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By Neville V. Stevens

New International version used throughout unless otherwise specified.

We have come to a most decisive point in the history of mankind where great changes will occur. Long ago, the Christ was asked by His disciples "What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" (Matt 23:3). His answer to this question was directed to the lost Ten Tribes of Israel – just as Jesus had previously said in Matt 15:24 "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." Note that it says to ‘the lost sheep of Israel and not the ‘lost sheep of the Church. God has made it very clear that He intends to return all the Tribes of Israel to the Holy Land He gave them, and Jerusalem will be their Capital. Furthermore, Jerusalem will be the Capital of the world.

In answering this question, Jesus made it clear that tumultuous times would precede His coming. He said that nations would rise against nations, and kingdom against kingdom, and there would be famines and earthquakes in various places, and added that these were the beginnings of sorrows (Matt 24:7). And in V9 "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted (read tortured) and put to death, and you will be hated of all nations because of me." God knows His enemies and knows what they are capable of! V10 "At that time, many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will arise and deceive many people." Traditionally, God’s prophets are not believed, but false prophets are. False prophets proclaim favourable outcomes, and deceive the people, and in times of great calamity, people are prepared to believe anything – provided it’s not bad news. What the Christ was enumerating was decidedly bad news for those concerned. Being tortured and put to death is not good news!

When people learn that the false prophets predictions don’t come true, they will turn away from the faith. In other words, they will no longer believe anything relating to God. Long ago, God warned of this, and Jesus confirmed it: Isa 8:20 "To the Law and the Testimony! If they don’t speak according to this Word, they have no Light of Dawn. Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their King and their God. Then they will look towards the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness."

In the following verses, we learn a little more about the Light of Dawn when God describes those living in the land of the shadow of Death. These will increase the borders, spreading from Galilee to the whole of the Holy Land. At the beginnings of a great Harvest, they will divide the plunder. Isa 9:1 "Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past He humbled the land of Zebulon and the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will honour Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan – The people walking in darkness have seen a Great Light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a Light has Dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they will rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder." Jesus also brought these verses into focus in Matt 4:15-17 with a warning that when this happens the Kingdom of God is near. It’s important for everyone to realize that God is preparing a country for all who believe. The borders will be enlarged to accommodate those at the harvest, and this will be accomplished by driving out Death’s progeny. At that time, it will be God who decides who gets to live in the Holy Land! Satan and his brood need not apply!

So we can see that when people turn away from the faith, and begin to blame God, all hope will vanish for them. But in the Land that resides in the shadow of Death a new and great Light will dawn, and God will set in motion the process of redeeming the ‘lost Tribes of Israel’, and He will provide the ‘Place of Rest’. This is what the Bible calls ‘salvation’, which contrasts markedly with the perceptions of Christianity today! And Jesus confirmed it in Matt 24:10 "Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of many will wax cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved." Remember that Jesus said these things in response to ‘the end of the age’. Salvation will only come to those who enter God’s Rest, and actually getting there will not be easy. What is more, it will only be achieved by a difficult and circuitous route. But those who believe God will see that the firstfruits of the harvest are already active, and preparing the place of Rest by driving out the inhabitants, and setting up an infrastructure. As for the nations surrounding the Holy Land, they will be plundered, and the victors will divide the plunder. In the final great battle, when all the nations of the earth are gathered for the great showdown, the victors will again divide the plunder (Zech 14:1-2), and surprise, surprise, Judah (the Jews who have been hated of all nations for centuries) will be there for the gathering of the spoils of war (V14). God specifically mentions great hordes of gold and silver will be collected from the surrounding nations in the same verse. These surrounding nations, as we all know, are the oil-rich Moslem nations who love to horde gold and silver collectibles. But then, in the final carveup, the reality is that all nations surround the Holy Land, and this will be so when God restores the landmass of the earth to its former glory, where Jerusalem was once at its very center.

When Jesus was enumerating the details of the events leading up to the end of the age, He realized that the time would come when He, Himself, would fight. The recorded Scriptures were awaiting this event that would duly be fulfilled, and Zech 14:3 speaks of it. And on this occasion, the Holy Ones will be with Him (V5).

All this will occur following the destruction of the city of Babylon (Rev 14:8). This city will be rolled off the cliffs of a great earthquake and then buried – never to be found again! Having lost his city, Satan will set his eyes on Jerusalem and rally his troops for conquest. This time, His famous Brother, the Christ, will invite him to come. All the nations of the earth who were drunk on the wine of Babylon (Rev 18:3) – the endless litany of lies that has emerged from it – will become food and drink for all the vultures and scavengers of the earth, and the wine will be turned to blood. God will specifically prepare a great valley beginning with the Mount of Olives which will be split in two (Zech 14:4), and this corridor will extent for 180 miles and beyond. An enticing highway for all of Satan’s brood to storm Jerusalem. God intends to squeeze the ‘wine’ out of them and create a river of blood that will flow to the depth of a horse’s bridle (Rev 14:20). The valley walls will become the winepress to squeeze the blood out of them, and through this means, God will repay them for the blood of the saints (Rev 17:6). Since this great harlot (V5) was drunk on the blood of the saints – the blood of those who bore [the] Testimony of Jesus, their blood will be wine to all the carrion-eaters of the earth. No-one can have the Testimony of Jesus unless they have drunk of His very Blood and partaken of His Body at the appointed time of Passover. So perhaps you begin to see the importance of taking the Passover in a worthy manner.

God is a God of vengeance and a God of justice. When He repays, He leaves no doubt as to the meaning of His actions. God makes it clear that in the city of Babylon will be all those who are guilty of all the blood of the prophets and saints and all who have been killed on earth. Yes, at that time, all these evil spirit beings will be present. And the magician himself will be there as their overlord and weaving his magic spell: Rev 18:22 "The light of the lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of the Bridegroom and the Bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray. In her was found the blood of the prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth." Everything God plans to do has meaning and purpose. He has a purposeful Plan to bring absolute justice to this earth. Only His true servants understand the real meaning of justice and the means to exact it according to God’s purpose.

A woman is either pregnant or she’s not – she can’t be partly pregnant. Oddly enough, Ephraim seems to believe in being partly pregnant to use God’s own analogy. Hos 13:12 "The guilt of Ephraim is stored up, his sins are kept on record. Pains of a woman in childbirth come to him, but he is a child without wisdom; when the time arrives, he does not come to the opening of the womb. I will ransom them from the power of the Grave, I will redeem them from Death." In plain language, there is no new birth for Ephraim because he is a child without wisdom. In order to bring them back to their inheritance in the Holy Land, they will have to be ransomed and redeemed from Death the monster (Rev 6:8), and from death itself.

Now Ephraim, the U.S. today, do think they have wisdom, and they use their own self-appointed wisdom to create an illusion of righteous acts. They’re prepared to forsake justice for their own citizens to show the world how wise they are. When four of their citizens are car-bombed, then dragged through the streets, mutilated, and then hung from a bridge, ‘wise’ ol’ Ephraim gives the killers a city – in this case the city of Fallujah in Iraq. With a wink and a nod, they conclude they have won peace there and endeared themselves in the hearts and minds of the Iraqis. And the chorus is supposed to sing ‘Auld Lang Sine’. It may have earned the praise of the deluded, but it didn’t earn the praise of God!

To further show their lack of wisdom, they indulged in a protracted bout of self-flagellation over the Abu Ghraib prison affair. What on earth were these dunces thinking? No-one in any of the photos showed any kind of injury through torture. There were no lacerations, cuts or broken bones. These types of injuries are at the low end of Moslem torture, and they had none of these. Have you

Al Jazeera host Fayssal Al-Qasem: "The acts themselves are not the issue. These pictures look like kid's play - five star treatment compared to what happens in Arab prisons. The Arab world should be up in arms over what goes on in their own prisons! The narrow minded Arab conscience should be up in arms condemning their Arab dictators and the treatment of their own citizens!"

Arab Guest: "The Arab world has mastered the art of torture and oppression."

Translation by CNN

read the book, ‘Bravo Two Zero’ by Andy McNab? This Scotsman will tell you a bit about torture in Iraq from his own personal experience. There are plenty of true accounts of torture in Moslem countries, and as one Iraqi said, ‘The Arabs have mastered the art of torture and oppression’. This was in an interview on Al Jazeera, the Moslem television channel beamed to all the Middle East. Notice what the Al Jazeera host had to say in relation to torture in Arab prisons in the picture caption.

Homosexual Moslem behaviour. Can anyone possibly imagine why U.S. soldiers would be forcing these Moslem faggots to carry on like this in full view of dozens of people in this hallway? The faggots are obviously enjoying themselves. No-one is forcing them to do anything. The spontaneity of their actions is clear from the fact that no-one else is aware of what is happening. The fact that it was taken from a level above indicates that the photographer had prior warning the Moslems were going to stage this.

So all the self-flagellation by Americans in this regard didn’t score any points with anyone, except to show Arabs that Americans are complete fools and totally lacking in wisdom. Many Moslems saw the same pictures and recognized some of their own bawdy games they like to play. Rather than torture, they like to refer to it as sexual romping, and it’s one of the few pastimes that Moslems are expert in.

What depraved beasts they are! Put two Moslems in a room and they immediately start fighting over who gets to play ‘Mabel’. Their version of the game ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ is a whole lot different to the innocent game of children. I kid you not that they are the most depraved people on the face of the earth. Satan has chosen his brood well, and they exhibit all the depravity of their father the devil.

Here we see a bunch of Moslem faggots playing out their typical Turkish bathroom routines in full view of senior military officers and everyone else in the hallway. The two senior officers look on perplexed, and one of them tries to break them up. This is a perfect example of how this was all staged.

People don’t pose like this Moslem fairy when they’re being electrocuted. His fingers are actually bent over to hold the wires. This would be a very cooperative torturee! It’s obviously staged and fake.

But the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) must share some blame. Though it’s difficult to regulate the rampant behaviour of these animals, one can’t help wondering why they were there. They should have been dead an hour after they were captured. With all the touting of the rules of the Geneva Convention, surely everyone in Centcom knows what the prescribed fate is for enemy combatants out of uniform – it’s death by firing squad! They should have convened a military tribunal, given them a brief trial and then either hung them or shot them. Had this been done, then the self-righteous SOB’s who have unjustly criticized young U.S. and British soldiers would have nothing to whine about! It’s disappointing to see President Bush prejudging young soldiers on the basis of the photographs shown to date. The photograph showing the black-robed man with electrical cable hanging off him is so obviously staged, that no-one could fail to see it. Yet all the media are suggesting that this was a means of torture that was being used by these young soldiers.

Just putting young kids in charge of a prison is crazy anyway. These youngsters are trained fighting machines – they are not trained nursemaids! The fact is that they are in the theatre of war, and they have been trained to kill or be killed. What mindless clown put them in this position anyway? Almighty God has something to say about sparing those who should not live! The rules for the church choir are a little different to the rules in the war zone – a fact that seems to have escaped the mindless chants of the critics.

God makes it very clear how wars must be conducted when the House of Israel goes to war against His enemies. The very first human king of Israel lost his kingship because he violated God’s instructions in this matter (1Sam 15). He fielded an army of 330,000 men to destroy the Amalekites, utterly killing them all except the king. He took him alive and treated him with honour. In addition to this, instead of destroying everything that belonged to the Amalekites, according to God’s instructions, they destroyed only that which was worthless, and spared everything that had value and kept it. When the Prophet Samuel heard of this he went looking for Saul, only to find that he had departed to Mount Carmel to set up a monument in his own honour (V12). Even when Samuel told Saul that God has wrenched the kingdom from him (V27) he was more concerned about being honoured in front of his subjects (V30). But sparing Agag, king of the Amalekites, that monstrous ruler of the heavenly realms, was an act so monstrous that Samuel demanded that he be brought in, and he hacked him to death on the spot (V32-33).

There are some interesting parallels to this story with the war in Iraq. Ephraim spares their sacred places – the mosques – out of deference to their beliefs and their god. The very things that should be destroyed were spared. They took Saddam Hussein alive and treated him with honour. This vile creature not only killed his own people, but paid rich rewards for anyone who killed God’s people, the Israelis. They’ve made it clear that they will hold him for his own protection, until such time as he can get a fair trial. Samuel, God’s priest and prophet didn’t give Agag a fair trial, why should Saddam Hussein get one? God’s form of justice is a little different to that of human beings; especially when there is no doubt as to the guilt of Saddam Hussein. But there is more to it than this. America wants to spare Saddam’s life, and they want to hold him until they can convince the Iraqis to abolish the death penalty. Then the whole world will say ‘What righteous and just people the Americans are!’ They hope! It’s not going to happen!

Salem Chalabi – President of the Iraqi War Crimes Tribunal. He has not wanted his face shown on camera since becoming head of the War Crimes Tribunal shortly after the raid on his brother Ahmed’s house.

Credit: CNN – Date June 24, 2004

The man who located Saddam Hussein and called in the Americans to arrest him, has not been given the credit for this. His name is Achmed Chalabi, the Kurdish leader. He wanted the right to put Saddam on trial, but instead, the Americans turned on him to destroy him. They raided his house and accused him of spying for Iran. They’d hoped that such an accusation would get him killed, but they have misread the meaning of being a Shiite, which makes 60% of Iraqis natural allies with the only Shiite nation on earth – Iran, the ancient Persians. Yet America has still succeeded in making Achmed Chalabi a pariah in the eyes of the world, and cut him off from power. But America’s hegemony falls far short of other powers operating in this world. Already, another player has arisen, and this is Salem Chalabi, the son of Achmed Chalabi. He has been designed as the head of the Iraqi War Crimes Tribunal by the legitimate government empanelled by America (with the rather funny suggestion that the UN chose the government). And guess what. Salem Chalabi has announced in an interview on CNN, that he plans to issue arrest warrants for Saddam Hussein within days of the handover on June 30, 2004. What we are seeing is a reversal of America’s desire to get what they want. Slowly but surely, everything is starting to go horribly wrong, and America doesn’t know the half of it. They should have handed Saddam over immediately to be killed by those who plenty of reasons to do it.

It’s not only the Chalabis that want Saddam dead, one of the greatest of the rulers of the heavenly realms wants him dead also. This is Cyrus, and God is backing him. America has now picked a fight with Cyrus. And all the Kurds and the Persians will rally to Cyrus.

Saddam will be killed – make no mistake about this! And this is regardless of anything America might do to stop it. Cyrus has no intention of letting him live because he represents the opposition, and remains a threat to the Empire he is soon to rule.

Salem Chalabi – as he appeared on Television in May, 2004, just before his appointment as Director General of the Iraqi War Crimes Tribunal.

If America had immediately handed Saddam over to the Kurds and Shiites, they probably would have risen to a man in support of America. Now they have people like Moktada al Sadr and his Shiite militia rising against them. America went into Iraq to fight the minority Sunni regime of Saddam Hussein, which controlled the country. Now they are fighting both Sunnis and Shias. Iran has started testing the water by seizing some patrol boats and taking 8 British soldiers as prisoners. They’ve now let them go, but have confiscated the boats. It’s the Persians way of warning that they are listening to what is going on and taking note. Be careful America! You are no match for Cyrus who is being backed by God to punish you for your outrageous behaviour. In a little while you will understand this clearly. The Book of Hosea indicts Ephraim, and foretells their end. Notice Hos 14:9. It’s no good thinking you are wise if you don’t understand the ways of the LORD God Almighty.

Cyrus is no friend of God since he was with Satan and his rebels who tried to seize God’s Throne anciently. But he does have some special qualities that suit God’s purpose for the job God has for him. And God will empower him to perform these tasks. One of these tasks is to break the back of America’s power and to leave them vulnerable to invasion. If the task seems too great for Cyrus, God will facilitate it along the way. Presently, America is in the very act of trying to contain the Persians and prevent them becoming a formidable power. Cyrus is determined to create a diversion that will impede America from looking over his back fence, and give them something else to focus on.

By way of example, King Saul, the first human king of Israel, thought he could do as he pleased and finished up losing his kingdom. His biggest mistake was honouring a ruthless killer of the Israelites – Agag, king of the Amalekites. Saul seemed to like the idea of giving a royal pardon to God’s enemies. Samuel put an end to that ambition with the blade of a sword. Samuel’s action was righteous; Saul’s was not! America must be crazy to believe they can win the hearts and minds of Islam the brood of Satan. In which Islamic nation have they succeeded in doing this? All Islam hates America, and this will never change!

Soldiers are put in the theatre of war to kill enemy combatants. Centcom seems to believe that enemy combatants should be give a hot cup of cocoa and then tucked into bed while the rest of the Moslem forces are out there killing Americans. At the very least, those who are imprisoned must know they are there to be punished – not pampered. Personally, I don’t condone torture in any form, but the photos from Abu Ghraib prison that I saw were not torture. Humiliation yes, but torture, no! But then I’m not given to the unbridled, smug, sanctimonious inuendo of those who love to deceive while posing as angels of light.

No-one seems to have considered how all these posed shots managed to find their way to the news media before anyone else could see them. And of particular interest is that they emerged just as President Bush’s new media bus was finished and ready to roll in electioneering. It’s one the most carefully planned political ambushes imaginable. And just who is this whistle-blower that claimed to be so outraged? His name is corporal Darby, but he seems to be conspicuously absent from the media scene. He’s being hailed as a hero. Some hero! Was he the one who handed the photos to the media before anyone else saw them? What patriotism to go and single-handedly destroy the reputation of his country with staged fake photos. I wonder if he is one of the several thousands that have converted to Islam during this war?

Everyone from the President down should start facing the reality of what they are dealing with and start defending their troops. It was obvious to everyone that saw these photos that there were no marks or injuries on these terrorists that indicated any form of torture. All that the photos showed was rampant homosexual behaviour – very common among Moslem men. Sex is sex to Moslems, regardless of whether it involves men, women, children or animals. Don’t believe me? Open your eyes, read a little. Consider some authors, like Jean Sasson, who wrote the Saudi ‘Princess’ trilogy. Read Tariq Ali’s book – ‘The Clash of Fundamentalisms, Crusades, Jihads and Modernity’. There are dozens of books giving true accounts, and many are written by Moslems. Tariq Ali frankly admits that homosexuality is forbidden by the Koran, but says the practice is widespread and universally ignored as far as stamping it out is concerned. It’s openly tolerated and widely practiced. Even if you have now realized that Moslems are ruthless killers, you still need to understand the extent of their depraved behaviour and realize that it has no bounds. I won’t even mention what these Moslem degenerates do to little children, but you will get some sampling of this in Jean Sasson’s books. It would make the angels weep!

Leaflets dropped over Najaf and Karbala warn that anyone bearing arms out of uniform will be considered terrorists.

Do you know the content of the leaflets that Centcom dropped over Najaf and Karbala. These leaflets let the Moslems know that anyone armed with weapons and out of uniform would be considered terrorists. So what does this mean? Does it mean that if they are captured they will be taken back to Abu Ghraib prison and given a hot sponge bath and a manicure, and as much bawdy homosexual activity as they want? Wasn’t the underlying meaning of the warning implying death? Isn’t this what the War on Terrorism is all about? Isn’t the purpose of it to kill terrorists and wipe them from the face of the earth? The Iraqi army no longer exists – it was disbanded! Every Iraqi, with the exception of the civil police, who are now carrying weapons are terrorists by Centcom’s own definition! None of these armed terrorists are wearing uniforms as the endless media footage shows. So, by definition, they are all terrorists!

Perhaps it’s time to change the rules of engagement to give the coalition troops some chance of survival. Presently, they can only fire on the enemy after they have taken fire themselves. This seems to be contradictory to the strange aberrations of Centcom. On the one hand, anyone bearing arms out of uniform is a terrorist, but they can’t be shot except in self-defence. Who is running this crazy war? I’m beginning to think that all the Centcom commanders are hopped out on mellow yellow. They are certainly looking a little yellow! It’s time they dropped their psychological façade and developed some guts and determination to win this war. Of course, they are not going to win the war, but at least they could go out in a blaze of glory.

What a laugh it is that Centcom refused to storm Najaf and capture Muqtada al Sadr! Their excuse was that they wouldn’t risk destroying a holy place – meaning a mosque – because of the illusion that these were sacred to Moslems. Are these whacko generals deaf, dumb and blind? In the very wake of this staged propaganda in Abu Ghraib prison, and the continuing guerilla war in Iraq, Moslems destroyed a Mosque themselves in Pakistan killing 17 and wounding hundreds (May 7, 2004). Naturally enough, it was Sunni Moslems killing Shiite Moslems. But factions aside, these Moslems don’t hesitate to kill their own people and destroy so-called ‘holy places’ whenever it suits them. So America’s hesitation on attacking a city because of a mosque is merely an illustration of how twined the U.S. Administration is becoming in the propaganda war. Moslems win the propaganda war every time because of the sheer stupidity of America’s policy makers and their ‘politically correct’ approach to everything.

Let’s again revisit the Mogadishu Somalia fiasco as a reference point for the lesson of war. The book and movie ‘Blackhawk Down’ was based on this engagement. The object was to send in about 90 elite troops to capture the Moslem rebel leader Mohamed Adide, whom the UN was continually supplying with food and provisions, and leaving the general masses to starve. The purpose of the military intervention was to enable food to get through to the one million inhabitants of the city of Mogadishu. It all seemed so virtuous and humane at the time. But they failed to factor in the ideals of the Islamic world. Regardless of the virtuous motives of America, they were still ‘infidels’ and the enemy of Islam and had to be killed. Dutiful to the ideals of Islam, the whole population of one million turned on them to the joyful restrain of Moslems all over the world. America was forced to turn tail and run. What is that definition of terrorist again? It seems to blink on and off to suit the circumstances!

Even today, we still celebrate the glorious victory of WW2. How was this war won? Was it only through targeting enemy combatants? In reality, Berlin was bombed so completely that no building remained intact, and what the bombs failed to destroy, the fires did. Tens of thousands of men, women and children were killed, and the whole nation learned a very harsh lesson. Tokyo, Japan was targeted with incendiary bombs and burned to the ground, and in one night, 100,000 men, women and children were burned alive. War is a terrible thing, but those who start them are well aware of this, and they also know the consequences. The Japanese believed their god (which just happened to be the Emperor) would grant them victory. So even after Tokyo was burned and left in ruins, they continued to fight on. For the Japanese, this was to be a disastrous decision, because they were about to experience the most devastating weapons ever devised by mankind, and Hiroshima and Nagasaki learned this lesson first hand. The decision was taken to drop these atomic bombs based on the realization that to take Japan with troop invasions would cost up to 250,000 American lives. The question in the minds of the American generals was whether these American soldiers should be sacrificed to placate the feelings of an enemy that had vowed to kill every American? The Japanese had started the war, and it was time to administer the coup de grace, and so the decision was taken. The lesson is that it’s better to bomb the enemy to oblivion than to risk the lives of soldiers. It was a wise decision – and it ended the war! Collateral damage and the targeting of only enemy combatants was not a consideration in this decision, and history has judged the decision to be the right one.

Time Magazine wasn’t so easily duped by the Abu Ghraib prison activities, as this editorial shows. They pull no punches as to their conclusions concerning Islamic torture and abuse of POW’s (their emphasis in red). They probably felt that everyone needed a timely reminder when they published this at the height of the Abu Ghraib prison carnival festivities.

Even today, we still have some cry-babies who regret the use of the nuclear weapons in Japan. They seem to believe that America should have gone in and fought fair regardless of casualties. They seemed to have forgotten the cruelty, torture, rape and indiscriminate murder of civilians and POW’s by the Japanese. Armchair quarterbacking is so popular among sanctimonious wimps who can’t face reality. To this very day, the Chinese have not forgiven the Japanese for the atrocities they committed. And while the Japanese may seem contrite for their many crimes against humanity, their history books don’t reflect it.

As regards Islam, perhaps some still remember the atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein’s troops when they invaded Kuwait. Memories tend to be short when people are constantly bombarded with such radical statements as ‘Islam is a peaceful religion’ and ‘the Iraqi people are innocent’. Well, in the May 10, 2004 Time Magazine, some of it was brought to remembrance (see enclosed caption – the red letter emphasis is by Time Magazine).

Why is that so many people have trouble understanding this principle? ‘In that part of the world’ – isn’t this just double-speak for meaning Moslems? You have to beat the tar out of them to get their attention!

As a servant of Almighty God, let me tell you what would bring peace. Firstly, let’s take the example of Falujah where four Americans were attacked, dragged through the streets, and then hung from a bridge. What was Centcom’s reaction to this outrage? Well, they mustered 1200 soldiers and sent them into a city of 300,000 to find the killers. They walked into a firestorm, and Centcom announced that there were 2,000 foreign fighters in there doing the fighting and causing the conflict. Later we were to learn that there were no foreign fighters in there at all, and this information came from one of Saddam Hussein’s former generals whom Centcom employed to make peace. Centcom quickly revised their foreign fighter estimates down to 50. They couldn’t bring themselves to be honest and say it was only Iraqis who had joined the uprising, and of course, it was not Al Qaeda that killed the four Americans (listen for the catch-phrase ‘linked to Al Qaeda’ to create that airy-fairy illusion that all of Islam is virtuous except Al Qaeda). Contrary to the myopic views of Centcom, and the clever propaganda machine by which they deceive everyone (except Islam), with its feigned psychological mesmerism, the enemy are Iraqis, both Sunni and Shiite, and by their own admission they are both the enemy of the West. And even more definitively, this is universal throughout the Moslem world. There are many Islamic terrorist groups that existed before Al Qaeda. Does anyone remember Hezbollah and Hamas? Still remember the Lockerby bombing? Who was responsible for that? Mogadishu – was that Al Qaeda? Were the whole one million people in Mogadishu Al Qaeda? Is seems that some decision makers have their brains draining out of their noses.

As for solutions, it was well described by General Anthony Zinni. He said that Moslems only admire strength and despise weakness. So what should Centcom have done in Falujah? First let’s consider what they did do. They backed away, and turned the city over to their enemies. As for capturing or killing those who murdered the four Americans – forget it! Justice seems to have disappeared from their vocabulary, and the aggrieved feelings of Moslems have become the focus. Centcom huffed and puffed that the killers would pay for this outrage, and then they sent them a pardon. Have they ever heard of justice? Real justice? I think not! This act of treachery against the American people has done more to endanger the lives of U.S. soldiers that any other single act. Moslems all over the world have now seen how weak Central Command is when it comes to retaliatory justice, and they have visions of the Mogadishu, Somalia fiasco. The message is that when it comes to a real fight, America turns tail and runs. The perception in Moslem circles is that all you have to do is ‘go and kill four Americans, drag them through the streets and then string them up on a bridge, and America will give you a city’ – and they can only conclude that Americans are stupid people! In effect, Centcom has given all guerilla combatants a ‘safe’ city. Falujah is a city where they can flee and regroup to renew the attacks. In other words, they now have their own fortress city.

With all the might and power Almighty God has given to the U.S. they still send in young soldiers to face an invisible enemy holed up in mosques, schools and hospitals. Personally, I’m wondering why Fallujah is not now a pile of rubble and a ghost town. The inhabitants of this city have had ample time to deliver up the killers of the four Americans, but refused to do it. So this adds another dimension to what these people are. Instead they mounted a guerilla war to protect the killers. Faced with this reality, Centcom decided to mount a psychological action to show how tough they are by destroying an isolated railway station using AC-130 Spectre gunships. They managed to kill three or four guerillas and a bunch of goats and chickens, and then sent the gunships back to base. As for the rest of the mythical ‘2,000 foreign fighters’ they claimed were in the city, these had to be rooted out by house-to-house fighting by young soldiers. The whole world laughed at the pathetic action of destroying an isolated train station with an AC-130 while they baulked at attacking a mosque that housed hundreds of Iraqi guerilla snipers. Centcom either needs to face reality or go home!

Let me put everyone in the picture over the real meaning of justice. It doesn’t mean going ballistic over a bit of perceived humiliation of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison, especially in the theatre of war. What it does mean is going after murderous Moslem criminals who indiscriminately kill Americans who have come to liberate them from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein. Instead, they have abrogated their responsibilities to the families of the four Americans killed in Falujah in order to placate the feelings of Moslems. The killers, it seems, can now go free provided they behave themselves from now on, even though no such assurances were sought or given. In other words, justice is not high on their priorities list, and delivering peace to Iraqis remains by far the most important consideration. Exposing young soldiers to entrenched Iraqi terrorist guerillas is considered more desirable than the risk of hurting the Iraqis feelings.

The whole world knows what the Moslems do to captives. At this very moment, Bloomberg News has just announced that a Moslem website is showing the execution of an American captive by beheading (May 10, 2004). Moslems aren’t ashamed of their vile behaviour, they rejoice in it. Not all nations are timid in the face of these Moslem beasts. An admirable example is that of the Italian soldier who was captured and paraded for the cameras for the purpose of propaganda. He tore off the blindfold and attacked them, shouting "I’ll show you how an Italian dies". They immediately killed him on camera. This Italian soldier was not prepared to be a propaganda patsy.

I find it outrageous that Centcom expresses deep regret when an Iraqi civilian gets caught in crossfire and killed, but when an American soldier is taken home in a body bag, they shield it from the media to create the illusion that it hasn’t happened. Have you watched some of the Centcom press briefings? Have you listened to some of the outrageous accusations that have been presented by foreign news reporters, and particularly Moslem ones? Never do Centcom spokesmen counter these accusations with real examples, but only with staged, weak, and insipid responses. Where’s General ‘Stormin’ Norman Schwartzkopt when we need him? Doesn’t anyone have any backbone anymore?

Since it’s unlikely that American generals are ever again going to show any real strength and character in the theatre of war, it remains to make the case for true strength. Here’s what should have happened: firstly, Falujah should have been given 24 hours (or less) to deliver up the killers and anyone else that was seen dancing in the streets at this atrocity. At the end of 24 hours, the city should be leveled and every man, woman, child and animal killed. After this, every Iraqi should be put on notice that if anyone fires on a member of the Coalition, or sets off a bomb, or takes a hostage, the nearest city will suffer the same fate. In the case of hostage-taking, the nearest city should be attacked and destroyed, and a warning given that city by city this will occur until the hostage is returned unharmed. If the hostage is never returned unharmed then the whole nation pays the price.

There is an interesting story concerning four Russian diplomats who were abducted and then held hostage by Chechnya rebels back in 1996. Demands were made for the release of captured rebel soldiers held in Russian prisons or the diplomats would be killed in 72 hours. The Russians immediately went and seized all the families of the rebel leaders and killed some of them, cut them into pieces, and packed them into boxes. These boxes were then dumped close to the rebel stronghold for them to find. Accompanying these boxes was a note informing them that if the diplomats were not released unharmed within 72 hours, a much larger shipment would be delivered. The four diplomats were immediately released! For all their faults, the Russian people can be very practical when favourable results become essential.

We need to take a lesson from the Israelis. When a suicide bomber kills an Israeli, his or her house is destroyed, and the family left homeless. It’s a just act and a step in the right direction, even though only tokenism because they warn the family first. God’s judgment is that neither root nor branch of these killers should remain alive. Just to put things in perspective from God’s point of view, one Christian or Jew is worth a million Moslems, and if this seems unreasonable, just wait until you see the ashes of millions of Moslems being trampled in the dust (Mal 4:1-3). At that time, you will rejoice to know that salvation is near.

Just remember that everyone in the whole world generally knows that Moslems respect strength and despise weakness and if any don’t, it’s time to teach them!

Executions by Hussein Kamil, Saddam’s son-in-law. 35 Iraqis were executed every day by Saddam and his sons according to some official Iraqi sources.

Some were luckier than others. This man had both hands chopped off.

His feet were spared. He’s happy it wasn’t his head!

Source: Iraqi film archives of Saddam’s era.

In connection with these photos from Abu Ghraib prison, they say there is worse to come when more are released. There’s worse to come alright, but it has nothing to do with the photos. Centcom has played right into the hands of those who hate Americans and Israelis, and have given them a psychological weapon that will return to haunt them. How the Iraqis must be laughing that some self-righteous fools are implying that these photos represent torture and atrocity. There may be elements of humiliation, but all of Islam would laugh at you if you suggested this was torture. Feet first through a plastics shredder is more on a par with their ideas on torture. Even whippings are at the low end of Islamic torture methods. To even suggest that the details in the photos represent torture only goes to show just how low policy-makers are prepared to go to win propaganda points in their determination to win the hearts and minds of Islam. To destroy the lives of six or seven young soldiers with a public show-trial is totally unacceptable – and especially in time of war. If these choir-boy Justice Department policy-makers are so upset, then they should have fined the soldiers a day’s pay, and send them back to the frontlines. This is the usual procedure in the theatre of war.

Let’s consider what God has in mind in establishing a Kingdom that will last forever. He plans to establish this Kingdom with an elite force whom He has chosen as sons. These sons are decent, compassionate and totally committed to the establishment of this Kingdom. Their minds are attuned to God’s way of doing things, and God’s Way is totally consistent with all the examples given in the Scriptures that Christ used. They don’t need or desire any input from God’s enemies in establishing policies, and neither do they need advice from sanctimonious do-gooders who can’t differentiate between good and evil.

Well, the story has just broken. Other media have followed Bloombergs lead and gone to the website, which shows the footage of a young American and business man Nick Berg having his head sawn off on camera. Like Daniel Pearl, who suffered the same fate, both men were Jewish. Moslems announced that this was done out of retaliation for the ‘atrocities’ done by Americans in Abu Ghraib prison. Thanks to all those self-righteous SOBs who made such a big deal out of the Abu Ghraib prison photos, AN AMERICAN HAS JUST BEEN KILLED IN RETALIATION. Twenty-four hours after this very real atrocity, there has not been one Moslem leader in any country condemning this depraved slaying. Yet all the Islamic media were quick to condemn America and accuse it of wartime atrocities and torture in Abu Ghraib prison. They were quick to capitalize on this as a propaganda tool and to inflame all of Islam. But their lack of condemnation of this horrific and brutal murder was designed to indicate that this was just retaliation for the events in Abu Ghraib prison.

America shouldn’t be in Iraq to give them peace but to give them hell! Any dreamer that had differing opinions in the past, now have the full-in-the-face evidence of this. These wild animals can never be tamed or enticed to respectability. They are the offspring of Satan, and none should forget it. Those who love this world of evil are the enemies of God, and God has no interest in this type of human being.

America is the most virtuous nation on earth by human standards, but they lack the standards of God, and have utterly failed to exercise any form of wisdom, or to enquire of Him before going into battle. This may have been obscure in the beginning, but it should now be obvious to all. Because of their ongoing love affair with Moslems, America has killed those who should not die, and spared those who should not live. Because they have done this as the armies of the Living God, a decision is being made to fire them as God’s army, and to replace them with a force that will uphold God’s values.

It would be unreasonable to blame the individuals in Centcom for everything that has gone wrong in the war. They must make decisions according to predetermined parameters. The blame should be collectively upon those who have whittled away at America’s resolve with their phony, psychological reasoning in virtually in every field of human endeavour. The departure from moral standards based on the Law of God is exemplified in the burgeoning convictions of men on the testimony of an isolated witness – usually a woman – who stands to make a lot of money if a successful prosecution for rape is achieved. God made it clear that justice requires two or more witnesses in order to even attempt a conviction. Fortunately, as an educational service, God has in mind to show exactly what rape is, and the examples will be so widespread that everyone will understand. In that day, no-one will venture to lay charges – they’ll be too busy trying to save their lives and their butts if you know what I mean!

What ever happened to the old idiom that it is better that five guilty go free than to have one innocent convicted? It seems that America is so determined to present an image of law-abiding to the world that they are prepared to convict the innocent at any cost. In the interests of justice, God has made the point that ‘whatever measure you use, the same measure will be used against you’ (Matt 7:2). Regardless of how popular a conviction may appear to the masses when the right spin is used to justify it, those who evoke God’s Name in a courtroom judgment must be aware of the consequences of convicting without proper evidence. Lying innuendo is not evidence! Those in America will be familiar with the Scott Peterson case concerning the death of his wife Laci. There is not a scrap of evidence against him! Just lying innuendo by prosecutors who want to make a name for themselves. Even if he is guilty, then there needs to be provable credible evidence or the charges dropped.

Lo and behold! There’s just been an addendum to the Martha Stewart saga. For those who don’t know the details, Martha Stewart is a household name in America as a Television identity. She was recently charged with insider trading on Imclone securities. The insider trading charge failed, but she was convicted of lying to investigators and is awaiting sentence. One of the prosecution witnesses who gave incriminating evidence against her has just been charged with perjury. The prosecution’s witness lied on oath in order to get a conviction. It was left to the defense counsel to prove that this was perjured evidence, while higher up the chain, the prosecutors feigned innocence. The prosecution has made the weak case that the lying perjury by their witness didn’t affect the outcome because Martha was not convicted of insider trading but of lying to investigators. Therefore, they say, the conviction should stand. It seems that justice is nowhere to be found these days! When prosecutors want to make a name for themselves by convicting a celebrity, they resort to lies, lies and damned lies. Mercy, decency and justice are not a part of their vocabulary, and this is becoming increasingly evident. The prosecution investigators used lies to convict Martha Stewart of lying to them. What irony!

In the wake of all that has happened recently, I received an email from someone who attempted to make the case of why the Jews have no rights to the Holy Land. It was his opinion that the presence of Jews in the Middle East has only served to inflame Islam and that all Jews should withdraw to 1917 borders. He attempted to make the case that the League of Nation and the United Nations had no right to allocate land that belonged to Islam. I would suggest that this man learn a little about history. To make such claims to an Australian is outrageous. On April 25 every year, Australians still greatly honour the men of the ANZAC tradition and their heroic struggle against Turkey and the Ottoman Empire that carved out their empire to the border of central Europe and extending to the Middle East, including Mesopotamia (Iraq today), Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Trans-Jordan and Arabia. The Ottoman Empire ruled this region for over 500 years after Saladin drove out the Crusaders and gained a foothold. Successive crusades were never able to dislodge the Moslem invaders from the Holy Land. Under the Ottoman Empire the Arabs were a conquered people who were dominated by the Turks.

By 1914 the Ottoman Empire had lost Libya and Egypt and was in a state of decline. Europe was of the view that it was time to crush them.

Napoleon liberated Egypt from Turkey’s rule, then the British liberated it from the French, and it became a British protectorate with a high commissioner appointed by Britain. At the start of WW1, Britain owned Egypt (as well as the Suez Canal, which was strategically important). After the horrific war in Galipoli, Turkey, the Australian Light Horse was repositioned in Egypt to start the thrust through the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza, and then the Holy Land. Their task was to clean out the Turks and pursue them all the way to Turkey. Let me make it very clear! It was Australians and New Zealanders first, then British, who were instrumental in destroying the Turks and liberating the Holy Land. There were also a number of Jewish people attached to the invading forces. I make the distinction of the Australians and New Zealanders (Anzac: Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) being first because they did all the real fighting on horseback with swords and guns. It’s considered to be the last great campaign on horseback.

Everyone saw the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ with Peter O’toole, and assumed that it was factually correct. The fact is that T. E. Lawrence and his Arab irregulars were always behind the Australian Light Horse and never actually did any of the fighting in the Holy Land. The movie made no mention of the Anzacs. Lawrence himself followed all the action in a Rolls Royce supplied by Faisal, the Arab pretender to the throne of Arabia. The only blood they spilled in this particular engagement was on the wounded Turks left in the wake of the war. In the engagement in Deraa on the road to Damascus, wounded and captured Turks were horribly tortured and killed by Lawrence’s Arab irregulars, and presumably with Lawrence’s consent. Lawrence is best known for entering Damascus a day late while regaled in his flowing white lingerie.

So don’t anyone try to tell Australians and New Zealanders who liberated Jerusalem and the Holy Land! It was Aussies and Kiwis who fought the ferocious battles that resulted in victory. To the victor goes the spoils, and the victors turned the whole of Palestine over to the Jewsnot Arabs! Let this be firmly implanted in the brains of all those who hold to Lawrence-like fantasies of Arab rights. The Arabs owned nothing in the Middle East – they were under the realm of the Turks. For 500 years they lived like pigs and suffered the indignities of a conquered nation. All the Arab nations in the Middle East were finally liberated by the Anzacs, and the freedom they now have is by the blood, sweat and tears of these gallant warriors. The evil empire that dominated them was shattered in this campaign. And through this campaign the Jewish people became a nation after 2,500 years, and this was essential for prophecy to be fulfilled. It’s no coincidence that the majority of these Anzacs were of Welsh and Scottish descent. The Welsh and some of the Scots were the original inhabitants of England and were the real British. The Angles and Saxons finally defeated them and took over the country. Western Australia was originally colonized largely with people of Welsh origin. So was New South Wales – hence the name Wales which reflected the Welsh contingent. It seems that God wanted to make it clear by example just who would lead the charge to finally liberate the Holy Land, and establish a righteous Kingdom that would last forever. It had to be a Levite of Welsh extraction.

T. E. Lawrence’s claim to fame was the desert attack on the City of Aqaba at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba. But this had nothing to do with the liberation of the Holy Land, but had everything to do with the ambitions of the Arabs to liberate from the Turks the cities of Mecca and Medina in the western strip (the Hijaz) of Arabia. The efforts of T. E. Lawrence may have been heroic, but they were ill-considered from the Bible point-of-view.

The great irony of the Great War of 1914-18 was what caused it, and the motivation of those who engaged in it. When Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in the Balkans, the Austrians decided that they could no longer tolerate the Ottoman Empire, and used it as a pretext to start a war in the Balkans. If no other nation had reacted, then Germany would have united with Austria (as they did anyway) to defeat the Ottoman Empire. But Russia saw themselves as the protectors of the region and immediately reacted against Austria, mobilizing their forces to engage them. When Germany backed Austria against the Russians, Russia called up their allies, the French and British, to fulfill their treaty obligations, and they entered the war against the Germans and Austrians. The great irony is that after months of consideration, the Turks backed the Germans and Austrians because of their hatred of the Russians. The irony is that the Turks actually backed those who started the war to defeat them!

It was obvious to all concerned that the Allies would seek to link up with Sebastopol in the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea to supply the Russians, and this would require naval passage through the straits of the Black Sea. The Germans rushed generals and officers to the region to train the Turks to defend the region. The only forces the British could spare at the time were the Australian divisions garrisoned in Egypt. So they were shipped in to clear the Gallipoli Peninsula. The problem was that German General Otto Liman von Sanders already had the Turks there in fortified trenches in the hills overlooking the landing area. It has gone down in history as the most brutal and futile engagement of the war. Hopelessly outnumbered, and against well-entrenched Turks, the Anzacs died in their thousands. Eight months of fighting resulted in no gains, and the Australians were withdrawn back to Egypt to prepare for the incursion into the Holy Land.

Prior to this, the British forces had met stiff resistance in Gaza, and were driven back, but in 1917 General Sir Edmund Allenby was assigned the task of leading the Australian Light Horse to the capture of Jerusalem and then Damascus in Syria. They fought across the Sinai Peninsula, engaged the Turks in the battlefront that extended from Gaza to Beersheba and defeated them; they then proceeded to Jerusalem, which was liberated on December 6, 1917. Under instructions from London, General Allenby dismounted from his horse and walked through the Jaffa Gate on foot on December 11. There he made a proclamation heralding the establishment of Crusader rule in Jerusalem after 730 years. It was considered to be a very historic moment. What was largely ignored was the fact that the commander of the 10th Light Horse rode in with some of his troops and took the City two days before, presumably unaware of the instructions from London. General Allenby was a little peeved over this, because his specific instructions from London were that the City be taken in Britain’s name by the ranking officer in command.

Interestingly, the Anzacs had fought right to the gates of the City and prepared to storm it. The Turks realized they were about to be slaughtered and fled out the back door and down the road to Damascus. A solitary man walked out and approached the Anzacs waving a white bedsheet as a declaration of surrender, and the Anzacs accepted the surrender. The City was theirs.

Central to the success of the Holy Land campaign was the Australian Flying Corps. Captain Ross Smith, formerly a Light-Horseman and now a pilot, flew the Bristol fighters and the Handley Page 0/400 bombers, and was able to give excellent reconnaissance and engage in strategic bombing. Smith and a number of other Anzacs were trained at the British Air Force Base in Cairo. Without this handful of planes, and the gallantry of the Light-Horsemen-turned-pilots, the campaign would have been much more difficult. Like eagles, they went aloft and directed the campaign on the ground, and their bombing campaigns softened up the resistance. It was seat-of-the-pants flying in those days where landing strips were any clear area of the desert.

From Jerusalem, Allenby planned to advance into the Jordan Valley but met with stiff resistance from the Turks. Even though assured of assistance by Lawrence and his Arab irregulars, they failed to show when battles were joined, and were clearly upset at the occupation of Jerusalem and the new generation of Crusader ‘infidels’. All of which shows how deeply entrenched is the hatred the Arabs feel, even for their liberators.

And again the irony of it all comes into play. The Ottoman Empire was Islamic and was ruled by the Sultan of Turkey, who claimed the title of Caliph of all Islam. This Sultan-Caliph was outraged at the occupation by the British of his territories, and issued a jihad that was proclaimed in every newspaper in his empire. He ordered it to be recited in all the mosques throughout the empire. It ordered all Moslems to rise up and create terror for the ‘infidels’. At that time, there were over 100 million Moslems in the British Empire (mainly India and Egypt) and they actually preferred the British to the Turks. So the jihad of the Sultan-Caliph was largely ignored. The Middle-East Moslems hated the Turks who ruled over them, and were more than willing to kill them or drive them from their lands – Moslem or not! It was their contention that they would deal with the ‘infidels’ later, once the Turks were out of the way.

These sentiments were not universal, however, throughout the Arab world. Tribal factionalism had been rampant for thousands of years among Arabs, with the strong dominating the weak. To some Arabs, the Turkish occupation was more desirable than the factional infighting that had characterized their existence for millennia. The Turks had successfully suppressed the trouble spots and ensured some form of order, howbeit with heavy-handed oppression. But at least all pretenders to thrones in the region were discouraged. Moslems, by nature, prefer a single strong leader who sees the enemy as being someone other than themselves. In the past, when conflicts and infighting occurred between rival sheiks and pretenders, it was often difficult to pick the winning side, and the frequent swapping of sides often proved disastrous, and very painful when accused of being a traitor. Moslems are not driven by idealism but by lawlessness and greed, together with the desire for power over the weak. This is why God describes them as ruthless and impetuous (Hab 1:6-7), and like vultures swooping in to devour (V8), and they come bent on violence (V9). We are certainly seeing just how ruthless they can be, and how they delight in cutting the throats of ‘infidels’. By nature, they don’t hesitate to put their own people feet-first through a plastics shredder; so don’t imagine that cutting throats is the extent of their ruthlessness. They are evil degenerates and it’s as well to bear this in mind. God has said it, and time will prove it! When Satan’s brood hates, their hatred knows no bounds! They will commit the most monstrous acts that the human mind can devise.

Mesopotamia until 1922, when it was renamed Iraq by the British.

Map credit: History channel archives

Moslem leaders decided that they wanted their own territory and kingdoms, free from the power of external forces. They had in mind to establish their own kings over their own territories, and this was their bargaining chip for their efforts in support of the destruction of the Ottoman Turks. Duly it was granted after the war, when the Trans-Jordan became an independent nation (Jordan), and Arabia became a regal sovereignty (now Saudi Arabia); and of particular interest to the Arabians, sovereignty over Mecca and Medina. There were one or two hiccups before Al Saud seized power in Arabia, but the final result fulfilled their expectations. And so these despots got their way, and the British Empire continued to protect their interests. Mesopotamia was renamed Iraq, and the British helped them rule the country for a decade or two. The British chose the name Iraq after the province of Uruk where the ruins of ancient Ur are. Some British officials wanted to name it Babylon, but this was rejected because of the obvious fervour it may have instilled in the Moslems, and so the compromise was to name it after the province which was once called Ur of the Chaldees. And so Uruk became Iraq.

As for the Holy Land, General Allenby declared a sovereign state for the Jews. Jerusalem and all the surrounding lands were to be their homeland. The Arabs had their territory, and now the Jews had theirs. It was a simple and just solution – but not in the minds of the greedy Moslems. These greedy beasts wanted the Holy Land and Jerusalem as well. And they were literally driven to madness when the Jews began to prosper in the region.

An excellent historical account of the capture of the Holy Land and Jerusalem by the Anzacs.

Sovereignty over Palestine by the Jews is known in history as The Balfour Declaration of 1917, and in 1922 a mandate was granted to Britain by the League of Nations to enforce the rights of the Jewish State. Arthur James Balfour was the British Foreign Secretary, and he was fully persuaded that the Jewish people had to establish their own state in the Holy Land to fulfill prophecy. It was indeed fortuitous that British Prime Minister Lloyd George shared his views. Here’s an interesting quote: ‘Lloyd George initially promoted the idea of colonizing the Holy Land and turning it into a Jewish homeland. Instilled with religion during his fundamentalist Welsh Christian upbringing, he preferred the Old Testament to the New, and once remarked that he was more familiar with the names of towns in the Holy Land than those on the Western Front. But there was nothing new in politicians being interested in restoring Jews to the Holy Land. Lord Shaftesbury and the late Lord Derby had been among the nineteenth century Christians who believed in the ‘restoration’ of the Jewish people to Eretz to Israel as a fulfillment of prophecy.’ (Quoted from the book ‘First to Damascus’ by Jill, Duchess of Hamilton, page 106).

British Foreign Secretary James Arthur Balfour had similar Christian beliefs to Lloyd George: ‘The most famous of all supporters was Arthur James Balfour, historically minded Scot whose mother had read to him from the Bible every day during his early childhood, and who had sang Psalms about remembering Zion. Balfour, like Lloyd George, had seen the virtues of the Jewish Return before, through the persuasive arguments by the ever-popular Weizmann (Jewish Chaim Weizmann of the British Zionist Federation).’ (Page 107 of ‘First to Damascus’)

Apart from the madness of Islam, Satan and the rulers of the heavenly realm were furious at the outcome of everything, and so they decided to make an example of the Jews, and to stir up international resentment. Within ten years, this hatred of Jews was becoming widespread in Europe. By the early 1930’s Jew-baiting was becoming endemic. Satan’s agents were very busy ensuring it.

Satan’s dream of the Ottoman Empire conquering Europe was gone, and those who fought against his interests would pay. Since Germany and Austria had supported him, he would reward them, and use them to destroy his enemies. And so the staging began for WW2, and this time, according to Satan’s plans, the Jews would be wiped from the face of the earth. But God had other plans! God decided that the Jews would set an example for the whole world, a lasting memory of a holocaust that would haunt the memory of decent people everywhere. The final outcome for the cruel martyrdom they had suffered would be to give them their own land – the Land that God gave them three thousand years before! They would be the rightful heirs to the Promised Land. By example, they would again show their faithfulness to God and the love of His precious gift to them.

Anciently in Israel, the northern ten Tribes abandoned the Holy City of Jerusalem and pursued paganism. They rebelled against Solomon’s son Rehoboam, and followed the rebel Jeroboam (an Ephraimite, who ruled over them). The Tribes of Judah and Levi refused to abandon God’s City and remained faithful to God. This act of loyalty to God granted them the first right of return to the Holy Land. The fact is that prophecy would fail if the Jews were not established in the Holy Land today, since much prophecy concerns them and must be fulfilled. It’s God’s doing that they are there! Still it doesn’t suit some Christian groups with their holier-than-thou attitudes, and their perception that the Jews are worthless in comparison to them. Contrary to the beliefs of such groups, the Jews have a center-stage role in the establishment of God’s Kingdom – and God has decreed it!

Some Christians today believe that the Jewish people have no rights to anything because they rejected the True Messiah. In this they fail to understand that it was prophesied that He would be rejected of His own people (Luke 17:25, Luke 20:17, Psalm 118:22, 1Pet 2:6-8), and this prophecy had to be fulfilled. Of particular note is Luke 17:25 where it states that He was rejected by a certain generation, which is further identified in Matt 23:35-36 as the generation that killed righteous Abel, the son of Adam. It’s this reference to the Cain and Abel account that shows that Cain was Satan’s agent, and Abel was God’s. Two brothers with polar diversity! And these same agents or generation were again present to kill the Righteous Son – this time, Jesus the Son of God. In Luke 9:22, we learn that it was the Jewish priests, teachers and Scribes that were the agents of Satan and his demons. Generally, the Jewish people loved Him, and delighted in listening to Him, and to such an extent, that the Jewish religious leaders felt their positions were threatened. So they plotted to kill Him, but they feared the people who believed Him to be a prophet. So they schemed to do it under the cover of darkness and in the dead of night. They wanted someone with great authority in the land to condemn Him, and their desire was for this to be either Herod or Pontius Pilate. Having suffered nightmares after killing John the Baptist, Herod was more than willing to abrogate this responsibility to Pilate. Pontius Pilate however, said he found no fault with the man (Luke 23:13-14) and wanted to release Him (V20). But the jackals howled for blood, and after washing his hands of the whole affair publicly, Pilate handed Jesus over. So the verdict was innocent, but the penalty extracted by lies and deception was death. So typical of Satan’s brood!

Well may the Scribes, Pharisees and Herodians have said that they feared the people! After Jesus’ death, they no longer feared the Jewish people, but with crazed fanaticism they set out to kill their own people who had supported Jesus and began rounding them up and stoning them to death. The rulers of the heavenly realms were determined to destroy Christianity at its roots. But they were to fail miserably in their objectives. The account of Jesus’ death and resurrection spread all the way to Europe.

Jesus knew that God would raise Him from the dead and that He would return. He foreshadowed this time with the words from the book of Hosea (Hos 10:8). Luke 23:28-31 "Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, weep for yourselves and your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then "They will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills "cover us!" For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?" These very words that Jesus quoted from the Book of Hosea (Hos 10:8) were later immortalized in the Book of Revelation (Rev 6:16) long after the outrage against Jesus Christ was committed. You will find that what Hosea wrote was linked to the destruction of Ephraim. The warning of all three books is what is to happen to Ephraim, and the events in the aftermath of this slaughter and captivity.

While the tree was green and in full bloom on September 11, 2001, God’s enemies attacked Ephraim (America) and then set out to slaughter their sons on the battlefield. Satan and his minions hated the Christ, and set out to kill Him, and now they are set on killing the mighty Ephraim, whom God appointed as a son to lead the armies of the Living God. It was God who appointed the U.S. to attack the Babylonians in Mesopotamia in 2003. Human reasoning had little to do with it, because God had chosen a President who would do it! And he did it!

Mesopotamia literally means ‘land between the rivers’ (Euphrates and Tigris rivers). This region is sometimes called Aram Naharaim in the Bible (Deut 23:4). The sons of Aram (Gen 10:22) were called the Arameans, and later called Babylonians. This is the region where Balaam lived, the spirit ruler whom Moab (Jordan today) sought to curse the House of Israel (Num 22:5). By sheer ‘coincidence’, God mentions a city where Satan lives (Rev 2:13), and in V14 speaks of Balaam the sorcerer, who lived in Babylon. In these verses, God is telling the Churches not to listen to the wine of Babylon, or they would not receive a much-needed supply of hidden manna (V17).

The Assyrian Empire

Immediately to the north of Aram Naharaim, and sharing a contiguous boundary, were the ancient Assyrians – the sons of Asshur. Their most famous city was Ninevah. The Assyrians themselves are most famously known for their conquest of the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel around 721BC. By 600BC the Babylonian Empire had swallowed up the Assyrian Empire, and under King Nebuchadnezzar had set out to conquer the whole Middle East.

Nebuchadnezzar came to power around 606BC by training a small army in the region of Ur, and attacking the Assyrian forces. Conquest followed conquest, and he became the ruler of Babylon. What is so interesting about this region is that the major identities mention in Gen 10 originated and spread from here. Of particular interest are the sons of Shem who are identified as Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. Asshur (Assyrians) and Aram (Babylonians) (V22) lived between the rivers (Euphrates and Tigris) and shared a common boundary in that region. Elam became known as the Persians. All five of the sons of Shem became empire builders, but three of them really

The Babylonian Empire and the rise of the Persian Empire.

excelled and made their mark in history. Nebuchadnezzar united with the Medes in the conquest of Ninevah (the Assyrian capital) and the people of the region were united under Babylon’s banner. The whole region became Media, and the Assyrian Empire was swallowed up and ceased to exist. Media became ambitious and made advances into Elam (Persia), and finally joined with them to seize and conquer the Babylonian Empire.

The Medes have traditionally aligned with the Persians even in recent history.

The no-fly zone was established for the protection of the Kurds in the North, and the Shias in the south.

It’s patently obvious that the Kurds and Shias having nothing in common with Sunni Iraq, but they do have historic ties to Iran (Persians).

None of this would be significant except for the Bible prophecies concerning this region occupied by the Kurds today. The live in the same area of what was formerly called Media. And like Medes of Media, the Kurds have strong associations with Iran (Persia). In fact, the Kurds are the same people who formerly existed under the various names of Assyria, Media, and a few other names of lesser importance. During the Iran-Iraq war that lasted for eight years from 1980-88, many of the Kurds fled Iraq into Iran. And the Kurds became Saddam Hussein’s enemies. Following the Gulf war, the U.S. set up no-fly zones to protect the Kurds in the north and the Shiites in the south.

The area shown in orange is more on a par with Iran’s immediate territorial ambitions. And they don’t mind America doing all the hard work to achieve these goals. Naturally enough, this does not bode well for the southern Islamic states: Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria, or even Pakistan.

What has become alarming are the recent comments by the Whitehouse that the present breach with Turkey may be partially alleviated by the announcement of America’s intentions of a cooperative effort with Turkey against the PKK, a Kurdish group who are considered terrorists by Turkey. Why America would want to cooperate with Turkey on anything beggars belief, especially after Turkey slammed the door shut on U.S. forces at the start of the War in Iraq. They refused to allow troops to disembark on their soil. America has an airbase in Turkey, but are forbidden to use it for anything except humanitarian aid. The new Turkish government is as hostile to America as the rest of their ‘friends’ in the Middle East, and they are becoming more vocal. So it seemed prudent to America to identify a common enemy to repair their friendship with Turkey. The PKK has been militant with Turkey and there have been clashes at their common border, but this was always at Turkey’s provocation and their stated desire to get their hands on Kurdish oil fields. Any negotiations with Turkey by the U.S. is sure to involve rights to Kurdish oilfields, and to the east, Iran will be listening and preparing to act. Iran has been very silent during the whole saga of accusations and threats by the U.S., and they are well-aware that America has a long history of making rash judgments when identifying the enemy.

What immediately comes to mind is the Balkans war, when America beat the hell out of the Greek-Macedonians in favour of the Moslems – those who settled in Croatia from the former Turkish-Ottoman empire. There was no whining or complaining from anyone, including the UN, when this occurred. It was considered a noble cause to protect Moslems. America rained down hell-fire on the Serbians to the applause of the whole world.

Many American, British and Australian soldiers have given their lives for the hope of bringing peace and democracy to Iraq. They died because of the stupidity and the futility of trying to bring peace to Moslems. America went there to make peace not war! They didn’t believe that all Iraqis are hostile to them, but only the minority regime of Saddam Hussein. They now know differently, and they learned this lesson when the Shiites rose up against them. America believed that it was these Shiites who would be grateful, and who would rally to them for their efforts. Never did it occur to them that it was against the interests of 90% of all Islam to empower Shiites. The killing of Shiites has always been considered fair game to the Sunnis. One of the really stupid comments that came out of the U.S. State Department was that Al Qaeda and the Taliban were receiving sanctuary in Iran. Iran, and all the Shiites are well aware that Al Qaeda and the Taliban were targeting Shiite villages and towns in Afghanistan and brutally killing them. It was ethnic cleansing of the worse kind, and Iran wanted to get their hands on these killers. There was no safe-haven in Iran for them!

God sets up rulers and destroys them. This doubly applies to the rulers of the heavenly realms. God is presently empowering Cyrus, a spirit ruler, to seize power in preparation for the establishment of the former Medo-Persian Empire. There is much riding on the establishment of this Empire in prophetic terms. Cyrus is a different cut-of-the-cloth in comparison to other spirit rulers. He is much more pliable to God’s requests. Whereas the Sunni southern states are determined to seize the Holy Land and exterminate the Jews, Cyrus’ ambitions are completely different. Under Cyrus’ helmsmanship, and after the Holy Land is overrun by the southern states, Cyrus will set out to restore the land and it’s people, and to actually encourage the building of the Temple. He will provide the lion’s share of the wealth to do this.

At that time, the armies of the Living God will be actively engaging all the nations from the Nile River to the Euphrates River and clearing the land of Satan’s brood. God’s instructions are to stop at the Euphrates River and to stay out of Cyrus’ territory. God designated this land in the promise He made to His friend Abraham (Gen 15:18). God has reasons why His armies will not cross the Euphrates to engage the Persians. It’s called justice, and in order to exact this justice, Gabriel and his legions of angels will get this task. Cyrus once took Gabriel hostage and refused to let him go (Dan 10:13). Michael had to be sent to even the odds, and successfully extracted him. God has determined that Gabriel will be given the task of softening up the Persian Empire to prepare the way for the King of Greece (Dan 10:20). And the King of Greece will come!

Prior to this, Cyrus will get a little justice of his own. Once he has moved to consolidate his power, and at God’s request, he will take vengeance on the United States of America for their protracted accusations and unjust criticism against him. And God will empower him to do it. If the new army of the Living God is not permitted to cross the Euphrates River to engage Cyrus, it stands to reason that the same restrictions apply to the present armies of the Living God, and America should take this advisedly.

The Christ gave us an example of what the rulers of the heavenly realms are like. Against all rationale and against the better judgment of Pontius Pilate they continued to scream ‘Crucify Him! Crucify Him!’ (Luke 23:21). If they were so unreasoning and unjust in their actions then, these characteristics have survived to the present day, and will be just as intractable in the defeat and death of Ephraim – who is presently a son of God (Jer 31:20). All the rulers of the heavenly realm have a seething hatred of America. They know that God has given America excessive power in comparison to them, and they are unable to stand against them. They are happy to bleed off America’s wealth to their advantage, but can’t express any gratitude – only the same hatred and venom that was shown the Christ! As long as America remains convinced that they are only dealing with human elements, and not the invisible rulers of the heavenly realms, they will hold out hope of eventually converting these evil creatures to their own form of government and standards of decency. And Almighty God is making it clear that it can’t be done! Satan’s brood represents everything that God detests, and He can’t wait to rid the earth of them. He has endured their behaviour for six thousand years, but He foreshadowed the Seventh Millennium as bringing major changes.

So what has Ephraim done wrong in Iraq?

They’ve failed to understand the Scripture that indicts the anti-Christ forces, and they have failed to understand who the children of the devil are. Jesus plainly came to destroy the devil’s work: 1John 3:8 "…The reason the Son of God came was to destroy the devil’s work." And in V10 "This is how we know who the children of God are, and who the children of the devil are." A son who goes out to preserve the devil’s work rather than destroy it cannot be considered to be acting in the Christ’s best interests. It they continue to go out to war against the Christ’s best interests, then they will no longer be considered ‘the armies of the Living God.’ It was King David who first coined this phrase. At that time, the Philistines were standing against the armies of Israel, and the young, youthful David was outraged on God’s behalf, and sought to address this wrong. And we all know the story of how David killed Goliath, and the Philistines were routed. But David soon found himself in disfavour, and he became a fugitive from Saul’s wrath. For seven years he had his own small army and they lived off the land until finally they took possession of Jerusalem where he completed a total of 40 years in all of rule. It was a tough life for David; a life of constant conflict and trouble on every side, with wars constantly plaguing his rule, but he fought them all and constantly confirmed his faithfulness to God. His writings in the Psalms reflect his devotion to God. Not only was he a man after God’s own heart, he was also a man patterned after God’s own Son Jesus. In fact, he was the embodiment of Jesus in human form, and Jesus was happy to call Himself the Son of David. But He did point out that He was both the Root and Offspring of David (Rev 22:16).

When the Son of David appeared on earth, having warned of future horrific events, a small sampling of which occurred forty years later in 70AD, Jesus forewarned of a time when He would return as the Warrior Christ and King. It was made very clear the He was the Root and the offspring of David; thereby declaring that David had upheld all that was expected of him. In the same manner the Mighty Christ will make war and He will rule in Jerusalem.

Jesus forgave the Jewish people for not coming to His defense. In fact, no-one came to His defense except Pilate, and then he caved in to the demands of the rulers. Jesus had previously armed the Apostles with swords, and then prevented them from acting. As Jesus had said, if He did not proceed with the desires of the rulers to kill Him, how would Scripture be fulfilled? It had to happen this way! All the while the rulers stood there sneering at Him (Luke 23:35) while the people mourned (V27). He specifically told Peter to put away his sword saying that if anyone drew a sword they would be killed by the sword: Matt 26:52 "Put back your sword in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and He will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?" It was very plain to Peter what the consequences would be at that time if he had again drawn his sword. It would have been tantamount to preventing the Scriptures from being fulfilled, and he would have died by the sword. At this crucial time, there were to be no ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’. I don’t know that it’s fully realized just how much havoc twelve legions of angels could cause, but Jesus had the option to do so. He chose not to put up a fight, but rather to go as a Lamb to the slaughter. And the Scriptures were duly fulfilled. It’s funny how Matt 26:52 has been so misinterpreted by anti-war demonstrators. If their interpretation had been correct, then everyone who ever drew a sword would have died by a sword – but this is clearly not the case! The warning was for His disciples at that time! Jesus was saying that He didn’t need their help at that time, because there were twelve legions of angels standing ready to come to His aid if He requested it. Twelve legions of angels would have been overkill for the rabble that were about to kill the Christ, and it is clear what God’s instructions to them would be if they were called. It would have been curtains for all humanity!

The Christ and the Father had an agreement. If Jesus gave up His life as a measure of His faithfulness to God, then He would inherit all that the Father owns and replace the present rulers of the heavenly realms with His own offspring – those who possess His very Spirit. Having now accomplished this faithful act, it remains only for Christ to destroy all dominion, authority and power of the enemies of God: 1Cor 15:24 "Then the end will come, when He hands over the Kingdom to the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet." He will be reigning until all His enemies are destroyed – and are ashes under the feet of those who revere God’s Name (Mal 4:1-3). These enemies will also be ashes under Christ’s feet, since He will be doing much of the fighting (Isa 63:1-6). All of which goes to show how wide of the mark are those in mainstream Christianity who don’t see Jesus as the Christ at all! They see Him as a milquetoast philosopher who hopes to win the affection of the world by pleading and whimpering. I would suggest that they have overlooked a whole lot of Scripture to arrive at this conclusion!

As for Christianity generally, they have rejected the True Messiah in favour of their own perceptions of Him. They happily call Him their Saviour, but fail to understand the meaning of salvation. Ask any mainstream Christian believers what salvation is, and you will receive the most mindless, convoluted version of their own aberrational minds. They would have you believe that a few well chosen words will propel you to everlasting glory. Well, such ideas are not supported in the Bible! Some may feel that their devotion to God is therefore meaningless unless there is some hope of a reward. Well, God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, but you must seek Him and serve Him according to His rules. Those who have devoted their lives to honouring God to the best of their knowledge and understanding have laid a good groundwork for becoming His servants. God only accepts those who are of a contrite and humble spirit, and who don’t pursue personal ambition to God’s detriment. Decent, humble and devoted men and women are the type of people that most assimilate His Glorious Son, and it’s these from whom God will build His Kingdom and His Family. This is God’s objective and this is His Great Plan. Amid the chaos and confusion of a world gone mad, the Kingdom of God will emerge in very troublous times and forceful men will lay hold of it. Contrary to all you have believed, Jesus didn’t come to bring peace, but the sword of war! (Matt 10:34). Those who teach such things quickly find themselves alienated even within their own family, especially those who have been involved with groups of pseudo-Christians who have never believed God. God doesn’t favour those who don’t share His objectives. It’s doubtful that there is time for many more to join this Brotherhood, but in the aftermath of what is about to occur, some real service to God for many Christians still remains an option. Their job will be to teach others what this Brotherhood has been teaching, and to lead others to repentance for their willful disobedience to God. Those who follow these instructions will be rescued – either in life or in death. But they will be in God’s Kingdom.

The Jewish people have always believed that God would set up a Kingdom, and they remained faithful to, and longed for, the Land that God gave them. They also knew that Bible prophecy shows that they would be in the Holy Land when the Kingdom of God is established. A Jewish state was essential for the fulfilling of prophecy.

With the passing away of men like Lloyd George, Balfour and Chaim Wiezmann, the presence of a Jewish State has no significance to mainstream Christianity. Their doctrine has marginalized the importance of prophecy in favour of their own myopic views of what God requires of His people. And fulfilling prophecy has no place in their agenda. If they accepted the importance of an established Jewish Homeland in prophecy, they might feel obligated to revisit other prophecies, and this they staunchly resist! They seem to believe that if they continue with their soft, syrupy nonsense, then perhaps God will feel obligated to forget all about prophecy, and particularly the Book of Revelation, which makes their belief system look hollow and very stupid.

It’s true that generations of Christians have paid lip-service to the Holy City of Jerusalem, but none revered it to the point that they desired to live there as established nations of God. It was largely tokenism through the building of churches and a desire for association. But they should have known only too well that God truly intends to establish His chosen nations there, firstly the Jews (who never willingly abandoned it, and who sought all their lives to return) and then to the other ten Tribes who presently have no desire to live there. The Jewish people had no rest in Europe and were hounded and slaughtered wherever they went. It was only in their own land that they found rest, and because of frequent ongoing hostilities, limited rest at that.

And now it’s time for the scattered Ten Tribes to learn a similar lesson, and to desire the Rest that God is offering. And desire it they will! When all hope is gone, a new dawn will signal a hope for respite and rest. And the entrance fee will be total repentance for their willful disobedience to God and the defaming of His Name. And I can tell you, that any rebels among them will be turned back and sent to their destruction. The fledgling Kingdom of God will not tolerate the madness of this world nor any of those who have willfully discredited their Creator. God is a God of vengeance, and He will repay. This Brotherhood has emphasized that He will be feared, and not treated like a lesser being by the arrogant. Those who truly fear God and revere His Name (Mal 3:16) will have nothing in common with those who don’t.

God has chosen the Levites to lead the charge. He chose the Levites long ago as His very own Tribe, and made them the firstfruits – the early crop (Num 8:15-16) and the firstborn sons. But in addition to true Levites, God has also grafted in others from diverse nations, and He did this to provoke jealousy of the Tribes of Israel just as the Apostle Paul observed (Rom 10:19, 11:11, 17). One of these (Rom 10:19) is a quote from Moses, and it just happens to be from the Song of Moses (Deut 32) – an endtime prophecy that will be fulfilled and never forgotten. The Song of Moses will be sung for all time as a reminder, together with the Song of the Lamb (Rev 15:3). It’s a good idea to read the Song of Moses from time to time, because it will be sung by Moses’ Tribe – the Tribe of Levi – as a constant reminder of God’s warning to His people Israel. The Song of Moses also contains the hope of their rescue or salvation, and God wants everyone to know this. During the long dark night, rescue plans will be underway to usher in a new dawn. Peter urged the observance of hope of the new dawn (2Pet 1:19), and emphasized the importance of understanding the Scriptures in regard to prophecy (V20), saying ‘above all’ don’t listen to those who interpret prophecy according to their own interpretation and who don’t have God’s Holy Spirit. Surely this is easy enough to understand? Those who teach that the Testimony of Jesus is anything other than the Spirit of prophecy fall into this category. Rev 19:10 "…For the Testimony of Jesus IS the Spirit of Prophecy." Those who teach contrary to this are teaching a fake gospel, and a false Jesus. A spirit that is not of God is leading them! And any emotional fervor they may generate is not through God’s Holy Spirit. God’s Holy Spirit does not turn people into foaming lunatics. On the contrary, God’s Holy Spirit speaks of hidden Wisdom (1Cor 2:7) and Jesus Christ is the Wisdom of God (1Cor 1:24).

So God’s endtime message does focus on the Kingdom of God and the fulfillment of all that is written in the Scriptures. And there is much to be done before real peace is established on this earth. To this end, everyone should understand that what history has recorded, particularly in recent decades, is vitally important to understanding the means by which God acts to bring about His intended outcome. You’ve seen the rise of Islam and their mindless ambitions to destroy Jews and Christians, and to bring an end to Western democracy. They’ve issued jihads and shouted from the roofs their intentions, but the Western nations don’t seem to believe them. As often as they breath fire and brimstone against the Western powers, they only response they get is to state that Islam is a peaceful religion, and Moslems are peaceful people. When Christians and Jews have their throats cut by Moslems, opinions don’t change! How strange people have become. When a mad Muslim killed Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, it plunged the whole world into war – how times have changed. Today, Islam has a free pass to do as they please. They are a law unto themselves (Hab 1:7).

Had cooler heads prevailed at the start of the 1914-18 war, Germany and Austria would have defeated the Ottoman Empire and liberated the Holy Land and driven the Arabs back into Arabia. But this is not what God intended at that time or by these people, and He took steps to regulate the outcome. Even today, historians still ponder how this conflict arose so rapidly, and against all rationale. Turkey actually sided with those who were poised to conquer them. After all, the Balkans were a part of the Turkish/Ottoman empire, and this was the lead-in for the conquest of Turkey. At Russia’s request, Britain and France actually entered the war to protect Turkey’s interests, but in an astounding role reversal, finished up fighting them. How it all happened and why, prompted many people to wonder if the whole world had gone mad.

Amid all the twists and turns of this crazy war, God was teaching a lesson. When Jerusalem is finally liberated, and established as the City of the Great King, God will decide who gets to liberate it – it’s the Sons of Jerusalem! It will require great planning, and careful strategy, and of course, war against God’s traditional enemies by those who have been specifically trained to make war.

From earliest times, beginning with Abraham – a great warrior himself (Gen 14:14-20) – God determined to raise up sons through blood-lines like the most Mighty of Warriors – His Son Jesus the Messiah. Through these sons, whom God specifically refers to as the Sons of Jerusalem, the offspring of Abraham, through Jacob and his 12 sons, will be rescued and brought back to the Holy Land that God gave them. As fanciful as this seems in the political climate of this world, this is God’s overall objective and the means by which He will establish a family of sons and daughters as the ruling class forever. God knows that family ties are far stronger than political considerations, and in times of trouble, families tend to unite. God the Father always intended to be a Father to His offspring, but in the past they turned away from Him, and refused to serve Him. God intends to create an environment where they will serve Him with gladness and appreciation. He intends to teach them a lesson they will never forget. Only when all hope is gone will the House of Israel truly understand the consequences of dishonouring their Creator and their Heavenly Father. And this lesson has now begun!

Astoundingly, God foreshadowed this Day of Rest in the Garden of Eden in Mesopotamia, when He established the Seventh Day of the week as the Sabbath rest. He was making reference to another rest that would be offered at the most crucial time in history. And in this regard, God made it clear that some would not enter His Rest. This is the point that was made in the Book of Hebrews (Heb 4:1-3). His Rest is to be a time of resolution as well as retribution. A time for people to decide whether they stand with God or against Him. Those who resolve to serve God will need to prove themselves – not with words but with actions, and their resolve will be tested. Jesus Christ set the example to follow. All those who would be Sons of God must believe Him and serve Him faithfully, even if it means death. Their belief that God can raise them from the dead (just as Abraham believed Heb 11:19) must be stronger than their fear of death.

The Sons of Jerusalem have qualified as sons of God by believing Him just as Abraham did, at a time when from a human point of view, the outcome was not evident. It required Godly faith to believe. And now, all that God has taught His sons (Matt 6:44, Isa 54:13) is rapidly coming to pass. Obviously, God places great stock on the early fruit rather than the late-comers who only believe because of what they have seen with their eyes. And this is summed up in Heb 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we don’t see. This is what the ancients were commended for." The KJV renders it ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ God hates waverers who are like reeds shaken in the wind. Such people want evidence that they can see with their own eyes before they actually believe God. They only believe God’s prophecy when they see it fulfilled. This is NOT what the ancients were commended for!

As for God’s Place of Rest, only those who believe God will establish it, will enter it. And now God requires all to believe that He has the power to establish it, and that He has chosen His sons, whom He has taught, to complete it. That process began at the appointed time, and will be completed at the appointed time. God began by teaching His sons and daughters, and preparing them for the task. No-one else on earth understood God’s intentions except those whom He has taught. You can scour the earth and you will find none that understood apart from the branch God chose. And any who would be sons of God must be attached to that branch or be grafted in. Life flows from the tree to the branches, and the tree is the olive tree. God speaks of two olive trees (Rev 11:4) – one of the Kingly line, and the other of the Priesthood. In other words, of kings and priests! Jesus Christ is both King and Priest, though if He were on earth, He would not be a priest because there are others who perform this role (Heb 8:4).

The terms ‘Christ’ and ‘Messiah’ are interchangeable, but both mean the Mighty Conqueror! Christianity today has a completely different take on this. They have deliberately chosen to portray the Mighty Christ as a wimp. They’ve not only fooled themselves, they’ve also fooled the whole world. They’ve imagined that God believes that He can convert the world by being weak and conciliatory. Those who believe such things have never known God! You begin to wonder if such people have ever read the Book of Revelation or the Book of Daniel or the Song of Moses.

In the Book of Daniel four kingdoms are described, which would arise one after the other. First it was Babylon the Great, then the Medes and Persians, then another king arose from Greece and battered both kingdoms into shape and absorbed them into his kingdom. God made it clear that in the days of these kings, a Kingdom would be set up that would never be destroyed. The fourth and final kingdom comprising God’s enemies will comprise all those of the first three kingdoms, but will bring together the nations of the whole world to do battle with their common enemy – and their common enemy will be the Christ Himself! And the king of Greece will lead the charge. No longer will this king be just a ruler of the Heavenly realms but Satan and all his generals combined to a common purpose, a combination of the most ruthless and evil of all existing beings. All of these will give their power to the beast to organize the final stand. Under his auspices, everything that Satan and his demons have will be thrown at Jerusalem and the Mighty King. The Book of Zechariah (Chapt. 14) describes this final showdown.

On a different note, I’m still trying to figure out why the U.S. Administration is so keen to spend $400 million dollars on building eight new prisons in Iraq. They suggest that it would make a ‘statement’ against the evils of Saddam’s regime. I could imagine that building hospitals or universities would make some kind of a statement – but prisons? What am I missing here? Congress baulked at building eight prisons, but seem to be OK with replacing Abu Ghraib prison. It seems that twilight is closing in fast, and the night will be long and dark. With the type of illogical behaviour going on now, the long dark night will be upon them before they realize it. But credit needs to be given to the Christ for saying it first: Matt 24:37 "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage (probably same sex marriages too), up to the day when Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them away."

While America is marshalling their troops in Satan’s territory of Babylon, Satan and his spirit rulers are busily marshalling his forces in South America – his ancient reserves that delight in offering human sacrifices to him. While America is busy with other calamities, they will come like an unstoppable flood, and will prove to be just as ruthless as Islam.

It’s incumbent upon all of the Western World to saturate their minds with the treachery of Islam and all of Satan’s brood and not be deceived. Shallow-minded people seem to want to play the blame-game against those who sought to bring peace to a hostile people. The Democrat side of politics fought tooth and nail to prevent the war even to the point of insanity. Yet when the campaign seemed to enjoy success for a while and things seemed to be going well, they changed their stance to support the war. When more than 75% of the American people were supporting the war the Democrat leaders were looking very isolated. So they adopted new nobility. They wanted to be seen as the shining example of virtue, constantly monitoring events to find fault. They seized the high moral ground whenever anything went wrong, and castigated the Administration for every perceived mistake. They locked themselves into the mentality of the UN, and closely monitored UN opinion. They were firmly convinced that the Iraqi people would have come to heel if the UN had been overseeing the whole operation. So beguiled were they by their perceptions of the UN, that they believed the UN was much loved by all the world for their humanitarian aid, and their love affair with Moslems. But Satan and his hordes are unpredictable and are incapable of a cohesive strategy, and so they bombed the UN headquarters in Iraq, killing the UN chief. It was clearly shown that the UN would have faired no better if they had headed the occupation forces. Once again, the Democrats had egg on their faces! They had misread the nature of the beast they were dealing with.

But there was worse to come. Their towering perceptions of the virtues of the UN were demolished with the revelations of corruption in the ‘oil for food’ program. This had been the basis of their claims that America was killing Iraqi children by their obstinacy in failing to provide enough ‘oil for food’ facilities prior to the war. The Democrats wanted to open the floodgates to allow more oil revenue to be dispersed through the UN. We now know why the Iraqi people were being ‘deprived’ (though the term is questionable). The feeding frenzy of rampant theft by Kofi Annan and his henchmen had been going on for years, and the Democrats were thoroughly beguiled by it all.

This corruption was well known prior to 1997 in the days of Kofi Annan’s predecessor Boutros Boutros-Ghali. It was because of the rampant theft of the Egyptian Boutros-Ghali that the United States withheld contributions to the UN. They were determined to deny him another term, and so in 1997 he was booted out and Kofi Annan replaced him. The reputation of the UN has been sullied many times since its inception. Their success in any endeavour has been nil. They are hopeless and ineffective peacekeepers, and are totally incapable of delivering food aid to starving people – it always seems to go directly to rebel armies.

But the carping and griping of the Democrats has yielded some success for their objectives. They’ve successfully managed to force the engagement of the UN in selecting the prime minister and president of the governing body for the new Iraqi government. Naturally enough, the UN administrator who made the selection for prime minister is a Moslem. It was unacceptable to the Democrats for the U.S. to empanel a provisional government. So the UN has chosen a former Ba’ath party member under Saddam’s regime to be prime minister, but one who is also a Shiite. This is supposed to satisfy the ambitions of both Sunnis and Shias. Their appointee has a foot in both worlds. To his credit, however, PM Allawi fled Saddam’s regime in 1981. I’d venture to say that this is not the end of the matter! And now they must decide who gets to be the replacement of Saddam Hussein for president.

The efforts of the Coalition forces, though virtuous in their objectives, are hopelessly misguided. In official circles and the media in America we see people dissecting words to find mistakes, and a single word out of place can create a storm of protest. But by the same standard, outright abuse and deadly threats by the Islamic world seem to go unnoticed. A terrorist is a terrorist except if his name happens to be Yasser Arafat or even Muammar al Qaddafi, it seems. (The most usual spelling of al Qaddafi in the West is Ghaddafi). Remember how strenuously those who opposed the War in Iraq defended Saddam Hussein’s record, claiming that he was not involved in terrorism? The truth is that he was financing suicide bombers among the Palestinians. But apparently this doesn’t count! It only counts if links could be found with Al Qaeda. Ghaddafi was the mastermind of the Lockerby bombing.

Libya has ‘lost’ some nuke material. Everyone at the Arab league was amused at this announcement. Even ol’ slimebag Mubarek of Egypt was smiling, seen here with Ghaddafi.

It now emerges that Ghaddafi of Libya was engaged in a joint venture with Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and North Korea to build nuclear bombs. Ghaddafi supplied the hollowed-out mountain for the project, and North Korea and Pakistan were to provide the equipment and technology. Egypt was to manage and coordinate the project. But the secret got out and the Libyan President Ghaddafi panicked and wanted to bail out of the project. He well-remembers how his daughter was killed, and a son injured, when America bombed his palace in April, 1986 because of his terrorist activities. President Ronald Reagan ordered the strike to destroy army bases, shipping (two ships were sunk), and suspected facilities used for making chemical weapons. Again in 1992 the charge was made that Ghaddafi was actively involved in the manufacture of chemical weapons. He is well-known for his hatred of the Israelis, and it was feared that his stockpile of chemical weapons were to be used against them. Even at that time, it was known that he had strong ties with Saddam Hussein, but he still allowed Iraqi scientists to find sanctuary in his country, particularly the man who made Saddam’s first 5 kiloton nuclear bomb – Khidhir Hamza. The low yield was a result of lacking suitable aluminum tubes for the refining of Uranium, and the magnets to coordinate the detonation.

He wasn’t too popular with the Arab League when he attended their hate-fest against the Americans and Israelis last month. Still, he got a big belly laugh from all the Arab leaders when he announced that he had ‘lost’ the enriched uranium and no-one can find it. What he actually turned over to the IAEA inspectors were some aluminum tubes and some other gear needed to make nuclear weapons. Remember all the aluminum tubes that Saddam was said to have but couldn’t be found?

The Arab nuclear project is not dead, only relocated. When Ghaddafi came unstuck, and the secret got out, other Arab nations cooperated to relocate, and no-one knows where at this present time. Since the Bible makes it clear that Egypt will be allied with Libya, Egypt would be a good guess. Egypt has been hoodwinking the bleeding-hearts in Washington for years.

What then, is the reaction of Washington to the outcome of these Moslem nations plotting behind their back, particularly Egypt, who have almost been proclaimed as holy and virtuous in the struggle against terrorism? This whole nuclear program was devised in collaboration with Saddam Hussein himself. Just before the war in Iraq began in 2003, it was discovered that Saddam had given Ghaddafi of Egypt some three billion dollars three years before in 2000. Ghaddafi fobbed everyone off by saying the payment was for allowing Saddam exile in his country. Meanwhile, Ghaddafi was busy hollowing out a mountain for the establishment of a nuclear bomb production line.

For generations now, the Persian Iranians have been the pariahs of all the Sunni Moslems. The Iranians are Shias, and these two divisions of Islam are sharply divided on everything. When the Iranians saw the advances being made by Sunni nations in the development of Nuclear and bio-chemical weapons, they realized that it was time to act in their own defence. Prior to the war in Afghanistan, the Pakistani-led Taliban were constantly slaughtering whole Shiite villages in Afghanistan and destroying their mosques. Most Afghani Shiites fled to Iran, which created the blurred vision of America that Al Qaeda and Taliban were fleeing to Iran. To the Iranians, Al Qaeda and the Taliban are their enemies, except to the extent that ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’. However, Iranians don’t tolerate Wahhabi killers seeking refuge in their country. This was a rather stupid invention of the U.S. State Department to support their view that Iran is an ‘axis of evil’. It was gauged to be an acceptable comment among all the Sunni Moslems who hate the fatherland of the Shias. And now, destroying Shiite mosques in Pakistan is becoming endemic. In recent months there have been dozens of Shiite mosques attacked in Pakistan with the deaths of hundreds of Shias.

It would be foolish to defend the activities of Iran, since they are Moslems and to coin a phrase, merely a horse of a different color. But you must have noticed that they have been very quiet on the international scene. When Colonel Ghaddafi of Libya threw up his hands in surrender to the demands of the West to disarm, it seemed that America would handle the threat of nuclear escalation among the Sunnis. Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan had a multi-billion dollar joint-venture to produce nuclear weapons, and the development was in the advance stages. What is more, the nuclear fuel was ‘missing’ except for about a cupful that was retained for compliance purposes. What Libya handed over was a couple of million dollars worth of equipment, which America displayed proudly to create the illusion that the threat had passed. The head of the International Atomic Energy Authority gave Libya a clean bill of health, despite the fact that the plutonium was missing. Compared to the diplomatic coup of gaining Libya’s compliance, this was considered a minor hiccup.

So the Iranians became compliant to the IAEA to scale back from weapons manufacture and allow inspections believing that the Sunni threat to their sovereignty was over. The head of the IAEA is Mohamed al Baradei, a Sunni Moslem, and it’s in his best interests to continue the perception of Iran as being an ‘axis of evil’. The Sunni nations would be very happy to provoke a war between Iran and the U.S., and the U.S. seem to be heading on this path.

What I find so amazing is the way America reacts to every utterance by Iran in criticism of them, and they never fail to react with scorn and outrage. ‘Axis of evil’ and ‘rogue state’ becomes the vocabulary when they heap scorn on the Iranians. In all fairness, you would think that America would publicly acknowledge that of all the Moslem terrorists that have actively engaged in killing Americans and Europeans with planted bombs and aircraft as in 9-11, not one of them have been Iranians. How strange that the ‘axis of evil’ is not organizing terrorist groups in foreign lands to kill Americans! But those who are actively engaged in organizing these terror cells are given a clean bill of health. Libya, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Afghanistan are all represented in these terror cells proliferating around the world – but no Iranians! But we are all expected to believe that only Iran is an ‘axis of evil’. Who is fooling whom? It’s all the Sunni nations that are the axis of evil, but they are also America’s ‘lovers’ (to use a Bible description, though ‘harlots’ would be a more appropriate term), and America sides with them everytime against their traditional enemies – the Iranians. This pleases the Sunni nations no end, and they would be delighted to see America engage Iran in war. America has become so soft in the head, that they are likely to do it. But we don’t need to speculate, a war will be waged against the Medes and Persians of old, and America will lose. What is more, God Himself will fight against America. This war will start a catastrophic chain of events around the world with nations and kingdoms rising up against each other. A new rider will then emerge, and casualties will escalate. With America taken out of the way, there will be no restraint on the nations of the earth.

You will certainly know when God begins to fight against Ephraim, and that day is very close now. He will bring their most favoured weapons down from the sky, their bombers, and they will be powerless in the field of battle, and the tide of the battle will go against them. Don’t doubt this! God gave a demonstration of His power when He had the wings of the Columbia spacecraft smashed off and we all saw it plunge to the earth. Don’t believe the lying propaganda of NASA that a piece of foam – which we all saw slide harmlessly across the upper part of the wing at the launch – penetrated the underside of the wing and caused the crash. It didn’t happen! Almighty God brought that spacecraft down! Don’t believe me? Just wait and see what explanations are given when large numbers of bombers are smashed to pieces in the air in full sight of observers, and for no explicable reason.

Columbia spacecraft wing after test. A tubular lump of foam was fired from a compressed nitrogen gun at 750mph on un-tiled wing area to demonstrate how the wing may have been holed.

Credit: NASA website.

If you visited the NASA website shortly after this accident, you would have seen the details of NASA’s testing to show how the piece of foam supposedly punctured the airframe of the wing. Using a bare wing, with no ceramic tiles or Kevlar matting, they fired a tubular piece of foam from a large nitrogen gun from point blank range at 750mph. It penetrated the metal sheeting, and used this to prove how the damage occurred.

What they didn’t mention was that the foam had fallen on the top of the wing immediately after the launch and before the craft had even cleared the launch-pad gantry. The craft was doing about 10mph not 750mph when this occurred. It was all carefully staged deception. It was strange that none of the media asked how the piece of foam that was clearly seen on the video footage sliding harmlessly across the upper part of the wing could have damaged the underside.

Personally, I am on the side of the armies of the Living God until God Himself fights against them, then I will be on God’s side in support of His new army. God’s new army will not directly challenge the Persian Empire. This empire will begin when the Medes (Kurds today) are unified with Iran (Persians) under one banner and one ruler. This empire will actually be unified with God’s New Army in one specific regard: to rebuild the waste places and the New Temple in Jerusalem. They will favour God’s Army because they will be actively destroying Sunni Moslems – the enemy of the Persian Shiites. God has assured us of this outcome by personally setting up a ruler of old – a spirit ruler by the name of Cyrus. Cyrus and his team of spirit beings (demons) are busily setting up their empire. I don’t intend to defend Cyrus, but he has all the qualities God requires for a ruler in that region at this time. And God knows him well.

Trickery and deception are the trademarks of Satan the devil. He is the great manipulator, and he is particularly successful with the gullible – those who have limited ability to discern between good and evil. Animals don’t have the intellect to determine good from evil. This ability exists only in human beings and those of the God realm. God said of Adam and Eve that they had become ‘as one of us in knowing good and evil’ (Gen 3:22). At that point, human beings became gods just as the Psalms confirm (Psalm 82:1-7), and which was confirmed by the Christ: John 10:34-35 "Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’? If He called them gods, to whom the Word of God came – and the Scripture cannot be broken – what about the One whom the Father has set apart as His very own and sent into the world?" Since the Scripture cannot be broken, all those to whom the Word of God came are considered to be gods.

As a point of interest, God set apart as His very own a whole tribe – the Tribe of Levi (Num 8:14). At the time of the Christ, God had established a very special Levite to precede His appearance, and this was John the Baptist. Oddly enough, everyone understood that John the Baptist was a prophet, but the priests and scribes couldn’t accept his testimony concerning the Christ. They rejected Jesus as the Messiah; they wanted one that would go and defeat their enemies and install them to power. They would have been familiar with Psalm 82:1-7 and the reference to ‘gods’. But they believed that they themselves were the ‘gods’ referenced here. They must have realized just how inadequately they fulfilled the Scripture of this Psalm. These surrogate sons of Satan and his demon rulers had set themselves on a plateau far above the Jewish people, and desired power and prestige to the exclusion of all else. They weren’t concerned about the poor and needy among them, and they weren’t concerned with rescuing their fellow countrymen from the hand of the wicked. They wanted someone else to do this, so that they could seize power and rule – which makes clear why God has referred to them as ‘RULERS of the heavenly realms’. Always these spirit creatures like the top spot in the hierarchy, so they can control and manipulate.

It’s worth reading Psalm 82:1-7: "God resides in The Great Assembly; He gives judgment to the gods. How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk around in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. I said, "You are gods; you are the sons of the Most High." But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler. Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance." Inheritance means ‘to receive the rights and property of the deceased’. Phrases like ‘die like mere men’ shows that this is a reference to spirit rulers, but Jesus expanded this to show that others who received the Word of God with joy and gladness would be the new gods. And what a surprise to find the phrase ‘all the foundations of the earth are shaken’! It seems so out of context here, but it probably also did when John the Baptist said the same thing to these ‘gods’ when he began his preaching. John spoke of mountains collapsing and valleys being filled, and stated that all flesh would see God’s salvation (Luke 3:4-6) and the Glory of God (Isa 40:5). The Glory of God is where the The Great Assembly is held, and where God resides.

When God says the rulers of the heavenly realms know nothing and understand nothing, He means they understand nothing of substance and are steeped in boloney. Their minds are not attuned to the things of their father, as a true son should be. God wants sons who are! God wants sons who are prepared to divest themselves of life itself if this is what their Heavenly Father requires. Anything short of this renders them unprofitable servants! Since this requirement is alien to most of Christianity today, God had in mind to create sons who would serve Him – sons who do know and understand God’s ways and are prepared to serve Him and fear Him with Godly fear. These sons stand in awe of God and revere His Name and have proven that they will serve Him in all circumstances. To this end, God has memorialized them with these words in the Levite Book of the Messenger: Mal 3:16-18 "Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A Scroll of Remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honoured His Name. "They will be mine," says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not." Yes, I’ve quoted this Scripture many times over the years, but it summarizes the type of people God is prepared to call sons. And it is these sons who were prepared by Levi the teacher, to participate in the identification of the True Messenger – the Mighty Christ Jesus. And the Mighty Christ contrasts sharply with the false Jesus that mainstream Christianity has adopted!

God created human beings in His likeness because He had long term plans to recreate Himself through His family. To this end, God created man with the same type of intellect as the Godly realm – the ability to think and reason, and to determine good from evil. It’s one thing to know good and evil, but making the right choices in our thinking and behaviour is something that can become very muddled. In the Book of Hebrews, we find this very good advice: Heb 6:13 "Anyone who lives on milk, being an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinquish good from evil."

We human beings have been given the precious gift of life – a one-time opportunity to live according to the rules set by the Creator Himself. The vast majority of humanity has lived their lives in vain having failed to qualify for the right to be called the sons of God and to bear God’s Name. But they were given that baffling ingredient called ‘life’ which cannot be recreated by any form of science known today. It remains a mystery. Nevertheless, all of mankind possessed it, just as the animals did, and those who chose to live like animals died just as the animals do. Neither had preeminence over the other when it came to death – the end of life. There were no second chances promised, nor will any be given, except to those who became ‘gods’ by God’s definition – those to whom the Word of God came (John 10:35). It’s unthinkable to imagine that God has a second-chance system in place for those who willingly squandered their allotted three score years and ten. For what possible purpose would He do it? And even more alarming concerning the perceptions that prevail today, what would God be thinking if He were to give His enemies a second chance at life?

When God wiped out an estimated two billion people in the days of Noah, He made no provision or even any suggestion that they would be again raised to life. While the Children of Israel were in captivity in Egypt, God made no attempt to intervene in their brutal treatment, but He allowed events to take their course. How else would human beings learn the upside and the downside of obedience to God if they lacked historic examples? And there have been many examples where God has allowed His people to suffer. He even allowed His own Son, who became a man, to suffer; and even turned His back at the crucial moment. Does this portray a heartless and brutal God? No, it portrays a God who is determined to teach the difference between good and evil, and leave this indelible imprint on the minds of all who would be ‘gods’. All Christians have the perfect example in the Christ. He was prepared to endure it all so that others would understand the power of sin to corrupt, and the power of the devil to facilitate it. Though the Son of God never sinned and was blameless, Satan’s agents killed Him because they refused to have this Man rule over them. They then set out to kill all of His followers. They were determined to leave no root or branch to succeed Him. The slaughter of Christians went on for more than two hundred and fifty years because of the efforts of Satan’s agents. It was the Emperor Constantine that brought it all to an end in the early days of Christianity. During the entire time, the persecutions ebbed and flowed, at times far worse than at other times. Overall, they were very tough times.

And all the while Almighty God allowed these things to happen as examples for us, on whom the end of the age has come (1Cor 10:11). In speaking of the end of the age, Jesus prepared us for what lies ahead: Matt 24:21 "For then will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no-one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." Obviously Jesus was not referring to the 250 years of Christian persecution that occurred in the first centuries of the present era. They were hardly cut short! And through it all, there was never any danger that ‘no-one would survive’. The world even then was a big place, and Christianity was a small minority. Around a couple of thousand years after these events, we now know that the end of the age did not come then! No, Jesus was specifically asked about the end of the age (V3). What He went on to describe was a spectacularly horrific period of human existence.

From the Scriptures, we should be able to understand that God will grant no mercy to those who have denied mercy to others. So when God fights His enemies, the carnage will be justified. God’s enemies are the children of the devil, just as the Apostle John said in 1John 3:10 "This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; neither anyone who does not love his brother." So God is going to fight the children of the devil and destroy the devil’s work (V3). Presently, the children of the devil are trying to kill the family of God – the House of Israel. Of all the families on earth, God chose only the 12 Tribes of Israel: Amos 3:1-2 "Hear the word the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel – against the whole family I brought out of Egypt: "You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."

The House of Israel always had a susceptibility to serving other gods, and it continues to infuriate Almighty God because He is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5). As a jealous God, the whole House of Israel should be aware of God’s views on siding with His enemies! This also infuriates Him! It particularly infuriates Him to continually hear that ‘Islam is a peaceful religion’ when the evidence screams to the contrary. Who are the Moslems who are peaceful? Where are they? In the mosques? In the Moslem schools? In all the Moslem cities? Where? In all these places they scream invective at Christians and Jews, and they dance in the streets at any sort of disaster for the family of God.

Well may God have made the point of the blind leading the blind. The whole House of Israel has become blind, deaf, dumb and stupid. They think they know better than God, but how sorely mistaken they are!

God knew at the outset that the more He blessed Ephraim the further they went from Him (Hos 11:1-4). As they prospered they became totally independent of Him. The chose their own ways, but were careful to pay appropriate lip-service. In this way they could do as they pleased, but discourage God from showing disfavour. They obviously think that God is easily beguiled by their duplicity.

Well, God is furious, and has made the determination to act. This time, the great wealth and power of Ephraim won’t save them. They’ve crossed the line and there is no way back. There may still be two possible options that would buy them a little more time. They would need to have both a change of heart concerning the Babylonians, and see them as the enemies of God, and bomb them back to the stone age, sparing no-one. Alternatively, they need to get the hell out of there, and give them back their ruler Saddam Hussein who would be more than willing to oblige God in His hatred of the Babylonians. Both scenarios are debatable, but it’s unlikely that either would buy much time, since Ephraim’s mindset is totally at odds with God’s. There is a third option, but this is the most unlikely of the three to occur. They could declare war on the Palestinians and all the surrounding nations and drive them all from the Holy Land. This would definitely grant them favour in God’s eyes. Lamentably, they are not attuned to God’s designs at all. The desire of Ephraim to be loved by God’s enemies has become the overriding factor, and now they are only fueling the flames of God’s displeasure.

President Bush is a good man by human standards, and in a different era, I believe he would have done the job properly. But he is hampered by an unthinking opposition – who seem to constantly border on insanity – and a bevy of advisors who can’t see the forest for the trees. The Democrats keep demanding answers for outcomes that even they can’t predict, and they make no suggestions for solutions that might resolve anything. The nation’s treasury is being drained by evermore demands for homeland security, and any terrorist action, regardless of what it is, will bring howls of complaints over the lack of protection for the American people. By now, everyone knows who the enemy is! It’s Islam! It’s no secret – everyone knows, but there is a constant verbal cloud in place to obfuscate it. When the right of free speech hinders the right to identify the enemy, then such a nation is headed straight for hell. This type of craziness is a product of the past five years or so. Fifty years ago, anyone who couldn’t correctly identify the enemy was locked up as a traitor, or at very least, branded a sympathizer with the enemy (e.g. Jane Fonda when she sided with the Viet Cong) and became a pariah.

How noble everyone has become at God’s expense. God may have His enemies, but His own people don’t agree with Him. Of course, His people generally are not interested in what God has to say, and the Word of God is alien to them. A lifespan is too short to worry about their Creator’s preferences; they’ve got a whole lot of self-interest to take care of. Christianity generally though, professes an interest in God’s Word, and dutifully memorizes a handful of Scriptures that make them feel good. Naturally enough, they avoid anything that negatively affects them, clearly showing that they have a marked disinterest in anything that is important to God.

Let’s be very clear on a number of things. Wars waged against God’s enemies are important to God. The Son of the LORD God Almighty is a great Warrior, and He knows the difference between good and evil. This Mighty Son expects His offspring to know the difference too! Presently there are wars being waged that are averse to God’s way of doing things. War is never pleasant for those involved, and some of the great men of the Bible learned this first hand. But they understood God’s desire to take the battle to His enemies, and for this they were duly rewarded. Perhaps the greatest reward ever given, was given to Abraham the mighty warrior. The account of Abraham is that he fought five mighty kings with just 318 men and defeated them. He cut them down and then pursued them for miles, slaughtering as he went. What is so remarkable is that the Lord Christ, the Prince of Salem, met him and blessed him for his righteous efforts as he returned from the slaughter of the kings (Gen 14:18-20). Abraham became the father of the faithful.

It’s important for Christians today to get a grip on themselves and to lose the self-righteous hyperbole that has characterized their perceptions of God and His Christ. They need to understand that God is doing something on this earth to prepare for an eternity.

Almighty God has determined that the Tribes of Judah and Joseph will have a role in the final mopping up of God’s enemies. But He has also determined that His Tribe of Levi will spearhead the attack to establish His Kingdom, and as it is said in the Scripture: Forceful or violent men will take it by force (Matt 11:12). What is more, they will have the examples of Abraham and David to instruct them as they apply the force needed to secure the Land. When Jesus said the Kingdom would be taken by force, He was making it clear that talkfests and roadmaps don’t work! In other words, stop negotiating with God’s enemies! This is what occurred in the days of the Judges of Israel with tragic results.

You don’t have to be too smart to know that down through the ages all sorts of people have arisen who didn’t know what they were talking about in relation to God’s Word and prophecy. They generated all sorts of stumbling, bumbling, illogical nonsense that made no sense to anyone, other than those who were gullible enough to listen.

Surely its possible to think back to just six years ago when this ministry first began! This ministry began in a howling wilderness of disinterest. There were no thoughts of the type of terror we know today. Sure terrorism existed, but Europe and America were largely insulated from it all. It was considered to be the problem of others. The U.S. Administration was able to be very statesmanlike in advising other nations while remaining sanguine and aloof from taking any steps to really solve the problem. It took just six years to escalate to what we see today. Yet the writing was on the wall, but no-one could see it. Suddenly, Satan’s brood have America by the throat, and they only need to suggest that they are going to strike again, and it throws everyone into panic. America is trying to create a fortress in their homeland – fortified against any attempt by Islam to kill them. Doesn’t it seem strange that a mighty power like America is acting defensively instead of offensively? They know who the enemy is, though they refuse to acknowledge it publicly, and this enemy just happens to coincide with God’s enemy. In this regard, they are on the same page with God, but eons apart in the type of logic that God expects. Did Iraq or Afghanistan welcome them as liberators? Did they win their hearts and minds as they had hoped? Did they tame the wild beast? They whole world now knows that they didn’t! But America blunders on with a philosophy born of ignorance.

A thousand years ago, all of Christianity knew the importance of wiping out this persistent enemy in the Holy Land and beyond. The Knights Templar rallied the troops and the Christian nations responded to the challenge. Islam had to be destroyed. Everyone knew what evil this religion had bred, and the only solution was to wipe them out. But history shows they were one millennial day too early. The end that Jesus had spoken of was not to come at that time.

Only a complete fool today would mitigate in Islam’s favour to attempt to sanitize such an evil religion. Islam’s stated objective is to destroy all Jews and Christians from the face of the earth. Their only restraining factor is the mighty power of Ephraim. The Apostle Paul knew from the Scriptures that Christ used, that there would be a mighty power restraining escalating events in the very end time, and how all hell would break loose when he is taken out of the way: 2Thess 2:5 "Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so until he is taken out of the way." It’s from the Scriptures that Paul understood these things. He knew all about the beast of antiquity who would arise in the guise of a man, and cause astounding damage. He knew that Ephraim would arise as a son of God with great power to regulate the nations, and inhibit them from proceeding with their destruction. He was aware of the Book of Habakkuk identifying the Babylonian Empire as the hub of lawlessness. He was also aware that Ephraim would be taken out of the way, to prepare the way for the beast (and his spirit master) to complete the destruction.

Six years ago, Ephraim felt very safe. They appeared immune to the troubles of the Middle East and the world. They had great control over all nations for decades, though slightly less over the Soviet Union. So God addressed this problem, and the Soviet Union is no more. Just one super power exists, and everyone knows who this is – it’s the United States of America. Just as surely as God destroyed the Soviet Union (using the incredible ability of President Reagan to scuttle them economically, which you can read about in the history books of that period), God is about to revisit the sins of Ephraim, and take them out of the way. For six years Satan’s determination has increased logarithmically towards the destruction of America. He has managed to inflame the whole world against them and has successfully made the whole nation tremble in anticipation of another 9-11 attack. That great nation, which made the nations of the earth tremble (Hos 13:1), has now been reduced to the same level of trembling in anticipation of another attack. And whom will America blame for the next attack? Osama bin Laden? Or perhaps Tom Ridge (National Homeland security administrator) for failing to prevent it? One thing you can be sure of, Islam won’t be blamed. As usual, it will be a few isolated, phantom terrorists who just happen to be Moslem. But you will be assured that this doesn’t reflect on the Moslem religion, which is really ‘a peaceful religion’. And pigs might fly!

It should come as no surprise to Bible students that God took Ephraim out of the way anciently, and the Book of Amos records this event. What is more, the same Almighty God who did these things will do exactly the same again. What happened anciently, as recorded by Amos, will happen again in a blow-by-blow repeat of these events. Do yourself a favour and read the account so that you will know what to expect. You might like to know what then happened to the nations that surround the Holy Land because God makes his judgment known in this Book. And many will see God’s verdict carried out. God remains unchanged in His views and His objectives, and He makes His methodology known. In the final chapters of the Book of Amos (8 and 9), you will learn all about the final result, and the final verse is: Amos 9:15 "I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the Land I have given them," says the LORD your God." The same Almighty God that destroyed them anciently will do so again and take them out of the way. As the Book of Amos shows, the events of antiquity concerning the House of Israel will be repeated, but this time, when the end has fully come, the remnant will be restored to the Land that God gave them anciently. In the interim, God will restore David’s fallen tent, and repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be (Amos 9:11).

But the Book of Amos records another very important event, and this is it: Amos 8:11-12 "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land – not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the Word of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the Word of the LORD, but they will not find it." Concerning Ephraim, if you travel from north to east, you will arrive at the south-eastern seaboard of the United States of America. It just so happens that God’s first crop of firstfruits were established in this region at the start of this Brotherhood. God has been refining them like silver and gold, and will empower them to do all that He requires of them. The refining process can be a little hard to take at times, but the outcome is glorious. Since the searching will take the searchers to this region, they will have some expectation of actually hearing the Word of God – but it will be too late! By the time the searchers realize that they never had the knowledge of the Word of God and need to find it, the sons of Jerusalem will be long gone and being prepared and trained for their mission. At that time, they will be too preoccupied with clearing the Holy Land to be involved with Ephraim’s woes, though it is possible that some limited rescue missions will be conducted over the United States at that time. And the famine of the Word in the U.S. will be complete.

For God to insert these verses in the Book of Amos, He has surely shown the dearth of understanding that Christianity has. In the Ephraimite Book, God makes it very clear that His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge following a thorough indictment of their ways (Hos 4:1-3). And in Hos 4:4-6 "Let no man bring a charge, let no man accuse another, for your people are like those who bring charges against a priest. You stumble day and night, and [your] prophets stumble with you. So I will destroy your mother – my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the Law of your God, I will also ignore your children." Reject you as my priests – what does it mean? Did God change the Levitical priesthood and render it obsolete? No! The Christ established a new order after the Order of Melchisedek, and there was a change in the Law for this priesthood: Heb 7:12 "For when there is a change in the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. He of whom these things are said belonged to a different Tribe, and no-one from that Tribe has ever [legally) served at the Altar. For it is clear that the Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that Tribe Moses said nothing about priests."

These priests were not required to sacrifice animals anymore; instead, they were to become the sacrifice themselves just as the High Priest Himself was. Jesus Christ is that High Priest, and His command to them was to go as sheep to the slaughter. Jesus Christ became the High Priest after the order of Melchisedek by going as a Lamb to the slaughter and being raised from the dead to immortal life, and on the basis of living forever, He is a High priest forever (Heb 7:23-25). Those who go as sheep to the slaughter – like Jesus – will be priests – like Jesus – forever, when they are raised from the dead. This Priesthood is based on better promises of being priests forever. Though, like Jesus, they don’t serve at an Altar on earth: Heb 8:4 "If He were on earth He would not be a priest, for there are already men who offer the gifts prescribed by Law."

So the priests of Christ who have accumulated on the earth are not fulfilling their duties and have not accepted their obligations. They’ve rejected knowledge, and God will reject them as His priests (Hos 4:6 again). Those who follow their Lord, and go as sheep to the slaughter will truly be priests and kings forever. Just as Jesus set the example for all the ‘lost sheep of Israel’, so must they by demonstrating their faithfulness to God. All the service in the world is of no value unless one is prepared to put his lifeblood on the line.

In effect this Priesthood is of Judah, a Tribe not mentioned by Moses concerning the priesthood. It was something entirely new, and what a surprise that it’s of the Jews. The Jews are the most famous of all the martyrdoms on this earth, and particularly in the past century. They have set a towering example of faithful martyrdom that can be used for an example for the priests of Judah. And in another quirk of fate, the Jewish people will again set the standard of being a different type of priest. Whereas they once so desperately sought the Levitical Priesthood, that they resorted to simony to buy a priesthood, they will be offered a new priesthood when they finally acknowledge their High Priest. Zech 12:10 "And I will pour out on the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a Spirit of Grace and Supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son." Once again the Jews will be first to admit their mistakes and to receive the Christ as their High Priest. Jesus said, ‘Salvation is of the Jews’ and the Jews will make excellent warrior priests – just like their High Priest Jesus. When they see that the Sons of Jerusalem are strong, they will become like a firepot in a woodpile, and like flaming torches among sheaves of grain, and join in consuming the nations surrounding them (Zech 12:5-6). And I think you know which nations surround the Holy Land! It’s the Islamic nations!

Animal sacrifices just didn’t cut it as far as the ancient Israelites were concerned. They were designed to be a constant reminder that God requires the lifeblood of all who would serve Him. The slaughter of sheep and bulls was a reminder that God would require nothing less than the lifeblood of His servants – and Jesus set this example as the greatest Sacrifice of all. In the sacrifices of ancient Israel, the bulls represented the 12 Tribes of Israel, and the sheep were the people.

Satan’s six thousand years of rule is at an end, and God intends to set up His own Kingdom that will never be destroyed: Dan 2:44-45 "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the Rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands – a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces." Daniel’s interpretation tells us exactly who these nations are, and it all begins with Babylon, the Mesopotamian Empire (gold), followed by the Medes and Persian Empire (silver), Greek-Macedonians (bronze), and finally, a conglomerate of them all (iron and clay). And as Daniel said, they will all be broken to pieces at the same time (V35). Events are now well underway to weld all these into a conglomerate of nations under the banner of Satan the devil. Successively they will seize power until they are all unified to wipe out God’s people on earth. The Medes and Persians (Kurds and Iranians) are set to begin their ride as the rider on the red horse (Rev 6:3). And the ancient ‘god’ who will make this ride is called Cyrus. After this, a behemoth will arise out of Greece and the Balkans to form the Greek-Macedonian Empire. It will come like a thunderbolt, rolling over the nations of the Middle East and subjecting them to servitude. It will crush any nations who appear recalcitrant to serve the king, and parcel out estate to those who comply. But his end will come quickly, and he and all his confederates will be crushed by the Rock that will fill the whole earth. Our God is that Rock.

Those who know the difference between good and evil will know that evil must be eradicated. Since the House of Israel has been descending into evil for generations, and gradually worsening in intensity (see Hos 4:1-3 again), God has decreed that He will send them into slavery once more, and only the remnant will return. Hos 3:5 "Afterwards the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to His blessings in the last days." The Apostle Paul made it very clear from the Scriptures that only the remnant would return: Rom 9:27 "Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved. For the Lord will carry out His sentence with speed and finality." This is what Isaiah cries out concerning this: Isa 10:20 "In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of the House of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel. A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God. Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand of the sea, only a remnant will return. Destruction has been decreed, overwhelming and righteous. The Lord, the LORD Almighty, will carry out the destruction decreed upon the whole land." (‘no longer rely on him who struck them down’ is a reference to Cyrus). Although they are unaware of it, Ephraim is presently relying on Cyrus to bring peace to Iraq. But Cyrus has been given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. And to him has been given a large sword (Rev 6:4). God plans to use this ‘god’ to punish America for trying to bring peace to His enemies, and for allowing themselves to be beguiled by Satan’s lies.

Cyrus is a little different from other rulers of the heavenly realms. In comparison to them, he would be considered an intellectual and an opportunist. Just to quote a few references in regard to Cyrus, let’s take the example of Rev 6:4 "When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword." How large is this sword? It’s a very large sword – and they will use it! It’s not a good idea to try to rob a bear of its kill, because its feet and its teeth are deadly weapons. Which brings us to the next point and a further description of Cyrus, but let’s take it in order of the first rider: Dan 7:4 "The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a man, and the heart of a man was given to it." Saddam Hussein is looking more like a rather pathetic man than a god now. He was once like a lion set to devour everything and everyone, until his wings were torn off. It’s funny how the ancient symbols of Babylon depicted on some ancient ruins, were of a lion with two wings. The former ruler of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar, and after being a beast foraging for food and eating grass, his sanity returned, and he acknowledged that he wasn’t a god after all – but only a man. Saddam Hussein has been dumped by his spirit mentor, and now he is only a man. And now he is about to pay the price for thinking he was a god (and truly he was for a while until his sanity returned).

But Cyrus is a little different from the beast that lived in Saddam. Here’s his description: Dan 7:5 "And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up and eat your fill of flesh!’" Who do you think tells this bear to get up and eat its fill of flesh? Who is capable of ordering a wild and powerful beast to obey? Only God! And Cyrus will obey this command.

In Daniel’s account, the first beast was like a lion with two wings, the second like a bear, but the third one is like a leopard (V6). Although Cyrus the bear is our point of interest at the moment, it’s worth noting that the leopard is the beast who controls seven heads and ten horns (Rev 13:1-2), and the characteristics of both the lion with two wings, and the bear (V2). And they will all be unified to give their power to the leopard. The leopard is the king of Greece and Macedonia – the resurrection of the former Greco-Macedonian Empire. With ten kingdoms in his empire, suddenly another ‘horn’ or ruler will arise among the ten. This is how Daniel describes it: Dan7:20 "I also wanted to know about the ten horns on his head, and the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell (or were uprooted before it – V8, or subdue three kings – V24) – the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully." This other horn will set about waging war on the saints – the offspring of the ‘Woman’ (Rev 12:17) wherever they might be. This boastful creature will decide to show all the others how it’s done! He will have the greatest hatred of all for the saints of God, because at that time he will know that the saints will inherit the Kingdom of the whole earth (Dan 7:27). As we have said many times before, the saints are those who obey the Commandments of God and have the Testimony of Jesus (Rev 12:17 again).

The little horn that was more imposing than the others will have astounding ability. He comes out of the earth but gives power and authority to the first beast – the conglomerate of ten kings with the body of the leopard. The first king will do astounding damage, but this eleventh horn will concentrate on the destruction of the saints. His primary goal will be to annihilate them all. Adolf Eichmann would be a good example of this type of monster. With wars raging all around him, he concentrated on transporting Jews to concentration camps to slaughter them. To him, nothing else was more important than killing Jews. Prior to Adolf Eichmann becoming the exterminator, Jews were generally shot and buried in mass graves. He devised the means of mass slaughter in gas chambers, and organized the transport. This eleventh horn (who is really the eighth) will be a merciless killing machine who will show no mercy to the saints of God. In Bible parlance, he is the false prophet.

No doubt Cyrus will move to prevent the king of Greece from coming, but despite his best efforts, he will come. And as has already been pointed out, Cyrus will face his a former adversary – Gabriel the archangel, and together with Michael, Cyrus will suffer sufficient blows to pave the way for the king of Greece (Dan 10:20). In recent years, the Persians have had their share of rulers. There was Shah Pavlavi, then Ayatollah Homeini, now there is Mohammed Khatami, who is really a puppet who responds to an obscure Islamic cleric called Ali Rafsanjani who controls the Majlis by sheer weight of numbers.

With America constantly beating the Iranians over the head for every inconceivable reason, there is a vast difference in the form of government in Iran, than there has been or will be in Iraq. America wants Iraq to be the model for the Islamic world. Let’s wait and see if it equals the model practiced by Iran! Notice this description of the Iranian parliament:

"Legislative authority in Iran is vested in a unicameral parliament called the Majlis. Its 270 members, popularly elected for terms of four years, can dismiss the country’s president by a no-confidence vote. There are two reserved seats for Armenian Christian members of parliament, and one each for members representing Assyrian Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. Laws enacted by the Majlis must be approved by the Council for the Protection of the Constitution. All citizens over age 16 are entitled to vote." Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

I can guarantee you this! Iraq won’t have reserved seats for Christians and Jews in their new parliament! At least in the short term! Shiite Moslems are moderates in comparison to the Sunnis, and America should bear this in mind when they go on a fanciful flight of fantasy to falsely accuse the fatherland of the Shia. I hasten to add that I’m not defending the Iranians, they are still Moslems, but neither will I engage in the crazy innuendo against them that can’t be supported by facts!

I know what is politically motivating America. They have just hammered the Sunni regime in Iraq, and installed a Shiite government, and they are starting to feel the cold winds of all the Sunni nations blowing against them. To offset the perception that they are favouring the traditional enemy of the Sunnis, they have begun to make rude noises against the fatherland of the Shias. When push comes to shove, they are going to have to back up their false accusations, because they will surely have their mettle tested.

Cyrus will be given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other (Rev 6:4). I now know exactly what this means, but I won’t preempt what Cyrus will do, but will wait until it begins. Prophecy must be fulfilled, and I won’t do anything to prevent it happening. And incidentally, it’s God who has given him this power. Cyrus will act as a servant to punish God’s people. And right now, America is giving Cyrus every justification for doing it.

(June 29, 2004: You wouldn’t believe it! America has just expelled two Iranian guards from the Iranian Embassy in America. They’ve just bundled them onto a plane and sent them home! Their crime was espionage – they were taking photos of sites that are commonly seen everyday on the news and in magazines. I think the Justice Department has become psychotic! This should gain them some respect from their harlot Sunni lovers in the Middle East. This is becoming crazier by the day!)

It’s totally beyond me to comprehend the madness I’m seeing every day. The one Islamic nation that shows favour to Jews and Christianseven in their parliament (Majlis) – are being mercilessly persecuted by a nation gone mad. A nation so steeped in hypocritical self-righteousness, that they can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. It’s a sad day to see the demise of a nation that was so great fall on their own sword through stupidity. And all because of their cringing desire to be loved by God’s enemies! What did they hope to gain? Was it God’s approval for favouring His enemies? Or did they believe that the world would love them for forcing on them a political system that is totally alien to them?

But why pick on the Iranians now? Surely a better target would be those nations who actively plotted to build nuclear weapons clandestinely? I have yet to see any criticism of these nations by the U.S., or any acknowledgment of their deception and duplicity in this. The evidence of this consortium of Sunni nations is overwhelming, yet not a word of condemnation.

Sure the Shiites are going to become America’s enemies, and this has already started, but it’s America that’s provoking it. Does America really believe that the Kurds and Shiites of Iraq will back them against their long-term ally – Iran? Presently, America sees their expansion of the war against Iran as a catalyst for uniting the other 90% of Islam behind them. It’s obvious that America plans to curry favour with Sunni Islam by persecuting the Shiite Persians, and if necessary, to engage them in war on some trumped up excuse. In such an event, the Sunni Moslems will support them, and even line up with them. In the Sunni mind, there is only room for one faction in Islam, and that is Sunni Islam. And in their minds, the sooner this becomes a reality the better. But of course, they would want America to do most of the fighting and provide all of the funding, but they would be happy to grab the spoils of war. And this would be the likely outcome – except for one thing! God has other plans. God won’t grant America victory over Cyrus’ empire. Cyrus’ Medo-Persian Empire is about to become a behemoth, wielding great power over the Middle East, and they will wield a great sword. It’s in Cyrus’ interests to cause men to slay each other, and he plans to harass U.S. troops and cause them to blunder. And the first of many blunders has just occurred.

The Apostle Paul understood from the Scriptures that, speaking of the very end, the numbers of Israelites would number like the sand of the sea. He knew that Isaiah was speaking of a time well beyond the time when he, Paul, quoted him. It was a time when God’s sentence would come with speed and finality (Rom 9:27-28). He knew they would return trembling to the land of David their king in the last days. So with what amount of speed will this finally occur with such finality? The answer is with so much speed it will make your head spin! The House of Israel will virtually understand nothing until it all comes and sweeps them away. And he emphasized that only a remnant of them would be saved.

All the wannabe priests will have no answer for it all. Their ideas that Jesus did it all for them, and that they have no obligations at all towards God, will be a harsh teacher. God will view them in the same way, and will have no obligations towards them. As Paul said, their end will be what their actions deserve (2Cor 11:13-15).

You can imagine there will be a great change among the street-corner evangelists in that day and their insulting renditions of the Word of God. You can be sure of one thing – they’ll be running for their lives in that day. When Satan calls up his ancient reserves, they will be flooding over the borders and there will be no place to hide. God has plenty to say about this, but we won’t go into it now. With all the tornadoes and flooding in America lately, it may be that God is sending them a message, perhaps a parable is playing out, of flooding and destruction. But when the reality of the parable hits, floodwater will be the least of their worries.


When Satan’s ancient reserves flood in from the South, Ephraim will receive little if any help. They’ll be on their own. God’s army will be busy taking care of business in the Holy Land, and doing what Ephraim, with all their might, failed to do – clearing the Holy Land of Satan’s vermin. This is God’s express instruction!

President Ronald Reagan died on the 6th June, 2004 on the 60th anniversary of D-Day. It’s fitting that he be honoured as one of the greatest of the princes of the House of Joseph. May he rest in peace.


On a reflective note: What has happened to America? That great nation and that City set at the head of a fertile valley? The nations of the earth are no longer trembling when they speak! They are laughing! America has become a nation of apologists. The pride of their might and power is gone!

Just one final prophecy from the Bible concerning Ephraim: Isa 28:1 "Woe to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim’s drunkards, to that fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley – to that city (Washington), the pride of those laid low by wine! (Satan’s wine: Rev 14:8). See, the LORD has someone who is powerful and strong (Cyrus). Like a hailstorm and a destructive wind, like a driving rain and a flooding downpour, he will throw it forcefully to the ground. That wreath, the pride of Ephraim’s drunkards, will be trampled underfoot. That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like a fig ripe before harvest – as soon as someone sees it and takes it in his hand, he swallows it. In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for THE REMNANT of His people. He will be a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate." They truly are drunk on the wine of that great Harlot Satan and his maddening wine of deception! They’ve drunk it and gone mad!

I would just make this comment to the Churches of God and the lost Ten Tribes of Israel living in the land of Ephraim: Trouble is just ahead! Don’t make too many plans for the future!

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