THE DAY OF HIS PREPARATION
Bertrand L. Comparet
The various Bible prophecies deal with many events,
occurring at different times. Some of these have been completely fulfilled in
the past. Others are on such a grand scale they seem to have a double
fulfillment, a partial fulfillment in the past and a greater one in the future.
Yet others deal only with events still in the future.
Which of these speak of our own times? The only ones still awaiting fulfillment are those, which deal with the
end of the present age and the coming of the kingdom of Yahweh. Isaiah,
Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Nahum, Zechariah, Matthew, Mark, Luke and Revelation,
all contain major prophecies concerning our own times.
These prophets make it clear that the present age will
end in terrific violence. Look about you and see why. Despite the good
intentions of the few, despite the general acceptance of Christianity by the
white nations of the world, yet the present world order is satanic in its major
outlines. Even the white Christian nations have been infiltrated and corrupted
by the anti Christians. To seek coexistence with evil, to pray for peace on
terms acceptable to Satan, is to turn our backs on Yahshua, the only source of
The coming attack by Russia under anti Christian
leadership is clearly foretold in the Bible. More than a century and a half ago,
when Russia was too weak to be a menace, Bible students identified Russia as the
great enemy in Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39.
When will this happen?
The prophecies are not dated, but they state warning signs that the time is at
hand. One of these is given by the prophet Nahum. In a strangely penetrating
vision he says in Nahum 2:1, "He that dasheth in pieces is come up
before thy face: keep the munitions, watch the way make thy loins strong,
fortify thy power mightily".
An enemy so powerful that he has shattered many nations
now confronts us. We must stockpile munitions to be ready to meet his sudden
attack. We must watch the way, send out our U-2 airplanes to watch every way
they might attack us. Fortify our power mightily, set up a ring of air and
rocket bases from which to rain destruction upon the attacker.
Our military experts warn us that we do not spend enough
on our defenses and they are certainly right. Why can't we spend more? You know
why, when you look at your income tax bills for the last 50 years. We have
already spent all that we have our pockets are empty. We pay more taxes than
all the rest of the free world combined. Our national debt is greater than the
combined debts of all the rest of the world, where has it gone? Billions
of it have gone to strengthen the very enemies who now threaten war against us.
This also was prophesied; the future holds no secrets from Yahweh. 2,600 years
ago Nahum 2:2 recorded, "The emptiers have emptied them out.
You know who the emptiers have been, those falsely
calling themselves liberal, when they were only liberal with other people's
money! Even this evil masquerade was prophesied. Isaiah 32:5 speaks of
the time after this age has ended, when the kingdom of Yahweh rules the world.
Isaiah states, "The vile person shall no more be called liberal".
This deliberate ruin of their own nation, to carry out a
socialist policy, is against the laws of Yahweh. Many prophets warned against
this. Ecclesiastes 12:5 states, "Give not thine honor to another,
nor the things that are profitable unto thee to a strange nation. Give not to
the ungodly: hold back thy bread and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster
thee thereby: else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou
shalt have done unto him. Deuteronomy
23:6 states, "Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity, all
thy days forever.
Your wages go down the rat holes of taxes and inflation.
Truly as the prophet said in Haggai 1:6, "He that earns wages, earns
wages to put into a bag with holes. How true!
When is the attack coming?
Let's go on with Nahum 2:3-4, "The chariots shall be with flaming
torches in the day of his preparation. The chariots shall rage in the
streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broad ways: they shall
seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings".
This sign could not be understood until our time. Many of
you can remember when few people could go anywhere except by streetcar or train,
then came the automobile. It carried us to and from our work. It released us to
wander the highways like gypsies until, as the prophet Daniel said, many shall
run to and fro. How accurate the quaint language of Nahum is. "The chariots
shall rage in the streets". Go out on the main streets in and out of the
big cities at the rush hours. Hear the angry horns, watch the reckless drivers
weave from lane to lane-shouting insults at whoever beats them to an opening in
the mob. "They shall jostle one against another in the broad ways."
Isn't that why you pay for collision, liability, medical
and hospital insurance? "The chariots shall be with flaming torches. They
shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." The words
translated torches, mean lamps, shining, throwing light. It could well be
translated, "The chariots shall be equipped with shining lamps". Drive
the great highways at night and watch where oncoming traffic comes over the
crest of a hill toward you, 3 or 4 lanes abreast, a great river of light flowing
toward you. How accurately the prophet describes these things 2,600 years before
even the names for these things had been coined!
For what purpose is this vision, just to anticipate our
modern progress? No indeed, Nahum warns us that this occurs in the day of His
preparation. Whose preparation? Our great enemy, about whom Nahum has been
talking. Since the coming of the automobile, two great world wars have destroyed
all the great empires except that of the beast kingdom of anti Christian
communism. We now see dictatorships more powerful, more evil and cruel than ever
before in history. The invention of the atom and hydrogen bombs now give stern
meaning to Yahshua's warning in Matthew 24:22, "Except those days be
shortened, there should no flesh be saved".
No wonder that the prophet Habakkuk in Habakkuk 3:16
said about this, "When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the
voice and I trembled in myself, that I might be at rest in the day of
trouble: when he cometh up into the people, he will invade them with his
In the day of His preparation,
there must be our preparation also. We cannot cringe in cowardly
submission to evil. Our purpose, our glorious destiny in this world is to
destroy evil. Yahweh told us through the prophet Jeremiah 51:20,
"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".
Isaiah 54:17 promises, "No weapon that is
formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise up against
thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of
Yahweh and their righteousness of me saith Yahweh.