Available on CD: The Crucifixion Of Christ And The Destruction Of The Temple, by Gary Hargrave. This teaching was spoken in Honolulu, HI on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
The Crucifixion Of Christ And The Destruction Of The Temple
The question “Who crucified Jesus?” and the prevailing assumption that “the Jews did it” form much of the foundation for the lie of anti-Semitic thinking. In order to stand against this lie, we must not be ignorant about spiritual warfare: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). Flesh and blood did not crucify Christ; the rulers of this age crucified Him (I Corinthians 2:8). Furthermore, Christ Himself tells us that He understood the Father’s will for Him: For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father” (John 10:17). Another premise of anti-Semitism is that the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD was an act of God’s judgment on Israel and the Jewish people. Revelation 12 helps dispel this lie. In satan’s rage, he seeks to destroy the woman which is Israel and has continued that determination of destruction since the ascension of the Messiah. Satan, the father of lies, is using the Jewish people as the scapegoat for his crucifixion of Christ. Repent for accepting this lie; separate yourself from satan’s accusation against the Jews. Satan continues to rage on the earth, and he is set to destroy Christians and Jews alike. Our answer against satan’s rage is our faith, love, and prayers of compassion for one another.
This teaching is part of a series, “Our Revelation And Relationship With The State of Israel, Judaism, And The Jewish People.”