Woman Where Are They?
By Kellen Davison for Israelinewslive.org
Precaution: This is a longer article, but perhaps well worth your time
A young Jewish man from the tribe of Judah (not a Rabbinical Jew) once said a Kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. No matter the focus, division can keep kingdoms, countries, communities and families from accomplishing a mission. Contrary to the growing majority today, you do not have to divide a perfectly strong relationship to then rebuild it stronger with a few pieces missing here and there or replacing missing pieces with something that doesn’t belong. For who is to say once you break an echad or whole egg that it will be put together again? Isn’t that one of the lessons of a famous children’s story Humpty Dumpty? In this case the egg is dead and would need to be completely replaced in order for it to be perfectly whole without any false adhesives holding it together.
I would suggest to you that through the trick of a crafty serpent the greatest Kingdom yet to ever walk this earth remains divided and that snake is in every broken piece’s ears sprinkling false pieces amid truth to keep them divided.
What is this great Kingdom? It is the Kingdom of God on the earth as it is in Heaven. The same serpent that started division in Heaven is not scared to reproduce the same act to elevate himself here on earth.
Here’s some background from Israel’s Husband on who and what that serpent is:
You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. Ezekiel 28:12–18
So what was this anointed guardian cherub’s unrighteousness?
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isaiah 14:12-14
To recap, this serpent was placed on God’s mountain but then pride arose in him to be worshiped as though he were God, Israel’s Husband, the Creator of all mankind that was initially echad in obedience to the ways of their Maker.
As we can see throughout the Bible and history, that serpent has been successful in getting mankind to worship him as if he were God. This beast has placed that same unrighteous pride in man’s heart to be equal to God in worship and in determining what ways of life to follow.
From the Garden of Eden you see this intent – The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3: 4-5
Let’s break down what the serpent said, “You surely will not die”. God said that they would die if they ate of the wrong tree. Yet the serpent is saying God is a liar and that his interpretation is the real truth. Next he tells them once they agree to that lie they will be like God and that the reason God didn’t want them to eat it is because he was scared for man to be like Him.
Wait! When man was created God already gave them this – And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.Genesis 1:26
This started a pattern throughout history of God attempting to re-establish His original covenant relationship with man. This is a common theme in one way every book in the Bible. The nation with all 12 tribes of Israel along with sojourners is a picture of that covenant relationship, but unfortunately the division started in the Garden and is still in place even amongst that nation and Kingdom of priests.
Here’s a brief look at the covenant in the Wilderness along with a warning from God about what will happen if Israel breaks it and what He defines as breaking it. On Shavuot, Israel’s Husband said –
You stand this day, all of you, before the LORD your God- your tribal heads, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to waterdrawer- to enter into the covenant of the LORD your God, which the LORD your God is concluding with you this day, with its sanctions; to the end that He may establish you this day as His people and be your God, as He promised you and as He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I make this covenant, with its sanctions, not with you alone, but both with those who are standing here with us this day before the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here this day. Deuteronomy 29:9-14
After this God then explains to Israel if they break His covenant conditions (ways) then there would be consequences. He continues in the same chapter even giving us a glimpse like He did with the serpent as to the heart of a people that would break this covenant –
Perhaps there is among you a man or woman, or a family or tribe, whose heart turns away from being with God, to go and serve the gods of those nations, perhaps there is among you a root flourishing with gall and wormwood. And it will be that when he hears the words of this imprecation, he will bless himself in his heart, saying, “Peace will be with me, though I walk as my heart sees fit.”
So just like the Garden Israel would do like Adam and Eve and bless themselves in their disobedience.
By doing this, Israel’s Husband goes onto say that all the protection, health and true blessings would be taken from them and they could expect to get the curses from Deuteronomy 28 instead of the blessings. I challenge you to read the curses of that chapter with today’s news headlines around the world and see that God doesn’t lie.
That passage is one of many examples of Israel breaking the covenant after being in blessing choosing to follow its own desires like the serpent and receiving curses.
This division plays out in the fact that two major groups of people today say they pray to the same God, they are both a kingdom of priests and a holy nation, yet one side says the second half of the Bible is invalid and the other side says the first of the Bible is done away with. Isn’t that peculiar? Is the serpent up to his old tricks dividing the 12 tribes and the sojourners with them into thinking this? Here’s proof both sides today are divided yet claiming the same thing.
Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel.” Exodus 19:5-6
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6
By the way all three people that wrote those verses were all part of the nation of Israel, not just Jews from the tribe of Judah or from some mysterious new faith that picks and chooses from the base laid from the foundation of the world.
Here’s another passage from an Israelite showing how both the “Jewish” and “Christian” and the “Old and the “New” part of the Bible are for the same group of one, God’s people. Peter who didn’t go on to rule over people as a pope says the same thing on Shavuot as was said in Deuteronomy at another covenant ceremony.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts 2:39
To continue on the point that God who is Israel’s true King and the Israelite Peter didn’t set up a system for men to worship a man in order to truly be able to receive the Word of God. God said in Deuteronomy –
For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it. Deuteronomy 30:11-14
Notice Israel’s Husband said the people could keep His covenant through obedience by themselves? He said they wouldn’t have to have someone go to heaven to get it or to the ocean to bring it up? So why then from the Garden to the Wilderness to today are people so willing to go to another source to bring the truth to them instead of just reading and obeying themselves?
After being in covenant relationship with God as their King, that wasn’t good enough for Israel so they said to the prophet Samuel, “Give us a king to judge us”. In 1 Samuel 8, Israel’s Husband and King in response tells Samuel,
Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you. Now then, obey their voice; only you shall solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”
They wanted a king because they were wicked and rejected God’s way. This pattern of wanting kings and priests to rule over them continued throughout Israel’s history to the point where God says to the prophet Jeremiah, The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? Jeremiah 5:31
Notice it says the people love to have their priests rule over them? Well what has been going on for thousands of years and still today? You have rabbis, priests, popes, pastors, fathers, bishops, gurus, reverends, all these titles to elevate a man to rule over the congregation to teach them how to obey something God said He would teach Himself by His Spirit.
Unfortunately the division amongst the nation of Israel composed both of physical descendants as well as sojourning spiritual members, has allowed one group that says they are the true kingdom of priests to say that the Jewish man we started this article with a quote from was possessed by a demon. Then there’s the other group that makes the claim saying that same Jewish man from the tribe of Judah was a rebel to His Father’s ways and told man to follow a new system with new rules and rulers.
Christianity teaches that Jesus came and died as the Lamb of God living perfectly by the Torah of His Father in one step while on the same road telling His people of His new religion that that same Torah is dead and burdensome. Perhaps Christians should do what God told Israel and search how to obey His covenant themselves. We now have more Bible study tools at our disposal than ever, we don’t have to know Hebrew or Greek we can use tools like www.blueletterbible.org that puts the Strong’s concordance in a quickly usable format. So when Christians say that in Matthew 5 Jesus said He didn’t come to abolish or annul the Law of God but to fulfill it, and they say fulfill eventually means the same thing as annul isn’t that backwards? Let’s see what the Greek says in that chapter.
Do not think that I have come to abolish (Strong’s – katalyō – dissolve, disunite, subvert, overthrow) the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill (Strong’s – plēroō – to make complete, to execute, to consummate) them. Matthew 5:17
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass (Strongs – parerchomai – pass away, perish), one jot or one tittle shall in no wise (Strongs – ou mē – never, not at all, by no means) pass (Strongs – parerchomai – pass away, perish) from the law (Strongs – nomos – law approved by God, Mosaic law), till all (Strongs – pas – all) be fulfilled (Strongs – ginomai – comes to pass, happens, finished). Matthew 5:18
Here are two important scriptural cross-references for Christians:
- John 19:30 (lamb sacrifice) – It is finished (Strongs – teleō – to bring to a close, to perform, execute, complete, fulfil, (so that the thing done corresponds to what has been said, the order, command etc.), to pay)
- Revelation 21:6 (new heaven, new earth, all things new v.1-5) – It is done (Strongs – ginomai – comes to pass, happens, finished)
So the key being the word Jesus used for all the law being fulfilled, ginomai was not the word he used at the crucifixion but was the word used after that serpent is fully done for and heaven and earth made new. This actually correlates to God’s many promises to Israel and David that His Torah and covenants wouldn’t pass away as long as heaven and earth are still in existence.
So for the other side, Jews who say that Christians are wrong, in a way they are right in their response to Christians because Christians say Jesus came did a bunch of miracles, was sacrificed as a lamb and told man to follow a new set of rules. So why do Jews run from Christianity and the spreading of the new gospel? Let’s look at Deuteronomy 13.
If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
So some of the Jews when Jesus was alive and those that are alive today are trying their best to follow the vows of the covenant. Christianity teaches that Jesus did exactly what the Father forbade and warned Israel about. Looking at history this isn’t true which is why so many Jews and Israelites believed at first, they could see Jesus was fulfilling prophecy like the one about the Messiah having healing in His wings from Malachi.
However, if both sides actually reads the whole Bible which was written by Israelites instead of blessing themselves for disobeying it or finding someone with a high title to reinforce their disobedient interpretation, then perhaps that holy nation of Kings and Priests would see the blessings like their enemies coming in and running out seven ways (Deut 28:7) coming true instead of the reverse which is what you see in the news today (Deut 28:25).
It appears that snake that wanted to be worshipped like God is having some success in his divisive mission, perhaps today his kingdom is more unified than the future nation of Israel?
For those Christians that think Jesus came to make them mini-rulers over the congregation of God, which sounds more like the serpents agenda, Jesus said (we’ll include the Greek too) –
But be not ye called Rabbi (Strongs – rhabbi – my great one, my honourable sir, a title used by the Jews to address their teachers (and also honour them when not addressing them): for one is your Master (Strongs – kathēgētēs – master, teacher, guide), even Christ; and all ye are brethren. (Strongs – adelphos – a fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affection).Matthew 23:8
Maybe the example in 1 Kings 3 of King Solomon when he was walking with the Lord and the story of the two women who were harlots with the baby is a picture of what is happening with Judaism and Christianity.
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
If you’ve read any of my previous articles, or Scripture you will see that Israel, God’s people are referred to as harlots for whoring after other gods, traditions, commandments and rulers. These harlots were both delivered on the third day, like the many things that have happened between Israel and God on the third day including the resurrection of Yeshua. The battle was over their offspring, the one with a serpent’s heart was fine dividing the gift of God, but the true mother was not. Solomon who when he was obedient is also a picture of the Messiah was going to divide the child with a sword. We know that God’s sword is His Word.
It looks like the many sects of Judaism and Christianity which the people love more than the Word, are fine dividing their treasure, their offspring. It won’t always be that way. This article is already very lengthy so in the next one we’ll cover how the only way that Israel, God’s wife was able to remarry Him as Scripture says they would in obedience with His Word. For God didn’t break His own rule about an adulterous woman that marries another husband remarrying the first, so then how according to what people call the “Old” Testament does God accomplish this? We’ll address that in a future post.
To close I want to touch on a quote in the news recently about whether it is ok to speak bad about someone’s religion. The substitute for Messiah who sits in Rome equated speaking bad about someone else’s religion with saying something bad against his mother which would warrant a punch in the nose. This is like a step after Francis’ late disciple Tony Palmer who claimed to be operating in the spirit of Elijah and who talked of those opposing the ecumenical unity movement as “spiritual racists.”
Well I guess the prophets like Elijah who challenged the prophets of Baal would be in line for a punch from this Italian. Also so would that famous Jewish Carpenter who said, “”Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
We can see evidence of the words from Isaiah and Ezekiel about that old serpent in the tower of Babel, and the various traditions that all religions on earth today possess remnants of that is contrary to Israel’s King’s covenant.
As we’ve been ending each post with, I leave you with an admonition to watch for an Israelite man who wrote the last book in the Bible said the following about the serpent:
So the great dragon was thrown out–the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. Revelation 12:9
It says the whole world is deceived not just one people or religion. But after overcoming the deception by having the covering of the Lamb’s blood and walking in obedience like it says Israel would do in Deuteronomy 30, man is back in perfect covenant with God at the tree of life, with no tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Speaking to a woman who was caught in adultery, like Israel and every human that breaks God’s ways, with many surrounding her and ready to play God and judge her, instead of punching the adulterer in the nose, Yeshua says: He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. John 8:10-11
It is time for the complete nation of Israel to receive life as on the third day and unify in God’s covenant having relationship with Him, and not receiving “revelation” from the serpent, his traditions and system.
Once that is done and the Messiah returns we will Israel’s Husband fulfill this –
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee. Deuteronomy 30:1-7
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:31
And for the snake?
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? Isaiah 14: 15-17
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10