Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The United States and the British Empire FORETOLD in the Bible!
"Joseph is a fruitful bough...whose BRANCHES run over the WALL" or whose COLONIES run over the SEA. The UNITED STATES was the first colony. When Britain lost it, she sent her children to CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and SOUTH AFRICA -- great nations to whom the birthright blessings of Joseph were given unconditionally. These are the "nation" and "company of nations" (Genesis 35:11).
by HOIM Staff
Did the Saxons come from Isaac's sons? Are the Jutes descendants of Judah? Were the Danes members of the tribe of Dan? Is Hibernia the home of Hebrews? Did the Scots migrate from Scythia (S. Russia)? What happened to the LOST TEN TRIBES of Israel? YEHOVAH God says the shepherds haven't "SOUGHT that which was LOST...MY SHEEP wandered through all the mountains (countries -- Ez. 34:13), and upon every high hill (nation): yea, MY FLOCK was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did SEARCH or SEEK after them" (Ez. 34). Are the BRITISH and AMERICANS these LOST TEN TRIBES of Israel?
Unless pastors know WHO the LOST SHEEP of the HOUSE of ISRAEL are today, they can't FEED them or PROTECT them. It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the PASTORS to FEED THIS FLOCK (Ez. 34:3). The Messiah said to Peter, "FEED my SHEEP" (John 21:17). The Messiah said to all his disciples, "Inasmuch as ye have done it (FEED, CLOTHE, HEAL, SHELTER) unto one of the least of these my BRETHREN, ye have done it unto me" (Matt. 25:40). Where are these LOST SHEEP of the HOUSE of ISRAEL?
A background is necessary. Abraham's grandson Jacob was called ISRAEL (Gen. 32:28), the father of the ISRAELITES. One of the twelve sons of ISRAEL was called JUDAH from whom the JEWS are descended. When ISRAEL split into TWO kingdoms (1 Ki. 12:19), one became known as the Kingdom of JUDAH and the other as the Kingdom of ISRAEL. Therefore, not all ISRAELITES are JEWS. In fact, MOST ISRAELITES are NOT JEWS. The first place in all the Bible where the word JEW appears, we find the JEWS fighting against ISRAEL (2 Ki. 16:6)!
Eventually, from 745 to 718 B.C., the ten-tribed Kingdom of ISRAEL was taken captive to Assyria and became LOST. As YEHOVAH God said, "My people hath been LOST SHEEP" (Jer. 50:6). "LOST in the land of Assyria" (Isa. 17:13). They "have forgotten their resting place" (Jer. 50:6) in Palestine. The Kingdom of JUDAH, on the other hand, from 604 to 586 B.C. was taken captive to Babylon and many RETURNED to Palestine 70 years later in 534 B.C. This Kingdom of JUDAH was NOT LOST from view.
What Happened To The MISSING People?
The populations of Israel and Judah before the times of their captivities to Assyria and Babylon were about five million (1,230,000 valiant men (2 Sam. 24:9,15) + 1,230,000 women + 2,460,000 children = 4,920,000 total). Yet in Ezra 2:64 we find that only 42,360 people returned to Palestine after the captivity. That's one percent! 5,000,000 divided by 50,000 equals 100. Ninety-nine percent never returned! Where did the other 4,950,000 Israelites go?
Furthermore, Israel and Judah were composed of a total of twelve separate tribes. The Kingdom of Judah was composed of Judah, Benjamin and part of Levi (2 Chr. 11:13-14). (Simeon probably scattered at the time of the split -- Gen. 49:7). The Kingdom of Israel was composed of Reuben, Gad, Joseph, Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, Dan, Asher, Simeon and most of Levi. Yet in Ezra 1:5, 4:1, 10:9 and Nehemiah 11:4-18 we find that only PART of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi returned to Palestine. That is only THREE PARTIAL tribes out of TWELVE FULL tribes! Not even one quarter of the total. Where did the other three-quarters plus go?
Josephus answers, "There are but TWO tribes in Asia and Europe (Palestine) subject to the Romans, while the TEN tribes are BEYOND EUPHRATES till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers" (Ant. 11:5:2). They were captive in Assyria "unto this day" (the day the JEWS returned) (1 Chr. 5:26; 2 Ki. 17:23).
"If the TEN TRIBES have disappeared, the literal fulfillment of the prophecies would be impossible. If they have not disappeared, obviously, they must exist under a DIFFERENT NAME" (Jewish Encyclopedia, 12:249). "for, lo, I will...sift the house of ISRAEL among the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall NOT the least grain FALL upon the earth" (Amos 9:9).
Since Israelites were taken captive "to ASSYRIA" (2 Ki. 17:23) and "in the cities of the MEDES" (2 Ki. 17:6), Greek historians would naturally call them "ASSYRIANS" and "MEDES." Therefore, Diodorus Siculus, 2:43 says, "Many conquered peoples were removed to other homes, and two of these became very great colonies: the one was composed of ASSYRIANS and was removed to the land between Paphlagonia and Pontus (northern Turkey), and the other was drawn from MEDIA and planted along the Tanais" (Don River in Ukraine area). These "Assyrians" in Turkey are the people to whom Peter wrote (1 Pet. 1:1), so they must have been Israelites (Gal. 2:7). "The Cappadocians are known to the Greeks by the name of SYRIANS....they had been subject to the MEDES" (Her. 1:72). Strabo called them "White SYRIANS" in Cappadocia (5:383) (east Turkey), since Israel was known as SYRIA at the time (7:285). Herodotus said "the SYRIANS of Palestine" practiced circumcision (2:104)
What Were The Promises Made To The Fathers?
YEHOVAH God said to Abraham, "I will make of thee a GREAT NATION, and I will BLESS THEE, and make thy NAME GREAT...And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee (your descendants) shall all families of the earth be BLESSED" (Gen. 12:2-3). "I will...MULTIPLY THEE exceedingly...thou shalt be a father of MANY NATIONS...and KINGS shall come out of thee" (Gen. 17:2-6).
"Abraham shall surely become a GREAT and MIGHTY NATION and all the nations of the earth shall be BLESSED in him (his descendants)" (Gen. 18:18). YEHOVAH said to Abraham, "In BLESSING I will BLESS thee, and in MULTIPLYING I will MULTIPLY thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall POSSESS the GATE of his ENEMIES; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be BLESSED, because THOU HAST OBEYED my voice" (Gen. 22:17-18).
YEHOVAH God said to Isaac, "I will make thy seed to MULTIPLY as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries (Egypt, Palestine, etc.); and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be BLESSED" (Gen. 26:4). "And they BLESSED Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of THOUSANDS of MILLIONS, and let thy seed POSSESS the GATE of those who HATE THEM" (Gen. 24:60).
In Genesis 35:10-11 YEHOVAH God said, "Thy name shall not be called anymore Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And God said unto him, Be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY, a NATION and a COMPANY of NATIONS shall be of thee, and KINGS shall come out of thy loins."
Now Jacob had twelve sons and the promises of NATIONAL GREATNESS were given to Joseph. As Hebrews 11:21 says, "By faith, Jacob when he was dying, BLESSED both the sons of Joseph." As 1 Chronicles 5:2 says, "the birthright was Joseph's." "And Jacob said to Joseph...thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh...are mine...as Reuben and Simeon (Jacob's eldest sons) they shall be mine" (Gen. 48:3-5). (By custom the eldest son received a double portion of the inheritance.) "And he BLESSED Joseph and said...let my name be named on them (i.e. ISRAEL)...and let them grow into a MULTITUDE in the MIDST of the EARTH...(Manasseh) 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."
These were some of "the PROMISES made unto the FATHERS" (Rom. 15:8). The "FATHERS" are defined in Acts 3:13 as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. These UNCONDITIONAL PROMISES made to the FATHERS have everything to do with the UNITED STATES and the BRITISH EMPIRE. They are also directed at the Jews. The PROMISES and PROPHECIES are further explained in Genesis 49 and Deuteronomy 33 as well as the prophetic books of the Bible.
CAUCASIANS Came From the Caucasus
The name CAUCASIAN pertains to the white race that migrated across the CAUCASUS Mountains into Europe beginning around 600 B.C. They had originated in the area between the Black and Caspian Seas where millions of Israelites had been carried captive just a few years earlier (2 Ki. 17:6). At the Battle of Carchemish (Jer. 46:2) when the Medes captured Assyria, the ten tribes escaped by means of a narrow PASS across the Caucasus known to this day, as "The GATE of ISRAEL" or Dariel Pass, in which the modern Georgian Military Road has been constructed. It is a natural pass.
Bordering this pass is a Mount ZION. "The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have PASSED through the GATE and are gone out by it" (Micah 2:13). In World War Two the German Army found villages tucked away in the high CAUCASUS whose inhabitants spoke "GAELIC as their native language. These Ossetes, who are tall and 30% blonde, descended from Alans and venerate the prophet Elijah. Some still offer sacrifice in their worship" (Bible Research Handbook 2:132, 208).
In Europe we find Ptolemy mentioning peoples called "CAUCI" in Ireland and "CAUCA" in Spain and "CHAUCI" in Germany (Ptolemy 2). In fact, anybody who is NW European -- except the Celto-Welch, Celto-Irish, Scotch Highlanders and Finns of Finland, Lapland, and Hungary as well as Sarmatians of Poland and Ukraine -- have the same ancestors.
Lost Ten Tribes Were Not Jews
The Messiah "came unto his own (JEWS); and his own (JEWS) received him not" (John 1:11). The Messiah prophesied regarding this nation of Jews by saying "Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away" (Matt. 21:19). His interpretation is, "The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof" (Matt. 21:43). This is why it is so hard for Jews to believe in Yeshua the Messiah. "His CITIZENS (JEWS) hated him" but his "TEN SERVANTS" were more profitable (Luke 19:11-27). These "TEN VIRGINS" (Matt. 25) or "TEN PIECES of SILVER" (Luke 15:8) or "TEN LEPERS" (Luke 17:12) all refer to the TEN LOST TRIBES. The Kingdom of YEHOVAH God (New Testament gospel) was given to LOST ISRAEL.
The Messiah said, "Other sheep I have, that are not of this fold (LOST TEN TRIBES); them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice" (John 10:16). Yeshua said, "I am not sent but to the LOST SHEEP of the house of ISRAEL" (Matt. 15:24). Israel is "a SCATTERED SHEEP" (Jer. 50:17). The Messiah told his disciples, "go not in the way of the gentiles, and in the cities of the Samaritans enter not, but go ye rather to the LOST SHEEP of the house of ISRAEL" (Matt. 10:6). This is the other fold "because he would KEEP the OATH which he had sworn unto your fathers (because of their obedience to YEHOVAH God)" (Deut. 7:7-8). It was an UNCONDITIONAL promise to help Abraham's physical descendants (Caucasians) (Gen. 12:2-3; 22:17-18).
The apostle James obeyed the Messiah and wrote his epistle "to the TWELVE TRIBES which are SCATTERED abroad, greetings" (James 1:1). Peter also obeyed the Messiah and wrote "to the strangers (SOJOURNERS) SCATTERED throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia (Minor), and Bithynia, Elect according to the foreknowledge of God" (1 Pet. 1:1-2). These are all areas of TURKEY. The RSV says "To the EXILES of the DISPERSION." Peter was the "apostle to the circumcision" (Gal. 2:7). These must have therefore been areas of ISRAELITE settlements. What "dispersion?" The Assyrian captivity and deportation of ISRAEL beginning in 745 B.C.
In 1 Peter 1:3 Peter tells the "strangers" of northern Turkey that "God...according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us AGAIN." But why say "AGAIN" if they were not previously HIS PEOPLE? In 1 Peter 2:9-10, Peter applies the "kingdom of priests" and "holy nation" of Exodus 19:6 and the "Lo-ammi" and "sons of the Living God" of Hosea 1:9-10 -- which all refer to ISRAELITES -- to these "strangers" of northern Turkey. He calls them "a CHOSEN generation, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an HOLY NATION, a PECULIAR people" (1 Pet. 2:9). Peter quotes from Hosea who called ISRAEL "unpitied" and "not my people" (1:6, 9) when he says, "Who in time past were NOT A PEOPLE ('divorced' 'scattered' 'lost') but are now the people of God ('found' 'redeemed'); who had NOT OBTAINED MERCY but now have obtained mercy" (1 Pet. 2:10). This proves he was talking to the LOST TEN TRIBES -- not Jews or gentile.
"People which sat in DARKNESS" (Matt. 4:16; Lk 1:79) or in Greek, "People who sat in SKOTOS" or SCYTHIA "saw great light." Greek "SCOTOS" means "DARKNESS." Did the Messiah visit SCYTHIA? The Greek "KIMEROS" means a "mist or DARKNESS" and the Latin CIMMERIUS is applied to anything DARK or BLACK. Did the Messiah visit the CRIMEA? When Isaiah 9:2 mentions "people who walked in DARKNESS," it may be referring to the spiritual state and physical LOCATION of the scattered Israelites. Is this how the BLACK Sea got its name? The Hebrew word CHEMARIM occurs in 2 Kings 23:5, Hosea 10:5 and Zephaniah 1:4 and is applied to the idolatrous priests of the House of Israel because they wore BLACK robes instead of being clothed in "white linen." The notorious king of Israel called OMRI created the idolatrous system among the ten tribes. Yes "Ephraim is a cake not turned" (Hos. 7:8) -- therefore BURNT or BLACKENED (KYMRY).
Even the biblical phrase "outer DARKNESS" may refer to "outer SCYTHIA" or PHRYGIA or PELOPPONESIA, all places where Israel dwelt that also mean BLACK. Dan's son HUSHIM, who lived in Greece, means BLACK also. They left the light of Israel and loved DARKNESS. YEHOVAH God said he would hedge up their way with thorns so they wouldn't find their paths back. That is, constantly driven Westward by an East wind into the British Isles.
Does SAXON Mean ISAAC'S SON?
But what NAME will these descendants of Joseph be called? Genesis 21:12 says, "in ISAAC shall thy seed be called." These people were to be known by the name ISAAC -- the "house of ISAACA" (Am. 7:16) But since the Hebrew alphabet was originally written without vowel points, there was no "I" in the name ISAAC and Israel was known as "SACAE," or "SAKAI," the Persian name for all Scythians (Herod. 7:64; Behistun Rock). They were taken captive "to the river Gozan" (1 Chr. 5:26) and to "the cities of the Medes" (2 Ki. 17:6). To the west of one of the branches of the Gozan is the SAKIZ; and southward is the Behistun Rock, where Darius says in three languages that he fought against the SAKA and that the SAKA, SAKAI, and the Gimiri or Khumri are identical. Ptolemy (141 A.D.) shows a SACCAEA near the biblical Bashan.
On the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser, in the British Museum, ISRAEL, the ten tribes, are referred to as Khumri. In the Babylonian text of the Behistun Rock written about 500 B.C. by Darius, a certain rebel is described as chief of Ghimri, the equivalent of Khumri. And in the parallel Persian text on the Behistun Rock, Ghimiri is translated SACAE. Sir Henry Rawlinson, the first to copy and decipher these inscriptions, saw the force of this: "We have reason for regarding the Ghimiri, who first appeared on the confines of Assyria and Media in the seventh century B.C., and the SACAE of the Behistun Rock nearly two centuries later, as identical with ISRAEL."
Pliny N.H. 6:19 says the Scythians were known to the Persians as SACAE and to ancient writers as ARAMII (Aramean) which was Israel's ancestry (cp. Deut. 26:5) They resemble the Parthians. Albinus (1st century B.C.) wrote, "The SAXONS were descended from the ancient SACAE in Asia, and in process of time they came to be called SAXONS." Strabo calls them "a righteous race" (7:3:9). They defeated Cyrus, and reached the Cappadoces on the Euxine (where Peter preached to Israel --1 Pet. 1:1) (Strabo 11:776-778). Pliny 6:11 says that the SAKAI who settled in Armenia, were named SACASSANI which is almost identical to SAXONIA. Strabo confirms this (5:263).
Ptolemy is the first to mention the name SAXON, not later than 141 A.D. Ptolemy finds the SAXONS in a race of Scythians called SAKAI, who came from Media. Also Ptolemy mentions a mountain range in Scythia called SACAE (6:15) and towns in Hyrcania called SOCANA and SACE (6:9) and in Arabia Felix the town of SACATIA and SOACA (6:7). In Assyria SACADA (6:1). In Mesopotamia SACANE (5:17). Sharon Turner says, "the SAKAI or SACAE represent the ancestors of the SAXONS...SONS of SAKAI is the same thing as SAXONS" (The History Of The Anglo-Saxons vol. 2, ch.1, p. 81). There was a people called SAXOI, on the Euxine, according to Stephanus (de Urbet pop., p. 657). In the Crimea are the town of SAK and Lake SAK.
An ancient work called "Varak" says that: "The SACAE possessed the Crimea." Ancient maps also show that the "Tauric SACAE" were the owners of the Crimea." South of Lake Baikal we find the ISSYK-KUL and a town ISSYK-PAKTE. Chinese records indicate that the SEK occupied these regions, called Zungaria in the second century B.C. A river flowing into the Caspian was called SOCANDA, from which comes SCANDIA and SCANDINAVIA -- one of the destinations of the SACAE or SAXON. When they arrived in Europe, they may have named the town of SEXI on the SE coast of Spain, SAXONY Germany and ISAC River in France (16:925a).
From Germany they arrived in England where we find the town of ISCA and ISCAS River (Ptol. 2:2) as well as the counties of ESSEX, SUSSEX, WESSEX and MIDDLESEX. The accidental arrival of some 300 SAXONS, A.D. 449, under Hengist and Horsa just at the time when the Britons were being terribly harassed by the Picts and Scots led the Britons to invite their visitors to assist in repelling the enemy. The success which followed induced the Britons to suggest that more Saxons might be employed with advantage. Hengist accordingly set off and brought a much larger number. In the course of six or seven years the tribal squabbles of the British among themselves led to a permanent settlement of SAXONS until in time these SAXONS turned upon their hosts and conquered the Kingdom of Kent for themselves. Thus began the inroad of the SAXONS which never ceased until, in course of many years, they had established themselves in the country.
Sharon Turner wrote, "of the various Scythian nations which have been recorded, the SAKAI, or SACAE, are the people from whom the descent of the SAXONS may be inferred, with the least violation of probability....Ptolemy mentions a Scythian people sprung from the SAKAI, by the name of SAXONES." Diodorus says, "The SACAEA sprung from a people in MEDIA who obtained a vast and glorious empire."
What Does "BRITISH" Mean?
The Hebrew word "BERITH" or "BRITH" means "COVENANT"; it occurs over one hundred times in the Old Testament and is always translated "COVENANT." What covenant? The covenant promising national greatness unconditionally (Gen. 15:18; 17:4-8). "ISH" is the Hebrew word for "MAN;" Hence, "BRITISH" means "COVENANT MAN." Also the Hebrew word "AIN" means "LAND" and the Hebrew sound "ANNIA" means "SHIPS" so "BRITAIN" is the "LAND of the COVENANT" and "BRITANNIA" is "SHIPS of the COVENANT." The name "BRITAIN" in the Middle Ages was sometimes written in England as "BRITTAMMIA." Isaiah 42:6 says, "I, the Eternal...will keep thee, and give thee for BRITAM (a covenant of the people), for a light of the nations." Isaiah 49:8 says, "I will preserve thee, and give thee for BRITAM (a covenant of the people), to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages." According to Jakob Grimm, "M" and "N" are interchangeable nasal sounds. In ancient Hebrew the two letters look almost identical and could be mistaken for one another.
Ptolemy mentions BIRTHA and BARATHENA as being towns in Arabia (5:18). PARTHIA could be derived from BARTHIA . But wherever the Israelites were taken, we find this name. From the BRETTI near Lake Baikal (Procopius 4:24) they escaped to BERYTUS Lebanon -- situated on St. George Bay, an old Phoenician city once home to Britain's patron saint, St. George -- then to southern Italy, known as BRUTTIUM, and then to Eburo BRITTIUM in Spain and a town called BRITONIA (the present Mondonedo) in the north-west of Spain (Dr. Karl von Spruner's maps of France and Spain for the sixth century) to BRITTANY and BRETAGNE.
Also Pliny 4:106 mentions the "Continental BRITANNI" living on the banks of the Somme. In about 540 A.D., France and the continental BRITONES and Denmark, were anciently called BRITTIA. Pliny says the BRITANNI composed the inhabitants of the Low Countries (Nat. Hist. 4:31:106). Hyginus, who wrote De Castrorum Munitione during the reign of Trajan, mentions (ch. 29 & 30) the BRITTONES as furnishing allies to the Romans, together with the Cantabri, Getoe and Dacians -- all Goths.
The BRITTONES in Juvenal 15:124 and "BRITANNIA" in Martial 11:3 relate to BRITTIA, not Albion. The "BRITANNIA" conquered by Augustus (Georgics, 3:25) were Netherlanders, not Islanders, for Augustus never was in BRITAIN. On a bronze diploma of Domitian A.D. 85, both BRITANNICA and BRITTONUM occur -- proof they are two different peoples. Procopius in Gothic Wars 4:20 mentions the isle (the peninsula of Jutland was then deemed an island) of "BRITTIA," which is situate between BRITAIN (Albion) and Thule (Scandinavia), about 200 stadia from the Rhine. It is inhabited by Angles and Frisians called "BRITTONES. The ancient Welsh upon arriving in Wales called themselves "BRYTH y BRYTHAN" or Brits of Britain."
The first inhabitants (of England) were BRITONS, who came from ARMENIA" (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle -- c. 891 A.D.) where Cappadocian and Galatian Israelites dwelt (Her. 1:72; 2:104) Gildas the historian referred to the British as "these his ISRAELITES" (De Excedio Britania, 2:26). If the word for the Island of Britain came from Baratanac meaning Land of Tin, because of the tin mines of Cornwall, why were there so many other places called Brit?
A 2520-Year PUNISHMENT
In Leviticus 26:14-18 YEHOVAH God warned all Israel, "But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these COMMANDMENTS. And if ye shall despise my STATUTES, or if your soul shall abhor my JUDGMENTS...I also will do this unto you...I will punish you SEVEN TIMES more for your sins (cp. vv. 21, 24, 28). This warning is dual. It applied historically and also applies prophetically to us today. As we shall see, the ancient historical fulfillment consisted of 2520 YEARS of PUNISHMENT before the BRITISH EMPIRE and later the UNITED STATES were restored and given the unconditional birthright. But the modern prophetic fulfillment will consist of only 2520 DAYS of PUNISHMENT before the true KINGDOM of HEAVEN is restored to this earth. In other words, if Britain and America don't REPENT, they will suffer a future SEVEN-YEAR captivity similar to the historical ASSYRIAN invasions.
YEHOVAH God said he would "DESTROY thy CITIES" (Micah 5:10-14) and "In all your dwelling places the CITIES shall be LAID WASTE" (Ez. 6:6-7). But the CITIES were never DESTROYED before. Check it yourself. In 2 Kings 17:24 we read that Babylonians were placed "in the CITIES of Samaria instead of the children of Israel." So these prophecies are for ISRAELITES in the last days. Ezekiel wrote about 130 years after the TEN TRIBES went into Assyrian captivity. Yet his prophecy was against the "mountains of ISRAEL" (Ez. 6:3).
"If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and TURN FROM their WICKED ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (2 Chr. 7:14). "Turn ye from your evil ways, and KEEP my COMMANDMENTS and my STATUTES, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers" (2 Ki. 17:13).
A "TIME" is a YEAR of 360 DAYS because in Genesis 7:24 we read that "the waters prevailed upon the earth an HUNDRED and FIFTY DAYS" and this period of time is said to be exactly FIVE MONTHS (cp. Gen. 7:11 with 8:3-4). Five 30-DAY months are precisely 150 days. (Therefore, before the flood, the solar and lunar years were 360 DAYS long each. That is why a circle has 360 degrees. Ancient GREECE (En. Brit. 14th Art. "Calendar"), SUMERIA (Cambridge Anc. Hist., 1928, 1:168), EGYPT and ISRAEL (ibid. 1:168) all had a calendar year of 360 DAYS with 12 months of 30 DAYS each. An inscription of the 12th dynasty of Egypt contains the expression "A temple day means one 360th part of a year." (Cambridge Anc. Hist., 1931, 2:213). In Luke 13:32-33, Yeshua the Messiah confirmed the day for a year principle of Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6 by describing his THREE YEAR ministry as "TODAY, TOMORROW and the THIRD DAY."
Also, if we compare Revelation 12:6 with 12:14 we find that "a thousand two hundred and three score days" are the same as "a TIME, and TIMES, and HALF a TIME" showing that THREE-AND-A-HALF TIMES equals 1260 DAYS. Thus each TIME must be 360 DAYS. Furthermore, Revelation 13:5 speaks of "FORTY and TWO MONTHS" which also add up to 1260 DAYS or THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS if we use 30-DAY MONTHS. Revelation 13:5 can be compared to Daniel's "TIME and TIMES and the dividing of TIME" (Dan. 7:25) since both verses are describing the same event (also see Dan. 12:7, Rev. 11:2 and Dan. 9:27). Thus we know that "SEVEN TIMES" punishment (Lev. 26:14-18) equals seven times 360 or 2520 DAYS.
Also, the Hebrew-Aramaic weights used in Babylon define the punishment: "a SHEKEL is twenty GERAHS" (Ex. 30:13; Num. 3:47), and GERAHS are the least common multiple of MENES (1000 gerahs each), TEKELS (or shekels -- 20 gerahs each) and UPHARSINS (or peres's -- 500 gerahs each) (Dan. 5:25-28), the words "MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN" -- 1000, 1000, 20, 500 -- numbered, numbered, weighed, divided -- total 2520 GERAHS of punishment when Israel would be divided.
Now according to Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6, a DAY is a YEAR in prophecy. So instead of "SEVEN TIMES" being SEVEN YEARS of punishment, we have 2520 YEARS punishment of Israel. Let us count Israel's "SEVEN TIMES" punishment which coincides with the "times of the Gentiles" when wild beast gentile nations would rule the world (Luke 21).
Jeroboam separated from the House of David in 931 B.C. and established the worship of the golden calves about 930 B.C. (1 Kings 12:25-29). Now 2520 years from 931 brings us to 1589 + 1 = 1590. The defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 began the decline of Catholicism or idol worship. Puritans fled from Britain to Holland in 1593.
In 745 B.C., Tiglath-Pileser (called "Pul" in the Bible -- 2 Kings 15:19; 1 Chr. 5:26), the king of ASSYRIA, began the first invasion against Israel in the reign of Menahem (2 Ki.15:19-20). As Putnam's Dictionary Of Events, copyright 1927, page 6, states, "745, Accession of Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria, who wages war against Chaldea, Syria, and the kingdom of Israel." Langer says, "Tiglath-Pileser III of ASSYRIA (745-727) forced Menahem (744) and Pekahiah (738) to pay tribute" (p. 31, An Encyclopedia Of World History).
From 745 B.C. we add 2520 YEARS to get 1775 plus one is 1776 A.D., the very year the American Declaration of Independence was signed and Americans no longer paid tribute. (When crossing from B.C. to A.D. dates it is necessary to add a year to the figure since there is no year "0.") In 740 B.C., Tiglath-Pileser began the second invasion against Israel in the reign of Pekah (2 Ki.15:20). He invaded the northern region of the land (Naphtali & Galilee -- 2 Ki. 15:29), coming down south to the level of the Sea of Galilee, where he turned eastwards and invaded the eastern portion of Israel, Transjordania, which reached southward nearly to the level of the Dead Sea. "The Reubenites, the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh" were brought "unto Hala, and Habor, and Hara and to the River Gozan, unto this day" (1 Chr. 5:26). So they didn't return to Palestine after the 70 years of captivity of Judah since 1 Chronicles was written after that event.
From 740 B.C. we add 2520 YEARS, getting 1780 plus one is 1781 A.D. This was the year that the Articles Of Confederation were ratified and adopted by the original 13 states making the first Constitution of the United States. Americans (Manasseh) were now united. They had been divided exactly 2520 YEARS before. Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown October 19, 1781 also which rapidly brought the war to a close soon after. "After two days (2000 years) he will revive us; in the third day (520 years) he will raise us up" (Hos. 6:2), that is 2520 years. In these first two invasions of Israel were fulfilled Isaiah's words: "at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali (the first invasion) and afterwards he did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations" (the second invasion) (Isa. 9:1).
From 721 to 718 B.C., Shalmaneser, whose commander-in-chief was Sargon, besieged Samaria three years in the reign of Hoshea (2 Ki. 17:3-5). "In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of ASSYRIA took Samaria, and carried Israel away into ASSYRIA, and placed them in Halah and Habor by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes" (2 Ki. 17:6). This invasion terminated the Kingdom of Israel. 27,280 Israelites were led captive (see Sargon's Assyrian inscription). But Sargon didn't remove the entire nation of Israelites (see 2 Ki. 18:9-12; 2 Chr. 30-31 & 34; cp. Hos. 1:4 with 1:6).
From 721 B.C. we add 2520 YEARS to get 1799, plus one is 1800 A.D. Samaria the capital city was destroyed in 721 B.C. and 2520 years later saw the building of Washington D.C. in 1800. It was this very year (Oct.1, 1800) that Spain gave France the Louisiana Territory. The U.S. (Thomas Jefferson) purchased it in 1803 (from Napoleon) which equals 718 B.C. + 2520 years. Thomas Jefferson bought 827,987 square miles of land from France for about $15 million. That's just under 4 cents per acre. Israel's land had been lost to ASSYRIA exactly 2520 YEARS before.
Just as Reuben anciently lost the birthright, so again in 1803 he sold to Joseph the birthright of rich farmland. This very year 1800 was also when England, Scotland and Ireland united to become "Great Britain." These Ephraimites and Judahites had been divided in 721 B.C. because the ASSYRIANS left the Kingdom of Judah alone and only invaded the Kingdom of Israel. Except for "gleaning grapes" from the ten tribes (Isa. 17:6; 2 Chr. 34:9), "There was none left but the tribe (Kingdom) of Judah only" (2 Kings 17:18). The Act of Union of Great Britain and Ireland occurred January 1st, 1801 to become the United Kingdom ruled over by a descendant of King David. England's war with France ended in 1801 also after General Abercrombie defeated the French army at Alexandria.
From 721 to 718 B.C. Israel was besieged by Shalmaneser of ASSYRIA and taken captive. Ezekiel, over a century later in 593 B.C. (Ez. 1:2), prophesied that this captivity would last 390 YEARS (Ez. 4:3-5) which brings us to 331 B.C. when Medo-Persia was conquered by Alexander the Great who defeated Darius first at Issus and then at Arbela and Gaugamela -- all the same year. The House of Israel gained its freedom as a Scythian nation after 390 YEARS of slavery to successive gentile powers and started migrating to Scotland.
We read that "Sennacherib, king of ASSYRIA" came "up against all the fenced cities of JUDAH, and took them" (2 Ki. 18:13; Isa. 36:1). There were 46 fortified cities from which 200,150 Jews were taken captive around 700 B.C. Now if we add 2520 years to 700 B.C., we come to 1820 A.D. and then we add one year since there is no year "0" and come out to 1821 A.D. when there was a fiscal union and amalgamation of the currencies of Great Britain and Ireland. Scotland and N. Ireland are partly JUDAHITE. Also, JUTES had "settled in Kent and the Isle of Wight together with adjacent parts of Hampshire" (15:609).
In 677 B.C., Esar-Haddon, son of Sennacherib, invaded Judah (2 Chr. 33:11) and the remnant of Israel when they were ruled by an Assyrian governor and replaced them with Samaritans (2 Ki. 17:24; Ezra 4:2). The fulfillment for Judah came in 1844 when the Sultan of Turkey was forced by the Powers to give religious liberty to the Jews 2520 YEARS from the overthrow of Judah. For Israel this invasion fulfilled Hosea 1:6 that said, "I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, but I will utterly take them away." As Isaiah 7:8 states, "Within three score and five years shall Ephraim be broken that it be not a people." This was uttered about 742 B.C., making 677 B.C. 65 years later (cp. Hos. 1:4). There was left in the nest "none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped" (Isa. 10:14).
From 677 B.C., we add 2520 YEARS to get 1843, plus one is 1844. One year later, in 1845, the United States annexed Texas territory which included large parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma as well as what is known as Texas today. In 1846 the Pacific Northwest was given to the U.S. by Great Britain via treaty. In 1848 the U.S. acquired California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and more from Mexico. In 1853 the U.S. bought a relatively small slice of land known as the "Gadsden Purchase." Then in 1867, Alaska was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million which was two cents per acre. In 1898 Hawaii was annexed. Just as 677 B.C. started a slow snow-balling cumulative collapse of Israel which took some time to accomplish, so the U.S. began a slow rise to great wealth beginning in 1844. In ancient times, it took years to besiege cities, transport armies and populations, and plunder and remove booty and take possession of the land.
Is Jewish Royalty On The British Throne?
JUDAH married a Canaanite girl contrary to YEHOVAH's law (Deut. 7:3). She gave birth to three children: ER, ONAN and SHELAH. ER and ONAN were wicked and YEHOVAH God executed them (Gen. 38:1-10). It then became the responsibility of SHELAH to marry TAMAR and to name her first-born son after his dead brother ER (Deut. 25:5-6). He did this (1 Ch. 4:21) and ER'S descendants migrated to Ireland and named it ERIN or "ERS Land." The ancient Irish language was ERSE -- a combination of Hebrew and Phoenician. Some ERSE "characters closely resemble the lettering on the Moabite Stone (c. 809 B.C.), and those on the Siloam inscriptions (725 B.C.); and are almost identical with the Anglo-Saxon of the Earle MSS.; which race also came from the stock of Abraham" (J. D. Massey Tamar Tephi). Southern Ireland is known today as EIRE.
Also the name SHELAGH is a popular Irish and Scottish name. Girls are also known as SHELAHS. The Irish are noted for their famous "IRISH LINEN" and this was a distinctive feature of this family. As 1 Chronicles 4:21 says, "The sons of Shelah, the son of Judah, were ER...the families of the house that wrought FINE LINEN." In Southwest Britain is the TAMARUS River.
JUDAH also got Tamar pregnant with twins. They were called Pharez and Zarah. ZARAH had no children when he went down into Egypt with his grandfather Jacob (Gen. 46:12). The descendants of ZARAH, both sons and grandsons, are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 2:6-8 and 1 Kings 4:30-31 as "ETHAN the Ezrahite (i.e. Zerahite), and HEMAN, and CHALCOL, and DARDA, the sons of MAHOL" (1 Ki. 4:31). But the biblical geneology of ZARAH ends with this third generation indicating the departure of ZARAH'S line from Israel while Israel was in Egypt 400 years (Gen. 15:13). Where did they go?
In Crete we find Mount IDA and inhabitants called IDAEANS which sound similar to the word JUDAEANS (Tacitus' History 5:2). A YARDANUS River (Jordan) was also in Crete. They became known as the MILESIANS of Istria (Herod. 2:33) after MAHOL. They settled in a seaport called MILETUS in IONIA, in Asia Minor. When the Persians destroyed this city in 494 B.C., many MILESIANS escaped to Ireland and Scotland. One of the islands west of Scotland is called IONA. In Spain CALCOL established "ZARAHGASSA" meaning "The Stronghold of ZARAH" now called "Saragossa in the Ebro Valley. Camden's Historia Britannica states Bush's roots came directly from Henry III (Seattle Times, Dec. '88, A2).
Cadmus was the great grandson of CHALCOL (1 Ki. 4:31; 1 Ch. 3:6) who was the great great grandson of Judah. Cadmus and his group entered Greece after the Israelites entered Canaan. COLCHIA, a region in ancient Greece, gets its name from CHALCOL. Some of CHALCOL'S descendants founded the colony of COLCHIS about 1480 B.C. named after CALCOL and the inhabitants practiced circumcision (Diodorus 1:55). The speech and manners of the COLCHIANS were Egyptian (Her. 2:103). We also find the city of CHALCIS in Greece. CALCOL became the founder of the kingly dynasties of Western Europe. The name of COL is familiar to all students and genealogists in Western Europe, particularly in Spain, France, Ireland, and Scotland; indeed, in England also we have old King COL. "The Britons themselves claimed to be descendants of the ancient TROJANS...The religion of the Britons was identical with that held by all the disciples of the PELAGIANS...The identity of the British Druids with the HYPERBOREANS of the Greeks is clear and distinct" (J. P. Yeatman, Early English History, pp.116-120).
CALCOL'S brother "DARDA" (KJV margin of 1 Chr. 2:6) called "DARDANUS" by Josephus, was the Egyptian founder of TROY (and the Kingdom of Priam) on the southern shore of the strait called "DARDANELLES." Pliny says the "Moesia (W. coast of Black Sea) contains the DARDANI" (3:25:149). He also says that the "savage tribe of the DARDANI" live on the northwest coast of Greece (4:1:3). Strabo says the "DARDANII" live among the Illyrians (7:5:6) (YUGOSLAVIA). In Greek Mythology, "DARDANUS" is a son of Jupiter and Electra and founded the kingdom of TROY. The "TROJANS were called DARDANI and DARDANIDAE" (Lemp. Clas. Dict., p. 193).
When the city of TROY was overthrown in the famous "Siege of TROY," Aeneas, the last of the royal blood, took what was left of his nation and traveled with them into Europe. His son Brutus, on going to Malta, was there advised by an oracle to re-establish his people in "The Great White Island" (BRITAIN so-called because of the white cliffs of Dover). The oracle said, "the whole earth shall be subject" to the race of Brutus (Milton's History of Britain). This advice was recorded in the archaic Greek on the Temple of Diana in Caer TROIA (New TROY), and was later verified by the "pope."
The king landed at Torbay. An historic stone still stands in the town of Totnes commemorating his coming. He built a new capital city and named it "Caer TROIA" or New TROY (1100 B.C.), later called TRINOVANTUM. Still later the Romans called it LONDINIUM, now known as LONDON. Brutus-the-Trojan named BRITAIN after himself (Historia Britonum, Nennius 10; also Geoffrey of Monmouth). Caesar's Commentaries tell of a people called TRINOBANTES (Gaul 5:20) living in Middlesex and Hertfordshire which seems to confirm this story.
The ancient Annals of Clonmacnoise state, "The most part of our Irish chronicles agree that the sons of MILETUS came to this land in the beginning of the destruction of Troy" (pp. 27-28). "The Sacred Banner of the MILESIANS was a flag on which was represented a dead serpent and the ROD of MOSES" (p. 12, A. M. Sullivan's The Story of Ireland). The letter from Cassibelaun, king of the Britons to Caius Julius Caesar (given in full by Geoffrey of Monmouth) says, " the same vein of NOBILITY flows from AENEAS in the Britons and Romans" (Historia Britonum 4:2). Virgil's Aeneid, written from 26 to 19 B.C., tells about Trojans under Aeneas who founded Rome.
The THRONE of BRITAIN is the oldest in Europe and has preserved the same coronation service as far as records go back from Egferth in 785 A.D. That is for 1215 years. Why so long? Because YEHOVAH God said to David, "thy THRONE shall be established FOREVER" (2 Sam. 7:16). Genesis 49:10 says, "The SCEPTER shall NOT DEPART from Judah...until Shiloh ("Peace") come." The Messiah is the "Prince of Shiloh" (Peace) (Isa. 9:6) and hasn't come back yet. The British coronation service is identical to the Bible: anointing with oil (1 Ki. 1:34), crown of pure gold (Ps. 21:3), sitting on or "at his PILLAR" (stone) (2 Chr. 23:13), presented with a Bible (Deut. 17:14), given bracelets of St. George (2 Sam. 1:10), the shout, "GOD SAVE THE KING" (1 Sam. 10:24) and an oath (2 Chr. 23:16). This is another proof the British are the HOUSE of ISRAEL.
Heraldic Coats of Arms
Regarding heraldic national coats of arms, Manasseh and Ephraim are connected with "a FRUITFUL BOUGH" and "ARCHERS" (Gen. 49:22-23) shooting ARROWS. A "BULLOCK" and "UNICORNS" are mentioned in Deuteronomy 33:13-16. Numbers 24:8 mentions a UNICORN also. Manasseh was the THIRTEENTH tribe because Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob and Benjamin was twelfth. Ephraim succeeded Joseph in the eleventh position since he was reckoned as the firstborn.
There were standards on the four sides of Israel's camp (Num. 2:2-3, 10, 18,25) -- a type of YEHOVAH's throne room in heaven (Ez. 1:10; Rev. 4:7). Judah's "east side" (2:3) had the "LION" (Gen. 49:9). With that starting point, we know Reuben's "south side" (2:10) had the "firstborn" MAN (Gen. 49:3; see also Deut. 33:6) and Ephraim's "west side" (2:18) had the "BULLOCK" (Deut. 33:17) and Dan's "north side" (2:25) had the "EAGLE" (Ez. 1:10; Rev. 4:7) since that's all that's left. Also, Balaam compared Israel to a "UNICORN" (Num. 23:22), a "LION" and talked about Israel's "ARROWS" (24:8-9). Israel is taken to safety on "EAGLE'S WINGS" (Ex. 19:4; Rev. 12:14).
Thus the British coat of arms depicts the LION and UNICORN, the YOUNG LIONS, the HARP of DAVID (1 Sam. 16:23) and the SCARLET THREAD of Zarah as well as the motto, "Dieu et Mon Droit" or "God and my (BIRTH) RIGHT" and another motto: "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" or "Shame be to he who thinks evil." The Biblical equivalent is what YEHOVAH God said to Abraham: "I will bless those who bless you, and curse him that curses you" (Gen. 12:3). Yes, far from exploiting the native races which were displaced by the British Empire, the British have increased their happiness by rescuing them from slavery, witchcraft, sati [widow throws herself on husband's funeral pyre] and thuggi [Hindu cult of assassin priests who attacked travelers] and introducing them to the Bible. "In thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed" (Gen. 28:14).
The American Great Seal of the United States depicts an EAGLE holding a FRUITFUL olive BRANCH and ARROWS in its talon behind a SHIELD (Gen. 15:1; Deut. 33:29; Ps. 5:12; 91:4). There is a "PILLAR of a CLOUD" (Ex. 13:21; 14:20; Num. 9:17; Job 9:7; Ps. 105:39) surrounding a radiating "GLORY" (Ps. 63:2; Ex. 13:21; Lk. 2:9) shining from THIRTEEN stars in a STAR of DAVID configuration. Each STAR represents one of the tribes of Israel (Gen. 37:5-11) and the motto is "E Pluribus Unum" or "Out of Many, One" (Gen. 35:11; 48:19; Heb. 11:12).
The British "Union Jack" flag is the "UNION of JACOB" with a cross to indicate Jacob's CROSSED HANDS (Gen. 48:14). It combines the Cross of St. George (English Saint and Hero) with the Cross of St. Andrew (Scotland) and Cross of St. Patrick (Ireland). America has "OLD GLORY" since, truly, THE MESSIAH is our "ENSIGN" (Isa. 11:10,12; 18:3; 31:9; compare the curtain of the tabernacle: Ex. 26:31). Britain's "JOHN BULL" of political cartoons and editorials stands for the "BULLOCK" of Ephraim.
On the obverse side of America's seal are THIRTEEN stars, THIRTEEN letters in the motto, THIRTEEN stripes in the shield, THIRTEEN leaves and THIRTEEN olives on the olive branch, THIRTEEN arrows. On the reverse side is a pyramid that is unfinished with THIRTEEN courses of masonry and the "All-seeing eye" as the capstone which is the "CHIEF CORNER STONE" that "the builders rejected" (Eph. 2:20; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:7). The only type of building with just one "chief corner stone" is a pyramid and the GREAT PYRAMID of Egypt never did have its apex stone set. It was Israel's genius that built the Great Pyramid and set within it the mathematical confirmation of scriptural truth. The British have a SPHINX on the reverse side of their coat of arms proving that they also came originally from Egypt. "Annuit Coeptis" means "He has PROSPERED our undertakings (or beginnings)" and has THIRTEEN letters (Gen. 39:2-3; Deut. 33:13-15). The name "JOSEPH" means "PROSPER" (Gen. 30:24). "The LORD was with him (Joseph), and that which he did the LORD made it to PROSPER" (Gen. 39:23).
In 1603 James IV of Scotland (Judah) became James I of the United Kingdom of England (Israel) and Scotland (Judah). The crosses of St. George and St. Andrew were combined to produce the first Union Jack of Great Britain. Coins were struck at the time quoting Ezekiel 37:15-22. This was also when the lion (of Judah) and unicorn (ox of Ephraim) were combined to both support the crown. The two sticks that became one were actually the two scepters in James I's hand that became one scepter. Israel and Judah divided about 930 B.C. 2520 years later brings us to 1591, only 12 years short of when they reunited. The reason for the twelve year difference may be that the break took twelve years to implement anciently. It is interesting that the Protestant Reformation took place in England and Scotland with its return to the pure word of YEHOVAH God about this same time which is 2520 years after the ten tribes set up idolatrous golden calves -- departing from YEHOVAH God.
Genesis 22:17 says, "in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will MULTIPLY thy SEED as the stars of heaven ("thousands of MILLIONS" -- 24:60), and as the sand which is upon the seashore (cp. Hos.1:10). This was a birthright promise to Abraham's race (cp. Gen. 13:16 & 26:3-4). "Abraham" actually means "father of a GREAT MULTITUDE" and "Sarah" means "princess" because "she shall be the mother of nations; KINGS of people shall be of her" (17:15-16). "Joseph is a FRUITFUL bough...The Almighty shall bless thee with the blessings of the BREAST and of the WOMB" (Gen. 49:22,25). "Israel shall blossom and bud, and FILL the face of the whole WORLD with fruit" (Isa. 27:6; cp. Isa. 49:20; 54:1-3; 61:9-11; Ez. 17:23; Hos. 1:10 & Zech. 10:8).
In 1700 the English-speaking race numbered less than 6 million. By 1800 it had increased to 20 million and by 1880 to 100 million. In 1919 Britain's population was doubling every 55 years and the United States was doubling every 25 years. English colonies were also doubling every 25 years. Germany came third at 95 years. Austria and Russia both came fourth at 100 years; Spain fifth at 112 years; Italy sixth at 125 and France seventh at 140 years. In 1801 there were roughly 10 million people in Britain. There were over 22 million by 1871 despite emigration and the Irish famine of 1845-47. The Industrial Revolution absorbed the surplus population. Had Britain remained agrarian, famines would have resulted from this kind of growth.
According to The Statesman's Yearbook 2000, the United Kingdom's 1991 census revealed the following ethnic make-up: 49,703,681 WHITE; 352,448 INDIAN; 268,318 BLACK Caribbean; 240,552 PAKISTANI; 77,315 BLACK African; 150,638 BLACK Other; 56,678 BANGLADESHI; 44,635 CHINESE; 43,265 Other ASIAN; Other 173,518.
Canada's 1996 census revealed: BRITISH 10,824,980; FRENCH 5,350,875; EUROPEAN 3,742,895; ASIAN 1,968,465; ARAB 188,430; AFRICAN 137,315; LATIN AMERICAN 423,925; RED INDIAN 477,635; Other 5,413,245. Australia's 1996 census revealed 352,970 ABORIGINES and 17,539,453 BRITISH. New Zealand's population: EUROPEAN 2,639,668; ASIAN 161,988; MAORI 523,374 and POLYNESIAN 176,714. South Africa's 1996 census revealed: BLACK 31,127,631; WHITE 4,434,697; COLORED 3,600,446; INDIAN/ASIAN 1,045. The British Empire has a combined white population totaling 94,236,249.
According to the Census Bureau (U.S. News & World Report, June 13, 1983) , the United States has the following ancestral make-up: 49.6 million, or 22 percent of the population, claimed ENGLISH lineage. 49.2 million traced their bloodlines to GERMANY; 40.2 million claimed to be IRISH; 21 million AFRICANS or 9.3 percent of the population; 12.9 million FRENCH; 12 million ITALIAN; 10 million SCOTCH; 8 million POLISH; 8 million MEXICANS or 3.5 percent and 7 million AMERICAN INDIANS; 6.3 million DUTCH; 4.3 million SWEDISH; 3.5 million NORWEGIAN; 1.7 million WELSH; 1.5 million DANISH. The United States has a combined white population of 199,200,000.
In Genesis 28:14, YEHOVAH God said to Jacob, "thou shalt SPREAD ABROAD to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south." A COLONIZING empire. (Cp. Genesis 13:14-16) Today there are about 300 million Caucasians living in the English-speaking nations of Joseph. North to Great Britain, west to the United States and Canada, south to South Africa and Rhodesia, and east to Australia and New Zealand. Yet the Jews today are comparatively few in number ("about 14 million" -- Acad. Am. 11:417) and have no royalty in Palestine. Britain has a ROYAL FAMILY. "More are the children of the desolate (wife -- Israel) than the children of the married wife (Judah)" (Isa. 54:1).
Strategic Naval "Choke Points"
YEHOVAH God said to Abraham, "Thy seed shall POSSESS the GATE (or "gates" -- Fenton) of his enemies" (Gen. 22:17) . The blessing to Rebekah the wife of Isaac was, "Let thy seed POSSESS the GATE of those who hate them" (cp. 24:60). This prophecy may refer to CONTROL of the SEA which is one common GATE or door to the nations of the world. The ancient meaning is illustrated by Xenophon's "Anabasis" which describes the "GATES" of Syria and Silicea as being two FORTRESSES at the ENTRANCE of the territory.
Bases for ships to refuel and repair as well as bases to guard the entrances to and exits from the various SEAS could be considered GATES plural of the nations. Fascist Benito Mussolini complained in 1938 that "Italy has no FREE ACCESS to the oceans; she is actually a PRISONER...The bars of that PRISON are Corsica (Fr.), Tunisia (Fr.), Malta (Br.) and Cyprus (Br.), and its guards are Gibraltar (Br.) and Cyprus (Br.)" and the Suez Canal (Br.).
"Thy GATES shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces (or wealth, raw materials, foodstuffs) of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought" (Isa. 60:11). At the height of Britain's glory, she owned the Rock of Gibraltar (1704), Ceylon (1795-1948), Cape of Good Hope (1795), Malta (1800-1964), Singapore (1819-1963), Falkland Islands (1833), Aden (1838-1967), Hong Kong (1841-1997), Suez Canal (1876-1956), Cyprus (1878-1960), Perim Island (1857) and Socotra (1886-1967) in the Red Sea, Constantinople (1918-1922) and the English Channel while the United States gained possession of Hawaii (1898), the Philippines (1899-1946) Puerto Rico (1898) and the Panama Canal (1904-1999). "His seed shall be in many WATERS" (Num. 24:7). British India's Khyber Pass could be considered a LAND GATE. Israel was prophesied to have COLONIES in all parts of the world and dominion over vast territorial POSSESSIONS (Deut. 11:23-25; 32:8; Isa. 54:1-3; Isa. 58:12). Ephraim and Manasseh especially (Deut.33:17).
Ships "In Many Waters"
Great Britain first, and now the United States, "RULE the WAVES" with a strong NAVY. From 1700 till 1900 Britain's NAVY was at least as large as any TWO rival NAVIES. According to prophecy, ISRAEL would be a MARITIME nation. "The abundance of the SEA shall be converted unto thee" (Isa. 60:5). "I will set his hand also in the SEA, and his right hand in the RIVERS" (Ps. 89:25). "His seed shall be in many WATERS" (Num. 24:7). Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe. Frobisher discovered Labrador and Baffin Bay. Captain Cook and Horatio Nelson are world famous for their NAVAL exploits. Because of this maritime dominance, all maps since 1884 have Greenwich, England as their Prime Meridian. Americans such as John Paul Jones and Chester Nimitz have also gained deserved fame.
In 1884 Great Britain possessed 17,875 sailing VESSELS weighing 5,271,160 tons and 4,649 steamers weighing 3,822,708 tons making her FLEET the largest in the world. The United States possessed 6,214 sailing VESSELS weighing 2,000,218 tons and 422 steamers weighing 374,314 tons making it the second largest FLEET at the time. In 1988, the U.S. fleet of 6,442 SHIPS ranked fifth largest in the world at 16,207,900 gross tons and the United Kingdom's 2,142 VESSELS ranked ninth with 8,266,400 gross tons. When we add in twelfth-ranked Hong Kong (7,329,000), twenty-seventh ranked Australia (2,365,900), thirty-eighth-ranked Canada (1,207,700) and finally New Zealand's 336,800 gross tons we see that Anglo-Saxon SHIPPING DOMINATES the oceans. (These figures would be much higher if the American and British merchant vessels didn't use "flag of convenience" countries such as Liberia and Panama.)
Jacob prophesied that in the "last days," Joseph would receive the "blessings of the DEEP that lieth under" (Gen. 49:25) which refers to the FISHING industry among other things (pearls, sponges, meerschaum). "And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Eternal...for the DEEP that stretcheth out beneath" (Deut. 33:13). "The abundance of the SEA shall be converted unto thee" (Isa. 60:5). "I will set his hand also in the SEA, and his right hand in the RIVERS" (Ps. 89:25). "His seed shall be in many WATERS" (Num. 24:7). The United States' exports of FISH commodities in 1995 (3.38 billion dollars) were SECOND in the world. The U.S. caught 5,939,300 metric tons of FISH in 1997 -- FIFTH largest in the world. This is not just a recent phenomenon, because in 1889 the U.S. was FIRST in the world, and caught 600,000 tons valued at 8,600,000 pounds. The United Kingdom ranked SECOND in 1889 and caught 585,000 tons of FISH valued at 6,400,000 pounds. Today its catch is higher -- 725,600 tons in 1995. Canada was THIRD in 1889 at 300,000 tons. Today it is far higher -- 880,891 tons in 1995.
Airplanes To "Mount Up With Wings"
"Who are these that FLY as a cloud, and as the DOVES to their windows?" (Isa. 60:8) According to 1988 statistics, the United States alone accounts for more than 40% of world AIRLINE passenger traffic and has 6,311,000 AIRPLANES, more than any other nation by far. If we add the second-ranked United Kingdom's 573,000 AIRPLANES; Australia's sixth-ranked 296,000; New Zealand's twentieth-ranked 112,000; Canada's 56,000 and South Africa's 52,000 we see that once again the Anglo-Saxon AIRPLANES DOMINATE the skies. "They shall mount up with wings like eagles" (Isa. 40:31).
Vehicles To "Run and Not Be Weary"
Again according to 1988 statistics, the United States has by far the longest ROAD NETWORK of any country in the world at 6,233,308 kilometers. Australia ranks seventh (852,986), Canada eighth (844,386), the United Kingdom twelfth (352,292), South Africa nineteenth (182,968) and New Zealand further down the list with 93,113. "Many shall run to and fro" (Dan. 12:4) "They shall run, and not be weary" (Isa. 40:31). Our "land is also full of HORSES (horsepower), neither is there any end of their CHARIOTS" (vehicles) (Isa. 2:7). "CHARIOTS shall rage in the streets, they shall jostle one against another in the broadways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings" (Nahum 2:4). The United States also ranks first in number of VEHICLES (cars, buses, trucks, vans, motorcycles) with 183,468,000. The United Kingdom ranks sixth at 24,499,600. Canada ninth at 15,400,000, Australia eleventh at 9,221,100, South Africa sixteenth at 4,426,600 and New Zealand further down with 1,865,000. Anglo-Saxon VEHICLES DOMINATE the roads.
The "Crooked (Terrain) Made Straight" for Railroads
In 1988, the United States had the second longest RAILWAY NETWORK in the world at 225,400 km. Canada had the third longest RAILROAD at 65,800 km. Australia came sixth at 39,300 km. South Africa eleventh at 23,800. The United Kingdom fifteenth at 16,600 and New Zealand 35th at 4,300 km. "Prepare ye the (Rail) WAY of the Eternal, make straight in the desert a HIGHWAY for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain" (Isa. 40:3-4). "And an HIGHWAY shall be there...the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein" (Isa. 35:5-8) because TRACKS allow even drunks to arrive safely. Like nothing else can even today, TRAINS CIVILIZED the wild interiors of many lands by moving huge quantities of raw materials and people inland. First came the SURVEYORS, then DYNAMITE was used to remove the mountains. "Jacob...thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills like chaff" (Isa. 41:15). TRACK HOES and BULLDOZERS then came in to make the RAILWAY straight.
Just as Joseph was once "SEPARATED from his brothers" (Deut. 33:16) in the Egyptian "breadbasket of the world," so the United States, "the breadbasket of the world," is SEPARATE from the other nations of Europe by TWO OCEANS. Britain is surrounded by a MOAT. As Shakespeare said, "This fortress built by Nature for herself...This precious stone set in a silvery sea...as a MOAT defensive to a house" (Richard II, Act 2, Scene 1). Balaam forecast, "The people shall dwell ALONE, and shall not be reckoned among the nations" (Num. 23:9-10). Moses also foretold, "Israel then shall dwell in SAFETY ALONE" (Deut. 33:28). "So shall we be SEPARATED, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth" (Ex. 33:16). Australia, New Zealand and Canada are all in SAFE, ISOLATED locations also.
Ephraim and Manasseh were prophesied to "grow into a multitude in the MIDST of the EARTH" (Gen. 48:14-16). NORTH AMERICA is geographically "in the MIDST of the EARTH." "I am the LORD your God, which have SEPARATED you from other people" (Lev. 20:24) by the Atlantic and Pacific and by the English Channel. He put a "HEDGE" around Israel (Isa. 5:5). In 1 Kings 8:53 we read: "For thou didst SEPARATE them from among all the people of the earth to be thine inheritance."
Britain developed a different society, laws and religion from the Catholic, Latin nations of Europe. She also developed ISOLATIONISM. The same is true of the United States. In 1823 President Monroe made the Monroe Doctrine which declared "that the American continents are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European power." They "DWELL ALONE" (Nu. 23:9).
YEHOVAH says in 2 Samuel 7:10,"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." This scripture couldn't be speaking about Palestine because Israel was ALREADY LIVING in Palestine. This is FUTURE tense. Israel was CONTINUALLY AFFLICTED in Palestine -- which had no MOAT. This land promises no such affliction. Israel MOVED AWAY from Palestine (745 B.C. to 585 B.C.). But from this land they will "MOVE NO MORE." Ever since the days of William the Conqueror in 1066, a period of over 900 years, Britain has never been successfully invaded by an external enemy. They haven't been "AFFLICTED" like other European nations because of the English Channel. Neither have the English been forced to "MOVE." Danites arrived in 1000 B.C. Jutes in 449 A.D. Saxons in 477 A.D. Angles 507A.D., Scandinavians 802 A.D., Danes 866 A.D. and Normans in 1066 A.D. British won't ever stop being a nation (Jer. 31:36-37).
A Strong Military
Jacob said that Joseph's "BOW abode in STRENGTH, and the ARMS of his hands were made STRONG by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob" (Gen. 49:23). Moses said Joseph would "PUSH the people together to the ends of the earth" (Deut. 33:17). Balaam prophesied that Israel "shall EAT UP the nations his ENEMIES, and shall BREAK their BONES, and PIERCE them THROUGH with his ARROWS" (Num. 24:8-9). "The remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations...like a LION among the beasts of the forest, like a YOUNG LION among the flocks of sheep, who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and NONE can DELIVER" (Micah 5:8). "A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a STRONG nation" (Isa. 60:22). "All the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Eternal, and they shall be AFRAID of thee" (Deut. 28:10).
"He INCREASED his people Israel greatly, and made them STRONGER than their enemies" (Ps. 105:24). "They that strive with thee shall perish...they that war against thee shall be as nothing" (Isa. 41:12). "The nations shall see and be confounded at all their (Israel's) MIGHT" (Micah 7:16). "The Eternal thy God will set thee on high ABOVE ALL NATIONS of the earth (Deut. 28:1-10; 26:19; 15:6; 7:6; 14:2). Jacob is the "CHIEF of the nations" (Jer. 31:7). "NO WEAPON that is formed AGAINST THEE shall PROSPER, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt CONDEMN. This is the heritage of the servants of the Eternal" (Isa. 54:17). "For the nation...that will not serve thee shall PERISH" (Isa. 60:12). "And FIVE of you shall CHASE an HUNDRED, and an HUNDRED of you shall put TEN THOUSAND to FLIGHT" (Lev. 26:8). "Thou art my BATTLE-AXE and WEAPONS of WAR; for with thee will I break in pieces the nations" (Jer. 51:20). "I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee" (Ex. 23:27). "I will contend with him that contendeth with thee" (Isa. 49:25).
The English army of 30,000 defeated the 120,000 of Latin Europe under its kings and princes at Crecy in 1346. Historians describe how "the English shot with their arrows so quickly that it seemed like snow." At Poitiers in 1356, the Black Prince, with an army of 10,000 English, completely defeated the French army of 60,000. At Agincourt in 1416, Henry V with 9,000 men defeated the French with 36,000. Losses were 1,600 English and 24,000 French. The English LONGBOW was decisive in these battles. Cassell's History of England tells us how immediately after the victory the whole English army knelt in prayer and gave thanks to YEHOVAH God, while Psalm 144 and the first verse of Psalm 115 were read out -- "When Israel went out of Egypt...not unto us O LORD, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy."
On May 29, 1588, the Spanish Armada sailed out with 130 ships. Drake's smaller fleet of 101 ships had only 28 properly equipped for fighting. But they were "RACE-BUILT" and had LONG-BARRELED cannons on rollers to absorb the RECOIL. Spanish cannons were of many different calibers, hard to reload and often blew apart when fired. Due mainly to stormy east WINDS, and the GULFSTREAM, the Spanish fleet arrived back home with eight shattered galleons. About 54,000 Spaniards were killed. One hundred English sailors were wounded. The English fleet suffered little damage. YEHOVAH God "breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east WIND" (Ps. 48:7).
In 1652 Van Tromp was going to sweep the British from the seas. But again a STORM dispersed the ships. In 1719 the combined French and Spanish ships attempted the invasion of Britain. Once more a STORM sent their hopes to the bottom. In 1744 Sir Robert Walpole said that "nothing but the WIND saved the nation." Again in 1779 France and Spain combined to crush Britain, but a pestilent DISEASE attacked their sailors, and their fleet became an easy prey to the British. The victories over France were paralleled by Clive in India in 1757; Wolfe in Canada in 1759, Horatio Nelson at Abukir Bay in 1798, then Trafalgar 1805, and the Duke of Wellington (Wellesley) at Waterloo in 1815.
In Canada James Wolfe captured Quebec from the French in 1759 by leading his men up the cliffs to a place coincidentally known as "the Plains of ABRAHAM." In India Robert Clive routed Siraj-ud-Daula's army at Plassey and restored British power in Bengal on the 23rd of June 1757 -- using 3000 British soldiers against 50,000 Indians armed with muskets. At the Battle of Meeanee General Sir Charles Napier's British 2,400-man army was faced with 35,000 Baluchis and defeated them on February 17, 1843. Torrential RAIN (so eloquently described by Victor Hugo in Les Miserables) fell the night before the Battle of Waterloo and prevented Napoleon's artillery from operating effectively until too late. The balls stuck in the mud. This was also when the British invention of SHRAPNEL was first used.
January 23, 1879 a British garrison of about 80 able men successfully defended Rorke's Drift in Zululand. They were attacked by about 4000 Zulus. Zulus lost 350 men and the British loss was 17 killed and 10 wounded. They used only the MARTINI-HENRY single-shot, breech-loading rifle. Yet to be invented were the Maxim MACHINE GUN (1884) and the TANK (1916) which played an important role in later British victories.
Germany lost her colonial territories in S.W. and N.E. Africa and in Samoa when she fought Britain in World War One (1914-1918). Some British soldiers claim they were protected from Germans by ANGELS on horseback near Mons and Yrpes in August 1914. The Germans also mention a "WHITE CAVALRY" in the Spring of 1918 near Bethune that turned their attack into a retreat (We Have a Guardian by W. E. Grant, pp. 6-7).
In World War Two a CALM in 1940 stilled the notoriously tempestuous English Channel to the smoothness of a pond for three days and permitted not only large craft, but all kinds of small riverboats, even barges, to evacuate from Dunkirk 338,226 of Britain's defenseless, weaponless army at the very moment when the German High Command communicated to the world "The British Army is encircled. Our troops are proceeding to the annihilation." FOG COVER prevented German planes from bombing and strafing. The outnumbered RAF using RADAR and the HURRICANE and SPITFIRE FIGHTERS, destroyed 1733 German aircraft while losing 915 fighters in the pivotal Battle of Britain. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Hitler took a SEDATIVE, Rommel was on VACATION, the German Panzer tanks were held in RESERVE and all but two aircraft had been REDEPLOYED to other airstrips that very day so couldn't be used.
In 1982, the British re-conquered the Falkland Islands. The British lost four ships, 255 soldiers killed and 750 wounded; Argentina lost the Santa Fe submarine, the General Belgrano ship, over 100 Argentine planes, six patrol boats, 1000 Argentineans killed, Menendez court-marshaled and the junta driven from power.
Britain's Pacific Island natives were all afflicted by FALLING population levels. Fiji's dropped by 30,000 between 1860 and 1873 and the DECLINE only ceased in 1921. Imported diseases, against which the islanders possessed no immunity, were largely responsible. In Canada the French Catholic missionaries unknowingly spread disease among the Huron Indians which weakened them to the point that the Iroquois were able to massacre them. As Jeremiah 30:10-11 says, "though I make a FULL END of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee" (Also Jer. 46:28). In Australia the Aborigines -- who were once the only inhabitants -- have almost DISAPPEARED. Tasmanians have become EXTINCT. Regarding New Zealand, in 1860 the Maoris held the greater part of the North Island but rebelled against the encroachment of the British settlers on the coast. The "Maori Wars" lasted until 1871 when the natives were DEFEATED.
The people of India, Maoris, and Australian Aborigines were all "PUSHED" by Joseph. In South Africa the Cape of Good Hope became a British possession in 1814. The organized migration of large parties of intrepid Dutch farmers and pioneers from the Cape in 1835-1836 -- the Great Trek -- helped establish white rule of the sub-continent. The Dutch based their actions in DRIVING BACK the natives entirely on the belief that they were the latter-day representatives of the ISRAELITES of Old Testament prophecies. "To the Boers (Dutch & French) as to the Scottish Covenanters, the Old Testament was the guide in war and politics. The Dutch Boer regarded the Hottentot and the Kafir as the Hebrew did the men of Canaan. Believing himself called to DRIVE BACK the heathen, he became as fierce and impatient of control as the primitive Hebrews" (The Expansion Of The British Empire). The Zulu, Kafir and Hottentot were "PUSHED" back by Joseph. YEHOVAH God "set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel" (Deut. 32:8; see Acts 17:26). (See A. J. Ferris's The British Commonwealth and The United States of America Foretold in the Bible).
In the United States in 1634, having heard reports of an EPIDEMIC among the local Indians, John Winthrop wrote in his diary that "they are all DEAD of the small pox so as the Lord cleareth our title to what we possess." Cotton Mather, a Puritan of Boston, justified colonial expansion by pointing out that the lazy, idolatrous Indians were DISPOSSESSED by the colonists just as the ISRAELITES had DRIVEN OUT the pagan Canaanites. Beginning in 1763 the frontiersmen DROVE BACK the Red Indian further and further west in the Indian wars -- the Creek (1814), Seminole (1818), Black Hawk (1832), Cherokee (1839), etcetera. They "PUSHED" these Indians TOGETHER onto reservations.
From 1846-1848 Americans fought the Mexicans and gained New Mexico, California and Texas. The GATLING and NORDENFELT machine guns were made in America. On April 25, 1898, an American fleet of six ships entered Manila Bay and DESTROYED Spain's fleet of ten ships with the loss of only seven men. Later the American fleet SUNK the Spanish fleet in Cuban waters and lost only one man. Sam Houston, with only seven hundred and fifty raw recruits, fought the decisive battle against the Mexican army at San Jacinto April 21st, 1836. He killed 650; captured 350 and lost only eight dead and 25 wounded.
In World Wars one and two, American soldiers and weapons were the decisive factor in Allied victory. Chennault's American "FLYING TIGERS" -- defending the Burma Road supply line -- SHOT DOWN 296 Japanese planes in the air and 200 more on the ground and 400 airmen in seven months at a cost of 4 AVG pilots killed, and 14 planes shot down, a record never equaled by any pilots to this day. In Guadalcanal, 24,000 Japanese were killed and 1,600 Americans killed, 4,200 Americans wounded. Each side lost 24 warships (Encyc. Brit. 5:527). At the Battle of Midway, Japanese scout plane number four was 1/2 hour LATE in taking off and its transmitter DIDN'T WORK. It was the plane that spotted the U.S. carriers. Then U.S. planes attacked Japanese carriers at the critical time when Japanese planes had just landed on their own carrier decks without fuel PREVENTING any fighters from taking off. As a result, four Japanese aircraft carriers were SUNK. One American carrier was sunk. At Iwo Jima: 6,000 Americans died., 21,000 Japanese died. At Okinawa there were 12,500 American casualties and 125,000 Japanese casualties. Two ATOMIC BOMBS ended the war with Japan in 1945.
From 1950 to 1953, the Korean War raged: 4,262 Americans died and 37,000 North Koreans died. There were 78 F86 Saberjets destroyed and 792 Soviet MiG-15 Fighters destroyed -- a 10:1 kill ratio. In Vietnam (1955-1975), 1,700,000 Vietnamese were killed and 3,200,000 wounded. U.S. casualties were over 58,000 killed and 153,300 wounded. 14 VC died for each American death. In the Persian Gulf War of 1991, a tank battle between the Iraqi Republican Guard and Schwarzkopf's tanks ended with 200 Iraqi tanks DESTROYED and no American tanks destroyed. The land war was over in 100 hours, but only after 80,000 Iraqi troops had been taken prisoner, 3,000 to 100,000 estimated dead and the Iraqi war machine DEVASTATED from the air. Only 245 allied troops died; 900 wounded; two prisoners.
Before Israel could inherit the promised land, she had to FIGHT against Canaanites and before the British could establish a just Empire, they had to FIGHT against corrupt cultures. In the same way, before YEHOVAH God can set up His perfect and peaceful Millennium, He will declare total WARFARE against a sinful world (Rev. 19:11).
Rights are proportional to responsibilities. Native, heathen races lost their rights to the same extent they disobeyed YEHOVAH's law. When the British took over, they abolished SLAVERY, HEAD-HUNTING, CANNIBALISM, SATI (widow throws herself on husband's funeral pyre), THUGGING (Hindu cult of assassin priests who attacked travelers), and PIRACY. Americans destroyed NAZISM (Anti-Semitism) and COMMUNISM (no right to private property) and are currently battling TERRORISM. They built schools, hospitals and missions and established FAIR PLAY and JUST RULE. Many cultures were brought from the stone age to the modern age. They were made prosperous and taught righteous ways and given hope. The BRITISH EMPIRE and the UNITED STATES civilized the world and, with all their shortcomings, have nonetheless been a type of the KINGDOM of YEHOVAH GOD and have foreshadowed the MILLENNIUM.
Inherit Gentile Nations
Britain is an ISLAND of "STONE" that was "cut out (of Europe) without hands" by Noah's flood and destined to "break in pieces" the world powers. If the right foot of the statue (Dan. 2) is eastern Europe and the left foot is western Europe, Britain has smitten both despotic, idolatrous feet and won many times (Jer. 51:20). It did become "a great mountain (kingdom), and filled the whole earth" (Dan. 2:34-35) as a type of what will occur (Isa. 2:2; Micah 4:1).
The British and then the Americans did "INHERIT the GENTILES (nations)" (Isa. 54:3). "Ask of me, and I shall give thee the HEATHEN for thine INHERITANCE, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession" (Ps. 2:8). They were given "the HERITAGE of the GENTILES" (Ps. 111:6; ) and did "suck the milk of the GENTILES...I will also make thy (military) officers PEACE, and thine (tax) exactors RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Isa. 60:16-17) and "STRANGERS shall...feed your flocks, and the...ALIEN shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the PRIESTS of the ETERNAL; men shall call you the MINISTERS of our GOD; ye shall eat the RICHES of the GENTILES" (Isa. 61:5-6; Isa. 49:23).
"Thou shalt REIGN over MANY NATIONS, but they shall not reign over thee" (Deut. 15:6). "Enlarge the place of thy tent, and stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations. Spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes. For thou shalt break forth on the right hand, and on the left; and thy seed shall INHERIT the GENTILES" (Isa. 54:2-3). "Let people SERVE thee, and nations BOW DOWN to thee: be LORD over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons BOW DOWN to thee: cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and BLESSED be he that BLESSETH thee" (Gen. 27:28-29). "God will set thee on HIGH ABOVE all nations of the earth" (Deut. 28:1).
"Thus saith the LORD: The...merchandise of Cush (India and Ethiopia) and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over (the Atlantic) unto thee, and they (black men) shall be THINE (slaves); they shall come after thee; in CHAINS they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee...saying, Surely God is in thee, and there is none else" (Isa. 45:14). Yes, the Bible even predicted the slave trade. "Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit" (Isa. 27:6). "Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD...thou hast removed it far unto all the ends of the earth" (Isa. 26:15). "Thy sun shall no more go down" (Isa. 60:20). Does this mean that the sun never sets on the British Empire?
A small British foretaste occurred from about 1800 to 1947 A.D. when many other nations, races, and religions were ruled over PEACEFULLY and with RIGHTEOUSNESS. "I will lift up mine hand to the GENTILES, and set up my standard (Union Jack) to the PEOPLE, and they shall bring thy sons in their lap, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders (in sedans). And KINGS shall be thy nursing fathers (guardians) and their queens thy nursing mothers; they shall BOW DOWN to thee with their face toward the earth...they shall not be ashamed that wait for me" (Isa. 49:22-23). Many RAJAHS (kings) in India, and many once-ruling CHIEFS in Africa, have CARRIED the British king and his representatives in sedans. People from around the world have BOWED their face to the earth before British royalty.
Israel is YEHOVAH God's "DOMINION" (Ps. 114:2) and it is interesting how the British call their Empire "the DOMINIONS overseas" (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc.).
YEHOVAH God gave Abraham "all the land from the river of Egypt (Nile not Wady el Arish) to the great river, the Euphrates (Gen. 15:18). Therefore the British have taken over Bahrein, El Kator, Muscat, Kuria Muria, Socotra, Somaliland, Perim, Aden, the Red Sea, Bozrah and many other places given by an "everlasting covenant" to his seed forever. Britain gained Palestine, Trans-Jordan and Iraq after the First World War. In fact the watershed of the Nile begins far beyond the Great Lakes of Africa; the watershed of the Euphrates covers the better part of Asia Minor. Isaiah 43:3-4 confirms this: "I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. (All British possessions at one time). Since thou wast precious in my sight thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee and people for thy life."
Deuteronomy 1:5-8 says, "The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying...go...by the seaside, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates....go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them." Yet Israel has never fully possessed this Promised Land. (picture of promised land boundaries, p. 193 of British Empire)
India was a huge market for British manufactured goods and modernizing India was vital to Britain's economy once Europe no longer needed British imports. Therefore the progress India made from chaos and ignorance to the heights of peace, order and material progress was a deserved reward. "I will bless them that bless thee" (Gen. 12:3). Since India had no real civil law, Britain ruled her as a benevolent, humane dictator raising a family till they could rule themselves justly. "Ye shall possess nations greater and mightier than yourselves" (Deut. 11:23). Under native and Mogul rulers, the compulsory assessment on land averaged about 12s. per acre. The British by 1903 were assessing only 2s. per acre. From 1815 on, the British established schools run by Christian missionaries in India. The different religions, races, castes and clans could only be united by a disinterested third party (British). Democracy would fragment the country. When India gained independence in 1947, Britain became a third rate power.
America's "Manifest Destiny" was a belief that "the nation...is destined to manifest to mankind the obedience of divine principles (Deut. 4:6; Isa. 49:6-8)...calling no MAN master, but governed by God's natural and moral LAW of equality" -- John O'Sullivan, 1838 (not an arbitrary KING but a just LAW is our ruler). John Adams explained, "We need to have an empire that is governed by LAWS and not by MAN." It was "the right of our manifest destiny to OVERSPREAD...the whole...continent which Providence hath given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and...self-government." It was YEHOVAH God's will for American institutions to expand west, annex Texas, then Oregon, Mexican territory, Alaska, and Spanish Philippines. MacArthur transformed Japan after World War Two by instituting land reforms, free elections and an American-style constitution.
Helpful To Mankind!
YEHOVAH told Abraham that "Thou shalt be a BLESSING" (Gen. 12:2). "Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be BLESSED in him" (Gen. 18:18). In thee and in thy SEED shall all families of the earth be BLESSED" (Gen. 28:14). "And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people like DEW from the Eternal, like the SHOWERS upon the grass" (Micah 5:7). "They shall show forth my PRAISE" (Isa. 43:21). YEHOVAH God chose to help Celto-Saxondom so they could help the rest of mankind. Yes, the ONE SEED -- the Messiah -- came from Judah, but the MULTITUDINOUS SEED -- Israelites -- came from the ten tribes of Israel. Israel is a parallel type of the Messiah -- the antitype. Israelite nations (MANY SEED --"Race") have helped mankind MATERIALLY and TECHNICALLY in ways listed below just as Judah's Messiah (ONE SEED -- "Grace") has helped mankind SPIRITUALLY with FORGIVENESS and ETERNAL LIFE.
Psalm 114:2 says, "JUDAH was his SANCTUARY and ISRAEL his DOMINION." Yeshua the Messiah had a dual work to perform: Priest (Melchizedek Priest taking Levi's place) and King (son of David taking Judah's place). As ISRAEL'S high PRIEST and Redeemer he needed a SANCTUARY to perform his SACRIFICE. As ISRAEL'S KING he needs a DOMINION in which to REIGN. Two advents were necessary for the dual mission. JUDAH prepared for his first coming while ISRAEL is to prepare for his second. The THRONE is to be as literal as the crucifixion TREE. Nobody is saying the British Empire is perfect. The Messiah himself said there were tares and wheat which grow together.
"Thou shalt LEND unto (invest in) many nations, but thou shalt not borrow" (Deut. 15:6; 28:12). The Industrial Revolution began in Britain and Britain sowed the seeds of industrialization elsewhere by exporting knowledge, engineers, entrepreneurs and, above all, CAPITAL. London was the financial center of the world from about 1815 to 1870. During this time Britain possessed almost half of the world's industrial capacity. Thus her colonies, like everyone else, had little choice but to import British manufactured goods. The British invested in other countries and exported capital. By 1910, Britain's share of the world's industrial capacity was 15%, compared to the United States' 35% -- so now Wall Street dominated and the London Stock Exchange faded.
After Britain annexed India, Lord Curzon stated, "We came here in obedience to PROVIDENCE for the BENEFIT of millions." Cecil Rhodes was convinced that "it was the DESTINY of the Anglo-Saxon races to CIVILIZE the world." Kipling called it the "White Man's BURDEN." Nelson Mandela recalled, "Britain was the home of everything that was BEST in the world." After America's annexation of the Philippines in 1899, Senator A. J. Beveridge proclaimed his faith in "the MISSION of our race, trustees under God, of the CIVILIZATION of the world."
The missionaries first came and taught the natives to be ashamed of being naked, then the British or American LOOM clothed him. He was taught to be ashamed of laziness, then the British or American FORGE manufactured better iron tools for his work. He was taught to be ashamed of immorality. Then the British or American PRINTING PRESS gave him a Bible in his own language. In this way missionaries and merchants complemented each other, being protected by the soldier and sailor.
Methods of AGRICULTURE such as crop rotation, convertibility between cultivated and pasture land, and irrigation aided the British. Henry Bessemer's process for converting iron into hard steel revolutionized MINING. Then came RAILROADS with the steam engine and DYNAMITE for removing mountains. "Jacob...thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills like chaff" (Isa. 41:15). "Every mountain and hill shall be made low" (Isa. 40:4). Tunnels and highways for AUTOMOBILES were blasted out so that "many shall run to and fro" (Dan. 12:4) "and not be weary" (Isa. 40:31). Our "land is also full of horses (HORSEPOWER), neither is there any end of their chariots" (CARS) (Isa. 2:7). "They shall mount up with wings like eagles" (Isa. 40:31) in PLANES.
Israel was also prophesied to be "a LIGHT of the nations" (Isa. 42:6). "And the nations shall come to thy LIGHT" (Isa. 60:3). YEHOVAH God says, "I will make darkness LIGHT before them" (Isa. 42:16). "Unto the upright there ariseth LIGHT in the darkness" (Ps. 112:4). Thomas Edison invented the LIGHT bulb on October 21, 1879 which has turned our darkness into LIGHT. "And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day (Gasoline & Diesel EXHAUST?), and the SHINING of a flaming fire by night" (ELECTRICITY) (Isa. 4:5).
INVENTIONS such as the loom, electric motor, generator, storage battery, telephone and motion pictures have been a blessing to all nations. "He giveth POWER to the faint" by means of ELECTRICITY; "and to those who have no might he increaseth strength" by means of ELECTRICITY (Isa. 40:29). UMBRELLAS are the "tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and rain" (Isa. 4:5-6). Philo Farnsworth from Idaho invented TELEVISION on September 7, 1927. We could also mention the inventions of Watt, Darby, Wilkinson and Crompton.
MEDICINES such as antiseptics, sulfa drugs, antibiotics and vitamins have also cured many. Whenever an earthquake or flood or famine strikes anywhere in the world, the American Red Cross and C.A.R.E. arrive. For centuries the best source of general KNOWLEDGE has been the Encyclopedia Britannica, now giving way to the American Internet. Yes, "knowledge shall be increased" (Dan. 12:4).
Britain's MILITARY POWER also benefitted mankind. Britain checked the power of Spain, Portugal, France, Netherlands and Russia preventing them from dominating the world in the 1700s and1800s with her "thin red line" and America kept Germany, Japan and Russia from dominating the world in the 1900s as "the world's policeman." Again due to the British Empire, English has become the prevalent global LANGUAGE.
William Wilberforce caused the British Houses of Parliament to outlaw SLAVERY in 1807. Britain commissioned her men-of-war to capture every vessel trading in slaves throughout the world in the early 1800s, and by 1833 the selling of slaves was abolished. Britain paid Portugal 300,000 pounds and Spain 400,000 pounds to stop their slave traffic. Britain let France keep her colonies after Napoleon's defeat on condition she give up the slave trade. Britain paid the West Indies and Mauritius 20,000,000 pounds to free their slaves "I, the Eternal, have called thee in righteousness...to bring out the PRISONERS from the prison, and those who sit in DARKNESS out of the prison house" (Isa. 42:7). "I will preserve thee...to establish the earth...That thou mayest say to the PRISONERS, Go forth" (49:9; Isa. 61:1; Ex. 22:21). Abraham Lincoln's American Emancipation Proclamation took place in 1862.
It was also Israel's mission "To OPEN the BLIND eyes" (Isa. 42:7) with glasses, contacts, cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. America invented the excimer laser. FOOD SURPLUS to feed the starving millions of Africa and India and China has repeatedly come from generous Americans and other Anglo-Saxon countries.
The British Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution reflect Bible principles. They teach wise GOVERNMENT with checks, balances and separation of powers (Isa. 33:22) since most men are wicked (Jer. 17:9; Jer. 30:21) Even so, in England a man is innocent till proven guilty, whereas in all other Continental countries the reverse is true. No man can be tried a second time for the same offense. All trials must be public and the prisoner is entitled to meet his accusers face to face. Voting for leaders (Deut. 1:13; 17:15; Acts 1:23; 6:3-6), 12-man jury trials judging law and fact (Lev. 19:15; Num. 35:23) because there were 12 sons of Israel and 12 apostles of the Messiah, two witnesses under oath required to prove a point and three judges required to try a case (Deut. 17:6; 19:15; BT Sanhedrin 3) each operating in a judicial circuit (1 Sam. 7:15-17) using "case law" known as "judgments" (previous similar cases -- Deut. 17:11; the Talmud), civil authority over martial law (1 Sam. 24:10), an all-volunteer army (Num. 1:3; Deut. 20:5-8), the right to privacy inside one's home (no unlawful searches or seizures) (Deut. 24:10-11; Isa. 39:4-6), the right to life since "thou shalt not kill" (Ex. 20:13), the right to private property since "thou shalt not steal" (Ex. 20:15), statute of limitations for recovery of debt (Deut. 15:1-2), free speech as long as it doesn't "provoke imminent lawlessness" (Acts 4;18-20), the right to own guns (1 Sam. 13:19; Luke 22:36 ).
No ruler is above the law and no peasant beneath it because its not an arbitrary law (Num. 9:14; Lev. 24:22). No "entangling foreign alliances" which are harlotry (Ez. 23:30). Also separation of church from state interference (Ezra 7:24) and no one denomination running the nation as in Britain. Biblical basis for this is the king couldn't intrude on a priestly office or he became leprous (2 Chr.26:18). The kingship belonged to David's sons forever (Jer. 33:17) while the priesthood belonged to Aaron's sons forever (Deut. 10:8). "Vested interest" or "Conflict of interest" disqualifies candidates (Sanhedrin 105; Ketubot 105a). No man is a judge in his own case, nor may he take the law into his own hands (Deut. 24:16).
True money is gold and silver coin (Gen. 13:2; 23:16) since commodity value equals face value and it can't be printed endlessly to steal your savings like "a bag with holes" (Haggai 1:6). The Bible word for "money" means "silver." But debased currency is "divers weights" and "divers measures" (Deut. 25:13-14). "Thy silver (money) has become worthless, thy wine mixed with water" (Isa. 1:22) -- inflated.
"He showeth his WORD unto Jacob, his STATUTES and his JUDGMENTS unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for his JUDGMENTS, they (other nations) have not known them" (Ps. 147:19-20). "You only have I KNOWN of all the families of the earth" (Amos 3:2). "This people have I formed for myself; they shall SHOW forth my praise" (Isa. 43:21). "Ye are my WITNESSES, saith the Eternal, that I am God" (Isa. 43:12). "My WORDS which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Eternal, from henceforth and forever" (Isa. 59:21). "All thy children shall be taught (margin "disciples") of the LORD" (Isa. 54:13; John 6:45). "If ye will OBEY my voice...ye shall be unto me a kingdom of PRIESTS and an HOLY nation" (Ex. 19:5-6). "It shall come to pass that, in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people (called Gentiles), there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the SONS of the living GOD" (true Christians) (Hos. 1:10). "They shall REMEMBER ME in far countries" (Zech. 10:9).
"The people that walked in darkness have seen a great LIGHT...The LORD sent a WORD into Jacob" (Isa. 9:2,8). "But Israel shall be SAVED in the LORD with an EVERLASTING SALVATION...In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be JUSTIFIED, and shall GLORY" (Isa. 45:17, 25). "Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people SAVED by the LORD" (Deut. 33:29). " I will pour my SPIRIT upon thy seed" (Isa. 44:3). "The LORD hath REDEEMED His servant Jacob" (Isa. 48:20) without money (Isa. 52:3) under a New Covenant (Jer. 31:31) where the Messiah confirmed the promises made to the fathers (Rom. 15:8) and didn't abolish the law (Matt. 5:17-18). Israelites "find GRACE in the wilderness" (Jer. 31:2). The Lord is called "the REDEEMER of ISRAEL" (Isa. 49:7) because his blood paid for our sins. "For the transgression of my people (Israel) was he stricken" (Isa. 53:8). "He shall REDEEM ISRAEL from all his iniquities" (Ps. 130:8; Luke 1:68; 24:21). Once this happens, we become TRUE CHRISTIANS. "Thou art MINE" (Isa. 43:1).
"Listen, O ISLES, unto Me; and hearken, ye people, from far...Thou art my servant, O ISRAEL, in whom I will be GLORIFIED...It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the TRIBES of JACOB, and to restore the preserved of ISRAEL: I will also give thee for a LIGHT to the Gentiles, that thou may be my SALVATION unto the ends of the earth...I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people (BRIT-AM), to establish the earth" (Isa. 49:1-8; 42:6). Joseph was meant "to PRESERVE many people ALIVE" (Gen. 50:20) -- a prophecy for the U.S. and Britain.
Which nations preach Yeshua the Redeemer to the rest of the world? The British Empire and the United States of America. They are the Protestant nations of the world. They "GLORIFY" the "REDEEMER." Their greatest BLESSING to the rest of the world has been their UNIQUE commitment to printing the BIBLE in every language of the world and distributing it.
"The Britons are contrary to the whole Roman world, and enemies to the Roman customs, not only in their MASS, but in their TONSURE" (Bede in 740 A.D.). Roman Catholic nations consider the Bible DANGEROUS. In 1563 the Council of Trent's list of "FORBIDDEN books" included the English BIBLE. A Roman Catholic bishop's PERMISSION was NEEDED to purchase or read even a Latin Bible. Nevertheless, the Messiah prophesied that "this GOSPEL of the kingdom shall be preached in ALL the WORLD for a witness unto ALL NATIONS" (Matt. 24:14). This has happened today. The original disciples in the first century were too few, too poor and too persecuted to preach worldwide. That may be why the Messiah told them to "go not into the way of the Gentiles."
Yet "God is no respecter of persons; But in EVERY NATION he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him" (Acts 10:34). We "should not call ANY MAN common or unclean" (Acts 10:28). The Torah was revealed in SEVENTY LANGUAGES, not just one (Seifre, Dent. , Friedman, 14) and the giving of the holy spirit was also accompanied by MANY LANGUAGES, not one (Acts 2:4). Yes, "in thy SEED (Yeshua the Messiah) shall ALL families of the earth be BLESSED" (Gen. 28:14). "I will send those who escape of them unto the nations...who have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations" (Isa. 66:19). MISSIONARIES. Stratford Canning, English ambassador to Turkey, in 1844 single-handedly studied the Koran to disprove the notion that it required death for converts to Christianity. He caused the nation of Turkey to repeal the automatic execution of Muslim apostates to the Christian faith.
"But ye shall be named the PRIESTS of the ETERNAL; men shall call you the MINISTERS of our GOD" (Isa. 61:6). King Alfred (849-899 A.D.), the first king of all England, founded the Common Law of England upon the laws of the Bible. Alfred himself also translated the Holy Scriptures into Anglo-Saxon -- and he also knew that the Anglo-Saxon peoples were Israel because he said to his subjects: "Be ye kind to the stranger within thy gates, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt" (Ex. 22:21; 12:38,48,49; Lev. 19:33-34). John Wycliffe translated the Old and New Testaments from Latin to English in the 1380s. William Tyndale, in the early 1500s, translated the Old and New Testaments from their original languages into English. John Knox, John Wesley, David Livingstone, Roger Williams, Cotton Mather and Dwight Moody taught the Bible.
Britain and America are responsible for 95% of all missionary endeavors worldwide. Today BIBLE SOCIETIES with the wealth and power of Joseph-Israel's printing press, "BLESS" "ALL families of the EARTH" with SCRIPTURES. Outside of the British and American Bible Societies there exist no other societies who are translating the SCRIPTURES into all the languages of humanity. The British and Foreign Bible Society, founded in 1802, has alone, over the past 190 years circulated more than one thousand million copies of the scriptures throughout the world. These have been translated and printed into almost 1000 different languages. The American Bible Society, founded in 1816 has a work of similar proportions. The United Bible Societies distributed 20.8 million Bibles worldwide in 685 languages in 1998 alone. An "EAST WINDOW" in the Anglican, or ancient British, church throughout the world today comes from 1 Kings 8:30: "When they shall pray toward this place" (the Temple).
Israel was to colonize the "WASTE PLACES" of the earth (Deut. 32:7-9, 29; Isa. 58:12) and RESTORE ancient places (Isa. 58:12; 61:4). Isaiah 49:8 says Israel would "inherit DESOLATE HERITAGES." Numbers 24:7 says Israel will "pour the WATER out of his buckets." Isaiah 35:1 says "the WILDERNESS...shall be GLAD...and the DESERT shall REJOICE, and BLOSSOM like the ROSE" and Ezekiel 36:34 says, "the DESOLATE land shall be TILLED." "And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people like DEW from the Eternal, like SHOWERS upon the grass" (Micah 5:7). "I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert...to give drink to my people" (Isa. 43:19-20). Israel "fills the world with FRUIT" (Isa. 27:6) by making the land PRODUCTIVE. Isaiah 41:18-19 says, "I will open RIVERS in high places, and FOUNTAINS in the midst of valleys; I will make the wilderness a POOL of WATER, and the dry land SPRINGS of WATER. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together."
Britain has been a veritable pioneer in works of irrigation, in the Sudan, in Egypt, in India and in Australia. No people have done more to improve land than the British. Great tracts of land have remained unused, unwanted, almost uninhabited until Britain colonized them and expanded. Canada, Australia, South Africa, Guiana, Tasmania, New Zealand, Palestine, Sudan and Kenya.
In some instances, notably that of Australia, other nations actually had the opportunity to occupy and develop, but they allowed the chance to pass by, deeming the lands unfruitful and the risk unprofitable (Deut. 32:8). Spain, France, Portugal and Holland all cast eyes upon Australia and Tasmania and finding them desolate, concluded they were useless.
But today these lands pour forth great volumes of fruit and trade. The 16 dams and seven hydroelectric power stations on the Snowy River irrigate Australia's dry interior producing five billion dollars in crops annually. British engineering works in the Sudan and India have caused it to be possible to grow cotton, rice and fruit where only a few years ago not a blade of grass would grow. The Indus River irrigation canals in Pakistan were built largely by the British. One of the two great dams at Assouan and Assiout in Egypt is more than a mile long.
When the colonial expansion of the British took place in the 18th and 19th centuries, the colonists found in the United States, Canada, India, South Africa and Australia vast areas of desolate wilderness. But Moses said of Joseph, "Blessed of the LORD be his LAND...blessed of the LORD for the precious FRUITS and for the precious THINGS of the EARTH and fullness thereof" (Deut. 33:13-16). How could the desolate deserts be transformed into productive farmland? Isaiah 41:18 answers, "I will open RIVERS in high places and FOUNTAINS (Artesian Wells) in the midst of valleys; I will make the wilderness a POOL of WATER, and the dry land SPRINGS of WATER" (cp. 43:20; 51:3). Isaiah 54:1-3 says, "more are the children of the desolate wife (exiled Israel) than the children of the married wife (Judah) saith the LORD...make the desolate cities to be inhabited." "And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places" (Isa. 58:12). These prophecies have been fulfilled in the transformation of these wildernesses into productive farmlands by means of SPRINKLERS, DRIP IRRIGATION, WELL-DRILLING and RESERVOIRS made by DAMS and CANALS that pipe and channel the water into FURROWS between rows of crops.
Agricultural And Mineral Wealth
"They that see them (Israel) shall acknowledge they are the SEED which the LORD hath BLESSED" (Isa. 61:9). "Thy LORD shall open unto thee His good TREASURE" (Deut. 28:12). "With blessings of HEAVEN above, blessings of the DEEP that lieth under" (Gen. 49:25). "A land wherein thou shalt eat BREAD without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are IRON, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig BRASS" (Deut. 8:9). "And for the CHIEF THINGS of the ancient mountains, and for the PRECIOUS THINGS of the lasting hills, And for the PRECIOUS THINGS of the earth and fullness thereof...let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph" (Deut. 33:15-16). "God give thee of the DEW of heaven, and the FATNESS of the earth, and plenty of CORN and WINE: Let people SERVE thee, and nations BOW DOWN to thee: be LORD over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons BOW DOWN to thee: cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and BLESSED be he that BLESSETH thee" (Gen. 27:28-29)." for "Thus saith the LORD, Israel (Jacob) is My son, even My firstborn (not Esau)" (Ex. 4:22).
An example of the blessing or cursing is when the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company assets were taken from Britain (curse) and nationalized in 1951 by Iran's Mussadiq. Then in 1953 the CIA toppled Mussadiq (curse) to prevent the Soviets from moving into the vacuum. The CIA installed the Shah Reza Pahlevi who allowed the British to again develop Iran's oil fields (blessing) and Iran was blessed with prosperity and free military hardware for favoring Britain and America. When the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power and again forced the British out of the oil fields in 1979 (curse), Iran was perceived as weak by Iraq and became embroiled in the Iran-Iraq War and lost her prosperity as well as many young men (curse).
But which nation has YEHOVAH God blessed? Which nation today is the "BREAD BASKET" of the world? The UNITED STATES, which is the largest exporter of wheat in the world (43,200,000 tons in 1988) followed by Canada (23,600,000 tons). Which nation out-produces any other country by ten fold in milk and honey? The UNITED STATES, which produced 156,602 million pounds of milk in 1997. This is therefore the "land of milk and honey." YEHOVAH calls Israel "the apple of my eye" in five different verses. AMERICA is again the largest producer of apples in the world (10,227 million pounds in 1997).
But the Jews have only recently even become one "nation." The Jews have, for most of their history, been scattered and poor. "During the early 1980s the inflation rate exceeded 100% yearly" (Acad. Am. 11:305). Neither "people" nor "nations" nor even Judah's "brethren" serve him. Instead, the Turks (Esau) and Arabs (Ishmaelites), who are some of Jacob's brethren, are out to destroy the Jews.
From Jacob we find that the unconditional birthright, promise was transferred to Joseph, not Judah, because 1 Chronicles 5:2 states, "the birthright was Joseph's." Now Joseph had two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen. 41:51-52). In Genesis 48:16-19 Jacob said, "Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth....(and Manasseh) shall become a people, and he also shall be GREAT (United States); but truly his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be GREATER than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations" (British Empire). So Jacob adopted these two sons as his own and they became the "NATION" and "COMPANY of NATIONS" destined unconditionally for national greatness. Deut. 33:13-16 says, "Blessed of the Eternal be his LAND, for the precious things of heaven, for the DEW, and for the DEEP...beneath, and for the precious FRUITS brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon, and for the chief things of the ancient MOUNTAINS, and for the precious things of the lasting HILLS, and for the precious things of the EARTH and fullness thereof...let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph." YEHOVAH bless America!
According to 1935 statistics, the British Empire (including India) and the United States together produced 52 % of the world's COAL, 43% of the world's IRON, 50% of the world's STEEL, 68% of the world's GOLD, 37% of the SILVER, 60% of the PETROLEUM, 48% of the COPPER, 48% of the LEAD, 39% of the ZINC, 36% of the TIN , 86% of the NICKEL, 60% of the CATTLE, and 70% of the SHEEP.
In 1988, the United States and British nations (United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) produced 63% of the world's GOLD, 30% of the world's SILVER, 23% of the world's IRON ORE, 21 % of the world's crude OIL, 32 % of the NATURAL GAS, 26 % of the COAL, 33% of the LEAD, 21 % of the NICKEL, 19% of the ZINC, 14% of the STEEL, 23 % of the COPPER, 23 % of the RUBBER, 10% of the SUGAR, 9% of the TOBACCO, 16% of the WHEAT, 69% of the WOOL, 21% of the COTTON, 30% of the BEEF and VEAL, 25% of the OIL SEEDS and 38% of the PAPER and BOARDS.
Blind Israel Uses Another Name
"Manasseh" means "FORGET" because YEHOVAH God caused Joseph to FORGET his father's house (Gen. 41:51). This is a prophecy that Americans would FORGET their ancestry. Even as Joseph was LOST and presumed DEAD for 21 years, so the tribes of Israel were LOST and presumed DEAD for thousands of years. Just as Joseph was given a DIFFERENT NAME so Israel was given a DIFFERENT NAME. Pharaoh called him Zaphenath-paneah which means "HIDDEN TREASURY of the glorious rest." Israel is the "TREASURE HIDDEN in the field" (Matt. 13:44). Israel is YEHOVAH's "peculiar treasure" (Ex. 19:5) and the field is the world.
"The LORD hath poured upon you the spirit of deep SLEEP, and hath CLOSED your EYES, the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he COVERED. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is SEALED, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I CANNOT, for it is SEALED. And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am NOT LEARNED." "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a STRANGE THING" (Hos. 8:8-14).
Because of rejecting the Sabbath as an identifying sign (Ex.31:13), Israel LOST her IDENTITY: "Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy ways with thorns (Samaritan influx -- 2 Ki. 17:24 and Ant. 10:9:7)), and make a wall, that she shall NOT FIND her path" (Hos. 2:6). They'd be told they were "GENTILES" -- not YEHOVAH's people (Hos.1:9-10). "Who is BLIND, but my servant? or DEAF, as my messenger that I sent?" (Isa. 42:19), so this verse can't be referring to the Messiah. They'd be BLIND and DEAF to YEHOVAH's word (Isa 25:7; 42:19; 43:8) and not remember their NAME (Hos. 2:17) but be called by "A NEW NAME" (Isa. 62:2) -- "not called by MY NAME" (Isa. 65:1). YEHOVAH God says he will "call his servants by ANOTHER NAME" (Isa. 65:15) and their MEMORY would almost cease (Deut. 32:26).
However, Israel's new name must be "GREAT" (Gen. 12:2) -- "Great Britain." "And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a NEW NAME, which the mouth of the LORD shall name." (Isa. 62:2). "I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was NOT called by MY NAME." (Isa. 65:1). Not called Israel. "For the LORD God shall...call His servants by ANOTHER NAME" (Isa. 65:15). "BLINDNESS in part is happened to Israel, until the FULLNESS of the NATIONS be come in" (Rom. 11:25).
The ten lost tribes will be BLIND until Ephraim becomes "a FULLNESS of NATIONS" (Gen. 48:19). Paul's Greek is a direct exact quote of the Hebrew. Oliver Cromwell once said, "A man never goes so far as when he DOES NOT KNOW whither he is going." About 1800 the British Empire started to form and the BLINDNESS was removed as British-Israel teaching began. "They shall REMEMBER ME in far countries" (Zech. 10:9; Isa. 42:16-17).
Islands Northwest of Palestine
Isaiah 66:19 says, "I will send those (Israelites) that escape (from Assyria)...to the ISLES AFAR OFF." Isaiah 24:15 mentions "Israel in the ISLANDS of the sea" and since the Hebrew word for "SEA" is the same as that for "WEST," we know that Isaiah is referring to WESTERN ISLANDS: the BRITISH Isles. Same with Isaiah 11:11. Isaiah 41:1 mentions "ISLANDS" also. "The ISLES shall wait for his law" (Isa. 42:4, 10, 12). "Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES AFAR OFF, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him" (Jer. 31:10). "Listen, O ISLES, unto me" (Isa. 49:1). Jeremiah 25:22 speaks of "the kings of the ISLES which are beyond the (Mediterranean) sea.
"To the ISLANDS will he repay recompense, so shall they fear the name of the LORD from the WEST" (Isa. 59:19). "I will...gather thee from the WEST" (Isa. 43:5). Since the Hebrew language had no word for NORTHWEST, we read "Behold, these shall come from FAR; and, lo, these from the NORTH and from the WEST" (Isaiah 49:12). Jeremiah 31:8 also indicates a location NORTHWEST of Palestine at "the ENDS of the earth." "An east wind" was sent against Ephraim (Hos. 13:15). East winds blow WEST. That is why Ephraim "will come trembling from the WEST" (Hos. 11:9-10). "So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the WEST" (Isa. 59:19). Baldwin says in his work on Pre-historic Nations: "In the Sanskrit books the British Islands are described as 'the Sacred Isles of the WEST.'" Rabbis also refer to the British Isles as Yaii-Yaiim or ISLES of the SEA.
Also Psalm 72:8 says, "He shall have DOMINION from SEA to SEA, and from the river (St. Lawrence) unto the ends of the earth." This scripture was applied to the DOMINION of CANADA by the late King George VI, on his visit to the Canadian Houses of Parliament. Amos 8:12-13, Zech. 9:10 and Ps. 72:8 all mention "from SEA to SEA." The majority of the CANADIAN population is British (45%) with emphasis on the Scotch and Northern Irish parts of Britain who are Judah.
A smaller segment of the CANADIAN population is French (30%), possibly the Norman French who are Benjamites. 88% of French-speaking Quebecers are of Norman or Breton descent. The Normans under King Rollo settled Normandy in 911 A.D. Thus northern France is BENJAMIN. In northwest France is Brittany. Ptolemy (120 A.D.) mentions the SAMNITES living in Brittany. In the 5th and 6th centuries the SIMENI of Britain invaded Brittany. Thus NW France is SIMEON. From these areas the great majority of French Canadians came in the 1700s. Thus CANADA may represent the reconstituted southern kingdom of Judah with Benjamin and Simeon while the northern kingdom may be comprised of the UNITED STATES.
"Joseph is a fruitful bough...whose BRANCHES run over the WALL" or whose COLONIES run over the SEA. The UNITED STATES was the first colony. When Britain lost it, she sent her children to CANADA, AUSTRALIA , NEW ZEALAND and SOUTH AFRICA -- GREAT nations to whom the birthright blessings of Joseph were given unconditionally. These are the "nation" and "company of nations" (Gen. 35:11). "The (British) children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other (United States), shall say again in thine ears, the place is too confining for me, give me a place (Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand) that I may dwell" (Isa. 49:20).
Is Australia the "Land of SINIM"?
Isaiah 49:5 says, "Israel" is "not gathered" yet. Then Isaiah 49:12 says, "Behold these (Israelites not gathered) shall come from far: And lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of SINIM." The Israelites will return to the land of Israel "from the north and from the west" i.e. areas to the northwest of the land of Israel. They will also return "from the land of SINIM" meaning (says Rashi and the Aramaic transliteration of Yehonathan "From the land of the SOUTH," and according to the Latin Vulgate translation "From AUSTRALIA" (or "Australis"): "AUSTRALIA" in Latin means "the land of the SOUTH." The SINI Canaanites (1 Chr. 1:15) gave their name to the SINAI Peninsula anciently which was the SOUTHERN portion of the land of Israel.
"Listen, O ISLES, unto me" (Isa. 49:1). "Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES AFAR OFF, and say, He that SCATTERED ISRAEL will gather him, and keep him" (Jer. 31:10). ISRAEL is SCATTERED today -- not found in Palestine among the JEWS. The JEWS are only ONE of TWELVE tribes of ISRAEL. Isaiah 24:15 places "ISRAEL in the ISLANDS of the SEA" and since the Hebrew word for "SEA" is the same word also translated "WEST," Isaiah may have been referring to the BRITISH ISLES.
YEHOVAH God said to Jacob, "a COMPANY of NATIONS shall be of thee, and KINGS shall come out of thy loins" (Gen. 35:11). The British Empire was a large trading COMPANY of NATIONS ruled by British KINGS. YEHOVAH said to Abraham, I will make of thee a GREAT NATION (United States), and I will bless thee" ("God bless America") (Gen. 12:2). Balaam compared Israel to a "UNICORN" (Num. 23:22), a "LION" and talked about Israel's ARROWS (Num. 24:8-9). This THIRTEEN STARS represent the thirteen tribes of Israel (Gen. 37:9-11).
"Thy seed shall possess the GATE of his enemies" (Straits of Gibraltar; Suez Canal; Straits of Malacca and Panama Canal) (Gen. 22:18). In ISAAC shall thy seed be called" (SAXONS) (Gen. 21:12). "BRITISH" means "COVENANT MAN" in Hebrew. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (891 A.D.) says the BRITISH came from ARMENIA. The JUTES and DANES were JEWS and DANITES. The names GAELIC and GAUL both come from the Hebrew word GOLAH meaning CAPTIVITY (Ez. 39:23). Welsh CYMRY came from the CRIMEA where ISRAELITE gravestones have been found (Her. 4:11; 2 Esdras 13:40-46). These CAUCASIANS came from below the CAUCASUS Mts., the same place the Israelites were taken as CAPTIVES (2 Ki. 17:6).
The customs of the DRUIDS were virtually identical to the customs of the LEVITES. Canon Lyson found 5000 HEBREW roots in the ENGLISH language. WELSH is so much like HEBREW that the SAME SYNTAX may be used for both. OLD SAXON is said to be 80% HEBREW. Yet these Israelites would be BLIND to their IDENTITY (Isa. 25:7; 42:19; 43:8). Joseph would be the "custodian of the STONE of Israel" (Stone of Scone) (Gen. 49:24). "His seed shall be in many WATERS" (Num. 24:7) just as Britannia "ruled the waves." "Israel then shall dwell in SAFETY ALONE" (Deut. 33:28) surrounded by a "MOAT" -- the English Channel -- from the rest of Europe. America is isolated between two OCEANS. Israel would be the "CHIEF of the nations" (Jer. 31:7) and "ABOVE ALL nations" (Deut. 26:19) just like Britain and America. The British did "INHERIT the GENTILES" (Isa. 54:3) in AFRICA and INDIA primarily and "Jacob shall possess...(ESAU'S) possessions" (Obad. 17) when in 1917 it took Trans-Jordan, Palestine and Iraq from Turkey.
In 1897 in Basel Switzerland, Jewish Zionism was founded, with the objective of settling the Jews in the Holy Land. This event occurred exactly 1,260 solar years after Omar's capture of Jerusalem in 637 A.D. when he erected a mosque on the supposed site of Solomon's Temple. In 1948, after years of sustained Zionist terrorism, including the massacre of British soldiers when the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was blown up, Britain felt compelled to surrender the League of Nations mandate. "Behold I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling (Jerusalem 1948) even the dregs of the cup of my fury, thou shalt no more drink it again. But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee (International Zionist finance?)" (Isa. 51:22). The Zionist Jews said to the British, "Get you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession" (Ez. 11:15).
YEHOVAH God told Abraham that "in thy seed shall all families of the earth be BLESSED" (Gen. 28:14) because of the Industrial Revolution, the Magna Carta, irrigation, abolition of slavery, sati and thuggi, and the distribution of the Bible worldwide. America is the "arsenal of Democracy" and the "World's policeman." Israel was prophesied to be "a LIGHT to the nations" (Isa. 42:6), so Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. Why did the fulfillment of prophecy take so long? Israel had to be punished "SEVEN TIMES" for her sins (Lev. 26:28). In 745 B.C. Israel was taken captive. "Seven times" later (7 x 360 = 2520) the United States was FORMED in 1776 A.D. Samaria was conquered in 718 B.C. "Seven times" later Jefferson bought the "LOUISIANA PURCHASE" in 1803 A.D. From 677 B.C. when the last Israelite captivity occurred, we add 2520 years to get 1844 A.D. when Texas became a U.S. territory.
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