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The Controversy Of Zion And The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble – Kindle Version Free Today


Tip of the hat to AHF. To celebrate the Jewish New Year “The Controversy of Zion and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble” is once again free for download. Apparently this ends tonight, so be sure to get it now while you still can. Click here to download the Kindle Edition over on Amazon.com.

Edit: Free offer has now expired …

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  1. iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
    09/17/2012 at 7:59 PM | #1

    Just downloaded it, thanks ICA and athisfeet.

  2. iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
    09/17/2012 at 9:04 PM | #2

    The controversy of Zion is a great read. I am well into part 3, and maybe I should finish before I pose this question, but it weighs heavy on my heart. I agree with everything he says so far, except, I’ve always believed (and maybe you can help me out), that the almost 2,000 year dispersion of the jew’s (Israel) after 70 AD fulfilled God’s word. When He said I will bring you back from the corners of the earth, he’s done that. If you read Mark Twain about his trip to Jerusalem and Israel before their return, it’s bone chilling. He describes a land desolate that could support no life, human or animal. Then the Jewish people returned and the land blossomed. I’ve believed that Ezekial’s valley of dry bones portrayed this also. I do know that Jerusalem will come under attack by the AC and it will appear as if it has fallen to his control, then our Mesiah returns. So if you can shed light on this I would appreciate it. I don’t understand how anyone could misinterpret Paul’s words in Romans about the Jewish people.

  3. AtHisFeet
    09/17/2012 at 10:15 PM | #3

    Yes – I believe as you continue to read you will see that he clarifies this concept in greater detail. The gist of it is that all of the prophecies regarding Israel being gathered back into the Land have within them elements which, quite simply, are not yet fulfilled. Though Israel is again a nation and many Jews have returned, most are secular and reject their God. In contrast, many of the prophecies declare that when they are regathered they will ALL know that the Lord is their God. A number of the prophecies also state that Israel’s enemies will be destroyed when they are again gathered to His Land. However, we know this has not yet taken place. So, Dalton makes the case that the re-establishment of Israel in 1948 was the beginning of the fulfillment of these prophecies, but their greater fullness is yet in the future.

  4. iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
    09/17/2012 at 10:28 PM | #4

    Yes, it didn’t take me long to have my question answered, even with minor disagreements on time lines etc. this is a fantastic book, which I wish was required reading for all esp. Christians. Thanks again for the heads up.

  5. Willard
    09/17/2012 at 10:56 PM | #5

    More and more so called secular Jews are searching for the God of their fathers – I recall the last two wars Gaza (Cast Lead) and Lebanon the 33 day war the IDF were taking the Pslams with them and pinning them to their clothing for protection into the wars because they thought it was funny but it does tell you that they are beginning to think about God – very soon I believe we will see theJews return to their God – maybe not the Messaih yet but their God of the OT.

    Eze 36:24 “ ‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.
    Eze 36:25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities h and from all your idols.
    Eze 36:26 I will give you a new heart j and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. l
    Eze 36:27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
    Eze 36:28 You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God.

  6. AtHisFeet
    09/18/2012 at 1:00 AM | #6

    I just saw a little piece in Israel Today online magazine about that very subject, Willard. It is only a little paragraph, but very interesting:

    http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/23392/Default.aspx

  7. FX
    09/18/2012 at 2:22 AM | #7

    Shalom Ya’ll,

    I bought this book when I saw it recommended on Joel Richardon’s website, I received it, read it but remember being very disappointed by it.

    The author does not fully understand who the Biblical Israel is. Jews today only represent 1 or 2/12th of Israel (depending on how you recount, either just the tribe of Judah or the Southern Kingdom of Judah). The other 10/12th of Israel, the 10 tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel have long been lost , dispersed and assimilated within the nations of the world, completely losing their identity in the process (as a fact, many Christians are probably physical descendents of the 10 tribes of Israel. See Osea 1.10 or 2.1).

    The problem with “The controversy of Zion” is that it applies prophesies which were only directed to the 10 tribes of Israel (and which have already been fulfilled) to Judah (the Jews). The premises being false, the author’s conclusions also are.

    As far as I remember, the author also does not understand that the entity which is commonly called the “church” in evangelical circles is in fact the Israel of God. The Israel that matters to God is the one comprised of saved Jews (from the tribe of Judah) and saved gentile (or should we say “possible” descendants of the House of Israel, the 10 Northern tribes. Remember, the New Covenant was only cut with the House of Israel and the House of Judah (see Jer 31.31-34)).

    Another disappointment for me was that the author does not recognize the call of Israel (ie “the Chruch”) to repent from their sins and to come back to living like Yeshua lived (ie: obey our Father’s Instructions in order to be set apart from the world). As a matter of fact, this is exactly how the ten Northern tribes from Israel used to live! They claimed to follow the God of Israel, but refused to follow His Torah. Instead, they were mixing their worship with pagan practices. Exactly what we see in the Church today…

    It’s a pity…May The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob open our eyes. May we be humble to hear what He wants to tell us in these end of times. May we prepare ourselves as the spotless Bride, without wrinkles He comes back for.

    Blessings,

    FX

  8. 09/18/2012 at 3:50 PM | #8

    ICA and everybody,

    I would like to have an extended discussion of this book. Either it needs to be set up as a page, or we move the discussion to Joels Trumpet Forum or Prophezine, or even Prophesite. Articles are hard to find after they move off of the navigation bar, that’s why a discussion area would be nice.

    I started reading this book several months ago when we were first able to download it for free, and I got about 40 pages into it before I had compatibility problems with the cloud reader. I’ve resumed reading it today, and I’m already reminded of several areas of disagreement with Dalton that are, in my view, substantial.

    I will state a couple here, but as I read it I would like the opportunity to bounce my thoughts off of some of you, because my opinions are subject to change as I get more light shed on my understanding.

    First I will say that I was completely surprised and stunned to read Dalton claiming that the term “Jew” comes from “Jacob” and not “Judah” in Controversy of Zion (COZ) Chapter 2. While this on one level doesn’t seem that significant, on another, if he is both so careless about facts and so ignorant of simple terms, it shakes my faith in what else he has to say. And although there are major differences I have with FX, he is correct that “Jews” from the tribe of Judah make up a small portion of “Israel.” While I am not a ‘British Israel’ believer or dogmatic about the ‘Two Houses’ theory, there is definitely something to it, and claiming that “Jew” comes from “Jacob” completely obscures this scriptural notion, since Jacob later became “Israel”. It even makes me wonder if he intentionally redefined “Jew” to avoid or even eliminate the Judah/Israel issue. Am I too suspicious?

    Secondly, within a few paragraphs of resuming my reading I run into him claiming that Jesus in Mt 24:16 is warning Jews of the end times (future to even us) to flee Judea. This passage is the parallel of Luke 21:20-24, which is clearly warning Jews of his generation of the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem a few decades away. These “abomination of desolation” passages in Mt, Mk and Luke are prophesying the end of the old covenant with the destruction of the temple and dispersal of the Jews. This all happened in the first century. The Jews have already returned to Israel; there are 8 million there today. This is the wrong application of these scriptures.

    Here is a clear, side by side comparison of “AoD” passages: http://prophesite.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/the-abomination-of-desolation-scripturally-speaking-part-1/

    I will continue to read COZ with an open mind; I generally agree with the overall “Mideast Beast” viewpoint, and I do see tremendous suffering ahead for the Jewish people, but I do not see a wholesale re-emptying of the land before Jesus returns.

    • FX
      09/18/2012 at 4:15 PM | #9

      Bonsoir Kurt,

      If this can reassure you, I too am not a ‘British Israel’ believer!!!

      Regarding the ‘Two Houses’ issue, we should actually call it “One House”, as this is how our Abba looks at us (we are one in Messiah, whether we come from the House of Judah or from the House of Israel, or whether we are Gentiles grafted in).

      This issue is not a theory but a Biblical reality, whether we understand it or not. The fact of the matter is: Yeshua returns to unite Israel (both house)!

      Shalom shalom,

      FX

    • iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
      09/18/2012 at 4:31 PM | #10

      I’ll read the side by side comparison of AoD, but that was the one big thing that I had trouble with, and that was that I did not see a re-emptying of Israel either before Jesus returns. I know that Jerusalem will be attacked and alot of suffering ahead, but I just don’t see a dispersion in the end times. I would also like to have a indepth discussion on this. I always viewed Jesus’s warning about Jerusalem and the temple destruction as for the Jew’s of that time. However, the AoD could have a 2 fold meaning? Not sure. Any way I’ll read the side by side, and finish the book and look for a discussion on this. I would love your, ICA, and willard’s input.

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