Commonwealth of Israel Theology Summary, Elevator Pitch, Logline

Commonwealth of Israel Theology Summary

God elected Israel (Deut 7:6) and entered into a marriage contract with her at Mt Sinai (Exo 24:7-8, Jer 31:32), commonly referred to as the Old Covenant. Sadly, instead of being faithful, Israel repeatedly went after other gods (Jer 3) which lead to the split of the united kingdom into the southern kingdom of Judah (house of Judah under Rehoboam) and the northern kingdom of Israel (House of Israel/Ephraim under Jeroboam) (1Kings 11:31-32). Finally, after seven hundred years of adultery since Sinai, God gave the northern kingdom a certificate of divorce and sent her away (Jer 3:8, Hos 2:2), calling her No-Mercy (Lo-Ruchama) and Not-My-People (Lo-Ammi)  (Hos 1:8-9) and she (ten tribes) assimilated into the pagan gentiles (nations) (Hos 7:8, 8:8, 9:17, 2Kings 17:23-24). Judah likewise deserved divorce but God would not because of his promise to David (Hos 1:7, 1Kings 11:32).

God then promised to betroth the house of Israel to himself in righteousness (Hos 2:19) and to restore the two kingdoms into one (two sticks per Ezk 37:16-23). That promise created a divine dilemma because God’s instructions (law) did not permit a woman to come back to her first husband after she had been married to others (Deut 24:1-4) (that was the curse of the law) (Gal 3:13).

This divine dilemma was resolved by Jesus’ (the husband’s) death which canceled the Old (Marriage) Covenant and canceled the curse of the law (due to her adultery) (Rom 7:1-4). Now those who were not his people (Rom 9:24-26) and who had not obtained mercy (1Pet 2:10) could come into the commonwealth of Israel as full members and citizens (Eph 2:11-19) which was also in fulfillment of Ephraim becoming the multitude of nations (Gen 48:19, Rom 11:25).

Commonwealth of Israel Theology Elevator pitch

Commonwealth of Israel Theology teaches that God married Israel at Sinai (Old Covenant).  Israel was unfaithful, divided into two kingdoms, and then God divorced the northern kingdom (though Judah deserved it too). He then promised to betroth Israel again but the curse of the law (due to adultery) prevented that. Only through the death of the husband, Jesus, could the curse be removed and could Israel (scattered and assimilated into the nations) come back to God. The good news is they/we can be full members of the Commonwealth of Israel and God will restore the two houses into one.

Commonwealth of Israel Theology Tag line

COI Theology teaches the good news that we former gentiles can be full citizens of the Commonwealth of Israel and that Israel and Judah will be restored into one nation.

Satan’s Plot to Kill the Sons of Jacob (Antisemitism): Lessons from the Edge of Eternity

Antisemitism has always been a problem but it is on the rise again after a slight remission after WWII. Why has Satan been so keen on trying to destroy the Jewish people. The following is from my new book, Edge of Eternity, Book One. The book reads like fantasy but is chocked full of theology. In this scene, Rakhil (the slanderer, i.e. Satan) plots how to still be victorious against Elyon (God) after Aryeh (Jesus) rescues Enosh (Adam) from the Bor/Sheol (Pit/Grave). Your feedback is most welcome.


Rakhíl’s New Plan

Rakhíl glared furiously yet helplessly at the rescue of those once trapped by his plan. He needed a dry and deserted place where the sons of Enosh could not be for he could not stand to look upon the vermin in his rage. (Mat 12:43) In a flash he

The Desert of Danakil

was gone and his commanders followed suit and in just moments they touched down on the harsh, bleak and deadly environment of the desert of Danakíl. It was a brutal wasteland of volcanoes, lava lakes and scorching hot air filled with deadly gases, bubbling sulfur pits emitting a foul stench, and multicolored acid salt ponds leaving colored salt deposits. They landed on the wasteland like falling stars and then quickly regrouped to consider their course of action.

“What are we going to do?” asked the Prince of Parás, one of Rakhíl’s top commanders. “You have been the de-facto ruler over this world (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) since the time of the Downfall with us each holding a region as our domain. (Dan 10:13, 20; Job 1:6, 7) We have held legal and lawful rights over the planet because of the breach of contract on Enosh’s part.” He said disgruntled walking a semi-circle around a small bubbling lava-pit looking menacingly at Rakhíl. “So long as the debt, the lien, if you will, remained then Elyón could never come back and take possession of the planet. The lien which guaranteed Rakhíl the ability to claim adverse possession over the planet was broken when Aryeh relinquished his life. (Heb 9:16, 17)  Now we are undone because you failed to kill Aryeh, son of Elyón while he was still a young child and (Mat 2:16) you failed to dissuade him (Mat 4:1-11) when he began speaking publicly of his assignment Elyón had given him. He simply ignored your attempts and fulfilled his objective which was to free Enosh and his kin! Did you not see that he could satisfy the legal demands of the contract which neither Enosh nor any of his descendants were worthy to pay because they were in breach of it? Aryeh fulfilled it in literally every way. He was the rightful and legal kinsman to sons of Ya’akov, and Benyishai. He was one of Enosh’s descendants and yet without wickedness or genetic defect.

He merely brushed you off,” he said flicking his hand to the ground, “when you offered to give him all of the kingdoms of the world and their glory if he would just fall down and worship you.” (Mat 4:8, 9) He again said gesturing like someone prostrating. “You assured us that there would no way to overturn the treachery of Enosh. Yet the lien which guaranteed you the ability to claim adverse possession over the planet was broken when Aryeh relinquished his life. (Heb 9:16, 17) Your plan seemed flawless until this moment because now your rule and our rule is broken.” The commander said disdainfully. “It is done. He has accomplished his assignment to break the debt which Enosh’s actions had brought upon Elyón’s creation, which he had benefited to Enosh. His forfeiture of all authority and rights which Elyón had given over the Earth to Enosh in perpetuity was our stronghold. (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) Without it Elyón can now take possession of that which is rightfully his! We are finished!” He said spitefully.

“Silence,” barked the Prince of Yaván another top commander who was standing close to the Dark Lord. “Rakhíl was right to rise up to liberate us from the oppression of Elyón. Imagine if you were still under his rule – you would be groveling at the feet of the sons of Enosh right now like our spineless brothers Mikha-El, Gavri-El and the rest are doing. They have no freedom to do as they please. They must serve the vermin.”

“You understand nothing,” Rakhíl sneered stepping forward to answer his accuser. Even in his disfigured form, his presence was still imposing. “This is indeed a victory for Elyón, but it is not the end of the road by any means. We still have some vital moves to play in this ancient struggle. Elyón’s desire has been to be with the sons of Enosh face to face.” (Exod 33:11; Lev 26:12; Num 12:8; Matt 5:8; Matt 18:10; Rom 8:18; 1Cor 13:12; 1John 3:2; Rev 7:14, 21:3, 22:4) He knows that once the veil comes down then the Earth will undergo radical changes. (Rom 8:19-22; 2 Pet 3:10, Rev 6:14; Isa 34:4) Therefore we still have an opportunity to yet overturn Elyón’s work before he reasserts his presence on the earth. Elyón has promised to deliver to the sons of Ya’akov, the ones he has set apart, the kingdom forever, and ever.’ (Dan 7:18; Isa 60:14)

What do you imagine would happen if they were not around to receive it?” He asked rhetorically gazing scornfully at them. “The key is the utter destruction of the sons of Ya’akov. Once we destroy them completely then we will demonstrate Elyón to be a liar and his entire right to rule can be legally challenged. Elyón promised there would be physical, non-resurrected sons of Ya’akov to inhabit the kingdom who would live in the land (Isa 65:9) and that their days would be like the days of a tree, and his elect, the sons of Ya’akov, would long enjoy the work of their hands. (Isa 65:22) If there were no physical descendants left, then the promise could never be fulfilled and Elyón and he would be at an impasse.”

“However,” the Prince of Paras interrupted inquisitive, though still with contempt toward the Dark Lord, “Elyón will never permit a direct attack on Yisra-El in the same way that it was not possible to attack Yov (Job 1:12, 2:6) until the impenetrable barrier was removed. (Job 1:10) Furthermore, Elyón has stationed Mikha-El as their chief prince to stand watch over them (Dan 12:1) and a formidable foe he is; something you learned at the death of Moshe when the two of you fought over Moshe’s body. You slandered your nemesis, yet he dared not bring a slanderous accusation against you and instead used a greater weapon and by invoking Elyón to rebuke you and you were forced to retreat. (Jude 1:9) We cannot attack Yisra-El and hope to be victorious.

As if that were not enough,” he continued, “Elyón has acted craftily through Aryeh and his selfless and humble act,” he grimaced showing how he despised him to the core. “He integrated the nations (Rom 11:19) into the commonwealth of Yisra-El. (Eph 2:19) This was something that had not formerly been revealed to us! It was obvious that Elyón has played favorites by electing the sons of Ya’akov to be his people, (1Chr 16:13; Ps 33:12, 105:6, 43, 135:4; Isa 45:4, 65:9, 22) his special treasure, (Deut 14:2) and his inheritance (Exod 15:15, 19:5, 34:9; Deut 4:20 7:6, 9:26) before the foundation of the world”[i] (Eph 1:4) he said sarcastically. “We know how his Archives is literally filled with passage after passage of such declarations. Yet again, you did not anticipate how Elyón planned to not only give the sons of Ya’akov a part in the age to come, but to all of the sons of Enosh.” He said disapprovingly.

“The mystery that the nations should be fellow heirs, should be of the same body, partakers of his promise (Eph 3:6) was hidden in Elyón. (Eph 3:9) Only now has it been disclosed to us (Eph 3:10) through this new commonwealth of Yisra-El (Eph 2:19; Eph 3:11) where the nations who were once far off – outsiders of the commonwealth and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Elyón, have now been brought in by the life-force of Aryeh,” (Eph 2:12, 13) he said contemptuously.

“Your lack of imagination is the source of your insolence.” Rakhíl countered unnerved by their insubordination. “Elyón’s perennial affection for the sons of Enosh and his favoritism toward the sons of Ya’akov will be his downfall. Do you not see the glaring weakness which we will exploit to the fullest?” He said staring venomously at the Prince of Parás who dared challenge his wisdom. “Your silence is welcomed and now I see you need a little refresher in history,” he mocked, “You recall Bilam, the seer, son of Beor of the land of Pethor the prophet who was prevented from cursing the sons of Ya’akov when brought to the land of Moav because Elyón had placed a blessing on them which was impossible to breach. (Gen 12:1-2) Thus, Bilam was not able to curse them regardless how much gold and treasures he was offered. Elyón has made an irrevocable promise to Avram and his sons (Rom 11:29; Gen 15) and nothing we can do will ever overturn that promise. (Num 22:12, 18, 35, 24:10-13; Deut 23:5)

I hope, students,” he continued his jeering, “that you now recall the answer; Bilam informed Balak that if their young women went in and seduced the sons of Yisra-El to perform rites in their temples, then Elyón himself would remove the hedge of protection then they would easily fall before their enemies.” (Num 24:14, 31:16; Mic 6:5; Rev 2:14)  You see, Bilam was prevented from cursing them…but he was able to get them to curse themselves.

Therefore, you mindless fools, this unexpected new paradigm of Yisra-El and the nations as equals in terms of their restoration in the age to come regardless of their distinct roles (Rom 2, Eph 2:12) is in fact the key to us victoriously overthrowing Yisra-El. All we need to do is to convince the nations and peoples that they are not merely integrated into the commonwealth of Yisra-El, but actually a replacement of it.” (Rom 11:1-2, 16-24) He chuckled. “Once that seed of discord is planted” he snickered again at his own imagination, “it will germinate into hatred and eventually persecution of the people Elyón had chosen to be at the center of his kingdom. (Dan 7:18; Duet 28:13; Isa 62:7) You see, while we cannot not actually touch the apple of Elyón’s eye, the nations who have come in to the commonwealth, who have been integrated with Yisra-El, can in fact gouge his eye when they destroy Yisra-El and even be convinced that in so doing they are doing Elyón’s bidding,”[ii] He stated confidently. “Not only will such actions serve to weaken and destroy Yisra-El, but over time the sons and daughters of Yisra-El (John 1:11) will be repelled by the very name of Aryeh, because it will in his name that great atrocities will occur, thanks to the seeds of discord that we shall sow. Our powerful countermeasure is turning the world against the sons of Ya’akov when they are eliminated then there would be no beneficiary to receive the benefits of the will. (Heb 9:16, 17)

You must go like in previous times and flatter the people brought into the commonwealth so that they boast and imagine that they support the root, when in fact the root supports them. (Rom 11:18) Our first step will be to encourage them to believe that Elyón is finished with Yisra-El whom he elected years before, despite his clear statements otherwise. (1Sam 12:22; Ps 94:14; Jer 31:35-37; Rom 11:1-2)  We will then persuade them that they, the nations, have replaced Yisra-El (Rom 11:13-18) and once they are convinced of that, then they will view themselves as the ones Elyón has elected. With that as their premise, then they will logically conclude that Elyón’s election is not simply an invitation to be front and center in his kingdom (Mat 22:1-14) but rather is a matter of life eternal. Following their logic, they will be convinced that their election means that Elyón has chosen some to receive eternal life and others, automatically, through no decision or action of their own, to be destroyed in the fiery stream of Elyón. Once these beliefs have taken root then it will be simply a matter of time until the nations will be in complete agreement that the sons of Ya’akov are a cancer, a blight, which needs to be eradicated and wiped off the map of the world. (Ps 83:1-4) When that day comes, we will answer the call,” Rakhíl said relishing the cunning of his plan. “I can savor the vitality of the sons of Ya’akov’s life-force that will be spilled in the name of Aryeh, but actually in our honor before our final victory. That is imagination!” He said looking sternly at the Prince of Paras.

All the fallen malakhim laughed greedily and in agreement at the insidious plan of their leader. “You are worthy, Lord Rakhíl,” the Prince of Paras said falling at his feet while others shouted along with all of the others.

Rakhíl looked at the others disdainfully. When this new truth, he thought to himself,  that Elyón is finished with Yisra-El and has replaced them with the “nations” is firmly rooted and when Yisra-El is back in the land, then I will implement the next phase of my plan; posing as the Promised One himself.

[i] See my latest paper Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists Part Two

[ii]  He was proven accurate through the doctrine of Chrysostom Augustine and others who taught that Yisra-El had forfeited Elyón’s election and the nations, which had been brought into the commonwealth of Isra-El, had replaced Yisra-El! In time the nations persecuted Elyón’s people in the name of the very one who had come to restore them. The manuscripts are replete with passages where Elyón said that he would never abandon his people Yisra-El, (1Sam 12:22; Ps 94:14; Jer 31:35-37) whom he had elected and foreknown. (Rom 11:1-2; 1Pet 1:2) There is also a plethora of evidence outside of the ancient manuscripts we are examining which demonstrate how Rakhíl was able to subtly convince the nations which professed a relationship to Arye that they had replaced Yisra-El, though, for the sake of brevity, we must limit our survey of the manuscripts to how Elyón would restore the whole world, in which Yisra-El played a central role.

Luther, Calvin Charles D. Provan. The Church Is Israel Now: The Transfer Of Conditional Privilege. ISBN 978-1-879998-39-1 (supports supersessionism)