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        THE DAY OF YAHWEH ‑By Bertrand L. Comparet ‑#11


        Thu, 1 Nov 2001 09:00:29 ‑0800


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                 THE DAY OF YAHWEH

                             By Bertrand L. Comparet

     The prophet Joel left a message written for our day. This was a

warning which, if we had heeded it, would have kept us out of the

troubles we now face both from within our nation and from outside.

Like all the men of his century, he was familiar with war and

trouble. War was almost the normal condition of the kingdoms of

that day. Then conquerors did not help their defeated victims back

to prosperity, as we have done. If the losers were not

exterminated, they were either enslaved or put under heavy tribute

taxes, after first being looted by the conqueror. Therefore, it took a

startling vision to arouse Joel to the excitement he displays in this

short book. It is not like anything seen or heard before.

     Joel begins, "The word of Yahweh that came to Joel, the son of

Peethuel: Hear this ye elders, and give ear all the inhabitants of the

land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your

fathers? Tell ye your children of it and let your children tell their

children and their children another generation." There had been

nothing like it in the past, neither was it for the near future. This

prophecy was to be preserved for many generations. Joel's

prophecy deals with the day of Yahweh, something which hasn't

come yet. All the signs of both prophecy and current history prove

to be just a short time ahead of us today.

     The day does not come without long preparation. It is the result

of a very extensive cause and it develops     gradually over many

years. Joel speaks of the signs of that development and how it

ripens into the final conflict of the age. We cannot get the complete

picture by reading just the book of Joel, the Bible was not written

this way. Many men have written whole volumes on only one book

of the Bible, but never have they given us a true and accurate

picture. The writings of each prophet must be confirmed

and amplified by further details given by other prophets. This

mutual corroboration is the only proof of the genuineness of each

one. Several other prophets have written of the great and dreadful

day of Yahweh, we will see how they amplify Joel's prophecy.

     The day of Yahweh erupts into the greatest world war ever

known. This war has its beginnings in the long period of the unseen

war of evil against good. By this conflict, we are being broken down

and softened up for the final attack. Yahweh has blessed us with

great strength, because we are His people, the enemy does not

dare to attack us until that strength has been wasted. (Water, Food,

Gun & Ammo control?)

     The attack really begins from within, by infiltration, corruption

and treachery. Mere numbers will not make a nation strong enough

to conquer the world, or to defend it. Its real strength depends upon

the economic resources, which can supply the army with modern

weapons. The numbers of our soldiers were not enough to tip the

scales in either world war. We won because we could overwhelm

the enemy with an enormous flood of weapons and munitions. The

way to defeat us would seem to be to break

down our economic strength.

     Lenin said, "We will make the United States spend itself into

bankruptcy". Stalin and Khrushchev have said many times that

they would make our strength collapse from internal troubles. For a

whole generation, our government has been infiltrated and infested

with men who are Marxists. They are completely devoted to the

ideal of totally destroying our whole economic and political system

so they can replace it with socialism.

     These men who are communists, in everything but name,

always call themselves liberals. This was also

foretold in the Bible. Isaiah 32:5 encourages us to wait for a time

when, as he said, "The vile person shall no longer be called


     Joel 1:4 compares the work of these men to a plague of insects

saying, "That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust

eaten; and that which the cankerworm left hath the caterpillar

eaten." We know that he was not speaking of a succession of real

insect plagues, for the locusts leave nothing edible for other

insects to eat. It is symbolic of something, which impoverishes us.

     Do other prophets give us further clues? Yes!! Haggai 1:6 shows

that we produce much, but have little for ourselves. "Ye have sown

much, and bring in little; ye eat, but you have not enough; ye drink,

but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none

warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put into a bag

with holes."

     We earn the wages, but can't keep them. We produce the food,

yet many are hungry. Where does our production go? That is what

Joel is talking about. We know that Yahweh is bringing upon us the

innumerable masses of Russia and Asia as the natural, inevitable

punishment for our misdeeds. In Ezekiel 38:16, speaking of

Russia's coming attack upon us, Yahweh says of them, "I will bring

thee against My land, that the heathen may know Me, when I shall

be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes."

     In Joel 2:25 Yahweh again speaks of "the locust, the

cankerworm, and the caterpillar and the palmerworm, my great

army which I sent among you." Since we already know that these

insects are used here only as a symbol, this identifies them as

being part of Russia's general communist apparatus.

     We produce more of everything good than any other country in

the world, yet we are getting less and less of it. Our wages go into a

bag with holes, because the pro communist liberals, in our

government, are bleeding off more and more of our earnings to

distribute among our enemies, so our enemies may be made

strong. Remember how the liberals always give more to so called

neutralist nations and those, which openly side with Russia, than

they give to our few friends?

     Remember how they always insist that our aid must be given

with no strings attached. There is no requirement that those who

receive our bounty shall not help our enemies. All this is part of the

Red plan to make the United States spend herself into bankruptcy,

as Lenin said. It is to soften us up for the kill.

     Joel 1:5‑6 tells that this is the preparation for the final military

attack, so he tries to awaken our leaders. "Awake ye drunkards and

weep; for a nation is come up upon My land, strong and without

number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek

teeth of a great lion."

     There is no reply; those who are not corrupt are sound asleep.

Who should have given the alarm first? The priests and ministers,

for this is all prophesied in the Bible, and they should know it. They

should warn the people of the impending punishment for our

abandonment of Yahweh's laws. They should be leading the people

back to repentance, seeking Yahweh's pardon before the disaster


     In Joel 1:13‑14 he urges the leaders, "Gird yourselves and

lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all

night in sack cloth, ye ministers of Yahweh: sanctify ye a fast, call a

solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the

land into the house of Yahweh your God, and cry unto Yahweh."

There is no answer. All that our ministers can suggest today is that

we cry unto Russia and make the devil's peace with them on the

devil's own terms.

     Joel sees the inevitable disaster. It is no use to turn to man, but

only to Yahweh. "Alas for the day! For the day of Yahweh is at

hand, and as destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Oh

Yahweh, to thee will I cry!"

     To those of us who study Yahweh's word, the present world

situation is so clear, because He foretold it all 2,500 or more years

ago. The entire picture is there for all to see, if they will only

believe Yahweh. However, they prefer to believe the politicians

and the left wing commentators. Yahweh has this to say in

Jeremiah 9:3 about them. "They bend their tongues like their bow

for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for

they proceed from evil to evil and they know not Me, saith


     Other prophets confirm this. Isaiah 56:10‑12 records, "His

watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs,

they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea,

they are greedy dogs, which can never have enough, and they are

shepherds, which cannot understand; they all look to their own

way, every one for his gain. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine,

and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be

as this day, and much more abundant." We have turned against all

who gave warning. How many have been terrified into silence? As

Amos 5:10, 13 told us 2,700 years

ago, "They hate him who reproves in the gate, and loathe him who

speaks the truth. Therefore, he who is prudent will be silent at that

time: for it will be an evil time."

     Joel 2:1 cries his earnest warning. "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion,

and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of

the land tremble: for the day of Yahweh cometh, for it is nigh at

hand." Nahum 2:1 confirms this. "He that dasheth in pieces is come

up before thy face: keep the munitions, watch the way, make thy

loins strong, fortify thy power mightily."

     Since we will not reform and avoid the need for war, then

prepare at once. Russia, which has shattered many nations, stands

before us. We must stockpile munitions, increase our fortifications

and watch every way the attack may start. Yahweh's warnings

always fall on deaf ears, this time also. As Yahshua is reported as

saying, to the Pharisees of His day in Matthew 16:3, "O ye

hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not

discern the signs of the times?" In Luke 21:35 Yahshua also

prophesied of the coming day of Yahweh. "As a snare shall it come

on all them that dwell on the face of the whole


     Joel 3:9‑11 now announces the coming of the war. "Proclaim ye

this among the nations; prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let

all the men of war draw near; let them come up: beat your

plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let

the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves and come, all ye

heathen, and gather yourselves round about." Joel 2:2 states, "A

great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like,

neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many

generations." We know that this is the attack by the Asiatic hordes

led by Russia, spoken of in Ezekiel 38 and 39, "A great company

and a mighty army."

     Joel 2:38 pictures the use of terrible new weapons and a total

war of complete devastation. "A fire devoureth before them; and

behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the Garden of Eden

before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and

nothing shall escape them." They move with terrible swiftness, for

they have a modern mechanized cavalry of tanks and troop


     Both Russia, in World War 2 and China in the Korean War,

showed a total disregard of the slaughter of their own men, forcing

them to attack straight ahead. This was in spite of artillery barrages,

regardless of losses, to overwhelm their enemy under the tide of a

human sea and mine fields. Joel 2:3‑8 also prophesied these

tactics. "As horsemen, so shall they run. They shall run like mighty

men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall

march every one on his way, and they shall not break ranks:

neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his


     Isaiah 5:26‑30 also foretold the coming of this nation that hath

the teeth of a lion. Isaiah tells us, "And he will lift up an ensign to

the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the

earth: and behold, they shall come with speed, swiftly. None shall

be weary nor stumble among them; None shall slumber nor sleep;

neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of

their shoes be broken: Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows

bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels

like a whirlwind. Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like

young lions: yea, they shall lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it

away safe and none shall deliver it. And in that day they shall roar

against them like the roaring of the sea: and if none shall look into

the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in

the heavens thereof."

     The communist hordes do plunder the conquered lands of

everything of value, from pens to factory machinery. "They leave

only a day of clouds and thick darkness. The earth shall quake

before them; the heaven shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall

be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining." This terrible

picture is painted in Joel 2:2, 10.

     Meanwhile, what of the enemies within our own ranks, the

liberals in our government who betray us at every opportunity?

They have not repented, they cannot! Jeremiah 13:23 says, "Can

the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may

ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil." Isaiah 26:10

pictures them thus. "Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet he will

not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal

unjustly and will not behold the majesty of Yahweh."

     They are still traitors. Joel 2:9 says, "They shall run to and fro in

the city; they shall climb upon the wall, they shall climb up upon

the houses; they shall enter in at the window like a thief."

     So the picture develops. Our preparation for defense lags, both

because our leaders will not give the warning to arouse the nation

to full activity and because liberals within our ranks still sabotage

every effort to oppose the gathering might of Asiatic communism.

Meanwhile the enemy masses against us all the hordes of the

heathen, getting ready for the military attack.

     In Joel 3:11, he realizes that our human and material resources

are not enough to stand against this massing of all the powers of

evil against us. Only by Yahweh's help will we be able to defeat

them, so he implores Yahweh's aid. "Assemble yourselves and

come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about:

thither cause Thy mighty ones to come down, O Yahweh."

Yahweh's reply is swift. Isaiah 3:12 warns, "Let the heathen be

wakened, and come up to the valley of Yahweh's judgment: for

there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about."

     Other prophets support this. Yahweh told in Isaiah 54:15,17,

"Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by Me:

whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every

tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh and their

righteousness is of Me, saith Yahweh."

     It takes more than just Joel's personal prayer to accomplish this.

We, as a nation, must return to Yahweh

and seek His help. Joel 2:15‑18 warns us, "Blow the trumpet in

Zion; sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people,

sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders. Let the priests, the

ministers of Yahweh, weep between the porch and the altar, and let

them say, Spare Thy people O Yahweh, and give not Thine heritage

to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them; wherefore

should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will

Yahweh be jealous for His land and pity His people."

     Isaiah 13:3‑11 confirms this. "I have commanded My sanctified

ones, I have also called My mighty ones for Mine anger, even them

that rejoice in My highness. The noise of a multitude in the

mountains, like as a great people; a tumultuous noise of the

kingdom of nations gathered together: Yahweh mustereth the host

of the battle. They come from a far country, from the end of

heaven, even Yahweh and the weapons of His indignation, to

destroy the whole land. Howl ye; for the day of Yahweh is at hand;

it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Behold, the day of

Yahweh cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce

anger, to lay the land desolate: and He shall destroy the sinners

thereof out of it. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the

wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud

to cease, and I will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."

     Isaiah speaks of the weapons of Yahweh's indignation. We saw

these in detail in Ezekiel 38 & 39, which clearly refers to the same

war. They tell how Yahweh destroys the innumerable hordes of

Asiatic communism with His weapons. Yahweh does it with

earthquakes and volcanic upheavals, storms and floods, pestilence,

panic and mutiny among the Red troop which fight each other in

their madness to escape the horrors that come upon them. They

are completely destroyed.

     This is much more than just a war between nations, however

great. It is the day of Yahweh, which is the climax, the judgment of

the age. Joel 3:12‑14 is confirmed in the book of Revelation, given

900 years later. Yahweh tells him, "Let the heathen be awakened,

and come to the valley of Yahweh's judgment: for there will I sit to

judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the

harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats

overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in

the valley of decision: for the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of


     Now we are on familiar ground. Remember Revelation 14:14‑20,

"And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud One

sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown,

and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the

temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat upon the cloud,

Thrust in thy sickle and reap; for the time is come for Thee to reap;

for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He that sat upon the cloud

thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And

another angel came out of the temple, which is in heaven, he also

having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar,

which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to Him that had

the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle and gather the

clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And

the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of

the earth, and cast it into the winepress of the wrath of Yahweh.

And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came

out of the winepress even to the horse's bridles, by the space of a

thousand and six

hundred furlongs."

     By our apostasy from the laws of Yahweh, by allowing those

who are the sworn enemies of our Redeemer Yahshua, to

immigrate, infiltrate our businesses and professions, our

government, even our churches we have let evil triumph. We see

every effort to rally the nations against evil frustrated. We see

communism set up submarine bases and rocket launching pads

just 90 miles off our eastern coast. They will next establish

footholds in South America. We see our own government's power

to defend us sabotaged from within, by the fellow travelers who

serve Russia's purposes.

     We see our own diplomacy serving Russia's ends better than

ours, always handing Russia an unearned victory, which Russia

lacks the power to get for herself. These generations have seen the

power of these infiltrators in our financial institutions and in our

government, build up Russia from a starving chaos. Russia was

ready to collapse of its own weakness and our government, under

the influence of these alien Jews, helped build Russia to the

monster, which today threatens the entire world with slavery or


     We have seen them take China away from a friendly

government, by depriving it of the weapons to defend itself, and

hand it over to our deadly enemies as a power potentially even

greater than Russia. We present to the world a contemptible picture

of confusion, vacillation and cowardice in all our international

relations. By all human standards, we are far gone in the process of

collapse and destruction. However, Yahweh is not limited to human

standards. Hosea 4:6 gives both the trouble and the cure. "My

people are destroyed by lack of knowledge: seeing thou hast

forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

However, Yahweh still provides the solution, for in Hosea 13:9‑10

He promises, "O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is

thine help. I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee

in all thy cities".

     Yahweh promises us deliverance telling in Joel 2:20, "But I will

remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a

land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea and his

hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up and

his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things."

     After Yahweh restores His way in the nation He will even give us

back the prosperity, which the liberals among us squandered

among our enemies. In Joel 2:25 He says, "I will restore to you the

years which the locust hath eaten."

     So we see the entire picture. It is now too late to avoid the

world‑shaking catastrophe, which threatens us. It will begin as our

enemies have planned it. However, Yahweh has never let our

enemies destroy us, nor do more than punish us to bring us to our

senses. He will not let us down this time. War such as the world has

never seen, will break out in the near future. Yahweh will turn it into

the day of Yahweh, the Day of Judgment for the heathen and the

wicked nations. Yahweh will preserve those who trust in Him.

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