[TheTruthZone] LIFT UP YOUR HEADS
Fri, 2 Nov 2001 09:22:48 ‑0800 (PST)
Stacey Miller <[email protected]>
TheTruthZone <[email protected]>
LIFT UP YOUR HEADS
By Dr. Bertrand Comparet
GOD KNEW THAT THE Conditions and events of the last
few years of this age would be very terrible, so He
has provided many Scriptures to encourage us as we
find ourselves in the final, titanic death‑struggle
between good and evil. The Scriptures tell us plainly
that the awful events we see are marks of the end of
the Age and therefore mean that our Savior Jesus
Christ will soon thereafter return. If they did not
reveal our position in history, they would be of no
comfort: what good are mere platitudes to a person who
is wondering if his family is about to be fried in an
atom‑bomb explosion? But these Scriptures bring hope
because they show that we have reached almost the very
end of our troubles.
Unfortunately, much of this is lost by mistranslation
out of the Hebrew and Greek in which the Bible was
written. Passages of clear, specific meaning in the
original languages are mistranslated into vague
uncertainty. One of these is found in Luke 21:25,26,
where Jesus Christ is giving the signs by which we may
recognize the end of the Age. As found in your King
James Version, it reads thus: "And upon the earth
distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the
waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and
for looking after those things which are coming upon
the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
While this sounds vaguely foreboding, just what does
it mean? Can you find in it anything which people in
any century could recognize? But let us examine the
meaning of the Greek words which have been
mistranslated in this passage. In the first place, the
Greek word "sunoche" (soonokh‑ay) which was
mistranslated "distress" is derived from "sunecho"
(soonekho), meaning to hold together," as in a group
or organization. And the Greek word aporia " (aporeea)
mistranslated perplexity," is derived from "aporeo"
(apor‑eho), meaning "to have no way out," or to be in
"impassible straits." The Greek word here translated
"the earth" is "ikumene" (oy‑koomcnay), and refers
more particularly to the civilized parts of the earth.
Then this passage speaks of "the powers of heaven;"
where the same statement is recorded in Mark 13:25, it
says "the powers that are in heaven" shall be shaken.
Now the Greek word here translated "heaven" is
"ouranos" (oo,ran,os), a word of particular interest
to us in the last twenty years, for the name of the
metal which made possible the atom bomb, uranium, is
derived from this same Greek word, ouranos," which was
merely ended with the letters, i‑um, always used to
designate a metal. The history of this metal is
interesting. Before it had been discovered on the
earth it had been found to exist in the sun, being
found by its characteristic lines in the spectrum of
sunlight examined with a spectroscope in a great
astronomical observatory. Since this metal had been
found "in the heavens" before it was found on earth,
it was decided to call it by the name which means "the
heavenly metal," so they called it "uranium." There
seems to be much more than mere, coincidence in the
relation between "ouranos" in this Bible passage and
"uranium," in view of what uranium has done to bring
about exactly the, conditions of which the Bible is
here speaking. And finally, the Greek word "salcuo"
(sal‑yooo), translated "shaken," means also to agitate
or stir up.
Now let us retranslate our brief little passage.
Remember, your King James version of the Bible reads
this way: And upon the earth, distress of nations,
with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's
hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after
those things which are coming upon the earth: for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken. But correctly
translated, it will read thus: ... and on earth, the
nations banding together, in impassible straits and
roaring storms, men's hearts failing them for fear and
expectation of those things which are coming upon
civilization, because the power that is in uranium
shall be stirred up.
Now, isn't it a true picture of this present time? The
nations banding together in the so‑called "United
Nations" (not really united in anything but schemes to
fleece the American taxpayer) but entangled in an
organization which serves only to frustrate all good
plans and finally force compromises with evil,
compromises which need never be made if the nations
were not in this unholy association with Zionism.
Because they have violated God's warning to have
nothing to do with evil, pagan nations and the race
who hate our Christ, the nations now find themselves
"in impassible straits" ‑ no way through, no way
around, no way out at all ‑ and this in the increasing
tumult and danger of inter‑national storms of
diplomacy and recurring wars. By abandoning Christian
principle to compromise with wickedness and to avoid
discrimination against the groups who seek to destroy
us, even the Western, Christian nations have
maneuvered themselves into impassible straits and
desperate circumstances. And now, as they see the
consequences of their own misdeeds approaching, many
are disheartened with fear and expectation of the
disasters which threaten the civilized nations. Again,
note the peculiar accuracy of Scripture, for it is
only the civilized nations which are threatened, as we
are only in this position because we lack the moral
courage to turn the great weapons against our
barbarous enemies until they surrender unconditionally
to civilized rule. We have even helped to arm them
with the weapons which they now prepare to use against
us. And what is the cause of this abject terror which
affects so many? The power which is in uranium the
atom bomb is about to be stirred up and released
Well, what shall we do about it, now that we recognize
the picture as a true one? Fall unto despair with the
others? No, just go back to the Bible for the answer.
The next two verses give it. First, what follows
immediately; after the atomic warfare? Luke 21:27
reads: And then shall they see the Son of man coming
in a cloud, with power and great glory‑the second
coming of Jesus Christ, the event the world has waited
two thousand years to see. Shall we be downhearted at
this prospect? What greater event can life offer you?
So the following verse says, And when these things
begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your
heads: for our redemption draweth nigh.
Now do you recognize your place in history? When these
things begin to come to pass. They have already begun;
the nations have banded together in an organization
they are already amid the storms which threaten to
swamp all civilization; they are already trapped in
impassible straits though many people still lack the
courage to see it. These things have begun to come to
pass. Therefore, it is time, not for craven despair,
but to look up, and lift up our heads. This is the
very thing our God spoke of, telling us more than 1900
years in advance, so we could recognize it when it
happened. As He tells us in Isaiah, Have Ye not known?
Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the
beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations
of the earth? Behold, the former things are come to
pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring
forth, I tell you of them. So He has told us, when
these things begin to come to pass, then your
redemption draweth nigh.
Everything you have ever dared to hope is included in
that redemption. It is the restoration of all that was
lost in the fall of Adam. It is the restoration of our
immortality as the sons and daughters of God, it is
freedom from the crushing pressures of the Satanic
world order; it is the leisure to live in peace and
dignity in a world where the wicked dare not raise
their heads; it is an age in which righteousness never
has to yield to evil in which poverty, sin and tragedy
are banished from the earth. With this ahead of us,
shall we fear the end of the old, to begin the new? We
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look
up and lift up your heads: for your redemption
(deliverance) draweth nigh.
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