Saving Israel

Saving Israel

What can we do to contribute to the saving of Israel?

Let’s start with what has not been helping to save Israel for the past twelve years. We find it in the book of Isaiah, who has experienced a vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Judah was the tribe that enlarged, as seen in the meaning of her first king, Rehoboam, meaning a people has enlarged, the ten tribes belonging to Israel dispersed in 722. Isaiah is speaking to the Judah of Judaism—to the Jews of today. However, there is another Judah that Isaiah is speaking to—a Gentile Judah. Today's Christians, who have been grafted in by taking on the negative aspect of the tribe of Judah—a spirit their Judean counterpart illustrated for us thirty-five hundred years ago at the foot of the mount. This unholy spirit—the spirit of impatience is encoded in the story of Judah and Tamar. Judah is associated with the “era of Isaac,” the negative aspect of which is mockery, which began two thousand years ago when the peoples of religion mocked the one bringing spiritual truth. With that in mind— listen to what the prophet is saying to the Judah of today:

“Bring no more oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them…” Isaiah 1:13,14

It is these vain traditions, which have been passed down from generation to generation in Judaism and Christianity that are contributing to the death of Israel because it is iniquity, sin, the wages of which is death. Let me explain why these ritualistic practices, which one sacrifices his time to perform, are not acceptable to God at this particular time. Why they are now being counted as sin rather than righteousness. There are three eras. The “era of Abraham,“ which began 4000 years ago. The ”era of Isaac,” which began 2000 years ago, and the “era of Jacob,” which began in the year 2000. These three correlate with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are twelve years into the era of Spirit, when serving God with mind and body (through prayers and ritualistic practices) can no longer help in preventing the death of the nation of Israel, as we see in Isaiah’s next words to Judah:

“And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.” Isaiah 1:15

We can no longer help Israel in this way. We are in the third and final era— in the era of spirit, when we are to worship God “in spirit and in truth,” as told to us over two thousand years ago by a Rabbi, that is to say, Teacher, of the tribe of Judah. This teacher of the previous “era of Isaac” came to teach a higher and deeper level of Torah observance, which takes place not through the mind and body— not through prayers and ritualistic practices, but through the heart— through spiritual works that purify the heart. The spiritual truth or promise that brought us the instruction for salvation two thousand years ago was mocked, revealing both the positive and negative meaning of Isaac.

The Jerusalem Isaiah is addressing here is the Jerusalem of bondage:

“Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondwoman, the other by the freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. ” Galatians 4:21-25.

Jerusalem means founded peaceful. It is the capital of Israel, the official seat of govenment. Jerusalem governs Israel. If there is no peace in Jerusalem, symbolizing The Heart, there will be no peace in Israel, symbolizing The Mind.

“To wit, the prophets of Israel, which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord God.” Ezekiel 13:16.

What is keeping Jerusalem from obtaining peace?

“Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar.” Ezekiel 13:10.

The wall symbolizes false peace, procured by those that think they can bring peace to Israel or Jerusalem by praying, by keeping the traditions of their fathers, or by the new age concept of thinking only good thoughts, denying that any evil exists, which only serves to empower it. This wall of false peace is coming down!

“So will I break down the wall ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall….” Ezekiel 13:14

Judah has the power to bring peace to Jerusalem.

The symbolism of Israel, Judah, and Jerusalem reveal how. Israel symbolizes The Mind, which being governed by false peace, is keeping Jerusalem in bondage. Judah and Jerusalem share the same symbolic meaning—The Heart, revealing that there will be no peace in Jerusalem until there is peace in The Heart of man.

How can man obtain authentic peace within his heart?

By going through a spiritual judgment. The number twelve represents judgment, this spiritual judgment encoded in the 49th Chapter of Genesis, where Jacob tells his twelve sons what will befall them in the end of days— in the end of (the seven) days—in the 7th day, which the World entered with the new millennium. The number seven pertains to spiritual, this 7th day being God's spiritual Sabbath Day, which we keep holy through the purification of our heart.

“All these are the twelve tribes of Israel…” Genesis 49:28

The “era of Jacob,” which we entered in the year 2000, is associated with Zion, while the “era of Isaac” is associated with Judah. We leave the previous era of Isaac, whose negative aspect is mockery, by offering up the spiritual sacrifices of God, keeping the spirit of the Law— observing the spirit of the Torah.

“... Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 2:3.

Then and only then will God be pleased with carnal sacrifices, tithes, and offerings. With the perpetual burning of incense. And with perpetual feasts and sabbaths.

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offerings: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. Psalms 51:17-19

“And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.” Obadiah 1:21.

The saviours are those that have called upon God’s spiritual power from within their heart. Through a spiritual judgment they have overcome the enemies inhabiting their heart, having established peace within their heart, which collectively will manifest as peace within Jerusalem— saving Israel.

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within the wall, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companion’s sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.” Psalms 122

Many proclaim to love Israel with their mouth. But how many are willing to prove it through action— through a spiritual judgment of the heart?

Written by Sandra L. Butler (Copyright © 2012)
Author; The Bible Decoded; The Little Book for the Soul
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