“Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie– I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.” Revelation 3:9
So, the synagogue of Satan is comprised of people who claim to be Jews, but are not Jews. To be clear, the word is “yahudiy” (notice the “Yah” in the name), and is translated in English as “Jew,” and refers to Yah’s people who are called by His name (i.e., 2 Chronicles 7:14).
If being a member of Satan’s synagogue means that one claims to be a Jew, but isn’t, then is it not important to know exactly what a Jew (yahudiy) is, and whether you are claiming to be one, if you aren’t? I mean, who would knowingly want to be a part of the synagogue of Satan?
Herein is one of the huge blind spots in the many flavors of christianity, the counterfeit of the true faith, for if most christians are asked to define what a Jew is, they will undoubtedly refer to someone who is Jewish by race, or by geography, or bloodline, or religion. But, those are not the real substance of the word.
The ancient Jewish people in the scriptures were a physical foreshadow of Messiah’s bride. Their receiving the physical covenant (Ten Commandments) on the Feast of Weeks was a foreshadow of Messiah’s bride receiving the spiritual covenant (seal of the Holy Spirit) on the Feast of Weeks (Acts 2).
In scripture, there are myriad physical foreshadows that represent future-revealed spiritual real substances; but, in every instance, the real substance is spiritual, not physical.
So, while the ancient physical Jews were a symbol, or representation, of the real substance of the name “Jew” (yahudiy), the spiritual Jews are the real substance. And, Paul tells us exactly who the spiritual, or true, Jews are in Romans 2:29—they are people whose hearts have been circumcised, as opposed to the physical Jews whose flesh was circumcised.
Paul tells us in Galatians 3:28-29 that the spiritual real substance of Abraham’s descendants are those who have the seal of the Holy Spirit of promise (and, remember, the word “omer” in Hebrew means “promise,” and the “counting of the omer” is the period between the beginning of the barley harvest on the Feast of Firstfruits, and the beginning of the wheat harvest on the Feast of Weeks—the day the covenant was given).
As Romans 8:9 tells us, those who have the Holy Spirit are “in Messiah,” but those who don’t have the Holy Spirit are not His. It’s a binary construct. One is either in Messiah or one is not. One is either saved by having received the Holy Spirit, or one is not saved because he has not received the Holy Spirit.
So, back to the original matter: those who are Jews spiritually are those who have the Holy Spirit, and those who do not have the Holy Spirit are not Jews spiritually. And, as Paul told us in Galatians 3:28-29, there is no longer any distinction that is based on physical attributes. To be a Jew in the Father’s eyes, one MUST have the Holy Spirit. It has nothing to do with anything physical.
Now, let’s look at who claims to have the Holy Spirit, but doesn’t actually have Him, as that is what the synagogue of Satan is comprised of.
The counterfeit salvation peddled by so many different flavors of christianity—that belief IS salvation, or that salvation is a decision or a prayer—has produced multitudes of people who falsely think they are saved, simply because of something they did (went forward, prayed a prayer, got dunked in water, joined a “church,” etc.).
But salvation is not something ANY human can “do.” No, salvation is a gift that is given by the Father, and it is given in HIS time alone, not by man’s power or direction. That’s why scripture tells us that the “end” of belief is salvation—it’s not belief that is salvation, but salvation is the goal, or desired result, of belief (1 Peter 1:9).
And, as we’re told in Hebrews 10:39, those who are saved are people who did not shrink back from their belief, but who believed (endured) all the way to the saving of their souls. Belief is not salvation, but the first step on the path TO salvation. Belief is shown in Egypt, but the covenant was not given until Mt. Sinai. Belief is shown in the Outer Courtyard of the tabernacle, but the covenant is in the Holy of Holies.
So, there are countless folks out there who have been taught, falsely, that they are saved simply because they made a decision, or changed their lifestyles, when salvation is not anything man can control or direct, and it has nothing to do with physical lifestyle, for salvation is of the spirit, not the flesh.
We are told to believe in Messiah Yahoshua and to confess Him before others (endure in belief). Those who endure in belief will be given the gift of the Holy Spirit, which is righteousness, and only the righteous have eternal life. Those who are adopted as children of Yah the Father are TOLD they are His children. It is not something man can declare—ONLY the Holy Spirit can decree that one has been spiritually adopted.
If YOU claim to be saved (possess the Holy Spirit), but have never actually been told directly by the Holy Spirit that you have been made a child of Yah, then, unfortunately, you are of the synagogue of Satan, for you are claiming to be a Jew (a person who has the Holy Spirit), but have never actually been given any direct evidence that any such thing has occurred.
And, no, there is not a single verse in the entirety of scripture that can tell any person he has received the Holy Spirit. The scriptures teach HOW salvation is received, but it cannot tell a person he has received it. Only the Holy Spirit can do that.
Come out from christianity, the synagogue of Satan, and seek the Holy Spirit and His truths.
Believe in Messiah Yahoshua and make a public stand for your belief in Him. You WILL be ridiculed, mocked, and even shunned, and much of that will come directly from those who are lost in christianity, who also think they are saved, but have never actually been confirmed by the Holy Spirit.
After repenting of the false teachings you have believed, and confessing Messiah Yahoshua before others, trust that the Father will fulfill His promise, and He will tell you through the Holy Spirit that you have been adopted as His child. Anything short of that is not salvation, but a counterfeit of it.
For more information: Circumcision and Spiritual Reproduction