Crusade for Christ







The following article taken from the NEW BEGINNINGS, January 2001 publication, was written by Dr. Howard Rand (deceased), who I consider to be one of the most important Israel Identity scholars of the 20th Century. It is important enough to be read by all Christians, and other than the constant use of the Hebrew words YASHUA for God, and YASHUA for Christ, (which many of our people do not understand), I agree with 100%.fI have no argument with those who wish to use the Hebrew names for God and Jesus, but wish to point it out, so that you who have never heard them are not confused.)




"Then shall the nations revere thy name, O Yahweh, and all kings of the earth thy glory, when Yahweh builds up Zion again and shows Himself in His glory." (Psalm 102:15,16, New English Bible).


There is a pernicious endeavor, which is in wide-spread evidence today, to eliminate all expectations concerning the restoration of the Kingdom of Yahweh, and it's re-establishment upon the earth. Those who object to the fact of the coming earthly reign of Yashua misuse, misquote, and misapply the Scriptural pronouncements pertaining to His Kingdom, its universality and its perpetuity. There seems to be a concerted drive to this end, with laymen, ministers, and evangelists cooperating in the nefarious repudiation of the proclamation of the Kingdom Gospel which heralds the ultimate emergence of the restored Kingdom of Yahweh, in righteousness upon the earth.


Furthermore, there is an attempt to completely discount any possibility of the return of Yashua to reign over such a Kingdom.





While admitting that the Second Advent of our Savior is to be an actuality, it is denied, that upon His return, He will, as a descendant of His father David, occupy the Throne of David reigning over an earthly Kingdom, in accordance with the annunciation to His mother Mary.


"Yahweh shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: and He shall reign over the house of David forever and of His Kingdom there shall be no end," (Luke 1:32,33).


In the light of this announcement to Mary, vouched for by her Divinely sent informer, the Angel Gabriel, it‑is preposterous to contend that, after Yashua's triumphal return, there will be no Kingdom over which He may reign. The Satanic endeavor; throughout the ages, has been to annihilate the people of the Kingdom so that the promised reign of Yashua as King, over the House `of Jacob, can never come to pass. The failure to obtain this objective has spawned a second‑choice Satanic attempt to spread abroad the lie that there will be no actual Kingdom on earth and thereby thwart the proclamation of the Kingdom evangel, which includes the necessity for the Kingdom people to acknowledge their identity and fulfill the requirements for readiness to receive their coming King. The Psalmist stated:



"Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power," (Psalm 110:3)


In order for the Kingdom people to be willing in the day of the manifested power of Yahweh, there must be an acceptance of the proven identity of the people originally constituting the House of Jacob and their modern representatives in the world today. Without this knowledge, no one is in a position to even approach a discussion of the subject of Yashua's reign and His Kingdom.





The persistent assumption that Jewry represents all of Israel in the world today has brought about confusion worse confounded at a time when it is all-important to recognize the origin and identity of the People of the Book. The Jews are only a small fraction` of the descendants of Judah, one of the twelve sons of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. In pronouncing prophetic blessings upon Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, Jacob said of Ephraim, that he would become a "multitude", that is a "company of nations,", while Manasseh, would become "a people", and "great", (Genesis 48:19). This promise of numerical, as well as geographical expansion; given to the descendants of the two sons of Joseph, the son of Jacob, have never been fulfilled in the history oft the Jews. (Many of us who have made a study of Judaism, know .that the vast majority of the people we today know as Jews, come from a Turco‑Mongolian background and have none of Jacob's or Abraham's blood flowing in their veins - MOHR). The Prophet Isaiah addressed messages to the nations of the then-existing Euphrates civilization and his pronouncements were of judgment, which have all come to pass. Afterwards he turned his attention to a new civilization that would arise in the West and directed his prophetic messages to people dwelling in the Isles of the Sea, who are called Yahweh's Servant People (Isaiah 49 1 & 3). He exhorted them to listen to him in a manner indicating they had lost all knowledge of their origin and identity. He admonished them to awaken to the fact that they were indeed the descendants of Abraham and Sara through their son Isaac: "Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye were digged. 'Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you," (Isaiah 51:1,2).





These are the people who would build the new civilization, having assembled themselves in the Isles of the West, the British Isles, the first gathering point of their "appointed place," (2 Samuel 7:10). The prophet declared they would continue to spread out to establish the earth and inherit the "desolate heritages" (Isaiah 49:8); that is, the North American Continent, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc., These, Isaiah maintains, are the descendants of Abraham. By no stretch of the imagination, could they be called Jews,� for they had forgotten that Abraham was their forefather. The Jews, on the other hand, (some of them, erroneously), have continued to claim Abraham as their ancestor.


It was in the 10th Century B.C., following the division of the Kingdom of Yahweh into two opposing factions, during the reign of Solomon's son, Rehoboam, that the House of Israel became the northern, ten-tribed Kingdom of Israel and the House of Judah became the southern, two-tribed Kingdom of Judah. The House of Israel was taken into Assyrian captivity in 740-710 B.C. (along with most cities of Judah - MOHR). It was some 130 years later that the Southern Kingdom of Judah was taken captive to Babylon.


The House of Israel never returned to Palestine as a nation. Later on, when the opportunity came, the people having undergone segmentation, moved out of Assyria in groups, or clans, under different names such as the "Getae, Massagatae, Scythians, Goths, Visigoths, Ostrogoths, etc.," in a massive westward trek. They became "Gentalized" by their contacts with the non-covenant people among whom they had temporarily resided. Then, passing through central and northern Europe, they eventually began to congregate in the British Isles. where they became identified in modern times as the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples.





It must be borne in mind that, as the ten tribes of Israel trekked across central and northern Europe, they did not all cross the English Channel into the British Isles. A substantial number settled in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Many remained on the European continent, in Denmark, Holland, Poland, Saxons in Germany, Huguenots in France, Basques in Spain and Lombard�s in Italy are all from Israel stock. The Prophet Amos quotes Yahweh as declaring that "pockets", of Israel will be found in all nations.


"For lo, I will command, and I will sift (marginal rendering: "cause to move"), the House of Israel; among all nations, like corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth (i.e., "to be lost to Divine cognizance").


As ,a matter of fact, wherever the Reformation of the 16th and 17th Centuries ignited the flame of spiritual revival, this was sparked by descendants of the House of. Israel moving westward. The Bible was unshackled from the church altar and the people rose up to the pure truth of the Gospel of Grace, picking up the light bearing torch of faith and holding it high above the oppressive head of ecclesiastical tyranny.


The 19th chapter of Exodus sets forth the inception of the Kingdom of Yahweh do earth when the specially selected descendants of Abraham, addressed as the "House of Jacob" and .also "the children of Israel", were informed, in words given by Yahweh to Moses, their leader: "Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests (administrators), and an holy (set apart) nation." (Exodus 19:6). Following the organization of the seed of Abraham, through Isaac and Jacob, into Yahweh's Kingdom-nation, the Commandments, Statutes and Judgments of the Law of Yahweh were promulgated, to be administered as their Constitution.





After the founding of the Kingdom of Yahweh at Mount Sinai, the people of the Kingdom were schooled for forty years in the wilderness. At the end of that time they entered the Promised Land of Canaan, where they were first under judges, and then under kings. Eventually the House of David was selected as the reigning dynasty and the a throne of David was established in perpetuity over the Kingdom.


The covenant that Yahweh made with the people of His Kingdom contained the "If" and "But" clauses of the Laws of Yahweh, that is, blessings if they kept the terms of the covenant, and curses if they refused to abide by its terms, (Deuteronomy 28). Nevertheless, in either case the covenant remained in force, either for good or evil, according to the choice and conduct of the people. In the formal inception of the Kingdom� the people made a solemn vow, which was reitereated three times":


"All the people answered together, and said, All that Yahweh hath spoken we will do," (Exodus 19:8).


Throughout all the succeeding generations, the Kingdom people have been bound by this oath, even to suffering under the stipulation of the "But clauses" of the law for their violation of the terms of the covenant of nationhood. Howbeit, Yahweh never has - and never will - repudiate His Kingdom, or abandon His people. The Divine pledge of forbearance is inherent in the pronouncement given though the Prophet Ezekiel which contains the warnings that Yahweh will permits severe tribulation to overtake them to compel His people to recognize the necessity to keep the vow of their forefathers:


"As I live, saith Yahweh, surely with a mighty hand and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule

over you. And I will bring you out from among the people, and





will gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pled with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith Yahweh. 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 Yahweh," (Ezekiel 20:33-38).


The context clearly indicates that this message is addressed to the House of Israel, which would be functioning as the House of Jacob during the closing days. of the present world order. As a result of the pressure of Yahweh�s hand resting heavily upon His people at this time, Yahweh declared in (Ezekiel 20:44).


"Ye shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye House of Israel, saith Yahweh," (Ezekiel 20:44).


From the very outset of the establishment of His Kingdom at Mount Sinai, through a process of selection and rejection, Yahweh has separated the undesirables and the rebellious from among His Kingdom people, together with those who reject Him and despise His Kingdom and its laws. Nevertheless, the Kingdom of. Yahweh has continued to be in existence, although not with outward show, but with no abatement, in the process of its growth.





During the early history of the Kingdom, the tribe of Benjamin was purged when all but six hundred men perished in, (Judges 20:47). Yashua selected them from this tribe to become His disciples, for the Benjamites were Galileans, not Jews. (Only the traitor Judas Iscariot was a Jew - MOHR). Because the Jews refused to accept Yashua as their Messiah, they ceased to be numbered, as a nation-among His Kingdom people, a foreknown fact prophesied by Daniel:


"And they (the Jews), shall no more be His people, or the prince's (Messiah's) future people," (Daniel 9:26, marginal rendering).


Yashua Himself told the Jewish leaders:


'"Therefore I say unto you, The Kingdom of Yahweh shall be taken from you, and given unto a nation, (not the church as some teach - MOHR), bringing forth the fruits thereof," (Matthew 21:43).


Let those who argue that the Kingdom of Yahweh does not now exist heed the words of Yahweh, as uttered by the Prophet Jeremiah:


"Hear the word of Yahweh, O ye nations, and declare it in the Isles afar off, and say, He that scattereth Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. For Yahweh hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that is stronger than he," (Jeremiah 31:10,11).


Looking forward to the latter days, following the First Advent of our Savior, and in preparation for His Second Advent, when the nations of His people will awaken to their identity


and return to Him, Jeremiah prophesied:





"Behold the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah; not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which covenant they brake, although I was a husband to them, saith Yahweh. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohiym, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every -man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying Know Yahweh: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Yahweh; for I will forgive all their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more," (Jeremiah 31:31-34).


Furthermore, Yahweh confirms the perpetuity of the House of David and the Davidic throne, ruling over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:


"For thus saith Yahweh: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the House of Israel," (Jeremiah- 33:17).


Therefore, it is over the House of Israel that the Throne of David is to have a permanent establishment. To validate the enduring existence of His Kingdom people, and the continuity of David's throne, the word of Yahweh, came through Jeremiah, saying:


"Consider thou not what the people (i.e. those people who doubt the words 0 Yahweh concerning His purposes - (See Ezekiel 37:11) have spoken, saying,� The two families which Yahweh hath chosen, He hath even cast them off? Thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. Thus saith





Yahweh: If my covenant with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; then shall I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David his servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ,� for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them," (Jeremiah 33:24-26).


The New English Bible renders-the final clause: "I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.


Let those in he Christian world who would belittle- or deny � the- present day existence of the throne and the Kingdom, ponder well the prophetic substantiation of Yahweh's promise in regard to the Throne of David established without disruption over His Kingdom, an earthly Kingdom that is to have no end. Following the institution of the Throne of David, when King Solomon began his reign, we have added verification that it is Yahweh's throne in this statement:


"Then Solomon sat on the throne of Yahweh as king instead of David his father, and prospered, and all Israel obeyed him," (1 Chronicles 29:23).


The Prophet Micah testifies concerning a day coming, when the reign of the Kingdom of Yahweh will extend over all nations, and world, peace will be a reality:


"But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain (Kingdom) of the House of Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains (over all nations), and it shall be exhalted above the hills (lesser governments): and people shall flow into it," (Micah 4:1).

In his contemporary, Dr: Adam Clarke states this is a prophecy





of the establishment of the Kingdom of Yahweh, and of Yashua and its progress towards universality and perfection. With this observation we thoroughly agree. Micah continues:


".And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain (Kingdom) of Yashua, and to the house of Yahweh of Jacob (that is, the house of Jacob, over which Yashua is to reign); and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for the law shall go forth of Zion (the seat of the government and administration in the Kingdom), and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem (the center of reverence and worship within the Kingdom), And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more," (Micah 4:2,3).


With the arrival of universal peace on earth, and the imple�mentation of equity and justice within the Kingdom, its citizens will experience well-being and security according to Micah:


"They shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts hath spoken it".


The Prophet Isaiah corroborates this happy outlook, and refers to the coming birth of the Child who would grow to manhood, to be called "Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty E1, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace", (Isaiah 9:6). The future administration of the affairs of the Kingdom, will rest on His shoulders, ruling from the Throne of David:


"Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his Kingdom, to





order and establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts, will perform this," (Isaiah 9:7).


Isaiah makes a tacit reference to the rejection of the Jews because of their refusal to accept Yashua as the messiah and the consequent-transfer of the Kingdom to "a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof":


"Yahweh sent a word (Yashua is called "the Word" John 1:14) into Jacob (that part of the seed of Abraham residing in Palestine at the time of the birth of Yashua), and it hath lighted upon Israel (the nation to which the Kingdom is transferred when taken from the Jews - Matthew 21:43; Isaiah 9:8).


Within a very short time after the resurrection and ascension of Yashua, His disciples began to fulfill the instructions He gave them to "go to the lost sheep of the House of Israel," (Mattes 10:6) and they introduced "The Word" through the work of missionary societies, while undertaking to administer justice under the law. Thus, the nations of the Anglo‑Saxon‑Celtic and kindred people, the actual descendants of the ten‑tribed Kingdom of Israel, became the House of Israel in the latter days. They were redeemed from the curse of the law because of the atonement wrought by Yashua and became the servants of Yahweh of whom Isaiah was speaking:


"Thou, Israel, art my servant; Jacob, whom I have chosen," (Isaiah 41:8).


"Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee way," (Isaiah 41:9).





"Thou are my servant, O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me," (Isaiah 44:21).


As the nations of modern Israel pass through the Time of Jacob's Trouble, and approach the end of the present order, there is every reason to believe the time of their deliverance is drawing near. Jeremiah's prophesy was couched in terms of great distress:


"Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith Yahweh, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and I will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: but they shall serve Yahweh their ELOHIYM, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them," (Jeremiah 30:7-9).


The ''yoke' typifies servitude and latter-day Israel. is oppressed by the foe without and the enemy within. Men whose concepts are alien to the principles which have motivated Yahweh's people during past generations occupy high government positions within the nation. Isaiah declares with direct succinctness:


"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of Yahweh shall lift up a standard against him (or as stated in the margin, "put him to flight").


At the same time, ecclesiastical and evangelical leaders are failing to feed His flock and are sternly censured:


"Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures?, And to have drunk of the deep waters, for ye must foul the residue with your feet? And as for my flock, they





eat that which ye have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet," (Ezekiel 34:18,19).


According to Jeremiah, it is during the Time of Jacob's Trouble - which the Prophet Daniel. refers to as a Time of Trouble, unlike any other previously experienced (Daniel 12:1) - that Yahweh will move to bring about the rescue of His people.


"Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely, and this is his name whereby he shall be called, YAHWEH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS," (Jeremiah 23:5,6).


Isaiah alludes to the coming intervention in terms of the return of the Redeemer:


"And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, (the seat of government), and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob (those who are righteous in the Kingdom), saith Yahweh," (Isaiah 59:20).


The surety of Yahweh's word is defined as a covenant, guaranteeing its fulfillment in every letter


"As for me, this is my covenant with them who are righteous among the Kingdom people, saith Yahweh. My spirit that is upon thee (Isaiah) and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed�s seed, saith Yahweh, from henceforth and forever", (Isaiah 59:21).


If possible I will publish Part II in the near future, JM.