Time for a Fact-Check!
This one is pretty crazy….
It all started with this post which went viral on Twitter, claiming that Jews get “interest-free” home loans from Rocket Mortgage:
— Harrison H. Smith ✞ (@HarrisonHSmith) February 1, 2024
Screenshot in case he takes it down:
It all seems to come down to the “Laws of the Ribbis” (not a typo):
🚨BREAKING: Rocket Mortgage gives interest-free loans to Jews but not gentiles.
HOLY SHIT. How many other companies do this through the “laws of ribbis”? https://t.co/AzbyEXvtdt
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) February 1, 2024
Many cried foul on Twitter — but are they overreacting?
Interest-free loans for Jews.
Not for Muslims.
Not for Christians.
Not for Hindus.
Not for Buddhists.
Only for Jews! https://t.co/M1A5npiYHN
— Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis (@DrLoupis) February 1, 2024
— Dimitra (@realDimitraE) February 1, 2024
Ok, so that’s the claim and now we dig in and investigate.
Let’s start with the screenshot in the image shared by Harrison Smith. I can confirm that is indeed an authentic screenshot, and it comes directly from the Rocket Mortgage website which you can view yourself right here:
So we start with that…I’ve personally verified it and it’s real.
But is there more than meets the eye?
And what does “Iska” mean?
Let’s keep going….
I thought it would be interesting to see what Grok says about it so I went there next. Here’s what Grok says:
But we’re still not getting to the heart of the matter.
What is an “Iska” and how does it work?
The structure you’re referring to is known as an “Iska” arrangement, which is a mechanism used in Jewish law (Halacha) to allow for financial transactions that could otherwise be interpreted as violating the prohibition of ribbis, or interest. This prohibition, which is found in Jewish law, forbids Jews from charging or paying interest to other Jews.
In an Iska arrangement, instead of a traditional loan where one party lends money to another with the expectation of repayment with interest, the transaction is structured as a joint investment. Here’s a simplified breakdown of how it works:
- Investment, Not a Loan: The lender (in this case, Rocket Mortgage) provides funds, but these are treated as an investment, not a loan.
- Management of Investment: The borrower manages the real estate or other permissible investments using these funds.
- Profit and Loss Sharing: Both parties agree to share any profits or losses that result from the investment. This is a key aspect of an Iska, differentiating it from a loan where the lender expects a fixed return (interest) irrespective of the outcome of the borrower’s use of the funds.
- Limitation of Liability: Rocket Mortgage’s liability is limited to the actual funds advanced. This means that if the investment does poorly, Rocket Mortgage cannot claim more than the original amount they put in.
- Termination of Iska: If all payments are made as specified in the original agreement (the Note), the Iska terminates, and any profits or losses from the investment can be retained by the borrower. Also, if Rocket Mortgage sells the mortgage loan to a party not subject to the Laws of Ribbis, the Iska ends.
In essence, the Iska is a way to structure a financial transaction that accommodates the needs of observant Jews who are restricted by their religious laws from engaging in traditional interest-bearing loans. It’s important to note that while this arrangement avoids the explicit charging of interest, it still involves a return on investment that can be akin to the concept of interest but is compliant with Jewish law.
In an Iska arrangement, the rate of return on the investment is often set to approximate the market interest rate, though this isn’t a strict requirement. The main reason for aligning the return rate with market interest rates is practicality. Here’s why:
- Market Consistency: Setting the return rate similar to market interest rates helps ensure that the terms of the Iska are competitive and fair compared to conventional loans. This makes the financial product attractive to borrowers who are observing Jewish law while still being viable for the lender.
- Regulatory Compliance: Financial institutions, like Rocket Mortgage, need to ensure that their products are both competitive in the marketplace and compliant with financial regulations. Matching the return rate to market interest rates helps meet these needs.
- Risk and Reward Balance: The rate of return in an Iska is meant to balance risk and reward for both parties. While it’s structured differently from interest on a loan, it still needs to reflect the economic realities of lending and borrowing.
- Halachic Considerations: Importantly, while the rate may approximate market interest rates, it must be structured in a way that complies with Halachic (Jewish law) principles. The Iska agreement should clearly articulate that the return is not guaranteed and is dependent on the success of the investment, distinguishing it from fixed interest.
- Customization: The exact rate and terms can be tailored to the specific Iska agreement. Different agreements might have different rates based on the risk, duration, and other factors involved in the investment.
The TimesofIsrael had more info:
Orthodox Jews can continue to take out mortgages and other loans from Quicken Loans, after the company resolved a Jewish legal problem.
Agudath Israel of America, a major ultra-Orthodox organization, issued a Jewish legal ruling in April prohibiting Jews from taking out loans from the Detroit-based company because it is majority-owned by Jews — notably Dan Gilbert, who also owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Quicken Loans, which claims to be America’s largest mortgage lender, also owns Rocket Mortgage, the online mortgage agency.
Jewish law, or halachah, forbids Jews from charging interest to other Jews. So Jews are allowed to own mortgage agencies — and lend to non-Jewish customers — but they are not allowed to lend to fellow Jews.
The biblical commandment against charging interest is known as “ribbit d’Oraita” (sometimes pronounced ribbis d’Oraisa).
As of Friday, Quicken Loans adopted what is known as a “heter iska,” a technicality that changes the loan into a co-investment in which the lender and borrower become “business partners” — one supplies the capital and the other uses it as they see fit.
The Agudah issued a statement notifying the community that Quicken Loans had adopted a global heter iska covering all mortgages initiated after June 8. The heter iska does not retroactively reclassify existing loans, however, according to Agudah spokesman Rabbi Avi Shafran.
Quicken Loans’ practice is to sell all loans shortly after they are made, and thus they do not need any further corrective action.
So….bottom line, is the claim true?
Short answer: YES.
Longer answer: It may be more form over substance, and we may be dealing mostly in semantics here. Although I will say this….the more I dug into the “Heter Iska” the less I felt I understood it. It seems like the terms of how these “loans” work is very opaque. It’s not at all clear how they truly function or whether these Jewish Borrowers are paying the same as their non-Jewish counterparts. Based on all my research, I find that last question still unanswered and purposely left very vague, which is odd.
In a related story:
So...What's Going On With The Jews?
Buckle up folks, we're going to tackle a big one today.
A dicey topic, fraught with minefields and ditches, but something that must be addressed.
And that question is simply this: "What's going on with the Jews?"
Allow me to explain...
And I think you might be very surprised by my take after you get done reading all of this.
I also want to make clear that I 100% support Biblical Israel and in no way is this some garbage "anti-Semitic" post. So dispense of that nonsense right upfront. We don't do that here.
But that's actually why this article is so important to write, because that kind of stuff is growing, and at a rapid pace.
So what's going on?
And what is TRUE when it comes to the Jews?
Hatred of the Jews and anti-Jewish rhetoric seems to be at a localized high recently. I can't say "all time high" because, well, I don't think you're going to eclipse what happened in Germany in the 1940s until the Book of Revelation fully starts playing out. But perhaps we are close to that or even in the beginning chapters of it.
But here's what I've noticed and here's what many of you have asked me -- in the comments to articles, in emails to me, and even in real life: "What's going on with the Jews?"
Allow me to rephrase that just a bit....
The question is more like this: I'm confused because I read in the Bible that the Jewish People are God's own people, the Apple of his Eye. A chosen people. But yet so many things I see in the world today make it look like the Jewish People are actually not that great of people. Worse than that even, they do some pretty strange and sick things! So help! I'm confused! How do I reconcile these two things!
Anyone else ever felt confused by that question?
I know you have because I hear it ALL THE TIME.
Let's take a look at some of the sick and strange things we seem to be reading about more and more about the Jewish People in the news today before I give you my take on how to reconcile all of this in a way that makes perfect sense and is Biblically grounded.
Dom Lucre on Twitter has been leading the charge on this, for better or worse.
Here's just one example of what he's been posting but I think this sums up a lot of it:
🔥🚨DEVELOPING: Users on X are absolutely outraged over the recent antisemitic rants that Community Notes have been going on. I don’t know how we can ban or demonetize Community Notes but Elon Musk or Linda Yaccarino need to do it quick before this thing becomes a massive trend. pic.twitter.com/J75czBgefO
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) January 24, 2024
So....here's the thing that is leading to so much confusion and the reason I'm publishing this article -- most if not all of these things are TRUE!
Stunning I know, but most/all are accurate.
For example, we've covered the Jewish Rabbi who owns PornoHub recently ourselves:
And then let's take one of the other most incendiary things on that list: that (some) Jews follow a practice where a rabbi orally suctions (sucks) the blood from the circumcision wound of a baby.
It's called the metzitzah b'peh, and we asked Twitter's own Grok itself about this and it is confirmed true:
I love how Grok questions the practice because it has been linked to cases of herpes transmission.
Ok fair enough, but how about questioning the practice because it's a creepy old Rabbi sucking a baby's penis???
That's sick stuff.
But now I want to answer the question: How do you reconcile this in a Biblically-faithful way to the Bible saying the Jews and the Nation of Israel are his people?
Because it does say that, many times:
The concept of Israel as God's chosen nation is a recurrent theme throughout the Bible. This idea is expressed in various passages that highlight Israel's unique relationship with God, their calling, and the covenant established between them. Here are ten verses from the Bible that articulate the notion of Israel as God's chosen nation:
So why is this all so confusing?
The Bible makes clear that the Jews are God's chosen people....but why then are they the ones controlling most of the porno online and running around with creepy old alleged "religious leaders" sucking on baby peeners? That's sick and obscene and in any other context in life would land you straight in prison!
Whenever things like this seem very confusing and directly contradicting each other it's a good idea to return to a couple basic truths.
The first is we find the truth in the Bible, and we use that as our foundation as we interpret all other facts and circumstances we are seeing.
And that Foundation of Truth gives us a few fundamental truths that we'll rely on as we go forward...
One is that Israel is indeed a chosen nation, chosen by God (YHWH). That's clear. That's not up for debate. More on that in a bit down below when we dig into "Cosmic Geography"...
Another truth is that in the end times (call it whatever you want, Apocalypse, the end of the age, the Second Coming, Revelation) all the Nations of the World will be united as they fight against Jesus Christ and Israel. That's in your Bible, did you know that? Multiple times:
- Revelation 16:14 - "For they are the spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
- Revelation 19:19 - "And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army."
- Zechariah 14:2-3 - "For I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle."
- Revelation 17:14 - "They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers."
- Joel 3:2 - "I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land."
- Revelation 20:8-9 - "And will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them."
So we know that's the roadmap we're headed towards.
And the other truth we have is a meta-narrative throughout all of the Bible which basically says that Satan (again, take whatever name you want, The Snake, Lucifer, Satan, Antichrist, Azazel, Baal) hates God but he especially hates Christians and the Jewish People.
So now put all of that together and I'm going to give you exactly how this all fits perfectly together and explains what seems at first like a giant, confusing mess....
Is Israel evil?
Are the Jews evil?
Are God's chosen people evil?
No. Not the real ones.
I believe there is absolutely a strong remnant of Biblical Jews / Biblical Israelites descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob on the Earth today. God's Chosen People. The Bible tells us God's chosen Nation will always exist. So we know they're here.
But we also know Satan is a deceiver and he brings confusion. So if you're experiencing confusion on a topic (like this one) that's usually a GREAT indicator that he's involved and behind it all.
So I'll just cut right to the chase and give you the answer: If you're Satan and you know you can't defeat God, but you want to cause as much confusion and problems here on the Earth in the meantime, especially for Christians and Jews, what would be the best way to do it?
You'd do what Satan always does when it comes to God's truth....he creates a counterfeit version.
He's done it to everything.
What do you think of first when you hear the Rainbow?
The Gay Pride and LGBTQP+ nonsense, right?
That's just a counterfeit of God's original.
The Rainbow was created by God and belongs to God and was his first.
It has powerful meanings and purposes, well beyond just the traditional story of God's promise to never destroy the Earth again by flood.
There's so much more to it, read this if you don't know:
But just as Satan takes God's creation and counterfeits it like with the Rainbow, he's done the very same thing to the Jewish people.
He's slithered his way in and counterfeited the Jews.
Simply put, I believe there are vast amounts of people (now and throughout history) who have reached top positions in Judaism who claim to be Jews but are actually the exact opposite -- a brood of vipers!
You do know even in the Bible Jesus called the Jewish leaders that to their face, right?
He was no fan.
So calling out fake and counterfeit Jewish Leaders is not anti-semitic. Far from it! If that were anti-semitic, you'd have to label Jesus himself an anti-semite because here's what he told these counterfeit Jews right to their face:
The references to Jesus calling certain Jewish leaders a "brood of vipers" and implying they are of their "father the devil" are found in the New Testament. These strong rebukes were directed at the Pharisees and Sadducees, religious leaders of the time, whom Jesus criticized for their hypocrisy, legalism, and failure to understand and embody the spirit of the law. Here are the specific verses:
- Brood of Vipers:
- Matthew 12:34 - "You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."
- Matthew 23:33 - "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?"
These statements were part of Jesus' critique of the Pharisees and Sadducees for their outward show of piety without genuine faith or compassion.
- Sons of the Devil:
- John 8:44 - "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
In this verse, Jesus was speaking to a group of Jews who had challenged Him, questioning His testimony and authority. His response underscored the stark contrast between those who sought to do God’s will and those who opposed it, essentially stating that their actions reflected allegiance not to God but to Satan, characterized by deception and opposition to the truth.
So the infiltration of the counterfeit Jews happened centuries ago, and it was a problem even when Jesus walked this Earth. He addressed it head on and we should do the same, which is why I'm writing this article.
So now let's get back to some of those sick and twisted examples we talked about earlier.
Does the Bible tell the Jews to suck the blood from a circumcised penis?
Of course not!
In fact, it dates to the 4th Century (that would be 400 years after Jesus and well after the Bible was written and centuries later than anything from the Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible):
So what's the Talmud?
It's very evil and demonic and I think the best way to describe it is basically as the "Bible" for the "fake Jews" who have infiltrated and counterfeited Judaism -- the people who Jesus called sons of their father, Satan.
EDITOR'S NOTE for anyone about to claim I am calling them sons of Satan, I'm not -- I'm quoting Jesus directly from the New Testament. Got a problem with that, take it up with him!
Here's more about the Talmud:
The Talmud is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism [Editor's Note: the central text to Biblical Jews is the TORAH -- the first 5 books of the Bible -- attempts to replace the Torah with the Talmud are deeply concerning, but you see how it happens even in this text produced by ChatGPT], serving as a comprehensive record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs, and history. It is composed of two main parts: the Mishnah and the Gemara. The Mishnah, written around 200 CE, is a compilation of oral laws and traditions collected and organized by Rabbi Judah the Prince (Rabbi Judah HaNasi). The Gemara, which comments on and elaborates the Mishnah, was developed over the next few centuries in two primary compilations:
- The Jerusalem Talmud (Talmud Yerushalmi), completed in the 4th century in the Land of Israel, under the Roman Empire.
- The Babylonian Talmud (Talmud Bavli), completed around the 5th century in Babylonia (modern-day Iraq).
These works were written by numerous rabbis and scholars over several generations, reflecting a broad range of Jewish thought and practice.
10 Controversial Things in the Talmud
The Talmud contains passages that have been subjects of controversy, often due to misunderstandings, mistranslations, or misrepresentations. Some of these controversies include discussions that:
- Critique or challenge interpretations of biblical laws - Certain passages question or reinterpret biblical laws in ways that have been controversial or misunderstood outside of their historical and cultural context.
- Depict God in anthropomorphic terms - The Talmud occasionally describes God in human-like terms, leading to theological debates.
- Discuss relations with non-Jews - Some passages reflect the complex and often hostile relationship between Jews and non-Jews in ancient times, including discussions on business, social interactions, and legal matters.
- Use of harsh punishments - Descriptions of judicial punishments in the Talmud reflect the historical context of ancient judicial practices, some of which are severe by modern standards.
- Legal discussions on slavery - The Talmud discusses laws pertaining to slavery, which has been a point of ethical debate.
- Status of women - Certain laws and discussions regarding the status and rights of women reflect ancient societal norms and have been the subject of modern critique and reevaluation.
- Magic and superstition - References to magical practices, amulets, and superstitions reflect the cultural context of the times but have been controversial in their interpretation and relevance.
- Capital and corporal punishment - The detailed discussions on when and how such punishments are to be applied have been contentious.
- Conversions to Judaism - The complex laws and attitudes toward conversion have sparked debates both within and outside Jewish communities.
- Ethical dilemmas and theoretical cases - The Talmud's discussion of extreme ethical dilemmas and hypothetical cases can be startling or controversial to those unfamiliar with the style of rabbinic argumentation.
It's crucial to understand that the Talmud is a complex, multi-faceted work that requires careful study within its historical, cultural, and religious context. Its discussions are often highly nuanced, and the methods of argumentation can be misunderstood when taken out of context. Rabbinic scholarship typically interprets these texts within a broad tradition of commentary and debate, emphasizing ethical teachings, moral values, and the dynamic nature of Jewish law and tradition.
So there you go!
I'm going to wrap that up here but I'll summarize one more time because I know that was long and complex.
SUMMARY: If you're experiencing confusion about a topic, especially one as important as how do we view God's chosen people, the Jews, that confusion likely comes from Satan. And it's likely designed to lead you astray. Start with Biblical truth, which is the Jews ARE God's chosen people and chosen Nation. They have most likely been infiltrated by a group of non-Jews pretending to be Jews and reaching some of the highest Rabbinic positions. Long after the Torah and the Bible were written, these people created their own "Bible" and called it the Talmud (which is full of demonic things) and then have placed their Talmud on the same level (if not higher) than the Torah/Bible. All of this confusion and current increasing hatred for Jewish people is likely leading us right to the apocalyptic predictions of the Bible, stating that in the end times the entire world will be united together, fighting against the Nation of Israel and against Jesus Christ. Now do you see how such a thing could happen? Now do a lot of things suddenly start to make a lot of sense?
I hope this has been helpful to you.
At WLTReport, we unabashedly stand WITH and FOR the Bible, WITH and FOR the true Jewish People, God's own Nation, and we stand AGAINST the Talmud. Anyone else on board for that? I thought so.
Now let's take it even deeper, shall we?
Because it's one thing to read my thoughts, now let's go to an even better source -- a man much smarter than me, by miles.
Dr. Michael Heiser.
With everything I just told you in mind, now please hear what Dr. Heiser has to say and see if it doesn't all perfectly connect and go deep on many levels for you....
If you don't know Dr. Heiser, he's not a traditional "academic". Oh, he's much smarter than most of them, but he's not a Far Left Looney Toon! He has common sense. He applies common sense to Biblical scholarship. And he was widely renowned as one of the top semitic scholars on the face of the Earth while he was alive. But his true gift was in taking all of that incredible knowledge and explaining it in a way that was not only easy for people like you and me to understand but also fun and exciting and interesting! I could listen to Dr. Heiser for hours!
So with that introduction, for everyone who wants to go deeper and to see how everything I just told you connects perfectly with the best of the best in the academic world, and specifically from the top semitic languages Biblical scholar of our generation, please keep reading....
WHY ISRAEL? It's All About Cosmic Geography!
For the past few weeks, I've been on a strange YouTube kick of watching old Dr. Michael Heiser videos.
You know how once you watch one video on something, then YouTube recommends all of those same videos to you for the next two weeks?
And it's not "strange" because it's strange content, quite the contrary.
Heiser is one of the people who I could listen to for hours on end and be endlessly fascinated.
I hated school, but oddly I can learn from someone like Dr. Heiser for hours without interruption and take it in like a sponge.
So that's not the strange part.
The strange part is I have so much going on right now (running this website, for one) and I don't have enough time to get to everything, but I still found myself spending time listening to videos from Dr. Heiser.
But after the war has broken out in Israel, it now makes perfect sense.
Because I have a platform here that over 5 million people each month tune in to.
I don't take that responsibility lightly.
I try to do this job with excellence and with integrity, and a big part of that means simply publishing the truth!
That means not censoring stories the way the MSM does...
It means honestly researching and honestly reporting each story, even if it doesn't fit "my" narrative...
And it also means being able to decipher competing stories to FIND the truth in a sea of lies.
It's that last part that suddenly makes Dr. Heiser so relevant and now I see what I was irrationally captivated by those videos for the last two weeks -- it was so I would be prepared to navigate this propaganda war we find ourselves in and report to you the Biblical truth of what is going on here so we don't just blindly substitute SUPPORT ISRAEL in place of SUPPORT UKRAINE!
I know that last line may make many of you nervous, and so let me say clearly two things: (1) I absolutely support Israel. That's not up for negotiation. But (2) I am not Israel's keeper and neither are you and neither is America. YHWH is. Israel is Yahweh's portion. He, himself, defends Israel and he neither slumbers nor sleeps.
So I want to get that clear right out of the gate.
Now what I want to do next is introduce you to this idea of "Cosmic Geography".
This is the Bible your pastor probably never taught you on Sunday morning, but it's very real.
Dr. Heiser was famous for saying "I've never had an original thought in my life" meaning that all of his work is thoroughly sourced and credentialed by other scholars and by history.
I'm not interested in following someone who has created something "new" in Christianity, that's very dangerous, but I am interested in learning from someone who says "this is what the Church taught for centuries until modern churches stopped teaching it."
Now you've got my attention.
Heiser's basic premise is if you ask a modern Christian "why is the world so messed up" they'd give you the normal answer: because sin entered the world through Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden.
But if you asked an ancient Israelite, they'd say there are three reasons!
Yes, you have the Garden of Eden event, thats #1.
But second, you have the Genesis 6:4 event where the Fallen Angels leave the spiritual realm, come to Earth, mate with women, and create the Nephilim, and it's these Nephilim that become the Giant Clans through most of the Old Testament.
Look it up, it's all in there.
The third event is the splitting up of Nations, which comes right after the Tower of Babel.
The Garden of Eden is taught in church a lot.
Genesis 6:4 is almost never taught in church, but we talk about it here.
But this third event is very rarely talked about.
Because it confuses pastors so they just skip over it.
It's Deuteronomy 32:8 which reads:
8 When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations,
When He separated the sons of Adam,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the [c]children of Israel.
9 For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the place of His inheritance.
Translation: that says God divided up the people of the world into Nations according to the "Sons of God" (i.e. the Principalities that Paul so often talks about in the New Testament).
These are real beings, and they were members of the Divine Council.
More on that in a moment.
Not co-equal gods, but certainly members of God's council (something else almost never taught in church).
If you look at the footnote of the quoted text above, some translations translate it "children of Israel" because they are not comfortable with "Sons of God", it creeps them out.
But look at the footnote Bible Gateway gives you on what the true language is:
Angels of God, or Sons of God.
The "DSS" refers to the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were only recently uncovered and which are widely believed by scholars to be one of the oldest and thus most reliable translations available.
That is the correct translation.
Then read verse 9: "But Israel is the LORD's portion".
In other words, let me sum it all up for you: God is angry with what people have done at Babel. They have not disbursed and spread out on the Earth the way he instructed them, so he divides them up into Nations and he assigns each a ruler -- an Angel or a Son of God.
But God keeps Israel for himself so that in the event all other Nations become corrupt (and they do), he can still fulfill his original plan that he had in the Garden of Eden through Israel.
I hope you're tracking with me, because you're going to see the News in an entirely new light when you understand this.
It's Ephesians 6:12: "12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
I know you've all read that verse many times, but does it make a lot more sense now?
Each Nation does indeed has a ruler over it, a "Principality".
It's Daniel 1013: "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, and I remained there with the kings of Persia."
I'm telling you, this stuff is all over your Bible, and once you start to see it and connect the dots, things come alive!
One more quote to pull it all home for you....
A Plea for Justice
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2 “How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding;
they walk around in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I say, “You are gods,
children of the Most High, all of you;
7 nevertheless, you shall die like mortals
and fall like any prince.”[a]
8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations belong to you!
If anything I have said so far makes you nervous, understand this is ALL in your Bible.
Have you ever read Psalm 82?
It connects with everything I just told you.
YHWH takes his place in the Divine Council, in the midst of the gods he holds judgment!
Don't be made at me, I didn't write that....Jesus did! It's in your Bible!
So does that mean we have multiple gods?
But we do have multiple "Sons of God" that YHWH put on his Divine Council.
And you can't read that to just be the Trinity because in the remainder of the Psalm, these other "gods" (Elohim, simply meaning spiritual beings created by God living in the spiritual realm) they all turn evil and go bad.
Psalm 82 is recounting what happens after Deuteronomy 32.
God assigned the Nations of the world each to one of his members of his Divine Council.
He trusted them to rule fairly and justly but they all turn corrupt.
So they face judgment and God/YWHW carries out his original plan through HIS PORTION, which is Israel.
That's my effort to introduce this concept to you and for you to get a better understanding of what is happening with Israel right now on the world stage.
But of course Dr. Michael Heiser does it better than I ever could.
So for the visual learners out there, I have some videos for you.
The first is Dr. Heiser talking about this in a Q&A format:
If you loved that and want to go deeper, or if you'd prefer more of a teaching format over Q&A, I'll give you the absolute best.
This is Dr. Heiser's 4 Part Supernatual Seminar.
It covers everything I just told you but in much more detail and in the way only Dr. Heiser could do it.
Please enjoy -- and if any of this is resonating with your spirit, please share this article to people, friends, family members, or even pastors, that might need to see it.
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Part 4 YouTube:
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After watching those videos (when you have time) keep reading as I unpack things further...
Here's more of what I wrote earlier today on this topic, pointing you through a sea of lies to where the Biblical truth is found:
The USA Does Not Keep Israel, YHWH Does!
Time for a little heart check....
And a little Biblical teaching.
I want to clear up a couple things because I think right now we are fighting so much devious propaganda that it's hard to know which was is up.
Anyone else feel like that?
They've boxed us into a corner, and that's why I say this is the most sinister FF propaganda attack I have ever witnessed.
But it's pretty simple to understand when you pause and lay it out.
Very simply, Ukraine is a massive money laundering operation.
We've covered that before.
That has now fallen apart.
First, the FTX part blew up.
Then, in recent weeks, public support for the continued funding of Ukraine has FINALLY dried up.
Fallen off a cliff, if you look at the statistics, and that's for Conservatives and Liberals.
People are done with it.
So the "People Who Run The World" (as Roseanne calls them) needed a new way to feed their War Machine.
Because after all, the War Machine is where all the money comes from.
So they just made one simple switch:
Pictures always explain things better than words ever could, don't they?
I actually have to applaud the genius of it.
What is the ONE country that Americans, and especially CONSERVATIVE Americans, will always support?
So you swap out Ukraine for Israel and all of a sudden you get nonsense like this:
I have been very vocal the last few days about pointing this out and saying what I believe is the very natural, Constitutional and common sense statement: "NO MORE FUNDING TO ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE USA!"
Do you know how much money we've spent to help Maui?
$700 per household.
And yet Billions upon Billions went to Ukraine and now soon will be going to Israel.
But in speaking out against using American tax dollars to fund the world, some think I am anti-Israel and that's where I need to do some clarification and some Biblical teaching.
Why do I have a flaming fire at the top of this article?
Because I need to introduce you to someone named YHWH: "For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God” (Deuteronomy 4:23-24).
And do you know what the Bible says about Israel?
It says a lot.
But it makes one thing very clear....
It never says the United States of America is to keep Israel safe, to be it's protector.
Sorry folks, not in the Bible.
No, it's much better than that!
Much more powerful!
Read Deuteronomy 32:9 -- "Israel is the LORD's portion..."
He divided up all the nations and gave them to the Sons of God, but Israel he kept for himself.
Biblical scholars call it "Cosmic Geography".
Read Psalm 121:
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
It is the LORD who keeps Israel and watches over Israel, and he isn't slumbering or sleeping.
He's still on the throne, and spoiler alert, he doesn't need a bunch of corrupt War-Mongering politicians from America to help him out!
So let's be very clear....
I support and honor Israel.
But I am not Israel's defender, and neither is America.
That cheapens the role the Bible assigns to YHWH and I'm not all that interesting in trying to usurp his role.
It's why I wrote this earlier this morning:
Time to clear something up.
Do I support Israel? Absolutely!
Always have, always will.
But understand you are currently in the midst of the most devious FF propaganda event I have ever witnessed.
Ukraine support finally waned after 2 years. But many in America will support…
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) October 10, 2023
Time to clear something up.
Do I support Israel? Absolutely!
Always have, always will.
But understand you are currently in the midst of the most devious FF propaganda event I have ever witnessed.
Ukraine support finally waned after 2 years. But many in America will support Israel forever, until we are broke and desolute.
I bless Israel, I would never curse Israel. But understand the USA does not "keep" Israel. The Bible says GOD keeps Israel, and he neither slumbers nor sleeps. Read Psalm 121:4.
The USA is not Israel's keeper.
Israel belongs to YHWH. Read Deuteronomy 32:9-19. Israel is the LORD's portion.
USA does not guard Israel, The Most High does.
This is the most insidious propaganda I've ever had to navigate through, and whenever you find yourself in that position the absolute BEST thing you can do is find your north star center of truth.
And where do you find that?
In the Bible.
So that's what I've done here and I hope this helps you.
We can honor and support Israel while at the same time staying out of a brand new war and keeping American taxpayer dollars HOME and helping Americans!