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Pamphlet 1523 John kc 28-1

They are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9).

In today's study we are going to learn the real identity
of this certain group of scribes and Pharisees,
who will once again lie to Jesus Christ,
this time claiming to be the actual descendents of Abraham.

But before we begin let's review some history.

Following Cyrus' decree in 426 BC to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem,
Ezra and Nehemiah went back to Jerusalem,
but they took with them only a REMNANT from the House of Judah.

The rest of Judah,
the majority of them,
went north over the Caucasus Mountains with the other tribes of Israel
and to this very day most of true Judah and Israel do not know who they are.

Though they basically comprise the Christian nations of the world,
in their ignorance they call themselves gentiles.

Now during the trip back to Jerusalem,
at one point Ezra stopped and gathered the people together and took a census.

And guess what he found, or better yet, what he didn't find?

Read it yourself:

Ezra 8:15 And I gathered them together to the river than runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
There were no Levitical priests among them. NONE!

So Ezra sent some Nethinims, who were temple helpers,
back to Babylon to get some Real Ministers,
some genuine Levites, for the house of God.

[17] And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.

[18] And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

Well, they did what Ezra asked them to.

They brought back some Levites,
but they did not come back with very many.

And though these Levites would serve in the temple for some time,
by the time of Christ the sons of Cain will have taken over.

In fact, Caiaphas the high priest,
would actually be appointed by the Roman governor.

Again, so that we understand the conversation that is about to take place in John
between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees
we need to know that out of the 400 year period from the time of Malachi,
the last book in the Old Testament,
to the time of Christ would come forth the Great Synagogue.

And many of the ruling authorities of the temple,
those religious leaders in charge,
would not be of the seed of Abraham,
i.e. true Israelites or Levitical Priests,
but would be the wicked sons of Cain,
who are called "kenites" (pronounced cainites) in the Bible.

They will try to convince Jesus that they are of the "seed" of Abraham, BY BIRTH!

But they are not!

They are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9).

How does Jesus handle this?

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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