The Scourge of Antisemitism and Replacement Theology

One-for-israel

Replacement Theology and Antisemitism is arguably the uppermost reason why Jews have been rejecting Jesus as their Messiah for so long. I would even go so far as to say that anyone who nurtures the slightest feeling of animosity against, or rejection of the Jews, is probably not saved (Genesis 12:1-3). Saul of Tarsus who became Paul once said,

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. (Romans 9:1-5)

He, a saved Jew who at first persecuted the church, was prepared to be cast into hell if that were possible to save his kinsman according to the flesh. Of course, no one can do that except God Himself. Jesus Christ was the only One who could bear the pangs of hell on the cross to save us from our sins and eternal damnation in hell, and, bear with me, He was a Jew. (John 4:22).

Eitan Bar – One for Israel

I was overjoyed to find this video on YouTube and to see how God is working in Israel despite the vehement hatred and death threats of many rabbis. Please pray for the redemption of Israel.

God’s righteous judgments on a world gone crazy in its hatred of Israel is imminent.

Please read about Replacement Theology and Antisemitism against Jews in South Africa: Antisemitism in South Africa

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Tom Lessing is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

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Conversation between Tom and Deborah on whatsapp:

Deborah said:

“Hi Tom. How do we discern that when a Jew sees a vision of Jesus or 1000 Jews are saved at a miracle healing meeting and most are healed that this is really Jesus and not another Christ?

https://charismamail.com/ga/click/2-629625-28-30433-76142-484737-e20b155486-dc68d3b0e6

[Edited: Note how Sid Roth lies and says that no where in the bible were so many Jews saved at one time. Sid Roth claims 1000 Jews saved under his preaching or should we call it lack of preaching. Bible says 3000 Jews were saved the day Peter preached:

Acts 2:14-42 King James Version (KJV)
Peter preaching to Jews in Jerusalem
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls]

Tom said;

“Hi Debs, The first thing that popped into my mind when I read that over 1000 Jews in Ukraine allegedly got saved and healed during one of Sid Roth’s crusades, was the narrative of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16. You will recall that the rich man begged Abraham to send Lazarus to warn his brethren of his horrid torments in Hades and the following discussion followed, “They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” “They have Moses and the prophets” reminds me of Paul’s words, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom 10:17). Aha! faith comes via the preaching and hearing of God’s Word and not through visions, dreams, imaginations, healing and what not. If no one from Hades, even in a resurrected glorified body, is able to convince sinners of their sins and lostness, why would God allow his resurrected Son to appear in visions and dreams to save sinners. Remember what Jesus said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. (Joh 16:7). What does this tell us? It tells us that not even Jesus’ presence or appearance in his resurrected glorified body can convict sinners of their sin and lostness. That’s the work of the Holy Ghost. Jesus has done his Father’s will to perfection here on earth and is now seated on his right hand and will only appear again on earth at his Second Coming AFTER the seven year tribulation before He sets up his Kingdom here on earth.

What about Jesus’ appearance to Saul (before he became Paul) on his way to Damascus? Did that save Saul? Some believe that he was saved on his way to Damascus. Nope! that not true. Not even Jesus’ appearance to him in his resurrected and glorified body convinced him of his sinfulness and lostness. In fact, Paul tarried to repent of his sins until he heard the Gospel. (Acts 22:16). Not even the awesome and magnanimous appearance of Jesus on Paul’s way way to Damascus wrested him of his tardiness to repent.

Another Scripture that sprung to mind,, is Jesus’ words, “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.” (Mat 16:4). Sid Roth would do much belter by reminding his Jewish brethren the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32:1-47.”

Deborah said;

“Thanks Tom that’s exactly what I thought, except I didn’t think of the Lazarus story. up
Now here’s my 2nd question. Why would Jesus then appear to a Jew after her was supposedly saved? In that video you posed on Jews preaching the gospel, amazing, brings tears to my eyes. in the video they showed the guy sitting in the chair giving his testimony and saying Jesus appeared to him after he has repented. Why I thought would Jesus do that? This is not the first testimony I’ve heard of Jews being saved and then Jesus appears to them.
So what’s going on here do you think?”

See below video at specific time of 35:29m:

Tom’s reply;

“When I posted the article on Eitan Bar and his ministry in Jerusalem, I anticipated that you would pick up the testimony of the Jew to whom Jesus supposedly appeared. When I viewed it the first time, I just shook my head, realizing that many Muslims claim to have had the same experience. So, what’s the point? Of course why would Jesus supposedly appear to someone who had already repented? It makes no sense. The only reason I can see, and you may question and correct me if you like, is that the Jews always seek a sign ( 1 Corinthians 1:22). Can we question his repentance and salvation? Perhaps not. We cannot see his heart. Nonetheless, what we do know is that Satan is well acquainted with 1 Corinthians 1:22 and subsequently would do anything to lead him astray, especially to destroy his testimony , and, therefore, appeared to the man as “Jesus,” or it may not have been Satan himself but one of his demons. The sad thing is that the so-called Christian churches who constantly claim to see Jesus in apparitions, visions, dreams etc. etc. have had a tremendous influence on the Jews, especially via Jews like Sid Roth and co.”

Deborah’s reply;

“Hi Tom I agree, I believe that visitation was not Jesus but another Christ and it was to try nullify his testimony. I believe he is saved but as you said Satan will do anything to lead you astray from start to finish, he never stops attacking and the best time to attack is when you are just saved and don’t know anything.”

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Hi Tom

You said “We should be very, very careful when giving our own testimonies.”

I agree totally Tom. This testimony in this video will lead other Jews who get saved to seek a visitation from Jesus Christ.

Ida
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Hi DTW,

Thank you for this article, it is very real and happening all over the world, these visions of Jesus. Not only to Jews and Muslims, but also to Germans like myself. Very soon after I repented of my sins, which were many. (About 7 years ago) – I also saw a vision of Jesus. If I said I didn’t see it, I would be lying. Although I was raised in a Reformation Church and knew the catechisms, I didn’t have any in depth, Holy Spirit taught knowledge of Scripture to help myself, or to discern between true Jesus and false Jesus. The vision of a crying Jesus (crying about my sins) soo deeply disturbed me, that I landed in hospital for several days. I didn’t ask God for a sign recently, but do remember asking Him as a child many years ago to show me signs that He is listening to me. I developed religious OCD after I was baptized in water at a Pentecostal Church. It was like this verse from Paul : ” In 2 Corinthians 12:7-9, Paul says, “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.” To Tom I will say this: the fact that Jesus did appear to Paul after His ascendance to heaven and after He was seated at the Father’s right hand, proofs that Jesus does appear if and when He pleases. The fact that Jesus is God and also omnipotent means that He can be everywhere at one time if and when He pleases. The devil could also appear to new believers as ‘Jesus’ that is sadly also possible and probable. Thirdly the Holy Spirit can cause a person to have a vision of Jesus, this is also possible if you look at Acts 2:v 17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.”

It seems there are various possibilities, but, God could use any of the devil’s works to His own glory. These visions of Jesus often in a dream, makes people including me to go search the Scriptures and read and study the Bible over and over. Glory to God. With more knowledge and more hearing of the Word, came more faith and more confidence in the real authentic Jesus. Exactly as the Bible said.

About 3 years ago came a Pastor to my church claiming that he saw the crying ‘Jesus” twice in his lifetime. Then after that came lots of Pastors claiming to have had visions and dreams. It sure is a good thing that we have the written Word to measure things by.

After maturing in faith – if a person would see a vision of Jesus, , .. they would definitely ask Jesus to show his hands and feet and his side, because of Acts 1 v 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”

and this :

Rev 1 v 7 “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him— even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen

PS: One’s own testimony not so important according to John the Baptist in John 3 v 30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Shalom

Ida
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Thanks for your answer Tom,

I can only testify to what I saw. The impression I got was that Jesus was sad about people who do not repent of their sins and keep living in habitual sin in spite of the price He paid to free them from sin. (even including me) God was saddened by people going to hell. Ezekiel 33 v 11 “Say to them: ‘As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked should turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’

The verse in Acts 2 v17 you are referring to, was concluded by Simon Peter that it was happening there and then as the prophet Joel said it would be. Therefore I understand that he was referring to the happenings at the Day of Pentecost because that is where and when Peter said this. As you said the Spirit has already been received by believers in Christ. The house of Israel is at this time in the dispersion amongst the gentiles, according to when the 10 Northern tribes split away and was taken captive by the Chaldeans. How do we even know who is a gentile and who is remnant of Israel?

I cannot claim to understand everything, but what I can testify to, is the saving and healing of the believer’s emotional, physical, spiritual lives by the power that is available to the believers in Jesus Christ. There is a tangible calmness that falls on people when they pray to the Lord and Savior. Even though our understanding of certain scriptures differs, He stays the same.

Deborah (Discerning the World)
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Hi Ida

An interesting note, did you know that Jesus never actually physically appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus. Paul saw a bright light from heaven and Jesus spoke to him. Jesus Christ never showed himself to Paul.

Acts 9:3-6
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Ida
Guest

Hi DTW,

yes, Jesus did not show himself to Paul on that day, but only a bright light. Thanks for pointing that out.

Tom, I can’t answer on that because you twisted my words. I do understand that Jesus had to go away for the Comforter to come, but you don’t seem to understand what the prophet Joel said and that it came true on the day of Pentecost, and still does, because we are still in the same era. You also don’t know who is gentile and who is remnant. So that means that your faith is based on your own misunderstanding and the scripture you misquoted was for yourself. You unfortunately don’t know what some people saw, but they still saw it, you can therefor only speculate. We agree that it was probably not the real Jesus, but what was it then? More probable is that a vision is meant for a certain person and not to be shared with others, also like a private prayer language some have, but I don’t.

Deborah (Discerning the World)
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Hi Ida hi

Jesus Christ had a stern warning for all of us…

Matthew 24:23
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.”

No man on earth will see Jesus Christ in bodily form ever until such time as He returns at His second coming.

Encounters and visitations by a Jesus figure is not Jesus, it’s a demon.

No where in the Bible is there a description of what Jesus looks like, so you can’t say that the Jesus that appeared to you was in fact Jesus. You have no biblical proof.

Also want to state that this Jesus that appears to people does in no way resemble what Jesus Christ looks like now:

Revelation 19:11-16
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.

That is Jesus Christ! Not the ‘servant like’ man Satan loves to make Him out to be, dressed in white who sobs over mankind’s sin.

One last thing. When a soul is saved the Bible says:

Luke 15:10
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

In Choo Thomas’ book ‘heaven is so real’ she tells us of seeing Mary in heaven who spends her time constantly weeping over mankind’s sin. There are also the statues of the weeping Mary (crying oil or blood, etc) all over the world as she cries for mankind’s sin.

You must remember Satan is androgynous; male and female. The “weeping Jesus and the weeping Mary” are none other than Satan appearing as the androgynous Isis and Osiris, Nimrod and Semiramis, etc, etc, etc.

Deborah (Discerning the World)
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Dear Ida

You said “More probable is that a vision is meant for a certain person and not to be shared with others”

That is another lie Satan loves to whisper in people’s ears, he says “It’s a personal vision or visitation meant for you only, so you can’t compare it to anything, even the bible”

Satan knows that mankind loves precious gifts meant just for them, so he tells you that what you saw or experienced is just for you – that Jesus loves you so much that He will show himself to you (in this case crying) making your experience a very very emotional one. When this happens and we are not grounded in the gospel (especially when we are babes in Christ, or just born again as in the case of the video in this article) we will think with our emotions instead of seeking the scriptures to TEST THE SPIRIT that appeared to us. Sometimes it can take one years to figure out that it was not Jesus Christ who walked into the room, but a demonic entity instead taking advantage of your emotional state.

You said “also like a private prayer language some have, but I don’t.”

Tongues (an earthly language) has ceased, replaced by the complete and perfect written Word of God in many languages.

Do you wish you could speak in tongues?

Ida
Guest

Hi DTW,

Yoh! Thanks for explaining, I battled with this thing for many years. Satan sure is a lair. No wonder my mother was so skeptical about this sighting. At some stage I did get few words in a strange tongue which I did not understand. In the Pentecostal church they promote this a lot. I did in fact ask for it and wanted it, if it was a real thing. When I dared to question this phenomenon in my Pastor’s office, I was told to not grief the Holy Spirit. Then I thought I had sin against the Holy Spirit, and I had a very bad day, month and year. It was like a battle against Satan himself. I had every attack imaginable, and even beyond my own imagination. I found much information in your articles and in the book by John Bunyan ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ written in 1655′ every attack John had, I also had. My family also thought I had lost my marbles. But on the bright side… I was able to get free from my habitual sins… and that was nice – to be free. What took John Bunyan 3 years to overcome, took me 6 years. In the end a changed life, is more meaningful to me than a language I don’t understand. Sommige mense se dat om in n taal te praat is ‘stigterlik’ meaning it sets them in a mood for a Bible sermon. But I did not find this to be true for myself, I got unsettled and confused by it. I called it ‘brabble’ but was rebuked by the church for saying this. I rather shut my big mouth now. shock Lately I’m only asking for wisdom and discernment.

Ida
Guest

Thanks Tom, it took me a while to grasp. I still think Joel was refering to what happened at the day of Pentecost because of what Peter said. But I will go read more. I”ve been summoned to go see the pastor at my previous church about Deon Hocky and me calling him (Deon) a false prophet. I’m always the black old sheep. There was another ‘prophet at our church who said all the people that calls Doen Hocky a false prophet, must just die. scratch I see on fb that my pastor is a follower of Jennifer La Clair. Can he be sooo deceived? What do I even say at this meeting… I find it easy to just smile and wave but feel guilty for keeping quiet. I am already unpopular. unhappy

Deborah (Discerning the World)
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Amen and Amen!

Ida
Guest

Hi DTW,

There’s a similarity in the testimony of the Jew that came to know Jesus as his messiah and Deon Hockey’s testimony and Leon du Preez’s testimony, and myself.

We all saw a strange spirit, pretending to be Jesus. Some even saw a bright light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7CyDVttzMo

Deception is more in your face than ever. The deceiver doesn’t come as a devil with horns, he comes as an angel of light. ohno

Thanks for your work here, and pointing these things out, you really do save souls for God, even though it’s a tough job. Be blessed.

Deborah (Discerning the World)
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Hi Ida

Yip it a demonic spirit, pretending to be Jesus. My grandmother too saw Jesus a few times in her room, as she commanded (Word of Faith) Jesus to heal her. He never healed her, instead Satan showed up as an angel of light to her multiple times and this cemented her ‘theology’, never to be budged or removed till the day she passed away – tormented by demons, refusing to see Truth.

Thanks for article on Deon Hockey – I did an article on him a few years ago: https://www.discerningtheworld.com/2011/09/12/deon-hockey-bringing-the-toronto-blessing-fire-serpent-to-a-church-near-you/

In Christ Forever
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In Christ Forever

“Replacement Theology” is a strawman. You’re getting brainwashed by zionists and talmudists into embracing the Noahide Laws.

Deborah (Discerning the World)
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Dear In Christ Forever (not sure which ‘Christ’ though)

Replacement theology is not a strawman, your silly once sentence argument is a joke.

Are you saying:
1) That you are an Israelite instead and the real Israelites in Israel are not Jews?
2) Jews can’t be born again because they have been cut off from God because they crucified Jesus Christ?

I know clearly what’s happening in Israel. Israel’s teachings are Babylonian to the core, the Prophets in the bible spent their lives trying to lead the Israelites out of spiritual enslavement, who couldn’t wait to go back and build a calf, or take the false Star of David (The Babylonian Star of Saturn) as their symbol. But there are Jews (Israelites) being born again right now as we speak out of Babylon.

The redemption of Zion
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. 7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. 9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.
The promise of God’s presence
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. Lev 26:12; Ezek 37:27; 2Cor 6:16; 11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. 12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. 13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.1

God says to Israel, the Jews:

Jeremiah 51:45 “My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.” [“her” is Babylon]

There is also a massive drive by Kabbalistic Jews to capture the hearts and minds of Christians and drive them to their supposedHebrew Roots. These Pharisees (Jacob Prasch and Jonathan Cahn and manymore) are doing just that.

An unsaved Gentile is no better than an unsaved Jew, who are you to judge you sinful anti-semitic hypocrite – everyone (Gentile and Jew alike) who is not born again is captured by Babylon

Dispensationalism is Dumb
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You’re right, Deborah and Tom! We should totally worship the non-Semitic EUROPEAN ashkenazis and build the Third Temple. That’s totally what Jesus wanted…NOT!

Wake up. Biblical Israel is GONE FOREVER, Zionism is evil and anti-Christian, and you are NOT going to be raptured before the Tribulation.

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Tom (Discerning the World)
Deborah (Discerning the World)

Romans 9:6-8

“Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.”

Matthew 21:43

“ Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.”

Revelation 3:9
“ Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

By the way, Jews who truly accept Jesus are no longer Jews, they’re Christians. Jews are not a race, they’re a religion.

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Deborah (Discerning the World)
“real Israelites in Israel”

Are you serious? The real Israelites are all GONE. That’s like calling Italians “Romans” or Mexicans “Aztecs.”