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                                                                                                          Chapter Twelve

America Is A Conquered Nation

Date of Surrender: 1930 Ratified by Congress: 1933

Terms: The Geneva Law which established a National Bankruptcy Contract under "Silent Judicial Notice" to include all {corporate} U.S. citizens in a fraudulent Social Security scheme previously declared illegal under the positive law of nations.

The First Act of Surrender Passage of H.J. Res. 192 which removed the U.S.A. from the Gold Standard and made it impossible for the Nation to "pay" its debts. Setup a Credit Commune with "limited liability."

1). Tribute: Taxation without Representation exacted by {corporate} U.S. officials as an extortion payment to the Federal Reserve {a private [Jewish controlled] banking syndicate} and other agencies of the United Nations - front organization for the World's Ruling Elite.

2). Expatriation of Jobs and Industries: Utilization of taxpayer supported agencies such as OPIC and AID to export American resources overseas.

3). Destruction of State and National Boundaries: Regionalization of 30 of the 50 states by removing boundary descriptions from the State Constitutions. The signing of International Trade Agreements such as GATT {General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs} and NAFTA {North American Free Trade Agreement} to destroy "non-tariff trade barriers" and create an economic merger among Pan American countries.

4). Promotion of Crime and Slave Labor through Alien Immigration: A Welfare State Immigration policy that attracts non-contributing undesirables to destroy the Standard of Living and provide a future inducement toward communist revolution and slavery for all citizens.

5). Disposition of the Spoils of War: Systematic looting of the Nation's wealth by {Jewish controlled} International Corporate pirates and {Jewish controlled} banking privateers under Admiralty's "Questions of Prize." Privatization of the Nation's infrastructure through sale of Public Assets to foreign principals was established by Presidential Executive Order No. 1203 (1992).

6). Siege Mentality in a Police State: Pillaging of U.S. citizens through Draconian federal forfeiture laws that violate their civil and constitutional rights on the pretext of a phony "Drug War." Bankruptcy and Emergency Powers such as the International Economic Emergencies Act, Title 50 USC 1701-1706, are used improperly by U.N. sponsored government operatives to justify military "hits" upon political dissenters whom are arbitrarily labeled as enemies of the "New World Order." (i.e., Randy Weaver, David Koresh, Ralph Daigle, Gordon Kahl and many others).

7). Unilateral Disarmament: The creation of an Arms Control and Disarmament Agency under P.L. 87-297 and described in State Department Paper 7727, along with the non-incorporation of the 2nd Amendment into the 14th Amendment protections against the states, indicates that our {their} criminal government will eventually declare martial law so that they can launch a "military enforcement action" to confiscate firearms from all law abiding citizens.

                                                                                                       Public Law 102‑14

                                                                                and Its Implication To Christian Americans

105 STAT. 44  Public Law 102‑14 March 20, 1991 Joint Resolution To designate March 26, 1991, as "Education Day, U.S.A."

Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded;

Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws;

Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning chaos;

Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;

Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these historical ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future;

Whereas Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered and his eighty‑ninth birthday falls on March 26, 1991;

Whereas in tribute to this great spiritual leader, "the rebbe," this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of "education and giving," the year in which we turn to education charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws; and

Whereas this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that March 26, 1991, the start of the ninetieth year of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, former leader of the world‑wide Lubavitch Movement, is designated as "Education Day, U.S.A." The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. [1]

It is apparent that the "Seven Noahide Laws" are the real purpose of the Resolution and Public Law 102‑14. The Seven Noahide Laws themselves were not included in the Resolution nor in the Law itself, and for good reason.

And since they are not commonly known to the average citizen, we should endeavor to learn what they are; and more about the so‑called "Rebbe" Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of the Lubavitch Movement; and what effect, if any, these laws will have upon Christian Americans in general. Particularly now that we have a new "law of the land."

They are not easy to find, but some encyclopedias mention them briefly. Noahide Laws, also called Noachian Laws, A Jewish Talmudic designation for seven [so‑called] biblical laws given to Adam and to Noah before the revelation to Moses on Mt. Sinai and consequently on all mankind [There is no Biblical Proof for this Statement].

Beginning with Genesis 2:16, the Babylonian Talmud [supposedly] listed the first six commandments as prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, and robbery and the positive command To Establish Courts of Justice (with all that this implies). After the flood a seventh commandment given to Noah, forbade the eating of flesh cut from a living animal [2].

Though the number of laws was later increased to 30 with the addition of prohibitions against castration, sorcery, and other practices, the 'seven laws,' with minor variations, retained their original status as authoritative commandments and as the source of other laws. As basic statutes safe‑guarding monotheism and guaranteeing proper ethical conduct in society, these laws provided a legal framework for alien residents in Jewish Territory [When did the United States become Jewish territory?]. Maimonides thus regarded anyone who observed these laws as one 'assured of a portion in the world to come.' throughout the ages scholars have viewed the Noahide Laws as a link between Judaism and Christianity [Which is totally false. Judaism and Christianity are total opposites and are deadly enemies], as universal norms of ethical conduct, as a basic concept in International Law, or as a guarantee of fundamental human rights for all.

The following is a summary of the Seven Noahide Laws from Institute of Judaic-Christian Researcher, Jan. 1992; The Talmud, Sanh. 56a-59b; Yad Melakhim 8:10, 9, 10.

1). Thou shalt not engage in idol worship.

2). Thou shalt not blaspheme God.

3). Thou shalt not shed innocent blood of any human nor fetus nor ailing person who has a limited time to live.

4). Thou shalt not engage in bestial, incestuous, adulterous or homosexual relations nor commit the act of rape.

5). Thou shalt not steal.

6). Thou shalt establish Laws and Courts of Law to administer [enforce] these Laws, including the Death Penalty.

7). Thou shalt not be cruel to animals.

As we make a cursory examination of the "Seven Noahide Laws" one would see nothing objectionable. In fact, one would applaud any effort to remove the evil from among us; because that is what the Laws, Statutes and Judgments of God directs us to do. But there is more, much more, to these laws than first meets the eye!

The Jews say these "Seven Laws of Noah" known as the "Noahide Laws" or "Noachian Laws," (actually there are only six laws with one provision for enforcement which makes up the "Seven Noahide Laws"). So, how does the resolution passed by Congress relate to these laws? The United States is considered by many Jews as "THEIR" stronghold and "Their" headquarters for eventual world domination. In a recent article published in "Wellsprings" the head rabbi of Hasidic Jewry stated: "...America has become the focus and fountainhead of Jewish survival. Providence has prepared a new home for Torah and Yiddishkeit in this country...The largest concentration of our best elements are in America. We must lead the smaller Jewish communities in other countries and continents, even in Erety Israel [Israel-Palestine], which must learn heavily on American support for its economic and spiritual survival."

The "Seven Laws of Noah," according to Hasidic Jews, should be enforced upon all non-Jews [this means the Blacks, Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese, Arabs, and etc., as well as Christians] by the Jews themselves: "...the entire context of the Talmudic discussion of the Noachide Laws is that of actual enforcement by Rabbinic Courts."

The Jews say these laws were given to Noah by their god for the orderly government of all people, but Jews were given another set of Laws at Mount Sinai much later, so they are not subject to the Noahide Laws but rather to the later ones, except, of course, for those Noahide Laws that were repeated at Sinai. Also the Jews would not pay the same penalty for violating these laws. The Jewish Encyclopedia, page 649 states: "In the case of murder, if the Noachide slay a child in its mother's womb, or kill a person whose life is despaired of ('terefah'), or if he cause the death of a person by starving him or putting him before a lion so that he can not escape, or if he slay a man in self‑defense, the Noachide is guilty of murder and must pay the death penalty, although under the same circumstances an Israelite [Jew] would not be executed."

According to the Encyclopedia Judaica the death penalty would be: "...violation of any one of the seven laws subjects the Noachide to capital punishment by decapitation."

Notice Congress and the President are giving acclamation to a Talmudic Jewish Rabbi called "the rebbe." Menachem Mendel Schneerson, whom the "Current Biography Yearbook 1983" states on page 355: "[Born] April 18, 1902 [Not March 26 as stated in Public Law 102‑14]; leader of Habad (Lubavitch) Hasidim...' As Rebbe, or spiritual head, of the Lubavitch Hasidim, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson is one of the most important figures in American and world Jewry...Hasid and the hasidic community from his own all‑pervasive radiance, attained through his mystic union with God. This union and the ensuing enrichment of his soul are used for the sake of the people, to lead them lovingly to their creator. The zaddik IS A MYSTIC who employs his power within the social community and for its sake. A wonder‑healer and miracle‑worker, in the eyes of his followers he is a combination of confessor, moral instructor, and practical adviser. Also a theoretical teacher and exegetical preacher, with a style of preaching peculiar to zaddikim, he expounds his hasidic torah (Hebrew for the teaching of the zaddimim) at his table (in hasidic parance der tish) surrounded by his followers, generally during the third meal on the Sabbath (se'ndah shelishit). For the individual Hasid, joining the court of his zaddik is both a pilgrimage and a revitalizing unification with the brotherhood gathered at the court, united around and through the zaddik. 

The Hasid journeyed to his zaddik's court at least for the High Holidays (although this practice later weakened) to seek his blessing, which was also entreated from afar. He submitted a written account of his problems (known as a kvitl), usually accompanying this with a monetary contribution (pidyon, short for pidyon nefesh, 'Redemption of the Soul')...

 Basic ideas of Hasidism: Creator and Universe. While it is true that many of the basic ideas of Hasidism are grounded in earlier Jewish sources, the Hasidim did produce much that was new if only by emphasis. With few exceptions, hasidic ideas are not presented systematically in the hasidic writings, but an examination of these writings reveals certain patterns common to all the hasidic masters.

Central to hasidic thought is an elaboration of the idea found in the Lurianic Kabbalah, that God 'withdrew from Himself into Himself' in order to leave the primordial 'empty space' into which the finite world could eventually emerge after a long process of emanations. The redemption of the 'holy sparks' was one of the rea­sons given for hasidic fondness for tobacco. Smoking a pipe served to release subtle 'sparks' not otherwise accessible.

Jewish Zaddik said to bring Jews closer to their god!: Kavannah and Zaddikism. Is this program of sustained contemplation, attachment, and utter devotion to God really possible for all men? The hasidic answer is generally in the negative. This is why the doctrine of zaddikism is so important for Hasidism. The holy man, his thoughts constantly on God, raises the prayers of his followers and all their other thoughts and actions. In the comprehensive work on zaddikism, R. Elimelech of Lyzhansk's No'am Elimelekh, the zaddik appears as a spiritual superman, with the power to work miracles.

He is the channel through which the divine grace flows, the man to whom god has given control of the universe by his prayers. The Zaddik performs a double task: he brings man nearer to god and he brings down god's bounty to man. [In other words, on every hand the so-called Zaddik is trying to replace the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus denying the Word of God] The zaddik must be supported by his followers. This financial assistance is not for the sake of the zaddik but for the sake of those privileged to help him. By supporting the zaddik with their worldly goods his followers become attached to him through his dependence on them, which he readily accepts in his love for them.

Jewish Zaddik has power over life and death (We know this is a lie, because he died just like all other men; except the Lord Jesus Christ): Their welfare thus becomes his and his prayers on their behalf can the more readily be answered.

The Zaddik even has powers over life and death. God may have decreed that a person should die but the prayers of the Zaddik can nullify this decree. This is because the Zaddik's soul is so pure and elevated that it can reach to those worlds in which no decree has been promulgated since there only mercy reigns. But if such powers were evidently denied to the great ones of the past how does the Zaddik come to have them? The rationale is contained in the parable attributed to the Maggid of Mezhirech [3] Rabbi Michael Katz, a well known student of the Talmud, states that it is the considered opinion of acclaimed Talmudic Scholars that there are actually thirty commandments that are Noadic and apply to all non‑Jewish people but that only the 'Seven Noahide Laws' are punishable by execution of Christians by Jews through Jewish 'Noahide' Courts!

The Talmud says that the first six of these precepts were given originally by God to Adam, and the seventh afterward to Noah. These precepts were designed to be obligatory on all the Noachide, or descendants of Noah, and consequently, from the time of Moses, the Jews would not suffer a stranger to live among them unless he observed these precepts, and never gave quarter in battle to an enemy who was ignorant of them."

Now we turn once again to the Jewish Encyclopedia: Hadad: "Name of an Aramaic...Edomitish, Deity..." The following is taken from the 1971 edition of The Encyclopedia Judaica, Vol. XII, pp. 1189‑1191; "Noachide Laws, the seven laws considered by rabbinic tradition as the minimal moral duties enjoined by the Bible on all men [4]...The seven Noachide laws as traditionally enumerated are; the prohibitions of idolatry, blasphemy, bloodshed, sexual sins, theft, and eating from a living animal, as well as the injunction to establish a legal system [5]. Except for the last, all are negative, and the last itself is usually interpreted as commanding the enforcement of the other [6]. They are derived exegetically from divine demands addressed to Adam [7] and Noah [8], i.e., the progenitors of all mankind, and are thus regarded as universal.

The attempt of Finkelstein (op. cit.) to date the formulation of the seven Noachide commandments during the Hasmonean era would also suggest a rabbinic concern with the actual legal status of the non‑Jew in a sovereign Jewish state. It might even be the case that the substitution by the tanna of the school of Manasseh of emasculation and forbidden mixtures of plants for the establishment of a judicial system and blasphemy [9] itself reflects a concern with the regulation of the life of the resident alien already under the jurisdiction of Jewish courts. Of course, the seven commandments themselves are subject to either interpretation; e.g., the establishment of courts of justice can mean either an independent non‑Jewish judiciary and legal system or can simply bring the non‑Jew under the rubic Jewish civil law and its judicial system.

Liability for Violation of the Laws. While committed to the principle that 'There is nothing permitted to an Israelite yet forbidden to a heathen' [10], the seven Noachide Laws were not as extensive as the parallel prohibitions applicable to Jews, and there are indeed situations in which a non‑Jew would be liable for committing an act for which a Jew would not be liable. As to the latter point, as a general rule, the Noachide is criminally liable for violation of any of his seven laws even though technical definition limitations would prevent liability by a Jew performing the same act. Thus a non‑Jew is liable for blasphemy ‑‑ even if only with one of the divine attributes; murder even of a foetus (Embryo): robbery ‑‑ even of less than a perutah; and the eating of flesh torn from a living animal ‑‑ even of a quantity less than the size of an olive. In all these cases a Jew would not be liable [11]. One additional element of greater severity is that violation of any one of the seven laws subjects the Noachide to capital punishment by decapitation [12].

The Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 8, pages 648‑649, describes the Noahide Laws as follows: "Laws, Noachian: Laws which are supposed by the Rabbis to have been binding upon mankind at large even before the revelation at Sinai and which are still binding upon non‑Jews. The term Noachian indicates the universality of these ordinances, since the whole human race was supposed to be descended from the three sons of Noah who alone survived the flood...The Noachide are required to establish courts of justice in every city and province; and these courts are to judge the people with regard to the six laws and to warn them against the transgression of any of them. In the case of murder, if the Noachid slay a child in its mother's womb, or kill a person whose life is despaired of ('terefah'), or if he cause the death of a person by starving him or by putting him before a lion so that he can not escape, or if he slay a man in self‑defense the Noachid is guilty of murder and must pay the death-penalty, although under the same circumstances a Jew would not be executed [13].

The Standard Jewish Encyclopedia, by Massa DGH, p. 1178 relates: "Laws of Noah: Seven laws which the rabbis hold binding upon all mankind, derived from early chapters of Gen. (e.g., 9:4‑7). Six of these laws are negative, prohibiting idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, robbery, and the eating of flesh cut from a living animal. The single positive commandment is that requiring the establishment of courts of justice. The 'Noachide Laws' were much discussed by European scholars in the 17th century in connection with the Laws of Nations."

When we study the Lubavitch Movement we can begin to understand the depths of the conspiracy. We can now understand why the understanding of the Millennium had to be changed. We can now more completely understand the true meaning of the multitude of quotes made by famous Rabbis and other Communists. We can now understand the true meaning of the term Judeo‑Christianity. The Lubavitch Movement is one of the guiding influences in the concept of the Jewish Millennium and their messiah.

The Lubavitch Movement, as we have shown, teaches that the Seven Noahide Laws are applicable to all non‑Jews and that the Jews of the world are obliged to enforce those laws. The penalty for breaking those laws is Death by Decapitation. At the same time, the Jews themselves are under Talmudic Laws and not the Noahide Laws they say. Thus, they can violate the Noahide Laws without punishment.

Now we can understand why it was so important for the doctrines of the Christian church to be changed to declare that the Laws, Statutes and Judgments of God were done away with by the advent of Christ. For the longest period of time during the Christian Kingdom, we believed and practiced the Mosaic Laws. It was imperative that they relegate us to the Noahide Laws while only the Jews will keep the Talmudic Laws. The Lubavitch Movement under Rabbi Menachem Schneerson teaches from the Talmud that any Jewish man can be the messiah.

Further, they teach that the Jewish Millennium is to be ushered in at any moment with the naming of their messiah. If we combine the works of the Lubavitch Movement with the final drive for the one world movement that is now being pushed, we are seeing the final preparations for the Jewish utopia or millennium.

Do not underestimate the power of Rabbi Manachem Mendel Schneerson. He is not just another religious quack. He is one of the most powerful men in the entire world. When he speaks, people jump. Our Congress and President jumped, didn't they, when it was time to pass Public Law 102‑14?

Now we can understand what the term Judeo-Christianity means: The submission of Christianity to the social, economic and religious precepts of Judaism. The Economic Factor in the Conspiracy. The proposed Jewish Millennium must have an economic system. The Christian Kingdom of God here on Earth had an economic system and it was called money capitalism. There is a vast difference between the two systems.

They speak of high and lofty morals but where are they? How did we wind up with sex execution in schools; with Queers and perverts handing out Condoms in the schools; pornographic stores; filthy movies on the screen and on television; free love; etc.? Why do we have fourth generation families on welfare? where is this "motovating impulse for the welfare of the common man?"

Yes the preachers of today are cowards. They are afraid to speak the truth so they lie every Sunday morning and night. They cowardly hide behind such statements as; "He/She is a radical," "a right-wing fanatic," "a neo-Nazi," "an anti-Semitic" or some other such stupid nonsense because they are afraid to even look upon the Truth! Some of the greatest philosophers of recent times, and those the Talmudic system hates with a passion, give us the clues.

Oswald Spengler, Francis Yockey and Hegel all tell us of nationalism. That means ethnic, morality, racial and tribal. Each of them taught of the one great folly of the White, Celto‑Saxon, Teutonic Christian West.

As a people we have gone to the four corners of the world and brought other cultures to live with us and we have tried to make them over in our own image. We have tried to play God.

Lubavitch sect claims its leader is the messiah: The followers of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, claim that he is the "Messiah." As evidence of this claim, followers cite Schneerson's predictions of the fall of Communism, the exodus of Soviet Jews to Israel, and the relatively little damage suffered by Israel during Iraq's Scud attacks on the Zionist State during the so‑called Gulf War.

The fact that the "Rebbe" as Schneerson is called, has recently suffered a stroke has not diminished his appeal as the "Messiah" in the eyes of his followers. This is not surprising as the Jews trout out a new "Messiah" every 200‑300 years, as can be seen by an examination of the Jewish Chronology in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

400.  Moses, the false Messiah of Crete.

721.  Appearance of the false Messiah Serenus in Syria causes many Spanish Jews to emigrate to Palestine.

1117. Persecution at Rome; appearance of a false Messiah at Cordova.

1156. Jews of Persia persecuted on account of pseudo‑Messiah, David Alroy.

1502. Appearance of the pseudo‑Messiah Asher Lämmlein.

1568. Isaac Luria Levi (1534‑72), cabalist, pretends to be the Messiah, son of Joseph.

1665. Shabbethai Zebi (1626‑1676) publicly accepted as the Messiah at Smyrna.

1678. Appearance of the pseudo‑Messiah Mordecai Moshiah of Eisenstadt.

1991. Menachem Schneerson, the leader of The Lubavitch Movement in the U.S. Government's hidden agenda to kill off the hard-core Christian conservative has now been revealed by the Randy Weaver incident in Idaho and the Waco burn-out and the following information from the "Citizen's Claw" {Citizens For Constitutional Law (CLAW) P.O. Box 441 Morongo Valley, CA 92256 makes that charge a valid one.

Make no mistake an American Holy War has begun in America: It is very hard for anyone to seriously believe there could be a deliberate program in this country designed to destroy a specific religion. But all of the evidence of recent years bears it out, such as: prayers forbidden in schools, abortion on demand, padlocking of Christian churches for refusing to take a license from the state, the jailing of Christian home-schoolers, making it a hate crime to speak out about homosexuals and its jail-time for anyone refusing to hire or to house same. Then we have the effort by the NEA to destroy the family relationship and turn children against their parents and to charge child abuse if scolded or punished for misbehavior.

The passing out of condoms in schools to encourage all forms of perverted sex and to destroy the Christian Morals. Anyone with eyes to see should see that the Christian way of life is being deliberately targeted for extinction and the Idaho murders and the Waco burn-out is apparently the beginning of open Christian persecution in this country. When it becomes the "policy" of a government to target or to destroy a long-established religion {genocide}, those who practice that religion have the moral and legal right to declare a Holy War in progress so as to save themselves.

Christians at the Elim Mission Station in Rhodesia were such convinced pacifists that, even within a few kilometers of Marxist Mozambique during a vicious war they refused to be armed. They had neither a fence nor dogs to protect them. They refused to allow the security forces to station some guards for their protection. When terrorists visited Elim the missionaries provided them with food and medical supplies. Then one fateful night the Black terrorists {ZANLA} guerrillas, as their way of saying thank you and because of the pacifism of the Christians, herded the 9 men and women missionaries and 4 children into one of the fields. In front of the parents they hacked the children to death.

Then in front of the husbands they raped and tortured the women to death. Finally they brutally murdered the men. Yet so effectively had their pacifist doctrine neutralized them that there was no attempt at resistance. The men stood by and watched ruthless Black Terrorists butcher their loved ones. {Don't you think for a moment the Jews and the Blacks in this country will not do the same for White Christians in America if they get the chance!}

Again in November 1987 a similar massacre took place at New Adams Farm in Zimbabwe {Rhodesia}. Their sincere belief in pacifism disarmed these 16 Christians and made them helpless victims to a slaughter by Black Terrorists.

Never forget this. Whenever a government sends its agents to disarm you, it is the universal signal to shoot with a clear conscience, needing no one's permission but your own. The example set for at Lexington perfectly illustrates a fundamental principle of Americanism, which is: Never give up your guns. Never! Your gun is the great equalizer. Better to have one and not need it, than to need one and not have it. In his oft-repeated speech in the Roman Senate, Cicero, in 42 B.C. spoke these words: "A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly. The traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor - he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation - he works secretly and alone in the night to undermine the pillars of a city - he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resists. A murderer is less to be feared."

The Jew has been a traitor in every country he has lived in. He is the great traitor people of the world!

"Once to every man and nation,

comes the moment to decide,

In strife of truth with falsehood

for the good or evil side.

Then the brave man chooses,

while the coward stands aside.

Til the multitudes make virtue

of faith they had denied.

Though the cause of evil prosper,

yet 'tis truth alone is strong.

Yet that scaffold sways the future

and behind the dim unknown

Standeth God within the shadow,

keeping watch above His own."

                                                                                                         Chapter Thirteen

                                                                                                      The Bride Of Christ

In Conclusion: If we are honest students of history, we can readily see that God's hand of blessing has been upon His people Israel. He created Israel for a special purpose, and we, as Israelites, owe our existence and our blessings to the Covenant God made with Abraham. We are the people of the Covenant, it is our birthright.

If we do not understand that Covenant, we are going to lose our vision of God's plan and purposes for His people and how these people and that Covenant relate to the New Jerusalem. Part of that plan involves our understanding the causes and effects (or blessings and curses) operating in Israel, even the old Jerusalem, when she turned from righteousness to unrighteousness. "How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them." [14]

Notice that when Jerusalem executed "Judgment," righteousness lodged within her. However, when they ceased carrying out the judgments, murderers came to roost. As Israelites, can we not identify with this description of our nation today?

In America, our government, our Congress, our President, and our Judicial System have become companions of thieves and murderers. They do not adhere to God's Law nor do they carry out His judgments. Church government needs to hold state government accountable for its alliances, its legislation, and its actions. No one is holding government accountable today. Civil, and even ecclesiastical leaders today do not seem to care about widows, they, in fact, create widows! But note what the Word of God declares in Isaiah: "Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin: And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city." [15]

That is a very interesting Bible passage God says He will take away all of our dross, all of our humanistic reasoning, all of our ways that seem right to a man. This is the tin that He refers to in this passage. Has that purging already occurred in the nations of Israel? Has this purging occurred within our national government today? Has this purging occurred within the churches today? We have not seen it.

Has this type of purging process occurred at any time in our history? No, but this purging, a lasting purging, will come to the nations, and the New Jerusalem will play an important role in this process. Revelation confirms this: "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." [16]

There are two very important points made in this verse concerning those who obey the commandments of God. The first is that they have a right to the tree of life. In other words, they will have right to eternal life, to that which Adam and Eve forsook when they did not obey God.

The second point is that those who keep God's commandments may enter through the gates into the city. Listen to how the Psalmist David explains the characteristics of these gates: "Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord: This gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter." [17]

David said the gates of the city are gates of righteousness. God's city is a righteous city, and there shall be no unrighteousness within it. This is very important for us to grasp and understand. The Scriptures speak of those who have been clothed in His righteousness.

These who are clothed in righteousness will enter in beyond the veil and through the gates into the city. These are very special gates, and this is a very special city, the city of righteousness wherein no unrighteousness shall enter. Revelation tells us who is excluded from the city: "For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." [18]

Who Are The Dogs? They are the spiritually immature, the polluted people, people who pervert the true Gospel for gain. In the Old Testament, the dog signified male prostitutes, and in Jesus' day, they were the Pharisees who prostituted the true religion of Moses by corrupting it with pagan traditions, practices, and worship. It was this corrupted system of traditions that Christ vehemently denounced. With this system of oral traditions, they corrupted and manipulated the people.

Now the term "dog" is a very controversial term, which has been used in certain Bible passages to refer to non-Israelite people. We do not suggest that non-Israelites people will be prohibited from entering the kingdom, and we think a person would be hard pressed to demonstrate that the dogs in verse 15 represent those of non-Israel.

This verse mentions six types of people who Cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Five of them are people who practice a specific type of ungodly and unacceptable behavior; therefore, it is not in keeping with the context of the verse to make one of them signify a racial identification. It is used metaphorically to identify those who pervert the gospel, and there are many within Israel who pervert the gospel.

There are many who say that "all Israel will be saved," as Paul says in the book of Romans, and therefore, all Israel will enter into the city. They teach that we, as racial Israelites, are so much holier than the other races that entrance into the city is automatic. Caution is warranted here.

Think about what is being said in this verse. Are there not whoremongers among Israelites? Are there not murderers, idolaters, sorcerers, and those who love to tell lies? Of course there are. We need to consider in a broader sense what the Scripture is telling us here.

Those who pervert the Gospel will not be allowed to enter into the city. These perverters of the Gospel are those who live unrighteously and uphold unrighteousness. They are those who teach that God's Laws have been "put away," therefore ignoring the only means whereby all morality and justice are measured and sin is reckoned.

These perverters have no place in God's Kingdom, because they do that which is right in THEIR eyes; they are slaves to the flesh, and they practice iniquity (lawlessness). Based upon this understanding, we do not believe that initially all of Israel will enter the gates.

This subject would take us into the various resurrections, and, while this is a very important topic, it is not really germane to the subject at hand. However, the following section will lead us into an interesting study of angels, and the coming of the Son of Man. We think the identity of these angels will surprise you. Matthew mentions the angels who come with the Lord: "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory." [19]

Who are the angels who accompany Christ? Are they a group of cosmic creatures with wings attached to their backs? David answers that question for us: "Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word." [20]

You who do His commandments and "hearken" to the "voice of His word" are His angels! What is the "voice of His word?" you may ask. The "voice" is the Spirit of His word. This is a process of the New Covenant which goes beyond mere obedience; it involves the very heart of one's character, which can only be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Those who hearken to the voice of His word, who follow, His commandments, and who tune into His voice and His Spirit are the ones whom God refers to as His angels. But now let's look at some additional verses, verses which show an interesting allegory referring to those who accompany Christ upon His return: "And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints." [21]

Paul said our Lord Jesus Christ is coming with His saints, those who are redeemed and have been cleansed. We read earlier that Christ was coming with His angels. Could it be, that the saints and the angels are synonymous? Let's read on and find out:  "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels." [22]

Who are these angels coming with Christ? They are those who have repented, who obey His commandments, who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit, those who are the Temple of the Living God. His saints and His angels are the clouds of glory that surround Christ at His coming. The saints and the angels are the city of light He is coming with when He returns. Throughout the ages, we individually comprise those lively stones jointly fitted together to make the whole.

The New Jerusalem is the regathering Jeremiah spoke of, that collective body of saints whom god has been building down through the ages. We, the regathered, redeemed, repentant, and regenerated Israelites are His Temple, His Holy City wherein He dwells.

An additional witness for this is found in Revelation: "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name." [23]

Being an overcomer means denying our old Adamic nature, and embracing the nature of the last Adam, Jesus Christ. It's coming into the headship of Christ [24], whereby He becomes our perfecting process. Our job is to yield [25] to that righteousness which is not of self, but of the Spirit, bringing down the strongholds of the carnal mind, "which is enmity with God" [26].

The natural, or carnal man, lives by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Overcoming has deeper significance than the "letter" of obedience, and it is not the obedient and punishment that a child understands. It means that as Christians, we have matured in our development and growth to the point where we want to obey. It is in our heart (mind), and the desires that flow out from our heart, that are the most difficult to change. If our heart is changed so that we desire to obey, by the punishment that is hanging over our heads, and wanting to obey. It begins in the heart (mind) when we learn to love Jesus Christ our Lord with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind [27].

Those who love God will be filled with the Holy Spirit and used of God. They are those who keep both the spirit and letter of His commandments. In Acts, the Apostle Peter says: "...we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him." [28]

If any have doubts that a Christian's life is one of duty, performance, and commitment, please read Revelation 3:15-22 very closely. Note especially phrases such as "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot," and "To him that overcometh." The warnings, instructions, and promises contained in these verses should be a source of guidance, challenge, and hope to all of us.

Looking back at verse 12, it tells us that this New Jerusalem is coming down out of heaven, that the overcome will be made a pillar in the Temple of God, and that Christ will write God's new name and the name of the city of God upon the overcome. Why would He write upon the overcomers the name of the New Jerusalem unless they were the New Jerusalem? "For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?" [29]

His saints are His heavenly body, the innumerable company of angels, and the New Jerusalem. Scripture provides ample witnesses to this testimony for those who have eyes to see and hears to hear. "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." [30]

Then in the following we find: "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain (kingdom or nation), and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel." [31]

When we, His saints, are clothed in His righteousness, we are going to shine forth in His light, the glory of the Everlasting Father. "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." [32]

The saints comprise the body of the Lamb (Christ) and become the Temple wherein that the Lord God Almighty dwells. "And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever." [33]

Talk about increasing your vision! Reading and studying the Word of God will increase your vision and understanding of God's Divine purposes. Can you see this special city whose builder and maker is God? Do you understand that He has a select, called out and chosen, innumerable company of saints/angels [34] who will be involved in the greatest restoration process this world has known in age.

Those who are in Christ, and do His good will, are the light of the world (The light of New Jerusalem). Remember what Christ said: "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." [35]

Is the picture of the New Jerusalem beginning to come together now? Can you not see what Christ was speaking of in Matthew 5? We, Israelite Christians, are that city, and through this many-membered body, Christ's light will shine so that it cannot be hid. But our people have been led astray and blinded to the truth by false shepherds. Just as Christ, through Peter, told us would happen: "...there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them..." [36]

The lying ministers and preachers that teach falsehoods and the doctrines of men for filthy lucre's sake. These same ministers and preachers turn from the truth and in its place, teach our people "Jewish Fables!" Which we have been instructed to beware of: "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn {our people - Israelites} from the truth." [37]

These false ministers have told us that the "great city" is Rome, New York or Moscow. They have told us the "woman" is either the "Roman Catholic Church" or a mystery that we aren't to know or understand.

One of the most dangerous and deceptive doctrines of Roman Catholicism, which has been carried over into our Evangelical and Pentecostal church world, is the theory that the Church is the Bride of Christ. This doctrine can be traced back to the Dark Ages when the Roman superstition was growing and developing. Israel, having become "lost and gentilized," the theologians of the Papal Church decided to make the bold claim that God had rejected His national people Israel, had somehow changed His mind, and that the visible organized church system, headed up by the Bishop of Rome, had become the "New Israel," the Bride of Christ. This spiritualizing school of thought can be traced back to Origen, Tichomnius and Augustine of Hippo.

Regrettably this teaching was not abandoned at the Reformation, but was carried over with certain variations into reformed theology where it was claimed with equal vehemence that the invisible church made up of born-again believers out of all denominations, constitute the bride. Such teaching persists to this very day in spite of the vast amount of the evidence to prove that the Israel people of the Bible are found today, redeemed and regathered, in the United States and the other Western Christian Nations of the world, as promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel, married to Almighty God at the foot of Mount Sinai and spoken of continually throughout the Bible prophecies. It is these people who constitute the national bride through the pages of God's infallible book: The Bible.

                                                                                                               The Bible

It is amazing how many millions of Christians over the centuries have poured over the pages of the Holy Bible without taking note of a fundamental truth: The Bible is a book written by, for, and about Israelites. And by this we do not mean the Jews for they are no part of Israel. While it is possible that this truth may not send spiritual shock waves through any given congregation, or even any individual, but it should.

How people could read the best selling book of all history and not be more concerned about the subjects of that book remain a mystery. Seldom does one hear any adverse comment when it is made known that the Koran was written by and for Arabians.

It is common knowledge that the Vedas contain the sacred scripture for the Hindu people; yet that book proceeded from their kind and hand is not disputed. People seem to have no trouble relating the Talmud exclusively to the Jewish synagogue and those who profess Judaism, and as such are called Jews.

We have yet to meet a Christian who wanted to claim the Talmud. The historical archives confirm that almost all people have strong links to a particular religious creed.

It should not come as a surprise, then, for the Christian to find that his ties and Biblical roots go back to a people called Israel. This study is with the purpose that our Christian community learn and absorb this truth.

The Bible is inseparably linked to the people who comprise the Anglo‑Saxon, Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian and kindred family in the earth. The spiritual eyes of millions of Christians need to be opened wide to the racial origins of the Bible. The Bible shares a genetic continuity in history from Genesis to the Revelation Letter.

"And he had in his hand a little book opened" was the statement of John, who in a vision saw the people of the Book preparing to take its message overseas. History has since demonstrated the willingness of the White Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred people to endure the hardships of the journeys in order to bring others the blessings of the open Book. So long as that Book continues to remain open in the hands of Almighty God's people, they are in possession of the perfect guide and chart which will enable them to follow the course of their God-given heritage to a glorious destiny.

Westward, ever westward, has been the course of Empire as the ships of the People of the Book plowed the seas, bringing our forefathers to the Isles from whence they set sail to the uttermost parts of the earth. In obedience to the prophecy of the Scriptures: "Ephraim (Israel) feedeth on wind, and FOLLOWETH AFTER THE EAST WIND (Always going Westward - ever Westward to the ends of the earth - the West Coast of the United States of America): he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt." [38]

And wherever they went, the open Book accompanied them on their journeys. As they colonized, they evangelized: proclaiming the truth out of the Book in their hand! In establishing governments, building cities, organizing communities and administering law, the guiding hand of Almighty God, whose purposes were revealed to them through the open Book, enabled His people to build (Far better than they knew) a type of civilization whose foundation was to rest upon the administration of righteousness.

Familiarity with the open Book and the reason for sailing westward is well illustrated in a statement from the Mayflower Compact of 1620, which began "In the name of God." It proceeded: "Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honour of our King and country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northern part of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politic." It was the knowledge of the teachings of the open Book and the desire to follow these teachings which brought the Pilgrim fathers to our shores to build anew a civilization in conformity with the requirements of the law as set forth in this national document.

Let us turn back to the time before ever the Bible, as we know it, was written. In so doing we will discover that the outstanding men of our Race were pressing forward to a God-given destiny and as they lived, and worked, and labored, they wrote into the record of the Book their faith, while in each succeeding generation men of renown carried on the work of faith as the race continued on towards its destiny. Thus, in an ever-increasing crescendo the Race of the Book moved forward with the open Book of the Race which, when finally completed was taken by this Race to the less fortunate, that they might also freely read and partake of its blessings.

Amounting almost to a paradox is the fact that the open Book from which we are now to receive counsel, instruction, advice and guidance today is largely the history of our race and an account of God's dealing with our forefathers. But along with the recording of that history the future of the Race was also pre-written and we will do well to follow the Divine instruction! That Christianity has been the basic historic religion of the Nordic branch of the Caucasian Race for the past two thousand years is something worthy of consideration.

Moreover, it should occasion no great surprise to find that the Anglo‑Saxon, Celtic Germanic, Scandinavian, and kindred people of the earth are more closely linked to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel of Bible fame than any other people in history Research confirms that the Israelites of the Old Testament are directly linked to the Israelites of the New Testament.

Moreover, the same blood that links Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to the twelve Apostles and early Christians also flows in the blood of the modern day Anglo‑Saxon, Germanic and kindred people of the earth. There is a racial connection between the subjects of the Bible and the main followers of Christianity.

There is a racial significance to the major religions of the world, and no amount of historical revision will alter this. The religions of Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, and all forms of the transcendental worship are linked to the Far East. Certainly none of these religions rose out of the Caucasian world! The Moslem faith arose out of the Arabic world. Judaism arose out of the Jewish mind.

Hinduism was not born in the Occidental western Caucasian world. Historically, one major religion has been associated with the Western Caucasian world; Christianity. Just as the Moslem faith has followed the Arabs in their migrations over the earth, Christianity has followed the Caucasians in their wanderings.

Voodooism has always found a home in the hearts of the black race, but never within the Western Christian world. There is a positive chemistry between Christianity and the blood of the Caucasian race.

That there might be a link between genetics and faith in Jesus Christ is something that has yet to be fully explored by those who major in religious issues.

The Divine Choice: It is always hard to tell what is the deciding factor in the choice of a marriage partner, for love is indefinable, and this is no less true in the choice that Almighty God made of the people who were to constitute His national bride.

He chose them, not because they were a great or a powerful people, nor even because they were a rich and prosperous people, nor even because they were a particularly good or righteous people. In fact, the Scriptures express it this way: "The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers..." [39]

The Almighty God who knows the end from the beginning, and who had promised our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel that their descendants would become a great and mighty nation, and a blessing to all the earth, looked down upon a race of slaves in Egypt, saw the potential that was in them, freed them from bondage and led them into the wilderness of Sinai to become His Divine Partner.

This the Jews have never done, the world has never been blessed by them, they have only been a curse, a thorn in the side of the world since they came back from Babylon and began trying to convince the world of the tremendous lie that they were/are True Israel.

God's purpose in choosing Israel is clearly expressed in the following: "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God...This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise." [40]

The Divine Marriage: Following the miraculous deliverance of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, and the crossing of the Red Sea having been accomplished, Moses led the people to the slopes of Mount Sinai, where, what we might well term a marriage ceremony, was to be performed. We find these events outlined for us in Exodus chapter nineteen. Having rescued the people and brought them safely thus far, God is ready to take them as His very own: "...Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself." [41]

The conditions for the marriage contract or agreement are then clearly stated: "Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation..." [42]

Just as the modern bride at her wedding ceremony gives her assent with the simple words "I do," so the people of National Israel responded to the Divine Bridegroom: "And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord." [43] The ceremony was concluded some three days later when the Israelites, having observed a period of cleansing and sanctification, the Lord came down upon the mountain in a display of awe-inspiring splendor.

Lest there be any doubt that the relationship existing between Israel and their God was that of husband and wife, we shall quote some other vital Scriptures which settle the matter once and for all, for honest Bible students: "For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called." [44]; "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine." [45]; "Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not." [46]; "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 my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord." [47]

The descendants of the patriarchs were now truly IS-RA-EL, a people ruling with God. But even at the time of this Divine marriage a warning was given against unfaithfulness and taking His Name in vain. This we find recorded in the third commandment which is more than just an injunction against swearing profane language.

The Divorce: For a short period after their entry into the Promised Land of Canaan the people of Israel were faithful to God. But during the days of the Judges and of the Kings we find an increasing trend to apostasy and unfaithfulness. Repeatedly we find Israel rebuked for the worship of the gods and goddesses of the heathen nations round about Baal, Milcom, Chemosh, and Ashtaroth the Queen of Heaven. The prophets of God compared this falling away into idolatry to the behavior of an unfaithful wife committing adultery with many lovers. Time and time again throughout the Old Testament idolatry is called spiritual adultery and religious whoredom. We find the prophets giving warning on numerous occasions that such conduct can result in one thing only: divorce, the annulment of the Covenant or Marriage Contract agreed at Sinai.

Look carefully at these words of the prophet Jeremiah: "The Lord said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot...And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks...Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord." [48]

The Law of God laid down very strictly the penalty for such adulterous behavior and the rules governing marriage and divorce are given to us in the Book of Deuteronomy: "When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house." [49]

The refusal of Israel to repent of her wicked ways made just such a punishment inevitable. The final stages of the drama are vividly recorded for us in the Book of Hosea. This prophet was himself commanded by God to marry an unfaithful wife called Gomer. Her subsequent adultery, the names given to her children, her divorce and eventual restoration because of the undying love her husband bore her, were all meant to typify God's love for, and dealings with His own unfaithful wife: Israel. Thus we read: "...the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son." [50]

Concerning the children of their union, we read: "Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God." [51]

This speaks to us of the divine divorce decree, the breaking of the Covenant relationship between God and Israel. Again we read Israel being addressed under the type of Gomer the adulteress: "Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts." [52]

So it was that God divorced Israel, cast her out of His house, the land of Palestine, never to return. The ultimate penalty was to be loss of, and blindness to their identity, for we read: "Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths." [53]

Sure enough, when Israel's cup of abominable idolatry and spiritual fornication was at last full to the brim, God permitted the armies of the Assyrian Empire to conquer the Northern Kingdom of Israel, capturing its chief city Samaria in 721 B.C. and deporting the Ten Tribes and some 200,000 from the fenced cities of Judah, into exile by the Rivers of Halath and Habor, near to the modern Caspian Sea.

The Scriptures faithfully records that these people never returned to the land of Canaan. Israel, dispersed, rejected, divorced from their God and blind to her true identity, migrated across Europe, coming to the British Isles, North and West of Palestine, and continued on to the west when by the making of the New Covenant their process of restoration could begin. Please digest the following Scriptures concerning the promises to the overcomer: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God." [54]; "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death." [55]; "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth {it}." [56]; "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations." [57]; "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels." [58]; "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name." [59]; "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." [60]; "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son." [61]

Everyone of these verses of promise to the overcomer, carries with it a future reward, not a present reward. This life is the time of our training, not our reigning. The only hope we have is in the "blessed hope" of the resurrection, lest our hope be in vain. Jesus' own words to the Pharisees shed more light on "resurrection," "Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?" [62]

The Pharisees were astounded and wanted to know how He could have the audacity to make such a claim. They had their minds on this earthly temple, this earthly government, this earthly realm; they did not perceive what Jesus was truly referring to. They did not have the same faith, the same hope, nor the same vision that Abraham had set his heart upon. "But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said." [63] Notice that His disciples believed, but the Pharisees in the previous verses did not. The Pharisees did not have eyes that could see nor ears that could hear the promise of the great hope of the resurrection that Jesus faithfully fulfilled, that He might redeem that which was lost.

[1] Approved March 20, 1991.

[2] Genesis 9:4.

[3] No'am Elimelekh to Gen. 37:1.

[4] Sanh. 56‑60; Yad. Melakhim, 8:10; 10:12.

[5] Tosef., Av. Zar. 8:4; Sanh. 56a.

[6] Maim. Yad, Melakhim, 9:1.

[7] Genesis 2:16.

[8] See Gen. R. 34; Sanh. 59b.

[9] Sanh. 56b.

[10] Sanh. 59a.

[11] Sanh. 56a‑59b; Yad. Melakhim, ch. 9, 10.

[12] Sanh. 57a.

[13] Sanh. 57b; 'Yad.' l.c. ix.4.

[14] Isaiah 1:21-23.

[15] Isaiah 1:24-26.

[16] Revelation 22:14.

[17] Psalm 118:19-20.

[18] Revelation 22:15.

[19] Matthew 25:31.

[20] Psalm 103:20.

[21] 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13.

[22] 2 Thessalonians 1:7.

[23] Revelation 3:12.

[24] Ephesians 4:15.

[25] Romans 6:6-19.

[26] Romans 8:7.

[27] Matthew 22:37.

[28] Acts 5:32.

[29] 1 Thessalonians 2:19.

[30] Revelation 21:1-3.

[31] Revelation 21:10-12.

[32] Revelation 21:22-23.

[33] Revelation 22:5.

[34] Hebrews 11:12-13; 12:22-29.

[35] Matthew 5:14.

[36] 2 Peter 2:1.

[37] 1 Titus 1:14.

[38] Hosea 12:1.

[39] Deuteronomy 7:7-8.

[40] Isaiah 43:10-12, 21.

[41] Exodus 19:3-4.

[42] Exodus 19:5-6.

[43] Exodus 19:8.

[44] Isaiah 54:5.

[45] Isaiah 43:1.

[46] Jeremiah 14:9.

[47] Jeremiah 31:32.

[48] Jeremiah 3:6, 8-9, 20.

[49] Deuteronomy 24:1.

[50] Hosea 1:2-3.

[51] Hosea 1:9.

[52] Hosea 2:2.

[53] Hosea 2:6.

[54] Revelation 2:7.

[55] Revelation 2:11.

[56] Revelation 2:17.

[57] Revelation 2:26.

[58] Revelation 3:5.

[59] Revelation 3:12.

[60] Revelation 3:21.

[61] Revelation 3:21.

[62] John 2:19-20.

[63] John 2:21-22.

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