Revelation Part 11
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By: Bertrand L. Comparet
Lesson #11 Of A Series Of 14, Transcribed From Audio Tapes
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[Unless in brackets, all of the message is by Bertrand L. Comparet.] The next thing we come to in the Book of Revelation, starting in the 14th chapter, verses 1 to 5, is a little parenthetical insert in there which has nothing to do with what is going on. But you note that in several places in the book there have been little parenthetical inserts to encourage the Christians who through the centuries were having to undergo anywhere from considerable hardship to outright martyrdom. And there is one here – John gets a vision of the Lamb, symbolic of Yahshua the Christ standing on mount Zion with a hundred and forty four thousand followers. But this has nothing to do with the “church” as such. These are those who are the elect, and in the Old Testament they would be called the ba-chiyr, those who have been selected to reign with Yahshua the Christ for a thousand years in the millennium and be the administrative staff of the Kingdom of Yahweh. The fact they’re on mount Zion is further indication of this because that is used throughout as symbolic of the seat of government. Hence, this has nothing to do with the religious work of the “churches”, other than as a help to get people to fit themselves for what is coming. [See note #1 at end of lesson.]
[Transcriber’s Note: I must agree with Comparet, that there will be a select few chosen for the future administration of the Kingdom. But the so-called millennium (1000 years) spoken of in Revelation is already past. If it is not past, we will have to go through this satanic Babylonian system all over again, a second time. The Jewish ghettos were symbolic of the “bottomless pit” and Satan having been “loosed”, is in the process of “deceiving the nations” at this present time. C.A.E.]
Then following this, it gets back to what is happening, and by this time, you remember, the book is getting right up to the point where the things applying to the end times are coming into effect. Revelation 14, verses 6 and 7: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear Yahweh, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
For some 19 centuries now, the “church” has taken a different path. They have not only not preached the gospel of the Kingdom of Yahweh, they have even denounced it and declared that the “gospel of grace, of individual salvation” is the only gospel, etc. You can see that this doesn’t fit here, because the angel who has the everlasting gospel to preach says: “Fear Yahweh and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment is come.” This isn’t talking about forgiveness of sin and salvation. This is talking about those who have gone beyond that possibility and reached the point where nothing is left now but judgment. Therefore, despite the “churches”, I would say that they don’t have the “everlasting gospel.” And indeed, if they were better students of the Bible, they would reorganize their teaching a bit. The Bible makes it clear that the only possible way into eternal life is through the forgiveness of one’s sins by recognition of Yahshua the Christ as one’s Savior, and getting therefore the benefit of his sacrifice on the cross which paid the penalty of our sins is a starting point, no question of it. [See note #2 at end of lesson.]
[Transcriber’s Note: I am not fully in agreement with Comparet’s definition of the “everlasting gospel.” For which Israelite did Yahshua not die? He purchased us all with His sacrifice. Otherwise, His chastisement would only affect individuals rather than groups or nations. Are we supposed to believe that all those Israelites who lived during the dark ages without a Bible to read or true priestly guidance will somehow not have “eternal life?” Also the term “grace” alludes to “favor”, like in “favorite”, which we are – and all we favored Israelites need do is to receive it with appreciation.]
Paul, in 1st Corinthians 3, verses 11 to 15, makes it clear. He starts by saying: “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Yahshua Christ.” In other words, unless you are basing your religion upon that, you have no foundation to put it on. But how are you going to go through eternity with nothing more than a foundation without ever having built anything on it? That’s the next thing. Paul himself, who is always quoted by the “churches” as a sort of successor to Yahshua, bringing in a new doctrine because – you notice, they always like to say he contradicts everything that went before – but Paul would be the last man in the world to take that view. Paul goes right on in the very next verse: “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it (and wherever we run into that phrase ‘the day’ or ‘that day’, the day its speaking of is the great and terrible day of Yahweh) – the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet through the very fire [sic. yet so as by fire].”
In other words, if you are like the majority of the people that go to the “churches” and say, “Oh, don’t bother me with all of this. I’m a saved Christian and that’s all I want to know”, that’s all you are going to get. You’ve got to be able to carry it a step further than that if you want anything more than just merely to remain alive in the hereafter. But you may well remain alive as low man on the totem pole. The Book of Hebrews is sometimes attributed to Paul, although I think most of the best scholars say that Paul couldn’t possibly have written it because the style is so different from his. Paul wrote so much in a very obscure and difficult style, and the Book of Hebrews is thoroughly clear and to the point. From chapter 5, verse 12 to chapter 6, verse 3: “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of Yahweh; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” [See note #3 at end of lesson.]
Now don’t get this mixed up with the problem of Adam and Eve, who were not supposed to get into this matter of both good and evil. They did, and they brought this situation upon us, that we’re in a world in which there is a great deal of evil and corruption right on into the “churches”, with false doctrines from that sort of thing. And, unless you do have the ability to discern between that which is good and that which is evil, you’re going to be a very mixed-up and confused person. It goes on: “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection (Perhaps a better translation of that word would be ‘completion’ – let us go on to completion); not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward Yahweh, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if Yahweh permit.”
It is necessary, therefore, we understand the gospel of personal salvation by the grace [favor] of Yahweh, because without that you aren’t going to get anywhere. But it is only the starting point, not the finish, because as Paul himself said, if you haven’t built anything on it that will stand the test of the fire, you’re out of luck, except that you are merely going to squeak through alive. The gospel of individual salvation by the grace of Yahweh, furthermore, was to be preached from the beginning of the Christian era, and it was. But you notice that here, in the end time you have this angel appearing who had the everlasting gospel to preach, and it emphasizes that the everlasting gospel comes in when things are just coming into focus at the end. Hence, the everlasting gospel is the gospel of the Kingdom of Yahweh. All of our “churches”, of course, claim to be Christian, and give lip service to that, but if you go into most of our “churches” today and try to preach what Yahshua preached, they’d very definitely throw you out.
He didn’t mince words on a lot of matters. He came right out and told things more bluntly than politely, and they weren’t following this. Now Yahshua the Christ emphasized at all times the gospel of the Kingdom of Yahweh. Matthew 4, verse 23: “And Yahshua went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Again, Mark chapter 1, verse 14: “Now after that John was put in prison, Yahshua came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of Yahweh.”
That doesn’t mean that He didn’t believe in the gospel of personal salvation. He believed in it enough to die on the cross for it. But, as He said when He was on the cross, “It is finished”, it’s accomplished. But what about things from here on out? That’s what He was trying to prepare everyone for with His preaching of the Kingdom of Yahweh. Again in Mark 4, verses 10 through 12, showing how He was emphasizing this – He had been out among the public preaching among the Jews, and as always, preaching in parables which the Jews couldn’t understand. This passage says: “And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of Yahweh: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; (Now why?) lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.”
Consequently, you find in the “churches” today those who are always so eager to do anything contrary to what Yahshua the Christ taught, saying, “Oh, we got to save the Jews.” Yahshua the Christ took extreme pains not to save any of the Jews. I’ve used this illustration before and I’m going to use it again; you might as well be patient: If a rattle snake bites me and I forgive him, after I’ve forgiven, what is he? He’s still a rattle snake. And if you forgive a Jew, and if you forgive him ten thousand times, after you’ve forgiven him he’s still a Jew. Just as a rattle snake is going to behave like one, a Jew is going to behave like one, and Yahshua the Christ being Yahweh in the form of a man knew it. He was not going to do what was not only futile by allowing the damaging act of having a Jew around a bit longer by giving him another chance. Of all His parables, you won’t find one of them where He says that “salvation for the individual” is like unto ‘something else’ in comparison. Rather, in all His parables, He said the “Kingdom of Yahweh” is like unto ‘something else’ in comparison. We should see that the present age is merely a testing ground to eliminate those who are not fit to have a position of authority in the Kingdom of Yahweh, but rather to choose out only those who have proven themselves with passing grades. Luke 12, verses 29 to 32, which is quoting the exact words of Yahshua the Christ: “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of Yahweh; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
On the other hand, all the “churches” are trying to be as big as possible and get multitudes in. They boast how they can pack thousands of people into the stadium to hear Billy Graham, although you notice that by far the greater part of those who show up are those who are already supposedly converted and members of some “church” and have been ordered to go there and make a good showing. We notice here that Yahshua isn’t necessarily concerned with the multitudes, for He says, “Fear not little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”, not the vast multitudes. What it amounts to is this: there are a lot of people down through these past centuries, and there are, living today, those who are so-called “saved Christians” who are going to have a continued existence in the next world. I would say the best they can hope for is to be sweeping the streets and emptying the garbage in the Kingdom of Yahweh because they haven’t fitted themselves for anything higher. The idea that if you squeak by and escape total destruction that automatically makes you fit to sit on the throne with Yahshua the Christ and rule in the Kingdom of Yahweh, is an idea that has no support in the Bible, even though many of the “churches” teach it.
Additionally, you find the many ministers who say, “Oh well, up until the time of the crucifixion and the resurrection, Christ taught a different gospel because then they were spared and given a chance that they might be persuaded, and so forth, but then He started with something different, beginning with the resurrection.” Again, they either don’t read their Bible or they don’t believe it. The Book of Acts, chapter 1, verses 1 to 3: “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Yahshua began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Spirit had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen (now note this): To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days (now this is after His resurrection), and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of Yahweh.”
As I say, the “churches” who like to take one sentence out of context from Paul, say, “Oh well, Paul did away with all that.” But, if you will look at the last 2 or 3 chapters in the whole Book of Acts, it traces him to Rome, where he spent a considerable amount of time – and he was not free to leave the city because he was facing trial before Caesar on his appeal, but they left him at liberty and he continued his preaching there – and it said he was teaching those things pertaining to the Kingdom of Yahweh. We now have another clue to the fact that the Gospel of the Kingdom of Yahweh is this everlasting gospel which is to be preached in the time of the end. Yes, Yahshua the Christ Himself spoke of that very clearly. In the 24th chapter of Matthew, you’ll remember the disciples ask of Him: “What would be the sign of the end of the age, and of His return?” Hence, He listed seven signs for them to watch for as indicating that the end of the age was very near, and one of them was this (Matthew 24, verse 14): “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” [“nations” being #1484 “ethnos.”]
That word “end” is the Greek word (tel’-os), which means “the very end”, not the beginning of the end. Thus, for 19 centuries we’ve had the gospel of individual salvation being preached, and of course there was no indication that the end was getting near. But now, when we have the Gospel of the Kingdom of Yahweh being preached, that is an inseparable part of the Gospel of the Israel Identity of the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Germanic peoples today. That is one of the signs listed by Yahshua the Christ as a sign that it’s the end of the age. He never said this was to be preached to convert the Congolese so they could add this to their cannibalism as part of their way of life. Rather than convert them, it’s to be preached only as a witness. Inasmuch as they have instigated evil by rising up against us, it therefore becomes part of the picture of judgment. Now Revelation 14, verses 6 and 7, quoting the angel: “... for the hour of his judgment is come ...” [See note #4 at end of lesson.]
Again, as further confirmation of this everlasting gospel, Psalm 145, verses 10 to 13: “All thy works shall praise thee, O Yahweh; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.” It’s only within our lifetime that there has been any large scale preaching of this gospel of the Kingdom of Yahweh. Hence, we have another indication here of the time in which we are living. Of what then does the end consist? The overthrow of the Babylonian system which has corrupted the whole world and has gotten things to such a state of affairs that the only way anything can be saved is through judgment, removing the evil. Thus, the very next verse, Revelation 14, verse 8, brings the announcement of the fall of Babylon – great Babylon. Now he (the angel) isn’t speaking of the ancient city of Babylon, because we all know that many centuries ago that became just a mound of mud in the desert and hasn’t existed ever since. But, everything that was characteristic of old Babylon exists today. Our banking system, which is bringing us all to total ruin, is directly unchanged out of Babylon. Our religious system, the Catholic “Church”, has to a great extent taken over the Babylonian religion. And the Protestant “churches”, whereas they have picked one or two points on which they disagree with the Catholic “Church”, yet they have incorporated the rest of it, so you have today our political, our economic and our religious system still operating under the old Babylonian set up. [See note #’s 5, 6, 7 & 8 at end of lesson.]
“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” That repetition, “is fallen, is fallen”, I don’t believe is for mere emphasis alone, because the whole thing is important enough not to require any particular emphasis. Really, it is simply speaking of two great falls. In other words, those who comprehend the fall of the ancient city, the final ruin and destruction of it, would be reminded that this is not the end of great Babylon. As I have mentioned before, there’s one theory of prophetic explanation which blames everything on the Catholic “Church.” As you can observe, I don’t follow that line of thinking, and there are too many things that have occurred in which the Catholic “Church” had no part, and there was plenty that was evil before any Catholic “Church” came into existence. I’m not excusing the Catholic “Church” at all. It has done all the wicked things that it is accused of, but the point is, the Catholic “Church” is not the disease itself. The Catholic “Church” is just one of the symptoms. The Catholic “Church” was infiltrated and corrupted by the same children of Satan who have now also infiltrated and corrupted, to an equal degree, the Protestant “churches”, and look at the way nearly all the Protestant “churches” portray this today.
Hence, it says here, “Babylon is fallen because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” On the other hand, the Catholic “Church” has influenced only a group of nations in southern and central Europe, because at a very early time all the eastern portion of Christendom, Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine had broken away from the Catholic “Church.” They had their own separate eastern “church”, the Orthodox, which continues to this day. Therefore, they were not under the jurisdiction of Rome – they were not following the teaching of the Pope – they didn’t recognize the Pope as having greater authority than any other bishop. Rather, this says “all nations”, which would include even pagan nations and those having other non-Christian religions. Therefore, you can’t say that the Catholic “Church” or the city of Rome has anything to do with this. Incidentally, you’ll remember the last time we went through the verses which spoke of the seven heads of the beast, representing seven mountains, we saw that among them were some people with the “everything is the fault of the Catholic ‘Church’ theory”; how they say, “Ah, that identifies the city of Rome because Rome has seven hills.” [See note #9 at end of lesson.]
But if you are going to put it upon that basis, Constantinople also is built on seven hills. So is Brussels, Belgium, and I forget what the other two are – at least two other world capitals are also built on seven hills. Thus, you can’t identify Rome on that basis. You’ll also remember that the angel which spoke with John, Revelation 17, verses 7 and following, declared that the hills are merely symbolic of seven kingdoms “of which five are fallen, one is”, and I don’t remember five of Rome’s hills disappearing. When we come to the next part of this study next month, we’re going to get a clear identification of just who and what this great Babylon is. I will leave that till next time so I’ll have something to talk about then.
But it’s clear now that all this that we’ve been going through pertains to the judgment of Yahweh. Revelation 14, verses 14 to 20, makes that very clear indeed, so let’s go on into that: “And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud (Note now, this is no angel, this is Yahshua the Christ Himself, the Son of man) – he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of Yahweh. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”
Therefore, you have two different reapings here, the first by Yahshua the Christ Himself – and you don’t have a statement, at this point, of what it was for and what the consequences were. But as to the second reaping by the angel, you are told definitely that this was a reaping for judgment: “the grapes of the vine of the earth were cast into the winepress of the wrath of Yahweh.” Hence, there is a distinction between the two here. This first reaping by Yahshua the Christ Himself is evidently of those who are His at His coming. In other words, you’re getting to the very same people that made up that hundred and forty-four thousand that John had his vision of, who were standing upon mount Zion. In 1st Corinthians 15, verses 22 and 23, Paul says: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.” [See note #10 at end of lesson.]
All this happens when He appears at the end of the age, and those who make up – not the entire population of the Kingdom of Yahweh – but just the administrative staff who are brought in by Yahshua the Christ. Many of them had died centuries ago, but there are some who will still be living at the time of the return and will be gathered in with the others then. Now the second reaping of the vine of the earth is of a very different kind of happening, and for a very different reason. The key to Bible symbolism is always in the Bible, and nowhere else. There’s only one way you’re going to find it, and that is to look through the Bible for the other places where the same symbolism is used. That is the key to another use of the same symbol. In Isaiah 5, verses 1 to 7, you have the answer. You’ve often heard me say that if you have the writings of Isaiah and of John, you’ve got virtually your entire Bible, because out of them you can reconstruct what’s in the rest of it: “Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes (unfit for any use). And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.” [Again, see note #10 at end of lesson.]
You’ll remember that, I think it was Jeremiah who pointed out that the people who had taken over in Jerusalem, the bright young brain-trusters who surrounded the king and told him what to do, could be recognized by the mere sight of their faces as not being Israelites of the Tribe of Judah. He said that “the show of their countenance doth witness against them”, and here you see it, “O inhabitants of Jerusalem – and men of Judah.” These particular inhabitants of Jerusalem were these Canaanite and Edomite Jews who were the ones responsible for this evil. But the men of Judah also had a responsibility for having allowed themselves to be corrupted, exactly as this country has a frightful responsibility for having allowed our government to be totally taken over and totally corrupted by the descendants of these same Jews. Notice again how Yahweh speaks through Isaiah: “there would come up briers and thorns.” We should remember, when the people of Israel were on their march and were about to go into the promised land of Palestine, they were warned repeatedly by Yahweh that they should absolutely exterminate these various Canaanite peoples who were living in Palestine at that time, because Yahweh said “if you do not – if you let them live among you, you’re going to have integration. Your children will grow up with theirs, your children will, in time, intermarry with theirs, and you are going to become as corrupt as they are; so finally I will have to destroy you for the same reason that I am now telling you to destroy them.” [See note #’s 11 & 12 at end of lesson.]
When the people of the twelve tribes of Israel began failing in that job, they were warned repeatedly, “If you let any of these remain here alive they will be a problem to you like thorns in your side, briers and thorns.” Now the Bible is very clear on what they did. You will remember the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh took their share east of the river Jordan, which were the old kingdoms of Moab and Ammon. Some of the Moabites and Ammonites fled in terror on the approach of the Israel armies and got away to live in other places, not there. But after those who remained tried to fight it out; the Bible is very clear as to each of the cities there, that they were absolutely to be exterminated, not one left alive. Then, when the people crossed the river Jordan and started into the original promised land west of the Jordan, the only city where they obeyed Yahweh’s command was the city of Jericho, the first city they overthrew west of Jordan, and there they did exterminate the Canaanite Jews who were living there. But as to all the others – the dismal story that goes right on through the Book of Judges, as to this city and that, and the others as they took them, that they did not kill the people thereof, but they put them under a tribute tax and they lived among the children of Judah, or the children of Benjamin, or whatever tribe it was “unto this day.” Hence, you did have the Canaanite “briers and thorns” as Yahweh had prophesied, which has lasted down to our present time. [See note #’s13 & 14 at end of lesson.]
Thus, He said He had planted Jerusalem “... with the choicest vine, [and that] ... the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts isis not as our Rock, (Remember, Yahweh had been spoken of as the Rock of Israel, the solid, unshakable foundation) – For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.” the house of Israel and the men of Judah his pleasant plant ...” Yet what He got was wild bitter grapes. In Deuteronomy 32, verses 31 to 33, you read something very much to the point. Speaking of these Canaanite peoples who were being dispossessed, it says this: “For their rock
Now all these things which were so emphatically brought into the Old Testament were put there for a purpose, and you’ll notice that Yahshua the Christ keeps coming back to these things to remind the people of what they should have known, and that they should have been doing something about it all these intervening centuries. You’ll remember the parable which is given all through Matthew, Mark and Luke. Matthew 21, verses 33 to 46; Mark 12, verses 1 to 12; and Luke 20, verses 9 to 19. In this parable, Yahshua the Christ speaks of a land owner that had planted a vineyard, and He lent it out to old tenant tributary husbandmen on assignment as a crop sharing rental. Then, when the time of harvest came, He expected, of course, to receive His share of the crop. He sent His servants, one after another, for it, and they beat one, and murdered another, and so on, until He finally sent His Son, saying, “Surely they will reverence My Son.” Then said the husbandmen (the people who were in charge of the vineyard), “Ah, this is the heir, come let us kill Him, and then we’ll take the inheritance.”
It shows they themselves, these husbandmen in charge of the vineyard, they couldn’t be of any tribe of Israel because all of Israel were told repeatedly (Isaiah says it a half a dozen times fully) “thou art my servant O Israel.” These are not Yahweh’s servants [true Israelites], neither were they His [genetic] children, for had they been His children they would have been the heirs. But they said of the one coming, “this is the heir, let’s kill Him and then we’ll take the inheritance.” Of course, it was prophetic of the way they treated Him. You notice that in every one of these three reports of that parable it concludes with the statement that the priests and Pharisees were ready to grab Him and murder Him on account of this because they understood that He spoke this parable concerning them – they didn’t miss the point. The children of Satan know who they are and what they are doing, and they are only afraid that we’ll find out who they are and what they’re doing and we’ll upset their little game.
The next thing we come to, by way of noting where we are in the Book of Revelation, and inasmuch as we’ve completed chapter 14, we now start on chapter 15: “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is completed the wrath of Yahweh. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of Yahweh.”
You’ll find that a more nearly correct translation doesn’t say they “stand on this sea of glass.” Rather it says “they stand beside it.” What then would be a “sea of glass mingled with fire”? Probably some of you know that one of the products of a volcano is volcanic glass, obsidian, usually black in color. Thus, a sea of glass mingled with fire would be a pretty good description of a great lava flow. Therefore, the judgment which is coming upon the earth might well be likened to a lava flow, and these who had gotten the victory over the beast were standing beside, not on, this lava flow, for they were not harmed by it: “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of Yahweh, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Yahweh Elohim Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Yahweh, and glorify thy name? For thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.” [See note #15 at end of lesson.]
Consequently, we definitely are at the edge of a final period of Yahweh’s judgment. You remember, there were these seven seals that were opened, each revealing a different stage of the judgment. The opening of the seventh seal was again subdivided into the blowing of seven trumpets. The seventh trumpet having sounded, we come to a subdivision again into the seven last plagues. Clearly nothing short of the great judgments of Yahweh are going to get the people who have control of the world today out of their positions of power. Not only are the great bulk of the people entirely helpless to do anything about it, but the great bulk of the people have been brainwashed so that they don’t even want to do anything about it. Thus, it’s the judgment of Yahweh. All this is perfectly consistent with what the Bible has been talking about from the beginning. We read at Isaiah 26, verse 9: “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” Again, at Ezekiel 39, verse 21, quoting the words of Yahweh Himself: “And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.” [See note #16 at end of lesson.]
Now there can be no crime without a criminal, no wickedness without some wicked person to see that it’s done, and that is why merely putting Band-Aids on the wound afterward hasn’t gotten us anywhere. We’ve not been eliminating the source. But this judgment is one that’s going to remove the cause of all this: these Edomite Jews. Isaiah 34, verse 5, again quoting the words of Yahweh: “For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea (Edom), and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.” You’ll remember the Book of Malachi [1:4], the last book of the Old Testament, speaking of these Edomites. It says that they are “the people against whom Yahweh has indignation for ever.” Thus, they are the people of Yahweh’s curse. Again, at Isaiah 28, verses 14 to 20, it describes the present day situation exactly [See note #17 at end of lesson.]:
“Wherefore hear the word of Yahweh, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith Yahweh Elohim, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only toa man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.” understand the report. For the bed is shorter than that
Let’s now look this thing over. Those who were in charge of this people who were in Jerusalem were these Edomite Jews at the time Isaiah wrote, and today they are a mixture of Edomite and Khazar. “We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement, we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.” Yes, and they lied when they said six million Jews were killed by Hitler. A million of them are in Palestine today, and the other five million are in the United States. The Jew’s own statistics show that when Hitler came to power in 1933 there were only half a million Jews in Germany. He would have had to kill that half a million, and then resurrect them, then kill them again and resurrect them again ten times in all. If he could perform miracles like that, he was a man for which we should have some respect. What actually happened, of course, was that over the period between 1933 and 1939 the great bulk of them moved out, including the great bulk of the Jews who were anywhere in Europe. It was a matter of a well known scandal at the time that the ships we were sending in such a parade across the Atlantic carrying supplies to England and France were coming back loaded, almost to the point they were swamped, with Jews who were admitted to this country illegally.
But remember, Franklin Roosevelt [Rosenveld] had Jewish blood in him. He was completely the tool of the Jews and he was very conniving. “When the overflowing scourge shall pass through.” That is the great Russian Communist invasion. “It will not come unto us” they say because the Jews are the absolute masters of Communist Russia, and all the nations behind the Iron Curtain in eastern Europe. The only squabble that exists between Russia and China today is not that one is more or less Communist than the other, but Communism in China is carried on by Chinese Communists and directed by them. Communism in Russia is the work of Jewish Communists, and there’s a squabble for power between them. But Yahweh says, when you think you can control all this, you’re not going to. “The hail”, the rain of bombs falling from the sky, “shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.”
I pointed out to you before that wherever the Bible uses the term “waters”, symbolically it is always a symbol for great masses of people. The people of the world in general are often spoken of as the sea. A people in motion, or a great invading army, is often spoken of as an overflowing river. Hence, when the Russian invasion comes it will overflow them. When we studied the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel, we saw that it pointed out Russia’s strategy as a two pronged attack, the major one being by air across the pole and down our west coast from the eastern shores of Siberia to attack the United States. But at the same time, the other prong of the pincers would come down, but not straight down, south through Turkey. The Turks are tough fighters, and Russia couldn’t get through without months or years of fighting. Secondly, she’d have to cross range after range of mountains that are too rugged for mechanized forces to get through. She will bypass, going east of Turkey. She will come right down through Iraq, seizing the great oil fields as she goes, then turning west across the desert plains country, coming into Syria from the east, and southerly from Syria down into Palestine, down to take the Suez and beachhead, down into Africa. [See note #18 at end of lesson.]
[Transcriber’s Note: Since Comparet presented these lessons somewhere between the years 1968 and 1973, the world political scene has changed considerably, and we can see where some of his conclusions have turned out quite differently. Nevertheless, overall he did quite well. Russia did make a move into Afghanistan, moving toward the Mideast, but it turned into a disaster and they had to turn around and return home in humiliation. In spite of that, I believe that Comparet is correct that the Tartar Russians and the Chinese, being Gog and Magog, will attack America, but that a “two pronged” attack does not fit Scripture. [See my booklet The Problems With Ezekiel 38 & 39.]
There’s no way to stop that flood coming through, overflowing the very place where the Jews have said, “We now hold the strategic center of the world.” The ordinary Russian knows who his oppressors are. He doesn’t dare say so because so-called anti-Semitism is punished by death in Russia. It’s a virtue to be anti-American or anti-British or anti-German. In fact, it’s a compulsory virtue, but a death penalty for being anti-Jewish. It’s a compulsory virtue to be anti-Christian or anti-Buddhist or anti-Mohammedan, but the death penalty for being anti-Jewish. Now you put this great Russian army on the march and you get them involved in battle, and these Russians are going to say, “Well, if we have to do all the fighting and all the dying, we might as well do some of the stealing as well.” And as they go through Palestine, they’re going to loot it of everything worth stealing, just as they did when they went through Czechoslovakia and East Germany and that sort of thing. Hence, that is one phase of this great judgment that is coming upon the whole world. Revelation 15, verses 5 to 8, shows that this process is now ready to get under way: “And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four living creatures gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of Yahweh, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of Yahweh, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”
You can see that the only thing remaining ahead is to identify what each of these seven last plagues were, and that’s too big a subject to get started on tonight. [At this time there is a question from the audience, asking about the smoke of Yahweh. Answer:] The smoke of the glory of Yahweh. Well, the Bible speaks of that in other places. The tabernacle in the wilderness, the original tent tabernacle during the march of the Exodus, when the presence of Yahweh came into it, it was filled with vapor. On the dedication of Solomon’s temple, when Yahweh accepted the dedication of it and His presence was manifest there, again it was filled with vapor. The glory of Yahweh is a tremendous concentration of electrical energy. After all, He is the originator and force of all energy, and basically it is electrical in its nature. You’ll remember, Moses saw a bush burning and yet not consumed by the flames, and he went over to see what it was. Yahweh spoke to him out of this burning bush. People who like to consider themselves scientifically educated like to scoff at that and say, “Who ever heard of fire that doesn’t burn?” For several hundred years in the past, anybody who was a sailor on one of the old tall-masted sailing ships could tell you about it because he had seen it many times, St. Elmo’s fire. When there was a thundercloud overhead and that tremendous electrical potential was getting ready to jump that gap in lightning, clear to the top of the mast, you had streamers of electrical fire discharging. But when you had that, the ship was never struck by lightning, because the terrific charge built up there was discharged before you got the great smashing discharge of lightning.
Anybody who’s done much mountain climbing realizes that sometimes when you’ve been upon a high peak and a thunderstorm came up, and you’ve had to get down to a lower level hastily because the very rocks around them sputter and crackle and it was getting to the point where the electrical potential was almost at the point of jumping the gap of the lightning discharge. If you’ll look it up in any scientific text book, or even a good encyclopedia article, like Collier’s Encyclopedia for example, under St. Elmo’s fire it mentions the fact that these discharges, electrical corona discharges of a blue-violet streamer-like flame, have been known to cover as much as an acre in area at one time. Hence, here, with all the terrific concentration of electrical energy which the presence of Yahweh would bring, there it was manifest. It wasn’t an oxidizing flame as it didn’t burn the bush. Now a characteristic that is often noted is that if there’s much humidity, the moisture in the air is often condensed into a fog so that you would have the same phenomenon indicated there, where the presence of Yahweh was abiding. With this enormous electrical charge, it would fog up the atmosphere, and anybody who would go into it, of course, would do so at his own peril. [End of Comparet’s Lesson #11.]
CRITICAL NOTES ON LESSON #11
Comments by William Finck initialed W.R.F.
Comments by Clifton A. Emahiser in brackets in lesson text as “your transcriber”
or initialed C.A.E. in critical notes.
Note #1: These 144,000 of Revelation 14 are, just as we have at Revelation 7, those who were protected, sealed from the tribulations which came upon the oikoumenê at Rome’s fall, and here they are exhibited, held up as an example for those of us present at the final fall of Babylon – the tribulations of this age about to come (and coming already), the final judgment being announced at 14:6. Although these 144,000 are certainly special, there is no Scriptural basis to connect them to any so-called “millennium administration.” These 144,000 are not going to be “reaped”, they “... follow the Lamb withersoever He goeth”, the present tense being used, they “were redeemed from among men, the first fruits unto Yahweh and to the Lamb”, the Aorist tense signifying that this action had already happened in the past, and so Rev. 14:4 is not in the future, but in the past and the present. In the Old Testament, all Israel are called the ba-chiyr (Strong #972), i.e. Isaiah 45:4, and so these 144,000 alone are not the ba-chiyr but as Rev. 14:4 states, the first fruits, of the ba-chiyr, of course. W.R.F.
Note #2: No Israelite could possibly go “beyond that possibility” of forgiveness and salvation, for “all Israel shall be saved” (Rom. 11:26), and salvation is national, not individual, as is evident from the words of Yahshua Himself, i.e. Matt. 25:32 ff. and also Isaiah 45:17, 25 (“all the seed of Israel shall be justified”), and see also Zech. 9:1, Rev. 21:12 et. al. There is nothing that indicates that any Israelite should suffer eternal punishment – but only the enemies. Rather, before the fulfillment, every Israelite will surely turn to Yahweh. W.R.F.
Note #3: The Book of Hebrews certainly was written by Paul, and sufficient internal evidence of this lies in the words found at Hebrews 13:19-26 alone. Personally, I find Paul’s other epistles to be sometimes difficult, but never obscure. It’s the translators who do not understand, or even believe Paul’s words who have rendered them in an obscure manner, obfuscating many otherwise clear and direct statements. Paul’s approach is different in Hebrews only because of the content of the epistle and the different perspective of his intended audience. Note that Paul wrote to Hebrews, i.e. true Israelites, and not “to Judaeans” (i.e. Jews). W.R.F.
Note #4: I don’t think that it was ever an intention that the Gospel was to be preached to any of the non-Adamic races, not even for a witness. Indeed “the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness”, and I add it is utterly senseless and vain (1 Cor. 1:18), for no good could possibly become of it. Rather, the witness is to the Israel Nations and the other Genesis 10 Adamic Nations (i.e. Paul among the Ionian Greeks at Athens at Acts chapter 17, and the resurrection of the other Adamic Nations, for which see Matt. 12:41-42, Luke 11:31-32). The non-Adamic peoples, except for the children of the Adversary and those places where non-Adamites are referred to as “beasts”, are simply not considered in the Bible, not considered at all, except as a force for destruction. The Bible instead demands that we keep these beasts (the other races) out of our world completely! W.R.F.
Note #5: Anyone who doubts the Babylonian origination of our modern economic system should go to the library and find The Georgetown Law Journal, volume 71 Number 4, April 1983, and read the article “The Shetar’s Effect on English Law – A law of the Jews Becomes the Law of the Land” on page 1179, a well-documented article even though written by a jewess, one Judith A. Shapiro. The article shows that the foundations for our modern commercial laws were derived from the Shetar, as the Jews only lent money at usury, a practice alien to the Saxon, and so the Saxon had no such laws governing moneylending. The Shetar is, of course, found in the Babylonian Talmud, as the article admits (p. 1182). W.R.F.
Note #6: It is evident in the Roman-period histories that the Romans had brought back to Rome from conquered lands the religions of those lands, along with their statues and other images (and this usually upon the advice of the Sibyl, as Strabo often tells us), and set up temples to these cults in Rome, including priesthoods. And so Rome had all of the cults of Egypt and the east which had long been in Greece in varying forms anyway (see the recent pamphlets from this ministry entitled Broken Cisterns) and many of which had their first origins in Babylon. As Comparet has already explained, many of the pagan religious elements were later absorbed into the Catholic “church.” W.R.F.
Note #7: While many look to Athens when discussing the origins of “Democracy”, this also may be found in ancient Sumer (Babylonia), as I have seen suggested on several occasions. See Archaeology Odyssey, January-February, 2001, page 16, “Monarchy in Sumer” for one such discussion. W.R.F.
Note #8: Revelation 14:8 describes precisely the root cause behind all of the horrible wars of recent history. For the “princes of this world” and the controllers and benefactors of the Babylonian economic system are the Jewish international bankers and merchants based primarily in London and New York. These were behind the destruction of Czarist Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany, and later of course Hitler’s Germany. Today the entire west, including all of Christendom and the heathens of South America and Africa, except for a few anomalies (i.e. Cuba, Zimbabwe etc.), are controlled by “democratic institutions” and privately-owned central banks, with privately created money supplies: many of the governments and economies of Asia are also under the control of these private bankers. Lately Serbia and apparently Libya have been bombed and sanctioned into submission, and these things are being forced upon the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq. First the British, and now the American empires are used to project the will of mystery Babylon throughout the world. Lately the pet term used to define the wine of the whore’s fornication is “globalism”, and the enslavement of peoples to the Jewish-owned financial system called “liberation.” W.R.F.
Note #9: While Comparet is right in portraying the Catholic “church” as only a small part of the system, rather than as the whore herself, he underestimates the Catholic “church’s” influence and role in the success of Mystery Babylon. First, no part of Europe was for long devoid entirely of Catholic influence, which has also long been strong in America. But more importantly, the biggest sins of Roman Catholicism: universalism and sacramentalism, were never removed from Protestant denominations which supplanted it in Northern Europe and in England. So the Babylonian mystery religion and all of the pagan elements, and the pagan holidays which the Catholic “church” represents are also extant in all of the Protestant sects to this day, along with all the rituals and trappings of a professional priesthood, notably among the Lutherans and Anglicans. W.R.F.
Note #10: Comparet has committed a serious error in his interpretation of Rev. 14:14-20, for he has followed along with a mistranslation in the A.V. which even Thayer supports – although Thayer does not offer a basis for his support. The “ripe” of Revelation 14:18 is from the Greek verb trugaô (5166), which means “to gather in” a crop. It is from the Greek noun trugê which means “ripe fruit ... the vintage” (Liddell & Scott). But the word translated “ripe” at 14:15, a word translated “ripe” only here, is from the verb xârainô (3583), which means “to parch up, dry up ... Passive to become or be dry, parched ...” and is often translated “to wither” in both the A.V. New Testament and in Brenton’s Septuagint. Note Lamentations 4:8, Ezekiel 17:9-10 and 19:12-13, and Isaiah 42:13-15, where this is the verb used in the LXX. All of Isaiah 42:1-16 may be compared to Rev. 14; Note Isaiah 42:10 and Rev. 14:3. This verb is also used in the N.T. at Matt. 13:6, Mark 4:6 and Luke 8:6, among other places, but notably at Matt. 21:19-20 and John 15:6.
Knowing this, we see that this first harvest is certainly not that of the first fruits, which, I hope to already have explained well enough, has already happened long ago. Rather, this first harvest of Rev. 14 is the harvest of the “withered”, the harvest of the tares, which Comparet rightly says is performed by Yahshua Christ Himself. So, we have the harvest of the wheat and the tares, where the tares are gathered first (Matt. 13:36-43), and once Rev. 14:15 is translated correctly we see that it agrees quite well with Paul’s statements at 2 Thes. 2:8: “and then will the lawless be revealed, whom Prince Yahshua will destroy with the breath of His mouth, and abolish at the manifestation of His presence.” Note that there is much blood flowed from the ripe grapes of Rev. 14:17-20, and so in contrast to those of 14:15, these here are not “withered” at all.
Another Greek word from xâros (dry, withered) and ampelos (a vine), is xârampelinos, which Liddell & Scott define “of the color of withered vine leaves, bright red.” Remembering that the tares are red when ripe, and that the color of Esau is red (Edom), this too gives us another clue as to the nature of this harvest. W.R.F.
Note #11: Even today most of Clinton’s advisors and White House staff were Edomite Jews, and also George W. Bush currently, most of the so-called neocons are Jews and “former” Socialists. Many administrations from Wilson to the present were heavily laden with Jewish advisors. It was no different in the days leading up to the demise of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. W.R.F.
Note #12: Comparet quotes not “Jeremiah” here, but Isaiah 3:9, but nevertheless the message is directed to the same group of people. W.R.F.
Note #13: The departure of the Israelites from their orders to destroy all of the Canaanite peoples surely occurred, but not as abruptly as Comparet makes it out to be. For instance, the destruction of Jericho is related in Joshua chapter 6, and later, in chapter 8, Ai is captured and its inhabitants all put to the sword, as they also did at Makkedah (10:28), Libnah (10:30), Lachish (10:33), Eglon (10:35), Hebron (10:37), Debir (10:39) etc. So Comparet has somewhat overmagnified Israel’s failure here. W.R.F.
Note #14: “Thorns in our eyes”, as Joshua 23:13 has it, is a fitting analogy, for that would cause blindness. It is also fitting that after His great discourse concerning the nature of the enemy given in John 8, and before His great discourse concerning the sheep and the Good Shepherd given in John 10, Yahshua heals a man who was “blind from birth” in John 9. We too, once blind, are no longer, once we understand His words in John chapters 8 and 10! Note John 9:39. As long as we believe the Jews, and not the Christ, we shall remain blind! W.R.F.
Note #15: The Greek word in question here, epi (1909) in certain contexts may mean “by”, but such would not be natural, not even here. para (3844) is naturally “by” or “besides.” With the verb “to stand” here, I could only render epi as “upon” and certainly not “by” as Comparet tries to explain it. The word “on”, describing the crown of gold on the head of the angel, at Rev. 14:14, is also epi. W.R.F.
Note #16: First, the word translated “heathen” at Ezekiel 39:21-23 is plural and would better be translated “nations.” Yet the LXX reads here “And will set my glory among you, and all the nations shall see my judgment which I have wrought ...” Yahweh certainly will not set His glory among the non-Adamic races! “Nations” is usually instead “Gentiles” in the A.V., but sometimes “heathen.” Early in the Bible, the word refers to the Genesis 10 Adamic nations, unless otherwise specified. Later it refers to the Israel nations, but sometimes in context it must be translated “heathen”, referring to those outside of The Faith, Adamic or not. W.R.F.
Note #17: The Edomite Jews alone do not represent all of the children of the serpent in the world, for so do all the other Arab (mixed) races, and there are direct prophecies elsewhere foreboding the destruction of many of them, also. Yet one must realize, that where Yahshua stated “Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up”, the only plant which the Bible tells us that He planted is the white Adamic race, and all others here have no future. This scenario is again related at Matt. 25, for only the Adamic are the “sheep nations”, and all others are “goat nations” pending total destruction. W.R.F.
Note #18: I cannot fault Comparet for believing that the events of Ezekiel 38-39 would unfold with Soviet Russia during the so-called Cold War. Having knowledge of Israel Identity and being an adult in that time, I’d surely have thought so too. Today, as the American empire expands itself around the world, while at the same time enriching the Chinese with one-way trade and the Russians by developing their natural resources, all while America is being flooded with alien immigrants, this is a recipe for total disaster. Many of the events of Ezekiel 38-39 are already unfolding, yet the ignorant see them not!
I cannot understand where Comparet reads an invasion of Palestine by Russia into Ezekiel 38-39 anywhere, for it is to be “a land of unwalled villages” (Ezek. 38:11), hardly describing today’s barricaded walls some 60 to 80 feet high around their Kibbutzim. For Ezekiel is surely describing one land only, America, and not two different lands. For already is America swarming with aliens and being plundered, of its wealth and its women! W.R.F.