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In spite of turmoil on the world scene, the vast majority of people seem largely unaffected. Bombings, earthquakes and political unrest are worlds away from their daily lives, and the economy is in relatively good shape, so why worry? Because things will soon change!


Staggering changes are destined to take place in world affairs. The world around you will not be the same for many more years!

Things seem to be going along normally for most people. Although they hear about far-off bombings, earthquakes or storms, their daily lives remain largely unaffected. They are not shaken or terribly concerned about world events. The economy is humming along in good shape, so why worry about world affairs? All that is soon going to change!

For in the lives of millions in formerly placid areas of America, Canada and Britain, things will never be the same. I tell you on the authority of the living God that the lives of American and British-descended peoples around the world will experience a massive upheaval such as most have never dreamed! Our once-proud nations—at one time controlling almost three-fourths of the world’s developed resources—will experience tragedy and ignominy on a cosmic scale.

We will begin to be defeated, or at the very least humiliated, in more and more of our military engagements with other nations. We will be subject to increasing terrorist attacks. No one will be totally safe! We will experience earthquakes, drought, famine and disease epidemics such as have never affected our people before. Our young people will get almost totally out of control—dishonoring and humiliating their elders and terrorizing large parts of society. And the former ruling class of our nations—largely of Anglo-Saxon-Celtic descent—will be brought down as foreign influences gain control of the places of power within our society.

Why? How could all these massive and almost unbelievable changes take place within this generation?

THE END OF AN AGE

Though even most professing Christians do not recognize or remotely understand Him, a very real God guides and controls the destinies of men and nations. In the Bible, His instruction manual to mankind, the Creator tells us, “This decision is by the decree of the watchers, and the sentence by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men” (Daniel 4:17). If a nation or people are sinning—thumbing their noses at God—He will often set over them “the lowest of men.” In the end, we usually get what we deserve.

But God’s great purpose remains. Our Creator is working out a 7,000-year plan. Almost 6,000 years of recorded human history have now passed. And although our present man-made calendar may be off by about 15 to 20 years because of details (such as the accession years of kings) that mankind has failed to calculate precisely, we likely are now living in the last full generation before our Creator will supernaturally intervene in human affairs.

In God’s eyes, the number seven is the number of completion or perfection. God ordained that there be seven days in the week (Genesis 2:1-3). He blessed the seventh day as His Holy Sabbath. For food, God told Noah to take into the ark seven pairs of each of the clean animals (Genesis 7:2). Later, God ordained seven annual Holy Days to be observed each year (Leviticus 23). And each seventh year was to be a land Sabbath. In the New Testament, we find described seven eras of God’s true Church (Revelation chapters 2-3). We read of the seven spirits of God (Revelation 1:4), the seven lampstands (v. 13), the seven stars (v. 16), the seven seals (Revelation 6), the seven trumpets (Revelation 8, 9), and of Christ’s prophesied return to this earth at the seventh trumpet (Revelation 11:15). Many other “significant sevens” are noted in God’s inspired Word.

As Moses wrote: “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night” (Psalm 90:4). The Apostle Peter wrote: “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:8-9). In His dealings with mankind, God is indeed longsuffering and patient. He counts a “thousand years as a day.” So in His “work week” of dealing with rebellious mankind, God has allotted six millennial days (6,000 years). And the seventh “day” of 1,000 years will be the millennial reign of Jesus Christ—finally bringing genuine peace and godliness to a deceived world. “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6).

As I explained to you in the last issue of this magazine, even the famous secular historian, Edward Gibbon, wrote in his celebrated work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: “The ancient and popular intimately connected with the second coming of Christ. As the works of the creation had been finished in six days, their duration in their present state, according to a tradition which was attributed to the prophet Elijah, was fixed to six thousand years. By the same analogy it was inferred that this long period of labor and contention, which was now almost elapsed, would be succeeded by a joyful Sabbath of a thousand years; and that Christ, with the triumphant band of the saints and the elect who had escaped death, or who had been miraculously revived, would reign upon earth till the time appointed for the last and general resurrection (Vol. I, p. 403).

Clearly, we are now near the end of an age! God’s Word makes it very plain that this present age is under the influence of Satan the Devil, for the Apostle Paul was inspired to write: “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). Paul describes Satan as the “prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2). John, the “beloved Apostle” wrote: “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9).

Soon, God will send the living Jesus Christ—now seated at God’s right hand—back to this earth as King of kings (Revelation 19:15-16). This mixed-up world—almost totally under Satan’s influence—will come to its bitter end, and the seventh millennium will begin with Christ and His faithful saints ruling over and rehabilitating the entire earth (Revelation 5:9-10).

But, again, why will so many have to endure such tremendous human suffering and ignominy before that time?

WHAT IS AHEAD, AND WHY

In Matthew 24:21-22, Jesus describes the soon-coming time of Tribulation that will shake the entire earth: “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” In modern language, Jesus is telling us that humans would be so hateful and rebellious as to totally destroy all life off this planet except for God’s intervention!

I know it is not “nice” to think about this, but I must tell you in Christ’s name that we are going to experience more and more tragedies like the murderous assaults at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Unless we genuinely repent and turn to the true God of the Bible in a way that we have never done before, more and more terrible tornadoes such as recently occurred in Oklahoma will take place, and many more terrorist acts such as occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the World Trade Center in New York will strike our nation.

I’m sorry. But I am not exaggerating!

For we, the American and British-descended peoples, were given by God the choicest blessings of the earth. For almost 200 years we have been the richest and most powerful peoples on earth. But we have turned our backs on the true God of the Bible. In truth, we are descendants of the so-called “lost ten tribes” of Israel. We have been the chief of the nations because of God’s promises to Abraham.

We were given the vital “gates” of our enemies—which we are now beginning to lose—as Dr. Douglas Winnail explains in this issue in his article “Sea Gates in Peril.” Again, unless we repent, we will be brought down and out—probably within this generation!

If you do not yet fully understand our national identity, please write immediately for our absolutely free booklet entitled The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy. Write to us at the address listed on the second page of this magazine. You will come to understand that when the Bible talks about “all Israel” or the “house of Israel” it refers not only to the Jewish people but also to the other tribes of Israel—clearly identified in our new booklet as the American and British-descended peoples and the peace-loving democratic nations of northwestern Europe.

We—the American and British-descended peoples—are the “birthright” peoples to whom God Almighty promised national greatness. But God also predicted that when—not if—we turned aside, He would dramatically chastise us for our own good and as a lesson for all humanity! Notice this powerful warning to our ancestors: “When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the Lord your God to provoke Him to anger, I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed. And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you” (Deuteronomy 4:25-27).

Many of these Old Testament prophecies are clearly dual, having both an earlier and an end-time fulfillment. Notice how this powerful prophecy continues: “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your God and obey His voice” (vv. 29-30).

We are now in the “latter days” and we have “grown old” in the land, gradually taking for granted the awesome material blessings God has given us. We have certainly begun to “act corruptly” in dozens of different ways. That is why God will soon bring upon us the needed corrective national punishment predicted many times in His inspired Word!

In Jeremiah 30:4-7, we read of the coming time of “Jacob’s trouble.” This national punishment is so powerful that the prophet says, “none is like it.” This is the same tribulation described in Matthew 24:21 as the time of the greatest tribulation ever! For there cannot be two or three “greatest” tribulations.

This enormous chastisement on modern Jacob or Israel results in our being “enslaved” (Jeremiah 30:8). And it ends only at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the dead! So this prophecy is definitely for our time—now.

In Jeremiah’s prophecy, God tells us exactly why we are to be punished: “All your lovers have forgotten you; they do not seek you; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquities, because your sins have increased. Why do you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable. Because of the multitude of your iniquities, because your sins have increased, I have done these things to you” (vv. 14”15). Our personal and national sins are now mounting to high heaven! As God looks down from heaven and beholds the ongoing slaughter of millions of American, British and Canadian unborn babies, as He sees our people totally absorbed in illicit sex, illicit drugs, drunkenness, lying, cheating and stealing—the Great God knows that we desperately “need” to be shaken to our senses before it is too late! As Jesus predicted in Matthew 24, God knows that we—and the other nations of the earth—will ultimately destroy ourselves unless He intervenes to stop it.

That is why the God of genuine love and understanding will soon intervene in human affairs!

A SERIES OF PUNISHMENTS

In many powerful prophecies pertaining to the “house of Israel,” God indicates that He will bring upon us a series of national punishments. A vital “dual” prophecy—for both ancient and modern Israel—is set forth in Leviticus 26. Read it very carefully!

Here God said that if we would keep His commandments and laws, He would bless us beyond measure (vv. 3-13). But if we turned aside and dishonored the One who gives us life and breath, He promised to chasten us severely.

First, God promised to begin the “humbling process” by bringing “terror” and various diseases and fevers upon us (v. 16). Then, He predicted foreign incursions—with our produce consumed by enemies reigning over at least parts of the territories of Israel. I say “begin” and “parts” because the prophecy clearly indicates that the final and total capitulation and enslavement would yet be in the future.

So part of this fundamental prophecy had its modern fulfillment in World Wars I and II. In these wars, large areas of Israelitish lands in Europe were overrun by the troops of the Kaiser and of Adolph Hitler. The people were certainly terrorized. Millions died or suffered untold agony in the concentration camps.

But that was just the beginning, for we did not repent or turn to the true God at all. So the prophecy continues: “And if in spite of this you will not obey me, I will continue to punish you sevenfold for your sins. I will break your proud glory, and I will make your sky like iron and your earth like copper. Your strength shall be spent to no purpose: your land shall not yield its produce, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit” (vv. 18-20, RSV).

It appears that we are now at the point where God is going to break the “pride” of the United States’ national power. In fact, He has already been doing this ever since America settled for a stalemate in Korea and virtual defeat in Vietnam after going more than 150 years without ever losing a war! Britain, too, has been almost totally stripped of her empire and her former national greatness.

God describes this in another prophecy for our peoples: “Aliens have devoured his strength, but he does not know it; yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, yet he does not know it. And the pride of Israel testifies to his face, but they do not return to the Lord their God, nor seek Him for all this” (Hosea 7:9-10).

As our national strength and resolve is weakened in foreign entanglements such as we have experienced in Kosovo, the world’s Gentile nations will begin to sneer, to laugh and finally to despise “bungling old Uncle Sam.” Led by a president neither trusted nor respected, our nation and its selfish and hedonistic peoples will soon be ripe for plucking!

A HUMBLING PROCESS

“If you continue hostile to me, and will not obey me,” God continues, “I will continue to plague you sevenfold for your sins” (Leviticus 26:21, RSV). Verse 22 then describes wild beasts—perhaps rabid animals—turning on our peoples, and desolate highways which may indicate a total oil embargo far beyond what the United States experienced in the 1970s.

Then, if we still will not repent and heartfeltly cry out to our Maker, finally willing to do what God says, Our Creator promises, “I Myself will smite you sevenfold for your sins.¦ I will bring a sword upon you¦. I will send pestilence among you¦. You should be delivered into the hand of the enemy¦. You shall eat and not be satisfied” (vv. 23-26, RSV).

Clearly the “sword” at this stage does not destroy or conquer all of Israel—nor is there yet total devastation and starvation, for verses 27-34 describe this final phase. What we do see indicated here are the progressive punishments upon the modern “house of Israel”—especially the birthright peoples of Ephraim and Manasseh. These include the American, Canadian, British, Australian, New Zealand and South African peoples. As we behold the continuing humiliation of the British-descended peoples in South Africa—where the incidence of rape, robbery and murder is now one of the highest in the world—we get a small glimpse of what lies ahead!

Many areas of our Israelitish nations and cities may be virtually taken over by Gentiles even before the final Great Tribulation.

Am I “condemning” the Gentiles by saying this? Not at all! For God Himself is using them as His “paddle”—so to speak—to “spank” us and give us the much-needed national correction He predicted in His Word. We are the ones being “spanked.” Please remember that!

Nevertheless, vast areas of South Africa, Australia and other British-descended nations may be taken over even before the final attack and enslavement which God predicts for Israel. As you read newspapers and magazines carefully to watch prophetic events, you will see the continuing pattern of the decline of power and prestige of the American and British-descended peoples. It will not be a pretty picture!

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Jesus Christ commands us, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36). As we sorrowfully behold the weakening of our beloved peoples, those of us living in America and the British-descended nations should truly cry out to God for understanding and for His deliverance. We should really study the Bible as never before! As Jesus said, we should watch world events and be sensitive to what our Creator is doing as He guides the affairs of men and nations.

Individually and collectively, we all must reflect soberly on how God has to deal with us when we turn aside from His ways. “And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: ‘My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives’” (Hebrews 12:5-6).

Many different ideas and theories about prophecy abound in the religious community. But the scenario explained in this article is definitely different, for it is based on the understanding that the American and British-descended peoples are descended from the “lost ten tribes” of Israel.

Without this vital key to understanding prophecy, most religious leaders and students of prophecy are simply in a fog when it comes to grasping the real meaning of biblical prophecy. Most of them, even when sincere, are simply blinded to real understanding—as is the vast majority of all humanity (Revelation 12:9). And as Jesus said, “Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch” (Matthew 14:15).

God gives us this vital truth to think about very carefully: “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). If God shows you that our Israelitish nations do undergo the series of national setbacks, humiliations and finally the severe punishments outlined in this article, what will you do? Will you listen to those who scoff and make fun of the true servants of God who are now giving you this warning? Or will you heed God’s warning and begin to take actionbefore it is too late?

In His dealings with men and nations, God is consistent. “For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob” (Malachi 3:6). So we should listen to God’s instructions to ancient Judah when it was awaiting final deliverance from a national captivity: “Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12-13).

If any of us, now, truly begin to seek God with all of our hearts and surrender to heartfeltly obey His commandments and let the true Jesus Christ live within us, then we can and will be spared from the coming end-time holocaust. May God help you to understand and to do His will!

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