IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YAHWEH
Bertrand L. Comparet
As those of you who listen to these lessons know,
Yahweh's people, the Israel of the Bible, survive today in the form of the
nations we roughly classify as Anglo Saxon. From its first establishment as a
nation, Yahweh has selected Israel, for a most unusual honor. Israel was to work
with Him in establishing His kingdom on this earth.
Such a partnership has not been offered to any other
people. In Leviticus 20:24-26 Yahweh said, "I am Yahweh your God,
which has separated you from other people. And ye shall be holy unto Me: for
I Yahweh am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be
Mine." In Deuteronomy 7:6 Yahweh said, "For thou art a holy
people unto Yahweh thy God: Yahweh hath chosen thee to be a special people unto
Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth." Through
another prophet, recorded in Amos 3:2 Yahweh said, "You only have I
known, of all the families of the earth".
As Yahweh's partners, our task is two fold.
To keep order among
the turbulent and warlike nations.
To be Yahweh's
witnesses to the truth of His word and the excellence of His laws. This was both
at home and by colonizing the world, all over the globe.
Yahweh expressly gave us our orders as His policemen in
the world. For example Jeremiah 51:20 tells us, "Thou art My battle
axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations,
and with thee will I destroy kingdoms". We know that the surviving
descendants of the ancient Edomite Jews originated present day communism. They
are the leaders of communism in all nations today, where they still carry on
their ancient hatred of Christianity.
In Ezekiel 25:14 Yahweh said, "And I will lay
My vengeance upon Edom by the hand of My people Israel: and they shall do in
Edom according to Mine anger and according to My fury; and they shall know My
vengeance, saith Yahweh." This we have never done in all past history. We
know that it is our duty, which we must still perform. Today, most people join
the thoughtless and ignorant in denouncing colonialism as a nasty word. However,
Yahweh expressly commanded us to colonize the world. For example in Genesis
28:14 He said, "Thou shalt spread abroad to the west and to the east,
and to the north and to the south."
In Isaiah 54:2-3 Yahweh said, "Enlarge the
place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations:
spare not, lengthen thy cords and strengthen thy stakes. For thou shalt break
forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the nations,
and make the desolate cities to be inhabited". When we obeyed these
commands, we brought peace and civilization to Africa, India, the Near East,
Southeast Asia, Cuba, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Now that we have shirked
our duty and abandoned these places, are the natives of Palestine and Indonesia
as well off as they were under the British and the Dutch? We, in our turn, by
this cowardly failure to do our duty, have only gained the hatred of the world.
Both at home and in other lands we colonized, we were to
establish the laws of Yahweh. This was so that the entire world might see a
practical demonstration of the peace and prosperity that would follow. In Isaiah
chapter 43 Yahweh said, "But now thus saith Yahweh that created thee O
Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel: Fear not; for I have redeemed thee, I
have called thee by My name: thou art Mine. Ye are My witnesses, saith
Yahweh, and My servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe
Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither
shall there be after me. This people have I formed for Myself: they
shall show forth My praise."
The reward for this was to be very great. Besides the
prosperity, which would result from living under Yahweh's laws, we were to be
greatly honored. In Exodus 19:5-6 Yahweh said, "Now therefore, if ye
will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar
treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine. And ye shall be
unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation."
The strange part of this remarkable partnership is the
way income from it was divided. Yahweh surely is the senior partner, yet He took
only 10% as His share and gave the 90% to us, the junior partners. The rules are
first given in Leviticus 27:30-32, a tithe of 10% of all the increase is
holy unto Yahweh. It is His share of the nation's income. Under Yahweh's
kingdom, this would replace all ordinary taxes. This tithe was paid to the
Levites, who made up the entire civil service, not only of the temple but also
of all the civil government. They, in turn, paid 10% of their share to the
priests. Numbers 18:24-28. Then for organized charity, there was another
tenth every three years. This made up all the taxes paid in Yahweh's kingdom.
Under our present system, just our federal income tax
alone starts with 20% on the poorest taxpayer. Instead of encouraging
prosperity, it punishes the prosperous with an increasing tax running up as high
as 75%. This is just the beginning. On top of this, you pay a multitude of
federal excise taxes, most of which you don't recognize as taxes, because they
just increase the price of the things that you buy.
Then there is your state income tax, and the state
corporation tax, which is just another expense of doing business, so the
corporations just raise the price of their goods and services to cover it. You,
the individual consumer, pay them all. Then there are the state, city or county
sales taxes, another 8% or more. Don't forget the city and county property
taxes, not to mention the various city, state and county license taxes. Over 40%
of our entire national income is consumed in these many taxes. We are paying
over 40% instead of the 13 1/2% we would pay under Yahweh's kingdom. No nation,
in all of history, has long survived after taxation passed the 30% mark. We are
already well past it and the politician's voracious appetite is raising taxes
higher and higher.
The fact that you have chosen to support Brown and
Johnson, "Soapy" Williams and Humphrey, Ben Gurion and Tito, communist
premier Gomulka of Red Poland and Kwame Nkruma of Ghana, does not relieve you of
your honest duty to give Yahweh his 10% share as senior partner. This 10% is
Yahweh's money. After all, if you expect Him to work for the firm as one of
the partners, isn't it right that He should receive His share of the profits? If
He doesn't get it, can you expect Him to be a working partner indefinitely?
He reminds us of this in Malachi 3:8-10, "Will a man rob Yahweh? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith Yahweh, if not I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
When we are able to get back to the kingdom of Yahweh,
which we will do when Yahshua returns, we will be freed of our present crushing
burden of unjust taxation. We will only pay to Yahweh His share of the income
and have all the rest for ourselves. We won't need Social Security, for we will
all be able to save plenty out of our own earnings. Think what you could do if
you were allowed to keep the income that is rightfully yours, but which your
politicians now steal to give it to your enemies all over the world!
In the meantime, remember that neither you as an
individual nor the nation as a whole can say, I am in business for myself, this
is all mine. You are just a junior member of a partnership whose senior partner
is Yahweh. As a nation, we have failed to operate the business partnership. We
have ceased to police the heathen, we have ceased to colonize and bring
education and civilization to the world. We have stolen the senior partner's
share of the profits. You, as an individual, may not be able to influence
national policy enough to get us back on the right track, but how hard did you
In any event, you as an individual can still deal
honestly and fairly with your senior partner. He is your partner in your own
business. Why don't you take Him at His word by paying Yahweh's tithe to support
the work of bringing His word to the people. Just see what blessings He will
give you as His faithful partner!