The Train of Destiny

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

by Bertrand L. Comparet

Recently I saw the wreckage of a truck which had been hit by a fast train, which had been running exactly on schedule. We can’t expect the train to wait while we hold a picnic on the tracks with Yahweh’s enemies. We persistently do wrong, for the sake of so-called expediency, until the judgment of destiny flings us in wreckage from the tracks.

When Yahweh led His people out of Egypt and was organizing them into a nation, He had Moses up on Mount Sinai for instructions. The brother of Moses, whose name was Aaron, was left in charge of the people, Aaron was a man of peace, there was nothing controversial about him. Aaron wouldn’t quarrel with anyone about anything so trifling as a vital principle of good or evil. He found it expedient to go along with the popular demand to return to idolatry, and he made the people a golden calf. Exodus chapter 32 records the inevitable penalty for this act, three thousand people died as the price of this expediency.

When Yahweh told His people to enter new homes in Palestine, they lacked the courage to obey Him. The leading liberal columnists and commentators of the day, called Him a warmonger. They said it was a reactionary policy and it would surely lead to war with Russ, pardon me, with the Canaanites. They believed they must do anything to avoid the danger of war. You know what the penalty was, 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, until all the cowards were dead.

Only those with the courage to follow Yahweh could enter the promised land. Today it is even worse. Since the communist success in taking over Russia in 1917, we have spent many decades wandering in stupid circles. We have been led around by the nose by communist front politicians and minority group organizations, while the going got steadily rougher. In addition, the worst swamps are just ahead.

After the 40 years of wandering were past, Yahweh again told His people to occupy the good land He had given them and He promised to drive out their enemies before them. He solemnly warned them not to make any treaties with the treacherous, pagan Canaanite nations, for the Canaanites regarded treaties only as a way to deceive their enemies. Does this sound at all familiar?

In Exodus 34:12 Yahweh warned Israel, “Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee”. The foolish people would not obey Yahweh. Didn’t their Secretary of State say, The way to get confidence is to give it and we must treat everybody alike, we must never discriminate, not even between good and evil. So they defied their God for the sake of political expediency, and made a peace treaty with the Gibeonites. They had to learn the terrible lesson that, in the long run, expediency is never expedient.

The record of it in Judges 2:1-3 is brief and bitter. “And an angel of Yahweh came up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, I made you to go out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I swore unto your fathers; and I said I will never break my covenant with you. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed My voice. Why have ye done this? Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you”. For centuries, in one dreadful war after another, Israel paid the bitter penalty for this disobedience with the lives of their sons. They fought wars which no enemy would have dared to start if Israel had obeyed Yahweh as they would have still had His protection.

Down through the next 3,000 years, each generation has had to learn anew the awful lesson that the price of expediency-is high. The only coin with which we can pay is the blood of our sons. Great Britain and ourselves are already seated in a classroom where we must learn that when we sell our brothers in Europe into slavery just to win an election, we shall redeem them on the battlefield. We will pay a frightful rate of interest for the delay.

Today, the situation is taking on a new character, it is Yahweh’s judgment upon the satanic world order. The fruits of that order have ripened. We are suffering the consequences of living under the conditions which we have tolerated. Are you worried about the danger of an atomic attack by Russia? Then why didn’t we pull the bear’s fangs when only we had a stockpile of atom bombs. We had the air force big enough to deliver the bombs and Russia had neither the bombs nor the means of delivery, then we could have dictated the terms. There would have been no war, for Russia would not have dared to face destruction against which they had no defense, no means of hitting back.

Was your voice heard in those days? Did you write to your statesmen demanding that we save ourselves and the world while we could still do it? For those of you that were too young at that time, what are you doing now to help save our nation from destruction from within.

Today people deceive themselves about Yahweh’s judgments. They think of them as only the anger of hurt pride and they say, “So what if we have defied God, as long as we thought it was all right! He is too kind to do anything about it.” Judgment is the inevitable consequence of violating natural law. Moral laws are as much natural laws and as self enforcing, as the law of gravity. All history is the record of the consequences of national cowardice and dishonesty. Galatians 6:7 warns us, “Be not deceived; Yahweh is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Hosea 8:7 continues, “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” Yahweh’s train of destiny is thundering down the tracks, right on schedule, we must either get out of the way or get hit. Noah had to build the ark in time, or he would have drowned with the others. Lot had to get out of Sodom, or he would have perished in its destruction. We also have much to change, and very soon.

Our educational system has turned its back on Yahweh. We thought it smart and intellectual to doubt and sneer at everything good, now communism is taught in many schools under the guise of social adjustment. They are teaching Christianity is ridiculous and denouncing it as bigotry. Juvenile delinquency is the natural result of our lack of standards and the mixing together of all kinds and classes of youth in the sacred name of democracy. The tolerated presence of evil always corrupts and one rotten apple spoils the barrel. Now we have even found instances of teachers teaching our children the worst kind of promiscuous immorality. Then these teachers brazenly defend their teaching as part of their academic freedom, what have you done about your schools?

Is the government of your city corrupt? Don’t complain to me. How much campaigning for better candidates did you do during the last elections. Are your taxes ruinously high? When did you ever notify any politicians that your vote would go to the man who would reduce taxes by one third?

You have been betrayed many times by politicians who have brazenly and openly sold you out. You, the great majority, have been sold out in the corrupt play for the support of some minority group. Did you vote for those same politicians in the last election?

All the conditions you find so appalling, are the result of your own toleration of evil. We get a million words a year of propaganda for tolerance, haven’t you ever wondered why they always ask you to tolerate something bad? Why is it that they never ask anyone to tolerate the good things which are controversial, when the evil groups are always attacking them. When will we learn that we cannot tolerate a cancer? Today we face the beginning of the last great conflict, from which either good or evil will survive, but not both, there can be no coexistence. We must pay for our cowardice, hypocrisy and expediency, in blood. As always, we could have saved this blood if we had stamped out the organized, international evil of communism. We should have put out the fire when it was small.

Even now, we can still avoid much of it, if we will clean up our national house and get back to the laws of Yahweh, while there is still time.

Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Comparet is correct when he quoted Exodus 34:12: “Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee.” Comparet then went on to quote Judges 2:1-3 to reinforce his argument. All we need do today is look around us, and we are still doing what we were commanded not to do. What we don’t seem to understand is that politics, religion and monetary are all interwoven together, and once we enter into agreement with one phase, the other two automatically gain a foothold. For instance, if someone needs the services of a beautician or a barber, they will usually prefer to go to someone who belongs to their own church or lodge. When this happens, religion/politics become interwoven with the monetary. Many times, when people vote, they will chose someone of their own religious denomination; catholic, protestant or other. You can see from this, it is impossible to separate church and state. It is perfectly clear that we Israelites haven’t as yet learned our lesson of non-alliance with peoples of other genetic origins, and as a result we must pay the price for so doing. Because we have violated this commandment, that is why so many of our young women (and men) today are intermixing with the unclean races. Once our offspring become mixed with the heathen, any descendants of such a union is effectively destroyed down-line forever!