The Many Nations Of Israel
A Vision Extraordinary
Michael A Clark
based on the works of
C L Anderson
(First published 1975)
A Kingdom Foundation Publication
Why does the West and Europe exist as such? Why did the British Empire establish such a global influence in history? Why was it not included in the succession of Gentile empires in the dream vision of King Nebuchadnezzar is a mystery – but only if it was gentile? The answer is simple, yet hidden in plain sight.
In the Science Museum at Kensington in London, there is a notice that says:
“No one knows why the Industrial Revolution took off when it did, with Britain in the lead. Victorian writers thought it was mainly due to exceptional inventors such as Watt.”
There is another notice that says:
“A power house for the world
By the mid 1800s, building steam engines had become an industry in its own right. A highly skilled workforce was growing: by 1845, over 17,000 men worked in engineering around Manchester alone. Britain sold engines all over the world. In London, Henry Maudslay was winning orders for his engines from as far away as Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul (Constantinople, as it was then).”
There is in fact a very clear explanation for this in the timeline of history, linked directly to the “seven times,” or 2,520 years (7 x 360 years), of punishment period for Israel (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24, 27-28).
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840 and was a time many of the modern inventions we take for granted today were created.
Now the overthrow of the divided Kingdom of Israel and most of Judah came as a result of three Assyrian invasions in 741, 723-1 and 676 BC. If we measure from 741 and 676 BC (remembering that from 1 BC to AD 1 is only one year) we find that 2,520 years extend to AD 1780 and 1845, which shows that Israel’s punishment ended between those years, just as Britain’s Industrial Revolution was taking off.
It is difficult to understand a story if the characters are confused. It is likewise difficult to understand the national message of the Bible if the identity of the Israel nations is largely incorrect.
For many years most of the Christian Church has attempted to assign all the biblical blessings and curses prophesied for Israel to the Jewish people and the State of Israel in the Middle East. This belief gives an incomplete compliance with the promises, tests credulity and does not build faith.
For example, approaching four thousand years ago Abram – later Abraham – was promised that his literal seed would become “a great nation,” even “many nations” and that these nations would be blessed and become a blessing to “all families of the earth.” The literal meaning of God’s promise was unmistakable for it was to be, “in your flesh for an everlasting covenant” (Genesis 12 & 17).
It is straining credulity for students of the biblical record to continue to insist that the Jewish State of Israel is fulfilling that prophecy. As a state created in 1948, it is not a nation as such, nor is it many nations and nor has it been seen to become a blessing to the other surrounding Arab nations.
Since the end of the British Mandate for Palestine at midnight on 14-15 May, 1948 (under the British Balfour Declaration of 2 November 1917 and the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine of 29 November 1947), Jewish ‘Israel’ has been an afflicted State, despite seeming to fulfill the prophecy that “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose” (Isaiah 35:1).
Something is very obviously wrong and, moreover, the words of the LORD have not been fulfilled as to the kingdom blessing of Israel: ”for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth” (Zephaniah 3:20).
There is surely a greater fulfillment to the prophecies, long overlooked, indeed hidden from our eyes until the appropriate time in these last days?
The Purpose of Prophecy
Prophecy is given so that faith may be generated when its fulfillment is observed. As Jesus said:
“I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe” (John 14:29).
It is only in the hour of fulfillment that we can really understand the depth of prophetic fulfillment. Prophetic fulfillment's, like road signs, mark the stages in the Divine plan of the ages. The traveler watches for signs and on identifying one, is reassured of the correctness of his route. If he fails to see any for sometime he becomes anxious. Yet there is no need for anxiety for a key pattern to events on earth related to the many nations of Israel is in evidence.
J Bernard Nicklin (1881-1971) in the Preface to his book Divine Time Measures (Covenant Publishing Company Ltd., 1933) wrote:
“To find that events are occurring at definite intervals is, moreover, clear proof that they are controlled; but when such events are beyond human control, and the intervals between them are the time-measures of the Bible, what conclusion must be drawn? Surely nothing could be plainer? It is God Himself – the God Who inspired the Bible – that is over-ruling!
“These chronological prophecies are particularly for the guidance of God’s people Israel, for they relate exclusively to them and to nations and powers historically connected with them. Furthermore, it was God’s declared purpose to seal most of them until the close of the Age, for Daniel, to whom so many were revealed, was told to ‘shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end’; and then, none but ‘the wise’ would understand them.”
Few people today realise the important truth taught so clearly in the Bible that the descendants of Abraham through Israel were chosen and predestined by Almighty God, through the birthright given to the sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, to take the leadership among the nations of the world.
Many prophetic markers have been placed on the pathway of history to strengthen the faith of God’s servant people. The prophecies about Israel are so numerous and varied that a complete listing is impossible, as events, insights and research continually provide more.
Here are six which are fundamental and striking and these will open avenues of further thought for the sincere person:
- The Promise of Many Nations, given to Abram (Abraham).
- The Birthright promise passed to Joseph’s sons
- The Planting of Israel and the Perpetual seed of David.
- The Stone Kingdom Prophecy.
- The Declaration of the Transfer of the Kingdom.
- The New Jerusalem as seen in the Apocalypse.
The Many Nations Promises
The global influence and power exercised by the British Empire and Commonwealth and the United States of America did not come about by accident. Let anyone doubting this turn with an open mind to the promises and covenants in the Bible concerning this people – covenants which, let it be remembered, were unconditional, everlasting and which God swore He would never break. Israel, as a nation and a kingdom, He declared will continue as long as the world lasts, for
“Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; the Lord of hosts is His name.
If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” (Jeremiah 31:35-36).
As the sun, moon and stars continue to exist, so Israel must have existed somewhere over the centuries despite the “seven times,” or 2,520 years, of chastisement while the four great Gentile empires each had their day of displaying themselves in the world as the sun, instead of Israel.
Where then was Israel in all those years? The clear prophetic answer is – moving towards an appointed place of safety according to II Samuel 7:10:
“Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more.”
All of the House of Israel and most of the House of Judah (five-sixths of the Hebrew race), from being deported to Assyria and after that empire collapsed soon afterwards, migrated into the distant lands of the west through the Dariel Pass, known locally as the “Pass of the Israelites.” Another group went by sea via the area surrounding the Crimea and the Bosphorus Straits into Europe.
There was in effect a second ‘exodus’ by this powerful people, who were never going back to their former Promised Land. They were colonizers in the true meaning of the name ‘Hebrew.’
When the original kingdom of Israel broke into two separate parts after the death of King Solomon, the House of Judah, under Rehoboam, was forbidden by the Lord from starting a civil war among the tribes as God indicated that “this thing is from me” (I Kings 12:34). A far greater kingdom was under construction than could ever be imagined.
When Abram was called by God to leave his home in Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia, he obeyed receiving confirmation and further amplification of the first promise God made to him as follows:
“And Abram fell on his face; and God talked to him saying . . . As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Neither shall thy name be any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be called Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee” (Genesis 17:3-6).
Abraham’s wife, Sarai was also included in this great prophetic promise and covenant as follows:
“And God said unto Abraham, As Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her” (Genesis17:15-16).
Sarah is here promised to be the mother of not one, but many nations. God had breathed into both Abraham and Sarah the breath of physical and spiritual creative genius that would enable their descendants to become the inventors and the builders of the many nations of Israel and of the kingdom of God upon earth. When God breathed into the nostrils of Adam, he “became a living soul” in the image of God (Genesis 2:7). Now at the beginning of the great story of the restoration of the heavenly ordered kingdom upon earth, that same breath and wind of the Spirit of God was given to Abraham and Sarah.
So where are the “many nations” of which Sarah is mother? Would it have been possible for this prophecy to have run 3,000 years with no indication of fulfillment? It is not logical, for as we noted earlier, prophecy without a fulfillment has no purpose and cannot build faith. Nor is it logical to say as the Futurist School of prophecy does of the Apocalypse, the Book of the Revelation, that God’s clock stopped for 2,000 years, to be started again at the age-end.
It is the Historicist School of prophecy, believed by all the Reformers which reveals God’s continuing kingdom in the history of Europe and the West. Yet even the faithful students of this school have not gone on to complete the teaching of the great vision of the Kingdom and the many nations of Israel (see Appendix).
We find added detail in Genesis 35 when the promise of the nations is confirmed to Jacob, Abraham’s grandson:
“And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins” (Genesis 35:11).
Here we see the “nations” further identified as “a nation” and “a company of nations” and both come from the seed of Jacob.
When Jacob blessed his son Joseph and passed on this blessing at his death to his two grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, he spoke in the Spirit, saying:
“ . . . he (Manasseh) also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations” (Genesis 48:19).
Joseph was given a double portion by Jacob (Genesis 48:22) and these two prophecies, it appears, have perfect fulfillment in the great people of the United States of America and the British Commonwealth of Nations and in the unique Special Relationship between Britain and America.
The Birthright passed to Joseph’s sons The Forgotten Birthright
In all the Christian theological studies concerning the Kingdom of God, there is one very serious omission and blind-spot, the consequences of which have created a stunted and lopsided understanding of the continuing Kingdom of God upon Earth and of the many nations of Israel.
It is difficult to understand why millions of very intelligent students of the Bible have failed to realize what is wrong with their accepted view of God’s Great Plan that concentrates only upon the Messianic line of descent coming down from Judah. This is despite the clear Scriptural confirmation in I Chronicles 5:1-2 that while the “chief ruler,” or the Messiah, would come from Judah, the literal birthright blessing would continue through Joseph.
“Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall” (Genesis 49:22).
The prophetic record of the vision of the way the birthright would pass to Joseph and his descendants through the generations is very direct. It is integral to and inseparable from the prophetic promise given by God to Jacob-Israel in Genesis chapter 48. No amount of spiritualization of the kingdom promises and covenants can avoid the fact that the birthright which, having been valued by Jacob and sold to him by Esau for a meal, was literal and continued through Joseph, who had become prime minister in Egypt. Joseph was “yet alive” and his descendants would inherit the birthright.
When Jacob approached the end of life, Joseph brought his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, before the patriarch to be blessed and a remarkable thing took place. Joseph thought his father was mistaken as he crossed his arms over the boys, giving the birthright blessing to the younger son, Ephraim, and not to the elder son, Manasseh. Jacob said that he knew full well what he was doing and that while Manasseh would become “a great people,” Ephraim would become greater in prestige and by the process of expansion would grow into “a multitude of nations.”
The prophetic sign of Jacob’s arms being crossed has been in evidence in the Union Jack ensign, which for over two centuries has been an “ensign to the nations” (Isaiah 5:26) for the great company of British covenant nations, of the Free World, led by the people of the birthright.
It needs to be understood by Christians, who value the Word of God, that two-thirds of the Bible is prophecy and that the great history of the British Empire and Commonwealth is Joseph’s birthright in literal fulfillment. This company of nations are supported, as they have been for a century and more, by the special relationship that they have with the great people of the United States of America.
The story of Joseph in modern times has gripped the public since 1968 through the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, which in 2015 was still being performed as one of the most enduring shows of all time. The prophetic vision is powerfully portrayed and while it might be dismissed by theologians as just a nice biblical story with no literal fulfillment and application today, this is exactly the position taken by false shepherds who will be found exposed and naked when the tide of falsehood recedes.
“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”
(Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh by A Gordon Thomas, 1925).
In the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy is recorded the development and organization of the Children of Israel into a nation. A perfect foundation of Divine Law is given to them at Mount Sinai and then God advises the nation of the blessings that will follow their obedience to His Law as well as the curses that will follow disobedience.
The blessings include material prosperity, military invincibility, freedom from sickness and leadership in the family of nations.
The curses set forth the opposite – poverty, military weakness, sickness and to be despised among the nations of the world. Continued rebellion against God and disregard of His Law would result in their being dislodged from the land and scattered among the nations for a period of 2,520 years or “seven times” (previously referred to in page 2).
As a nation, Israel did fall short of obedience to the Divine Law and was gradually rooted out of their land and sent into captivity as foretold. At the beginning of the end of the 2,520-year period for the kingdoms of Israel and Judah around 1782 to 1935, it was time for Israel to return to strength, although under new names and living in new lands, but identifiable to alert students of the Scriptures as the prophesied “great people” and “a company of nations.” Of course, the royal Abdication of 1936, economic crisis and the judgment of the nations in Europe in World War II, was still to come.
The fact that during this period of history the world suddenly came to life with the formation of the “company of nations” into a Commonwealth emerging from the British Isles and that “the great nation” of the United States of America grew to be great “in the midst of the earth” was not lost on the watchers, who also noted that these nations were serving God while “blind” to their true identity as the Israel of God, as was marvelously foretold in Isaiah chapters 41 to 43.
It could scarcely escape notice that these modern Israel nations were fully and effectively serving as God’s “sharp threshing instrument” (Isaiah 41:15) as the Host, or Armies of the Living God in victory despite the contest with revolutionary evil in Europe. The powerful Wesleyan Christian spiritual revival preceded the French Revolution which prevented it spreading to the British “isles of the sea.”
The new Israel nations were known as Christian in their heart, apparently having been circumcised “in heart” as prophesied (Ezekiel 36:26). They took no plunder from the empires they defeated, but rather helped them to recover from the destruction of war and promptly forgave them. They were always helpful in times of catastrophe, became wealthy, and were regarded as blessed of God and a blessing in the earth. The Christian Gospel of the Kingdom of God went with the British Empire in building the waste places of the world and setting down the foundations of civilization. Not forgetting it was England that led the campaign to abolish slavery through the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 – the memory of slavery in Egypt being deep in the national subconscious. STOP pt.1
The Highways of Empire fulfilled a great prophecy given by God to the Israel nations when He declared:
“God give thee of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine” (Genesis 27:28).
A 1927 pictorial map with all the dominions and trade routes.
British Empire Marketing Board
Some other promises made regarding Israel which are seen to be fulfilled in these Israel nations are as follows:
“ Thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies” (Genesis 22:17).
The promise of the gates by Almighty God to Abraham was abundantly fulfilled to the English-speaking peoples in the days of the British Empire which endured well into the twentieth century. The most important strategic ‘gate’ in history has, of course, been that of the sea with sea-power as the chief bulwark of the Celto-Saxon nations of the West.
As though by instinct, both the Ephraim-led British Commonwealth and the “great people” of Manasseh, the United States of America, have followed an undeviating policy of maintaining the ‘Freedom of the Seas.’ In order effectively to control the main sea gate, however, it is necessary to hold subsidiary gates. The God of Israel accordingly allowed the Celto-Saxon peoples to take possession of numerous islands, seaports, outposts, canals and other vital strategic points throughout the world.
We would, on reflection, be living in a very different kind of world if such vital strategic points as Suez and Panama, Gibraltar and Singapore, Bermuda and the Falklands, Aden and the Cape – to mention just a few – had in the past been permanently in the hands of the forces of evil. Yet it must be admitted that Britain has, on occasion, taken God’s blessing very lightly and suffered in consequence. At various times in her history she has, for example, possessed and surrendered Heligoland, Calais, Dunkirk, Minorca and Tangier, all of which, if fortified and held, could have exerted a decisive influence on the course of the Second World War.
It is a different world now from the days of Empire in which many of the great strategic sea gates, such as Gibraltar, Suez, Aden and the Cape, have passed out of Britain’s control and influence. In 1982, however, Britain was challenged over the invasion by Argentina of the Falklands Islands, but, quite amazingly, was able to assemble a Task Force within three days and journey over 8,000 miles to retake the gate of the South Atlantic to the total surprise of the Communist World and other nations.
The fact that our many sea-gates are now vastly reduced is merely an expression of the Time of Jacob’s trouble at the Age-end.
In 2016 we might be conditioned by the cut backs in defence to feel, with considerable justification, that such a force could not be assembled again and that the promise given by God to Abraham now rests with the United States to maintain and defend Britain and the Free World if, for instance, China ever went to war against the West. It could well be asked of us, ‘What is happening to God’s promise to His servant people?’ Actually, a very great deal is happening.
There is an ever-greater dimension to the concept of what constitutes possession of the gates today. The modern-day gates in respect of the covenant nations are of far greater influence and power than ever could have been conceived in the past. Today we possess the technology ‘gate’ of the internet traffic globally as will be seen from a map of the global growth of Broadband. It is a continuous battle to stay ahead of the enemy but the promise of Divine Providence continues to declare:
“Let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them” (Genesis 24:60).
There is now the aspect that gates can be evidenced in the wealth of inventions coming from the Celto-Saxon world that have enabled the covenant nations to develop and possess, in an ever increasing way, the prosperity springing from the quickening pace of advancing technology. The final frontiers of knowledge in this respect, include the ventures into space around and beyond the orbit of our planet and, indeed, the discovery of the Higgs boson particle by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This may lead to unimagined developments in the future.
The reader may also be inspired to consider the possession of the gates in a new and spiritual aspect which draws us nearer to God through the inspirational music like Handel’s Messiah. The possession of the ‘gates of hell’ by the Almighty is through the redemptive plan of the God of Israel. His servant people, in their respective covenant nations, will shine forth as the herald of His righteous rule which is yet to come.
Another marvelous fulfillment of the global blessings promised to Israel is:
“Thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south, and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 28:14).
It is interesting to note that the growth of the United States of America followed the pattern of the above prophecy, initially to the West, to fill the borders of the land appointed to them, followed in sequence to the other points of the compass.
Also, in respect of the breadbasket of the world we read:
“God give thee of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine” (Genesis 27:28).
It is North America, the United States and Canada, the nations which are the largest corn and wheat suppliers, which have the blessings of “the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn.”
With respect to the Great Dominion of Canada, a continental-wide land of plenty stretching from the St. Laurence seaway on the Atlantic Ocean to the ultimate West on the Pacific Ocean, described in prophecy as:
“He [Israel] shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth” (Psalm 72:8).
In further reference to Genesis 48:14-20 where we have Jacob’s blessing on his grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh verse 16 gives the following:
“The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads: and let my name be named on them . . . and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
It seems well to note, that the heartland of the area where all the corn is grown in the United States of America, is commonly known as the Middle West.
The ‘Five Eyes’ of intelligence gathering
The global expansion and strategic power of the birthright of the many nations of Israel in intelligence and even heraldic terms is foreseen as follows:
“His [Israel’s] glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh” (Deuteronomy 33:17).
It is of critical importance that cooperation on security of the West is maintained on a global scale. This has certainly been the case for the past 70 years as the modern Israel nations have fulfilled the prophecy to “push the people together from the ends of the earth.”
The United Kingdom–United States of America Agreement (UK-USA) is a multilateral agreement for cooperation in signals intelligence among the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The alliance of intelligence operations is also known as Five Eyes. It was negotiated and signed in London on 5 March, 1946, by the United Kingdom and the United States and later extended to encompass the three Commonwealth realms of Canada, in 1948, followed by Australia and New Zealand in 1956.
Though its existence has long been known, the agreement was only released on 25 June, 2010 and for the first time officially acknowledged, after freedom of information requests in Britain and the US. Under the agreement, the countries agreed to exchange the knowledge from operations involving intercepting, decoding and translating foreign communications, including the “acquisition of communication documents and equipment.”
The agreement established an alliance of five English-speaking countries for the purpose of sharing intelligence, especially signals intelligence. It formalized the intelligence sharing agreement in the Atlantic Charter, signed in 1941, before the entry of the USA into the European conflict.
The GCHQ building and organization in Cheltenham did not officially exist until 1982. In a passage which ensured that GCHQ’s activities remained wrapped in official secrecy (until now), the agreement states: “It will be contrary to this agreement to reveal its existence to any third party whatever.”
The “Five Eyes” in question are –
- USA – National Security Agency
- United Kingdom – Government Communications Headquarters
- Canada – Communications Security Establishment
- Australia – Defence Signals Directorate
- New Zealand – Government Communications Security Bureau
The Planting of Israel
Perpetual seed of David
In the Seventh Covenant from God delivered by Nathan to King David, the scriptural record speaks initially of a new land to be given to Israel; a “place” which is “appointed” for them where God would “plant” them. It was to be “a place of their own” from which they would “move no more.” Also, they were to be guarded from invasions and foreign afflicting nations.
Remembering that they were already in the promised land of Palestine, this prophetic announcement has to refer to further land where they would be able to settle and grow into a far greater nation. Also the prophecy advises that the royal line of David will be established there, on a throne forever, with the word “forever” repeated three times. This prophecy reads as follows:
“Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them anymore as beforetime . . . And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men . . . But my mercy shall not depart away from him as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever” (II Samuel 7:10-16).
The promise of the permanence of David’s throne is also noted in David’s prayer of thanksgiving, and David repeats three times also that his throne and his house will stand “forever” (II Samuel 7:25-29). We also note this great promise given in Psalm 89:
“I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish forever, and build up thy throne to all generations.
His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven” (Psalm 89: 3-4, 29, 35- 37).
A permanent throne of Israel is also noted in Genesis 49:10:
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.”
This promise was also given by the angel at the announcement of the birth of Jesus:
“ And . . . the angel Gabriel was sent from God . . . to a virgin . . . and the virgin’s name was Mary . . . And the angel said unto her . . . thou shalt . . bring forth a son, and shalt call his His name Jesus . . . and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 2:26-33).
As plain as language can make it, it seems Scripture consistently indicates David’s throne must endure, permanently, and his literal seed must occupy that throne as long as the sun and moon endure, “in a place of their own” land, from which they will “move no more.”
The only permanent throne in the world to qualify for this description is the British Royal Throne. The royal family of Great Britain can trace its family lineage back directly to King David of Israel.
When King Zedekiah of the House of Judah was taken captive to Babylon in 586 BC and his sons killed, two of his daughters from the Pharez-Judah line were remarkably preserved. Taken by Jeremiah the prophet to Tahpanhes in Egypt and from there (via Spain) to Ireland, one daughter married into the Zarah-Judah a line descendant via the Cretan and Milesian kings (Jeremiah 43:6-7). Thus was the riddle and parable of the tender “young twigs” where the great eagle removes the young twigs from the highest branch of the royal cedar in Ezekiel 17 fulfilled (see also Jeremiah 43:6- 7).
After the royal seed was planted in the new land of “in the isles,” in Ireland, then Scotland and finally in England from which it “moved no more,” having found “a place of its own,” it has never been overcome by invasion and foreign domination.
In the new land the nation grew and prospered and became “a company of nations” known as a Commonwealth. Furthermore, we must note that it walks together on all important matters with its brother nation, the “great people” of the United States of America, which people continue to refer to Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen in the Special Relationship of the two major Israel nations.
The Stone Kingdom Prophecy
Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, dreamed a dream which troubled him, and he could not recall it. After prayer, God revealed it to Daniel (perhaps giving him the same dream), who reported to the king the dream and its interpretation. This is the account:
“Thou, O King, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee, and the form thereof was terrible.
This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Thou sawest that till a stone was cut without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay and broke them to pieces.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
This is the dream; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
Thou, O King, art a king of kings . . . thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron . . . And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, and the 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” (Daniel 2:31-45).
The dream-vision foretold the history of the Chaldean, the Medo-Persian, the Greek and the fourth great empire of the ancient world, Rome, which transformed into the religious-cult of the Roman Church. During the time of the Caesars, God was setting up His stone kingdom in the appointed place in the isles – a stone which grew ever stronger and which pounded the iron and clay feet causing them to break into pieces bringing the entire image crashing down, marking the end of the 2,520 years of Gentile-empires.
This stone then grew in size to become “a great mountain,” or a great kingdom empire filling the most of the world as the family of the many Israel nations expanded and began to develop the great continents which had been a natural waste land from time immemorial.
The great retreat from leadership in these lands resulting in them becoming waste again is only temporary. When the present night of the age-end is past, a new dawn will arise upon the earth to restore that true light and peace of the Kingdom of God upon earth.
A Summary of the Interpretation
The great image of gold, silver, brass and the mixture of iron and clay represent the four kingdoms from Nebuchadnezzar. He was the king of Babylon being the first kingdom which was followed by Medio-Persia, Greece and the Roman Empire. These four kingdoms were broken down finally by the 5th Stone Kingdom made without hands that then fills the whole earth in Daniel 2:35 … “and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.”
How can we be sure the first kingdom being Babylon that is the correct interpretation of the dream? In Daniel 2:38 we have “. . . Thou art this head of gold,” which in context is Daniel interpreting the dream to the King Nebuchadnezzar. Note how on a map, the kingdoms get larger than the one before, but the value of the metal becomes lesser or as the scripture expresses it as ‘inferior.’ Also note how the capital city and focus of the kingdoms move in a continuous westerly direction from Babylon to Rome.
The dates of these four kingdoms are as follows:
Babylonian Empire 604 BC to 536 BC
Medio Persia 536 BC to 336 BC
Grecian Empire 336 BC to 62 BC
Roman Empire 62 BC to AD 476
The Ten toes of the iron and clay feet can represent the 10 tribes that made up the Roman Empire at that time. Of course as time went on some tribes were amalgamated and new tribes were involved. We suggest that the following ten are a snapshot in time when this was happening. They are the Franks, Bergudians, Alamans, Suvei, Visigoths, Vandels, Ostrogoths, Lombards, Bavarians and the Allans.
It is also interesting to note that many of these tribes were migrating Israelites, like the Visigoths, who sacked Rome in AD 410 on 25-28 August and that 1600 years later – the number of Divine judgment (Revelation 14:20) – was 25-28 August, 2010, when the economic strains began to tell for the eurozone in the European Union, at the 37th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association in Frankfurt (37 = 12th prime number linked to government and the number of The Word).
The Reformation, beginning in earnest on 31 October, 1517, at Wittenburg, witnessed the stone striking the image of the Roman Church which, 500 years later, is moving towards a great dénouement in 2017-2018. This is when we will be 1,260 years from AD 758 when Pope Paul I became a temporal pope, which marks the set time limit for papal domination (Revelation 11:3) as foreseen by Rev Robert Fleming in his work The Rise and Fall of Rome Papal (page20), published as long ago as 1701.
The demolition of the European iron and clay fascist regimes in World War II was achieved by the Russian army sweeping west – which actually destroyed 80 per cent of the military power of Nazi Germany. The year 1941 was the critical turning point when Germany launched Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union on 22 June – 1941 being 1,335 years from AD 606-7 when the Pope became universal bishop. Daniel 12:12 records this factor as the number of blessing for the people of God’s Kingdom; the obverse to this being finality for their enemies.
Medo-Persia was the special military instrument called by God to destroy ancient Babylon; see Jeremiah 51:20 where the context of Cyrus is returned to (the word “art” in the KJV is not original), Cyrus himself being called the Lord’s “anointed” (Isaiah 45:1) – the only time that a Gentile ruler is so-called. The Judah-Israelite captives in Babylon were thus set free.
Likewise, Russia became the special military instrument to destroy the fascist military power of prophetic Babylon of Continental Europe in World War II. It now remains to be seen if the present Russian actions over the Ukraine and Syria will have the effect of helping to bring down the economic edifice of prophetic Babylon in the European Union; this as the migrant crisis threatens the very stability of the organization, so freeing Britain-Israel from a generation of ‘captivity’ in the EU Project.
Britain is moving towards her coming freedom outside the EU. It is as inevitable as the dawn when the sun rises upon our day. The true Israel people in their “company of nations” have a constitution and that constitution is in the Bible. The light and power of these great nations together with the “great people” of the United States of America will return and the world will immediately feel the benefit and prosper accordingly.
Since Israel became a nation under God, they have defended freedom and have been regarded by Him as the Host.
In Exodus 12:41 we read:
“And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the host of the LORD went out of the land of Egypt.”
The Egyptians saw Israel as slaves running away, but God saw them as His armies! Later, when Israel was to enter the Promised Land, an Angel came to take charge and we read the following words:
“And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man with his sword drawn in his hand; and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay, but as captain of the host [armies] of the LORD am I now come” (Joshua 5:13-14).
Also in I Samuel 17:26 we read again, when Goliath challenged Israel, David reminded Israel that Goliath was insulting “the armies of the living God.”
When it comes to nuclear weapons, deterrence is the operative word in renewing Britain’s Trident the programme, as evil powers will constantly seek to “cut them [the Israel nations] off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance” (Psalm 83: 3-5). However, let us also be conscious of the promise that:
“No weapon that is formed against thee will prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD” (Isaiah 54:17).
In serving a righteous cause we should not hold back in defence against evil regimes and nations, but let us also be conscious that our ultimate defence rests with Almighty God as we seek His face in times of great emergency.
The Declaration of the
Transfer of the Kingdom
In the Gospel of John 1:11 we read of Jesus Christ that:
”He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”
Jesus came to the nation of the Jewish people who John Hyrkanus in misplaced zeal had forcibly incorporated with the arch-enemies of Israel, the Idumeans. This was after a remnant of the Jewish captives (less than 50,000) returned from Babylon. There were many non-Israelites around Jerusalem at this time, but in the region of around the Sea of Galilee many were true Israelites of the tribe of Benjamin.
Having performed His wonderful works and preached to the people the Gospel of the Kingdom, Jesus was formally rejected and crucified. Before this He spoke to the people by parable a prophecy in the story of the householder who planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen. When the time of the fruits came, he sent his servants, who were abused, and finally he sent his son, who was cast out of the vineyard and slain. In conclusion, the question is put:
“When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto these husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons” (Matthew 21:40-41).
Then Jesus said:
“Therefore I say unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation [Gk. ethnos] bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Matthew 21:43).
From what nation was the Kingdom of God taken and to which nation was it given? It was taken from the rebellious and apostate Jewish nation and was given to another Israel nation, which proceeded to produce the fruits of extensive worldwide missionary activity, the good work of translating and publishing the Scriptures to the many nations of Israel in the global world.
The transfer of the Kingdom meant that it continued and was not destroyed. As we have already quoted, the transfer of the kingdom can also be seen in II Samuel 7:10:
“Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own . . .”
The “place” has to be outside of Palestine because that prophecy was spoken while David was king and Israel was settled in the promised land. Another place is clearly referred to.
The ‘Jews’ (the name as such spelt with a ‘J’ appearing only in the 16th and 17th centuries) over the centuries since the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 and at the Fortress of Masada in AD 73, never had a “place of their own” where they could dwell free of affliction (the Israeli State has had nothing but affliction since its creation in 1948).
Whereas the Anglo-Saxon nations of Great Britain and the United States of America have indeed dwelt in their own lands and have never been invaded.
A strange characteristic of the new Israel was also prophesied and noted in Romans 11:25:
“For I would not brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the gentiles be come in.”
To what and to whom could “blindness in part” refer? It cannot refer to the Jews rejection of Jesus as the Christ, for they cannot be said to be “blind in part” to that. The people of the Jews are totally, stone-blind to the Gospel of salvation in Christ.
In contrast, the true Israel, Great Britain and the USA which have accepted the Gospel and are known as Christian nations, are certainly “blind in part” as they do not know their true identity. Nationally they are still the “blind servant” as portrayed in Isaiah 42:16 and 19.
The New Jerusalem as seen
in the Apocalypse
The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants through John, who was instructed to write it and send it to the churches (1:11), speaks concerning “the things which are,” and “the things which shall be hereafter” (1:19).
The prophecies are in symbolic language, in perfect harmony with the prophetic symbols in the Apocalypse and other prophecies of the Bible. Some are given below for the guidance of readers not familiar with them:
HEAVENS – Refers to the condition and state of highest rulership.
EARTH – Refers to those governed and under the heavens.
SUN – Refers to the throne of the Lord, brightest life source.
MOON – Refers to the Law of the Lord, receives light from the sun.
STARS – Refers to lesser nations and luminaries in government.
MOUNTAIN – Refers to the Kingdom of God on earth, a great nation.
HILL – Refers to a smaller nation, tribe.
SEA – Refers to the multitude of humanity.
TREES – Refers to royalty (cedar), aristocracy (oak), wealthy (fir). WOMAN – Refers to Israel, national bride and wife of the Lord.
BABYLON – Refers to Roman Church, counterfeit bride of the Lord, also military and economic powers.
EUPHRATES – Refers to the Ottoman or Turkish Empire.
ARMAGEDDON – Refers to conflict for prophetic ‘ Babylon,’ Europe and world.
In any consideration of prophecy these symbols must be correctly identified to avoid incorrect and ridiculous interpretations, inconsistent with the body of Scriptural teaching.
The New Jerusalem was seen in vision as “coming down from God out of heaven.” It was to be the seat of government and at such a time as there would be “nations of them which are saved” and nations which would need healing on the earth.
In symbolic language we are therefore shown and instructed how God would send down (or perfect) from heaven a new kind of government, ordained by Him and from it the nations in the world, some saved and some sick, would receive blessing.
The City is the centre of the government of God and the Lamb and a river would flow from it; trees would grow by the river which would give forth fruit for the healing of the nations.
We must first understand that this City “came down” from heaven; that it does not stay in a cloud somewhere in outer space. Next we need to remember that it comes from God.
The “coming down from heaven” indicates its Divine origin, as contrasted to the earth-originated, man-made, or diabolic systems of government in existence at the time John lived and received the vision. Is there such a government, in preparation and still imperfect, in existence now on earth?
A government conceived in prayer, acknowledging God a Creator and giver of the authorities, a government formed by men who sought His guidance, prayed, had faith and who were of true Israel stock?
Since the old Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70 as prophesied and the New Jerusalem is not a reconstruct-type city with a temple of sacrifice, there is no reason whatever to expect it to be located on the site of old Jerusalem. Neither would we expect that the nation of the Jews from which the kingdom was taken would be hereafter favoured by receiving the New Jerusalem. Prophecy is always more profound in its fulfillment than is anticipated prior to the prophesied event coming to pass.
It has to be remembered that our ancestors lived in a different world. In our day and age we can expect to find ‘Jerusalem,’ which has the meaning of “city (or) foundation of peace,” in the new land of Israel, in “the appointed place,” probably the capital. Let us examine that possibility.
London is an old city, established hundreds of years. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, Christopher Wren and his friends – all founder members of the Royal Society – had the opportunity to carry out some rudimentary archaeological research. Below the rubble of the burnt city they found remains of Roman London.
When they set about rebuilding the city it was with a vision that it should become a ‘New Jerusalem’ but dressed in the fashionable garb of ancient Rome. We live in a cynical age and the idea that intelligent men should dream of building London as a version of the biblical city, may seem laughably strange. Yet it is a city where the centre of the legal world is called “The Temple.”
London is also where the double witness of Church and State working together are to be seen at the Palace of Westminster, with the Supreme Court and Westminster Abbey. The Coronation Stone, the Stone of Jacob, resided in the Abbey for 700 years before, in 1996, it was delivered with great ceremony back to Scotland on the agreed basis that it will be returned to England for the next Coronation Service.
Washington DC, by way of contrast, is relatively new. It is described in encyclopaedias as the most beautifully designed city in the world. An examination of the shape of Washington DC shows it to be unique. The borders of the city are straight, exactly equal and the city has the shape of a four-sided diamond; it is foursquare!
Now it is time to recall that the government of the United States of America was founded in deep dependence on Divine Providence and Divine Protection. The Mayflower Compact, the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence are all positive and emphatic in their acknowledgment and confession of faith in God. There is no other government on earth with such precious foundations.
It is surely a pale shadow of the future perfection of the administration of the New Jerusalem at the end of the Millennium, but the process of the cleansing of His sanctuary, both in Washington and London, is well advanced as we see corruption being exposed and brought to justice.
It is a sombre thought that the year 2016 is 2 x 120 years from 1776 and the birth of the ‘great people’ of the USA – this being a double period of warning when the election of a new president will be so important. Noah was given warning of 120 years prior to the Great Deluge.
Would it be possible for the pilgrims, who left all to go to a wilderness for the sake of their faith in God, who acknowledged and prayed on the trip and who served God as well as they were devoutly able with the light they had after arriving in the New World, would it be possible for them not to have received a form and system other than one “coming down from heaven”?
The Anacostia River runs through the City of Washington DC to the southeast. The Capitol building faces east and from the legislative chamber of the government of this great people, each day before business begins, prayer ascends to Almighty God, led by a chaplain designated by the leaders of that assembly.
May not this be the City, with that of Westminster in London which also commences it parliamentary session each day with prayer, which was looked for in prophetic vision by all the patriarchs, a city which “hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10)?
The many nations of Israel are a vision extraordinary – and the vision is essential for “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18).
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (II Chronicles 7:14).
The verse of Scripture above is often quoted by Christians as it concerns repentance by “my people.” The question not considered when it is quoted is, who are the people of God today? The context of the verse is the nation under God called by His Name and it concerns the healing of their land appointed by God in which they are living. The only people who are called by the name of God with a land and with a birthright and destiny to lead the nations in peace are the great Christian Israel nations of The West.
The very name “British” consists of two Hebrew words, Brith and ish, meaning “covenant man.” This was confirmed by the former Chief Rabbi to Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks, when in public conversation with the Head of BBC News (James Harding) at the Hay Festival in England on 26 May, 2015.
As the nations of Israel, we must confess our national transgressions and forsake sin. We must start afresh and assume our responsibilities as the Israel of God by obeying
the laws given to Israel through Moses and confirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ. He was the end of the law for righteousness (Romans 10:4 – the sacrificial law), but not those of the Statutes and Commandments, the law of the Lord being perfect and indeed essential for government in the Kingdom of God.
A Final Word
Prophecy is given so that faith may be generated when fulfilment is observed. In this small book we have shown marvelous fulfillment's of many prophecies. They indicate irrefutably that the Bible is the Word of God to our people as company of nations. That the Word is true, that it is supernatural in content, foretelling history accurately.
If these truths impress you now, we urge you to receive the Lord Jesus by faith as your Redeemer and Saviour and in so doing giving your life to Him. He sees your faith and He will guide you forever as one of the sheep of His pasture.
The sacking of Rome by the Israelite Visigoths in AD 410 left the Romans in a deep state of shock, from which time the Roman Church began to replace the Roman Empire. It was then that Augustine of Hippo, in his famous work The City of God, envisioned the Roman Church as the replacement of the Israel Kingdom. The papal system of the Roman Catholic Church then became a universal bishopric under Pope Boniface III in AD 607 and a universal temporal power under Pope Paul I in AD 758, making itself into a kingdom with a papal monarchy.
While the Reformation in Europe and England separated the Israel monarchy and government of Britain from the Church of Rome in the 16th century, there has been a long legacy of binding back on this system unto the present day. The emergence of the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement began in the 1830s, just as the teaching of the many nations of Israel began to awaken the West from 1840 onwards. It was to
steadily militate against the opening of the eyes of the Israel people through the Elijah message to the many Israel nations which reached its height in the 1920s.
The great falling away continued from the 1960s accelerated by the suppression of the Historicist School of prophecy – particularly in the United States – where Christian television today majors on the lurid Futurist teaching – it being an enormous hoax deceiving millions of sincere Christians seeking to prepare for the return of Christ.
Surprisingly or not, there is a persistent fixation on Replacement Theology that afflicts Protestant denominations in Britain today. Unlike the USA, Britain has the great history of the Reformation, but even the Reformed Churches, who hold to the Protestant doctrine, still have the same fixation which maintains the belief that the Church has replaced the Israel Kingdom upon earth. Even if they do not entirely preach Replacement Theology, they concentrate upon the Israeli State as the
fulfillment of end-time prophecy. The question is – what prophecy?
All this is a result of the prophesied blindness as to who is Israel today (Romans 11:25). However, in that “the times of the Gentiles” have, or are coming to an end, this blindness can now be expected to be removed. We are already beginning to see positive signs that this is happening. Ministers are afraid they will lose the support of their remaining congregations if they come out for the Israel Kingdom truth. Yet the oil of understanding is what their flocks desperately need – and in the midnight hour it is this oil for which a desperate cry will soon be heard in the land.
A Prophetic Delusion
Millions of Christian people in the West have a deeply sincere belief that the emergent Israeli State of the past seven decades is a wonderful fulfillment of the Bible prophecy heralding the restoration of Israel, prior to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ. In 2016 the State of Israel is entirely surrounded by the destructions of Islamic terrorism as well as sustaining the daily random threat in their midst of a growing third Intifada.
Although the peoples of the Zionist State are demonstrably not homogeneous racially and despite the fact that they are rooted in their rejection of Christ, the Messiah, it is widely believed by the evangelical Christian folk of the West, that this is just a phase preliminary to Israeli acceptance of Christ at His Return. The fact that 730,000 Palestinian Arabs were displaced when the militant Zionists took over in 1948 does not seem to matter very much to this school of prophetic teaching.
It is high time that this state of thought should be corrected. The interpretation of events put by these Christians might be well and fine – except for one relevant point which those who relate this prophecy to the Israeli State have chosen to ignore. The fact is that the vast majority of Jewry in Palestine are not descended from the ancient Israelites and therefore do not come within the terms of the special protection of Almighty God, in their occupation of Palestine. The mere taking of the name ‘Israel’ really has nothing to do with it for those who are not Israelites by lineage. In point of fact it could become a curse upon those who use the divinely appointed name improperly.
In this we have the clear Scriptural record of our Lord’s own words. He informed racially mixed Jewry – as distinct from the true descendants of Judah – of their failure to bring forth the fruits of righteousness. He said: “Therefore say I unto you. The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation [Gk. ethnos, not a church] bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Matthew 21:43).
Within forty years following the crucifixion of Jesus, a military threat developed for the Jews of this period from which they fully expected to be delivered by God. An armed uprising was staged against Rome, but Divine intervention was not forthcoming and the Jewish nation was driven from Palestine. A final stand was made in AD 73 at the mountain stronghold of Masada where, rather than give in to the Roman legions, the Jews died to the last man by their own hand. It is now common practice to regard the designations ‘Israeli’, ‘Zionist’, ‘Jewish’ and ‘Israel’ as synonymous, applicable to the Jewish people no matter what their racial origin. This is a serious, fundamental error leading to all manner of confusion when it comes to prophetic interpretation relating to events in these days.
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