SCATTERING THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE
Bertrand L. Comparet
Most of the prophesies in the book of Daniel, were
written in obscure language, so that the full meaning of the event would not
become clear until the time for the fulfillment was near. One of these
prophecies, which has puzzled all scholars until recently, is in Daniel
chapter 12. It expressly deals with the time of the very end. Its
application to our day shows us where we are in history. It reads as follows in Daniel
12:1,4-7. "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince
which standeth for the children of the people: and there shall be a time of
trouble. Such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and
at that time Thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found
written in the book. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book,
even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall be
increased. Then I Daniel looked, and behold, there stood other two, one on this
side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the
river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of
the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man
clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his
right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by Him that liveth forever,
that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have
accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be
This has been a puzzle. To solve this puzzle, we had
better start with a definition of, who are the holy people? First, what
is meant by holy? Is it a person who is sanctimonious and self-righteous, who
makes a six-reel production out of refusing to taste a glass of beer? No, holy
simply means dedicated to the service of Yahweh. All men are imperfect, even
King David was imperfect; he was an adulterer and a murderer. In spite of these
imperfections, King David was the only person Yahweh ever called a man after
mine own heart.
Yahweh didn't choose King David because of his sins, but
in spite of them. King David had sincerely dedicated his life to the service of
Yahweh. The sacrifice of Yahshua, on the cross, was sufficient to take care of
all sins. The holy people are the race who are dedicated to the service
of Yahweh, carrying out His purposes, despite their individual faults and sins,
Yahweh selected them. It is the same as Yahshua's statement to His 12 disciples
recorded in John 15:16. "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen
you." This is confirmed many places in the Bible.
In Exodus 19:6 Yahweh promised, "Ye shall be
unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation." If you think Yahweh went
back on his word because of our personal sins and failures, remember I Peter
2:9 repeats this same comforting assurance. In Leviticus 19:6 Yahweh
said, "Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say
unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I Yahweh your God am holy." Leviticus
20:26 assures us, "Ye shall be holy unto Me: for I Yahweh am holy, and
have severed you from other people, that ye should be Mine." Deuteronomy
7:6 reminds us, "For thou art an holy people unto Yahweh thy God:
Yahweh thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all
people that are upon the face of the earth."
Isaiah 62:11-12 crowns this glorious assurance.
"Behold, Yahweh hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, say unto the
daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, His reward is with Him,
and His work before Him. And they shall call them the holy people, the redeemed
of Yahweh." We, of Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Teutonic ancestry, should
never be deceived by the vicious falsehoods of those who are trying to down
grade the white race today.
The angels had given Daniel the prophecies concerning the
end of the age, and the tremendous warfare and destruction, which will accompany
it. Daniel was wondering when all this would occur, and the angel told him,
"And when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy
people, all these things shall be finished."
Until the last few years, these words were
incomprehensible. We didn't want to believe them, because scattering the
power of the holy people, certainly prophesied nothing but trouble. Some
people tried to read another meaning into the word scatter, but it is the Hebrew
word naw-fat, to scatter, or to dash to pieces and scatter the fragments.
Therefore our power is to be scattered, in an unfavorable sense, and then the
time of trouble will be ended with our rescue by the return of Yahshua with the
armies of heaven.
When our power was concentrated
in World Wars I and II, it was irresistible. But being scattered, a little here,
a little there, it can be destroyed by the enemy because there isn't enough
power in any one place. This is exactly what our enemies are planning. One of
the basic principles of warfare, centuries older than ancient Egypt, is that an
army which is kept together can defeat a far larger army which has been
separated into several smaller groups, by defeating each of these smaller
groups, one at a time.
Our enemies are maneuvering us into the fatal error of scattering our forces. Many of you will remember that some farsighted patriots warned us many years ago, that politicians in high places in our government were in the service of our enemies. These traitors planned to take the United States army out of the country, scatter it all over the world, disarm the citizens at home and hand us over, completely helpless, to our enemies.
Today this is exactly what is going on. We have recently
seen a high official of one of the states proclaim that he sees no danger in a
communist takeover. He is now making the most extraordinary efforts to disarm
the entire loyal, patriotic American who would oppose such a takeover. We see
the American forces in Vietnam already up to 50,000 men. Our government has
recently announced that if Red China takes a more active part in the war,
300,000 American soldiers will be sent to Vietnam. This will use up practically
all of our army, which is not already in Europe. The folly of it is beyond
We need to win the war in Vietnam but we can't win it on
a man-to-man fighting basis. Red China can throw fifteen to twenty to our one,
against us. Even if we do kill ten Chinese for each American boy killed, China
can take such losses happily. It would relieve the problem of too many mouths to
feed. Their birthrate would replace their losses faster than we can kill them
with conventional weapons. Our only hope, humanly speaking, is in the early
vigorous use of atomic bombs. This is the only human weapon, which can even up
the odds against us. However, our government has declared that it will not use
the atomic bombs first; that it will wait until after an atomic attack upon the
United States has cost us one hundred million lives or more. After this attack
we will try to retaliate, if we are still able to do so. They plan to feed our
American boys into the meat grinder, allowing the precious breeding stock, the
only hope of another generation, to be killed by the hundreds of thousands in a
war, which cannot be won on a one to one basis.
This is all as our enemies have planned it. Now you see
why the Chinese are so cocky. They will not negotiate with us unless we agree,
in advance, that it is only to negotiate their victory and our defeat. Of course
they feel this way. It would be a poor general who could not win a war when he
is in command of both sides through the United Nations.
We have been in such fear that the Russians, Indonesians,
Panamanians and the Congolese might not like us if we win the war and survive.
We have allowed these countries to dictate the policies to be followed by our
own government. Even the village idiot can see that these policies can have no
possible result but our defeat. These policies will insure conquest by our
enemies, and enslavement for such of us as they may permit to survive. These
politicians have bribed us by the promise to give us back a little of our own
money. Because of this we keep them in power when all sane people know it is
suicide to do so.
Now Daniel's strange words make sense, the power of the
holy people is already scattered. When this is completed, this will make our
very survival impossible on any merely human basis. Nothing but the power of
Yahweh can rescue us from the consequences of our amazing folly. Yet in all of
this, there is also a note of hope. It will not take much longer for the plot to
scatter the power of the holy people to be completed, leaving us defenseless
before our enemies.
This is what brings Yahweh to our rescue, for the angel
told Daniel, "When he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the
holy people, all these things shall be finished." This is one of the
signs of the time of the end. Take courage, Yahweh is near at hand!