Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Israel of God
January 26, 2008
“Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God to Jerusalem: “Your birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite (Ezekiel 16:2-3).’”
What is it the Messianic Jews do not understand? Their heritage, as an Israelite, is from the same gentile roots that all men have in Adam and, for that matter, Jesus has as a Child of Mary, which makes Him a Son of the gentile race of men, through the seed of the woman.
Therefore, what was it that we lost with the fall of man into sin in the Garden of Eden? We lost the right to be called spiritual sons of God, for it was by His Spirit we were created in His image. By our own choosing, we chose the spirit of death, something about which God warned Adam and Eve, but they would not listen to His commandment, nor would they heed His Word. So, by choice, they chose the spirit of death, which immediately made them sons of the beast, no longer identifiable as sons of God in His image in the Spirit of life.
What is it about this situation that our ‘whiz kids’ out there, called the secular humanists, do not understand? Why are they unable to grasp Who God is, with respect to His nature and His Word? He is a God of truth and He is absolutely incapable of publishing a guideline to life, which is not truth. When He says that by disobeying His Word you will surely die, He means exactly what He says. From the moment man disobeyed God, he was doomed to die in a culture, new to him, which was the culture of death. It is the culture we know today as the Gnostic culture, in which academia generally is found.
He was God, Who was correct, and Satan, who got it wrong. God meant exactly what He told Adam and Eve. They would no longer remain in His image, but rather would take upon themselves the animal skin covering of the beast, in the spirit and image of their new father, the devil. Their covering was no longer in the purity or whiteness of light. It was now broken into many colors, just as the light breaks into a rainbow of colors when passing through the clouds and waters of this world.
God chose Abraham to come out and away from his gentile heritage, so that He could establish a new group of people who would once again be obedient to His Word. They would worship only Him in the original love between God and man for which he was created. This was what God called a covenant between Himself and Abraham, promising him that his descendants would number as the dust of the earth and the stars of the heavens. In point of fact, it was an inheritance for his descendants, which would take them from the dust of this world to stardom in heaven.
This national inheritance of Abraham was called Israel. God declared that His portion of the people of this world was Israel. This was a line of inheritance, which would come from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as a lasting inheritance in a covenant with God forever. But Israel, a nation bent on keeping her place in the covenant, would have to choose to obey and worship only God, in order to make her role a permanent one, just as God had made His position with her permanent.
But, she chose not to keep covenant with God, just as Adam and Eve broke covenant with God, by choosing sin over truth. They both went from truth to religion, to a belief system of man that does not come from God. God has no part with belief systems, for He is the God of truth. Ezekiel revealed the problem within the nation: “You took some of your garments and adorned multicolored high places for yourself, and played the harlot on them. Such things should not happen, nor be (Ezekiel 16:16).”
What are the multicolored high places, if not the religions of the world, a form of Babylonian tower building? They are built as products of broken light, which means they are actually in darkness. We lump those religions together in what is called multiculturalism.
Take a look at the city of Jerusalem today. Was Ezekiel correct in his prophecy? Is Jerusalem not the collecting place for the religions of the world? If you are sitting in religious institutions of Christianity, which are rushing to sponge in some blessing from the Jerusalem of today, ask yourself if, possibly, you too are part of the great religious harlotry of which Ezekiel prophesied.
Ezekiel says that, furthermore, the Israelites turned in the good gold and silver of worship bestowed upon the nation, and chose in its place the gold of the economic system of world trade. They preferred the power of the almighty gold of the world. What Israel did was set the gifts of God at the feet of foreign gods. What Canada and all of America have done is to take the godly riches of a nation given by God and set them at the feet of multiculturalism and the foreign gods of the world. It amounts to endorsing the gods of religious, pagan nations, such as we are doing by honoring gurus, while rejecting the one true God, Who rules over America.
Then Ezekiel gets to the heart of the problem in America today. “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire (Ezekiel 16:20-21)?”
It puzzles me how we can do this thing and then punish and penalize our young adults when they violate and kill each other. Our violent society of killing, depressed, suicidal youths is nothing more than a result of our taking God from them and replacing Him with the multiculturalism of the pagan gods of darkness, as well as replacing the light of truth with a multicolored broken counterfeit light of religion. In our schools and universities, it is called Secular Humanism.
So, how do we move from Israel, the nation of God, to America, the people of God’s choosing under Abraham? At the cross, the heritage of Abraham as a nation would cross over to become the heritage of a spiritual kingdom. Israel again passed through the waters as in a baptism to leave behind the beastly spirit of her father, the devil, to become a new creation by choice in the Spirit of God and of life again.
God shed the corrupted blood of man in which his life had become a terminal matter to put on the mantle of Jesus in the Spirit of life, as he passed from the water of the world to be washed clean in the living water from above. It is the Word only, which washes us clean, the water, which flowed from that body sacrificed for you and me. Israel would never, no, never again be a nation by bloodline. It would forever be a people who chose to believe on Jesus for salvation.
America became the spiritual nation of people who chose God and His Word. At the border of entry, all immigrants were required to swear allegiance to Him and country. In Jesus, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s line of inheritance became the spiritual fulfillment God had planned for His people, Israel.
Jesus was only adopted through Joseph into the nation to fulfill God’s promise to King David of a lasting throne from Israel. Jesus was adopted back into His own natural creation, so that He could save God’s sons, who were under the condemnation and curse of Adam. He would redeem His own people, Israel, by adopting the believers into His house.
Messianic Jews are dabbling in a dangerous game, rooted in the pride of a non-existent special bloodline. Other Christians are playing the dangerous game of racing back to a wicked nation when her boundaries have long ceased to be of this world but rather of a spiritual kingdom.
Nothing of the Word of God, either of the Old Testament or of the New Testament, has been lost; it only has been and is being fulfilled. Prophecy never ceases to be either understood or fulfilled until the last minute of time. In eternity, there is no time, and the Word lives on forever as the testimony of Jesus given in the spirit of prophecy.
Are we not the fools who have allowed the ‘whiz kids’ of humanism, instead of God’s truth, to rule our classrooms? If it is a culture of death we want for our children, then we have it with Secular Humanism. If it is a culture of life we want, then we must act quickly and act now; time is running out in which to remove the children from the sacrificial altar.
The God of Abraham is about to give them up to the knife, which you and I hold over them, when Jesus already has taken their place on the sacrificial altar. He is the Word of truth, and it is He, Whom they need if they are going to live in the eternal Israel of the kingdom and the house of God.