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What will YOU do

When the END comes?



WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN THE END COMES?

by Brooks Alden



     These words uttered by the prophet Jeremiah in the 6 century
BC were meant for a blinded, naive and disobedient Israel but in
reading through Jeremiah 5: 15-31, is it possible that it is the
pattern we should look at in considering the conditions in the
sorry state of our western nations today? Are we a blinded, naive
and disobedient people? Is this why in verse 20, God wanted the
message declared in the House of Jacob, which includes the entire
twelve tribes? Was God using the conditions and the prophesied
captivity of the Nation of Judah as a message to all the tribes
at some point in the future? When he said in verse 15 that "I am
bringing a nation upon you from far, 0 House of Israel" was He
referring to the future or to the Assyrian captivity of a hun-
dred years earlier? And who and what is the House of Israel
anyway?
     There are just too many similarities between Jeremiah's time
and that of today and I encourage you to read the above verses
before reading further into this article.

     You might wonder how we got ourselves into such a mess but
God explained it very well when He said, "Because you have
abandoned Him [God] and served foreign gods in your own country,"
     Well, look around and you will see the truth in this
statement, whether or not a prophecy, although I firmly believe
it is dual in nature. Certainly, very few are the Christians
today who have not succumbed to the new interpretation of God's
Word and who have not abandoned Christianity as it was in the
days of true faith. 
     I often read historian and author Alexis de Tocqueville's
words, written in 1831, "Not until I went into the churches of
America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I
understand the secret of her genius and power." You see, we were
still under the great feeling of the Protestant Reformation,
although at the tail end of devoutness. America and its sister
Israel nations were great but Tocqueville added these last few
words, "America is great because America is good, and if America
ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Sadly,
there was a seed of disaster that was already being sown by the
time of Tocqueville's statement and it is this seed that has led
us to the same state as Jeremiah described twenty-six centuries
earlier. It didn't happen all at once of course, remember, a seed
that is sown first breaks through the ground very quickly,
remains static until the root system is fully developed, then
continues its rapid growth toward the budding, flowering and
fruit bearing stages. An evil seed, like the long, slow march of
the satanic plan, must follow the same course....
          Still, one has to wonder why God hasn't given up on us
because of our naivety and our disobedient natures. He did once
you know, that was in the days of our long ago ancestors, which
the prophet Hosea recorded in Chapter 5:15, when God said, "I
will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their
offence, and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me
early." Earlier Hosea had recorded these words from God, "....
for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God." (Hosea
1:9) Fortunately, God then said we would grow into great numbers
and once again be His people. (Hosea 1:10) So, for centuries, our
ancestors wandered throughout Asia and Europe...Then, centuries
later ... we once again became "His People."
     Yet, we didn't watch out for that bad  seed, as slowly and
progressively, it grew bolder and bolder and over that past
couple of decades, affliction has leaped forward at an astounding
pace.
     What is it that through Jeremiah, God was so eager to get
across to our early descendants and to those of us living in the
very last days? Certainly, it was a chilling message that God
imparted to Jeremiah and if the message was indeed intended to
reflect a dual fulfillment, that is, as it was then, so it is
now, then, we should be able to compare the characteristics of
Jeremiah's time with our own western world. If we are honest with
ourselves, we will compare and immediately go to our knees
seeking help because it is an exact replay of those long ago
times.
     Again, the root cause of our entire problem today is that we
have abandoned God. Think on this! Where once the Bible held an
honoured place in the home, if it is there at all today in most
homes, it simply gathers dust. Consequently, as it was in
Jeremiah's day, we are facing similarities that have weakened the
fabric of our society and effectively placed our people in
bondage, as our dignity, our wealth, our Faith and our freedoms
have been progressively stripped away. Many might wonder why God
has permitted such adverse conditions for His People but
effectively He has returned to His place until we acknowledge our
offence and seek His Face. 2 Chronicles 7:14 words it similarly,
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their
sin, and will heal their land." We might wonder why God has left
the field wide open for the evil seed but this is a fulfillment
of a promise made centuries earlier (Genesis 27:40) and again,
because an ancestor simply didn't believe God.

     Someone reading this booklet might quickly surmise that I am
mixing up the story of the Israelites and the Western people and
I must confess, it certainly can look this way. So, perhaps this
might be a good place to insert the meaning of the Israel Truth.
Maybe I will use a modern day source that might engender more
credibility with those who have become so steeped into the
identity of the Israelites through incorrect teaching by the
churches, that they have missed the possible truth of their own
special place in God's Plan. A Jewish writer and historian by
the name of Yair Davidy, writing out of the modern Israeli State,
published a book entitled "The Tribes." To add to its acceptance,
the forward was written by a top Rabbi in Israel. Anyway, the
book demonstrates that the descendants of the lost tribes of
Israel today compose the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian and
kindred peoples. Of course, this was not new information; it had
been passed down and written about throughout the centuries and
it is a most fascinating study. Most that God has favoured to
understand this truth have been less known people, perhaps like
you and I, but every once in awhile God lifted the blinders from
a famous person, likely to give the truth a continuing flame.
     Just to record a few names that you might recognize, I could
mention Robert the Bruce, King James I, Queen Victoria, King
Edward VII, King George VI, Professor Edward Faraday Odium and
Professor Roger Rusk (brother of former Secretary of State Dean
Rusk). Indeed, back in the early part of the 1900's, when the
truth was growing like wildfire, The National Message published
its Roll of Honour, prominent men and women who had been blessed
with the Israel on that roll were dozen of men connected to
Royalty, an Archbishop, seven high ranking Church Bishops, a New
Zealand Prime Minister, five Church Canons and Archdeacons and
ninetyone prominent ministers of the Church, mostly Anglicans.
And this didn't include the dozens of military officers, some
very high ranking ones.
     Today we don't see this and this is probably a reason why
the apostasy has picked up speed. Still, the fact is, the Israel
Truth was almost stopped in its tracks when the modern Israeli
State adopted the name of Israel in 1948. Since then, truth has
been beset by false messages adopted by theologians and the great
body of Christians, aided immensely by the False Prophet Media. I
don't totally understand why the descendants of Jacob Israel
would shut their eyes to truth but we have and I suppose
somewhere this is just a plank in God's plan. One thing the
apostasy has achieved is the condition of the world that the
Prophets, the Apostles and Jesus Christ Himself spoke about and
as mentioned earlier, it does mirror the condition God conveyed
to Jeremiah long, long ago.

     So. let's now examine some of those things Jeremiah declared
to the House of Jacob [all of Israel].

     Verse 19 - Our long-ago ancestors served strange gods. Think
about this in context of today. We have imported tens of millions
of non-Christian peoples into our lands and in the spirit of
fairness have permitted them to erect centres for their gods. At
the same time, the Bible was being discarded as the guiding force
of our nations and this led the way for the subduing of true
Christian beliefs in favour of a watered down version, and growth
of such things as new ageism, humanism or the eastern faiths.

     Verse 19 - Our ancestors served strangers in a land no
longer theirs - This is easy to understand when looking at the
Nation or House of Judah because they were conquered shortly
after and taken captive to Babylon where they served the Babylon-
ians. Of course, The House or Nation of Israel, along with much
of Judah, were captured by the Assyrians and shipped to Northern
Assyria a hundred years earlier than Jeremiah's warning, but they
eventually found their way to western lands. Yet, this is a
puzzling statement as we apply it today, until we recognize that
corporations and people not of our founding race are in control
of our destiny, both financial and moral. And each year,
regulations overtake our freedoms and governments become more
auto-cratic and less of "for the people."

     Verse 21 - Our ancestors were foolish people, people who
were without understanding, blind and incapable of hearing.
Today, it is no different; we see only the surface of things,
hear only what we are told and accept the views of media and
others rather than studying to understand truths. So, is it any
mystery why debt has overtaken us and why we have lost our
standard of living compared to emerging nations? We have just sat
back and let it happen.

     Verse 22 - Israelites in Jeremiah's day lost their fear of
the Lord. Ironically, the non-Christian people who have come into
our lands are more devout than the majority of our people. If you
go one step further, it has even reached the point where we stand
back as our Lord Jesus Christ is ridiculed and mocked. Recently,
a short debate took place between Bill Mahar, a religion hater,
primarily, I think, of Christianity and Bill O'Reilly of Fox
Television. Fifty years ago a blasphemer like Mahar would never
be permitted to spout his views on a national television program
but whenever he appears on a program, he is applauded by a mostly
apostolic audience. This debate wasn't much because O'Reilly
appears to be one of those who lack understanding. Certainly his
answers demonstrated that although he may, as he says, to be a
New Testament Christian, he really doesn't believe God's Word.

     Verse 23 - God accused our descendants in Jeremiah's time as
having a revolting and a rebellious heart. Today, with the
exception of a small minority, there is an outright rebellion
against anything that smacks of God and the lifestyles promoted
throughout our lands, primarily through movies, the media, even
schools, is nothing less than disgusting.

     Verse 25 - Iniquities and sins have kept the blessings back.
Well, you don't go from the most prosperous nations in the world
to the most indebted, the highest standard of living in the world
to well down the rankings, the most respected nations in the
world to the most hated, from high moral standards to filth, all
evidence that God has withheld His blessings.

     Now, next, God points out a major thorn in the side of the
Israelites in Jeremiah's day. One would have to be blind not to
see the same thorn in today's western nations.
     Verse 26 - Godless men (and women) are among the people that
lie and wait to catch people.
......

To be continued




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