God’s Pressure and Israel
There is nothing that needs more to be emphasized these days is that America is NOT “just another one of the nations of the world.” In the light of the Scriptures America stands out as a nation chosen and prepared of God to be His servant and witness to all the other nations of the world. And as such America has a destiny under Yahweh that she cannot evade or avoid.
“For so hath THE LORD COMMANDED US, saying, I HAVE SET THEE TO BE A LIGHT OF THE GENTILES (Gentiles should be rendered Israelites), THAT THOU SHOULDEST BE FOR SALVATION UNTO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. And when the Gentiles (Israelites) heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” (Acts 13:47-48)
In the province of Yahweh the pagan and heathen world were not to remain forever in spiritual darkness without the light and truth of Yahweh, God and His World. He therefore chose Abraham later called Israel, whom He called and prepared to be His servants. Israel had become hopelessly enslaved to the Egyptians, but Yahweh, in a great deliverance under Moses, brought Israel to the foot of Mt. Sinai where He gave them His Law and organized them into a nation. This Law was, and is the Divi9ne standard of right and wrong. In 1 John 3:4 we are told that sin is the transgression of this Law.
However, this was not when the Israelites first had the law because Yahweh had given His Laws to Abraham long before He gave them to Moses at Mt. Sinai:
“Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” (Genesis 26:5)
Israel took an oath before Yahweh that they would honor and obey this Law. Yahweh likens this oath to a marriage contract. They had become His wife. By walking with Yahweh in obedience to His Law, Israel would prosper and be blessed in all they undertook.
Turning to Deuteronomy 4:6-8:
“Keep, therefore, and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, who shall hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great who hath God as near unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon Him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and ordinances as righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?”
But Israel soon forgot her wedding vows and went a whoring after heathen idols, and to walking in their ways. She did this repeatedly throughout her checkered history, and had to be punished again and again and brought to a place of repentance. ISRAEL FELT THE PRESSURE OF GOD’S HAND.
The day finally arrived when Yahweh divorced His people. In doing so He brought the Assyrian against Israel in three great captivities. But as it turns out, Yahweh uses this judgment against Israel TO START THEM ON THEIR WAY TO THEIR NEW HOME IN THE WEST. In 2 Samuel 7:10, we read where Yahweh says to David:
“Moreover, I WILL APPOINT A PLACE FOR MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, AND WILL PLANT THEM, THAT THEY MAY MOVE NO MORE; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them anymore, as formerly.” (Also see 2 Kings 23:17; 2 Samuel 7:10; 1 Chronicles 17:9; Job 38:26‑27; Isaiah 14:1; 36:17; 41:1‑9; 43:1‑2; 49:1‑8; Jeremiah 7:1‑4; 16:13; 31:1‑9; Ezekiel 38:13; 36:33‑35; 37:14‑22; 38:8; Daniel 8:9; 11:41‑45; Hosea 1:10‑11; 2:14‑17; 9:10‑11; Amos 9:8‑15; Micah 4:6‑7; Zechariah 10:6‑12; 2 Esdras 11:1‑2; 13:2‑26; Baruch 2:35; 3:24‑31; 4:36‑37; and James 1:1)
I would remind us that when Yahweh uttered these words, Israel was just getting settled in the little land of Palestine. Strange isn’t it, that so few people in the lands of Christendom ever read this promise to Israel with any degree of understanding. Perhaps they prefer to leave it alone. They find no fulfillment of it in the people they call Israel.
We also need to see here, that when Israel was taken captive out of their land, they were not left to wander aimlessly. Yahweh had promised that He would plant them; HE WOULD SEE THAT THEY ARRIVED IN THEIR NEW HOME. Whether Israel knew it or not, they moved ever westward under Yahweh’s guidance and direction.
Hosea 12:1: “Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east win...”
This was a migration that would take centuries, and as we now know, THEY FINALLY ARRIVED AS THE CAUCASIANS IN AN AREA WE KNOW OF TODAY AS WESTERN EUROPE.
“And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. BUT THEY TOOK THIS COUNSEL AMONG THEMSELVES, THAT THEY WOULD LEAVE THE MULTITUDE OF THE HEATHEN, AND GO FORTH INTO A FURTHER COUNTRY, WHERE NEVER MANKIND DWELT, That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow places of the river. For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth. Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come, The Highest shall stay the springs of the stream again, that they may go through: therefore sawest thou the multitude with peace. But those that be left behind of thy people are they that are found within my borders. Now when he destroyeth the multitude of the nations that are gathered together, he shall defend his people that remain. And then shall he shew them great wonders. Then said I, O Lord that bearest rule, shew me this: Wherefore have I seen the man coming up from the midst of the sea? And he said unto me, Like as thou canst neither seek out nor know the things that are in the deep of the sea: even so can no man upon earth see my Son, or those that be with him, but in the day time. This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened.” (Esdras 13:39:53)
In their centuries of migration they took on other names and spoke different languages. They became “the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” They were first known as the Goths, the Visigoths, and the Ostrogoths. Some of them migrated to what we know of today as The British Isles. It was not until some years that they became known as English, Scotch, Irish, Swedes, Norwegians, Germans, etc.
When religious persecution broke out in England, God seems to have used this as an allure for His people to take ship AND SAIL TO THE NEW WORLD, KNOWN TODAY AS NORTH AMERICA. The rest is history. This was Israel ARRIVING IN HER NEW HOME. It was the end of her migrations. In little more than four generations after she declared her independence from England, she had grown to be the greatest single nation of all time ISRAEL HAD ARRIVED IN THE PLACE APPOINTED FOR HER BY GOD, NOW KNOW AS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
This was the fulfillment of Yahweh’s promise to Abraham that He would make of him a great nation through whom all the other nations would be blessed. And all this was made possible through the coming of Christ to redeem Israel who had been cast off from being Yahweh’s wife. It marked the beginning of Israel’s restoration. And to further implement Israel’s national development, we find Christ saying in Matthew 15:24:
“I AM NOT SENT BUT UNTO THE LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL.”
Israel had to be redeemed to prepare her for her regathering and restoration. She must make herself ready for the coming Bridegroom. We are told in Revelation 19:7, that the bride has made herself ready.
But hold everything; who is this bride that must make herself ready? It is unfortunate that most of the people of Christendom have embraced the tradition that the bride of Christ is a Gentile Church, and no one can tell them nay. But how many brides and how many gods do we have? One portion of Christendom would have us believe that Yahweh of the Old Testament is goi8ng to marry the restored nation of Israel, and that Jesus Christ is going to marry a Gentile Church. But what saith the Scriptures? Isn’t that what we want to know?
Turning to Ephesians 1:22-23, we read:
“He hath put all things under His feet, and has made Him Head over all things for the church which is His BODY, the completeness of Him who everywhere fills the universe with Himself.”
Now will you please tell m e how the church can be the body of Christ and also His bride? The bride of which John speaks in Revelation 19:7:
“...has made herself ready.”
But the church is made up of believers in Christ who do not need to make themselves ready. They have already been washed in the blood of the Lamb.
WHO, then, is the bride which must make herself ready? It is none other than the redeemed nation of Israel. It is the people of western Europe regathered in the “appointed place” of 2 Samuel 7:10 and others as listed above. Let no lying deceiving Judeo-Christian clergy who are nothing but the patsies and lap-dogs of the jews tell you any different.
Though Israel was redeemed at Calvary, she is not ready to meet the Bridegroom. In the first place, the nation of Israel has been led to believe that she is made up of Gentiles. She has therefore ignored and rejected all the instructions and warnings provide for her in the Old Testament. “Most people believe these warnings were not meant for her, but for the Jews.”
As a nation, she has been sinning against God with both hands without a twinge of conscience. As a nation, she has lost her vision, and is bent on her own way for Yahweh; much of it is the false teaching coming out of the Judeo-Christian clergy. Nor is she aware that she is the “bride that must make herself ready.”
How, then, will the bride be awakened and brought to a national repentance? How will she be made ready for the Bridegroom? It lies in the Word of God which is quick and powerful, and which will not return unto Him void.
In Matthew 24:14, as Jesus concludes the events which will bring this age to a close, He says:
“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
Yahshua is not talking here about the Great Commission as set forth in Matthew 28:20. But to those who spiritualize the kingdom would have you believe that they are the one and the same. The gospel of the kingdom is a national message for the people of Israel. And you will please note that Yahshua declares that it was to be preached as a witness. Israel, blinded and confused by fable and tradition taught for the Word of God, would need to be enlightened as to their Israel Identity and purpose in the plan of Yahweh. We should be reminded that the kingdom and national message of the Bible is as much of the Word of god, as is the message of salvation through faith in Yahshua. And what is more, the gospel of the Kingdom would not return unto Him void.
In Isaiah 55:11; Yahweh declares:
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
I believe that when Yahweh uses the expression “all the world,” He is referring to the then known world, or the Roman Empire where most of Israel were residing. IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS TO ANY THINKING PERSON THAT THE KINGDOM AND NATIONAL MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE WOULD MEAN LITTLE OR NOTHING TO THE HEATHEN, NON-ISRAELITE WORLD.
The question is, with the end of the age upon us, has the Gospel of the Kingdom been preached to the Israel people and nations as a witness or not? The answer is a most emphatic, “yes!” For the past 50 years and more Yahweh has had a faithful remnant who have been preaching, broadcasting and publishing the kingdom and national message of the Bible in such places as America, Great Britain, the continent of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and etc. While much of it has fallen on deaf ears, and the blind have been unable to see, the fact remains that as Yahshua prophesied, the gospel of the kingdom has been preached as a witness to Israel.
When one is sowing seed, he cannot always see or tell whether or not it is taking root in the heart of the hearer. The promise of Yahweh is that His Word would not return unto Him void. Not until the time of reaping what one has sowed. When the farmer sows wheat in the fall, it may lie dormant through the winter months no matter how much it rains or snows. But when the spring rains come, all plant life comes alive.
It is much like this in the sowing of the kingdom seeds. At the proper time and season when the bride has made herself ready, we shall witness the results of our sowing. For some years now the people of Christendom have been feeling the pressure of Yahweh’s hand in the form of violent storms, floods, earthquakes, drought and volcanic eruptions, evil men in government assassinating better men than themselves, as He seeks to awaken His people out of sleep and to prepare for the coming wedding.
Storms would make people conscious that Yahweh is dealing with them, and not realizing He was using storms of nature to lead them to the proverbial ditch as we take the way that seems right unto us, without any thought as to the will and purpose of Yahweh for our country.
He is allowing our enemies within and without to destroy the foundations of our great American Republic. And what is the meaning of all this? We are about to learn the hard way that while man may propose, it is Yahweh who disposes. Bent as we are on our own way for Yahweh, WE ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE OF HIS HAND AS HE PREPARES THE BRIDE FOR HER COMING WEDDING. WE ARE FAST ENTERING THE TIME OF JACOB’S TROUBLE SPOKEN OF IN CHAPTER 30 OF JEREMIAH. That not all will heed Yahweh’s warning is obvious in the parable about the 10 wise and foolish virgins.
“THEN SHALL THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BE LIKENED UNTO TEN VIRGINS, WHICH TOOK THEIR LAMPS, AND WENT FORTH TO MEET THE BRIDEGROOM. And FIVE OF THEM WERE WISE, and FIVE WERE FOOLISH. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil (the Word of Yahweh, for they had been listening to the Judeo-Christian clergy, the pimps and whores and lovers of the jews the enemy of Yahshua) with them: But THE WISE TOOK OIL IN THEIR VESSELS WITH THEIR LAMPS. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” (Matthew 25:1-12)
There is not much doubt that Daniel is speaking of this same time in Daniel 12:1, where He declares that as this age comes to a close, there will be a time of trouble such as has never was since there was a nation. And at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone found in the book.
But to warn the people of Christendom that we will shortly be facing such a time, is much like the situation that confronted Noah when he tried to warn the people of his day that they were facing the judgments of Yahweh in the form of a great flood.
As one looks the moral and spiritual decadence existing in the lands of Christendom and the world today, he cannot help but see the handwriting on the wall. The people and nation that Yahweh chose to enlighten the rest of the world has lost its vision, and only the pressure of Yahweh’s hand will bring her back to her senses. Sadly enough most of the people of Christendom are putting disclaimers on this world as being their home, and are expecting momentarily for Yahweh to come and rapture or take them out of this world and transport them to a far off heaven some place. WHAT A SURPRISE AND DISAPPOINTMENT AWAITS THEM WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES INSTEAD IN THE MIDST OF A TIME OF UNPARALLELED TROUBLE.
For some reason American Christians cannot look at the history of the Jews and see what awful things those evil and murderous people can bring to Christians.
"The Jews were now free to indulge in their most fervent fantasies of mass murder of helpless victims. Christians were dragged from their beds, tortured and killed. Some were actually sliced to pieces, bit by bit, while others were branded with hot irons, their eyes poked out to induce unbearable pain. Others were placed in boxes with only their heads, hands and legs sticking out. Then hungry rats were placed in the boxes to gnaw upon their bodies. Some were nailed to the ceiling by their fingers or by their feet, and left hanging until they died of exhaustion.
“Others were chained to the floor and left hanging until they died of exhaustion. Others were chained to the floor and hot lead poured into their mouths. Many were tied to horses and dragged through the streets of the city, while Jewish mobs attacked them with rocks and kicked them to death. Christian mothers were taken to the public square and their babies snatched from their arms. A red Jewish terrorist would take the baby, hold it by the feet, head downward and demand that the Christian mother deny Christ. If she would not, he would toss the baby into the air, and another member of the mob would rush forward and catch it on the tip of his bayonet.
“Pregnant Christian women were chained to trees and their babies cut out of their bodies. There were many places of public execution in Russia during the days of the revolution, one of which was described by the American Rohrbach Commission: 'The whole cement floor of the execution hall of the Jewish Cheka of Kiev was flooded with blood; it formed a level of several inches. It was a horrible mixture of blood, brains and pieces of skull. All the walls were bespattered with blood. Pieces of brains and of scalps were sticking to them. A gutter of 25 centimeters wide by 25 centimeters deep and about 10 meters long was along its length full to the top with blood.
“Some bodies were disemboweled, others had limbs chopped off, some were literally hacked to pieces. Some had their eyes put out, the head, face and neck and trunk were covered with deep wounds. Further on, we found a corpse with a wedge driven into its chest. Some had no tongues. In a corner we discovered a quantity of dismembered arms and legs belonging to no bodies that we could locate.'" (Defender Magazine, October 1933).
"The Red Terror became so wide‑spread that it is impossible to give here all the details of the principal means employed by the [Jewish] Cheka(s) to master resistance; one of the most important is that of hostages, taken among all social classes. These are held responsible for any anti‑Bolshevist movements (revolts, the White Army, strikes, refusal of a village to give its harvest etc.) and are immediately executed. Thus, for the assassination of the Jew Ouritzky, member of the Extraordinary Commission of Petrograd, several thousands of them were put to death, and many of these unfortunate men and women suffered before death various tortures inflicted by cold‑blooded cruelty in the prisons of the Cheka.
“I have in front of me photographs taken at Kharkoff, in the presence of the Allied Missions, immediately after the Reds had abandoned the town; they consist of a series of ghastly reproductions such as: Bodies of three workmen taken as hostages from a factory which went on strike. One had his eyes burnt, his lips and nose cut off; the other two had their hands cut off.
“The bodies of hostages, S. Afaniasouk and P. Prokpovitch, small landed proprietors, who were scalped by their executioners; S. Afaniasouk shows numerous burns caused by a white hot sword blade. The body of M. Bobroff, a former officer, who had his tongue and one hand cut off and the skin torn off from his left leg.
“Human skin torn from the hands of several victims by means of a metallic comb. This sinister find was the result of a careful inspection of the cellar of the Extraordinary Commission of Kharkoff. The retired general Pontiafa, a hostage who had the skin of his right hand torn off and the genital parts mutilated.
“Mutilated bodies of women hostages: S. Ivanovna, owner of a drapery business, Mme. A.L. Carolshaja, wife of a colonel, Mmo. Khlopova, a property owner. They had their breasts slit and emptied and the genital parts burnt and having trace of coal.
“Bodies of four peasant hostages, Bondarenko, Pookhikle, Sevenetry, and Sidorfehouk, with atrociously mutilated faces, the genital parts having been operated upon by Chinese torturers in a manner unknown to European doctors in whose opinion the agony caused to the victims must have been dreadful.
“It is impossible to enumerate all the forms of savagery which the Red Terror took. A volume would not contain them. The Cheka of Kharkoff, for example, in which Saenko operated, had the specialty of scalping victims and taking off the skin of their hands as one takes off a glove...At Voronege the victims were shut up naked in a barrel studded with nails which was then rolled about. Their foreheads were branded with a red hot iron FIVE POINTED STAR. At Tsaritsin and at Kamishin their bones were sawed...At Keif the victim was shut up in a chest containing decomposing corpses; after firing shots above his head his torturers told him that he would be buried alive. The chest was buried and opened again half an hour later when the interrogation of the victim was proceeded with. The scene was repeated several times over. It is not surprising that many victims went mad." (S.P. Melgounov, p. 164‑166; The Secret Powers Behind Revolution, by Vicomte Leon De Poncins, p. 151‑153).
They hide behind that old saying “It can’t happen here.” But it is happening here! The murder of the unborn in the most horrendous ways, burning them to death with saline solutions, with drugs that destroys their little bodies, pulling them out of their mothers and cutting them up into pieces and throwing those pieces away, or sometimes using them to sell and make money out of the death of an Israelite. The killing of old people in the hospitals and telling their children they died of various diseases. When, in truth, they are being feed with deadly drugs.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF KNOWING: I suppose it can be said that people in every clime have the responsibility of coming to know. Ignorance may be bliss, but it is no virtue. But I am thinking primarily of those people living in the lands of Christendom. Adamic man was formed in the image of his Maker and God. And since Yahweh is a Spirit, then our likeness to Yahweh is a spiritual one.
Man comes into the world knowing nothing. His first knowledge of life itself is when the doctor takes him by the feet and pats him on the butt. This, shall we say, is the beginning of knowledge. His next step in learning is when his mother takes him in her arms and he feels the warmth and comfort of her breast. He is beginning to know. The fact is man was made to know. He was given a mind that he might absorb knowledge and be the better for it. He must learn to distinguish between the good and the bad, and in so doing arrive at a knowledge of the truth. We send our children to school that they might learn things that will help them meet the facts of life. But today all too many of them are being taught to take drugs, be Queers, and to be without morals.
But where is basic and fundamental truth to be found? Certainly it cannot be found in the Judeo-Christian churches. It is to be found, first of all, in the home. In Proverbs 22:6 we read;
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
It is assumed here, that the parents have been brought up in the fear of Yahweh, and have some idea of what to teach their children. It is not the intent of Yahweh that children be raised with o ut discipline, or proper instruction about the facts of life. Even wild animals educate their young. But sad to say, many parents today seem not to have the sense of wild animals, and it is sadly manifest in many of our youth today.
Again I ask, where is needful and fundamental truth to be found? There is but one source, and that is the Word of Yahweh. The greatest truth that man can know is that of His God and Maker. In Psalm 48:1 we read:
“”Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.”
In John 1:3, we read of Yahshua,
“All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.”
“And as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”
From verses such as these we can see why comi8ng to know Yahweh is the greatest thing in the world for an Israelite to know.
The next great thing for man to know is the Word of God contained in the Bible. In Psalm 119:105, the Psalmist declares:
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
The world is a place of spiritual darkness where we need the light of Yahweh’s Word to show us the way.
The third greatest thing for man to know is the knowledge of Yahweh’s Will. In Ephesians 2:10, we are told:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
And what are these “good works?” Apart form the Word of God we cannot know.
Knowing and doing are often perilously divorced. We tend to substitute the knowing of the truth, for the doing of it. No doubt that is what was meant by Romans 12:2;
“Be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
No renewal of the mind, no transformation. And this, I dare say, is the deplorable condition of many in Christendom today. And let us not forget Yahweh holds us responsible for what we could and should have known. Taking the way that seems right unto us will not suffice.
Remember always the parable about the 10 Virgins. (Taken, in part, from an article by Robert B. Record, Christ is the Answer, Woodbrook Chapel, P.O. Box 128, Rainier, Washington 98576, pp. 19-21,24-25)