Chapter 13 is an echo of chapter 12 he states.
Missler sees Israel beginning in Gen. Chapter 3 with the seed of the woman. Missler emphasized two seeds the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. This explanation actually lends credence to views other then his own. A majority of Scholars would agree with this. Any disagreements in doctrine surround Israel as this receptacle of God’s people brought forth through His Son the seed of God and represent redeemed man. The issue: is God’s Israel, His people both Jew and Gentiles who believe and follow also represented in His Church; because Jesus is the seed, who produced His Church which many say was redeemed Israel in the O.T. These continue on: all born out of Israel’s seed Jesus and thus are Israel’s continued offspring through Jesus, who is the root of the Olive Tree.
Gal 6:16 refers to national Israel, who appears 75 times in the new testament. Galatians 6:16 And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Missler says that believing Gentiles in this time (Tribulation) are not protected and are killed. Rev. 13:7 is his proof. But we know that neither is all Israel protected, as 2/3 are killed Zach 13. And those sealed are not yet saved. He returns when they call upon Him.
Missler wants us to notice the difference between saints and earth dwellers. Earth dwellers are the ones he says who worship “this guy” (Antichrist). He says that Psalm 55 says this false prophet is received by Israel. Actually this cannot be true; for If this is the case those from Israel who worship “this guy” cannot ever be saved. Read psalm 55. David wrote it. He is part of Israel:
Psalm 55:13 But it is you, a man my equal, My companion and my familiar friend; (NASB1995)
It is only a part of Israel who are in rebellion in Psalm 55.
If what Missler stated were true in fact: Israel accepting Antichrist; then none could survive. Not all Israel can succumb to him or worship Him; for I/3 must remain to be saved in the end.
Zechariah 13:8 “It will come about in all the land,” Declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off [and] perish; But the third will be left in it. 9 “And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.'” (NASB1995)
Paul states in Romans 11, that then all Israel we’ll be saved, and it is then in Zachariah 14 that Jesus Returns.
This time in man’s history will fulfill the admonition in Matt 24 “He who endures to the end shall be saved.”
Missler makes a big deal out of the fact that Jesus said that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church, and that since the saints of Revelation are prevailed against and overcome by the beast or antichrist system; that this means that these saints are not part of the church. This is absurd — this logic would cause one to argue that all martyred believers today are prevailed over by the gates of hell, and thus not part of the Church. The Dispensationalist’s real concern should be over having no one to rule over during the Millennium, under their presently believed doctrine; for if all Jesus believers of the Tribulation are killed as is reported; then they must conclude that the church would rule over only Israel. The post-Trib position has the answer to that problem.
However he also makes a big deal during this study over the fact that Satan is not in charge of hell as we have falsely been indoctrinated.
We must ask: just because The world system led by Satan is killing Saints, does it mean that these believers are losing to hell. The church possesses the promise to escape hell (God’s Wrath) in the future resurrection of all who will die in Christ, to be followed by the rapture of anyone remaining alive in Him Jew or Gentile, for all are one new man in Christ Jesus.
Missler then states that the Old Testament period ends with John the Baptist. Why is that and how does he know? He says that Jesus stated that No man born of woman is greater than John the Baptist, and then Jesus said that the least in the Kingdom is greater than John. He then argues that we in this age the church age are those greater ones and after the Rapture “it will in a since revert back to his (John’s time)”, and to the kingdom Gospel that he preached. Is this a Scriptural argument? If we are in the heavenly kingdom; then the coming earthly kingdom is being preached for Israel alone under Missler’s teaching, and Israel is not then part of the Heavenly kingdom. But we are also promised the Earthly kingdom, as Israel is the heavenly. Are we not to pray the prayer including “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? And David says that he is to dwell in the house of the Lord forever. So, how then is the kingdom gospel different and only for Israel and not the Church? And how does Israel get saved apart from the New birth taught to Nicodemus a Jewish Rabi? Fact is the kingdom does not actually come until after resurrection, which Israel is promised as are we.