It’s not the tribe of Judah, the Jews by birth.   Read Rev. 2:9 and 3:9.

Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Do these two verses make it plain that God calls true end time Christians, “Jews?”  Is it not also clear that right in the midst of these end time Christians you have hypocrite Jews (Christians) who are playing church?  And eventually these hypocrite Jews (Christians) will have to worship before the feet of the saved?

It’s also clear that these hypocrite Jews (Christians) are guilty of blasphemy.  These counterfeit Christians with their assemblies of Satan described here are not in churches out in the world.  They are right in the middle of the true end time Christians.  Where did these churches of Satan come from? Christ makes it plain if we are willing to believe his word.

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.  30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Notice while men slept, verse 25, tares were sown amongst the Good Seed.  Verse 39 tells us who sowed them.  Verses 29 and 30 tell us that the Good Seed are outnumbered by the weeds.  If the weeds were just 20% or 30%, it would not be much of a problem to pull them out.  The implication is that the weeds are well over 50% of any given church congregation.  This assembly of Satan obtains more members from another source also.

Satan sows the tares (weeds), but three out of four of the Good Seed go bad, Mat. 13:18-23.

Matthew 13:18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;  21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.  23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Here is this “Synagogue of Satan.”   No doubt they are dominating God’s true sons and daughters through the hierarchy system since the Good Seed are far out numbered by the tares and the three out of four Good Seed who go bad.  This church of Satan, that we are warned about in Rev. 2:9 and 3:9, appears to be Jews (Christians).  They are playing church, keeping the Sabbath and Holy Days, Passover, tithing, etc.  But there is one thing missing in them, THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART.  We will deal with that shortly.

My wife brought up an interesting question.  Why does God call end time Christians “Jews?”

Certainly, Isaiah 28:10-13 is one reason.

Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Notice verse 12.  Certain people won’t listen.  Verse 13, they fall backward, are broken, snared and taken.  This is a spiritual application.  They lose their salvation.  These are the tares and good seed gone bad.

Remember 1 Cor. 10:11: Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

The Bible is written for us, the end time Christians.

Could the following also be a reason?  This scenario has happened to me a number of times since I started attending God’s church in the 60’s.  Working on Saturday would come up.  I would say that I don’t work on Saturday.  I go to church.   “Oh, you are a Seventh Day Adventist,” would be the comment.  On other occasions the Feast of Tabernacles or Passover would come up, or maybe one of the other Holy Days.  Or I might say that I don’t do Easter or Christmas.  The response would almost invariably be, “Oh, you are a Jew.”  Could it be that the reason that God worded this verse the way He did in the Bible is that the world’s general population equates observing the Passover and Holy Days with being a Jew?

Maybe this is true, maybe it isn’t.  It certainly seems to be what my wife and I have experienced living in the United States all our lives.

Let’s go to the book of Romans.

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Doesn’t Jesus Christ say, “He is not a Jew (Christian) who is one OUTWARDLY?”  Being born a Jew or being circumcised physically has nothing to do with being the Jew (Christian) that God talks about in Rev 2:9 and 3:9, the Jew (Christian) who will be worshipped by the counterfeit Jews (Christians).

Romans 2:29 tells us that the Jew whom Christ is looking for is the Jew who is one INWARDLY.  The true Christian is this “Jew” who has his heart circumcised.  He or she has had a “heart transplant” as described in Ezekiel 11:19 and 36:26.

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:  20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.  27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

How plain does Christ have to get?  The Jew that He is looking for is the one who has been circumcised with the “sword of the Spirit.”

Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

THIS is the true Philadelphian Jew (Christian), the one Christ looks on with favor, the ones that the false Jews (Christians) have to come and worship before, Rev. 3:9.

Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

This has absolutely nothing to do with being a Jew by birth, nothing at all.  Can we start to see that this is a spiritual matter?  The question is asked, “What advantage has this Jew (Christian)?”  This question is referring back to the previous verse in Romans 2:29.

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

What profit is there to the Jew (Christian) who has a CIRCUMCISED MIND?    Now we really have to twist and pervert the scriptures to say that this is talking to the tribe of Judah, the physical Jews by birth.  How plain can Christ be?  This question is referring back to the Jew (Christian) described in Rom. 2:29.

If we want to be Philadelphians, we have to accept the fact that Christ calls us “spiritual Jews.”  It is spiritual insanity to think that the Jews in Rev. 3:9, whom God looks on with favor, are all of the tribe of Judah.  If they are, that leaves most of us out of the salvation process, because we would belong to the “church of Satan.”

The question asked in Rom 3:1 is answered in verse 2.

Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

Romans 3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

“Oracles” is Strong’s #3051, meaning  “utterance…”

It is adding to God’s word to say that the physical tribe of Judah has the “utterances” of God.  The verses we have just covered make it clear in no uncertain terms that the Jew who is a Philadelphian and the Jews who have the Oracles of God are true Christians with a circumcised mind, a teachable mind, a mind that believes what their Creator says.

Rev. 20:12 says that we are judged by what is written in the books (Bible).

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

If any human being changes what Romans 2:28-29 and Rom. 3:1-2 clearly say, they are in defiance of this mighty God who inhabits eternity.  These four verses clearly say that the Jew inwardly is the possessor of the Oracles of God.  If you have God’s Holy Spirit, then you know that the Jew who is one inwardly is a true Christian.  The physical Jew-by-birth does not have the “oracles of God” unless he also has the Holy Spirit making him a true converted Christian.  To me it is the height of spiritual insanity to think that Christ would give His utterances to those people who rejected and murdered Him.  Review the history of Christ’s experiences with the Jews in the New Testament.

When the calendar issue is resolved, it will come from a truly converted Christian (Jew), NOT from some unconverted Christ-hating group of people.  The Jewish Calendar with all its postponements is nothing more than a set-up by Satan to cause us to sin.  After all, Mat 25:5 is true.

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

There are no exceptions to this.  Also, 1 Cor 10:11 is true, the Bible is written for us.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

The solution to the calendar issue must be simple enough for everyone to understand.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Salvation is not complicated.  If it were, how could Phil. 2:12 be true?

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Salvation must be simple enough for everyone to be able to obey God with a clear conscience.  If this is not the case, we, the individual lay members, would be forced right back into the hierarchy system, the deeds of the Nicolaitans which God hates, Rev.2:6 and 15.

To put it briefly, the deeds of the Nicolaitans which God hates is “clergy over laity.” Check this out in Strong’s.  “Nicolaitan” is #3531.  Read the surrounding numbers also.  Unger’s Bible Handbook, page 845, adds more explanation to this.

So what will it be?  Will we ignore the plain words of Jesus Christ and continue in our belief that the physical tribe of Judah has the true utterances of God?  How repulsive it must be to God for us to think that He would give His oracles (utterances) to some group of people without the Holy Spirit.  What an insult to Christ and the Father.

Published February 12, 2000

© Edgar Y. Bennett
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