The Enemy Draweth near, War this way cometh…
our warfare is spiritual.
When we are part of a
our warfare is physical.
Note please: The following article is not an endorsement of Dominionist, Later Rain or Joel's Army type theology espoused by Knights of Malta (Catholic) heretics like Rick Warren. This article simply states the validity of Christians defending their nation, where that nation is Israel.
Soon the world will be at war. A war that will make World War 2 look like a walk in the park. It will be a war between Islam and the West and Israel. And it will be a time where Edom and the New World Order elites along with the Muslims plot to destroy Israel (Psalm 83). The destruction shall be mind numbing. How are we to respond to these times?
I have written this article knowing full well that the church is ill equipped to deal with the times that are coming because they are so heavenly focussed that they do not understand the physical component of the New Testament; they do not understand what it means to be grafted into Israel through Messiah Yeshua. Most of them are expecting to be whisked away by the rapture even though the bride has not made herself ready. They suppose that they will not go through a world war. They imagine that if America is invaded that they will surely be taken up to heaven to escape the calamity. But before the physical transformation of our bodies outlined in 1 Corinthians 15 there is the return of the lost tribes of Israel with fury poured out. The promise of the resurrection and even catching away of believers is very real, but it is not the time for that promise to be fulfilled yet, the bride has not made herself ready. God will take care of us if we are walking in obedience, but this time is not the time for the rapture to heaven, but the return to the land of Israel. We are about to see our nations ripped apart through economic collapse, civil war, invasion, global war, pestilence and bloodshed on a scale never seen before.
During this period of war the remnant of the House of Israel will be forced to flee to the mountains in the lands that they are dwelling like America and Australia. And they will have to physically defend their communities from the wicked. We will not gain victory only due to physical warfare, but we will need to do it at certain times. This will not happen immediately, it will happen more as the messianic proto-Israelite communities come together and head to the hills even as our nations collapse into anarchy after a few years of despotic rule by the New World Order elites.
Many Messianic, so called Torah believers will be shocked by what is stated in this article. That is, the need to fight physically in the near future. The times that are coming shall be a real trial. This is a period where God visits on the apostate church his wrath for all their harlotry. And he will pour out his wrath upon the ungodly. Blood shall flow.
Yeshua said, “My Kingdom is not of this World”
Yeshua came to seek and save the lost. Therefore He didn’t come with a sword. When you are trying to win hearts you don’t force people to agree with you. You let them make up their mind’s without coercion. This shows up Islam for what it is, a fake.
This article is not about turning what Yeshua said on its head. He came to save the lost spiritually. This article is not focussed on the spiritual kingdom but the physical nation, Israel, to whom the spiritual kingdom is bequeathed to. And there are two parts to the nation of Israel, the Jews, or the ‘House of Judah’, and the 10 lost tribes, or the ‘House of Israel’. This article is about bringing the lost sheep of the ‘House of Israel’ out of the lands that they are dwelling. This will require physical warfare and physical bloodshed at times.
Believers belong to a spiritual kingdom, the Kingdom of God, through Yeshua HaMashiach. We do not extend that kingdom by a physical sword. We pray, we preach the word, we live godly lives. We reach people’s hearts with love, not a bayonet. But believers also belong to physical nations. We live in America or Australia or Britain etc. In these nations there are armed forces that are there to protect the people from other nations (or at least they are supposed to).
There are many amongst the church of the firstborn within these nations like the United States of America and Australia that are literal blood descendants of Israel. There are others that are from Edom or the nations. These are still real brothers spiritually if they still know Messiah Yeshua as Saviour and Lord.
Most Christians will pray for the soldiers of America or Australia that go overseas to fight. This is perfectly normal. They are simply being patriotic law abiding citizens. Well it just-so-happens that God has a nation within these nations, and that nation is called Israel, or the 10 lost tribes of the House of Israel to be exact. He has promised in Ezekiel 34, Jeremiah 23 and elsewhere to bring them back to the land.
The time is rapidly approaching when the Lost tribes will return to the land of Israel. When the time comes for the Lost tribes of Israel to return to the Land of Israel then physical warfare will be involved. This will not be initiated by the 10 lost tribes but by the New World Order (NWO) elites and the nations that they control through banking, commerce, trade and law. One of our enemies in particular includes Ishmael and the other Muslim Arabs. But an even more insidious enemy is Edom and Amalek. Edom is a white man, just like the sons of Joseph. And as the lost tribes begin to rise up he will show his face. Edom is strongly represented in Free Masonry (not every freemason necessarily by any means, but the cult as a whole). And so Edom is prevalent amongst the NWO families. Their very antagonism will force the lost tribes to flee, to come together and finally to defend themselves.
There are times when Christians are forced to fight in order to protect the ones they love. They are not fighting to bring the nations to Messiah. They are not converting by the sword. They are merely putting their lives on the line to protect their family, their nation, their freedom and way of life.
The application of physical violence is perfectly legitimate for a Christian when defending a nation from attack by a violent, aggressive and pagan enemy. This is because he is not just a member of the spiritual kingdom of God but also the physical nation that he resides. So the Christian defends his land as a member of that physical nation. We are not fighting to convert people. We are merely defending our land and the souls under our care as Shepherds. Not to defend our nation or our flock is actually unchristian. There may be times when the Holy Spirit says do not fight because God is bringing judgement. But there are times to defend a nation and a people. As the western world turns into chaos and ungodly laws are passed against the people of God there will come a threshold that will be reached by which we will know that we have no choice but to set up militias to defend our Messianic flocks. This is because not only are we members of a spiritual kingdom, but we are also members of a physical nation and that nation is ISRAEL!
Yes we may be Americans or Australians, but if we are believers in Yeshua, we are not only part of the Kingdom of Heaven, but we are part of the Kingdom of God on earth as members of Israel through the Messiah, Yeshua. If chaos and tyranny come to the formerly Christian nations of the west, then we can defend ourselves as members of the nation of Israel. We do not need the approval of Pastors or Rabbis, we do not need citizenship in the modern state of Israel, we do not need a Passport, we are already part of the commonwealth of Israel.
When it comes time for us to defend ourselves it will be because the state has allied itself against Israel and the Law of God, the Torah. They are already against it. But there will come a time when the antagonism of the government becomes extreme to the point that they will be called ‘THE ENEMY’. We will not give anything to Caesar on that day except the edge of the sword. And he will do the same to us. This is total war. We will not be looking for a fight, no, rather the fight will come to us. We will be forced to fight for our very lives.
The reason I am writing this article is so that your conscience should be clear on that day. You are part of a physical nation called Israel through the blood of the Messiah, the blood of the New Covenant and you are entitled to fight physically in the day of battle. At this time tyrannical governments like the Muslim dogs pouring into our nations will be called what they are, ‘the enemy’ and will be treated as such according to the rules of warfare commanded in the Torah of Moses for the defence of the nation of Israel. The Torah and indeed the entire body of scriptures have much to say about physical and spiritual warfare. We have already been equipped.
There will be a time when like-minded believers will start to congregate together outside the large cities in the countryside, both in America and Australia and elsewhere. We cannot allow Muslims or a godless government to educate our children. We cannot allow then to dictate to us how we instruct our children or what we teach in our churches or home fellowships. In Deuteronomy 6 the Lord God commands Israel to diligently teach the commandments of the Lord. If the Muslims or NWO come against us with deadly force then we will be duty bound to respond in kind. We will not take captives, but we shall utterly destroy them. On that day the judiciary, the police, the army, the religious establishment that has joined forces with the godless government will be our enemy. Only those who fear the Lord and honour his Son and His word will be our friends. This is a nation within a nation. This is the Lost tribes of the House of Israel and the remnant of the nations that follow our God and obey His Word.
Soon God shall begin to raise up a nation, even the House of Israel, the 10 lost tribes. He will do it through bringing the nations where they currently dwell in to utter ruin through wicked laws, economic chaos, invasion and mischief in high places. God shall stir up anarchy by allowing draconian laws to pass that will force the people of God out of the system. It will force us out of the organised churches that compromise with the government. It will force the lost tribe remnant to flee to the hills literally.
This is very similar to what happened to the Jews. It was in large part due to the pogroms, World Wars, Arab expulsions that the nation of Israel was formed. This will be the same for the lost tribes. There will be no place for us but where we came from. And just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz we will have to leave our dream world amongst the nations. We will have to click our heels together and say, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”
This is a return, not to the heavenly Jerusalem, but to the earthly footstool, the earthly one before the great and terrible day of the Lord (Zephaniah 2).
The Land, the Blood & the image of God
The words for ground, Adam, red, blood and footstool are related.
אֲדָמָה ground (Adamah)
אַדְמֹונִי red (Edomony)
דַּ֣ם blood (Dam)
דֹ֣ם Footstool (Dom)
דּמוּת Image (D’mut)
The Earth, the very red (אַדְמֹונִי) ground (אֲדָמָה) upon which man (אָדָם) dwells, is the Lord’s footstool (דֹ֣ם). This in turn is related to the image (דּמוּת) of God and to red (אַדְמֹונִי) blood (דַּ֣ם) that flows in the Son of Man’s (בֵן אָדָם) veins.
Blood and war are both mentioned everywhere in the bible. The bible could be called a book of war. Or it could be called a bloody book. Blood sacrifice is central to the operation of the temple. Blood sacrifice is central to the New Testament. And the first blood sacrifice was when the Lord made clothing out of skins. The first accepted sacrifice was that of Abel’s lamb, not Cains fruit. Ultimately Abel paid with his life for his fidelity even at the hands of his brother whose own religion of works, self-help and the worship of the earth were not accepted.
In a way the battle for the earth requires much bloodshed until the earth becomes a footstool under the feet of the Messiah the Son of God. The price of redemption requires the pure blood of the Lamb of God, Yeshua. Yeshua reigns in the Heavens already under the Father, but he has not put all his enemies under His footstool just yet. But that time is coming. He has the right to take the kingdoms of this world but there is a time to every purpose under heaven. With His blood He has purchased our spiritual salvation. And also the title deed to the planet. He will collect all that he has purchased when the Son of Man (Ben Adam) returns.
Let us look at some verses about the words Adam, blood, red and ground.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֔ים נַֽעֲשֶׂ֥ה אָדָ֛ם בְּצַלְמֵ֖נוּ כִּדְמוּתֵ֑נוּ וְיִרְדּוּ֩ בִדְגַ֨ת הַיָּ֜ם וּבְעֹ֣וף הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם וּבַבְּהֵמָה֙ וּבְכָל־הָאָ֔רֶץ וּבְכָל־הָרֶ֖מֶשׂ הָֽרֹמֵ֥שׂ עַל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
וַיִּיצֶר֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶת־הָֽאָדָ֗ם עָפָר֙ מִנ־הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה וַיִּפַּ֥ח בְּאַפָּ֖יו נִשְׁמַ֣ת חַיִּ֑ים וַֽיְהִ֥י הָֽאָדָ֖ם לְנֶ֥פֶשׁ חַיָּֽה׃
Thus we see that Adam and the ground from whence he came are related.
Genesis 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
וְעַתָּ֖ה אָר֣וּר אָ֑תָּה מִנ־הָֽאֲדָמָה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר פָּצְתָ֣ה אֶת־פִּ֔יהָ לָקַ֛חַת אֶת־דְּמֵ֥י אָחִ֖יךָ מִיָּדֶֽךָ׃
Thus the earth and bloodshed and cursing are related.
Genesis 9:5-6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
וְאַ֨ךְ אֶת־דִּמְכֶ֤ם לְנַפְשֹֽׁתֵיכֶם֙ אֶדְרֹ֔שׁ מִיַּ֥ד כָּל־חַיָּ֖ה אֶדְרְשֶׁ֑נּוּ וּמִיַּ֣ד הָֽאָדָ֗ם מִיַּד֙ אִ֣ישׁ אָחִ֔יו אֶדְרֹ֖שׁ אֶת־נֶ֥פֶשׁ הָֽאָדָֽם׃
שֹׁפֵךְ֙ דַּ֣ם הָֽאָדָ֔ם בָּֽאָדָ֖ם דָּמֹ֣ו יִשָּׁפֵ֑ךְ כִּ֚י בְּצֶ֣לֶם אֱלֹהִ֔ים עָשָׂ֖ה אֶת־הָאָדָֽם׃
Thus blood and Adam and the image of God are related.
The word for the colour red is related to the word of Adom, Edom and blood.
Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
וַיֵּץֵ֤א הָרִאשֹׁון֙ אַדְמֹונִ֔י כֻּלֹּ֖ו כְּאַדֶּ֣רֶת שֵׂעָ֑ר וַיִּקְרְא֥וּ שְׁמֹ֖ו עֵשָֽׂו׃
Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם כִּסְאִ֔י וְהָאָ֖רֶץ הֲדֹ֣ם רַגְלָ֑י אֵי־זֶ֥ה בַ֙יִת֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּבְנוּ־לִ֔י וְאֵי־זֶ֥ה מָקֹ֖ום מְנוּחָתִֽי׃
We can thus see the high cost that the Palestinians will pay for the shedding of innocent blood in the land of Israel. They are not freedom fighters, they are slaves of sin. They are not deliverers, they are not martyrs -they are only terrorists and murderers. They will pay for it with their lives for their transgressions too, along with those that are complicit with them. Their state built on innocent blood cannot endure. It will cave in as soon as it is created.
Just like Cain who murdered Abel his brother so too are these reprobates guilty as Hell. They are murderers and just like Cain they must leave the face of the earth to wonder the netherworld. They must be killed. By extension this applies to the Muslim Arabs that oppose Israel. And finally it applies to the Edomite New World Order families. They will pay for their transgression with their blood. They will pay with their lives for turning upon Israel.
Yair Davidiy of BritAm.org has written about the necessity to expel the Palestinians. You can read it at http://www.britam.org/Expulsion.html. Unless a Palestinian is a convert to the God of Israel, a believer in Yeshua and His Torah, he has no right to reside in the Holy land. This is the same problem that we have in America, Britain and Australia etc. We allow people in that worship other gods and before long they take over.
What are we fighting for but liberty & Lawful Government?
A balance of power is a good thing. But democracy descends to mob rule when we remove the principles of the Law of God from our society. People become greedy and follow whoever makes the biggest promises. Without a constitution a Kingdom can be even worse because all power is concentrated in the hands of the King. But with a constitution it can be even better than a democracy because the buck stops with the king. The King is duty bound to uphold the Constitution, there is no one else to blame. In the case of Israel the constitution is the Bible, or the Torah to be more specific. But also by extension, it includes the rest of the inspired word of God from Genesis to Revelation. Indeed Yeshua quoted the Psalms and called it Law.
The Kings of Israel were instructed to write the Torah out and run the nation according to Torah Law. So the correct system is a biblical monarchy, run according to Torah, under Yeshua HaMashiach. There is room for democratic processes through the 70 elders. The Parliamentary system of Great Britain is in some ways very close to how Israel is to run. There needs to be checks and balances to prevent a King from being a Tyrant. And there needs to be checks and balances on the Levitical priesthood. There is a Separation of Church and State in the sense that the priesthood had certain privileges and the Kings had others and they were not to overstep their boundaries. In Deuteronomy 1:15 we see that authority in Israel was also devolved at a local level, with leaders of 10’s, 50’s, 100’s and 1000’s etc.
God is our King, but he is also our Father. So there is built into the Kingdom all sorts of means by which grievances can be heard. In Numbers 11:16-17 Moses was instructed to have 70 wise men that could share the load of hearing the problems of the people. This evolved into the Sanhedrin. The reason the word ‘Sanhedrin’ leaves a bad taste in Christian mouths is due to the wickedness of the Sanhedrin in condemning Yeshua. However the need to have that governing body is scripturally based in the Torah.
Generally the quality of the leadership of a nation is reflective of the quality of the people. Good people tend to have good leaders and wicked people tend to have wicked leaders. It is difficult for a righteous remnant to exist in a nation when most of the people and leaders are wicked. But this is often the situation that they find themselves in; this was as true in Yeshua’s day as it is in ours.
Ultimately righteousness exalts a nation and many forms of government can work if the people are Holy and just and good. America’s democracy has not prevented the bad guys taking over (it has perhaps slowed it down to some degree). Once the Spiritual Leaders lose their ability to see the whole nation loses its vision and the flesh rules. It’s only a matter of time before Israel’s enemy Edom takes over. That is how the New World Order has slowly taken over the USA through the churches negligence, compromise and blindness. And bribery helps a lot too! The same process can also happen with Rabbis in Israel who compromise their principles due to pressure or bribes.
We need to be totally dead to the world in order to be truly trusted with temporal power. We need our eyes to be focussed on the King of Heaven, as good King David was. He was not primarily concerned with the power and prestige. He was not a man pleaser, he was a God pleaser.
Law & Grace
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
The Law tells us what is right and what is wrong. It cannot save us but it can point out our need for a Saviour and it can lead us as a schoolmaster to the Messiah.
But as we are sanctified by His Spirit, we begin to learn obedience and the Lord begins to write the Law upon our heart.
We not only need the Law on an individual basis to show us what is right and what is wrong. We need it on a national basis, as the foundation of our Government and Courts and so forth. We need the Law in this world for a nation to function. And we need it for an individual to function. But we need it written on our hearts. We need the truth on our inner selves. We need the living reality of the Torah through vital union with the Messiah.
Psalms 51:6(8) Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
הֵנ־אֱמֶת חָפַ֣צְתָּ בַטֻּחֹ֑ות וּ֝בְסָתֻ֗ם חָכְמָ֥ה תֹודִיעֵֽנִי׃
Truth is the entire word of God from Aleph to Tav. It is Meshiach. It is Yeshua. Those that follow Yeshua are led by the Spirit, but they are not lawless. Rather they follow His Spirit and they do the works of the Law by nature! Then there are others that think that through their obedience of the law they can earn a ticket to heaven. That is the religion of Cain. Able knew that he required the lamb of God to take away His sin.
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Christian Militias & Patriotic Christian Americans
God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt armed and with booty. But he didn’t bring them out by the power of the Sword, but by the Sword of the Lord. He brought them out by the Power of His Spirit and the authority of Elohim invested in Moses and Aaron. That is the Authority that is required to stand up to the principalities and powers of the rulers of the darkness of this world, Divine Authority! And there is a time to every purpose too. And that time is drawing near.
The children of Israel were afflicted before their cry was heard and a deliver was sent. So it will be with the regathering of the Lost tribes. There will be a period a severe trial leading up to their physical redemption. The period of trial is necessary to bring judgement upon wickedness in the camp and to cut down the current leadership in the church that are wicked shepherds (Ezekiel 34).
The Regathering of the Lost tribes through Judgement & warfare
The drama and excitement of the creation of the modern Jewish State is perhaps only muted by the length of time that it has taken. Many secular people could mistake the creation of this state as just a natural occurrence. Many people still cannot see prophecy being fulfilled before their eyes, the creation of the Jewish state after an absence of two millennia is dismissed as a manmade affair, a Zionist plot! But when has a nation been regathered after such a lengthy exile? This is without precedent in the world that a nation has been restored after such banishment (and a very cruel exile it has been also).
The regathering of the Lost tribes in comparison is going to be much more dramatic. There is going to be no argument that this is the work of God. The conflict is actually going to be far more intense than the last 100 years of Jewish history combined. The aftermath will see the return of the lost tribes and there will no longer be any doubt that God is at work.
Ezekiel 39:23 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.
וְיָדְע֣וּ הַ֠גֹּויִם כִּ֣י בַעֲוֹנָ֞ם גָּל֣וּ בֵֽית־יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל עַ֚ל אֲשֶׁ֣ר מָֽעֲלוּ־בִ֔י וָאַסְתִּ֥ר פָּנַ֖י מֵהֶ֑ם וָֽאֶתְּנֵם֙ בְּיַ֣ד צָרֵיהֶ֔ם וַיִּפְּל֥וּ בַחֶ֖רֶב כֻּלָּֽם׃
Thus the name of the Lord will be sanctified before his people, both Judah and Israel. And His name shall be sanctified before the nations (or what is left of them).
This prophecy has not yet been fulfilled. The creation of the Jewish State is not what this verse refers to. Although the creation of the Jewish State is a prelude to it, the nations as yet do not yet recognise the hand of God in the modern day Israel. It is only after the return of the Lost tribes of the ‘House of Israel’ that they will understand.
I hope to add future articles about the rules of war in the Torah and about the Priest anointed for war in Deuteronomy 20. The duty of the priest is to guard that which is most holy, and like Phineas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron that means killing the wicked in the camp of Israel on their journey to the Promised Land. And like the Maccabees his descendants, it means killing the ungodly uncircumcised like the Greeks and their heathen ways when they came against Israel and the House of the Lord. We are about to enter a period of extreme bloodshed. We do not choose the day we are born, such things are in the hands of the Father. We just have to deal with the times we are given. The lost tribes of Israel are going home and all hell is about to be let loose. When the enemy comes in like a flood the battle belongs to the Lord. God will intervene, but we will need to do our part. He has given us his instructions for salvation and spiritual warfare in the New Testament. And he has given us the rules for physical blessings, physical wellbeing and physical warfare in the Torah. There’s a fight coming. Ephraim get ready. Ephraim come home.