THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By: Bertrand L. Comparet
Lesson #12 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.] In our study of the Book of Revelation, we’ve come to chapter 16, which deals with the seven last plagues upon great Babylon. These seven last plagues, which complete the wrath of Yahweh, are symbolized by seven vials which are in turn to be emptied upon the final beast empire-nations. Before we study these seven last plagues in detail to identify which events in history they symbolize, let’s try to identify the Babylonian beast system itself, which has brought upon itself these plagues. Until we know the people whom Yahweh has identified as his enemies, we cannot know where to look for the fulfillment of these plagues. Therefore, for the present we will skip over the first seventeen verses of chapter sixteen. This final beast empire is repeatedly named “great Babylon.” We know that it is not the old Babylonia in the Euphrates valley, for that is fallen many, many centuries ago. The evils of the ancient Babylonian system exist today, spread among many of today’s nations, even our own nation for that matter. Unless Yahweh means to condemn races and nations equally, there must be some wicked element to be found among them, which is the infection which has made the nations morally sick and which must be removed. To find what we are dealing with, we must start with Revelation 16, verses 17 and 18, and then go on to chapter 18: “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before Yahweh, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”
Now what’s meant by this – “Voices and thunders and lightnings”? – obviously these are great contentions between opposing factions. What other age has ever been marked by such quarrels between these bitterly opposed groups? “Then a great earthquake”, this being symbolic rather than literal, it means terrific social upheaval, worldwide wars and revolutions, overthrowing nations and social orders. “The great city was divided into three parts.” I’ve found no other authoritative interpretation on this sentence by anyone else. In my own view, I would say this means that we are now dealing with the economic, the religious and the political phases of the Babylonian system. And it says: “The cities of the nations fell”, showing there will be a great international struggle of war and revolution. All previous things in the Bible are there because they were important, not just for the moment of their own happening, but because of their importance, that is, the importance of the principles involved carrying down, undiminished, into our own day.
In 1st Corinthians 10, verse 11, we are told: “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples [examples]: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” Now obviously, that applies to us with far greater force than at any time previous in all history. The things going on today which puzzle us and depress us so really show that we are undergoing the experience of good and evil for which Adam bargained away his immortality. The good is found in Yahweh’s admonitions to us, His laws to govern our lives. But we are having to learn that mere good intentions are not enough if they are not directed by knowledge and wisdom, because many terribly evil things have been done with good intentions. In Proverbs, both chapter 14, verse 12 and chapter 16, verse 25, it says: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
Therefore, these warnings in the Bible are to enable us to avoid the terrific evil which will destroy us in our own day if we do not take steps to avoid it. What is evil anyway? Evil is not something that can exist all by itself. It is not a condition, merely; it is an action or a series of actions. It is the evil things men do. Hence, the many warnings to us telling us who these evil ones are were given so we can avoid them and their works. Whether you recognize Satan as a person, as the Bible does, or whether you merely try to explain him away as just a personification of evil tendencies, you must still recognize that evil comes from those who are his followers. Indeed, the Bible says they are his children.
The Bible gives us some examples in ancient times of satanic action. One of the most important ancient cities was Tyre. It was a Palestinian seaport, and it was one of the leading trading centers of the ancient world. Many of its inhabitants were Semitic people. There were even a few Israelites scattered among them. The nation was friendly to Israel. Its king Hiram, you will remember, sent to Solomon much of the materials and some of the skilled workmen to build Solomon’s temple, and we have no record of there being any wars between Tyre and Israel. But the Bible shows that Tyre came into the satanic system and that one of the kings of Tyre, whose name is not stated, was actually Satan himself, incarnated in human form. Writing about 528 B.C., in the 28th chapter of Ezekiel, the prophet is told this: “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith Yahweh Elohim; 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 sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in 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 wast created, till 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 cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.” [See note #’s 1 & 2 at end of lesson.]
Now that language could not have been used describing any merely earthly king. In other words, whoever this king was, he was necessarily an incarnation of Satan himself. Under satanic direction, Tyre became a great merchant city. Ezekiel 27, verses 2 and 3, says: “... Take up over Tyre a dirge, and thou shall say unto Tyre, O thou that dwellest by the entrance of the sea, thou merchant of the peoples unto many shores.” It had extensive trade with Israel and Judah, with the isles of Tarshish, with Egypt, Syria, Arabia, Assyria, and even Tubal and Meshech, who are in Russia, as set forth in considerable detail in the 27th chapter of Ezekiel. However, as so often happens, its commerce became evil. In the 28th chapter of Ezekiel we are told: “With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: 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.” [See note #3 at end of lesson.]
Now who were these evil merchants? The very word [sic. rather one of the words] that is translated merchant [sic. rather, in some places translated “merchant”] is the Hebrew word ken-ah’-an, which also means “a Canaanite.” That is the very same hooked nosed people whom today we call Jews. For example, Hosea 12, verse 7 [and translated correctly]: “He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.” Now in those days, remember, that of the goods that were sold, you had nothing packaged in standard weights, and at that time, neither did you have coined money of universally accepted value. The goods sold had to be weighed out in the proper amount upon the balances. Likewise, the gold or silver paid for them, not being in coined money but in ingots, had to be weighed out to see what the money was worth. [See note #4 at end of lesson.]
It was quite common in those days for the merchant to have two different sets of weights, one with which he would buy and one with which he would sell. So, you note here, this ken-ah’-an, this Canaanite merchant has the balances of deceit, the false weights and measures which he uses to cheat his customers. In Zephaniah 1, verse 11, again we are told: “Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, (Maktesh was the bazaar district of Jerusalem where all the little retail stores were, and you know, of course, who these merchants were.) – Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that are ladened with silver are cut off.” Here again, these merchant people were the same ken-ah’-an, the Canaanites. You’ll remember when the people of Israel were on the march in the Exodus, before they were allowed to enter the promised land, they were instructed by Yahweh that they must absolutely exterminate the Canaanites living there, not leaving one man, woman or child alive, because Yahweh warned them if you allow them to live among you, you will have integration. Your children will grow up with their children. They will learn their ways. They will intermarry with their children until you will become as corrupted as these Canaanites, until finally I have to destroy you as I am telling you now to destroy them.
But you find the melancholy record in the Book of Judges of how city after city was not destroyed. It tells that they took the city and they put the inhabitants under a tribute tax, but they allowed them to live there among the people of Israel. Finally, it says that Yahweh sent an angel to them with the message that, because they had disobeyed Him in this regard, He would no longer drive out the enemy before them, that if they wanted to leave these Canaanite peoples living among them, then so would He, and it would be a test. Could they obey, with Canaanites among them to set a bad example? And could they live up to the laws of Yahweh? And of course, if they did not, they must bear the judgment for so doing. Zechariah 14, verse 21, looking on to the future when the kingdom of Yahweh comes into being in the millennium, says then: “... and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of Yahweh of hosts.” [See note #5 at end of lesson.]
Not surprisingly, you find these same people also in Assyria. The Assyrian royal palaces were built with thick walls of sun baked clay brick, like the adobe houses in our own American southwest and Mexico. There in Assyria, the inside walls were covered with very beautiful painted and glazed tile with very lovely decorations upon it. And on these decorations in their palaces, done by their own best artists, you see their pictures of these Assyrians. Now this is not their enemies’ caricature of them, this is the Assyrian’s own representation of their own people, and it shows them as typical hook-nosed Jews. Thus, the same commercial evils, we are told, spread to Assyria. In Nahum 3, verse 16, the prophet says of them: “Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven ...” And Nahum lists this as among the evils with which Nineveh would be destroyed. [See note #17 in Lesson #4.]
In the city of Tyre, these Canaanite, Jewish merchants had become the most powerful men of the nation, even as they are today the most powerful men in the chief Israel nations of Britain and the United States. Writing about 715 to 712 B.C., Isaiah 23, verse 8, says: “Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants areare the honourable of the earth?” I have mentioned this because the final fall of Tyre is described in language very much identical to that used in the Book of Revelation to describe the fall of great Babylon, to show that in both places it is talking about the same thing. [See note #6 at end of lesson.] princes, whose traffickers
Let’s now compare these. An example can be found at Ezekiel 26, verse 13, speaking of Tyre: “And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.” Revelation 18, verse 22, speaking of Babylon: “And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee ...” Ezekiel 26, verse 21, speaking of the fall of Tyre: “I will make thee a terror, and thou shalt be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again, saith Yahweh Elohim.” Revelation 18, verse 21, speaking of great Babylon: “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.” In the 27th chapter of Ezekiel, verses 29 through 34, speaking of Tyre, “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 wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyre, like the destroyed in the midst of the sea? When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledest 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.” And Revelation 18, verses 17 to 19, speaking of great Babylon: “... And every shipmaster, 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 were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.”
Therefore, you can see by the fact that the judgments pronounced and the circumstances of them are the same, and often in exactly the same words, yet the Bible really is talking about two events. These merchants of wickedness, being Canaanite Jews, you should expect to find some more about this in what the Bible says about the Edomite Jews. Remember, their principle national center was down in Edom in mount Seir, southeast of the Dead Sea. Their great capital city there was the city of Petra, situated in a small valley in the interior of this mountain range, and its larger buildings carved into the cliffs that rent the valley. The fall of Edom is described in the Bible in identical language with the fall of great Babylon. The 49th chapter of Jeremiah deals with the overthrow of Edom, and the 50th chapter of Jeremiah deals with the overthrow of Babylon. Now note the similarity of language: chapter 49, verses 18 and 19: “As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith Yahweh, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of 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?”
In Jeremiah chapter 50, verses 40 through 44, its dealing with Babylon. Note the identity of the peculiar language used: “As Yahweh overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour 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?”
Going back to Jeremiah chapter 49, speaking of Edom, verses 20 and 21: “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 shall make their habitations desolate with them. The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.” Now Jeremiah 50, verses 45 and 46, is dealing with Babylon: “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.”
Clearly these passages are talking about the same thing, that being the fall of great Babylon and the fall of the Edomite Jews. Listen again to the principal blame placed upon the Canaanite Jew merchants for the evils of Babylon (and now we’re in the 18th chapter of the Book of Revelation, verses 1 and 2): “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, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”
That repetition of “fallen is fallen” is not done merely for rhetorical effect. It is calling to your attention the fact that there are two falls of Babylon being discussed. One, the fall of the ancient city of Babylon, many, many centuries ago, and the other, the final fall of the surviving Babylonian system which is the thing just beginning to occur. It continues: “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.”
For those people who like to blame everything on the Catholic “Church”, here is a clear warning that that would be an outright misinterpretation. Not that I am defending the Catholic “Church”, because it has plenty to answer for, but this evil spoken of here is not the Catholic “Church.” It says “all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” We know perfectly well that many of the nations of the earth have had nothing to do with Catholicism or the Catholic “Church.” The Latin nations of Europe and the peoples of Mexico, south and central America are the only ones who have come under the rule of the Catholic “Church.” Again, “the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies”, but the Catholic “Church” neither bought nor sold these delicacies with which the merchants of the earth grew rich. “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” [See note #9 in Lesson #11.]
Here is a great and terrible warning to us, and one that we have not heeded. It has been impressed upon me greatly, when I examine the conditions we find today, that we have allowed our entire civilization to become so interwoven with, and so corrupted by this Babylonian system that I don’t see any possible way that we can extricate ourselves from the fall of Babylon, so that we will not be pulled down with it. But somehow we must do so, whatever the price we have to pay. We must get out of this system, lest we be dragged down to the total destruction that it is going to undergo. “For her sins have reached unto 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 hath filled fill to her double.”
This is an example of good Israel Law in the New Testament, and it is speaking of the end of this age and the beginning of the millennium. Under Israel Law, a thief was always required to restore at least double what he had stolen. In some instances, he might even have to repay his theft four or five times, but never could he get off with a lighter penalty than having to restore double the amount he had stolen. Going on now, speaking of great Babylon it says: “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.” [See note #5 at end of lesson.]
Please note the following and see if you can identify the people this is speaking of: “The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls ...” All right, look about you in all your great cities today. Who is it that practically monopolizes the jewelry trade, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all aromatic wood, and all manner of vessels of ivory, and all manner of vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble? Who has practically monopolized the clothing industry? You don’t find that hard to identify. And as for the department stores – Yes, there are a few small ones run by white men, but who owns practically all the greater ones? It goes on: “And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense ...”, (that is the drug industry). Again, a few little corner drug stores are operated by white men, but who owns the great chain drug stores? “... and wine ...”, (Well, I suppose you surely know by now who has practically monopolized the liquor industry. I am told, that among the hard liquors, only one producer, I. W. Harper is still owned by white men. The rest have been taken over by the Jews. And here in California, we have many wineries which still bear the name of their Italian founders, but I am told that the vast majority of them have been bought up by the big Jewish whiskey distillers.) “... and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep ...”, (So with the food stores, you surely know that nearly all the big grocery chains are Jewish-owned, and even those which are not, that is the retail stores, they must buy from Jewish wholesalers. Hardly anything you eat, unless you buy direct from the farmer, can be had without it going through the hands of Jewish wholesalers.) “... and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. ... The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, ... 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.”
If now you have been hoping that if you just close your eyes maybe all this will go away, and some peaceful solution to this can be found – that these people who have brought us to this condition will take up their wealth, and while they leave us impoverished, they’ll all move peacefully over to Palestine and leave us alone – well, give up that idea. They have no intention of letting go of anything that is worth as much in money as what they have accumulated here today. Only, as he said, “with violence can this great city Babylon be thrown down.” And you’ll note another thing: It says the angel took up this “great millstone and cast it into the sea.” As you already know, wherever the sea is used in symbolic language, it is speaking of the great unorganized mass of non-Israel peoples. In other words, this Babylonian system is going to be fallen down and dissolved in the turbulence of the uprising of the peoples. In other words, the same thing that you see today, the Negro’s rioting, burning and looting – well, whose stores have they looted and burned? [See note #7 at end of lesson.]
[Transcriber’s question: Inasmuch as the term “sea’ represents the great masses of non-Israel peoples, and that the term “millstone” might represent manufacturing industry, could this be what we are seeing today with all the Israel nation’s manufacturing facilities being shipped to third-world countries? Perhaps this might bring on a monetary collapse in the Israel countries, and in turn bring down the entire Babylonian monetary system. Is it possible that the enemy might be killing the goose that laid the golden egg?]
We have our college youngsters in the various cities that join in with them in their rioting, plundering and burning. These people, despite their bad intentions, are actually carrying out, in an unintended way, a good purpose, for they are contributing to the downfall of great Babylon. Not that they understand this. The brainwashing to which they have been subjected has directed their attention entirely away from the real source of the evils. They see the little merchant from whom they buy goods, and who cannot afford to extend them credit, and they’re angry at him. But they don’t understand that his problem is the money he has to borrow at so great a rate of interest, and he can’t afford to let any of this stand out on credit when he deals with his customers.
Thus, the Book of Revelation goes on: “... for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” Here you come to a bit of mistranslation which has concealed the meaning. The word that has been mistranslated “sorceries” here is the Greek word phar-mak-eia, meaning drugs and medicines. Surely now, you know that nearly all the great drug manufacturers are Jewish-owned-and-controlled firms today. As for the drugs which are being taken by our corrupted hippie youth, LSD being probably the worst of the lot, fully 90% of all the LSD that is distributed in the United States is manufactured in the city of Tel Aviv and imported from there into the United States. So “by thy drugs were all the nations deceived.” And in her (in this great Babylon) “was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” That again shows that this is not just talking about the Catholic “Church”, even though the Catholic “Church” has been guilty of the murder of a great many people. But certainly the Catholic “Church” is not responsible for the blood of all that were slain upon the earth in the many, many centuries before any Catholic “Church” existed. Yahshua the Christ explained it very clearly in the 23rd chapter of Matthew, verses 29 to 36. And note who He was talking to: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres 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 then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”
Here again, mistranslation has concealed something. The word here translated “generation” doesn’t mean that at all. A generation is a group of people born fairly near the same time of more or less of similar age, but this is not what it is talking about. It says you gen-e-a, you progeny, you children, you serpents – you descendants of vipers. You’ll remember that the children of Satan had adopted the serpent as his symbol, and so in course of time they had finally even given the Hebrew word naw-khawsh’, which primarily means a magician or enchanter, they’d given it a secondary meaning of serpent. Inasmuch as these were the children of the serpent, Satan, He said, “All right, if that’s the title you want to give yourself”, then, “You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, (You note that’s not the Catholic “Church”) – some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them 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.”
Obviously, the Catholic “Church” didn’t exist in the time of Cain and Abel, and was not responsible for it. But you’ll notice here, that because these people are the children of those who did this thing, the whole race, from beginning to end, is to bear the responsibility for all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, beginning with the blood of Abel. You’ll remember that Cain was the one who murdered Abel, and these scribes and Pharisee Jews are identified here, therefore, as being the children of Cain, and through Cain, the children of Satan. Hence, He concludes: “Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.” And here again, it’s a mistranslation. “All these things shall come upon this gen-e-a”, derived from the word genos, and genos is the word from which they have coined lately the word genocide, meaning to kill off a race or a nation. Strong’s Concordance gives the definition of gen-e-a as “nation.” “Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this ‘nation’.” [See note #8 at end of lesson.]
Now the Jews of Jerusalem, and of other places in Judah, were not Judahites nor from any tribe of Israel. In Ezekiel 11, verses 14 and 15, you read this: “Again the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying, Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from Yahweh: unto us is this land given in possession.” Very noticeably here, the inhabitants of Jerusalem were telling the entire House of Israel (every single man, woman and child of it), “you get out because this land is given to us.” Therefore, it is very clear that these inhabitants of Jerusalem did not include Israelites. The same idea is brought out clearly in Isaiah 3, verses 8 and 9, where Isaiah is condemning the ruling class in the city of Jerusalem. The bright young Jewish brain-trusters who surrounded the kings and were advising them to do evil, even as we find in Washington D.C. today. And he says of these people in Jerusalem, “the show of their countenance doth witness against them.” If now you wanted to condemn the ruling class in, let’s say, Sweden, you couldn’t say “why, the mere sight of their faces condemns them”, because there’s nothing about their faces any different from that of the rest of the Swedes. And even in China today, if you wanted to condemn the ruling class among these Communist Chinese, you couldn’t say you can recognize them by the mere sight of their faces. You can’t! They look like any other Chinese.
But here Isaiah was pointing out that there were people in Jerusalem who could be recognized by their faces as not being Israelites. Now this has been the source of evil from at least the 3rd and 4th chapters of Genesis right on down to our present time. Isaiah 14, verses 12 and following, speaks of Lucifer by name, making it unmistakably clear that he is speaking about Lucifer, Satan: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Yahweh: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?”
Of course, you know that except for China, Communism world-wide today is directed and ruled by Jews.
[Transcriber’s Note: Evidently Comparet is overlooking the fact that there are “Chinese” Jews. For anyone wanting more information about “Chinese Jews” might obtain a copy of the book Jews In Old China by Sidney Shapiro, copyright 1984. C.A.E.]
Notice here, “the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms, that made the world as a wilderness.” Look how much destruction the Communists have wrought, and they threaten now to reduce the whole world to an uninhabited wilderness if need be, with atom and hydrogen bombs. “That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof.” Yes, that’s what they say they will do. “That opens not the house of his prisoners.” You notice how once the Communists get control of any place, that whole nation becomes a prison house for everybody except the Jews, like the Berlin wall, to keep people from leaving. This Communist paradise is not sufficient to cause anybody to want to live in it. Hence, there’s far more border guard work done to keep the unfortunate slaves in than to keep possible enemies out. To be noted unmistakably here, Isaiah has been speaking of Lucifer because he names him Lucifer. He shows that the work of Lucifer is manifested in modern Jewish Communism. Going on in that same chapter, continuing until you get to verse 21, which says: “Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.” [See note #’s 9 & 10 at end of lesson.]
Strong medicine? Yes. But remember, if our ancestors had obeyed Yahweh three thousand years ago, we wouldn’t be having the trouble we’re having today. I’m not saying that if our ancestors had obeyed Yahweh merely in their own personal actions – it’s very true that I should refrain from committing robbery, and I do. But you notice that doesn’t stop hundreds of thousands of robberies from being committed every year by other people. Therefore, no matter how good I am personally, or you are personally, as long as you allow the people to live who commit robbery, you’re going to have robberies, and so with all other crimes. Thus, what our ancestors were commanded to do when they went into Palestine was to exterminate the very people whose present-day descendants are bringing upon the world these terrible calamities. And until finally, the system which they have fastened upon the whole world – until we are all enslaved beyond any chance to escape from it; that system has to be overthrown with violence, as it says in Revelation 18, verse 21.
There is one encouraging thing in this. It is perfectly true that the problem is so great that Yahweh’s intervention is going to be required, and it’s going to be given. And, all His limitless power to do miracles is going to be used to see that we get through this system alive. Yet, we are going to be given the opportunity to be partners with Him in the job. In Ezekiel 25, verses 13 and 14, it says this: “Therefore thus saith the Sovereign Yahweh; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and 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 ...” Now that has never yet happened. That isn’t a prophesy of the remote past to be fulfilled during Bible times. That is a prophesy of the future to be fulfilled in our own time, and we have not yet done it. But Yahweh has given His command: “I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel.”
The only way that this can come about will be that we succeed in throwing off the attempt to fasten Communist tyranny upon us. Therefore, this is a very hopeful prophesy. This is our job, and neither cowardliness nor a feeble squeamishness can get us out of it. In the 149th Psalm, verses 5 to 9, we read this: “Let the saints be joyful in glory: – (Now who are the saints? Definitely they are not people selected by some “church” to be honored for some particular act of piety these people have done. In the 148th Psalm, it tells you who all of Yahweh’s saints are, not just some of them, but all of them. And it says ‘... all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him ...’ So, all the saints of Yahweh are the children of Israel.) – 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 twoedged 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 honour have all his saints. Praise ye Yahweh.” And to that, I surely say, “amen.” [See note #11 at end of lesson.]
Consequently, what we are facing now is the final conflict with the forces of evil with which these surviving Edomites have managed to shackle all activities that we have, and our whole civilization is bound up in slavery to them and their greed. Our deliverance from them is to come through the fall of their Babylonian system. Hence, this which the Book of Revelation prophesies, of something to come in the very near future, gives us hope. Yes, it will be terrible. It will be rough. There will be rioting and fighting in the streets as the forces of evil try to take control. There will be bombing of cities from the Russian invasion. There will be immense property destruction from this invasion, and from the Communist revolution. There will be great numbers of people killed. It won’t be any fun. But, we do have Yahweh’s clear promise that we are going to be brought through it, and that this evil Babylonian system is going to be overthrown and the Kingdom of Yahweh restored. [End of Comparet’s Lesson #12.]
CRITICAL NOTES ON LESSON #12
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: Tyre, Sidon, and the rest of “Phoenicia” (a strictly Greek term) were Israelite cities which were by-and-large inhabited by Israelites, as can be told from Scripture itself – and especially the Septuagint – and like all other cosmopolitan cities, surely attracted the Canaanite merchants and other aliens. W.R.F.
Note #2: Why, if Tyre were an Israelite city, it had a separate king is something only to be speculated upon. Josephus says that Tyre was built 240 years before the Temple at Jerusalem, and he must mean the island city called Tyre, because the mainland city had already been there in the days of Joshua (19:29). It may well be that the island city, outside of Asher’s boundary, technically speaking, is where the throne of Tyre was situated at this time. Josephus mentions one king before Hiram, his father Abibalus. Hiram surely seems a noble man, and must have been since David was certainly no hypocrite. Yet the kings of Tyre in Ezekiel’s time were not related to Hiram. Several generations after Hiram the throne of Tyre was usurped, at least thrice, and the kings of Tyre during Ezekiel’s lifetime were – according to Josephus’ account from the Tyrian chronicles – descended from one “Ithobalus, the priest of Astartê”, the Ethbaal of 1 Kings 16:31, father of Jezebel. Knowing this, it would be safe to assume that Ethbaal was a descendant of Cain, since both he and his daughter perpetrated much evil, although, of course, we are not told that directly, yet in that manner Ezekiel’s prophecy concerning these kings it is certainly understandable, if Comparet’s viewpoint here is the correct one.
While Ezekiel 28:2 addresses the “prince” (5057) of Tyre, and 28:12 the “king” (4428) of Tyre, both of these words are in the LXX archôn (758), simply a principal ruler. This person is called an “Adam” at 28:2, which can hardly be said of a Canaanite, and is evidently circumcised and so follows Israelite custom, for which see 28:10. Yahweh would only count Israelites among “the circumcised” in the Old Testament Kingdom period – so it seems. The term “Eden” used at 28:13 is a symbolic term used by Ezekiel to describe the oikoumenê, the inhabited earth (the Adamic world), as is evident in Ezekiel chapter 31, and the Shemetic Assyrians certainly didn’t inhabit the “garden of Eden” of Adam and Eve. Seeing this, and reading vss. 14 and 15, it may well be that this Prince of Tyre was a man and not Satan himself, whose high stature and impending doom are described here in very poetic, symbolic language. W.R.F.
Note #3: Meshech and Tubal were not in Russia during Ezekiel’s time, but rather – as can be seen in the Greek writers – inhabited the coasts of the Black Sea at its southeastern shores. There are no “isles” of Tarshish, but properly “coasts”, as Tarshish was a district of southern Spain. W.R.F.
Note #4: The words ken-ah’-an (Canaan) and ken-ah-an-ee’ (Canaanite) are translated in the A.V. “merchant” only at Job 41:6, Hosea 12:7 and Zeph. 1:11, and “traffick (-er)” at Isaiah 23:8 and Ezekiel 17:4. W.R.F.
Note #5: At the return of Christ, the enemy is destroyed (Matt. 13:40-42, 2 Thes. 2:8) and therefore will be in no position to deceive the nations (which is happening at this very moment) ever again. Rather, Christ will rule forever, the 1000-year period of Rev. 20 being now past, see 1 Thes. 4:18, Matt. 24:31, 25:41, 46 et al. W.R.F.
Note #6: The word “traffickers” at Isaiah 23:8 is the Hebrew word ken-ah-an-ee’, or Canaanite, and here certainly used with the meaning of “merchant”, since no Canaanite could possibly be considered “honorable” before Yahweh! Yet it would be simplistic to think that all of the merchants of Tyre were Canaanites, just as it would be simplistic to think that all of the merchants in New York or Boston today are Jews. There are plenty of Adamites among them. W.R.F.
Note #7: It has been shown previously in these notes that there are many Israelites in the “sea” (Matt. 13:47-50), and while certain groups are given easily to rioting and pillage – such as the negroes demonstrated throughout the past 50 years, but especially in the late 1960s –there were still many of the children of Israel who blindly followed mostly-Jewish agitators (such as the so-called “Chicago seven”) and activists (such as Gloria Steinem, Emma Goldman), the ACLU and similar groups, and a never-ending supply of Marxist “entertainers” with political aspirations, through these decades of social upheaval, and even still do today. W.R.F.
Note #8: Like so many others, even in Israel Identity, Comparet quotes Strong’s dictionary entries without reading the “Plan Of The Book” section at the beginning of Strong’s dictionaries to learn the content of these entries. Strong’s did not define gen-e-a (#1074) as “nation”, but only as “generation; by implication an age.” The section of each Strong’sAuthorized English Version” and so are not Strong’s definitions at all, but rather only how the A.V. translators rendered each word, which includes all of the ERRORS of the A.V. translators, which are many. Therefore, after the symbol “:—”, any mentioned KJV translator rendering may be correct or highly in error! Under gen-e-a, after the “:—”, we find the incorrect KJV rendering “nation.” dictionary entry “... After the punctuation-mark :—” contains merely “all the different renderings of the word in the [King James]
Liddell & Scott, much more authoritative Greek lexicographers than Strong, define gen-e-a: “race, stock, family ... 2. a race, generation ... 3. offspring ...” And at Matthew 23:36, as at most other places in the A.V., gen-e-a should have been translated “race”. This should serve as an example how one can establish a faulty premise resulting in an incorrect conclusion if one is not extremely careful! W.R.F.
Note #9: Comparet stresses too much here the role of “Communism”, which may give one with a surface knowledge of recent historical events the false impression that alien threats may have dissipated in the 1990’s with the alleged and apparent “fall” of Communism. Rather, “Communism” is only one of the tools the Babylonian system used to subject people in recent times. The nations of the west, so-called Democracies, have actually embraced many of the tenets of Communism gradually throughout the 1900’s, disguised under the less-offensive labels of “Liberalism” and “Socialism.” Capitalism is the largest benefactor of Socialism, where cheap labor is supported by the middle classes, and not by the multi-national corporations which profit from that labor. Ethnic nationalism (loving one’s brethren) is the only answer to globalism, which relies upon the hoax that Capitalism and Communism are opposed to each other in order to succeed in the Anglo-Saxon countries, and which feeds on multi-culturalism and universalism to keep the Saxon nations divided and to weaken the children of Adam, the White race. W.R.F.
Note #10: The Hebrew word translated “Lucifer”, hay-lale’ (1966) is apparently only in the OT this one time. I would assert that it is the same as the Greek Hêlios, the “sun-god.” Isaiah 14:20-21 convinces me that the reference here is to the same serpent of Revelation 12:9. Here the king of Babylon is a “type” of this serpent, and likely also – knowing the history of Babylon – one of his descendants. The word hay-lale’ was in the Septuagint translated eôs-phoros, or “light-bearer”, which “Lucifer” is the Latin equivalent of. Contrast the statements of Yahshua at John 8:12, 9:5, 12:46, and Rev. 2:28 and 22:16, et al. W.R.F.
Note #11: It is far too late for us to “succeed in throwing off the ... Communist tyranny upon us” now, for that has been gradually and surely imposed on us since Congress forfeited control of our monetary system to the Jews in 1913. There is no possible reformation of our government, and so we are told only to “come out from” the system, i.e. not to support the system of debt and consumerism which yokes most Americans today, for the system will fall under its own weight. The more of us who stop participating in it the sooner, the better. W.R.F.