When Moses led the children of Israel in the wilderness they were blessed many times by the Lord. One such time was after they had offered a sin offering, a burnt offering, and peace offerings. “And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the people. And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces. And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.” Leviticus 9:23 – 10:2. This was the day when the Lord rejected half of the priesthood that came from Aaron. Instead of four priests, there would now be only two. I believe this rejection of half of the priesthood in Israel is going to happen again.
Readers like Rob MacDormand’s articles because they express a great love of the Lord and are written in such a way as to be easily understood. Perhaps he gained a great insight from his mother who for years was a contributing writer to The Prophetic Expositor, the former magazine of British-Israel-World Federation. He writes a great deal about blessings and curses, how both have affected our Israel nations, and he emphasizes the great need to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom whenever the opportunity arises. He does so in his personal ministry.
Rob is a graduate of the University of Alberta, was engaged in the oil industry for many years and now is involved in city planning. He is a third generation believer in the Israel message and has a great interest in what is going to happen spiritually to our brethren as the end of the age draws closer.
There has been much media coverage of the residential school episode in Canadian history. Anglo-Saxon people are told that they have a disgraceful history of treating the aboriginal people of Canada. We are told that the current problems in the native community are wholly the result of the residential schools. From what I have seen and heard in my lifetime I would dispute that statement.
One of the greatest arguments against the Israel Truth movement is the statement, “Look at how the British Empire trampled people throughout the world.” The current belief is that the Anglo-Saxon and kindred people are to blame for most of the problems people are facing in the lands that were once part of the British Empire. The report on the residential schools in Canada continues this theme. The leading native judge in the case criticized the plan of the residential schools as an effort to erase the culture of the aboriginal people in Canada. My opinion is that our people sinned in taking the aboriginal children away from their parents and secondly in trying to destroy the native culture. However, when the native culture is connected to native religions of spirit worship, I believe that part of their culture is harmful to them.
A witness is someone who proclaims a truth about someone else, be it good or bad. God has His witnesses, but the world at large does not recognize them as being his witnesses. They are the descendants of the lost tribes of Israel. They are the people that proclaim the Bible to be the revelation of God and use it to witness to the world that Jesus Christ is God.
The 44th chapter of the book of Isaiah is addressed to the people of Israel. “Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:” Isaiah 44:1. The next few verses are about promised blessings on Israel, and then in verse 6: “Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.” Isaiah 44: 6-8. God says he is the First and the Last. He reiterates this in Isaiah 48:12, “Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.” Centuries later the apostle John saw Jesus Christ enthroned in glory. “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1: 17-18. Here is the same God, enthroned in glory. He spoke to the prophet Isaiah and later to the apostle John. We are his witnesses, that he (Jesus Christ) is God.
Since the formation of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948, many Christian preachers have claimed that this is a fulfillment of prophecy, that God has re-gathered his chosen people as prophesied in the Bible. We in the Israel Truth movement do not think the Jewish state fits the prophecies, simply because it does not include Jesus Christ. In the prophecies of the Bible, the person of Jesus Christ is constantly mentioned as accompanying the re-gathering of Israel.
In the first book of the Bible it records how Jacob blessed the tribes of Israel. He said, “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.” Genesis 49:10. Shiloh is another name for Jesus Christ. [Ed: Strong’s Concordance 7886 – an epithet of the Messiah] The name means one who brings security and peace. When Israel is re-gathered it will be unto Jesus Christ.