in these end times, all others in the land of Israel will suffer great judgment and destruction in the coming days of tribulation before Yeshua's return and the establishment of His Millennial Kingdom in Zion...
(Zech 13:8-9 , Zech 14:1-21 , Joel 2:1-32 , Rev 7:1-8 , Rev 14:1-5 , Rev 5:9-10)
You O Israel, who killed her prophets and crucified her Messiah, choose now.
Both Gentile and Jew alike, choose now whom you will follow.
For the spirit of antichrist has gone out into the world, and his coming is soon.
- Acts 4 -
10"let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Yeshua haMashiyach of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom Elohim raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
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