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The Old Jerusalem is Not the New JerUSAlem 

By Pastor Sheldon Emry 

Historic Jerusalem 
is not Prophetic Jerusalem 

"For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the 
Word of the Lord from Jerusalem" (Isaiah 

Jerusalem, Jerusalem — There is prohahly 
more confused preaching in recent years on 
"Jerusalem" than on any other name from 
Scripture except perhaps "Jew." 

Scripture, such as that quoted above, is used 
hy a great many Christian ministers to mean 
the literal city of Jerusalem in old Palestine. 
They say that there God is going to restore 
His Israel people and begin to set up His 
earthly kingdom from which Jewish mission- 
aries will go out to preach the gospel all over 
the world! Other ministers claim this 
Jerusalem is a "heavenly" city located some- 
where other than on the earth. 

One of the major sources of confusion in 
today's preaching comes from ministers who 
are unable to separate historic Biblical cities 
from prophetic cities of the Bible. They do 
fairly well on Babylon, since the actual city 
has been destroyed and exits no more in the 
earth. So when "Babylon" is used in prophe- 
cy, they realize it must be something other 
than the old city. 

But with Jerusalem they are fooled. Because 
the old city still exists and still carries its 
ancient name, they assume prophetic 
Jerusalem must have something to do with 
the old city of Jerusalem. 

It was Voltaire who is credited with saying, 
"If you would speak with me, define your 
terms." He realized that words must have an 
understandable meaning to both parties to a 

conversation, or one would be confused or 
deceived. And so it is with "Jerusalem." I 
want you to follow me in the Scriptures to 
find God's true meaning of Jerusalem, when 
He says, "For out of Zion shall go forth the 
law, and the Word of the Lord from 

In Matthew 23:37-39 we read the words of 
Jesus Christ: "0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou 
that killest the prophets, and stonest them 
which are sent unto thee, how often would I 
have gathered thy children together, even as 
a hen gathereth her chickens under her 
wings, and ye would not! Behold your house 
is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, 
ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall 
say, blessed is he that cometh in the Name of 
the Lord." 

Here Christ was speaking to the city of 
Jerusalem that He was standing and looking 
at Jerusalem, the city that had killed Israel's 
prophets down through the centuries; and He 
said, Jerusalem, "your house is left unto you 
desolate." He could not have been speaking 
of prophetic Jerusalem, for that has a glori- 
ous future! 

The Lord Shall Yet Choose Jerusalem 

I will quote some Scripture verses used by 
those who insist that the old city of 
Jerusalem will be the Jerusalem that will be 
"chosen" and "blessed" of God. They are in the 
first chapter of Zechariah. "I am jealous for 
Jerusalem and for Zion with great jealousy ... 
I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: My 
house shall be built in it ... and the Lord shall 
yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose 
Jerusalem." These are phrases from verses 
14 through 17, and those who quote them say 
they mean that God will set up the temple 


(His house) at some future time in the old city 
of Jerusalem. 

But there are other phrases in the same vers- 
es which must he considered. I will add them 
here in their context. "Thus saith the Lord of 
Hosts; My cities through prosperity [good] 
shall yet he spread abroad." Then comes "and 
the Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet 
choose Jerusalem." Since the phrase, "spread 
abroad," was spoken through Zechariah 
while he was in old Palestine, it could mean 
places other than old Palestine! 

Christ also gave some indication that the 
cities of Israel would be in great number and 
cover much territory. In Matthew 10 are His 
well known instructions to the twelve disci- 
ples. In verse 6, He tells them to "go rather 
to the lost sheep of the house of Israel," and 
then in verse 23 He says, "For verily I say 
unto you, ye shall not have gone over the 
cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come." 
The disciples could have gone over the towns 
in old Palestine in a matter of weeks, and 
missionaries still could do so today. But if the 
cities of Israel were to be "spread abroad" and 
to be a great number, it could not be done so 

We must also take into consideration that 
Zechariah, as a prophet to Israel, spoke not 
only to those in the Babylonian captivity, but 
to the millions of Israelites who were at that 
time in the Assyrian lands and never 
returned to Jerusalem or Palestine. That 
Zechariah's prophecy above was not fulfilled 
by the return of less than 45,000 Jews from 
Babylon under Ezra and Nehemiah will be 
clear as we go on. Also, what the "Jerusalem" 
is that the Lord "shall yet choose" is made 
clearer by reading on in the next verses from 
the same prophet. 

An Angel Will Measure New Jerusalem 
Read on in Zechariah 2:1-4, "I lifted up mine 

eyes again, and looked and behold a man 
with a measuring line in his hand. Then said 
I, Whither goest thou? And he said to me. To 
measure Jerusalem, to see what is the 
breadth thereof, and what is the length 
thereof. And, behold, the angel that talked 
with me went forth, and another angel went 
out to meet him. And said unto him. Run, 
speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem 
shall be inhabited as towns without walls for 
the multitude of men and cattle therein." 

That is quite a description. "Towns" (plural) 
and many men and cattle were to be in it. 
This is the Jerusalem of prophecy, and it is so 
large it took an angel to measure it! Maybe 
this was because it had been then "spread 
abroad" as was prophesied in Zechariah 

In chapter 8 of Zechariah (and Zechariah 
has much to say about prophetic Jerusalem) 
we read in verse 2, "Thus saith the Lord of 
hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jeal- 
ousy and I was jealous for her with great fury. 
Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, 
and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem." So 
God says He will be in both Zion and 
Jerusalem. Zion is the seat of government; 
Jerusalem is the whole nation. 

"And Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; 
and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the 
holy mountain." (vs. 3) This is similar to 
what we have in Isaiah 2 and Micah 4, "the 
mountain of the Lord." It will help you under- 
stand prophecy, if you know that mountain 
usually means nation. Micah, Isaiah, 
Zechariah and others are actually saying that 
prophetic Jerusalem will be the nation of the 

Then in verse 7 of Zechariah 8 we read, 
"Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold I will 
save My people from the east country, and 
from the west country; and I will bring them, 
and they shall dwell in the midst of 


Jerusalem: and they shall he My people, and 
I will he their God, in truth and in righteous- 
ness." God is saying that "My people" (Israel) 
will he brought to this Jerusalem hy Him, 
and they will he His people "in truth and in 
righteousness." i.e. they will he Christians. 

Preachers Confuse Old City 
with New Jerusalem 

Now if we take these prophecies and attempt 
to put them in little old Palestine, we are in 
trouble! It is just not big enough. As these 
scriptures show, the Lord will dwell there, 
Zion will be there, many from the east coun- 
try and the west country, a multitude of men 
and cattle, and it will spread abroad and be 
so large that angels will have to measure it. 

I have some statistics on the Jewish occupied 
area of old Jerusalem and Palestine that will 
show it is not the size for a "multitude of peo- 
ple." Jerusalem, as it was set aside by the 
United Nations, has 289 sq. miles. It is about 
20 miles long and 15 miles wide. That would 
be about the size of Phoenix, Arizona and its 
suburbs or twice the size of Baltimore. 

The entire country of Palestine, as estab- 
lished by the U.N. mandate, was 7,993 sq. 
miles. Since the so-called war in 1967, the 
area controlled has increased substantially, 
but even if they took control of several entire 
Arab countries, it would still be smaller than 
an average American state! That is hardly 
fitting for Zechariah's prophecy, is it? 

Temple at Old Jerusalem 
to be Like Shiloh 

The confusion among ministers is also caused 
by their mistaken belief that God chose the 
old city of Jerusalem perpetually as the place 
where He would place His Name. But like 
Shiloh, Jehovah's presence there was condi- 
tional upon Israel obeying God. This is made 
very plain in Jeremiah 7 where we read. 

"The Word that came to Jeremiah from the 
Lord, saying. Stand in the gate of the Lord's 
house [the temple in Jerusalem], and pro- 
claim there this word, and say. Hear the 
Word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that enter 
in at these gates to worship the Lord." 

So God gave Jeremiah a commandment to 
speak to all those who worshiped at the tem- 
ple. Verses 3 through 10 give a promise 
that if they obeyed the Lord, they would then, 
"dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to 
your fathers, for ever and ever." 

But then God accused them of disobeying and 
said, "Is this house which is called by My 
Name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? 
Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord. 
But go ye now unto My place which was in 
Shiloh, where I set My Name at the first, and 
see what I did to it for the wickedness of My 
people Israel" (verses 11-12). Then God pro- 
nounced the fate of the temple at Jerusalem, 
"Therefore will I do unto this house [the tem- 
ple], which is called by My Name, wherein ye 
trust, and unto the place which I gave to you 
and your fathers [Jerusalem and Judah], as I 
have done to Shiloh." 

So in order to see what God has done to 
Jerusalem, we must see what he did to 
Shiloh. Its history as the place where God 
had set His name at the first starts in 
Joshua 18:1, "And the whole congregation of 
the children of Israel assembled together at 
Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the con- 
gregation there." The ark of the covenant was 
there, and it was there that the high priests 
sacrificed to the God of Israel. 

This continued for many years for we read in 
Judges 18:30-31, "And the children of Dan 
set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the 
son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and 
his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until 
the day of the captivity of the land [Philistine 
captivity]. And they set them up Micah's 


graven image, which he made, all the time 
that the house of God [the tabernacle] was in 

God To Forsake Shiloh 

Then in 1 Samuel we read the story of God's 
leaving Shiloh, as He was later to leave 
Jerusalem. This is quite lengthy and requires 
the reading of all Chapters 2 through 7. We 
will quote only a few verses because of space 

The story begins in 1 Samuel 2:12 with the 
sons of Eli, "Now the sons of Eli were the sons 
of Belial; they knew not the Lord." Because of 
their abominations and the sins of Israel, the 
Lord appeared to Eli and among other things 
told him, "Behold the days come, that I will 
cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father's 
house, that there shall not be an old man in 
thine house. And thou shalt see an enemy in 
My habitation [the tabernacle at Shiloh]. And 
this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come 
upon thy two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas; 
in one day they shall die both of them." 

Then God tells Eli what will replace His habi- 
tation. "And I will raise me up a faithful 
priest, that shall do according to that which 
is in mine heart and in My mind; and I will 
build him a sure house..." This was a refer- 
ence to Samuel. 

Shiloh Forsaken 

God then set about to carry out this promise 
of punishment to Eli and removing Himself 
from Shiloh. In Chapter 4, the Philistines 
won a battle against the Israel armies, and 
Israel made a decision (1 Samuel 4:3). "And 
when the people were come into the camp, 
the elders of Israel said. Wherefore hath the 
Lord smitten us to day before the Philistines? 
Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the 
Lord out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it 
cometh among us, it may save us out of the 

hand of our enemies." Instead of putting their 
trust in God, they put their trust in the phys- 
ical ark. 

Verses 10 and 11 tell the results: "And the 
Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, 
and they fled every man into his tent - and 
there was a great slaughter; for there fell of 
Israel thirty thousand footmen. And the ark 
of God was taken, and the two sons of Eli, 
Hophni and Phinehas, were slain." God's 
promise that the enemy would be in His habi- 
tation and that the sons of Eli would both be 
slain in one day had come to pass. 

Eli died when he heard the news, and 
Phinehas' widow was so shocked by the 
events that she was immediately delivered of 
her child. That she recognized the terrible 
disaster to Israel is shown in the name she 
gave the baby. "And she named the child 
Ichabod, saying. The glory is departed from 
Israel: because the ark of God was taken" 
(verse 21). The Lord had departed from 

Ramah — Then Jerusalem 

Chapter 7 shows that God then gave Samuel 
rule over Israel, but he did not worship at 
Shiloh for we read in verses 15-17, "And 
Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. 
And he went from year to year in circuit to 
Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged 
Israel in all those places. And his return was 
to Ramah; for there was his house; and there 
he judged Israel; and there he built an altar 
unto the Lord." 

Psalm 78:59-61 verifies this forsaking of 
Shiloh in this manner: "When God heard this 
[Israel's abomination] He was wroth, and 
greatly abhorred Israel: So that He forsook 
the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which He 
placed among men; and delivered His 
strength into captivity, and His glory into the 
enemy's hand." Then verses 65-72 refer to 


the placing of His temple in Jerusalem under 
David and Solomon. Most Bible students 
know the story, so we will not recount it here. 
But the Psalmist does verify that Shiloh was 
forsaken. So, if Jerusalem was to be "as 
Shiloh," and if God's Word is true, which it is, 
then the old city of Jerusalem is forsaken and 
deserted by the God of Israel forever! 

Old Jerusalem to be a Curse 
to All the Nations of the Earth 

But just so the same Bible students under- 
stand with perfect clarity that God has now 
forsaken the old city of Jerusalem and will 
never rebuild His temple there, turn to 
Jeremiah 26:1-3. Again Jeremiah is ordered 
by the Lord to stand in the entrance to the 
temple in Jerusalem and say, "Thus saith the 
Lord: If ye will not hearken to the words of 
My servants the prophets, whom I sent unto 
you, both rising up early, and sending them, 
but ye have not hearkened; then I will make 
this house like Shiloh, and will make this city 
a curse to all the nations of the earth." This is 
a double warning to the city and a promise of 
what the old city of Jerusalem would be at 
some time in the future. 

Christ Confirmed These Promises 

"Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister 
of the circumcision for the truth of God, to 
confirm the promises made unto the fathers" 
(Romans 15:8). Now these fathers here were 
the people of Israel, of course. And so we find 
Christ confirming this end of the temple and 
of old Jerusalem as the place where His 
Name would be. 

We read in Jeremiah 7:11, "Is this house, 
which is called by My name, become a den of 
robbers in your eyes?" This was followed by 
the promise to make it as Shiloh. In 
Matthew 21:12, 13 we read that Christ per- 
sonally entered the temple at Jerusalem, 
overthrew the tables of the money-changers. 

and said, "It is written. My house shall be 
called the house of prayer; but ye have made 
it a den of thieves." 

After spending some time teaching in the 
temple, he then left the temple and later pro- 
nounced on the city of Jerusalem, "Behold, 
your house is left unto you desolate. For I say 
unto you. Ye shall not see me henceforth, till 
ye shall say. Blessed is he that cometh in the 
name of the Lord" (Matt, 23:38-39) Two vers- 
es later we read His sentence on the temple, 
"Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left 
here one stone upon another, that shall not be 
thrown down." 

Christ never went back to the temple, it was 
destroyed and burned to the ground in 70 
A.D. The temple became "as Shiloh," and 
Jerusalem as "Ichabod." The promise of God, 
through His prophet Jeremiah, was con- 
firmed by Christ, and history verifies its ful- 
fillment. Not only is the Lord's name (Christ) 
not there any more, but with much of the 
world's intrigue and tension centered in the 
Jewish state called "Israeli," the old city is 
now becoming "a curse to all the nations of 
the earth" as God had prophesied! Ministers 
who still insist the Jews will rebuild the tem- 
ple (which they may) and that God will bless 
it (which He will not) have "seen a vain 
vision", and "spoken a lying Divination." 

This Foolish Preaching 

That the Jews are Israel 

A great part of this absurd teaching about old 
Palestine is caused by the erroneous belief by 
ministers that the Jews are Israel and that 
the Jewish state of Israeli is the regathering 
of the tribes of Israel. I wonder how many 
preachers have stopped to think that there 
are about the same number of Jews now in 
old Palestine as there were Israelites in the 
Exodus from Egypt over 3,300 years ago (3 
millenniums ago!). And if there was any one 
thing God promised Abraham, Isaac, and 
Jacob, it was to multiply their seed! 


According to Genesis 48:4, God said to 
Israel, the father of the twelve men who 
became the twelve tribes of Israel, "Behold, I 
will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, 
and I will make of thee a multitude of peo- 
ple." And in verse 19, speaking of Ephraim, 
one of Joseph's sons and Israel's grandson, 
Israel prophesied of this one man alone that, 
"his seed shall become a multitude of 
nations." Ephriam's descendants alone were 
to become many nations! 

In Genesis 28:3 is God's prophecy to Jacob- 
Israel, "And God Almighty bless thee, and 
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that 
thou mayest be a multitude of people." 
Moses, speaking to the two million or more 
Israelites in the Exodus, said to them, "The 
Lord God of your fathers make ye a thousand 
times as many as ye are and bless you as He 
hath promised you" (Dent. 1:11). 

Solomon is estimated to have had more than 
fifteen million Israelites in his kingdom over 
2,500 years ago and yet preachers today 
would have us believe that less than fifteen 
million Jews in the world today constitute 
this "multiplied" seed of Israel (14,334,195 is 
the 1976 estimate from the Jewish Statistical 
Bureau, Dr. H.S. Linfield, Exec. Secretary, 
1976 World Almanac, page 214). 

Ministers who teach that the two million or 
so Jews in Palestine are fulfilling Bible 
prophecy of the regathering of Israel are com- 
pletely ignoring the promises God made to 
Abraham of the immense numbers of descen- 
dants who would be in that regathering. 

Their teaching is actually an affront to God, 
yet millions of church goers believe and sup- 
port this foolish preaching. Jeremiah was 
truly right when he said of our day, "The 
prophets prophesy falsely .... and My people 
love to have it so " (Jer. 5:30-31). 

Gospel to be Preached 
Beginning at Jerusalem 

After His resurrection, Christ taught the dis- 
ciples, and it says in Luke 24:45, "Then 
opened He their understanding that they 
might understand the Scriptures." Solomon 
said, "Wisdom is the principal thing; there- 
fore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get 
understanding" (Pr. 4:7). Since we can see 
how important understanding is, what was it 
that Christ gave the disciples to understand? 

In the verses after Luke 24:45 above, we 
read, "And said unto them. Thus it is written, 
and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to 
rise from the dead the third day: and that 
repentance and remission of sins should be 
preached in His Name among all nations 
beginning at Jerusalem." Not ending at 
Jerusalem, but beginning at the city of 
Jerusalem, and not beginning 2000 years 
later when a people who call themselves 
"Jews" occupy the city, but beginning right 
then. "And ye are witnesses of these things. 
And, behold, I send the promise of My father 
upon you: but tarry ye in the city of 
Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power 
from on high." 

This is verified by the account in Act 1:8, 
"But ye shall receive power, after that the 
Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be 
witnesses unto Me, both in Jerusalem, and in 
all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the 
uttermost parts of the earth." In Acts 2 is 
the great story of Pentecost, the pouring out 
of the Holy Spirit on Israel, beginning at 
Jerusalem. Peter called it, "this is that which 
was spoken by the prophet Joel" (vs 16). 
Then he quoted Joel 2:28, which of course 
was a prophecy to Israel. 

Feed My Sheep (The House of Israel) 

Let us compare Christ's instructions after 
His resurrection with instructions He gave 


His disciples during His ministry. After His 
baptism, Jesus instructed the twelve disci- 
ples to go "to the lost sheep of the house of 
Israel " (Matt. 10:6). The word "lost" here is 
translated from the Greek "apollumi," which 
means: "apo" ("put away") and "ollumi" ("pun- 
ished") .. It signifies a voluntary losing, which 
of course is correct, since God deliberately 
put Israel away into the Assyrian captivity as 
a punishment (see 2 Kings 18 & Hosea). 
"Apollumi" is used 13 times in the New 
Testament, and every time it is used in con- 
nection with the house of Israel. (See Strong's 
Concordance #622). 

Then after His resurrection, Christ told 
Simon Peter three times, "feed My lambs ... 
feed My sheep ... feed My sheep" (John 21). 
Now if Peter and the others were to obey 
Christ and feed the "sheep of the house of 
Israel," they would have to go to where the 
sheep of the house of Israel were, would they 

So, the question here is - and you cannot 
understand the difference between the old 
Jerusalem and the new Jerusalem unless you 
have the correct answer to this question - did 
the disciples obey Christ's explicit instruc- 
tions to "go to the lost sheep of the house of 
Israel" and "feed My sheep," first in 
Jerusalem, then in Judea, then in Samaria, 
and then to the uttermost parts of the earth, 
or did they not? I say they did! 

Christian History — 

The Unfolding of Israel Prophecy 

History and scripture verify that the disciples 
preached the Gospel first in Jerusalem, then 
in Judea, then in Samaria, and then to the 
uttermost parts of the earth where the 
Israelites had gone. British, Roman and 
other European historical records show that 
some of the disciples who had known Jesus in 
the flesh went directly to the British Isles. 
Paul preached in Spain, France and England. 

Joseph of Arimathea established a church in 
England within 5 years of Jesus's death. 
Others who went to England were Mary 
Magdalene, Mary (mother of Jesus), 
Maximin, Trophimus, Lazarus, Simon 
Zelotes, Clements, Martial, Sidonius, 
Zacchaeus, and Mary (wife of Cleophas). 

Timothy, who had been ordained by Paul, 
baptized his own nephew, the British King 
Lucius, on May 28, 137 A.D. That same king 
then declared all England Christian in 156 
A.D. at the National Council at Winchester! 
(For a more complete study of this fascinating 
subject see my "Paul and Joseph of 
Arimathea, Missionaries to the 'Gentiles'"). 

Information such as that in the above para- 
graph has been completely expunged from 
our school, church, and seminary textbooks. 
Christian's do not know their race's Christian 
history! If they did, they would begin to real- 
ize that they are Israel. Our race reacted just 
as Christ said His Israel sheep would. We 
heard His voice, and we followed Him. Our 
race became known as the "Christian peo- 
ples" and are now the great Christian nations 
of the world, including our own United States 
of America. We are the only race which has 
reacted to Christ in this manner. 

It was not until about 1500 A.D., after the 
entire White Race had had the opportunity to 
hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that the Lord 
moved upon Israel, the Anglo-Saxon and kin- 
dred peoples, to then carry it to the heathen, 
as He had said they would. They obeyed. 

Christ Said Jews are Not of God 

Ministers who preach that the Jews are God's 
chosen people defy the plain teachings of the 
Lord Jesus Christ. Speaking to the Jews, 
Christ said, "He that is of God heareth God's 
Words; ye therefore hear them not, because 
ye are not of God" (John 8:47). And to make it 
very certain we understand the Jews are not 


His sheep, it is recorded in John 10:26 that 
He said to the Jews, "But ye believe not, 
because ye are not of My sheep." 

Then after Jesus told the Jews they were not 
His people, he described how His true Israel 
sheep would react when they heard His 
Word: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know 
them, and they follow Me." What race has 
followed Jesus to the exclusion of all other 
gods? There is only one — God's true Israel, 
the Anglo-Saxon race. 

No, my friends, the disciples did not go to 
some heathen race. They obeyed their Master 
and went to the lost sheep of the house of 
Israel. The New Testament calls us 
"Gentiles," which means tribes or nations. We 
were the Gentiles among the Gentiles, the 
lost tribes of Israel after the dispersion. 

Teaching Error is Very Serious 

My Christian friends, there is another seri- 
ous side to this unscriptural teaching that we 
are not Israel. If your minister teaches that 
the Jews are Israel, the chosen people of God, 
and that the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Germanic, 
and other European Caucasians are not, then 
your minister is saying that all of the disci- 
ples disobeyed their Lord Jesus Christ and 
that the Gospel prospered in disobedience! 
That is not Scriptural. In fact, it is a very 
poor way to demonstrate obedience to Christ. 

The Samaritan Woman 

To continue our study on Jerusalem, turn to 
John 4 for a very symbolic meeting between 
Christ, the Redeemer of Israel, and a 
Samaritan woman. They met at a well, iden- 
tified as "Jacob's well" in verse 6, and the 
woman identified herself as a descendant of 
Jacob in verse 12 by asking Jesus, "Art thou 
greater than our father Jacob, which gave us 
the well?" 

"Jesus answered and said unto her. 
Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst 
again: But whosoever drinketh of the water 
that I shall give him shall never thirst; but 
the water that I shall give him shall be in him 
a well of water springing up into everlasting 
life." She immediately answered, "Sir, give 
me this water, that I thirst not, neither come 
hither to draw." This is not the response of a 
Jew to Christ; neither is it the response of a 
heathen. It is the response of an Israelite. 

Before we go on in John 4, 1 will quote what 
the concordance in the back of my Bible says 
about the Samaritans at the time of Christ: 
"The Samaritans were a mixed race, com- 
posed of imported colonists and the Israelites 
who remained when the bulk of the ten tribes 
were carried into captivity. They had a tem- 
ple to Jehovah on Mount Gerizim, their 
sacred mountain, they accepted Moses as 
their lawgiver and the Pentateuch as their 
law, but they rejected the traditions and rules 
of the Pharisees. They observed the rite of 
circumcision, the requirements of the 
Sabbath, and refused to accept Jerusalem as 
the one place where the temple of Jehovah 
should stand." 

So Israelites lived in Samaria, they wor- 
shiped Jehovah, the God of Israel, but knew 
enough about prophecy to refuse to accept the 
Jewish priesthood with its traditions or wor- 
ship at Jerusalem (Would to God ministers 
knew that much today!). This woman was an 
Israelite, and in this meeting she is symbolic 
of all Israel meeting Christ, their Messiah. 

Israel the Harlot 

In verse 16, Jesus said to her, "Go, call thy 
husband, and come hither. The woman 
answered and said, I have no husband." 
Jesus said unto her, "Thou hast well said, I 
have no husband: For thou has had five hus- 
bands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy 
husband." She had no husband and she had 


many husbands. Who, in the Bible, had no 
husband, and had many husbands? Israel, of 
course, who left her first husband, her God, 
and as Scripture says, "they have gone whor- 
ing form under their God" (Hosea 4), and 
"thou has played the harlot with many 
lovers" (Jer. 3:1). 

Worship to Cease at Jerusalem 

Then she went on to ask Him to explain 
something. "Our fathers worshiped in this 
mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is 
the place where men ought to worship (?)" He 
answered, "Woman, believe Me, the hour 
cometh, when ye shall neither in this moun- 
tain nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the 
Father." This is testimony by Christ Himself 
that worship of God was to cease in old 
Jerusalem and old Palestine! 

Then Jesus explained how worship would be 
from that time on. "But the hour cometh, and 
now is, when the true worshippers shall wor- 
ship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the 
Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a 
Spirit: and they that worship Him must wor- 
ship Him in spirit and in truth." 

Jesus said to her that this old Jerusalem was 
not to be a place of worship. As we read these 
Scriptures and look over at old Jerusalem, we 
can see that that has come to pass. In fact, in 
the Jewish state of Israeli a person cannot 
even become a citizen if he is a professing 
Christian! It is written in their laws. It was 
tested by a "racial" Jew a few years ago. He 
went to Israeli and applied for citizenship. He 
proved his racial lineage, but stated he 
believed in Jesus Christ as the son of God. 
His case went through the courts, and his 
request for citizenship was denied. Only 
atheists or followers of Judaism are granted 
Israeli citizenship. Recently, additional laws 
and regulations have been passed in Israeli 
restricting or ending most Christian mission- 
ary work there. Jesus said worship of God 

would cease in old Jerusalem and in 
Samaria, and it has. 

Jerusalem A Burdensome Stone 

Let's turn to Zechariah 12:1, "The burden of 
the Word of the Lord for Israel, saith the 
Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens and 
layeth the foundation of the earth, and 
formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, 
I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling 
unto all the people round about, when they 
shall be in the siege both against Judah and 
against Jerusalem." This is Jerusalem in 
prophecy, yet future, as we can see by the 
next verse. "And in that day will I make 
Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: 
all that burden themselves with it shall be 
cut in pieces, though all the people of the 
earth be gathered together against it." God 
calls Jerusalem a "stone" and indicates it will 
destroy its enemies. 

In Matthew 21:43-44 Jesus Christ speaks to 
the chief priests and Pharisees, and He says, 
"therefore say I unto you. The kingdom of 
God shall be taken from you, and given to a 
nation (yes, a nation) bringing forth the fruits 
thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this 
stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it 
shall fall, it will grind him to powder." The 
same terminology - the same thing is going to 
happen to the people who gather against 
prophetic Jerusalem as will happen to those 
who fight the nation to which Christ will give 
the Kingdom. And both the nation and 
Jerusalem are called a stone, God's Stone 
Kingdom! Prophetic Jerusalem is the same as 
the Kingdom. 

People are Gathering 
Against New Jerusalem 

In Zechariah we read that "all the people of 
the earth be gathered against it." What are 
the people of the earth being gathered 
against? Why prophetic Jerusalem, of 


course! That huge Jerusalem that is so hig it 
takes an angel to measure it, that has a mul- 
titude of people and cattle (Zechariah 2), the 
one God dwells in, the one He calls "Zion." 
That is what they are gathered together to 

And they are not all trying to destroy Jewish 
occupied Jerusalem. In fact, all the nations of 
the world (including Communist nations) got 
together in the United Nations in 1947 and 
created the present nation we know as 
Israeli. And this idea that Russia is trying to 
destroy Jewish Israeli does not stand on close 
examination. It was Russian Communists 
who tricked the Egyptians into moving all 
their armies out into the Sinai desert in 1967 
where they were completely at the mercy of 
Israeli planes. And the Russians never raised 
a hand to save the Arabs. 

The only nation that all the world is being 
gathered together to destroy is the United 
States of America. Even our so-called allies 
like the governments of Sweden, Erance, and 
England (and the American government) are 
helping the anti-God enemies of America. Yet 
deluded Christian ministers look at old 
Jerusalem and erroneously call its Jewish 
occupants "Israel." No, my friends, "all the 
people of the earth" are gathered against the 
New Jerusalem, the United States of 
America, God's Country, the land of the 
regathering of the true descendants of the 
twelve tribes of Israel. 

New Jerusalem — In Palestine? 

In Heaven? On Earth? 

We have seen that Zechariah indicated that 
"all the people of the earth" would be gath- 
ered against prophetic Jerusalem. And we 
also read that Christ told the Jews, "The 
Kingdom of God shall be taken from you and 
given to a nation ..." As we read some spe- 
cific descriptions of New Jerusalem, let us 
keep in mind that Jesus taught "the Gospel of 

the Kingdom," not just a gospel of personal 
salvation, as some think. All four Gospels 
make that plain in the beginning of His min- 
istry. Read Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:15, Luke 
4:43, John 3:3 and others. 

In John 3:3 Christ explains the connection 
between personal salvation and the kingdom, 
"Except a man be born again, he cannot see 
the kingdom of God." The ultimate purpose of 
Christ's finished work on the Cross was to 
provide man with the means to enter the 

Jesus Christ said, "But I say unto you. Swear 
not at all; neither by Heaven; for it is God's 
throne: Nor by the earth; for it is His foot- 
stool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city 
of the great King" (Matt. 5:34-35). The city of 
the great King! 

Turn to Revelation 3:12, which links the 
born again believer with the city of God, New 
Jerusalem. "Him that overcometh will I make 
a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall 
go no more out: and I will write upon him the 
Name of my God, and the name of the city of 
my God, which is New Jerusalem, which 
cometh down out of heaven from my God: and 
I will write upon him my new name." 

God's new Name is Jesus Christ. The name to 
be written on the inhabitant of New 
Jerusalem is His new name, "Christ man," or 
"Christian!" The "city of my God," New 
Jerusalem, will be a Christian place, a place 
of born again believers, where the Saviour 
Jesus Christ is believed on and praised , not 
an old city that has the same name, where 
Christ is hated and denied. 

New Jerusalem the Bride 

Revelation 21: "And I saw a new heaven 
and a new earth: for the first heaven and the 
first earth were passed away; and there was 
no more sea ["sea" in prophecy signifies 
human turmoil]. And I John saw the holy city. 


new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of 
heaven ..." This is the same as Rev. 3:12. It 
is very clear that New Jerusalem is not in 
heaven, hut that it "comes from" heaven! As 
can he seen, these Scriptures do not fit the 
teaching that the New Jerusalem or the 
Kingdom is somewhere other than on earth. 

Let us read on . . . "prepared as a hride 
adorned for her husband." The "hride" of 
prophecy! These are the first 2 verses, hut 
my Christian reader should continue through 
verse 8 for the beautiful description of the 

Then in verse 9 and 10 John says, "And 
there came unto me one of the seven angels 
which had the seven vials full of the seven 
last plagues, and talked with me, saying. 
Come up hither, I will shew thee The bride, 
the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in 
the spirit to a great and high mountain, and 
shewed me that great city, the holy 
Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from 
God." The angel showed John the bride. And 
what was the bride? "The holy Jerusalem." 
The Church is never called "New Jerusalem" 
in the Bible, yet ministers teach the church is 
the bride. If you have been taught the bride of 
Christ is some sort of "gentile church," you 
should read Revelation 21 over until you 
see the truth. 

Israel The Bride 

John goes on to describe this New Jerusalem, 
the bride of the Lamb, "Having the glory of 
God: and her light was like unto a stone [here 
is that stone again] most precious, even like a 
jasper stone, clear as crystal; and had a wall 
great and high, and had twelve gates, and at 
the gates twelve angels, and names written 
thereon ..." And what were the names that 
were written on the gates to this New 
Jerusalem? "Which are the names of the 
twelve tribes of the children of Israel!" 

Yes, Israel is the Bride, and she will be puri- 
fied of sin and corruption, for she is washed 
in the blood of her Redeemer, the Lord Jesus 
Christ. Israel shall no longer be a harlot, the 
divorced wife of the great Jehovah. Israel was 
made a widow indeed with the death of her 
Husband, who took her punishment upon 
Himself on the Cross of Calvary (Isa. 53, 54). 
Then she, upon receiving the Holy Spirit and 
being baptized for remission of her sins, 
becomes the new, cleansed, and made ready 
virgin Bride of Christ. This is the Israel with 
the law written in her heart, "For this is the 
covenant that I will make with the house of 
Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will 
put My laws into their minds, and write them 
in their hearts; and I will be to them a God, 
and they shall be to Me a people" (Heb. 8 
and Jer. 31:31). Yes, Israel is the Bride! 

We will read a few more verses of 
Revelation 21 before we turn to one of God's 
prophets to complete this study of the New 
Jerusalem. Verse 15, "And he that talked 
with me had a golden reed to measure the 
city and the gates thereof, and the wall there- 
of." This is obviously the same angel referred 
to in Zechariah 2 who was measuring 
Jerusalem. The Scriptures are always consis- 
tent; there is no discrepancy when the Word 
is used to interpret the Word. And that the 
New Jerusalem is on earth is verified by 
many Scripture verses including verse 24 of 
Revelation 21, "And the nations of them 
which are saved shall walk in the light of it: 
and the kings of the earth do bring their glory 
and honour into it." 

There Will Be a New Temple 
in New Jerusalem 

At the same time Christians must under- 
stand the nature of the temple that will be 
built in New Jerusalem (and which God will 
bless!). Every Christian should know this 
(but they do not), so that they will not be 
deceived by ministers who preach "lying div- 


inations" about old Jerusalem and the Jews. 
The Holy Word makes it plain of what sub- 
stance this new habitation of Christ will be 
built. "Know ye not that ye are the temple of 
God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? . 

. . for the temple of God is holy, which temple 
ye are. " (1 Cor. 3:16-17). " Know ye not that 
your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, 
which is in you . . . for ye are bought with a 
price" (1 Cor. 6:19-20). 

That the temple (Christians) is not to be 
defiled by associations with unbelievers is 
made abundantly clear in 2 Corinthians 
6:14-18, including the oft-quoted "be ye sepa- 
rate," and God's promise, "And I will be a 
father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and 
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 

That God's new habitation is to be made up of 
all believers is disclosed by Paul in 
Ephesians 2:19-22 "now therefore ye are no 
more strangers and foreigners, but fellow cit- 
izens with the saints, and of the household 
(see "sons and daughters" above) of God; And 
are built upon the foundation of the apostles 
and prophets ("New Testament Christians," 
please note the inclusion of the "prophets," or 
Old Scriptures!), Jesus Christ Himself being 
the chief corner stone; in whom all the build- 
ing fitly framed together growth unto an holy 
temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are 
builded together for an habitation of God 
through the Spirit." Is the new temple to be 
one of stone built in old Jerusalem? Hardly. 

Jesus Christ verified the substance of the 
new temple and its new location. "Him that 
overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple 
of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I 
will write upon him the name of my God, and 
the name of the city of my God, which is New 
Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven 
[not in heaven - but Coming down from heav- 
en], and I will write upon him My new Name 
[Christ]" (Rev. 3:12). 

It is nothing more nor less than pure blasphe- 
my to teach that the non-Christian Jews are 
going to build a temple of stone in old 
Jerusalem, and then God will bless it and 
make that old city His New Jerusalem. In 
fact, Christians died by the tens of thousands 
during the 100 years of the Crusades in a 
mistaken and vain attempt to return and pos- 
sess the temple in Jerusalem. God prevented 
it. Old Jerusalem was forsaken 1900 years 

Where are We Today? 

What we have just read is not yet complete, 
however. It will not be finished until after the 
return of our Lord Jesus Christ. So let us 
turn to one of God's prophets to see where we 
are in present world history. God gave all of 
His prophets visions of His kingdom, but we 
will finish this study with Micah 4. 

"But in the last days it shall come to pass, 
that the mountain of the house of the Lord 
[and remember that "mountain" is prophetic 
for nation, so Micah is speaking of the nation 
of the house of the Lord] shall be established 
in the top of the mountains [above all 
nations], and it shall be exalted above the 
hills [small nations]; and people shall flow 
unto it. And many nations shall come, and 
say. Come, and let us go up to the mountain 
of the Lord." 

What did Zechariah say New Jerusalem 
would be called? "The mountain of the Lord 
of Hosts." (Zech. 8:3). 

The Nation of New Jerusalem 

Reading on in Micah 4: 2, "Let us go up to 
the mountain [nation] of the Lord, and to the 
house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach 
us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: 
for the law shall go forth of Zion and the word 
of the Lord from Jerusalem." That is where 
we started our study. And we are not in the 


old city of Jerusalem! Then in verse 7, "And 
I will make her that halted a remnant, and 
her that was cast far off a strong nation . . 
Who was cast off? Israel was cast off into the 
Assyrian captivity, and then was driven 
north and west into Europe to become the 
great Christian nations of Europe. 

Then representatives of all the tribes were 
gathered into the great melting pot nation, 
the greatest nation that has ever existed in 
all recorded history, the only one founded by 
those who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ 
as the virgin born Son of God, the United 
States of America! 

God has made us a "strong nation: and the 
Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion, 
from henceforth, even for ever. And thou, 0 
tower of the flock, the strong hold of the 
daughter of Zion [not the old mother; the 
daughter!], unto thee shall it come, even the 
first dominion ..." And what will come? "The 
kingdom shall come to the daughter of 

America — Not Israeli 

Yes, the United States of America is that 
great nation promised to the seed of 
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Gen. 18:18 and 
others). It is that great nation spoken of by 
Christ, when He said to the Jewish priests in 
old Jerusalem, "The kingdom of God shall be 
taken from you, and given to a nation bring- 
ing forth the fruits thereof." 

Let us review a few of the names and 
Scriptural terms used to describe New 
Jerusalem, or the Kingdom: the Bride of 
Christ, the holy city, the city of the great God, 
New Jerusalem, the burdensome stone, this 
stone, a city that angels measure, the towns 
without walls for the multitude of men and 
cattle therein, the city of truth, the mountain 
of the Lord of hosts, the great Zion, a nation 
bringing forth the fruits thereof, and on and 

on. Is that the old city of Jerusalem we see in 
Palestine under the Jews? Is it that old city 
at any future time? No! What you see in old 
Canaanland, in old Palestine, is the city "that 
killest the prophets," the city that is now "as 

Even Our Troubles Testify 
of Our Identity 

With all we have read in mind, and consider- 
ing the present situation of the United States 
of America, surrounded by the nations under 
the control of World Communism, out govern- 
ment infiltrated by and under the control of 
anti-Christ people, let us read the rest of 
Micah 4. We will see this prophecy is now 
America's current history. 

Verse 9, "Now why dost thou cry aloud? Is 
there no king in thee? Is thy counselor per- 
ished?" We certainly seem to be without good 
counsel in government! "Eor pangs have 
taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, 
and labour to bring forth, 0 daughter of Zion, 
like a woman in travail." Something is going 
to be born out of all this trial and tribulation 
we are going through. "Eor now shalt thou go 
forth out of the city [forsake God's laws], and 
thou shalt dwell in the field [in anarchy, civil 
disorders, revolution, and violence], and thou 
shalt go even to Babylon." 

This always stumps those who do not know 
the correct identity of the "daughter of Zion." 
It simply means we will come under the con- 
trol of the international money powers known 
in the Scripture as "Mystery, Babylon The 
Great, The Mother Of Harlots And 
Abominations Of The Earth" (Rev. 17:5) 
(That is a study in itself - see my "Billions $ 
for the Bankers$ and Debts to the People"). 

Deliverance Comes 
at the Moment of Defeat! 

But at the very time when the anti-Christ 


international conspirators think they have us 
in their grasp, we will he saved! "And thou 
shalt go even to Babylon, there shalt thou he 
delivered: there the Lord shall redeem thee 
from the hands of thine enemies [see Luke 1: 
68-71], Now also many nations are gathered 
against thee [all prophets prophesied this], 
that say Let her he defiled, and let our eye 
look upon Zion." All the nations of the earth 
are being gathered against the United States 
of America, God's great Zion nation. 

But God goes on through His prophet, "But 
they know not the thoughts of The Lord, nei- 
ther understand they His counsel: for He 
shall gather them as sheaves into the floor." 
Then we are ordered to battle, "Arise and 
thresh, 0 daughter of Zion; for I will make 
thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs 
brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many 
people: and I will consecrate their gain unto 
the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord 
of the whole earth." 

The Last Battle 

We will close this study of the two Jerusalems 
with that, for it is not my purpose here to 
describe the battle in which God's Israel peo- 
ple in New Jerusalem will be saved from 
their enemies. I have done that in "The Bible 
says: Russia Will Invade America." But most 
Bible students know that all prophecy points 
to a time when there will be fought between 
Israel and Israel's enemies, between Christ 
and anti-Christ, the great battle often called 
"The Conflict of the Ages." That that battle 
will be fought here on this great North 
American continent is abundantly clear to 
those who understand both history and 
prophecy. For we, the White, Anglo-Saxon, 
Celtic, Germanic, and kindred peoples, gath- 
ered here in the United States and Canada, 
are those Israel people. 

The victorious conclusion of that battle under 
the banner of Jesus Christ will usher in God's 

great Kingdom on earth, the millennial reign 
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. And 
His Kingdom is not limited to any one nation, 
for when "out of Zion shall go forth the law, 
and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem," 
then "The kingdoms of this world are become 
the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ, 
and He shall reign for ever and ever." (Rev. 

Why Christians Have Not Known This 

I realize that this Bible study has uncovered 
many things that some Christian readers 
have never heard. So I must make it clear 
that, while I do disagree with much of pres- 
ent day preaching on Israel and the two 
Jerusalems, I blame the erroneous teachings 
more on the seminaries than on the preach- 
ers. I have read or seen book after book used 
by seminaries, and they are filled with thou- 
sands of pages of treatises, themes, essays, 
demands, arguments, studies and "proofs" 
that the people known today as the Jews are 
God's Chosen People Israel. It is simply not 
so; but I cannot entirely blame a minister 
who was brought up in a church that taught 
this error, then went to a seminary that gave 
him hundreds of hours of instruction in this 
error, and then turned him out to associate 
with other preachers who have also been 
taught the same error. 

Henry Ford, a great Christian layman, in his 
monumental and almost forgotten book, "The 
International Jew", wrote, "The reading of 
the Scriptures which confuse the tribe of 
Judah with Israel, and which interpret every 
mention of Israel as signifying the Jews, is at 
the root of more than one-half the confusion 
and division traceable in Christian doctrinal 
statements. The Jews are not the Chosen 
People, though practically the entire Church 
has succumbed to the propaganda which 
declares them to be so." He wrote that in 
1921. Our seminaries are the victims of "cer- 
tain men who crept in unawares, who were 
before of old ordained to this condemnation." 
(Jude 4). 


The Holy Spirit 

Paul explained how we were to know the 
things of God. "But the natural man 
receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: 
for they are foolishness unto him: neither can 
he know them, because they are spiritually 
discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14). God makes His 
Word plain to those who ask Him for under- 
standing, and Jesus Christ explained to us 
how we would understand future events 
through the Spirit. "Howheit when he, the 
Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into 
all truth: for he shall not speak of himself: 
hut whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he 
speak: and he will shew you things to come." 
Future! Future history will he shown hy the 
Holy Spirit. How? By visions and signs and 
wonders? No! God reveals Himself through 
His Word - interpreted hy the Holy Spirit. So 
please ask the Holy Spirit for guidance, 
instead of asking a minister who repeats only 
what he has been taught in the seminary. 
And read your Bible!! 

Israel Identity 
the Key to Proving the Bihle 

As Christians and parents, how can you con- 
vince your children of the Truth of the Bible, 
and the faithfulness of our God, unless you 
teach them the truth of our Israel Identity? 
Ministers tell millions of our young people 
that the Jews are "God's Chosen People", that 
there are supposedly fewer Israelites today 
than there were over 2000 years ago, and 
that the Old Testament is about other people, 
the Jews. They are totally unable to show the 
relevance of the Scripture to our race, our 
nation, or our time, when the truth of the 
matter is that the Scripture is primarily 
about our race, our nation and our time! 
"Hear, ye deaf; and look ye blind, that ye may 
see. Who is blind, but My servant?" 

Let's tell our children the truth about Israel, 
that we the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Germanic, 

and kindred peoples are the true descendants 
of the twelve sons of Israel, and that our 
great nation and the great Christian nations 
of Europe are the nations promised to the 
seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Let us 
prove to them that we have a covenant keep- 
ing God, that the Bible is the Word of God, 
that it is true, and we have been Redeemed 
by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a 
minister, I can say that nothing will open up 
the Bible, or prove its Truth, like the true 
identity of Israel today! 

Old Jerusalem to be Occupied by 

the Enemy at the End of the Age 

We have already seen that God was to make 
Jerusalem as Shiloh. One of the things that 
was to happen to Shiloh was, "and thou shalt 
see an enemy in My habitation" (1 Sam. 
2:32). This did happen to Shiloh, and if God's 
Word is True, it must happen to the old city of 

Ezekiel saw the same thing, for we read in 
Ezekiel 36:12, "Also thou son of man, proph- 
esy unto the mountains [nations] of Israel, 
and say, ye mountains of Israel, hear the 
Word of the Lord: Thus saith the Lord God: 
Because the enemy hath said against you. 
Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in 
possession." Now, who possesses the places 
of worship of ancient Israel? Not the true 
Israel people, but the Jews. God goes on to 
say, "Surely in the fire of My jealousy, have I 
spoken against the residue of the heathen, 
and against all Idumea [Edom], which have 
appointed my land into their possession with 
the joy of all their heart, with despiteful 
minds, to cast it out for a prey." 

The Jewish Encylopedia, Vol. 5, page 41, 
1925, says, "Edom is in Modern Jewry." 
Again, who has old Jerusalem, Palestine, and 
the "ancient high places" in their possession?