There has been much speculation as to where biblical Tarshish is located. Nearly 20 years ago I heard Jack Van Impe suggest that it was Great Britain. Hobart W Freeman of the glory Barn also thought it was Great Britain. But as you can see on the map, Tarshish is located in southern Spain. This is where Jonah wanted to go to flee from the Lord in Jonah 1:3. It had to be in a direct line between Joppa and Tarshish across the Mediterranean Sea. The passage in question which brings all this up is from the prophet Ezekiel chapter 38.
To Jack Van Impe and Hobart W Freeman they speculated that Tarshish was Great Britain and her Young Lions the United States, Canada, and Australia. However, the Hebrew lexicon which defines the Hebrew language suggests that Tarshish is also in southern Spain as our map suggested. Both the Hebrew lexicon and the map geographically place Tarshish in southern Spain. I will take those two sources over that of speculation any day of the week. Of late. David C Pack of the Restored Church of God backs Herbert W Freeman and the worldwide Church of God in their assessment that Tarshish is Great Britain. They have no biblical evidence to support that view. In the end, it all comes down to whether you believe biblical evidence over that of speculation. Which is it to be?
Oops! I spoke too soon again. Just like when I equated the Roman Catholic catechism to Scripture. Another one of my many boo-boos!
As a child do you remember eating the original Wheaties, The Breakfast of Champions? For years Wheaties remained the same. Then General Mills started to experiment a bit and added whole grain Wheaties, followed by Honey coated, frosted, and then with raisins. All were done to enhance the original. I find this happening now with the Bible. We have the stretching Bible. Most of this is Unwritten but in the minds of the Restored Church of God, New Apostolic Reformation, IHOP, Hebrew Roots, and the list goes on and on. All of these groups must find the Bible insufficient. They believe it needs more prophecy. It is true that 85% of the Bible’s prophecies have been fulfilled. That still leaves 15% unfulfilled. The Bible still has a story to tell. There are also warnings in the Bible about adding to the word of God. Proverbs 30:6 says, do not add to his words lest he reprove you and you be found a liar. Do you know who the father of lies might be? Read John 8:44 for your answer. As for the Bible it does not need Improvement. And those that think it does will one day stand before Jesus and try to justify their actions. I believe he will tell them, I never knew you.
The heretic self-anointed Apostle David C Pack has sold out the Restored Church of God to be Part and portion of the Hebrew Roots Movement. The two are nearly inseparable not to mention insufferable. I have a video on this issue and more. Hebrew Roots movement I ask you to compare the platforms of the Restored Church of God and the Hebrew Roots Movement. They are almost exactly alike except for having the self-appointed apostle David C Pack as the resident wolf in sheep’s clothing.
It is true that the law is not based on faith. Those in either movement should seriously study the book of Galatians. The law was our Schoolmaster to bring us to Christ but after Christ has come we are no longer under the law. What can be clearer than that? You who attempt to be justified by law you fallen From Grace. You’re now on the outside looking in.
The Sabbath was made for the Jew but then these people believe they are the Jew. They should now read Romans 11 and study it carefully. This group is so far off base that it’s nearly unbelievable how anyone could fall for this! If righteousness came by the law, then Christ died in vain. What can be clearer than that?
The Restored Church of God weaves in and out of the Hebrew Roots movement and Messianic Judiasm.
The Restored Church of God adds so many things into the mix that the end result will be the loss of their eternal life. Pack has them believing they will be going through the Great Tribulation and according to Zachariah 13 two-thirds of humanity will perish in the time of Jacob’s trouble. Jacob refers to Judaism not the body of Christ. Pack has opened up a Pandora’s box of Doctrine full of the occult. I’m surprised that anyone with an ounce of intelligence can fall for this stuff?
The Apostle Paul asked The Galatians what I would pose to the Restored Church of God who are trying to act like the Judaizers. Who has Bewitched you? And the answer is simple. DAVID C PACK!
The new church order dreamers never know what’s behind the dream. It might be a roaring train coming right at you. Or it might be an empty track from an empty mind hoping to delude you. Do I believe in biblical dreams? Absolutely but only if they lead you into the word of God for something he wants to reveal to you. If the dream is extra biblical it is most likely from Satan.
The New Apostolic Reformation will try to deceive you by their dreams and visions. they will refer you to Acts 2 and Pentecost. What they will not tell you is that the Apostle Peter spoke to the men of Israel in Acts 2. Please keep scripture in context. The Prophecy from Joel in Acts 2 is also for Israel. Many Pentecostal pastors will try to deceive You by saying that is related to the church and that is a Lie from the pit of Hell. If anything the church is in Period six of the signs and wonders and that is in 2nd Thessalonians 2 operated through the devil.
dreams are very subjective and when Pentecostal churches use them to prophesy things not found in the Bible they are prophets of the deceit of the deceit of Their Own Heart. Do not listen to them. If a dream refers you into the word of God for something he wants to impart to you listen with both ears. If you follow the Pentecostal way you will derail yourself.
The name Kenneth Hagin enters the picture and he was the Forerunner of many of the Pentecostal preachers. His poison through new thought has contaminated every preacher that followed him. Now a new world of Pentecostal pastors are coming up with more poison. These pastors get further and further away from the gospel truth. Now we have the New Apostolic Reformation, the restored Church of God, and the Elijah List. A true Mark of a cult is that they are the only true church and if you find yourself in one run like the Dickens. In a few days our next phase will begin. Stay tuned!
Today in nearly all Ministries in the Pentecostal faith, Oneness Pentecostal, Extreme Prophetic Movement, the Elijah List, the Restored Church of God all abuse Thus saith the Lord. In so doing they can speak into existence just about anything they want. And they do it all outside the boundaries of scripture. Remember Balaam? He was told by God what to do in regards to Israel in Numbers 22. But he was a shyster. King Balak had hired him to curse Israel. He told the king that he would go back to God to see what more the Lord would say to him. WHAT MORE? The Lord had already told him what to do and it took an ass to correct the prophet. Balaam desired extra biblical revelation. To get what he wanted he had to see what else the Lord would direct him to do. That prophet wanted an Acts 29 which is not found in the Bible.
The body of Christ are sons of the day and light. Unsaved Jews and gentiles are of the night and darkness. The differences are striking to say the least. The sons of the night and darkness will be entering the Great Tribulation or the time of Jacob’s trouble. The day of the Lord will not overtake the body of Christ. For anyone wanting to go into the Great Tribulation God must have placed delusion in his mind. Yet there are cults who will be going through the Great Tribulation such as the Hebrew Roots movement, the Restored Church of God, Belgian Christadelphians, and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They are all on Israel’s program whether they realize that or not. Two-thirds of them will die in The Great Tribulation according to Zachariah 13. The Old Testament describes that day as a day of Doom and darkness like the Earth has never seen before. If only they could understand and comprehend the mystery of Christ to avoid that day.
Well we’re finally getting a little recognition. We’re not the right spies for the story.
Have you heard the story about the 12 Spies in Numbers 13 and 14? This is a great Bible story of what really happened. But first I would like to ask you a question. How is your spiritual vision? How about a quick eye test?
I find this to be true with Cults who have tunnel vision in regard to scripture. Groups like The Independent Bible students, the Hebrew Roots movement, Christadelphians, and even the Restored Church of God.
I’m going to be taking a scriptural look at the account from Numbers 13 and 14.
Two of the spies had a great report of the land that being Joshua and Caleb. They spoke about the advantages of the land. They gave evidence by the way of the fruit of the land. The two spies give a great report. But what about the other 10? I will pick that up in part 2.
Is it our turn yet? I told you we aren’t in this story.
Why would God send anyone strong delusion? Isn’t that usually Satan’s role? The reason why God was involved here was people did not receive the love of the truth so God allowed them to believe the lie. Who are some of the people that believe the lie? The list is vast and includes the Mormons, Christian Science, Unitarians, Christadelphians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wicca, the Restored Church of God, and the Hebrew Roots movement. There are many many more. IHOP, Bethel Church, Hillsong, and many Pentecostals that believe in extra biblical revelation. The latter will find they will have a special revelation at the great white Throne judgement. People don’t want to believe the truth because Satan is the father of Lies and the prince of the power of the air. He is an excellent scripture twister. Or in the case of the Christadelphians, he will change the meaning of certain words to fit his agenda. Remember the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 23:15. They will travel Land and Sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, they will make him twice the son of hell as themselves. I often think of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons that fit that scripture perfectly. Also keep in mind Ezekiel 14:10. The punishment of the prophet shall be the same as the punishment of the one who inquired. That is why God sends people strong delusion so that they can believe the lie. What about this road sign?
When you get to the historical bones of it all, Herbert W Armstrong borrowed heavily from the Hebrew Roots movement. Consider that the Hebrew Roots movement does not celebrate pagan holidays, does celebrate Hebrew Jewish feasts, follows the ten commandments, holds the dietary laws, and honors the Jewish sabbath day. Sounds very much like what David C Pack believes in his Restored Church of God. The Hebrew Roots movement also holds to replacement theology. The church is now spiritual Israel. To believe that however, One must negate all the Prophecies of the Old Testament that are yet unfilled. Romans 11:25 says, That hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and then all Israel will be saved. The Restored Church of God and the Hebrew Roots movement cannot reconcile that verse.
Today we also have new arrivals almost daily. The new Paradigm Church, the new Apostolic Reformation, the Restored Church of God, the Elijah List, And The Beat Goes On. Each has their own unique approach. Pentecostal movements have brought in extra biblical revelation believing that a new era of church began in 2001. Apostolic Authority had been restored at that time. The apostles in authority cannot be questioned so there is blind leadership in each Church. 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15 provides some insight into all this mess. Deceitful workers transforming themselves into Apostles of Christ and no wonder. For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of Light. Therefore it is no great thing if he transforms his ministers into Ministers of righteousness. Yes, Satan does have his ministers that transform themselves into Apostles of Christ. Satan is behind this and those churches have brought into the lie of Satan. God does not want us to have Fellowship with new arrivals that are demons or energized by demons. The Spirit himself expressly says that in latter (latter day rain) times some will depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons according to 1st Timothy 4:1. The New Apostolic Reformation has a prophecy accuracy rate of 20%. The new arrivals we have today say they speak for the Lord but with a 20% accuracy rate? Those that follow them are willingly doing this.. Walk away from these Satan energized new arrivals.
The denominational Church box has been opened all with man-made founders and each with their own identifying name. I’m glad I attend a bible-based church with no denominational ties and no denominational founder. In fact, that’s just what the Apostle Paul suggested by Holy Spirit inspiration. Now what do we find flying out of Pandora’s Box? The only true church, magic underwear, the book of common prayer, The Book of Mormon, science and health with key to the scriptures, the Watchtower, infant baptism, paid Ministry, acceptance of homosexuals, and the list goes on and on. Paul said we should all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions Among Us. Did the denominational church ever go astray? Human founders produce Church flounders.
After the fullness of the Gentiles has come in by the rapture of the body of Christ to heaven God again turns his attention to Israel.
What awaits Israel is the time of Jacob’s trouble otherwise known as the Great Tribulation. The prophet Zechariah has much to say on this issue.
All of Israel and unsaved gentiles will be going through the Great Tribulation including the Hebrew Roots Movement and the Restored Church of God along with any other churches that had a mixture of Grace and law. Galatians 5:4 tells us that he who attempts to be justified by law he has fallen from Grace. They also will be going through the Great Tribulation. Zachariah tells us that two-thirds of Israel will die in the Great Tribulation. What about the other third?
Those people shall establish the kingdom of God on Earth just as the body of Christ has established a Heavenly Kingdom. If you have a question or comments on this series please leave them.