Fred R. Coulter—July 18, 2009

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How has Satan deceived specifically the Israelites, modern-day Israelites? Remember, the truth is you either serve God or you serve Satan. And also understand that there are a lot of people who worship Satan. You can generally tell who they are. They don't run around with a sign, 'I worship Satan,' but they are generally the ones who we know as the super elite of the world. There are super elite in America. I don't think we've understood how we really do not have a republic constitutional government any more. I don't think we have understood the seriousness of God wanting His people to obey Him. I think that in spite of all the correction that has come down through time, and as we look at America, so I'm going to focus on America, and just realize that the United Kingdom is about ten years ahead of us and Australia is about two years behind us.

We have not comprehended two important things. Though we understand the purpose of God's creation for us to enter into His family, we need to grasp that in a more perfect and meaningful way, because this will help us understand why all the events at the end are going to be so horrendous, because man has 'en touto' rejected everything of God and are accepting everything of Satan the devil. There are two climactic periods in the history of man where God must intervene in great wrath. The first one was in the days leading up to the Flood. And the Flood was the first one where it was so evil and wretched that every thought of man was evil from his youth up continually.

Men under the auspices of worshiping Satan the devil so polluted the whole earth and so polluted animals and mankind, and I think we can learn from the lesson that it was said of Noah that he was 'perfect in his generations' or genealogy. This tells us why God had to destroy all life with the exception of Noah's family and the exception of the animals that God sent to Noah to put into the ark; that they likewise had to be perfect in their generations.

Understanding that, that tells us what mankind was doing then in manipulating the creation of God just like we're doing today. So that's why God had to come and destroy all life. Men were totally worshiping Satan the devil, going his way. They had many tyrants, meaning that they had also the wrong government, so all we have to do is look at today and see it's exactly as Jesus said, 'As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.'
But what happens is this: This generation does not feel it deserves all the wrath of God that is coming, because they don't realize what they have done. And especially the Israelites, the end-time ten tribes of Israel being the Anglo-Saxon people and those of northwestern Europe, they do not comprehend the sins that they have committed, the severity of them. They realize they're miserable, they realize their sin, etc., but they do not realize that they are going to have come upon them the correction and wrath of God because it has accumulated for many generations, from the beginning of the rise of England and then America.

Though we've had a lot of correction through wars, correction through drought, correction through different things, they never really returned to God. They always did like it says there in Psalm 78, they flattered God when He did them very severe correction, and it says, 'and when He slew them, they returned to Him.' They even did it in the wilderness with the very presence of God there day and night. So I think we need to keep that in mind as we go through what we're going to cover today, because everyone is saying, 'Oh, we've got to stop this government before we have no republic left.' It's too late! There is no republic left! Most people don't understand it because of the duplicity and lying of the religious leaders and the politicians.

So let's see how Satan has deceived the world. It says there Rev. 12:9, 'Satan deceives the whole world.' And remember, when we're talking about the book of Revelation, we're talking about the things at the end-time, when it says all the earth, the whole world, all nations, it means precisely that.

Let's come to Isaiah 25 and let's see how Satan is able to accomplish this and we will label this, as I gave the sermon Obsessed With Sex, we will label this as the first thing—of course, obsessed with sex is part of it, by the way—but the first thing is that people become obsessed with lies. And today we have all the facilities so that everyone is absorbed in lies and do not realize it, because they have an artificial reality, which is created by the entertainment, by television, by music, by false education, by a media that never tells you the truth, by politicians who never tell you the truth, and so what happens there is a covering of blindness and sin that covers the whole world and in particularly the United States and Britain today.

So when Christ returns this is what He is going to have to do. Remember other places it says, 'I'm going to give you a new heart, a heart of flesh, instead of a heart of stone.' Isaiah 25:7: "And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering which covers all people… [The whole world. Like it says there in Rev. 12:9, he is deceiving on a continuous, on-going basis. You always need reinforcement of deception, reinforcement of fantasy, reinforcement of your reality that is not reality.] (Here is how he does it.): …and the veil that is woven over all nations." So it's just like a pall.

Now because we know the Truth of God, we can comprehend this more and more, and haven't you, since you first came in the Church—let's go back how ever many years because a lot of us have been in the Church for decades—haven't you seen a progression of evil and an imaginary reality that people live in, based on lies? Yes, indeed. And today's youth are being subjected to it in a very intense way at a very early age, because everything right in front of their eyes has been changed: the government, the education, the religion, and the way that people communicate, the families, mothers, fathers, friends.

Now today we have a completely narcissistic generation that ranges in difference in ages from very young to even some very old, which is this: They are plugged in to the music which is designed to instill rebellion in them. It's like when I go down to Arcadia, I'm going to do another sermon on Proverbs for the Youth and Inmates. Because once they give themselves over to this music and the messages that it is, plugged in with their iPhones, going straight into their ears, Satan has got them! Because it says that 'he takes them captive, whomever he will.' Unless you have the Spirit of God and the Word of God in your mind, which will protect you, then God's angels with you. What I want you to do as we go through this, I don't want you to get discouraged at the things that are going to take place, but be encouraged that this shows we're getting closer to the end. And also because we know and understand this:

  • that God is watching over us
  • that God is protecting us
  • that God is giving us this understanding

—so we won't get caught up in it.

You tie in with the cell phones, you have text messages, and tweetering—what is tweeter? Twitter is text messaging. But you see children around their parents, they totally ignore them. They are locked into the system and they twitter, go back and forth, and they're text messaging. Their thumbs are like run-away millipedes. The comment was made that there is about a fourteen-year-old girl in New York who was walking down the street doing twittering. As she was going there was an open manhole cover and she fell in it. She survived and laughed about it, but that tells you the story. You're certainly not watching where you're going. So they are totally connected in, main line, straight to Satan the devil. So if there are any teenagers and you have an iPhone or an iPod—and you plug in and listen to all the rock music, you do all the text messaging to your friends, and ignore your parents, which also brings another curse upon you, because you're dishonoring your parents and the family—I want to ask you a question: What happened to you that you're so rebellious now when there was a time that you weren't? I think you can directly connect it to when you got your iPod and you have all this hard-rock music going into your mind and what it does, it re-wires and re-programs your mind to be rebellious and receptive, wide open to Satan's way; which then leads to drugs, which leads to illicit sex, which leads to destroyed lives, etc. This is the covering that is covering the whole world today.

Now let's turn over a couple of pages to Isaiah 28. A lot of people won't believe this. They say, 'Hey, man, you're a grey haired old man. You don't even have a cell phone. Have you ever text messaged?' No! Here's the difference between those who believe in God, trust in His Word, go His way, and you and the world. Because you're either in a covenant of life with Christ or you're in a covenant with death with Satan the devil. Now there is some middle-ground, but you have to choose where you're going. Just like all Israelites as Elijah said, now you're hopping, that is jumping back and forth between your opinions as to who is God. Is it the Lord or is it Baal? Baal represents Satan the devil, and the Lord is God. They keep jumping back and forth. Just like all atheists, and God-haters, when it comes down to where their life is individually threatened, all of a sudden they believe in God. 'God, how can You do this to me?' You did it to yourself.

Now notice, Isaiah 28:14: "Therefore hear the Word of the LORD, you scornful men who rule this people in Jerusalem…. [Wherever we read Jerusalem today, just put in there: London, Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; Sydney, Australia; and wherever it is in New Zealand, probably Auckland. Wherever you are, just put that in, because we're talking about a principle that applies.] …Because you have said, 'We have made a covenant with death… ['There's no purpose in life, God doesn't exist, all religions are foolish and nonsense—they're pretty well correct in that part—we've evolved, we human beings must solve our own problems because there's no God out there in the heavens that's going to rescue us.'] …we have made a covenant with death, and we have made an agreement with the grave… [Yet you boast, you boast against God.] …when the overwhelming rod… [Which is the correction from God.] …shall pass through… [You say] …it shall not come to us; for we have made lies our refuge… [How has that happened? Why do we have the religion and governments that we do? Because of lies!] …and we have hidden ourselves under falsehood'" (vs 14-15). And we will see how this applies in particularly to Washington, D.C.

Let's come to Ezekiel 21:1. Now everyone who believes the lie that the prophets wrote this themselves of their own imagination, listen up: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying… [So just like Moses, none of the prophets spoke their own words, but God's words.] … 'Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and preach against the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel. And say to the land of Israel, "Thus says the LORD… [Now when God says, 'thus says the Lord,' that's almost like you are guaranteed trouble. Now He also says concerning blessings, 'thus says the Lord if.'] … 'Behold, I am against you, and will draw My sword out of its sheath and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked…. [Now that's obviously the righteous who think they're righteous. But those who are willing to believe God enough to surrender to Nebuchadnezzar, when God said surrender and you will live, were counted as righteous.] …Since I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked from you, therefore My sword shall be drawn from its sheath against all flesh from the south to the north'"'" (vs 1-4). And in America, what is the soft underbelly of America? The Gulf coast, from the south.

Verse 5: "'Thus all flesh shall know that I, the LORD, have drawn out My sword from its sheath. It shall not be sheathed again…. [He's not going to put it back.] …And therefore you, son of man, sigh with the breaking of your heart; and groan with bitterness before their eyes. And it will be when they say to you, "Why do you sigh?" You shall answer, "Because of the news that it is coming; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water." Behold, it comes, and it shall be done,' says the Lord GOD. And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, prophesy and say, "Thus says the LORD." Say, "A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished. It is sharpened in order to make a slaughter; it is polished so that it may glitter. Or shall we make mirth against the rod of My son, despising every tree?"'" (vs 5-10). Are you going to, in all of this, look for a good time?

Verse 11: "'And He has given it to be polished, to be taken by the hand. The sword, it is sharpened, and it is polished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.'" So the time is coming, the time is coming when everybody's opportunity has come to an end. We're not there yet. Those who will hear this and repent and give up their lies and their way of life and return to God, God will honor that.

So he says, v 12: "'Cry and howl, son of man; for it shall be upon My people; it shall be upon all the princes of Israel… [So every politician great or small, federal, state, county, local, listen up.] …terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon My people; therefore slap your thigh.'" Isn't that interesting, that they are now having coordinated exercises in the United States in regions. There's going to be a big coordinated exercise in the area where they mostly have the hurricanes, Louisiana and Texas, and Mississippi, and Alabama, and Florida, and Georgia, and I think even Tennessee. They're going to have a special exercise for practice where they have everyone all communicating together, from the lowest local level to the highest level in the federal government, including the FBI, the police, the sheriffs, including the National Guard, including FEMA, including whatever else that they need. Now, you take and multiply that by regions…. And also in connection with international, too. Even though they're going to be ready, it won't work.

Verse 13: "'Because it is a trial, and what if the sword even despises the rod? It shall be no more,' says the LORD." Now the rod is the sign of governance. So He says all the princes of Israel, that is all who are governing, what if they despise the sword? Won't do any good to despise it.

Now let's come to Ezekiel 22 and here we begin to see the causes of why this is coming. Let's also understand that even as God told Moses after the children had committed the sin of worshipping the golden calf and Aaron made it and said, 'Oh, don't be mad, my Lord. They brought the gold and this calf just leaped out.' That's how people look at sin too many times. They don't understand that God is gracious and merciful and longsuffering, and kind and good, if you love Him and keep His commandments. If you don't, He is hostile, He is mean, He is judgmental in the eyes of men. So because the world, and especially our nations, are clinging to this lying, false reality that really does not exist, I'm going to show you in the government of America and down even to the local level, it does not exist. What appears to be the form of government is a lying front. The nation has already been conquered and taken over by evil forces who have been working a long time. And as we will see, so deceived that the people think, 'Oh, well, we better act before the government has changed.' It's already done! What you are looking at, what you think is reality, is only the last bit of chapters that need to be rolled in to the system.

This is the chapter in reading it that inspired the sermon. Ezekiel 22:1: "Moreover the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Now you, son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? And yes, you shall make her know all her abominations'" (vs 1-2). Now let's look at Washington, D.C., the capital of the home of the brave and the free, oppressed by murder, drugs, sex, of the highest level of any city in America, all the evils that go on there. So just think of Washing, D.C., London, all the capital cities of Israel today.

"'…And yes, you shall make her know all her abominations. Then you shall say, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'The city sheds blood in her midst that her time may come… [The more there is killing, robbery, adultery, fornication, thievery, lying and cheating by politicians, add it all up.] …and makes idols unto herself to defile herself. You are guilty by the blood that you have shed; and you have defiled yourself with your idols that you have made. And you have caused your days to draw near, and have come unto your years. Therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations, and a mocking to all countries'"'" (vs 2-4). That's where we are right now—isn't that so?

I'll read a little bit of a report where Timothy Geithner is going around the world on his hands and knees begging the nations, 'Oh, please, buy our debt.' They laughed! The only thing they're worried about is how they can get out of the dollar without killing themselves. When that happens, everything's going to fall apart, and it will happen.

"'…mock against you, O infamous one and full of tumult. Behold, the princes of Israel… [All the rulers, small and great from the president on down to city councilmen.] …every one has used his power to shed blood in you. In you they have despised both father and mother. In your midst they have dealt with the stranger by oppression. In you they oppressed the orphan and the widow. You have despised My Holy things… [Yes, you put on your money, 'in God we trust,' and your money's a lie because it is a debt instrument.] …and have profaned My Sabbaths'" (vs 5-8).

So for those of you who are not familiar with the weekly Sabbath of God and the annual Holy Days of God, you better listen up, because you're part of the profaning of the Sabbath of God. The Sabbath is Saturday, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. And if you're out partying around, drugging around, fornicating around, homosexualitying around, if you're going to football games, basketball games, whatever sport in the daytime on Saturday, you personally are responsible for profaning the holy Sabbath of God which He gave to us so that we might be in contact with God and receive His blessings.

"'In you are men of slander who shed blood; and in you they that eat on the mountains; in your midst they commit lewdness…. [All false religion. So we've got government and religion. And remember what I've been saying for quite a long time, the two main problems in the world today are what?

  • Government
  • Religion

…In you they have uncovered their fathers' nakedness; in you they have humbled her who was unclean in her impurity. And a man has committed abominations with his neighbor's wife; and a man has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law; and another has humbled his sister, his father's daughter. In you they have taken bribes to shed blood. You have taken usury and excessive increase…. [Listen up, bankers, there's where you are. How about 21% on credit cards? Then you wonder why people can't pay them.] …and you gained by extortion of your neighbors, and you have forgotten Me,' says the Lord GOD" (vs 9-12).

If you get a chance to watch on CNBC The House of Cards, watch it. We can also say of that, financially it comes from the Fed right on down to the greedy person who wanted to refinance his home. So you watch The House of Cards on CNBC. They're going to play that over and over again and when you see Alan Greenspan's response, you are going to see one of the agents that caused this, and these words God is going to bring upon him and everyone involved, clear down to the little loan officer that went from being a busboy in a restaurant to making $20,000 a week in the sub-prime loans to all of the greedy people who wanted those sub-prime loans to get the money so they could spend and live high on the hog. And it's not over yet. There you go, 'dishonest gain.'

Verse 14: "'Can your heart stand, or can your hands be strong in the day that I shall deal with you?.... [No, God is dealing with them already. Are they standing? No, they're falling, like a house of cards.] …I the LORD have spoken it and I will do it…. [Now, please, understand when God says that so dogmatically, it's going to happen. So everyone has to choose—whose side are you on? If you're not on God's side, you better repent and get there. Whose side are you on?] …And I will scatter you among the nations and disperse you in the countries, and will consume your uncleanness out of you.'"

Question: did God do this to Israel, the northern ten tribes? You can read it in any commentary—right? Did He do it to the house of Judah and Jerusalem and send them off into Babylon for seventy years? Yes, He did. What did they do when they came back out of Babylon? Went right back to the same sins again. All you have to do is read Ezra and Nehemiah, and the prophet Malachi. 'You shall know that I am the Lord.'
"'And you will be profaned by your own selves in the sight of the heathen… [They look at us, even those who never had the Bible or the Word of God have better conduct than those whom God has given the Word to and the blessings to the descendants of Abraham, they look and see how terrible it is.] …and you shall know that I am the LORD'" (v 16). Now that's a tough way to know the Lord. The easier way is with

  • repentance
  • turning your life to God
  • knowing Him

because you

  • love Him
  • keep His commandments
  • walk in faith
  • believe in hope
  • live in love

And there's not very much more time left in the way of how many years available for you to fiddle around and have one foot in one place and one foot in another place, halting and jumping back and forth between two opinions. What are you going to do when you are faced with the judgment of God?

Verse 17: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are bronze, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the middle of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.' Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the middle of Jerusalem'" (vs 17-19). Exactly what He did in 586 B.C. and again in 70 A.D. You would think that two times would be enough for them to learn.

Verse 20: "'As they gather silver, and bronze, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the middle of the furnace, to blow the fire on it to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will cast you in and melt you. And I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in the midst of it'" (vs 20-21). And I could not help but think of the Holocaust when I read that. Every time things like this happen, they say, 'Oh, the enemy did it.' Yes, but why did the enemy do it? So, you need to ask yourself—why? There's a reason. Nothing happens on a scale like that, that God does not know about it and He's not involved in some kind of judgment.

What does God say concerning even a little sparrow? That if it falls, He knows it. What does He say about every one of us? Knows every hair on our head—right? God knows. The reality and truth is this: God is dealing with everyone, one or the other. Those who do good, even though they're not called, they have some blessings. Those who do evil, and their lives end up in a great catastrophe, that's their judgment. Those who love God and serve Him and keep His commandments, are the scattered remnant that God loves and is dealing with, and we are going to rule the world, because the world needs to be ruled by Christ and the saints. There is not one fit man in the world to rule anyone or in religion to proclaim God, because you're all liars and thieves and cheats. And we will see that. Someone's going to say, 'Oh, who are you to say that?' Well, God says, 'if you don't say it, I'm going to hold you accountable'. And I'll tell you this: I don't want your blood on my head. So let's see.

Verse 22: "'As silver is melted in the furnace, so you shall be melted in the midst of it; and you shall know that I the LORD have poured out My fury upon you.'…. [That's pretty strong stuff.] …And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, say to her, "You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation."…. [Now we come to the root causes, right here, those who are responsible.] …There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst…'" Conspiracy means against God, by men who claim that the laws and commandments of God have been done away. While you have not taken a knife to cut the pages out of the Bible, like the foolish king of Israel did when the message from Jeremiah was sent to him in the winter as he was sitting before the fireplace and he read it and cut it out and threw it in the fire. And God said to Jeremiah, 'Because he has done this, you tell him he's going to die. And you write those words again plus more that I'm going to tell you.' You can read that in the book of Jeremiah.

So all of you good Sunday-keeping ministers out there, you're not good, you're evil, you're liars and you lie every Sunday that you are there. All of you who go to church on Sunday, you are not serving God, you are not serving Christ, you are serving another christ, you are serving another god, and you are deluded, and you are deceived, and God is calling you out of that so that you will not have to suffer through the most severe of God's correction that is coming. That's just a fact. 'Oh, well, you're so harsh and hard.' Listen, what I'm saying is mild, than being in the hands of God. Remember, the warning at the end of the book of Revelation: 'If any man adds to these words, I will add to him the plagues written in this book.' Now that means the whole Bible, and we're reading some of them here. 'And if any man takes away from these things that are written in this book, I will take his name out of the Book of Life.' So what are we really dealing with? And the ministers and priests who claim to be Christian and follow this sun-god's day of Sunday are responsible for the condition of the people in this nation and the politics in this nation as well. You need to understand that. 'A conspiracy of her prophets in her midst'

  • to deny the Sabbath of God
  • to deny the Holy Days of God
  • to deny Christ, the One whom you say you worship.

"'…like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they made many widows in her midst. Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My Holy things….'" (vs 25-26).

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I want to tell you something very important to understand: the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the receiving of the Holy Spirit, and the understanding of the instructions in the New Testament, is far greater than all of the temple worship in the past, all of the animal sacrifices, and if you do not uphold the sacrifice of Christ, and uphold the laws and commandments of God, you are part of that conspiracy, deceived by Satan the devil, and you are preaching the spirit of anti-Christ to your people. That's where it is.] (Here's why): …They have put no difference between the Holy and the profane… ['Oh, every day is holy.' 'Oh, Sunday is the Lord's day. They changed it.' Which man had the gall to do that? A pagan Roman emperor called Constantine. So you think you're worshipping Christ? Think again. 'You put no difference between the Holy and the profane.'] …and have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean, and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths… [Closed your eyes, rejected them.] …and I am profaned among them'" (vs 25-26).

It's no light thing for anyone to say from the pulpit, 'Paul changed the laws of God.' Liar! 'The Old Testament has all been fulfilled.' Liar! Now those are the prophets, all the religious people. We'll add some more Scriptures into it here in a little bit.

Next he talks about the rulers, so everyone's involved. The whole world is going to have a confrontation with Jesus Christ in person, so now's the time we need to decide, 'what am I going to do?' Now v 27 talks about our rulers, but we'll come back to this a little later. What I want to do is see other indictments of prophets. Let's come to Isaiah 30 now and let's see what you hear almost every Sunday. Now there may be a Sunday-keeping preacher here and there that's trying to preach some of the Truth, but it's just like when Billy Graham was asked why he didn't preach the Sabbath. He says, 'Well, I preach as much as I'm allowed to preach.' Because if he really preached Sabbath-keeping, and he knew the Sabbath was the day, all of you do, all who are ministers and all who read the Bible, how could you possibly think that you're preaching out of the Bible the Truth when the Bible upholds the Sabbath from Genesis to Revelation.
And even Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore, which we have as appendix in the back of the Holy Bible in It's Original Order, he wrote Rome's Challenge to the Protestants, 1893. We have the whole thing there. It's interesting, there are four articles that he wrote proving to the Protestants that if you claim you follow the Bible and don't keep the Sabbath, you're a lying hypocrite, and you either need to keep it or you're going to suffer the death of God, or come and join the Catholic Church, who instituted Sunday. I'll try and bring out the significance of 1893; that was a very significant turning point. And those four articles, by the way, in the Catholic Mirror, printed in Baltimore, all four were printed on consecutive Sabbaths. It turned out to be quite a witness, that's why we have it there.

Now notice, Isaiah 30:8: "Now go, write it before them in a tablet, and note it in a book, so that it may be for the time to come, forever and ever… [That means down to the return of Christ.] …that this is a rebellious people, lying children…. [And the average person tells three lies in ten minutes. Are you not deceitful in lying? How many lies have you told today?] …They are children who will not hear the law of the LORD… [They want their own way. And let me just say this: You worship God His way, or no way. If you try and worship Him your way, without heartfelt repentance and determination to love and obey God, your worship is in vain. '…refuse to hear the law of the Lord.' So anyone who says the law is not applicable today, you need to go back and read v 8 again, 'for the time to come, forever and ever.'] … Who say to the seers, 'See not'… ['Oh, don't bring these harsh words. You're picking on me.'] …and to the prophets, 'Do not prophesy to us right things… ['We come to church to be uplifted.] …speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions; go out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us'" (vs 8-11).

So not only is it the prophets, it's those who hear. Not only is it the Sunday-keeping teachers, it is those who embrace and love Sunday-keeping, and those who cling to their traditions and say, 'Well, all my family were Catholic and if it was good enough for them, it's good enough for me.' Wrong question. It may have been good enough for them, but is it good enough for God? That's the question.

Verse 12: "Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, 'Because you have despised this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on them; Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as breach ready to fall… [A perfect description of Protestantism today.] …swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant. And He shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is smashed in pieces. He shall not spare, so that there shall not be found in the fragments a shard to take fire from the hearth, or to take water out of the pit'" (vs 12-14). Now this is God speaking.

Now let's come to Jeremiah 23:9. Let's see what God says about this, very interesting. You can read the whole thing, we'll read certain verses here. "As for the prophets my heart within me is broken; all my bones shake. I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome because of the LORD and because of the words of His Holiness. For the land is full of adulterers. Because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and they wield power unjustly. 'For both prophet and priest are ungodly; yea, in My house I have found their evil,' says the LORD…. [And you go back and you read 2-Chron. 33 and see what they did in the days of Manasseh.] …'So their way shall be to them as slippery ways in the darkness… [When that happens, you don't know what's going on. Is that the way your life is right now? Well, there's the reason for it.] …they shall be driven on, and fall in their way; for I will bring evil on them, even the year of their judgment,' says the LORD" (vs 9-12). Isn't that interesting? Comes a time of judgment. Are we in to that right now? We'll have to wait and see.

"'And I have seen repulsive things in the prophets of Samaria… [they worshipped the sun-god, because Jeroboam, if you read that in the book of 1-Kings 12-13, he re-instituted the calf worship, which is Baal worship, which is Sunday worship, because Sunday is the day of the sun. And yet people think they're worshipping God on Sunday. They're not, they're worshipping Baal.] …they prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to go astray. I have also seen in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing; they commit adultery and walk in lies. They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none returns from his evil; they are all of them like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah [Isa. 1]. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets, "Behold, I will feed them wormwood, and make them drink poisonous water; for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has gone forth into all the land"'" (vs 13-15). And what are they sanctifying as bishops today? Homosexuals married to homosexuals!

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you vain; they speak a vision from their own heart, not out of the mouth of the LORD…. [Isn't that interesting? If you speak the words of God it's the same as out of the mouth of the Lord.] …They still say to those who despise Me, "The LORD has said, 'You shall have peace!'" And they say to everyone who walks after the imagination of his own heart, "No evil shall come upon you!"' For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD to see and hear His Word? Who has attended to His Word and heard it?…. [God's looking around. Who's doing it?] …Behold, the tempest of the LORD has gone forth in fury, a whirling tempest. It shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD shall not return, until He has executed and until He has performed the purposes of His heart; in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly…. [Are we in the latter days? You better believe it! If you don't believe it, you better listen up and pay attention.] …'I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied'" (vs 16-21).

I want you to understand the power of the Word of God. Because remember, He made Balaam, the false prophet, to speak the truth, to bless Israel, when he wanted to curse. Verse 22: "'But if they had stood in My counsel… [That is believed God. This is really saying: all you Sunday-keeping ministers, you only select the part out of the Bible that you like, but you won't select all the Word of God. Even a conman has a lot of truth so he can con and tell lies, so the lies become believable. And that's exactly what you're doing.] …But if… [God said.] …they had stood in My counsel and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.'" Did God recognize that? Yes, of course!

"'Am I a God Who is near,' says the LORD, 'and not a God afar off?... [Of course He's near, near to anyone who will call upon Him in truth and in righteousness.] …Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him?' says the LORD. 'Do I not fill the heavens and earth?' says the LORD" (vs 23-24). Yes! with His power to uphold it! Knowing all things that there is? Yes!

"'I have heard what the prophets said, who prophesy lies in My name… [Isn't that something? So I want to ask: if there's any Sunday-keeping ministers, who might happen to endure this far and listen to what I'm saying, what lies have you told in the name of God? And if you're a Sunday-keeping person and you've endured to this point, what lies have you heard from the pulpit against God? Lots of them!] …the prophets who prophesy lies and who are prophets of the deceit of their own heart?.... [God says, 'how long will this be?' They scheme, that is with their doctrines and their smooth words.] …They scheme to cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which they tell, each one to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten My name for Baal'" (vs 25-27).

Remember, it says 'in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.' Now how can you say that this part of the Old Testament has been fulfilled, when it's actually being fulfilled right today? So He says, v 28: "'The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream. And he who has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully…" [hat's what this is all about. This is not about me, this is not about the brethren in Christian Biblical Church of God, or anyone else, it is: Do we believe and speak faithfully the Words of God as He intended,

  • not according to our own thoughts
  • not according to our own ways
  • not according to our own schemes

Let him speak it faithfully.

  • Do you believe that?
  • Do you do that?
  • Do you follow that?
  • If you're a preacher, do you really do that?

Otherwise, He says: "…What is the chaff to the wheat?'… [And who are the wheat? The true people of God. The ones who are not are the chaff.] …'Is not My Word like a fire?' says the LORD; 'and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?'" (vs 28-29).

Remember what Jesus said to the scribes and Pharisees. He said, 'anyone who falls on this Rock,' that is speaking of Himself as the chosen Rock, the cornerstone, 'shall find mercy.' You fall upon that Rock and repent, but on whom it falls 'it will grind him to powder.' And the scribes and Pharisees perceived that Jesus was talking about them, but did they repent? NO! they plotted how they might kill Him. So what's your attitude?

Now notice, v 30: "'Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets who steal My words each one from his neighbor.'" So if you don't preach all the Words of God, and you use some of the Words of God, what are you doing? You're stealing, you're stealing from God. And when you preach some of the Words, which are smooth and nice and sound good, you're lying in the name of God.

"'Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets who steal My words each one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets who use their tongues and say, "He says," when I did not say. Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams and tell them, and cause My people to go astray by their lies and by their wantonness. Yet, I did not send them nor command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,' says the LORD" (vs 30-32). That's the first cause of why we are where we are.

The second cause are the political leaders. So let's come back to Ezekiel 22. The truth of the matter is this: the only right kind of government is when God rules in your life, and you have a personal relationship with Him which the homosexual bishop of the Episcopal Church says, 'it's heresy to say that you have a personal relationship with God.' Is it? You see how far they have gone, saying in the name of God it's heresy to have a personal relationship with God, when God says that's what He wants? How far have they gone? How far have you gone? Will they turn back, come to God? Will you come back, come to God?

Now notice. Ezekiel 22:27: "Her rulers in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood and to destroy souls, to get unjust gain." Does that not describe our current economic disaster, so that the government becomes the center of everything. We'll talk about the rulers here in just a minute.

Verse 28, a little more of the prophets here: "And her prophets have covered themselves with whitewash, seeing false visions and divining lies unto them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD has not spoken." And I wonder what the current President thinks whenever he takes a Bible in hand to deceive people that he's Christian, or any of the other leading politicians as well. Granted there are some few politicians who are trying to show the truth of all these political shenanigans, but because of the sins of the politicians and the people, they have no voice. Even if they had a voice, never accomplish what God would want them to do.

Verse 29, how does this affect the people: "'The people of the land have used oppression and committed robbery, and they have troubled the poor and needy. Yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them who should build up a wall for the land, and stand in the breach before Me, so that I should not destroy it. But I did not find one…. [That is among the prophets and the rulers.] …Therefore, I have poured out My fury on them. I have burned them up with the fire of My wrath. I have recompensed their own way upon their heads,' says the Lord God" (vs 29-31).

Let me just state this: the government that we now have is punishment for the sins of the people, the religious leaders, and the politicians. I'm going to read a summary from an article that's entitled The Revolution Was, to show you how they have done this. Because if you think that you going out and voting are really electing someone yourself, you've got another thought coming. Hasn't happened in a long time. Now I mentioned 1893. Now 1893 was a seminal point in the history of the United States in relationship to the Bible and the Sabbath. That's when Rome's Challenge was written, so by all means you read it. If you don't have the Bible, you can ask for a Sabbath-Sunday Controversy You Have Never Heard. Eighteen-ninety-three was also a highlight year, for that was the first Parliament of World's Religions held in the United States. And that with Madame Blavatsky and all of the theophists of the elite and all who follow that philosophy began to come into the government to take it over. To take it over, not by rebellion, not by revolution, but by change of government through elections.

The first one to start this was Teddy Roosevelt. Everyone says he was a good president. He probably was, but you see, you do it incrementally. He was just the start. What did he do? He began to centralize power in the Executive Branch. I'll bring it out a little bit later. I don't think you understand the power that is in the Executive Branch today. So in this The Revolution Was, it's looking back. I'm coming back to a time before then.

Who was the next president after that? Woodrow Wilson. He was elected in 1912, took office in 1913. In December 1913, what was passed? The Federal Reserve Act. Once that door was open and those kind of elite were there, all of the elite—the highly educated, the professors, and the ideological philosophy that they have—began to take hold, bit-by-bit-by-bit. They outright lied to you. Just like Woodrow Wilson said, 'we will never go to war,' so he could get elected in 1916. And as soon as he got in office, 'well, we have to go to war.' Now as I cover some of these things, and we come up to the time, I want you to remember:

  • thesis
  • anti-thesis
  • synthesis

This is how Satan works, this how politicians work, this is how Communists work, this is how Nazis work, this is how those who are totalitarian governments always work.

'Thesis' is the way that things are, so before Teddy Roosevelt, that's the way that they were. The money was backed by gold and silver. Everyone proclaimed that this was a Christian nation and even the Supreme Court did at that time. But they had an opportunity in 1893 to repent and forsake Sunday-keeping, and to keep the Sabbath and keep the Holy Days, and they did not, so the downward trend came. And because there was no repentance among the clergy, then a change in government came by the elite. So after World War I and the boom that came, very similar to what we have now—those were the 'Roaring Twenties'—money was everywhere. The federal government was spewing out money, the Federal Reserve was spewing out money, and there was money everywhere. Just like today. Then they started marginal lending, just like today. What happened? The crash of 1929. Never waste a crisis!
So Herbert Hoover was elected president. He tried to do exactly the same thing that Obama's doing today, spend our way out of the depression into prosperity. That didn't work and the election against Hoover by Roosevelt was a turning point and that's when the revolution began to occur. That's why this article is called The Revolution Was, because too many people are looking for something to happen to change the government—wake up, it has already happened.

The prestige of the elite was natural for many reasons, but it rested also upon one practical consideration. When the opportunity came… [the ability to use it took place. I am sort of paraphrasing it here.] …The elite could produce one. And that was something the Communist party could not hope to do. (The Revolution Was, throughout pg 5).

That is by bloody revolution as it was in Russia. Because the elite looked and said, 'Oh, this is easy pickings. Now we believe the same as Lenin, but we don't have to destroy everything. We want all the wealth, we want all of these things intact.' So here's the opportunity—FDR. So I'll call this phase one of the revolution.

Today we are in phase two or the final phase of it, called 'change you can believe in.' Same thing Hitler preached. All elected lawfully. So here's the opportunity.

(1) Opportunity
(2) A county whose fabulous wealth was in modern forms dynamic, functional, non-portable.
(3) A people so politically naïve as to have passed a law against any attempt to overthrow their government by force. (pg 5)

Now, how you going to stop that? They didn't want to do it by force, a perfect law, come in by stealth, these words that everyone loves: freedom, individuality, recovery. That what they preached. That's what FDR preached—recovery, recovery, recovery!

(4) The intention to bring about what Aristotle called a revolution in the state, within the framework of existing law. (pg 5)

Ever ask yourself, why does Congress have to have so many laws? Because they're taking over the government. Then from the point view of] "the scientific….revolutionary technic" (pg 4), what would the problems be? They set themselves down in sequence as follows:

I. To Capture the Seat of Government (pg. 5)

The President. That started with Woodrow Wilson, we could say he was phase one, FDR phase two, today is phase three.

II. To Seize Economic Power (pg 5)

Started with the Federal Reserve—began it. FDR did it by closing all the banks, confiscating the gold, but all the wealthy ones in the know bought silver and Bernard Baruch became a really tremendous millionaire, who was advisor to FDR because he had lots and lots of silver that he purchased. Seized economic power. That's exactly what FDR did—right? Yes, indeed. What's happening today? Repeat on a bigger scale.

III. To Mobilize by Propaganda the Forces of Hatred (pg 5)

IV. To Reconcile and Then Attach to the Revolution the Two Great Classes whose adherence is indispensible, but whose interests are economically antagonistic, namely the industrial wage earners and the farmers, called in Europe workers and peasants (pg 5)

Bring them together.

V. What to do with Business Whether to Liquidate or to Shackle it (pg 5)

Today we have both.

(These five would have a certain imperative order in time and require immediate decisions because they belong to the program of conquest…. (pg 5)

That's why we've got to get these things done now. Congress must act upon it now. Congress must get it out by August and they haven't even written the law yet! I'll tell you about who writes it. It will blow you away. I'll just say this: If you think your congressmen and senators write the laws, you are naïve beyond belief. Let me continue here. I'm not ready for that. That's a little preview of coming events, a little teaser.

…That would not be the end. What would then ensue? A program of consolidation. Under that head the problems continue.) (pg 5)

What did FDR do? Consolidated power in the Executive Branch. I'll just tell you this right now, if you don't know it: There are on the books enough executive orders that we could have a total dictatorship in twenty-four hours declared by state of emergency. And you will not have ownership to your property, to anything you own, you will be subject to the government's whim to do anything that they see fit with you, to take over your property, to move you out of your home, to send you wherever they want to send you. That is all on the books of executive orders by the President, and Congress doesn't have to even lift a finger, and the Supreme Court is impotent. The truth is: There is no constitutional government in the United States beginning from the time of Woodrow Wilson, through FDR. We had a little respite through some of the things, between that until the time we come up to the present administration, which I have mentioned before, Washington, D.C. is like the insane asylum being run by the inmates.

That's why I have said: You cannot solve spiritual problems by political means, because the revolution from within has already taken place. The revolution within the Christian community has also already taken place by an insipid watered-down gospel to where no one has any strength of character to really stand up and preach the Word of God and to label all of these things as they are, as God does in the Bible. Now, I just want to say this in finishing this portion: Do not think that you will solve any of these problems—religious, or political‑‑by the structure of the religious system in the world, or by the structure of the governments in this world. Though you may have good intentions if you vote, ask yourself the question, though you may know many, many people who believe as you, did your vote really change one little teeny-weeny thing? The answer—NO!

Scriptural References:

  • Isaiah 25:7
  • Isaiah 28:14-15
  • Ezekiel 21:1-13
  • Ezekiel 22:1-26
  • Isaiah 30:8-14
  • Jeremiah 23:9-32
  • Ezekiel 22: 27-31

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

    • Psalm 78
    • Revelation 12:9
    • 2-Chronicles 33
    • 1-Kings 12, 13
    • Isaiah 1

Also referenced:

Sermons:

  • Proverbs for Youth and Inmates
  • Obsessed with Sex

Articles

  • Rome's Challenge to the Protestant by Cardinal Gibbons
  • Sabbath-Sunday Controversy You have Never Heard
  • The Revolution Was by Garet Garrett

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Transcribed: 8-11-09 | Formatted: bo—8-16-09

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