THE DESK OF JOHN S. TORELL
has been nine months since we mailed The Dove, Spring/Summer 1996. There
was no Autumn or Winter issue, but praise the Lord Jesus Christ, we are now
ready with the biggest and most power packed issue of The Dove we have
produced so far.
The Holy Spirit
has directed me, in a mighty way, to write an article concerning the Jewish
people, the Christian Faith and the relationship between the two in the final
years before the second coming of Jesus Christ. Once the article was finished,
it became clear to us that what the Lord had given me was the final chapter to SHOWDOWN
IN JERUSALEM, a series that I started several years ago, but was never able
For a number of
years I have been labeled as an "anti-Semite" by some people, and most
of them have not even bothered to find out why a person is labeled anti-Semitic
and subsequently written off as a very bad person. In my article, Showdown In
Jerusalem, I have documented very carefully how the Jewish community label
people that they do not like.
Over the years I
have had, and still have, Jewish friends who we cherish very much. We were
introduced to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit by a lovely couple in Los Angeles.
The man was Jewish, but had accepted Jesus as his Messiah. We spent many
delightful hours in their home whenever we visited the Los Angeles area. The man
that is servicing our cars and keeps them running is Jewish and received Christ
as a young boy. A deep friendship has developed between this skilled auto shop
owner and ourselves. Rev. Charles Halff is another Messianic Jew who has greatly
blessed us. He is the one who helped us to be delivered out of the bondage of
Christmas and idolatry. We now carry the book"
The Truth About
Christmas," with the first chapter written by Rev. Halff.
During the last
year I have been on "The Henry Feinberg Show," hosted by this
Messianic Jew and we have become very good friends. I was also a speaking guest
on "the Roger Fredinburg Show," hosted by another Messianic Jew. There
are several other American Jews who have received Christ and are in fellowship
with me and our ministry.
Jewish leadership has compiled a list of Christian ministries which they have
rated according to their ability to prevent them from sharing Jesus with Jewish
Here is the
criteria for a Christian organization to be accepted by the Israeli Government
and have access to the land of Israel and its government services:
unwritten "Gentlemen's Agreement" never to tell a Jewish person about Jesus and
try to convert him to a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
To be what
has been coined "Christian Zionists" and strongly support the
political State of Israel.
money for Jewish causes, including promoting tourist travel to Israel, and
helping to bring Jews back to Israel, particularly from the former Soviet
There are a
number of organizations in existence today which meet this criteria, and some of
these are more "ZIONISTIC" than fanatically Jewish
INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN EMBASSY
establishment is probably the most well known institution of its kind in
Jerusalem. It has strong financial support from Pentecostals in the Scandinavian
countries (one of the most prominent Swedish supporters is pastor Kjell Sjoberg
from Stockholm, Sweden), from Evangelicals in Western Europe and from
Pentecostal groups in the United States and Canada. The Embassy is publishing a
newsletter called "Middle East Intelligence Digest," which is very
supportive of Israel and very negative toward Arabic causes and the Islamic
religion. The embassy has been heavily involved in raising money to bring
Russian Jews to Israel and meets them
at the airport with great celebrations, including handing them flowers.
sponsors the annual Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem where thousands of
Christians from all over the world come to celebrate and march in Jerusalem. It
is also sponsoring concerts in Jerusalem celebrating the love for Israel.
CHRISTIAN ZIONIST CONGRESS
after the set-up of the World Jewish Congress, this organization is dedicated to
the support of the political State of Israel and to rally Christians around the
world for this cause.
MIKE EVANS MINISTRIES
Evans is an American Pentecostal Evangelist based in Texas. He has been active
for some 18 years to promote Israel, teach prophecy and defend the political
state of Israel. He is violently opposed to any peace agreement with the
Palestinian people and advocates military force to suppress the Palestinians
rather than give any land back to them. He was present in Oslo, Norway during
the peace negotiations against which he led a protest.
currently sends out a newsletter called "The Jerusalem Prophecy
Robertson is the "darling" of the Israeli American lobby. He often
invites Israeli officials to appear on The 700 Club, his popular television
program, to talk about tourism in
Israel, the need to absorb Russian immigrants into Israel and other Israeli
projects. Through The 700 Club he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars
for Russian resettlement in Israel. Ralph Reed, Pat's "side
kick" boasts that Robertson lobbied against selling AWACs (airborn radar
warning systems) to Saudi Arabia in the early '80s, and that he brokered the
famed "conversion" of North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms from adamant
isolationist to supporter of the foreign aid package to Israel. Reed says
Robertson supports moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
(Ralph Reed is the current leader of the Christian Coalition).
"old" American pop singer and professed Christian (Boone is still
working the clubs in Las Vegas) is considered a "quasi-official"
spokesman for Christian tourism in Israel. In 1994 some 400,000 North Americans
traveled as tourists to Israel and of these 60% were Christians. According to
Ari Marom, co-director of the Tourism Ministry's Dallas office,
Israeli government is aggressively courting American Christians. Together
with GEORGE OTIS, Pat Boone is a major player in the tourist industry of
OTHER GROUPS AND
BRIDGES FOR PEACE
founded in the late 1950's by G. Douglas Young with offices in Jerusalem and
Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is one of the largest non-Jewish providers of assistance for
new immigrants in Israel. CHRISTIANS'
ISRAEL PUBLIC ACTION CAMPAIGN
is located in Washington, DC as the "only registered Christian lobby for
strong US-Israel relations" and was founded by attorney Richard Hellman in
1989. Closely aligned with Jewish hard-line groups like "Americans For A
Safe Israel," CIPAC worked hard in 1992 to secure US loan guarantees for
passionately pro-Israel and an adamantly "non-evangelistic" ministry
led by George Morrison. They sponsor the International Singers and Dancers,
whose programs of Israeli music and folk dancing spread a message of
"unconditional love and support for Israel and the Jewish people."
FRIENDS OF ISRAEL
located in Westville, New Jersey, was founded in 1938. This ministry was
dedicated to "opposing anti-Semitism, explaining the unique role of Israel
in God's plan and encouraging Christians to pray for Israel." They produce
a bimonthly magazine called "Israel My Glory." and broadcast its
"Friends of Israel Today" radio program on some 80 outlets. The
current (1995) executive director is Elwood McQuaid.
CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR ISRAEL
with an office in New York is a coalition of Catholics, mainline Protestants and
Evangelicals under the leadership of the Catholic Nun, Sister Rose Thering.
Activities include press releases, speaking engagements, tours of Israel, etc.
There are also
Interfaith coalitions such as INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS AND
JEWS, founded in 1983 by Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstain to
"promote a greater understanding between the Jewish and Evangelical
Christian Communities." They sponsor a ministry called "ON WINGS OF
EAGLES," whose chairman is PAT BOONE. He has raised $2
million from 15,000 donors for the United Jewish Appeal and the resettlement of
Soviet Jews in Israel.
FOR ISRAEL is based
in Kansas. Cofounder, Esther Levens, a former member of the national committee
of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, says Voices United
represents seven million Christians and three million Jews who joined to defend
Israel. During the debate in 1981 over the pending sale of US AWAC's
surveillance planes to Saudi Arabia, the AMERICAN- ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS
COMMITTEE (AIPAC) director, Tom Dine, traveled to JERRY FALWELL'S
headquarters in Lynchburg, Virginia, specifically to get THE MORAL
MAJORITY'S backing. Mr. Dine asked Jerry Falwell to use his organization
to lobby senators and congressmen against the sale and for an increase in
financial aid to Israel.
THE THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN
want to quote directly from a current Jewish source,
Jewish magazine MOMENT, October 1995. In an article entitled
"CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS LOVE YOU TILL THE END OF TIME," Andrew
Silow-Carrol writes: "Modern Christian Zionism's basic theology is
'dispensational premillenialism,' the belief, based on Biblical prophecy, that
Jesus' Second Coming ensuing 1,000-year reign over Jerusalem will be preceded by
the return of the Jews to the Holy Land . . . The prophecies culminate in
a seven-year period -- the 'time of Jacob's trouble' (Jeremiah 30:7) -- that
will begin in peace but end in the Battle of Armageddon. As a result of this
cataclysmic war, only 144,000 'Israelites' will remain (12,000 from each of the
12 tribes) to acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah, along with the millions of
gentile believers who had been lifted or 'raptured,' out of harm's way for the
duration of Armageddon. Jews are central to this eschatology since they are the
'witness-people,' whose historical trials and triumphs are signs of God's plan
for all mankind."
by the Jewish writer, Silow-Carrol, is very close to what is being taught in
Christian circles today. The most prominent teachers of this theology are ARNO
FROESE and HAL LINDSEY. During prophecy conferences held
around the world, Froese and Lindsey and others like them are hammering in this
teaching to the Christian community. Having access to prominent Christian
television networks, they have moved millions of believers in Christ to embrace
this viewpoint. Lindsey was a frequent guest on the old Jim and Tammy Bakker PTL
network, and is often a guest of Pat Robertson (700 Club) and on Paul and Jan
Crouch's television network (TBN).
Here is the
assessment from Silow-Carroll: ". . . Despite being held by tens of
millions, millennial beliefs had long been at the margins of American political
and cultural life -- and of the political calculation of the American Jewish
community. But thanks to Pat Robertson, whose religious and political activism
are indivisible, premillennialism has entered the political mainstream."
Zionists are now teaching that God has a different plan for the Jewish people so
there is no need for them to receive Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.
Instead they stress that the "MORAL DUTY" of the Christians today is
to support the political State of Israel at any cost and participate in
relocating Jews from the former Soviet Union to Israel.
wanted to move all Jewish people back to Israel, why
are not these Christian Zionists working as hard to help all Jews living in
Western Europe and in North America move back to Israel?
ministry that has pulled out all the stops to move Russian Jews is the Swedish
Pentecostal denomination, "LIVETS ORD," (Word of Life),
based in Uppsala, Sweden and founded by a former Swedish State Lutheran Priest,
EKMAN. Mr. Ekman claims to have been born again in the late 1970's. He
quit the Lutheran Church and went to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he studied at
Kenneth Hagin's Rhema Bible Institute. Having embraced the doctrine of E. W.
Kenyon, which is taught at Rhema (that Jesus died spiritually and was taken to
hell for three days and three nights where He was tormented by the Devil, and
that the atonement for sins did not take place on the cross, but in hell), he
went back to Sweden and has been able to build a very large ministry. Bringing
in the "big guns" to his Bible School, like Benny Hinn, Lester
Sumrall, Richard Roberts, R.W. Schamback and other well known American
"charismatic pop" teachers, his movement has grown greatly, and his
students, upon graduating, are planting churches all over the Scandinavian
When the Soviet
Union crumbled in the 1990's, Mr. Ekman assembled teams and began a very strong
missionary outreach into large parts of the Soviet Union. It is very important
to know that during the 1980's Ekman and his churches were treated like
"pests" that had invaded Sweden, and because of his teaching on
"Jesus Died Spiritually" he was rejected by the Evangelical community.
after his extensive outreach into the former Soviet Union, an alliance was
formed between Ekman and the Swedish Jewish community, and suddenly the Swedish
media switched over night and began to treat the Ekman move- ment with respect.
Pentecostal leaders started to warm up to them and suddenly the Ekman group had
become mainstream without having to change their theology.
Ekman and his
group purchased a former American troop transport ship and totally refurbished
it. The name of the ship was changed to "Jabotinsky" to honor the
memory of the Russian Jew, Vladimir Zeev Jabotinsky, who formed the Jewish
underground army "Haganah," operating in Palestine as a terrorist
group until the foundation of the Jewish state in 1948. (An assassination squad
from this group murdered the Swedish diplomat Berndadotte in 1948, when the
latter was trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East).
Ekman's newsletter, the work to reach Russian Jews started in secret in 1987.
Female dance groups were developed and learned to sing and dance to Israeli
music. Jewish artists were recruited, among them the well known Jewish singer
Dudu Fisher and American Jewish violin player Maurice Sklar. The first trip to
Russia by these teams began in 1991, and the meetings were held in secular
places so that the Russian Jews would not be scared away. At these meetings,
representatives from Ekman's group tried, after the concerts, to convince
Russian Jews to move to Israel and get a free trip on the ship Jabotinsky which
would operate out of the Black Sea. Money would also be given to the Russian
Jews to help them get to a sea port on the Black Sea. The Government of Israel
provides all the legal paper work for each Russian Jew who wants to take this
opportunity. Mr. Ekman stated very strongly that during their trip to Israel no
Russian Jew would ever be spoken to about Jesus, and that the only mission was
to ferry them to Israel.
Ekman, Russian Jews do not need Jesus, God has a special plan for them. This
project that Ekman and his churches have undertaken is costing millions of
dollars, which is being raised by the Christian community. Thus human
resources and finances are being drained from the Christian community to bolster
the White Jewish population in the State of Israel. Ekman and the Jewish
leadership are constantly hammering home the slogan: "IF YOU BLESS THE JEWS
GOD WILL BLESS YOU." That this is not found in the Bible does not bother
Ekman one bit. His churches are flourishing and he is considered "A GREAT
MAN OF GOD" with a very comfortable style of living. It takes a crew of 40
people to run the ship and Ekman calls them missionaries despite the fact that
they are forbidden to do any missionary work.
THE DECEPTION IS MASSIVE
tourists are sucked into Israel like fish are sucked into huge commercial
fishing boats and are being fleeced
of their money. One of the big attractions is to be baptized in the river
Jordan. The Israeli Government has constructed special places on the Jordan
river where bus load after bus load of Christian tourists from the West are
being led down in mass baptism, attended by slick attendants in white T-shirts
and swim trunks. The fact that most of these Christians have been baptized in
their home churches years ago does not slow down the fanatical Christian
Zionists who are running these tours. According to the New Testament, a person
is to be baptized once, not several times. But the commercial lure is here; this
is the river Jesus used so come and be blessed by Jesus. The land of Israel
and the river Jordan have been made into idols and are being merchandised.
People are paying good money to get there, just like the "Elvis fans"
are flocking to "Graceland Mansion" in the good old USA. Listen to
what Jesus said: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false
prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were
possible, they shall deceive the very elect." (Matthew 24:24)
This prophecy of
Jesus is being fulfilled at this very moment on the earth and the deception is
massive. The leadership of the Christian Church has not only aligned themselves
with the Great Whore (the Roman Catholic Church) BUT HAS ALSO EMBRACED THE
PEOPLE OF THE ANTICHRIST using the greatest blasphemy possible. They collect
money and do projects in the name of Jesus Christ, when in reality they are
doing them in the name of Beelzebub.
You are now
ready to read "Showdown in Jerusalem," the conclusion. Some
people will say the article is too long with too many details. The Holy Spirit
of God made me document each segment and lay precept upon precept, so that no
man can ever say, "How do we know that this is true?"
The rest of the
Dove will show you how massive the control of the Antichrist forces is today.
But, at the same time, remember that God is also at work, AND HE IS MORE THAN
POWERFUL, HE IS SUPREME! The Testimony by Mrs. Jane Thibedeaux will show
you that there are no demons on this earth that do not have to obey when the
name of Jesus is spoken in faith by a believer in Christ. After you have read
this testimony, be sure to order the audiocassette so you can hear this
testimony by Jane and her husband Jean for yourself.
Until the next time, MARANATHA!