The Shepherds of Israel Have Failed! Now What For The Flock of God?

Beloved Scattered Brethren: Greetings.

Mr. H.W. Armstrong once said in a sermon, “Brethren, there are things going on behind closed doors that we know nothing about”. Also, in his book, which is part of the legacy he left us and available on many cog web sites in E-format, ‘The US and Britain in Prophesy’, Introduction section, page ten he states;

And now we are fast approaching the final grand smash EXPLOSION that is going to stagger the minds of man beyond the bounds of sanity! Forces are at work today on plans, programs, conspiracies, movements, that will soon erupt into a WORLD-EXLOSION of VIOLENCE and CHAOS such as never happened before and will never happen again! Men today are tampering with forces and nature they lack the prudence, knowledge, ability and wisdom to control.

The Enemy Plans In Vain

How right he was! For it was told long ago in the book of Psalms:

Ps 2:1-5, 1. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2. The kings (Governments) of the earth set themselves, and the rulers (Those with the real power: the Global Elite ) take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

However, Mr. Armstrong goes on to impute ignorance to man’s actions for evil; Unfortunately, from what we now know and have seen since his death, man’s actions are deliberate, contrived and well planned; knowing exactly what they are doing, what they are planning and how to go about getting the support of the populace who ARE deceived. These kings and rulers are actually scheming against the Almighty God and His soon coming Kingdom. Through deceit, lies, falsehood, cunning and silhouette performances behind the shadows of evil, these global elitist who control the echelons of money, power, knowledge and information (and therefore Governments worldwide), use every tool given them by Satan, to achieve Satan’s goal to enslave and destroy humanity in the process; the global elite themselves hide not the fact that they want to reduce the worlds population by about 90% through various means, but primarily through eugenics and direct culling; they are worshipping Satan himself (Luciferians, the Illuminati, top level Masons etc) expecting great rewards of eternal life and awesome power, through the Babylonian Mystery Religion and the ancient Egyptian god’s containing the dark mysteries and sinister things of Satan himself:

Rev 2:24: But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

How deceived they are to Satan’s true plans for them as well as the rest of mankind: death! Satan hates man with a passion and is furious, knowing man, who is made in the image and likeness of God, will replace him over the rulership of the Earth and the Universe and that his time is short.

As we look at the world scene as it stands today, it is not a wholesome sight; nationally and internationally: The nations of Israel and Judah are as the prophets foretold from approximately three and a half to two thousand years ago. As Christ Himself foretold; There are wars and rumours of wars, nation against nations and kingdom against kingdoms; there are earthquakes and other disasters, followed by severe hardships and suffering and sorrow and pain; there is poverty like never before coupled with diseases and sicknesses from one end of the spectrum to the other. Famines are in various places and still more famines are knocking on the door of many other countries: death is never too far away for millions of people around the globe. How sad and how depressing it must be for so many afflicted by so much; plague after plague and curse after curse; an indictment against man’s lack of love for his fellow man and his hate for the true God; the God of Israel! One simply just has to scan through the daily local and world news and do a little research to confirm these facts.

And all this not by accident or incompetence but planned to the last. For this is not the world of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s God, the God of Israel and of Judah; it is Satan’s world; that dragon of old that runs to and fro upon the earth, surveying his dominion and strengthening his kingdom to bring all under his control and to deny mans soul his rest from all his chores of evil deeds. It will take the intervention of the King of kings and the Lord of lords of the House of David to give this rest to all human kind at His soon return.

All Things Foreseen

In chapter 24 of the book of Matthew the Holy scriptures not only give a prophetic message to the church but a statement of fact as sure as the rising of the sun; for we see all being fulfilled to the letter of the book, not one dot not one iota being left out. Indeed, the Lord God is GOD, above all gods, there is none His equal, not one comes close;

Isaiah 46:9-10, 9. Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,10. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

For all other gods are false: dragon and demons and celestial beings, starry host by night, stone and wood, gold and silver, flesh and blood and dead man’s bones; not one is true but all are false; but why do men worship such? Brethren, we know the answer. But, the world is blinded and deceived, but only toward the deceiver and his schemes and not its sins, and so man is still condemned to suffer (and has suffered) his penalty, brought about by his sins and rebellion against the Most High God, who’s reality is perceived and His genius discerned in the things that are which man’s eyes can clearly see. MAN IS WITHOUT EXCUSE:

Rom 1:18-32. 18. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21. Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

— Oh man of low esteem, for gain how quick you are to sin; to embrace that wicked thing that so abides within, to rest upon that wicket heart and so empower the wicket carnal mind. Oh man of high abode, how you love transgression’s gain, and toil for more against rebellious foes; how you love your high and lofty walls that surround your mighty halls; to rule mans souls to do or die, and bring man’s sons unto the ground, to take away their liberty and deny them dignity. Oh man of high abode, from your towering lofty place, how cleverly and so easily you have enslaved the man of low esteem; who serves you night and day and day and night, and yet, knows not his given lot in this life’s plot. Men of low esteem, how you love your in slaver still, he who gives you food polluted and strong drink, to delude the mind with slothful stink, and elude the heart of evil schemes by evil beings. Embracing yet your master’s whip, for 40 stripes more upon the spirit and the soul; so not to heal that open flesh and cause the mind to find no rest, to ponder life and question why, “Why no love and peace and joy; why no abundance for all his toil”, and not to heed the timeless cry; “Turn to me for life and peace and liberty “. —

Brethren, men scheme and nations plan behind closed doors, as Satan is preparing for his final onslaught on society and humanity to totally enslave and control and turn men to beast of burden without mind or heart. We see instruments of war and punishment been developed to use against his fellow man who will not and do not follow the kingdom of darkness and to keep others in line, with fear; and to war against individuals and nations that will not and do not obey the will of the Beast. Society is being trained to except total police control; men are trained to spy on their neighbours and are rewarded for it, and people are trained to police each other for favour and gain.  The time is fast approaching and indeed the time is at hand where we must awaken and be wise through prayer and watching before we are swept along with the tide:

Dan 12:3, 10. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 10. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

II Timothy 2:15-16: 15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

II Timothy 3:1-7: 1.This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,7. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Duality In Prophesy; History Repeating Itself And Modern Israel Identified

Brethren, there is a duality happening between physical and spiritual Israel this very moment. Physical Israel is treading water, is just able to keep her head above the water line. But, she is tired and becoming weary, but doesn’t know it yet: She is embroiled in illegal wars around the world, she has hundreds (about 700) of military bases in many foreign lands, economic collapse is eminent, all of Israel is in debt to her lovers, she is continually printing paper money that is worthless. She is mentally and physically harassing and suppressing her own people and spreading fear; abusing young and old alike; and the poor they shame as authorities from top down totally disrespect the common man as they develop instruments and facilities of torture and enslavement. Of making illegal and evil laws there is no end and righteous laws they tread underfoot.

WOE unto Israel says God, the whole body is sick, there is no soundness in it; All of Israel has forgotten their God and rejected His laws, they have rebelled against the Holy one of Israel; who gave them all the abundance of the land and the power of the hand, and all the goodness to fill the heart. God promised to protect them from all their enemies and put the fear of them unto all the nations, and bless them financially and with resources more than any other nation on Earth. They were supposed to be the lenders and not the borrowers. From 1800AD Israel (not Judah) received at least two-thirds of the worlds riches. HOWEVER, even after all this, Israel and its people have deserted His Holy righteous ways, to seek after evil  pagan gods and gentile ways, even though their God had sought them out in His great mercy; for God said, “why should they perish, they who are the apple of my eye; Jacobs children, whom I love”; as with ancient Israel, so it will be with modern day end time people of the lost ten tribes of Israel, primarily of the twin tribe of Joseph. Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh (who primarily make up the British and North American white English speaking Anglo-Saxon peoples and their colonies), were born in Egypt after Joseph married the daughter of the Egyptian priest of On:

Genesis 41:45: And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath–paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti–pherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

They received the birthright blessing from the Patriarch Jacob after he settled in Egypt in the land of Goshen during the devastating seven-year draught, and just before his death. Many years earlier Jacob’s name had been changed to Israel after the encounter with the Lord’s Angle during the night before he met with Esau his brother the following day; having returned to the land of Canaan when he fled from Laban his uncle.

Genesis 32:24-28: 24. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Years later, Just before Patriarch Jacob’s death, he conferred his name as well as the birthright blessings on Joseph’s two sons.

Genesis 48:14-16: 14. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16. The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Israel would not only have received the promised birthright blessings given to the Patriarch Abraham by promise from God, because of his obedience to God, but also further blessing for Israel’s obedience after they settled into the promised land, which would have assured their eminence in the world, but the opposite for disobedience. Deuteronomy 28 says it all. Ancient Israel failed and received only the curses. However, only because of the promise to Abraham, modern Israel received the birthright blessings beginning around 1804 AD (Louisiana purchase) as well as blessings for initial obedience. But God through Isaiah the prophet, says about modern Israel:

Isaiah 1:2-10: 2. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. 3: The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. 4. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. 5. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 6. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. 7. Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 8. And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 9. Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. 10: Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

And therefore, just as it happened to ancient Israel, so it will happen to modern Israel; when God had finally removed the northern tribes led by Ephraim and Manasseh to captivity and finally to dispersion throughout the nations because of their GREAT SINS AND REBELLION AGAINST THE LORD THEIR GOD; so ungrateful they were and so evil they became that God was forced to finally act and bring Israel’s arch enemy upon them; namely ancient Assyria and her cohorts under the end time name of the Beast power, Rev 13; which is to come out of Europe.

II Kings 17:5-18: 5. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. 6. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. 7. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, 8. And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made. 9. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. 10. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: 11. And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: 12. For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. 13. Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. 14. Not withstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. 15. And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. 16. And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. 17. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 18. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.

This describes modern Israel exactly. And when she is exhausted from sin and stops struggling and the land being filled with evil, she will go down and be taken out. And in one last desperate struggle through panic stricken pandemonium, she will gasp her last as she implodes, and forces within and forces without suck the life out of Israel; as God sends the beast power, modern Assyria and her cohorts, to invade, destroy and take captive the remnant of Israel; again read Deuteronomy 28 about the curses as well as Ezekiel 16. Duality runs throughout the bible; the end time Great tribulation will engulf Jacobs and therefore it will be Israel’s trouble.

God’s Word Cannot Be Broken!

It is as sure as the rising of the sun for all the reasons above, and very soon now as we see, hear and experience end time prophetic events beginning to unfold around the world as Israel’s sins increase from the head to the feet; as her leaders from all walks of life lead them astray. Which brings us to the duality with the church of God; false shepherds are leading God’s sheep astray; Brethren, this is not a laughing matter or a small thing! Woe unto the false shepherds of spiritual Israel that feed on my flock, the sheep of my pasture! They are mine says the Lord and I give them to no one! By what right then do you have to devour them and feed of them!

Therefore, you are hirelings and not shepherds come from the Chief Shepherd; your wages should be sufficient! Why are you then not afraid to take what is not yours to take? Shouldn’t you rather have feed my sheep, taken them to water for a drink and protected them so that none may go astray or be eaten by wolves and lions? Because you have done this and not fed my sheep as I commanded, I will….  To be continued.

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