Institution of Biblical Research;
Israeli News Live:
New Port Richey, Florida;
March 2, 2015;
Steven Ben-Nun (De-Noon);
Israel Provoked To Jealousy!
Transcribe By Sister Torres
Steven Ben-Nun: Shalom chaverim. It is nice to get a chance to speak with you guys. And I want to speak to you a little bit about the Provoking Israel to Jealousy that God would do with a no people or a; the Gentiles clearly as Paul speaks about in Romans. And I want to bring this subject up mainly because I don’t want you to think when I was speak the other day about the fullness of the Gentiles in Ephraim being assimilated throughout the different Nations, the Gentile people that this scripture here being fulfilled there is a neglecting to the Gentile people period that come into the Covenant of Israel as well. Because there is a difference there and clearly because the prophecy from Deuteronomy deals with both Houses of Israel because at the time they were not split there was just one group there and so clearly God is provoking Israel to jealousy by a no people.
Now it’s not a Lo Ammi which not my people in Hebrew Lo Ammi is how God says that but in Hebrew He say Be Lo Am see a no people so there’s a difference there and that’s what’s important when we look at the fullness of the Gentiles. And looking at the Gentile people that come in ah; are the Gentiles that will be fulfilled all right? Now a little awkward to say all that but anyhow let’s take; I’m gonna take you; I’m gonna be taking you through a Hebrew Bible so it’s a little different worded in this one than in King James not much. I will be using King James as well for other scriptures but on this one here I wanted to bring this out a little differently.
Let’s go to chapter; I believe in English that’ll be (Deuteronomy) chapter 32 yes and I’m gonna start here and I’m gonna start here with verse 18 of the rock that begot thee, (Hebrew) tzûr y’läd’khä Teshiy, see? The rock that begot thee or begat you I’m so used to saying thee and thou but it’s actually the rock that begot you ah; you were not; you were unmindful and you did forget God that bore you and the Lord so the (Hebrew) Be eynay, Yar yhwah, being God’s name HaShem. Well just; I prefer to say HaShem I don’t want to get anybody confused I mean I’ve used different pronunciations that you guys are using maybe that would be better not to do that because as I said before God has a specific time that He restores His Name I don’t want to get a confusion on that. So let’s just stick with HaShem and then that way if I say HaShem you know what I’m speaking of is God’s divine name.
So and HaShem saw and spurned because of provoking of His sons and His daughter’s and He said I will hide My face from them and I will see what their end shall be for they are a very froward generation children in whom is no faithfulness. So He talks about hiding His face if you remember in oh gosh what is that? Hezekiah (Hosea 5:15) I believe it is where he talks about in Chapter 5 I will go to My place and I will hide My face from them and see what they would do. It’s just paraphrasing there so it just comes to my mind just thinking of that as we’re reading this.
(Deuteronomy 32:20) But anyway it says He’s going to hide His face from this see what their end shall be for they are very forward generation’s children in whom there is no faithfulness. They have roused me to jealousy with a no God, (Hebrew) v’lo el; literally what it says. In a no God all right? They have provoked Me with their vanities and I will rouse them up with jealousy with a (Hebrew) B’lo am, with a no people all right?
And I will provoke them with a vile nation all right that’s really interesting how God says this. For if fire is kindled in my nostrils and burneth into the depths of the netherworld, of the underneath world or hell as some people translate that. The underneath world and devoureth the earth with her produce and setteth ablaze the foundation of the mouth. And I will heap evils upon them, I will spin My arrows upon them the wasting of a hunger and devouring of the fiery bolt and bitter destruction and the teeth of the beast will send upon them of crawling things of the dust. Without shall the sword bereave in the chambers and the terrorists slain both young men and virgin and the suckling’s with the man of grey hairs.
I thought I would make an end of them; this is interesting watch what He says here; (Hebrew) amar’Tiy efeyhem; I thought I would make an end of them; I would make there memories cease from among men humh. Very terrible so (Hebrew) meenosh zikh’ram; in memory to cease from among men not among men but from men, were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation. Now this is very important that’s why I read down this far not just the fact that the Gentiles provoke Israel to jealousy but you needed to see this last part here we’re it not I dreaded the enemy’s; I think in King James they put the word fear, I fear God doesn’t He’s not fearful but God knows what’s going to happen in the end. Were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation lest their adversary’s should misdeem, lest they should say our hand is exalted and not the Lord hath wrought all of this; not that HaShem did all this.
Now this is really interesting it’s very interesting in fact I’ve even thought here lately in my own mind; I was really beginning to think about how does the Gentiles provoke Israel to jealousy especially in the day we’re living in now?
You’ve got gosh what thousands of different Christian denominations; at least Sect’s and cults and Klan’s and everything else you can imagine. You’ve got ah; as far as main stream you’ve got a bunch of different denominations on mainstream Christianity and with all these different views that they have and all the different ideology’s I have wondered to myself how in the world are the Gentiles going to provoke the Jews to jealousy? And then I went back and I began to read this again, I even wondered at one point will the 2 witnesses provoke them to jealousy you know because there’s a scripture that speak about them being among the heathen or the nations. And they come from afar away and they’re actually considered foreigner’s when they come but that wasn’t right either that wasn’t it.
Watch what He says; He says He’s going to provoke them to jealousy by a no people but then He gets down here further in the verse and He talks about all the things that He’s going to do to Israel, all the evils that will come upon them. And we have seen this as Israel has been scattered to the 4 corners of the earth the Jewish people both the House of Israel and the House of Judah have gone through unspeakable horrors as being Jews. And I don’t think that just what happened to ah; in Nazi Germany when Hitler went and was trying to kill all the Jews that he possibly could. I think it was just to the House of Judah alone that was being destroyed in that you got to remember Hitler was trying to make sure he could find anybody that even thought or even appeared to be Jewish he was looking for. So no doubt some of the ones that are part of the House of Israel were caught up in that. In my own family I have my father’s side which comes from the House of Israel ah; that were caught up in this massacre. My mother’s side who’s from the House of Judah many, many, many, many, many, many were caught up and killed.
So the point is though is all these wicked things were happening to both Houses of Israel because God said that it would happen, He said that we would be hunted, we’d be burned everything else that could happen. You know would devouring, fiery bolt, bitter destruction, teeth of beast I will send upon them with the venom of crawling things of the dust, without shall the sword bereave and the chambers terrorists slaying both young men and virgins, with suckling with the man of grey hairs. So there was no prejudice whatsoever to the evils that would befall Israel because of the sin all the way back to the time of when Moses was here that far back. God doesn’t forget. We might think that in life you do wrong and you sin and you go about with an evil life thinking well God’s really not paying any attention. He’s paying very much attention and He will not forget.
And the only way to escape His wrath is by the Blood of Christ. So let me just make that clear. (Deuteronomy 32) Verse 27 though He says were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say our hand is exalted and not Hashem who wrought all of this. They are a nation void of council and there is no understanding in them. If they were wise they would understand this, they would discern their latter end.
Now the question is those last 2 verses I just read to you verse 28 and verse 29 does that apply to Israel or does it apply to the Gentiles? Notice what He says again in verse 27 let’s read it carefully; were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation; even though the Gentiles are going to provoke Israel to anger they will also become the enemy! The very Gentiles that provoke the Jews to jealousy become the enemy of God!
Think about the story of Joseph while you mediate on this for a moment. Joseph was hated of his own brethren sold him out just like Jesus was hated of His own brethren sold him out and the selling him out caused His Gospel of that day to go to the Gentiles did it not? Did He not feed a world of Gentiles? Did he not feed all the Nations during that great tribulation that came upon them of 7 years? Was it not that it was Joseph and his council before the tribulation that caused them to use a little wisdom during the tribulation period? Did he not bring all the wealth of the world because of his council that he gave Pharaoh, Pharaoh used the council very wisely and Pharaoh became a very wealthy man as a result of the council that Joseph gave? Now Joseph gave the council because he was able to see the vision of what would happen and how to go about saving the world they became slaves to Pharaoh.
The point is; is Joseph came and Joseph knew how to provoke his own brethren to anger when they find out who the brother we hated he’s now the Gentiles are eating of the bread they’re not starving because of our brother. I used to say there’s 2 types to the story, there’s the Anti-type and the type of Christ but there’s also an Anti-type in there as well. And that Anti-type is when you begin to deal with the fact what Pharaoh did. See Pharaoh claims to be God on earth we know that but the Pope of Rome claims to be God on earth. The Pope of Rome claims to take the place of Jesus Christ. Pharaoh claimed to have the authority over Joseph he never had authority over Joseph only what God allowed. And it’s through the fact that he sees what the Word of God prophesies because the Word of God came to the Pharaoh he heard the Word, he prophesied of what the end would be, what was going to befall them. And he took advantage of the prophecy that Joseph gave, the same thing with Jesus, the same thing with the New Testament, Rome has taken advantage of the prophecies and have exalted himself above the children of Israel.
Because he knew they would be taken away, he knew that they would be provoked to jealousy by a people that were a no nation. And the Gentiles have done just that insomuch that Rome now has control of Mount Zion. So are they being provoked to jealousy? Absolutely! When are they being provoked to jealousy? Not by a people that are true believers. Now when Paul speaks about they were provoked to jealousy back when the Gentiles came in, in Romans yes there was a godly provoking to jealousy but even Israel today when they see the Christians taking over the different Holy Spots in Israel they’re being provoked to jealousy.
But here’s the difference though in the beginning when even in the story of Joseph when Joseph was on earth and his brethren first came down it was a blessing. What had happened through the ministry of Joseph was a blessing the same with Jesus. What happened through the ministry of Jesus was a blessing for the early Christians that were Jews that converted and recognized and believed His message. But what happened? God knew that even though He was going to provoke the Jews to jealousy by a people that were a no people by vial nation.
He also knew; let’s back up to this here. (Hebrew) B’goy naval; He’s being provoke, they’re being provoked to jealousy by vial nation. But down into (Deuteronomy 32) verse 27 God says we’re it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation. God still considers them an enemy. Lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say our hands is exalted and not the Lord hath wrought all this. For they are a nation void of council, woe! He’s not speaking about Israel I don’t think He is there. (Verse 28 & 29) And there’s no understanding in them, if they were wise they would understand this they would discern their latter end. That could apply to Israel or does it actually apply to this enemy’s that’s provoking? It’s hard to figure that one out.
As Chuck would say what the anti-sedan is and that’s what I’m looking at right here. And that’s what I’m looking at right here. How should one chase a thousand and 2 put ten thousand to flight accept their rock had given them over and the Lord had delivered them up? So anyway the point is that I wanted to bring this to your attention for is that latter end that provocation lest their adversaries should misdeem it. Because like is said Rome is already taken and they have literally put themselves at Mount Zion.
If you go to Romans 11 Paul says here; first let me back up chapter 11 verse; he quotes several different prophecies about Israel. Staring with verse 7 and then Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for but the election hath obtained it and the rest were blinded okay? Now the election in other words the Remnant of Israel that was going to believe they got it, they recognized who Christ was the rest were blinded.
Now this is where I make the stand like Paul said blindness in part has happened to Israel till the fullness of the Gentiles be come in, till the rest of their brethren has come in that is the; that’s a little different there. But he also says according as it is written God hath given them the spirit of slumber eyes if they should not see and ears that they should not hear unto this day. David said let their table be made a snare and a trap and a stumbling block and a recompense unto them. Verse 10; let their eyes be darkened that they may not see and bow down their back all way. Verse 11 I say then have they stumbled that they should fall God forbid but rather through their fall salvation has come unto the Gentiles for to provoke them to jealousy.
Now that is exactly right the fall allowed the Gospel to go to the Gentiles themselves. For I speak to you Gentiles insomuch that I’m an Apostle of the Gentiles I magnify mine office by any means I may provoke to emulation to them which are of my flesh and might save some of them that’s the remnant that He’s looking to get there. For it is the casting away of them to be reconciling of the world what shall be the receiving of them but life from the dead. Now you can see that in Ezekiel 38 as well.
For if the first fruit be holy the lump is also holy and if the root be holy are the branches and that some of the branches be broken off that thou being a wild olive tree were grafted in among them with them partaken us of the root and fatness of the olive tree boast not against the branches but if thou boasts thou barest not the root but the root thee. Thou will say then the branches were broken off that that I might be grafted in. Well because of unbelief they were broken off that thou stands by faith be not high minded but fear for if God spared not the natural branches take heed lest He also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God on them which fail severity but toward thee goodness if thou continue in goodness otherwise thou also shall be cut off there’s verse 27!
Yes the Gentiles provoke Israel to jealousy in the beginning and even to this day there is a provocation to Israel by the Gentile Church that is trying to take Israel away from the Jews. I’m not talking about true Christians now please understand me there’s a lot still true Christians that are grafted right into that tree that will not be cut out and they’re Gentile believers, they’re hold right on believing. But this one here that will be cut out of that tree is the one that God says I dread the enemy’s provocation lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say our hand is exalted and not HaShem has wrought all this.
God will bring Rome down and every denominational leader that takes his flock with him will be cut out of that tree that they were grafted into they will all be taken down and burned.
Verse 23 in Romans 11 and they also still if they abide not still in unbelief shall be graft in for God is able to graft them in again where if thou were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and were graft contrary to nature into a good olive tree how much more shall these which be the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree? For I would not brethren that you should be ignorant of this mystery lest you should be wide in your own conceits that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
And by the way that fullness of the Gentiles be come in is the part about Ephraim it’s not about, it’s not about; I used to really be confused about that. Do you realize that that has nothing to do; the fullness of the Gentiles be come in has nothing to do with the Gentiles that provoke them to jealousy? Now it is combined together because Ephraim assimilated into the Nations but he says; but that’s why he called; now see this is when he calls it a mystery. For I would not brethren that you should be ignorant of this mystery lest you should be wise in your own conceit the blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in and so all Israel shall be saved as it is written.
See all Israel there’s the fullness of the Gentiles that’s the Gentiles that are also sewn in among the Nations through Ephraim. Do you realize that one of the reasons why He brought the Gentile people in as well was because He needed laborers for the field? Remember when He said, He tells His own disciples I’ll make you fishers of men? God says I’ll send fishers out, I’ll send hunters out that’s what He’s done.
And so many of the Gentiles today that have come in that have no Jewish blood whatsoever you’ve been fulfilling that mystery right there which is not the same as the Gentiles being grafted into the branch. Because He calls this fullness of the Gentiles and then He says in verse 26 and so all Israel shall be saved it is written there shall come out of Zion the Deliverer and there shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob for this is My Covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins. Imagine that one. Now if I’m not mistaken let me look at this real quick I think that’s Obadiah he quotes that from. Yes it is Obadiah verse 21 in King James you write; and saviors; plural, shall come up out of Mount Zion to judge the Mount of Esau and the Kingdom shall be the Lords. Maybe He doesn’t quote it from there but that’s the one I think of quite often there.
And literally in Hebrew that is Messiah’s, Anointed Ones in other words there’s 2 or more than one I should say anyway. And here where he speaks of this here ah; let me see where he’s actually taking that from there. He is oh from Isaiah 59:20 I’ve actually got a place marked in Isaiah as well so let me; so I don’t lose that spot there let me just real quick tell you the Isaiah 59:20 and the Redeemer shall come to Zion and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob saith the Lord, as for Me this is My Covenant with them saith the Lord My Spirit is upon thee and My Words which I have put in thy mouth shall not depart out of thy mouth nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seeds sees saith the Lord from henceforth and forever.
All right now; I wanted to take you too ah; a couple of other spots here. Let me just quickly find this here ah; and I did not mark that one in Isaiah there. Oh well I was really wanting to share that with you but anyway. Just taking you back to these passages though just as a reminder there it’s fascinating to see how God is dealing with Israel.
And to see and by the way let me take you back again to Obadiah though because I mentioned to you that ah; oh I know what it was in Isaiah 42. All right let me take you to Ezekiel 36 I wanted to just a little bit here I just had to share with you as well concerning these things here. Ezekiel 36 verse 1also thou son of man prophecy unto the mountains of Israel and say you mountains of Israel here the Word of the Lord, the Word of Hashem. Thus saith the Lord God because the enemy has said against you ah-ha even the Ancient High places are ours in possession (chuckling).
You remember what I just read to you now from verse 27 of Deuteronomy 32 were not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation lest the adversary shall say; should misdeem lest they should say our hand is exalted and not the Lord has wrought all of this? It’s not only a matter of provoking to jealousy their trying to take everything.
Therefore prophecy and say; thus saith the Lord God because they have made you desolate; oh by the way we’re in Ezekiel 36 still verse 3; and swallow you up on every side that you might be a possession into the residue of the heathen and you are taken up in the lips of the talkers and are in infamy of the people. Therefore you mountains of Israel hear the Word of the Lord God thus saith the Lord God to the mountains and to the hills and to the rivers, to the valleys, to the desolate ways and to the cities that are forsaken which became a prey and a derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about. Therefore thus saith the Lord God surely in the fire of My jealousy have I spoke against the residue of the heathen and against all Idumea which have appointed My Way and into their possession with the joy of all their heart with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen. That’s what’s happening in Israel today they provoked Israel to jealousy the Gentiles did in the beginning. The Gentiles have still provoked Israel to jealousy but the heathen becomes; the Gentiles becomes the enemy.
And clearly in Romans those that did not continue in faith and belief would be cut out and the natural branches would be grafted in again. And that’s why that scripture in Romans is so important and especially when you look at Romans and you understand it in the right passage see. As he said verse 20 or verse 18 boast not against the branches but if thou boast thy barest not the root this is Romans 11 by the way; but the root deep. Thou will say then the branches are broken off that I might be grafted in. Well because of unbelief there were broken off and thou standeth by faith be not high-minded but fear.
Remember as the story of Joseph as we started in the beginning of this message, the story of Joseph; Joseph in his beginning he was just like Jesus he brought salvation for both Jews and Gentiles alike. Pharaoh took advantage of the message that Joseph had; he took advantage of the gift that he had and he prospered insomuch that not only did he get all the lands and made everybody slaves eventually he even made the Jews slaves long after Joseph’s death. And the ones that had provoked Israel to jealousy at one time in this case here before Israel was even a nation back when it was just; Jacob’s sons this provocation later became the Egyptian’s exalting themselves over Israel. And by the way I have to show you this later but the taskmaster’s I believe were actually Jewish people.
It’s been several verses I’ve looked at that I need to share that with you sometime just like it was in the Holocaust when they would use Jewish police against the Jewish people. I believe the Taskmaster’s were also Jews.
But Joseph in what he did Pharaoh took advantage of that and became a very wealthy man the same thing with the Catholic Church. When they formed that in 300 in Nicaea 325 however that was when the Catholic Church was first under Constantine. The Catholic Church grew into a massive Empire and he used the words of Joseph to do it but just like it was with Pharaoh there rose up a Pharaoh that did not know Joseph any longer and that’s the way it is today. The Pharaoh on the Throne today in Rome Pope Francis does not know Joseph. He doesn’t know Jesus only a lip service of course, only in historical records just as the Pharaoh’s back then could have looked at the historical records. But he’s amassed a wealthy of an Empire and that wealth has even come to a place where he can go into Israel and declare whatever he wants and force the Jewish people to give it to him and so still Israel’s being provoked to jealousy by the Gentiles. But now the Gentiles have become the enemy not all the Gentiles mind you.
Remember in Romans Paul clearly speaks about being grafted in and only the ones; only the branches that are in unbelief are taken out not all those branches. Boast not against the branches but if thou boast thou dearest not the root but the root thee, thou will say then the branches were broken off that I might be grafted in. See there’s your denominational Churches that are in the replacement theology they were broke off I was put in hum.
Well because of unbelief they were broken off and thou standeth by faith be not high-minded but fear. For if God spared not the natural branches take lest he spare not thee behold therefore the goodness and severity of God on them which fell severity but toward thee goodness. And thou continue in goodness otherwise thou shall be cut off and they also if they abide not still in unbelief shall be grafted in for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature and were grafted contrary to nature unto a good olive tree how much more shall these which be the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree.
For I would not brethren that you should be ignorant of this mystery lest you should be wise in your own conceits that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in and so all Israel shall be saved. As it is written there shall come out of Zion the Deliverer and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob for this is My Covenant to them when I shall take away their sins. Concerning the Gospel their enemies for your sake but as touching the election their beloved for the Father’s sakes.
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