Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Spiritual powers that underlie the rise of Trump -part 2: the template of the demonic prince of chaos

Continued from part 1

A demonic prince of chaos has manifested himself on the world stage at least give times in history. This manifestation would leave a specific global pattern. This demonic spirit would herald the rise of a nation that would reek havoc on other nations during the reign of a single governmental administration. After the reign of this single leader would end, the nation would rapidly decline. However, the chaos caused by the world leader empowered by this demon prince of chaos would would create an opportunity to change the historical paradigm on a global scale.

At the beginning of the primary campaign the Lord revealed to me that Trump was controlled and empowered by the same spirit that controlled Hitler. Hitler was empowered by a demonic spirit of chaos. This demon creates chaos in order to level the playing field so that a new order can emerge out of the chaos. Adolf Hitler's reign fulfills a specific pattern. Hitler created extreme chaos on a global level for only  a short time, but set the stage for  a global paradigm change. There are four things that happened in the aftermath of Hitler's reign of terror that have shaped the world into the configuration we see today.
  1.  Because the German Church so closely identified itself with Hitler, most of post-WW2 Europe became post-Christian. Europeans blamed Christianity for Hitler and resist attempts at Evangelism or even civil conversation. Many, many Europeans see Christianity as a menace that needs to be contained and Christians as a group that needs to be marginalized for the safety and welfare of the public.
  2. The massive bloodshed of WW2 led many to believe that the world needs a global order. In this environment both the United Nations and what became the European Union were created.  National sovereignty and nationalism of all stripes became a dirty word. God created different nationalities to make it more difficult to create a world religion that was opposed  to God that was started at Babel. The resurrection of a global order via the United Nations has the same end-game as the attempt to create a world religion at Babel. I document in chapter 12 of Mystery Babylon Rising that the United Nations was created to promote a spiritual agenda that is opposed to God - a one world church.
  3. Because of the fear of escalating violence, an opening was found to replace liberty, particularly freedom of speech, with politician correctness. political correctness games the definition of tolerance to turn it into a weapon to marginalize viewpoints that the elites find unacceptable. Herbert Marcuse wrote Repressive Tolerance, which was a treatise on how to use the concept of tolerance as a weapon of intolerance.
  4. Because the Jews suffered horribly, were the primary targets of genocide, and because the nations of the world failed to do anything to protect them; guilt welled up which created an opening to grant favor to the Jews. This open up the door for the creation of the Jewish state in Israel. The Lord used this to  begin fulfillment of prophecy concerning the restoration of Israel. Satan is also using this to advance his agenda as Jerusalem will become the spiritual capital of the Antichrist as he sits in the temple of God claiming to be God (Daniel 8:11-14;9:27; Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4).

These four consequences of the aftermath of Hitler have set the stage for the world we now live in. This is the work of a conspiracy of  demonic spirits of chaos. This is a demonic, and possibly human, conspiracy. There is great potential for Trump to fulfill this same template. If Trump does things that lead to disaster like round up Mexicans and Muslims to put them in camps, incite Israel to nuke Damascus, manage to get the United States power grid taken out in an ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack, or other things on a similar scale to these; a Trump Presidency can backfire on those who are tied too closely to him in a manner similar to that which happened when Hitler became a disaster. A disastrous Trump Presidency controlled by the same demon prince of chaos that controlled Hitler would produce this same four-consequent pattern.

  1. Because American white Evangelical Christians have tied themselves strongly to Trump, Christians will be blamed on a disastrous Trump Presidency. The haters of Christianity will not care that many Christians were never Trumpers during the election campaign or that American white Evangelical Christian Trump supporters are a very small subset of all the Christians on planet earth. A sufficiently disastrous Trump Presidency will open the door to paint Christianity as a global menace that must be eradicated and whose eradication must be top priority.
  2. There are several possible endgames of a Trump Presidency that might cost millions of lives. If Trump rounds up millions of Mexicans and Muslims as his answer to the problems of immigration and terrorism, then that will cost millions of lives. It would also become a route eerily close to that of Hitler. If Trump continues the warmongering ways of recent American Presidents, then we could get an EMP attack that could kill upwards to 280 million Americans. If Trump eggs on a hawkish Israeli government to nuke Damascus in a future confrontation, then we would have the biggest international brouhaha since WW2.
  3. Should these worse case scenarios happen, it would result in an escalation of violence and death never before seen on the earth. The New World Order will use this as an opportunity to blame freedom and nationalism. They will argue that only an all powerful global government can provide safety and security. They will blame "extremism" for this. Under the guise of combating extremism they will set up a one world church to complement the one world government and will require everyone to participate only in religious activities under this umbrella.  This will be a segue to the Antichrist who will claim to be god on earth.
  4. As Jews were afforded special opportunities due to being the primary targets of genocide, if Trump genocides Muslims then Muslims will get this status in a post-Trump world. This could open the door for a world leader to emerge as the Islamic Mahdi and take power as the Secretary-General of the United Nations with the support of ten Islamist nations.
The preceding scenarios are the worst case scenario of a Trump Presidency. While these will not necessarily happen, these scenarios are far more likely - highly likely -  if Trump is controlled by the same demon prince of chaos that controlled Hitler. The next installment will present evidence that Trump is indeed controlled by the same demonic prince of chaos that controlled Hitler.

Continue to part 3.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The spiritual powers that underlie the rise of Trump - part 1:some background information

There is much more to this world than what physically meets the eye. As humans we tend to look only at the natural, observable. Ephesian 6:10-18, however, instructs us that we war not against flesh but against powers and principalities of spiritual power.

Daniel received a particularly distressing dream during the reign of Cyrus of Persia. He was literally sick over the dream, and he sought God for twenty-one days concerning the understanding of this dream. When he received his answer, he was given a brief snapshot of how our Enemy is organized:

And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands. 
And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia...
Then said he,  Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. - Daniel 10:7-21
The angel that appeared to Daniel tells him that he was immediately sent in answer to his prayers, but that he was detained "the kings of Persia." No earthly king would have power to  detain a powerful angel. These are demonic princes that have been assigned to rule over a jurisdiction. There are also holy angelic princes that are assigned to jurisdiction. We are instructed the Michael the archangel has been assigned as the guardian prince over Israel. These demonic princes detained this angel (likely Gabriel) until Michael the archangel came to assist him. 

Something else that is noteworthy is that these princes wax and wane in power on the world stage; as these wax and wane, world powers rise and fall. This is why we are instructed in Ephesians that we war not against flesh and blood. It is the ebb and flow of spiritual warfare that shapes the flow of material history. The people of God have had this backwards for so long, supposing that shaping material history influences the outcome of the spiritual war. Please do not believe the celebrity "prophets" who would tell you that the outcome of carnal political elections sways the outcome of the spiritual war. 

One final note is that this spiritual warfare occurred during the reign of Cyrus, God's anointed. Much confusion abounds about Cyrus anointing and the possibility that Trump may have this anointing. It is apparent that Cyrus anointing is not a factor in this fight. This is because Cyrus is not anointed in the sense that the apostles, prophets, pastor-teachers, and other power-ministries are. People are confused because there are two components to the anointing. One is that anointing simply mean set apart. In this sense Cyrus was anointed. The other component is that the anointing implies the Presence of the Holy Spirit who makes His power available for a certain purpose. As one who did not know God (Isaiah 45:4), Cyrus could not have had this himself. The power behind Cyrus' anointing was in those who are of God's people who were not only set apart but had access to the presence of God with power available to them. The anointing on Isaiah laid the foundation for Cyrus and the anointing on Daniel powered the intercession that came against the demonic princes who would have used Cyrus for evil. The success of this spiritual warfare resulted in Cyrus accomplishing the good purpose for which God set him apart to do.

I believe that we are now living in a time where we are seeing demonic princes come and go on the world stage. We are seeing the re-emergence of  a demonic prince of chaos that powered  such people as Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and Adolf Hitler. These men caused great chaos that set the stage for the emergence of new historical paradigms that emerged after their reigns. This demon is now strengthening Trump. This first article gives us some background. The next article will show the occult connections between  Trump and this demon. The final article will instruct us on how to defeat this demonic stronghold.

Continue to part2

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mystery Jerusalem Rising 12 | Jewish Apostasy and the Fall of Judaism

The seeds of Jewish apostasy were sewn during their captivity. When Cyrus the Great gave the decree for Jews to return to the Promised Land, many chose to stay behind. They were comfortable in the Pagan culture and were much more secular in perspective than the ones who returned. We see in Esther a portrayal of the very beginnings of apostasy. The diaspora Jews, when they were in mortal danger, trusted in schemes rather than God for deliverance.

Esther and the Machinations of Marduk-ai
In the days when the Persian Empire was ruling over Israel, during the rule of Xerxes Haman the Agagite stirred up the kingdom against Israel. Haman, through treachery, tricked the king into issuing a verdict mandating genocide against the Jewish people. This episode happened after faithful Israelites returned from the exile1. There was a beautiful Jewish woman into the royal palace and gave her favor with the king. Her name was Haddassah in Hebrew, but Esther in Persian (Esther 2:7). When she found out about Haman’s plot, she risked her life to enter the throne - room. She revealed that Haman’s plot means the death of her people. Haman is subsequently executed.

She petitions the king to issue a decree authorizing the Jews to use force to defend themselves. The result of this turnaround is that fear of the Jews falls upon their enemies.

This entire narrative portrays the deliverance of Israel as the result of scheming and machination. Mordecai [Marduk-ai 2] talks his beautiful niece, Esther, into entering a contest to gain membership in the King’s wives club. Sometime later, Haman the Agagite poses a mortal threat to the Jews of the Babylonian diaspora by persuading the king to issue an order legalizing genocide of the Jews. Marduk-ai then talks Esther into using her feminine ways to convene a private dinner with King Xerxes and Haman so she can outmaneuver Haman. The result is Haman is killed and Mordechai is promoted to the position in the royal court that Haman held.

Compare Marduk-ai and Esther’s machinations to Ezra’s attitude when he asked for the king’s military help. Ezra knew, as a faithful Jew and scholar in the law and history, that God frowned on trusting in schemes. He was likely thinking of God’s rebuke to Asa for trusting in foreign alliances (2 Chronicles 16:7-9) when he wrote the following:
“ Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance. For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him. So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.” -  Ezra 8:21-23
The growing apostasy of Jews of Persia and Babylonia would later contribute heavily to the fall of Judaism.

Antiochus, the Maccabean revolt, and the Rise of the Pharisees
While the Jews who returned were faithful during the administrations of Ezra and Nehemiah, they do not remain that way. When the Persian Empire falls to Alexander the Great, the occasion is set up for the Jews to face great trial.

After Alexander’s death, his empire is split into at least four successor empires. One of them, the Seleucid Empire, would control the Promised Land. An evil king knew as Antiochus Epiphanes would arise who would seek to destroy Judaism. When Antiochus Epiphanes waged war on Jewish religion, some of the Jewish people revolted while others were prone to his influence.

When Antiochus began to commence his program to convert the religion of the temple into Paganism, he had the High Priest as an ally. This High Priest, who took on the Greek name Jason, was more than willing to help3.

About 40% of the Jews and the majority of the upper classes, which would have included much of the Levitical Priesthood, supported Hellenism4.

The faithful Jews resisted. The members of the resistance party became known as the Hasideans5. The resistance escalated into war when "When a Greek official tried to force a priest named Mattathias[Maccabeaus] to make a sacrifice to a pagan god, the Jew murdered the man. Predictably, Antiochus began reprisals, but in 167 BCE the Jews rose up behind Mattathias and his five sons and fought for their liberation.6

While the Maccabean revolt started out as glorious, it soon became corrupted7. Simon, the last of the Maccabee brothers and the only one to survive the revolt, was  crowned both king and high priest. This violated both the Mosaic8 and Davidic Covenants9.These usurpations begin a pattern of corruption that split Jewish society into three factions: The Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Essenes.

The Essenes rejected Jewish leadership because it violated the Mosaic and Davidic Covenants and withdrew from society to live reclusively in the mountains.Although Christ rejected the Essenes isolationism, Many of their doctrines resonated with Him. The sect of the Essenes died out when Rome raped Judea following the Kochba Rebellion.

The Sadducees favored the priestly classes and leaned more to Hellenistic tendencies than either the Essenes or the Pharisees. Although the Sadducees had an oral tradition, they rejected the Pharisees elevation of it into a secret second law or secret oral Torah. The Sadducees also rejected resurrection from the dead. The Sadducees died out when the temple was destroyed by Titus in 70 AD.

Of the groups that emerged out of the Hasideans, the Pharisees were the only one to survive the devastation of Judea (AD 70-135) by Rome10. The doctrine of the Pharisees forms the backbone of Rabbinic Judaism. The Pharisees developed and promoted belief that there was a second law revealed only to the priests. They asserted that there existed an oral Torah that dated from the time of Moses and was passed down through Aaron and his sons. The doctrine of the oral torah led them straight into apostasy.

The Lord Jesus said to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees (Matt. 15:32-16:12; Mark 8:1-21). Immediately after Jesus fed the five thousand and gather a quantity of leftovers greater than the original contribution, the Pharisees start an argument with Him and demand a sign. The Lord Jesus had just finished giving a sign of His power and authority by creating food out of nothing; why do the Pharisees need a sign. They had plenty of information to form a rational basis for accepting Jesus as the Christ, but they had already pre-decided that they would not. They were simply scheming for a pretext to make their rejection appear to have a rational, legal basis. They were scheming

Jesus declared that the Pharisees were hypocrites. The word ‘hypocrite’ is translated from the Greek world for actor11. The Pharisees were simply pretending to be men of God. They were acting a part in a scheme. How did they get that way?

The roots of the Pharisees apostasy were sewn almost immediately following the Maccabean Revolt. Simon Maccbeaus committed two errors that would doom Judaism to apostasy.  He combined the priestly office with the kingship, resulting the intrigues of politics corrupted organized religion 12. In addition to merging organized religion with politics, he went to bed politically with Rome, trusting Rome to give them leverage against the Seleucids instead of the Lord to deliver them. This double adultery of religion with politics would destroy Judaism.

Eventually the Hasmonean dynasty fell. The Hasmoneans were replaced by the Herods. Herod “controlled the sacrificial cult by placing a lackey in the position of High Priest13.” By the time Jesus came the religious leaders were merely playing a game based on adultery with Rome and with Herod as Caesar’s puppet ruler. Rome gives them wealth and power; in return they manipulate the people to keep them subservient to Rome. This use of religion to dominate people is also called the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which Jesus hates more than any other sin.

The leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees is the subversion of religion to dominate people. The Sadducees used a blunt instrument: they simply declared that the priesthood was dominant. They were very unpopular and died out when Rome sacked Judea. The Pharisees, however, used sophisticated instruments to dominate the people by subtle manipulation. These instruments were similar to instruments later employed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and some Protestant Churches. The peculiar leaven of the Pharisees, then, merits a more detailed analysis.

Leaven of the Pharisees – the so-called   “Oral Torah”
The Pharisees developed a doctrine that there existed a second law that was known only to the priests and transmitted orally. This oral law, or Oral Torah, is regarded as the key to understanding the written Torah. Since only the priests knew the oral torah, then people were dependent on the priest to authoritatively tell them what the Law said. This doctrine of the Oral Torah was devised to deny people access to the Scripture.

The main argument used to support the idea of an oral torah is appeal to ambiguity of sections of the written law14. Several examples are given that are supposed to illustrate the necessity of an oral law. Proponents of an oral law argue that the written law does not provide sufficient details on how to observe the Sabbath, perform marriage ceremonies, or how to bind the Torah to the front of the head.

The Pharisees argued that the oral law was equal to the written law; some argued that it was even greater than the written law.They sought to exalt the so-called oral law twofold: they would often use the oral law to overthrow clear injunctions of the written law, and they would expand the scope of the law to micro-manage every minute detail of life.
Through their endeavor to regulate the whole of human life, down to every detail, by means of the law, the Pharisees were led to lay great stress on enlarging the scope of the same by tradition, even to ascribe a paramount importance to the latter in comparison with the less exactly defined law (Mishnah, Sanhedrin, xi. 3). Ultimately, therefore, tradition, like the law, came to be traced back to Moses (PirkeAboth, i. 11 sqq.), and so came the possibility of invalidating a legal provision by virtue of a traditional precept (Mark 7:11)15

This oral law was written down in the Talmud, which is by the admission of Rabbinic Judaism “confused collection of scattered ideas and disjointed reasoning16”. A Talmudist will explain away the contradictions by telling you “it's nearly impossible to master the logic and style of the Talmud without a real, live teacher.” Talmudic Judaism locks away the word of God from the people. The Talmud, however, is simply a collection of commentaries and debates of various Rabbis from the Maccabean period.

Given this chain of authority, one might wonder why the Mishna and Talmudare filled with debates between rabbis; shouldn't they have all been recipients of the same, unambiguous tradition? Orthodox teachers respond that the debates came about either because students forgot some of the details transmitted by their teachers, or because the Oral Law lacks specific teachings on the issue being discussed.17

The so-called oral law, in practice, was often reduced to whatever the Rabbis wanted it to be. When Jesus condemned the religious leaders for replacing the Word of God through the traditions of men, He was condemning the Pharisees passing off their commentaries as the law of God. In other words, Christ denied their claims concerning the existence of an oral Torah(Mark 7:6-13).

There are five difficulties facing the prospect of a secret, oral law: ambiguities in the written law can be explained without reference to an oral law; there are passages in the law that imply that people know the whole law; the existence of passages that condemn the sealing up of God’s Word in the way that the Pharisaic doctrine does, there is the absence of any reference to a second oral law during the Old Testament period; and how could an oral law have survived the reign of Manasseh.

Ambiguities in the written law can be explained without reference to an oral law. Most of the ambiguities cited in these sources are only problematic if one takes a hyper-legalistic interpretation of the law. For example, does God really care about the physical means one uses to bind copies of the law on your forehead? I doubt that it make any difference; focusing on such minutiae obscures the main point of Deuteronomy 6: 5, which is that we are to meditate on the law using every conceivable means until we know it.

Most ambiguities are resolved by the fact that, within the law, there is freedom on how it is applied. This is certainly the case concerning personal decisions and beliefs. The only cases where such ambiguity matters are community matters, such as civil rights claims and temple regulations. The social nature of such matters requires a tribunal to issue authoritative decisions; it does not require a separate law but spiritual discernment on how to interpret existing law. The history of these adjudications, while valuable, do not carry the same authority as the law, neither can they trump the law.

There are passages in the law that imply that the people know, or are capable of knowing, the whole law. In chapter 6, page 42, I write in detail concerning how the people know the will of God. There are three passages in Deuteronomy that indicate that the people are capable of knowing the whole law; there is no secret law known only to the enlightened elite. Below is a quote from chapter 6 that is worth repeating here:

“Deuteronomy 6:4-9 tells us that the Word of God is in the hearts of the people; teaching authority is vested in the parents, not the priests and not the elders.Ch 30:11-14 tells the people that they do not need to call on someone in the enlightened elite to fetch it for us; it is in the heart upon people hearing and meditating upon it. Deuteronomy 31:9-13 teaches us that Moses wrote down all of the law to make knowledge of the law available to everyone. There is no secret law known to only a few people.”

There are passages that condemn the sealing up of God’s Word in the way that the Pharisaic doctrine does. In Mark 7:11, Jesus cites Isaiah 29:13 as an argument against the so-called oral law.

Isaiah 29:10-16 describes a scheme to block access to God’s Word. In this case, the prophets and the priests are in a stupor of their own making. Because they were seduced or otherwise suborned into political adultery with the Herodians and the Romans, they sought to suppress the knowledge of God (Rom 1:18-32).  They devised schemes to dupe people into thinking they cannot access the knowledge of God. They argued that access to God is limited to the enlightened elite. When asked about law, the unlearned would say “I cannot read” and the learned would reply “it is sealed.”
“For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.” - Isaiah 29:10-12

This scheme would be the template for numerous schemes that would be employed throughout history that would use religion to put people in bondage. The basic argument is that, because only a select few are permitted to access the knowledge of God, the rest of us must blindly follow their every whim. This template is used in Rabbinic or Talmudic Judaism in the form of the so-called “Oral Torah.” It is also seen in every form of esotericism and occultism, particularly in Gnostisman/Hermeticism. Claims of Episcopal infallibility in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy also follow this evil template.

This template is a stench in the “Lord’s nostrils.” God promises, through Isaiah, to destroy this evil system. The Lord sternly warns the people not to heed these false prophets and false priests.

“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid…
“…Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.” - Isaiah 29:13-14,16
Paul the Apostle also cites from Isaiah 29. He cites Isaiah 29:14 to proclaim God’s judgment. Paul proclaims that the establishment of the New Covenant is God’s judgment against worldly wisdom.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written:
“ ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’
“Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.  For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks[b] foolishness,  but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. ”  - 1 Corinthians 1:18-24 NKJV

Paul quotes from the same prophecy in Isaiah that both predicts and condemns the Pharisaic doctrine of the oral torah. It is apparent that this passage groups both this pharisaic doctrine in with Greek philosophy as foolishness. The gospel is clearly presented as the wisdom and power of God which overthrows these flawed systems. More on this in ch 13.

The absence of any reference to a second oral law during the Old Testament period raises doubts as to its existence. There is simply no reference anywhere in Old Testament where people went to the priests to ask them to apply any secret law. In fact, extra-Biblical enquiries to God were always seen as prophetic instances where God would deliver a fresh word. While some of the prophets were also priests, others were not. If the oral law was as absolutely essential to understanding the written law as the Rabbis say, then it should be considered very strange that there are no clear Old Testament references to this oral law.

How could an oral law have survived the reign of Manasseh? The reign of Manasseh wreaked havoc on Judaism during the monarchy. Manasseh converted the temple religion into paganism. He was so successful that the priesthood forgot that the Law even existed until the 18th year of Josiah (2 King 22:8-11 see ch 9).If the priesthood forgot that the written law existed, how can an oral tradition survive?

Is it reasonable to think, that this would remain uninjured through successive ages of idolatry, when the written law was so entirely forgotten? If they had lost the knowledge of what was in their written law, would they be likely to retain that which was oral? If the written law was lost, would the traditionary law be preserved? And if this was at any time lost, how could it be recovered? Not from the written law, for this does not contain it; not from the memory of man, for the supposition is, that it was thence obliterated. If, then, this law, by any chance, was once lost, it is manifest that it could never be recovered, but by divine revelation.18

 Any oral law would have been lost forever. Everything we know about Jewish life prior to Manasseh was recovered using extant documents interpreted using the plain meaning of the text.

Rejection of Christ and the apostasy into Talmudic Judaism
While many of the Jews became followers of Christ, the religious leadership rejected Him as the Messiah and had Him crucified by means of a Roman cross. This rejection spilled over into persecution of the young church.

Many of the early Christians were Jews, some of which still retained some degree of relationship with the broader Jewish community. While most of the growth was among the Gentiles, the history of the church ran parallel until ad 66. The Kochba rebellion changed all of that.

 There was a Rabbi named Kochba who proclaimed himself the Messiah. The Jewish leaders accepted him as their Messiah and organized a revolt against Rome. Those Jewish who believed that  Jesus Christ is the Messiah could not in good conscience join this revolt, as it would involve rejection of Christ and the embrace of Kochba as the Messiah. The revolt failed miserably, resulting in the destruction of the Temple and the scattering of the Jews throughout the world. Jewish believers in Jesus Christ were blamed for the failure and excommunicated from Judaism.

The excommunication of Christians from Jewish fellowship became a matter of law in the Talmud.In subsequent years, Christian leaders would argue that the church replaced Israel as the heir to God’s promises.

The spiritual children of Abraham and the natural children of Abraham would be enemies for a season. This would not be permanent, but only for a season. While God would resume His plans for Israel at a future date, The story of God will now unfold in the history of the church.

2 Mordecai means "belonging to Marduk," Hence Marduk-ai


4   (table row six)






10 (9th para)

11 Strong's G5273
From G5271; an actor under an assumed character (stage player), that is, (figuratively) a dissembler (“hypocrite”): - hypocrite.
Total KJV occurrences: 20

12  (table row twelve)