Jesus Messiah Fellowship
Light To The Nations
By Cohen G. Reckart, Pastor
In Defense Of The New Covenant
The Coming World Antichrist Movement
There have been many theories about who the antichrist will be, and how he will be able to gather the nations into a world federation based around religion and at the same time, opposing Christianity with deep hate and venom.
It only takes a simple look into the Scriptures to determine that the idea of a Messiah is within Judaism only. While this redeemer and deliverer was identified by Daniel in 9:27 as the Messiah, and a time element was prophesied for his coming, there were other glimpses of Messiah prior to Daniel's revelation.
The first mention of a Messiah or a Redeemer was to Eve in Genesis 3:15. Her "seed" would bruise the "head" of the serpent. This is a clear identification of enmity between the woman's "seed" and the serpent. The serpent would strike at his heels, but the "seed" would "bruise" the head of the serpent.
It is within the substitutionary sacrifice of animals that we get our first glimpse that man's sins are an offense to God and the shedding of blood was in faith asking for the covering of divine grace. This was witnesses by Adam and Eve. When they should have died that day, God changed his mind and by his grace slew a sacrifice in the place of Adam and Eve. He gave them coats of skin from the sacrifice as an "outward sign" their covering of grace. When they saw the "robe of righteousness given unto them by the Lord" they acknowledged this garment symbolised the grace of a loving God. Afterward, when the children of Adam and Eve wanted this same grace upon themselves, they would sacrifice a lamb, and there plead with God for the same' covering of grace and mercy" mom and daddy received. It is interesting that the substitutionary sacrifice was a lamb. And here we get another wonderful revelation of the coming Messiah, who himself would be the substitutionary sacrifice that the world might receive the grace of God. The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, would be the sacrifice of grace.
Abraham saw the day of Christ and rejoiced (jumped and spun about). This was upon the mount of Moriah, a mount of the Amorites near unto Salem, the home village of Melchezedek. Abraham received the revelation of a substitutionary sacrifice when he went to offer up Isaac unto Adonai. When he was about to slay his only son, he was stopped by the urgent voice of God. As he waited upon Adonai to give him further instructions, he saw a ram caught in a thicket with its head also entangled the thorns. He went to the ram, fetched it out of the thicket, and offered it up in the place of Isaac. What he saw there that day was a revelation. A substitutionary sacrifice, ...caught, ...trapped, ...could not get free, ...bound in the power of the thicket, ...and around his head was a crown or ring of thorns:
GEN 22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
GEN 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
GEN 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Let me first say that the word "Jehovah" was not spoken by Abraham. The word "Jehovah" was invented by a Catholic priest around 1200AD. Abraham only knew God by three names or titles: God, Elshaddai, and Adonai. Only one of these mean "Lord" and that is "Adonai." The Catholic priest took the vowels out of Adonai and mixed them with the mystical Jewish tetragrammaton IHWH and the result was Iehovah (later Jehovah). I am pointing this out because it is important that we do not miss a wonderful revelation here by Abraham.
It was after Abraham offered up the ram as a sacrifice that he received a revelation of the substitutionary sacrifice for his son. All prior sacrifices of Abraham was to continue upon him the grace of God that came upon Adam and Eve after they were covered by a robe of righteousness made of skins of the sacrifice. When Abraham received the revelation of a substitutionary sacrifice, he said these words "Adonai-jireh" (Jehovah-jireh; KJV) or as anciently "LORD I see." For "Jireh" in Hebrew means "I see."
The name is interpreted as: "in the mount it shall be seen." What did Abraham mean by this? He meant that from Mount Moriah the substitutionay sacrifice would be seen. The crucifixion of Jesus could be seen from the temple mount. Abraham said that day: "Lord, I see."
JOH 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
But when Jesus came, the Jews who were in the temple cult, the cult of the serpent, who did not represent the Judaism of Moses and the previous Old Testament Prophets prior to 600BC, these hated Jesus and sought to strike him in the heels (to bring him down). The prophecy to Eve that the serpent's brood would attack the feet of the Messiah was now going to come to pass. How fitting that these in this subversive cult were called serpents and vipers by both John the Baptist and Jesus himself:
MAT 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
MAT 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
MAT 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
LUK 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
LUK 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
There is no doubt whatsoever that if anyone has a sober mind, they can identify that these of the serpent cult, first identified in Genesis 3:15, were apostate Jews, Jews in whom there was a high secret order of mystery Babylon. We now know what this cult is and what it consist of. It is Babylonian Talmudism, called by Jesus "the traditions of the Elders." It is also evident to those of a sober mind, that when Jesus gave witness to the Scriptures he NEVER quoted from these Babylonian Talmudic traditions, instead pointed back to a superior authority of Moses, the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms. It is also now known that when the Jews were in Mystery Babylon from around 587BC to the time of Jesus, they adopted Babylonian mysticism, now known as gnosticism, and incorporated this system of the esoteric (secret oral mysteries) into an interpretation of the Old Testament. Philo is recognized as one of those gnostic philosophers among the Jews who tried to formulate a completely new Judaism with his Babylonian mystic and Greek Plato theories. Out of the 600 years of dark ages of Jews in Mystery Babylon, came to birth a new Mystery Babylon that would move to Israel, take over the Temple, and be in place upon the arrival of the Messiah, to be the ministry of the serpent against the seed of the woman and his Kingdom of God.
What the marvel here is, the wonder of wonders, so shocking and stunning that even John was speechless, is that apostate Judaism had uniquely homogenized itself in the core of Gentile political systems. There were in essence two Judaisms, one desired to cling to the ancient religion and the cult wanted a religious system through which it could control the destiny of the nation. In concert with pagan rulers, this subversive cult played a public role while in the hewn chambers of their secret lodges, they were devils, human demons who had no love of God nor for the destiny of Israel (the infamous Iscari from whence Judas was called Iscariot). They used religion as their cover to masquerade as Jews, but inwardly they were ravening wolves.
It was this joint partnership of apostate Jews in concert with Gentiles who they persuaded with their Babylonian snake-throne trickery, that Jesus was opposed, was persecuted, spied upon, his name scandalized, and then within a kangaroo court of the apostate Iscari Sanhedrin, he was sentenced to die.
Once this cult of the serpent learned how easy it was to make tools of the Gentiles to do their work and bidding, the world has never been the same. The antichrist will always be made up of Jews and Gentiles. The Jews will be apostate and the Gentiles will be apostates. The Jews will train and manipulate the Gentiles and the Gentiles will carry out the secret plans of the Jews. It was so in the crucifixion of Jesus and it will be so in the time just prior to the second coming of Jesus Messiah.
What are we to look for? We are to look for a rise in Jewishism via a revival of law-keeping by Gentiles. These Gentiles will be used and promoted to attack at the very core of the Christian faith. First, these will deny and recant the name of Jesus. Then they will deny and recant that Jesus replaced the laws of Moses with his New Covenant. Then they will renounce the name of Jesus as being the name of a false God. Many thousands will flock to these Concision groups and by them the name of the Lord Jesus will be blasphemed. Then these will reject totally the New Covenant and become Noahides, keeping the seven Talmudic laws allegedly of Noah, a Gentile. And these are found no where except within the Talmud, the most dangerous antichrist book ever written by men. When antichrist comes, he will have a great ready army to slash, kill, and burn Christians who reject the laws of Moses for salvation.
There is absolutely NO MISTAKE! The first antichrist against Jesus used the law of Moses to carry out their hideous and blood deed upon the Messiah. The high priest sat in the temple as God, having the power of life and death, the authority of his cult to demand a person be put to death or to be set free. Why would we think it should be any different in the endtime? Why should we think there will be some other antichrist from some other place or religion? We want to have an non-Jewish antichrist, because we have been deceived that the Jews do not hate Jesus any longer; that they do not hate Christians any longer; and that the Jews now love Jesus and his Apostles. With all of this head-in-the-sand mentality, the facts are soon to be revealed that the Jews will arise in a massive world-wide thrust through several mechanisms in countries throughout the world, to attack Christianity, the New Testament, the Apostles, and any Christian who confesses that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel already come in the flesh.
When Jesus came, it was the divine plan of God that the believing Jews merge into the Kingdom of God. They would have to depart out of the Judaism of the present antichrist and themselves be converted into the Messiah's Kingdom. Gentiles would also be converted into the Kingdom of Messiah. For Messiah would transfer the throne of David to his Israel of God, the Church, and in it he would reign as Lord. The Jews and the Gentiles who rejected to come into the Kingdom would continue through the ages and in the endtime unite into a world federation of nations. And these will be the beast system. And the whore of Babylon, the whore who was carried to Babylon, the same whore will sit upon the Mount of Moriah and in Jerusalem on the seven ancient mountains, and from thence she will run the nations. The nations will become her children and at the right time, and by laws enacted, the whore will wreck vengeance upon Christians and turning her attention to the immediate appearance of the Messiah, she will summon the nations through the agency of the Antichrist, to Armageddon, and there they will make battle against the Lamb. But the Lamb shall overcome them. And he shall destroy them with the brightness of his appearing.
Jesus said: "The Law and the Prophets were until John, since then the kingdom of God is preached and all men presseth into it."
We are not to press back into the Law Covenant or any part of it. We are to press into the Kingdom of God. And it is in John 3:3-5 that Jesus tells us that a person must be born again of water and of Spirit in order to enter the Kingdom. In Mark 16:16 Jesus preached to the Jews: "He that believeth and in baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned." And in Acts 2:38, when asked of the Apostles how to be saved, Peter did not tell them to keep the law, to go the the temple and offer more animal sacrifices, or to keep the ten commandments. He told them to "repent" and to "be baptized" in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and a person would receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Peter had the keys to the Kingdom of God and this verse holds the three keys of faith to enter in by grace into the Kingdom of God.
But the Concisions and the Law Keepers will not have it. They feel compelled that they must try to keep the laws of Moses for salvation, justification, and sanctification. Antichrist are arising from all denominations denying that salvation is through Jesus Messiah alone. This is that spirit of antichrist that will join forces with Jewish rabbis and then with other Jewish-Gentile groups to begin a systematic destruction of Christianity. First they will accuse us of being antisemetic for rejecting Pharisee-Talmudic Judaism, then antisemetic for rejecting that the Laws of Moses are still in effect for Jews and Gentiles for salvation, and then antisemetic because we dare write something that opposes and or exposes their agenda. The antichrist are herein exposed.
What will we see in the endtime?
We will see a revival of Judaism law-keeping and a denial by so-called Christians of the New Covenant. If you observe any person saying that the New Testament is not the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31:31-34, you have just met an antichrist, a Concision, a person who has fallen from grace and are severed from Christ. These cannot be saved once they deny the fulfillment by the Messiah of the New Covenant. These will deny the Lord's Passover Memorial Cup and thereby crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and thereby count his blood an unholy thing.
Let the whole world know, that in Acts 15, the Apostles have declared that the New Testament Church is not bound by the Law and indeed not even the Ten Commandments. None of which were commanded by the Apostles for believers in the Churches.