Part 4 of 9

by Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr, USA Ret.
(Honorary Brig. Gen. C.E.D.S.)

"The Lord hath poured out upon you (Israel) the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets (preachers) and your rulers (politicians), the seers hath He covered . Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me. . . Therefore, behold, I will do a marvelous work and a wonder among them: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent (those who take part in the political process) will be hid." - Isaiah 29:10, 13

Chapter X

Much has been said in evangelical and fundamental pulpits about the "church being Christ's body," (see Ephesians 1:22, 23; Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 10:17; 12:12.) It is impossible for a part of the body of the groom to be his bride. Over and over in Scripture, God points out the fact that He is the Husband of Israel. In Jeremiah 3:14, He pleads with his wayward wife: "Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord, FOR I AM MARRIED TO YOU." (Emphasis mine.)

In the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, (Jeremiah 31:31,) we find that which is repeated in Hebrews 8:8. It is a statement of marital relationship between God and Israel: ". . . I was a husband unto them (Israel), saith the Lord."

In Isaiah 54:5, God says to Israel (not the Jews): "For THY MAKER IS THINE HUSBAND; the Lord of Hosts is His name; and the Redeemer the Holy One of Israel: the God of the whole earth is He called," (Emphasis mine.)

These statements which identify God Almighty as the Husband and Israel as the wife, were not addressed to the "church," neither were they ever addressed to the people we now call Jews, but to the Israel people.

To clear up any misunderstandings people might have over who these people were, God identifies their location through the prophets. The descriptions of this location, cannot by any stretch of the most vivid imagination be Palestine. God declares that the "home of His wife - Israel," would be in the Isles of the sea, to the North and West of Palestine. "Behold these (God's people, whom He has identified as His wife) shall come from afar; and, lo, these from the north and from the west . . ." Vs. 8 says they will be a people who: ". . . established the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages." Palestine was not desolate when these words were written, it had not been desolate for thousands of years and would not be desolate in the future. It was a heavily inhabited area. But the British Isles had no known inhabitants when the first Israelites landed there 1500 years BC and America, an extension of this promise, was completely desolate with the exception of a few thousand nomadic Indians who roamed her vast areas.

In Jeremiah 3:12, a second witness is given: "Go proclaim these words towards the north, and say, Return, O backsliding Israel . . ." Vs. 23:8 speaks about the Lord who ". . . brought up and led the seed of the house of Israel out of the North country."

There is no way you can understand these references, unless you keep in mind Israel's message from Chapter 40, which was addressed completely to the Israelite people in the Isles of the Sea. A good example can be found in the opening words of Isa. 41, which say: "keep silence before me, 0 islands; and let the people (Israel) renew their strength." Israel was to rest herself in the islands for many years, before they made the trek to America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Isaiah 49 begins in a similar manner: "Listen, O Isles, unto me; and hearken ye people from afar." Then in vs. 3 we have a definite identification of who these words were addressed to: "Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified." (Note how this is in the future tense.) In Isa. 43:10, the Israel people of the Isles were declared to be God's witnesses: "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant, whom I have chosen." Ask yourself. Who has produced the Bibles and the Christian literature which has been sent around the world?" Who have provided the missionaries? Certainly NOT THE JEWS!

Who has set the slaves free? CERTAINLY NOT THE JEWS, they were the backbone of the slave trade which brought Africans to America. But white, Anglo-Saxons set their slaves free, first in Great Britain in 1834, then a few years later in the United States. The nations of Christendom, and these alone, bear the identifying marks which prove that they are Israel. The Jews have none of them! Why? Because they are the imposters spoken of by our Lord in Rev. 2:9; 3:9, "those who say they are Jews (Judeans), and are not; but are of the synagogue of Satan."

After God declared that Israel was His wife, He declared His great love for her.

Referring to only one chapter in the entire Bible, we read in Isaiah 43:1 ". . . thou art mine. . .'Vs.4-".. .1 have loved thee . . ." Vs. 7 - ". . . I have created them (Israel) for my glory . . ." Vs. 10 - ". . . ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen." Vs. 12 - ". . . ye are my witnesses." Vs. 15 - "I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King." Vs. 19 - "I will even make a way in the wilderness . . ." Vs. 21 - "This people I have formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.

Who are the people of the world who worship Christ as Creator? Not the black or yellow races. They are won to Christ only through great effort, at a great expenditure of money and often at considerable danger. Certainly not the Jews. Only the white nations of Christendom, have consistently accepted Christ as Lord.

Vs. 25 - "I (God) am He that blotteth out thy (Israel's) transgressions for my sake . . ." There are many, many more references of God's love to Israel. No other nations, or other people are so named in the Bible.

The marriage ceremony was solemnized at Mt. Sinai, where the people with one accord said: "I do!" to God's words. Ex. 19:8 says: "ALL (unanimous) the people answered together and said, ALL that the Lord hath spoken, we will do."

The full Marriage Contract can be found in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28-30. You will not find the words MARRIAGE CONTRACT, of course, but that is what the Palestinian Covenant actually was.

In ordinary marriage ceremonies, the bride groom bestows his name on the bride and in this most wonderful of all marriages, that is what God does to Israel. He gave us His name. He called us ISRAEL, which means "a prince with God," or "ruling with God," or in modern terminology "in partnership with God."

When the bride groom bestows his name on the bride, he expects her to honor his name and never bring discredit against it. This is what God expected of His Israel bride. He warned her of the severe penalties which would come if she were unfaithful. In the 3rd Commandment, the Husband warned against "Taking His name in vain." How careless, we of Israel have become on this Commandment.

While we do not find the word "divorce" in the Marriage Contract, it can be found in Jeremiah 3:8 (this entire chapter deals with the legal position of a divorced wife.) "And I saw, when for all causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery: I (GOD) PUT HER AWAY, AND GIVEN HER A BILL OF DIVORCEMENT . . ." (Emphasis mine.)

In Isaiah 50:1, a statement of God, addressed to Israel in the Isles of the Sea, asks: "Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away?" Hosea 1:9 - ". . . for ye (Israel) are not my people, and I will not be your God." Hosea 2:2 -for she (Israel) is not my wife, neither am I her husband."

Then in Ezekiel 23, we have a graphic description of the adulteries of both Israel and Judah. But it was the Northern ten tribed Israel, which was divorced; nothing is said anywhere in Scripture about God divorcing Judah and there is a good reason given. Read the 18th and 19th chapters of Jeremiah. Chapter 18 likens Israel to a "lump of clay" in the hands of the Potter. He can reform her and remold her, until she becomes eventually, a vessel which pleases Rim. But in chapter 19, the Southern Kingdom is likened to a bottle which cannot be repaired and which will be utterly destroyed - broken into so many pieces it cannot be put together again. Vs. 11 tells the prophet to break the bottle in the sight of the Judah people and declare: ". . . Even so will I break this people and this city (Jerusalem), as one breaketh a potters vessel, THAT CANNOT BE MADE WHOLE AGAIN . . ." ." (Then read Malachi 1:2-4).

In Ezekiel 37, we learn that broken Judah, not those we today know as Jews, will merge with the House of Israel and will become one people again.

Then a wonderful revelation, restoration is promised for backsliding Israel. In Hosea 2:14, 19, 20, 23 - speaking now of Israel, we are told: "behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness." That word "allure" in Hebrew is "pathah", which means: "to open; make room for." In other words, God was saying: "I will make room for Israel in the wilderness." Another meaning of this word is to "entice," or "persuade." So God persuaded~His people Israel to come to the wilderness area of North America. Our founding fathers understood this. The sermons of the early colonial preachers indicates this. They were full of allusions to our Israel background. This is why they could write the hymn we still sing in some of our churches:

"Ye chosen seed of Israel race,
Ye ransomed from the fall;
Hail Him who saved you by His grace,
And crown Him, Lord of ALL."
You see, these men knew who they were! This is why they could face the terrors of the unknown wilderness, because they KNEW that God had brought them here to the Promised Land.

The book of Hosea, next to John 3:16, contains the most wonderful love story of all time. It is the story of God's wonderful love for his adulterous wife, Israel. How He divorces and chastens her for sin, yet in great love ultimately purifies and saves her. Listen as Hosea speaks in 2:19, 20, 23 - "And I (God) will betroth (marry) thee, (Israel) unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord. I will have mercy upon her (Israel) that hath not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people (cast off Israel, not the Jews), THOU ART MY PEOPLE AND THEY SHALL SAY, THOU ART MY GOD." (Emphasis added.)

Compare this with Hosea 1:9, 10 ". . . for ye (Israel) are not my people, and I will not be your God; yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them; ye are the children of the Living God." Only one people in history have ever lost their national identity and then become known by another name and that is the people of Christendom. Only one people in the world's history have built their laws on the basis of God's Ten Commandments, even though they did not know they were Israel and those are the white people of Christendom. No colored nation has ever been called Christian. Look into every area where white missionary activity has been successful and we see the same sad story. The Christian missionary is forced to leave, possibly by a political upheaval. He is gone for a few years and invariably returns to find most of the converted natives, have reverted to heathen practices. Not one colored nation has ever been filled with the desire to set men free; they still have slaves in Africa and Asia. Not one colored nation desires to send aid when others are caught in a great catastrophe, only the nations of Christendom do this. Why? Because it is an identifying mark of their Israel heritage. It is a mark which sets them aside from every other people on the face of the earth, not as superior, but as "set aside for a special purpose.

This is why the nations of Christendom have always been in the forefront of the desire to be free themselves and free others from the chains of tyranny. They know the truth of their Master's statement when He said: "If the Son therefore shall set you free, ye shall be free indeed." (John 8:36.)

Again in the wonderful 54th chapter of Isaiah, we read: "For the Lord shall call thee (Israel) as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth... for a small moment have I (God) forsaken thee; but with great mercies I will gather thee." No my Israelite friend. America is not going to be completely destroyed, no matter what the religious charlatans say to the contrary. She will no doubt be greatly humbled, but those of us who remain faithful and who are still alive, are going to see some great things happen in the very near future, which will be comparable with what our God did for our forefathers in Egypt. He WILL NOT FORSAKE HIS OWN!

The New Testament ratifies and confirms the teaching of the Old Covenant regarding this restoration. Read carefully the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25, where Jesus represents the bridegroom, coming to marry His bride - not the church -but true Israel. Read the story of the King's son in Matthew 22, as He comes to marry Israel.

The Israel nation, cleansed and purified, washed white as snow by the blood of her Savior and Messiah, is the bride of Christ the King, while as we have said before THE CHURCH IS HIS BODY. (Ephesians 1:22, 23.)

For a period of about 400 years, Israel acknowledged God as King. Then in the days of Samuel, due to the corrupting influence of the Judges who "turned aside after lucre (money), and took bribes, and prevented judgment," (1 Sam. 8:3), the people demanded a king so they could be like the nations surrounding them.

They forgot who they were and who was their rightful leader. They did the same things which the nations of Christendom are doing in the 2Oth Century. Their Theocracy was repudiated by the people and Saul was crowned king, even though Samuel warned the people of what would happen. In 1 Sam. 8, we read how Samuel warned them how the king would take their sons into his army to fight his wars. How he would use their daughters; how he would confiscate the best of their fields and vineyards and would tax them to maintain his high standard of living, but in verse 19 we read: "Nevertheless the people (Israel) refused to obey the voice of Samuel, and they said: 'Nay; but we will have a king over us.' " Isn't this what we have done in the 2Oth Century? The founders of our country gave us a glorious Republic. It is said that as our leaders left their legislative chambers after ratifying the Constitution, a woman asked aging Benjamin Franklin what kind of a country they had given us. He was reported to have replied: "A Republic, madam, if you can keep it!" We haven't done a very good job of keeping this a Republic and today we find ourselves entangled in a Socialist Democracy, one short step removed from a totalitarian dictatorship, where the things Samuel warned against will happen to us. We have already seen our sons confiscated by a Godless government to die in two no-win wars; we have seen the government rob our farmers of their land; we have seen how they are drowning us in taxes and a sea of red ink, yet the good people of this country, for the most part - the White Israelite people - have remained silent, as this country of ours has been taken over by anti-God aliens.

But just as in the time of our forefathers, when the people rejected His leadership, God did not abdicate. He is still King today, no matter what the rulers of the world may say, or how badly His subjects act. In Ps. 2:2-4 we read: "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord, and against His Anointed, saying: Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens (God Almighty) shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision." ("Derision," Heb. "la'ag", meaning: "to deride; mock, scorn.") So in spite of Israel's sin against their God, He appointed as His Governor General, the man who was to be king and declared a Covenant with this man which was to extend through each generation that followed, in perpetuity (forever.) (See 1 Chron. 29:22.) All the king's of David's line, since that day, regardless of their conduct - and there have been some bad ones - have been God's Chief Governor over Israel. All of Britain's monarch have ruled ''By the grace of God,'' as is acknowledged on all their coins and official documents.

This covenant made by God with David, as outlined in 2 Sam. 7:4-17, was absolutely UNCONDITIONAL. It said: "Thine (David's) house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee; thy throne shall be established forever."

The succession of this line of Davidic rulers was guaranteed by God. It does not change or alter the Abrahamic Covenant, but merely enlarges it and it will remain, in spite of all the scoffing of the pastors and Bible scholars who said that David's line ended with Zedekiah in Babylonian captivity.

The extension of this marvelous promise, which effects you and I today, can be found in 2 Samuel 7:10 and 1 Chron. 17:9. It says in 2 Samuel: "I (God) will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own . . ." 1 Chronicles 17 says "I will ordain a place." Notice these promises are all in the future, in a different place, than Jerusalem, where David was residing when the promise was made. These two words "ordain" and "appoint" come from the Hebrew word "siyn," which means: "to put." It could not possibly have referred to Palestine. We will consider where this "appointed place" is, later in this book.

Many of the kings who followed David were not faithful to God and both king and people were severely punished. It is interesting to note here, that the people usually get the kind of a government they deserve. (Just as today, we cannot blame the people who are in Washington, for the vast bulk of the AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE TO BLAME FOR THOSE WE PUT IN OFFICE AND ALLOW TO REMAIN THERE.) One king who sinned against God, was David's grandson Rehoboam and as a result, the ten northern tribes, called Israel, were taken from him (see 1 Kings 11:11-13; 12:16.) The last of the Davidic line who ruled in Jerusalem was Zedekiah, 2 Kings 25:1-7.

Since that time, the only legitimate king from David's line, who has been crowned in Jerusalem, was given a crown of thorns. Some say, that ended David's line, until Christ comes back to rule and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. But we MUST remember that God's covenant with David was an "immutable" (unchangeable) covenant. So just because the Bible says nothing about a king from David's line from 590 BC to the present, many Bible scholars tried to "spiritualize" this promise. But the phrase "Throne of David," is not a spiritual phrase, it is a literal phrase which MUST be taken in a literal sense in order to be absolutely honest about it.

While theologians may attempt to "spiritualize" this promise for their own purposes, and twist and turn it to fit their teachings to say something God never intended it to say, it still remains amazingly simple: "David shall not want a man to sit on his throne forever!" Period! End of argument!

It is often amazing to me, to see the hazy ideas some Christians have when it comes to honoring God. The unfortunate thing is, the "sheep in the pews," often accept the twisted teachings of the shepherd in the pulpits, when with a very little effort on their part, they could learn the truth for themselves. If you were to say to most Christians: "God has broken His promise to David!" they would be terribly shocked, yet most of them do not understand, or try to understand what God's promises really are!

It is because of this apathy on the part of most church goers, that theologians have said in essence: "God did not really mean what He said!" This is true almost l00~~ of the time, when we find them trying to "spiritualize" something which was to have been taken "literally." These church leaders have some hazy sort of an idea that the Throne of David was somehow or other transported to heaven when our Lord ascended there in Acts 1:9, and that He has been reigning in heaven ever since. These same characters ("pretenders; quacks; frauds, charlatans") tell us that Israel lost all her promises for future blessings, because they disobeyed God and that these blessings, somehow or other, have been passed on to the church. Of course you can find nothing in the original Covenant to substantiate this kind of thinking. It's something they have added from their vast intelligence.

But if what they say is true, then we find that it contradicts what God actually said. For God's promise to David, states in clear and lucid detail, the fact that God would establish an earthly throne with David's family, over a nation of people called Israel (not Jews). Now none of these church leaders would be stupid enough to say that David ruled over a spiritual kingdom. They would be laughed to scorn by their colleagues. So if God's promise is to be believed, then somewhere, on earth today, we must be able to find a descendent of David, ruling over an established kingdom.

He goes on to say: "A leading Irish historian (whom he fails to identify) has stated: 'This legend of Jeremiah is not asserted by a single scholar in Irish history anywhere.'

"The only support for these legends is in the unreliable CHRONICLES OF IRELAND, which mention an old eastern prophet, but do not supply enough information to identify him as Jeremiah of the Bible. What Identity falls to see is that God did not unconditionally promise David an uninterrupted throne; (compare Olinger's statement with Jeremiah 33:17 - "For thus saith the Lord, David shall NEVER WANT a man to sit upon the throne of the House of Israel." Now who are you going to believe? - AUTHOR.

Olinger continues~his diatribe: "God threatened interruption if the king disobeyed (1 Kings 9:6, 7). (It is interesting to note that these verses have nothing to do 'with the establishment of the throne, but of what will happen to the people of the kingdom if they disobey - AUTHOR.) In Hosea 3:4, we read: 'For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince . .

Now either we have a contradiction of Scriptures between Hosea 3:4 and Jeremiah 33:17, or we have a misunderstanding of them. Since we know that the Scriptures cannot contradict each other, then it must be the latter. But Olinger then brings in his closing argument, which is meant to clinch things in his favor. He quoted from Acts 15:16 which says: "After this will I return, and build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and will set it up." What does the word "tabernacle" mean as used here? Strong's Concordance, #4633, says that it comes from the Greek word "skene," which means "tent, or cloth hut." By no stretch of the most vivid fundamental imagination can the word "tabernacle" be construed to mean "throne." Yet this is the means by which Godly, scholarly men, attempt to twist the Word of God, to fit their own interpretations.

To make sure that you understand God's UNCONDITIONAL PROMISES to David, let me list the references as given

If this is not true, then the words of the Bible have no meaning and we would have to declare God to be a liar! This is dangerous thinking, since it borders on, if it is not, blasphemy.

If we cannot believe the promises God made to David in the Old Testament, then we have no basis for believing the promises which were to come through Jesus Christ in the New, and we are of all men most miserable in our religious beliefs.

We Identity people, at least for the most part, believe that God "said what He meant and meant what He said." It's as clear as all that!

As you read 2 Samuel 7:18-29, it immediately becomes evident that David believed God too, as we listen as he pours out his heart in praise and adoration to his God: "Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside Thee . . . and what one nation in the earth is like thy people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem (see Matthew 15:24) for a people unto Himself, and to make Him a name . . . For thou hast CONFIRMED (Hebrew - "kuun" meaning: "to set up; prepare; fashion; ordain.") to thyself thy people Israel to BE A PEOPLE (not a church, but a nation) UNTO THEE FOREVER: AS THOU LORD, ART BECOME THEIR GOD." (Emphasis added.)

Those who scoff at this idea may say: "Where is that throne now?' In the article from Bob Jones University, which we discussed earlier, Mr. Olinger, said: "British-Israelism maintains that since God promised David a throne that he should rule forever, his line must have continued elsewhere after the fall of Jerusalem. Hence the LEGEND about Jeremiah." (Here he is slightingly referring to Irish historical records, which show that Jeremiah and his scribe Baruch, with the daughters of King Zedekiah, came to Ireland from Egypt and married into early Irish royalty.) Olinger evidently refuses to believe these records, although he is willing to accept Egyptian and Assyrian records which are thousands of years older. It is quite obvious why? because the Egyptian and Assyrian records confirm that what he wants to believe, while the Irish records do not!

He goes on to say: "A leading Irish historian (whom he fails to identify) has stated: 'This legend of Jeremiah is not asserted by a single scholar in Irish history anywhere.'

"The only support for these legends is in the unreliable CHRONICLES OF IRELAND, which mention an old eastern prophet, but do not supply enough information to identify him as Jeremiah of the Bible. What Identity falls to see is that God did not unconditionally promise David an uninterrupted throne; (compare Olinger's statement with Jeremiah 33:17 - "For thus saith the Lord, David shall NEVER WANT a man to sit upon the throne of the House of Israel." Now who are you going to believe? - AUTHOR.

Olinger continues his diatribe: "God threatened interruption if the king disobeyed (1 Kings 9:6, 7). (It is interesting to note that these verses have nothing to do 'with the establishment of the throne, but of what will happen to the people of the kingdom if they disobey - AUTHOR.) In Hosea 3:4, we read: 'For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince . . ."

Now either we have a contradiction of Scriptures between Hosea 3:4 and Jeremiah 33:17, or we have a misunderstanding of them. Since we know that the Scriptures cannot contradict each other, then it must be the latter. But Olinger then brings in his closing argument, which is meant to clinch things in his favor. He quoted from Acts 15:16 which says: "After this will I return, and build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and will set it up." What does the word "tabernacle" mean as used here? Strong's Concordance, #4633, says that it comes from the Greek word "skene," which means "tent, or cloth hut." By no stretch of the most vivid fundamental imagination can the word "tabernacle" be construed to mean "throne." Yet this is the means by which Godly, scholarly men, attempt to twist the Word of God, to fit their own interpretations.

To make sure that you understand God's UNCONDITIONAL PROMISES to David, let me list the references as given by Mervyn Judge, in Chapter Thirteen in his book MAN THINKING! These are only "key" verses and the entire chapter should be read in every instance:

"I will set up thy seed after thee . . ." 2 Samuel 7:12.

"An everlasting covenant . . ." 2 Samuel 23:5.

"Establish the throne of thy kingdom forever . . ." 1 Kings 9:5; 1 Chron. 17:12-14.

"There shall not a man fail thee to sit on the throne . . ." Jer. 33:17.

"Everlasting Covenant . . ." Isaiah 55:3.

"David, a prince forever . . ." Ezekiel 37:25.

"I have sworn unto David . . ." Psalm 89:3.

"Build thy throne for all generations . . ." Psalm 89:4.

"My Covenant shall stand fast with him . . ." Psalm 89:28.

"His throne as the days of heaven . . ." Psalm 89:29.

"My Covenant will I not break . . ." Psalm 89:34.

"I have sworn, I will not lie to David . . ." Psalm 89:35.

"His seed forever . . ." Psalm 89:36.

"Throne established forever . . ." Psalm 89:36.

"According as I have covenanted with David . . ." 2 Chron. 7:18.

"Then may my covenant with David be broken . . ." Jer. 33:20-26.

"Throne of the kingdom of the Lord . . ." 1 Chron. 28:5.

"Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord..." 1 Chron. 29:23.

"Solomon anointed as Chief Governor . . ." I Chron. 29:22.

"Upon the throne of David . . ." Isaiah 9:7.

"Throne of the House of David . . ." Jeremiah 33:17.

"Throne of his Father David . . ." Luke 1:32, 33.

"David's House and Kingdom are Mine. . ." 1 Chron. 17:14.

"Lord hath sworn unto David . ." Psalm 132:11.

"Scepter shall not depart from Judah . . ." Gen. 49:10.

Folks, all these Scriptures are clear and understandable and are "unimpeachable" witnesses for the defense, that David's throne, family, and kingdom will endure as long as the sun, moon and stars last. If this throne and kingdom cannot be found on earth today, then these words have no meaning. Yet men like Olinger say: "It is impossible that this line should have continued uninterrupted in Britain." (UNQ.) WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE?

An honest study of the Scriptures, which will take Scripture as it stands and does not try and change it in any way, will bring you face to face with this truth. "The Israel kingdom is on earth today; it is still God's kingdom; it still has a ruler from David's family line, and IT IS NOT THE JEWS!"

If you will carefully and prayerfully read the verses that Mr. Judge has laid out, an honest student can come to only one conclusion, that is that the Israel Kingdom still exists and that a descendent of David has always sat on its throne and that they will remain there, no matter what happens, until Jesus Christ, David's Greater Son, comes back to take charge as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. HALLELU'YAH!

If God's Word is true? AND WE KNOW IT IS! Then what happened to this Israel kingdom and its throne from the time of the last Bible account to the present, must be recorded somewhere. We know that very little is said about it in the New Testament.

There are some hints however. The Apostle James addresses his Epistle to ". . . the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad." (James 1:1). (He was not speaking about Talmudic Jews.) Peter addresses his Epistle to "the strangers scattered throughout Pon-tus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia." (These areas were all to the north and west of Jerusalem and were areas where the bulk of Israel could be found.)

Why do you suppose it was, that the Holy Spirit prevented Paul and Silas from preaching in Asia? (Acts 16:6). Instead they went into Asia Minor to Macedonia.

We know from recorded Bible history that David's house ruled over the twelve tribes of Israel for about 70 years (1 Chron. 29:27; 2 Chron. 9:30; 2 Sam. 5:4, 5.) Then came the revolution against David's grandson Rehoboam, as recorded in 1 Kings 12, where the ten northern tribes broke away from Judah and Benjamin, and set up the Kingdom of Israel in the north. From that time on, Judah and Israel are always listed separately in the Scriptures. They are NEVER called by the same name. Most of the kings who served Israel were "adventurers"; and "military opportunists"; none of them were related to David's family. None of them operated under the Davidic Covenant.

During this period, and for about 400 more years, David's line held the sceptre in the smaller Kingdom of Judah, with its capitol in Jerusalem. Finally, after years of sinning and straying from their God, Judah was taken captive into Babylon (see 2 Kings 25:6, 7; Ezekiel 12:13.)

Here, for all Scriptural references, David's line ended. It became obvious that the King of Babylon believed Zedekiah and his sons were the last of the Royal Davidic House. But if God's word is true, and we know it is, then we must look to secular history for our answer. When the Covenant between God and David said that David would never lack a "man, to sit on his throne," it was used in the "generic" sense, applying to both men and women, or child, depending on how it was being used.

Chapter XI

In 2 Sam. 7:10, in the very middle of God's word to David concerning the Great Unconditional Covenant He was making with David, we find an interesting and extremely important verse which most pastors and Bible scholars completely overlook. This 10th verse is made up of five parts:

1 - "I will appoint a place for my people Israel."

2 - "I will plant them there."

3 - "That they (Israel) may dwell in a place of their own."

4 - "They shall move no more."

5 - "The children of wickedness (refer to Malachi 1:2-4) shall afflict them no more as beforetime."

When this promise was made with David, all twelve tribes were dwelling in the Land of Palestine. It was the first time in 40 years that David had a period of great peace and unheard of prosperity. Everything was going as the king wanted it to go. Then in midst of this prosperity and peace, God speaks to David through the prophet Nathan in 2 Samuel 7:10. Verse 1 says: ". . . the king (David) sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies." "He had it made," as we say today. But the king's conscience bothered him a bit. When he looked at all the blessings God had given to him, he said: ". . . See how I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth without curtains." David wanted to build a special house for God's ark of the covenant.

That night Nathan had a dream in which God spoke to him: "Go tell my servant David . . . Shalt thou build a house for me to dwell in?" He then went on and mentioned how He had never dwelt in a building of any kind since the day He had brought Israel out of Egypt. God said that at no time had He told His people to build Him a house of cedar. Then He gave Nathan a special message for David in which He said: "I took thee (David) from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be the ruler over my people, over Israel. I was with thee withersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are on the earth." Then God gave David this marvelous future promise for the Israel people in vs. 10 - "Moreover, I WILL APPOINT (future) a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own (not Palestine), and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more as beforetime." Before we go on, let's see what Malachi has to say about "the children of wickedness," Mal. 1:2-4 - God speaking to Israel: "I have loved you, saith the Lord, Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the Lord, yet I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste . . . Whereas Esau saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places: thus saith the Lord of hosts, They (Esau/Edom/Jewry) shall build, but I will throw down; and they (Israel) shall call them, The borders of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever." Can't you see the connection? It's very plain!

But go back to verse 10 and God's promise to David. Notice that it is in the future tense and in a different place from where David resided at that time. Where is that place? Quite obviously it was not in Old Palestine, because they were there when the promise was given. Does this do away with the original promise God gave in Genesis 13:17 concerning the land in the Middle East? Of course not! This promise made to David was an enlargement on the original promise. If Abraham's seed was to enlarge itself to the point where there were hundreds of millions of them, like the "sand of the sea," which was an illustration of their numbers, they obviously would not have had room for this vast number in the original grant. So the Davidic promise added to the original and gave them vastly more than they had at first. Remember that God told Abraham that his seed should "spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south . .

The promise was that this new home would be a permanent one, from which they would never move and where they would be safe from their enemies.

It is also interesting to note that none of the Davidic promises have ever been fulfilled by the people we now call Jews, and we must remember that if there are any "true Jews" in existence today, they are very small in number and cannot be accurately identified as such. These do not in any way represent Israel.

So in looking for the fulfillment of this marvelous promise, we must look at what happened to ancient Israel when she went into captivity in Assyria. The Bible tells us that ALL Israel went into Assyrian captivity, plus a large number from Judah.

The restoration of the captive nation of Israel in the future, was foretold in many places in prophetic Scripture and not one of these has anything to do with some future reunion between Israel and the people we call Jews. (Judah yes, but not Jews.) In no place in Scripture can you find where God ever gave the Jews an Appointed Place to live, or a land of their own where they would be free from oppression. They were to be a wandering people, who would be hated everywhere they went, because of their aggression against God and their fellowmen.

Because of this, the word ISRAEL, as used in Nathan's promise, could have nothing to do with the people we now know as Jews. (As a matter of fact, there were no people called Jews in existence at the time when this prophesy was made. They did not appear on the Bible scene until 300 years later, when in 2 Kings 16:6, we find them fighting against Israel.)

In Isaiah 11:11, 12 and Ezekiel 37, we find a plain reference to a future regathering of all 12 tribes of Israel, from both the House of Judah and the House of Israel. Therefore the first gathering would be in the "appointed place," of 2 Samuel 7:10.

Is it possible for us to learn where this Appointed place is located, from Scriptures? Most Bible scholars say "no", mainly because they do not want to locate it. If they change the location from Palestine, to the New World, then they must admit they are wrong regarding their obsession with the people we now call Jews. This most of them refuse to do! Let's see what the Scriptures have to say. In Hosea we are told that this place will be located in the "wilderness." In chapter one and two of this little prophetic book, we learn that God will "allure" Israel to this place and speak "comfortably" to her. The English word "allure", as used here, comes from the Hebrew word "pathah" which means: "to entice; persuade." It is used only twice in the entire Bible, once in this passage and again in 2 Peter 2:18, where it is used in a completely different sense and means "to entrap or beguile." The English word "comfortably," as used here, comes from the Hebrew word "leb" which means: "speak to the heart in a friendly manner." This will occur to Israel after she migrates to her new land. It becomes evident (rom Jeremiah 31:1, 2, that the prophet is referring to this place when he says: "The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness."

In Isaiah 42:10-12, we find where the inhabitants of this new land will be singing a new song unto the Lord and verse 10 tells us that these will be". . . ye that go down to the seas and ALL that is therein: the ISLES and the INHABITANTS thereof."

In Isaiah 41:1; 11:11;24:14-16;42:l0;49:1 we see where these Isles are far from Old Palestine. In 49:12 we are told that these Isles lay to the north and west of Palestine. (There is no Hebrew word for "northwest.") (In relation to this, read Isaiah 59:18; 60:9; Jeremiah 31:10; Rev. 12:6, 14; Numbers 23:9 and Deuteronomy 33:28.)

In Revelation we read where the Appointed Place is a place of security which has been prepared for the safety of the woman, Israel, as she flees into the wilderness and where she will be safe and be nourished.

So it becomes evident, from an honest study of Scripture; that the Appointed Place is North and West of Palestine, at a far distance and that it will be an uninhabited wilderness; that the people who arrive there will sing a new song unto the Lord and that the nation will obviously be Christian. (Of course these exact words were not used in the Old Testament, since there were no people at this time known as Christian."

In the marvelous 41st Chapter of Isaiah, we see where the people will "renew their strength" in the Isles, as they are on their way to the Appointed Place. This is exactly what happened to our Anglo-Saxon and kins people. In the 16th century, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth in England, there were only about 4.5-million Anglo-Saxons on earth. In 400 years they have renewed themselves" to the extent that there are now well over 200-million. The British Isles became a haven of safety for these people. Mighty Rome could not conquer it; Catholic Spain was unable to take it and God spared Britain with a miracle, when Adolf Hitler was unsuccessful in his attempt to cross the English channel during World War II. Have you ever asked yourself what made Hitler change his mind regarding the invasion of England and call it off? I believe it was the working of God, as once more, He protected His Israel people.

I believe we will see an attack against Israel once again, possibly in the very near future by the Gog and Magog of the Communist world, as pictured in Ezekiel 38, 39 and that they will suffer a humiliating and disastrous defeat. (For further information of these exciting and important Scriptures, write for my book A NEW LOOK AT EZEKIEL 38 and 39.)

While the British Isles and North America have been relatively free of war, Palestine has turned into one of the worst battle grounds of the world. More battles have been fought there than on any other spot on earth. When General Allenby, an Israelite general delivered Jerusalem from the Turks in 1917, it was the 23rd time in that city's history that it had changed hands.

In ancient Irish prose, translated from the Celtic by Sir Walter Raleigh, we read these fascinating words:

"Unless the fates are faithless frown, And prophets voice be vain, Where 'er is found this Sacred Stone, The Wanderer's Race shall reign."

This verse is over 2400 years old and of course it refers to the Coronation Stone, which resides under the Coronation chair in Westminster Abbey, London, and on which all the monarchs of Britain have been crowned. It is an oblong block of reddish sandstone, weighing about 350 pounds. It is approximately 26" long, nearly 11" deep, and about 16" wide. It was fitted into the Coronation chair in 1296 AD when it was first brought from Scotland by Edward the First. From that time on, with the exception of the reign of the Catholic monarch, Mary Tudor, every British king and queen has been crowned sitting in this chair.

What is the significance of this piece of sandstone? Dan Olinger in his article in FAITH FOR THE FAMILY, pokes fun at British tradition, when he states: "Prof. A. C. Ramsey of the Geology Department of London University inspected the stone and identified it as a calciferous sandstone probably of Scottish origin. The stone around Bethel, where Jacob got his pillow, is white limestone; the nearest red sandstone is 100 miles away in Petra, Edom. So the heritage of the Coronation Stone, while fascinating, is certainly not of Israelite origin." (He does not identify his authority for this dogmatic statement.)

But E. Raymond Capt., M.A., A.I.A., F.F.A., Scot. A well-known authority and a member of the Archeological Institute of America, says in his book JACOB'S PILLAR, p.57 - (quoting from CERTAIN MONUMENTS TO ANTIQUITY, by Weaver, p.118) - "Dean Stanley, one-time custodian of the stone, in his book MEMORIES OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, sums up the historical importance of the stone in these words: 'It is the one primeval (of earliest origin) monument which binds together the whole Empire. The iron rings, the battered surface, the crack which has all but rent its solid mass asunder, bear witness of the English Monarchy - an element of poetic patriarchal times, which like Arumah's son (2 Sam. 24:16) rocky threshing floor in the midst of the Temple of Solomon, carries back our thoughts to races and customs now almost extinct; a link, which unites the throne of England with the traditions of Tara and Iona."

I have never seen this stone, but those who have, tell me that it is of a steely-dull, purplish color, with some reddish veins. It is composed of carcareous (resembling calcite or calcium carbonate) sandstone and imbedded in it are a few pebbles; one of quartz, and the other of some dark material. It is formed roughly in the shape of a pillow.

Across its surface appears a crack and some chisel marks are still visible on two sides. (There are some Bible scholars who believe that Jacob slept that night in a rock quarry and that his pillow was made up of one of the rocks that the builders had rejected. (Compare with Luke 20:17.) It appears as though this stone had been prepared for building and then had been rejected, possibly because of the crack in its surface. There are two iron rings of some rust resistant metal, one at each end of the stone. They hang from eyes of similar metal, which have been driven into the stone. The rings indicate that porter poles were once used to carry it. When turned up, the rings protrude above the surface of the stone, allowing two persons to carry it with shoulder poles.

There is a groove across the top which is clearly the result of friction from a single pole, which has worn away the stone and indicates an enormous amount of carrying. The metal rings are also worn thin from much use.

British, Scotch and Irish historical records locate this stone at Tara, Ireland, at least 500 years before Christ. It was transported to Scotland in 498 AD by King Fergus the Great and was finally moved to Westminster Abbey in 1296 AD. The moving of the stone during British times, could not account for the wearing of the stone and rings.

While Olinger claims there is no such rock in the Bethel area, let's listen to a real expert, an eminent professor of Science at Yale University, Professor Totten. After a close examination of the Coronation Stone, he said: "The analysis of this stone shows there are absolutely no quarries in Scone or Iona wherefrom a block so constituted could come, nor from all Ireland."

Prof. Odium, a geologist and professor of Theology at a Ontario, Canada University, also made a microscopic examination of the stone, comparing it with similar stones from Scotland and found them distinctly dissimilar. After a determined search in Palestine, he discovered a stratum of sandstone, near the Red Sea, at a place called strangely enough, "Bethel." Geologically, this was the same material from which the Coronation stone came. A microscopic test was made and it proved, beyond the shadow of scientific doubt, that the Coronation Stone, came from this same material. So much for doubters like Olinger.

But why is all this importance given to a piece of rock?

Irish record, legend and tradition say that this unusual stone arrived in Ireland over 1,000 years before it found its final resting place in London. It was known as LIAFAIL, the STONE WONDERFUL, or THE STONE OF DESTINY. It arrived in Ireland, according to ancient Irish historical records, when an aged Eastern Prophet, accompanied by his secretary, and a Hebrew princess named Tea Tephi, were shipwrecked off the coast of Northern Ireland in 583 B.. Some five years earlier, in 588 BC this same prophet, Jeremiah, with Baruch his secretary and the daughters of King Zedekiah, the last of David's line, had escaped from Jerusalem to Egypt. (see Jeremiah 43:6.)

When the ship bearing Jeremiah and his party was wrecked in 583 B.C. they were rescued by the Irish and welcomed by the Irish king named Eponchaidh the Erman. Who was later crowned on the STONE OF DESTINY. According to Irish historical records, he married Zedekiah's daughter Tea Tephi and the capitol city of Cathair, was renamed TARA, which is the Irish translation of the Hebrew word TORAH, or LAW. In England, this stone is now popularly known as JACOB'S PILLOW.

While we know this stone has been in the British Isles for at least 2500 years, it has not been moved enough to wear the rings in the stone, which show much moving. Rev. Dean Stanley, in his MEMOIRS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, says: "The iron rings, the battered surface, the crack which has all but rent its surface, bears witness to its long migration."

Evidently, when Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, looted the temple in Jerusalem in 558 B.C. he overlooked this rough appearing stone, not realizing its importance. While we have no actual record of it, yet it was evidently carried to Egypt by Jeremiah (Jer. 1:7-19; 43:6, 7; 44:14-28) and then carried by him to Northern Ireland, when he escaped from Egypt.

The Coronation Stone is the visible, physical symbol of the Throne of the House of David, which God declared would last forever and this is one of the reasons its detractors will do everything possible to make it appear as a fake. It completely neutralized any Jewish claim to the throne. It has been overturned three times as prophesied in Ezekiel 21:27. First when it left Palestine for Ireland; second, when it left Scotland for England and it will be overturned one more time, when Jesus Christ comes back soon, to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords and to claim His rightful place on the earthly throne of David: ". . . and it shall be no more (overturned), until He come, whose right it is; and I (God) will give it to Him."(Ezekiel 22:27.)

It was evidently this same stone which Joshua set up as a pillar by the sancutary, in Joshua 24:27 - "And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and TOOK A GREAT STONE, and set it there under the oak, that was by the sanctuary of the Lord. And Joshua said to all the people, Behold this stone shall be a witness unto us: for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which He spake unto us; it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God."

On Davenish Island, in Lake Erin, four miles below the town of Enniskellen, Ireland, is an ancient cemetery in which can be found a tomb, made out of solid rock, in which the remains of Jeremiah are buried. He was known in old Ireland as Ollar Falla, which means the Hebrew prophet. He established in Ireland, the Law given to Israel by God, through Moses. THIS IS OUR HERITAGE!about.

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