Watchman Willie Martin Archive


      THE KEY TO PROPHESY ‑By Bertrand L. Comparet


      Thu, 3 May 2001 02:32:03 ‑0700


      "Bob Jones" <[email protected]>




      "Pastor Bob Jones" <[email protected]>


               By Bertrand L. Comparet

    Today we easily see how each of the great events of the Old

Testament days was prophesied long in

    advance. Yet, the people were strangely blind to it when the

events were coming upon them. Today it is

    the same; the prophecies concerning the end of the age are

being fulfilled; yet the people in most churches

    cannot make head or tail of it. They wait expectantly for the

smallest things to happen, meanwhile being

    blind to what is actually happening to them. This is because they

don't know to whom the prophecies

    apply, so they look to the wrong people, in the wrong place, for

their fulfillment.

    Yahweh did not prophecy indiscriminately about everything and

everybody. The great empires of China,

    India, the Inca, Maya and Aztec nations of South and Central

America, were never noticed in the Bible,

    for they had nothing to do with Yahweh's people nor His religion.

To understand prophecy, you must

    know to whom the prophecy is addressed. Bible prophecies are

grouped into certain main lines, each

    with its own subject.

    (1) Messianic prophecies concerning Yahshua. They foretold His

virgin birth, the place where He

    would be born, many details of His ministry, healing the sick,

giving sight to the blind. All the details of

    His betrayal and crucifixion were given, and His resurrection on

the third day, etc. Obviously, only

    Yahshua could fulfill these, if you waited for someone else, you

could reach only doubt and confusion. All

    the other main lines of prophesy are also directed specifically to

some one subject and cannot be fulfilled

    by anyone but the people concerning whom they were written.

    (2) Prophecies concerning the 12 tribes of Israel. As we know,

Israel split into two nations upon the

    death of Solomon in 975 B.C. and the two nations then had their

separate histories and different destinies

   to fulfill. Either one alone of the two nations it became and of

course, not by any Gentile people cannot

    fulfill prophecies relating to the whole house of Jacob.

    (3) The two tribed nation of Judah. Judah and Benjamin

remained when the ten tribed Israel split

    away from it. These prophecies deal with the short‑lived nation

foretelling its captivity in Babylon for 70

    years. Then it tells about the return of a remnant to build the 70

weeks nation foretold by Daniel, which

    would fulfill and outlive its purposes in 490 years. It was to

provide the sanctuary for Yahshua's first

    coming and His sacrifice for us on the cross. After that it served

no further purpose and within one

    generation it disappeared from history. Just as it is obvious that

China, Rome or Argentina could not fulfill

    any of these prophecies, neither could the house of Judah fulfill

prophecies that do not concern her.

    (4) The house of Israel. Beginning as the ten tribed nation, which

broke away from Judah, they had a

    separate destiny. It was to be Yahweh's dominion. It must

become a great nation and a company of

    nations. It must be Yahweh's battle‑axe and weapons of war,

with which He broke up the evil, pagan

    nations of the earth. It must become a great seafaring people,

from the Norse Vikings of the several

    centuries following the decay of the Roman Empire, down

through the mighty navies of Great Britain and

    the United States. Its people must multiply like the stars of

heaven in number and they must receive the

    new covenant and become Christians. They must possess and

develop the lands, which other people had

    allowed to remain desolate. They must take Yahweh's religion

and civilization to many lands, to show

    forth His praise in the earth. All these prophecies concern the

house of Israel only and nobody but the

    Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic nations have fulfilled

them. These we know to be the living

    generations of Yahweh's people Israel.

    If you watch for fulfillment of these prophecies by Egypt, the

Congo, Russia, China, India or South

    America, you not only waste your time in vain, while watching

the empty ring, you overlook the

    performance going on in the active ring.

     (5) The Jews. Here, willful blindness of most churches has

utterly confused their religion. They persist in

    applying Yahweh's prophecies about Israel to the Jews. Since

the Jews never did and never could fulfill

    any of these, such churches have to make excuses for the

apparent failure of prophecy and their faith is

    badly weakened. They must pretend the time has not yet come

for fulfillment of any of these prophecies,

    so the Jews can do these things in some indefinite future. This

blinds them to the fact these prophecies

    have already been fulfilled by the real Israel. These have been

fulfilled so far that nothing is left to watch

    for but the Russian and Chinese communist attack on the

unwalled cities of Israel, then the second

    coming of Yahshua, for which they are not prepared.

    In Isaiah 65:15 Yahweh said to the Jews, "Ye shall leave your

name as a curse to My chosen, for

    Yahweh shall slay thee and call His servants by another name."

Yahweh said in Jeremiah 24:9 the

    Jews would become "a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a

curse, in all places whither I shall drive

    them". Yahweh prophesied that they would be recognized by

their faces. Isaiah 3:9 describes the Jews

    thus, "The show of their countenance doth witness against them

and they declare their sin as Sodom, they

    hide it not". They would be scattered, as wanderers and their

conduct would keep them under attack.

    Ezekiel 5:11‑12 describes what will happen to the Jews. "A third

part shall fall by the sword around

    about thee; and I will scatter a third part unto all the winds and I

will draw out a sword after them".  All

    these things have happened, but this has been overlooked by

those who were watching only for that

    which the Jews couldn't do because Yahweh had foretold that

only Israel could do it.

    (6) The throne of David. In these prophecies Yahweh promised

the throne of David would always rule

    over at least a part of His people. That the house of David will

never lack a descendant to sit upon that

    throne. Finally, Yahshua, who is born of the house of David, will

return to rule the entire world from that

    throne. We know that the royal families of Britain and the

Scandinavian countries are descended from

    David. In all these centuries, these prophecies have never failed

for even one day; the final fulfillment of

    Yahshua's return is drawing near.

    (7) The Babylonian succession of empires. This is told

principally in Daniel and Revelation. Their rise

    to power, their brutal character, their satanic but futile opposition

to the nations of Israel and their fall, all

    occurred as prophesied. The final stages of these prophecies

are happening before our eyes today when

    you know who is who.

    (8) The kingdom of Yahweh. This is not something to begin in

the vague future. Daniel's continued

    prophecy, after foretelling the Babylonian succession of

empires, beginning with King Nebuchadnezzar to

    whom he spoke, is recorded in Daniel 2:44. "In the days of these

kings shall the God of heaven set

    up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom

shall not be left to other people, but it

    shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms and it

shall stand forever." The kingdom of Yahweh

    was set up on earth centuries ago, in the days of the kings of the

Babylonian succession of empires. It is

    still here and most of you who hear my voice are living in it.

    (9) The church. This is not a nation; it has no armies or navies. It

rules no territories, it conducts no

    commerce, it is not as numerous as the stars, but it is a little

flock. It is the spiritual center of the nations of

    Israel, but it fulfills only its own prophecies and none of the

prophecies of Israel are transferred to it.

    These nine main lines of prophecy are like as many different

trains, coming from different places with

    different passengers and arriving at the depot on different

tracks. You will miss your train if you wait at

    the wrong platform. Never in all eternity will a Gentile train arrive

on an Israel platform, nor will an Israel

    train arrive at a Jewish platform, nor a kingdom of Yahweh train

at a church platform. The only key to

    the understanding of prophecy is to watch for each train of

prophecy at its own platform.

Reference Materials