Modern Deception: Shall a Nation
Be Born at Once?
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Bill Kochman

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December 5, 2023

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December 5, 2023

Deceptive Doctrines And False Interpretation Of Certain Bible Verses By Zionist Jews And Misguided Christians, Twisting The Meaning Of Isaiah 66:8, Israel Has Actually Existed For More Than 4000 Years, Modern Israel Did Not Become A Nation In One Day Or At Once, The Colonial Powers Carved Up The Middle East, Middle Eastern Problems Lasting For Decades, Behind-The-Scenes Political Maneuvers, America 1776 Declaration Of Independence, Isaiah's Prophecy Describes Something Unique Which Creates A Sense Of Astonishment, Jesus Also Mentioned An Unnamed Nation, Isaiah's Prophetic Ministry, God's Displeasure With Israel, God Decides To Do Something New, Jebus = Zion = Jerusalem = City Of David, She Was Delivered Of A Man Child, Hebrew "Ben" Primarily Refers To A Male Child, Isaiah 66:7 7:14 And 9:6 Are All Prophesying The Birth Of Jesus, Connections Between Book Of Isaiah And Revelation, Isaiah 66:7-8 And Revelation 12:1-5 Both Speak Of Jesus' Birth With Almost Identical Words, Joseph's Second Dream In Genesis Interprets Revelation 12:1-5, Bible Verses Which Mention Jesus' Birth, Birth Of A Man Child Is Directly Linked To The Creation Of Isaiah's Unnamed Nation

As I amply explain in other articles such as "Greater Israel Doctrine: Exposed!", "Modern Deceptions: Return to Israel, the Fig Tree and This Generation" and a number of other articles, Zionist Jews have either intentionally, or in some case simply through ignorance, been deceiving the world -- including quite a few gullible pro-Israel Christians -- for literally decades, by twisting the meaning of certain ancient Bible prophecies, so that said prophecies appear to have their fulfillment in our modern day. As I point out in the aforementioned articles, these tactics include such deceptions as claiming much more land than what God really promised them in the Old Testament.

Sadly, as I said, a substantial number of Christians have also been caught up in the Zionists' web of deception, and likewise promote unscriptural doctrines which are actually based on a faulty interpretation of certain Bible verses. This includes Jesus' Parable of the Fig Tree, as well as the phrase "this generation", which we find repeatedly throughout the Gospels. Not only have these misguided Zionist Jews and Christians used Jesus' warning regarding the fig tree to try to legitimize the creation of the nation of Israel on May 14, 1948 -- and thus use that date as their anchor point for the erroneous Futurist interpretation of Bible prophecy -- but they also try to use a prophecy that is found in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah to further validate their false claim. More to the point, in the sixty-sixth chapter of Isaiah we find the following verse:

"Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children."
Isaiah 66:8, KJV

So exactly how do some Zionist Jews and Christians interpret the previous verse? Allow me to give you a very clear example which you can easily see on the web for yourself. There is a website called "Jewish Voice". This website is operated by a group of people who are all Messianic Jews. In other words, they all clearly accept Jesus as God's one true Messiah. In fact, if you go to their "About Us" page, going by the names of their leadership staff, it appears that they are likewise all biological Jews as well. What I found unique about their views, is that not only are they Messianic Jews, but they are also Futurist-leaning Jews, just like so many Christians who dominate the Christian Church today.

Now, let me say up front, that I truly admire these people, because as some of you will already know, trying to convince any Jew to believe that Jesus Christ is God's chosen Messiah is by no means an easy task. Yet despite the difficulties and problems involved in achieving this goal, the folks at Jewish Voice have chosen to reach out to their Jewish brethren with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So as I said, I can surely respect that, and I do wish them success in their endeavors. However, despite their sincerity, I am compelled to disagree with them insofar as their understanding of Isaiah 66:8 is concerned. Having said that, allow me to share with you a direct quote from their website:

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We affirm that the re-establishment of Israel and Jerusalem returning to Jewish sovereignty is key in our understanding of the times and seasons in which we are living. According to the Bible, at the End of Days, Yeshua returns to Jerusalem. Specific prophecies about Israel and Jerusalem have been fulfilled in modern times:

Israel reborn in a Day: Isaiah asked, “Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment?” (Isaiah 66:8). After nearly two millennia and a succession of foreign rulers, on May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion declared the restoration of the Jewish State, Israel.

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The previous two paragraphs are a typical example of how many modern Christians have been led to understand Isaiah 66:8; yet I am personally convinced that such an interpretation is simply wrong, and NOT what the verse means at all, as I will now explain to you.

To begin with, I do not believe that the nation of Israel can be born in our modern times "in one day" or "at once" as this verse states, due to the simple fact that according to the Biblical record, Israel has in reality existed for over four thousand years. As I explain in other articles, Israel actually began with the birth of Jacob and his twelve sons. As some of you will know, God changed Jacob's name to Israel. Now, while it is indeed true that Israel has been repeatedly attacked, enslaved, dominated and invaded many times during this long period of time, and has even temporarily lost its national identity at times -- such as when the Roman Empire renamed it Palestine -- nevertheless, the fact remains that the Jewish nation, whether scattered, or bound together into one cohesive form, has existed.

Furthermore, in the real sense of the word, the nation state that we know as Israel today did NOT become a nation "in one day", or even "at once", as the prophecy states. Yes, Israel was proclaimed a nation to the world by David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948, but it most certainly was NOT a one-day event. As I explain in "Modern Deceptions: Return to Israel, the Fig Tree and This Generation", the foreign colonial powers created and carved out quite a few other nations in decades past. This is particularly true with regards to the Middle East and Asia. With just a stroke of a pen, the British and the French in particular created a whole host of countries in that region of the world, and tragically, there have been continual problems there ever since. As you may know, wars, oppression, and political corruption have reigned there for many decades now.

But concerning the state of Israel, in actuality, the 1948 announcement by the World Jewish Congress was the result of political maneuvers which had been going on for literally decades. In short, this event did not occur "in one day", or "at once". Therefore, I'm not fully convinced that it really meets the requirements of Isaiah's prophecy. If you really stop to think about it, if we choose to interpret Isaiah's prophecy in such a loose manner, why, we could even say that it refers to the United States of America for that matter. After all, it is common knowledge that the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and on August 2, 1776, the delegates began signing it. Of course, in reality, it took years before the United States acquired its freedom from British rule, just as it likewise occurred with Israel almost two centuries later.

Yes, I am being a bit dramatic here in order to make a point. But on a side note, it may interest some of you to know that there are some misguided Christians who are convinced that the United States is mentioned in Bible prophecy. Personally, I do not accept this belief at all, and simply view it as just another attempt by some arrogant Americans who believe that America is just so important, that surely it must be found in the Bible somewhere. Again, sorry, but not so.

At any rate, Isaiah's prophecy is describing something truly unique which creates astonishment and a sense of surprise for the observer of the event. Thus he writes "Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?". So Isaiah appears to be describing something truly amazing. But exactly what was it? Please keep reading, and I will tell you exactly what I am convinced it was.

As I just said, this attitude of astonishment and surprise cannot possibly be referring to the May 14, 1948 declaration, because as we have already seen, it was no mystery that the Europeans had been working on plans to create a homeland for the Jews for decades. Personally, I am convinced that what Isaiah wrote is directly connected to something that Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew. I am referring to this verse:

"Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."
Matthew 21:43, KJV

Well how about that! Both Isaiah and Jesus are talking about some mysterious, nameless nation. Let us not forget that the Prophet Isaiah wrote about both Jesus and John the Baptist. As such, it should not surprise us in the least that Isaiah 66:8 is connected to something that Jesus said as well. So who is this nation of whom both Isaiah and Jesus spoke? If you read Matthew 21:43 carefully, it becomes obvious that the mysterious nation is NOT Israel. How do we know? Because the Lord tells the Jews that the Kingdom of God shall be taken from them, and given to this mysterious nation. That's how.

To better understand what Isaiah is talking about, and to put Isaiah 66:8 in its proper context, all we have to do is read some of the previous verses in that chapter. Once we do that, we discover that just as God was sick and tired of the Jews, and their hypocritical, dead temple worship during the First Century, He was equally tired of the Jews and their hollow temple worship during Isaiah's time as well. Chronologically speaking, the Prophet Isaiah preached to Israel about one hundred and fifty years prior to the Babylonian invasions, and even before the Assyrian invasions had occurred as well. Isaiah was in fact sent to warn the Israelites of the coming chastisement by the hands of the Assyrians. At any rate, the beginning of the chapter clearly reveals God's attitude, as we can determine by the following verses:

"Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Isaiah 66:1-4, KJV

So, as you can plainly see, the Lord was utterly fed up with their false spirituality, and even with their temple, which King Solomon had built centuries earlier. The Jews had become totally absorbed in their traditions. They were going through the motion of being holy and righteous, but they had lost the Spirit. How much this sounds like so many modern churches in America. As a result, God decided to do something new. After expressing His anger with the Israelites, in the seventh and eighth verses He tells us exactly what He's going to do about it, as we see here:

"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children."
Isaiah 66:7-8, KJV

In these verses, "Zion" refers to Jerusalem. Very briefly, as I explain in other articles, in ancient times, the city of Jerusalem was known as Jebus, and its inhabitants were called the Jebusites. They were one of the peoples of the land of Canaan which God had promised to give to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Joshua. The Jebusites appear to have been a rather haughty, confident people who mocked King David and his army when they came to conquer Jebus. But as the Bible records, David did exactly that, and renamed the city to Jerusalem, or Zion, as we can easily confirm by the following group of verses. It was also called the City of David:

"And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither. Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David."
2 Samuel 5:6-7, KJV

"Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion."
1 Kings 8:1, KJV

"And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David."
1 Chronicles 11:4-5, KJV

"Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion."
2 Chronicles 5:2, KJV

Now here is where it can get a little tricky if we are not careful. If we just read Isaiah 66:8 by itself -- as Zionist Jews and pro-Israel Christians just love to do -- we can be erroneously led to believe that the verse is talking about Israel becoming a nation on May 14, 1948, because the verse says "Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." But, if we take the time to read verses seven and eight together -- as we really should do -- suddenly, the verses takes on an entirely new and wonderful meaning.

In short, the Lord appears to be saying that because the Jews have become so sidetracked in a spiritual sense, and are only interested in their temple worship and their vain traditions -- just as Jesus would likewise tell them almost eight centuries later -- He is going to do something both new and amazing. We are informed that a man child will be born. In other words, a son. Isaiah seems to be describing a very unique, miraculous birth. Notice that he says that the child will be born before the woman travails and before her pain comes. In other words, it sounds to me as if this woman may possibly give birth without experiencing labor pains. However, this is just a personal speculation.

At any rate, my friends, are you starting to grasp what is actually being said here by Isaiah? Do you understand what this prophecy is really all about? It is certainly much more than the misguided, concocted "birth" of Israel in May 1948 deception. If you ask me, I think the answer is really quite obvious at this point. Now, before we continue, I need to explain to you something very important. In verse eight, the Hebrew to English translation states "for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." What if that is NOT what the verse really says in Hebrew? What?!

Personally, I am convinced that this phrase is an important mistranslation. Why do I believe this? Well, because in this verse, the word "children" is derived from the Hebrew word "ben". As the Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Hebrew Aramaic English Lexicon clearly proves, the primary meaning of the Hebrew word "ben" is "son". Thus, the word should NOT have been translated as "children". Consider the following:

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ben bane

1) son, grandson, child, member of a group
   1a) son, male child
   1b) grandson
   1c) children (pl. - male and female)
   1d) youth, young men (pl.)
   1e) young (of animals)
   1f) sons (as characterisation, i.e. sons of injustice [for un- righteous men] or sons of God [for angels]
   1g) people (of a nation) (pl.)
   1h) of lifeless things, i.e. sparks, stars, arrows (fig.)
   1i) a member of a guild, order, class

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As you can plainly see, "son", or "male child", is clearly the primary meaning of the Hebrew word "ben". Furthermore, verse eight is a continuation of the thought that was first made in verse seven. In other words, verse eight reflects back on verse seven. So the big question we need to ask is why verse seven speaks of "a man child" being delivered, and then for some inexplicable reason, the translator chooses to translate "ben" as "children" in verse eight, instead of as the correct word "son". Was this intentional, or was it done out of ignorance? I will let you decide for yourself.

However, if you still need a little more convincing, let me share a few more Scriptural tidbits with you. As I explained to you a moment ago, the Prophet Isaiah prophesied regarding both John the Baptist and Jesus. Following are two more of the Prophet Isaiah's messianic prophecies where he announces the birth of Jesus:

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Isaiah 7:14, KJV

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6, KJV

In the previous two verses, the word "son" is translated from the very same Hebrew word "ben" that we discussed a moment ago. The word "child" is translated from the Hebrew "yeled". This word can refer to a child, son or a boy. So what we see then is that Isaiah 66:7 announces the birth of a man child. In Isaiah 66:8 the translator chooses to translate "ben" as "children", instead of as "son". But then in Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6, the translator correctly translates the Hebrew "ben" as "son". It should be quite obvious to you by now that Isaiah 66:7-8, Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 9:6 are all prophesying the birth of the very same man child, or son. That is to say, Jesus Christ. Now do you better understand why translating the word "ben" as "children" was wrong? In short, a better translation of Isaiah of Isaiah 66:7-8 would have been the following, in my view:

"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her [son]."
Isaiah 66:7-8, KJV

Not only does the above translation put verses seven and eight in harmony with each other, but it also puts them in harmony with Isaiah 7:14-15 as well. Now, some people might argue, "Well, wait a minute. You said that Zion represents Jerusalem. Jesus wasn't born in Jerusalem. He was actually born in Bethlehem." That is indeed true. Jesus was in fact born in Bethlehem, which is located about six miles to the southwest of Jerusalem in the West Bank. However, there is no contradiction here, as you will learn momentarily, so please be patient until we have fully discussed this issue.

I am happy to report that there is a lot more going on here than at first meets the eye. Not only do parts of the Book of Isaiah tie in directly to events which transpired in the Gospels, but they are also connected to events which we find in the Book of Revelation as well. For example, the phrase "Babylon is fallen, is fallen" is found in both the Book of Isaiah and in the Book of Revelation, as we see by these two verses:

"And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground."
Isaiah 21:9, KJV

"And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."
Revelation 14:8, KJV

But more to the point. How does the prophecy regarding the birth of Jesus in the Book of Isaiah -- "she was delivered of a man child" -- tie into the Book of Revelation? Well, you see, as soon as I read Isaiah 66:7-8 together, my eyes nearly popped out of my head, because I was immediately reminded of very similar phraseology which we find in the twelfth chapter of the Book of Revelation. Consider the following verses:

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. AND SHE BROUGHT FORTH A MAN CHILD, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne."
Revelation 12:1-5, KJV

As I have explained before, the above Scriptures are widely believed to be discussing Jesus' birth in Israel, as well as His subsequent Ascension to Heaven following His Crucifixion and Resurrection from the dead. Notice how the woman wears a crown of twelve stars on her head. This seems to represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and is very similar to Joseph's second dream where he also described how the Sun, Moon and eleven stars made obeisance to him. Joseph, of course, was the twelfth star. Consider the following verse which confirms this point:

"And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me."
Genesis 37:9, KJV

Please notice the unquestionable similarities between the verses in the Book of Isaiah, and the aforementioned verses which are found in the Book of Revelation. In both instances, we see Israel -- or Jerusalem? -- being described as a woman in travail -- that is to say, in labor -- who then brings forth a son.

Now, unless a person simply wants to purposely be deceived, it seems to me that it is rather obvious that the phrase "she was delivered of a man child" in Isaiah 66:7, and the phrase "she brought forth a man child" in Revelation 12:5, are talking about the very same person: Jesus Christ. After all, there is only one person "who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron", and who "was caught up unto God, and to his throne." As such, it makes perfect sense that in Isaiah 66:8, the phrase should have been translated as "she brought forth her son", and NOT as "she brought forth her children".

Again, I honestly don't know if it was just a translational error, or if it was translated this way on purpose. However, to really give you the full prophetic picture from Isaiah to the Gospels to the Book of Revelation, please consider the following short Scriptural excerpts:

Isa. 66:7 - she was delivered of a man child
Isa. 66:8 - she brought forth her [son]
Isa. 7:14 - a virgin shall . . . bear a son
Isa. 9:06 - unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given
Mat. 1:21 - she shall bring forth‭‭ a son
Luk. 1.31 - thou shalt . . . bring forth‭‭ a son‭
Luk. 2:07 - she brought forth‭‭ her‭ firstborn‭ son‭
Rev. 12:5 - she brought forth a man child

Now, for those of you who may possibly still be doubting what I am sharing here, following are the very same seven verses in full. Please note that I have substituted the word "children" with the word "son" in Isaiah 66:8:

"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children [son]."
Isaiah 66:7-8, KJV

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Isaiah 7:14, KJV

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6, KJV

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21, KJV

"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS."
Luke 1:31, KJV

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."
Luke 2:7, KJV

"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne."
Revelation 12:5, KJV

When read together, the two verses from the Book of Isaiah make it very obvious in my mind that the birth of this man child -- or son -- is directly linked to the creation of the mysterious prophesied nation. In fact, the birth of the man child seems to actually be the catalyst for the creation of this mysterious nation. If there is one thing of which we can be absolutely certain, it is that Jesus had absolutely nothing to do with Israel proclaiming itself a nation in May of 1948, because as many of you will know, Israel is a very antichrist nation which for the most part hates Jesus Christ.

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