Merchants Of Babylon

Merchants Of Babylon

by Bertrand Comparet

The last time we started studying the matter of the beast and the mark of the beast in the book of Revelation, we saw that this curious beast had the characteristics of four different animals. This was really a repetition of the series of beasts, which Daniel had seen. These, like Nebuchadnezzar's image, were prophecies of four great Gentile world empires, which would rule the then known civilized world, one after the other.

The book of Revelation looks farther into the future than Daniel did, it points out something. Remember Daniel's last beast was the Roman Empire, which was finally broken up and came to its end. The book of Revelation goes beyond this point and shows us that the same forces, which were operative in these four successive empires, the same dominant satanic leadership which made them all of similar character, are operating even in our own day. It also shows us, by its many references, what it calls great Babylon. The forces that made Babylon the outstanding one of these ancient civilizations, so far as a purely materialistic culture lacking all spiritual values made Babylon the most advanced of all.

Nevertheless, because of this complete lack of any spiritual understanding, it was a satanic organization. Long after the old city of Babylon had fallen, the same forces, the old Babylonian economic system which absolutely governs us today, the old political ideas, the old Babylonian religion, are still operative even in these days.

Before we go any farther with this study of the beast, which is starting the final exercise of complete economic control and which we are beginning to feel tighten down on us even today, there is more information we should study to identify these forces. Our churches have gotten nowhere identifying this problem. This is usually because they persist in misidentifying the people, races and forces involved. The result of this is a mixed up mess.

The Bible doesn't bother recording incidents, which were of no importance after their own day. The Bible records those things, which will be of lasting effect. It was never intended that any portion of the Bible should be something good for a matter of a few years, then obsolete, and no longer useful.

As Paul said in I Corinthians 10:11, "Now all these things happened to them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the end of the age is come". So the information you find in the Bible are the forces that are still operating. True, a particular king the Bible mentions doing this or that, is long since dead. However, his modern day successors are still carrying out the same policies and still getting the same evil results.

Why all this trouble, and these thousands of years of the complete dominance of evil? The answer is, we are undergoing the same experience of good and evil for which Adam gave up his birthright. Adam was not put here, in the world, to participate in evil; he was only to participate in good. Yahweh warned Adam the fruit of the tree, which has knowledge, or experience of good and evil, you shall not eat of it. You will discover the word translated fruit means progeny, children or descendants, in the Hebrew. The word translated eat, in the Hebrew means to have intercourse with.

To paraphrase what Adam was told by Yahweh: "Now don't you get mixed up with these pre-Adamic races who have evil so ingrained in them your are not going to be able to lift them out of it, they will take you down to their level. You are here to only have and do good, not evil in your character and conduct."

Then Adam let himself be persuaded by Satan that the way to have power in this world and rule, you had to get down off your pedestal, mingle with them, learn their ways and outsmart them. You had to be cleverer and more crooked than they were. Just what was the result of following evil?

Satan, who had been the superintendent of this planet, and probably some others, was deposed because he disobeyed Yahweh. Because Satan was unhappy at his punishment, he rebelled against Yahweh. What did Adam do? Adam wasn't even being punished and he still went against the will of Yahweh, the same as Satan.

Thus Adam forfeited that position of rulership over the world, which had been given to him. We are Adam's descendants and we are acting the same way, in rebellion to Yahweh's laws. When you see a sign that says "Fresh Paint", we just have to go up and touch it, with our fingers, to see if it really is fresh. We have to learn everything the hard way, just as Adam did.

We are being given a period of testing to see what our own character is and to let us learn by bitter experience that evil is not to be fooled around with. When we come back in the resurrection and Yahweh says, "Don't do this or that.” we are going to understand thoroughly what He is talking about. We aren't going to think we are smarter than He is.

More damage has probably been done by well meaning people with good intentions, than has been done by all the scoundrels in history. The old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions is very true. Proverbs 14:12,16 & 24 tells us, "There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death". Some well-meaning fool always decides he knows more about it than Yahweh and he is kinder.

When our Israel ancestors were on the march and ready to go into Palestine and take possession of it, Yahweh gave Israel very definite instructions. These instructions were to totally exterminate every man, woman and child. The reason for these commands was to prevent integration and intermarriage. Yahweh didn't want his children polluted physically or mentally. He told Israel that if they became polluted, He would have to exterminate them also.

So of course our ancestors had to show they weren't as cruel as Yahweh. Israel was so kind-hearted they wouldn't cut out the cancer, they just let it grow and spread. The consequences came to pass they had been warned about and this is the situation we still have today. Until the very end, we aren't going to be smart enough to recognize the warnings, which are recorded in the Bible.

Evil cannot exist by itself; it isn't a condition. You can't show me a yard, a quart or a pound of it; it consists solely in the evil actions of evil people. If evil people aren't around, then we don't have these evil actions. This is what Israel hasn't been willing to learn. The Bible is full of warnings to us, telling us who the evil ones are so we can avoid them and their works.

The theme of the entire Bible is set forth in Genesis 3:15. Yahweh has called Adam, Eve and Satan before Him, to give an accounting of their misdeeds. Then Yahweh tells Satan, "I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed". The same word zera, which literally means seed and which applies equally to descendants, is used in both cases.

Satan was to have as literal children as Eve was to have. The theme of the Bible is recorded in this verse. As long as Yahweh permits this pronouncement to run, there will be this constant warfare between the children of Satan and the children of Eve. The rest of the Bible is a detailed record of this constant warfare between good and evil.

John 8:31-44 records that Yahshua identified these children of Satan, living in His own time, when He said to them, "Ye are the children of your father the devil". He wasn't being vulgarly abusive, He was just stating a plain biological fact, exactly the same as if you said to a Chinese his ancestors were Mongolians. Yahshua told them, with the strictest scientific truth, their ancestor way back was Satan. He was correct, He was always right.

Whether you recognize Satan as an actual person, which the Bible does, or you try to explain him away as a mere allegorical personification of evil tendencies, you still can't get away from the fact that evil comes from those who are his followers. Primarily those who are Satan’s literal children, his descendants, are perpetrating evil. All history teaches this same lesson.

One of the most important of the ancient cities was the city of Tyre. It was a Palestinian seaport and also one of the great trading centres of the world. It was situated on the Palestinian coast, a little bit north of where the people of Israel were settled. Its inhabitants were a Semitic race but not Israel, although there were some Israelites living among them. There were Israelites scattered in various other cities in the area.

The people of Tyre were always friendly to Israel, as the Bible never records any hostility or warfare between Tyre and Israel. King Hiram of Tyre sent King Solomon much of the materials and some of the skilled workmen for Solomon to build his temple for Yahweh. The Bible records eventually the satanic blood lines crept into Tyre and they became part of the satanic system.

The Bible records one of the kings of Tyre, his name is not given and he isn't identified in any other way. Because of this we can't say which historical king this was but it speaks of him in terms, which show unmistakably that he was literally an incarnation of Satan himself. This language wouldn't be applicable to anyone else.

This is what is recorded in Ezekiel 28:12, "Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith Yahweh; thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of Yahweh; every precious stone was thy covering, the Sardis, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emeralds, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of Yahweh; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou was created, til iniquity was found in thee. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee."

You couldn't apply this language to any mere man, it doesn't fit, an ordinary man couldn't live up to it. This shows one person carried on the satanic actions. Under this satanic direction, Tyre became one of the great merchant cities of the ancient world, probably the greatest.

Also from Rotherham's Emphasized Bible, Ezekiel 27:2-3 is rendered as follows. "Take up over Tyre a dirge; and thou shalt say unto Tyre, O thou that dwellest by the entrance of the sea, thou merchant of the peoples, unto many shores..." It is worth noting that in the Hebrew the very same word kenaan meant a Canaanite and a merchant. They were interchangeable then, the same as they are today. Go into the business district of Los Angeles, go into store after store, see if you don't find them all owned by people of the same race and all with the same shaped nose.

You don't have to go far in archaeology to find the proof of who these Canaanites were. The Israelites were not Jews, no Israelite was ever a Jew and no Jew was ever an Israelite. The confusion has come from using the words Jew and Israelite inter-changeably, sometimes meaning a person of a particular race no matter what his religion is. For example Ben Gurion, who was the principal founder of this Jewish nation in Palestine today, is a Jew by race, but he is a Buddhist by religion. Sometimes it is used to speak of the people of Judaism, no matter what the race.

There are today pure blooded, black skinned, kinky haired Negroes who have adopted the religion of Judaism. Then there are yellow skinned, slant eyed, pure blooded Mongolian Chinese who have adopted the religion of Judaism. The average person doesn't know which he is talking about when he uses the term Jew. To the extent that it is used in a racial significance, all the ancient monuments, without exception, show the following.

The people we call Canaanites, Assyrians and a large part of the people we call Babylonians were, as shown by their own monuments, typical hook nosed Jews. No ancient monuments that show any Israelites show anything but a typical straight nosed Anglo Saxon type of face. Trade in those days was practically a Jewish monopoly, as it is today. In those days it became evil, even as it is today. Greed, running uncontrolled, always runs to that sort of extreme.

Again quoting Ezekiel chapter 28, "With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasuries: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic, hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches... By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned... Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee."

You have heard the saying; the more it changes the more it stays the same. In those days they rode on camels, today people smoke camels. Take our great commercial cities, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; the great commercial cities have all been completely taken over by the Jews. They are the outstanding centres of criminal violence too, aren't they?

If these things only happened occasionally, for no particular reason, it never would have been recorded in the Bible. The Bible is only a record of those matters of unchangeable principle, some of them good principles, some of them evil principles. These are the records we can rely upon to be operative according to their nature and therefore either for our good or for our harm, as the case may be. These people, who monopolized trade in those days, were these Canaanite hook nosed Jews.

The King James Bible records in Hosea 12:7, "He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress". This verse records the merchant is a Kenaan, a merchant or Canaanite the terms are interchangeable. "The balances of deceit are in his hand." Are there any people that for centuries it has been proverbial that you have to distrust in all your commercial dealings with them, lest they take advantage of you? Here it talks about the balances of deceit!

In those days coinage was just coming into being and it was an uncertain thing. There was a certain amount of gold coinage, but lest somebody file off some of the gold, so the coin wasn't worth what it should be, the coins were weighed out the same as the merchandise was. The deceitful merchant had one set of weights to use on his balance scale, when he was buying, and he had a different set of weights to use when he was selling.

When the merchant bought from you, his balance scale or his bushel measure was large; you had to give him more than standard measure. When he sold to you, his measure was small so you didn't get your full measure. When you paid for something, for him the scales on which he weighed the money you presented had false weights. Because of this false measure you had to present more gold or silver to buy the merchandise, than the true weights would have called for. This was characteristic of these Canaanites.

Read Zephaniah 1:11, "Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people (Kenaan) are cut down; all they that are laden with silver are cut off". This race of Canaanites was everywhere throughout western Asia. I have some slides of a little ancient pre Babylonian Sumarian statue of one of their own people. It depicts a typical hook nosed Jew, rubbing his hands together and undoubtedly saying; "To mine own mother I couldn't sell it any cheaper".

I also have pictures of the beautiful glazed and painted tile, from the walls of an Assyrian palace, where their best artists showed their own people as typical hooked nosed Jews. I have other pictures of sculptures from the walls of a Hittite palace where they also showed their own people as typical hook nosed Jews.

It was into this land, among these people, that our ancestors were sent to live. They were warned, "If you allow these people among you, they are going to corrupt you." Israel was commanded to exterminate all these degenerate people man, woman and child.

Of course we couldn't be like this cruel Old Testament God, which our clergy like to denounce today. These clergy say, "I just can't believe in this cruel Old Testament God". They seem to think it would matter to Yahweh whether they believed in Him or not. Let me tell you now, every time you decide you are better than Yahweh, you are wrong! When Yahweh gave instructions to cut out the cancer before it became fatal, He knew what He was saying and doing.

The Bible records these things in order to help us from making the same mistakes. Yahweh tells us the troubles we are going to have, because we allow these people among us. Then Yahweh finally tells us that when we ourselves have botched things up to a point where He has to come back and take over personally, to keep us from being destroyed and exterminated by these forces we have allowed to grow up and take control, it is going to be changed back to what He told us to make it. Zechariah 14:21 records, "And in that day (speaking of the day when Yahshua comes back to restore these things) there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of Yahweh". YAHWEH SPEED THE DAY!

These same commercial evils became dominant in Assyria also. Assyria is spoken of mostly because of her great military exploits. She was constantly conquering and pillaging her various neighbours. This was not all of it; she had the same typical crookedness that has been consistently characteristic of these people.

Nahum 3:16, speaking about Assyria says, "Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven..." Then Nahum lists this as being among the evils for which the city of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria, was going to be destroyed. In Bible times these people had become the completely dominant race in the city of Tyre and had become the most powerful men in the nation. Isaiah 23:8 records, "Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?"

If you think this was ancient, note the fact that a large part of the British nobility of today, the peerage with titles of nobility, are Jew merchants who became wealthy, bought and paid for their titles of nobility. The honor of the British crown has been sold and peddled like in any house of ill repute. This is the origin of a great many of the titles in the British House of Lords.

Here in the United States, when we wish to appoint an ambassador to some foreign nation, who is he? Don't you notice that usually he is a Jew, who has contributed liberally to the campaign funds of the party, which is in power? The ancient Bible saying, "The more it changes, the more it stays the same", is very true.

Yahweh wouldn't have bothered warning us if this was something that was going on only between 868 B.C. and 742 B.C., and not thereafter. If this condition wasn't going to continue, warning us wouldn't have made any sense. Yahweh warns us of these conditions because they are reaching a degree of intensity in our own day, which means the destruction of civilization, if they aren't checked.

There are many places, recorded in the Bible, where Yahweh condemned the city of Babylon for the evils which were so characteristic of the Babylonian civilization. It is very interesting to note that when the Bible prophesies the fall of the city of Tyre, it does it in the very same words that it uses in prophesying the fall of Babylon. This includes the final fall of Great Babylon, the Babylonian system in our own day.

Ezekiel 26:13 speaking of the city of Tyre records, "And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be heard no more". Revelation 18:22 speaks of great Babylon. "And the voice of harpers and musicians and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in the....”

Let's go back to Ezekiel 26:21 where the Bible again speaks of Tyre. "I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shall thou never be found again, saith Yahweh." Revelation 18:21 tells about the destruction of great Babylon in our day. "And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall no more be found at all."

Note this parallel with the city of Tyre; it is talking about the same thing. Just as you had in the Babylonian empire the capital city of Babylon, which was the head of all these evils, there were a number of other surrounding cities, which were equally bad, and the same things could be said of them. There were the same identical people manifesting the same evils in Tyre, on the Palestinian coast of the Mediterranean Sea, which had to meet the same judgment.

Now I will quote from Ezekiel 27:29-33. "And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;... and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes... And in their waiting they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee saying, what city is like Tyre, the destroyed in the midst of the sea? When thy wares went forth out of thee, and thou didst fill many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise. In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall."

Note the same language referring to Great Babylon in Revelation 18:17-19. Remember, Babylon was not a seaport; it was a few hundred miles inland. "And every ship master, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning saying, What city is like unto this great city? And they cast dust on their heads and cried, weeping and wailing saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein we were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.”

If these people were the same throughout, we should expect to find something similar in Yahweh's condemnation of another of their principal settlements, the land of Edom. The Bible records that certain of the angels left their original condition and intermarried with the daughters of men and produced a race, which had the satanic bloodline. They were literally the children of these rebel angels, including Satan. Among the places where the Bible records their descendants settled was Mount Seir.

The Jordan valley runs north and south. It is a deep narrow trench, in the ground, with mountains to the west between it and the sea. Another mountain range is to the east and it slopes down to the point of the Dead Sea where the surface of the Dead Sea is some 1,300 feet below sea level. The bottom of the Dead Sea is another 1,200 feet below that. The ground surface below the Dead Sea waters is 2,500 feet below sea level of the Mediterranean Sea and the oceans of the world. A continuation of this same valley, called the Wadi Araba, extends on out to the Gulf of Aqaba.

Starting from way below sea level, at the bottom of the Dead Sea, it has to rise as it goes southward, until it gets above sea level. The mountains, which bound this Wadi Araba on the east, are known as Mount Seir. The word seir means rugged and if you have ever seen rugged mountains, this is what they are. They are very well named.

Most of you have heard of the ancient city of Petra. Some time ago, way in the far prehistoric past, a terrific earthquake shook this Mount Seir and just cracked it open. There is a valley running north and south, right down the centreline of this mountain range. What the earthquake did was to open a great crack from the eastern side of these mountains, so instead of climbing up and over these mountains, we can go through this great crack till you get to the central valley.

The walls of this great crack are sheer cliffs from 400 to 600 feet high. In some places a man can stand there, put his arms out, and touch both sides of it. In other places it widens out 15 to 20 feet. There has never been any place in the world as great a natural fortress as this. There are places that are so narrow that any army, no matter how large or small, would have to file through one at a time. Because of this, Petra was a fortified city from time immemorial.

Where the crack goes in, like the stem of a T, it reaches this other valley which crosses it like the cross bar of a capital T. When you turn to the right, to the north, you can follow it down to where it opens out into an oval valley, which is perhaps a mile wide, and three-quarters of a mile long. In this narrow passageway, from the point where the stem and cross bar of the T join, from there on in you find the ancient city of Petra.

Hardly any of the buildings were like we have today, built out in the open. The buildings were beautifully carved into these sheer cliff walls, and were magnificent. The houses were only one room deep, other than for storage closets, because there was only light and ventilation from the front. These houses were like artificial caves in the solid stone. The outside was carved into the most magnificent structures, with a most astonishing facade. These facades are two stories in height and those two stories range from a minimum of 125 feet to a high of 140 feet.

In Los Angeles there was a height limit of 13 stories, 140 feet in height for buildings. So why did the residents of Petra need huge structures? The average doorway in Petra, from the floor to the lintel across the top, is equal to three stories of our modern construction. Obviously the people that built and inhabited this structure were giants, fallen angels. They must have been the first generation descended from the fallen angels.

Recorded repeatedly in the Bible, is Yahweh's warning for His people Israel not to mongrelize. Yahweh commanded Israel not to intermix with any other race. Esau violated that command by marrying two Canaanite women and later an Ishmaelite woman. Esau’s descendants were mixed race bastards and as such had no rights of inheritance. Because of this mongrelization, Esau was forced to leave the Israelites. It was because of mongrelization that Esau lost his inheritance. Esau was forced to move out of the land of Canaan, where his brother Jacob was to stay.

Esau moved into Mount Seir, which is called the land of Edom. From then on, there was no one for Esau's descendants to marry except these Edomite people, who were the descendants of this satanic line of people living there.

Suppose for example, a white man from the city of Ontario married two Negresses and then moved to the interior of the Congo. For the next 1,800-year his descendants lived there and only bred with the Negroes, these people could still claim they had a white ancestor. This is true but, in all of this time, every trace of white blood would have vanished, they would be just plain Negroes in every respect.

In John chapter 8 Yahshua denounces the Judeans (Jews) as hypocrites because this is what they were. He told them with biological accuracy they were the descendants of Satan, which they were. Yahshua wasn't being vulgarly abusive because they disagreed with him; he was just stating the biological truth. Yahshua never said anything that wasn't accurate truth, so you can just imagine the sarcasm in His voice. Apparently these were Jews that supposedly believed in Him so Yahshua said to them, "If ye continue in My doctrines, then will you be My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free".

These Jews bristled up answering, "What do you mean, set us free? We are Abraham's seed, and we have never been in bondage to any man". Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself and this is just what these Jews did. Out of their own mouths they revealed they weren't any part of Israel. If they were any part of the tribes of Israel at all, they would have been in bondage the first time in Egypt. If they belonged to the ten-tribed northern nation of Israel, they had been in bondage the second time in Assyria.

If they had been any part of the two-tribed southern nation of Judah, they had been in bondage the second time in Babylon. In admitting they had never been in bondage to any man, they revealed the truth that they weren't any part of Israel.

Yahshua answered these Jews saying, "That is right; you are in bondage to sin." The only people, who could say Abraham was an ancestor of theirs and had never were in bondage to anyone, were these Edomite Jews. This is where the satanic bloodline had crept into them because, from the days of Abraham, it continued down through Isaac and then through Esau. Through Esau is where the satanic bloodline started polluting, with mongrelization, some of the descendants of Abraham. Yahshua ends that same passage from John chapter 8 by identifying them, telling them their ancestor was Satan.

These mongrelized descendants of Esau became quite a military power, as they grew numerous in Edom. The Bible records, in the historical books of Chronicles and Kings, considerable warfare at times with the Edomites harassing the southern borders of Judah and the tribes of Israel. Saul was told to go to Edom and exterminate these Edomites, but he disobeyed Yahweh and didn't do as he was commanded to do. Saul killed a few of them, stole their sheep and cattle, and then returned home. Because of this Yahweh told the prophet Samuel to tell Saul, "I have deposed you as king and I am going to make a better man than yourself the king of this nation Israel".

When the southern kingdom of Judah was taken and deported for the 70-year captivity in Babylon, nearly all the people of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah were deported. The Babylonians left behind the Canaanites, who had been left in the land, when the Israelites conquered and failed to exterminate them. There were very few of them so during the 70 years captivity of Israel, the land was left partly vacant. These Edomites were displaced from their position in Mount Seir by a great invasion of Arabians, the Nabataeans, so the Edomites were finally driven out westward. They couldn't go southwest because they would be getting into the borders of Egypt. Egypt was much too big and powerful for the Edomites to tackle, at this time. Consequently the Edomites kept north of the borders of Egypt and they took over, approximately the southern half, of what had been the old kingdom of Judah, the two-tribed nation of Judah.

Only a small group of about 42,600 came back from the Babylonian captivity, of whom slightly over 8,000 were not of any of the tribes of Israel. As the books of Ezra and Nehemiah record, there were only about 34,000 people who could trace their ancestry to Judah, Benjamin or Levi. These returnees were not numerous enough to displace these Edomite invaders, so all they could do was move to the north.

Originally the tribe of Judah was situated in the south, the tribe of Benjamin was located to the north and the capital city of Jerusalem was situated right on the borderline between them. North of Benjamin was the ten-tribed kingdom of Israel.

The Bible records when the kingdom of Israel was taken into captivity by Assyria, the Assyrians brought other people from near Assyria and settled them in Samaria. If you take the territory occupied by the original 12 tribes of Israel, the southern third made up the two-tribed kingdom of Judah, the middle third was the southern half of the northern kingdom of Israel, this middle half became Samaria. The northern third of this total territory came to be known as Galilee.

The Bible records the Assyrians brought other people and settled them in Samaria, leaving Galilee vacant. When the people returning from Babylon tried to sort themselves out, the people of Judah took the southern part, all they really had left was a portion of the old territory of Judah plus all the territory of Benjamin, so the people of Judah pushed the tribe of Benjamin northward. Benjamin couldn't just move over a little, because that was Samaria and fully occupied by other people. The people of Benjamin had to leap frog over into the vacant territory of Galilee, and this is where they settled. Remember, nearly all the followers of Yahshua came from Galilee. Of all of Yahshua's disciples, 11 of them were Galileans and only one, Judas Iscariot, was not from Galilee, he was a Jew.

There is no such word in any language known to man, as Iscariot. This word is garbled in trying to translate the Hebrew words ish Kerioth, which means man of Kerioth, into Greek. Kerioth is a little village in the southwestern portion of the old territory of the kingdom of Judah, well within the area taken over by these Edomite Jews.

Then these Edomite Jews, under Herod, conquered the remainder of the territory of the kingdom of Judah. In 37 B.C. the Romans confirmed Herod as king of Judea. Herod brought in his army, all his hangers-on, and then he completely took over the civil government and the temple. The Levites and Aaronic priesthood were displaced when he murdered the last high priest, the man rightfully entitled to it as a descendant of Aaron.

Herod put a succession of worthless scoundrels, from his own followers, into the high priesthood. The priesthood was hereditary and for life. The Bible records the comments of one of these high priest's sarcastic comments, "He was high priest that year". In fact, one of these bogus high priests served only four and a half months, before he was removed from office and replaced by an even lower type scoundrel than himself.

Here were these Edomite Jews who were the same hook nosed Canaanite people, with the satanic bloodline, that Yahshua identified in John chapter 8. If this is the same thread running through all these things, Babylon, Assyria, and Tyre are all manifestations of this, we should then find something said about Edom and we do.

Let's note the parable between Yahweh's judgment on Edom and His judgment on Babylon. In Jeremiah 49:18-19 Yahweh is telling us about His judgment on Edom, in the fiftieth chapter He is telling about His judgment on Babylon. So Jeremiah records, "As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith Yahweh, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son dwell in it. Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan against the habitation of the strong; but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? For who is like Me? And who will appoint Me the time? And who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?" Yahweh is speaking of Edom.

Continue on to the next chapter where Yahweh is speaking about Babylon. "As Yahweh overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith Yahweh; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth … The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail. Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her? For who is like Me? And who will appoint Me the time? And who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?"

Read this judgment against Edom. "Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh, that He hath taken against Edom; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he will make their habitations desolate with them. The earth is moved at the noise of the fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea."

Let's continue with Jeremiah 50:45. "Therefore hear ye the counsel of Yahweh, that He hath taken against Babylon; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them. At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations."

This is talking about the same thing in every instance. This is the destruction of this evil system, which through the same people manifested itself in the same way. This was manifested all over western Asia, in the ancient world, and which manifests itself in the same way over all of western civilization in our own day. This evil system can only be destroyed by the power of Yahweh, because we have abdicated the power Yahweh gave us. We have put this evil in positions of power over us in these last evil days before the final destruction of the Babylonian system, which Yahweh prophesies in the book of Revelation.

Notice that the principal blame is placed upon these Canaanite Jew merchants, for the evils of Babylon. In Revelation chapter 18 we are promised, "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen…" Note the repetition, not just the one fall of the ancient city. Babylon has been nothing but a heap of mud, out there in the desert for 2,000 years, but this refers to the second fall also.

"Babylon the great has fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies..."

Yahweh never condemned any man for becoming well to do, out of any kind of honest effort. Wealth gained honestly is never condemned anywhere in the Bible. When Yahweh is condemning these rich merchants, it is because of the way they obtained their wealth. The Jews have obtained their wealth by lying and cheating all through the centuries; this is one of their main characteristics. Why do you think the Jews have been thrown out of every country they have ever lived in, except the United States?

You won't find a race or nation, anywhere in the western world, that doesn't have the same axioms and sayings about anybody who is fool enough to deal with a Jew. As the saying goes, when you deal with a Jew you are paying your fool's tax.

"… And I heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached into heaven, and Yahweh hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double."

Remember the laws for Israel, as given by Yahweh. What was the penalty for theft? It wasn't a suspended $25.00 fine. The penalty was you returned a minimum of at least twice the value of what you stole. If you stole $100.00, you had to pay back at least $200.00 that took all the fun and profit out of stealing. For the way the Babylonian system and its people have become wealthy by cheating you, give to them double punishment.

Revelation continues about this last great fall of Babylon. "And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise anymore." Now let's see if we can identify these merchants. "The merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls…" Who are the jewellers of today, do you know of any Irish jewellers? "… And fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet…" What about the clothing manufacturer? Yes, once in a while you can find a little retail store where you can go and buy a shirt, or something of that sort, that is not run by the Jews. But, who are the manufacturers from whom the store owner must buy his merchandise, Hart Schaffner and Marx?

"… and all aromatic wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble…" Your big department stores, who owns them? You know the answers as well as I do.

"And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense…" What about the drug business? Try to find just one big drug-manufacturing firm today that is not Jewish owned and Jewish controlled. Just about all the big drug chains are controlled and owned by Jews except Sav-On Drugs, which is a Mormon institution controlled by the Zion Mercantile Company. Sav-On is the only big drug chain that I have ever heard of that is operated by white Christian men.

"… Wine and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beast and sheep…" Yes, you can find a little corner grocery store, some place, run by white people, but find out who it is that owns the big wholesale stores the little grocer has to buy from. Yes, the Jews have their strangle hold on this also. This is why prices continue to rise and rise. "...And slaves, and souls of men." So this identifies the merchants.

"The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of the torment, weeping and wailing." You notice, early in this revelation, Yahweh says, "The merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise anymore." We are getting pretty close to that, because they aren't leaving us anything to buy with. Talk to any economist today, who has kept up with what is going on, he will tell you that we are being set up just exactly as we were in 1929. We are being set up for the same kind of crash we had in 1929, only on a much larger scale.

First they stole all of our gold. For many years, if you were a white man, you couldn't own gold. If you were a Jewish banker, you could have gold in unlimited quantities and could get it from the U.S. Treasury. Then these Jewish bankers shipped the gold abroad, over to Palestine or over to one of these Swiss banks where it can't be traced any farther.

Now these Jews have taken our silver from us. These slugs that "uncle" is minting now, have a copper-nickel alloy on the face of it to make it look like a silver quarter. Actually these coins are worth less intrinsically, for the metal in them, than the five cent coins which is a copper-nickel alloy all the way through. So the coins we now have are things that are slugs of substantially no intrinsic value. Even the pennies aren't made of copper anymore; they are made of zinc with a thin copper coating to fool the people that they are still made of copper. Zinc is much cheaper than copper. Because of this we have no coinage with any real value. If you want real silver coins you have to pay 4 to 5 times the face value.

The Jews have done the same thing with our paper money. Our paper money used to read it was redeemable in lawful money of the United States this was silver. You could go into any bank and redeem the money for something with intrinsic value. Today this paper money reads it is a Federal Reserve note, yes, just an IOU. Now that we have the Federal Reserve, a strictly privately owned banking system, (I'll give you three guesses as to who owns it, the first two guesses don't count. Yes, it is the international Jewish bankers that own and control our money) the paper money isn't redeemable in anything of value at the bank.

Let's take a minute to relate to you just how our people have gone into slavery. The Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, when most of congress had left Washington for the Christmas holiday. This took our money system out of the control of congress and gave it to the international Jewish bankers. Now whenever the money supply needed to be increased, because of an increase in population, these international bankers loaned money into circulation.

Fractional reserve banking is when you deposit $100.00 in the bank, the bankers can then loan out well over $1,000 at interest. For example, if there is only $1,000 in circulation and you have to pay $100 in interest, where does the $100 come from. You guessed it, another loan at interest. Because of this we are in perpetual slavery because these loans can never be paid off.

Then wars were fomented, causing our government to borrow more money. Then the money supply was withdrawn causing a depression with many people out of work etc. Then came the foreclosures, need I tell you who ended up with all that property? I won't go into more detail, as this should give you a pretty good idea of what is going on. When are our people going to wake up and obey Yahweh's laws? Any interest on the borrowing of any money is forbidden to Israel. When Israel followed these laws, we had unlimited prosperity.

How many of you don't have a mortgage on your home yet you still have to pay rent (called real estate taxes) to the government. Everything you think you own, they own and these bankers can take it away from you. They did a pretty good job of it in 1929 and a few years after, but not quite good enough to totally destroy the country. So, the bankers and their cronies have studied what happened in 1929 to learn just why they didn't get the whole country, they wanted to find out where their weak spots were. Now they know and are getting ready to take the whole country the next time. However, evil has a way of outsmarting itself.

When these Jews have made everybody total slaves, and the paper money is no longer accepted, there will be nobody to go into their stores and buy their merchandise. "The merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn ...for no man buys their merchandise anymore."

These Jews got so clever taking all your money away from you, that now you don't have anything to buy with. When it reaches this point, the American men are not going to sit down and quietly watch their wives and children starve to death. They aren't going to buy the merchandise, but they are going to have whatever it takes to survive. This is where these Jews who, through the centuries have profited by their crookedness and their scheming, are going to find they have outsmarted themselves. They have made their tricks so clever it has backfired on them.

Do you want a little further confirmation on this? If you are wondering why I am talking about this, when a month ago I was talking about the beast that had the combined characteristics of all four of the strange beasts Daniel saw, remember all those ancient empires were governed by this same satanic people with their same satanic principles. They are still here doing business at the same old stand and in the same way.

If you want a little more identification, let's go right on down in Revelation chapter 18. "And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all." Remember what I said, the American people aren't going to starve when these Jews spring the trap on us.

This Bible passage isn't talking about the fall of the ancient city of Babylon on the Euphrates river. All that had happened centuries before John was told to write these prophesies down. This was foretelling about the far distant future, 1,900 years after John was writing this down. This is telling about our own day, it is still talking about that great city Babylon, in other words the Babylonian system.

John continues by telling the reasons. "For thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of the prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."

I know it is fashionable, in most Protestant circles, to try to blame everything upon the Catholic Church. It is very true that the Catholic Church has a number of false doctrines. It is also very true that the Catholic Church, in past centuries, has murdered a great many innocent people. If you are going to blame the Catholic Church for everything, because you don't like the Catholic Church, you aren't using true Bible interpretation. The Catholic Church didn't come into existence until at least three centuries after John wrote about these things.

All the innocent blood shed in the earth, and the prophets of the Old Testament, were they all murdered by the Catholic Church? Of course not! These people had been dead many, many centuries before there was a Catholic church. "And of all that were slain upon the earth..." The Catholic Church has been corrupted by these same Jews and used as a part of their same scheme. This is exactly as they have corrupted the Methodist, Episcopal and other protestant churches in the same manner in our own day. It is all merely a portion of the same plan.

Now let's see if we can trace more of this prophecy. "In her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth." Let's take the words of Yahshua, out of Matthew 23:29-36. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up the measure of your fathers." Just who do you thing Yahshua was talking to? He was talking to the Jews!

Here we get into some of the miserable mistranslations in the King James Bible. In the King James Bible this reads, "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers…", this is entirely a mistranslation. In the original Greek, from which this was translated, it is not talking about a particular generation of people. The Greek word is genema, which means progeny, children or descendants. "Ye serpents, ye children of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation." Any question about the identification there. Do you have any doubts or questions as about whom Yahshua is talking about here? Yahshua is talking about the same people, this same genema, and children of vipers. Again there is mistranslation, because the word here is genea derived from genos, this word is the foundation of the word the Jews used to coin the word genocide. Genea means race or nation. "All these things shall come upon this race or nation." This can only be the Jews that are referred to in Revelation 18:21. This prophecy cannot be about the Catholic Church, which when you think about it, is very obvious. The Catholic Church is not a mercantile organization running stores. It doesn't have a merchant navy of ships transporting goods. The people who have had this commercial, financial power through all these centuries, are the same ones the Bible is talking about from the beginning to the end.

The fall of this evil satanic conspiracy must come with violence as it states in Revelation 18:21. By whom are these satanic people brought down with by violence?

The Bible raises no questions it doesn't answer. The correct answer to any question will always be found only in the Bible. Let's turn now to Ezekiel 25:13-14. One of the ancient satanic headquarters, from which the entirety of their control during Yahshua's time, was Edom. "Therefore thus saith Yahweh; I will also stretch out Mine hand upon Edom, and I will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword. And I will lay My vengeance upon Edom by the hand of My people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to Mine anger and according to My fury…"

This has never happened in all past history. This is not talking about something that has happened before. This is something, which is yet to come. We know and have proven many times over, that the so-called Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and Scandinavian people of today are the actual, literal, traceable blood descendants of the Israel of the Bible. Yahweh said, "By My people Israel, I will lay My vengeance upon Edom." In the book of Revelation, it is recorded Yahshua told John; this evil Babylonian system will be overthrown by violence.

The American people aren't going to quietly sit down and starve to death, when the trap is sprung on them. Let's turn to Psalm 149:5-9. "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds..." Who are these saints? Is it somebody who has been canonized by the Catholic Church for some deed of piety such as St. Simeon Stylites who spent around 20 years sitting up on top of a pillar, never once coming down to take a bath? NO!

Psalm 148:14 tells us who all of Yahweh's saints are, not just some of them, not part of them but all of them. "He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him. Praise ye Yahweh."

Next Psalm chapter 149 records, "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of Yahweh be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all His saints."

Because the book of Revelation is symbolic throughout, the only true way you can get the true meaning of it is by finding the real meaning of the symbols used. A lot of people have gotten all mixed up and they have made some surprisingly stupid attempts to unravel the book of Revelation. They won't turn to the one and only place from which you can derive a correct statement of what the symbols mean, the Bible.

People will theorize something which will fit the doctrines of the Methodist church etc. They will never look it up in the Bible to see if it is correct. They will all agree that we have gotten so far along in the events, that are symbolically portrayed in Revelation, nothing remains to be done anymore, except this great final judgment which is the cataclysmic end of this age.

This is exactly what Revelation has been telling us, it identifies the events and the people to be judged. It tells how the judgment is coming and who is going to do it. If you are going to have the honor to be the servants of Yahweh in carrying out some of this judgment, you shouldn't sit around sniffling and saying, isn't it awful! You should thank Yahweh that He would honor you with that privilege.