So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Yeshua. Revelation 12:17
THE DRAGON AND THE OFFSPRING
And went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Yeshua. Revelation 12:17
The Word in the Book of Revelation says that after the dragon persecutes the Woman (Israel) it turns to persecute the Offspring of the Woman. This Offspring or Children on the Woman have two marks of distinction:
1. They keep Yah’s(God’s) Commandments
2. The hold to the Testimony of Yeshua
This clearly describes the Messianic Apostolic Prophetic (MAP) End Time Move of Yah where Christians are forsaking Replacement Theology and pagan traditions and they are returning to the Gospel “made in Zion”. The dragon is after the Woman Israel and the believers in Messiah that are grafted into the Olive Tree with Israel (Romans 11) These believers keep Shabbat, the 10 Commandments, the Feasts of YHVH as in Leviticus 23, the Dietary laws, love and work actively for the restoration of Israel and hold fast to the Testimony of Yeshua! The Testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of Prophecy (Revelation 19:10b). These MAP Revolutionary believers are a Prophetic People, mightily anointed, filled with the Holy Spirit and power testifying of the Truth of the Original Gospel as preached by the Jewish Apostles over 2000 years ago. They are vitally connected to Israel as the Mother of the Nations and are as Ruth was to Naomi. To them I say the following:
Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Messiah have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.” Revelation 12:10-12
THE SOURCE OF PERSECUTION
We know that satan-the dragon is the source of persecution against the Woman and the Offspring of the Woman but how does he operate and through whom?
Those that persecuted Yeshua and Paul were:
1. Religious leaders
2. Idolatrous businessmen
Religious leaders are afraid of deception and by “protecting the sheep” can end “preventing the sheep” from entering to the Kingdom.
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Matthew 23:13
Religious leaders see a threat in everyone that does not fit their doctrines and Yeshua did not fit the doctrines of Pharisaic Judaism concerning the Messiah. He totally fit the Word Description of the Messiah but not the religious interpretations of them. In the same way many Christian leaders today are not even willing to seek YHVH to know whether the MAP Movement is from Him bringing the Restoration of all things because they are blinded by their own Christian traditions and terrible misinterpretations of the words of Paul. They have inherited Replacement Theology from their forefathers (and are largely ignorant of it) and assume it to be right. Therefore in order to “protect the flock from being Judaized”. They lash at those who bring the Good News made in Zion and contest Christian Doctrines divorced from the original Hebrew Root.
Their fear of being Judaized comes from two sources:
1. Replacement Theology that has put a fear in Christians against anything Jewish or from the “Old Testament” as if the New Covenant is a “Christian thing” rather than a Jewish thing. Gentiles had no Old Covenant, how can they have a New one? But Israel broke the Old Covenant so we got a New One as written in Jeremiah 31:31-34! It is made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah not with the nations! Gentiles come in through the Jews and through a Jewish Messiah and his name is a Jewish name: Yeshua meaning Salvation!
2. Many honest Christian leaders are afraid of the excesses in many of the Hebrew Roots groups in the Church. Unfortunately every time that God does something mighty in His Body, there are some people that bring a bad name to it by becoming religious, legalistic or weird. Some of the groups are preaching Talmud and/or Kabbala and some the Book of Enoch or others that are not TORAH! These are external books and in the case of the Kabbala also steeped in mysticism! These need to be opposed as they make doctrines out of Orthodox Judaism (or other religious beliefs) rather than the Word of YHVH, the Torah!
This Move of Teshuva (repentance and Returning) to the Jewish Foundations of the Gospel is not about returning to the Jewish Religion or to Orthodox Judaism! It is about returning to TRUTH and to the WORD rather than Christianity. It is The Gospel of the Kingdom versus the Christian Gospel divorced from Jewish Roots and Israel that its fruit is murder of millions of Jews and other indigenous groups in the name of Jesus Christ! It is a Move of Repentance and Mercy towards a Church steeped in Replacement Theology (remember there are 5 heads!). It will lead to Global Awakening and Revival!
That there are excesses it does not mean that there is not a REAL Move of Yah (God) going on! The MAP Revolution is distinguished by the two marks of Revelation 12:17 - Obedience to Yah’s Commandments and the Spirit of Prophecy which is the Testimony of Yeshua. Our banner is TORAH and RUACH (Spirit-Holy Spirit!)
As Christian leaders repent from all the Five Headed Monster of Replacement Theology they will stop harboring the dragon and his agenda of hatred and persecution against the Offspring of the Woman and Revival will come!
Idolatrous businessmen lose their livelihood when the True Gospel is preached!
They came to Yeshua and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the “legion”; and they became frightened. Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine. And they began to implore Him to leave their region. Mark 5:15-17
The pig farmers of the gadarenes threw Yeshua and the disciples out of their region because they lost their pig farming business! Once the legion of demons exited the demon possessed man, these demons went into the pigs and the pigs committed “pigiside” (suicide of pigs) as they jumped into the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). The pig farmers loved the income of their idolatrous business more than Yeshua-Salvation! By the way these were not Jews but pagans brought to this area by the Assyrian Empire that had conquered Northern Israel during 8th Century BC. Yeshua called it “the other side” of the Sea of Galilee. So this is Mammon and Idolatry versus Truth, Righteousness and Salvation!
It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling. Acts 16:16,
In the case of Paul, he expelled the spirit of divination out of the woman that was bothering him for days. The employers of the woman had lost their livelihood they made through that spirit and they persecuted Paul and Silas!
But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities. Acts 16:19
Both the Woman Israel and her offspring that keep the Commandments of YHVH and are full with the Spirit of Prophecy, the Testimony that Yeshua is REAL, will suffer and have suffered persecution! The persecution comes from within the Church and other demonic Replacement religious systems like Islam that seeks to replace Isaac as the Chosen son for Ishmael. It will also come from idolaters and mammon lovers that make money out of religion and out of ungodly things like pig farming, New Age, witchcraft, idol carvings (even as “ethnic objects”), the sale of Christmas trees and Easter decorations. It may come in the form of nasty letters “in the name of God” or other vile ways and even physical attacks. Our best weapons are Truth and Love. Let us keep on preaching and living the Truth. Let us keep on standing with Israel’s right to the Covenant Land and for the True Gospel Made in Zion to be proclaimed once again! We may suffer persecution but Yeshua’s Words are ringing in my ears:
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:10-12
When it comes to stand up for Israel and the Jewish People, protect her like you would your own mother against a rapist and a murderer. Expose anti-Semitism to the light and do not let it sit in the dark! Because the Church was silent, Hitler succeeded!
The True Bride of Messiah devoid of Replacement Theology will be silent no more and will proclaim together with YHVH!
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is
burning. Isaiah 62:1
Do not be afraid of persecution, be bold and stand up as a lion with the Lion from the Tribe of Judah!
The righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
Your Friends in Israel,
Bishop Dominiquae and Rabbi Baruch Bierman
“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1