The Zionist movement was fueled by two things: religious beliefs of the Jewish people regarding a return to their ancient homeland and the waves of anti-Semitism which swept the Jewish world in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century.
It was established as a political organization in 1897 under Theodor Herzl, and was later led by Chaim Weizmann.
It was Herzl’s idea of practical Zionism, but with an important twist. It was going to be a Jewish state as defined by Jewish tradition. He felt this could be done only through cooperation with the Zionist movement. There were and still are three main viewpoints with religious Jewry regarding the Zionist movement.
One sees in the accomplishments of Zionism the beginning of the process of redemption; it is the introduction, as it were, to the messianic age.
A second group was represented by the ideas expressed by the fathers of the Mizrachi movement. It was founded in the early 1900s by Rabbi Jacob Reines.
He purposely did not want to advance the cause of Zionism as having anything to do with the messianic era or the redemption of the Jewish people. He saw it only as a practical solution to a terrible problem, namely Jewish persecution to the point of destruction.
The third opinion was that Zionism had to be opposed unequivocally because it was a secular movement that would secularize the Jewish people and diminish loyalty to Torah. It would substitute nationalism for religion. Read full article here
To advance God’s purposes in the earth we cannot only know His Kingdom. We must also know those forces working to put a stop on His Kingdom. We must know both the Kingdom of God and the Anti-Kingdom, or the kingdom of Satan.
Th ancient general Sun Tzu recognized this when he said “Know yourself, Know your enemy”. We must know both in order to be victorious in battle.
Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.
Welcome to WakeUPchurch.org, a Blog about the ever-present and yet eternal war between the Kingdom of God and the Anti-Kingdom/the kingdom of Satan.
The world we live in is a matrix designed by the anti-kingdom to confuse and distract mankind from the true Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
A man named Jesus broke the code so to say of the matrix, both ideologically and in reality through his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. Yet Jesus himself spoke in a secret code of sorts, we call them parables. His parables were primarily about the Kingdom of God, which he came to bring on earth as it is in heaven.
Yes, the answer to the matrix of this world system is the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ. Welcome as we explore and discover more about this eternal warfare together!