HISTORY OF THE JEWS IS A LOVE STORY SCRIPTED BY
By Rev. Ted Pike
11 May 05
Thousands of years ago, storytellers discovered that to most
effectively keep the attention of their hearers, a story should have
the following elements: a hero; a villain; romance; and
a happy ending.
God also wants to create high interest for his human audience.
If he loses their attention, how can he save them? Therefore, he
planned his whole story of redemption to include all the lively and
enduring elements listed above.
Let’s consider, in its simplest form, God’s fascinating
story of Redemption, particularly as it involves the Jews.
At the very beginning of God’s great drama is the arch-hero,
Jesus Christ. Christ, the Son of God, is the creator of the universe
and of man in his image, for “All things were made by Him and
for Him” (Col. 1:16). Christ is also the creator of the nation
Israel. She was chosen as his unique bride among the nations (Ezek.
16), the first to have a spiritual relationship with him. She was
ordained as the special vehicle to make his eventual incarnation
possible, bringing redemption to all peoples.
Yet Christ’s bride became a harlot, committing spiritual
fornication through idolatry. In fact, Israel, being the first to “marry” Christ,
became the “mother” of the principle of spiritual whoredom,
the “Mother of Harlots.” Christ divorced her (Isa. 50:1;
Jer. 3:8), but He yearned for the affection of their children, the
children of Israel. Finally, he came to earth in human form in a
bold attempt to become their friend. Yet, she violently prejudiced
most of her children against him. Together, they crucified him.
As a result, Christ vowed that she and her unbelieving children
would be spiritually desolate and would never see him again until
they call him blessed (Matt. 23:38-39). But before he ascended back
to his Father, he married a beautiful Gentile bride, clothed in a
wedding gown of spotless white linen.
Christ had given his harlot bride a glorious land and jewel of
a city, Jerusalem. But it came with conditions. Although the land
was to be held in trust for her obedient children forever, nevertheless,
if she did not respect and obey him, she would be cast out of her
land. She could never return until she or her children were chaste
Consequently, after the crucifixion, Christ allowed the Romans
to smash the harlot’s walls and exile her to the nations. For
nearly 1900 years, the harlot, Israel, wandered with her children,
which now included a host of adopted children from the Khazar nation.
Khazars: Do They Destroy God’s Plan for the Jews?") She yearned for the legitimacy and
security of dwelling in her ancestral home and city. She vowed to
return someday to live in her native land, whether her former husband
liked it or not.
UNLAWFUL RETURN TO PALESTINE
During the twentieth century, the harlot persuaded the nations
to allow her and her children to re-occupy the land of Israel – a
land sacred to faith – reserved only for the obedient Jewish
bride of Christ in every age.
Since such a return was spiritually lawless, it naturally produced
every kind of friction and discord, inflaming its occupants, the
Palestinian Arabs. The Palestinians, like the ancient Samaritans
in the time of the Babylonian captivity under Nebuchadnezzar, were
allowed by Christ to occupy his holy land until the time when his
children become obedient. Then, and only then, will Christ authorize
the peaceful removal of foreign occupants and re-entry by its rightful
owners, the believing children of Israel.
But the harlot brazenly continued to occupy the promised land,
brutally mistreating its temporarily legitimate occupants. Eventually,
flaunting God’s law, she dominated not only the Middle East,
but the entire world. The prophet Ezekiel describes her and her children
in this period as having been gathered from the nations and dwelling
at peace, militarily uncontested, “without walls and having
no bars or gates” (Ezek. 38:11). They are in supreme control,
for “there is no one able to make them afraid” (Ezek.
Yet such seeming millennial peace and safety is not a result of
divine blessing. Ezekiel also sees her as profaning God’s name
(Ezek. 39:7), iniquitous and treacherous against God, transgressing
and unclean (Ezek. 39:23), and in disgrace (Ezek. 39:26). In fact,
the harlot and her children are so wicked that God is hiding his
face from them! (Ezek. 39:23)
It is during this time of world dominion that the harlot at last
finds her long-anticipated, substitute husband, the “Beast” or “Antichrist” to
replace the one she crucified at least two millennia earlier. No
longer bearing the reproach of being a widow that killed her husband,
the harlot rides upon the Beast’s broad shoulders, proudly
proclaiming, “I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will
never see mourning.” (Rev. 18:7)
Yet she is ripe for judgment. Her garments are soaked with the
blood of Christ’s Gentile bride, the saints and martyrs (Rev.
17:6). Soon, the Antichrist tires of his cruel, conceited lover.
Suddenly, he throws the harlot from his back, goring her with his
seven heads and ten horns. He burns her with fire, slaughtering two
thirds of her children. (Rev. 17:16, Ezek. 5:12)
Fulfilling God’s timeless law, the children of Israel are
once again exiled from a land devoted to obedience. The Jewish remnant
is ruthlessly persecuted and hunted down among the nations. The Arab
world rises in bitter revenge, keen to destroy every last Jew from
After about three an a half years of the greatest “holocaust” of
suffering that her children have ever known, and just as extinction
of the Jews is imminent, suddenly, like lightning flashing from one
part of the heavens to the other, Jesus Christ, the Great Harlot’s
first husband, appears in the skies. (Matt. 24:21-28).
As Christ comes, he judges and destroys, in the Battle of Armageddon,
the armies of those nations that have tried to destroy his people.
He kills the Beast and casts Satan and all his demons into the bottomless
pit. There they will be unable to deceive the nations for one thousand
years. (Rev. 20:1-3)
Seeing his great judgment and deliverance from the heavens, the
harlot’s surviving children look upon him, the holy Son of
God, whom their mother once pierced. They mourn bitterly, realizing
the enormity of their mother’s sin. At last, they believe in
their true Messiah, and the Holy Spirit is poured out upon them (Ezek.
39:29). From that moment, Christ becomes again Israel’s spiritual
husband (Ezek. 39:22).
NEW WORLD ORDER – JESUS STYLE
Imprisonment of the world’s arch trouble-makers, Satan and
his demons in the bottomless pit, makes it possible for a radically
different order to be established on earth, one of international
obedience. Christ, the benevolent king, nevertheless rules the world
by a “rod of iron” – by law.
After polluting and being polluted by generations of spiritual
whoredom, both Jews and Gentiles are morally degraded and confused
to an extent probably unknown in human history. They will have to
re-learn the difference between the sacred and profane, clean and
unclean. Christ effects this through the same legal system he designed
to enlighten his people when they first came out of the defilement
of Egypt – his mosaic law.
Thus, the Gentile nations must send ambassadors to the Feast of
Booths annually – or go without rain (Zech. 14:17-19). Similarly,
the remnant Jews, only lately delivered from defilement in Sodom
and Egypt, are required to live by faith, but they must also observe
the ancient mosaic law with all its strictures (Ezek. 40-47; Zech.
That law is charged with symbols that looked forward to Christ;
however, Christ’s harlot wife had never allowed her children
to honor him through that law or its symbols. Now, the nation of
Israel must look backward to the law, keeping it perfectly for one
thousand years, celebrating all that the law says about the great
hero and husband of the true Israel.
After a thousand years of peace under Christ’s kingship,
the devil and his demons are released for a short period. This is
so that man’s free will can be honored. Most of humanity rebels
against Christ, but, in just judgment, he incinerates their bodies
and casts their souls into the lake of fire with the demonic hosts
Christ’s great experiment called LIFE has been a resounding
success! It has been foretold through a prophetic story-line that
keeps us gasping until the final curtain begins to close.
Scripture gives us one last glimpse into the future. It is of the
New Jerusalem coming down from heaven (Rev. 21). In it dwells Christ’s
precious treasure, no longer called Jewish or Gentile Christians,
but the Bride of Christ. They are united like diamonds in his crown,
loving their great hero and being loved by him forever.
For a complete exposition of God’s prophetic plan for Israel,
consult Rev. Pike’s 345-page book, Israel:
Dilemma and his video documentary, “Zionism and Christianity:
Unholy Alliance.” Both are available for $24.90 at www.truthtellers.org.
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Rev Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watchdog organization. For many more of his articles, visit www.truthtellers.org.
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