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Amos and the Priest of Bethel

In this study you will note the very close parallel to what is happening today in America. The government and its anti-Christ agents are puffing themselves up with great sounding words of how they are here to protect us, but are in actually lying and deceiving our people; and are working to destroy the freedoms of the American people. To destroy Christians and Christianity out of the land.

Every true watchman of God eventually find his work opposed by some political priest, or anti-Christ Jew who claims to speak officially for the government. A faithful servant such as the Prophet Amos discovers sooner or later that the most implacable foe arrayed against him is not the avowed infidel; rather he is the compromising opportunist of the priestly calling, like Amaziah or the Judeo-Christian clergy of today; like; Binny Hinn; Bill Bright; Billy Graham; Brother Stair; David Lankford; Hal Lindsey (Jew); Jack van Impe; James Robison; James Dobson;  Jerry Falwell (A so-called Christian Zionist); Jim Bakker (Jew); Jimmy Swaggart; John Hagee; Joyce Meyers; Kenneth Copelan; Kenny  Hagin; Marilyn Hickey; Marlin Maddoux; Mike Evans; Oral Roberts; Pat Robertson; Paul Crouch; Robert Schuler; Dr. Wolf, those on the TBN, CBN, and other so-called Christian networks.

The issue between Amos and the false teachers and priests was a matter of life and death, freedom or captivity to the House of Isaac. The record of their conflict is related briefly with straightforward and bold outlines in the following verses from Amos:

Amos 7:8‑17:

“And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.

For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.

Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdsman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:

And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.

Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.”

In this day and time God is sending out a special message to His people Israel. It concerns the House of Isaac, particularly the Anglo-Saxon branch of Joseph and kindred Christian nations. It is an urgent message for this generation. To hear it and heed it is life; to reject it is ruin and death. JUDEO-CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS REFUSE TO BELIEVE AND TEACH THE PROPHECIES FOR OUR TIME.

Therefore, God has raised up men and women from the laity and a few humble preachers for the task. Most of them, like Amos, are without wealth and prestige; their voice is not heard in matters of state; their counsel is disdained and unsought in the realm of the Judeo-Christian church and Judeo-Christian education. Like Amos, too, they are servants to whom God has revealed truths which must be preached and published at this time. Step by step the experiences of Amos are being re-enacted today as these men and women should the warning call of the watchmen and prophets to latter-day Israel.

Now, as in the days of Amos, it is God who puts the nation on trial and it is He who gives the verdict: “Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel.” (Amos 8:7) Rulers, Judeo-Christian priests and people have flaunted their independence of God; they have denied His authority and set aside His Laws. Again He is standing near, plumbline in hand, to test the nation and pronounce the final judgment.

By Divine providence America has been raised up and exalted to unprecedented heights. God formed them for His praise and glory. But the same hand which established them can pull them down when they prove unworthy of their high calling. In its religious and civil status, in its priesthood and government, God is measuring our nation. Today, in the conduct of our national life and in our worship, we are weighed in the balance and found wanting.

When Israel’s cup of iniquity was full and God’s patience was exhausted, judgment fell on those most responsible for transgression:

“I will not again pass by them any more: And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” (Amos 7:8-9)

It is significant that, when the time for retribution came, the blow fell most heavily on the “high places” of authority, on “the sanctuaries,” and on the house of Jeroboam. Commenting on this verdict, one writer says:

“The punishment is specified in its two chief effects; the overthrow of their idolatrous sanctuaries and the extinction of the dynasty of Jeroboam, which was in effect the over throw of the kingdom. In other words, their whole polity, ecclesiastical and civil, was to be subverted.”

For a long time our political leaders or priests as the Bible calls them have grown ever more evil. It would be hard put to tell which has been the most evil administration; but one thing is sure that each one of them was run by a Jew. Lincoln, Theodor Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., William Jefferson Blithe Clinton, and George Bush Jr. While many will deny that all of these were Jews their actions prove they were.

Here in the book of Amos we have an exact parallel of what is taking place now in our Israel lands. Faithful to his commission and undaunted by conditions, Amos delivered to high and low the message which Yahweh had laid on his heart. The first person to become incensed and raise a howl of protest was Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, who was no doubt ecclesiastical head of Israel’s Judeo-Christian religious system of his time. Immediately he set himself to get rid of Amos by force and fraud.

This is the same thing that is taking place in America today. The leaders are trying to destroy True Christians and followers of Yahweh. They are arresting them and throwing them in jail with the blacks who have been allowed to rape and molest them at will, and suffer no consequences for their actions. Government assassins are killing them, as they did in the assassination of Gordon Kahl, and Matthews; with Vicki Weaver and her son at Ruby Ridge, Idaho; with the killing of almost 100 innocent men, women and children at Waco, Texas; at the bombing at the Atlanta, Georgia Olympic Games; The first World Trade Center bombing; the shoot down of TWA flight 800; the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the second bombing of the World Trade Center; the shooting down of the Egyptian plane over the Gulf of Mexico; and many others too numerous to mention here.

Being influential with the king, Amaziah attempted to silence the prophet by civil power. He sent word to Jeroboam that Amos was conspiring against the king and that the land could not endure all the commotion his words were stirring up. It was said of Yahshua that “he stirreth up the people.” (Luke 23:5) Faithless teachers have ever been most cruel persecutors. Amaziah made false accusation against the prophet’s character and conduct; he brought false charges against the prophet’s motives and his preaching.

It is true that Amos had declared the fall of Jeroboam, but he had done it in the Spirit of Yahweh, and not in the spirit of rebellion and treason. God’s people have often been represented as enemies of the state and disloyal to those in authority. Prophets, apostles, martyrs, watchmen and Yahshua Himself, were all subject to the same persecution; “the same artful and malicious design to excite the temporal power against them.” Worldly Judeo-Christian priests measure others by their own motives.

Amaziah’s next strategy was to induce the prophet to consider his own safety and leave the land of Israel:

“Go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread and prophesy.” (Amos 7:12)

Go somewhere, anywhere “but prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it is the king’s chapel, and the king’s court.” (Amos 7:13) So Amaziah unwittingly spoke the truth; his concern now not for Yahweh’s sanctuary but only for the King’s chapel and court.

                                  Amos Did Not Heed Amaziah

Amos heeded neither Amaziah’s advice to leave the country nor his command to keep silent. Like Peter and John when they were forbidden to preach by the Jews, Amos was deeply impressed “to obey God rather than men.” Said he, “The Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.” God sent him to Israel, not to Judah, and to Israel Amos meant to prophesy regardless of chief prelate and king. Furthermore, Amos gave Amaziah this appalling preview of events to come in his own family: his wife would be publicly dishonored at the storming of the city, his children would be slain by the sword and he would die a captive in a foreign land.

Never, since the beginning of Biblical history have the messages of Yahweh’s true prophets been held in greater contempt than at the present time. Modern Judeo-Christian priests of Bethel not only disbelieve them, they scorn and ridicule them in the presence of the congregation. Consequently, faithful believers in the true word of prophecy often find themselves in disrepute and ostracized from service in the sanctuaries.

As a rule these faithful ones have been devoted members of their churches, supporting them with loyal service as teachers and with their tithes and prayers. Being devout in spirit and loving the Word, they have studied it with minds and hearts open to receive new truths and new light on familiar paths, just as the little children Yahshua was speaking of. Seeking with ready minds, many precious truths which has been revealed to them. They have been thrilled by such discoveries as the origin and nature of Yahweh’s Kingdom on the earth; they see the great Israel prophecies; never fulfilled by the Jews, now in the process of fulfillment by our Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and kindred people; they see the antagonism of Christianity and the Jewish communist heading toward the conflict which was pre-written by the prophets. Their hearts burn within them in sorry for their brother and sister Israelites who must die because of being misled by the Judeo-Christian clergy.

But when they begin to teach these vital truths to classes in the church schools, they are shocked to find the Judeo-Christian minister; of all people, defiant and hostile in his attitude toward their efforts. Usually such a teacher is requested to give up his class, unless he is tolerated because of social prestige or financial support.

However, there is one authentic case of a teacher whose church was heavily burdened with debt. Thinking to relieve the hopeless situation, he generously lifted the debt with a check of more than sixty thousand dollars; and was rewarded a few months later by the pastor, who asked him to get out of the church. An increasing number of these alert, informed Bible students are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth,” unwelcome in the churches they attend and condemned as traitors by the various government leaders and agencies.

Distressing as the situation is to laymen, the plight of the preacher who believes and teaches “Moses and the prophets,” as did Yahshua and the apostles, is even worse. He has few chances, if any, to survive in his church organization. The only misdemeanor necessary to bring vehement wrath on his head from the political hierarchy is to let it be known that he believes in the return of Christ to reign on the earth. That alone brands one as an ignoramus and an outcast. Then, if he should go so far as to mention the fulfillment of Israel prophecies in the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic peoples and call attention to the distinction between Israel and Jewry, “anathema” is the verdict.

Action is taken immediately. Pressure is applied to induce the minister to fit his preaching into the established pattern of “modern scholarship.” Unless he capitulates his church officials will be advised to demand his resignation. Failing to yield, he will be invited to “go, flee away, and preach not again any more” in our denomination. As the Jews said to Yahshua, “Get thee out, and depart hence.” (Luke 13:31) And the government will come and take away his church and church property as they did with the Baptist Temple in Indiana recently. Indeed, the Judeo-Christian chief priests not only put Yahshua out of the synagogues, but sought to kill Him.

It is heartening to know that some of our young and capable ministers are standing their ground like Amos. They refuse to be silenced and they refuse to take flight. Loyal co-workers are standing with them with the result that Yahweh is rewarding them speedily with noteworthy achievements. For just a few years ago the Jewsmedia would not even mention the Identity Movement, but now it is denouncing them as anti-America, anti-Christian, anti-Semantic, traitors to the country and worse.

There is another important Christian worker who is especially vulnerable to attacks from the professional Judeo-Christian priests and government agents under the direction of the Jews and that is the man engaged in being a watchman over the Gospel of the Kingdom. Usually he works independently and is not subject to an ecclesiastical body; therefore charges invoking civil authority are leveled at him. Under the guise and misnomer of anti-Semitism, he is accused of racial discrimination and often treated with indictment as a public enemy. There are other methods brewing which may prove even more effective against such men and that is the new anti-terrorist law which was passed recently and signed into law by the president.

No doubt the much publicized war on terrorism is to enable the enemies of Yahshua to get control of every aspect of our lives and things which hinder their plans. Indications of that were in effect as early as 1947 as reported in The National Message, London, England, for March 15, 1947, the editor commented as follows concerning the suppression of publication of magazines and papers on March first of that year:

“It may be expected that the last has not been heard of the suspension of the Periodical Press. The Government has admitted that they possess no statutory power not order this suspension, and as the facts of the situation are uncovered there is much cause for misgiving at the manner in which the ban was imposed.

“One of the most lamentable aspects of the suspension was the ease and speed with which at one swoop the country was deprived of its Religious Press, whilst, in spite of the nonappearance of the important political weeklies, it continued to receive secular news and opinions through the daily papers, and this at a time when the people were most in need of spiritual guidance. The precedent is dangerous.”

Can you not see that even then, as now this article might be written exactly concerning the conditions today. We are being threatened at every point to not witness and spread the good news of our Savior and Redeemer; under penalty of imprisonment, just as Peter and John in their day and Amos in his. The reason for this is the same people are at work to destroy the religion of Yahweh from off the world. This article was speaking of what was then happening in England, but it could be speaking of what is happening today in America.

A master stroke of deception on the part of Jewish rabbis was the seduction of Protestant Ministers and turned them into Judeo-Christian ones and into cooperation with Jewry through The Nations Council of Churches (formerly the Federal Council of Churches, until it was exposed for the anti-American, anti-Christ organization it is, and they changed the name), The National Conference of Christians and Jews, The Fellowship of Faiths, and their “brotherhood” dens of filth and degeneracy. We must give them credit for being more clever than their Protestant dupes. Referring to the unjust steward, Yahshua commented:

“The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” (Luke 16:8)

These political Judeo-Christian priests in Protestant pulpits, joined hand in hand with the anti-Christ Jews, rally swiftly to the support and defense of everything the Jewish propagandists want done in this country. May Yahweh speed the day when all of our brothers and sisters will see the hand of Esau; JEWRY guiding the movements against our Savior and Redeemer today, in all its worldwide ramifications. Stark disaster lies ahead for the nation if blind leaders lead a blind populace.

In a report to the Committee on Un-American Activities, when it was still working, J. Edgar Hoover is quoted as making this highly significant statement:

“I confess to a real apprehension so long as Communist (read the Jews) are able to secure ministers of the Gospel to promote their evil work and espouse a cause that is alien to the religion of Christ.”

Mr. Hoover and others have done our nation a great service to point out the danger of Judeo-Christian ministers who profess the Christian faith at the same time ally themselves with every movement which seeks to destroy that faith. The word “and Judaism” was apparently added later in some pressroom. Surely no intelligent person can read the New Testament without knowing that Yahshua repudiated every shred of Judaism, even declaring that it is not founded upon the teachings of Moses and the prophets. No religion is more “alien to the religion of Christ,” nor more bent on the destruction of Christianity, than Judaism. Yet so effective is the crafty blending of Judaism with Christianity by the traitorous Judeo-Christian clergy; by the false prophets, of both that well-meaning persons are led to link them together as naturally as they would Methodists and Presbyterians.

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN HERITAGE A HOAX: It appears there is no need to belabor the absurdity and fallacy of the "Judeo-Christian heritage" fiction, which certainly is clear to all honest theologians.

THAT “JUDEO-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE” IN THIS CONTEXT IS ALSO ABSURD AS WELL STATED IN THE AUTHOR-INITIATIVE RELIGIOUS JOURNAL, Judaism, Winter 1966, by Rabbi Eliezar Berkowitz, chairman of the department of Jewish philosophy, at the Hebrew Theological College when he wrote: "As to dialogue in the purely theological sense, nothing could be more fruitless or pointless. JUDAISM IS JUDAISM BECAUSE IT REJECTS CHRISTIANITY; and CHRISTIANITY IS CHRISTIANITY BECAUSE IT REJECTS JUDAISM. What is usually referred to as the JEWISH-CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS EXISTS ONLY IN CHRISTIAN OR SECULARIST FANTASY."

There is no doubt this is true! And the fantasy exists in Christian and Secularist minds only because it was implanted there by the persistent propaganda of the masters of intrigue of the ADL-AJC Network. Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that knowledgeable theologians, Jewish and Christians who constantly allude to "our Judeo-Christian heritage" are for their own specious purposes perpetuate a grotesque and fantastic hoax.

In light of this, the question is asked: “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Thus Amos challenged our forefathers for their duplicity. And so Yahweh questions the double-dealing of professed Judeo-Christians today: “Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet.” (Isaiah 28:17

“For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me and ye shall live: But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el shall come to nought. Seek the Lord, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.” (Amos 5:4-6)

The works and ways of men are tested by the Word and providence of Yahweh. Measure every man’s position by his attitude toward the Word, and by his harmony with the Word. Yahshua give the manner of the test, and the outcome, in simple language that all can understand:

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doteth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in my name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock, And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:15-16; 21-27)

The mere fact that the doctrine of Christ’s return to establish His Kingdom on earth and the proclamation of the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Israel identity are opposed by the leaders of powerful religious systems does not prove them false. Judeo-Christian priests, ministers, teacher and rabbis have been wrong so many times in the past that their “opinion” are not safe standards by which to measure any matter of the Christian faith.

If Amaziah had accepted God’s truth from Amos, he could have influenced Jeroboam to see the error of his ways and the dissolution of the Kingdom might have been averted. If the Judeo-Christian priest, ministers scribes and Pharisees (the Jews) had believed and followed Yahshua, there would be no Jewish problem in the world today. If Judeo-Christian leaders and laymen do not heed now God’s messages for this hour, the high places of Isaac shall once more become desolate and the sanctuaries shall be laid in the dust. Denouncing and persecuting true prophets and watchmen will not change the course of God’s judgment.

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