Mystery of Israel
Man of Destiny
Heredity and Environment
the Kingdom of God
in the Kingdom of God
Their Role Despite Themselves
Demanded Human King
Split into Two Nations
The Ten Lost Tribes
The 2,250 Years
"Israel" Given to Joseph's Sons
Blessings to Britain and the United States
States Is Manasseh
for United States and Britain for now
Stealing from God
Missing Dimension in Sex
on All Nations!
Our Great Tribulation
DID IT EVER STRIKE you as most unusual that the Great
God should have raise up the ancient nation Israel to be his chosen people?
Consider these seemingly paradoxical facts:
God says he is not a respecter of persons. Is he,
then, a respecter of nations? Does he have a favorite?
Did you ever realize that God denied his chosen
people salvation--save only their prophets? That the chosen nation was
given only material and national promises--that God's Holy Spirit was inaccessible
Did it ever occur to you that the Holy Bible is
the book of and concerning only that one people Israel? And that other
nations are mentioned only if and as they came into contact with Israel?
And here's another shocker!--almost totally unrealized
today by Christianity--even by Judaism and not recorded or understood by
historians! The northern kingdom of Israel was not Jewish! The first place
in the Bible where the word Jews occurs is in II Kings chapter 16 and verse
6, where the nation Israel was at war, in an alliance with Syria, against
The truly amazing truth about Israel is a mystery
totally unknown by any religion--by Christianity--by even Judaism!
It is indeed true that the nation Israel was God's
chosen people. But understand: They were not chosen as "teacher's pet"
nor for special favors. They were chosen for a special PURPOSE preparatory
to the ultimate establishment of the kingdom of God!
It is an intriguing story! The answer to this chapter
title, "Mystery of Israel," has great significance in God's PURPOSE for
all peoples! One cannot understand the real purpose and incredible potential
of man without this vital knowledge.
Supreme Master Plan
The Creator God is reproducing himself in and through
man! God's ultimate transcendent PURPOSE is breathtaking beyond words.
The establishment of the ancient nation Israel is an integral part of the
supreme master plan.
Seven generations after the Flood, the Eternal
found a man who would obey him. His name was Abram. He lived in Haran,
in Mesopotamia. This man was to become a type of God the Father. It was
from him that the nation Israel descended. Through this nation God raised
up his prophets, and in due time God's own Son, Jesus Christ.
Man of Destiny
Abram, as he was originally named, was not seeking God.
But God chose to call and test Abram. This ancient patriarch, later in
Scripture, is called the father of the faithful. God was calling him for
a very special purpose. That purpose was not to "give him salvation" or
"get him into heaven." God was calling him because he had seen in this
man the potentialities of obedience to God and of leadership. God was calling
him to be prepared for special service and ultimately high position in
the kingdom of God--the coming world tomorrow. I quote now from a book
I wrote more than 50 years ago, The United States and Britain in Prophecy,
commencing with page 16:
To this man, Abram, God commanded:
"Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's
house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will make of thee a great
nation" (Gen. 12:1-2).
Here was a command,
which was a condition and a PROMISE, provided the condition of obedience
And so now, as God
had started the whole world with one man, he started his own peculiar nation
in the world from one single man--Abraham. As the world, which has strayed
far from God and the blessings of God's worship and rule, was started with
one man who rebelled against God and rejected his rule, so God's own flesh-born
nation, from which is to be reborn the kingdom of God, was started with
one man who obeyed God without question, and accepted his divine rule.
Did Abram stop to
argue and reason? Did he say: "Let's reason this out a bit first; here
I am in Babylon, in the very center of all this world's commerce, society
and gaiety. Why can't you just as well give me this promise right here,
where everything is pleasant and alluring? Why must I leave all this and
go over to that uncivilized land?"
Did Abram quibble,
resist, argue, rebel?
He certainly did not!
The inspired Scripture
account states simply: "So Abram departed." There was no arguing with God.
There was no human reasoning that God was all wrong. There were no foolish
questions: "Why must I leave here?" "Can't I do as I please?" There was
no stopping to say, "Well, here's the way I look at it."
Just plain, unquestioned obedience!
Here again we see the principle of duality. Abram
was in the very center of this world's developing civilization. Remember,
it was a world held captive--a world developing on Satan's pattern. God
had chosen Abram to become the patriarch of his nation Israel, the congregation
or church of the Old Testament. The principle of duality is interwoven
all through the workings of God in fulfilling this great purpose through
humanity on earth. There was the physical congregation of Israel under
tho Old Testament and the spiritual Church of God under the New Testament.
The word church as originally written in the Greek of the New Testament
was ekklesia, which means called-out-ones.
As Israel of the Old Testament was the physical
forerunner and type of the Church of the New Testament so God now called
out the progenitor of the nation Israel from Satan's world. Abraham later
regarded himself as a stranger, a sojourner and a pilgrim in the earth.
This was not his world: "These all died in faith, not having received the
promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and
embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the
earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country
[a different civilization]. And truly, if they had been mindful of that
country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have
returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore
God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them
a city" (Heb. 11:13-16). Seeking a better country, a heavenly country,
which will be the kingdom of God filling the earth.
And God established this man
[Abram], whose name he later changed to Abraham, as the father of his nation,
Israel! To Abraham and his descendants were all the promises of God made.
And we must become like Abraham, and through Christ, one of his children,
if we are to inherit the promise of eternal life in God's kingdom.
Of his peculiar flesh-born
nation, Israel, the Eternal said: "This people have I formed for myself;
they shall shew forth my praise" (Isa. 43:21). That prophecy shall yet--and
Dual Promises to Abraham
Few have realized it, but
a duality runs all the way through the plan of God in working out his purpose
There was the first Adam,
material and carnal; and there is Christ, the second Adam, spiritual and
divine. There was the Old Covenant, purely material and temporal; and there
is the New Covenant, spiritual and eternal. God made man mortal, physical,
of the dust of the ground and of the human kingdom; but through Christ
he may be begotten of God to become immortal, spiritual and
of the kingdom of God.
And in like manner there
were two phases to the promised God made to Abraham--the one purely material
and national; the other spiritual and individual. The spiritual promise
of the Messiah, and of salvation through him, is well known by the most
superficial Bible students. They know that God gave the spiritual promise
to Abraham of Christ to be born as Abraham's descendant--and that salvation
comes to us through Christ. But--and this will sound unbelievable, yet
it is true--almost no one knows what that salvation is; what are the promises
of salvation we may receive through Christ; how we may receive them, or
when-- incredible though that sounds! But that truth belongs in another
What is essential to the
theme of this chapter is the fact that God also made another entirely different,
most amazing national and material promise to Abraham which has been almost
Notice now again how God
first called Abram, and the twofold nature of his promises: "Now the Lord
had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,
and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I will
make of thee A GREAT NATION....and in thee shall all families
of the earth be blessed" (Gen 12:1-3).
Notice the twofold promise
1) "I will make of thee A GREAT NATION"--the national, material promise
that his flesh-born children should become a great nation--a promise of
RACE; 2) "...and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed"--the
spiritual promise of GRACE. This same promise is repeated in Genesis 22:18:
"And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed."
This particular "one seed" refers to Christ, as plainly affirmed in Galatians
Right here is where those
who profess to be "Christians"--and their teachers--have fallen into
error and scriptural blindness. They have failed to notice the twofold
promise God made to Abraham. They recognize the messianic promise of spiritual
salvation through the "one seed"--Christ. They sing the hymn Standing on
the Promises--falsely supposing the promises to be going to heaven at death.
This is a pivotal point.
This is the point where professing "Christians" and their teachers jump
the track of truth. This is the point where they switch off
the track that would lead them to the missing master key to the prophecies.
They miss the fact that God gave Abraham promises of physical RACE as well
as spiritual GRACE.
But the plain fact that the
"great nation" promise refers alone to race--not the "one seed" of Galatians
3:16, who was Jesus Christ the son of Abraham and the Son of God, but to
the plural, multiple seed of natural fleshly birth--is made certain by
God's repetition of his promise in greater detail later.
Israel to Become Many Nations
Notice carefully! Understand
"And when Abram was ninety
years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am
the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make
my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly....thou
shalt be a father of MANY NATIONS. Neither shall thy name any more be called
Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of MANY NATIONS have
I made thee" (Gen. 17:1-5).
Notice, the promise is now
conditional upon Abraham's obedience and perfect living. Notice, the "great
nation" now becomes many nations--more than one nation. This cannot refer
to the "one seed," Christ. The following verses prove that.
"And I will make thee exceeding
fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings [more than one] shall
come out of thee" (verse 6). Notice, these nations and kings shall come
out of Abraham--physical generation--multiple seed, in addition to the
one descendant through whom scattered individuals may become Abraham's
children by spiritual begettal through Christ (Gal. 3:29). The scattered,
individual Christians do not form NATIONS. The Church, it is true, is spoken
of as "a royal priesthood, an holy nation" (I Pet. 2:9), but Christ's Church
is not divided into "many nations." This is speaking of race, not grace.
"And I will establish my
covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations..."
(Gen. 17:7). The "seed" is plural--"in their generations." "And I will
give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a
stranger, all the land of Canaan [Palestine], for an everlasting possession;
and I will be THEIR God" (verse 8).
Notice, the land--material
possession--is promised to the plural seed, of whom he is "their," not
"his," God. The plural pronoun "their" is used again in verse 9: "and thy
seed after thee in their generations."
But now examine this PROMISE
The future of great nations
rests on the promises the eternal Creator made to Abraham. The only hope
of life after death for anyone--regardless of race, color or creed--is
dependent on the spiritual phase of these promises to Abraham--the promise
of grace through the "one seed" --Christ the Messiah!
How Much Land--What Size Nations?
These are not casual, incidental,
unimportant promises. These are basic--the foundation for the establishment
of the greatest world power: the basis for any personal salvation spiritually;
for any hope of eternal life for humans. These are stupendous promises.
The future of mankind is based, by the Creator God, on them.
Jesus Christ came "to confirm
the promises made unto the fathers" (Rom. 15:8)--Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
These same promises were repromised to Isaac, Abraham's son, and to Jacob,
the son of Isaac.
After 430 years, God raised up his nation Israel--descendants
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel.
To lead these people out of Egyptian slavery and
to the Promised Land, God called Moses. Moses was not seeking God. But
God had caused Moses to be trained specifically for this commission by
having him reared as a prince in the palace of the Egyptian pharaoh. So
now again, after Moses had been specially trained for leadership, God called
him out of the world to lead the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
out of Egyptian slavery.
So now again we come to the question, WHY did God raise
up this special Hebrew nation as "the chosen people"? WHY, when God never
made accessible to them his Holy Spirit?
One point to notice here. The probability is that
these people were all--or nearly all--of the white racial strain, unchanged
After Jacob and his sons and families had come
into Egypt at Joseph's behest, they were kept in the locale of Goshen--geographically
separated from the Egyptians, marrying among themselves.
In this connection, go back momentarily to Abraham.
He prevented his son Isaac from intermarrying among the dark Canaanites
then in the land. He sent his chief servant to his own family and racial
people to find a wife for Isaac. Abraham said, "...thou shalt not take
a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell"
The next generation, Jacob married Leah and Rachel,
daughters of Laban, nephew of Abraham, who lived in the land of Haran,
brother of Abraham. The whole community of Haran, where Laban lived, was
of the same family ancestry as Abraham.
Jacob had six sons by Leah, two from Rachel--all
of the same original racial stock, and two each from the maids of Rachel
and Leah--12 in all. Even the maids of Leah and Rachel undoubtedly were
of pure Hebrew stock. These 12 became the progenitors of the 12 tribes
of the nation Israel.
But God specially prepared from birth and called
Moses, with Aaron his brother to assist as his spokesman. (Moses stuttered.)
In the plagues God caused against Egypt, God was
turning the Egyptian gods and objects of worship against them to show them
that these were not gods. Even the plagues were sent in LOVE for the Egyptians.
The final plague followed the sacrifice of the
Passover on the 14th day of the first month of God's sacred calendar--starting
in the spring. The Israelites went out of Egypt during the night part of
the 15th. They reached the Red Sea. But pharaoh had meanwhile changed his
mind and, with his army, pursued them.
The children of Israel had reached the Red Sea,
and they were stopped as if dead. There was no bridge. It was too far to
swim, with their women and children. Behind them the pharaoh's army was
in hot pursuit. There was nothing they could do. They were stopped--HELPLESS!
At that point they had to rely on GOD!
In Egypt God had caused their release from slavery
by a series of supernatural plagues. Now God caused the waters of the Red
Sea to roll back to form a watery WALL on either side, with a wide path
on the dry sea floor between.
The Israelites walked on through. On the opposite
side they looked back and saw the Egyptians entering the seafloor path.
When the Egyptians were all within the seawall passage, God allowed the
waters to flow back, drowning the Egyptian army.
In due time the Israelites pitched tents at the foot of
God did not make them his nation, under his theocratic
rule, without their consent.
Through Moses, God put to them his proposition.
If they would obey his laws of HIS GOVERNMENT, he would prosper them, and
make them the wealthiest and most powerful of nations.
Yet God's birthright PROMISES were of a national
and material nature--no spiritual salvation.
The people agreed. Thus they became God's chosen
nation. BUT WHY?
This we know: God's purpose for them had a definite
relation to preparing for the ultimate KINGDOM OF GOD--when the GOVERNMENT
OF GOD would be reestablished over all the earth, and spiritual salvation
would be offered to ALL!
Undoubtedly, one reason was to preserve the original
physical racial strain. But there was much more.
Nations had developed knowledge. Mankind was limited,
after Adam's rebellion, to the acquisition of physical and material knowledge.
But, like educated men and scientists today, they
were saying, "Give us sufficient knowledge, and we will solve all problems
and eradicate all evils--we will create utopia!"
Up to that time, mankind had been denied spiritual
knowledge and fulfillment from God. God now decided to give them knowledge
of his law--him kind of government--his way of life! He was going to prove
to the world that without his Holy Spirit their minds were incapable of
receiving and utilizing such knowledge of the TRUE WAYS OF LIFE. He was
going to demonstrate to them that the mind of MAN, with its one spirit,
and without the addition of God's Holy Spirit, could not have spiritual
discernment--could not solve human problems, could not cure the evils that
were besetting humanity. The nation Israel would be his guinea pig to demonstrate
that fact. God had chosen a nation of almost perfect original strain in
its generations--its ancestry. Also they had the quality heredity of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob (Israel).
So God entered into a covenant with them, making
them HIS NATION. It also represented a MARRIAGE covenant, with Israel the
wife, promising obedience to her husband--GOD. It was the physical type
of the yet-to-come spiritual NEW COVENANT.
And what did it prove?
Here was a people of almost clear racial strain, and the
God believing heredity of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Two requisites make
a human whatever he becomes in life: heredity and environment. Heredity
involves what has been inherited by birth in such areas as health, intelligence
and character tendencies. Environment includes all external influences
and self-determined motivations--whether good or evil.
Heredity--if of good and high quality--may start
one off at an advantage. An inspiring environment, uplifting influences
and right self-motivation may further improvement. Such environment may
turn one of inferior heredity into a real success in life.
But a discouraging environment, evil influences
and misguided self-motivation may turn one of excellent heredity into failure
and an evil nature.
God started his chosen nation off--even though
brought out of slavery--with all the natural advantages of a superior heredity.
God pulled them out of slavery and gave them a new and fresh start. One
might say they had everything God-given going for them.
But now WHY? Why did God so prepare and raise up
this nation Israel?
Consider WHY God created mankind in the first place!
GOD IS REPRODUCING HIMSELF THROUGH MAN! He is creating in MAN God's own
perfect holy and righteous spiritual CHARACTER! And that, in turn, is purposed
to restore the GOVERNMENT OF GOD over all the earth. And, further, to create
BILLIONS OF GOD BEINGS TO FINISH THE CREATION OF THE VAST UNFINISHED UNIVERSE!
And, beyond that?
Ah! God has not as yet revealed what he purposes
Everything God has done, since the creation of
the first humans, has been another progressive step in God's overall supreme
Type of the Kingdom
The immediate purpose, so far in the history of mankind,
is to prepare for THE KINGDOM OF GOD, which will RESTORE the GOVERNMENT
OF GOD EARTH WIDE!
The kingdom of God is the actual begotten and born
FAMILY OF GOD, which will first actually appear by a resurrection and instantaneous
translation at Christ's Second Coming! And by begotten and BORN sons of
God, emphatically I do NOT mean those deceived into the current "BORN-AGAIN"
teaching--that anyone who "professes to receive Christ" is already, in
this present human life, "born again." THAT IS A PARAMOUNT DECEPTION by
which Satan the devil has DECEIVED those (the many in a so-called "Christianity")
who have "accepted" a false conversion. They may be well meaning--but nevertheless
DECEIVED! And of course a deceived person does not know he is deceived--he
may be wholly sincere!
But now THINK! HOW does the Old Testament nation
Israel play a part in progressively preparing for the KINGDOM OF GOD?
in the Kingdom of God
First, Abraham was a man of very outstanding qualifying
abilities. Undoubtedly he, with his sons Isaac and Israel, shall, in the
resurrection and kingdom of God, occupy a position next under Christ himself.
The kingdom of God will be a spiritual kingdom including both Church and
State--earth wide. These, as a team, probably will be next in line of authority
under CHRIST--and over both church and state.
Of the nation ISRAEL, Moses, whom God raised up
as their leader and lawgiver (though God the Father is the original real
Lawgiver) in all probability will be under the Abraham-Isaac-Jacob team,
but head over the national governments of the world during the coming millennium.
And probably Joshua, who succeeded Moses, will be Moses' assistant in that
office of worldwide national governments.
What of the nation Israel as a whole?
They, despite their favorable heredity, failed
utterly to qualify. When God put the proposal of their formation as his
nation before them, they replied, "All that the Lord hath spoken we will
do" (Ex. 19:8). But they utterly broke their word and rebelled.
They were in a "husband-and-wife" relation with
the Lord God. But the Lord said later of them: "Surely as a wife treacherously
departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house
of Israel, saith the Lord" (Jer. 3:20).
The nation Israel under Moses was ONE RACE--very
little interracial marriage had marred their racial nationality.
The Promised Land was then called Canaan. Canaanites,
racially dark, had settled in the land. But God had given this land to
the racial descendants of Abraham BY PROMISE! It did not belong to the
Canaanites or other races settled there.
When God moved his two million-plus Israelites
in there, he commanded them through Moses:
"When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of
Canaan; then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before
you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images...and
ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for
I have given you the land to possess it....But if ye will not drive out
the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass,
that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and
thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell" (Num.
It's time we UNDERSTAND THIS!
This nation Israel was GOD'S NATION. But they were
a physical, not a spiritual nation. Yet God gave them HIS Church, as well
as national government and religion. GOD INTENDED TO KEEP THEM PHYSICALLY
SEPARATE from other nations--both nationally (racially) and religiously.
For them to intermarry with other races would result
in two things: It would interbreed them into other races, and mix them
into other idolatrous religions!
The Israelites DID NOT OBEY GOD!
Much later, after the captivities of both Israel
and Judah, God sent a colony of Jews from the Judahite slave population
in Babylon back to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel as governor of the colony,
to build the second Temple.
Among this colony were the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah.
Against God's command, the people of the colony began to intermarry with
Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites and other races, "so that the
holy seed [racially pure, for they had not the Holy Spirit] have mingled
themselves with the people of those lands..." (Ezra 9:2).
The prophet Ezra was ANGRY! He stood up before
the congregation and said: "Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange
wives, to increase the trespass of Israel. Now therefore...separate yourselves
from the people of the land, and from the strange wives" (Ezra 10:10-11).
Jesus Christ was born of the tribe of Judah, and
it was necessary that HE be of the original pure racial strain, even as
BUT--nevertheless, the Old Covenant with Israel
at Sinai was a type and forerunner of the NEW COVENANT. It will be made
with the New Testament CHURCH, which is the spiritual Israel and Judah
(Jer. 31:31; Heb. 8:6, 10).
Meanwhile, an individual few in Old Testament Israel
did obey God and by becoming God's prophets, they became part of the very
foundation of the New Testament CHURCH OF GOD. The Church is built on the
solid FOUNDATION of the prophets (Old Testament) and apostles (New Testament),
Jesus Christ himself being "the chief corner stone" (Eph. 2:20).
Among them, Elijah probably will be head, under
Christ and Abraham-Isaac-Israel, over the Church, worldwide. John the
Baptist may be under Elijah. There are indications that the prophet Daniel
will be head over all gentile nations, and under Moses and Christ.
Their Role Despite Themselves
But in what manner did the ancient nation Israel play
a part in preparation for the KINGDOM OF GOD?
I have already mentioned how the intellectuals
and scholarly of this world feel that, given sufficient KNOWLEDGE, human
carnal MAN could solve all problems.
God let many generations of ancient Israel and
Judah PROVE by hundreds of years of human experience, that the best of
humanity, without God's Holy Spirit CANNOT SOLVE HUMAN PROBLEMS AND EVILS!
I have spoken, during the past 20 years, to many
heads of governments over Europe, Asia, Africa, South America. In China,
I believe the Communist heads of government believe that communism, once
it gains control of the earth, will solve all problems and evils. But many
kings, emperors, presidents and prime ministers I have conferred privately
with now realize the problems are beyond human ability to solve. And this
I said plainly to many leaders of the People's Republic of China.
The problems and evils are of a spiritual nature.
And a carnal mind without God's Spirit cannot come to grips with spiritual
The many decades and centuries of ancient Israel
PROVED THAT! Until Israel, God withheld knowledge of the right ways of
human living from mankind. To Israel God gave his statutes and judgments,
as well as his spiritual law. But these perfect laws did not, without God's
Holy Spirit, solve the nation's problems!
God could say: "I am GOD. Take my word for it."
But God gave PROOF, through Israel, that WITHOUT the Holy Spirit, MAN IS
HELPLESS! They even had GOD to appeal to. But they did not have his Spirit
Let this point be emphasized. When the first man,
Adam, rejected the tree of life, and took to himself the knowledge of good
and evil, he limited his power and ability to do good to the level of his
human spirit. There is good as well as evil in human nature. Good is a
spiritual attribute, not a physical or material action. Had Adam taken
of the tree of life, the Holy Spirit of God would have entered him and
joined with his spirit, uniting him with God as a son of God. The Holy
Spirit meant more than spiritual knowledge of good. Not the hearers of
the law (good) but the doers of the law are justified (Rom. 2:43). Love
is the fulfilling of the law, but not human love. It requires the "love
OF GOD...shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy [Spirit]" (Rom. 5:5).
God revealed his law to the nation Israel. One
of the purposes of this nation was to prove by human experience that man
without the Spirit of God within him cannot be righteous.
So, at this point, let us cover a brief synopsis
of the actual history of the nation, and of the gentile nations of the
A most important declaration and promise was given
to the people of Israel, as recorded in Leviticus 26. Again I quote from
my book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, starting page 110:
The Pivotal Prophecy
In this central prophecy, God reaffirmed
the birthright promise--but with conditions--for those of Moses' day! The
birthright tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh were then with the other tribes--as
one nation. Obedience to God's laws would bring the vast national wealth
and blessings of the birthright not only to Ephraim and Manasseh, but the
whole NATION would automatically have shared them at that time.
Notice carefully that two
of the Ten Commandments are mentioned for emphasis. These were the main
test commandments! They were the test of obedience, and of faith in and
loyalty to God. God said: "Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image...to
bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God. Ye shall keep MY sabbaths..."
There was a condition--a
great big "if"--to their receiving actual fulfillment of this stupendous
birthright promise in their time! God said: "If ye walk in my statutes,
and keep my commandments, and do them; then I will give you rain in due
season, and the land shall yield her increase..." (verses 3-4). All wealth
comes out of the ground. They would enjoy bumper crops the year round,
one harvest on the heels of another. Verse 6: "And I will give PEACE in
the land...and none shall make you afraid...neither shall the sword [of
war] go through your land." What a blessing! What nation enjoys continuous
peace, without fear of invasion?
Of course, in this world,
every nation has enemies. What if enemy nations attacked? Verses 7-8:
"And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the
sword. And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall
put ten thousand to flight...."
Since many nations in this
world always have been aggressors, Israel would have been attacked. A nation
with the military superiority to defeat all attackers would soon become
the dominant, most powerful nation on earth--especially with resources
and great wealth from the ground. Verse 9: "For I will have respect unto
you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant
The Great Big If
But here comes the alternative--IF
the conditions are not met: "...if ye will not hearken unto me, and will
not do all these commandments...I also will do this unto you; I will even
appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague [fever], that
shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart [RSV: waste the eyes
and cause life to pine away]: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your
enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall
be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you..."
(verses 14-17). They would be invaded, conquered, become once
again slaves--as they had been in Egypt before God freed them.
The Seven Prophetic Times
Now continue in Leviticus
26: "And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish
you seven times more for your sins" (verse 18)....
Now when we come to the expression
"then I will punish you seven times more for your sins" in Leviticus 26,
it is evident both by its manner of wording in the sentence and by the
fact of actual fulfillment that it was speaking of a DURATION of seven
prophetic "times," or YEARS. And on this "year-for-a-day principle," it
becomes seven 360-day years--a total of 2,520 days. And when
each day is a year of punishment...the punishment becomes the withdrawing
of and withholding the promised blessings for 2,520 years! For that is
precisely what did happen!
That national punishment--the withholding of the
birthright promises of national prosperity and dominance, applied only
to the House of Israel headed by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.
How these promises were actually fulfilled at the
precise time of 1800 to 1804 is one of the most amazing fulfillments of
prophecy in the Bible and in the history of mankind. This fulfillment,
step by step, is vividly revealed in our free book The United States and
Britain in Prophecy.
This nation Israel promised to obey God. But they
never did. Even while Moses was with the Eternal atop Mount Sinai receiving
further instructions, the people melted and fashioned a golden calf to
worship instead of the Eternal God. Because of their grumbling, their lack
of faith and their disobedience, God did not allow them to enter the Promised
Land for 40 years.
At the end of the 40 years Moses died. The Israelites
were led across the Jordan River into the Promised Land under Joshua. During
Joshua's life they obeyed God more or less but not fully. After Joshua
died, every man did what seemed right in his mind. These people through
disobedience to God would fall captive to surrounding kings. Then they
would cry out to the Eternal and he would send a leader to free them. Again
and again this process was repeated.
After some generations God gave them a prophet to lead
and rule them, the prophet Samuel. But in due time the people demanded
a human king to rule them, as other nations were ruled. God said to Samuel
it was not him that they rejected, but God. Samuel had ruled only as God's
servant and actually it had been God's divine rule.
God gave them what they wanted, King Saul, a tall
and towering leader. But Saul disobeyed God and the Eternal replaced him
with King David. David personally was not without sin, but each time he
repented and turned from each sin. David became "a man after God's own
heart." He wrote a most important book in the Bible, the book of Psalms.
God made an unconditional and unbreakable covenant with David, assuring
that his dynasty, ruling over Israelites, would continue unbroken forever.
Finally, in God's due time, that throne will be taken over by Jesus Christ,
at his Second Coming to earth.
Israel Split into
David's son Solomon became the wisest man who ever lived
(except Christ). But he taxed the people very heavily, and when he died
his son Rehoboam became king. The people sent a delegation with an ultimatum
to Rehoboam. If he would reduce their taxes, they would serve him. If not,
they would reject him as king. On the advice of the younger men among his
councilors, Rehoboam told the people he would lay even heavier taxes on
Thereupon the people decided against the royal
house of David. They named as king, Jeroboam, who had occupied the office
we would today call prime minister, under King Solomon. Since Rehoboam
was seated on the throne in Jerusalem, the people of Israel chose a new
capital some distance north of Jerusalem. (Under a later king, Omri, they
built a new northern capital at Samaria.)
Thereupon the tribes of Judah and Benjamin decided
to remain loyal to Rehoboam. This brought about a secession of the rebellious
tribes from Israel, and they became the nation of Judah.
Upon ascending the throne, Jeroboam deposed the
Levites from the office of priesthood because he feared they might turn
the hearts of the people back to Rehoboam and thereby he would lose his
new throne. He also changed the holy festivals of the seventh month to
the eighth month. There is strong indication that he also changed the seventh
day Sabbath to Sunday, the first day of the week. The Sabbath had been
made an everlasting covenant by God between him and Israel, by which they
would be identified from all other people (Ex. 31:12-18) as God's nation
Israel and by which they would be brought into weekly remembrance that
the Eternal was their creator. For in six days God renewed or re-created
the earth and creation is the proof of God.
The Ten Lost Tribes
Thus the people of Israel became known as the ten lost
tribes. They had lost the covenant sign identifying them as Israel. They
had lost the knowledge of God their creator. They soon lost even the Hebrew
During the time of 19 kings and seven dynasties,
the 10-tribed kingdom of Israel continued in sin, rejecting the pleadings
of prophets God sent to them. In a siege of war, about 721 to 718 B.C.,
the House of Israel was conquered by Assyria. They were moved from their
homes, farms and villages and transported as a captive people to Assyria
on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea.
From there, within a hundred years, they migrated
northwest and became known as the Lost Ten Tribes.
The world has never known what became of them.
The world in general, mistakenly, has considered that all Israelites were
Jews. But in the Bible, the term Jew applied only to the tribes of Judah,
Benjamin and Levi. The Levites had joined the kingdom of Judah when they
were expelled by Jeroboam.
The 2,520 Years Punishment
Dating from the captivity of Israel--721 to 718 B.C.--that
nation entered its 2,520 years of punishment as foretold in Leviticus 26.
During this time the promises made to Abraham of national wealth, prosperity
and dominance was withheld from them. This duration carried to the years
1800-1804 when national supremacy and economic dominance was to become
theirs. This had to be, because God had promised it unconditionally to
How they finally, beginning the year A.D. 1800,
regained the national dominance and wealth God had unconditionally promised
Abraham is recorded in the book The United States and Britain in Prophecy.
Meanwhile, the Jews of the kingdom of Judah were
conquered and removed from their land by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
about 585 B.C.
Among the Jewish captives taken to Babylon was
a brilliant young man, Daniel, a prophet who wrote the book under his name
in the Bible.
God used the prophet Daniel as a go-between the
Eternal and King Nebuchadnezzar.
This great gentile king had organized the world's
first empire uniting several nations under one government. God used Daniel
to make known to the Babylonian king that the Creator God ruled over the
whole earth, and that Nebuchadnezzar held his throne only by God's will.
Actually, God was giving this gentile king opportunity to come under God's
rule and have the consequent blessings of God.
The prophecy of Daniel chapter 2 pictured a stupendous
image, representing Nebuchadnezzar's Chaldean Empire, to be followed by
the Persian Empire, and them, in turn, the Greco-Macedonian Empire, the
Roman Empire, and the entire system of human governments to be destroyed
and replaced by the kingdom of God headed by Christ as King of kings ruling
all the earth.
The Gentile World Government
The prophecies of Daniel 7, and of Revelation 13 and 17
foretell the same thing.
Of course, although Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged
the existence of God, he never obeyed.
Meanwhile, God kept hands off of the other peoples
of the world.
The Persian Empire succeeded Nebuchadnezzar's Chaldean
Empire. Seventy years after the captivity of Judah and destruction of Solomon's
Temple God put it in the mind of King Cyrus of Persia to send a colony
of captive Jews back to Jerusalem to build a second Temple.
This colony was headed by Zerubbabel as governor.
The prophets Ezra and Nehemiah also joined this colony in Jerusalem. Zerubbabel
built the second Temple, to which Jesus came some 500 years later. The
Romans had come into power before the birth of Jesus. Just prior to the
birth of Jesus, King Herod, who ruled over Jews and served the Romans,
had remodeled and enlarged the Temple.
This colony of Jews sent back to Jerusalem some
500 years before Christ had expanded over the area of Judea. None of the
kingdom of Israel had gone back to Jerusalem in this colony. They had migrated
west by northwest and lost their Hebrew language, and even the knowledge
of their identity. The world has called them the Lost Ten Tribes. More
of them later.
It was during this 500 years that God sent so-called
minor prophets to the Jews in Judea. Also it was during this period that
the Jewish rabbis altered points in the religion started through Moses
into the Judaism religion among Jews in the lifetime of Jesus. The stage
was set for his appearing.
Now let us return to the 10-tribed kingdom of Israel.
As stated above, they had, before the captivity of Judah, migrated west
by northwest. The Assyrians settled in central Europe, and the Germans,
undoubtedly, are, in part, the descendants of the ancient Assyrians.
However, the so-called Lost Ten Tribes--the kingdom
of Israel--continued into western Europe and Britain. We cannot be positive
in respect to the various tribal identities today, but probably France
or at least the northern French are the tribe of Reuben. Ephraim and Manasseh
journeyed on into the British Isles. They became a colonizing people, and
according to prophecy they were to lose their first colony.
Given to Joseph's Sons
The dying Jacob, who had been renamed Israel, conferred
the birthright blessing on Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. Jacob,
now renamed Israel, though blind so he could not see the lads before him,
crossed his hands, "and Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it
upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's
head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And
he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac
did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, the Angel
which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named
on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow
into a multitude in the midst of the earth" (Gen. 48:14-16).
Continuing from The United States and Britain in
Let who grow into this promised
multitude? Let whose descendants become that numerous seed, which shall
number into billions? Not Judah, the father of the Jews--note it!--but
EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH! Why have the eyes and understanding of church leaders
and Bible students been blinded to this plain fact of Scripture?
Notice, Israel did not confer
this blessing on just one but on both--"Bless the lads," he said. This
blessing went upon them jointly. "Let my name be named on them" was part
of this blessing. His name was Israel. Hence, it was the descendants of
these lads, not the descendants of Judah, or the Jews, who were named Israel.
How clear it is that the name ISRAEL was to be indelibly stamped on EPHRAIM
A shocking fact--and yet
plainly proved, right before your eyes! And remember, this scripture needs
no "interpretation" or "special meaning" or "hidden symbolism" for you
to understand! Here is the plain, simple statement that Jacob's name, which
was changed to Israel, would become the very POSSESSION and property--the
label on the peoples of Ephraim and Manasseh!
WHO, then, according to your
Bible, is the real Israel (racially and nationally) of today?
Ephraim and Manasseh!
Ephraim and Manasseh together
received the right to the name ISRAEL. It was to become the national name
of their descendants. And their descendants were never Jews! Fix this fact
firmly in your mind!
Thus it is that many of the
prophecies about "Israel" or "Jacob" do not refer to Jews or to any of
the nations that are today the descendants of the other tribes of Israel.
Mark that well! Few, indeed, are the clergymen, theologians, or professed
Bible scholars who know that today. Many refuse to know it!
Together the descendants
of these two lads, Ephraim and Manasseh, were to grow into the promised
multitude--the nation and company of nations. These national blessings
are poured upon them jointly. These are the collective blessings which
the lads together received--but not the other tribes!
Jacob Crosses Hands
But at this juncture, Joseph
noticed that Jacob's right hand was not resting upon the head of the firstborn.
He endeavored to remove it.
"Not so, my father," said
Joseph, "for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And
his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he [Manasseh]
also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger
brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude
[or, COMPANY] of nations. And he blessed them that day, saying,
In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh:
and he set Ephraim before Manasseh" (Gen. 48:18-20). Here the promises
are no longer collective, possessed jointly. Jacob now was prophesying
as to the blessings of each, individually.
Blessings to Britain and the United States
Remember, if ancient Israel obeyed God in the land (Sabbath
breaking and idolatry were specifically mentioned in Leviticus 26), they
would, in the ancient days of Moses, Joshua and up to the time of their
captivity about 721-718 B.C., have inherited the national and material
blessings of the birthright promise God made to Abraham. But, remember,
if they did not obey, these promises would be denied for a duration of
2,520 years--that is, until A.D. 1800.
So it now becomes plain and clear that after the
2,520 years, beginning A.D. 1800 it was the descendants of Joseph, subdivided
into two nations descended from Ephraim and Manasseh, who were to become
the wealthiest and most powerful nations on earth.
The United States
From the prophetic blessings passed on by the dying Jacob,
it is apparent that Ephraim and Manasseh were in a large measure to inherit
the birthright jointly; to remain together for a long time, finally separating.
In Genesis 48 Jacob first passed the birthright
on to the two sons of Joseph jointly, speaking of them both together. Then,
finally, he spoke of them separately--Manasseh was to become the single
GREAT nation; Ephraim, the COMPANY of nations.
And in his prophecy for these latter days Jacob
said, "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose
branches run over the wall" (Gen. 49:22). In other words, Joseph--Ephraim
and Manasseh jointly and together--was to be a colonizing people in this
latter day, their colonies branching out from the British Isles around
Together Ephraim and Manasseh grew into a multitude,
then separated, according to Jacob's prophetic blessing of Genesis 48.
Our people have fulfilled this prophecy.
But how can the U.S.A. be Manasseh when a large
part of the population have come from many nations besides England? The
answer is this: A large part of Manasseh remained with Ephraim until the
separation of NEW England. But our forefathers were to be sifted through
many nations, as corn through a sieve, yet not a grain to fall to the earth
or be lost (Amos 9:9). The people did filter through many nations. Ephraim
and much of Manasseh finally emigrated to England together, but many others
of Manasseh who had filtered into and through other nations did not leave
them until they came, as immigrants, to the United States AFTER the New
England colony had become the separate nation. This does not mean that
all foreigners who have emigrated to America are of the stock of Manasseh,
but undoubtedly many are. Israel, however, always did absorb gentiles,
who became Israelites through living in Israel's land and intermarrying.
The U.S. has become known as the "melting pot"
of the world. Instead of refuting a Manasseh ancestry, this fact actually
confirms it. The proof that the U.S. is Manasseh is overwhelming. Manasseh
was to separate from Ephraim and become the greatest, wealthiest single
nation of earth's history. America alone has fulfilled this prophecy. Manasseh
was in fact a thirteenth tribe. There were twelve original tribes. Joseph
was one of these twelve. But when Joseph divided into two tribes and Manasseh
separated into an independent nation, it became a thirteenth tribe.
Could it be mere coincidence that it started, as
a nation, with thirteen colonies?
But what about the other tribes of the so-called
Lost Ten Tribes? While the birthright was Joseph's, and its blessings have
come to the British Commonwealth of nations and the United States of America,
yet the other eight tribes of Israel were also God's chosen people. They,
too, have been blessed with a good measure of material prosperity--but
not the dominance of the birthright.
We lack space for a detailed explanation of the
specific identity of all of these other tribes in the nations of our twentieth
century. Suffice it to say here that there is ample evidence that these
other eight tribes have descended into such northwestern European nations
as Holland, Belgium, Denmark, northern France, Luxembourg, Switzerland,
Sweden, Norway. The people of Iceland are also of Viking stock. The political
boundaries of Europe, as they exist today, do not necessarily show lines
of division between descendants of these original tribes of Israel.
for United States and Britain for Now
Just as God has bestowed on us such material blessings
as never before came to any nations, now to correct us so we may enjoy
such blessings, he is going to bring upon our peoples such national disaster
as has never before struck any nation! Many prophecies describe this!
An important additional proof of modern Israel's
identity is found in a fantastic, detailed and most specific prophecy found
in Micah 5:7-15. It is speaking specifically about the "remnant" of Israel--modern
Israel today--wherever it is. It describes the wealth, the beneficent dominance
among nations, and then the coming downfall of the American and British
Commonwealth peoples in detail!
Notice: "And the remnant of Jacob [not Jews] shall
be in the midst of many people [nations] as a dew from the Lord, as the
showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the
sons of men" (verse 7). Remember that dew and showers are absolutely necessary
to agricultural productivity and are a symbol of national BLESSING and
WEALTH from God.
Continue: "And the remnant of Jacob shall be among
the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of
the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through,
both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver" (verse
Again, this symbolism describes the last generation
of Israel as a GREAT POWER--as a lion among the other nations of the earth.
"Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries,
and all thine enemies shall be cut off" (verse 9) or defeated. They WERE
defeated from the beginning of God's birthright blessing on America and
Britain starting about 1803, through the First World War, the Second World
War, until the turning point of the Korean War at the end of 1950.
Since that time, however, these blessings are surely
being taken away--and neither America nor Britain has come out on top in
any major conflict since that time!
So this prophecy shows that at the very time we
were receiving God's blessings, we were a tremendous BLESSING to the other
nations of the earth--for it is our peoples who have rescued the other
nations of the world time and again through the Marshall Plan, the Point
Four program, the Alliance for Progress, the hundreds of millions of bushels
of wheat for starving nations.
The Hoover Program saved up vast food supplies
after World War I. It saved millions in other nations from starvation!
Anciently Joseph saved up the wheat and food and
made it available to others. MODERN Joseph did also. BUT--we are stiff-necked
and rebellious toward God and his law, while our ancient forefather Joseph
served and obeyed God with a whole heart.
It is our peoples who have been like a "lion" among
the other nations of the earth--preserving in two great world wars the
peace of the world and stability for all human life on this planet!
Yet, in this detailed prophecy, God says: "And it shall
come to pass IN THAT DAY, saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horses"
["war-horses," Moffatt translation]--tanks, ships, rockets--"out of the
midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: and I will cut off the
cities [by hydrogen bombs?] of thy land, and throw down all thy strong
holds" (verses 10-11). (Notice, all the strongholds.)
God says he will do this! God determines the outcome
of wars (Ps. 33:10-19).
How plain can you get? Here God identifies the
GREAT peoples of the earth who are the most wealthy and beneficent, the
most POWERFUL--yet at the very time their power reaches its zenith, he
suddenly "breaks" the pride of their power (see Leviticus 26:19), cuts
off their implements of war and destroys their cities! Why?
Because, as the prophet continues to explain, we
have too much "witchcraft" and too many "soothsayers" (astrology) and false
ministers in our lands who refuse to preach with authority the commandments
and ways of the living God!
In America, we print on our money "In God We Trust."
But instead we rely on foreign allies and our own human ingenuity, not
Stealing from God
God has a financial law for our nations. He says 10 percent
of the increase, or gross income of each one of us, belongs to God for
his purposes and his work.
In Malachi 3:8-10: "Will a man rob God? Yet ye
have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and
offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this
whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may
be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing,
that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
After the year 1800 we prospered because of Abraham's
obedience and God's unbreakable promises to him. But now having received
such individual and national prosperity, we sin by stealing from God. That
has brought our nations under a curse. We have won our last war. Nothing
but troubles now lie ahead until we repent.
God's tithe is holy to him (Lev. 27:30). God's
Sabbath, the seventh day of every week, is holy to him. Yet we have put
no difference between the holy and the profane (Ezek. 22:26).
Giving Sin Public Acceptance
We commit individual and national sins and give such sinning
Very early in 1927, when I was in my first biblical
studies, leading to my conversion, my wife and I often visited various
churches. I was searching for the truth. One Sunday morning we attended
a church service at a leading downtown Baptist church in Portland, Oregon.
They were announcing the conclusion of a contest at which a very handsome
new Bible was awarded to the winner. The contest question had been, "What
is the most universal sin?" The winning answer was "Ingratitude."
Assuredly that is a very prevalent sin. Another
very prevalent sin, and one of the oldest, is the misuse of sexuality.
Indeed, prostitution is often spoken of as "the world's oldest profession."
Satan has seized on this sin to make it far more
universal than is generally realized. Satan, himself, has no sex. He is
resentful of the fact God has endowed humans with sex. Therefore, Satan
sways humanity into making sexual sins one of the most universal and destructive.
During most of the so-called "church age" in Roman
Catholic teaching, and in England and the United States since the Victorian
age, sex was a virtually forbidden topic of conversation, seldom mentioned.
Satan made sure sex was considered as "shameful" and so evil it was not
talked about. About the turn of the century, Sigmund Freud, founder of
psychoanalysis, changed all of that. Up until World War I it was illegal
in the U.S. to publish, sell, or even loan a book containing sex knowledge.
After World War I the legal barriers on the imparting of sex information
toppled. An avalanche of books, pamphlets, newspaper articles descended
on the public. Yet in all this the most vitally needed dimension of knowledge
Dimension in Sex
The author's book The Missing Dimension in Sex is offered,
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It provides this missing dimension of knowledge.
Beginning the middle of the twentieth century,
the catch phrase "the new morality" was completely changing public attitudes.
Today sexuality is openly discussed in public media, especially in television,
turning promiscuous sex into public acceptance. Today it may be questioned
whether as many as 2 percent of young brides go to the altar as virgins.
Marriage for much of society is on the way out. In some areas divorces
virtually equal marriages. Family life is being broken down though the
family is a basic building block of any stable civilization.
More and more, children are not wanted. Abortion
is fast gaining public acceptance.
God created sex, not only to keep humanity alive,
but to bring delectable, joyfully pleasurable happiness in pure and wholesome
love between husband and wife, and as a means of binding tightly together
a happily married couple. But under modern attitudes, the cord supposedly
tying a husband and wife tightly together is proving to be the cord that
cuts the marriage in two.
It's time you knew the truth about the missing
dimension in sex. It is set forth frankly, fearlessly, rationally and spiritually,
as well as physically, in our book mentioned above.
God condemns homosexuality. He destroyed the whole
populations of Sodom and Gomorrah for this sin. It is condemned in
the first chapter of Romans, saying no such person can enter the kingdom
of God. Then we try to change the ugly, reproachful name homosexual,
and call those who practice it "gays." The public media and the public
in general are coming to make this perversion acceptable by calling it
"sexual preference." We are becoming nations of drunkards and thousands
are being killed on our highways by drunken drivers. Yet excessive
drinking of alcohol is encouraged through millions of dollars of advertising
on TV commercials.
We inflict on ourselves through sin, such diseases
as alcoholism, AIDS, herpes and other venereal diseases, and then try to
prevent the penalty of those sins by medical and scientific studies to
produce cures that will allow the sins to continue.
Now continue the prophecy in Micah 5. Therefore,
God will punish and destroy us--unless we repent--just before and leading
up to the utter destruction to come "upon the heathen" (verse 15), which
will take place at the VERY END of this age and at the second return of
Jesus Christ as King of kings!
There is no other people that even remotely fulfills
this great prophecy! But the American and British peoples fulfill
As the "pride of our power" continues to be BROKEN,
as the British gradually lose their foreign sea gates and possessions around
the earth, as America signs away ownership of the Panama Canal--control
over this vital sea gate--as the gold supply drains away, and weather upsets
increase, this focal prophecy alone represents giant PROOF as to where
the modern "remnant" of the peoples of Israel resides today!
Punishment on All Nations!
It will now be made plain--from God's own warning prophecies--that
this greatest multiplied intensity of corrective punishment will fall on
Britain and America--including British peoples in Commonwealth countries.
And it will strike them down first!
But they are not the only nations to suffer corrective
disaster. God is Creator of all other nations, too! God is concerned about
the people and races we have called "heathen." They, too, are human.
They, too, are made in God's own likeness, with the potential of being
molded into God's spiritual and character IMAGE! God sent the apostle
Paul to gentile nations!
All mankind has rebelled against, rejected, and
turned from God and his ways! There can never be peace on earth until
all nations will have been turned to God and his ways, ruled by his supreme
All mankind, right now, is caught in the vortex
of the swiftly accelerating crisis marking the utter destruction of this
world's man-built, Satan-inspired civilization.
Through Jeremiah God says: "A noise shall come
even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the
nations, he will plead with all flesh"--how? Right now the World
Tomorrow program carries his peaceful pleading worldwide, but the world,
except for scattered individuals, does not heed this kind of "pleading."
The next words tell HOW God is now about to plead: "...he will give them
that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord....Behold, EVIL shall go forth
from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the
coasts of the earth" (Jer. 25:31-32).
God will use a United Europe to punish Britain-America.
Then he will use the Communist hordes to wipe out the Roman Europe.
We are entering a time of world trouble--utter
WORLD chaos! There is war, strife, violence is Asia, Africa, South America,
Central America, Ireland, the Middle East--as well as Europe and North
America. The population explosion is a worldwide threat to human existence.
Crime, violence, sickness, disease, inequality, poverty, filth, squalor,
degeneration, suffering--these infest ALL nations!
But, as salvation is given first to Israel, so
is corrective punishment!
Our Great Tribulation
Notice Jeremiah's prophecy:
"For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a voice
of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a
man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands
on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time
of Jacob's TROUBLE..." (Jer. 30:5-7).
Remember--in passing on the birthright to the two
sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen. 48:16), Jacob said, "Let MY
NAME be named on them"--on Ephraim and Manasseh--who today are Britain
and America. This tells ON WHOM this most terrible of national calamities
is to fall--on Britain and America!
But now when is it to fall? Do not assume this
is referring to anything that did happen to ancient Israel. Read right
on--see WHEN this prophecy is to be fulfilled!
Continue in Jeremiah 30:7: "...it is even the time
of JACOB'S trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." (After he has learned
his lesson IN it!) Continuing from RSV, "And it shall come to pass in that
day, says the Lord of hosts, that I will break the YOKE from off their
neck [yoke of slavery], and I will burst their bonds, and strangers shall
no more make servants of them. But they shall serve the Lord their God
and David their king, whom I will raise up for them." (David, at the time
of the RESURRECTION--at the very time of Christ's COMING!)
So the time is just prior to Christ's COMING- coming
to liberate our peoples--even as Moses liberated ancient Israel from Egyptian
Jesus Foretold It!
Other prophecies speak of this same time of national calamity
greater than any before. The pivotal New Testament prophecy is that of
Jesus on the Mount of Olives--recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke
The apostles had asked Jesus privately WHEN his
Second Coming would occur--and the END of this world and the beginning
of the happy world tomorrow. Jesus said the SIGN by which we might know
when this is very NEAR would be that his original gospel of the kingdom
of God would be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations (Matt.
24:14). But what else--just before his coming?
Jesus continued: "For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION,
such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor
ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should
no flesh be saved [alive]: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
shortened" (Matt. 24:21-22).
Here is described the greatest time of TROUBLE--TRIBULATION--in
all history, or ever to be. Jeremiah described it as "Jacob's trouble,"
so great "that none is like it."
Daniel described the same most severe trouble of
all history. Speaking of a time now in our immediate future, Daniel foretold:
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince [archangel]
which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time
of TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same
time" (Dan. 12:1).
The same most intense punishment on Britain and
America. And WHEN? Continue, same verse, "...and at that time thy people
shall be delivered [from this enslaved trouble], every one that shall be
found written in the book. And many of them that sleep [are dead] in the
dust of the earth shall awake [RESURRECTION], some to everlasting life..."
The time is just before the RESURRECTION of the
just, at Christ's coming. Christ's Second Coming will end this world's
civilization and start the wonderful peaceful, happy world tomorrow.