What Do The Rabbis Have To Say About Your Claims?

Posted on 11/20/2012


What do the rabbis have to say about your claims?  That is a fair question.  After all, if anyone should know the truth about the identity of the children of Yisrael today, it should be the Jewish rabbis, right?  In this post, I will not make the assumption that all of the rabbis are on one page with this or other issues, but I will deal with the accusations that I personally have heard from Jewish rabbis, both Messianic and non-Messianic.

The consensus that I have found among the rabbis that I have heard, whether on Facebook, YouTube, or the internet in general, is that we who believe that the so-called “black” slave descendants in the lands of our captivity worldwide are the true children of Yisrael are distorting history and taking the scriptures out of context.  In this post, we will examine the second accusation that I mentioned, that we take the scriptures out of context in making our claims.

The primary basis for our belief is the curses of Deuteronomy 28.  There are numerous prophecies throughout the scriptures that support the fulfillment of these curses throughout history up until our time, however, this chapter will be the focal point of our discussion in this post:

“And it shall be, if you do not obey the voice of Yahuah your Alohym, to guard to do all His Commands, and His Laws which I command my today, that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you:  Cursed are you in the city, and cursed are you in the field.  Cursed is your basket and your kneading bowl.  Cursed is the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.  Cursed are you when you come in, and cursed are you when you go out.  Yahuah sends on you the curse, the confusion, and the rebuke, in all that you put your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the evil of your doings by which you have forsaken Me.  Yahuah makes the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess.” ( Deut. 28:15 – 21 )
“Yahuah makes the rain of your land powder and dust; from the shamayim it comes down on you until you are destroyed.”   (v. 24)

“A people whom you have not known eat the fruit of your land and all your labours.  And you shall be only oppressed and crushed all the days.” ( v. 33 )

“You have olive trees in all your border, but do not anoint with oil, for your olives drop off.”
( v. 40 )

“Yahuah brings a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you shall not understand, …and they shall eat the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your land, until you are destroyed…And they shall beseige you at all your gates till your high and fenced walls, in which you are trusting, come down in all your land.  And they shall besiege you at all your gates in all your land which Yahuah your Alohym has given you.” ( vv. 49 – 52 )

The accusation, at least from the rabbis I have heard, goes like this:  These curses are specific to the land of Israel and cannot be applied to the United States or anywhere else.  The fulfillment of these curses took place during the Assyrian, Babyonian, and Roman captivities while the Israelites were in the land.

At first glance, this accusation seems to be right.  After all, look at the numerous references to “your land” and “your gates” within these curses.  The problem with this accusation, however, is that the rabbis are not telling you THE REST OF THE STORY.

We have no argument against the fact that these curses were fulfilled during the times that the scriptures were written, and specifically during the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Roman captivities.  However, everyone who I have seen try to debunk our claims ends up stumbling over the following verses:

“And all these curses shall come upon you, and they shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of Yahuah your Alohym, to guard His Commands and His Laws which He commanded you.  And they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever.” ( vv. 45, 46 )

The rest of the story is that these particular covenant curses will repeat themselves throughout the ages as long as the children of Yisrael are in disobedience.  Furthermore, they will be fulfilled in such as way that makes the condition of the children of Yisrael stand out before the nations,  because these curses are a sign and a wonder.  Here is the proof:

“In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to Yahuah your Alohym and shall obey His voice.” ( Deut. 4:30 )

“All these words” is referring to the curses of the covenant, and they will come upon the children of Yisrael “in the latter days” when they are in exile and not in the land.

“And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the berekah and the curse which I have put before you, and you shall bring back to your heart among the nations where Yahuah your Alohym drives you, and shall turn back to Yahuah your Alohym and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children, then Yahuah your Alohym shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where Yahuah your Alohym has scattered you.” ( Deut. 30:1-3 )

Once again, we see that these words will come upon the children of Yisrael in the lands of their captivity.  In fact, the primary means by which the Most High will wake up His covenant people in the latter days is by reminding them of the curses that have come upon them.  Even in days of old, revival and restoration begun with a realization that the curses had come upon Yisrael and that something needed to be done about it ( II Ki. 22:8-14, Dan 9:9-14 ).

“And Yahuah your Alohym shall put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.” ( Deut. 30:7 )”

Seeing that this will take place at the end of the age, we see that “all these curses” will be put upon the enemies of the children of Yisrael worldwide.  In other words, they are not confined to the land of Yisrael.

“And Yahuah saw, and despised, Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.  And He said, ‘Let Me hide My face from them, Let Me see what their end is, For they are a perverse generation, children in whom there is no trusting.'” ( Deut. 32:19, 20 )

“‘And no longer do I hide My face from them, for I shall have poured out My Ruach on the house of Yisrael,’ declares the Master Yahuah.” ( Ezek. 39:29 )

Please realize the magnitude of these words.  The face of Yahuah will be hidden from the children of Yisrael as long as they are in disobedience.  This condition will not change until the end of the age.  When Yahuah hides His face, the results are always poverty, defeat, rejection, etc ( read the book of Judges ).  A nation of people who are relatively wealthy, militarily victorious, and respected worldwide like the secular state of Israel, cannot rightfully claim to be the people from whom the face of Yahuah is hidden.

In conclusion, I will say that the accusations of the rabbis seem to be right on the surface, but they fall short upon further examination of the full scope of the covenant curses.  The rabbis make the mistake of putting prophecy in a wooden box when there are examples of dynamically fulfilled prophecy throughout the scriptures.  For example, when YeshaYahu spoke against the hard-heartedness of the people of his day ( Isa. 29:9 – 14 ), the Master Yahusha declared that this same word was fulfilled in the hard-hearted, stiff-necked people of His day ( Matt. 15:7 – 9 ).

There is no getting around Deut. 28:46.  There must be some way in which these particular covenant curses are being fulfilled, even up to this day, outside of the land of Yisrael and in the lands of captivity.