• From Abram through Armageddon

    From Abram through Armageddon
    by C. O. Stadsklev

    Two Great Purposes of God

    In this Bible study, which we shall entitle From Abram through Armageddon, we shall consider two of the most timely and yet to many, two of the most startling revelations found in the Scripture.

    As with all great Bible doctrines, these two doctrines have their beginning in the Book of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. To those who will stop and consider there is tremendous significance in the fact that it was after Abram's "return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh," that Melchizedek "the priest of the most high God" blessed Abram and served him bread and wine.

    Why did Melchizedek choose this particular time to bless Abram and serve him bread and wine?

    In appearing to Abram after Abram returned from the slaughter of four aggressive heathen kings, Melchizedek "the priest of the most high God" sets forth two great purposes and provisions of God which have run parallel throughout the Scriptures from Abram through Armageddon.

    1) Abram's descendants through Isaac were ordained of God—before the birth of Isaac—to administer judgment and justice not only among their own people, but among other nations and races as well.

    2) Before Isaac was born these same Isaac sons were placed in a blood covenant relationship with God, thereby giving them God's protection as they administered God's civil and moral laws.

    We shall first consider the blood covenant relationship which has existed throughout history between Almighty God and the Anglo-Saxon people, who are the literal and physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    Abram's military campaign to deliver five heathen kings from four aggressive heathen kings and how Melchizedek met Abram upon his return and blessed Abram, serving him bread and wine, is recorded in the 14th chapter of Genesis.

    Many Bible students merely see significance in the fact that Abram armed his own men and through force delivered his nephew Lot. But Abram did more than rescue Lot from unjust and cruel oppression. He also delivered the king of Sodom by defeating the four aggressive kings led by Chedorlaomer.

    The fact that Melchizedek served Abram bread and wine, and blessed Abram, shows clearly that there was a blood covenant between God and Abram, and that this covenant involved Abram's enemies.

    Turning to the 15th chapter of Genesis we find a very definite statement, and a very definite act by God, showing clearly that Abram's seed through Isaac were in a blood covenant relationship with God.

    As we consider this blood covenant which God Himself established with the Isaac sons, we must realize and remember that a blood covenant is the most sacred and binding covenant known to either God or man, and under no circumstance can a blood covenant be broken.

    In Genesis 15:9 God said the following to Abram: "Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

    "And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

    "And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram: and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

    "... And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces."

    The smoking furnace and the burning lamp that passed between those pieces of slain bodies was the presence of God sealing with His presence the blood covenant He had made with Abram's seed in verses 13 and 14. You recall God appeared to Moses as fire in the burning bush, and in Hebrews 12:29 we are told "our God is a consuming fire."

    Some of the tremendous power and significance of this blood covenant is seen in the fact that 400 years later, when the time for the Exodus had come, it was "the blood of a lamb on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses of the Israelites" that made possible and brought about the deliverance of the Isaac sons from the Egyptian bondage and servitude.

    We must not lose sight of the fact that the miraculous deliverance from Egypt was the deliverance of a race. While personal salvation is typified in the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, this was the deliverance of Abram's physical seed through Isaac, as God promised Abram. The Exodus was the deliverance of one race from bondage, oppression and servitude of another race—namely, the Egyptians.

    But the Exodus was not the end of the blood covenant God made with the Isaac sons.

    Moses, under God, established the ordinance pertaining to the blood sacrifices that were to be made for the sins of individual Israelites, which sacrifices were types and shadows of the blood sacrifice Jesus Christ would make at the appointed time for the personal salvation of "whosoever will" regardless of race.

    But blood sacrifices were made throughout the Old Scriptures for the protection, victory and blessing of the Israel people as a race and nations as well.

    An example of this is found in I Samuel 7. Let us note verses 7 through 12:

    "And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizeph, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines (just as many are afraid of the communists today). And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the Lord our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

    "And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel cried unto the Lord for Israel; and the Lord heard him. And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel.

    "And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Bethcar. Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us."

    Here we have the blood of a lamb bringing God's help and victory to the Israel people in their battle with the Philistines.

    Why did Samuel, the chief civil administrator in Israel, slay and offer as a burnt sacrifice a sucking lamb at a time when the Philistines were mustering their forces to attack the Isaac sons? There is only one answer: Samuel was familiar with the blood covenant which God made with Abram's seed in chapters 14 and 15 of Genesis.

    Samuel also knew that this blood covenant relationship, still in operation, bound God to help and deliver the Israel people when they invoked the promise and provision of this blood covenant. When Samuel said "Hitherto hath the Lord helped us" he undoubtedly meant "Hitherto the Lord has kept the blood covenant He made with Abram."

    It is necessary that we note what Samuel said to the Israel people, and what they did prior to the sacrificing of the lamb which brought God's intervention in battle and routed the Philistines.

    In verses 3 and 4 of I Samuel 7 we read: "And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines. Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only."

    As the Philistines of old, so the antichrist world-conspiracy called "communism" today threatens the very physical existence of the Anglo-Saxons, the people who are actually the Isaac sons for whom God made this blood covenant with Abram.

    As the Isaac sons under Samuel's administration were forced by their enemies and the enemies of God to put away the strange gods and prepare their hearts to serve the Lord only, invoking the blood covenant, so will we the Isaac sons of today.

    In order to show how other civil administrators, such as King Solomon, regarded the blood covenant God made with the Isaac sons, now known as the Anglo-Saxons, we shall read from I Kings 3, beginning with verse 1. Note well those who were present and officiated at the sacrificing of the sheep and oxen which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.

    Verses 1 through 5. "Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion.

    "And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the ... seventh month. And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark. And they brought up the ark of the Lord, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up. And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude."

    Why did King Solomon, the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes, and the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel assemble, and with the priests in Israel make such a tremendous blood sacrifice?

    The answer is self-evident. King Solomon, the elders and the chief fathers in Israel desired to honor and invoke upon the nation in all its affairs the blessings and the provisions of the blood covenant God made with the Isaac sons.

    Verses 10 through 12 of I Kings 8 give clear evidence of God's favor, and witnessing to, of this blood sacrifice ordered by the civil leaders of Israel at that time. These verses state, "And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord."

    Another passage of scripture which very clearly shows that God's special blood covenant with the Isaac sons continued to be in effect and was valid for the Israel people as a race is found in II Chronicles 29. As we read verses 20 through 24, again note who it was that ordered the sacrifices to be made and for whom they were made.

    "Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the Lord. And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin-offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the Lord.

    "So they killed the bullocks, and the priests received the blood, and sprinkled it on the altar: likewise, when they had killed the rams, they sprinkled the blood upon the altar: they killed also the lambs, and they sprinkled the blood upon the altar. And they brought forth the he goats for the sin-offering before the king and the congregation; and they laid their hands upon them: And the priests killed them, and they made reconciliation with their blood upon the altar, to make an atonement for all Israel; for the king commanded that the burnt offering and the sin offering should be made for all Israel."

    Did you notice this sacrifice was ordered by the king and it was made "for the kingdom" and "for all Israel?"

    Now note verses 29 and 36 of chapter 29 of II Chronicles: "And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed themselves and worshipped .... And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly."

    It must, of course, be understood and constantly kept in mind that the blood covenant God made with Abram in Genesis, chapters 14 and 15, did not promise nor provide that every Anglo-Saxon would become a born again believer. Personal salvation or regeneration has always been a personal matter.

    God's blood covenant with the Isaac sons, which such men as Moses, Samuel, King Solomon, and King Hezekiah honored and invoked in behalf of the Israel race and the Israel nations, provided and promised that the Israel people would not as a people be destroyed; neither would they be held in bondage by other races when they honored their special God-given blood covenant and administered God's civil and moral laws.

    The Lamb of God—The Redeemer of Israel

    The question that naturally arises and which must be scripturally answered is, What happened to this special blood covenant God made with the Isaac sons when Christ died on Calvary as the Lamb of God?

    Before we seek to answer this question from the New Scriptures, let us be reminded that the coming Messiah is repeatedly spoken of as the "Redeemer of Israel" in the Old Scriptures.

    For instance, in Isaiah 43:1 we read: "But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine."

    Isaiah 44:6 states that, "Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first and I am the last; and beside me there is no God."

    And in verses 21 through 23 of the same chapter we read: "Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; 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 the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel."

    For an answer to the question "What happened to God's special blood covenant with the Israel or Anglo-Saxon people when Christ died and arose from the grave?" we shall first turn to the 1st chapter of Luke. This is a very important chapter. It tells about the birth of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ, and of the message the angel brought to Mary who became the mother of Jesus.

    When the angel announced to Mary that she was to be the mother of the Son of the Highest she was also told that her child was to be given the throne of his father David: "And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

    Those who see Jesus the Christ merely as their personal Saviour, and do not recognize Him as the Redeemer of Israel, will generally spiritualize this and other similar scriptures, which according to prophecy must have a literal fulfillment in the Kingdom of God on earth.

    This truth is clearly set forth in verses 67 through 75 of Luke 1 which tell what Zacharias (a priest and the father of John the Baptist) said under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit when John was born.

    We read that "Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people."

    Why is God spoken of as the "Lord God of Israel," and why is Christ spoken of as the "Redeemer of Israel"?

    While Christ is the personal Saviour of "whosoever will," He is also the Redeemer of the Israel or Anglo-Saxon people. And while God is the God of all creation, He is in a very special and real sense the Lord God of Israel.

    For instance, in Psalm 147:19-20 we read: "He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord."

    In Deuteronomy 7:6 Moses wrote, "For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth."

    Coming back to the 1st chapter of Luke, and reading verses 70 through 75, we learn what redemption promised and provided for the Israel people. This passage states: "As he (God) spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

    "That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life."

    Twice in this brief passage we read "that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all that hate us."

    This is what we found in the Old Scriptures, namely that when the Israel people honored the blood covenant God made with them as a race they were delivered from their enemies and from the hand of all that hated them.

    Such was the case at the Exodus, and in I Samuel 7, and throughout all Scripture and all history.

    It is also interesting and very important to note that when Zacharias prophesied of the redemption of Israel he said, as we read in verses 72 and 73, "To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham."

    Thus Zacharias showed that the work that the Christ was to accomplish, and the types He was to fulfil on Calvary, was not merely the personal salvation of a comparatively few individuals but also the performance of the special mercy promised to the fathers, and the oath He sware to Abraham which was "That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life."

    By no juggling of words can Zacharias' prophecy in Luke 1:68-75 be made to teach that Calvary provided no special blessing and mercy for the Anglo-Saxons as a race.

    The fact of the matter is, if Christ had not died as the Redeemer of the Israel people there never could have been a Christian civilization nor could there ever be a Kingdom of God on earth. The Israel, or Anglo-Saxon, people serving God without fear in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life is the Kingdom of God on earth.

    In other words, according to Zacharias' statement Christ came to die as the Redeemer of Israel in order that the Kingdom of God on earth might become a glorious reality.

    Furthermore, if there were racial and national blessings for the Isaac sons in some of the blood sacrifices of the Old Scriptures, then there must be racial and national blessings for the Isaac sons (Anglo-Saxons) in the blood Christ shed on Calvary, for every Old Scripture blood sacrifice was a type of what Christ the Lamb of God would accomplish on Calvary.

    Some of these blessings and favors realized by the Isaac sons in the Old Scriptures, through their blood covenant relationship with God, were physical deliverance from their enemies, victory in battle as in I Samuel 7, great national prosperity, and tranquility as in the time of Solomon and Hezekiah.

    Can anyone imagine, much less teach, that the blood of lambs in the Old Scripture time brought more blessings to the Isaac sons of that time than the blood of Christ provides for the Isaac sons (Anglo-Saxons) since Calvary?

    "The New Covenant in My Blood"

    At the Last Supper Jesus said, "For this is my blood of the new testament (covenant) which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom." (Matthew 26:28-29).

    There are two remarks in this statement by the Lord which we should especially note:

    Firstly, Jesus said "This is the blood of the new covenant."

    Secondly, "I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."

    Apparently, at the Last Supper Jesus was thinking of and looking forward to the Kingdom of God on earth, God's ultimate purpose for this earth.

    There is no covenant in the Scriptures that is of greater importance than the New Covenant for Jesus said the New Covenant was sealed with His own blood. Therefore the New Covenant seals all other covenants, or as Paul wrote in Romans 15:8, "Christ was a minister for the truth of God to confirm the promises made unto the fathers;" namely, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    The New Covenant which Jesus referred to at the Last Supper is recorded in both the Old and the New Scriptures.

    In view of the tremendous importance of the New Covenant we shall cite it as found in Hebrews 8, noting especially who the New Covenant is with and what it provides.

    We shall begin at verse 7: "For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah."

    In verse 7 we have it implied that God found fault with "that first covenant." In verse 8 we read that God "found fault with them"—namely, the Israel people.

    In verse 9 we are told which one of the many covenants found in the Old Scriptures is called the Old or First Covenant, and why God found fault with the first covenant He made with Israel. Do not confuse this Old Covenant God made with Israel with the blood covenant God made with Abram 400 years before.

    Verse 9 states:

    "Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord."

    Here we learn that it was the covenant God made with the Israel people at Mount Sinai at the time of their exodus from Egypt which is known as the Old Covenant. And the fault God found with it was that the Israel people were unable to keep their part of the covenant which stipulated that as a race they must keep the kingdom laws of God.

    Verse 10 of Hebrews 8 states what the New Covenant, which replaced the Old Covenant, would do in and among the Israel people. It reads as follows: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people."

    "After those days" we believe means after the close of the Church Age and at the ushering in of the Kingdom Age. Then God will put His laws into the minds of the Israel or Anglo-Saxon people, and they will in reality be a Christian people.

    Verses 11 and 12 show what a new and stupendous covenant the New Covenant is. Those who imagine that the New Covenant merely provides for personal salvation have never really believed verses 11 and 12 of Hebrews 8.

    There we read that "They shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and iniquities will remember no more."

    How can Christians teach that the New Covenant only provides for personal salvation, and is fulfilled in the present Church Age, in light of what we read in verses 11 and 12 of Hebrews 8?

    During the Church Age the chief mission of the Church has been to preach and teach, saying, "Know the Lord." And at no time during the Church Age has every one in Anglo-Saxondom from the least to the greatest known the Lord. In fact, very few people have known the Lord, and at no time have the Anglo-Saxons walked whole-heartedly and completely in the civil laws of God.

    No Christian will ever imagine that personal salvation is through any other means except through the blood of the New Covenant. But personal salvation is not the only thing provided through the blood of the New Covenant, as is clearly seen in reading the New Covenant.

    Christ died as the Redeemer of Israel as well as for the personal regeneration of "whosoever will."

    In verse 13 of Hebrews 8 we are told "In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away."

    The promise of personal salvation through faith in the blood of Christ certainly did not become old, decay, and vanish away. That promise has been in effect and a living reality throughout the Church Age. But the covenant God made with Israel at Mount Sinai did wax old and vanish away because it was replaced by the New Covenant sealed with the blood of Christ.

    In the Old Covenant God wrote His laws on tablets of stone and made that covenant conditional by saying "If you walk in my laws I will bless, prosper and protect you as a race." In the New Covenant God promises to write these laws and principles of life on the minds of the Anglo-Saxon people and they shall walk in His ways.

    In other words, the New Covenant provides for the Kingdom of God on earth when the will of God shall be done on earth as it is in heaven.

    An Unscriptural Tradition

    All that we have read and learned from both the Old and New Scriptures in our present study of the special blood covenant that exists between God and the Isaac sons (or the Anglo-Saxons) has been cancelled out and made null and void to many people by one unscriptural tradition. This particular tradition is actually a satanic lie being preached by many sincere Christians as if it were the truth of God's Word.

    This unscriptural tradition teaches that God cast away the Israel people when Christ came and died on Calvary, and that at that time God repudiated the special covenants He made with the Israel people as recorded in the Old Scriptures.

    The apostle Paul is recognized as the greatest authority in all Church history as to what took place when Christ died on Calvary and arose from the grave, so we shall turn to his writings with the question, Did God cast away His people and repudiate His special covenants with this people when Christ died as the Redeemer of Israel and for the personal salvation of "whosoever will?"

    Remember, we have already learned that Christ shed His blood for the fulfillment of the New Covenant, and that the New Covenant is recorded in the Old Scriptures. And remember, this new covenant given 600 years before the Christ came to earth was very clearly made for and with the Israel people. (See Jeremiah 31 and Hebrews 8).

    As to what Paul taught concerning what Christ did to the special covenants God made in the Old Scriptures with the fathers of the Anglo-Saxon people, we read the following in Romans 15:8:

    "Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers."

    When the Christ died and rose from the grave He confirmed or forever made sure the fulfillment of the covenants God made with the fathers of the Anglo-Saxon people. Therefore the Anglo-Saxons are, have been and will continue to be the beneficiaries of the great covenants God made with their fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    In Romans 11:1 Paul asks the following question: "I say then, Hath God cast away his people?" Then Paul answers: "God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew" (Romans 11:1, 2a).

    Why did Paul say, "I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin?" Because it was the Israel people, the seed of Abraham, that God chose as His special servant people and the people with whom He made special, unconditional covenants. And as Paul wrote, God did not cast away His people and repudiate His special covenants with them when Christ died as the Redeemer of Israel.

    One wonders how such an unscriptural teaching could ever become a part of the theology of so many Christian churches, as it is today.

    There are two reasons which undoubtedly will account for much of the progress of this unscriptural teaching.

    Blinded as they were to their own identity, the Anglo-Saxons have been looking for the fulfillment of the great special covenants God made with the Israel people to be fulfilled among the Jews, and not finding this fulfillment there, Christians have taken the only way out, which is to teach that God cast away His Israel people and cancelled the special covenants He made with them in the Old Scriptures.

    When people read the Old Scriptures and find God promised to make the Israel people many nations and a great nation in the end time—using these Israel people to develop the undeveloped areas of the earth, to free the slaves and carry the Gospel throughout the earth—with the belief that the Jews are the Israel people, there is only one of two conclusions: either these special covenants and promises in the Old Scriptures are not true and God's Word has failed of fulfillment or God must have changed His mind, repudiated these special covenants and with the coming of Christ started a new and much more limited plan.

    Since no Christian can take the position that God failed to keep His Word and to fulfill His promises, there is only one way out and that is to accept the antichrist teaching that Christ cancelled these special covenants with Israel and that He cast away His Israel people, even though this is the exact opposite of what Paul taught.

    On the other hand, when a person accepts the self-evident fact of history and prophecy that the Anglo-Saxons are the Israel people of the Old Scriptures, and looks for the fulfillment of God's special covenants with these Israel people and their fathers among the Anglo-Saxons, that person will find that God has kept and is fulfilling every covenant made in the Old Scriptures. And as we read in Psalm 74:12, "For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth."

    Another reason why people have fallen for the unscriptural teaching that God cast away or set aside His Israel people and repudiated the racial and national covenants in the Old Scriptures is the deceptive power and influence of Satan.

    Satan, the great deceiver, knows that nothing will do more to dishonor and discredit God and to confuse people who read the Scriptures than for them to look for the fulfillment of these great covenants among people who are not Israel.

    Neither is it too difficult to account for the unwholesome and unreasonable opposition one encounters when preaching and teaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and the redemption of the Israel people as promised and prophesied in the Old Scriptures and confirmed by the blood of Christ. Satan and his cohorts are not greatly concerned about a few individuals who will abandon this earth, escaping his control, but he is greatly disturbed at the Gospel of the Kingdom and the redemption of the most active race on earth.

    The preaching that gives Satan 95% of the human race and gives Jesus Christ merely 5% is quite all right with Satan, especially when that 5% are openly advocating that the other 95% of mankind, including the earth, be abandoned to Satan. And mind you, this is what we are to recognize as Fundamentalism.

    Anglo-Saxon Israel's Responsibility in the World

    We have now come to the second great Bible truth in our study of the Scriptures, which we have entitled From Abram through Armageddon.

    We found that the 14th and 15th chapters of Genesis set forth two great revelations concerning God's plan and purpose, the first being that the Isaac sons were placed under a blood covenant relationship with God before Isaac the father of the Anglo-Saxon people was born.

    We traced this blood covenant and found it effective and operative throughout history from Abram through Armageddon, and as in the past, it will be this blood covenant and God's promised intervention that will bring the Anglo-Saxon people through the Armageddon we are now facing.

    For as the blood of a lamb brought about the deliverance of our forefathers from Egyptian bondage so the blood of the Lamb of God will bring about our deliverance from world communism. As God buried the Egyptians in the Red Sea so will He bury world communism, not because we are worthy but because of the blood covenant made with the Isaac sons.

    The second great truth we shall trace through the Scriptures—set forth as an object lesson for the Anglo-Saxons in Genesis 14—is what Abram did when he heard that four heathen kings had attacked five other heathen kings and had taken Lot, Abram's nephew, who was living in the territory of the five kings into captivity.

    In order to have this great man's example clearly before us we shall quote verses 14 through 17 of Genesis 14:

    "And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people."

    Verses 18 through 20 relate how, after Abram returned from the slaughter of the four aggressive kings, Melchizedek priest of the most high God met Abram, blessed him, and served him bread and wine (communion). Among other things, Melchizedek the priest of the most high God said to Abram, "Blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand."

    Both Melchizedek, the priest of the most high God, and Abram considered the four aggressive kings Abram's enemies not because they had afflicted Abram personally but because of what they had done to the five other kings and because they had taken Lot into captivity.

    Abram had no thought of peaceful coexistence with the gangsters of that day. Nor did Abram give these ruling gangsters time to consolidate their positions in order to take more territory and enslave more people; neither did Abram send these brute-force rulers money and material with which to bolster up their cruel, vicious and unscriptural rule.

    Both the Old and the New Scriptures present Abram as an example for all who desire to please and honor God. What Abram did to the four gangster rulers in his day is no exception.

    Abram armed his trained servants and pursued these lawless rulers and smote them. Abram "brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people."

    World communism could never have become the threat it is today if the civil leaders of Christendom had followed the God-given example set forth by Abram's military action recorded in the 14th chapter of Genesis.

    And we are completely without excuse, for as the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 15 and 1 Corinthians 10, the examples recorded in the Old Scriptures were written for "our admonition upon whom the ends of the age are come."

    As in the past we, the covenant people of Christendom, are paying a dreadful price for turning away from the Word of God. And as in the past, we have chosen a course that means destruction, vexation, sorrow and death.

    That which we as a people have refused to learn from the Word of God we will be made to learn by the judgments of God. Learn we will. God Almighty is covenant bound to see to that.

    As we have seen, the fact that Melchizedek priest of the most High God met Abram and blessed him after his return from his campaign against lawless and unlawful rulers shows that God was pleased and honored by Abram's administration of justice.

    In Genesis 18:17-19 God made a very significant statement concerning Abraham and his descendants, the Anglo-Saxons of secular history.

    It reads, "And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do; seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him."

    Here, in the first book of the Bible, we find a definite statement by God that it was His sovereign purpose and will that the descendants of Abraham should become the administrators of God's civil and moral laws, establishing justice and judgment in the earth.

    This is the second great Bible doctrine, set forth in the 14th chapter of Genesis, which we shall trace through the Scriptures.

    With this in mind let us note verses 15 through 22 of Genesis 17: "And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

    "Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old bear? And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

    "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

    "And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

    "And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham."

    This, as anyone can readily see, is one of the great racial covenants of the Bible. It is one of the promises made unto the fathers which Christ by His death and resurrection came to confirm.

    Notice that in this covenant God promises that Sarah would "be a mother of nations and kings of people shall be of her."

    The word "kings" means civil administrators. A good king is a civil administrator who administers the national and international laws of God. The idea that a king is one who makes his own law, and is subject to no law, is not scriptural.

    The Christian and civilized concept of a king or any civil administrator is that he is first of all responsible to God to administer God's civil and moral law, and as such he is the servant of the people. In the same sense a priest or clergyman is first of all responsible to God to preach, teach, and explain the Word of God, and as such he is the servant of the people.

    The unprecedented trouble, confusion and chaos that besets Christendom today in its national and international affairs stems from the fact that civil administrators are attempting to make and administer civil, social and economic laws that are contrary to God's civil, social and economic laws. Some of these unscriptural laws are not only in open defiance of the laws of God, they are actually pagan and are contrary to the character and nature of the Anglo-Saxon people.

    For instance, many judges and lawyers who had no particular conviction with regard to segregation or integration became very disturbed when the nine men of the Supreme Court decreed that integration was the law of the land. And rightly so, for by so doing these nine men—a number of whom never practiced law—set themselves up as a dictatorial body.

    If the Supreme Court had rendered the decision that segregation was unconstitutional and left the making of the necessary laws to Congress that would make some sense, although even that would have been unconstitutional according to many great jurors.

    If we as a people allow nine men to make our laws by decree, our form of government is destroyed and our elected congressmen become mere puppets and window dressing for the one-world schemers.

    When one hears supposedly intelligent people speak of integration as being the law of the land when the question has never been voted upon by either the people as an amendment to the Constitution or by congress in the form of legislation—and congress is our only constitutional law making body—one is made to realize the dreadful impact this foreign ideology has made on our generation.

    God allowed the progenitors of the Anglo-Saxon people to experience 400 years of oppression and slavery under the cruel Pharaohs in order to instill in their very nature a resentment and rebellion against any rule of man or men's decrees.

    Our constitutional Republic is a rule by law, and this is the scriptural form of human government.

    Coming back to the promises God made to Abraham in Genesis 17 to the effect that Sarah, Abraham's wife, would be a mother of nations and kings of people, we need only to ask the question, Have the Isaac sons (or Anglo-Saxons) demonstrated any special gifts and abilities in administration, in management, in planning, and organizing for their own welfare and that of others? The answer to this question is found in thousands of history books and in innumerable reports issued by both government and private concerns.

    There is another very important revelation in the statement God made to Abraham in Genesis 17:15-22. It is found in verses 20 and 21.

    Paraphrasing, God said, "As for Ishmael your son by Hagar, I will bless him and make him fruitful, that is, he will have many descendants but this particular covenant is with Isaac and his descendants, the Anglo-Saxons."

    And remember, the promise was that Sarah was to be the mother of kings—or as we would say today, the mother of administrators, executives, organizers, and promoters of general welfare.

    There is not one word in this particular covenant that excludes the Arabs from personal salvation through faith in Christ, but it does very definitely exclude them from occupying the place and the responsibility of administering justice and judgment in the earth which was appointed to the Isaac sons.

    Before our present time of trouble is over we will learn that God's way is the only way for men and nations. It is not a matter of one race being better than another. It is a matter of honoring God's word and fulfilling one's destiny, rendering the service to God and man that was ordained of God.

    We shall now turn to the book of Deuteronomy, the last of the five books of Moses. Our one purpose in this reading is to show that Almighty God ordained and purposed that the Anglo-Saxons, formerly called the sons of Isaac and Israel, should be the administrators of His civil and moral laws.

    As you read this portion of Scripture keep in mind that Moses was a civil administrator, his entire life and service devoted to national and civil affairs.

    Deuteronomy 4: "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.

    "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

    "Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people." (Note this is addressed to the nation and not the church or the individual.)

    "For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

    "Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

    "Keep therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever." (Not a word about personal salvation or regeneration being by the law. The national laws were given for national well being.)

    In verses 32 and 33 of the 5th chapter of Deuteronomy we read, "Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess."

    In the 6th chapter we read, "Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

    "Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it: that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey."

    Verses 9 through 11 in chapter 7 state: "Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

    "Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them."

    In chapter 8, verses 5 through 14 we find the following: "Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. (All the present evils that vex, trouble, and threaten Christendom are chastisement from God because we have departed from and cast aside his national and international Laws). Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

    "A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

    "When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied: Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God ....

    "And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day."

    In chapter 10, verses 12 through 17 we read,

    "And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

    "Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff necked.

    "For the Lord your God is God of gods, and the Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward" (i.e. cannot be bribed).

    Turning to the 11th chapter of Deuteronomy we find the following relative to the fact that God demands that the Anglo-Saxon people honor, observe and administer His national laws:

    "Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway ....

    "And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

    "Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them: And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you ....

    "Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known."

    The 12th chapter of Deuteronomy opens by stating, "These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth."

    After this statement Moses goes into great detail in setting forth God's civil, social, and economic laws which the Anglo-Saxons must honor and observe if they desire peace, security and prosperity throughout the land.

    In verses 5 and 6 of Deuteronomy 15 we find a very significant statement:

    "Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day. For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee."

    Due to God's blessings, we as a nation have been able to loan to many nations. But on the other hand, due to our failure to even consider, much less to observe God's economic laws and principles, we have a debt burden of about 300 billion dollars—a debt burden and an interest burden which never could have been created if we as a nation had observed the economic laws God gave us through His servant Moses.

    In the 17th chapter of Deuteronomy Moses, under Divine inspiration, sets forth God's laws relative to the duties of the Chief Executive of any Anglo-Saxon nation.

    We shall note verses 14, 15, 18, 19, and 20:

    "When thou art come unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother ....

    "And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priest the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel."

    In other words, the chief duty of our highest civil administrator, which is our President, is to see to it that God's civil laws are honored, observed and enforced; and in order to do that he must be familiar with these laws, statutes, judgments and commandments. In order to facilitate and simplify this, the priests and Levites were instructed by Moses to provide the king—or the president—with a book containing the civil laws of the Scriptures.

    Turning to Deuteronomy 26 we read the following words of Moses, history's greatest lawgiver and civil administrator: "... I have hearkened to the voice of the Lord my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commarded me.

    "Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

    "This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments; thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:

    "And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken."

    Bible History Demonstrates Israel's Responsibility

    We shall continue to show from examples recorded in Bible history that God purposed and ordained that the Israel people, now known as Anglo-Saxondom, should serve God and mankind by administering and enforcing God's civil and moral laws.

    In the 7th chapter of II Samuel we find recorded the great covenant God made with David relative to David's throne and its responsibility to God to administer His civil and moral laws. Those who desire to explain away the literality of this covenant attempt to spiritualize David's throne, teaching that this throne refers to the Christ, but Christ never committed iniquity thus making it necessary for God to punish him "with the rod of men and with the stripes of the children of men."

    Here is God's promise to David as recorded in II Samuel 7:12-16: "And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

    "He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.

    "And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever."

    We shall not go into history relative to this covenant God made with David except to say that both Bible history and secular history clearly show that David's house has been a ruling house from that day to the present time. Always when they have administered God's national laws, God has blessed them and made them a blessing to all people. Whenever they have committed iniquity by failing to administer God's law they have been chastened with "the rod of man, and with the stripes of the children of men."

    With the 7th chapter of II Samuel in mind, we shall quote brief statements from the 8th chapter of II Samuel: "And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

    "And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

    "David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

    "And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went."

    David not only administered justice and judgment within his own nation, he—like Abram when the peace and security of other nations and peoples were threatened—took action beyond his own borders much as we and Great Britain did when Jordan and Lebanon were in danger of Red aggression.

    It is interesting to note that David not only put down aggressive and violent rulers of other nations, he put garrisons in these nations much as we did in Germany and Japan.

    As we read verses 9 through 15 notice the effect David's policy of protecting smaller nations had upon other nations: "When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer, Then Toi sent Joram his son unto David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi.

    "And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass: Which also king David did dedicate unto the Lord, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued; Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

    "And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men. And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.

    "And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people."

    In I Samuel 23 we find another incident in David's life which shows that David realized he had a responsibility before God relative to the administration of justice and judgment in other nations. As we note verses 1 through 5 of I Samuel 23 this will become apparent, and the timely lesson for our nation will also become apparent:

    "Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors.

    "Therefore David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines: And the Lord said unto David, Go, and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah. And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

    "Then David enquired of the Lord yet again. And the Lord answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand. So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle, and smote them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah."

    If we as a nation—especially our civil and religious leaders—had been familiar with the national message of the Bible, communism would never have gone beyond the revolution in Russia. When the Baltic nations and Finland called to us for help we would have done as David did and driven the Reds out and arranged for free elections in these nations, and all others taken over by the Reds.

    By the force of circumstances and the dreadful threat of world communism, we are now being compelled to take the position that we should have taken forty years ago.

    That which we should have known and done forty years ago because of the truth and teaching of the national message of the Bible, we are being forced to realize and do in order to survive. And the end is not yet! For God will allow the nations of Christendom to be outmaneuvered and outwitted by the Christ-hating Reds until we realize that every enemy of Jesus Christ is an enemy of the people of Christendom. This can develop much more rapidly than seems likely today.

    God Has Not Abandoned His Purpose

    Bible prophecy makes it abundantly clear that God has never abandoned His purpose that the Israel, or Anglo-Saxon people, shall administer and enforce His national laws, first among themselves, and then throughout the earth.

    This is taught especially in the book of Isaiah and in the Psalms. The 61st chapter of Isaiah gives us a tremendous sweep in Bible prophecy. It begins with the earthly ministry of Christ, closing in verse 11 with the ushering in of the Kingdom of God on earth.

    The 4th chapter of Luke relates the following in verses 16 through 21:

    "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

    "And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

    "And he closed the book and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."

    The passage the Lord read, and afterward said "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears," was verse 1 and the first one-half of verse 2 in Isaiah 61.

    The balance of verse 2 and verse 3 of Isaiah 61 read as follows:

    "... and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."

    The Lord stopped in His reading of Isaiah 61 in the middle of verse 2, and in the middle of a sentence, because the rest of verse 2 and the balance of the chapter is prophecy, devoted to the vengeance of God upon iniquity and lawlessness, and the establishment of a nation called "Zion" that would be greatly blessed and used of God

    This nation called "Zion" in verse 3 was to be given "beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."

    Here we find what is so often foretold in Bible prophecy, that in the end time, or "the day of vengeance of our God" which precedes the full manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth, a certain great nation called "Zion" must pass through a time of ashes, mourning, and the spirit of heaviness. But because of Divine intervention, this Zion nation is given beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

    We have repeatedly shown from the Scriptures that the United States of America is Zion of Bible prophecy. Anyone who will follow through in our present study of Isaiah 61 will have no difficulty in seeing that there is only one nation in this end time that has the identification marks and destiny given Zion in the 61st chapter of Isaiah.

    Already the United States has experienced a great deal of "ashes, mourning, and the spirit of heaviness" due to two world wars and by being tricked into building up world communism.

    But the end is not yet, for we must still pass through our Gethsemane experience, and our baptism of fire, which apparently comes when world communism musters many nations to make its final and all-out effort to subjugate our nation.

    The fourth chapter of Micah's great prophecy emphasizes this end-time experience in Zion. Let us note verses 11, 12 and 13 of this chapter:

    "Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they know not the thoughts of the Lord, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

    "Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth."

    Note particularly verse 11—"Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion."

    For many years the main purpose of world communism has been to defile and look upon or spy upon our nation. In the so-called United Nations nearly all its hate campaign has been directed against the United States. In its world-wide agitation of stirring up the natives to hatred, this hatred has been primarily directed against the United States. But, as Micah foresaw, the antichrist forces that are financing and directing world communism are not aware of what we read in verses 12 and 13 of Micah 4.

    Here we have the Zion nation big enough and strong enough to "Arise and thresh" the many nations that come against it, which are led by antichrist world communism. And this strong peace-loving Zion nation, whose only purpose in arming is to deter aggressions, is officially a Christian nation for it consecrates its gain and victory "unto the Lord, and its substance unto the Lord of the whole earth."

    In other words, this Zion nation will be used of God in bringing about the Kingdom of God on earth.

    Keeping Micah's prophecy in view, we shall turn back to our study of Isaiah 61. Verse 3 of Isaiah 61 states that God would give this Zion nation beauty, joy and praise "that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."

    "Trees" symbolize states and nations, and no nation in this end time was more definitely and clearly planted by God than these United States of America. The Lord will be glorified even by what the antichrist forces of world communism are attempting to do to our nation.

    In verse 4 of Isaiah 61 we find the following prophecy:

    "And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations."

    Already we have a foreign aid program for the purpose of building old wastes, and raising up former desolations, and repairing waste cities and the desolations of many generations.

    We are already seeking to share our God-given know how and wealth with other nations, having helped to re-build waste cities of World War II.

    There is no question but that our foreign aid program has to a great extent fallen into the hands of the wrong people, and even into the hands of those who desire to aid world communism, but the coming time of God's vengeance will rid our nation of all such.

    We are showing from both Bible history and Bible prophecy that Almighty God, in his sovereign will and purpose, ordained that the Isaac-sons, formerly called Israel, should administer God's civil and moral laws, first among themselves, then throughout the earth. With this in mind we shall consider verses 5 and 6 of Isaiah 61:

    "And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves."

    "Priests of the Lord" and "Ministers of our God" are terms, which defined, mean teachers of the Scriptures and administrators of the civil and moral laws of the Word of God.

    This is what God told Moses to tell the Israel people way back in the 19th chapter of Exodus at the time God chose the Isaac-sons and formed them into His servant nation at Mount Sinai.

    In Exodus 19:6 we read: "And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel."

    "An holy nation" simply means a nation with a mission and a service to render to other nations.

    "A kingdom of priests" means a nation that ministers to and teaches other nations.

    Isaiah said "in their glory shall ye boast yourselves." In other words, the people of this Zion nation, as well as all the Israel nations, will find great, rewarding satisfaction in the blossoming forth of the gentile nations which will take place when these non-Israel nations learn the way of our God for men and nations. The strangers and aliens who will feed our flocks, be our plowmen and vinedressers are friendly people who are doing what they enjoy doing.

    We now come to verse 7 of Isaiah 61 where we read: "For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them."

    "Great shame" and dreadful "confusion" will soon come to our land, for in the providence of the Almighty we will soon be made to realize how utterly stupid and wicked we have been in national and international affairs during the last forty years.

    Imagine the shame and confusion when we realize that it is our defiance of God's civil laws that has built up world communism and forced nation after nation to line up with the Reds in their all out attack upon us.

    In verse 8 of Isaiah 61 we read: "For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt-offering; and I will make an everlasting covenant with them."

    When God says "I hate robbery for burnt-offering" it means God hates hypocrisy and deception. Undoubtedly, many of our unscriptural and antichrist policies of the last generation have been due to the deception and hypocrisy of antichrist forces. Therefore God promises "I will make an everlasting covenant with them."

    In verse 9 of Isaiah 61 God promises "Their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed."

    Already the people of this Zion nation are acknowledged by many nations as the "seed which the Lord hath blessed."

    Verse 10 gives in symbolic language the great joy and rejoicing that will come to this Zion nation after the Lord has destroyed world communism from off the face of the earth and brought His kingdom on earth into a glorious reality. This verse states:

    "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with jewels."

    If those who preach on Bible prophecy, pertaining to this present end time, would consider and actually believe the last verse of Isaiah 61 much of the error and confusion in prophetic preaching would vanish.

    Verse 11 of Isaiah 61 states: "For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."

    Before we comment on this verse we should read verses 26 through 29 of the 4th chapter of Mark. As we do so note the similarity:

    "And he (Jesus) said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

    "For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come."

    In Matthew 13:39 in the Parable of the Tares, Jesus said "the harvest is the end of the world," meaning the end of the present age. Therefore according to the Lord's own words in Mark 4 we learn that the Kingdom of God comes forth in the end time, the time of the harvest.

    Does it come forth instantaneously with some great burst of power and glory?

    No. According to the words of the Lord and according to Isaiah 61:11 it comes forth as "the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear."

    Or, as Isaiah wrote, "As the earth bringeth forth her bud, and the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth."

    A garden or an ear of corn does not spring forth in the twinkling of an eye. The King comes suddenly, but not the Kingdom.

    Will the Kingdom of God become manifest all over the world at the same time?

    No. According to Isaiah 61 God will use a certain land and nation to cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. That nation is called "Zion" and the "New Jerusalem" in Bible prophecy.

    Will that nation be perfect at the time it is planted?

    No. A garden is not perfectly developed at the time the seed is sown; neither is a kernel of corn a fully developed ear of corn at the time it is planted.

    With the beautiful 61st chapter of Isaiah in mind let us note the first two verses of Isaiah 62, remembering there were no chapter divisions in the original Scriptures:

    "For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

    "And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name."

    According to this prophecy the Zion nation which was to be the greatest single nation in the end time was to be "as a lamp that burneth" unto other nations. Also it was to have a righteousness in civil affairs that would interest and bless the gentiles.

    As we learned from Isaiah 61:11 and Mark 4:26-29, the glory or the blossoming forth of this nation was to come gradually and as a garden, through many storms.

    Jerusalem, the New and the Old

    The Jerusalem referred to in Isaiah 62:1 is the New Jerusalem, which John saw coming down, and is but another name for this same Zion nation.

    Many Bible students seem to have overlooked the fact that there are two Jerusalems in the Scriptures, and that the word "Jerusalem" has a symbolic and representative use and meaning in the Scriptures.

    In Zechariah 12:6 we find the following statement concerning Jerusalem:

    "... and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem."

    From this, and other similar passages, it is evident that the word "Jerusalem" is used to symbolize a faith and a way of life.

    Speaking of the old Jerusalem, as recorded in Matthew 23:37-39, Jesus said, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

    "Behold, your house is left unto you desotate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."

    This was the "old Jerusalem." Jesus did not mean that the literal city killed the prophets and stoned them which were sent unto it. It was the people of the city and the way of life the city symbolized that killed the prophets and stoned those who were sent unto it.

    When Jesus said, "Behold your house is left unto you desolate" He had in mind not merely the literal old Jerusalem, but also the people and the way of life symbolized by the old literal Jerusalem. And note, this desolation was to continue on the city and the system it represented "till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord."

    In other words, the curse and desolation which Jesus spoke of was to remain on the Old Jerusalem and the way of life it represented till the destruction of all of Christ's enemies.

    Turning to the very symbolic book of Revelation we discover the apostle John sees a "new Jerusalem." Twice in chapter 21 John states that this new Jerusalem descended out of heaven from God. In other words, the new Jerusalem would be a blessing from God to men on earth.

    A description of the new Jerusalem is given in verses 9 through 14 of Revelation 21. As is true throughout the Book of the Revelation, this passage is written in sign language; that is, symbols are used to convey the message.

    In John's revelation of the new Jerusalem he saw it was in, or visible from an high mountain. "An high mountain," as every student of Bible symbolism knows, represents a great and exalted nation. This 10th verse of Revelation 21 is identical in meaning with Micah 4:1 where we read that "the mountain of the house of the Lord" means the kingdom of God on earth.

    In verse 11 of Revelation 21 John states that the new Jerusalem that came down to earth from God in heaven had the glory of God; that is, it would be a great nation wherein the love, mercy and favor of God was manifest and evident.

    In verse 12 John states that this new Jerusalem or great nation had the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel on its walls, symbolizing the fact that this nation would be founded and brought into its exalted position by the Israel (Anglo-Saxon) people who sprang from the twelve tribes.

    This new or holy Jerusalem also had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels. This symbolizes God's providential care and protection of this great nation that was to come forth in the last days.

    The 14th verse of Revelation 21 states: "And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb."

    This verse states in symbolic language that this great end time nation would be founded by Christian men and women who knew and believed in the teachings of the twelve apostles.

    There is only one nation in these "last days" that has any semblance of the new Jerusalem or Zion nation of Bible prophecy, and that is the United States of America.

    The fact that this new Jerusalem is also called the holy Jerusalem has blinded many people to the true identity of the new Jerusalem. Imagining that "holy" means sinlessness many are looking for something in the heavens as being the new Jerusalem, for how could there be a sinless nation on earth in the last days?

    But "holy" as used in Revelation 21:10 does not mean sinlessness. It simply means a nation that God in His sovereign will and purpose will bless and use.

    Referring to the men that God used to write the Scriptures, Peter wrote "... holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

    Would anyone claim that such men as David, Solomon or any of the inspired writers were sinless? No, indeed not! These men were holy in that they were chosen and used of God, not because they were perfect, but in spite of their imperfections.

    With these self-evident facts in mind we shall continue our exposition of Isaiah 62.

    The righteousness of this Zion nation, which was to go forth as brightness and as a lamp that burneth, was national righteousness. National righteousness is defined and identified in many passages in the Scriptures.

    For instance, in Deuteronomy 6:24-25 we are clearly told that national righteousness consists of the administration of God's national laws, statutes, judgments and commandments. There we read,

    "And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us."

    Repeatedly in the books of I and II Kings and I and II Chronicles we read concerning certain kings and their administrations that the king in his civil administration "did that which was right (or righteous) in the sight of the Lord." This expression is found at least a dozen times in the Scriptures setting forth the national message of the Bible.

    Did this mean that all the individual citizens of the nation at that time were born again believers and were personally righteous? Certainly not. It simply meant that the national and moral laws of God were honored and observed to the extent that Almighty God, in keeping with his word, could bless and prosper the people of that particular time.

    The history of our own nation is an outstanding example of this truth. As long as we as a nation honored and to a measure observed God's national laws we were blessed with a genuine peace and prosperity, the like of which no nation in history had experienced. But when we allowed the antichrists to dictate our policies we began to experience troubles and vexations until today our very existence is threatened.

    The prophet Isaiah's prophecy concerning what will happen to this Zion or new Jerusalem nation in the end time—when its very existence is threatened—is, as we would expect, in perfect agreement with the prophecy of Moses and all the other prophets.

    For an answer to this question we shall read verses 2 and 3 of Isaiah 62:

    "And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God."

    Already the United States has been "as a lamp that burneth" to many nations and to millions of people.

    Both old and new nations have been encouraged to establish a constitutional republic by what they have seen demonstrated in this North American wilderness.

    Already, in a measure, the Gentiles have seen that our civil administration is more righteous than the old order of the Old World. Already, in a measure, kings have seen our "glory"—or as we would say, they have seen this Zion nation bud and blossom. And the end is not yet!

    Verse 3 which states "Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God" means that this end time Zion nation would be used of God to show forth God's love and mercy. Or as we read in Isaiah 61:11, "So the Lord will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."

    "A royal diadem in the hand of thy God" is another way to say, "Used of God to usher in the Kingdom of God on earth."

    Verse 4 of Isaiah 62 states, "Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married."

    For thousands of years our land laid forsaken and desolate, but now in these last days, if compared with much of the Old World, is the land of Beulah. "Beulah" means to be master and well provided for.

    How long would it be before the Reds of Russia moved against Berlin, and how long would it take the Reds of China to move in the Far East if there were no land of Beulah like the United States of America?

    "For the Lord delighteth in thee." Can anyone compare living conditions in our land with that of many other lands and fail to see that for some reason God has abundantly blessed the United States?

    Verse 5 of Isaiah 62 continues by figurative language to declare the great loving kindness, favor and honor that God would bestow upon this Zion nation. It reads, "For as a man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee."

    If gifts and the good things of life are tokens of love—and they are—then God must for some reason love our land.

    Concerning the great end time Zion nation Isaiah was inspired to write the following in verses 6 and 7 of Isaiah 62:

    "I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night; ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence. And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem (the New Jerusalem) a praise in the earth."

    "Watchmen" are men who are on watch and lookout for enemies that would bring evil upon their nation. It is a matter of record and common knowledge that the watchmen in the United States, both those in public and private life, have done more to expose the evil and wicked designs of world communsim than all other nations combined. And these men and committees of men "never hold their peace day nor night."

    We have newsmen, men in government, and clergymen who are constantly, day and night, seeking to alert and warn our land concerning the evils and dangers of world communism. No other nation in the free world has carried on such a "watchmen's campaign!"

    When Isaiah wrote "Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth" he had Christians and the Christian clergy in mind.

    Here we find what is clearly indicated in so many other prophetic scriptures relative to Zion, that the great end time Zion nation would be a nation that recognized the Lord Jesus Christ and was one of the nations of Christendom.

    Isaiah exhorts the Christians to pray and give God no rest till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The "Jerusalem" referred to here must be the new Jerusalem which we have identified from Revelation 21 as being the New Order of the Ages planted in the North American wilderness.

    John saw the new Jerusalem descending from heaven and made manifest on earth. The new Jerusalem was not suddenly dropped from heaven nor was it hurled out of heaven to earth. It descended, meaning it would be a gradual development and manifestation.

    And already, in a measure, this New Order of the Ages has become "a praise in the earth." What will it be when it is cleansed and comes under a truly scriptural and Christian administration?

    In verses 8 and 9 of chapter 62 of Isaiah we are given some further identification marks which very clearly identify the United States as the Zion nation of the last days.

    "The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely! will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness."

    "Corn" and "wine" represents national wealth and the good and necessary things of life.

    No nation in all history has had its wealth squandered by "the sons of strangers" as has the United States. These sons of strangers have even used our wealth to bolster up communism at times. Communism would have collapsed if it had not been for such assistance. But thank God! this will not continue indefinitely. The Lord has sworn "by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength" that this will be changed, and our enemies, foreign and domestic, will not be allowed for long to live on our corn and wine.

    Verse 10 of Isaiah 62 is a call and a command to this Zion nation to move forward into its appointed destiny and to demonstrate to other nations a better and higher way of life. It states:

    "Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people."

    "Lift up a standard for the people" is just what the United States has been doing increasingly since World War II.

    Verse 11 of Isaiah 62 gives the time for the service this Zion nation was to render at the end time, just prior to the return of the Lord. It states:

    "Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him."

    Incidentally, did you notice the word "salvation" in this verse is a Person (the Lord Jesus Christ) and not a thing or an event?

    The last verse of Isaiah 62 declares, "And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken."

    "The holy people" means a people blessed and used of God. "The redeemed of the Lord" means a people who officially recognize the Redeemer, Jesus the Son of God.

    Zion in Isaiah 60

    Having considered what chapters 61 and 62 of Isaiah's prophecy foretold concerning a great end time nation called Zion, we shall turn to the 60th chapter of Isaiah.

    In order to understand what the prophet is saying and to whom he is addressing himself in chapter 60, we must first read the three last verses of chapter 59:

    "So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgresion in Jacob, saith the Lord.

    "As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever."

    Here again we have a nation in the end time called Zion that is attacked by its enemy as a flood, and here again we have Divine intervention which "puts the enemy to flight," as we read in one translation. "Lift up a standard against" the enemy means to destroy him.

    In the last verse of Isaiah 59 God makes a covenant with this Zion nation to the effect that God's word would never depart from this nation, that it would remain in spite of the flood of communistic propaganda sent forth by the antichrists and all the military might the antichrist forces are now mustering to come against us.

    Now notice the startling command and prophecy in the first verses of chapter 60:

    "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

    "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising."

    "Arise, shine," is clearly addressed to this Zion nation in the end time. "Arise" is defined in the Hebrew as meaning get up; make good; help; hold; strengthen. "Shine" means break of day; show the way.

    What nation in this end time has arisen, as communism threatens to engulf the people of the earth like a flood, to help and strengthen many other nations? And what nation has and is giving hope and light to millions in Europe, Asia and Africa?

    And upon what one nation, more than any other, has the glory of the Lord risen, that is, shown forth through its wealth and generosity the loving kindness and tender mercies of God even during this present time of world judgment? The answer is, the United States of America.

    In verse 2 of Isaiah 60 we read, "For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee."

    The darkness behind the iron and bamboo curtains is indeed "gross darkness." Not only is the light of the Gospel forbidden there but even ordinary news has come under this gross darkness, while in the free world in an unprecedented way the good things of life are increasingly becoming evident, especially in the United States of America.

    "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising," refers to the great number of rulers from other nations who have visited our land in recent years. Even Kruschev finally made it.

    This prophecy continues into verse 4 where we read, "Thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side" undoubtedly refers to the great influx of Anglo-Saxons from Europe who had so much to do with the miraculous growth and development of this nation.

    Verse 5 of Isaiah 60 shows how in the providence of God this land was not to be divided into many small nations but would "flow together" and "be enlarged."

    Verses 6 and 7 of Isaiah 60 foretold in symbolic language the great wealth and prosperity that would come to this Zion nation. It speaks of camels, dromedaries, gold, incense and flocks. Not that we have camels and dromedaries, but in Isaiah's time these things symbolized wealth.

    Verse 8 asks, "Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?"

    This gives us the time in history when this blessed and favored nation would come into its prominent position, namely, at the time when men would "fly as a cloud and as doves to their windows." Doves, as they hold their wings outspread, when they come in for a landing on a windowsill appear very much like planes that come in for a landing.

    Verse 9 repeats the prophecy we have already considered, that this Zion nation would be largely populated by people from the coastlands of Europe. The word "isles" in verse 9 is defined as meaning coastlands. And as every one knows, the coastlands of Europe were the first to bring their sons from far, and they did it for religious reasons—or as the Mayflower Compact states, "for the glory of God." And they came by ships.

    Now note verse 9: "Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee."

    "Because he hath glorified thee" means God would show forth His goodness in this new land. And so He has!

    Verse 10 of Isaiah 60 could refer to things in our history such as various wars we have passed through or it could have a future fulfillment. It could also refer to both our past and our future. It states:

    "And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee."

    Kings have ministered unto us in our times of great need. For example, the Czar sending the Russian fleet to America on a friendly visit in 1862 is believed by many to have been a definite help to Lincoln during the Civil War.

    The open door policy and almost unrestricted immigration which was practiced for many years by our nation is set forth in verse 11 of Isaiah 60. It states:

    "Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought."

    "Kings" as used here could refer to the many immigrants that became leaders in industry as well as leaders in government.

    Verse 12 of Isaiah 60 undoubtedly refers to the end time in which we are now living when the world has been divided into two opposite and opposing ways of life and government.

    One group is led by Soviet Russia, is anti-God and ruled by men or dictators. The other group is largely looking to the United States for leadership and protection; its rule is the rule of law.

    These two ways of life are now in a life and death struggle and many seem to think communism might win.

    All Bible prophecy that deals with this end time struggle between communism and freedom prophesied that communism will not win but will be completely destroyed, as does verse 12 of Isaiah 60 where we read:

    "For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted."

    This does not mean that the United States is destined of God to destroy other nations and kingdoms and establish a world dictatorship.

    Verse 12 means, what we have seen in our present study from Abram through Armageddon, that God even before Isaac was born ordained that the Isaac sons (or Anglo-Saxons) should administer God's moral and civil laws: first among themselves, and then throughout the earth provide for the rule by law rather than the rule by men.

    Dictatorships as we know them today will soon perish and be utterly washed off the face of the earth.

    Verses 13 and 14 are two very beautiful verses which clearly identify the vast North American wilderness as the land spoken of in chapters 60, 61 and 62 of Isaiah's prophecy.

    "The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

    "The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel."

    The glory of Lebanon was its forest. Some of the most beautiful, oldest and largest forests in the world are in the United States. And the present tree planting program in our nation will make our land even more beautiful.

    "America, the Beautiful" is a true and scriptural statement.

    When Balsam in his prophetic vision saw the Israel people (Anglo-Saxondom) in the end time he exclaimed as we read in Numbers 24:5-6, "How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters."

    The Moffat Bible puts it this way:

    "How fair, O Jacob, are your tents! how fair your homes, O Israel! like glens that stretch afar, like gardens by a river, like oaks planted by the Eternal, like cedars by a stream. Let nations tremble at their might, let many a people feel their power!"

    In verse 14 of Isaiah 60 we read,

    "The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel."

    Can you imagine the position the stooges, agents and sympathizers with world communism who have afflicted and despised the United States will be in after our life and death struggle with world communism is over and when communism is destroyed?

    They will indeed bend themselves and bow themselves down, pleading for mercy and leniency. And even they will then realize that our nation is "The Zion of the Holy One of Israel" and not just another Gentile nation, as even some Christians seem to think today.

    Verse 15 of Isaiah 60 compares the North American wilderness of today and tomorrow with that of the time of the Vikings and Columbus. For thousands of years this land had been forsaken and hated and no man went through it.

    Verse 15 states, "Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations."

    Verse 16 foretells that in the providence of God the best, strongest, most venturesome and courageous people in Europe would migrate to this new land, and that they would establish the Christian faith and build Christian churches and Christian schools.

    Verses 17 through 22, the balance of the 60th chapter of Isaiah, takes us in prophecy into the Kingdom Age when the will of God will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

    As other scriptures clearly indicate, this full manifestation of the will of God and the Kingdom of God on earth will come first in this Zion nation. While time will be required in changing from the present Babylonian order to the Kingdom of God on earth "the Lord will hasten it in his time," or as we learn from the New Scriptures, these days of transition will be shortened.

    Sun and moon as used in this passage have a symbolic use and meaning. When thus used they symbolize civil authority or a head or a leader. For instance, in Joseph's dream when the sun, moon and eleven stars bowed down to him, Jacob understood the sun and moon to symbolize Joseph's father and mother. See Genesis 37:9-10.

    We have definite evidence that sun and moon have a symbolic use and meaning in this passage in Isaiah 60, for in verse 12 it states, "Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself," meaning the Reds will never be able to overthrow our constitutional Republic.

    The last verse in Isaiah 60 states, "A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time."

    This Zion nation was founded by less than a thousand people. Now in a very brief time, so far as the age of nations is concerned, it has become in the providence of Almighty God a strong nation.

    While world communism will never be able to overthrow our constitutional Republic, great changes must and will come to our civil administration. It will be brought into harmony with the national and international laws of the Bible as will every phase of life.

    Thus we close our study From Abram through Armageddon having shown that God's special blood covenant with the Isaac sons (Anglo-Saxondom) has been in effect and operative throughout all history from Abram and will continue through the Armageddon, and that God's original purpose that the Isaac sons should administer and teach God's national laws through the earth will be fully realized.

    It is well to be reminded that "Armageddon" is a period and a condition rather than a specific location.

    Those who desire to make a further study of the scriptural identity and destiny of the United States should write for The Glory of Lebanon Now in America by Mary and Bob Sipe and The United States is Zion of Bible Prophecy by the writer of this book.
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    Christian Fellowship - Pastor J. Visser @ Covenant People's Ministry

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    Christian Fellowship

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    Disciple - Once and for All


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    Christian Fellowship (with Warrior of YHVH):

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