Prophecy and the Two-Covenant Heresy

 

 “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. In that he saith, a new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away” – (Heb.8:6-9, 13) and (Jer.31:312-33).

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – (2 Thes.2:3-4).

 

   There has been a great falling away into apostasy during the last half century that is paving the way for Antichrist to be revealed. When the true church is “taken” away at the translation (rapture) then he will be revealed – (2 thes.2:7-8). The damnable heresy of two-covenant theology is an important part of this end-times falling away and John Hagee is the leader of this pernicious false doctrine. He’s a false teacher who is teaching this heresy worldwide through T.V. and radio and books. Hagee and other Christian leaders are standing with the Jewish leadership to publicly denounce Jewish evangelism. They argue that God made one covenant for Jews and another covenant for Gentiles and that it’s not necessary for Jews to receive Christ. They teach that the Jews’ old covenant (testament) is sufficient for the Jews to get saved and that the new covenant (testament) is only for Gentiles to get saved. Jesus said in (John 14:6) “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The Jews say they don’t need to come to the Father because they have had Him since Sinai and yet God’s word says in (I John 2:22-23) “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”

 

   This false doctrine of two covenants is a damnable heresy that will lead to Antichrist because it’s a doctrine of devils in these latter times that cause people to depart from the faith – (I Tim.4:1). God shows us plainly in the New Testament that we are to preach the gospel to every creature – Jew and Gentile, and God has never rescinded those orders. If you receive Christ you’re saved and if you don’t you’re damned. As it is written – “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned” – (Mk.16:15-16). And again in (Rom.1:16). “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

 

   God’s word says the Jews have been blinded in part during these last 2000 years of the church (Rom.11:7,19,25). But it has never been total blindness because some Jews have been saved by Christ in every generation since the cross – these are the elect of God – his chosen people. This is individual salvation of the Jews, but when the Lord Jesus comes back at Armageddon all of Israel will be saved – “And so all Israel shall be saved” – (Rom.11:26). This is national salvation for Israel, all at one time and they shall say – “Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” – (Mt.23:39). Which they refused to do at his first coming.

 

   But this heresy of two covenants makes them even more blind as Satan takes away the light of the gospel from being preached to them – “In whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” – (2 Cor.4:4). These false Jewish leaders and apostate Christian leaders like John Hagee are “Blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” – (Mt.15:14). Let them alone – stay away from them.

 

   The book of Hebrews (Jews) thoroughly demolishes this false two-covenant doctrine especially chaps.8-9-10. (Hebrews ch.8) tells us that the old covenant, the mosaic covenant, was conditional and temporary. It provided Israel with a temple and a high priest to represent the people before God and the sacrifices to cover their sins until such time as Calvary should take them away and the new covenant replaced it. The new covenant was promised to Israel (Jer.31:31-34 – Heb.8:8-12). – “When I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel (Heb.8:8). Christian believers are included in the new covenant, but it is not in essence a promise to build a church. It is a new covenant with Israel. It made the church and Christianity possible, but the new covenant itself was made with the Jews. The new covenant began at Calvary and goes through the millennium and through eternity. This proves scripurallly to the Hebrews that the old covenant was temporary and that a new one was promised by Jeremiah and fulfilled by Christ. Therefore, to have the Jewish leaders and false Christian leaders today claim that the new covenant is not for the Jews and only for the Gentiles is foolishness as well as deadly.“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sin” – (Mt.26:28). God changed it from a covenant to a testament when Jesus Christ, the testator, was sacrificed on the cross. The blood of Christ ratified the covenant and made it a testament with the promise of an eternal inheritance for those who believe the new testament – “The spirit itself believeth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” – (Rom.8:16,17).

 

   We know from the scriptures in (2 Thes.2:4) and (Rev.11:1) that a temple will be built in Jerusalem and the priests and sacrifices will be reinstated during the great tribulation. I believe Antichrist will order the temple built in Jerusalem and oversee the building of it because it fits his father’s, the devil’s, diabolical purpose. Antichrist counterfeits Jesus Christ in building the temple which is what Christ does at his second coming. It is written in (Zach.6:12,13) “Behold the man whose name is the BRANCH: and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord : even he shall build the temple of the Lord: and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne: and he shall be a priest upon his throne.” – Pilate presented Jesus to the Jews and said – Behold the man and then he set a wooden branch on his back and he was crucified at Calvary. It was the carpenter, the son of God, who built the spiritual temple of God, which is the New Testament. Surely you can see – behold the man, whose name is the branch building his temple not made of wood and stone but of saved, sanctified people made of flesh and bone. He’s coming back again as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and then he will build his millennial temple with their sacrifices as a memorial to the whole plan of God- Old Testament and New Testament.

 

   But antichrist’s influence will build the temple and start the sacrifices again because this will further blind the Jews from the fact of Christ’s all-sufficient sacrifice on the cross as the only atonement of sin. This sacrificial system, reinstated before Christ’s return, will act to further obscure the perfect sacrifice of Christ – which is exactly what Satan wants. The beast is the last emperor on earth and the last emperor worship. The temple in Jerusalem is the perfect spot on earth for Antichrist to show himself as god– and god calls this act – the abomination of desolation. The whole earth is full of sin and abominations of all kinds, but this abominable act is the last crowning act of a sin-loving Christ-rejecting world. God calls it the “Overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate” – (Dan.9:27). The first part of this verse says – “And he (antichrist) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.” Antichrist, in imitation of Christ, will stop the sacrifices after his death and resurrection (Rev.13:3,14) as God the Father did after the death and resurrection of Christ and he will proclaim himself God.

 

   The two-covenant heresy fits perfectly into this scenario. Satan will do his best to keep the Jews spiritual blinders on right up to the end in their rejection of Christ. The beast will say to the Jews – this is your covenant with God, see the temple, the priests and the sacrifices, the Old Testament. And the Jews will say – O, we have the blood again. We can have our Passover and Day of Atonement etc.etc. This two-covenant heresy fits in perfectly with the devil’s purpose. It’s a doctrine of devils because it fits the devil’s purposes. The temple with the reinstituted sacrifices will be the most antichrist and blasphemous thing ever done on planet earth because it totally repudiates everything that Christ did with his atoning death and precious blood on the cross. So Satan will have his Antichrist do this antichrist blasphemy. It’s a direct attack on the true gospel in the New Testament as taught by Jesus and his disciples.

 

   The Jews are blind to the gospel, except for a remnant, and they reject Jesus as the Messiah (Christ). (2 Thes.2:10,12) tells us that because they reject the truth in Christ, God will send them strong delusion to believe the lie of Antichrist. (When you reject the truth which is Christ, you receive the lie which is Antichrist). Israel blindest days are yet to come. Antichrist will see to it that Israel has a temple and a priesthood and a sacrifice – the Old Covenant all over again. He will tell the Jews you don’t need the blood of Christ, that’s for the Gentiles. You have the old covenant strictly for the Jews. You have salvation by race and the Gentiles have salvation by grace. I believe the mid-east holy covenant confirmed by Antichrist will have the Old Testament mixed in with it.

 

   This two-covenant heresy today, done under the pretext of loving the Jews, will instead lead them to Antichrist and show these false preachers true hatred of the Jews. It leads the Jews straight to Antichrist and Armageddon. The preacher who truly loves the Jews will preach Jesus Christ to them - the only way they can be saved. They lead them to Christ – not Antichrist. Jesus Christ is our High Priest who sacrificed himself. He is the temple of God. Every Old Testament sacrifice was nothing but a type of the greater sacrifice to be made at Calvary. With the bloody death of Christ the entire religious system of the Old Testament became obsolete. It has waxed old and vanished away – until Antichrist makes it reappear.

 

   It is written in (Heb.10:29) “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye,; shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the spirit of grace. For we know him that has said, vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, the Lord shall judge his people.” And when the temple is built and the sacrifices reinstated, they will have trodden under foot the blood of the Son of God’s New Testament and spurned his grace and will bring down the wrath of God upon them. Nothing could be more antichrist, that after 2000 years of New Testament preaching of the blood of Christ, that the Jews reject it and receive Antichrist and the temple with its priests and sacrifices. It’s a slap in the face of God the Father when they treat his beloved Son in this manner. It’s the worst backsliding in the history of the Jews. When I see some so-called Christians helping the Jews build the Antichrist temple and finding a Red Heifer, I get jealous for the Lord like Elijah.

 

John Hagee’s city of San Antonio, Texas is the home of the ‘The Alamo,’ the famous battle between the Texans and the Mexicans. It points to Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atom bomb and the fiery battle of Armageddon. And Hagee’s false doctrine of two covenants will help much to bring down the wrath of God upon this world in a nuclear holocaust. (2 Pet.3:10). Holocaust means a whole burnt offering sacrifice and when you reject God’s Son on the cross as your sacrifice for sin, then the fiery wrath of God will fall upon you.

 

   O make certain your name is in the Lamb’s book of life so you won’t be cast into the lake of fire for eternity – which is the second death. Receive the love and grace of God’s Son on the cross. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” – (John 3:16). Be one of God’s chosen people – one of his elect. Call upon the name of the Lord Jesus. Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart and you shall be saved. Escape the wrath of God upon you because of your sins. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation” – (Heb.2:3). Escape with the escapegoat Jesus Christ who has made atonement for your sins. Amen and Amen.

God gave us a scapegoat – His Son on the cross

He became sin for the world – His blood was the cost.