Proverbs 23.23, "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding".
An event that happened just before Christmas brought the subject of the biggest lie back to the forefront that the entire world has fallen prey to. A comment made by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas which "slipped" by the American media when Abbas called Jesus "a Palestinian messenger."
Hitler's philosophy was that if you told a big enough lie (one that rational folks wouldn't be foolish enough to devise) and you repeated it often enough, the people would begin to believe it as truth. This he used to kill over 6 million innocent men, women, and children; and for a time with the approval of the U.S., England, and France.
The current lie, much like the one Hitler propagated to justify killing the Jews of his generation, both have a root from history. We are seeing this same strategy being employed in the world today by governments, liberal "new age" education, and the media either fallen prey to the lie or are actively perpetuating it.
Birthright has been a point of contention in the history of Israel. Take for example, Sarah versus Hagar (Genesis 16), Isaac versus Ishmael (NKJV Genesis 25), which clearly then became the "hb’yae ~l’A[ olam ebah—the “Everlasting Hatred”, beginning in the womb between Jacob versus Esau (Genesis 25.19-34).
Esau clearly had a contempt for his birthright, willing to trade it for a mere bowl of soup. What Esau did next, because he realized what he had done, was spitefully marry a descendant of Ishmael. (Genesis 28.9; Genesis 26.34; Ezekiel 25.15; 35.5) The descendants of this marriage between a Jew (Esau) and Ishmael's daughter, (Mahalath), produced the Edomites ("Idumeans" in Greek).
There are more judgments in the Bible against the Edomites, which started on a birthright issue and out of spite, than there are against any other group of people. Here are a few. (Isaiah 11.,14; 34.5-17; 63.1-6; Jeremiah 9.25-26; 25.17-26; 49.7-22; Lamentations 4.21-22; Ezekiel 25.12-14; 35.15; Joel 3.19; Amos 1.11-12; 9.11-12; Obadia 1.1-21; Malachi 1.4.)
Now back to Palestine. History has the truth for those who are willing to dig for it like gold and using discernment. In 130 A.D. (some 60 years after Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D., including the Temple) about a century after Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected there was a Jewish rebellion against the imperialism of the Romans.
It was not successful. From the book "Jerusalem: The Biography" it states,"that hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed in battles (580,000) with Roman forces and "so many Jews were enslaved that at the Hebron slave market they fetched less than a horse."
Shortly after this battle the Romans Emperor, Hadrian, his patience with the pesky Jews was over and he determined, "to wipe Judaea off the map, deliberately renaming it Palaestina, after the Jews' ancient enemies, the Philistines." And who were the Philistines?
They were "sea people, who originated in the Aegean" and sailed to the eastern Mediterranean, where they "conquered the coast of Canaan." Hadrian deliberately renamed Judea "Palaestina" as an insult to the Jews. A name created by an ungodly heather Roman Emperor who could only strong arm the Jews to control them. (Simon Sebag Montefiore 115)
Keep in mind many of those erroneously called Palestinians are half Jew and half Arab who will do anything to spite the Jews. They cheered when Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem when the Idumeans yelled, "...Raze it, raze it, to its foundation..." and "....Happy the one who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock...". (Psalms 137.7-9)
I want you to carefully note, Jesus Christ was born over 134 years before Hadrian renamed Judea "Palaestina". To call Jesus a Palestine is a massive insult and an attempt to rewrite history. Jesus Christ was birthed by Jewish Mary, a virgin at the time of insemination by the Holy Spirit; Mary was married to Jewish Joseph who came from the bloodline of David by adoption by Mary's father.
Mary and Joseph went on to have Joseph Jr., James, Jude, and Simon and at least two other girls by natural birth. (Mark 6.3; Matt. 12:46; 13:55; John 2:12; 7:3, 5, 10; Acts 1:14; 1 Cor. 9:5; Gal. 1:19)
Jesus was born in Judea which was ruled at the time by a Idumean (Edomite) Herod the king, and subsequently by another Idumean, his youngest son, Antipater who was the ruler during the time of Jesus Christ ministry. These half Jews had a tremendous amount of jealousy towards the Jewish race that could not be satisfied then or now.
You will recall that it was Herod the Great, an Idumean (Edomite), who killed the male children of Bethlehem and all its districts after being deceived as to the location of the baby Jesus by the 3 wise men and their large party that accompanied them.
It once was unclear to me how the United States could be so blatantly blind not to remain close to its only trustworthy ally in the Middle East. But the strong armed tactics of the United States, Britain, France, and Germany with Israel gives the general impression that the U.S. is not long the ally it once was.
Psalm 121.4, "Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep." The Bible to most of the world is an out of date dusty old book. But to us who believe, it is a road map to live by, the future, and our lamp in a dark world. If the same rules were applied to the United States that the U.S. is imposing on Israel, we would have to give the country back to the Indians who we displaced.
My objective in writing the articles is that you learn, and grow to search the scriptures daily to see if it is so. (Acts 17.11) Become like a Berean and use the Bible daily to grow and become the woman or man of God He desires each of us to be.
I would like to know if you are reading the articles, and how they are being useful to you. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you. A blessed New Year to you and your family from Judy Ann and myself. The signs of the times are converging on the Word of God. Study and come to your own conclusions.
Montefiore, Simon. Jerusalem: the biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. Print.
Scofield, C. I., and Doris W. Rikkers. The Scofield Study Bible King James version. Red lettered., 2003 ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Print.