This "counterfeit gold" dynamic is also found prevalent in the area of spiritual truth. The Bible teaches that even gold comes in varying degrees of purity: "And the gold of that land is good" (Genesis 2:12). Millions are toting around heavy bags bulging with spiritual "fool's gold." They are rejoicing, believing they have discovered something to make them rich. It sparkles on the outside, but when they get to the bank of heaven, they discover this currency is worthless.

Furthermore, the tragic fact is that the popular literal focus miserably fails to grasp the true power of God's promise. And this failure to recognize this principle will result in false Middle East interpretations and ultimate deception.

Don't forget that "they are not all Israel, which are of Israel" (Romans 9:6). And remember, "For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh" (Philippians 3:3). Share with others the truth that now "there is neither Jew nor Greek, ...for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" (Galatians 3:28,29).

Let us not live in the flesh or accept popular, convoluted teachings that focus on an earthly state. Rather, let us live in the Spirit. Like lacob of old, let us wrestle in prayer and cling to lesus until by faith we hear Him say, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed" (Genesis 32:28).


For more eye-opening information, order Steve Wohlberg's book, Exploding the Israel Deception, or Doug Batchelor's new booklet, Who Will Sing the Song? -Understanding the 144,000.


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