Zec 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
Zec 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zec 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
The fleshly minded, the carnal Christians and Jews imagine that these verses mean the Lord, upon His return, will destroy the enemies of modern day “Israel” and reestablish an earthly kingdom for a group of people that don't believe in Him, and may or may not be physical descendants of Abraham. As if their physical lineage even mattered:
Mat 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
As everyone should see plainly from John's statement to the Pharisees and Sadducees, their physical lineage makes no difference to their salvation. They had to repent and believe on the One God sent like everyone else. The prophets from the time of Adam and Eve until John the Baptist pointed to Jesus as the only way, but today as it was 2,000 years ago, the wicked, the false prophets, the wolves in sheep's clothing, attempt to point the people into another direction. Sadly, for those that don't study the Word of God for themselves, they are easily led astray.
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits...
Their fruits are a flock of sheep that echo the same false doctrines that they teach, and tax free gifts, bought by the price of trying to serve two masters, conformity to the world, equaling enmity with the Lord. At the local church level these could simply be mistakes made because too many are allowing others to tell them what the Scriptures mean, instead of studying for themselves. But what about the level above, where the local church pastors are trained, the denominational colleges, the seminaries? Could it be that they have another agenda? Could it be that they have been corrupted by forces opposed to the True Gospel? Isn't it obvious by the nonsensical teachings coming from the church? Unbelievers labeled as “God's Chosen People”, Just wars and Prosperity doctrines and homosexual pastors are not honest mistakes, but the deliberate result of corrupt leadership corrupting the local pastors and congregations.
If you would have told the apostles John or Peter or Paul that 2,000 years later most of the “church” would believe that a group of people claiming to be Jews, still not accepting Jesus as the Messiah, would proclaim themselves “God's chosen people” and reside in ancient physical Israel, with the financial and political help of the “church”, they would say it surely is the end times, for they have fallen away from the true Gospel!
They would say “what physical descendants of Abraham”? For it is written any that do not hear and obey the voice of Jesus were long ago cut off from God's people : Act 3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. Act 3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. And again, anyone that has died without accepting Jesus as Savior is lost without hope: Joh 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Or perhaps mention Mat 3:9 again, or try to explain that your physical birthright isn't what gets you into the Kingdom Joh 3:3-7. Or, finally and perhaps most persuasively explained by the apostle Paul:
Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The physical birthright along with being under the law ended with the coming of a new and better Covenant, which Christ purchased for all who believe, whether Jew or Gentile, and it is the only way to salvation, period! This is basic Bible 101, but over the years, bit by bit, the “church” lost its love of the truth, 2Th 2:10-12, lost its way, and fell under strong delusion as a result. And now today, a majority of the people in the “church” believe that the antichrist unbelievers occupying Palestine are “God's chosen people” and that they, the “believers”, are going to be raptured out of the earth!
The rich men of the earth that oppress us are happy to use the religious high ground provided by the apostasy we've covered above for their Satanic purposes. They say it's God's will for “his people” to ethnically cleanse Palestine and to attack all the countries around to establish their security. This is madness from both a Biblical and secular viewpoint, but we are probably less than a half year away from an Israeli/US attack on Iran which could start WW III, and at the very least kill thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people, and put the finishing touches on the world's economic collapse. If the church you attend has fallen away from the true Gospel and is teaching something similar to what we've discussed and Biblically rebuked, you need to discuss these matters with the leaders, or elders and if they won't hear you, you'll have to come out of that church.