Revelation 2:9 "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan."
Revelation 3:9 "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."
In the above scriptures, Christ identifies who the TRUE Jews are by acknowledging the works of those Jews/Israelites that keep the commandments of God and are going through the tribulation of the curses prophesied in Deuteronomy 28:15-68. They are also suffering from over 400 years of oppression at the hands of their enemies (Psalm 83:1-7). Christ also identifies the economic dilemma and poverty issues of the TRUE Israelites. Many of the TRUE Jews/Israelites are homeless or live from pay check to pay check barely making enough to support their families. Despite this turmoil, our Lord says that the Israelites are rich because of the promises that they are going to receive like eternal life, rulership, restoring our land, receiving our pure language etc… However, Christ knows the BLASPHEMY (lies) of them which say they are Jews and are not. This is important to understand because this clearly shows that everyone and anyone cannot be a Jew/Israelite, and God takes offense to those that claim to be Jews and are not authentic descendants of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. The main people on the earth that have come to be politically recognized as Jews today are the European Caucasians (the caucasian race are biblically called Edomites) that began to occupy the land of Israel after becoming a state in 1948.
This sect of Jew impostors have stolen our history, written records and have perverted the laws of the scriptures. We know according to the bible that the true Jews are a people with a skin tone containing various shades of brown (Song of Solomon 1:5, Lamentation 4:7, Revelation 1:13-14) and can only be recognized by their genealogy (biological ancestry) of their father. In this lesson I will give a brief history on how these Caucasians (Edomites) began to call themselves Jews long before the "Khazar Conversion".
It is a widely known historical fact that in the Caucasus region of Europe in a place called Khazaria, the Khazars which are an Indo-European people that descend from Edomites (Caucasians Genesis 36) formed a state religion called Judaism in the mid-8th century CE under the name of the Khazar Empire. The Caucasians that call themselves Jewish, Semitic or Ashkenazi extending mostly out of the areas of Germany, Poland and Russia are descendants of the Khazars. In the Popular historical book "The Thirteenth Tribe" by Arthur Koestler, in chapter 2 titled "The Conversion" on page 67, the author describes how the Khazars claimed to be the chosen race of the Israelites who the Lord made a convent with. Koestler further states that “they were not of the seed of Abraham..."(Conversion p.72, Genesis 10:3). The book goes on to specify that there were two kinds of Khazars. In chapter 1 titled "Rise" on page 20, Arthur Koestler gives a source from Arab geographer Istakhri that describes the difference within the Khazar's tribe. "The Khazars do not resemble the Turks. They are black-haired and are of two kinds. One called the Kara-Khazars (black Khazar) who are swarthy, verging on a deep black as if they were a kind of Indian. The other kind of Khazar is called white (Ak-Khazar), who are pale in skin tone and have been found to be strikingly handsome". Also in the same chapter he shows the difference in ruling classes in which the Whites are considered the upper class while blacks where the lower class. Edomites assimilated themselves among the Turkic people of the Caucasus Mountains for centuries (Genesis 36, Deut. 2:12). Due to the pressures of Christianity and the increasingly growing philosophy Islam, the Khazars where in a strait of having to choose which philosophy they would completely submit to. They decided in 740 CE to convert to the faith of the Hebrews. This way of life was later called Judaism. The author calls the book "The 13th Tribe" because of the fact that according to history, there is no way that ANY pale or Caucasian person could be a Jew. If so, there would be thirteen tribes of Israel which is absurd since there are only twelve. We will go back 1,000 years earlier to see how Edomites began to take on the title of "Jew". We must establish that the term Jew is first mentioned in the scriptures during the reign of Ahaz king of Judah 740-726 BCE ( 2King 16:6) when the Syrians and northern kingdom of Israel spoiled Judah and took captives of people because of the sins of Ahaz. The reason “Jew” was applied because it always represented the inhabitants of Judah/Judea (2 Kings 25:21 John 7:1, 1Esdras 5:57). The term Jew was never a nationality of the Israelites. It was applied to those tribes of Israel who identified themselves with the southern kingdom then was later applied to all of the twelve tribes. Lets get an historical account from Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE). In Antiquities of the Jews 13:9:1. During the Reign of John Hyrcanus I (1 Maccebees 16) the son of Simon who was governor and high priest continued his campaign against the heathen nations that were still in the land. He waged war against all Idumea (Edom) and subdued many of them making them conform to the customs of the Jews (Israelites) in order to stay in the land of Petra (Mt. Seir). This caused many Edomites to become circumcised and to learn many of the laws and customs of Israel. To prove this passage let us go farther back into biblical history during the time of Esther. Esther chapter 8:17 states,
Esther 8:17 ”And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.”
This particular "Jewish" conversion happened during the Medo-Perisan captivity of the Israelites. King Ahasuerus decreed that the Jews could defend themselves at all cost against their enemies and take their spoils. When the people of the nations saw this the fear of the Jews and their God came upon them (Zech. 8:23).
In earlier years before the kingdom of Israel was divided king Saul employed Edomites as servants within the kingdom of Israel. By this they came to know the laws and customs of Israel. But they were not Israelites.
1Samuel 21:7 "Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul."
Josephus explains about the Edomite converts that became high officials in the army of the Jews. One in particular was Antipas, the father of Herod and founder of the Herodian dynasty. Herod was responsible for the extermination of the Hasmonean (Maccabees) dynasty and claimed himself to be king of the Jews. According to Josephus: 14.15.2, Herod was considered to be half Jew. Does this mean that he was a Jew by blood? No! The Oxford bible atlas p.84 states ”Herod was a Jew by religion” He was of non-Jewish descent but possessed an understanding of the Jew's customs. His children was also taught the laws and customs of the Israelites but this did not make them Israelites/Jews (Acts 26:2-3). Neither could they perform the righteous acts as the scriptures command (Judges 5:11, Isaiah 26:10).
1Chronicles. 9:1 "So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression."
Numbers 1:18 "And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls."
Antipas lead a bloody trail of murder, idolatry and fornication. Christ himself encountered Idumean converts in John 8:33-44. Biblical history shows long before the Khazar Empire, Edomites knew of the customs of our ancestors the Israelites and just as Esau denied Christ then in John Chapter 8 you can clearly see they deny him now as the Jew-ish people (John 3:18).