Do You Bless Israel

“I will bless those who bless you And curse him that curses you; And all the families of the earth Shall bless themselves by you.” Bereishit  (Genesis) 12:3 

Many Christians will tell you they support Israel.  They use this verse to substantiate their belief.  I heard one say it just the other day.  What they don’t realize is that their missionary work in Israel and towards Jews in the Diaspora is a curse to the Jewish soul.  They think that just because they say they bless Israel that it is so.  It is not.  Let’s take a look at what happens to the Jew who converts out of Judaism.

In reality, the Jew cannot convert out.  A Jew is only a Jew because of his or her birth.  One must be born to a Jewish mother in order to be considered Jewish.  One can convert in, but not out.  If a Jew practices another religion they are guilty of the sin of avodah zarah or strange worship.  The punishment for this sin is death.  Interestingly, the punishment for enticing one away from Judaism is worse.  A Jew who entices another Jew away must be stoned to death. According to the Talmud, this is what happened to Jesus.

Clearly, Christianity is not the same as Judaism.  This goes without saying. Judaism does not accept any of the beliefs of the church. So for the Jewish people to become Christian, they have to change what they believe and how they worship.  There is only one way for a Jew to change what he believes and that is to forsake the G-d of his fathers.  This is why the penalty is so steep.

Vayikra (Leviticus) 26: 14-33 shows a grim reality of what happens when Israel rejects HaShem.  

14 But if you do not listen to Me and do not perform all these commandments,
15 and if you despise My statutes and reject My ordinances, not performing any of My commandments, thereby breaking My covenant
16 then I too, will do the same to you; I will order upon you shock, consumption, fever, and diseases that cause hopeless longing and depression. You will sow your seed in vain, and your enemies will eat it.
17 I will set My attention against you, and you will be smitten before your enemies. Your enemies will rule over you; you will flee, but no one will be pursuing you.
18 And if, during these, you will not listen to Me, I will add another seven punishments for your sins:
19 I will break the pride of your strength and make your skies like iron and your land like copper.
20 Your strength will be expended in vain; your land will not yield its produce, neither will the tree of the earth give forth its fruit.
21 And if you treat Me as happenstance, and you do not wish to listen to Me, I will add seven punishments corresponding to your sins:
22 I will incite the wild beasts of the field against you, and they will bereave you, utterly destroy your livestock and diminish you, and your roads will become desolate.
23 And if, through these, you will still not be chastised [to return] to Me, and if you [continue to] treat Me happenstance,
24 Then I too, will treat you as happenstance. I will again add seven punishments for your sins:
25 I will bring upon you an army that avenges the avenging of a covenant, and you will gather into your cities. I will incite the plague in your midst, and you will be delivered into the enemy’s hands,
26 when I break for you the staff of bread, and ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread by weight, and you will eat, yet not be satisfied.
27 And if, despite this, you still do not listen to Me, still treating Me as happenstance,
28 I will treat you with a fury of happenstance, adding again seven [chastisements] for your sins:
29 You will eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.
30 I will demolish your edifices and cut down your sun idols; I will make your corpses [fall] upon the corpses of your idols, and My Spirit will reject you.
31 I will lay your cities waste and make your holy places desolate, and I will not partake of your pleasant fragrances.
32 I will make the Land desolate, so that it will become desolate [also] of your enemies who live in it.
33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you. Your land will be desolate, and your cities will be laid waste.

This is exactly what happened shortly after the onset of Christianity.  The church likes to make the claim that because Israel rejected Jesus that these things happened.  But the reverse is actually true.  Because many accepted him and became Christians, these things all happened.  What many don’t know is that prior to the time of Jesus, many in Israel were living the lifestyle of the Greeks who had been ruling over Israel before Rome. These people were called Hellenists.  Many of the people in the New Testament were Hellenists.  The apostle Paul was one of these.  The teachings of the church were such that in order to follow them, one had to stop keeping the Law of Moses.  Paul actually taught that the law had become void.

Verses 14-16 above describe this exactly.  Read it again.  14 But if you do not listen to Me and do not perform all these commandments,
15 and if you despise My statutes and reject My ordinances, not performing any of My commandments, thereby breaking My covenant
16 then I too, will do the same to you;

From this passage, we see just what will happen to the Jews who decide to stop keeping the law.  So, how is it that Christians can say they want to bless Israel and at the same time try to convert them?  If you succeed in converting them to Christianity, or any other religion for that matter, they will be cursed.  They will receive punishment upon punishment. That’s no blessing at all.

We can see that Christians have never been a blessing to the Jewish people.  They have tried to destroy the Jewish people since their beginning.  And they think we should thank them for this.  If you go back to the beginning of this article you can see exactly what will happen to the church.  HaShem said He would curse him that curses you.  For two thousand years, Christians have cursed the Jewish people.  They thought that HaShem had rejected the Jews.  But His anger has waned.  He brought the Jews home to the Land of Israel and has continued to perform miracles for His people.  Even now the church is beginning to crumble.  HaShem is doing all this from the shadows.  The light that is Israel is starting to break through the darkness that has engulfed this planet for two thousand years.  Find for yourself a devout Jewish man and begin learning from him.  It is his purpose for being here.  The time has come.

Copyright 2017 by:

William Bouker

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