Prior to delving into Part II of this series, “A Bleak Future for the United States and Britain”, we would like to announce a new endeavor for the Church of God New World Ministries. We have contracted with WITA INSPIRATION 1490 AM RADIO, in Knoxville Tennessee, to broadcast our ONE HOUR PROGRAMS, FIVE TIMES A WEEK, beginning at 8:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Those of you who have internet access can hear the program by clicking onto the following website: www.wita1490.com. Through the concept of “streaming” these messages will go WORLDWIDE with the TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
Now, Let’s Begin Part two:
We ended Part 1 on statements about the prophet Ezekiel being assigned to give a message to a specific people, the HOUSE OF ISRAEL. I explained that this was not to the Jews, which are a different nationality, the HOUSE OF JUDAH. (They had split into TWO DIFFERENT NATIONAL GROUPS, after the death of Solomon and they still remain separated, even today.)
Briefly, the Davidic Throne was to remain under the control of JUDAH. And, believe it or not, it still is; but through three “OVERTURNS”, prophesied in: Ezekiel 21:26 “Thus saith the LORD God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same (a change was to take place from the Pharez or Perez line of Judah to the Zarah line. After Judah’s illicit relationship with his daughter-in-law Tamar, she bore twin boys by these names; but that’s another story): exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. (You can get a fuller explanation of this prophesy in our DVD series, “The Blessings of Abraham”.) 27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he (Christ) come whose right it is; and I will give it him (Luke. 1:32).” After these “overturns” this Throne wound up in England, where it remains today!
But the “Birthright” promises given to Israel were to go to the descendants of Joseph!
You can read where aged Jacob (Israel) adopted these two sons of Joseph and placed HIS NAME, ISRAEL on them, in Genesis 48:15 “And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life unto this day, 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; AND LET MY NAME (Israel) BE NAMED ON THEM, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac: and let them GROW INTO A MULTITUDE in the midst of the earth.” This has never been fulfilled by the Jews!
Only America and the once great commonwealth of Britain have had (MAINLY) the Birthright promises of greatness and power that was promised to the HOUSE of ISRAEL! Again, I want to give you this Scripture as proof: I Chronicles 5:1 “Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. 2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler (throne line); but the birthright was Joseph’s.”
Don’t let anyone try to convince you differently. Satan and his ministry (II Corinthians 11:15) will try to deceive you and hide our national identity and heritage! These Truths open up a vast area of Bible understanding that you’ve not seen before!
Now I want to get into various prophecies that will seriously affect our future. I’ll not hold back the truth nor try to deceive you with lies and distortions, that some desire: Isaiah 30:8 “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it might be for the time to come (our time in this modern age of the House of Israel) for ever and ever: 9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: 10 Which say to the seers (religious leaders), and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, SPEAK UNTO US SMOOTH THINGS, PROPHESY DECEITS. 11 Get you out of the way, and turn aside out of the path (of righteousness), cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us (They don’t want, even the Name of God, mentioned in this nation anymore!). 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word (of God), and trust in oppression and perverseness (sins of Sodom?), and stay theron: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall (we’re “tottering” on the very brink of destruction as a nation), swelling out in a high wall (like a dam ready to burst), whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.”
There is a similar Scripture in the New Testament. I Thessalonians 5:2 “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.”
There are literally dozens and dozens of prophetic Scriptures in both the Old and the New Testament. I couldn’t begin to cover them all, in dozens of sermons. But I must strive to give you the dire predictions or pronouncements against America and Britain, the modern Israelite nations of our time and age. God is a very kind, merciful and loving being, but our national sins have become so great, that He must punish us to teach us His Way of life. We won’t listen to Him, any other way!
We’re going to cover several prophecies that reveal that this nation is headed for destruction from a foreign aggressor and consequent enslavement in concentration camps.
Very few will escape these terrible times, unless they repent and turn to God. There are indicators that only 10 PERCENT of our population will survive this WW III. Amos 5:1 “Here ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. 3 For thus saith the LORD God; the city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by and hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.” (Amos also covers a great deal of prophecy about “the Day of the Lord”, but this is a LATER OCCASION, after modern Israel has gone into captivity.)
What do you think is one of the MOST IRKSOME, AGRAVATING THINGS to God?
You may be surprised, but it’s the observance of “religious holidays” and attributing them to the worship of God! Here in our “Western world” society, we put great emphasis on certain “holidays” (a corruption of “Holy Days”), making them great “feasts” and family gatherings. While we’re here in Amos, let’s read a statement of what God thinks about these “feasts”: Amos 5:21 “I hate, I despise YOUR feast days, and will not smell (hear your prayers) in YOUR solemn assemblies.” Notice these are human devised feast days, not God’s!)
23 “Take away from me the noise of thy songs (i.e. xmas songs, like, “Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer”, “I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus” or even those that purport to represent the birthday of Jesus Christ, such as, “Silent Night”)
A simple perusal of several references of these things will enlighten you to their Pagan origin: (&ldqo;The Two Babylons” or “Babylon the Great”, by Alexander Hislop, “The Encyclopedia Britannica”, especially the 11th edition and many other sources.) Even the Bible is very explicit in condemning this Pagan, heathen practice: Jeremiah 10:1 “Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed (influenced) at the signs of heaven (Zodiac), for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs (traditions) are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. 4 They deck it with silver and gold (put ornaments on it); they fasten it with nails and with hammers (put it on a stand), that it move not. 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not (No, they aren’t gods, as the Pagans believed): they must needs be borne (they can’t move around by themselves), because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.”
It doesn’t take much imagination to see what this is representing, does it? It’s very plain that this is a depiction of the Xmas tree! But this doesn’t bother people at all - they are going to continue these false worship practices, until Jesus returns to put a stop to it and institutes His perfect Plan of salvation.
That Plan, of course, is revealed by GOD’S FEAST DAYS, given in total in Leviticus 23:1 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, concerning the FEASTS OF THE LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are MY FEASTS.”
Then Moses began to introduce these Feasts of God to His chosen people, Israel, beginning with the weekly Sabbath Day: Ver. 3 “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.”
Then throughout the remaining chapter, the ANNUAL HOLY FEAST DAYS are given, i.e. Passover represents the New Testament Passover, Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 5:7 “… For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.” The seven days of unleavened bread, following the slaying of the Old Testament Passover lamb, is to teach us (New Testament Christians) to put SIN out of our lives. Ver. 8 “Therefore, LET US KEEP THE FEAST, not with old leaven (the physical leaven), neither with the LEAVEN OF MALICE AND WICKEDNESS (spiritual leavening); but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” Continuing in Lev.23, The “Feast of weeks” or the counting of fifty days (Ver.16, 17) would later be revealed in the New Testament. as the annual Day of Pentecost. Acts 2:1 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place” This was the beginning of the New Testament Church of God, in 31 AD and where those referred to as FIRSTFRUITS constituted that Body of True Believers!
True Christians continue to observe the rest of these Holy Days or Feasts of God, given in Leviticus 23, but in a Spiritual manner and understanding, now being enlightened by the Gift and Power of the Holy Spirit. All of them have great significance in understanding the true way of worshiping God “in Spirit and in Truth”, John 4:24.
The rest of mankind still stumbles along in spiritual darkness, being blinded to the Truth of God. Satan and his false ministers continue to follow “cunningly devised fables”, II Peter 1:16, such
as Xmas, Easter (Ishtar), Sunday observance, and other “traditions” of men. Revelation 12:9 says, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Mark 7:7 “Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandments of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups; and many other such like things ye do.”
As we move on into other Scriptures relating to Israel’s sins and failure to obey God’s instruction, we’ll see what the sure punishments are that God will impose on them. God has their well being at heart when He is forced to bring them to a state of great destruction. We have a mandate from God to give them a warning, which may save the lives of some!
Ezekiel 18:31 “Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the LORD God: wherefore turn yourselves (repent), and live ye.” Chapter 33:11 “Say unto them, as I live, saith the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die O house of Israel?
We’ll end the Part 2 of “Bleak Future for America and Britain” here. Part 3 will follow shortly. Keep in contact with us through our Church web site, www.COGNWM.org; or telephone us at (865) 774 8485. Also remember to tune us in on radio: @ www.wita1490.com Monday thru Friday at 8:00 PM