THIS MESSAGE WAS PREACHED IN MAY OF 2003, BUT WE ARE JUST NOW GETTING AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRINT IT. YOU WILL FIND IT DEALING WITH WORLD CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OF THE END, EVEN AS THE BIBLE DESCRIBES IN MUCH DETAIL.
My message today has a strange title, “Prelude to the Second Coming of Christ.” What does the word prelude mean? Something that must take place first before the actual event. It is a preface, it can be an opening, and it can be an introductory to events that will follow. I will describe it in this manner, Back before we had the movie theaters, we had what was called opera houses where performers would put on a play. Those were plays like Shakespear, Cleopatra, and those type, which were acted out. You might wonder why I say these things. Well I have not been sitting around for seventy nine years just twiddling my thumbs. I have read many things in my lifetime. In the old days, usually down at the front, there was an orchestra. Before the play was ready to start, the host of the theater would come out and say something like, The setting of the play we are putting on tonight, originates in such and such a country, under such and such an environment. They would usually give the time and the year. He might announce what some of the highlights of the play were about. After that he would say, Now the orchestra is going to play part of one of the songs that will be sung. That prepared the audience for the time when the curtains were drawn back. I have a book here, that I hardly ever noticed, but it describes the last one hundred years, what has happened in the realm of world politics. Furthermore it coordinates every bit of it with the Bible. The main setting of it is all about this country in the center of our World News today. I would say to you in the universities, or the skeptics that might be listening, Those of you who believe this Bible we uphold as Christians, is just a book of myth, I want you to know I would not trade it for any other book in this world. It is the most accurate of them all. It does not always give you details, but it will sure give you enough of a profile, that you would have to be blind to not see what it is portraying to you. I listened to Fox News this morning, and found that on Wednesday, Algiers in North Africa was rocked with a terrible earthquake. The death toll now is over two thousand and the injured is over eight thousand and six hundred. They still have not been able to search all the ruins. California had another small earthquake, 4 point something. About three weeks ago Turkey had a terrible earthquake. It also showed a cruise ship had pulled back into port, a sickness had broke out on it. This is the second time this has happened to this cruise ship. Also in the News, China is now sending ambulances to the island of Taiwan. They treat the Taiwanese as a province that has broken away from the Main Land. What I want to say though, is that this SARS condition we are hearing about, is not something for us to just set by and laugh at, because it has not just happened coincidentally. This has got to be one of those things that has to show itself in a magnitude as one of the signs of the end time. I would say to the skeptics, You have laughed, you have criticized, you have wrote your articles of unbelief, but your days of laughing are just about over. I would have to say to the Christians who have stood faithful to the Bible and what it proclaims, The hour is soon going to be, when your hearts are going to be filled with great joy. Yes, there will be all kinds of chaos all around us, but we are going to rejoice because our redemption is nigh at hand. In Luke 21:25, Jesus was speaking of the end time signs that will be manifested just before His actual coming, “And there shall be signs in the sun, (That will be under the application of the sixth seal, the time when He is actually revealed from heaven.) and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” Four hundred thousand people are demonstrating in Paris France this morning, (Remember, this was preached in May, of 2003.) because they want their pensions raised. In South America certain leaders are getting together to see what they can do to put a stop to this internal guerilla warfare that has ravaged some of the South American countries. They are going to try to see if they cannot get Columbia to do something about the transportation of illegal drugs. Iran is also sounding off very strongly today. A lot of our troops are being shamed by some of the Iraqi people. In the News, Sharon has finally agreed, and at least some of the cabinet, and they are willing to sign this roadmap to peace. Yet at the same time, many of the very men that have agreed to this, do not believe it is ever going to work. It all points to the fact that the world is coming to a dangerous point, a point when man has exhausted his means of knowing how to negotiate and how to look at the future. I want to say this morning, When I read this book I spoke of, I find in there, some things that really hit the nail right on the head. We have been preaching on this last one hundred years; and little have we realized, our world has played around and gone to sleep. For instance, One hundred years ago, our nation was not in the shape it is in today. What has caused it to be like it is? Some have said, We ought to bring our troops home and have them patrolling our streets to help curb crime and pass-by shootings here in our nation. Then our politicians say, But that is against the law. I would like to say, Well what is your law designed for? The way it is interpreted in this hour of time, it is nothing but paper, with words of men written on it; and most of it fails to do what our forefathers would have meant it to do. We have reached a place in time, when our leaders do not seem to have sense enough to know how to look at a problem; and that is because our lawmakers did not imagine years ago when they designed such a silly and inadequate thing, that we would ever be faced with a situation where our jails are running over and our laws are so complicated there is no legal answer for the problem. Everything seems designed to give the lawbreakers all the advantage. I do not mean to say that every policeman is becoming a crook, but on our police forces in major cities, there are many that are just as evil and dishonest as the man that roams the alleys, because they have sold out for the big dollars and popularity they can have with certain people. It all adds up to this, We have a society in this world today, that as a whole, brings about conditions that cause distress of nations, just like Jesus spoke of. When Jesus said, the seas and the waves roaring, that is not talking about the Atlantic or Pacific, it is talking about the masses of people, because the planet has become overly populated with millions and billions of people. They are even trying their best to get Israel to limit their birth rate to one child per family. I will just say, When mortal man begins to take it upon themselves to regulate the population growth on this planet, God has a much better and quicker way of thinning it down. I do not mean that in any cruel or unkind way: That is just my way of saying, God is still in control of what He is willing to allow on this planet. We are close to the end; and from the outlook of our general society, things are not looking good. I just heard in the News this week, that right when we have fought a war that has run into billions of dollars, another bunch of jobs are being lost here at home, because of being handed over to other countries. From the economic standpoint, in the field of corporate industry, we are suffering this blow, as three million jobs are going to be eliminated, jobs that on the average, pay about forty thousand dollars a year per person; and they are being handed out to the far east. It showed some young girls in India, that will be hired for those jobs. Those forty thousand dollar a year jobs, will become six thousand dollar a year jobs. Though the industry itself, whatever it is, stays here, they will no longer pay somebody in America to do the book work at prior costs, when they can get it done overseas for a fraction of that. More and more, the trend is going to shift to this kind of condition: They are just going to send these jobs overseas. Now that computers have a worldwide hookup, you can see exactly why a girl in India getting six thousand dollars a year for her work, can take the information off the computer, compile it and it get it back to the corporations as fast as their own American employees have done it in the past. I have to say to young people, and I pray that you will listen to me, You have grown up in a time when America has had the best that any nation on this planet has ever seen. I have seen it myself. I am not complaining about young people being able to enjoy certain things that older generations did not have available to them, but the time is coming, that it is not always going to stay like this. The society of this present world is approaching a climax. Something is going to break down. When it does, it is going to be more than just the seas and waves roaring: You are going to see people committing suicide, killing themselves in every imaginable way, simply because they will not understand how to cope with the more primitive conditions the society will have to return back to.
AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS AHEAD
For the last two months I have been getting sale bills, cars are now being reclaimed. They have even showed it in the news, how these men repossess cars, because people can no longer pay for them. The car dealers that are taking these back, are offering these same cars on a sale lot. Somebody will come along and take over the payments. If that is what is going on right now, what do you think it will be like when people who are now making forty to sixty thousand dollars a year, no longer have any way to make the payment on the house they just built, or the automobile they just bought? What do you think that is going to do to the American economy as a whole? I am not just trying to scare anyone or cause you to lose hope in anything; I am trying to prepare you to face reality. Surely our politicians cannot think America is going to wind up as an occupational people, drawing a paycheck. Though our president says, We want to create new jobs, I say, Doing what? That is my question. They say, Well, we need entrepreneurs to open up new opportunities. Doing what? Everything we have had in the past fifty or sixty years that would pay decent salaries, they have sent them off to some other country where they can get the work done cheaper. America has reached its peak in world popularity, and now it is doomed by the attitude of its own leaders and educators. I am not projecting the day, the year, nor any such thing, but this nation is in for a shaking. Common sense tells me, you cannot send those jobs that have been done by the American people, people that worked hard, paid into pensions plans to build their future on, off somewhere else and expect this country to remain as it has been in the past. When those jobs are sold out from under them, to people elsewhere that will do them for a lot less, How much longer do they think America is going to be the gold pot of the world. I saw in the News the other morning, that America’s national debt is now three trillion, point seven. I remember when it was 490 million. I am not lying. How much longer can it stay this way? It is very strange, and it is not just a coincidence, that we are militarily, politically and economically involved in a part of the world where sin first started six thousand years ago. These critics that want to criticize the Bible, the day is going to come when God is going to open the pages of it and slap it right into their face. They are going to have to recognize that the prophecies in this book are true. Long before there was a world empire, there was sin in many forms: there has never been a time when sin was not present, but at least sin did not always dominate the whole scope of society. I am going to start with the call of Abraham and ask, Where was he called from? Not New York City. This little dot right here (on the map) is Ur, the land of the Chaldeans, almost two thousand years before the advent of Christ. Right in that part of the world where all the hot trouble of the world is today, economic and otherwise, is where the whole world is looking to. The liberal minded in America is looking at it and saying, We should have stayed out of it. They do not even realize God is now giving the whole world a warning, a picture of something drastic that is just ready to explode. Six hundred years before the advent of Christ, God had brought the Jews back into the land of promise. They failed God, and because they failed Him, His decision was, that He was going to chasten that nation. In the land of Iraq, close to the city of Baghdad, is the ruins of an old city, a city that Saddam Hussein had started trying to rebuild. Nebuchadnezzar, in his day, with a huge army, came against Jerusalem. Daniel, a little Jewish boy, along with some other Jewish young men, was captured and taken back to Babylon. Daniel and three other young men found favor with the king. (I am going to try to cut this short to get to the main point.) Little did the Jews realize what was about to take place. Of the four, Daniel was chosen to work in the king’s palace. One night, this king Nebuchadnezzar, a pagan, but a pagan that had more sense in his hour than George Bush, Bill Clinton, and all the rest of our politicians put together, had a dream. Our men of today are strictly as the Bible says: they only believe in a God that sits way off somewhere, a god that is old, but He can be interpreted to be anybody’s God. That is not true, and you everyone know it. When Nebuchadnezzar began to realize what the God of heaven had allowed him to do, to conquer the known world back then, not China and those other places, but all of that middle east part, he pondered the entire situation. His mind dwelt upon it. Then one night this pagan king had a dream. The God of the Jews had shown him in a simple dream, starting with himself, what was destined for the history of the whole world of nations, coming right down to our day. When he awakened he was troubled, because he could not call the dream back to remembrance. Therefore being the pagan king that he was, the next day he called in all his soothsayers, astrologers and so forth and said to them, I have had a terrible dream, a dream that has kept me up all night. I want you to tell me what the dream was and what it means. His soothsayers and wise men said, You tell us the dream and then we will tell you what it means. He replied to them, I did not ask you that: I said, I have had a dream, but I cannot remember it, so you tell me what it was, and then tell me what it means. If you cannot do that, then I will have every one of you destroyed, including your entire household. When this reached the household of Daniel, Daniel told the captain of the eunuchs, Tell the king to give us a certain period of time. Daniel was actually the means of getting the death penalty held back from those men. Daniel said to his buddies, Let us pray that God will give us an understanding. In the night, God spoke to Daniel. I believe God let Daniel dream the same dream. When Daniel came to himself, he knew exactly what it meant. I am bringing this in right here, and I point my finger to all critics of all levels of society in the world wherever you are. Go on and make fun of the Bible if you choose to. I have to tell you though, It is a book that has stood the test right on through the centuries. It has been criticized by young and old, even by world leaders, but we are living in a day when every word that it has prophesied is going to come to pass so precisely in the very near future. When the captain of the eunuchs went and told the king about Daniel, then the king said, Bring the young man in.
DANIEL STANDS BEFORE THE KING
Imagine if you can, a young fellow like Daniel standing before that powerful king. The king sits there waiting; and in comes this young Jewish boy, who was probably in his teens. As he was escorted into the presence of the king, probably the first thought of that king was, What in the world can this young man tell me? That is the way the world looks at Christians in this day and hour of time. To them, we are just a bunch of uneducated and mislead people who are nothing more than a cult. I have to say to them, The days of you calling us a cult is fast coming to an end. God Himself will be our vindication, but it will be too late for you to benefit by knowing what you will be made to know. Let us watch this fellow Daniel, as he is introduced to Nebuchadnezzar sitting there in all his splendor. I can see Daniel approach him with all the proper words. He greets him and says, Sir, I will not only tell you what your dream was, but I will tell you what it meant. I can see old Nebuchadnezzar begin to scoot to the edge of his chair. Daniel said to King Nebuchadnezzar, You had a dream, wherein you saw a mighty image with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver. The belly was brass, the legs down to the feet were iron and clay. By the time he got to the foot of this, Nebuchadnezzar’s eyes were ready to pop out. George Bush: Wake up! Ariel Sharon: Wake up! All of you who feel yourselves to be so mighty, Wake up! This is not a day to just play like there is a God: This is a time to believe that there truly is one, and that He will hear and answer prayer. I can see that king slide forward. He looked at that young man. That is right, young man! Then Daniel said, Now I will tell you what it means. Thou O King, art the head of gold. The God of heaven has given you a kingdom that wherever you have gone, men and nations are compelled to serve you. Let me read his actual words here in Daniel. This is how Daniel spoke to that old king. Dan 2:42 “And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof is sure. 2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” What he said, meant, After your day there will be another one appear. That is the period of silver, (the Medes and Persians.) Daniel did not elaborate on that. There will be a third one, each kingdom gets lesser and lesser. I have studied the history of every one of those kingdoms and their leaders. I have to say this, We do not have politicians today that have the brains that those men, the leaders of those nations back then, even though many were pagans, yet they were compelled by circumstances to listen to some man of God in their period of time. When he came down to that fourth one that would have legs of iron, That of course, pointed to the Roman Empire. I ask you critics today, Can you show me a book that an infidel, or a scientist has written that will forecast to you, what is going to happen in this world one hundred and fifty years ahead of time? I say, No, you absolutely cannot. Well, here was a little man, a Jew that believed in the God of heaven, the real and true God; (and I say to you, There is only one true God.) telling this king what was going to happen among the world empires down through time, coming right to our day and hour. When he described that thing coming on down the legs into the feet, he was describing the era when preeminence will lay in the European nations. He described it as iron and clay mingled together. Please notice what else he said, Out of the mountain there will be a stone, time itself will hew that stone out. It will come rolling down the mountainside and roll into the feet of that image. That stone in the mountain is none other than the second coming of Jesus Christ. He is coming right on schedule, precisely the way the Bible says He will come the next time. When the king heard that, he acknowledge that there was a God above all gods. He acknowledged Him and thanked Daniel. He elevated him to a position within the advisory council of that hour. I want to take that dream as Daniel interpreted it and ask, Where is the critic today, that will deny that there was a Medo-Persian empire that took over the Babylonians? You are an uninformed liar, if you dare say the Medes and Persians did not rule that kingdom after that. It is right there in the same area where our troops are standing today. When you look at Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey, you are looking into the areas that at one time was the Medes and Persian empire, which was the second world beast, recorded in Daniel 7:5. Yes, they were inferior, but Cyrus who was one of the kings of that period, made a proclamation that coincided exactly with what was said in Jeremiah, how that the Jews would be carried off into captivity and this land would have rest for seventy years. Cyrus took a liking to the Jewish people; and I say to you world leaders today, Wake up! You had better get your eyes off of the Muslim world and look more favorably toward that little Jewish nation. God’s eyes are upon Israel, to restore to them all that they have had taken from them, and He is going to look very unfavorably upon all who are against Israel in the days ahead. Do you think God said to Abraham in vain, “I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: (Gen 12: 2-3) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed?” God Himself has been in charge of chastening the children of Israel through time; and He has done it in various ways and through various people, but woe be unto those who are against Israel when God is restoring them to their land and preparing to turn His full attention to blessing them once again. Whosoever you are, you will soon find yourselves on the outside looking in. I will not have anything to do with what the Bible says is going to happen to those who are against Israel, but God Himself will see to it. He will do a good job of wrecking your playhouse when the time is right. Well, let me get on with what I was saying, After the Medo/Persian Empire, you come to the Grecian Empire.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Alexander the Great, another pagan, gained much fame, but when he had conquered the Babylonians, the Medes and the Persians, then on his way to conquer Egypt, he came through Jerusalem. I have read in history, how the Jewish people in that B.C. hour of time, were going to lock the gates and refuse the king to enter in with his army. They feared what he might do. However, to show you how the God of the Jews could speak to that pagan king Alexander the Great, there was a high priest in Jerusalem at that time, that God used: He gave him a dream. After they had made preparation to bar the gates and not pay attention to that king, the high priest had a dream and saw himself at the head of a procession of people with flowers and all kinds of garlands, going out to meet Alexander the Great. In the dream he saw Alexander the Great get off his horse and bow before him. Tell me of a world leader today that would do such a thing. I have the history that proves this happened. When the high priest was leading the people, sure enough, as they got to a certain point, Alexander the Great had already stopped his horse. He dismounted and as the high priest walked up, Alexander the Great fell prostrate in front of him. Why did he do it? Because the God of heaven gave him a dream the night before also, allowing him to see the high priest coming, and how the two would meet. It would be wonderful today if we had intellectual leaders that had enough sense to put their trust and confidence in God. But no, they want a God that can be anybody’s god. When Alexander the Great saw that great procession of Jews coming with garlands and flowers, he gave the word to his troops to rest easy. The high priest and his people invited him and his troops into the city, and that night they entertained them with delicacies, doing things that at no other time would have been done. History declares, that when Alexander the Great left there to go to Egypt, he gave the Jews assurance, We will never bother you. You go on and continue your activities as you feel to do. Saints: That shows how a sovereign God can deal with whomsoever He chooses. From there, we then come to the Roman era of time. Where is the agnostic and the skeptic today, that can deny these prophecies in the Bible? Every one of you, if you know anything at all, you know you cannot just ignore these things and pretend they did not happen. Do not waste your breath telling me there was not such a thing as a Babylonian Empire. We all know there was. Do not bother to tell me there was not such a thing as a Medo-Persian Empire. There absolutely was. There was then a Grecian Empire, and after that, the Roman Empire. Remember, the Bible predicted the Roman Empire would be the last. When time has left the major part of the ancient Roman Empire, the time when it was ruled by Emperors, coming on down into the toes, that is Europe today. In the days of these kings, shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, and that is the stone coming out of the mountains. Time has chiseled away, freezing and thawing, so to speak. Take a trip to the west, from New Mexico into southern Colorado, come up through those level desert planes, you can see giant rocks laying out there, just a few miles from the main mountain range. You can ask yourself the question, How did they get there? Some came from high up in those mountains. Somewhere there was an earthquake or something that loosened them, and they came rolling down. That is exactly what is portrayed in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, when He comes to set up His kingdom.
INTRODUCING STUDY OF LAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF TIME
Saints: If you can understand my way of bringing this point out, the things this last one hundred years of time has brought into reality, you will begin to see where we are in time, according to God’s clock. We are going to start it right about here, (chart, close to beginning of twentieth century) coming on through. Right here, (chart-week of Daniel) is the last seven years. Right here, (at the end of that week) is the coming of the Lord, but every last bit of this starts somewhere in this part of the world. If I had a map of the whole world, it would show Israel right here; and Europe in the north. What I read this week, made me sit up and realize how precious the Bible really is. Did you know, that in the year 1899, England and Germany, which were two rival empires in the European area, both of which had wrestled for their portion of the world to control, specifically the trade, and to dominate it? England had succeeded in capturing and taking large land holdings around the globe. All of that came about in the colonial era. It has been said, that the sun never sets on the British flag. As long as that sun is in heaven shining, somewhere there is a British flag flying. They controlled the sea lanes from the Orient, from China, and from India. They have controlled the middle east as well. I want you to catch the importance of this one hundred years, this century, what has taken place. History books do not tell you exactly what brings about a certain conflict, even when it affects nations. We know this, that over here lays the Mediterranean Sea, and beyond that is Europe and England. Prior to this last one hundred years, England dominated the sea lanes of the ocean. They had the largest merchant fleet in the world. We just grew up to think that Kaiser Wilhelm in Germany, just wanted to take a slice of Europe. That was not altogether true, as far as understanding the whole story. He saw that it was utterly impossible to compete with England, because at that time England controlled the Mediterranean, and that was because they had the Suez Canal. She controlled the sea lanes. When I read this book, I thought, My, my, he gives scriptures for what he is saying, but if you can understand me, (I will go slow with this.) Germany and Russia were already competing for some means to be able to export their product into the world markets. Germany did not have much outlet to the sea, and especially Russia, because it was in the north. However Germany, being positioned where she was, got an idea for a solution. If you have looked at a map, you know east of Germany is Prussia and Austria. Right? Then when you get through Austria, look over into Bolivia, then Macedonia and Serbia. You are working right straight through the old Grecian area, heading for the Dardanelles. That is called the ancient trade route, to the Dardanelles or Constantinople, by land. Germany got the idea, and they fixed up a deal through Turkey, that would solve part of their problem. Let us take a look at Turkey before we go any further. Who controlled all this, including the holy land one hundred years ago? Did you ever hear about the Turkish Empire? Turkey controlled the whole thing. Turkey controlled Serbia, all of Macedonia, through all that period back there. The Germans had made a deal through Turkey, that they would start building a railroad that would come through that ancient route to the Dardanelles. Then Iraq agreed that from this side of Constantinople, another railroad would come through Turkey, coming right straight down through Iraq and the name of the railroad would be the Baghdad Railroad. It is all in this book. From the onset to the Persian Gulf would be two thousand miles. That would be Germany and central Europe’s means to compete with Britain for a means of exporting their goods. This was designed in 1899. That was just prior to the dawning of this last one hundred years we are going to look at. England began to get the idea, that if they sat back and allowed Germany and Turkey to succeed in this project, millions and millions of tons of European product will be able to eventually reach the Persian Gulf and then by ship it will have access to all the foreign oriental ports. By the same route, they could buy and bring it back the same way. Therefore in all their bickering and squabbling, by the time 1914 rolled around, things began to break down. That is when WW1 began. Let us pull all of this into the prophetic side. How is this going to affect the Jews, the Israeli people? Keep in mind, if we had the old map up here to show Israel over here, the Muslims under the Turkish Empire controlled that entire vast area. They would not allow the Jews to immigrate back in large numbers. When I read this, I thought, Those hypocrites of today like to look at the Bible and call it a book of myth. Well to me, it is the only book that has ever been written, that has any sense of reality and truth to it. As I sat there and read, I could not help but cry: it just touches your heart, to see that a book that has been burned, stomped on, spit on, and in America, kicked out of our schools and governmental structures , could contain so much reality for our day; and yet the politicians and whoever has control of such things, say, We don’t want it! There is a day coming when they will weep and go to their knees and cry because of their careless ways, but it will be too late. The Bible says they will cast their silver and gold into the streets and cry for peace. Britain along with France, agreed, and in so doing, they began to invade other lands. They took Egypt. The French took Lebanon. They began to close in like a pair of scissors. I remember years ago, hearing Bro. William Branham quote a prophecy that went something like this, There is an old oral prophecy given by a Muslim cleric, one of their holy men, some time prior to the event, which was in words to this effect: When General Allenby marches into Jerusalem, and the waters of the Nile flow down the streets of Jerusalem, then we Turks will know that it is time for us to go. There, (showing picture) is General Allenby marching into Jerusalem at the head of his troops. Well the prophecy stated that when the waters of the Nile flow down the streets of Jerusalem, such and such. I do not know exactly where, but somewhere, I have another old book that shows war trucks with water tanks of wood and wooden water wagons with water tanks made of wood, pulled by long chains of mules, hauling water from the Nile, because the British were afraid the Turks would poison all the water in and around there. Therefore with water from the Nile they filled those wooden water tanks and hauled water into Jerusalem. As they pulled into Jerusalem, they sat them along the sides of the streets. Those water tanks dripped and the waters of the Nile flowed down the gutters of the streets. General Allenby was already there. It shows a picture here, of the ancient city of Jaffa, which is where Tel Aviv is today, and there was British troops on a railroad car heading for Jerusalem. Another picture shows British troops going through the desert, heading for Jerusalem, and their vehicle pulled by horses. General Allenby, entering Jerusalem, an Arab hauling water from the Nile on the back of a camel, with those British soldiers. What did the war do? The British and the French took over the middle east, and that began the breakup of the Turkish Empire. Come on skeptics, let us hear how you predicted that. Turkey has been getting smaller and smaller ever since then. When you see a picture in the Bible and you are looking the actual event right in the face, and then you see where some historians come along and write of it in the hours that it was coming about, it makes you take a good look at this modernistic world we live in today. They will call this professor in, this expert on terrorism, and another expert on this or that and ask, How do you think the middle east is going to turn out? Yak, yak, yak, they sit and discuss all day long, and you have to sit and listen to the same old story, or else turn the TV off. They ride that story as far as they can, then they come up with another one and start the process all over again. They all have that same unbelieving, critical story, and do not acknowledge God in any of it. It is Distress of nations, from the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, in Africa and around the world, Al Qaida is raising havoc. They came to America to blow up our infrastructure and kill the infidels. That is what they call us. Our liberal minded politicians sit with their hands folded and wonder, What can we do? It was not this way in America until not too many years ago. You did not get here unless you had legal papers to get here with. Now they come in by car loads with false documents and no one seems to care. It is a shame, that our nation, that at one time was known for its products, has lost that identity also. The day of the all American vehicle is gone forever. There is no longer, any such thing as the all American car. What a shame! It is the same way with the farm tractors. Some of the parts are made in Germany, other parts somewhere else and so forth. What would happen if the whole world suddenly turned against America? What would you do when you could no longer get parts for your car. Think about it. Oh, but that cannot happen. Don’t kid yourselves. If God had a reason for it to be so, it would be so. I remember a few years ago, when Bro. Allen took us through the Ford Motor plant in Louisville. Here was a motor made in Japan, wheel assemblies from Brazil, something else made in France, and all shipped here for assembly. Our politicians have sold America out to the highest bidder in the last fifty years. The only thing we still have is our agricultural potential. Concerning the oil we import, we could tell the rest of the world to take their oil and go to the moon with it. We produce enough grain, that every vehicle we have on our highways could be running on soybean oil converted to diesel fuel. A lot of our tractors and cars could be running on a combination of ethanol with a little of our own oil that we could get from Alaska. But no, our environmentalists do not want to do that. I say to all such, You have sold out to the devil that has blinded you and caused you to lose all traces of common sense. Well you are going to pay a bill because of it, but the sad truth is, we every one have to help you pay that bill, because of the things we are denied as a result of your maneuvering. It is running high with interest as well. America that used to be looked up to, is now despised and literally hated by a great part of the world. Saints I am not talking like this because I am angry: I am very disgusted with a lot of things, especially when I read certain articles in the daily News, and hear professors of ignorance try to predict, explain and draw a better picture for what America could be tomorrow. America is on her way down! That is a sure thing. As North Korea is dickering with America, about what they are going to do about atomic weapons over there, I cannot help but say, The days of America’s position of world leadership are about to come to an end. Why? Because the day of the ten horns of Europe have to come into predominance. In the days of those kings, shall the God of heaven allow something to happen in America, that our politicians are not counting on.
A SAD FACT
Who would have ever thought you would meet someone that has had a run in with a Muslim terrorist? That lets me know that what we saw take place on September 11, 2001, no doubt is just a beginning of what is ahead. Now we have an alert, a terrorist watch, almost constantly. America, there was a day when you did not have to do that, and it could still be that way if your politicians would have used common sense. If we had kept our naval ships along each coast, and the Coast Guard, airplanes, and immigration officials all using their brains, we would be seeing a different picture today. You could have kept that bunch of “destroy America” hoodlums out of this nation. You could have, but you did not want to, because you have played a sell out game, sell out, be kind, give, give, give, for the last forty or fifty years. They have come here by the thousands through illegal means, with false documents and otherwise. While you were selling the country out for your own political leadership positions, the devil has brought all these agents in here. They have masqueraded themselves in various ways, and you have professional people who have sold themselves out, to play this little game with them. When America reaches a point that it is no longer the number one monetary means in the world, you will know something maybe unforseen by most, has gone wrong. I remember, as a little boy, when the British pound was $3.75. What is it today? A dollar and something. What has happened to it? It was a stabilizing means before WW2. America’s dollar was not the stabilizing world factor back then. How many realize it was that British pound? I remember hearing old timers talk about it, but after the war was over, the British pound began to drop fast. I just have to say, The hour will be, when America’s dollar will no longer be the world’s monetary stabilizing means. This identity has got to go back to Europe, and especially and specifically to the ten horns. The euro dollar will be what finishes time out. We are living in the days just before the coming of the Lord: We are seeing events take place before the eyes of the world, every day in every year we live, that is bringing the whole world very close to the time when the Lord Jesus Christ will no longer be on the mercy seat interceding for lost mankind. He will leave that position and call His Bride Church to come where He is, while the Spirit of God once again deals with the Jewish people in their last chance. Then, when the last week of Daniel’s seventy weeks prophecy has expired, Jesus will bring His heavenly army to earth to deal with all who are left alive at that time. He is setting everything in order for the Millennium rule, where He will sit as King of kings and Lord of Lords for one thousand years, with His Queen, the Bride Church ruling the nations with Him. There will be no more problems in the Middle East, no more World Wars, and no more terrorists to worry about.
SOME EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR 1
In WW1, England and France had taken over the whole Middle East. You can study history and see what actually took place. The Holy Land is rescued from the Turks. It was when the English began to have control of it, that the Zionist movement was born and the Jews slowly began to make their way back to the land of their heritage. Those of the Zionist movement began to say, We will buy this land back acre by acre. England had it, so they began to go back and buy up a few acres of what was literally waste land at that time, and set up kibbutz settlements. That takes you up to WW2. When WW2 was fought, it all started right where WW1 ended, but this time, it reached around the globe. When that war ended, there were thousands of Jews scattered throughout Europe that had been spared; and was being held in detention camps, some actually half starved, and many of their family members gone, leaving the survivors with very little hope for any future. The United Nations was faced with the task of deciding what to do with all those people called Jews. At that time, we had a president by the name of Harry Truman. We will give them a place back in the land of Israel, he said. Therefore I want to ask all of you critics today, Do you agree that what was done was the right thing? If it was right back then, it is still right today. Why did you not give them a state somewhere in the Mojave Desert? Why did it have to be back in the Holy Land? Is their ancient history knocking on your door of remembrance? Every one of you politicians know, that is the only place in the world that should have been given to them, so why be so hypocritical about it now, as if God gave it to the Palestinian Arabs? The Jews belong there; and the God of heaven will soon show the whole world that they do. It is vain, for anyone to want to set the dimensions and boundaries of what is their rightful inheritance. I have to say, You have about as much right to set their boundary lines as I have in trying to sow lettuce on the moon. When our president wants to set up a roadmap for peace in the Middle East, I will challenge our president and any of the politicians, regardless of who they are and where they are, to prove that those who are called Palestinians today, were there two thousand years ago. There were no such people in that land back then. When conditions come about, that the world leaders were pressured to put the Jew somewhere, they had sense enough to know they belong back there in the land of their forefathers, so how come you want to limit their place of dwelling? If you would let those people called Jews, go back to that land like the Bible says they will, and let their God deal with them and use them like He said He would, you would not have to spend one dollar or worry one minute about it. I guarantee one thing, Every last Palestinian over there today, if he knew what was coming real soon from the Jewish people, from the standpoint of the Bible, he would already have his suitcase packed and be heading back across the river. It tells me in the 49th chapter of Isaiah, where it says, when that day comes that God is going to bring the Jews back in such rapid numbers to take up their abode in the ancient city of Jerusalem, that Jerusalem will quickly be inhabited again with Jews: Not Palestinians. In this 49th chapter of Isaiah, beginning here in verse 14, you first have to realize this is the land itself speaking to God. (14) “ But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. (God answers) Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste (the Arabs) shall go forth of thee. (They will leave there when God turns the Jews loose on them.) Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. (That is referring to the Jews that will be brought back from dispersion at the time of the end.) (19) For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up (the Arabs) shall be far away.” If you have any confidence in what the written word of God says, you can know what is soon to be a reality in Israel. Mr. Bush’s roadmap plan, is to give half of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, the other half to the Jews. Why would anyone want to take it upon themselves to do this? If you would have any part of a plan like that, do not bother to tell me you believe in God. You critics, I have news for you. That is not going to happen! My Bible tells me, that when God has showed mercy to the nations and allowed them to speak their piece and cast their lots, then God is going to open the door and shine upon the minds of the Israeli governors; and they will know what to do. He said, I will open my eyes upon the governors of Judah in that day. When God opens His eyes upon the governors of Judah, Ariel Sharon will no longer be talking to Bush, like, I want to abide by your roadmap. No, Saints: you who believe God, know that when God opens His eyes upon the governors of Judah, He is going to tell them, Take a good look in this book! Don’t talk about the Torah if you cannot read all of God’s word. That is hypocritical to say, I believe in the Torah, if you cannot look at the other writings in this precious and accurate book. If the Torah is all you read, I say to you, No, you do not believe it either. If you would read Numbers 24, it would tell you what to do. Go over there and take that bunch of Moabites and Edomites, kick the tar out of them and possess your land without being harassed by them. You would get your army trucks loaded with this other bunch of Palestinians in your land and say, Now we will give you an option, Go where you belong or suffer the consequences. What do the scriptures say about them? They that made thee waste shall be far removed. Where to? Across the river, right where their ancient forefathers came from. I like it when it reads like that. Do you think our liberal minded politicians like those scriptures? No. They want to try to show God that they are greater than He. I will have to say, The day is coming when you will reap the reward of your error. If you will read what it shows in the last three verses of Revelation 19, you will get a look at what is ahead for all who oppose the will of God. Of course the beast shown there, is nothing more than the confederated nations of Europe, all united once again; and they are all set to make war against King Jesus and His heavenly army. The false prophet is nothing but the world’s antichrist, which is the pope of Rome. It will not be that old man you see over there right now: It will be a much younger pope yet to come. They are going to assemble somewhere with all the kings of the earth to make war against Jesus. Do not volunteer for an army in that day, because you will get your skin cooked for sure. Out of the mouth of Jesus, goes a sharp two edged sword, with which He will smite the nations. He will just simply speak death to His enemies. He will destroy the wicked. Come on you buzzards, and all you chicken hawks; and feast upon the flesh of kings and mighty men. Come on you beasts of the field: I am preparing a banquet for every one of you. There will be no undertakers needed, and no life insurance will be worth a dime in that hour. All of that takes place at the end of the 70th week of Daniel.
A PICTURE TO LOOK AT
I must deal with some of what has taken place in the world about us, and especially in America. I do not make these statements just for the purpose of criticizing our leadership, but I will say to the leaders of America, You are far from being the kind of leaders that we had a hundred years ago. You can brag about your scientific achievements. You can brag about the fact that as a nation, we have put man on the moon. However, aside from all of that I will have to say, In analyzing all that, you have failed miserably in putting bread on the table of a lot of poor people in this nation. In fact, you have indebted the future generations of America to help carry out your political ideas and modern philosophies. You are spending hours contemplating what you can do to help make the world, (according to your views) a better place to live in, but as you wrestle with your ideas, there is an evil force coming up underneath you; and it is not for the betterment of our nation. I will say also, (and I realize this is going out to different parts of the world) The day is soon coming, when America is going to pay a very high price for what she has done in the past sixty years of selling out to the devil, and to certain spiritual forces that are now running rampant in the world. I want to remind some that maybe did not hear what I said this morning. We are living in the days of fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. No News Journalist, no psychiatrist or philosopher of our day wants to indulge in any of this. They say this is a book of mythology. Well I say to them, You say that because you have refused to indulge in studying what is written in it, especially the things written by certain prophets of old, that have already been fulfilled. How would you explain it, if you found a prophecy written hundreds of years ago, that has literally been fulfilled in your lifetime? You have more respect for the atheists, the evolutionists, and the political deviates of this world that have changed their ideas about the political structure of America, than you ever could of the God of this Bible. In the morning message, we dealt with Daniel’s experience in the early years of his life. He interpreted a dream for a political man of his hour, King Nebuchadnezzar. I have my doubts if our president today, or any senator or congressman would indulge in such things. In their thinking, it would look like a weakness on their part. I just have to say to all of them, The day will come, when you might wish you had listened to some of the warnings that you have received from men who have studied this Bible and received a revelation of things that are written therein. Before this hour that we are now living in, is over, some of you are going to be forced to admit that the book that I hold up before you tonight, the book that I cherish more than any other, has got certain things written for you modern day politicians, and you have refused to indulge in the contents of it. I mentioned this morning, how Daniel, a young Jewish man was used of God to reveal certain things to a king, and I dare say, If we had a Daniel present today, do you think our politicians would lower their self-exalted stature enough to confer with him? I have my doubts about it. Their thoughts do not run in that channel, yet they try to make you believe their adopted philosophy, that everybody has the right to believe in the god of their choice. Well, according to their laws, that is true, but the sad fact is, There is only ONE TRUE GOD, Sovereign, that can give the breath of life to anyone, and can take it from them in His time; and most of them are ignoring HIM. Furthermore, there is not one verse of scripture in the Bible, that supports an attitude like that, that it does not matter what god you believe in, just as long as you believe in god. That is just a political idea about God: It has no reality. It says in the scriptures, with infallible words, talking about Jesus Christ that was rejected by the Jewish leaders of His time, (Acts 4:11) “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. (Acts 4:12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved, except Jesus Christ, who is God’s only begotten Son, sent to be the Savior of lost mankind. When Daniel interpreted the dreams to Nebuchadnezzar, he forecast the different empires that would follow his. Well, I have to say tonight, Every one of them have come about right in succession, just as was foretold. Our youth today, can read about the Babylonian Empire, what little they say about it any more. Then the Medes and Persians, as well as the Grecian Empire, then about the Roman Empire that followed that one. In the days when I went to school, all of that history was available to be studied, but they have just about thrown it all out the door by now.
THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA OF TIME
Brothers and sisters, we are living in the day when that which was shown to Daniel and John is just about ready to be brought to a climax. The rock that was hewn out of the mountains will come rolling down into the feet of this great image that has been embodied and fulfilled in the different eras of human empires. When that stone hits, it is going to crush every political system and ideology there is on the face of this earth. They deny there will be such a thing as the second coming of Christ. They try to hide behind the philosophy, Well no man knows the day or hour. I say to whoever told you that, How is that going to help anyone? The point is this, He came the first time right on schedule: He will come the second time right on schedule, so God is not going to leave it up to the politicians to set the time for anything He has determined to do. I say to the unbelievers of this world, Your kind were not the ones that were looking for Him the first time, and it is very evident that your kind are the last people on earth today that will be looking for anything like His second coming in this day and hour just ahead. Let me say to all who are listening on the internet, those who may not be familiar with a lot of what we have presented in former messages, This will let you know exactly what went on in the approaching hours of the last one hundred years. Actually, this prelude all started at the dawning of this century. I never realized it until I went into my book case and saw this little book I have been mentioning. I looked at it and thought, I will look into it and see what it is all about. To my surprise, I found something very startling. I remembered one time when Bro. William Branham was preaching, something he said. He said there was a prophecy given by an old Muslim Turk who was one of their clerics, and as I brought out this morning, we must keep in mind, that at the approaching of this past century, starting with 1901, Turkey dominated the whole Middle East, even into the Holy Land. That was known as the Turkish Empire. Then, for the sake of those that did not hear it this morning, I have written it down to keep and present again, because I know that in time, certain things about it will be forgotten. When the Turks were boasting that they would never let the Jews come back, because they were predominately Muslim, a Muslim cleric made this prophecy: When General Allenby marches into Jerusalem and the waters of the Nile flow down the streets of Jerusalem, then we Turks will know it is time for us to go. To my surprise, right here is a picture of General Allenby marching into Jerusalem. In another book I have, there is a picture, and it is showing that when the British left the Egyptian area coming up through the Sinai desert, they thought the Turks would probably poison all the water supplies around Jerusalem. Therefore having a lot of horses and mules with wagons, as well as troops that would need water, they got the idea to take water from the Nile, so they would not have to depend on the water supplies in Jerusalem. I have one picture somewhere, that shows those old army trucks, with wooden water tanks, loaded with water from the Nile, and mule drawn water wagons. It showed them parked on the streets of Jerusalem, and the water is dripping from the tanks. When I saw that picture, I thought, This is not a coincidence. God watches over everything to see that everything comes about just exactly the way it has been stated. Also in this book, it shows a picture of an Arab riding his little donkey, but on the camel, is water jars loaded with water to give to the British troops. I have to say to you politicians and educators of today, Shame on you and your modern philosophy concerning the things of God. You can never come up with a book that will give the human race of today a picture to look at for tomorrow, that will give them hope and faith, like this blessed old book we carry, can. You can look backward, you can boast of your personal achievements, but you cannot see where this is going to lead you. You have done your best in the last fifty years, especially in America, to put the Bible in the background and give science and intellectualism the importance. I have to say to you, According to what is written in this book called “The Bible,” the God that you deny, the God that you refuse to accept in our schoolrooms, the God which used to be honored, is going to give all of you the biggest surprise of your life one day very soon. To the leadership of this nation I say, You have sold out to anti Christian forces, trying to appease certain ones who are set to destroy even the very memory of the God we used to honor in our schools and governmental offices; and God is going to hold you responsible one of these days, for every bit of it. You will not be able to escape His wrath. Yes, I said wrath. With that in mind, if you think the world is going to be ruled by a bunch of scientists and atheists, and modern politicians for the next two thousand years, you are so wrong. I just say, Shame on you. You have sold out to a spirit of deception; and now you are blinded by your own pride. I have to remind people that might be listening, I want to go on record as saying that the God we love and serve, sent us a Savior we love and serve; and He (the Savior, which is the Lord Jesus Christ) is coming one day soon, right on God’s schedule. I can read the handwriting on the wall tonight. When our philosophers of today are eaten up with pride, I do not expect them to come out as well as the pagan kings I told about, that had dreams and A young man that believed in the ONE TRUE GOD interpreted the dreams and they acknowledged that the God of the interpreter was the God of gods. Nebuchadnezzar said, “Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.” Cyrus was mentioned by a prophet of God, that he would be the one that would write the decree to free the Jews from Babylonian captivity, so just think, That king’s name was already written in the prophecies of the prophet, before the man had ever come to power. You might be able to make your modern bombs today and brag about them, but you could never forecast the future events that are destined to take place, regardless of how hard you try. God’s men of old have done that over and over down through time. They tell you and me what to look for. We have spoken many times, of the Dark Ages. The reason that long period of time is called the Dark Ages, is because an apostate church system began to rise up and take over the leadership of all of Europe. Yes, it was the Roman beast, as it evolved and changed into a different type of leadership. Our politicians of today would rather sit in the pews with a back slidden Catholic, than they would with a Holy Ghost filled Christian, like those of us who believe God’s word. That is why I have said many times, When it comes to Catholicism, it has had for its members, the Mafia which are nothing but underworld characters, crooks, gangsters, hit men and whatever. Every last one of them are Catholic, right down to core of their heart. They carry a forty five in a shoulder holster, ready for whatever comes their way. If for some reason another character shoots one of them down, he never has a Protestant funeral. They bury him with all the pomp of Catholicism. Here comes all the henchmen decked out, as though some great person has just passed on. The greater percentage of the people in this world have become blinded to the most important things. They would rather appease and compromise than to stand up for what is right.
HEROES OF THEIR HOUR
As I go on along in this message, I am reminded that in those same Dark Ages, we spoke of, when different countries were going through different problems, there came a time when France and England were at it with each other. It looked like England might somehow bring an end to the existence of the French government. Well when leadership in the political spectrum was at its lowest ebb, God used a young woman by the name of Joan of Ark. She was condemned by the Catholic Church, but God gave her visions. You can still read it, if you study the right kind of histories, those that are not ashamed to write her testimony. When the French military men were like cowards, afraid to do anything, she would go to the governmental leaders and tell them what was up. This one lone woman at the head of a military campaign, took the lead, and God caused the French military to come through victorious. Oh but we don’t believe that stuff today. The day will come when you will wish you had. In every one of those episodes, Joan of Ark lead that military to victory. We have a country today, that is standing on the threshold of a terrible dilemma, but I want to remind the American listener, I am not ashamed of this country when I look back to the former leaders, because this country was founded by men that believed in praying first to God, and trusting His leadership, that He would help them to lead this nation to a future, when it would be founded upon a foundation of stability, right living and decency. If you get hold of the right books, you can read about it also, even though a lot of it has been taken out of our colleges and universities. No sooner did people come from Europe to America, seeking freedom so that they could worship God according to the dictates of their heart, did they start making plans to become citizens of honor. Those that came here were not all Christians: some were merely investors. Some were in some kind of business, hunting furs and such like, but there were a lot of those people that came where they could have freedom to worship God. As they began to seek God, God began to deal with the leadership of America, that for so long had been oppressed by the mother nation, taxed to the limit and so forth. In looking at some of these things, we come to a man by the name of George Washington. He was one of our first great military men. We have government men today that do not like for you to talk about our former leaders, but they are the ones I like to talk about. I am not interested in these modern “go-to-the-moon-and-stars” type. I have to say, Their days are short in number. Never has God been without a person or a people that He can show His sovereignty, and His supernatural qualities to, and through, regardless of adverse situations. I am going to pick up George Washington’s vision in the message tonight, so you will all have a fresh understanding of it. It would be nice if we had some men of that caliber at the head of our law and judicial systems in this hour of time. The sad truth is, the people we have making decisions about our country today, would not know what a vision was, even if they saw one every day. I am not going to try to make this a long, drawn out affair, but as I look at our nation tonight, hanging in a balance, I can see things right now in this nation, that puts George Washington’s vision in its third setting, right on schedule. While our philosophers give all kinds of silly psychological ideas, they always bypass the word of God. Bear with me now, while we read this vision. I am not going to read the introduction, but the man that recorded this, was General Washington’s own personal aide. This was in the winter time: it was cold, and the troops were cold and hungry. They had suffered a lot already. General Washington had gone into his study to meditate, to seek guidance. His aide said that when he came out, he noticed he looked very pale, even white. This was the year 1777. As his aide began to address him, General Washington said this which we are going to read.
READING THE VISION
“This afternoon as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. (I wish something would disturb our leadership today.) Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to enquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third, even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor, except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. (I have to say, You highly educated bunch of politicians today, you who do not believe in such things, you who are too smart, and too full of sound judgment and rationality to allow any such, you who have overcome all those weaknesses are due for a sad awakening one day soon. I want you to know, George Washington was not a man of weakness. He was a man of reality. He knew how to pray and give honor to the God that had created all of us.) I would have risen, but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered me helpless. I tried once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless, as though it had become paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor. Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed filled with sensations and grew luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarefy, the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany death. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move, all were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion.
Presently I heard a voice saying ,’ Son of the republic, look and learn,’ (Would it not be wonderful, if that same kind of heavenly voice could speak to our politicians today? If it could, we might not have the situations in our society as they are.) while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastwardly. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic; and between Asia and America lay the Pacific. ‘Son of the republic’ said the mysterious voice as before, ‘look and learn.’ At that moment I beheld a dark shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating, in mid air between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud raised from these countries and joined in mid ocean. For awhile it remained stationary, then slowly moved westward until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people. A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, ‘Son of the republic, look and learn.’ I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up, one after another, until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them. (If you read American history, it tells you what happened, what followed the Revolutionary War.) Again I heard the mysterious voice say, ‘Son of the republic, look and learn.’ With this, the dark shadowy figure turned its face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened specter approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. (This portion covers the Civil War.) As I continued looking, I saw a bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word “Union,” place an American flag between the divided nation, (We have some today that want to burn the flag, right here in America. It is because of these conflicts and the men that died, that helped them have America as a country of freedom. Now our philosophers say, We must have freedom of choice. No, they did not die to give you a freedom of choice as stupid as some choices are: They died to give you a place of freedom, a freedom you never would not have had in Europe.) and said, ‘Remember, you are brethren.’ Instantly the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons, became friends once more, and united around the national standard. (The Civil War was over.)
Again I heard the mysterious voice saying, ‘Son of the republic, look and learn.’ At this the dark shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth and blew three distinct blasts. Taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia, and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene. From each of these countries arose thick black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America; which country was enveloped in this volume of a cloud. I saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns, and cities, that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannons and clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, ‘Son of the republic, look and learn.’ (This is the third episode, and it is up ahead of where we are today.) When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth and blew a long and fearful blast. Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shown down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment, the angel upon whose head still shown the word “Union” and who bore the national flag in one hand, and a sword the other, descended from the heavens attended by the legions of white spirits. These, immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks, and renewed the battle. Again amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying,’ Son of the republic, look and learn.’ As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel, for the last time, dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious. Then once more I beheld the villages and towns and cities springing up, where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought into the midst of them, cried with a loud voice; ‘While the stars remain and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.’ Taking from his brow, the crown on which was blazoned the word “Union” he placed it upon the standard, while the people, kneeling down, said “Amen.”
The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve and I, at last, saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I had first beheld, this also disappearing. I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who in the same voice I had heard before, said, ‘Son of the republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted: three great perils will come upon the republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the republic learn to live for His God, his land, and the Union.’ With these words, the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, the progress and destiny of America.”
To those that might have heard me read this vision given to George Washington, you might say, Where can we get a copy of that? It is recorded in the library of Congress, in our nations capitol. It had been there for many years. I am sure our political leaders today will not belittle their pride to indulge in it. As I read that letter this morning about this young man that wrote to me, about meeting these Muslims, I have to believe, in the light of all the illegal Muslim immigrants that have come here with a hate in their hearts, and with a jihad aim in them, planning to tear down and burn the infrastructure of America, and bring her to her knees, It is a time for us to be aware of what is taking place around us. While our political leadership thinks the Muslim religion is so peaceful, and that it is only a few fanatics that are involved in our destruction, I say to every politician, You need to go back to school. You need to study the Koran; and the history and rise of Islam from the day it started with Mohammad, through the centuries that followed. You need to read of the untold numbers of bloodbaths they have been responsible for, what has been done to thousands of Christians through the time that they have pushed their armies through Egypt and across north Africa. In the second century, from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, to Morocco, there were Christian churches, but in the later part of the seventh century, Mohammad the Great came out of Saudi Arabia at the head of a vast army of Muslims. They killed, and just brutally slaughtered Christians everywhere they went. They tore down churches-houses along the way; and did not stop until they were in Morocco. It was that position that you read about in history today, how the Moors, the Moroccan Muslims crossed the Straits of Gibraltar and invaded Spain. It was the nothing but the grace of God that saved Spain from being totally conquered by a Muslim influence from Africa. I could go on with a lot more, because this Muslim spirit has one aim in mind, and that is to destroy our present way of life. To them, America is nothing but a bunch of infidels, simply because she has been known as a Christian nation. That is why I say it has been a sad thing, to watch the decline of morality in this nation for the last fifty years: we have had politicians through the immigration system, that have changed this and changed that, until everything is out of control and no one among them has any answers. They have let these people come in here from different parts of the world, until there is no turning back. They have infiltrated our society, having every kind of idea and motive. Do you know why? They want to change the whole structure of America to where it is no longer looked upon as a Christian nation, but becomes a system of people that they can control, and use their votes for their own liberal ideas and ways. I have to say, The God that watched over George Washington, if this vision is true, and even though the last, or third phase of the vision is the most bloody, and with deadly peril of all, will cause America to prevail, but not without great harm. God, through that, has promised that America will be delivered. It is going to take something like that to wake up our modern day, educated philosophers and let them realize, This nation has got to get back to the God of our fathers: Let us believe in Him and trust in Him. For thirty some years America has lived high on the hog. Young people, I am not trying to predict a picture of your tomorrow, but from what I see, I have to say, Don’t spend your money lavishly, like it is always going to be there at your finger tips. Did you know, it is not a matter of how much money you may have. I have never envied the rich people of the world: God knows the world needs a few rich people, because they are the ones that operate the businesses that create jobs and put other people to work. How many of you have ever even thought of it that way? Where the problem comes in, is when you begin to get a society, that all they use their money for is just to play around with this and that and have a good time, caring little about the condition of the society around them. It is nice to be able to get away from your daily routine and relax once in awhile, but if you think you can just trust God to keep you supplied, and yet keep throwing it out the back door like you are sweeping dirt, you are going to live to regret it. America is going to pay for some of this foolish, lavish living, this having a big fun time constantly. When I saw in the News last week, that three million corporate jobs are now going to leave America in the next year or so, and that most of those jobs pay as much as forty thousand dollars a year, because it is all computer work, I thought, Look what your greed has brought upon you, always demanding top dollar wages until there are no jobs left. They showed young girls in India, training for the those jobs, all of which are in the eastern Orient. It said the pay these young girls will get, is just six thousand dollars a year, while doing work that cost forty thousand dollars a year in this country. American businesses, for the last fifty years, have been doing this; and plain common sense would tell anyone, We cannot keep up that policy and survive as the kind of nation we have been in the past. That is why I say, Where is the all American car? It is not here any more. Very little of our industrial products are fully American made any more. We have one thing left; and that is our agriculture. Well, if we start having some bad weather conditions year after year, you know what the result will be. God controls the weather, so He can take the agriculture situation and send it to the dogs, if people do not appreciate what they have. Some of you might think, because I said this morning, We could tell the oil producing parts of the world to go jump in the creek, if we would take advantage of what we have available to us right here in our own nation, that I did not know what I was saying. No, I am not just beating my gums together: we could. We have been a nation that has been blessed with men born in it that had an inventive mind. It is a known fact, that we have an abundance of sugar beets, corn and soy beans. We can produce ethanol alcohol and be running our cars on it, but the wealthy men today, those that hold the millions, because they made it in the oil enterprise, will not allow it right now. I have seen it twice already: Here is a man that knows exactly how to drive up to the back door of a McDonald’s restaurant and say, Let me have the cooking oil you have set aside to thrown away. He takes it out, strains it through a system of filters, puts it in his car; and he is traveling across the country on used cooking oil. Do not look at me and say, You are a fool, because this can be proved. If we have men that have that caliber of brain, we could be doing something about our oil situation in this country. We could be recycling a lot of things we now throw away. We could tell a lot of our politicians to go jump in the creek, when they allow big corporation lobbyist to influence or dictate the way they vote on important issues like this. But no, we have to make the wealthy people wealthier, so they can continue their careless way of life while the rest of us suffer. Yes, America, one of these days you are going to wake up to the fact you have gone to sleep, and your leadership no longer surrenders their will to God, so he can be the leader to lead the country into a more stable future. For the last fifty years they have sold us out to a spirit of the devil that is set to destroy us. They have let these Muslims come in here from all areas of the world; and many of them are seeking ways to undermine our stability. They hate us, they despise our way of life; and feel that it is their duty to destroy us. They are in here by the thousands, illegally; and at this point, there is very little that can be done about it. When President Roosevelt put the Social Security Act in motion back in 1932, he was looking into the future for the working people of America. However, in the last number of years, our politicians, because of the illegal immigration into our society, have allowed the illegal immigrants to come in here and bleed our treasury of sixty eight million dollars of our Medicaid and Medicare money, because those same politicians use that to help put themselves back in office. Therefore I say to America, Our leadership is a long way from being God oriented and God inspired. It could well be, that behind closed doors, these Muslim terrorists that seem so peaceful to you, have out smarted you. They have the day set, when they will strike. I do not know when, but I have sense enough to know, that if our leadership has closed their eyes to reality and can ignore what is going on, God have mercy upon America and its poor innocent people who have been deceived. If it has to come to that point, then I have to say, I hope they go to work on the politicians first. I hope they are the first ones to be hit, because they are the ones that have closed their eyes to reality and tried to pretend to you and me that they have done everything they can for our benefit, when they most certainly have not. I saw on the evening News today, that Prime Minister Sharon of Israel, does not think President Bush’s roadmap to peace will work, but it seems like he is willing to take the chance and try to cooperate. I have to say, I believe it is the last chance. I believe it will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Why? Because somewhere, the Bible is going to pick up the story and bring it to a conclusion. We are going to talk about that story as we continue. I am looking forward to that day, the day when God brings about the conclusion.