While Dispensational Pre-Millennialists Teach That Christ is Coming Back to
Restore The Nation of Israel – Amillennialists Teach That Christ is Coming Back to Deliver
Those That He Has Already Restored As Rightful Heirs of His Kingdom
August 1, 2021
Almost ALL of Christendom today -- and especially those of us who are Evangelical Christians -- would agree that Christ came in the fulness of time and at the EXACT POINT in Human History when it was His DIVINE PLAN to begin the evangelization of the World. And no doubt almost EVERY born-again Christian would agree that Christ came as the Redeemer of His people who before the Cross were just a handful of Hebrew people who were later called JEWS in the LITERAL Nation of Israel. And hopefully most Christians know that the term “Jew” was derived from the name of Jacob’s 4th son whose name was “Judah” and WHY those of the Tribe of Judah came to be called JEWS. And of course it was from this Tribe and lineage that David and Christ came which is also why Christ is called “The Lion of the Tribe of Judah.”
But after the Cross the word “Jew” took on a whole new meaning when the term “Hebrew” and “Jew” along with the name of “Israelite” in the New Testament were used synonymously for ALL the people in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST who have been saved from the time of Noah until TODAY!!! That’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy that those who in Christ’s eyes who were considered by Christ to be TRUE JEWS were called “Jews of the Spirit” from ALL races and Nations – and NOT “Jews of the Flesh” who the Bible calls those who have NOT been chosen to be saved by Christ. For it just can’t be reiterated enough that the True Gospel of Salvation that Christ wanted us to understand -- is that Salvation does NOT focus on RACE but on His AMAZING GRACE. And to prove that TRUTH – Christ had Paul prophesy that He is “no respecter of a person’s race” since AGAIN -- it is through His AMAZING GRACE that any of us were saved since we are ALL SINNERS when we read:
“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.” (Romans 2:28-29)
And CLEARLY Paul explained that were and still are TODAY 2 types of Jews when he wrote: “But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are NOT all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are NOT the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” (meaning of course THE SEED OF CHRIST!!!) (Romans 9:6-8) And of course Paul prophesied how the unsaved Jews of the Flesh have persecuted the saved Jews of the Spirit from the beginning of time when we read: “But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.” (Galatians 4:29)
So there are definitely 2 types of “Jews” -- and it is “the saved Jews of the Spirit” that the Bible refers to as those who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST – NOT “the unsaved Jews of the Flesh”!!! And these saved and unsaved Jews are terms used to describe the 2 SEEDS of Mankind regardless of RACE – for Christ taught in His True Gospel that men were NOT saved by their race but by HIS GRACE. And in Christ’s Salvation Plan the unconditional promises made have been fulfilled in Abraham’s Seed and NOT in the seeds of many. Which means that NOT ALL OF THE JEWS were ever saved at any time in Human History – just like not all of the Gentiles have ever been saved at any time in Human History either. But only those who are of the ONE TRUE SEED of Israel who is Christ Himself as Paul wrote from the Lord: “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of ONE, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.” (Galatians 3:16)
This verse is one of the MOST IMPORTANT verses in the Bible – for it REVEALS THE TRUTH that Christ is the True Israel of God. And the promise made to Abraham of who Christ would save -- was NOT a promise made to “seeds” which is plural – but refers to the True Seed of Israel -- who is Christ Himself!!! In other words -- this verse from Christ through Paul is alerting us to the extremely important TRUTH that the promise of Eternal Life was NOT just to one LITERAL NATION -- but was a promise to “One.” That through this ONE SEED who was CHRIST ISRAEL -- ALL the Nations of the World would be Blessed!!! For it is IN CHRIST that a 1/3 REMNANT of this World’s population has been saved as Christ REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9.
Which is WHY Galatians 3:16 is prophesying that only a REMNANT of ALL the Nations of the World will be Blessed if they were chosen to be saved by Christ before the foundation of the World. For Christ also had Paul prophesy that His True Gospel of Salvation was through Election and Predestination as we read prophesied:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly places IN CHRIST, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be Holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His GRACE, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:3-6)
And certainly this applies to the Nation of Israel when Paul prophesied from Christ that they are “NOT ALL Israel who are of Israel” – meaning they are not all of the True Spiritual Israel of God which is Christ’s True Holy Nation. Which leads us to one of the most MISQUOTED verses in the Bible– which is Genesis 12:3 when we read: “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in YOU all the families of the Earth shall be blessed.”
WHY Galatians 3:16 is One of the Most Important Verses of the Bible
And Genesis 12:3 is One of the Most MISQUOTED VERSES of the Bible!!!
CLEARLY -- Paul understood and tried to make all of in THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST understand under the inspiration of Christ – that the Everlasting Eternal Covenant of God which is a prerequisite to being saved and entering Heaven -- is the New Covenant of Grace prophesied in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which is recorded in Daniel 9:27. And this New Covenant of Grace was NOT made or confirmed with those who are the Israel after the flesh -- but was made to the Spiritual Israel of God made up of “the saved Jews of the Spirit.” In other words -- it is “the saved Jews of the Spirit” who make up the ONLY Holy Nation that Christ has ever had because if Christ chose us we were chosen before the foundation of the World. And this SEED of Christ clearly defines ALL “born-again” Christians born of THE TRUE SEED OF ISRAEL who Paul prophesied in Galatians 3:16 is Christ. And it just can’t be reiterated enough that those born of the SEED OF CHRIST are referred to by Paul as “the saved Jews of the Spirit.”
But sadly – Dispensationalism teaches that there are still 2 BODIES of Christ which are 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The New Covenant Church. And Dispensationalists often misquote the very important verse of Genesis 12:3 to almost scare Christians who are NOT Dispensationalists into thinking that we in THE CHURCH will somehow be CURSED by God if we do NOT Bless ALL OF THE JEWS in the City of Jerusalem and around the World today – REALLY???!!! Think about that for a minute – did Christ tell His Disciples in the 1st Century that they would be CURSED by Him if they didn’t Bless the Pharisees and the Sadducees and think of them instead of HIM as their “TEACHER” and Esteemed Leader just for being born JEWISH???!!! I DON’T THINK SO!!!
That would be calling Christ’s Word A LIE when He met the Samaritan Woman at the Well who was obviously NOT A JEW from birth and said to her: “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (and even though this woman wasn’t Jewish – Christ saw her as a “saved Jew of the Spirit”!!!)
In fact one has to only read through what John wrote in his Gospel in John Chapter 8 of Christ’s conversation with the Esteemed Religious Jewish Leaders to KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that MOST of them were NOT of THE SEED of Christ – but were of the SEED OF SATAN. And that is WHY Christ called them “the children of the DEVIL” and “Blind Guides” and “Hypocritical Liars” who could NOT EVEN HEAR His Words of TRUTH because they were NOT of His SEED. Which AGAIN -- explains Genesis 12:3 – that they were part of the 2/3 REMNANT of this World’s population that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that would NOT be saved and therefore were NOT Blessed because they were NEVER IN CHRIST and part of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST as we read in Zechariah 13:8-9.
But that doesn’t stop so many Evangelical Christians today from accepting the popular Eschatology of Dispensationalism that FALSELY teaches that ALL of the Jews are Christ’s “TRUE CHOSEN PEOPLE” -- and that if we don’t “BLESS” them that Christ will curse not only us personally but our whole Nation – REALLY???!!! And sadly -- I’ve even read where very prominent Dispensationalists have written that Christians are COMMANDED by Christ Himself to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem because they say that the roots of our Christian faith are rooted in the land of Israel in the Middle East which Dispensationalists also proclaim hasn’t been RESTORED yet. For they say that the rebirth of The Nation of Israel is tied to the Spiritual Future of all of us belonging to Christ.
AGAIN – all I can say is -- “REALLY???!!!”
And Dispensationalists say relentlessly in response to anyone questioning their misunderstanding of Genesis 12:3 -- that THE JEWS being the TRUE CHOSEN PEOPLE of Christ are at THE CENTER of all Bible Prophecy and that’s just all there is to it – PERIOD!!! And that we in THE CHURCH should encourage the unsaved Jews to pray for their Messiah to come because when He does – it will fulfill Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy for THE JEWS AFTER the Pre-Trib Rapture of THE CHURCH. And that’s when “ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED” and the Kingdom of Israel which is the Millennial Kingdom of Christ in the near FUTURE will FINALLY be restored for ALL of us Christians also.
And Dispensationalists use what Paul prophesied in Romans 11:26-27to back up their claim which proves that they do NOT believe that “all Israel has been saved yet” – NOR do they believe that “the Deliverer has come out of Zion and has turned away ungodliness from Jacob.” Maybe for THE CHURCH – but certainly NOT for the Nation of Israel yet!!! For they believe that whenever the Bible speaks of “Jacob” it is referring ONLY to the Nation of Israel. And they certainly do NOT believe that the Covenant of Daniel 9:27 is the New Covenant of Grace made to ALL OF THE JEWS – GOD FORBID!!! For they believe and teach that the Covenant made in Daniel 9:27 is a Covenant of Peace that “THE ANTICHRIST” will make with the Nation of Israel AFTER the Pre-Trib Rapture – REALLY???!!!
In all due respect – there’s no denying that Dispensationalists SINCERELY BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY that it is The Nation of Israel that will bring about the restoration of ALL THINGS in the FUTURE after the Pre-Trib Rapture of THE CHURCH. And they quote what is prophesied in Acts to back this up their belief of WHY the restoration of Israel is so important to ALL of us in what they also believe are the 2 Bodies of Christ when we read:
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom Heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His Holy Prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:19-21)
I don’t mean to be disrespectful -- but do Dispensationalists REALLY think that the True Gospel of Christ teaches that Jesus Christ has NOT ALREADY been sent to save a REMNANT of Israel which was always Christ’s DIVINE PLAN OF SALVATION???!!! I mean – didn’t Christ REVEAL to Zechariah that only a 1/3 of Jews and Gentiles were EVER prophesied to be saved – or am I missing something???!!!
Because if what Dispensationalists teach is Christ’s True Gospel -- then I’ve totally missed what the CAUSE OF CHRIST WAS. But believe me – I now know and BELIEVE that Christ did NOT teach what Dispensationalists wholeheartedly believe about the Nation of Israel bringing about the restoration of all things in the Future!!!! And I KNOW this TRUTH because Christ showed me in His Word and through His Holy Spirit that Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is NOT “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in His True Eschatology. That His True Eschatology is AMILLENNIALISM – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism!!!
For CLEARLY what Amillennialism teaches is the TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST – that THE CAUSE OF CHRIST was to RESTORE only a REMNANT of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven to a REMNANT of Gentiles in all the Nations of the World by reconciling BOTH Jews and Gentiles together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
If Christ Hasn’t Already Restored His Kingdom to it’s Rightful Heirs
Aren’t Dispensationalists Teaching That Christ is A King Without A Kingdom???!!!
HONESTLY -- it’s sad indeed that so many sincere Professed Christians have been indoctrinated with the False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism to believe THE LIE that Christ is coming back to RESTORE the Nation of Israel. When Paul prophesied that “the Deliverer out of Zion” recorded in Romans Chapter 11 was fulfilled by Christ fulfilling the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME!!! Truly – Dispensationalists are teaching that Christ is a KING without a Kingdom and that only SOME of His Citizenry have even been saved – for they believe that the saving of the Nation of Israel is yet Future. UNBELIEVABLE!!!
A Kingdom requires 3 things which are: 1) Citizenry 2) a territory – and 3) a King. And Christ’s True Gospel teaches that He CAME as the King of The True Spiritual Israel of God made up now of people and races from EVERY NATION. That He has ALREADY inaugurated the Kingdom of David as we read in Acts 2:29-32. And that His coming as “the Messiah the Prince” that was prophesied in Daniel 9:27 is what has brought about the restoration of the ONLY HOLY NATION that Christ has ever had prophesied in Acts 3:19-21. So His Kingdom meets ALL 3 requirements of a Kingdom – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And to prove that TRUTH -- Paul prophesied that if we are saved by Christ – then our saved souls have ALREADY been translated from Satan’s Kingdom of Spiritual Darkness into Christ’s Glorious Kingdom of Heaven as we read in Colossians 1:13 – Revelation 1:6 – Revelation 1:9 and Revelation 5:10. In other words -- the territory of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth is the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” – NOT the LITERAL territory of the land in the Middle East where the LITERAL CITY of Jerusalem sits. And it is Amillennialism – NOT Pre-Millennialism that teaches we are serving Christ as KING in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” NOW by reigning with Christ in His restored Millennial Kingdom from the very moment He saved each of us in our own lifetimes and translated our saved souls into His Kingdom of Heaven.
The Lack of Acceptance of Christ’s Word of FULFILLMENT of Prophecy
Is at the Root of so Much of The Error in Christendom Today
The Awesome Book of Revelation is for sure one of the most important Books to understand about these End-Times in which we are living today. And CLEARLY – Revelation like all Apocalyptic Books of the Bible is written in HIGHLY CRYPTIC SPIRITUAL LANGUAE to portray that Christ is at the CENTER of ALL Bible Prophecy – NOT the Nation of Israel in the Middle East as so many in Christendom have come to believe through Man’s False Eschatology of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism. For Christ wanted to convey through John’s 7 visions of these End-Times that it is the True Spiritual Israel of God who make up the ONLYHoly Nation that Christ has ever had that He has been in the process of DELIVERING and saving since the Days of Noah – NOT just the Nation of Israel!!! And that it is this SPIRITUAL ISRAEL OF GOD that will be Raptured on the LAST DAY of
this Present Age of Humanity!!!
And in the remainder of this Commentary I pray that I can show through Christ’s True Gospel that a TRUE JEW is NOT by flesh or genealogical Bloodline – that it is “the saved Jews of the Spirit” who have been circumcised in the heart by Christ’s Holy Spirit which makes anyone a TRUE JEW. In other words – every born-again Christian regardless of race who has been chosen to be saved by Christ’s AMAZING GRACE is a TRUE JEW OF THE SPIRIT in Christ’s eyes – which are the only eyes that count when it comes to Salvation since Christ chose who would be saved and who would NOT be saved before the foundation of the World. And in Christ’s Economy that means that A TRUE JEW is circumcised in the heart by the shedding of Christ’s Blood to save our souls which cuts off our sins.
CLEARLY -- Christ’s True Gospel teaches that if you are IN CHRIST then you are a TRUE JEW OF THE SPIRIT and a SON OF GOD who is A TRUE ISRAELITE and an heir according to the promises made to Abraham which includes Eternal Life. For as Paul wrote from the Lord – it is the Holy Spirit dwelling in us SONS OF GOD that makes us circumcised in heart which is the circumcision made without the hands of MAN -- which the cutting off of the “foreskin” only FORESHADOWED. And it is this circumcision of the heart by CHRIST’S taking our place on the Cross and dying for our sins that makes one THE SEED of Christ and heirs of His Kingdom that was restored at the Cross.
HONESTLY – there’s NO DENYING that Christ’s Program of Salvation began with saving the physical Jews 1st – but THEN He sent His Jewish Disciples to save a REMNANT of us Gentiles in every Nation of this World also. But make no mistake -- His DIVINE PLAN was always to reconcile both JEW S AND GENTILES together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!! That’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy these very important TRUTHS about Salvation: “But Glory, Honor, and Peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentiles: For there is NO respect of persons with God.” (Romans 2:19-11)
And Paul reiterates that the MYSTERY of the Gospel which was made known after Christ’s Ascension -- was that “The Gentiles are FELLOW HEIRS, members of the SAME (ONE TRUE) BODY (OF CHRIST!!!), and partakers of the Promise (of Eternal Life!!!) IN CHRIST JESUS through the (True)Gospel.” (Ephes. 3:6)
HONESTLY – there is NOTHING more sacred to an Honest Mind than THE TRUTH of Christ’s Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. And accepting what Christ prophesied in “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in the True Eschatology of Christ proves that one has been truly saved. But we live at the time in Human History when Satan has been LOOSED now at the END of his 4th and Final Kingdom which is TODAY fulfilling what Christ REVEALED to Daniel -- that King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of SATAN showed that he would rule the WHOLE WORLD before his Final Last Kingdom was brought to ruins by Christ in this Final Spiritual Battle of TODAY.
And John saw in his 7thvision just what Christ REVEALED to Daniel -- that Satan would be HELL BENT on neutralizing the True Gospel of Christ by “silencing” the voice of those of us standing up for Christ’s True Gospel when he has NOW BEEN LOOSED by Christ to go out and DECEIVE THE NATIONS as we read in Revelation Chapter 20. And aren’t we TODAY seeing this prophecy being fulfilled right before our eyes – for clearly Satan has been extremely successful at neutralizing Christ’s True Gospel with FALSE GOSPELS. And now APOSTASY is rampant and so many in Christendom can’t see that Prophecy has been fulfilled or is TODAY being fulfilled!!!
For in this NARCISSITIC SOCIETY – aren’t we seeing unsaved Mankind serving themselves as Kings in their own Kingdoms instead of serving Christ in His as never before when so many Global Elites now in this present Administration are trying their best to bring about “The Great Reset”???!!! And isn’t that a fulfillment of what Christ had Paul prophesy about these LAST DAYS???!!! I mean – THINK ABOUT IT -- don’t these words in 2nd Timothy define this Narcissistic Society to the tee when Paul prophesied what the state of the World at Christ’s 2nd Coming would look like???!!! And aren’t these words being fulfilled TODAY with Satan now LOOSED to rule the WHOLE WORLD which is causing these perilous times of GREAT TRIBULATION NOW when we read:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (because these men and women are of THE SEED OF SATAN and we should NOT be joining hands with them in their EVIL DEEDS – BUT EXPOSING THOSE EVIL DEEDS!!!_ (2nd Tim. 3:1-5)
HONESTLY -- it is pretty obvious that SATAN is now ruling this WHOLE WORLD which fulfills the prophecy of 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 of SATAN being REVEALED as “THE ANTICHRIST” sitting in the Temple of GOD declaring HIMSELF TO BE GOD!!! And it also fulfills Daniel’s prophecy of the “little season” of Satan now rising up at the END of his 4th and Final Kingdom of TODAY to rule the WHOLE WORLD that is causing this time of Great Tribulation when demons and Satan himself -- which is “the iron” -- is mixing with “the clay” -- which is unsaved Mankind -- to bring about GREAT WICKEDNESS and LAWLESSNESS along with IMMORALITY and RAMPANT SINNING. And isn’t that also fulfilling Christ’s prophecy that the days right before His 2nd Coming would be just like the Days of Noah and Lot???!!!
When I see the DECEPTION of so many even Professed Christians today – I think that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- or CDC -- really should be renamed to stand for The Center for “DELUSION” and “CONFUSION” now that Satan has been LOOSED by Christ as Judgment to DECEIVE THE NATIONS!!! And that means that the prophecy of Satan ruling the WHOLE WORLD as “THE ANTICHRIST” is now being fulfilled as Satan has risen to take control of this World. And the CENTER of his control is no less than the External Global Apostate Harlot Church that John prophesies will be “riding THE BEAST SYSTEM” of Satan ruling all the Nations of the now United Nations depicted in
The Book of Revelation.
And aren’t we TODAY seeing fulfilled what Christ prophesied would be “The Abomination of Desolation” of Satan being LOOSED to rule the WHOLE WORLD as Christ’s Worldwide Judgment of sin and Evil???!!! It’s almost as if Christ is saying to those who want a license to SIN – “You want a license to do whatever you want???!!! Fine – I’ll give you a license to SIN – I’ll LOOSE SATAN and his Army of 200 MILLIION DEMONS from Hell and
you will get just what you asked for”!!!
But what we have gotten is the same result as “DEFUNDING THE POLICE” has caused – which is a TOTAL BREAK DOWN OF LAW AND ORDER!!! And only those of us who are of THE SEED OF CHRIST are understanding with the MIND OF CHRIST that our only way out of this MESS is for Christ to thoroughly DEFEAT SATAN and to bring his Kingdom of “Babylon the Great Down to ruins” – which THANKFULLY Christ is doing RIGHT NOW!!! And we in His Christian Army are still here on Earth to help Him do it and WHY the Rapture won’t take place until Christ has WON THIS FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE against Satan and those in his Kingdom!!!
The Apostle Paul Warned That Those Who Believe A LIE – Meaning Another Gospel
Are Under Strong Delusion That Christ Himself is Allowing Today
SADLY -- much of Christendom has OPENLY DENIED the TRUE GOSPEL of Christ in this time of GREAT APOSTASY. In fact the great Apostasy of today PROVES that Christ has ALREADY poured out the 1st 2 Woes which are also the 5thand 6th Bowl Judgments of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS. And make no mistake when Christ REVEALED to John that these 1st 2 WOES were poured out by Him -- that it would be the beginning of THE END as it would plunge Satan’s Kingdom into TOTAL SPIRITUAL DARKNESS and DELUSION AND PANDEMIC CONFUSION. And it also implies that Salvation ENDS when JUDGMENT BEGINS because those not saved will no longer even be able to HEAR THE TRUTH of the Gospel because they have been BLINDED!!! Not to mention that most even Professed Christians LOVE THE LIE of Man’s False Eschatology more TODAY than the GOSPEL TRUTH of Christ’s True Eschatology to even teach the Gospel to anyone. And that is WHY Paul prophesied in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 that Christ Himself sends Satan to foster “strong delusions” in those who REFUSE to believe His Gospel Truth so that they will be DAMNED.
And if any Professed Christian wonders WHY Christ is now using SATAN as His Worldwide Instrument of JUDGMENT to punish those in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of
“Babylon the Great” today – one only has to read what Christ did in Ezekiel and Daniel and Jeremiah’s Day. For that time of JUDGMENT FORESHADOWS this time of FINAL JUDGMENT when Christ punished Israel and Judah for their APOSTASY by ALLOWING the Assyrians and Babylonians to corrupt them further -- and then finally to DESTROY those who were NEVER part of the 1/3 Remnant that Christ had chosen to save. For clearly those who were Christ’s True Prophets like Daniel and Ezekiel and Jeremiah made it through the 70 years of Babylonian Captivity being of THE SEED of Christ -- but the FALSE PROPHETS like Hananiah who Christ CLEANSED from His Temple just like He is doing today -- were NEVER SAVED and did NOT come out of
that time of Judgment unscathed!!!
The JUDGMENT in Daniel and Ezekiel and Jeremiah’s Day was a case of Christ REMOVING His hand of restraint rather than applying it to rescue the Apostate O.T. Congregation from the Assyrians and Babylonians. And HONESTLY – this special aspect of Christ’s TOTAL CONTROL of SATAN is ESSENTIAL in our understanding these End-Times when Christ is AGAIN using SATAN AND SIN as His instrument of JUDGMENT on the False Prophets like Hananiah in the External Global Harlot End-Time Church portrayed in The Book of Revelation!!! And just as Christ REVEALED to Daniel this 2,300 CRYPTIC DAYS of His CLEANSING THE TEMPLE in today’s prophesied time of GREAT TRIBULATION with Satan now LOOSED to rule the WHOLE WORLD -- is FORESHADOWED by His CLEANSING THE TEMPLE of False Prophets like Hananiah in Jeremiah’s Day.
For Hananiah was teaching Christ’s Old Testament Congregation to believe THE LIE that they would NOT have to go through 70 years of Babylonian Captivity. And that’s WHY Christ had Jeremiah say to Hananiah the False Prophet just what He is saying to all False Prophets today who are saying that THE CHURCH will be RAPTURED in a Pre-Trib Rapture BEFORE the Great Tribulation when we read:
“Go and tell Hananiah, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “You have broken the yokes of wood, but you have made in their place yokes of iron.” For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these Nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon; and they shall serve him. ( and rest assured that he was a “type” of Satan which the whole unsaved world is serving TODAY!!!) I have given him the beasts of the field also.” ’ ”
“Then the prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, “Hear now, Hananiah, the Lord has NOT sent you, but you make this people trust in A LIE. Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will cast you from the face of the Earth. This year you shall die, because you have taught rebellion against the Lord.’ ” So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.” (and clearly this will be the same fate of those who FIGHT AGAINST Christ and teach LIES!!!) (Jer. 28:12-17)
THINK ABOUT IT – the False Prophets of today are calling Christ’s Word UNTRUE when He EXPLICITLY prophesied that it is AFTER the Great Tribulation that He will return to RAPTURE His “Elect” and Judge Satan and his SEED all on the same LAST DAY as we read in Matthew 24:29-31. And not to be disrespectful – but isn’t anyone who REBELS against Christ and teaches a False Eschatology of these End-Times acting just like Hananiah who put words in Christ’s mouth which He NEVER SPOKE???!!! I mean – aren’t there MANY Hananiah’s today who are making Christ’s Congregation of these END-TIMES trust in THE LIE that they will not be punished for their Apostasy and unfaithfulness to Christ and His True Gospel but will be Raptured in a Pre-Trib Rapture even before the Great Tribulation begins???!!! There is NO 7 year Tribulation according to Christ – only this time of GREAT TRIBULATION – so how can there even be a Pre-Mid-or Post Trib Rapture???!!!
Sadly for the False Prophets who exist in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” – they have come under the “strong delusion” that their Apostasy of calling Christ A LIAR AND HIS WORD UNTRUE will go unpunished. When “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology explicitly teaches that EVERYONE ON EARTH has contributed to the “great falling away” from the faith that will NOT go unpunished. For we are ALL guilty of being tempted by Satan to sin -- and even those of us who belong to Christ and are FORGIVEN of our sins clearly all still DO SIN being in these bodies of Flesh. And just as Daniel and Ezekiel were drug off into Babylonian Captivity – so this time of Christ Tribulation has come upon the World to see who will “fall away” and who will remain faithful to Christ and His Word!!!
Dispensationalist Teach That THE CHURCH Will Be Raptured in a Pre-Trib Rapture
Before The Great Tribulation – While Amillennialists Believe that Christ’s “Elect” Are Going
Through The Great Tribulation NOW Just As Christ Prophesied We Would!!!
The Removal of the “restrainer” that was prophesied by Paul in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 has long been a topic of intense DEBATE among Dispensationalists who think that Christ’s Kingdom will NOT be inaugurated until AFTER the Pre-Trib Rapture when they teach relentlessly that THE CHURCH will escape the 7 years of Tribulation that they claim is the 70th Week Prophecy meant only for THE JEWS. I rarely quote anything in my Commentaries but Scripture -- but this explanation of these End-Times was posted on Prophecy Update on July 28 which is entitled: “Mormonism, the Rapture, and the End of the Age” by Pete Garcia that gives an idea of what Dispensationalists think will take place
after the Pre-Trib Rapture soon.
And it’s important to know what Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches because I honestly doubt that most Dispensationalists know themselves what it teaches. For I truly believe they have used Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” Series in place of the Bible to gain an understanding of the Rapture and these End-Times which is pretty sad!!! I am of course quoting just some of the points of this Commentary and not all of them which can be found here: https://www.rev310.net/post/mormonism-the-rapture-and-the-end-of-the-age
But below are some points from Pete’s Commentary that I thought needed to be quoted to make my point of who “the restrainer” is from “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology which is Amillennialism. For clearly Dispensationalists teach that it is THE CHURCH that is restraining Evil and that “THE ANTICHRIST” won’t be REVEALED until the Pre-Trib Rapture takes place when the Holy Spirit will also be removed from the Earth since the Holy Spirit indwells believers. And Pete Garcia in his Commentary explains the Dispensational view of Eschatology this way when he says – and I quote:
“After the Rapture, the world economic system will collapse due to the collapse of the United States. The world will have to reorganize into ten regional powers. This global system becomes known as The Beast and is aided by advanced technologies (5-6G networks backed by Artificial Intelligent or Quantum based systems) that will monitor all activity on the earth. After the Rapture, there will also be a great push to unite all the religions of the world into one, ecumenical belief system.
3. Out of the ten regional governments, three will be overthrown and one man (the Antichrist) rises to power. He will be aided by another known to us as The False Prophet. He will be able to do supernatural signs and wonders. They create a mark that is put on either the hand or forehead to buy or sell. DO NOT TAKE THIS. Remember, these two men will not appear evil at first.
(Revelation 6, 13)
4. Two Witnesses also arrive during this time. They will have supernatural powers and will preach from Jerusalem for 3 ½ years. They cannot be killed or destroyed until the 3 ½ years are completed. (Rev. 11)
“The Tribulation (Revelation 6:18) the official name for this is the 70th Week of Daniel (Daniel 9:27). It is a seven-year period, which God will unleash 21 divine judgments upon the earth. Over 1/2 of the world’s population dies as a result. The purpose for this time is laid out in Jeremiah 30:7-11 and Daniel 9:24. The Antichrist is given full authority to wage war against the saints and to overcome them (Rev. 13:7). There will be nowhere to hide. Only the Two Witnesses and the 144K Jews from the Twelve Tribes of Israel will be sealed and protected. The seas are turned to blood, fresh drinking water is turned to blood, and the sun and moon cease to give their light. A contract between the Antichrist and the nation of Israel begins the 21 judgments.” (END of Pete’s quote!!!)
The problem with teaching that the Holy Spirit will be removed when the Pre-Trib Rapture takes place – besides of course Christ saying over and over and over again that He will RAPTURE and give His “Elect” new resurrected bodies like His to match our resurrected souls on the LAST DAY at His 2nd Coming – is that it reads into Scripture something that is NOT EVEN THERE – REALLY!!! AND HERE’S WHY – Paul is NOT saying from the Lord in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 that the Holy Spirit will ever cease to be OMNIPRESENT – ARE YOU KIDDING???!!! – THAT WOULD BE ABSURD!!! Christ may have “LEFT THE BUILDINGS” of many Apostate Churches around the Globe now who teach the False Gospels of Today – but He will NEVER EVER LEAVE THE PLANET with us who are His 1/3 Remnant of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST still here on Earth now fighting along with Him to DEFEAT SATAN and those who promote Satan’s LIES and DOCTRINES OF DEMONS!!! Not until this Final Spiritual Battle is over!!!
Paul was merely prophesying from Christ that there will come a specific time in Human History at the END of Satan’s Final 4th Kingdom when SATAN has now been LOOSED by Christ to rule the WHOLE WORLD. And this time cannot not come until EVERYONE has been saved in Christ’s Book of Life and has been “sealed” as John saw in his 2nd vision recorded in Revelation Chapter 7. But make no mistake – John saw that the FINAL SPIRITUAL BATTLE must occur for the RAPTURE to take place!!!
In other words – Christ has NOW taken His Restraint off of Satan and LOOSED him and his army of 200 MILLION DEMONS from HELL to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that is BEING FOUGHT RIGHT NOW between The Kingdom of Satan and the Kingdom of Christ. And that TRUTH from Christ’s True Gospel PROVES that EVERYONE is here on Earth for this Great Tribulation. For “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology teaches this LOOSING OF SATAN is the Judgment of Christ for the World’s sinfulness and APOSTASY. And as JUDGMENT Satan is now free to rule the WHOLE WORLD for this “short little season” when Christ is CLEANSING THE TEMPLE of all False Prophets that takes place during this Great Tribulation.
And CLEARLY – Christ’s Holy Spirit of restraining LAWLESSNESS CEASED when Christ LOOSED SATAN and has allowed those who are of THE SEED OF SATAN just to go their own way. Which is what we see happening today as the Reprobate and UNSOUND MIND of Satan’s SEED are now ruling this World along with SATAN who is also ruling ALL the Nations now in the United Nations and the False Prophets in the External Global Harlot Church!!!
And while there’s no DENYING that Dispensationalists like Pete are SINCERE in believing that Christ is still working with 2 Bodies of people which are: 1) The Nation of Israel -- and 2) The New Testament Church – that is just NOT the True Gospel of Christ which teaches that THE CAUSE OF CHRIST coming to Earth as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME to fulfill the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy -- was to RESTORE a REMNANT of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Gospel Truth to a REMNANT of Gentiles in all the Nations of the World reconciling BOTH Jews and Gentiles together into
THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
But Dispensationalists say “NO”!!! That The Church will be Raptured in a Pre-Trib Rapture BEFORE the Great Tribulation begins – for the Great Tribulation Dispensationalists teach is the fulfillment of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy which is meant only for THE JEWS and the Nation of Israel. And that’s WHY what position we take on the Millennial reign of Christ’s Kingdom is evidence of Salvation – for one has to believe that Christ ALREADY HAS A KINGDOM in order for Him to be the King of it. And according to Amillennialism – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism!!! -- from the very MOMENT that Christ walked down the Banks of the Jordan River and was Baptized by John – Christ began proclaiming that His Kingdom HAD COME!!!
In other words – His dying on the Cross RESTORED the Kingdom of Christ that Satan had caused to FALL in the Garden of Eden. But Christ being the Omnipotent – Omniscient and Omnipresent God that He is -- it was determined even before this happened that He would save a Remnant 1/3 of the World’s Population as He REVEALED to Zechariah recorded in Zechariah 13:8-9. And Amillennialism teaches that this occurred at the time of Christ’s 1st Coming when He CAME as “the Messiah the Prince” prophesied in the 1st Half of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy to restore and inaugurate His Spiritual Kingdom on Earth.
The jesus You Trust in is Defined By the Doctrines You Believe In!!!
Truly knowing the True Gospel of Christ is essential to one’s Salvation -- for as both John and Paul prophesied from Christ we read: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth NOT in THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST, HATH NOT GOD!!! (2nd John 1:9) Paul goes even further and says from the Lord that anyone NOT believing in the True Gospel of Christ is “cursed” which explains what is taught right from the beginning of time when Christ told Abraham “I will Bless those who Bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in YOU all the families of the Earth shall be Blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)
This of course is addressing the 2 seeds of Mankind and that those IN CHRIST will be Blessed and at Peace with Christ – but those NOT IN CHRIST will be constantly AT WAR and rebellion with Christ and His Word and will be cursed for NOT believing in Him or His True Gospel. And no doubt that is WHY Christ impressed upon Paul that this SPIRITUAL TRUTH was so important that He had Paul repeat it when Paul prophesied:
“But even if we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. (and AGAIN -- that TRUTH is so important that Paul repeats it again!!!) As we have said before, so now I say AGAIN, if anyone preaches any other Gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8-9)
That’s WHY it just can’t be reiterated enough with the 2nd Coming of Christ and the FINAL DAY OF JUDGMENT right on the Horizon -- that if the Gospel and True Eschatology that one believes and teaches is FALSE – then the jesus they worship is false also. For the jesus one trusts in is defined by the Doctrines one believes in and it's also WHY what position we take on the Millennial reign of Christ’s Kingdom is so very important – for only Christ’s Eschatology
And CLEARLY– it is Amillennialism – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that teaches and maintains that the present reign of Christ recorded in John’s 7th vision in Revelation 20:4 began with Christ’s Ascension to the Throne of David in Heaven and that this is what the apostle Peter was speaking about in Acts 2:30-32. That Christ has ALREADY inaugurated His Kingdom reign by His death – resurrection -- and ascension to the Throne of David which will be fully realized and CONSUMMATED at His 2nd Coming on the LAST DAY.
And to be sure -- Christ and ALL of His Disciples taught that His Kingdom was a SPIRITUAL KINGDOM rather than a worldly or Earthly Kingdom and carnal in nature. And that this ALREADY inaugurated Kingdom of Christ on earth would from Christ’s Ascension to the CONSUMMATION of His Kingdom on the LAST DAY be extended and advanced through the preaching of the True Gospel of Christ during the whole 70th Week of Daniel which has now lasted over 2,000 years.
For that 70th Week Period of Daniel began at the Resurrection of Christ when “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology EXPLICITLY TEACHES that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy speaks of Christ as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME to “finish transgression -- put an end to sin -- atone for wickedness -- bring in everlasting righteousness -- seal up vision and prophecy to those who REJECTED His Gospel -- and anoint the Most Holy” – for ALL of Daniel’s people which after the Cross included a REMNANT of Gentiles from every race
and Nation on Earth!!!
By contrast -- the term Pre-Millennialist which is also known as Chiliasm-- identifies Christians who are Dispensationalists that believe that the 1000 years prophesied in Revelation Chapter 20 is yet a FUTURE Earthly or physical reign of Christ. That AFTER the Pre-Trib Rapture of THE CHURCH Christ will LITERALLY AND PHYSICALLY return to Earth as King to set up a temporary Kingdom where in particular THE JEWS who Dispensationalists believe are God’s TRUE CHOSEN PEOPLE will rule with Him until the 1000 years are over.
Pre-Millennial LITERALLY means before the millennium -- or before the 1000 years and that is also WHERE the term Pre-Tribulation comes from. For Dispensationalists again believe that Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy is a 7 year period of Tribulation in the Future meant only for THE JEWS and the Nation of Israel when the Great Tribulation will take place. And that the Pre-Trib Rapture of THE CHURCH takes place BEFORE this Great Tribulation!!!
In other words -- Dispensationalists teach a National rather than an individual Salvation plan for the genetically Jewish people -- and another separate plan of Salvation by Grace for everyone else who happens to be of non-Jewish descent. And they generally hold that the Future REDEEMED AND RESTORED Nation of Israel is NOW TODAY and will FOREVER be at the center of ALL BIBLE PROPHECY – NOT CHRIST. And that government and the spreading of the Gospel to the Nations of the World is yet Future and will be fulfilled by the 144,000 “sealed” JEWS and the 2 Witnesses that Christ has reserved to spread the Gospel after the Pre-Trib Rapture. But what one needs to ask themselves -- is WHAT GOSPEL and Eschatology did Christ REALLY teach???!!! For if the Gospel you believe is FALSE – then the jesus you worship is False also!! And Christ could end up saying to you on the LAST DAY “I NEVER KNEW YOU” – GOD FORBID!!!
But I’ve run out of space again . . . . so until my next Commentary remember that as warriors of Christ’s Christian Army today John saw in his 7 visions that we are here until the LAST DAY to stand up for Christ’s True Gospel and to FIGHT against Satan and those in his VAST ARMY of Antichrists who are coming with FALSE GOSPELS and in reality are fighting against Christ Himself. And that is a Battle they will NEVER WIN!!!