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Saturday, 18 April 2015

the True ISRAEL of the Bible (Fake ISRAELITES NOT fake JEWS) IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION - By: Bertrand L Comparet

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By: Bertrand Comparet

In some other lessons, I have traced for you some of the many references to Israel in the New Testament. This shows that the New Testament is as much an Israel book as the Old Testament is. The two books in the New Testament we haven't covered as yet, are Hebrews and Revelation. Today, in this lesson, I want to examine the book of Revelation, to show that this too is an Israel book.

No book in the whole Bible is so little understood as the book of Revelation. It is a prophetic book, history prewritten. It is much more difficult to understand than any other prophetic book, because it is written principally in symbols.

The period of time covered by this book is the entire Christian era and even beyond, into the beginnings of eternity. When the prophet Daniel wrote his prophecies, these were not for his own times, but for the remote future. In Daniel 12:4,9 the angel Gabriel told Daniel, "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal up the book, even to the time of the end: Go thy way Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end". In contrast to this, the angel told John in Revelation 22:10, "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand." So the book of Revelation prophetically covers all the time from Yahshua to our own day and onward.

Nobody can hope to understand this book unless he knows that it is an Israel book, most of the symbols are Israel symbols. When we recognize this, many of the difficult passages become fairly clear. Let's examine some of these.

In Revelation 4:6-7, John is given a vision of the throne of Yahweh. "And in the midst of the throne and round about the throne were four living creatures: And the first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature like a young bullock, and the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle."

In Ezekiel chapter 1, this prophet also beheld the throne of Yahweh. He likewise saw that it was surrounded by four living creatures whose faces were respectively those of a man, a lion, a bull and an eagle. What is the meaning of these four living creatures on the four sides of the throne? This was the camp of Israel; it was formed in a hollow square, with the tabernacle of Yahweh in the center, as described in Numbers chapter 2. The tribes were commanded to form their encampments in a hollow square, protectively surrounding the tabernacle in the center. On the east side of the square camped the three tribes Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, under the leadership of Judah, on whose banner was a lion. On the south side were camped the three tribes, Ruben, Simeon and Gad, led by Reuben on whose banner was the image of a man. On the west side camped the tribes of Ephriam, Manasseh and Benjamin, led by Ephriam, on whose banner was a bull. On the north camped Dan, Asher and Naphtali, led by Dan, on whose banner was a flying eagle. This should not surprise you, for the symbolism is both clear and logical. Where should the throne of Yahweh be found but in the midst of the camp of His people Israel!

Around Yahweh's throne sat 24 lesser thrones, on which sat 24 elders wearing crowns. In Revelation 5:10 these elders sing, "Thou hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." This again identifies them as Israel. We read in Exodus chapter 19 that Yahweh said, "Ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests and an holy nation." This was never said about anybody except Israel. There were 24 of these elders, 2 for each of the tribes.

We are not directly told how these 24 are selected. The logical explanation would be that 12 of them are the original patriarchs, the 12 sons of Israel. As to the other 12, Yahshua told the apostles, "Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Remember this, they are not going to judge the Methodists, Catholics, Episcopalians or the Baptists; they are going to be judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

In Revelation chapter 7, John saw four angels holding back the four winds, so that the great storms of war and conflict could not overwhelm the earth until the seal of Yahweh's protection was placed upon His servants. John heard the angel command, "Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of Yahweh in their foreheads." Revelation 7:3. Yahweh's servants are His people Israel.

In Isaiah 44:21-23 Yahweh says, "Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art My servant: I have formed thee; thou art My servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of Me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins: return unto Me: for I have redeemed thee. Sing, O ye heavens: for Yahweh hath done it; shout, ye lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest and every tree therein: for Yahweh hath redeemed Jacob and glorified Himself in Israel."

Therefore, when John witnesses the sealing of Yahweh's servants, he tells us in Revelation 7:4, "And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all of the tribes of the children of Israel". Then the seventh chapter goes on to list different tribes, which were so sealed.

All the tribes except Dan were mentioned; Dan was omitted for a good reason. The world, of which this book is speaking, when it describes the various plagues, which are to come upon the world as the consequences of the people's wickedness, is the Roman world. This is the portion of the earth then occupied by the various beast nations of the Babylonian succession of world empires. By the time John wrote the book of Revelation, the tribe of Dan had already migrated out of this area. They went partly by sea, through the Straights of Gibraltar, into the British Isles and beyond. They went partly across Europe throughout the Danube valley to the Baltic Sea and to the peninsula of Denmark. Therefore, the tribe of Dan did not need special protection from the plagues, which were about to fall upon the whole Roman Empire.

Next in Revelation chapter 11 we find that John was given a reed, like a measuring rod and was told, "Rise and measure the temple of Yahweh and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple, leave out, and measure it not: for it is given to the Gentiles."

The prophet records in Ezekiel chapters 40-43 he was similarly told to observe the measurement of the temple of Yahweh. This of course, was exclusively an Israel institution, no other race or nation has ever had it. It was always true that the temple was exclusively for Israelites, and others were forbidden to enter the temple proper. Thus, we find Yahweh saying in Ezekiel 44:6-9, "O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations, in that ye have brought into My sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary. To pollute it, even My house: And ye have not kept the charge of Mine holy things. Thus saith Yahweh: No stranger, uncircumcised in heart nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into My sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel".

Consistent with this rule, John was told in Revelation 11:2, "But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not: for it is given unto the Gentiles." Thus we see in the prophetic future, the separation of Yahweh's people Israel, from all other nations and races is made clear. The Bible is an Israel book throughout.

Revelation chapter 12 begins thus. "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." This reference to the sun, moon and 12 stars is old Israel symbolism. It was first used in Genesis 37:9-11, where the boy Joseph tells his father Israel of his dream. "And he dreamed yet another dream and told it to his brethren and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and behold, the sun and moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? and his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying".

Israel correctly interpreted the dream. The sun was himself, the moon was his wife, and the 11 stars were Joseph's brothers, Joseph making the 12th one. We see in Revelation 12:1 that the symbolic woman clothed with the sun, having the moon under her feet, and wearing a crown of 12 stars, symbolized the Israelite race. The following verses make this unmistakable clear.

"And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth; and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to Yahweh and to His throne."

Obviously the man-child destined to rule all nations with a rod of iron is Yahshua, for Revelation 19:11-16 clearly says so. "And I saw heaven open, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treadeth the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty Yahweh. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of Kings." We know the Israel symbolism to be correct, for it was Yahweh's people Israel who gave birth to Yahshua.

Romans 9:4-5 speaks of Israelites, to whom pertaineth the adoption and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of Yahweh, and the promises; whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came. So we see it correctly symbolized Yahweh's people Israel giving birth to Yahshua, while the red dragon stood waiting to devour Him as soon as He was born. We know that the Edomite Jew Herod did try to murder Yahshua when He was about two years old. Revelation 12:5 tells us that the woman's child was caught up unto Yahweh and His throne. We know that Yahshua, after His resurrection, did ascend to heaven where He sits on the throne of Yahweh.

Revelation 12:6, 13-17 further confirms the Israel identity. "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of Yahweh". The people of Israel spent centuries migrating through the wilderness to their new homes in northern and Western Europe, far beyond the reach of the evil powers of the beast nations.

These verses further say, "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child." Yes, the dragon did this from the very beginning. Read these verses of Acts 4:1-3, 16-21; 5:17-18; 27-33; 6:8 to 7:60; 9:22-23; 12:1-4; 13:44-45; 14:2, 19; 17:5, 13; 18:12; 20:1-3; 21:27; and 23:12.

Yahweh never abandoned His people. Revelation 12:14 tells us, "And to the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place." This is familiar Israel symbolism, for in Exodus 19:4 Yahweh tells His people, "Ye have seen how I bore you on eagles wings, and brought you unto Myself."

The serpent's people, having failed to kill off Israel, tried another weapon against them. Revelation 12:15-16 says, "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth."

Revelation 17:15 tells us, "The waters which thou sawest are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." The serpent's new attack was an attempt to destroy Israel by mongrelization. The great Asiatic invasions under Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan were sent to overrun and intermix with the Israelites on their march into Europe. They succeeded only in hurrying the migration of Israel and were not able to overrun them.

In Revelation 12:17 the identification of Israel is completed. "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of Yahweh and have the testimony of Yahshua."

We know that today all the real Israelite nations do have the testimony of Christ, not Judaism, but Christianity. Make the role call of the great Christian nations of the world today, those who have demonstrated what true Christianity can do for the nation which will whole heartedly follow it. Then you have the list of the Anglo-Saxon nations. They are New Zealand, Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and heroic little Finland. There are pockets of Israel people existing in several other nations, but those I have named are the predominating Israel nations.

The original city of Babylon had perished by the time John wrote this book, yet he speaks of great Babylon, in prophecies extending to the end of this age. Therefore he is speaking of the Babylonian system, which did not end with the fall of the city, but is with us even today. It completely dominates our present economic and financial system, it forms a powerful portion of our present religious system, and it dominates the political systems of the world today. But, even Babylon must be subject to the laws of Yahweh, when the final judgment comes.

Revelation chapter 17 deals with religious Babylon in its present form. Chapter 18 covers the Babylonian economic system of today. From the description given, it is easy to identify those of whom it is speaking. An angel announces the fall of this system and the despair of those who have used it to gain world power. In Revelation 18:23 he tells them, "Thy merchants were the great men of the earth: for by thy sorceries were all the nations deceived." It also describes which merchants these are, who handle, "The merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stones, and pearls; and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet; and all aromatic wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble; and cinnamon, and odors, and ointments and frankincense; and wine; and oil, and fine flour, and wheat; and cattle and sheep; and horses and chariots; and slaves and souls of men", Revelation 18:12-13.

There you have it, gold and jewelry, luxury items, the drug industry, clothing industry, liquor industry, wholesale foods and the meat packing industries are all controlled today by modern Babylon. When you find the people who have largely monopolized these trades, the Jews, you have thereby identified the economic side of great Babylon.

The Babylonian system in all of its phases is evil. It has brought misery and grief to the great majority of the people of the world for these many centuries. Therefore in this chapter, Yahweh prophesies Babylon's overthrow and judgment.

We are warned to drive them out. Yahweh tells us in Revelation 18:4-5, "Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and Yahweh hath remembered her iniquities."

The judgment, which we, yes we, are commanded, to execute upon great Babylon is pure Israel law. Revelation 18:6 tells us, "Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double."

Under Israel law, a thief must always restore to his victim at least double what he stole. For example Exodus 22:9 commands, "For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for money, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor." This being the justice that is required of Yahweh's people, surely it is the minimum justice to require of Satan's children.

We are told in Revelation 18:24 the evil activities of this great Babylon, has been basically responsible for all the murders of the innocent. It states, "And in her was found the blood of the prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth." This book is prophetic of all time, even to the end of this age. This covers their guilt for the millions of Christians who have been murdered behind the iron curtain, in our own day. This includes other millions slain in the wars, which their plots have brought on and are bringing on us

Yahshua identified them for us in Matthew 23:29-35, He clearly referred to the same thing. He said, "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves that ye are children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then, the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city. That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, the son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar."

In carrying on to its conclusion the conspiracy originated by their ancestors, the wicked also take the responsibility from the beginning to the end. In Matthew 27:25 they acknowledge it, for we read, "Then answered all the people and said, His blood be upon us and our children".

In Revelation 20:4 we again find Israel in the picture. "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them". This is the very thing Yahshua spoke to His disciples about in Matthew 19:28. "Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel."

This is not the judgment of the wicked, for Yahshua has already executed judgment upon the Babylonian system and the beast nations in Revelation chapter 19. The last judgment of the wicked, after the end of the millennium and the second resurrection for judgment, is conducted by Yahweh, not by men. This reference to some sitting upon thrones and being judges refers to the disciples being judges over Israel; rule by judges is an old Israel institution.

During this age, Yahshua rules the beast nations with a rod of iron, compelling them to live by the laws of Yahweh. Micah 4:3-4 promises, "And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of Yahweh hath spoken it".

Even men, who think of themselves as religious, have thought they can bring this to pass by their own wisdom and power. They try to do this through alliances with Satan in the United Nations, which bars all mention of the name of Yahshua. No good can ever come from a godless source. Disarmament and peace can come only when the mouth of Yahweh hath spoken it. It won't come when it is spoken by Kennedy and Kruschev, Mao Tse Tung and Rostow.

The beast races have lived under their own rule, according to their own ideals, for well over six thousand years of continuous tyranny, cruelty, poverty, disease, misery and filth. They have rejected the laws of Yahweh, so they must receive the consequences of their own choice.

Proverbs 1:29-31 tells it thus. "They hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh: they would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices."

During the millennium, they will be compelled against their will by a rod of iron, to live in obedience to Yahweh's laws and they will see what peace and prosperity result from it. Yet, they will not be convinced, for it is not in their nature to understand it. Yahshua explained all this in John chapters 14-17. Yahshua said, "And I will pray the father, and He shall give you another comforter, that He may abide with you forever: even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive." 

  by Bertrand Comparet

This is the 14th time that we have been studying the Book of Revelation, and we’re going to finish it this session. Last time we got through the 18th chapter of the Book of Revelation, which brings us to the point of the return of Yahshua the Christ and His getting His own people separated so that the dead whom He has selected to be in His group are resurrected, and those He has selected for this higher calling out of the living are translated, and they come with him falling into line with the armies of heaven that are coming behind Yahshua the Christ as their leader. Tonight we’re getting into the 19th chapter, and we will start with verse 11: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.”
These people who don’t have the moral courage to face anything, who say, “Oh, He is only the prince of peace, that’s all, and we must surrender to the devil rather than have any conflict”, they simply show which side of the fence they’re on. Christ returns as judge and executioner – “in righteousness he doth judge and make war”, and it’s going to be the greatest war there ever was. Our atom bomb explosions of World War II are going to look like trifling fireworks compared to what is going to happen when we reach this stage. At verses 12 and 13 we read: “His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood (Yes, it’s going to be a bloody process, you can be sure.) – and his name is called The Word of Yahweh.” Then we go on to verses 14 to 16: “And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty Yahweh. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, and Sovereign of SOVEREIGNS.”
We that are aware have seen for a long time that this world has been pretty effectively ruled by Satan. Satan, to begin with, was given authority over it by Yahweh when Satan was still obedient to Yahweh and exercising that authority rightfully. Then he rebelled, forfeited his right to that authority, and Adam was sent here to throw Satan out forcibly, bodily, and take over and rule this planet with all the power that Satan had previously exercised. Adam being like us, his descendants, well-meaning but stupid, of course botched the job. He was too kind-hearted to go ahead and do the job he was sent here for. You know the arguments they use now: “Well, as long as they are talking they aren’t fighting. Let’s have peaceful co-existence with evil on terms satisfactory to evil”, and so he tried it, and we have seen for six thousand years the invariable consequences. Good and evil cannot co-exist. One or the other must perish, and I mean literally perish. If one doesn’t have the moral courage to see to it that the other is disposed of, it’s going to lose out.
All of you who’ve been coming here very long already know that the Bible traces the actual physical descent of the Jews from Satan through Cain; that there is the satanic bloodline. You’ll remember that Jacob and Esau were twins, but Esau forfeited his right to the birthright when he married a couple of Canaanite women having the satanic bloodline. He could therefore have nothing but mongrel children who couldn’t carry on the purposes for which the race was created. The Bible’s telling of the incident where Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of stew; that isn’t when he lost it. That was merely a formal ceremony by which he recognized it. He lost it when he married those two Canaanite women. Consequently, knowing that his descendants could not carry on the work for which Yahweh had created and bred this special race, Esau moved out of Palestine, down southeast of the Dead Sea into Mount Seir, and for the next 18 centuries his descendants lived there in Mount Seir where there was no one for them to marry except people of the Canaanite type, bearing the satanic bloodline.
The Bible repeatedly tells all that read it that Esau and his descendants are Edom . Occasionally, three or four times in the Bible you find, instead of the word Edom , a Grecianized form of it, “Idumea”, used. But it is referring to these Edomite Jews in each case. Now as I told you these many, many times, you never find the entirety of anything the Bible has to say on any subject in one place, or even in one book of the Bible. But in the Bible you will find other passages that expand on the subject, giving further detail, although sometimes somewhat limited in scope yet contributing to the overall picture. When you think you understand what one part of the Bible says, check up whether you can find confirmation of it in other places, because if you can’t, you had better re-study what you thought you understood. Now, we’ve studied here that Yahshua the Christ returning is making war on evil, and it doesn’t say that He is going to preach at these people. They have never been converted before. It doesn’t say He’s going to whimper or whine and beg them to be good. It likens it to a sharp sword going out of his mouth. What He speaks this time is not preaching or teaching. It will be a blunt command that these people shall cease to exist.
You’ll find plenty on that subject given throughout the Bible. You remember it says here “He is clothed with a vesture dipped in blood.” Try Isaiah 63, verses 1 through 6: “Who is this that cometh from Edom , with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? (And the answer is given) I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.”
Doesn’t sound like a very peaceful process, does it? You know there is only one way that even Yahshua the Christ Himself can be the prince of peace, and that is to remove all opposition, because as long as you have the devil and his children here, there’s going to be no peace, because they’ll never cease their opposition. Isaiah 59, verses 15 to 19, gives some further material on this. The way it starts out, it’s a pretty good description of the conditions we have now, which have reached the point where only the return of Yahshua the Christ, with His use of the mighty power of Yahweh to destroy and remove these wicked; only that can help: ”Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and Yahweh saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. (You see where Paul got the inspiration for what he said in the New Testament about ‘put on the whole armor of Yahweh.’ He was going back to Isaiah.) – According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of Yahweh from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of Yahweh shall lift up a standard against him.”
I should mention, there’s one school of thought of those who recognize the Israel Identity: that if you simply are born into the race of the real Israel , the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic peoples, that just by that mere fact you’ve got it made. No you haven’t. You have remarkable possibilities ahead of you, but only if you fulfill the correspondingly remarkable responsibilities that are laid upon you. Notably, the British Empire had a great job to do in trying to civilize the pagan world, and when they began to be corrupted by Jewish socialism following on the heels of Jewish banking, they lost all that. You notice how their empire has crumbled? And now even at home, what are they doing? They’re letting in vast numbers of the darker peoples. Today, twenty percent of the birth rate in Britain is non-white, permitting the mongrelization with its accompanying eternal destruction of the purity of the race that they were supposed to uphold. You bet Britain has a lot to answer for, and they’re going to get terrific punishment, just as we over here have a lot to answer for, and we’re going to get terrific punishment accordingly.

Now we know, of course, that all this begins with the Russian and Asiatic attack upon us that’s set out in such detail in the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel, and again in some detail in Joel. They begin the attack by trying to wipe us out, and we would be wiped out if it were not for the intervention of our Elohim through the return of Yahshua the Christ taking over control and not trying to convert people. That’s been tried with no success for 19 and one half centuries. Taking over control with force, because only the use of divine force ever did get anywhere in the past, is the only chance of getting anywhere, now or in the future. Isaiah 34, verses 5 through 8, again speaking of this same thing: “For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment. The sword of Yahweh is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for Yahweh hath a sacrifice in Bozrah (Bozrah is a city which was within the territorial boundaries of the ancient kingdom of Edom.) – for Yahweh hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea ... For it is the day of Yahweh’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.”
It is imperative to understand that Yahweh is always consistent in His book, the Bible. If He weren’t, it couldn’t be true. If one part contradicted the other, one part or the other at least would have to be false. But you don’t find any contradictions in the Bible. Even some of the things that are hard to understand, when you dig into it enough to understand them correctly, you find there is never any conflict. These people who are the children of Satan, as Yahshua the Christ Himself identified them in the 8th chapter of the gospel of John, have been the source of evil throughout the centuries. He calls them here “the people of His curse.” The book of Malachi begins – this is Malachi 1, verses 1 through 4: “The burden of the word of Yahweh to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, saith Yahweh. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith Yahweh: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. (Now it gets right down to something very, very modern.) – Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places (You know what they’re saying today? ‘Oh, we are impoverished. We didn’t get to steal all the wealth of Europe before they ran us out, but we will build up the desolate places in Palestine.’) – thus saith Yahweh of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom Yahweh hath indignation for ever.”
Therefore, no matter how many generations of scorpions you let breed, they’re still scorpions, aren’t they? They have to behave according to their nature. And no matter how many generations bear the satanic bloodline, they do behave according to their inborn nature. Hence, here Yahweh is predicting in the Bible that their power is going to be broken. Speaking frankly, one must understand that we get extremely little that can honestly be called news, whether in our newspapers, our radio or T.V. broadcasts. What we get is carefully selected and slanted propaganda. We are told that in Communist Russia there is terrible anti-Semitism. Realistically, in the first place, if it were true that there was anti-Jewishness, it would not be anti-Semitism anyway, because all the Jews in eastern Europe and among the Slovak nations, and in Russia , are Khazars, and you couldn’t find a Semite among the Khazars if you went back twenty thousand years.
The Khazars are a people who migrated out of central Asia, the same area from which the Turks later came. In fact, many historians and ethnologists regard them as the first wave of the Turkish migration. But whereas the Turks’ proper turned south into western Asia, they came down through the headwaters of the Euphrates river, then farther south, occupied ancient Babylonia, west through Syria into Palestine and so forth, and then drove north into Asia Minor, into what today we call Turkey. But the Khazars, in the first wave, appeared first around 150 A.D., and instead of turning south as the later Turks did, the Khazars drove straight west. They set up a great kingdom. It extended from north of the Aral, Caspian and Black seas, on up through the Don and Dnieper river valleys and into the Balkans, and nearly up to and including much of Poland . For some nine centuries this Khazar kingdom remained. It lasted till somewhere around one thousand A.D.
When the [Edomite-]Jews were finally run out of Palestine by the Romans in A.D. 70, the bulk of them moved on up into the ancient city of Byzantium, later named Constantinople. They settled in and around there, and they were there until approximately 300 A.D. By that time their consistent rascality had again become so intolerable that they were run out. They went east and northeast into this Khazar kingdom. The Khazars were pagan, as they came in from central Asia. You’ll remember that Mohammedanism began its rise in 622 A.D. among the Saracens, the Arabs, and it spread very rapidly. About 640 A.D., three religions were attempting to proselytize Bulan, the king of the Khazars; Christianity, Mohammedanism and Judaism. The Jews were the best salesmen. They convinced Bulan, and in those days to differ with the king strongly on matters of religion didn’t make you a very favorable life insurance risk. Hence, conversion to Judaism spread quite rapidly. In a single one-day ceremony, some 4,000 of the nobility of the Khazar kingdom were officially converted to Judaism. In fact, it became a part of the constitution of the Khazar kingdom that no man, even though legitimately entitled to the throne by birth, no man could take the throne of the Khazar Kingdom unless he was by religion a Jew.
But remember now, these people had come out of central Asia. They had no ancestors who had ever set foot in Palestine. Thus, the Jews in Russia and in Communist eastern Europe are not Semitic; any of them. But Communism, as we know it, is Jewish. Karl Marx was the grandson of a rabbi on both sides of the family. His collaborator with whom he worked the doctrine of Communism, Engels, was a Jew. Lenin was married to a Jewess. Trotsky’s true name was Bronstein. Trotsky’s lineage is definitely known to be Jewish. Stalin was half Jewish by ancestry, and he was married to a Jewess. The first husband of his daughter Svetlana, who’s now in this country, was a Jew of the Kaganovich family. His son Vasili married a Jewess. So, if you can call that anti-Semitism, it must be in a rather oddly strained fashion. Remember, when Khrushchev made his visit to the United States a few years ago and he was heckled by some of the reporters here, asking him, “How could he justify anti-Semitism in Russia ”? He made one of the few truthful statements he ever made. He told the reporters, every man in the politburo is either Jewish himself or has a Jewish wife. And it was true. They couldn’t dispute the point, but he could prove it.
Consequently, Communism (which you notice turns against Christianity everywhere), is an entirely Jewish thing. It is not typically Russian. It is typically Jewish, but the Russian people have been enslaved by it and are used as a weapon against Christianity. In all the Communist countries, with the possible exception of China , it is not only a virtue, it is a compulsory virtue to be anti-Christian. It is not only a virtue, it is a compulsory virtue to be anti-German, anti-British, anti-American. But to be anti-Jewish, either anti-Jewish by religion or anti-Jewish by race, is punishable by death in Russia and all the satellite nations that she has conquered and ruled. Therefore, from that perspective, you see the hand of the Jew turned against Christianity, seeking to wipe it out.
Similarly, I also mentioned the Edomites, for that’s another faction of the Jews. The Jews themselves call these Khazar Jews “Ashkenazim.” The Palestinian Jews who are a mixture of Edomite and other Canaanite peoples, call themselves “Sephardim.” Most of the Jews today in Palestine have come from eastern Europe. They are these Ashkenazim-Khazars. But such as are there, these Edomites (and if you will look up the article Edom in The Jewish Encyclopedia you will find it concludes with this sentence: “The Edomites are found today in modern Jewry.”) So you will find also in Palestine today not only the Ashkenazim-Khazar-Jews, but some of these Edomite-Jews. Ezekiel 36, verse 5: “Therefore thus saith Yahweh Elohim; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.” Moffatt phrases that beautifully, he says: “I speak in hot indignation of the riffraff of the pagans and especially of Edom .”
The 35th chapter of Ezekiel, verses 1 through 10 is especially clear on this: “Moreover the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir (Remember now, that was the territory of these Edomite Jews), – and prophesy against it, And say unto it, Thus saith Yahweh Elohim; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate. I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am Yahweh. Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end: Therefore, as I live, saith Yahweh Elohim, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: since thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth. And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword. I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am Yahweh. (Take special note of this next verse) Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas Yahweh was there.”
Take a look at what they have done. As a parasite people they, of course, go eagerly to wherever they find a nation which is industrious, whose lands are rich in mineral wealth and agricultural wealth, a people who are prosperous. They flock there and siphon off that wealth for themselves. They have gone into England through the Bank of England, which is doing exactly the same thing that has gone on for several centuries, and is the same thing that their Federal Reserve Bank is doing here in the United States ; they have drained the wealth of England until the British Empire is bankrupt. They have had to let the empire go because they couldn’t pay the cost to maintain it. They are defenseless against Russian attack because they can’t pay the cost of maintaining an adequate defense for their one little island.
They have swarmed here to the United States . They have siphoned the wealth of this country until now we’re facing a crash which will make the 1929 depression look like real prosperity. You’ll remember earlier I quoted you, where Yahweh said – Ezekiel 36, verse 5, “... in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession ...” They have taken His land of Palestine because of its enormous mineral wealth and its strategic location, the crossroads of the world. They have taken also the other lands of His people Israel , the real Israel . They have taken it not by force of arms but by treachery and by financial misdeeds. Hence, here He says: “Because thou hast said, These two nations ( Israel in the west, Palestine in the east.) thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas Yahweh was there.”
Now continuing with Ezekiel 35, verses 11, 12, 14: “Therefore, as I live, saith Yahweh Elohim, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them ... And thou shalt know that I am Yahweh, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume ...” Look what has happened to the lands of the Israel people in central Europe. Yes, these Jews running Communism, using it as their weapon, have said, “These mountains, these kingdoms of Israel are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.” You’ll notice that’s exactly what’s being done. They’re being simply bled white economically. Now as Yahweh said, because of their hatred of the real Israel , and of Christianity, they are trying now to turn all the rest of the world against us militarily. Revelation 11, verse 18: “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”
There never has been a time in history when you could say that with such accuracy as it is now, “the nations were angry.” Look throughout the world and you find bitterness and a distrust and hatred on a scale that never before has been seen. This whole thing opens, as we know, with Russia ’s sudden treacherous attack on us, as set out in the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel, which brings this thing to a final point of general warfare and bloodletting. Isaiah 33, verses 7 to 10, expresses how sudden and treacherous the attack will be: “Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.”
Yes, Russia has hundreds of big intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads with which to rain destruction upon us. The Communists were anxious to take all they could of Europe, with a minimum of destruction, because they wanted its productive capacity. As far as the United States is concerned, they don’t have to worry whether they have to save that or whether they wipe it out. They’ve got to destroy that productive capacity to begin with, because that is the thing that has enabled us to win two World Wars. If they leave our capable, continued production of weapons, Communism is going to be simply wiped off the face of the earth by our defense. Thus, you can be sure it will be a large scale attack, with hundreds of these rockets dropping down to wipe out not only what weapons we have in store, but the places we could make more. Then, as it says at Isaiah 33, verse 8: “The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant (Remember, we have got all sorts of treaties with Russia .) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.”
So, having stated this at verse 8, Yahweh says at verse 10: “Now will I rise, saith Yahweh; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.” At Zephaniah 3, verse 8; you can see how much there is here that brings this all together, fitting right into the picture given in Revelation 19: “Therefore wait ye upon me, saith Yahweh, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” They are being gathered through the United Nations which, by Isaiah, Yahweh calls “the palace strangers.” As part of these nations were angry, you’ll notice how they’re all getting ready for war. Take Joel 3, verses 9 to 13: “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 pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about ...”
We have now a few very lukewarm friends who would be neutral, at the least, in the event of a Russian attack upon us. Except for those very few, all we have in the world is enemies. The same nations who come to us whining for billions of our wealth, curse us at the same time they ask this. They hate us for the very reason that we are prosperous enough to be able to help them. Actually, they’d like us far better if we were in the same disaster as themselves, even if that left them to starve for lack of our aid. “Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about ...” But now note the other side of the picture. Joel 3:11: “... thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Yahweh.” And Yahweh replies, “Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat (which means, “Yahweh is judge”): – 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.” Then at verse 14: “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision.”
Do you remember when we were discussing the matter of “the vine of the earth” in the Book of Revelation previously? Yahweh first reaps His vine from the earth and then, secondly, He reaps the vine of the earth, and throws the clusters of her grapes into the winepress of the wrath of Yahweh. That’s what it’s speaking of here. Jeremiah 25, verses 31 to 33: “A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for Yahweh hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; (Now the use of the word “plead” there could be misunderstood. You know when people have a lawsuit in court they file written statements for their side of the case, which are called “pleadings.” We sometimes use the word plead to mean beg, but that’s not the way it is used here. If you sue somebody because he carelessly ran into you and smashed your automobile, your complaint by which you ask judgment against him for damages is called a “pleading”, and that is the way the word is used here.) – he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith Yahweh. Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation (And isn’t that a good thumbnail summary of all the works of the so-called United Nations. That’s all they have accomplished to date.) – evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain by Yahweh shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.”
This surely doesn’t sound very much like a peaceful sort of process, does it? “Those slain by Yahweh shall cover the earth from one end to the other.” Upon the return of Christ leading the armies of heaven, and with the comparative handful of people who are resurrected or translated, without going through the experience of death, even that is not sufficient to cause the forces of evil to give up their battle. They actually have to be exterminated. Revelation 19, verses 19 to 21: “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant (that is all the rest of the enemy army) were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
This terrific impact of the wrath of Yahweh is pretty well described in Isaiah 30, verses 27 through 31, although he points out that while the wrath of Yahweh is frightful beyond imagination to those who are His enemies, He protects us and brings us through it: “Behold, the name of Yahweh cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err. Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of Yahweh, to the mighty One of Israel. And Yahweh shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. For through the voice of Yahweh shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.”
Moffatt, like Phillips, who is perhaps not so much a translator as a paraphrase writer, that is, instead of trying to give you an exact translation of what the original said, he re-expresses in his own words what he feels the meaning is. When he’s right, nobody says it better than Moffatt, and on this particular passage, I remember he says: “He clubs him down to peals of merry music.” You’ll notice here, “there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.” You remember that – I forget which, but it’s one of Paul’s letters in which he says that those people who don’t want to believe the truth and who prefer to believe lies, that Yahweh will let them have a strong delusion, since they reject the truth. Of course, satanic lies are floating around all the time, and the people that would rather believe that than the truth – well okay, they will gain thereby a strong delusion which will lead them to trouble.
Thus, you have here the fact that at the return of Yahshua the Christ, not by preaching but by violence, by all the terrific weapons of Yahweh, the people of evil , and don’t think that you can separate evil as an abstraction from people. Evil in the abstract doesn’t exist. It’s like the mathematician’s calling the Greek letter pi for the relation of the circumference to the radius of it, and so on, is an abstraction. But you can’t find me a pound of it or a quart of it. It doesn’t exist. Evil by itself cannot exist. Evil consists of the actions of evil people, and you cannot remove evil until you remove those who do the evil things. You can preach at a scorpion or at a child of Satan all you want to. They’ve been preached at now for six thousand years and it hasn’t done any good, and it’s high time that the patience of Yahweh finally wore thin, because none of us would survive if it didn’t.
When therefore the forces of evil are destroyed, which means the people of evil are destroyed, then we reach the millennium; Revelation 20, verses 1 through 10: “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Yahshua, and for the word of Yahweh, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of Yahweh and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

As to what it’s going to be like in that period, Micah 4, verses 1 to 5 gives us some of it: “But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain (remember, that’s symbolic, that’s a nation or kingdom) – the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the Elohim of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off (You’ll remember that the Book of Revelation says ‘He shall rule the nations with a rod of iron.’) – and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
That’s the only place in the Bible where it says that’s going to happen. So these people who say that through the great wisdom and polity of the United Nations we’re going to teach the nations peace, have no basis at all for it. It’s only in the millennium that this happens, after the United Nations is overthrown as part of the forces of evil. “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of Yahweh of hosts hath spoken it.” Note the next sentence: “For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of Yahweh our God (Elohim) for ever and ever.” They have seen all the marvelous and terrible things that occur when Yahweh demonstrates His power and His wrath in overthrowing evil. He is ruling the world with force, and by compelling them to live by the laws of Yahweh, He is showing them they live better than they have ever lived before. Now you’d think that would convert them, wouldn’t you?
All the Hindus have ever known, from the dawn of history, is devil worship, and all they are going to know through the millennium is devil worship. Among the people of Israel there will be, during the millennium, some who have died and have been resurrected, and they, of course, will be immortal. There will be some who were alive at the return of Christ and who have been translated into the immortal state without going through the experience of death. But there will be many others who were living at the return of Christ and were not good enough to get in on this first resurrection, and there will be those who are born afterwards. Now what’s going to be their condition? Remember, they are living in the Kingdom of Yahweh on earth when things are at the ultimate state of righteousness. Isaiah 65, verses 19 to 22 gives us that picture: “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old (In other words, anyone dying at a hundred years of age will be thought of as dying in his childhood. Why didn’t he live longer?) – but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed (We would think that anybody who could live to be a hundred was getting along quite well, but there if he lives only to a hundred, he’s under the curse.) – And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people (Many trees, you know, live several hundred years.) –  and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.”
What happens at the end of a thousand years, the end of the millennium? (Still Revelation 20 at verse 6) “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”
Now nearly all the translations simply give the names, Gog and Magog, and don’t try to identify them. But it’s interesting to note that in Lamsa’s translation from the Aramaic, he does translate it; he calls them China and Mongolia . Now the Syrian church had their Bible from the beginning in Aramaic. They didn’t translate it from Aramaic into Greek, and from Greek back into Aramaic. It’s rather interesting to note some of these points in which the Aramaic to English translations differ from those that are based on Greek manuscripts: “And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from Yahweh out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Now your King James Version says “for ever.” In the literal Greek, though, it is “for the ages of the ages.”
It’s popular among some people, you know, to look down their nose at Yahweh, He isn’t as good as they are. They’re much kinder and more merciful, so the punishment of the wicked isn’t for ever. It’s only a little temporary thing, just a spanking, and when they’ve seen they have been wrong they’ll be converted and it will all be over, and all that. But if you think that phrase “for the ages of the ages” means a little while, remember that when it talks about the saved, dwelling as the people of Yahweh for ever, exactly the same Greek words “for the ages of the ages” are used. Hence, if you want to make the punishment of the wicked just a temporary thing, if that be true, then all you can hope for with somebody being saved is a very temporary salvation, because the wording is exactly the same. You find different expressions used which have been translated “eternal” or “for ever.” One of them is “to the age”, implying “to the end of the age.” That is not justly translated “forever” because we’ve had several ages already. But it’s a duration of an age. Where it says “for the ages of the ages”, that is the strongest expression you find in the group. It implies eternal duration.
Therefore, remember now, upon Christ’s return to begin the millennium, you have the first resurrection of just a select few. Only a handful out of any generation past. Then you have a thousand year period in which they “rule and reign with Christ.” They are the administrative staff of the Kingdom of Yahweh under Yahshua the Christ as the king. Then, at the end of the thousand years, the nations released from compulsion and being allowed to make their own choice go true to type. They rise in rebellion against Yahweh and try to exterminate His people, and they themselves are exterminated.
Following that, you have a second and general resurrection for judgment. Revelation 20, verses 11 to 15: “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before Yahweh; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and the grave delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Thus, if only those who are the condemned sinners were in the second resurrection, there would be no point in this expression at all. This indicates that a lot of saved Christians, not good enough to make the first resurrection, are in the second resurrection, and their names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. They do get their eternal life, but only in the second resurrection, not in the first. Those who don’t make the grade, even in the second resurrection: they had their chance and they failed it. In Revelation 21, verse 1: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away (now remember, this is after the end of the millennium; after this second judgment even).”
This is the first mention in the Bible of the passing away of heaven and earth as they now are. Now to these people who say “Oh well, all the Law has been done away with. We’re under grace; we’re not under Law.” – Matthew 5, verses 17 through 19, those people who are nominally Christians, let’s see what they will do with the words of Christ Himself: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”
That jot, that was the Hebrew letter yode, a small letter about the size of a comma, the smallest in the Hebrew alphabet, and what they garble up as “tittle”, I forget the exact word in the Hebrew, but it is a tiny little curlicue that is written as an ornament upon some of the letters. Even these tiny trifling things in the law shall not pass away till all be fulfilled.
Now still continuing with the words of Yahshua the Christ: “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” The law still serves the purpose that it originally had. It’s as true as it ever was that thou shalt not commit murder, and thou shalt not commit adultery, and thou shalt not steal. These are the rules of conduct today. It’s as true as it ever was that if you eat unwholesome food, your health is going to suffer. And it’s as true as it ever was that if you allow the Jews to lead you into violating the economic laws of Yahweh, you’re going to have poverty in the land while only the wicked become wealthy.
While, then, you look to Yahshua the Christ for your salvation, you still owe Him the duty of trying to be good according to the commands that are given you in the Bible. There’s one other little item that we should touch on lightly here. It talks about the final eternal city of Yahweh, the new Jerusalem, as John gets a vision of that coming down out of heaven from Yahweh. Remember now, the whole Book of Revelation is symbolic rather than literal. Where it gives the dimensions of it, twelve thousand furlongs on the side, and twelve thousand furlongs high, a furlong being an eighth of a mile, that would be 1,500 miles on a side, and 1,500 miles high. Now obviously, that’s not to be taken literally. Basically, a city is an organization, a government, and that’s what this is. The twelve, of course, is an Israel number, showing that it is still Yahweh’s people Israel , and the thousand by way of emphasis. Another thing it mentions there is, “and the sea shall be no more.”
Does that mean that then you will be able to ride a bicycle from San Francisco to Tokyo? No. It’s not talking about the literal ocean. Remember that throughout the Book of Revelation, when it talks about waters, rivers, and the sea, it’s speaking of people. Of course, a river is a lot of people in motion, like an invading army moving in a definite course with a definite purpose. The sea is the great unorganized mass of non-Israel humanity, and that sea simply is not going to exist after we reach that stage. Now you say, “Well, it’s perhaps kind of rough on those who don’t make it.” Yes, that’s true. It’s rough on the scorpions if they finally are not around to keep stinging us throughout eternity. But it would be a lot worse on us if they were still here, wouldn’t it? These are people who have not in themselves or in their own character anything to respond to the teachings of Yahweh, after they have had a full lifetime of opportunity and they have failed. What can you do? All you can do is admit they have failed and give them up. The only other thing you can do is keep them around to be forever what they are. It’s actually more merciful to them, as well as to us, that they do not remain useless forever.


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  1. Another interesting Range of Mountains is the Spenser Mountains