Saturday, October 6, 2018

Q&A with Ruben Israel


Welcome to my office where my maibox runneth over, as I get 100’s of emails daily with questions and so I would like to share a few questions I have answered. 

‘Brother Ruben does God forgive all sins, without exception?’ 

Growing up in the Lord I have heard that ‘God will forgive all sinners from all sin’ and like so many things taught in church, it’s NOT true. 

Case in point blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is a sin that is unforgivable. 
“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come” 
Matthew 12:31-32 

First off, if you were taught that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is rejecting Jesus YOU ARE WRONG!! As blasphemy against the Holy Ghost has NOTHING to do with not accepting Jesus, NOT having Jesus in your heart, NOT saying a sinners prayer.

 IF context means anything to anyone, it is clearly calling the work of the Holy Ghost demonic or from satan. When we find this blasphemy against the Holy Ghost mentioned, it was right after Jesus delivered someone “possessed with a devil” and the Pharisees accused Jesus of doing that by the power “of Beelzebub the prince of the devils.” 

THAT act is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost and that statement will NEVER be forgiven. 

We find this same example found three (3) times in Matthew 10, Mark 3, Luke 11 and in ALL of those chapters in each of those three (3) gospels we DO NOT find Jesus on the cross mentioned. 

We DO NOT find the bloody cross or Jesus in your heart mention. We DO NOT fine the words ‘sinners prayer’ mentioned, why? 

Because blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is calling the work of the Holy Ghost demonic. 

Blaspheme the Father and you can be forgiven Blaspheme Jesus and you can be forgiven Blaspheme the Bible and you can be forgiven

 However….Blaspheme the Holy Ghost and you will NEVER be forgiven. this known as the ‘unpardonable sin’ So with that, God is not all forgiving. 

Some may argue that Paul said he was a blasphemer in 1Timothy 1:13 
“Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief” 

Again Paul never said the works of the Holy Ghost was demonic, he attacked the very person Jesus and those who believed in Him. One can blaspheme many things but not the Holy Ghost.

 Once again…….blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is calling the work of the Holy Ghost demonic. Blaspheme the Father and you can be forgiven Blaspheme Jesus and you can be forgiven Blaspheme the Bible and you can be forgiven. 

However….blaspheme the Holy Ghost and you will NEVER be forgiven, hence this known as the ‘unpardonable sin’ 

Hopefully this post will have some readers not be so quick to judge and falsely accuse the work of the Holy Ghost in others as demonic, satanic or from Beelzebub. 

“Brother Israel I go to a Church where the Pastor said the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven is the same. He said some Christians that lived in sin will be allowed in the kingdom of Heaven but not the kingdom of God. He taught that a person can be a citizen of Washington DC but not allowed into the White House. I would like to know your thoughts and you have always been straightforward with topics. I watch all your videos and hope to one day stand with you.” 

The kingdom of God and the kingdom of Heaven ARE THE SAME and the Bible will prove that, not me. 

The “Kingdom of God" is found 69 times in the Bible and the term "Kingdom of Heaven" is found 32 times reading through the different Scriptures. 

This is why I believe they are referring to the same kingdom. I do find that the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are used in the gospels and used in the same parables, which speak volumes that they are not different but the same. 

For example we find Jesus started preaching “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17), however in Mark and Luke they recorded He preached the ‘kingdom of God.’ (Mark.1:14-15 and Luke 4:14-15). Same story, same kingdom, same meaning, interchangeable, what is the problem? 

We find the reason why Jesus spoke in parables in Matthew 13:10-13 as His disciples asked Him a question “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?” 

Jesus answered and used the words ‘kingdom of heaven’ in the Matthew 13 account. Yet Luke gives the same story and Luke uses ‘the kingdom God’ (Luke. 8:4-15). Same story and one can safety conclude they are the same. 

The parable of the mustard seed, in Matthew 13:31-32 Jesus used the ‘kingdom of heaven’ yet in Luke 13:18-19, Luke recording the same story with Jesus saying ‘the kingdom of God’ Mark also records the ‘kingdom of God’ (Mk 4:30-33). 

Both are the same, YES! The issue of who was the greatest in the kingdom, Matthew records in the “kingdom of heaven” (Mt 18:1-6) and Mark gives the same story but uses the word ‘kingdom of God’ (Mk 9:33-37). 

Again, I find no difference between them both. In the parable of the banquet, again Matthew uses the words “kingdom of heaven” (Mt 22:1-14) however Luke uses the “kingdom of God” (Luke 14:15-24). 

The same kingdom We find another parable in Matthew, this one is the story of the talents where Matthew writes “kingdom of heaven” (Mt25:14-29) and Luke writes “kingdom of God” (Luke 19:11-27). One can conclude the same kingdom. In Matthew 19 we find Jesus blessing little children in the gospel of Matthew using the words “kingdom of heaven” (Mt.19:13-15) however in Luke 18:15-17 with the same story, Luke writes “the kingdom of God” 

How many more confirmations do you need? Now your want-a-be scholars will argue there is a reason Matthew dose not use the word “God” in his gospel because Matthew was a Hebrew and they do not write the word ‘G-d’ let alone mention the kingdom of G-d. However if anyone believes that, WHY would Matthew record Jesus saying ‘Seek first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6). 

Again in Matthew 19:24, we find the words “kingdom of God” written by Matthew; “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." And the story of the Rich young ruler, Matthew using those words “kingdom of God” (Mt 19:16-26)

 Matthew uses both “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” in his gospel as per Matthew 21:43 “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” 


Here is a verse that gives BOTH the “kingdom of heaven” AND “the kingdom of God” in the same text as per the same place. 

Let us visit the rich young ruler again and allow Jesus to set the record straight as He mentions them both in the same passage and does not separate them.

 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God Matthew 19:23-24 

If we allow the BIBLE to interpret the BIBLE by just using the BIBLE, it is indisputable both the “kingdom of God” and the “kingdom of heaven” are the same. 

In 1Corinthians 6:9-10 Paul writes 
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God” 

Now if you belong to a Church or fellowship that teaches you can live in sin and be saved, it would be those individuals who will say the kingdom of God is not the same as the kingdom of heaven. 

One can be allowed in the kingdom of heaven but just with no rewards, as all rewards are removed and he may enter the kingdom of God but not the kingdom of heaven. 

This sounds close to Mormonism and their different levels of heavens and this also sounds like a Catholic who goes to purgatory because they are not good enough for heaven and not bad enough for hellfire. 

Paul wrote in that 1Corinthians 6:9-10 that the very person will not be allowed in the “kingdom of God” aka HEAVEN, not a loss of rewards. 

We will find the same reading Galatians 5:19-21 

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God”

 Since the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God are the same, this person will not be allowed in heaven PERIOD!! 

Nothing about rewards or that person can only enter the kingdom of heaven not the kingdom of God. And for the record, those Epistles, Paul was writing to believers a Church/saints/brethren and if they continue in their sin there will be NO HEAVEN, that is IF context means anything. 

Many of these legalists do conclude one must be ‘born again’ to go to heaven as per John 3:3; “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” 

But will justify the “kingdom of God” in 1Corinthians 6:9-10 and Galatians 5:19-21 This ‘born again’ is confirmed by 1Peter 1:23 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” 

He we have certain camps that believe the kingdom of God was within everyone. They use a text found in the gospel of Luke; 

”Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” 
Luke 17:21 

Because the verse reads that the kingdom of God is “within you” they believe the God’s kingdom is inside every human. 

If true, Hitler had the kingdom of God inside him, homosexuals have the kingdom of God inside them. Rapist, atheist and child molesters all have the kingdom of God inside them. 

Surely God’s kingdom is not inside non-believers and I believe Jesus was speaking about Himself. As He was bringing the kingdom to these people and He was among them, hence the words ‘within you’ NOT INSIDE THEM! 

‘Mr Israel I know you are busy but I have a question for you sir. Do you think women should wear jewelry and makeup or is that worldly? This is an on going issue in our home church and in our Full Gospel Church. My wife and I are looking forward to your response and I enjoy your weekly blog and your YouTube page, they have inspired me to be bolder for the Lord. Thank you’ 

Thank you for asking and considering my counsel on this matter. My first response is to say ‘YES’ women can wear make-up and jewelry with a condition as it is not a salvation issue. 

The only problem I would have would be IF it is a must and they need new jewelry, bigger charms and ornaments, with bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings that are for show. 

Regarding make-up is it a 4 hour daily task where she needs to buy new and improved cosmetics and the need to color their hair to a different color and style. This might be someone who may not be happy with themselves but for a woman that wishes to look nice for her husband or husband to be, I see no problem. 

There are some women that are considered ‘high maintenance’ that you will never satisfy but I believe that is the exception and not the rule. 

My wife gets a manicure and pedicure once a month with her sister as they enjoy the time together. It’s a local Asian family shop not a shop in Beverly Hills. There are Churches that are so legalistic on these matters, forcing women to wear skirts.

 I do know MANY godly women who wear jeans and slacks. I also believe they know within themselves if those pants are too tight and too reviling. Women should want to wear skirts not be forced into wearing them by their husband or a church. 

And of course it does not stop there, because fabric and length will be an issue too. These groups can demand their hair to be covered or hats to be worn as head covering is a must. 

Some denominations do not allow wedding rings and these rules don’t apply just to women, men have regulations too. 

I know a few churches where men cannot have no facial hair because it is worldly other churches that require men to have facial hair. 

I feel sorry for certain people like Eskimos, Indians and Asians that cannot have any facial hair…..and……what do they do with hairy Italian and Armenian women with facial hair? 

“For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments”
 Matthew 23:4-5 

I know Churches where men must wear a suit and tie or they are not welcomed or where white long sleeve shirts are required with dress pants. 

Avoid these endless legalistic arguments that go nowhere as ME Thinketh there might be a reason some women do not wear make-up or jewelry… is because THEY will abuse that privilege, so it is best THEY stay in window. 

Just don’t push it on others because they are weak, my 2 cent and keep the change. 

‘ruben you sir are arrogant and god hates pride that will be your downfall/i am humble and serve god with a pure heart, not like you/the lord showed me you are an egotistic false prophet and your face is filled with pride/a homosexual will be saved before you/you devil’ 

What you see and hear is someone who is confident in who they are IN CHRIST and that is not arrogance. 

Someone who is assured can be misjudged as arrogant, but I am very much ensured on who I am and what my function is the body is. 

Do you that? 

I have also noticed how people can be proud of being humble and it appears you are drunken with humility, as your meekness reeks of being arrogance. So being sure of themselves now makes one a false prophet? 

Can you tell me what I prophesied that did not come to pass to have that title? 

I am NOT a wild eye Pentecostal who uses the name of Jesus in vain and prophecies from emotion or some fictitious dream as the only thing I have prophesied is that JESUS CHRIST WILL ONE DAY RETURN. No date, month or year given. You write my face ‘is filled with pride’ again allow me to remind you what Jesus said in John 7:24 

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” 

Looks can be deceiving which is why you should not judge my appearance, because it may appear to be high-minded but it is someone who is secure. 

No need for me to call you a devil, just learn the gift of discernment and stop listening to voices. 

 ‘Come Lord Jesus Come’ 

How often do we hear ‘Lord please come’ because of something in the news, a new law made, sin in the camp, family issues, calamities or churches allowing heresy. 

Understand what you are asking, because IF God really honored those words things will happen. Because in our Bible when God appears PEOPLE DIE, CITIES WILL BE DESTROYED, FALSE RELIGIONS AND FALSE gods WILL GET WIPED OUT, NATIONS WILL SHATTERED, ONCE HE EVEN DEMOLISHED THE ENTIRE EARTH WITH WATER. 

That is IF Father God gets involved, need more proof, see Bible for details. Should God honor that ‘Lord please come’ prayer or is that request not heard. God will sent preachers to settle matters before He gets involved because if He does thing can get messy.

 Moses understood this as he prayed that God not get involved in individual matters because he knew certain people will be ANNIHILATED. 

I know it is very common in certain groups to say ‘Come Lord Jesus Come’ as many may even consider those words godly. Now that their saved they want Jesus to come, glad He did not come when they were in their sins. I say those words ‘Come Lord Jesus Come’ can be selfish and my prayer is ‘No, Lord postpone, please postpone’ I do believe if God delays and suspends His coming and or judgment, sinners might get saved. 

I’m sure those ‘Come Lord Jesus Come’ cries has been shouted for many decades and thank God He DID NOT HEAR or HONOR THOSE PRAYERS. 

I will try and give you an example, using our U.S. military. We do try and avoid wars, we try and negotiate, stop trading with certain countries, maybe cause a government coup in that land, BECAUSE IF WE USE OUR MILITARY THAT COUNTRY WILL BE RUINED, DEVASTATED and OBLITERATED. 

So it is best to resolve the problems without military might. So before you have a knee-jerk reaction and say ‘Lord get involved’ or ‘Come lord Come’ know what you are saying and the impact that will have….that is IF the Father honors such prayer. 

Again I plead and beseech God ‘No Lord, continue to postpone your judgment and appearing and I will even volunteer myself to warn them of their sin.’ Because I know the severity of the Lord. 

“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences” 2
 Corinthians 5:11 


We will be having our SOAPA convention in Atlanta and you can view the live feed on my 'Ruben Israel' facebook account We will also be preaching at local campuses and the yearly sodomite parade Your air support is needed