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God's Wrath Upon Rebellious Unbelievers, Jewish Guilt And Level Of Rebellion, The 1977 Anti-Missionary Bill, Look Beyond Human Reasoning, God's Often Unseen Divine Purposes, Divine Chastisement And Self-Delusion, Wicked Human Heart, Self-Deception Of Ancient Israelites, I Tell It Like It Is, God's Ways Are Past Finding Out, God's Absolute Power And Control Over His Creation, God's Divine Protection, When God Chastises With His Wrath, God's Servant King Nebuchadnezzar, The Greater Sin, No Sugar-Coated Politically Correct Spin In My Work, Ages-Old War Of Words, A Fierce Battle Of The Mind
Continuing our discussion from part one, the only innocence, and the only righteousness that we can possibly ever claim, is through faith in the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. If we reject Jesus' loving Sacrifice -- as millions of Jews have repeatedly done since thousands of years ago -- then we have nothing to look forward to but wrath, and death, as is born out by the following group of verses:
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
John 3:36, KJV
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God . . . For our God is a consuming fire."
Hebrews 10:31, 12:29, KJV
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat:"
Matthew 7:13, KJV
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:23, KJV
"The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish."
Psalms 1:4-6, KJV
"How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away."
Job 21:17-18, KJV
". . . he that cometh after me . . . will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Matthew 3:11-12, KJV
". . . He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 13:37-42, KJV
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
Romans 1:18, KJV
"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."
Ephesians 5:6, KJV
Exactly how bad is the Wrath of God? The following group of verses which are found in the Book of Revelation make it rather clear for everyone. As I explain in other articles, it is my personal belief that many -- if not all -- of the verses below pertain to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple compound in 70 AD, in the middle of the First Jewish-Roman War. This is the destruction that was in fact prophesied to fall upon Jerusalem, by Jesus himself:
"And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?"
Revelation 6:16-17, KJV
"The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb . . . And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."
Revelation 14:10, 19, KJV
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God . . . And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever."
Revelation 15:1, 7, KJV
"And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth . . . And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath."
Revelation 16:1, 19, KJV
"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
Revelation 19:15, KJV
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 20:15, KJV
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8, KJV
As I mention in the "The International Jew and the Protocols of Zion" series, while I cannot prove this equivocally, I entertain the possibility that the Lord may hold the Jews more responsible than any other nation or people upon the face of this Earth, if they choose not to repent of their unbelief. This is because they have had the Truth longer than anyone else. They had Moses and the Prophets, they had Jesus Christ, and they had His Disciples. They had the very Oracles of God. The Lord even went so far as to make them the guardians of His Word.
Despite all of these things, despite being so exposed to God's Word, God's Prophets, and even the very Son of God himself, the Jews have turned out to be the most antichrist people upon the face of the Earth. They have hardened their hearts against faith in Jesus Christ for two thousand years now. For many of them, it has become a natural reaction, because they are so inbred with that negative attitude.
For those pro-Israel Christians who may not even be aware of this fact, currently, the Israelis even have one particular law on the books -- which was passed by the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, during the Christmas week of 1977 -- which makes it illegal for Christians to proselytize in the nation of Israel. This law is referred to my some people as the Anti-Missionary Bill. So let there be no mistake regarding how ungodly the Israelis really are, despite their outward appearances, and their claims to be America's best friend in the Middle East. Don't be tricked by their deception. This is not conspiracy theory, my friends. This is both legal and historical fact, which you can very easily verify for yourself.
But that issue aside, let me be very clear about this. What happened over seventy years ago in Nazi Germany was tragic. From a human point of view, it was wrong, and unforgivable. However, what we all need to learn to do is to look beyond the physical and what is seen on the surface, and seek out their spiritual root cause. Why does God allow certain terrible things to happen? Why doesn't He just stop them? Asking these kinds of questions can be a very difficult thing to do; particularly when it comes to extremely hard situations such as the Holocaust.
On a more personal level, most people are too proud and unwilling to analyze things when they find themselves in a particularly stressful situation. They don't want to have to admit that perhaps God is dealing with them about something. It makes them very uncomfortable. It destroys their public reputation, or else it bursts the false inflated image they have of themselves. Due to the hardness of their own hearts, they prefer to attribute God's chastisements to natural scientific causes such as meteorological patterns, tectonic plate movement, "el niño", and other things. They in fact prefer to be deceived by their own wicked hearts. If you doubt that the human heart is wicked, then please consider the following set of verses:
"And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."
Genesis 6:5, KJV
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
Jeremiah 17:9, KJV
"And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
Mark 7:20-23, KJV
This issue of self-deception, and refusing to see the hand of God in certain world events, is a subject which I discuss more at length in articles such as "Hurricane Katrina and Other Natural Disasters". But as I was saying, because folks don't want to see some ugly truth about themselves, as the Apostle Paul writes in the following verse, they heap unto themselves teachers with itching ears who will tell them exactly what they want to hear:
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV
It is interesting to note that this practice is nothing new. In fact, the Prophet Jeremiah informs us that the Jews have been practicing self-deception since thousands of years ago. Their very own priests lied to their faces, but the people just loved to have it so, as we see by these verses:
"The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by heir means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"
Jeremiah 5:31, KJV
"Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed."
Jeremiah 14:14-15, KJV
"Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD."
Jeremiah 23:32, KJV
"For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD."
Jeremiah 29:9, KJV
Now, if my readers expect me to be like that, then they have come to the wrong place. I have no interest in, or need for, political correctness. I constantly keep myself on guard against it in my articles, in my graphics and in my poetry. I tend to tell it like it is. I am interested only in the Truth, regardless of how many people it may offend. I am not in this ministry to gain popularity; I am in it to tell the Truth, to expose many of the lies and deceptions which now exist in the world insofar as our faith is concerned, and to win as many to Jesus Christ as I possibly can. This has always been the primary emphasis of this ministry.
While my opinions regarding the possible reasons behind the Holocaust may be unpopular, they are nevertheless sound, Scriptural reasons, which are likewise backed by historical data. As heartbreaking as those events of the past may be, if God chose to chastise the Jews of that era, then it must be for reasons which He alone knows. It is not for us to question His ways, for as we are clearly told in the Holy Scriptures:
"As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all."
Ecclesiastes 11:5, KJV
"Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."
Isaiah 40:28, KJV
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9, KJV
"Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number."
Job 9:10, KJV
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!"
Romans 11:33, KJV
"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable."
Psalms 145:3, KJV
I also believe in the absolute Power of God. I believe that He is in control of His creation. I believe that He could have prevented the Holocaust if He had so desired. The fact that He did not should tell us something. Do you honestly think that the Lord allowed the slaughter of an undetermined number of Jews just so one man -- Hitler -- could fill up his cup of iniquity? I seriously doubt it. I don't think the Lord is going to allow any man to kill "six million" people just so He can righteously judge that man. I think there is more here than what some people are willing to admit. Allow me to ask you the reader a question: Does God take care of His own or doesn't He? Do you believe the following verses with all your heart?:
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28, KJV
"The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence . . . As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him."
2 Samuel 22:3, 31, KJV
"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."
Psalms 18:2, KJV
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God."
Psalms 20:7, KJV
"The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them."
Psalms 34:7, KJV
"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
Psalms 55:22, KJV
"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust . . . A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee."
Psalms 91:2, 7, KJV
"Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield."
Psalms 115:11, KJV
"The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?"
Psalms 118:6, KJV
"[A Song of degrees.] I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."
Psalms 121:1-8, KJV
"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe."
Proverbs 29:25, KJV
"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him."
Proverbs 30:5, KJV
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
Isaiah 41:10, KJV
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"
Romans 8:31, KJV
As I said a moment ago, I believe that God is in absolute control of everything that happens on Planet Earth. He is constantly working behind the scenes, either directly, or else through His Angelic Agents, who take their orders from Him. When God releases Satan's wrath upon a people, it must be for a very good reason. For example, when He removed His Aura of Protection, and permitted Satan to afflict Job, it was for a very specific reason: Job had some very important lessons to learn regarding humility and self-righteousness.
I have spoken about this issue in many of my articles. As I pointed out earlier, when God punished the Children of Israel throughout the Old Testament, it was because He was dealing with them regarding their sins, such as their worship of the false gods, political and religious corruption, sacrificing of their own children, etc. In like manner, I am forced to conclude that if God allowed Hitler to do what he did, even if the death toll is exaggerated, it is also for a very good reason, even if I personally do not know it or understand it.
If you are a Bible-believing Christian, then consider these points: You accept that, just as the Bible informs us, God used the Philistines multiple times to punish the Israelites when the went astray; do you not? You likewise accept that God used the Assyrians for the exact same purpose; correct? You also accept that the invasions and conquest of Israel by King Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian armies -- which in fact resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon's Temple -- was also a Divine Act of God's Will; right?
I have mentioned before that God even referred to Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar as "my servant", simply because the king was performing God's Will. This does not mean that Nebuchadnezzar was good, and I don't believe that he was by any means. After all, he destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, plucked the eyes out of King Zedekiah, enslaved many thousands of Jews, and on top of it all, he stole the two pillars and all of the holy vessels from the Temple. Nevertheless, he did serve as one of God's agents of wrath. Consider this verse:
"And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him."
Jeremiah 27:6, KJV
Of course, as I have also explained before, in the Old Testament, God did use certain nations to chastise Israel, but then He would turn around and chastise that warring nation as well. Then, of course, we have the Romans during the First Century. It is plain to see how spiritually off the marker the Jews were by that time. Just reading their exchanges with Jesus makes that point very clear. So once again, God used the Romans as His vessels of wrath against the rebellious, defiant Jews who murdered their very own Savior, even though Pontius Pilate himself appears to have made some attempt to stop them. Not only that, but as you may recall, during the trial, Jesus very directly told Pilate that the Jews who had turned Him over to Pilate had "the greater sin", as we see here:
"Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar."
John 19:10-12, KJV
So much for those misguided people who try to transfer the blame from those devilish Jews to the Romans. I will believe Jesus' word any day before I will believe the words of the deceptive pro-Israel historical revisionists. How about you?
It should be clear to you by now that the things I'm sharing here are Biblical truth which absolutely no Bible-believing Christian should question; that is, unless they want to deny the Scriptures themselves. I have provided you with verse after verse in order to plainly impress upon you the Biblical validity of the various points I have been making, regardless of how difficult they may be for some of you to accept. As I said, I do not entertain political correctness in my work. I do not sugar-coat the truth. If the controllers of this world will go in one direction to deceive people, then I will go to the opposite extreme in order to tell you the truth. You will have to decide for yourself what you want to do with it.
As some of my long-time readers will know, for many years now I have been telling my readers that, whether they realize it or not, we have all been the direct targets of a very serious war of words. It is an ongoing war, the primary objective of which is to control our very thoughts and emotions, and to shape our world view. This war began in Heaven, and then was transferred to the Earth, to the Garden of Eden. It began on Earth with the words "Hath God said". The first doubt. It is a war between Satan -- which means the adversary of God -- and God himself.
It is a war between the Devil's spiritual and human seed, and God's Heavenly Forces and the Children of Light who dwell on the Earth. Caught in between these groups are the ignorant masses who are swayed from one side to the other from day to day, as they listen to the radio, watch the television set, surf the Internet, read newspapers and magazines, listen to music, watch movies, etc. They are all tools of deception and manipulation. They are all subtle brainwashing tools which slowly poison, condition and control one's mind. Regardless of what you personally think of the Holocaust, I can assure you that your views regarding it were shaped by one of these two sides.
That is why over and over again in the New Testament, we find one war of words after another between Jesus -- who is the very Word of God -- and His vicious, vile, hate-filled enemies. In fact, this war of words continued through the Book of Acts, all the way to the end of the Bible. I have mentioned before that the Apostles Peter and Paul were very much aware of this ongoing war which sought to control men's thoughts. That is precisely why they wrote verses such as the following ones. They understood exactly where the true battle occurs, just as it occurred some six thousand years ago in the Garden of Eden when Eve first opened her mind to a doubt. Just look at how much Peter and Paul emphasize the importance of renewing, rewiring and disciplining our minds to think like Christ:
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT to the obedience of Christ;"
2 Corinthians 10:5, KJV
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Romans 12:2, KJV
"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST."
1 Corinthians 2:16, KJV
"In whom the god of this world hath BLINDED THE MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
2 Corinthians 4:4, KJV
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so YOUR MINDS SHOULD BE CORRUPTED from the simplicity that is in Christ."
2 Corinthians 11:3, KJV
"And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;"
Ephesians 4:23, KJV
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS."
Philippians 4:8, KJV
"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled"
Colossians 1:21, KJV
"For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and FAINT IN YOUR MINDS."
Hebrews 12:3, KJV
"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"
1 Peter 1:13, KJV
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
1 Peter 5:8, KJV
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