The Comfort of the Scriptures

This sermon had been taken from Your Heritage, and prepared into a PDF file by Clifton A. Emahiser’s Watchman Teaching Ministries with added critical notes.

by Inez Comparet

Every time we pick up our newspapers, or listen to the radio and watch television, we hear of wars and rumors of wars. There is rioting in Africa and Asia, Cuba and South America. Murder, rape and violence of all kinds is rampant everywhere, even in our own country. After hearing of the conditions in the world today, I think it would be comforting to hear what the scriptures have to say about all these things. In Romans 15:4 we read, “For whatsoever things were written afore time were written for our learning, that we through patience and the comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”

As one writer expressed it: “For most of the time comfort is a soft, sleek, stroking word. But not always! Not always for the scriptures. Comfort is no softling. The word itself is like a strong man armed. Comfort, fort, fortify, fortitude.” In other words strength, nothing soft about that!

“Fortitude to see unflinchingly; Strength to stand unwaveringly Not a lullaby, but a trumpet call.”

The Moffat translation of the Bible, which I will be quoting from, translates Isaiah 44:8 as follows. “Fear nothing; dread not in the days to come: Have not I foretold it and announced it long ago?” Most of us have a deep sense of needing this prophetic comfort and fortitude today. We need to know what has been written about the days in which we live, so we have the patience and comfort that we need.

In purifying metals, they are melted at great heat. The impurities rise to the top and can be skimmed off, leaving the metals below, we find the same idea in Psalm 92:7. “When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish it is that they shall be destroyed forever.” The apparent triumph of wickedness is just the scum rising to the top to be skimmed off.

Nearly all of our major troubles today were caused by the mistakes of our national leaders, who have helped our enemies into positions of power instead of restraining them while they were still weak. The Bible has a great deal to say about this. For example Isaiah 9:16 says, “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Isaiah 3:12 tells us, “Your leaders are misleading you My people, they are effacing [obliterating] the true path for you.” Micah 3:1 reads, “Listen now, leaders of Jacob, judges over the house of Israel, you haters of right and lovers of wrong, is not a sense of justice due from you?”

Hosea 4:6 tells us, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” The word used here for destroyed is damah (daw-maw), meaning to be brought to silence, or be undone. In other words, ineffective. There is no strong word to say, in the midst of confusion around them, they cannot dispel it, they can only share it.

Some of the ways we have been led astray are as follows. Often in the Bible Ephriam is mentioned when it means the ten tribes of Israel. At Hosea 7:8-9 we find this very interesting comment. “Ephriam allows himself to be mixed up with foreigners, foreigners eat away his strength, unknown to him.” We have been given plenty of warning not to help our enemies. For example, “Give not thine honor to another, nor the things that are profitable unto thee to a strange nation.” Strange here means foreign. Baruch 4:3 and Ecclesiasticus 12:5 instructs us, “Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: Else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.” Deuteronomy 23:6 also tells us, “Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity, all thy days forever.”

Because we are giving to all our enemies all over the world, the prophet Haggai describes our condition perfectly. Haqqai 1:6 records, “He that earneth wages eameth wages for a bag with holes.” You pay income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and all of the hidden taxes. I believe somebody figured 26 different taxes on a loaf of bread. After all these taxes, you probably feel as though you had put your wages into a bag with holes.

Some are quite concerned about the division among our people. Instead of fearing the division of our nation into opposing groups, divided on points of moral principles, recognize it as the hand of Yahweh separating His own from His enemies. It is recorded in Luke 12:51 what Yahshua said about this. “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, nay, but rather division.”

Matthew 13:41-43 promises, “The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ear to hear, let him hear.”

Psalm 37:34 continues, “Wait on Yahweh and keep His way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.” Isaiah 26:10 adds, “But evil men who even in a good land will not learn to be good, they cease to be; the wicked shall be swept away, and the Eternal’s majesty they shall not see.”

Without fear, be ready to stand firmly for the right as Yahweh shows it to you, your prayers for His instructions will be answered. For example Psalm 25:12 reads, “Whosoever reverences the Eternal, learns what is the right course to take.” II Esdras states, “Be ye not afraid, neither doubt: for Yahweh is your guide.”

Psalm 32:6-8 continues, “So let each loyal heart in trouble pray to thee: The floods may roar, but they will never reach him, for thou wilt be his shelter, safe guarding him in peril; surrounding him with aid. I will instruct you and teach you what is the road to take; I will give you counsel, O humble soul.” Psalm 94:12-13 adds, “Happy is he who has thy discipline and thine instruction, training him calmly to wait on, in adversity, till a pit is dug for the ungodly.”

Danger? Of course there is, but when were we ever free from it? Yahweh promises His help will bring us safely through all these dangers. Isaiah 43:1-2 says, “But now, the Eternal promises, He who created you, O Jacob, He who made you, O Israel, fear not for I will redeem you, I claim you, you are Mine. I will be with you when you pass through waters, no river shall overflow you; when you pass through fire, you shall not be scorched, no flame shall burn you.” Psalm 118:6-7 tells us, “The Eternal is upon my side; I have no fear. What can man do to me? I have the Eternal as my helper; so I shall feast mine eyes on my defeated foes.” In Psalm 37:10-13, 18-19 we read, “A little longer, and the godless will be gone; look in his haunts, and he is there no more! The land will be left to the humble, to enjoy plenteous prosperity. The godless man makes plots against the good, gnashing his teeth at them; but the Eternal laughs at him, knowing his doom is near. The fortunes of the upright are the Eternal’s care, and their possessions last forever; in a calamity they keep their share, in famine they have plenty.” (Moffat)

When we look over the conditions in the world today, we see the wicked spring as the grass, foreigners steal our strength, and our wages go into a bag with holes. Our leaders are largely to blame for these conditions. but we must be fearless, for we know that evil men will be separated from the just and we will be given instructions and kept safely through the troubles ahead. There are many more scriptures along this line to give us prophetic comfort and fortitude today.

Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: I never had the privilege to personally meet either Bertrand L. Comparet or his wife Inez. I am only acquainted with their respective voices on audiocassette tape. I think I have only two or three recordings of Inez speaking. I know in some circles in Israel Identity that some men get quite offended if a woman is allowed to speak. I realize that it is Biblical for a woman to be quite during a worship service. But I’m fully persuaded that if the men are not doing their duty, sometimes a woman must step in and do the job the men are failing to do. I have three particular woman in history that fit such a criteria. These three women in history for which I have special admiration are: Queen Boadicea, Queen Tomyris and Elisabeth Dilling. I don’t know if you have ever heard of Queen Tomyris or not, but she was of the tribe of Massagetae (of Royal blood), and after her husband the King had died, she had to take charge of their army, and she out-maneuvered and outwitted the Biblical Cyrus who was killed in battle when he tried to subdue her an her tribe (Herodotus 1.205 through end of book 1).

Next we shall consider one of the brilliant lady military leaders of her time. Her name was Boadicea. I will quote from Father Abraham’s Children, by Perry Edwards Powell, Ph. D., pages 108-109: “The last phase of this War of Independence is called the Boadicean War. The Iceni and Coranidae as allies of Rome had as yet been peaceful. King Prasutagus had borrowed two million pounds sterling of Seneca, Nero’s minister, and had given all his public buildings as security. He died at the commencement of the war and made Nero heir with his two daughters. Caius Decius was ordered to collect and he did so with a ferocity and a barbarity, levying on the noble’s palaces as well as the royal properties, that he inflamed the whole island. He seized Queen Boadicea and her daughters and among [his] outrageous acts lashed the bare back of the Queen. Now no Cymro will stand for that. When she made her appeal to the men and pulled her long tresses apart and showed her welted back all the men asked to march behind her. The army began with 120,000 men and at its height numbered 230,000. Eighty thousand Romans perished. The Roman army advanced not a step. No quarter was asked or given. Forty thousand Romans were slaughtered in London. In the midst of the conflict Boadicea died, according to Tacitus, of poison. She had earned her name, Victoria. Her successors as generals were Arviragus, Venusius, and Gwallog of Galgacus. The power of the whole Empire of Rome was paralyzed.”

The third lady I have in mind is Elizabeth Dilling whose legacy has left to us a monumental record of the machinations of our common enemy. She fought not with an army under her command, but with her pen. Are we supposed to burn all of her books, as a woman is not to speak out in our assemblies? There are men in Israel Identity today who really think they are hotshots, who can’t hold a candle to Elizabeth Dilling! And if Elizabeth were living today, these same hotshots would refuse to let her to speak at their meetings! Retrospectively, Elizabeth Dilling should have been invited to speak by every church in the America and all White Israel nations.

That brings us to a fourth lady in the person of Inez Comparet. In this article which you have just read, you have witnessed a work that few men in our movement have the capability of composing. Let me repeat just one short passage that everyone should take to heart: “We have been given plenty of warning not to help our enemies. For example, ‘Give not thine honor to another, nor the things that are profitable unto thee to a strange nation.’ Strange here means foreign. Baruch 4:3 and Ecclesiasticus 12:5 instructs us, ‘Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: Else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.’ Deuteronomy 23:6 also tells us, ‘Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity, all thy days forever’.”

Surely it is evident that Inez would not have sent Bibles to Nigeria as did Ted R. Weiland! Not only did Inez show her composing ability, but she must have been a wonderful wife to Bertrand. We should honor Bertrand L. Comparet for his excellent teachings, which I would rate percentage wise in the +90s, but had he not had a woman of the caliber of Inez behind him, chances are he would not have done nearly as well.