“Today’s premature national return is a counterfeit and not endorsed by God. It lays the foundation for world dominion by the anti-Christ, not Christ.”
“Yet, Scripture is clear that a minority of repentant Jews at Christ’s second coming will be brought back to Him to occupy the land during the millennium, but only on God’s inflexible terms.”
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DESPERATELY NEEDED: ETHICS OF CHRIST IN MIDEAST
By Rev. Ted Pike
8 Feb 10
Mandate for Violence
Israel derives its mandate for conquest from a twisted interpretation of God’s covenant with Abraham. Modern Israel says unrighteous Jews are entitled to the Holy Land, at any cost. This is false. Scripture repeatedly states that only a nation of holy and obedient Jews can own and occupy God’s Holy Land.  This happened under Joshua and Nehemiah, and the Bible says it will occur again when Jews repent at Christ’s second coming.
Today’s premature national return is a counterfeit and not endorsed by God. It lays the foundation for world dominion by the anti-Christ, not Christ.
DOES THE BIBLE PREDICT ISRAEL’S “NUCLEAR SHIELD?”
By Rev. Ted Pike
20 Jun 13
During the 20th century, Israel spectacularly fulfilled much of Ezekiel 38 and 39 by occupying the Holy Land in defiance of God’s law – a counterfeit return. (See List of Conditional Occupation Verses) The next stages in the prophetic sequence are for Jewish-dominated world governance to begin and Israel to expel the Palestinians and impose effective, overwhelming power against all who might come against her. With Palestine under Jewish control, Israel may then dismantle the Dome of the Rock and build her new temple, as Christ prophesied (Matt. 24:15). Once that is finished and Jewish world government is a reality, the Zionists will appoint their “Messiah.” Such will almost be a formality since it is largely taken for granted in Judaism that the “Messiah” is the Jewish people, i.e. full realization of Jewish power. Daniel 7:8 suggests that several world administrations, or “messiahs” may precede arrival of the actual anti-Christ – the “little horn.” “In a time of tranquility” (Daniel 9:21) “marriage” between Israel and her new husband “Gog,” the “wicked profane prince of Israel” (Ezek. 21:25) from Russia follows.
For nearly three and a half years, Israel and anti-Christ rule the nations as “the man of sin” “causes craft to prosper in his hand” (Dan. 8:25), and Jewish commerce floods the nations with affluence (Rev. 18:3). By this time the present love affair of Christian evangelicals toward Zionism will have turned into bitter disillusionment. The Sanhedrin will have now largely finished the persecution of Christians it began 2,000 years ago in the book of Acts and is “drunk with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus” (Rev. 17:6). The anti-Christ will “wear out” the saints (Daniel 7:21, 25, 8:24) Descendants of today’s Israel-first evangelicals will be crying to God for vengeance against Israel (Rev. 18:6).
Yet something happens to sour Israel’s marriage to Antichrist. Scripture implies Jewish leaders may inflict on him a “deadly wound” (Rev. 13:3). In imitation of Christ, the Antichrist rises from the dead. As Satan incarnate, he goes on rampage against those likely to have done him in, the Jews. His armies encircle and invade Jerusalem, killing most of its Jewish inhabitants. He proclaims himself God in the temple and desecrates it. This is the “Abomination of Desolation” predicted by Daniel. Along with the encirclement of Jerusalem, this act was foretold by Christ as the only definitive sign that His return is near (Mark 13.7, 14). A remnant of Jews are now exiled to the nations and endure “great tribulation.” Yet as they near extinction, Christ returns in glory. He judges the nations from the heavens with terrible plagues and vials of wrath, including horrific vengeance on the armies of the Beast in the battle of Armageddon. The repentant remnant Jews are now worthy to occupy Palestine and dwell there with Christ for 1,000 years.
TED PIKE DEBATES ZIONISTS ON CHRISTIAN RADIO
By Rev. Ted Pike
4 Jun 07
In two recent debates on Christian radio, I vehemently took issue with the prevailing evangelical policy of unconditional support of Israel. Last Friday I debated Thor Tolo, prominent Seattle talk show host, and Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries. This followed a debate I had some weeks ago with Markell and her pastor on her syndicated show, Understanding the Times. You can now listen to both of these debates at www.truthtellers.org.
Despite much obfuscation especially by Markell, at issue was a very simple, old-fashioned Biblical idea: God requires obedience before He will bless anyone, Gentile or Jew. Just as Christians cannot get into heaven without daily obedience and trust in God, so Scripture makes it abundantly clear that a nation of Jews cannot dwell in the Holy Land without the same faith. (See, Zionism: American Idol and the video Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance)
This Biblical truth, however, increasingly troubles pro-Zionist evangelicals, especially messianic Jews like Jan Markell. I knew I would be under intense fire and probably be called anti-Semitic for upholding such ethics. Why? Because the Biblical requirement of obedience has enormous religious and geopolitical consequences.
If God still requires obedience from the Jews in order to possess His holy land, then Christ-rejecting Zionist Jews returning in the 20th century cannot be under divine approval. Instead, they constitute the Biblically prophesied counterfeit return described in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Such a spiritually lawless return, Scripture reveals, will not establish the rule of Christ in Jerusalem, but anti-Christ. It will eventually result in Israel’s “peace and safety” as she dominates the nations from Jerusalem. However, she is so wicked and profane, Ezekiel tells us, that God is “hiding his face” from her! The prophet says Gentile hordes led by anti-Christ will eventually expel the Jews from Palestine, plunging them into great tribulation. (Ezek. 39:23-29)
Such reversal will again fulfill God’s timeless decree that without obedience Israel cannot long dwell in a land dedicated to holiness. Yet, Scripture is clear that a minority of repentant Jews at Christ’s second coming will be brought back to Him to occupy the land during the millennium, but only on God’s inflexible terms.
DOES ISRAEL OWN THE LAND?
By Rev. Ted Pike
Yes! God promised the land of Israel to Abraham and his descendants forever (Gen. 12:7).
Yet God said Jews can only occupy it in obedience. He told Moses that if Jews rebelled, He would expel them (Lev. 26:27-34, Deut. 4:26, 6:18, 28:58-64). They could not return except in obedience.
The Marxist Zionists who reoccupied Palestine during the last century were not obedient to God. Israel today still rejects Jesus Christ. In violation of God’s law (Lev. 19:34), they cruelly oppress the “strangers in the land.”
Result? Strife, war, terrorism.
Someday, at Christ’s second coming, a repentant remnant will give Christ true obedience. Then, as their Redeemer, He will uphold their right to all the land, from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates.
Israel today is spiritually lawless. Hers is a counterfeit return. Israel is preparing the world, not for the coming of Christ but anti-Christ.
If you support anti-Christ Israel, then you are hastening the appearance of the wrong messiah.