Israel: The Servant People
“Thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, my friend.” (Isaiah 41:8)
There is no such thing as equality among races and individuals except as it pertains to justice, equity and the right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. Neither is there superiority of race which in any way can contribute to making one people feel above another, for every races excels in certain traits while being inferior in other aspects. Yahweh has endued all races with special gifts. This is also true of individuals who, according to their respective abilities, occupy positions of trust and responsibility.
All men are not equal except under the administration of the law where questions of justice are involved. When these facts are recognized there will be less jealousy over the achievements of others and in its place will come a recognition of the good each contributes to the general welfare.
Yahweh recognized individual and racial traits when He selected Abraham and his seed, choosing them from among all families of the earth to carry out certain assigned tasks. His purpose is the establishment of righteousness and He selected the descendants of Abraham to function as His Kingdom. The Lord said of Abraham:
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment: that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” (Genesis 18:19)
Thus in commanding his children Abraham was to excel all others and his household was to be obedient to him. Also, his seed was to be above all races in keeping the way of the Lord and in the administration of justice and the keeping of judgment. This excellency was not a matter of superiority but rather a special gift or talent from Yahweh that they might be used of Him to fulfill His will. Israel was selected to be His servant race and so of them Yahweh declared:
“But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend, Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant: I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:8-10)
THOSE WHO OBJECT TO BEING INFORMED THAT GOD SELECTED A RACE AND INSIST THAT HE SHOWS NO FAVORITISM MUST REALIZE, NEVERTHELESS, THAT HE MADE ONE PEOPLE HIS SPECIAL CARE, FOR OF ISRAEL THE LORD OF HOSTS DECLARED:
“He that thoucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:7)
That Yahweh did choose Israel Isaiah clearly states when he says:
“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” (Isaiah 43:10)
Again and again Yahweh declares Himself to be “The Holy One of Israel.” For Israel’s sake Babylon was brought down and Yahweh declares:
“For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west.” (Isaiah 43:3-5)
Such blessings as these surely place the people involved above all other races upon earth for they are promised to no other race except Israel. This protection is guaranteed to His servant race because it will become their responsibility to carry out His will among men and nations.
No one can doubt that America has been the beneficiaries of the blessings given to Jacob by Isaac:
“And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.” (Genesis 27:26- 29)
Thus Yahweh did select one man, Abraham, and his wife Sarah, and the race which became their posterity were chosen by Him as His own to serve Him and fulfill His purposes in the earth as His Kingdom people. The tasks assigned to them are the establishment of national righteousness and the execution of judgment and justice for all mankind.
The fact that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian peoples excel all other races in the desire to establish peace in righteousness must be accepted by all and WHEN MEN OF ANY RACE UNDERTAKE TO MAKE RACIAL TRAITS AND ACQUIREMENTS A SIGN OF SUPERIORITY IT DEMONSTRATES A DESIRE TO OVERCOME THEIR OWN LACK OF THE RACIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITIONS OF HIGH HONOR IN THE EARTH.
As we discuss the origin, destiny and responsibility of the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic peoples we in no way disparage the ability of the other races, nor the blessings bestowed upon them. We are, however, committed to strongly emphasize what Yahweh requires of us as His servant people.
Abraham and his descendants were called to fulfill a purpose in the plans of Yahweh and we today, as his descendants and the inheritors of the promises and covenants of Yahweh, are given the task of carrying out a definite part in the plan of the ages. We do this, not as a superior race, but as Yahweh’s servant nation charged with a responsibility we cannot evade.
The Bible records the genealogy of man from Adam to Noah, the eighth preacher of righteousness, and from Noah is given the line of descent to Abraham. In this line of descent we have the record of individuals carrying on and fulfilling the commands of Yahweh. Then Yahweh called Abraham and blessed both Abraham and Sarah and their seed. To Abraham and Sarah a son was born and Abraham under instruction from Yahweh placed his only son, Isaac, upon the altar dedicating him and his race to the service of Yahweh. Yahweh accepted that sacrifice and confirmed the covenant to Isaac when He said unto him:
“I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because that Abraham obeyed my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” (Genesis 26:3-5)
Jacob had difficulties in securing confirmation of the promises because of his impatience but the blessings were finally confirmed to him after he had made restitution of the Lordship which he wrongfully took from his brother Esau. (Genesis 33:8)
Esau later forfeited the Lordship in leaving Palestine and by default it reverted to Jacob. The blessings to Abraham were passed on in their entirety to both Isaac and Jacob but in blessing Jacob’s family each son received his individual portion. The record of this division of the blessings to the sons of Israel (Jacob) is given in the 49th chapter of Genesis.
The substance of the covenant Yahweh made with Abraham and his seed was that Yahweh would make his name great and he would be a blessing to all the families of the earth. Those who blessed him would be blessed and those who cursed him would be cursed and in him would the families of the earth be blessed. Yahweh promised territorial expansion to the northward, southward, eastward and westward while his seed would possess the gates of their enemies. They were to receive the fatness of the earth and plenty to sustain them. A nation and company of nations would come from Abraham while kings would come out of his loins.
While each one of Jacob’s sons, as the head of a tribe, received his portion of the covenant blessings, Joseph inherited the birthright. IT IS FOOLISH TO TEACH THAT THE JEWS INHERITED ALL THE BLESSINGS GIVEN TO ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB. The material blessings of greatness, under the birthright, were not given to Judah but to Joseph and through him to his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh.
This is clearly set forth in the record:
“Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)” (1 Chronicles 5:1-2)
We are concerned with those birthright promises for with them went the honor of the father’s name and the right to bear it and his material possessions and wealth. This included territorial expansion and a multitudinous seed which would become a great nation and company nations. It is evident from the record that Judah never inherited these blessings nor do the Jews today (who are falsely said to be Judaihites, for they are the descendants of the ancient Khazar tribes of Russia, Eastern Europe and Western Montolia; the other portion of Jews are the bastard half-breeds, the result of the mixing of True Israelites with the other races and peoples of the earth). While Judah had his part in the blessings, it did not include the birthright for Jacob/Israel passed the birthright blessings to Joseph’s sons of whom it is recorded:
“And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.” (Genesis 48:14-20)
No race on the face of the globe except the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic peoples possess these marks of identification today. What better proof, therefore, is there that they are the lineal descendants of Abraham?
Following the history of Jacob and his sons we read that they entered Egypt as a family (some of them went on into Europe and Ireland, Scotland and England and never went into Egypt) and later emerged as a great company of people under the leadership of Moses.
The nineteenth and twentieth chapters of Genesis set forth the establishment of this people as Yahweh’s Kingdom at Mount Sinai where they agreed to administer all His laws. Yahweh, the God of Israel, became their King; the House of Jacob, the people of the Kingdom; the commandments, statutes and judgments of Yahweh, the law of the King and the basis of their constitution. A national church was established with ordinances of worship.
The Angels’s annunciation to Mary, recorded in the New Testament, should be sufficient evidence to every Christian of the fact of the organization of the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior at Mount Sinai. Not only did the Angel declare to Mary that she would bring forth a son whose name was to be called Jesus but he also announced:
“And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” (Luke 1:32-33)
If the Christian world accepts the first part of the Angel’s statement as true, then it follows that the remainder of the annunciation is also true and the House of Jacob is Yahweh’s Kingdom upon earth and the very Kingdom over which Yahshua will rule when He takes the Throne of His father David. This alone should send every Christian back to the Old Testament to investigate the history and destiny of the House of Jacob.
“And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” (Exodus 19:3-6)
It is Yahweh, not man, who has said Israel shall be a peculiar treasure unto Him above all people. They have through the generations been approaching their destiny for, unrealized by the great majority of men, the Kingdom organized at Mount Sinai has continued to grow and expand, never diminishing, until it shall finally encompass the uttermost parts of the earth. Then the whole world will have become the Kingdom of Yahshua our Savior who, returning as King of kings and Lord of lords, will take over the Throne of His father David and rule over Israel forever.
“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:7)
Thus the enthusiasm of the Lord of Battles; who appeared again and again to intervene in the affairs of Israel in the records of Holy Writ and who demonstrates in secular history His dealings with modern Israel, the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian peoples; will achieve the perfection of Kingdom administration with peace following the restitution of Kingdom laws.
Here again, if the Christian and non-Christian world would awaken to the realization that the Kingdom of God was established “on earth” at Mount Sinai, much of Scripture which seems beyond understanding would reveal marvelous truths to them for which they now grope as men grope in the darkness. To recognize the Kingdom and identify modern Israel today provides the key to unlock the secrets of revelation and understand the messages of the prophets.
For forty years Israel wandered in the wilderness and was schooled in Kingdom administration. Under the leadership of Moses Israel came out of slavery in Egypt and they entered the promised land under Joshua as a people possessing perfect laws and a judicial and administrative system par excellence. In Palestine Israel was first under judges, then under kings, and finally the House of David was established to perpetuate the kingly line in Israel forever.
Contemporary with Israel’s history, recorded in the Bible from Egypt to Palestine, is the history of the line of Zarah, a son of Judah, whose descendants broke away from Israel, before the Exodus, and founded colonies around the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The record of this early Milesian civilization, whose colonies reached the British Isles, is found in secular history. Let us not forget these people are included in the Abrahamic Covenant. The British Isles are one of the appointed places where Nathan the prophet declares the throne and the people would be at rest:
“Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime.” ( 2 Samuel 7:10)
For a second witness:
“Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,” (1 Chronicles 17:9)
This was not Palestine for when this was uttered all Israel was dwelling there. At the very time the prophet was telling David of the appointed place the advance outposts of Israel had already taken possession of the land to which, later, the tribes of Israel migrated. It is Israel in the Isles to whom Isaiah directs his message when he says:
“Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people from far.” (Isaiah 49:1)
It was during the reign of King Rehoboam in Palestine that the Kingdom was divided into the northern ten and ½ tribed Kingdom of Israel with Samaria as their capital and the southern two ½ tribed Kingdom of Judah with Jerusalem as their capital. The northern kingdom was known as the House of Israel while the southern kingdom was the House of Judah. One tribe of the northern kingdom, Benjamin, was lent to the House of David for the following purpose:
“That David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.” (1 Kings 11:36)
This looks forward to a time to come when the Throne of David, removed from Jerusalem, would need a light bearer to be informed of events which would take place in the City of David.
“I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO WITNESS AGAINST YOU THIS DAY, THAT YE SHALL SOON UTTERLY PERISH FROM OFF THE LAND WHEREUNTO YE GO OVER JORDAN TO POSSESS IT; YE SHALL NOT PROLONG YOUR DAYS UPON IT, BUT SHALL UTTERLY BE DESTROYED. And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.” (Deuteronomy 4:26-31)
Following the division of the Kingdom, the House of Israel lapsed into sin and idolatry, as the foregoing Scriptures prophesied, and later the House of Judah followed the same course. The House of Israel and later a large part of the House of Judah, and then the rest of Judah was carried away to Babylon about 130 years later. At the time of Judah’s captivity the House of David was removed from Jerusalem when the daughters of Zedekiah were taken by Jeremiah to the appointed place, the isles north and west of Palestine, and there the union was consummated between the Zarah and Pharez branches of Judah in the marriage of Tea Tephi of the House of David, Jeremiah’s ward, to Eochaidh, the Heremonn of Ireland, of the line of Zarah.
Jeremiah married the other daughter to the King of Spain. He was instrumental in bringing to fruition the fulfillment of the riddle put forth by Ezekiel in planting the tender twig (Tea Tephi) in the land of traffic and in the city of merchants, by great waters. (See Ezekiel, chapter 17) Thus the present King of England is a direct descendant of the Royal House of David.
When the House of Judah had served its term of captivity a remnant returned from Babylon with some of the tribe of Benjamin and a few Levites. It was their task to rebuild the Temple and the city of Jerusalem for the Lord was to come to the Temple and city where He would be rejected and crucified by the Jews that Israel might be redeemed and salvation wrought for all who were called and would believe on Him.
Under Ezra and Nehemiah the temple and city were rebuilt and at the appointed time the Redeemer came. Rejected as King by the Jews, He suffered, died and rose again, and the bond of brotherhood between Judah and Israel was broken. (Zachariah 11:14)
The Galileans, who were of the tribe of Benjamin, accepted Christianity whole-heartedly and became light bearers of the glad tidings of redemption to the House of David and to Israel scattered abroad.
It is important here to point to a fallacy so long taught by the church that the Jews first gave us Christianity. This is not scriptural for they not only opposed the Redeemer and King but crucified Him and persecuted His followers, among whom were Benjamites then living in Galilee. It was from this tribe that chose His disciples save one, Judas, who betrayed Him. Peter, a Galilean, was known by his speech that he was not a Jew (Matthew 26:73) while Paul tells us he was of the tribe of Benjamin (Romans 11:1) though by religion a Jew (Acts 22:3).
Consider the following:
1). Have the Jews been a blessing to all nations?
2). Have the Jews been "Circumcised In The Heart?"
3). Do the Jews glorify Jesus Christ?
4). Do the Jews declare that Jesus is God?
5). Do the Jews show forth the praises of Christ, God's Son?
6). Have the Jews carried the message of "personal" and "national" Salvation to the ends of the Earth?
7). Do the Jewish people have God's Spirit in their hearts?
8). Was the New Covenant (Testament) written to Jews or Israelites and what is the difference between the two?
9). Are the Jews the "lost sheep of the house of Israel?"
10). Are the Jews the "children of God, scattered abroad?"
11). Are the Jews the servants of God?
12). Are the Jews a Holy Nation and People?
13). Are there any Jews mentioned in the "faith chapter" of Hebrews 11?
14). Are the Jews a righteous nation?
15). Are the Jews bringing forth the fruits of God's Kingdom?
16). Are the Jews kind to strangers in their midst?
17). Are the Jews called the "children of the living God?"
18). Do the Jews admit that they are not God's People?
19). Do the Jews have all of God's Word?
20). Are the Jews a Great and Mighty Nation?
21). Do the Jews possess the "gates of their enemies?"
22). Are the Jews a "company of nations?"
23). Are the Jews above all people in moral excellence?
24). Are the Jews today called through Isaac?
25). Have the Jews ever lost their identity?
26). Have the Jews ever been called by a "new name?"
27). Are the major heathen nations aligned against the Jews alone?
28). Are the modern day Jews described as "a great lion?"
29). Did the Jews deliver Jerusalem from the power of the heathen?
30). Has the Jewish people ever had the name of "Great?"
31). Have the Jews been foremost in ending slavery?
32). Have the Jews been great colonizers?
33). Do the Jews recognize Jesus as Messiah?
34). Does your pastor teach that the "Jews are all of Israel?"
35). Do you honestly know what the Bible teaches about the Jews and Israel?
Because the Jews refused to bring forth the fruits of righteous administration Jesus said to them:
“Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matthew 21:43)
The nation to which the kingdom was to be delivered was outcast Israel whose redemption Yahshua accomplished on the cross. The Jews knew that the House of Israel was in existence, beyond the confines of Palestine, for when the Pharisees sent officers to arrest Him. He said that t day would come when they will seek Him and would not find Him. Then they asked the question:
“Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? Will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles?” (John 7:35)
During the Gospel age outcast Israel has become Christian and is functioning as God’s servant people to carry the glad tidings of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Jeremiah, referring to Israel, declares they would be Christian in the latter days:
“At the same time, saith the Lord, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus saith the Lord, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.” (Jeremiah 31:1-2)
Hosea also refers to Israel’s failure to recognize their origin and identity, yet at the same time calling themselves the sons of God, or a Christian people:
“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Y are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.” (Hosea 1:10)
Moses also declared that in the last days Israel would be marked by Christian circumcision when he said:
“And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.” (Deuteronomy 30:6)
The questions is often asked, “If we are Israel what difference does it make?” Very much. Yahweh has issued a clear call in the Bible to Israel, found and redeemed, to awaken to her identity and rise to her responsibilities. The knowledge of that identity is essential in order to point out the people who as Israel are responsible for carrying out the God-given task of His servant people. This brings us to the second phase of the Kingdom message.
When Israel was organized into a Kingdom at Mount Sinai and God established His covenant with them the people vowed they would perform their part of the obligation which rested upon them when:
“All the people answered together, and said, all that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.” (Exodus 19:9)
The importance of this vow cannot be overlooked. The law of the Lord requires:
“When thou shalt vow a vow unto the Lord thy God, thou shalt not be slack to pay it: for the Lord thy God will surely require it of thee: and it shall be sin in thee. But if thou shalt forebear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform.” (Deuteronomy 23:21-23)
As a nation Israel made a vow unto the Lord their God and as a nation God will require performance of the oath, a requisite to deliverance in the day of trouble. The Psalmist declares:
“Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalm 50:14-15)
The marks of identification and the evidence confirming the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic peoples to be Israel also establish this people as a sinful nation who have failed to perform the oath of their fathers. This is our national sin. As it becomes known that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic peoples are Israel, individuals having that knowledge will not be held guiltless if they fail to warn those whom they can of their responsibilities and the penalties for national failure to obey Yahweh’s Laws.
Through the prophet Ezekiel Yahweh has warned us of individual responsibility:
“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.” (Ezekiel 3:17; 33:7)
All those to whom Yahweh has revealed the knowledge of the Kingdom have become watchmen in Israel today. Their commission is “to warn” and so great is this individual responsibility that Yahweh has declared if we refuse to warn our brethren:
“When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou does not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.” (Ezekiel 33:8-9)
Having warned us of our personal responsibility, the type of message and kind of warning which shall be given to the House of Israel is set forth Yahweh:
“Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:10-11)
This message is national in scope and contains three important clauses,
1). It warns the House of Israel that tribulation and trouble are the result of disobedience and rebellion.
2). It declares they shall turn from their evil ways.
3). It summons the nation to repent and make restitution fulfilling the solemn vow made at Mount Sinai and reaffirmed under Joshua after the conquest of Palestine.
Israel, Yahweh declares, will surely live if she will put away her transgressions and do that which is lawful and right, and walk in His commandments, statutes and judgments and do them. In the present condition of the nation justice and equity have been removed far away, the poor are oppressed and men are deceitful in their dealings with each other:
“And the Lord saw it and it displeased him that there was no judgment.” (Isaiah 59:15)
Yahweh is calling both the individual and the nation to repentance. The preaching of the Gospel of salvation is personal while the call to righteous administration by the establishment of the perfection of Kingdom rule is national. Therefore, we must proclaim to the nation the need of returning to His laws that we may restore righteousness and establish justice and equity in the land. Guided by His laws, the citizens of the Kingdom must mete out justice and equity to all:
“Thus said the Lord, keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.” (Isaiah 56:1)
Moses set two ways before Israel; the way of life and the way of death:
“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)
Because Israel chose the way of death, for seven long times she has suffered under the cycle of trouble, Yahweh is now calling the nation to again fulfill her vows but at present Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic Israel is failing to give heed as the nation walks in her own way. Because of this, poverty, sickness and distress are rampant. (See Deuteronomy 28:22; also verses 58-16) The road of disobedience for the nation is paved with insect devastation, destruction of prosperity, pestilence, famine (hearing the word of Yahweh), sword (war after war), and captivity (America is now the captive of Mystery Babylon), and of killing innocent babies (the shedding of innocent blood).
We are entering a new cycle of Yahweh’s dealings with His people with increasing pressure to compel the nation to turn to Him. Our forefathers had a similar experience when Yahweh, being careful not to violate the nation’s free will, nevertheless so restricted her prosperity that Israel was compelled to submit to His over-ruling judgement. Hosea records the occasion:
“Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.” (Hosea 2:6)
As a nation we have again maneuvered ourselves into the same circumstances by our flagrant violation of His laws. So, through Ezekiel, Yahweh declares:
“Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD. And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant: And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me ... and ye shall know that I am the LORD.” (Ezekiel 20:36-38)
The Bible enumerates multitudes of blessings which will be showered upon Israel when she turns to Yahweh with her whole heart:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
As watchmen of Israel we must proclaim Yahweh’s requirements to the individual and the nations: repentance and salvation for every Israelite through Yahshua, national repentance and redemption form all national troubles through Yahshua our Redeemer and King. The personal responsibility of the watchman is great. Only by warning Israel can her watchmen escape the penalty of blood guiltiness for those who are suffering and dying because of continued violation of Yahweh’s laws. Let the watchmen of the House of Israel proclaim the way of life and blessing, and may our nation awaken to the call and restore His administration that it may be well with us and with our children.