Many of our readers queried us recently regarding the possibility that President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state could be construed as "Israel's Covenant with Death and Her Agreement with Hell."
The short answer to these queries is "NO!" But it is a long step forward toward the culmination of such a treaty.
The fact that so many of our readers were led to consider the possibility that Trump's move could be construed as "Israel's Covenant with Death and Her Agreement with Hell" suggests that it is perhaps time to review the Scriptures regarding this hellish agreement.
The Bible indicates that in the "Latter Days" Israel will be seduced into making an alliance with God's great enemy, BABYLON THE GREAT; specifically, the Bible says:
"And he [i.e., the "King of Babylon"] shall confirm the covenant with many [Israel] for one week [seven years]: and in the midst of the week [after three and a half years] he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." (Dan. 9:27a) [Please see Chapter IX in the New Antipas Papers, "The Course and Character of the Last Days."]
The living Bible translates this passage as follows:
"This king ["Anti-Christ, King of Babylon"] will make a seven year TREATY with the people [Israel], but after half that time, he will break his pledge and stop the Jews from all their sacrifices and their offerings; then as a climax to all his terrible deeds, the enemy [Antichrist] shall utterly defile the sanctuary of God [which is to say, he shall commit the Abomination of Desolation]." (Daniel 9:27a LB)
The late J. Dwight Pentecost writes:
"According to Daniel 9:26-27, the prince of the Roman empire [that is to say, the leader of the Christian West] will make a covenant with Israel for a seven year period. This covenant evidently ... guarantees Israel's integrity [is a defense pact] ... [and] also is a Satanic imitation of the fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant which ... [guaranteed] Israel title deed to the land. This action is pictured by John [in the Apocalypse] (Rev. 16:2) as a rider going forth to conquer [as the first horseman in the Apocalypse] ... This condition exists for three and one-half years, after which the covenant is broken by the ... [antiChrist]."
The treaty will be in the form of a defense pact between Israel and Prophetic Babylon (i.e., the United States) and will be directed against Israel's enemies which have gathered themselves against Israel just prior to the Gog/Magog War. [Please see Chapter XV of the New Antipas Papers, "The Gog/Magog War."]
One of the most eminent scholars on "Last Things," Sir Robert Anderson, says that the signing of this treaty will signify the beginning of the Seventieth Week - i.e., the "Tribulation Period!" Anderson writes:
"... the Seventieth Week [the seven year period of the Tribulation] will be a definite period of time, of which the beginning, the middle, and the end are definitely marked [by certain well defined events]. [Just as the beginning of the first sixty-nine weeks were signified] ... not by the return of the Jews from Babylon, nor yet by the rebuilding of their Temple, but by the SIGNING OF THE PERSIAN DECREE [TREATY] which restored ... [them], so also the beginning of the Seventieth Week will date not from their restoration to Judea [May 14, 1948], nor yet from the future rebuilding of their shrine, but from the SIGNING OF THE [DEFENSE] TREATY BY THE COMING PRINCE [ANTICHRIST]." [Please see Chapter IX in the New Antipas Papers, "The Course and Character of the Last Days."]
Thus, we have a course of events which spans a period of seven years and which is marked off into two distinct periods by three well defined events. These events are as follows:
Humanely speaking, one might excuse the people of Israel for turning to the United States and President Trump for help. The re-establishment of Israel in May of 1948 was greeted favorably by most of the nations and peoples of the world. Indeed, 72% of these people greeted the re-establishment of Israel favorably – WITH MUCH OF THAT FAVORABLE FEELING BEING GENERATED OUT OF THE VERY REAL SHAME THE WORLD FELT IN CONNECTION WITH ITS FAILURE TO ACT AS HITLER KILLED THE JEWS OFF DURING THE HOLOCAUST.
But most of that shame has long ago evaporated, and --- like a nightmare that won't go away, like a cancer that goes into remission, feigning a cure, only to reappear again in some other part of the body and in a more virulent form --- anti-Semitism is once again raging against the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
Why is anti-Semitism so rigidly implanted in the minds of men? Famed psychoanalyst Dr. Ernst Simmel of the University of California had the answer when he said,
"Anti-Semitism is a PATHOLOGICAL MENTAL PROCESS ... that is irrational and dethrones reason as the regulating power in human interrelationships ..."
Such a PROCESS can be explained in no other way than to say that it is SATANIC, making THE IMPULSES THAT GENERATE ANTI-SEMITISM TOO POWERFUL FOR PEOPLE "OUTSIDE OF CHRIST" TO RESIST. [Please see our article on anti-Semitism, "The Origins of the Illuminist Myth."]
So now we can begin to comprehend the power and might that undergirds anti-Semitism, and understand why after some 70 years following the unmitigated HORROR of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is beginning to reach the same crescendo that it reached prior to the Second World War. And this is so much the case that The New York Times reports that with the single exception of America,
"ISRAEL STANDS ALONE!"
But while we might be tempted to excuse Israel for making a covenant with BABYLON THE GREAT in light of her many enemies, God will not! - and so God warns the people of Israel:
"... your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the OVERFLOWING SCOURGE [meaning Babylon and the antiChrist] shall pass through, THEN YE SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN BY IT." (Is. 28:18) [Please see our article, "In Search of Babylon: What Do the Scriptures Say" ; please also see, Chapter XII of the New Antipas Papers, "The Beast of Revelation 17."]
And what about those Christians in the United States who have been pushing for the establishment of such a treaty?
To that question we would say, Woe unto Israel for allowing herself to be seduced into making this treaty, BUT WOE UNTO THOSE WHO ARE FOUND SEDUCING ISRAEL INTO MAKING IT! – meaning apostate Christians. [Please see our article, "Apostasy: Christianity in the Service of a Religio-Political-Corporate-Terrorist State."]
At the very heart of Christian support for Israel is an organization known as CUFI (Christians United for Israel) Jennifer Rubin writing in the Washington Post reports that CUFI has long been the largest pro-Israel group in the United States. CUFI announced that its membership has crossed the 2 million mark. That dwarfs the most prominent Jewish pro-Israel organizations. According to CUFI, it has "driven hundreds of thousands of emails to government officials, held 2,162 pro-Israel events in cities and towns across the country, garnered more than millions of Facebook fans, brought 304 leading pastors to Israel on 12 Pastor Leadership Tours, has trained more 2,500 students on how best to stand with Israel, has recognized college chapters on 140 campuses as well as an active presence at an additional 163 universities. It holds an annual summit in Washington where 4,000 to 4,500 pro-Israel activists attend a three-day program and then go to Capitol Hill to lobby members of both parties. Rubin goes on to say that in sheer numbers and energy CUFI has lapped many long-time Jewish pro-Israel organizations.
Rubin reports that Bible-believing Christians find CUFI's pro-Israel message naturally appealing, but recent events have contributed even more to the uptick in membership. She says that as people become more aware of Iran's nuclear threat to Israel and of radical Islam's slaughter of Christians in the Middle East, they have come to realize how critical Israel is. To Hagee, it is only logical that we should support a democratic ally's right to exist
Christians who are united to CUFI fervently believe that Christ can return to Earth ONLY after the church has taken control of the planet beginning first with the United States of America. The theology behind this conviction is known as "DOMINIONISM." "DOMINIONISM" is a Puritan belief-system that contends that America is God's great "REDEEMER NATION."
Thus, when liberals attack the flag, preach non-violence, cut the defense budget, and try to impose religious "diversity" on the political and social structures of the nation, what they are really doing is attacking God. To those who embrace "DOMINIONISM," the flag is the symbol of this fusion between church and state, and the Pledge is the state prayer." And just how militant those Christians who believe in America as God's great "REDEEMER NATION" is can be gleaned from the many quotes of Dominionist Christians.
For example, Kenneth Copeland says,
"This country belongs to God ... He's the One who brought the United States of America into existence. He had a special purpose for it ... He raised it up, and it's not going to be taken away from Him."
Bill Hamon, writes:
"A new government must be established, a new way of life for ... millions of people."
Then there is well-known evangelical leader Sam Fife who says,
"... Jesus is setting up His kingdom here on earth ... We are the rulers of this planet - it's time we take over."
And there's also George Hawtin who has written,
"But the saints of the most High shall take (seize) the kingdom (meaning the earth), and possess the kingdom forever, even for ever and ever." [For a more detailed examination of the theology that undergirds the thinking of these men, please see our article, "The Tribulation: Part 1: Preparing the Church to Give Testimony" ; please also see our article, "Apostasy: Christianity in the Service of a Religio-Political-Corporate-Terrorist State."]
Finally, there is the late Jerry Boykin, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General and Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council (FRC) who once said:
"The Lord is a warrior and in Revelation 19 it says when he comes back, he's coming back as what? A warrior. A mighty warrior leading a mighty army, riding a white horse with a blood-stained white robe ... I believe that blood on that robe is the blood of his enemies because he's coming back as a warrior carrying a sword. And I believe now – I've checked this out – I believe that sword he'll be carrying when he comes back is an AR-15, so if you don't have one, go get one. You're supposed to have one. It's biblical."
What does this kind of militant Christianity have to do with Christ's admonition to –
"... Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." (Matthew 5:44)
American Christians have long ago discarded Christ's reproof to His disciples to put away their swords in John 18:36:
"My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight ... but ... my kingdom [comes] not from hence." (John 18:36)
Sadly, these are those Christians who in their agitation to bring Christ back to planet Earth are those about whom Jesus said,
" ... take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them." (Mark 13:9)
In His love,
WE URGE YOU TO TAKE A STAND AND PUBLICALLY WITNESS AGAINST THE CHURCH'S ALMOST UNREASONING SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP. [PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE, "TRUMP AS THE ANTI-CHRIST."]
SPEAK OUT (ie., WITNESS) AGAINST THE DECEPTION OF THE FALSE PROPHETS OF TODAY'S CHURCH LIKE JOHN HAGEE.
The WHITE ROSE SOCIETY was a group formed by students Hans and Sophie Scholl and a band of Christian friends and professors. Their common goal was to stand against the Nazi regime that was terrorizing their country in the early 1940's, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO DECLARE THAT CHRIST WAS THE SUPREME POWER AND NOT ADOLPH HITLER. They secretly wrote and printed leaflets behind a church organ. They would then take as many as 2000 of them at a time and randomly distribute this bold writing in cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Vienna, Frieburg, Saarbreuken and Mannheim. As a result of taking part in these activities, seven of its members were executed between February 1943 and October 1944.
THE QUESTION HERE, AS IT WAS FOR SOPHIE AND HANS SCHOLL IS THIS: DO YOU FEAR MORE THE WRATH OF MAN OR THE WRATH OF GOD??
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Shearer is a graduate of the University of California where he earned a Bachelor's degree (1964) and a Master's degree (1967) in history (Davis and Berkeley). He also attended the United States Defense Language Institute in Monterey where he studied German. He served as an intelligence officer in Europe; in Asia he served with the 525th Intelligence Group, Special Operations Branch, and at the Phoenix School at Vung Tau (SEA). In addition, he served as executive officer for the Sacramento field office of the 515th Counter Intelligence (CI) Group in Sacramento and later as executive officer for 515th CI Group's Regional Office in San Francisco. Shearer held Top Secret, Special Intelligence, Codeword security, Eyes Only clearances; also Cosmic, NATO and Atomic clearances.