On the Messianic Jews and Their Guise
Uncovering the esoteric identity of the figure called Yeshua and the Antichrist Messiah.
Despite only 350,000 Messianic Jews existing worldwide, their growth has more than tripled in the last 20 years. The Messianic Jewish movement began in the 1960’s but it’s underlying Judaizing heresy is as old as Christianity itself. Therefore, it is a mistake to assume this movement is some insignificant 21st century cult. Messianic congregations attempt to obey some of the commandments of the Torah, wearing Jewish garb including a tallit during prayer, worshipping in a synagogue, eating kosher foods, observing Saturday as the Sabbath, and celebrating Jewish holidays in their own strange way.
So are Messianic Jews just Jews larping as Christians, or are they just Christians larping as Jews? Perhaps they are a third, secret thing. I propose they are unknowingly participating in an ongoing push towards ecumenism in an interfaith effort to bring Christians and Jews together in worship to usher in the religion of the Antichrist. It is no coincidence that this movement was popularized in the 1960’s along with the flood of other subversive ecumenist movements in the west.
Dr. Michael Brown is a well known Evangelical radio host, author, apologist and so called Christian Zionist and the most renown Messianic Jew. He is a prominent voice in the Jews For Jesus movement and the founder of The Real Messiah, reaching millions of Protestants alongside other highly influential Bible teachers like Doug Wilson and Dr. James White.
But why identify as a “Jewish believer in Jesus” or “Jew for Jesus” and not simply a Christian? As the famous Jewish scholar Jacob Neusner states, “While not all Jews practice Judaism, in the iron-clad consensus among contemporary Jews, Jews who practice Christianity cease to be part of the ethnic Jewish community, while those who practice Buddhism remain within.”1 So according to Neusner, being a Christian presents itself as a determining factor in whether or not one can be considered not only religiously but also ethnically Jewish. Catholic writer E. Michael Jones proposes that this is one of the many examples of why the Jewish identity is defined by the rejection of the Logos.
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Dr. Brown believes Yeshua to be the “divine messiah” but I was not able to find him ever claiming that Jesus is God Himself incarnate in human flesh, nor could I find him explaining the hypostatic nature of Christ. This is what is explained on the website for Brown’s ministry called The Real Messiah:
It is not possible for Jews to believe that God could cease to be God by taking a human form and for them to believe that in seeing Jesus, people literally saw God in His very essence. It is possible, however, for Jews to believe that God is capable of remaining in heaven while revealing Himself in the “tent” of a human body.
If God has actually done this, it would explain some of the mysterious passages in the Tanakh, and it could even relate closely to some rabbinic ideas.
Herein lies the problem with reconciling the Messiah with the rabbinic ideas found in the Kabbalah and Zohar, not the Orthodox Christian creeds. As we will uncover, this rabbinical language is not describing the Jesus Christ of Nicene Christianity, so why closely relate esoteric Babylonian doctrines to the Messiah and not the Nicene Christology of the Apostles?
Shekina: The Glory of the Divine Feminine
The concept of the Shekinah that is used to describe Yeshua is found exclusively in the Kabbalah. Dr. Brown is careful to describe the “divine Messiah” as a mere shell or “tent” that manifests the glory of God known as the Shekinah, which refers to a divine feminine side of God that “emanates from the very being of God.”
The great revisionist historian Michael Hoffman uncovers just how strong the influence of Kabbalistic teachings are in Protestantism, even among more notable and reputable Reformed Bible scholars.
The late R.C. Sproul in "Truths We Confess" (2019, p. 214), states: "Christ was carried up into heaven on the shekinah cloud." Shekhinah is not in the Bible. Protestants like Mr. Sproul detest Apostolic tradition, then borrow from rabbinic tradition to describe Christ. [Source]
Here is Sproul referencing the Kabbalistic concept of the divine feminine manifestation of God in the Shekinah glory.
This is just one example of the countless Reformed Protestant preachers who are using this Kabbalistic language, whether knowingly or unknowingly, that describes the female manifestation of God which is found nowhere in the Bible nor in the history of the Church.
The word Shechinah is feminine, and so when we refer to G‑d as the Shechinah, we say “She.” Of course, we’re still referring to the same One G‑d, just in a different modality.2
So if Messianic Jews are not Christians, using the language of Jewish mysticism to describe the a feminine manifestation of God through the Son, who are they referring to when they claim Jesus Yeshua is the Messiah and how will this idea prepare the age of the Antichrist? To answer these questions, let’s turn to Yitzhak Shapira, a Zionist Rabbi who has received several endorsements by Dr. Michael Brown and has shared platforms with leading Christian evangelicals.