America is it A Time to Hate?
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” declares an inspired sage in the Biblical Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1. This book goes on further to state:
A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted ... a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and A TIME TO HATE; a time of war, and a time of peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:2-8)
God has appointed the times and seasons in His physical universe. The study of nature convinces us that there must be a similar order in human events. God rules over the whole course of time and in all the events of time. “Events take place a certain seasons, and a season is a portion cut off from time. They are its joints, or articulations; critical periods of time. What has been ripening slowly through long years come to the birth at a moment in the grand decisive events of history. Thus the Deluge, the call of Abraham, Moses and the founding of God’s Kingdom at Sinai, Christ’s Advent and the birth of Christianity, the invention of printing, and the Reformation, are some of the decisive events of time. At such seasons men become conscious of a Supreme Power guiding the great issues of time. “These are the joints that connect and strengthen the whole frame of the history of the Israel people.”
When the course of human affairs runs smoothly for a while, men tend to lose sight of God’s hand in history. If this happens, it become necessary for Him to awaken them by upsetting their established habits of thought and practice. Nothing else does this so effectively as calamity. Therefore God finds it beneficial to set aside seasons to weep and mourn; and to HATE and a time of war; for it is only in times of distress that His people will become alarmed at their helplessness apart from His direction, His infinite wisdom and power.
Although there have been many occasions to weep in the long history of Israel, there has never been but one cause for weeping; and that cause is disloyalty to the Kingdom pledge made at Sinai, namely:
“All that the Lord hath spoken we will do.” (Exodus 19:8)
Without one single exception, the periods of calamity and national mourning in the kingdoms of both Israel and Judah were caused by rebellion against God’s laws and expressed will for His people, as reveled to them by consecrated priests and prophets.
Jeremiah’s Lamentations seem to be peculiarly fitting to conditions which exist today in the nations of Western Christendom. Using the ruined city of Jerusalem as a symbol of the bereft state of captive Israel and Judah, the sorrowful prophet begins his lament with these words:
“How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! How is she become as a widow! She that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies ... Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy. And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they are gone without strength before the pursuer.” (Lamations 1:1-2, 5-6)
Continuing in chapter 4, Jeremiah makes a striking comment:
“The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.” (Lamations 4:12)
Then in the concluding chapter, he writes:
“The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turning into mourning. The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned! For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.” (Lamations 5:15-18)
At the turn of the present century, what king or commoner in the entire world would have believed that before 1955 the affairs of all the great Western nations would be managed, to a very large and dangerous extent, by the hands of our enemies? Yet how true it is! Our enemies have led us into the most senseless and devastating wars in the history of civilized man; and the end is not in sight. The prophet’s words describe perfectly the plight of Anglo-Saxon peoples today. For the crown has fallen from our head; our heart is faint; our eyes are dim; and Herodian foxes tread insolently upon our high places. Yes; it is a time to HATE in the lands of Christian Israel.
Woe unto us, that we have sinned! A sinful nation, like a wicked individual, cannot escape the operation of Divine law. To the extent that Christian nations reject the wise counsel and kingship of Jesus Christ, they will be ruled by the tyranny oftheir enemies both within and without. Sin affects the national security of the New Covenant peoples of today exactly as it affected the national security of ancient Israel under the Old Covenant. God is still dealing with wayward Irae; His servants and witness, and in the same manner.
From the beginning of Biblical history, the Lord has referred to His covenant children as a stiff-necked people. Through the centuries they have been taught and led of the Lord in a marvelous way to the end that they might become a blessing to all nations; nevertheless, they have ever been stubborn, rebellious, and determined to go their own way. Consequently, at frequent intervals, God gives them what may well be called the “shock treatment.” It must have been the observance of this cycle which led to the following statement by Herodotus, in his famous History of the Persian Wars:
“The cities which were formerly great have most of them become insignificant; and such as are at present powerful, were weak in olden times. I shall, therefore, discourse equally of both, convinced that prosperity never continues long in one place.”
It is time for Christians to HATE because of our loss of national honor. Honor is moral rectitude; it is the crown and dignity of a true man and of an upright nation. As with man, so with a nation, when righteousness is abandoned, honor is lost and “The crown is fallen from our head.” The life of nations is analogous to that of individuals but it is drawn to a larger scale. As one commentator says:
“Nations, like individuals, have peculiarities of character, and special elements of strength and weakness. As the moral determinations of a man’s early life change the whole course of his subsequent history, so it is with nations. By great moral crises they rise to superior influence and grandeur, or date from them the first symptoms of decline. For them, too, there is ‘a time to be born and a time to die.’”
Certain fundamental principles were laid down for the Lord’s “peculiar” people which, if adhered to, would guarantee His protection and blessings; but, if disregarded, would lead to national disintegration and distress. Our Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic peoples cannot ignore these principles except at their own peril, because they are written into the charter of our race. Unfortunately, church leaders have not understood these basic truths and have not taught them clearly and forcefully. We do not know all that we should know about our Divine heritage and responsibilities; as a consequence, the whole world faces problems to complex for man to solve in his own limited wisdom.
Let those who think God’s instructions to Israel have no bearing on life in the United States today study the last two chapters of Joshua. When Israel’s great military commander and statesman was “stricken in age,” he called all his officials together and said to them:
“And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you. Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward. And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.
“Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.
“For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.” (Joshua 23:3-11)
Note now what the result will be when these same people transgress the covenant of the Lord:
“Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.” (Joshua 23:13-15)
Be it said to the shame of the Lord’s people that they never did comply fully with His command in regard to separating themselves from subversive alien influences; and it was disobedience at this point which led to all their subsequent internal dissension, their many wars and their final captivities. Failure to heed this command is the underlying cause of the situations which continue to threaten the security of Western nations, and Christian peoples everywhere, even to the present time.
The founders of the United States of America, from the Virginia Colonists to the Mayflower Pilgrims, let it be known that they established this country in the Christian faith; and some of them declared that their chief purpose was to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They looked upon the Bible as the cornerstone of the Republic, and held its principles to be the sheet anchor of their liberties.
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Guided by their belief in these sound principles, wise statesmen gave us our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The United States, protected by such leadership and safeguards, enjoyed an hundred and fifty years of amazing progress and gained the respect and admiration of the world.
Then the decline set in. The United Nations building now stands on our soil; a symbol of our disobedience to the mandates of God. The Un has not proved its right to survival anywhere, either by the character of its personnel or by the quality of its performance. And it certainly has no place in Christian Israel countries. Its primary aim is to supersede the sovereignty of Christian nations and force them into an international hodgepodge of races and religions. Nothing could be a more flagrant violation of god’s decree, which has never been repealed, that His covenant people must separate themselves from ungodly nations and make no alliances with them. If one objects to this statement on the grounds that Old Testament edicts are invalid in a Christina society, let him remember that the New Testament bears out the same teaching with the line of separation more finely drawn than in the Old Testament. (See Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Corinthians 6:11-18, and related passages)
In the light of Biblical truth, one is amazed to discover the blindness of many church leaders. A top official of one large Protestant denomination toured the country to assure its members that “the United Nations is the last and only hope of the world;” and an influential woman in another large denomination has been busy telling women’s groups in her own church, and others that “the United Nations is the world’s greatest Mission Society.” As a friend commented in a letter not long ago; “How stupid can bishops and preachers be?”
David Lawrence revealed much more insight, when he wrote in U.S. News & World Report:
“But the world’s troubles grow. Apprehension is increasing. Friction multiplies and the air is filled with threats of destructive war. Thoughtful people everywhere grope for solutions. Some would appease the wicked, and postpone the day of reckoning. Others would find some new formula like a supranational state in which presumably all the lions and the lambs, upon reading the admonishing phrases of a new charter, would lie down together in submissive tranquility.
“Will a solution come some day through a world state in which each nation gives up its sovereignty; or will it come through the more intensive development of the very opposite, namely, the individuality of each state? ... Our attention might better be directed today at winning converts to national freedom in other lands than in urging other peoples to accept an international mechanism theoretically based on equality but actually based on dominion by the powerful.” (U.S. News & World Report, October 23, 1953)
There are enemies of Christ and Christian civilization within our borders, who sit in high places in government, in education and in the churches. They have betrayed us into meddling into the affairs of other nations around the globe to their hurt, and ours. But there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth” when the great conspiracy comes to nought, as it surely will. Evil plans do not have a chance to succeed, to reach complete fulfillment, because they are out of joint with the moral order of the universe. God has permitted them to flourish for a time. He uses them to chastise His stubborn children.
The Prophet Joel points to the day when God will declare that the rule of evil over His people must come to an end. The announcement is in Joel’s second chapter, which reads in part as follows:
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Yea, the LORD will answer and say...I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate...Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things...And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.” (Joel 2:15-27)
This is an irrevocable proclamation from the Lord God. Thus we are under the orders of our supreme Commander. As Gerald Kennedy says:
“You are, and I am, and our civilization is; all under orders...There is God and we live and move and have our being under His orders. Whenever a civilization like ours decides to rebel against Him, the mutiny will not last very long...Under orders - America and Western civilization!” (Have This Mind, p. 27, Harper)
So; Christians, if true believers, can always hope, even in times of weeping. In the midst of tears, disappointments, and temporary failures, we believe that God once made everything good and beautiful, and that He will do it again. We know that in some future time all will be right in His glorious Kingdom on earth. We shall keep on hoping, Christ has set eternity in our hears.
Yes my Israel brothers and sisters as the poet said so long ago:
And The World Trembled In Fear
"It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxons began to hate.
They were not easily moved,
They were icy‑willing to wait
Till every count should be proved
Ere the Saxons began to hate.
Their voices were even and low,
Their eyes were level and straight
There was neither sign nor show,
When the Saxons began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd,
It was not taught by the State,
No man spoke it aloud,
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not suddenly bred,
It will not swiftly abate,
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxons began to hate."
Roll the Thunder
When will the blaze of lightning strike;
That rends the air, and rolls the thunder?
When will the hearts of men unite;
Whose race has long been torn asunder?
When shall we forge the destinies;
Of those who spring from our desires?
When shall the promise of our God
To Israel withstand the fires
Of Satan’s child, whose promise kept;
Would lead us to our certain death?
Roll the thunder, Israel;
Split the heavens with God’s might.
He sacrificed His Son for you;
And gave the power of the light.
To all who hear and follow true,
And know the glory in His race;
Who war against the synagogue
Of Satan’s spawn, who have no place
In Israel- which you are told-
By God’s own words, and by his Grace.
Kindred - heed the word of God.
Roll the thunder, Israel.
Yes Israel the time to hate has come!!!!
(Taken, in part, from an article “A Time To Weep,” by C.R. Dickey, Destiny Letter - No. 28, P.O. Box 177, Merrimac, Massachusetts 01860-0177, (978) 346-9311)