Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Two State Solution is dead, in comes the One State Solution

By the time of the Tribulation, the bible shows us, world hatred of Israel and His People will be an an all-time high. 'Higher than WWII and the Holocaust?' you ask. Yes. That's because the Tribulation will be a time when evil is allowed to prevail.

"He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation." (Revelation 13:7) and of course this verse refers to the antichrist.

The run-up to that time will be similar to the Holocaust, where hate rises incrementally, slowly at first but then rapidly. As in the years and days prior to WWII, there were attitudes preached and promoted, laws passed, and doctrines set which cultivated hatred against Jews. It is the same now. 'But surely Evangelical Christians who know the bible and understand how important Israel is to God and the world will not abandon her?!' you may wonder. Yes, they will. It is happening now. Here's why.

Part of the problem in evangelical circles is the acceptance of amillennialism and Replacement Theology. Before WWII, it took years for anti-Semitism to come to full fruition so evilly that it caused the historical actions that now draw a gasp that they even occurred. The anti-Semitism was there, bubbling and percolating until it burst full force like pus from a boil.

Replacement theology teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. People who believe in Replacement Theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, that the covenant is either fulfilled or abandoned, and that God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel.

This is a dangerous belief, because it unhinges our actions from the covenant which God told to Abraham: "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:3). Israel is the world's fulcrum. If there is no Israel, there is no cause and effect, it becomes a flat playing field.


Amillennialism is just as devastating a doctrine to hold, both for Israel and for the Nations, because it leads to the same outcome: a disbelief that God means what he says and that Israel no longer matters. Amillennialism is the name given to the belief that there will not be a literal 1000-year reign of Christ. Though many, many scriptures speak of this earthly reign in specific and dimensional terms, amillennialists say that it won't happen, or is happening now, of has happened in the past, or is a spiritual event, not a physical one. In sum, it is a belief that the Kingdom is figurative.

What these dangerous doctrines add up to is a vacuum in the plan of God where He blanketed the world with His demonstration of love for His chosen people and the warnings that come with harming them. People groups en masse are withdrawing their belief in these things and therefore support for Israel erodes. Nature abhors a vacuum and satan is only too happy to fill it with hatred. Look at the Tribulation time, when evil is allowed to prevail: satan comes at them full bore. Revelation 12:13-17 shows us the moment that satan is banished from heaven. In his anger, for he knows he has but a little time, he persecutes Israel, and failing that, he turns his evil anger on Christians. (Revelation 12:13-17).

Let's take a look at the world today and do a barometer check for love of or hatred of Israel.

You know that for many years, the peace process in the Middle East hinged on instituting a Two State Solution. This means that attempts were made to diplomatically enact a state whereby the "Palestinians" and the Israelis could live side by side in peace in a mututally acknowledged state. The two-state solution envisages the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel.

You know that recently it has been reluctantly acknowledged that the Two State solution has failed. It is diplomatically and in all other ways defunct because in general the whole peace process is dead.

Now here is an axiom. I made this up. Because we are in the last days of the last days, because evil is rising and will be allowed to come to complete fruition, things are not going to get better. When one thing passes away, a worse thing will replace it. That is my axiom.

And we have an example of that: the Two State Solution has passed away, and now we have calls for a ONE-State solution. Here are a few examples from the last two weeks:

'One-state solution' campaign promoted in West Bank
"A recently launched campaign in the West Bank calls on Palestinians and Israelis to desert the two-state solution and form one democratic state in its place. This coordinated effort comes in wake of the negotiation freeze between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. A group by the name of Takamul ("Integration") seems to be the campaign's chief sponsor. Posters calling for "one democratic state for five million Arabs and six million Jews" were hung in Palestinian cities across the West Bank."

Christ at the Checkpoint” conference is a misguided attempt to defend Palestinians
"Certain segments of evangelical Christianity are being drawn away from the movement’s traditional support for Israel by those claiming the moral high ground in advocating for “social justice.” Many of these liberal, anti-Israel Evangelicals are showing up at the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference in Bethlehem this week. They invariably view Israel as an occupying power oppressing the Palestinians. They use Israel’s security “Wall” as a prominent symbol of the “injustices” being committed against the Palestinians. One has to admit that the imagery is powerful and it takes well informed minds to counter them."

"The lack of information has started to dupe many Evangelicals, who are being shamed into abandoning Israel because they are supposedly uncompassionate and blocking peace. Indeed, this new initiative aims to totally discredit pro-Israel Evangelicals with clever lies and distortions. As David Solway recently observed in this paper, “The usual understanding of Israel as an aggressive, colonial, apartheid state robbing the Palestinians of their heritage is quite possibly the greatest political scam of modern times. It is the outcome of a mixture of historical amnesia, ideological prejudice and reflex hostility, which keep it mind-proof.”

The above excerpt from the Jerusalem Post refers to a conference being held in Bethlehem right now which targets Christian evangelicals, and proposes a one state solution.

Harvard to host conference of hate
"Harvard University is going to be hosting a conference entitled “One State Conference: Israel/Palestine and the One State Solution,” scheduled to take place March 3-4. According to the “Vision and Goals” of the conference, as outlined by its website:“To date, the only Israel/Palestine solution that has received a fair rehearsal in mainstream forums has been the two-state solution. Our conference will help to expand the range of academic debate on this issue. Thus, our main goal is to educate ourselves and others about the possible contours of a one-state solution and the challenges that stand in the way of its realization.”

The conference was sold out.

And this from Ammon News (Jordan)

A Declaration from Beit Sahour calls for One-State Solution
(Beit Sahour is a town near Bethlehem, Israel, and is reputed to be close to the place where, according to the New Testament, an angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.)

"If a two-state solution is not workable or achievable, the logical conclusion would inevitably lead to a one-state solution. The general view in the Middle East is that the relentless proliferation of settlements throughout the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 has made the very concept of creating a viable Palestinian state, let alone one with East Jerusalem as its capital, unrealistic if not far-fetched."

The article continues, and get this--

"Declaration from Beit Sahour:
"A group of pro-peace activists based in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank in conjunction with a number of international activists the most prominent of whom is Roger Higginson, a London based international negotiator and a member of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition (ICHAD) are promoting a one-state for two nations. Their collaborations resulted in a “Declaration from Beit Sahour” which calls for a one-state solution. Beit Sahour is a Palestinian Christian town close to Bethlehem. Higginson is a firm believer in a single state for all the inhabitants of historical Palestine. Higginson believes a single state should not represent a threat to the Jewish citizens of Israel. Both communities lived in peace in the past, and there is no inherent reason why they cannot do so again today."

Do you see the progression here? Israel is surrounded on all sides spiritually and geographically. It is dealing with external pressure from the ancient enemy to dismantle their state. And make no mistake, a "One State Solution" is really a call for the dismantling of Israel. Israel is dealing with attacks at their most supportive base: Christian Evangelicals, targeting them both in the US and within their own borders. This widening gap between Jews and Christians in politics, geography and belief will come to fruition in the Tribulation- a lonely and alone Israeli State...

"For indeed I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are cut off, nor seek the young, nor heal those that are broken, nor feed those that still stand. But he will eat the flesh of the fat and tear their hooves in pieces." (Zechariah 11:16).

That 'Worthless Shepherd' is the antichrist. (Zechariah 11:17). The conditions upon which those conditions will be fulfilled are rapidly coming together. When Israel cannot trust the American president nor count on support from Christian Evangelicals, when Israeli postmen refuse to deliver New Testaments, where the population of the very town where the Angels announced Jesus' birth turns against its own heritage and homeland, you know that their last bastion of support is almost eroded.

This is because it must be so. As Israel faces an increasingly hostile world, she will be forced to stop looking around her for support, and instead look UP. (Zechariah 12:10). And God will show Himself holy to the world, defend His nation and His people, and amillennialists and replacement theologians will see just how wrong they were.

"And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord GOD, “that My fury will show in My face. ... Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.”’ (Ezekiel 38:18, 23)

Praise God for His faithfulness! His Covenant lasts forever! His Kingdom will come!

4 comments:

  1. Israel rejected her Messiah. Plain and simple. Why would an Israeli postman want to deliver a New Testament? For him it would be no different than delivering a Koran. Both, to a Jew, are heretical. Israel rejected Jesus Christ. Israel crucified the Son of God. Do I hate Jews? No! They, just like any other person on earth, need to repent of their sin and accept Jesus Christ as the ONLY way to heaven and the Father (NO one can come to the Father except through Christ - not sacrifices in a rebuilt temple - through JESUS CHRIST alone). Learn the lesson Jesus taught: Matthew 21:33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
    35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.

    38 “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’ 39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

    40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

    41 “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”

    42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

    “‘The stone the builders rejected
    has become the capstone;
    the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

    43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. 44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.”

    45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

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  2. Jews rejected their Messiah. Messiah did not reject the Jews.

    Why would an Israeli postman deliver New testaments? Because it is the law:

    Israel Postal Company officials responded: "The Israel Postal Company is a governmental company operating in accordance to the Postal Law, which obligates us to distribute any mail it receives. The Israel Postal Company has no right or ability to chose what it can or cannot distribute. Therefore, the mail will be distributed according to the law."

    When you pray, pray in this way:

    ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come...

    Matthew 6:9b-10

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  3. Wonderful, wonderful analysis. I think that replacement theology and amillennialism are tools of the enemy to confuse even "well meaning" Christians.

    The Bible does not make any sense, nor does the Second Coming, when looked at through the lenses of these false teachings.

    Another false concept that I am noticing a lot, that makes me worried, is Dominionist Theology. Have you looked into that?

    Especially since we homeschool, we are constantly confronted with Christians who want to "Take Back" the country for Jesus, who falsely (yet well meaningly) believe that our founding fathers were all born again Christians, who believe that we will somehow be able to elect a Christian President that will save us, who believe that we are going to win the entire world to Jesus, and the world will grow increasingly peaceful and nice as the gospel spreads before the second coming. They believe that Jesus will come back to a Christianized world. They try and find politicians that will save the world for Jesus and make politics a tool to evangelize the world, even though that will only enforce outward morality at best, and not begin inward revival. We can't legislate salvation.

    Anyways, not only do these false eschatalogical beliefs pose a serious threat to Israel, they also leave the church fighting the wrong battle. One of political dominion instead of spiritual warfare. They are teaming up with the very people who are bringing about the age of the Anti-Christ (Dominionists, Amilennialists,and Replacementists).

    I pray for the church. Oh Lord Jesus, please wake up the ones who call themselves by Your Name. Let them see that things will get worse not better, that we need to stand for Israel, that they are still Your people. Let Your bride be waiting for you to hide us (rapture us) from the Tribulation. May we be busy sharing Your plan for salvation, not working on our own plans for world domination and world peace.

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  4. Elizabeth, very clear and lucid essay. As for myself I am finished talking to people who have made up their minds, who are deceived into believing a lie, spreading error and false teaching themselves and distorting the Word of
    God and making disciples who regurgitate the poison. I have known and talked for years in a civil christian manner and pointed out the truth of the word out of brotherly love and concern. I have been ridiculed, mocked and derided because I resisted their indoctrination tactics. Now that I am out of this environment, I still can see the debate on the Internet. I still hope that my postings the truth about Israel and the Church will help someone open their eyes. I experience first hand the hatred of the muslims and europeans for the Jews in my city where the jews were the second biggest population after the Arabs. I recommend these documentary videos about Israel and the Palestinians by a French director, film maker Pierre Rehov. Here is his website address: http://www.pierrerehov.com/ I own a few of them. I am posting on my blog the one on the so called Massacre of Jenin a few years ago, a sordid piece of propaganda picked up by the world press that ended with the usual condemnation of Israel and later recognized as false even by the UN. Grace and peace to you and keep up the good work.Jean-Louis.

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