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The 8th Thing Messianic Jews for Jesus Don’t Want You to Know

Fact Eight: The Torah explicitly predicts that G-d will never retract the covenant he commanded the people of Israel. It is strange to claim that the eternal and infinite Creator of the World who “calls the generations in advance” (Yeshayahu 41: 4) and tells through his prophets what will be in the end of days, can decide one day to change his mind for one reason or another. Once He'll choose the people of Israel, then he'll choose Christianity or the Muslim Koran. Such conduct would be considered fickle human type of conduct, not something G-dly.

The Bible explicitly states that G-d never repeals a decision or promise He made. “The Eternal One of Israel will not lie nor regret, for He is not man to regret.” (Samuel I, Chapter 15:29). For some reason Christians (and Muslims) want us to believe G-d changed his mind and contradicted his previous prophecy through a new prophet. However the Torah already said (Deuteronomy 4: 4): “The Lord your God has chosen you to be his chosen people from all the nations on earth. (Shemot 19: 6): “And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Shemot 19: 5): “And you shall be for me a treasure from all the nations, for all the land is mine” (Leviticus 20:26): “And you shall be holy to me, for I am holy, the Lord, and I will separate you from the nations to be mine.

“At the same time, the Torah foretells the end of days in Deuteronomy, and writes that G-d will never recant from the words of the Torah he delivered at Sinai, even when the people of Israel sin and neglect keeping the commandments. The Book of Deuteronomy (chapter 31) states: “And this nation will arise and stray after the gods of foreigners of the land, which he came to be in their midst, and they will leave me and break the covenant I made with them'…”and even this being in the land of their enemies I won't despise them or be disgusted with them to destroy them and break my covenant with them, For I am the Lord their G-d.” “And I will remember the first covenant when I took them out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations, to be their G-d…these are the decrees, laws and teachings which G-d gave between Him and the Israelites at Mount Sinai through Moses.”
G-d obligates the people of Israel to keep mitzvoth forever (Leviticus 17: 7): “This shall be for them an eternal decree for their generations” (Shemot 35: 16): “And the children of Israel kept the Sabbath, to make the Sabbath for generations: an eternal covenant. Between me and the children of Israel, it’s a sign to the world.” The prophets also explicitly promise that the Torah is eternal (Isaiah, chapter 22:21): “And I this is my covenant with them,” said the Lord, “My spirit that is upon you, and my words which I have placed in your mouth, will not leave from your mouth and from the mouths of your seed and from the seed of your seed forever.”
And if this is not sufficient, the Torah also promises that in the end of days, keeping the commandments is what will bring about our redemption. (Deuteronomy 30): “And it will be that all these things will come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have given before you and you will return to your heart amongst all the nations that G-d dispersed you to And you will return to the Lord your G-d, and you will hear His voice, as all that I command you today, you and your sons, with all your heart and with all your soul. And the Lord your G-d will return your captivity and have mercy on you. And He will gather you from all the nations to which you were dispersed.
If you will be dispersed to the end of the heavens, from there the Lord your G-d will gather you, and from there He will take you. And the Lord your G-d will bring you into the land which your fathers inherited and you will inherit the land, and G-d will be kind and multiply you more than your forefathers; and the Lord your G-d will circumcise your heart and the heart of your children so that you can love G-d with all your heart and your soul for your life. And G-d will place all these curses upon your enemies and those who hate you. And you shall return, and you shall obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments that I am commanding you today. And the Lord your G-d will bless your handiwork with plenty, in the fruit of your womb, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your land for good. For the Lord will return and be glad to make it good for you, as He was glad with your fathers, for you shall obey the voice of the Lord your G-d to keep his commandments and laws written in this book of Torah, when you come back with all your heart and all your soul.”

This prophecy teaches us that the people of Israel must believe only in G-d, and only through faith in Him and Torah observance will we merit G-d’s redemption and salvation in the End of Days.

It seems the Torah also predicts the claims that Christianity will make. The Book of Deuteronomy contains a prophecy about the destruction that will befall the people of Israel, and that the Gentiles will claim to Israel that G-d left them, a claim that the Christians used from the beginning of their days. The Torah predicts this and writes (Deuteronomy 29): “And the last generation will say,” Your children, who will come after you, and the stranger who will come from a distant land, and they will see the plagues of that land and its ills. And they will ask, why did G-d wrought this to the land, what is this great wrath? And they will say: this is because they left the covenant of the Lord, the G-d of their fathers which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.' “We have an explicit prophecy that the Gentiles will think that G-d nullified the covenant with Israel, as indeed the Christians claim according to the New Testament.

But the Torah tells the people of Israel not to worry because: “…it will be that many evils and troubles will find you, and this song will answer before Him forever as testimony, that the (Torah) won’t be forgotten from his seed” (Deuteronomy 31). The prophet also says (Jeremiah 31: 1): “For this is the covenant which I will make in the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord, I have given my Torah among them, and I will inscribe it on their hearts, and I will be their G-d and they will be my nation. And in Jeremiah 32 it says “now I have given them one heart and one way to fear me all the days – for the good of them and their children after them, and I have given them an eternal covenant which I will not revoke from doing good for them and the fear of me I placed in their hearts  so that they will not turn away from me, and I will be glad to benefit them, and I will plant them in this land with all my heart and all my soul.”

I've heard that a considerable number of Christian priests were exposed to these Torah prophecies (which they call the Old Testament), and following the reading of these verses they entirely abandoned Christianity, immigrated to the holy land and converted to Judaism. I have not yet found a Christian who has managed to deal with these prophecies, which are written explicitly in the Torah scroll, and I do not know how they can remain a Christian (or “Messianic Jew“) after reading these passages.


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