King Herod was an Idumean, a false Jew that scripture warns of. These were Arab Jews. The Herod dynasty helped shape Jerusalem in the decades before and after Christ, right until its destruction in 70 AD.
Herod may have rebuilt the temple and was the Jewish “king” over Judea, but he was appointed by Rome, not the people, and again, was Idumean. Not from one of the twelve tribes and NOT a real Jew. Therefore not legitimate. To be more specific, he was an Edomite. Edomites descended from Esau. God specifically said he hated Esau. I would think God hates the Edomite if he hated their father Esau with such passion.
Herod had no legal authority from God to hold that throne. Biden has no legal authority from God, as he obtained the WH through theft.
One of the first things Herod did after becoming king was getting rid of priests he didn’t like or agree with from the Hasmonean dynasty.
He then placed priests who would be loyal to him in their place. Lloyd Austin and the Pentagon are on a mission to rid the military of anyone who won’t be loyal to Biden. Let me be clear. Our military isn’t supposed to be loyal to Biden. They are supposed to be loyal to the Constitution. The Biden IRS is restarting their attacks on Christians too.
“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord” (Proverbs 17:15).
Herod knew the Jews didn’t consider him the legitimate king and was constantly paranoid about being dethroned or killed. He even had over 2,000 bodyguards. He killed everyone he considered a threat to his throne, including three of his sons, his brothers-in-law, his mother-in-law, and even killed his favorite wife.
Communist leaders know they don’t have the love of the people, so they are always afraid. Always thinking someone will kill them. Always thinking someone is trying to steal power from them, so they never truly trust anyone. The Democrats know the Republicans are onto them; some are so paranoid, they want people like Ted Cruz arrested. I’m convinced some would have Marjorie Taylor Green put in front of a firing squad if they could. Her Twitter is filled with hateful comments.
King Herod began rebuilding the temple as a way to atone for his sins against the Jews, but it didn’t stop him from continuing to be the brutal ruler he was.
He built new markets in Jerusalem, along with a new palace, amphitheaters, a palace for the Sanhedrin to meet, and he actually built the beautiful seaside city of Caesarea.
He built it specifically for visiting heads of state and, of course, for Caesar Augustus. It was located just south of Haifa, along the Mediterranean Sea. Who was taxed for these projects? The people. Most of this was for the elite of the day. Who’s taxed to fund social justice programs today? The people. This is one reason tax collectors were so disliked.
The zealots wanted armed revolution against the Romans at any cost, even sacrificing other Jews to do so. The “great revolt” of 66AD, started by the zealots, was the result of something that happened in Caesarea. This began the revolt that would lead to the destruction of the temple.
During the 70AD siege of Jerusalem, the zealots, in order to force Jews inside the city walls to fight with them, destroyed the food supply. It wasn’t Rome who starved the Jewish people out. It was Jewish zealots starving them out. Leading up to the destruction of the temple was a near four-year period where the zealots provoked Rome into armed conflict.
Many of the elders, priests, Pharisees, etc., knew they would lose everything, including the temple, if the zealots continued to provoke Rome. But the zealots wanted revolution without preparation and UNITY between the people without blessings from God. Revolution is what they wanted, and it’s eventually what they got.
Gamaliel was considered a great and respected teacher to the Jews living in Jerusalem during the time Jesus spent with us. Paul began his teachings with Gamaliel when he was a child, sitting at his knee. This tells us that Paul was extremely knowledgeable of God’s word AND His people. Gamaliel and his sons are all included in the Talmud too. Gamaliel held the title of Nasi (meaning ‘prince’). He was a VERY IMPORTANT Rabbi and a trusted one.
Gamaliel is quoted in scripture when speaking of the disciples, showing him to be a reasonable man.
“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God” (Acts 5:38).
Paul said: “I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers’ law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today. I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women” (Acts 22:3-4).
If Paul learned from Gamaliel, then his son Simon had to even more so. But we find Simon being instrumental in the eventual destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, all due to infighting and bloodshed between Jews. He backed the zealots until it was too late. Once he realized what was happening, the zealots had taken control of Jerusalem. Once the zealots gained more control, Rome had a problem. When Rome had a problem, they dealt with it harshly.
Josephus was head of the Jewish forces from Galilee, but he was not a zealot. At first, he fought with the zealots against Rome. Then he realized the zealots wanted armed revolution and zero compromise. They simply wanted war.
The zealots wanted Josephus killed when he became a hindrance to revolution against Rome. They also wanted to command the forces from Galilee. Josephus had strong support from the people, but many supported the zealots too. The zealots needed their people ruling over cities like Galilee. The Democrats want to silence their opposition, some even calling for us to be imprisoned and killed. The GOP, minus the Mitt Romney’s, have been a hindrance to the Democrats’ NWO visions.
Simon, the son of Gamaliel, ended up betraying Josephus for the zealots, even though Josephus said Simon was indeed a good man. Simon also went to the high priest, Ananus, to garner help for the zealots in Jerusalem. A high priest had more clout in Jerusalem than anyone. The high priest was an honored and trusted elder given the responsibility to “represent God and His word.”
Ananus told the others that Josephus had such a strong following of people, including many priests, that it would be difficult to overthrow him.
During his short time as High priest, Porcius Festus, governor of Judea, died. It took months for word to reach Rome and a replacement to come. During that time, Ananus seized the opportunity to get rid of anyone who opposed him. James, the brother of Jesus Christ, was one of these opponents. Ananus had James, along with several other Christians, executed by stoning. When the new governor arrived, the people complained, and Ananus was demoted to “priest.” No longer the high priest.
From Josephus, The Antiquities of the Jews:
“Festus was now dead, and Albinus was but upon the road; so he assembled the Sanhedrin of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James [better translated as “James by name”], and some others; and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned.”
Lawbreaking didn’t mean breaking Roman law to the Jews; it meant breaking God’s law, proving that years after Jesus Christ was crucified, the Pharisees, zealots, and Sanhedrin were still harassing converts as lawbreakers. They were still washing the outside of their cup while Jesus was sitting on the right hand of God.
Revolution to the weak sounds great coming from people who yell loudest and seem most passionate. The zealots wanted armed uprising against the system at any cost. The zealots of today are the ones who wave their hands, pound their fists and burn American cities down. They yell for REVOLUTION! REBELLION! Destroy the American system.
America’s founders had a plan for this nation, and it worked until the left was allowed to gain control of the WH in 2008. Blood would drench America’s soil in order to free it from Britain. Unity and prayer are what helped to attain it. Men willingly died in order to obtain the freedom that we have given up. Those calling for revolution today don’t want their blood spilled. Oh, no. They want YOUR blood spilled. THAT’S the revolution they are talking about. They want a NEW America, and you aren’t part of that plan. White conservative Christian? Haha. You are who they’re coming for. Our founders feared God; many people in America today do not. We consider Him a buddy in the sky. Not holy. We sit in church, but how often are we glorifying Him? Spreading the gospel?
“Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men” (Isaiah 29:13).
There was extreme tension between the Jews leading up to the destruction of the temple. It all reached a boiling point in 70 AD. Just like America is reaching her boiling point. Too late to jump out. We made our bed, and the Chinese, along with the Russians, are coming to plunder that very bed. God said plunderers would come, wives will be ravished and children murdered during end-time Babylon’s destruction.
“And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12).
Jesus said a house divided cannot stand. The Jewish people could have united under God and dealt with the Romans on a united front, but their hatred for one another was so strong that even the Romans had enough of the in-fighting.
The zealots who were shouting for revolution lived off of emotion, not common sense.
Today, America has her own zealots. They are called Democrats. Everything they “fight for” is done with a fanatical zeal. Social justice is based off of emotion. Like those who fanatically raised their arms to Hitler. Who fanatically shamed and killed those deemed unworthy by Mao. And those who saw themselves defeating Rome, only to end up losing everything.
It’s not a bad thing to be zealous for something, especially God. But the left has had a fanatical zeal to overthrow America for decades. That’s not a righteous zeal. They have had a zeal to indoctrinate your kids. A zeal to break up the family. And a zeal to remove God from every aspect of your lives. They’ve had a fanatical zeal to control every aspect of our lives, and Covid gave them that opportunity. It was our undoing.
The Pharisees and priests helped the zealots until, like Josephus, they realized the zealots only wanted war and nothing but.
The Jewish zealots ultimately were responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion. They handed over a man they had been waiting thousands of years for. Their fanatical zeal made them miss who God promised to send to them.
These people all have one thing in common. LAWLESSNESS. Not the kind of lawlessness that results in the “peaceful RIOTING” we’ve seen for two years. No. I’m talking about a lawlessness from God. Those that destroyed the temple and Jerusalem did it out of lawlessness. Those that are destroying America and Jerusalem today are doing it out of lawlessness. God’s laws are very simple. Do not murder, don’t be a thief, don’t dishonor your parents, do not commit adultery, put nothing above God. When you follow His law, you have a peaceful God-fearing society. When people become lawless, we have what we are witnessing today.
The definition of zealot is “a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.”
Those that were rebelling in Israel were much worse than what they claimed to oppose. Just like the Democrats. The people in America yelling “Tear down America” are much worse than what they oppose.
The people in America calling for revolution have no idea what it even means. What are terrorist groups like Antifa and BLM rebelling against? They are on the same side as corporate media, Wall Street, globalist nations, banks, Hollyweird, and Democrat politicians. Ohhh, some rebel. Soo cool. Soo progressive.
Dumb people will look up to a dumb rebel and think he’s a genius, and Antifa is filled with uneducated, dumb people. People that follow the dumb rebel are usually those in poverty or who are extremely unhappy with the direction of their own lives. Who feel guilty that they are white or daddy has money.
They believe this “revolution” they are fighting for in the West will propel them from their miserable lives. Propel them from poverty. Social Justice is the new religion. Doesn’t matter what the cause; if a social justice warrior picks up the cause, they’re fighting for it. They live off of emotion. Not common sense.
The people following this new “Jim Jones” based cult sees themselves as fighting the establishment. No matter how delusional they are. The end result in any fight for socialism is communism. The end result of communism is genocide and death.
Jim Jones was a social justice warrior. He claimed to fight for equal rights for blacks, but when he got them to Guam, he put them to work in the fields. He took their money and passports.
He claimed he was rebelling against an unjust system. He wanted welfare and social justice programs. He was bisexual, sleeping with both men and women.
He was a progressive Democrat with a microphone, walking the streets of San Francisco telling the freaks that they weren’t freaks. The progressive Democrats who flocked to San Fran in the sixties followed Jim Jones and his every word. Not surprisingly, Willie Brown, mayor of San Francisco, compared Jim Jones to Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Dianne Feinstein honored Jones “in recognition of his guidance and inspiration” in furthering “humanitarian programs.” It all kind of makes sense now, huh? If it wasn’t so serious, I’d laugh.
So Jerusalem had started to cave from the inside, just like America. The Romans simply had to finish them off. America is caving from the inside, and it would appear China nor Russia had to lift a finger…but not so fast. This has actually been a decades-long operation against America, started by the former Soviet Union. If you weaken a nation from the inside, place plants throughout the government, and then steal the presidency from the rightful winner, I’d say the plan worked. They may not have physically placed a finger yet, but they will finish us off. That I’m convinced of.
When the men who were screaming for revolution got to Jerusalem, the very first people they riled up were the young and dumb. The older generations looked at what was happening and knew the end result. They knew Rome would destroy Jerusalem, and the temple, with talks of revolution.
Simon and Ananus helped the zealots fight for “revolution” but ignored the real threat. A division among the people weakened them, and in comes Rome. When Jerusalem was attacked, the Arab Roman army slaughtered them both. The zealots had used these men until they needed them no more. In fact, they knew Ananus would never help an uprising against the Romans if it meant losing the temple.
Josephus said the elders cried out — “and made lamentation on that account, as if the city was already undone” (Josephus, Wars, 4.3.2).
He also wrote, “The young rose against the old, the hands of thieves looted and pillaged, and nothing was sacred so that seditions arose everywhere while those that were for innovations, and were desirous of war, by their youth and boldness, were too hard for the aged and the prudent man; and, in the first place, all the people of every place betook themselves to rapine; after which they got together in bodies, in order to rob the people of the country, insomuch that for the barbarity and iniquity those of the same nation did no way differ from the Romans; nay, it seemed to be a much lighter thing to be ruined by the Romans than by themselves.”
The Arabs plundered and killed every Jew they found that wouldn’t conform to their way of thinking. Darkness had taken hold over Jerusalem at that point.
The Jews didn’t march around the walls of the city praying for God’s help and blessing like they did at Jericho.
The Democrats, since the sixties, have not wanted this nation to be exceptional. They feel it’s “not fair” for us to be so prosperous and great because so many “black and brown” countries haven’t been able to have as much luck in the prosperity department as we’ve had.
Just ask that goofball AOC. She’ll tell you how racist America is while trying to bleed it dry. She’ll tell you how much black people suffer, ignoring the fact that in the black community, it’s blacks making other blacks suffer.
This nation was made great from our founding because we were ruled by God-fearing men. Our Constitution was styled after the Ten Commandments. Our founders were influenced by Judeo/Christian values. It took this nation less than one hundred years to end slavery. Although, a spiritual battle has been waging, and it’s using the color of our skin to divide us. Let me be clear. God does not see color. He sees your heart. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the only God that does.
In Isaiah 14, as we read of Babylon’s fall, we read of Lucifer’s own fall.
“O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!”
Satan is behind the destruction of America. Yes, our destruction. You don’t think we’re coming back from this, do you? You don’t think America will rise from the ashes, do you? No. It’s done. Trump was our chance. God said we could have been healed, but we were not. Did this nation turn to God to save us? Or Trump. Perhaps a little bit of both.
I believe God used Trump, absolutely. God used him to turn His people back to Him before His return. Some listened. But in a nation of 350,000 million people, how many REALLY turned to God and prayed for the soul of this nation?
Who’s under constant attack? Jews and Christians because they are the ONLY group to worship the one true God. That’s why Satan hates you. You belong to God.
Lady liberty stands at our shores, welcoming those fleeing true oppression. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Who’s tired? Who has gotten poorer while the rich continue to get rich? Americans are tired. Americans have been getting poorer every year for decades. Until Trump. He grabbed this nation with God standing behind him and shook the world up.
He shook it up so much that it revealed who loves this nation and all that it stands for, and who hates it and all that it was founded on. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Neo-Democrat party. Today’s modernized Brownshirts.
What’s happening in America is Machiavellian in nature. DIVIDE AND CONQUER. It’s satanic, and it’s working. The Jews were divided, the Romans became divided, and America may be the most divided nation of all.
“White supremacy” is the biggest threat to our nation, the Biden administration says. Not China. Not Russia. Not even Covid, I guess. But white people. The left also equates Christendom to white people. They think Europe.
God says Babylon “sits as a queen and feels no sorrow.” What real sorrow as a nation have we faced since the civil war, besides the terrorist attacks of Pearl Harbor and 9/11? We as a nation are spoiled. We don’t know hunger; we don’t know war. People like AOC think war is people yelling at her.
“All the kings of the nations. They all shall speak and say to you: ‘Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? (Isaiah 14:10).
A few hundred years after Rome toppled Jerusalem, the Roman Empire faded into history with its own destruction. What led to Rome’s destruction is exactly what America is facing.
Lost morals throughout the empire was one cause of Rome’s fall. The barbarians were another reason. For years these men were made into Roman soldiers. Soldiers from the Roman Empire included the native people from that area. The Romans trained them with military tactics, and eventually, they used these same tactics against Rome itself. America has also trained her enemies around the world and has for decades.
Constant wars with the barbarians and other groups didn’t help Rome financially either. With constant war comes big military spending. America has been in Iraq or Afghanistan for decades. We have soldiers stationed around the world.
Political corruption was another reason Rome fell. Often the throne sold to the highest bidder. The American presidency was sold to China and Russia in 2008. Trump was a bump in the road that unleashed their hatred that is propelling us towards the final satanic empire.
Rome’s economy was in shambles, just like America’s economy. This eventually led to Rome’s fall with Roman citizens starving in the streets. Roman currency was so devalued that the greatest civilization known to man at that point went back to a bartering system. Do you have things to barter when America officially falls?
To keep the citizens of Rome complacent while falling, they held constant and expensive circuses. These circuses would total a third of Rome’s total income. America’s numerous “social justice” programs rob billions from the American people. We are paying people to sit home and game. Instead of circuses, we have Netflix and Hulu. Speaking of Hulu, have you seen their commercials? Good Grief!
Rome had many reasons for its fall. America has a list a mile long, and a Democrat is behind it all.
This whole cult-like worship of George Floyd is only preparing us for something much bigger.
Kneeling for the anthem and saluting a certain race is preparing you for something much bigger.
Daniel and his friends wouldn’t bow to a golden image. Are you going to bow to George Floyd or BLM? How about an image of Xi?
There is a zealous and fanatic spirit that is trying to destroy America. The last refuge for those truly oppressed. They want a world without America, and they are about to get it. It’s not going to be the utopia they think. The zealots led armed rebellion only to lose everything. We are about to lose everything our founders fought for. God does not have an American flag draped over him. This nation can, and will, fall just like other nations throughout history. The only difference is, America literally handed the enemy the keys to the front door.
“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” –Patrick Henry
“Those people who will not be ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants.” -William Penn