Chapter 11, Part 2
In 1917 Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a crusade in the name of Christ "to save Democracy," and the religious institutions of the West fell down and worshipped. (The ways of the Spirit, of course, transcend the very idea of democracy itself. They are bold in the face of injustice, but utterly submissive in the presence of righteousness and justice). Those, however, who would not bow down at that time were branded enemies, not simply of the state but of this holy cause:
"The Baha'is, a religious sect founded by a Persian mystic, believed that Isaiah of the Bible was talking about President Woodrow Wilson when he prophesied: 'For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and his name shall be called...the Prince of Peace'... The war meant something almost as dramatic to many who took themselves to be ordinary Christians. This has been 'Christ's war,' commented the Los Angeles Times. 'Christ on one side, and all that stood opposed to Christ on the other side,'
At seven in the morning...factory whistles blew and church bells rang in every hamlet and city in the country. State officials sat expectantly at long tables ready to hand out green draft cards to anyone who lined up to register his name, address and age. This was the test day, the moment of truth for the government's war policy...By noon apprehension among the state officials turned to rejoicing. The young men of the country were indeed turning out...
There was little trouble anywhere, and it was easily put down wherever it occurred. The newspapers reported that in Racine, Wisconsin: John Robush, employed at the J.I. Case Tin Company was forced to kiss the American flag by 300 of his fellow employees after he declared that he would not register and would not fight for the United States. The man was made to crawl on his knees to the flag which had been spread upon the floor and after kissing it compelled to salute.
In Flagstaff, Arizona Navaho Indians drove an Indian agent and other Federal officers off the government reservation...The Federal officers were afraid the Indians would go on the warpath if further attempts were made to register them.
At the same time Ute Indians of Colorado refused to register under the Selective Service Act and spent most of the day dancing war and 'bear' dances in native costumes.
In other parts of the country, scattered groups of conscientious objectors who refused to register for the draft were quietly put in jail...
At Wilson's urging, the United States...passed a law that threatened a 20-year jail sentence to anyone who 'shall willfully cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty in the military or naval forces of the United States...Thousands of people were sent to jail for their antiwar speeches and writings, and thousands more were frightened into silence.
When the Reverend Clarance Waldron told his Vermont Bible class that 'a Christian can take no part in the war,' he was sentenced to 15 years in the Atlanta penitentiary.
The day before Wilson was expected to deliver his message to congress, the Reverend John Haynes Holmes, the pacifist minister of a church in New York, stood in the pulpit and told a stunned congregation:
'War is an open violation of Christianity. If war is right then Christianity is wrong, false, a lie. If Christianity is right then war is wrong, false, a lie...When or if the system of conscription is adopted, I shall have to decline to serve. If this means a fine, I will pay my fine. If this means persecution, I will carry my cross. No order of President, no law of nation or state, no loss of reputation, freedom or life, will persuade me or force me to this business of killing."...
Such stories of true spiritual conviction, bravery and self-sacrifice go on and on, from the First World War to the present. They can and will fill volumes. Pacifists, religious and non-religious alike, stood side by side in a cause that was not only unpopular but dangerous to uphold. One young man named Ernest Meyer wrote from his prison cell:
'I wish that we war objectors were not the miserable handful that we are, but a clamoring host, so that word of our existence would travel on the wind to all corners, and men everywhere would spike their guns and refuse longer to serve the warrior-imperialists who have betrayed them. We are so few now. But late, in the next war--for more will come, be sure of it--our ranks may be formidable...our folded arms all powerful.'
For one fleeting moment, Ernest Meyer forgot about his loneliness and boredom as he contemplated a distant future when thousands of young idealists like himself would act as he believed real patriots should act and refuse to bear arms." Hooray For Peace, Hooray For War, by Steven Jantzen.
There is (was) an active church in Greenwhich Village in New York City which states as its present declaration of faith:
We declare ourselves to be a people of faith; a people who claim God's creative rule in our lives above and beyond the power of governments and social categories.
We believe that the will of God is Life, and as one people we choose joyfully to embrace Life as holy and sacred.
We reject weapons as murderous protection which takes food and substance from our brothers and sisters...sisters and brothers.
We renounce violence, both personal and institutional as contrary to our struggle to be faithful Christians.
Together we lift up our vision of God's Shalom as our only true security. And with Jesus our Christ, we stand in solidarity with the poor, the oppressed, the forgotten children of Creation.
With our arms linked together in love and hope, we confess our faith and declare that the Spirit of God is upon us because God has appointed us to preach good news to the poor. God has sent us proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the Acceptable Year of the Lord. Amen and so be it...(Amen and so be it).
In the great men of every age, from ancient times to the present--from George Washington to George Bush--we find that image from which the people have been warned to flee: Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thin eyelids. DELIVER THYSELF AS A ROE FROM THE HAND OF THE HUNTER, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. (Proverbs 6:4,5). From whom? From NIMROD: And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Wherefore it is said, Evan AS NIMROD the mighty hunter before the Lord. (Genesis 10:8,9). These great ones are AS NIMROD. They hunt the souls of men.
Jimmy Carter teaches ethics, and turns his hand at helping the poor, and the liberal side of the church bows down. They forget the words: But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10). And then Ronald Reagan mentioned God on his way to the White House and the conservative side of the church fell to its knees. What must be done with the words that say: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is an enemy of God. (James 4:4). The President can call for an assembly of church leaders, and they will come. And they will spread his sayings across the breadth of the land. One young woman asked several years ago: "Well what if someone like Jesse Jackson was elected President? The simple answer is, then Jesse Jackson will be the antichrist, for it is the office, and the pursuit of it, that corrupts the heart.
So why was the West so confounded by the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the rising specter of Soviet Power in the world? Didn't it fall right on the heels of Woodrow Wilson's declaration of war against the Holy Land? Isn't it written: And when he opened the Second seal...there went out another horse that was Red: and POWER was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they shall kill one another: and there was given unto him a Great Sword. (Revelation 6:3,4; Isaiah 63). Neither should we be confounded by the present state of disorder in Russian society. Chaos is the substance from which order is created--great order. (See Genesis 1:3,4)...
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY...(Exodus 19).
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for All Israel, with statutes and judgments...(Malachi 4:4).
And it came to pass on the Third Day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a Thick Cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceedingly loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God: and they stood on the nether part of the mount (in America...Revelation 7).
AND MOUNT SINAI WAS ALTOGETHER ON A SMOKE, BECAUSE THE LORD DESCENDED UPON IT IN FIRE: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the Whole mount quaked greatly...(Exodus 19:16-18).
For the Lord thy God is a CONSUMING FIRE...(Deuteronomy 4:24; Heb.12:29).
THE FIRE CAME BY One fact is indisputable. Something happened in Siberia nearly 70 years ago that was unprecedented--an explosion unlike any the earth had ever experienced. But as the first expeditions made their way to the inhospitable area, the mystery only deepened. The event remains today one of the most intriguing and baffling of scientific puzzles.
HIGH ABOVE the Indian Ocean, a huge object hurtling from space pierces the earth's atmospheric shell. In a long, sloping trajectory, it rockets north across the Asian mainland. Drawn lower by gravity, it hits thicker strata of atmosphere, and intense frictional heat builds up.
In the dawn of June 30, 1908, caravans winding through the Gobi Desert of western China halt and look in awe at the Fireball blazing across the sky. It disappears over the border of Mongolia. Plunging into the denser air layers, it glows with the heat of 5000 degrees F.
In remote and sparsely populated central Russia, a deafening roar terrifies the inhabitants of the few small settlements. Then, at 7:17 a.m., the central Siberian plateau near the Stony Tunguska River--a desolate subarctic region of peat bogs and pine forests--shudders under the impact of cataclysmic explosion. So violent is the detonation that the seismographic center at Irkutsk, some 550 miles to the south, registers tremors of earthquake proportions. Seismographs are also activated in St. Petersburg (2200 miles west), Jena, Germany (3240 miles), even as far away as Washington, D.C. and Java.
Instantly, a gigantic "pillar of fire" flares up to such height it is visible above the horizon to startled Siberian towns several hundred miles away. Then the air is racked by a series of thunderous claps heard for more than 550 miles. Simultaneously with the blinding column of fire in the sky, a searing thermal current sweeps across the hilly taiga (northern woods), scorching the tall conifers, igniting fires that will burn for days... By John Baxter and Thomas Atkins, The Readers Digest.
And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount (in the sum of all the events of the 20th century), and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.
And let the priests also, which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break forth upon them.
And Moses said unto the Lord, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargest us, saying, SET BOUNDS ABOUT THE MOUNT, AND SANCTIFY IT.
And the Lord said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: BUT LET NOT THE PRIESTS AND THE PEOPLE BREAK THROUGH TO COME UP UNTO THE LORD (The God of War), lest he break forth upon them.
So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them...(Exodus 19:20-25).
YOU VIOLATED THE 'NA'ASE' MAKE SURE TO FULFILL THE 'NISHMA.'
"'Shema Yisrael' appears here as an encouragement to the nation on the eve of battle. The merit of reciting Shema Yisrael will be at your side to protect you and save you even if you have no other merit. This is the way Rashi explains--in the name of our Sages--the anointed priest's appeal to the nation.
The Sefat Emet explains that this is an allusion to that which our Sages say in Midrash Tanchuma: 'You violated "Na'ase," (We will do), be careful with "Nishma." (We will hear).' When we stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai and received the Torah, we declared: 'Na'ase Ve'Nishma' (We will do and we will listen). We even said that 'we will do' before 'we will listen.' (Exodus 19:8 to Ex.20:19). Our Sages tell us G-d addressed us after the destruction of the Temple when we were driven into exile--'Because of our sins we were exiled from our land'--and told us, 'You broke the Na'ase,' you violated your commitment to observe mitzvot, at least be careful with "Nishma."' (Please understand Hebrews 12:18-29).
You promised to listen, make sure you listen. Be careful to study Torah, to listen, to understand, to know, 'to listen, to learn, and to teach,' because this will lead you 'to observe, to do, and to fulfill.'" Rabbi Meir Lau, The Chief Rabbi of Israel Speaks. The Jewish Press.
While breaking these bounds established by Moses (as the children of Israel are preparing to again), by sending the young men of America up into the mount to make war against God, Woodrow Wilson was also setting up the Image of Greatness, as it is also written: A crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering and to conquer. No matter what men thought of it the Image was great. He set it up Sixty cubits high, and Six cubits wide. (Daniel 3:1). Six is not only a number associated with the earth, and with the unperfected spirit in man, but it is also, as we have already seen, the number connected to the place named Beauty on the Tree of Life--the City of Jerusalem hidden in the center of the Earth. Wilson concerned himself in matters that far exceeded his comprehension when he involved himself and the American nation in those affairs that surrounded the city of Vienna:
The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, thus saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens and layeth the Foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit in man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and Jerusalem. AND IN THAT DAY I WILL MAKE JERUSALEM A BURDENSOME STONE FOR ALL PEOPLE: ALL THAT BURDEN THEMSELVES WITH IT SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES, though the people of the earth be gathered against it...(Zechariah 12:1,2).
After Wilson, Warren Harding set himself up to rule. Because these men possess equal visions of their own greatness the Image now increases to the height of 120 cubits. The Tree grew, and was strong. (Daniel 4:11). It is still only Six cubits wide...
There is another facet to this mystery that we should explore before continuing, one which we shall discover at length in the chapter on the Mysteries of Islam. Let us take an aside, and touch on it here as briefly as we can, through a work of some recent consequence among conservatively-minded Christians entitled The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow. This book was a reaction to the premise of An Aquarian Conspiracy, which was the title of a work by Marilyn Furguson. It does, after the higher precepts of reality are sorted out from the doctrines and (patriotic) beliefs (the apprehensions and fears) of the American church, alert us to the fact that Humanism is in itself another religion, one that is opposed in many essential ways to the Judaeo-Christian tradition. So we do not agree with Humanism's every point of view. But neither are we estranged from the highest aspirations of the Humanist agenda. In fact one cannot attain to spiritual perfection until they have espoused the same yearning for peace and justice in the world, for universal citizenship, and for the dawning of a New Age in which these things shall be possible, as do the sincerest of Humanists. However:
"Humanism's view of man as the measure of all things implies that there is nothing above man and the order of nature which he is a part. It rules out the supernatural, not only as an explanation of the universe but as part of reality. Only the natural is real. The personal God of the Bible is seen as a product of the human imagination and reflects man's early need to find an explanation for what he did not understand.
After man, for instance, discovered the scientific reasons for thunder and lightning, he no longer needed a 'god' to account for them.
As man learns more and more about the universe, he has less and less need for supernatural explanations. However tolerant Humanism may be toward contemporary faith, it is basically an atheistic philosophy. And if God is simply a convenient way to explain the unexplained, says the humanist, we may be sure that human knowledge will at last expose him as a fraud. Man will be able to stand on his own, unaided by the crutch of religion." Isms On the Prowl, p.25.
So the children of Israel must always depart from Humanism on these grounds--especially when discussing what form of government each would ultimately consent to. Because if it is not established according to the (Higher, Universal) precepts of the Law and the Prophets, it must remain foreign to the Nation-church, which must in turn continue on as a stranger and a pilgrim in the midst of it. Nevertheless, we do not totally divorce ourselves from these several excerpts expressed by the author of The Aquarian Conspiracy:
"Once we understand Nature's transformative powers we see that it is our powerful ally, and not a force to be feared or subdued." p.25.
"The Aquarian Conspiracy represents the 'Now What.' We have to move into the unknown, the known has failed us completely." p.26.
"Usually at the point of crisis, someone has a great heretical idea, a powerful new insight explains the apparent contradictions." p.27.
"We stand at the brink of a new age. An age of an open world, a time of renewal when a fresh release of the Spirit may unleash new possibilities. The sum of all our days is just our beginning." p.42.
"When the puzzles and paradoxes cry out for a resolution, a new paradigm (a new way of perceiving the world) is due." p.162.
"Western culture was desperately searching for its center, for some balance between the inner and outer life...The inner world of the whole age...is trying to compensate for some failure in consciousness, to restore a balance destroyed by one-sidedness, to reconcile the glaring opposites." p.54.
"Then came out of that extreme and absolute division, a sudden unity. A new kind of Consciousness was created in them. Mind and heart, which had been irreconcilable enemies, became united in the soul, which loved what it knew. The inward division was healed.
Murray called this new-knowing the Soul. Over the centuries, accounts of transcendental experience often described it as a mysterious center, the penetration of some unknown but central realm. This transcendent center is the lore of all cultures, represented in mandalas, in alchemy, in the king's chambers in pyramids, the sanctum sanctorum, the Holy of Holies. 'We sit in a ring and suppose,' said Robert Frost, 'but the secret sits in the middle and knows.'
The power of the True Center must be the most frequently mislaid artifact of human wisdom. It is as if the same message keeps washing ashore and no one breaks the bottles, much less the code." p.81.
"The political system needs to be transformed, not reformed...We need something else, not something more." p.191.
And then Furguson fails us, as do all Humanists, when she urges us to create in ourselves what God is already creating: "What we have called God is the evolutionary drive of consciousness in the universe. The new earth earth exists only in the heart of men."
Then the author of the Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow fails us in much the same way. In a reaction to this "conspiracy" of secular humanists to usher in a new age (which is, by the way, exactly what God is doing), the author herds into the common lot all who reject the prevailing mythology of American Evangelicals--which makes of America a Christian nation, and Humanism a threat to the essential Christian character of this Christian nation. She has failed to realize that the United States was founded, not by Christ-conscious individuals, but by Humanists for Humanists, and, through her own neglect of the Law, that the Nation-church was commanded to be a stranger in the midst of it--and more specifically as this age draws to its conclusion. She fails to see that the most powerful cult in America today is the Nation-cult of America itself. It is the cult and the worship of Ba'al. When America's founding fathers spoke of the separation of church and state they also meant: "Let God tend to his business, and we will tend to our's." (Although we are glad that this clause was enacted into the law of the land, for had we lived at the time of the Revolution we would not have wanted anyone else's "christian" values governing us either. It was all apostasy, 1 Peter 2). But when the true Nation-church speaks of separation of church and state it means: "O Lord draw close to us."
The real hidden danger lies in the failure of the American church to perceive in its own agenda for a new, or born-again America, and in its own champion, the President (particularly during the Reagan years...and now even more particularly), the very fulfillment of its own fears. His vision for the future of America--his chosen and elect nation--is such as can apply to God's Israel alone, and none other; and the extremes to which he would go to fulfill that vision--the death of millions--puts him more than any other person on earth in direct and dark opposition to the True Shepherd who leads the flock by still waters.
The real Hidden Danger of the Rainbow can be seen on the cover of Mike Evan's Jerusalem D.C., another in the ever-growing, and ever-confused, library of works that are dear to American evangelicals. How is it written: Woe to them who write the book with their own hands, and then say, This is from God, to traffick with it for a miserable price...Woe to them for what their hands do write. (Sura II.79-81)...
Ezekiel 13; 2 Peter, chapter 2...(KJV).
Someone also said: "When faith falls it becomes pride." The author says, quite proudly:
"But once again we must stand back AND LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE...It will remain a complete puzzle to anyone who tries to examine and understand it without a knowledge of Jerusalem's central place in God's prophetic scheme for the return of Messiah at the end of the age...
If brother Evans will accept the ribbing, we are reminded of Dorothy's scarecrow, who, when asked the way to the Great City, pointed one way and then the other, saying, "This way, no this way," and then pointing both ways. In the opening chapter, entitled "A Demonic Conspiracy" he says:
"THE ROOM WAS FILLED WITH THE MOST POWERFUL EVANGELICAL AND JEWISH LEADERS IN THE NATION. I was sitting in the White House listening to the President's envoy to the Middle East explain the status of Jerusalem and that it must be negotiated with the Moslem world. The United States does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
I rose to my feet and interrupted, 'Excuse me!'
The spokesman looked at me and said nothing.
(I said), 'The Word of God recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. God himself does not recognize your non-recognition. And furthermore, the Bible is non-negotiable.'
As I interviewed the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem on the subject of Jerusalem's being Israel's Holy City, he said to me, 'Mr. Evans, why have you entitled your book JERUSALEM DC?' HE THOUGHT POSSIBLY I WAS ASSUMING SOME CONNECTION BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND JERUSALEM. I smiled and said, 'No, Jerusalem does not need to be tied to Washington to receive recognition and approval. D.C. stands for David's Capital, and for the fact that 3,000 years ago God Almighty proclaimed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and for the fact that the Messiah himself will stand in the Holy City of Jerusalem to rule and reign.' And that is an undeniable fact...
The most critical defect in Evan's discourse is the fact that there IS an historic and cosmic connection between Jerusalem and America, and in the fact that Zion (David's City) is temporarily situated here in the West, as it is written: For Messiah is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth. (Rom.10:1-4; Hebrews 12:18-29). The author continues:
But Jerusalem is more than that. Ultimately it is the peculiar emblem of the One true God of the universe, and his claim on this planet. That claim has, since the dawn of time, been challenged by the prince off demons himself. Through deception and sin Satan has staked a claim on the earth and all its kingdoms--a claim that he clings to tenaciously...
The story of Jerusalem...shows that Satan has hurled two darts in particular at the city--and what it stands for. Today both of these darts are being hurled at it simultaneously in Satan's final desperate effort to thwart the coming of the kingdom of God. Those darts are Islam and Humanism.
Let me explain...I'll explain the beginnings of Islam in more details later (say!)...but now I want to focus on one critical aspect of those origins: the appearance of the angel Gabriel (the Angel of the East) to Mohammad. Mohammad had been meditating alone in a cave on Mount Hira, and a vision appeared to him. That vision was a Lying Spirit that gained entrance into Mohammad's life at that juncture, for it was after that he began to develop and proclaim the peculiar tenets that have come to be known as Islam...That spirit compounded the curse that had fallen on Ishmael many centuries before:
A wild ass of a man will he be, against every man, and every man against him, setting himself to defy all his brethren.
The descendants of Ishmael are the Arabs and these words from Genesis catch the peculiarity of their nature in an uncanny way. But once that lying spirit convinced Mohammad of a different gospel, a second curse was added to the one already hung around the neck of Ishmael and his descendants. And this was the anathema or curse of Paul:
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally damned...(Galatians 1:18)...
We will break off the author's unlearned discourse here in the interest of our growing sense of the many dimensions of the Mystery of God. Just as they (the mysteries) were sown into the fabric of the Written Word in the East, only to reappear in the West, so the Camel of Islam has also passed through the Eye of the Needle. The descendants of this "cursed" Ishmael are to be found not only in the East but in their fullest spiritual sense right here in the West. All of the hidden, epic meanings of the Holy Qur'an shall unfold here as well. It was A NIGHT JOURNEY:
Glory to God who did take His servant for a journey By Night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque:
Whose precincts we did bless--in order that We might show him some of our signs: for He is the One who Heareth all and Seeth all...(Sura 17).
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, say, I seek refuge with THE LORD OF THE DAWN from the mischief of created things.
And from the mischief of Darkness when it overspreads...And from the mischief of the envious one (Cain) who practices envy...(Sura 113).
I do warn you according to Revelation...We shall set up SCALES OF JUSTICE for the Day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly...(Sura 21.45-50).
So give glory to God when ye reach Eventide, and when ye rise in the Morning. Yea, to Him be praise in the heavens and on earth; and in the Late Afternoon, when the Day begins to decline. It is He who brings out the living from the dead, and brings out the dead from the living, and who gives life to the earth after it is dead...And thus shall ye be brought out from the dead...(Sura 30.12-19).
The following brief commentary is from Abdullah Yusaf Ali's Introduction to Sura 17 in The Meanings of the Glorious Qur'an:
"It opens with the mystic vision of the Ascension of the Holy Prophet: he was transported from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque in a Night Journey and shown some of the Signs of God. The majority take this Night Journey literally, but allow that there were occasions on which a Spiritual Journey of Vision occurred. Even on the supposition of a miraculous bodily journey it is conceded that the Body was almost transformed into spiritual fineness. The Hadith literature gives details of the Journey and its study helps to elucidate its mystic meanings. The Holy Prophet was first transported to the seat of the earlier revelations in Jerusalem, and then taken through the Seventh Heaven even to the Sublime Throne (The Merkabah), and initiated into the spiritual mysteries of the human soul struggling in Space and in Time."
Ali reasons that the Farthest Mosque is in Palestine, because it was the place of worship farthest West known to the Arabs at that time, but also says: "God's knowledge comprehends all things."
We will trace the Mysteries of Islam, as well as the path of the spiritual descendants of the Biblical Ishmael, to their origins here in the Garden of Eden, and we will see that the first of this Ishmael's Twelve sons, Ne-ba'joth, again, answers to the person of Thomas Woodrow Wilson, as it is written: Are there not twelve hours in the Day...thus also in the Night. (John 11:9,10; 1 Thessalonians 5)...
Islam in the East, and Christianity in the West are spiritual reflections of the other. What is right and true, and spiritually discerned among one, is right and true and spiritually perfect in the other. What is literal, what is ignorant, and what is Darkness in the one, is all of these things in the other.The origins of Islam are rooted in the West, as are the origins of Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity.
And these are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names by their towns, and by their castles, Twelve princes according to their nations...
And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt as thou goest toward Assyria, (see Ezekiel 31)...(Genesis 25:12-18).
The first of these sons of Darkness is connected to the name Ne-be'-joth, and we reason that this is Woodrow Wilson, and that place is the area around Stanton, Virginia. He was born there but raised in the region of Havilah (Northern Georgia...see Genesis 2:11). Ronald Wilson Reagan, the Great Prophet of the American Nation, born in Northern Illinois, will become to the 12 Presidents that preceded him--six Democrats and six Republicans--as the Sun is to the Twelve seasons through which it passes every year. He will set up the Image again, as his "namesake" did in 1917. (The number Six Hundred Sixty and Six, however, does not devolve upon him).
Warren Harding, then, the second of the Twelve princes, and all the regions round about his habitation in the Sciota and Ohio River Valleys--the lands of the Shawnee--answer to the name of Ke'dar. Ad'be-el to Calvin Coolidge, and so forth...
With Coolidge the Image is 180 cubits high, and Six cubits wide. With Herbert Hoover the Image is 240 cubits high, and Six cubits wide.
With Franklin Roosevelt the Image is 300 cubits high, and Six cubits wide. In his days the Fowls of heaven came down upon the children of Abraham, and there was none to drive them away. (See Genesis 15:1-12; Jeremiah 8:33). The Destroyer of the Gentiles had appeared, and all the words that were spoken concerning the desolations of Jerusalem came to pass (Luke 21:22)...
(Whoso readeth let him understand)...(Matthew 24:15, Daniel 8:8-14; Revelation 9:11).
The abyss--the bottomless pit of Nature's own subconscious--was opened, and out of it appeared the Angel of Death in all of his twisted and terrible majesty. When Adolph Hitler addressed the Austrian masses on the Ides of March, 1938, he gave an initial meaning to the words in Matthew 24:15: When ye shall therefore see the abomination of Desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, stand in the Holy Place, (WHOSOEVER READETH LET HIM UNDERSTAND). Anyone, however, who enters the Holy Place without perfect peace on their mind, hiding a destructive and warlike nature under the guise of peaceful sentiments, is also an abomination that intends to make it desolate. The reference in Daniel foretold the Twentieth-century conflict between the two great World-Systems, Capitalism and Communism, the American He-Goat and the Soviet Ram. (Actually the Ram, the sign of Aries, symbolizes ALL the powers of the East)...
The Ram...And Abraham called the name of the place YHVH Jirah, as it is said to this day, In the Mount of the Lord it shall be seen...(Genesis 22:13-19).
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw and behold, there stood before the river a Ram...The Ram had Two horns, and the horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the Higher came up last...(Daniel 8:3).
"It is said in the Traditions that the one horn of this Ram was the Shofar God blew at Mt. Sinai to introduce the giving of the Law, and the other one will be used to announce the coming of Messiah."
Out of the midst of this conflict rose the "corporal," the Little horn which waxed exceedingly great. In the abyss his name is Appolyon. (Rev.9:11; Exodus 12:30). He cleansed the sanctuary as it is written: And begin at my sanctuary. (Ezek.9:6). One American highschool text reads: "The ships bore down on Hitler's Europe, the MIGHT and FURY of the free world unleashed at last."
In Roosevelt's time the words were also unleashed which said: Release the Four angels which are bound in the Great River Euphrates. The Four angels represent the primal spirit that dwells in all the peoples of the earth, North, South, East, and West, and the verse refers in this sense to all of the calamities that have been released upon the earth since that time. But here it is referring to the Waters of the mythical Euphrates which emptied out into the Great River Ocean. These waters did not only flow out of the ancient garden to the land we now associate with Persia, but beyond it as far Eastward as Japan. Here the text refers to the waters of the Great Pacific Ocean. The angels that were loosed were those of the Orient, and, particularly those of the Imperial Forces of the Japanese, which were prepared For an hour, and a Day, and a Month, and a Year, for to slay a Third part of men. (Revelation 9:15). Roosevelt said of it: "This morning, December 7th, 1941, is a Day that shall live in Infamy."...
This war is not over yet.
It is also written of the Lord: And He rode upon the Cherub and did fly: yea, He did fly upon the Wings of the Wind. (Psalm 18:9). This is the spirit of the Divine Kami Kazi.
I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast known me.
That they may know FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN, and from the West, that there is none beside me, I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I form the light, and create darkness: I MAKE PEACE, AND CREATE EVIL: I the Lord do all these things...
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, AND ALL THEIR HOST HAVE I COMMANDED ...(Isaiah 45:5-12).
"Carter heard Truman say over the destroyer's loudspeaker, 'IF THEY DO NOT NOW ACCEPT TERMS, THEY MAY EXPECT A RAIN OF RUIN FROM THE AIR, THE LIKES OF WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN ON EARTH.' There were looks of disbelief and wonderment around Jimmy as Truman's words sank in. 'THE FORCE FROM WHICH THE SUN DRAWS ITS POWER HAS BEEN LOOSED AGAINST THOSE WHO BROUGHT WAR TO THE FAR EAST'..."
Truman was terribly unmindful of the words which said: In the cup which she has filled, fill to her double. (Rev.18:6). This is the Burden of Dumah. (Isaiah 21:11).
STALIN SMILES BLANDLY
by James F. Byrnes
President Truman and I discussed whether or not we were obligated to inform Stalin that we had succeeded in developing a powerful weapon and shortly would drop a bomb in Japan. Though there was an understanding that the Soviets would enter the war with Japan three months after Germany surrendered, which would make their entrance about the middle of August...the president and i hoped that Japan would surrender before then. However...we agreed that because this was uncertain, and because the Soviets might soon be our allies in that war, the President should inform Stalin of our intentions, but do so ina casual way.
Upon the adjournment of the afternoon session, when we arose from the table, the President, accompanied by our interpreter...walked around to Stalin's chair and said, "You may be interested to know that we have developed a new and powerful weapon and within a few days intend to use it against Japan." I watched Stalin's expression as this was being interpreted, and was surprised that he smiled blandly and said only a few words. When the President and I reached our car, he said that Stalin had replied only, "THAT'S FINE. I HOPE YOU MAKE GOOD USE OF IT AGAINST THE JAPANESE."
I did not believe Stalin grasped the full importance of the President's statement, and thought that on the next day there would be some inquiry about this "new and powerful weapon," but I was mistaken. I thought then and even now believe that Stalin did not appreciate the importance of that information...but there are others who beieve that...he was already aware of the atom bomb.
With Truman the Image is 360 cubits high, and Six cubits wide.
After World War Two came the Korean War, and then the War in Vietnam. A Fourth great conflict with the powers of Asia lies on the horizon, as it is written: And the number of the army of horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand, and I heard the number of them. (Rev.9:16).
With Dwight Eisenhower--who said, "I have seen the American proved on the battlegrounds of Africa and Europe, over which armies have been fighting for 2,000 years. None of these battlefields has seen a more worthy soldier than the 'trained' American."--the Image is 420 cubits high, and Six cubits wide.
With John Kennedy the Image is 480 cubits high, and Six cubits wide, and the words were fulfilled which said: He that being often reproved hardeneth His Neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people mourn. (Proverbs 29:1,2; Ezekiel 8:11-14).
With Lyndon Johnson the Deadly wound was healed, the Beast lived, and the Image grew to 540 cubits high, and Six cubits wide.
With Richard Nixon the Image is 600 cubits high. With Gerald Ford, whose real name is Leslie King, and who filled out Nixon's term of office, the Image remains 600 cubits high. In the two of them the words were fulfilled:
Then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven...Blessed be the Name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are His: And changeth the times and seasons: HE REMOVETH KINGS AND SETTETH UP KINGS.
He giveth WISDOM unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know UNDERSTANDING; He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and light dwelleth with him.
I thank Thee, and praise Thee, O God of my parents, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of Thee: for Thou hast made known unto us the king's matter...(Daniel 2:19-23).
When Esau gave up his birthright (to eternity) to Jacob his brother for one mess of pottage--for one extra moment of physical comfort that is (Meats for the belly and the belly for meats, as Paul said), or for one added day of physical safety--we are told that Jacob (that is James) took advantage of him, and in turn became known as the Supplanter. Thus the words:
Follow (true) peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Looking diligently lest anyone fail of the grace of God; lest any Root of Bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for a morsel of meat (or for the right to continue working, and buying and selling while others are being hunted and persecuted by the same political order) sold his birthright.
For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought carefully for it with tears...(Hebrews 12:14-17).
This text is especially meaningful, as God rises up now to shake the political and economic institutions in which we have placed our trust (see Hebrews 12:25-29), and as these institutions in turn conspire both subtly and forcefully to preserve themselves and their own fallen world-view in the Face of God's unfolding judgments:
BE NOT AS ESAU, BEWARE OF THE SUPPLANTER
Then answered I and said, What shall be the parting asunder of the times? or when shall be the end of the first, and the beginning of it that followeth?
And he said unto me, From Abraham unto Isaac, when Jacob (James) and Esau were born of him, Jacob's hand held first the HEEL of Esau.
For Esau is the end of the world, the (the true) Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.
The hand of man is betwixt the Heel and the Hand: other questions, Esdras, ask not...(2 Esdras 6:7-10).
Referring to the two Sefirot named Hokhmah and Binah on the Tree of Life, the author of the Revelation writes: Here is WISDOM, let them who have UNDERSTANDING count the number of the Beast, for it is the number of a (natural) man; and his number is SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE and SIX. (Revelation 13:18). On page 226, in a book entitled Miss Lillian and Friends, written of the Carter family, we read the following:
With Jimmy Carter the Image is 660 cubits high, and Six cubits wide. Six hundred Sixty and Six. Thus the words of Paul:
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him...
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works...(2 Corinthians 11:3,4; 13-15).
In the summer of 1979 Jimmy Carter went to Vienna to sign the Salt II Treaty with the Soviet Union. This pact of mutual belligerence was signed on top of the ancient salt mines of Judaea, whose salt was used to seal the ancient covenant (see Numbers 18:19), thus the words:
For every one shall be salted with Fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with Salt. Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have (true) peace one with another...(Mark 9:49,50).
It is also written that...When they begin to say Peace and Safety (which Carter and other Western leaders have been trying to both negotiate and enforce ever since), the end would come. (1 Thess. 5:1-9). Leonid Zamyatin wrote in Newsweek: "A scene I observed during the meeting of the two presidents in Vienna last June etched itself in my memory. After the official ceremony was over, a woman came up to the table and blessed with a cross that truly historic document. Later she said, 'Please God that everything written in this treaty is translated into life.'" Amen!
The fifth chapter of Daniel tells us that God began to judge Babylon in the Sixty-second year of Darius the Mede. In 1979 the Soviet Union (the Medes) were in their Sixty-second year. (And so began the series of events that have brought the world to its present crisis). This same chapter says that at that time the king of Babylon and all his court were Drinking wine out of the vessels of the Lord, while they praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone. This refers to all in our time who imagine they can worship the God of Heaven (through the Mystery of Christ) and the gods of the nations at the same time, as it is also written: Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye canot be partakers of the Lord's table, and the table of devils...DO WE PROVOKE THE LORD TO JEALOUSY? ARE WE STRONGER THAN HE? (1 Corinthians 10:20-22).
Then was the part of the Hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
And this is the writing that was written, Me-ne, Me-ne, Tekel, U-pharsin.
This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene: God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Tekel: Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
Pe-res: Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and the Persians... (Daniel 5:24-28).
The Word began to unfold at this time, and all the events that have led to the present and impending world crisis were set in motion. The Iranians (one of the nations of lesser Persia--the whole of Asia is the Greater Persia), stormed the American embassy, and the Soviets invaded Afghanistan. The judgments that will conclude with the coming of the kingdom of God had begun.
Can a nation that falls down Five times daily be any other than one which is fulfilling the absolute will of God? Is that form of religion which makes war and captures other living beings free? Free to act otherwise? Of course not. It is in absolute submission to God, performing God's terrible will without understanding or question. (Deut.32:39-42; Dan.12:7; Rev.10:5,6). Such a nation, and such a religion, however, is a direct reflection of those in the West who, though imagining themselves free, are under the same cosmic spell. Thus the "Twelvers" appeared together. Carter and Khomeini were spiritual images of each other. (One, of course, had to possess the eyes of the Spirit to see it). Both were (and are) performing God's historic will in the earth. The plight of the hostages in Iran (as well as the people of Iran themselves), was and is identical to that of the Church in America. One group is held in bondage and mesmerized by Divine force, the other by an even Darker , more subtle spirit--by the illusions of freedom, by the allure of mammon, by the powerful deceptions of the lower, material world, which in the end lead to further bondage and eventual destruction...
"Free U.S. Hostages," the headlines read. "In an order that came down firmly on the U.S. side, the 15 Justices of the World Court unanimously told Iran to provide all diplomatic personnel with the full protection, privileges, and immunities guaranteed under international law, and NOT to put the hostages on trial." The American government concurred. Let the same pertain to every one of God's children here in the West as they seek in these times to get themselves up out of the American state of mind to which they have been in bondage, and especially to all those who refuse to participate in the final judgment wars that God is preparing to wage upon the Western world, and even worse yet, that the Western world is preparing to wage against God.
AN OPEN LETTER TO AYATOLLAH ROUHOLIAH KHOMEINI
New York Times, Nov.10, 1979
Remember your message of Dec. 23, 1978 in the New York Times to "the clergy, priests, and monks who invite the souls of the unruly to calmness BY THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST." With this greeting in mind, we as fellow clergy must speak out about THE INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN YOUR SPOKEN WORDS AND YOUR ACTIONS.
Less than a year ago you preached justice, equality, peace, mercy and compassion...you spoke of "your hopes to show the world what a genuine Islamic government can do on behalf of its people."...
DURING ALL THIS TIME YOU CLAIMED TO BE A HOLY TEACHER, A MAN OF JUSTICE. FORGIVENESS, AND RECONCILIATION. This image was further brought to the American people at your Paris meeting with the former U.S. Attorney General Ramsay Clark who called you A MAN OF PEACE.
As we read your letter...the clear image of an egomaniac begins to emerge. It is not the image of a holy man, nor that of a religious leader, nor that of a Man of Peace, and not that of a Reconciliator, but rather it is a picture of a man of hate and vengeance, hiding under clerical robes.
You do not intend to release the innocent Americans you hold hostage on Sovereign American soil, and even though the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations guarantees the independence and sovereignty of embassies in foreign lands.
You proclaim the Name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate, yet you kill without mercy and threaten to kill without compassion innocent Americans...YOU SPEAK OF PEACE AND JUSTICE, yet ravage the soul and the heart. You have brought sorrow and despair to all Americans, especially those who have relatives bound, blindfolded, and paraded through the streets by mobs of students who have ransacked the embassy...in flagrant violation of Islamic law and theology...
You proclaim peace and goodwill, yet proceed to explain how Jesus Christ, were he alive today, would reprimand and punish President Carter and the American government. However, in your eyes, we in the Christian world have a last chance to redeem ourselves by agreeing to your ideas, by condoning your firing squads, turning over the Shah, and by turning a blind eye and a deaf ear on the Americans being held hostage in Iran.
Through the reading of your entire letter it becomes obvious that although you claim to be merciful and compassionate...YOUR SOLE PURPOSE IS TOTAL CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAN WITH YOU AS THEIR LEADER..
WE AS CONCERNED CLERGY, MUST STAND AND BE COUNTED, AND PROCLAIM In the Name of Humanity, In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate: NO MORE KILLINGS, NO MORE JAILINGS.
In the Name of your Faith and the teachings and traditions of Islam...SET OUR PEOPLE FREE...LET OUR PEOPLE GO!
There is not one charge here that the American government, its leaders and its peoples are not guilty of, not only in the spiritual sense but in the plainly political and historical sense: The charge can be made against the "sons of Liberty" on behalf of all those who were persecuted for refusing to participate in the American Revolution, or who were forced against their own conscience to join the colonists in their rebellion against THE CROWN; on behalf the Indigenous Peoples of this land who were murdered and forcibly removed to other lands, and placed in concentration camps (reservations) to this very day; on behalf of every African man and woman who was brought here in chains and subjected to abuses beyond description before they were finally "freed" (at the cost of one million lives) into the hands of Capitalist overlords who were, and still are, just as ruthless (when they need to be) as any slaveholder in the past; and on behalf of every young man who is still left to stand idle on the streetcorners of this land without meaningful and rewarding employment; and on behalf of the many thousands upon thousands of others here and abroad who have stood up in one way or another against American, and American-financed injustices. (It is all documented, and it has all been performed either directly or indirectly in the name of Christ). The leaders of America think that this is all water under the bridge, but God, who has not lost sight of the least sparrow, has not forgotten the least instance of injustice and oppression that has been accomplished in Their Name, and has been rising to the occasion of judgment ever since. Thus the words: He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:10). In 1979 God began to weigh America on the great scale of Divine Justice, and it is found wanting--not once but twice: Me-ne, Me-ne.
The kingdom of Belshazzar began to be judged at that time, and stood in peril of falling. Nevertheless, it did not fall then, BUT WAS RESTORED AGAIN TO HIS BEGINNING. (2 Esdras 12:6-8, KJV).
(CHAPTER 11 CONTINUED).