THE KEY TO PROPHESY
Bertrand L. Comparet
Today we easily see how each of the great events of the
Old Testament days was prophesied long in advance. Yet, the people were
strangely blind to it when the events were coming upon them. Today it is the
same; the prophecies concerning the end of the age are being fulfilled; yet the
people in most churches cannot make head or tail of it. They wait expectantly
for the smallest things to happen, meanwhile being blind to what is actually
happening to them. This is because they don't know to whom the prophecies
apply, so they look to the wrong people, in the wrong place, for their
Yahweh did not prophecy indiscriminately about everything
and everybody. The great empires of China, India, the Inca, Maya and Aztec
nations of South and Central America, were never noticed in the Bible, for they
had nothing to do with Yahweh's people nor His religion. To understand prophecy,
you must know to whom the prophecy is addressed. Bible prophecies are
grouped into certain main lines, each with its own subject.
(1) Messianic prophecies concerning Yahshua. They foretold His virgin birth, the place where He
would be born, many details of His ministry, healing the sick, giving sight to
the blind. All the details of His betrayal and crucifixion were given, and His
resurrection on the third day, etc. Obviously, only Yahshua could fulfill these,
if you waited for someone else, you could reach only doubt and confusion. All
the other main lines of prophesy are also directed specifically to some one
subject and cannot be fulfilled by anyone but the people concerning whom they
(2) Prophecies concerning the 12 tribes of Israel. As we know, Israel split into two nations upon the death
of Solomon in 975 B.C. and the two nations then had their separate histories and
different destinies to fulfill. Either one alone of the two nations it became
and of course, not by any Gentile people cannot fulfill prophecies relating to
the whole house of Jacob.
(3) The two tribed nation of Judah.
Judah and Benjamin remained when the ten tribed Israel split away from it. These
prophecies deal with the short-lived nation foretelling its captivity in Babylon
for 70 years. Then it tells about the return of a remnant to build the 70 weeks
nation foretold by Daniel, which would fulfill and outlive its purposes in 490
years. It was to provide the sanctuary for Yahshua's first coming and His
sacrifice for us on the cross. After that it served no further purpose and
within one generation it disappeared from history. Just as it is obvious that
China, Rome or Argentina could not fulfill any of these prophecies, neither
could the house of Judah fulfill prophecies that do not concern her.
(4) The house of Israel.
Beginning as the ten tribed nation, which broke away from Judah, they had a
separate destiny. It was to be Yahweh's dominion. It must become a great
nation and a company of nations. It must be Yahweh's battle-axe and weapons of
war, with which He broke up the evil, pagan nations of the earth. It must become
a great seafaring people, from the Norse Vikings of the several centuries
following the decay of the Roman Empire, down through the mighty navies of Great
Britain and the United States. Its people must multiply like the stars of heaven
in number and they must receive the new covenant and become Christians. They
must possess and develop the lands, which other people had allowed to remain
desolate. They must take Yahweh's religion and civilization to many lands, to
show forth His praise in the earth. All these prophecies concern the house of
Israel only and nobody but the Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic nations
have fulfilled them. These we know to be the living generations of Yahweh's
If you watch for fulfillment of these prophecies by
Egypt, the Congo, Russia, China, India or South America, you not only waste your
time in vain, while watching the empty ring, you overlook the performance going
on in the active ring.
(5) The Jews.
Here, willful blindness of most churches has utterly confused their religion.
They persist in applying Yahweh's prophecies about Israel to the Jews. Since the
Jews never did and never could fulfill any of these, such churches have to make
excuses for the apparent failure of prophecy and their faith is badly weakened.
They must pretend the time has not yet come for fulfillment of any of these
prophecies, so the Jews can do these things in some indefinite future. This
blinds them to the fact these prophecies have already been fulfilled by the real
Israel. These have been fulfilled so far that nothing is left to watch for but
the Russian and Chinese communist attack on the unwalled cities of Israel, then
the second coming of Yahshua, for which they are not prepared.
In Isaiah 65:15 Yahweh said to the Jews, "Ye
shall leave your name as a curse to My chosen, for Yahweh shall slay thee
and call His servants by another name." Yahweh said in Jeremiah 24:9
the Jews would become "a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in
all places whither I shall drive [email protected] Yahweh prophesied that they would be recognized by their faces. Isaiah
3:9 describes the Jews thus, "The show of their countenance doth
witness against them and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it
not". They would be scattered, as wanderers and their conduct would keep
them under attack. Ezekiel 5:11-12 describes what will happen to the
Jews. "A third part shall fall by the sword around about thee; and I will
scatter a third part unto all the winds and I will draw out a sword after
them". All these things have
happened, but this has been overlooked by those who were watching only for that
which the Jews couldn't do because Yahweh had foretold that only Israel could do
(6) The throne of David.
In these prophecies Yahweh promised the throne of David would always rule over
at least a part of His people. That the house of David will never lack a
descendant to sit upon that throne. Finally, Yahshua, who is born of the house
of David, will return to rule the entire world from that throne. We know that
the royal families of Britain and the Scandinavian countries are descended from
David. In all these centuries, these prophecies have never failed for even one
day; the final fulfillment of Yahshua's return is drawing near.
(7) The Babylonian succession of empires. This is told principally in Daniel and Revelation. Their rise to power,
their brutal character, their satanic but futile opposition to the nations of
Israel and their fall, all occurred as prophesied. The final stages of these
prophecies are happening before our eyes today when you know who is who.
(8) The kingdom of Yahweh.
This is not something to begin in the vague future. Daniel's continued prophecy,
after foretelling the Babylonian succession of empires, beginning with King
Nebuchadnezzar to whom he spoke, is recorded in Daniel 2:44. "In
the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall
never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it
shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand
forever." The kingdom of Yahweh was set up on earth centuries ago, in the
days of the kings of the Babylonian succession of empires. It is still here and
most of you who hear my voice are living in it.
(9) The church.
This is not a nation; it has no armies or navies. It rules no territories, it
conducts no commerce, it is not as numerous as the stars, but it is a little
flock. It is the spiritual center of the nations of Israel, but it fulfills only
its own prophecies and none of the prophecies of Israel are transferred to it.
These nine main lines of prophecy are like as many
different trains, coming from different places with different passengers and
arriving at the depot on different tracks. You will miss your train if you wait
at the wrong platform. Never in all eternity will a Gentile train arrive on an
Israel platform, nor will an Israel train arrive at a Jewish platform, nor a
kingdom of Yahweh train at a church platform. The only key to the
understanding of prophecy is to watch for each train of prophecy at its