The Vine of The Earth
The Bible is a true reflection of life, both lives as it should be, and would be if Yahweh's commands were obeyed, and life as it actually is under the present satanic world order. Therefore it must and it does, contrast the true with the false, for each element of Yahweh's good plan, Satan has made his deceptive counterfeit.
The Bible warns us of this and tells us of what to be aware, and of whom to be aware. To comfort His people, Yahweh also tells us how it will ultimately work out; much of this is in parables, both in the Old and New Testaments. One of these is the parable of the vines, Yahweh's own vine and the vine of the earth.
Yahweh has called His people Israel His sheep in some parables; He also calls them His vine in this parable in Psalm 80:8‑11.
"Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs of it were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river."
Notice this was Yahweh's own planting. It was His own vine and it should have brought forth the right kind of fruit. If nothing but His vine had been there, we can presume that it would have done so.
But trouble developed, for the vine eventually began bringing forth the wrong kind of fruit. Yahweh consistently develops this parable of the vines, we find the next stage of it in Isaiah 5:1‑7.
"Now I will sing to My well beloved a song of My beloved touching his vineyard. My well beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: and he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein; and he looked that it should bring forth grapes: and it brought forth wild grapes! And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge I pray you, between me and My vineyard. What could have been done more to My vineyard that I have not done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?"
What is this vineyard, which has so, disappointed Yahweh? We find the explanation of this parable in Isaiah 5:7.
"For the vineyard of Yahweh is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant."
Therefore, the people of Israel constitute Yahweh's vine, we find many places where this parable is continued.
Yahweh's people Israel have disappointed Him, by failing to bring forth the fruit, which He could rightfully expect, from the people of His own selection. How did this come about? For the explanation, we turn to the prophet Jeremiah. The Bible is always true to its own law of the two witnesses; everything must be proven by the testimony of at least two witnesses. Therefore you will never find the entirety of any matter in the writings of just one prophet.
Self‑styled scholars write learned and ponderous volumes of commentaries on the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah etc. However, they have never been able to give a true explanation of it, because you cannot find the entirety of any one message in the book of just one prophet. You must find the rest of it in the writings of some other prophet, who perhaps wrote centuries earlier or later.
We will continue with the parable of the vines in Jeremiah 2:21.
"Yet I planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then are thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto Me?"
The word translated strange, is the Hebrew word zoor, meaning an alien of another race. The trouble was that those of another race had infiltrated what should have been Yahweh's own vineyard, containing only His people Israel. Of course this other race produces fruit of its own kind, even when it is among Yahweh's own people Israel.
That this has been the source of the corruption is emphasized in Jeremiah 2:25.
"Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst! But thou said, "There is no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go."
The word strangers are translated from the Hebrew word zoor, meaning persons of another race. This has been our history from ancient times even to this very day.
We have opened our gates to those who hate everything we have held as an ideal and above all, they hate our Redeemer, Yahshua. They don't come to adopt our principles and pursue our ideals; they come in their greed, to take of our prosperity. They soon discovered how to corrupt us in ways that rapidly increases their wealth and power.
In ancient times, the ancestors of these mixed ones led us into worship of stone idols. Today they have led us into the worship of the most immoral among the movie stars and the most corrupt among the politicians. We haven't raised them to our level, for this was never possible, they have dragged us down to their level. What fruits are now brought forth in Yahweh's vineyard? Pornographic books and movies, the utter degradation of art, literature and music. There is rioting in the streets, the ever‑increasing tyranny of power drunk politicians, whose corruption and even treason has become so commonplace that they no longer excite indignation.
What will be the outcome of this? If we don't get rid of this alien influence and turn back to Yahweh, terrible judgment must be the result. There is no future, no hope, except in restoring our loyalty, our worship of Yahshua. John 15:1‑8 tells us,
“ am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now are ye clean, through the word, which I have spoken unto you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in Me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing. If a man abideth not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and he is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Here in is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples."
We find powerful figures of Jews in our government using all their power to disown our Savior Yahshua. They even remove, from all government departments, any mention of the name of Yahweh. These Jews use the pretense that our constitution forbids it! As they well know, our nation was founded by Christians to be a Christian nation.
For that purpose only, did these pilgrims leave their comfortable homes in a civilized land and come to a wilderness peopled by hostile savages. All of our original thirteen colonies required belief in the divine inspiration of the Bible and the Christian religion, as a condition of election or appointment to public office. For more than a century and a half, beginning with the very men who wrote the constitution, we have lived under that same constitution in what the Supreme Court has recognized as a Christian nation.
The words of the constitution have not changed, in this respect, since it was written. How can its meaning ever been reversed, it cannot and it hasn't. Men desire to abolish the foundation on which we alone could build that greatness and freedom, our Christian heritage. They seek to substitute for Yahweh's vine, the vine of the earth.
The first mention of this is found quite early in the Bible in Deuteronomy 32:31‑33.
"For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges: For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter; their vine is the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps."
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were inhabited by another race, to which the Israelites were not related. The grapes of this vine of Sodom are the individual members of that race; Yahshua identified them as the children of the devil in John chapter 8.
In Ezekiel 16:1‑3 Yahweh says to the people of Jerusalem,
"Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say, thus saith Yahweh unto Jerusalem: Thy birth and nativity is of the land of Canaan: thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite."
Yahweh could not truthfully have said that to any Israelite, so He didn't say it to any Israelites. Yahweh said it to the people of Jerusalem, the capital city; there is a great difference. Today you could truthfully say to the people of Washington, D.C. our capital city, ninety percent of your population are Negroes and most of the rest are anti‑Christian.
However, you could not truthfully say this about the United States as a whole. Out of our 250 million population, about 190 million are white Christians; only about 11% are Negroes.
Today our capital city is not a fair sample of the nation as a whole, exactly as it was in Jerusalem when Ezekiel wrote. In Jerusalem, people of other races, Amorites, Hittites and other Canaanites, had infiltrated and wormed their way into positions of power. They became the advisors surrounding the king and the ruling classes of Jerusalem these weren't Israelites. In fact, they were driving the true Israelites out, the true members of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
This is confirmed in Ezekiel 11:14‑15 where we read,
"Again the word of Yahweh came unto me saying, Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Yahweh unto us is this land given in possession."
The inhabitants of Jerusalem were driving out the entire house of Israel, showing that the inhabitants of Jerusalem were not members of any of the tribes of Israel. We find this confirmed in Isaiah 3:8‑9 which says,
"For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of His glory. The show of their countenance doth witness against them: and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves."
Their faces could recognize these evil Canaanite Jews in Jerusalem. "The show of their countenance doth witness against them." This could not be true if they were Israelites, because they would have faces like all the other Israelites. If you wanted to condemn the ruling class of China, you couldn't say that their faces could recognize them.
They would have the same kind of Mongolian faces as the rest of the Chinese. The people who were in power in Jerusalem, who were responsible for the evil customs, which they induced the nation to follow, told the entire house of Israel to go far away. These evil people told Israel that the land of Jerusalem was given to them, these people didn't look like Israelites, and could be recognized by their faces.
The true Israelites, of the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah, were the ancestors of the Anglo Saxon, Scandinavian and Teutonic people of today. They all looked basically the same. Not only is this a logical deduction, but also we have further proof in the ancient monuments, which portray the Israelites. These monuments always show the Israelites as having straight noses, typical of Anglo Saxons. Other monuments, when they show Hittites or other Canaanite people, always show a hook nosed face.
Naturally such Canaanite faces would stand out in contrast to the Anglo Saxon, Israelite faces of Jerusalem. Even today these Canaanite faces stand out in Washington, D.C., London, New York, Los Angeles and other governmental or commercial cities. These are the people that can be recognized by the mere sight of their faces. These were the people that told the entire house of Israel to get out of Jerusalem, as these Canaanites were taking the land for themselves.
These infiltrating Canaanites weren't part of Yahweh's own vine, for they never were any part of true Israel. They had secured positions of wealth and power in Israel and Judah. They were corrupting the nation so that it was no longer bearing the sort of fruit, which Yahweh expected from His vine.
These Canaanite infiltrators are also the same people against whom Yahweh spoke in Isaiah 57:3‑4. In the Hebrew He calls these Canaanites, "children of inborn transgression, and a false seed." This is why in Jeremiah 2:21 Yahweh says to the kingdom of Judah,
"Yet I planted thee a precious vine, a wholly right seed: how then didst thou change thyself towards Me into the degenerate planting of the strange vine?"
The word strange is the Hebrew word nokri, meaning a person of another race.
Clearly these people, whom Yahweh recognized by the sight of their faces, this strange or alien vine, could not share the final great destiny of Yahweh's own vine, the people of Israel. In Ezekiel chapter 15 we read,
"And the word of Yahweh came unto me saying, Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any other tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? Or will men make a pin of it, to hang any vessel thereon?"
"Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel: the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burnt. Is it fit for any work? Behold, when it was whole, it was fit for no work: how much less shall it be fit yet for any work when the fire hath devoured it and it is burned? Therefore, thus saith Yahweh: As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And I will set My face against them; and ye shall know that I am Yahweh, when I set My face against them. And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith Yahweh."
Note this is directed against those same inhabitants of Jerusalem, those who can be recognized by their hook nosed faces. These were the ones that ordered the true Israel to get out and let them take over the land of Jerusalem. Did you notice Yahweh told Ezekiel these inhabitants of Jerusalem had committed a trespass?
When you go onto somebody else's land, without any right to do so, then you are committing a trespass. Yahweh says that these inhabitants of Jerusalem had committed a trespass; they had no right to be where they were. This further identifies them as being no part of the real Judah or any other tribe of Israel.
Both the Bible and ancient history tell us Yahweh kept His word about driving this Canaanite people out of Jerusalem, where they had no right to be. These Canaanites endured two terrible sieges when the Babylonian armies came and surrounded Jerusalem. Many thousands of them were killed. Other thousands died of starvation and pestilence before the Babylonian army finally captured the city.
We can feel reasonably sure that the Babylonians, angered by the long fighting and the losses they also suffered, were none too gentle with those they captured. As Yahweh said,
"They shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them." (Ezekiel 15:7)
Of those who were not taken into captivity at that time, some fled into Egypt, where Yahweh prophesied another disaster would come upon them, this did happen. Those who remained in the land at the time of the siege of Jerusalem, by the Romans in 70 A.D., endured starvation, which reduced them to cannibalism. Over a million of them died in that siege and the capture of Jerusalem.
There remains to be completed Yahweh's final destruction of this counterfeit vine of the earth. The destruction will be completed in connection with the Russian invasion of us and Jerusalem, which is so clearly prophesied in Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39. By this attack on us, Russia injures Yahweh's own vine, and Yahweh's judgment and vengeance is set in motion.
In Joel chapters 1 & 3 we read,
"For a nation is come up upon My land, strong and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He hath laid My vine waste, thither cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O Yahweh. Let the heathen be awakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat (Yahweh's judgment), for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about, Put Ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great."
This is developed more fully in Revelation 14:14‑20 where we read,
"And I looked; and behold, a white cloud, and upon the cloud sat one like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying in a loud voice to Him that sat upon the cloud, Thrust in Thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
“And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle saying, Thrust in thy sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of Yahweh. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs."
This gathering out of those Canaanites, who make up Satan's counterfeit vine, is the same event, which Yahshua spoke of in His parable of the tares and the wheat in Matthew chapter 13. This is where Yahshua said that the tares, poisonous weeds growing among the wheat, were the children of the devil living among the children of Yahweh. The angels will gather out these tares at the time of the harvest of the earth.
Don't think this will be a peaceful process; it is the bloodiest kind of war. We read in Revelation 19:11‑16 about this same treading of the winepress of the wrath of Yahweh.
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and His name is called the Word of Yahweh. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty Yahweh. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings."
In Isaiah 63:1‑4 is recorded a vision that Isaiah received.
"Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art Thou red in Thine apparel, and Thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine vat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with Me: for I will tread them in Mine anger, and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My garments, and I will stain all My raiment. For the day of vengeance is in Mine heart, and the year of My redeemed is come."
Thousands of years have consistently demonstrated it is impossible for the mixture of good and evil to exist together. To have partly Yahweh's own vine and partly Satan's vine of the earth, to grow together without Yahweh's vine becoming corrupted by the presence of the evil seed among them, is impossible. The great realities have not changed at all. The principle is the same, whether these evil people cheat you out of shekels or dollars. We will never be able to develop the way Yahweh planned for us until Yahweh's own vine can grow alone, with no intermixture of the vine of the earth. No matter how drastic the methods must be, the removal of the corrupt infiltrators is the greatest of mercy.
In the Apocrypha, 2 Esdras 9:20‑22 boils it all down to a very few words. Yahweh has been talking with Esdras, who was asking Him about the events which were to end the age. Yahweh explained to Esdras,
"So I considered the world; and behold, there was peril because of the devices that were come into it. And I saw, and spared it greatly; and have kept Me a grape of the cluster, and the plant of a great people. Let the multitude perish, them which were born in vain; and let My grape be kept, and My plant: for with great labor have I made it perfect."
In the kingdom of Yahweh, for which we hopefully wait, there is no room for the satanic counterfeit vine of the earth. The removal of this evil will allow Yahweh's children to live happy, productive lives in the paths of righteousness, which Yahweh has marked out for us. (Taken, in part, from an article entitled “The Vine of The Earth,” by Bertrand L. Comparet)