FAKE NEWS is not anything new! This is how the devil operates – with lies and deceit!
At the time of the Messiah, the “Jews” were not necessarily the sons of the tribe of Judah but also the inhabitants of that land, Judea. Jerusalem was a cosmopolitan city, and there were people there from many nations. Do you not think that Yeshua the Messiah attracted people from outside the tribes of Israel?
The Herodians, some of the Pharisees and some Sadducees were Edomites (Idumean), descendants of Esau. These are the “sons of Esau” and Esau despised his birthright! The Levitical priesthood had been infiltrated before the time of Christ by these Edomites. History can tell you that. And the Herodians despised Christ.
In his article, How Esau Became Rome, author Efraim Palvanov writes:
“The people resented that Roman-Edomite tyrant Herod that persecuted them so harshly.
Henceforth, it was easy for the Sages to spill their wrath upon Edom, and their progenitor Esau. Esau became a symbol of the Roman oppressor. “Esau” and “Edom” were code words, used for speaking disparagingly about Rome to avoid alarming the authorities. Indeed, when the Sages speak about the evils of Esau, they are often really referring to the evils of the Roman Empire. It is therefore not surprising that Esau becomes possibly the most reviled figure in the Torah—as the Romans were unquestionably the most reviled entity in Talmudic times.”
Both the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia were warned against those who “say they are Jews, but [are] not.” (REV 2&3) Were they alerted to the “sons of Esau”, the fake Jews?
Another aspect …
On the day of Pentecost (Book of Acts 2) when the Holy Spirit came in tongues of fire, many Judahites and other tribes of Israel came to faith in the Messiah. These were some of the first believers and they called themselves the Way, a sect of Judaism. The first believers were of the tribes of Israel! But we, Jew and Gentile, are all one in Christ!
GAL 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
ROMANS 2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 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.
Then, are Christians IN THE SPIRIT, Jews?
These are TRUE JEWS: those who come or will come to faith in Yeshua the Messiah! Abraham believed God about the Messiah to come. Christians, people of faith in the Messiah, now look back to this wonderful salvation.
It is God’s intention that “all Israel will be saved”! (Romans 11:26) This process has started, a sign that the LORD’s return will be relatively soon. Many of today’s actual Jews believe in the Messiah to come. Some believe in Yeshua. These are called Messianic Jews.
Some do not believe that Yeshua is the Messiah because some in the church that was in power, including some popes, have been persecuting them through out the centuries! This antisemitism has begun to change, but there are still those who want to wipe off Israel from the face of the earth. Yet, many evangelical Christians have a solid relationship with the people of Israel.
These descendants of King David have been told that the New Testament is a book of hate. They don’t know it’s content: it is a book of LOVE. However, the Book of Zechariah says that they will mourn when the LORD returns:
ZECH 12:10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
I worship at a messianic synagogue sometimes. Yes, we are all one in Christ:
1 COR 12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
This is how it should be. Yet Roman Emperor Constantine further set the Messianic believers apart by this statement (325AD), advocating a different timing for the resurrection:
“… it appeared an unworthy thing that in the celebration of this most holy feast we should follow the practice of the Jews, who have impiously defiled their hands with enormous sin, and are, therefore, deservedly afflicted with blindness of soul … Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Saviour a different way.”
Was Constantine’s “different way” leading to paganism and idolatry? He set up a likeness of own head on a statue of Apollo, even after he had supposedly converted! This was a prime example of syncretism, the mixing two or more religions.
I prefer to call Mary who gave birth to the Messiah, Miriam (Miryam). This is true to the Greek.
Additionally, there are four Marian Dogmas of Roman Catholicism that have no basis in Scripture, but they are considered heresy in the RCC if you don’t believe them. (Orthodoxy may have some of these dogmas, also.) These dogmas cannot be found anywhere in the Bible! The devil distorts the truth. The intent is to idolize this “FAKE MARY”. This “FAKE MARY”, as she appears randomly, may be a fallen angel or Satan himself! Satan wants the worship for himself and he will set up his own one-world religion in the end-time.
REV 13:8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb who was slain.
A prophecy about the endtime scenario:
MATT 24:23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
We have all sorts of kooks or con-men saying that they are the Christ. But when Yeshua comes back this is going to be the BIGGEST EVENT of all time! He is coming back as the Lion of Judah!
REV 19:11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He [Yeshua] who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
The King of Kings is going to save Israel! He will reign here as the Prince of Peace!
Yeshua, at His first coming, was a winsome Middle Eastern man. Now a “fake Jesus” may look somewhat effeminate and have long hair. Yet, it was the custom of men in Israel to have short hair at the time of Christ. Do you really think Yeshua looks like this with blonde hair? I doubt it! If you took the beard and mustache off, in this picture, he’d look like a girl!
ISAIAH 53:1 Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
I understand that people who haven’t any knowledge of other cultures would put Yeshua into their own ethnicity in paintings. This is not my intent to belittle these people who had no idea of what Christ looked like. In His incarnation, He was a Middle Eastern man. He was a “tekton” which could mean He was a carpenter, but more likely a craftsman particularly a stone mason.
However, my intent is to stop the people from being deceived by the antichrist. The antichrist might be some kind of transgender or homosexual which we can see in Dan 11:37 “He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.”
This “FAKE JESUS” will preach a different gospel than the one through faith in Christ where you are born again in the Spirit.
2COR 11:3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!
The antichrist is a “FAKE JESUS” and he will preach a different gospel! The Scriptures are listed here that deal with the traits of the antichrist.
The antichrist will come to the new temple in Jerusalem and will set up again the “abomination of desolation” spoken of by the prophet Daniel. This will begin the 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation. Then one needs to get out of Jerusalem … and fast!
LUKE 21 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
This happened before in 70AD but it is also for the endtime – a double prophecy!
REV 12:14 But the woman [Israel] was given two wings [airplane] of a great eagle [USA?], that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time [3.5 years of the Great Tribulation], from the presence of the serpent [devil].
Do not be deceived! For everyone reading this, I pray that you will not be deceived!