25.2 The Bondwoman
25.2 The Bondwoman
© 2016 Christ Revealed Bible Institute
Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman (Galatians 4:30). This verse is no longer found in the Bible; it does not exist. Yet if we are to be part of the Revelation of Jesus Christ upon this earth today, we must embrace this Word and all that it means as Christ our life.
The Church of Christ brings forth all the life of God-Revealed in the presence of the dragon. And that means a very specific reality in our world today. God has set this whole end of the age as a showdown over the inheritance.
While I was writing The Jesus Secret, as I went on to the book of Galatians, rephrasing Christ into a personal word inside of us, I was stopped dead in the water. You see, because I must be honest and speak what God speaks, it was very clear to me that to speak Christ through Galatians and Ephesians means speaking against the natural Jew. There is no Jew in Christ. At that time God did not anoint me to pass that barrier.
In recent times, I have become more vocal regarding the possibility that the majority of the Jews on earth today are actually Gentiles pretending to be Jews. I have made the decision to retract that assertion.
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I Require Evidence
But not having that level of evidence regarding the genetics of those called Jews today, I did a bit more research.
The New Testament Alone
The research gave me valid reason to withdraw any assertion regarding whether the majority of today’s “Jews” are Gentiles or not. They might be, or they might not be; there is not sufficient evidence to know as of yet.
This causes a problem for me. You see, I was planning to write these lessons delineating the great opposition at the end of this age in terms of those who say they are Jews but are not. Since I cannot do that, I must return to the only foundation upon which we must stand – what God says in the New Testament. That is not an easy thing to do. What God says in the New Testament regarding the natural Jew in the present time is devastating as far as this world is concerned.
There is no more effective BLOCKING OUT of what God says than the blocking out of what God says about the natural Jew. There is a very definite reason for that elimination of what God speaks; that reason is the holocaust and its endless cultivation in the minds of all – as a grant of impunity.
We are required of God and of love to define all things as God defines them. And I saw one of its heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and its deadly wound was healed (Revelation 13:3a). That one head is the government of Israel and the wound is the Roman destruction of Jerusalem and the Holocaust.
But that is the end of the matter; let’s start at the beginning. Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those vinedressers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours’ (Mark 12:6-7).
Jesus gave us the real reason why the Jews who opposed Him provoked the Romans to put Him to death. It was a question of identity – and out of that identity, who gets the inheritance. What is the inheritance? – The earth, and all rule over all nations. Subdue the earth and take dominion. – He shall rule all nations with a rod of iron.
Seizing the Inheritance
Jesus was speaking, not just of the Jews in front of Him, which were the chief priests and the Pharisees (Matthew 21:45), but to that same faction of the Pharisees through the church age.
What was Jesus saying? Jesus was saying that there was an intention in the faction and doctrine of the Pharisees to possess the inheritance, which, in their minds, included only the “good” promises of the Old Covenant and none of the bad, which also included full sovereignty over the territory from the Nile to the Euphrates, and the obedience of all Gentiles as their servants. And this intention was to be seized by them separate from the cross of Christ and separate from any rivers of Spirit flowing out to serve others.
They Are Enemies
Then Paul said this concerning the natural Jew. Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake (Romans 11:28).
Now, Paul also quoted Isaiah more than once, as Jesus had – God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day. In this lesson we are asking three questions. What is the Church? Why would a loving God give to the natural Jews a “spirit of stupor” – “for our sakes?” And what is the dragon doing in the birthing room?
Word Above All
God is love, most certainly. But love is not the most important thing to God, not at all. As far as God is concerned, ONE thing only inside His own Being stands above all other things that can be named. His WORD. To God, what He speaks, the Lord Jesus Christ, is above all. For You have magnified Your word above all Your name (Psalm 138:2b).
And so, when the greatest of all created beings, perfect in beauty and wisdom, spoke into the ears of God’s image, man on this earth, Did God indeed say?, God’s path was set.
The Greatest Wound
Paul said that Adam was not deceived; that means that even as Adam was gazing upon the full revelation of God, a Man bloody, bruised, and unashamed upon the tree of life, he also heard those words – Is God really saying this? And when Adam turned from a human Christ giving His life for all to look at all heavenly glory, he heard those words again – Or is God really saying this (the establishment of self glory by the effort of the human)?
The action of Adam eating of the law, word entirely under his own control by which he could shape himself, his agreement with the serpent was the greatest possible WOUND against God that any created entity could inflict. Accusing God of falseness in His WORD!
Here is that exact same accusation against the Lord Jesus Christ in the mouth of the church. “We’ll know what it’s all about when we get to heaven.”
Now, we must understand this. Everything, everything, everything taking place on this earth inside of human history, from God driving Adam and Eve out of the Garden to the moment of the resurrection of our bodies, everything is all about this ONE thing – proving Jesus, the Word God is always speaking, FAITHFUL and TRUE. Do you see, now, why God MUST HAVE the dragon in the birthing room? It was the dragon who accused the Word in the first place; the dragon must be an eyewitness to his own demise.
Every word God speaks in the New Covenant, every Word that is Christ, Jesus Himself must fulfill in all fullness in His body, in vessels of weakness, against the face of all accusation, right here on this earth, right now in this age. Jesus must prove Himself faithful and true through us.
And here is what we must understand. The serpent was not alone in the garden; it was not really the serpent who so wounded God. It was Adam’s agreement with the serpent regarding the supremacy of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the falseness of the Man of life, the Word made flesh, that drove the blade of cruelty all the way through God’s heart.
ONE New Man
What is the Church? The Church is all whom the Father has given to Jesus, Jews and Gentiles, walking together as one new man.
I want to include ALL of Ephesians 2:11-22, but I cannot fill up the space here – so please, open your Bible and read this passage several times. Here is the central point. You, once Gentiles in the flesh… have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both (Jew and Gentile) one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation… so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
In ONE Body
Paul said, over and over, that the gospel always goes forth from God “to the Jew first.” The word “to” means that Jews always have the first opportunity in every moment in every generation to enter into Christ.
But the only entrance into Christ is through the cross, which puts all “Jewishness” to death – there are no Jews in Christ. And ALL who are inside of Christ walk together as one man, as one body of Christ with zero consideration for who was formerly a “Jew” and who was formerly a “Gentile.” This is Paul’s gospel, a gospel absolutely and utterly REJECTED as false by most Christians today.
Almost all of our brethren will tell you that the idea that Jesus draws an individual Jew into Himself through the cross and then enters into that individual as Christ their only life, replacing their former Jewish self GONE, that that idea is NOT salvation, but rather it is false and evil heresy. They call Christ replacing the old man of our formerly Jewish brothers and sisters to be their new and only self “replacement doctrine,” and they deride such a thought as false. Why?
We cannot understand why unless we understand the history of the church age. And to understand the history of the church age we must place underneath of all of it these words of Paul. Concerning the gospel the Jews are enemies for your sake.
Here is what Moses said. The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear… And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He (Jesus) speaks in My name, I will require it of him (Deuteronomy 18:15 & 19). Except Paul did not use the words “require it,” rather, he translated those words as “cast away” or “cut off” from Israel. God requires ONE word in the entire law – Hear Christ!
Read Romans 11 over and over and answer for yourself these questions. Is the root of Israel a modern political government or is it the Lord Jesus Christ? Does “all Israel being saved” mean anything other than Christ in them and they in Christ (John 14:20)? And is there any door into Christ other than the cross?
The faction of the Pharisees, the exact same faction that opposed Jesus and Paul, RULES this earth today, far more than you comprehend. I am speaking literally.
Judaism is not a “following of Moses.” Judaism is a following of the doctrine of the Pharisees written out from their hatred of Jesus, mostly in Babylon, in a book titled The Talmud. Judaism, as it is conceived and practiced by the most religious of Jews today, is the fullness of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the law given through Moses brought entirely under the control of the argumentative human. Judaism is the greatest distortion of the human self known.
Power in this world is NOT in the hands of those who are visible to the public as the “rulers.” The President of the United States is nothing more than a deception designed to get everyone looking in the wrong direction. Power over is exercised behind the scenes, primarily through two means, always set in opposition to each other, money and blackmail. “You do what we say, and we release the money; you refuse to do what we say, and we withhold the money and release the photographs of your debauchery.” No one becomes President of the United States without first having been blackmailed by inconceivable atrocities.
A Most Vile Seed
Nothing in this world is as it appears. Nothing is true or sound. The whole world lies under the sway of the evil one.
We cannot answer the question, what is the Church, without answering the question of how and why the dragon is standing there in the birthing room. This is the Poirot principle. This incredibly weird piece of evidence MUST FIT before the mystery can be solved.
There has entered into the Church of Jesus Christ in our day, into our precious brethren, a most vile seed of the evil one grown as a strong tare in their minds. That seed is to be found in these words: “Come, let us kill Him that the inheritance may be ours.”
This False Tare
This false tare, based on a full rejection of Paul’s gospel of one new man through the cross in Ephesians 2, claims that there is not one covenant of Christ, but TWO. One covenant is for the Jews and the other for the Gentiles.
This false tare claims that the covenant of Christ with the Gentiles is that they all get to DIE so that they can “go to” heaven, and that this “being dead” in heaven is “salvation.” And this false tare claims that the covenant of Christ with the Jews bypasses the cross entirely. It claims that “salvation” for the Jews means a Messiah entirely outside of them and they outside of this Messiah, and that those Jews behind the throne could then openly dominate all living Gentiles.
“Jesus and the Jews”
This so-called covenant of “Jesus and the Jews” claims, even further, that Jesus will lead the Jews to obey the entire law, thus granting them their wish to win the inheritance entirely by the works of their flesh in defiance of the gospel. They don’t need the cross; and they don’t have to walk together in one body with these animals known as Gentiles.
But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now … – “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman” Galatians 4:29-30).
The bondwoman in our day is the faction of the Pharisees who control all media, money, and power across the entire earth, using willing Gentiles as their face. This faction of people has developed the fullness of the perverted self through arguing the law at each other for generations.
The Son of the Bondwoman
And the son of the bondwoman is the claim of the natural Jew that the inheritance belongs to them with no cross and no Christ in their hearts to replace their twisted and false selves. It is inside of this false claim that the dragon stands inside of the Church of Jesus Christ herself, ready to devour her child as soon as it is born. The dragon is right where God wants him to be.
When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified (Revelation 11:7-8).
The Beast of the Abyss
The “they” of Revelation 8 is you and me, the second witness of Christ. The beast that ascended out of the bottomless pit in 1948 is the modern government and nation of Israel. And the city where we lay down our lives in the face of the dragon is called, in our day, Jerusalem, Israel.
We must sum up this too-long lesson in just a few words.
Because Adam and the serpent combined together to accuse Jesus of falseness, and to seize power over this earth on their own terms – God MUST, by His very Being, prove Jesus faithful and true against the face of all the fullness of men and angels seizing the inheritance in all brutality of wickedness for themselves. And God must, by His own appearance, prove Jesus faithful and true out from utter weakness, symbolized by a woman giving birth to a child.
That through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. That’s God’s endgame – that He might have mercy on all (Romans 11:31-32). And mercy means the cross.