Stay Away from Indoctrination and Dogma

"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Friday, February 1, 2013

Jew-ish World Religions

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NKJV)

4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

A Snapshot of Jew-ish Religions

The various sects of Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Italkim, Mizrahi, Bukharan, Kurdish, Mountain, Ethiopian and Romaniotes Jews is mind boggling!!!

The Bible refers twice to people who claim to be Jews, but are liars of the synagogue of Satan (Revelation 2:9 and Revelation 3:9).

The monarchy of England claims to be from direct royal lineage of King David of Israel and its people to be descendants of the 10 Lost Tribes of ancient Israel---the tribes that God said would be lost forever.

David was a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 16:1; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Samuel 16:13; 2 Samuel 7:13-16; Psalm 89:19-37; Acts 13:22). The life of King David life is dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1002–970 BC. Perhaps this is the reason that Great Britain coins the phrase, "United Kinddom."

However Mandate Palestine or Mandatory Palestine was a geopolitical entity under British administration, carved out of Ottoman Southern Syria after WWI. British civil administration in Palestine operated from 1920 until 1948.

Background on Israel's
Ancient Divided Kingdom

King Saul, King David, and King Solomon were the first three kings of Israel—The biblical United Kingdom. King Saul was anointed by the prophet Samuel (I Samuel 10). After his death, King David became king (2 Samuel 2), beginning the "Davidic dynasty," which lasted for three centuries. King Solomon was the last to rule over a united kingdom. God warned him that because of his sins, the kingdom would be torn in two after his death (I Kings 11.) Indeed, after Solomon's death, his son Rehoboam ruled over the southern kingdom, consisting of two tribes, Judah and Benjamin. His kingdom was called "Judah." The kingdom in the north, with the other ten tribes, was called "Israel."

The next few centuries saw two kings ruling simultaneously, one in the north and one in the south. In the north, Israel's first king was Jeroboam, in 928 BC; the last king was Hosea, in 722 BC. The Assyrians began their conquest of Israel in 722, leading to an exile of the Israelites of the northern kingdom a few years later. These Israelites became known as the "lost 10 tribes," never returning to Israel in a group all together.

In the south, the autonomy lasted a little longer; the final king of Judah was Zedekiah, whose reign ended in 587, with the destruction of the Temple and the fall of Jerusalem. The destruction of the first Temple and the subsequent Babylonian exile of the Jewish people brought an end to the era of the kings—the last time the entire Jewish people would be united under one ruler, in one land.

REMINDER: The present people of the United Kingdom in Western Europe, claim to be descendants of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel, but God said that these people would be lost forever and dispersed amongst the nations.

Jew-ish History
of the Hebrew People

A Hebrew person is a member of an ancient people living in what is now Israel and Palestine and, according to biblical tradition, descended from the patriarch Jacob, grandson of Abraham. After the Exodus (c. 1300 BC). They established the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and adhered to the Scriptures—commonly known today as the Hebrew Bible—the sacred writings of Judaism, called by Christians the Old Testament, include the Law (Torah), the Prophets, and the Hagiographa or Writings— comprising the last of the three major divisions of the Hebrew scriptures, other than the Law and the Prophets. The books of the Hagiographa are: Ruth, Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Daniel, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.

The term Semitic relates to or denotes a family of languages that includes Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic and certain ancient languages such as Phoenician and Akkadian, constituting the main subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic family.

Hebrew is also the Semitic language of Jew-ish people, in its ancient or modern form. The suffix, “-ish” are forming adjectives (from nouns), which means having the qualities or characteristics of, or of nationality or religious or ethnic group.

In looking at the eventual sectarianism of the Hebrew people, I use the suffix, “-ish,” to clarify that today’s modern Jews are like the ancient Hebrew people descended from their patriarchs; Abraham and Isaac (son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau) and Jacob—whose name was changed to Israel.

The Hebrew people descended from the patriarch Jacob, became known as the Israelites. God fulfilled His promise to Abram (Abraham) to make his descendants as the dust of the earth (Genesis 13:14-17).

Genesis 12:1-3 (NLT) The Call of Abram

12 “The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”

Several times at the very end of the book of Genesis (Gen. 49:2,7,24) Jacob mentions his old and new names ('Jacob' and 'Israel') together, as if to show that now he finally accepted and believed the wondrous change that God had wrought in him. First of all, he doesn't seem to have accepted his name change, and needed God to remind him of it again (Genesis 32:28; 35:10).

Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews
and Orthodox Judaism

Mizrahi Jews or Mizrahim are Jews descended from the Jewish communities of the Babylonian era in the Middle East and parts of the Caucasus (the Mashriq, meaning "East" in Arabic) as defined during the Middle Ages). The term Mizrahi is used in Israel in the language of politics, media and some social scientists for Jews from mostly Arab-ruled geographies and adjacent, primarily Muslim-majority countries. This includes descendants of Babylonian Jews from modern Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Iran, India, Uzbekistan, Kurdish areas and Jews from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Yemenite and Georgian Jews are usually included within the Mizrahi Jews group.

Most Mizrahi communities use much the same religious rituals as Sephardim proper due to historical reasons. The prevalence of the Sephardic rite among Mizrahim is partially a result of Sephardim proper joining some of Miarahi communities following the 1492 expulsion from Sepharad (Spain and Portugal), though deeper historical reasons include the adoption of the Babylonian Talmud by both Mazrahi Jews and Sephradic Jews, as compared with the Jerusalem Talmud among the Ashkenazi (also Hassidic) Jews.

Sephardi is a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. Any Jew of the Middle East or North Africa is considered Sepahrdi, from the modern Hebrew, from sĕp̄āraḏ, a country mentioned in Obadiah 20.

Sephardi or Sepahrdim Jews retain their own distinctive customs and rituals, preserving Babylonian Jewish traditions rather than the Palestinian ones of the Ashkenazim Jews.

Italian Jews or Jews of the Italian Rite ("Italkim" in Hebrew) can be used in a broad sense to mean all Jews living or with roots in Italy or in a narrower sense to mean the ancient community who use the Italian rite, as distinct from the communities dating from medieval or modern times who use the Sephardi or Ashkenazi rite.

Historically these communities remained separate: in a given city there was often an "Italian synagogue" and a "Spanish synagogue", and occasionally a "German synagogue" as well. In many cases these have since amalgamated, but a given synagogue may have services of more than one rite.

The Jews of Asti, Fossano and Moncalvo ("Appam"). These represent the Jews expelled from France in the Middle Ages. Their liturgy is similar to that of the Ashkenazim, but contains some distinctive usages descended from the French Jews of the time of Rashi, particularly in the services for the High Holy Days.

Today there are further categories: The Jews of San Nicandro who are gerim descendants of the neofiti of San Nicandro Garganico; Iranian Jews living in Rome and Milan; Libyan Jews, mostly in Rome.

Bukharan Jews, also Bukharian Jews or Bukhari Jews, also called the Binai Israel, are Jews from Central Asia who speak Bukhori, a dialect of the Tajik-Persian language. Their name comes from the former Central Asian Emirate of Bukhara, which once had a sizable Jewish community. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the great majority have emigrated to Israel or to the United States (especially Queens, New York), while others have emigrated to Europe or Australia. In 1793, Rabbi Yosef Maimon, a Sephardic Jew from Tetuan, Morocco and prominent kabbalist in Safed, traveled to Bukhara and found the local Jews in a very bad state. He decided to settle there. Maimon was disappointed to see so many Jews lacking knowledge and observance of their religious customs and Jewish law. He became a spiritual leader, aiming to educate and revive the Jewish community's observance and faith in Judaism. He changed their Persian religious tradition to Sephardic Jewish tradition. During this time, the Jews of Bukhara were almost extinct, and Middle Eastern Jews came to Central Asia and joined the Bukharan Jewish community. Maimon's work and the Middle Eastern Jewish move to Central Asia helped revive the almost extinct Bukharan Jewish community. Maimon is an ancestor of Shlomo Moussaieff, author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, and the First Lady of Iceland Dorrit Moussaieff.

Kurdish Jews or Kurdistani Jews are the ancient Eastern Jewish communities, inhabiting the region known as Kurdistan in northern Mesopotamia, roughly covering parts of Iran, northern Iraq, Syria and eastern Turkey. Their clothing and culture is similar to neighbouring Kurdish Muslims and Christian Assyrians. Until their immigration to Israel in the 1940s and early 1950s, the Jews of Kurdistan lived as closed ethnic communities. Kurdish Jews largely spoke Aramaic, with some speaking native Kurdish dialects. For example, in Iraqi Kurdistan, they spoke both Aramaic and the Kurmanji dialect. After coming to Israel however, those who spoke Kurmanji switched over to Aramaic. Today, the large majority of Kurdish Jews and their descendants live in Israel.

Romaniotes are a Jewish population who have lived in the territory of today's Greece and neighboring areas with large Greek populations for more than 2,000 years. Their languages were Yevanic, a Greek dialect, and Greek. They derived their name from the old name for the people of the Byzantine Empire, Romaioi. Large communities were located in Thebes, Ioannina, Chalcis, Corfu, Arta, Corinth and on the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes and Cyprus, among others. The Romaniotes are historically distinct from the Sephardim, who settled in Greece after the 1492 expulsion of the Jews from Spain.

A majority of the Jewish population was killed in the Holocaust after Axis powers occupied Greece during World War II. They deported most of the Jews to concentration camps, where they were killed. After the war, a majority of the survivors emigrated to Israel, the United States and Western Europe. Today a total of only 4,500 to 6,000 Jews, of both Romaniotes and Sephardic descent, remain in Greece. These communities, though they identify as Romaniotes, now use the Sephardic rite: the distinctive Romaniote rite does not survive except in the form of certain hymns.

Yemenite Jews

Temanim are Jews, who had been living in Yemen prior their migration to modern Israel. Their geographic and social isolation from the rest of the Jewish community over the course of many centuries allowed them to develop a liturgy and set of practices that are significantly distinct from those of other Oriental Jewish groups; they themselves comprise three distinctly different groups, though the distinction is one of religious law and liturgy rather than of ethnicity. Traditionally the genesis of the Yemenite Jewish community came after the Babylonian exile, though the community most probably emerged in the Roman times, and was significantly reinforced during the reign of Dhu Nuwas in the 6th century AD and later Muslim conquests of the 7th century AD, which drove the Arab Jewish tribes out from central Arabia.

Karaite Jews

Karaim are Jews who during the Middle Ages used to live mostly in Egypt, Iraq, and Crimea. They are distinguished by the form of Judaism they observe. Rabbinic Jews of varying communities have affiliated with the Karaite community throughout the millennia. As such, Karaite Jews are less an ethnic division, than they are members of a particular branch of Judaism. Karaite Judaism recognizes the Tanakh as the single religious authority of the Jewish people. Linguistic principles and contextual exegesis are used in arriving at the correct meaning of the Torah. Karaite Jews strive to adhere to the plain or most obvious understanding of the text when interpreting the Tanakh. By contrast, Rabbinical Judaism regards an Oral Law (codified and recorded in the Mishnah and Talmuds) as being equally binding on Jews, and mandated by God. In Rabbinical Judaism, the Oral Law forms the basis of religion, morality, and Jewish life. Karaite Jews rely on the use of sound reasoning and the application of linguistic tools to determine the correct meaning of the Tanakh; while Rabbinical Judaism looks toward the Oral law codified in the Talmud, to provide the Jewish community with an accurate understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures.

The differences between Karaite and Rabbinic Judaism go back more than a thousand years. Rabbinical Judaism originates from the Pharisees of the Second Temple period. Karaite Judaism may have its origins in the Sadducees of the same era. Sadducees and Karaite Jews hold the entire Hebrew Bible to be a religious authority.

Mountain Jews or Caucasus Jews also known as Juhuro are Jews of the eastern and northern slopes of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan, Chechnya, Azerbaijan. They are the descendants of Persian Jews from Iran.

The Mountain Jews community likely originated from Ancient Persia, from 5th century AD onwards, and their language, Juhuri, has close relation to the Tat language, an ancient Southwest Iranian language which integrates many elements of Ancient Hebrew.[1] It is believed that they had arrived in Persia from Ancient Israel as early as the 8th century BCE.

Rabbinic or Orthodox Judaism became the predominant stream within the Jewish diaspora between the 2nd and 6th centuries, with the redaction of the oral law and the Talmud as the authoritative interpretation of the Hebrew Bible and to encourage the practice of Judaism in the absence of Temple sacrifice and other practices no longer possible. Rabbinic Judaism is based on the belief that at Mount Sinai, Moses received directly from God the Torah (Pentateuch) as well as additional oral explanation of the revelation, the "oral law," that was transmitted by Moses to the people in oral form.

Jew-ish Emancipation
and Jew-ish Enlightenment,
the Hasid and Ashkenazim

Jewish Emancipation was the external and internal process in various nations of expanding the rights of Jewish people of Europe, including recognition of rights as equal citizens, and the formal granting of citizenship to individuals. It included efforts within the community to integrate in their societies as citizens. It occurred gradually between the late 18th century and the early 20th century. Jewish emancipation followed the Age of Enlightenment and the concurrent Jewish Enlightenment.

The Jewish Enlightenment or Haskalah ("enlightenment," "education" from sekhel "intellect", "mind"), was a movement among European Jews in the 18th–19th centuries that advocated adopting enlightenment values, pressing for better integration into European society, and increasing education in secular studies.

Haskalah differed from Deism of the European Enlightenment by seeking modernized philosophical and critical revision within Jewish belief, and lifestyle acceptable for emancipation rights. Rejectionist tendencies within it led to assimilation, motivating establishment of Reform. Its outreach eastwards opposed traditional scholarship. While early Jewish individuals such as Spinoza and Salomon Maimon advocated secular identity, it remained until the late 19th century for secular Jewish ideologies to replace Judaism. In the 20th century Gershom Scholem reestablished the historical significance of Jewish mysticism, also known as Hasidism.

Ashkenazi (from the medieval Hebrew word for "Germany") is a general category of Jewish populations that used to live in what is now Germany during the Middle Ages and until the modern times used to adhere the "Yiddish-culture" and the "Ashkenazi" prayer style---they preserve Palestinian rather than Babylonian Jewish traditions. There is evidence that groups of Jews had immigrated to Germania during the Roman Era; they were probably merchants and money lenders who followed the Roman Legions during their conquests.

To a larger degree, modern Ashkenazi Jews are the descendants of Jews who migrated into northern France and lower Germany around AD 800–1000, and later migrated also into Eastern Europe. Many Ashkenazi Jews also have mixed Sephardic origins, as a result of exiles from Spain, first during Islamic persecutions (11th-12th centuries) and later Christian conquests (13th-15th centuries) and the Spanish Inquisition (15th-16th centuries). In this sense, the modern term "Ashkenazi" refers to a subset of Jewish religious practices, appropriated over time, rather than to a strict ethno-geographic division, which became erased over-time.

Major forms of nusach among Ashkenazic Jews are Nusach Sefard (not to be confused with Sephardi), which is the same as the general Polish (Hasidic) Nusach; and Nusach Chabad, otherwise known as Lubavitch Chasidic, Nusach Arizal or Nusach Ari----meaning, in a general sense, any prayer rite following the usages of Rabbi Isaac Luria, the AriZal, in the 16th century, and, more particularly, the version of it used by Chabad Hasidim. These religious practices involve using Kabbalah to form this practice of Hasidism.

Hasidism is an influential mystical Jewish movement founded in Poland in the 18th century that opposes rabbinical Judaism. The movement declined sharply in the 19th century, but fundamentalist communities developed from it, and Hasidism is still a force in Jewish life, particularly in Israel and New York.

Hasidics use Kabbalah and adhere to Hasidism. They also reject the divine authorship of the Torah.

KABBALAH

Kabbalah, also spelled Kabala or Qabbālâ (Hebrew: literally "receiving"), is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. Its definition varies according to tradition—from its religious origin as an integral part of Ashkenazi Judaism, to its later Roman Catholic Kabbalah, or Renaissance Cabbalah (mystical aspects of Judaic Kabbalah and mystical thought), and New Age, or Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah originally developed entirely within the realm of Jewish thought and kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings.

1 Corinthians 1:26-27 (NIV)

"26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong."

Traditional practitioners of Hasidism believe Kabbalah’s earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for philosophies, religions, sciences, arts and political systems. Historically, Kabbalah emerged, after earlier forms of Jewish mysticism, in 12th- to 13th-century Southern France and Spain, becoming reinterpreted in the Jewish mystical renaissance of 16th-century Ottoman Palestine. It was popularized in the form of Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century onwards.

Hasidism and Kabbalah lends itself to the esoteric practices of Freemasonry. The adjective, “esoteric,” means intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge.

Gnosticism is a prominent heretical movement of the 2nd-century, partly of pre-Christian origin. Gnostic doctrine taught that the world was created and ruled by a lesser divinity, the demiurge, and that Christ was an emissary of the remote supreme divine being, esoteric knowledge (gnosis) of whom enabled the redemption of the human spirit.

NOTE: The Apostle Paul was opposed by both the Jewish and early “Christian” church leaders of his time, because he taught that justification by God’s grace through faith NOT esotericism and Gnosticism.

There is NO esoteric (hidden knowledge) in God's Word---intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest---that is Gnosticism.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NLT)

31 “The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. 32 This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord.

33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”

[bold emphasis added]

Ethiopian Jews

"Betä Ǝsraʾel", "House of Israel" or "Community of Israel" also known as Ethiopian Jews are the names of Jewish communities which lived in the area of Aksumite and Ethiopian Empires (Habesh or Abyssinia), nowadays divided between Amhara and Tigray Regions.

According to tradition the name "Beta Israel" originated in the 4th century when the community refused to convert to Christianity during the rule of Abreha and Atsbeha (identified with Se'azana and Ezana), the monarchs of the Aksumite Empire who embraced Christianity.

The name means opposite to Christianity (Beta Christian).

The term Esra'elawi (Israelites)—which is related to the name Beta Israel—is used by the community to refer to its members.

The biblical term "Israelites" (also the "Twelve Tribes" or "Children of Israel") means both the direct descendants of the patriarch Jacob (Israel) as well as the historical populations of the united Kingdom of Israel.

Beta Israel lived in North and North-Western Ethiopia, in more than 500 small villages spread over a wide territory, among Muslim and predominantly Christian ruling populations. Most of them were concentrated in the area around Lake Tana and north of it, in the Tigray among the Wolqayit, Shire and Tselemti and Amhara Region of Gonder regions, among the Semien, Dembia, Segelt, Quara, Belesa, and small numbers lived in the city of Gonder.

It was decided that the Israeli Law of Return applied to the Beta Israel in March 14, 1977 after a Halakhic and constitutional discussions. The Israeli and American governments have mounted aliyah operations, most notably during Operation Brothers in Sudan between 1979-1990---which includes the major Operation Moses and Operation Joshua---and in the 1990s from Addis Ababa---which includes Operation Solomon.

The related Falash Mura are the descendants of Beta Israel who converted to Christianity. Some are returning to the practices of Judaism, living in communities and returning to Judaism.

Beta Israel spiritual leaders, including Liqa Kahnet Raphael Hadane have argued for the acceptance of the Falash Mura as Jews. The Israeli government applied to the Falash Mura the Resolution 2948 in February 16, 2003 which gives those who are descendants from Jewish mothers lineage the right to emigrate to Israel under the Entry Law and to obtain citizenship only if they converted to Orthodox Judaism. This resolution is a matter of controversy within Israeli society.

Kebra Nagast

The Kebra Nagast is an account written in Ge'ez of the origins of the Solomonic line of the Emperors of Ethiopia. The text, in its existing form, is at least 700 years old and is considered by many Ethiopian Christians and Rastafarians to be an inspired and a reliable work.

The Ethiopian history described in the Kebra Negast, or "Book of the Glory of Kings," relates that Ethiopians are descendants of Israelite tribes who came to Ethiopia with Menelik I, alleged to be the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (or Makeda, in the legend)---see 1 Kings 10:1-13 and 2 Chronicles 9:1-12. The legend relates that Menelik, as an adult, returned to his father in Jerusalem, and then resettled in Ethiopia, and that he took with him the Ark of the Covenant.

The Kebra Negast asserts that the Beta Israel are descended from a battalion of men of Judah who fled southwards down the Arabian coastal lands from Judea after the breakup of the united Kingdom of Israel into two kingdoms in the 10th century BC (while King Rehoboam reigned over Judah).

Although the Kebra Nagast and some traditional Ethiopian histories have stated that Yodit (or "Gudit," Judith; another name given her was "Esato," Esther), a 10th century usurping queen, was Jewish, some scholars consider that it is unlikely that this was the case. It is more likely, they say, that she was a pagan southerner or a usurping Christian Aksumite Queen. However, she clearly supported Jews, since she founded the Zagwe Dynasty of rulers who governed from around AD 937 to 1270, in which, according to the Kebra Nagast itself, Jewish, Christian and even pagan kings ruled in harmony.

Tribe of Dan

To prove the antiquity and authenticity of their own claims, the Beta Israel cite the 9th-century testimony of Eldad ha-Dani (the Danite), from a time before even the Zagwean dynasty was established. Eldad was a Jewish man of dark skin who suddenly turned up in Egypt and created a great stir in the Egyptian Jewish community (and elsewhere in the Mediterranean Jewish communities he travelled to) with claims that he had come from a Jewish kingdom of pastoralists far to the south. The only language he spoke was a hitherto unknown dialect of Hebrew.

However, God took the Kingdom away from Solomon's son, and turned the Kingdom over to Solomon's servant---who would only be allowed to be the king of one tribe, Judah---because of the faithfulness of Solomon's father, King David.

1 Kings 11:9-13 (NLT)

9 "The Lord was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. 10 He had warned Solomon specifically about worshiping other gods, but Solomon did not listen to the Lord’s command. 11 So now the Lord said to him, “Since you have not kept my covenant and have disobeyed my decrees, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your servants. 12 But for the sake of your father, David, I will not do this while you are still alive. I will take the kingdom away from your son. 13 And even so, I will not take away the entire kingdom; I will let him be king of one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and
for the sake of Jerusalem, my chosen city.”

In Genesis chapter 49, the patriarch Jacob made a prophecy concerning his 12 sons, and indicated that the Tribe of Dan would just be an ordinary tribe, and that Dan would be a snake that will trip up peole.

Dan will be a snake beside the road

Genesis 49:16-18 (NLT)

16 “Dan will govern his people,

like any other tribe in Israel.

17 Dan will be a snake beside the road,

a poisonous viper along the path

that bites the horse’s hooves

so its rider is thrown off.

18 I trust in you for salvation, O Lord!

The Tribe of Dan is not mentioned in Revelation 7 as part of the 12 Tribes sealed. Theologians believe that the Tribe of Dan went into apostasy and started worshipping idols (Judges 18:18-31)...

Judges 18:29-31 (NLT)

29 They renamed the town Dan after their ancestor, Israel’s son, but it had originally been called Laish. 30 Then they set up the carved image, and they appointed Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Manasseh, as their priest. This family continued as priests for the tribe of Dan until the Exile. 31 So Micah’s carved image was worshiped by the tribe of Dan as long as the Tabernacle of God remained at Shiloh."

The Dome of the Rock (Noble Sanctuary on Temple Mount on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem) is controlled by the Islamic Palestinian Authority—which simply is an office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Muslims go to the Noble Sanctuary to pray and meditate. The faithful ordinary Jew-ish people go to the Wailing Wall—in the Old City of Jerusalem at the foot of the western side of the Temple Mount to pray. Palestinian Christians also live in Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount is believed by Jews to be the place Abraham was going to sacrifice his son, Isaac. For Muslims, Abraham was going to sacrifice Ishmael his other son instead to prove his faith to God. Regardless of which son people want to believe was to be sacrificed, the most important fact of both the biblical and Koran account is that God provided a better sacrifice—a ram caught in the thicket. This event foreshadowed Christ being offered as ransom for ALL.

The Temple Mount is also believed to be the place where the final Antichrist will appear. People should be more concerned with the appearance of the final Antichrist. This world political and religious leader will wage war against all of God’s people. The descendants of Abraham, his son Ishmael, and grandson, Jacob, are being pitted against each other by the world’s antichrist system. Jesus, the last earthly divine King, desires peace not war, murder and international greed. Holy wars ended with the arrival of Christ—and this is why the Crusades were satanic. See the Post, "Who will be the final Antichrist?."

Also read the July 2012 Post:
"IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES,"
about the Throne of the Coronation, with the "Stone of Destiny (Jacob's Stone aka Stone of Scone)" under the seat, on which all Hebrew, Irish, Scottish and English monarchy, including Queen Elizabeth II, were crowned.

Godspeed, love and peace

Brother Johnson, XU

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