The fallen bricks of ancient Israel comprised a warning.

I just got my book I ordered in the mail today. That took forever, but it was worth the wait.

The Harbinger, by Jonathon Cahn is a captivating read. A fiction novel based in scripture and truth, depicts the parallels between Israel and the United States, and the judgment that is already upon us. I strongly suggest you get this book and read it, especially if you have any interest in the prophetic, end times events, and the course of this nation.

God bless

Ozzie

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4 Responses to The fallen bricks of ancient Israel comprised a warning.

  1. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com says:

    Hello Ozzie! How would you respond to Matthew 10:5-7?

    • remso says:

      Matthew 10:5-7 MKJV Jesus sent out these twelve, commanding them, saying, Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans. (6) But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7) And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

      The quick answer may not be the best, and I want to look at this a bit more. But he was, at the moment on a mission to the house of Israel. There is tremendous power in the command to go, and the guys came back in awe of what they experienced.
      Jesus himself was the kingdom of heaven, and yet there is something deeper here.
      I will not be able to pursue this until tomorrow evening, so I will get back to you.

    • remso says:

      As I said, I have given this some more thought. (Over an order of Taquitos.)

      Matthew 10:5-7 MKJV Jesus sent out these twelve, commanding them, saying, Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans. (6) But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (7) And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

      Consider:
      Verse 5. There are only three groups of people in the New Testament. The Jews, the nations, and the Church.
      The Jews rejected God, choosing instead idolatry over worship. Worship = relationship.
      The nations were anyone outside of Israel’s religion and heritage. That also included us. Islam calls those of us living in the United States, the Romans. Interesting eh!
      And then the Church. Was there a church at this point? No, but then you knew that. The church was built upon Peter’s confession, and began it’s eruption of growth on the day of Pentecost.
      When you get into the Revelation you find references to the sea. Such as, the beast coming out of the sea. The sea then is the masses of people in general, but specifically the nations, those not belonging to Christ.
      Is there any doubt in your mind that you are his; That is to say in relationship with Him? I know the answer that you gave. Why is that? Because there is a clear and definite time-line in your thinking that has God inserted into it. From that point on you knew you were a part of Him. You therefore have a confidence and hope, but a hope of what? A hope that what he said was true; that he rose from the dead proving that he was truth personified, and that part of that promise was rescue from the destruction that is coming upon the nations. That being said, why would anyone choose to be a part of that destruction when “salvation” through adoption is theirs.
      Strange. I cut keys for a man today, that I have come to avoid. He is caustic, rude, and abusive. Clearly something horrid has happened to him for he is missing a major portion of his neck. What is so odd about cutting keys for this man? We have ordinary old keys, and some very colorful and elaborate ones. If I was a musician the guitar shaped one would be on my keyring. This guy picks the skull and crossed bones, and a Harley Davidson logo one. We pick the things that identify our heroes.

      What then was the message that the disciples went out to spread? HOPE! And his name was Jesus.

      Verse 6. “But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
      These boys were Jews. It does not even seem feasible that they would go outside the boundaries and approach a non-Jewish person, and yet they have specific instructions. Peculiar huh!

      “to the lost sheep of the house..”
      Lost is the Greek word apollumi, and means to destroy fully. The word apollumi is a derivative of apo meaning away, which usually denotes separation, and ollumi.

      Jesus did not send the disciples to destroy anyone, that would have been counter-productive. He had told them on one occasion, to be as wise as serpents and gentile as doves.
      There is no doubt that Israel was lost and perishing; out of relationship with God. But, if we take this word at face value, they were destroyed.

      What then was the purpose behind sending out the disciples?
      Good question; glad you asked.
      If they had gone out as watchmen they would have brought a message of repentance. Repentance tends to carry sorrow with it, but did we see that as the theme throughout Jesus ministry? No. He brought life and joy. This surely would have been the message that disciples understood.
      Clearly they were sent with a message of good news. Jesus went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. (Therein is a clue)

      What message do you bring to a destroyed people? Restoration!
      Doesn’t that imply the idea that they know they were destroyed? Here in the problem lies. Israel bathed in their arrogance and rejection.

      In the book “The Harbinger” Jonathon Cahn references, repeatedly Isa 9:10.
      Isaiah 9:10 AMP The bricks have fallen, but we will build [all the better] with hewn stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put [costlier] cedars in their place.
      We, not God, will rebuild.

      Preaching only the good news. Some heard. What was the effect?
      The disciples came back ecstatic, rejoicing in amazement the even the demons were subject to them, at Jesus name.
      To say, “even the demons” implies another aspect. What else was subject to them?

      Verse 7- “And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

      Preach is the Greek word kerusso. Meaning to herald. Now there is an old English word for you. To be a herald is to: proclaim; publish; declare as the announcer of another’s fame. It also means: A forerunner; a precursor; a harbinger. (Now where have we seen this word in the last few days?)
      The spirit of the Lord is bearing itself witness, for the prophets are saying the same things.

      Kingdom is the Greek word basileia, and means royalty or a royal rule. While they should have known, based upon prophecies, that Jesus was among them, and the Messiah that they had been waiting for; henceforth Royalty, as God’s son, they refused to see it.

      Heaven, in this verse is interesting also. It is the Greek word ouranos, and means sky; by extension, heaven. by implication happiness, power, eternity;

      If I took this literal then I might be saying the sky is at hand, and that makes no sense to my mind. The idea that happiness, power, and eternity are wrapped up in this word can make sense though, because that is where we associate our lives, with him, in eternity.

      At hand – Is the Greek word eggizo, and means to make near. What was near? Heaven? Well yes, but Jesus was closer. God himself had sent them out. They did not realize that until after the resurrection. What do you suppose they understood him to mean?
      On one occasion Jesus confronted the Pharisees with the title of blasphemers. Why? They knew that only God could do the things that Jesus did. They could not deny them. So, they attributed what Jesus did to the devil. This brought out the anger, and then he told them they were of their father the devil and labeled them blasphemers. Apparently attributing God’s handiwork to the devil is blasphemy.

      Well Noel, that is a little more thought. Hopefully it is intelligible. I am not the bible scholar, I just probe and ask questions. I am exhausted at this point, but I know I could do more with this.
      I just see it as food for thought.

      God bless bro
      Ozzie

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