The church for the last 150 years or more has been like Jehoshaphat helping wicked king Ahab. Ahab was a wicked King of Israel. The church has been helping the wicked ‘Kings’ of Israel as well to further their Zionist agenda.
King Ahab had convinced Jehoshaphat to go out to the battle with him while he, Ahab, would wear a disguise and remain hidden. But the Lord caused the enemy soldiers to recognise King Jehoshaphat and steer away from harming him.
The point is that Jehoshaphat was allied with wicked King Ahab, a man who hated the LORD God of Israel. We are not told why Jehoshaphat thought it was a good idea to help Ahab…perhaps he thought he was showing love to Ahab, which might turn his heart back to the LORD? Read a little history..
2Ch 17:1 Then Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.
2Ch 17:2 And he placed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had taken.
2Ch 17:3 Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former ways of his father David; he did not seek the Baals,
2Ch 17:4 but sought the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not according to the acts of Israel.
In his early days Jehoshaphat was zealous for the LORD…..and strengthened himself against Israel, knowing that they were enemies of God because they sought the Baals.
But as time went on he allied himself by marriage with Israel, by giving a daughter to the house of Ahab as a wife. This is what has happened to the church of Jesus as well in a way. We have been seduced.
2Ch 18:1 Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and by marriage he allied himself with Ahab.
Perhaps his prosperity took the edge off his zeal for the things of God? He went from being against Israel to allying himself with them. Perhaps Ahab, whose name means “friend of his father” was a likeable fellow? Jehoshaphat says:-
“I am as you are, and my people as your people; we will be with you in the war.”
This is what the church has been seduced into believing as well…and not just the church, but Western Anglo/Saxon populations in general. It is always touted that modern day Israel is the only democracy in the middle east where women are treated equally. The Arabs around Israel are represented in the media as backwards and dangerous, wife beaters and killers. We have been seduced to ally ourselves with the modern state of Israel, who seek Baal and not the favour of the Living God- Jesus Christ.
Jehoshaphat to Ahab said,” I am as you are and my people as your people; we will be with you in the war.”
This reasoning by Jehoshaphat is the same kind of reasoning that has a hold of the church today. Yet the Prophet came to Jehoshaphat and asked why he was allied with those who hate the LORD? There has been a concerted effort to convince Christians that we are the same people as the “Jews.” Yet Paul made it clear that it is the “Jews” his countrymen, that need to join with us by receiving Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord. Instead we see Christians joining with natural born Jews and supporting their agenda.
Ahab wore a disguise, sending Jehoshaphat into danger dresses as a king. Israel today has no qualms about sending millions of Americans, Australians, Europeans to the battlefield to fight Israel’s wars. They prefer to remain hidden. It appears that the USA is deciding to fight wars for itself…when all along they are fighting Israel’s battles for the interests of Zionist Israel.
“We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran” –
General Wesley Clark. Retired 4-star U.S. Army general, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the 1999 War on Yugoslavia .
2Ch 19:1 Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned safely to his house in Jerusalem.
2Ch 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you.
2Ch 19:3 Nevertheless good things are found in you, in that you have removed the wooden images from the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.”
Christians and “Christian” nations have been suckered into helping wicked ‘kings’ in Israel as they go out to battle. God is not pleased with this, in fact it has caused the wrath of God to be upon us. Should we love those who hate the Lord Jesus? Yes we love them like we love all people…..but what the prophet means is, should we ally ourselves with them? Should we help their cause? Should we give aid to them and supply them with weapons?
The simple answer is NO!! Leave them to fight their own battles.
Christians have no place fighting for the wicked kings of Israel…when God Himself is against them. They hate the Lord Jesus.
If we would stop fighting for them, and instead preach the truth to their face like the apostles of old we will see repentance come.
Zionism is not God’s plan, never was His plan. Instead Jews need to repent and believe in Yeshua the Messiah.
Zionism is a work of the flesh and will never succeed. They are labouring in vain who are trying to build a temple in Jerusalem…unless the LORD builds the house those who build labour in vain. So tell me Christian: Why should we help those who hate the Lord Jesus? Why should we ally ourselves with them?
The day must come when they are left to fend for themselves, then they will see whether God is on their side or not.
Christians often err when they try to help people who are under the wrath of God. We need to hear His voice before we help those who hate our Jesus. It could be that the Lord is seeking to bring them to a place of humility in the face of many obstacles and enemies. If we intervene to try to help them –it will only prolong the time of wilderness for them.
Israel is so sure that God is with them, just like they thought before Nebuchadnezzer came and took their princes away. They have managed to deceive millions of Christians into thinking that the Jews are God’s chosen people, when in fact they lost that title when they failed to keep His covenant, which they swore to keep.
But their pride in their national identity has blinded them to the truth. They are the ones who the prophets always fight against. They are the ones who rejected the truth and still reject the truth. They are the ones who need to fall upon the Rock and repent before it falls upon them as all Christians have done(repentance).
While the Christian Zionists in the western world continue to pander up to Israel and comfort those whom God is against¹ they will not come to repentance. But if the Church of Jesus Christ begins to repent herself for aiding those who hate the Lord, who are contrary to all men, and who do not please God and instead begins to show the back and not the face of favour, then shall repentance begin to form.
Christian Zionists imagine that if their nation votes against Israel in the UN that they are offending God…and that wrath shall come upon us if we do….the opposite is actually happening!
“Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you. 2Chron 19:2b
God is going to raise up prophets again like Steven who will preach to the white washed walls and cut through the lies so that the darkness that lurks there is revealed. Only then will they repent…maybe…
The church is happy for them to rebuild a temple and offer animal sacrifices upon the altar….This is an abomination!! Was not the blood of that ONE sacrifice enough? If they do succeed in doing this it will only increase the wrath of God against them. King Jehoshaphat was told that the wrath of the LORD was upon him. God raised up armies to attack Judah(2Chron 20) because of his allying himself with King Ahab. Christians who support Zionism are also at risk of sharing in the wrath of God.
Christians think that if the Jews in Israel love Jehovah God through keeping the Torah and the traditions of the Rabbis then God is pleased…nothing is further from the truth!! The Jewish apostle John tells us
1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
1Jn 2:23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
Any group or individual that says they are in with God, they are favoured by God but who denies that Jesus is the Son of God, the Christ, DOES NOT HAVE GOD AT ALL. Christians are deceived into thinking that Jews have a relationship with God–if they deny the SON they do not have the Father either. Also…
The Old covenant has been abolished and replaced with the New. (Heb 8:13)Those slaving under the old covenant do not please God at all…..they are trying to establish their own righteousness and refuse to accept the free gift of righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ. (Rom 10:1-4)
Jesus the Messiah has come already as a sacrifice for sin–their sin and that of the whole world. He is the Passover lamb that takes away the sin of the world.
Heb 10:18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
All our sins have been remitted–forgiven…all our debts have been paid by the sacrifice of Jesus…therefore because all sins are forgiven by a once for all time offering, there no longer remains any sacrifice for sin that is needed ever again.
Only those who reject the Saviour’s sacrifice are anxious to make their own sacrifice for sin…BUT IT IS ALREADY DONE!! We all need to humble ourselves and receive that ONE PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR SINS–Jesus of Nazareth–born in Bethlehem–the true son of God and son of David. But every time someone tries to pay for the own sins through an animal sacrifice reject God’s payment for them. Instead of blessing they receive judgement and wrath.
Christian. Are you going to keep aiding and helping those who hate Jesus? Are you going to help them gather more wrath upon themselves? Are you going to help those haters of Jesus trample upon His blood?
Christians love to travel to the “Holy Land” to see the holy sites of the Bible stories and the Government of Israel uses the millions of tourist dollars to buy more weapons and kill more people. There is nothing holy about that land, nothing at all. Jerusalem is the same city of evil doers as it has been since Jeremiah’s day.
The poor are mistreated, women and children are slaughtered, the alien in the land is crushed beneath bulldozers….and their cry comes before the ears of the LORD Most High…and dear Christians- He is not pleased.
Christians mistakenly think that God has one covenant with Israel and another with the Gentile church. This is not true. The covenant God made with Abraham is for his Seed to inherit.
Paul made it very clear that the promise is to the SEED–who is Jesus Christ.
ONLY those who accept Jesus are counted as the Seed of Abraham.
But millions of Christians are in disagreement with God’s word. Okay…then reap wrath upon yourselves…until you repent when you see the hand of the Lord striking down that idolatrous city which John the beloved disciple called Sodom and Egypt. “Here we have no continuing city, but we seek that which is to come.” That is Gods word on the fate of Jerusalem, not mine.[Hebrews 13:14] You realise don’t you, that that means that Jerusalem will not continue? Here we–those who hold to the New Covenant, have no continuing city.
Heb 13:13 Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
Heb 13:14 For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
Jerusalem still resists the LORD. If you go to Israel –go and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Government and the Rabbis–preach that they repent and turn to Jesus –and see if they welcome you back!
Friends of Israel Society…really? Is the Friendship reciprocal? You pander up to Israel because you are afraid of them and afraid of upsetting God. This is not how Jesus was…or the Apostles. They need to be upset!
You may object and say, but the Covenant with Israel is forever. But do you realise dear Christian that the word translated as “for ever” and “everlasting”is Olam olam? This Hebrew phrase does not mean for ever, but for an unknown length of time. The Greek equivalent that is used in the Septuagint version is G166 aionios which comes from G165 aion from which we get “eon”. An eon is a length of time…not eternity or for ever. This subject needs to be studied on it’s own.
Jon 2:6 I went down to the moorings of the mountains; The earth with its bars closed behind me forever[olam olam]; Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God.
Forever here is olam olam or aionios in Greek. Forever turned out to be just 3 days.
When ever you read in the old testament that Israel were to keep a statute as an everlasting statute–it is the same word–olam olam or aionios in Greek. They were to keep these statutes until Jesus came and fulfilled them–after that they were to believe in Him.
Oh I can hear you saying, But what about eternal life and eternal punishment? Is that the same words? Yes it is. Augustine reasoned in around 500AD at the Nicene council that since we have eternal life it must also be eternal punishment.
But the word does not mean eternal–but for an age…an unknown length of time. To be correct, we have been given aionian life or life of the Age. Therefore the correction of punishment is also aionian–for an age or ages..but definitely NOT eternal. Eternity is nothing to do with time. Anyway, this misunderstanding by Augustine has meant that the King James version also carried the wrong understanding of these time words into the translation.
If instead of using everlasting and eternal and for ever the translators used for an age, ages, age abiding, in every occurrence in Scripture then we would not have so much confusion about Israel and the covenants and the Law today.
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¹ – God is against them…the Greek Septuagint version of 2Chron 19:2 says
2Ch 19:2 And came forth to meet him Jehu the son of Hanani the prophet. And he said to king Jehoshaphat, Shall [sinner you help], [ one being detested by the lord do you befriend], no . Because of this [ took place against you the anger of the lord].
It is not simply that they hate the LORD–He detests them as well–that is their works not their person.