During an earlier part of Brother Lindsey’s ministry he was influenced and tutored by a Jewish Rabbi who had traveled with him for 15 years. Rabbi Ziegler imparted a wealth of knowledge that Hubert was able to incorporate into his own personal understanding of the Bible. Hubert learned from Rabbi Ziegler that "Talmudic teaching" was Israel’s interpretation of the Torah. Hubert learned why the formation of the Talmud caused Israel to deviate from the authority of the Torah. Hubert learned how the nation of Israel under the influence of Pagan religion from Grecian captivity, Babylonian captivity, Medo-Persian captivity, and Roman captivity added their own interpretation to the Torah. Through the Ages and through various captivities Israel formed Talmudic teaching and taught it according to “the tradition of the Elders”. Christ contended with Talmudic teaching during His earthly ministry. Examine closely the following words of Christ ...recorded by Mark.
Mark 7:8-9…For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
One of Hubert’s best testimonies for Christ was how he personally had the wonderful privilege to win Rabbi Ziegler to the person of Christ. Throughout his ministry Hubert spoke often of how he had challenged Rabbi Ziegler with a Prophetic Truth from Genesis 49:10. This Prophetic utterance recorded in Genesis pertained to the coming of the Messiah (Shiloh in the Hebrew text) and the authority of Israel’s Mosaic Law and Commandments being “lost” during the reign of the Roman Empire.
Gen 49:10… The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;
The full authority of Israel’s Torah was diminished during the time of Christ’s earthly ministry. History proves Israel’s authority of the Torah was partially dissolved under Roman dictatorship. Unlike Israel’s past captivities under the Medo-Persian, Grecian, and Babylonian Empires, the Roman Empire stripped Israel from a part of Mosaic authority that stemmed from the Torah. Jewish leaders under Roman dictatorship no longer had the legal right according to the Law of Moses to put a Jewish man to death for a capital offense. During the ministry of Christ Israel was "subject first to Roman law" concerning capital punishment. Only Romans were allowed to execute a Jewish criminal. If Jew’s would have carried out the law of capital punishment according to the Torah they would have been guilty of "insurrection" against the Roman government. Israel had no legal right to usurp the authority of the Imperial power of Rome. That’s one reason why the Jewish Council of Ancients turned Christ over to Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor. Roman authority overpowered Mosaic Law for the first time in the history of the Bible. This very historical truth “fulfilled” Prophecy in Genesis 49:10 because the "scepter departed from Israel when Shiloh came".
That fulfillment of prophecy in Genesis 49:10 is what allowed Brother Lindsey to sway Rabbi Ziegler to Christ. Hubert told that “after” he had challenged Rabbi Ziegler with the truth of that Prophecy he was later preaching a Revival meeting in New York. At that particular meeting Rabbi Zeigler showed up and told Hubert during the previous week he had pondered Genesis 49:10 very closely. Rabbi Zeigler made claim that he realized that the historical truth of Mosaic Law was hindered under Roman dictatorship. Rabbi Zeigler realized that Israel had lost certain Mosaic authority as prophesied and that Christ the Messiah (Shiloh) had come during that period of time. God confirmed it to Rabbi Ziegler's heart but history also proves this same truth! It was confirmed to Rabbi Ziegler’s heart by the Holy Spirit! Rabbi Ziegler told Hubert Lindsey that the Prophecy of Genesis 49:10 was true and he couldn’t deny it. That prompted him to give his heart to Christ and he did! Glory! Hubert proclaimed he won several Rabbi's to Christ throughout his whole course of the ministry.
Hubert Lindsey's main objective in life was to "Win" men and women to Christ! May the words of this Blog with dedication to Brother Lindsey's fervent witness for Christ be of much inspiration to all who read its content.
In the name of Yeshua,