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Mystery of Israel
DID IT EVER STRIKE YOU as most unusual that the Great God should have raised
ancient nation Israel to be his chosen people?
Consider these seemingly paradoxical facts: God says he is not a respecter of
he, then, a respecter of nations? Does he have a favorite?
Did you ever realize that God denied his chosen people salvation -- save only
prophets? That the chosen nation was given only material and national promises
God's Holy Spirit was inaccessible to them?
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
And here's another shocker almost totally unrealized today by Christianity --
Judaism and not recorded or understood by historians! The northern kingdom of
not Jewish! The first place in the Bible where the word Jews occurs is in II
16 and verse 6, where the nation Israel was at war, in an alliance with Syria,
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
were not chosen as "teacher's pet" nor for special favors. They were
a special PURPOSE preparatory to the ultimate establishment of the kingdom of
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
understand the real purpose and incredible potential of man without this vital
Supreme Master Plan
The Creator God is reproducing himself in and through man! God's ultimate
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.
was Abram. He lived in Haran, in Mesopotamia. This man was to become a type of
Father. It was from him that the nation Israel descended. Through this nation
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
Abram. This ancient patriarch, later in Scripture, is called the father of the
God was calling him for a very special purpose. That purpose was not to
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
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
"The United States and Britain in Prophecy", commencing with page
To this man, Abram, God commanded: "Get thee out of thy country, and from
kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: and I
of thee a great nation" (Gen. 12:1-2).
Here was a command, which was a condition and a PROMISE, provided the
obedience was met.
And so now, as God had started the whole world with one man, he started his
nation in the world from one single man -- Abraham. As the world, which has
from God and the blessings of God's worship and rule, was started with one man
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
and accepted his divine rule.
Did Abram stop to argue and reason? Did he say: "Let's reason this out a
here I am in Babylon, in the very center of all this world's commerce, society
Why can't you just as well give me this promise right here, where everything
and alluring? Why must I leave all this and go over to that uncivilized
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
foolish questions: "Why must I leave here?" "Can't I do as I
There was no stopping to say, "Well, here's the way I look at it."
"Abram departed." Just plain, unquestioned obedience! Here again we
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
pattern. God had chosen Abram to become the patriarch of his nation Israel,
congregation or Church of the Old Testament. The principle of duality is
through the workings of God in fulfilling this great purpose through humanity
There was the physical congregation of Israel under the Old Testament and the
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
world. Abraham later regarded himself as a stranger, a sojourner and a pilgrim
earth. This was not his world: "These all died in faith, not having
promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and
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
opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is,
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for
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,
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
formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise" (Isa. 43:21). That
yet -- and soon -- be fulfilled!
Dual Promises to Abraham
Few have realized it, but a duality runs all the way through the plan of God
out his purpose here below.
There was the first Adam, material and carnal; and there is Christ, the second
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
become immortal, spiritual, and of the kingdom of God.
And in like manner there were two phases to the promises 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
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 --
will sound unbelievable, yet it is true -- almost no one knows what that
what are the promises of salvation we may receive through Christ; how we may
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
entirely different, most amazing national and material promise to Abraham
which has been
almost entirely overlooked.
Notice now again how God first called Abram, and the twofold nature of his
"Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from
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"
Notice the twofold promise: 1) "I will make of thee A GREAT NATION"
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
-- the spiritual promise of GRACE. This same promise is repeated in Genesis
"And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed."
"one seed" refers to Christ, as plainly affirmed in Galatians 3:8,
Right here is where those who profess to be "Christians" -- and
-- have fallen into error and scriptural blindness. They have failed to notice
promise God made to Abraham. They recognize the messianic promise of spiritual
through the "one seed" -- Christ. They sing the hymn Standing on the
falsely supposing the promises to be going to heaven at death.
This is a pivotal point. This is the point where professing
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
the Son of God, but to the plural, multiple seed of natural fleshly birth --
certain by God's repetition of his promise in greater detail later.
Israel to Become Many Nations
Notice carefully! Understand these promises! "And when Abram was ninety
years old and
nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God;
me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and
multiply thee exceedingly .... thou shalt be a father of MANY NATIONS. Neither
name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of
have I made thee" (Gen. 17:1-5).
Notice, the promise is now conditional upon Abraham's obedience and perfect
Notice, the "great nation" now becomes many nations -- more than one
This cannot refer to the "one seed," Christ. The following verses
"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
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
begettal through Christ (Gal. 3:29). The scattered, individual Christians do
NATIONS. The Church, it is true, is spoken of as "a royal priesthood, an
nation" (I Peter 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
their generations ..." (Gen. 17:7). The "seed" is plural --
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
possession; and I will be THEIR God" (verse 8).
Notice, the land -- material possessions promised to the plural seed, of whom
"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 carefully! The future of great nations rests on
the eternal Creator made to Abraham. The only hope of life after death for
regardless of race, color or creed -- is dependent on the spiritual phase of
promises to Abraham -- the promise of grace through the "one seed" -
- Christ the
How Much Land -- What Size Nations?
These are not casual, incidental, unimportant promises. These are basic -- the
for the establishment of the greatest world powers; the basis for any personal
spiritually; for any hope of eternal life for humans. These are stupendous
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,
Jacob, whose name God changed to Israel.
To lead these people out of Egyptian slavery and to the Promised Land, God
Moses was not seeking God. But God had caused Moses to be trained specifically
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
Racial Intermarriage Forbidden
So now again we come to the question, WHY did God raise up this special Hebrew
"the chosen people"? WHY, when God never made accessible to them his
One point to notice here. The probability is that these people were all -- or
-- of the white racial strain, unchanged since creation.
After Jacob and his sons and families had come into Egypt at Joseph's behest,
kept in the locale of Goshen -- geographically separated from the Egyptians,
In this connection, go back momentarily to Abraham. He prevented his son Isaac
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, "...
not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I
The next generation, Jacob married Leah and Rachel, daughters of Laban, nephew
who lived in the land of Haran, brother of Abraham. The whole community of
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
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
as his spokesman. (Moses stuttered.) In the plagues God caused against Egypt,
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
of God's sacred calendar -- starting in the spring. The Israelites went out of
during the night part of the 15th. They reached the Red Sea. But pharaoh had
changed his mind and, with his army, pursued them.
The children of Israel had reached the Red Sea, and they were stopped as if
was no bridge. It was too far to swim, with their women and children. Behind
pharaoh's army was in hot pursuit. There was nothing they could do. They were
HELPLESS! At that point they had to rely on GOD!
In Egypt God had caused their release from slavery by a series of supernatural
Now God caused the waters of the Red Sea to roll back to form a watery WALL on
side, with a wide path on the dry sea floor between.
The Israelites walked on through. On the opposite side they looked back and
Egyptians entering the seafloor path. When the Egyptians were all within the
passage, God allowed the waters to flow back, drowning the Egyptian army.
In due time the Israelites pitched tents at the foot of Mount Sinai. 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
GOVERNMENT, he would prosper them, and make them the wealthiest and most
Yet God's birthright PROMISES were of a national and material nature -- no
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
KINGDOM OF GOD -- when the GOVERNMENT OF GOD would be reestablished over all
and spiritual salvation would be offered to ALL!
Undoubtedly, one reason was to preserve the original physical racial strain.
But there was
Nations had developed knowledge. Mankind was limited, after Adam's rebellion,
acquisition of physical and material knowledge.
But, like educated men and scientists today, they were saying, "Give us
knowledge, and we will solve all problems and eradicate all evils -- we will
Up to that time, mankind had been denied spiritual knowledge and fulfillment
from God. God
now decided to give them knowledge of his law -- his kind of government -- his
life! He was going to prove to the world that without his Holy Spirit their
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
of God's Holy Spirit, could not have spiritual discernment -- could not solve
problems, could not cure the evils that were besetting humanity. The nation
be his guinea pig to demonstrate that fact. God had chosen a nation of almost
original strain in its generations -- its ancestry. Also they had the quality
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel).
So God entered into a covenant with them, making them HIS NATION. It also
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
Israel 's Heredity and Environment
Here was a people of almost clear racial strain, and the God believing
Abraham, Isaac and Israel. Two requisites make a human whatever he becomes in
heredity and environment. Heredity involves what has been inherited by birth
in such areas
as health, intelligence and character tendencies. Environment includes all
influences and self-determined motivations -- whether good or evil.
Heredity -- if of good and high quality -- may start one off at an advantage.
environment, uplifting influences and right self-motivation may further
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
MAN! He is creating in MAN God's own perfect holy and righteous spiritual
that, in turn, is purposed to restore the GOVERNMENT OF GOD over all the
further, to create BILLIONS OF GOD BEINGS TO FINISH THE CREATION OF THE VAST
UNIVERSE! And, beyond that?
Ah! God has not as yet revealed what he purposes beyond that! Everything God
since the creation of the first humans, has been another progressive step in
Type of the Kingdom of God
The immediate purpose, so far in the history of mankind, is to prepare for THE
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
actually appear by a resurrection and instantaneous translation at Christ's
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
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
"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
nation Israel play a part in progressively preparing for the KINGDOM OF GOD?
Government in the Kingdom of God
First, Abraham was a man of very outstanding qualifying abilities. Undoubtedly
his sons Isaac and Israel, shall, in the resurrection and kingdom of God,
position next under Christ himself. The kingdom of God will be a spiritual
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
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
coming millennium. And probably Joshua, who succeeded Moses, will be Moses'
that office of worldwide national governments.
What of the nation Israel as a whole? They, despite their favorable heredity,
utterly to qualify. When God put the proposal of their formation as his nation
them, they replied, "All that the Lord hath spoken we will do" (Ex.
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.
The nation Israel under Moses was ONE RACE -- very little interracial marriage
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
"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,
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
you in the land wherein ye dwell" (Num. 33:51-53, 55).
Racially -- Nationally -- Religiously Separate
It's time we UNDERSTAND THIS! This nation Israel was GOD'S NATION. But they
physical, not a spiritual nation. Yet God gave them HIS Church, as well as
government and religion. GOD INTENDED TO KEEP THEM PHYSICALLY SEPARATE from
-- both nationally (racially) and religiously.
For them to intermarry with other races would result in two things: It would
them into other races, and mix them into other idolatrous religions!
The Israelites DID NOT OBEY GOD! Much later, after the captivities of both
Judah, God sent a colony of Jews from the Judahite slave population in Babylon
Jerusalem under Zerubbabel as governor of the colony, to build the second
Among this colony were the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah. Against God's command,
of the colony began to intermarry with Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites,
other races, "so that the holy seed [racially pure, for they had not the
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:
transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of
therefore ... separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the
wives" (Ezra 10:10-11).
Jesus Christ was born of the tribe of Judah, and it was necessary that HE be
original pure racial strain, even as Noah was.
BUT -- nevertheless, the Old Covenant with Israel at Sinai was a type and
the NEW COVENANT. It will be made with the New Testament CHURCH, which is the
Israel and Judah (Jer. 31:31; Heb. 8:6, 10).
Meanwhile, an individual few in Old Testament Israel did obey God and by
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
Testament), Jesus Christ himself being "the chief corner stone"
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
prophet Daniel will be head over all gentile nations, and under Moses and
Fulfilling Their Role Despite Themselves
But in what manner did the ancient nation Israel play a part in preparation
KINGDOM OF GOD?
I have already mentioned how the intellectuals and scholarly of this world
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
PROBLEMS AND EVILS!
I have spoken, during the past 20 years, to many heads of governments over
Africa, South America. In China, I believe the Communist heads of government
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
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
cannot come to grips with spiritual problems.
The many decades and centuries of ancient Israel PROVED THAT! Until Israel,
knowledge of the right ways of human living from mankind. To Israel God gave
and judgments, as well as his spiritual law. But these perfect laws did not,
Holy Spirit, solve the nation's problems!
God could say: "I am GOD. Take my word for it." But God gave PROOF,
Israel, that WITHOUT the Holy Spirit, MAN IS HELPLESS! They even had GOD to
appeal to. But
they did not have his Spirit within them.
Let this point be emphasized. When the first man, Adam, rejected the tree of
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
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
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.
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
So, at this point, let us cover a brief synopsis of the actual history of the
of the gentile nations of the world.
A most important declaration and promise was given to the people of Israel, as
Leviticus 26. Again I quote from my book "The United States and Britain
Prophecy", starting page 110:
The Pivotal Prophecy
In this central prophecy, God reaffirmed the birthright promise -- but with
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
wealth and blessings of the birthright not only to Ephraim and Manasseh, but
NATION would automatically have shared them at that time.
Notice carefully that two of the Ten Commandments are mentioned for emphasis.
the main test commandments! They were the test of obedience, and of faith in
to God. God said: "Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image ... to bow
it: for I am the Lord your God. Ye shall keep MY sabbaths ..." (verses 1-
There was a condition -- a great big "if" -- to their receiving
fulfillment of this stupendous birthright promise in their time! God said:
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
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
What nation enjoys continuous peace, without fear of invasion?
Of course, in this world, every nation has enemies. What if enemy nations
7-8: "And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten
Since many nations in this world always have been aggressors, Israel would
attacked. A nation with the military superiority to defeat all attackers would
the dominant, most powerful nation on earth especially with resources and
from the ground. Verse 9: "For I will have respect unto you, and make you
and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you."
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
reign over you ..." (verses 14-17). They would be invaded, conquered,
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
and by the fact of actual fulfillment that it was speaking of a DURATION of
prophetic "times,' or YEARS. And on this "year-for-a-day
becomes seven 360-day years -- a total of 2,520 days. And when each day is a
punishment ... the punishment becomes the withdrawing of and withholding the
blessings for 2,520 years! For that is precisely what did happen!
That national punishment -- the withholding of the birthright promises of
prosperity and dominance, applied only to the House of Israel headed by the
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
fulfillment, step by step, is vividly revealed in our free book "The
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
golden calf to worship instead of the Eternal God. Because of their grumbling,
of faith and their disobedience, God did not allow them to enter the Promised
Land for 40
At the end of the 40 years Moses died. The Israelites were led across the
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 own mind.
people through disobedience to God would fall captive to surrounding kings.
would cry out to the Eternal and he would send a leader to free them. Again
and again this
process was repeated.
Israel Demanded Human King
After some generations God gave them a prophet to lead and rule them, the
But in due time the people demanded a human king to rule them, as other
ruled. God said to Samuel it was not him that they rejected, but God. Samuel
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
God and the Eternal replaced him with King David. David personally was not
but each time he repented and turned from each sin. David became "a man
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
over Israelites, would continue unbroken forever. Finally, in God's due time,
will be taken over by Jesus Christ, at his Second Coming to earth.
Israel Split into Two Nations
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
delegation with an ultimatum to Rehoboam. If he would reduce their taxes, they
him. If not, they would reject him as king. On the advice of the younger men
councilors, Rehoboam told the people he would lay even heavier taxes on them.
Thereupon the people decided against the royal house of David. They named as
Jeroboam, who had occupied the office we would today call prime minister,
Solomon. Since Rehoboam was seated on the throne in Jerusalem, the people of
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
brought about a secession of the rebellious tribes from Israel, and they
became the nation
Upon ascending the throne, Jeroboam deposed the Levites from the office of
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
Sunday, the first day of the week. The Sabbath had been made an everlasting
God between him and Israel, by which they would be identified from all other
31:12-18) as God's nation Israel and by which they would be brought into
remembrance that the Eternal was their creator. For in six days God renewed or
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
sign identifying them as Israel. They had lost the knowledge of God their
soon lost even the Hebrew language.
During the time of 19 kings and seven dynasties, the 10-tribed kingdom of
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
homes, farms and villages and transported as a captive people to Assyria on
shores of the Caspian Sea.
From there, within a hundred years, they migrated northwest and became known
as the Lost
The world has never known what became of them. The world in general,
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
they were expelled by Jeroboam.
The 2,520 Years Punishment
Dating from the captivity of Israel 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
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
This had to be, because God had promised it unconditionally to Abraham.
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
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,
who wrote the book under his name in the Bible.
God used the prophet Daniel as a go-between between the Eternal and King
This great gentile king had organized the world's first empire uniting several
under one government. God used Daniel to make known to the Babylonian king
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
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
then, in turn,
the Greco-Macedonian Empire, the Roman Empire, and the entire system of human
to be destroyed and replaced by the kingdom of God headed by Christ as King of
ruling all the earth.
The Gentile World Government
The prophecies of Daniel 7, and of Revelation 13 and 17 foretell the same
Of course, although Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged the existence of God, he never
Meanwhile, God kept hands off of the other peoples of the world.
The Persian Empire succeeded Nebuchadnezzar's Chaldean Empire. Seventy years
captivity of Judah and destruction of Solomon's Temple God put it in the mind
Cyrus of Persia to send a colony of captive Jews back to Jerusalem to build a
This colony was headed by Zerubbabel as governor. The prophets Ezra and
joined this colony in Jerusalem. Zerubbabel built the second Temple, to which
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,
remodeled and enlarged the Temple.
This colony of Jews sent back to Jerusalem some 500 years before Christ had
the area of Judea. None of the kingdom of Israel had gone back to Jerusalem in
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
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
started through Moses into the Judaism religion among Jews in the lifetime of
stage was set for his appearing.
Now let us return to the 10-tribed kingdom of Israel. As stated above, they
the captivity of Judah, migrated west by northwest. The Assyrians settled in
Europe, and the Germans, undoubtedly, are, in part, the descendants of the
However, the so-called Lost Ten Tribes -- the kingdom of Israel -- continued
Europe and Britain. We cannot be positive in respect to the various tribal
today, but probably France or at least the northern French are the tribe of
Ephraim and Manasseh journeyed on into the British Isles. They became a
and according to prophecy they were to lose their first colony.
Name "Israel" Given to Joseph's Sons
The dying Jacob, who had been renamed Israel, conferred the birthright
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
Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
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
bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers
Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth"
Continuing from "The United States and Britain in
Let who grow into this promised multitude? Let whose descendants become that
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 --
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
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 and
A shocking fact -- and yet plainly proved, right before your eyes! And
scripture needs no "interpretation" or "special meaning"
"hidden symbolism" for you to understand! Here is the plain, simple
that Jacob's name, which was changed to Israel, would become the very
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
national name of their descendants. And their descendants were never Jews! Fix
firmly in your mind!
Thus it is that many of the prophecies about "Israel" or
not refer to Jews or to any of the nations that are today the descendants of
tribes of Israel. Mark that well! Few, indeed, are the clergymen, theologians,
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
promised multitude -- the nation and company of nations. These national
poured upon them jointly. These are the collective blessings which the lads
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
brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude [or,
nations. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless,
make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh"
48:18-20). Here the promises are no longer collective, possessed jointly.
Jacob now was
prophesying as to the blessings of each, individually.
Promised Blessings to Britain and the United States
Remember, if ancient Israel obeyed God in the land (Sabbath breaking and
specifically mentioned in Leviticus 26), they would, in the ancient days of
and up to the time of their captivity about 721-718 B.C., have inherited the
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 --
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
Manasseh, who were to become the wealthiest and most powerful nations on
The United States Is Manasseh
From the prophetic blessings passed on by the dying Jacob, it is apparent that
Manasseh were in a large measure to inherit the birthright jointly; to remain
a long time, finally separating.
In Genesis 48 Jacob first passed the birthright on to the two sons of Joseph
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
even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall" (Gen.
other words, Joseph -- Ephraim and Manasseh jointly and together -- was to be
people in this latter day, their colonies branching out from the British Isles
Together Ephraim and Manasseh grew into a multitude, then separated, according
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
Ephraim until the separation of NEW England. But our forefathers were to be
many nations, as corn through a sieve, yet not a grain to fall to the earth or
(Amos 9:9). The people did filter through many nations. Ephraim and much of
finally emigrated to England together, but many others of Manasseh who had
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
that all foreigners who have emigrated to America are of the stock of
undoubtedly many are. Israel, however, always did absorb gentiles, who became
through living in Israel's land and intermarrying.
The U.S. has become known as the "melting pot" of the world. Instead
a Manasseh ancestry, this fact actually confirms it. The proof that the U.S.
is overwhelming. Manasseh was to separate from Ephraim and become the
single nation of earth's history. America alone has fulfilled this prophecy.
in fact a thirteenth tribe. There were twelve original tribes. Joseph was one
twelve. But when Joseph divided into two tribes and Manasseh separated into an
nation, it became a thirteenth tribe.
Could it be mere coincidence that it started, as a nation, with thirteen
But what about the other tribes of the so-called Lost Ten Tribes? While the
Joseph's, and its blessings have come to the British Commonwealth of nations
United States of America, yet the other eight tribes of Israel were also God's
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
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
nations as Holland, Belgium, Denmark, northern France, Luxembourg,
Norway. The people of Iceland are also of Viking stock. The political
Europe, as they exist today, do not necessarily show lines of division between
of these original tribes of Israel.
Prophecy for United States and Britain for Now
Just as God has bestowed on us such material blessings as never before came to
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
An important additional proof of modern Israel's identity is found in a
detailed and most specific prophecy found in Micah 5:7-15. It is speaking
about the "remnant" of Israel -- modern Israel today -- wherever it
describes the wealth, the beneficent dominance among nations, and then the
of the American and British Commonwealth peoples in detail!
Notice: "And the remnant of Jacob [not Jews] shall be in the midst of
[nations] as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth
man, nor waiteth for the sons of men" (verse 7). Remember that dew and
absolutely necessary to agricultural productivity and are a symbol of national
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
sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and
deliver" (verse 8).
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
birthright blessing on America and Britain starting about 1803, through the
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
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
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
The Hoover Program saved up vast food supplies after World War I. It saved
other nations from starvation!
Anciently Joseph saved up the wheat and food and made it available to others.
Joseph did also. BUT -- we are stiff-necked and rebellious toward God and his
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
saith the Lord, that I will cut off thy horses" ["war-horses,"
translation] -- tanks, ships, rockets -- "out of the midst of thee, and I
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
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
zenith, he suddenly "breaks" the pride of their power (see Leviticus
cuts off their implements of war and destroys their cities! Why?
Because, as the prophet continues to explain, we have too much
too many "soothsayers" (astrology) and false ministers in our lands
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
foreign allies and our own human ingenuity, not in God.
Stealing from God
God has a financial law for our nations. He says 10 percent of the increase,
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
have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for
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
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
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
Giving Sin Public Acceptance
We commit individual and national sins and give such sinning public
Very early in 1927, when I was in my first biblical studies, leading to my
wife and I often visited various churches. I was searching for the truth. One
morning we attended a church service at a leading downtown Baptist church in
Oregon. They were announcing the conclusion of a contest at which a very
Bible was awarded to the winner. The contest question had been, "What is
universal sin?" The winning answer was "Ingratitude."
Assuredly that is a very prevalent sin. Another very prevalent sin, and one of
is the misuse of sexuality. Indeed, prostitution is often spoken of as
Satan has seized on this sin to make it far more universal than is generally
Satan, himself, has no sex. He is resentful of the fact God has endowed humans
Therefore, Satan sways humanity into making sexual sins one of the most
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
of conversation, seldom mentioned. Satan made sure sex was considered as
"shameful" and so evil it was not talked about. About the turn of
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
World War I the legal barriers on the imparting of sex information toppled. An
of books, pamphlets, newspaper articles descended on the public. Yet in all
this the most
vitally needed dimension of knowledge was missing.
The Missing Dimension in Sex
The author's book "The Missing Dimension in Sex" is offered, gratis,
It provides this missing dimension of knowledge. Beginning the middle of the
century, the catch phrase "the new morality" was completely changing
attitudes. Today sexuality is openly discussed in the public media, especially
television, turning promiscuous sex into public acceptance. Today it may be
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
life is being broken down though the family is a basic building block of any
More and more, children are not wanted. Abortion is fast gaining public
God created sex, not only to keep humanity alive, but to bring delectable,
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
the marriage in two.
It's time you knew the truth about the missing dimension in sex. It is set
fearlessly, rationally and spiritually, as well as physically, in our book
God condemns homosexuality. He destroyed the whole populations of Sodom and
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
coming to make this perversion acceptable by calling it "sexual
are becoming nations of drunkards and thousands are being killed on our
drunken drivers. Yet excessive drinking of alcohol is encouraged through
dollars of advertising on TV commercials.
We inflict on ourselves through sin, such diseases as alcoholism, AIDS, herpes
venereal diseases, and then try to prevent the penalty of those sins by
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
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
and British peoples fulfill it precisely!
As the "pride of our power" continues to be BROKEN, as the British
lose their foreign sea gates and possessions around the earth, as America
ownership of the Panama Canal -- control over this vital sea gate -- as the
drains away, and weather upsets increase, this focal prophecy alone represents
as to where the modern "remnant" of the peoples of Israel resides
Punishment on All Nations!
It will now be made plain -- from God's own warning prophecies -- that this
multiplied intensity of corrective punishment will fall on Britain and America
including British peoples in Commonwealth countries. And it will strike them
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
the potential of being molded into God's spiritual and character IMAGE! God
apostle Paul to gentile nations!
All mankind has rebelled against, rejected, and turned from God and his ways!
never be peace on earth until all nations will have been turned to God and his
by his supreme government!
All mankind, right now, is caught in the vortex of the swiftly accelerating
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
except for scattered individuals, does not heed this kind of
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.
God will use a United Europe to punish Britain-America. Then he will use the
hordes to wipe out the Roman Europe.
We are entering a time of world trouble -- utter WORLD chaos! There is war,
violence in 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,
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 death travail with child? wherefore
do I see
every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces
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
(Gen. 48:16), Jacob said, "Let MY NAME be named on them" -- on
Manasseh -- who today are Britain and America. This tells ON WHOM this most
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
"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
shall no more make servants of them. But they shall serve the Lord their God
their king, whom I will raise up for them." (David, at the time of the
-- 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 slavery.
Jesus Foretold It!
Other prophecies speak of this same time of national calamity greater than any
pivotal New Testament prophecy is that of Jesus on the Mount of Olives --
Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.
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
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
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those
be shortened, there should no flesh be saved [alive]: but for the elect's sake
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
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
The same most intense punishment on Britain and America. And WHEN? Continue,
"... and at that time thy people shall be delivered [from this enslaved
every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep
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.
Coming will end this world's civilization and start the wonderful peaceful,
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