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Termites in the Wall, Or Replacement Theology (or Supersessionism)

Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."

1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

Replacement Theology

Termites in the Wall, Or Replacement Theology (or Supersessionism)

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2019 Richard St.James

IV. The Quickening of the House of Israel

We begin, where it always begins, with “the hand of the LORD” in the book of Ezekiel, chapter thirty-seven, verse one:

“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,” [Ezekiel 37:1].

Like as the Apostle John in the New Testament [Revelation 1:10, 4:2], Ezekiel the prophet was “carried” [or transported] to a “valley”.

The state of being “in the spirit” was the only prerequisite to seeing the following supernatural scene.

Verse two: “And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.” [Ezekiel 37:2]

[We have here many dry bones in a valley not unlike the valley of Jezreel.]

Verse three: “And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.” [Ezekiel 37:3]

God asks Ezekiel: “Can these bones live?”

Can they? The LORD indeed KNOWS!


  • “For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” [Psalm 1:6]
  • “The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.” [Psalm 37:18]
  • "The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.” [Psalm 94:11]
  • “And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” [1 Corinthians 3:20]
  • “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” [2 Timothy 2:19]
  • “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” [2 Peter 2:9]


Verse four: “Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.”

[We have here many dry bones hearing the word of the LORD.]

God directs the man of God: Prophesy to these dry old dead bones my life-giving words.

The word of life [Philippians 2:16] comes from the Word of life [1 John 1:1], who is Jesus Christ!

Come on now! See the connection. Your life depends on it!

Verse five: “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:”

Notice here, one thing leads to the next thing. Connect the dots! It is God who breathes life into man [Genesis 2:7].

[We have here many dry bones hearing the word of the LORD and breath is coming into them.]

Conclusive fact: God’s words are life, and God’s words breathe life into you.

Verse six: “And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”

The next thing leads to the next thing. It is all connecting together from an intricate design. “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen” [Romans 11:36].

Verse seven: “So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.”

[We have here many dry bones hearing the word of the LORD and breathing and coming together.]
God is the engineer.

God is the designer, and God is the artificer.

God connects it all together in the eerie din of the rumbling, rattling noise!

Admit it! There is just no room for old Charles Darwin and all the fools working for the Devil to compete here.

Verse eight: “And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.” [At least not yet.]

[We have here no longer dry bones. We have bones connected together with muscle and flesh.]

[Commentary: The whole nation of Israel is being quickened before our very eyes!]

Verse nine: “Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.”

This quickening here is nothing but the new birth of the nation of Israel.

They were dead but now they are being made alive.

Just STOP here for a moment, and turn to the book of Colossians chapter two, verse thirteen, and see this connection to what happens to us when we are born of the Spirit: “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;” [Colossians 2:13].

[Fact: The New Testament believer was dead in his sins and yet now has been alive in Christ.]

This is nothing but death to life. This great divide is bridged by God.

Now get this: Men will never be able to do this. God said this is so in the BOOK!

Now, recall what he said when he was here on this earth: “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” [Mark 10:27]

Verse ten: “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.” [Ezekiel 37:10]

Miracles do happen! These miracles do happen in spite of men having unbelieving hearts!

[What was formerly dry bones in the valley have become a great living army.]

Verse eleven: “Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.” [Ezekiel 37:11
[This restoration of the whole house of Israel … is a miracle.]

Verse twelve: “Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.” [Ezekiel 37:12]

Israel will occupy THE LAND.

Their eyes of their hearts are targeted next.

Verse thirteen: “And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,” [Ezekiel 37:13]

[They shall KNOW Jesus Christ is LORD.]

Verse fourteen: “And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.” [Ezekiel 37:14]

[The natural branch is grafted back into the olive tree.]

We are now back full circle. We now go back to the book of Romans chapter eleven. We read again verses twenty-three thru twenty-eight to see the vital connection:

[23] “And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

[24] “For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

[25] “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

[26] “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

[27] “For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”

Did you get it?

The “they” is Israel. They still are in unbelief [at this time], but when their eyes are opened [in the near future], when they see him whom they pierced, they will believe in their Messiah, Jesus Christ.

 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” [Zechariah 12:10]

We finish here:

The restoration of Israel will be totally fulfilled in the restitution of all things in the kingdom of Heaven. [See the book of the Acts of the Apostles, chapter three, verse twenty-one for this.]

We will now continue to read the Scripture in this same chapter in the book of Ezekiel [chapter thirty-seven] starting with verse twenty-four: “And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.” [Ezekiel 37:24]

Verse twenty-five: “And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.” [Ezekiel 37:25]

This will all be literally fulfilled. Amen! Amen! Amen!

Verse twenty-six: “Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.” [Ezekiel 37:26]

Verse twenty-seven: “My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” [Ezekiel 37:27]

Verse twenty-eight: “And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.” [Ezekiel 37:28]

The whole world in the millennial Kingdom of Heaven will know Israel is the head nation of all nations [Deuteronomy 28:13].

This will all be literally fulfilled. Amen! Amen! Amen!

Therefore, those who hold to Replacement Theology are like the termites in the wall. As I said they will eat you out of house and home.

Again have nothing to do with them [Ezra 4:3]!

Israel will return to her place in the olive tree as the natural branches. Read it for yourself. Believe it! The TRUTH is, right there before you, as clear as can be, looking you right in the face on the pages of the BOOK of God.

Israel will be the geo-political center of the earth in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Now, we will finish here with the book of Zechariah 14:16: “And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.”


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