Saturday, March 31, 2007

The British look to Germany to save them from Iran

Tony Blair conceded defeat some time ago for any proper British-Israelite response to Nazi-Muslim provocations. It appears the British, like the foolish Israelis, look to the German-EU to save them and then stab them in the back.

Europe to Take Out Iran for Jerusalem
God Save Us From Islam and Europe!
Ehud Olmert Playing with German Fire
Death to the American, British & Jewish Peoples?
EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews

Passover Gourmet Cookbook

Passover Gourmet Cookbook
Leave Egypt in style. Menus and recipes from matzah balls to dessert.

German-American Israelites?

German-American Israelites?
By David Ben-Ariel

"Born German, Made American" by Nicholas Kumanoff in The Atlantic Times, reveals how "to prove their patriotism, immigrants abandoned their old identities." Following "a virulent anti-German sentiment" that spread to several states, German language classes in school were banned, German books burned in the streets, frankfurters became hot dogs and sauerkraut became "liberty cabbage."

Anyone with a German name was suspect and subject to harassment. The American Defense Society announced that a German-American, "unless known by years of association to be absolutely loyal, should be treated as a potential spy."

This reminds me of how when I was 18 I told my Grandma Vivian Hoover I was going to the German-American Festival. I was visiting Grandpa and Grandma (Arthur and Vivian Hoover) on our farm in Risingsun, Ohio. She said, "Why are you going? You're not German." I said our name was German (even though it's been Anglicized). She snapped, "You're English. Your grandfather has a parent of pure English heritage" and something to the effect that her family also had such English ties (and we're clearly traced to England and Ireland, as well as Scotland on my mother's side). I replied that you didn't have to be German to attend the German-American Festival anyway.

My Grandfather Arthur Hoover's mother, Hattie Mervin, was born in England. My great-great grandfather, John Mervin, came to the United States a year before his wife and children rejoined him (after being shipwrecked three times en route).

I brought this incident up to my great Aunt, Neva Scoviac, Grandma Hoover's sister, during a visit to her home in Hudson, Michigan several years ago (Grandma died in 1980) and she said we're German. Grandma and Aunt Neva's maiden name is Ort - Pennsylvania Dutch - German. (I vaguely remember Grandma saying something about the Pennsylvania Dutch a long time ago, but then I thought it just meant Dutch - not Deutsche).

Aunt Neva served as a nurse during WWII and her brothers, my great uncles, served in the Philippines. Aunt Neva said after the war, especially when "we heard all the horrible stories" about what went on during the war, the Holocaust, you didn't want to be known as German or associated with Germany. She feels that's why Grandma was so adamant that we are English.

As one who believes in the Israelite origins of the West, the Hebrew roots of the Anglo-Saxons and white peoples of Northwestern Europe, I can see the hand of God in this disassociation from Gentile Germany. I can perceive Divine Providence playing its prophetic part in having sifted the Israelite tribes, specifically Manasseh the son of Joseph, through Germany and separating us from those who truly are Assyrian-Germans, literally distancing us from those Germans who remained behind, bringing us into this Promised Land of the United States, taking on a new identity, an American one, actually restoring our identity as Manasseh with our brethren - the "Lost Ten Tribes" - who emigrated from other countries where they had sojourned, through great works as The United States and Britain in Prophecy by Herbert W. Armstrong.

May God bless the United States of America, the biblical inheritance of the Tribe of Manasseh. And may God bless Germany to work with us (not against us) as they lead the European Union.

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Polcarp and Polycrates kept Passover

I side with Polycarp and Polycrates for Passover and against Easter. They both dared to reject papal bull for the commandment of the Lord:

"Acceptance of Easter over Passover did not come without resistance. Two religious leaders of the mid-second century—Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna; and Anicetus, bishop of Rome—debated this very point.

Anicetus argued for Easter while Polycarp, stated Encyclopaedia Britannica, defended observing "the Christian Passover, on the 14th of Nisan, the first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar, regardless of the day of the week" (15th edition, Micropaedia, Vol. VIII, p. 94, "Polycarp").

Polycarp taught observance of the Passover as the early Church had observed it. Eusebius said Polycarp did so because this was the way "he had always observed it with John the disciple of our Lord, and the rest of the apostles, with whom he associated" (Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History, 1995, pp. 210-211). These Christians of the second century were still following the example of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:6) in observing the Passover.

Several decades later another leader, Polycrates, argued with Victor, bishop of Rome, over the same issue. Eusebius wrote of the continuing debate:

"There was a considerable discussion raised about this time, in consequence of a difference of opinion respecting the observance of the paschal [Passover] season. The churches of all Asia, guided by a remoter tradition, supposed that they ought to keep the fourteenth day of the moon for the festival of the Saviour's passover, in which day the Jews were commanded to kill the paschal lamb ...

"The bishops ... of Asia, persevering in observing the custom handed down to them from their fathers, were headed by Polycrates. He, indeed, had also set forth the tradition handed down to them, in a letter which he addressed to Victor and the church of Rome. 'We,' said he, 'therefore, observe the genuine day; neither adding thereto nor taking therefrom. For in Asia great lights have fallen asleep, which shall rise again the day of the Lord's appearing, in which he will come with glory from heaven, and will raise up all the saints ...

"Moreover, John, who rested upon the bosom of our Lord; ... also Polycarp of Smyrna, both bishop and martyr. Thraseas, ... Sagaris, ... Papirius; and Melito ... All these observed the fourteenth day of the passover according to the gospel, deviating in no respect, but following the rule of faith. Moreover, I, Polycrates, who am the least of all of you, according to the tradition of my relatives, some of whom I have followed. For there were seven, my relatives [who were] bishops, and I am the eighth; and my relatives always observed the day when the people (i.e., the Jews) threw away the leaven.

"I, therefore, brethren, am now sixty-five years in the Lord, who having conferred with the brethren throughout the world, and having studied the whole of the sacred Scriptures, am not at all alarmed at those things with which I am threatened, to intimidate me. For they who are greater than I, have said, 'we ought to obey God rather than men'" (Eusebius, pp. 207-209)."

Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth

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Ezekiel Walking Stick by Tomas Turner
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Dear Friends,

We are so glad to send you our 2006/2007 Winter Edition magazine. You will find here a lot of information about the activities of the Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful Movement and the progress of her work for the rebuilding of the Temple of G-d on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem and to renew the worship on the Holy Temple Mount where G-d chose to dwell among His people Israel and all mankind, His creation. We feel and know the time is short and despite the very critical situation in Israel and all the world the day that the House of G-d will again stand on Mount Moriah is behind the door. So much depends on what we shall do to make this great day a reality in our lifetime. G-d is ready and we can hear His calling to His people Israel on the mountains and valleys of Jerusalem not to wait more but to move, to build His house and to become a biblical nation with a biblical mission: "To be a holy nation, a kingdom of priests and a light to the nations" (Exodus 19: 5-6).

The Temple Mount Faithful Movement answered this call of G-d from the first moment that we heard it 40 years ago when the G-d of Israel led His Israeli soldiers to liberate His Holy Temple Mount and to immediately rebuild His Temple. For forty years the Temple Mount Faithful Movement has acted, struggled and fought in Jerusalem, and all over Israel and the world to educate everyone about the urgent need to answer this call of G-d in the life of our generation as He is expecting from us to do so. We swore not to rest day and night until the Holy Hill of G-d is purified from foreign Arab Islamic pagan presence and the godly end-time vision of Isaiah is fulfilled in our lifetime. This is the right time for this prophesy to be fulfilled . . . more

Germany in Prophecy!

After the fall of Assyria by Babylon, what happened to the Assyrians? This nation seems to have vanished from History? Or did they? The Bible plainly says that Assyria will play a vital role in this end time. What happened to them?

Germany in Prophecy!

Is Desegregation a Sin?

Race Matters whether folks want to acknowledge it or remain in denial, until it's too late.

God bless us all to live within the designated borders of diverse nations our Great Creator has decreed for us, all revolving around the 12 Tribes of Israel whom God alone has called to ultimately become His Servant Nation, a light to all nations, a truly United Kingdom, One Nation Under God.

Deuteronomy 32:8

8 When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations,
When He separated the sons of Adam [even though we're all family],
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the children of Israel.

Acts 17:26

26 And [although] He [God] has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth [we're all human]... [yet He] has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings...

FATHER GOD KNOWS BEST, don't you agree?

Diversity Demands: Segregate Now!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Israel drives Jews away

Where else but in Israel could thousands of Jews be forcibly removed from their homes and their property and businesses looted by sworn Arab enemies with covert world approval? Where else but in Israel could Jewish holy sites be utterly vandalized, destroyed and occupied by Muslims like Joseph's Tomb? Where else but in Israel would Jews be violently forbidden to pray or read the Bible at a holy site, even Judaism's most holy site - the Temple Mount - with successive governments rewarding terrorist threats and punishing innocent Jews against both secular and religious law? Why the woeful neglect and abominable apathy of Jews and Israelis that enables such deplorable conditions to continue?

Israel's Betrayal of the Jews

Don't Expel Jews from Gaza!

No wonder so many Jews turn their backs on the Jewish Homeland and prefer their self-imposed exile. What a horrible situation, a desecration of God's holy name, when the state of Jews (it's not a Jewish state) drives Jews away and treat so many Jews worse than the goyim did - worse because Jews shouldn't treat anybody the way the Israeli government has, especially fellow Jews.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Did only Jews return from Babylon?

Hi David,

FYI, I agree with you over who the ten northern tribes/House of Israel/Ephraim is.

You had an article where you said, "If you check the records of those who returned from the Babylonian exile it becomes clear that only those from the Southern tribes of Benjamin, Levi, and Judah returned."

I was wondering how you handled 1 Chronicles 9:3 which would seem to be a clear refutation of that statement.


Shalom Fletch,

You were referring to my article, The Plain Truth About the "Lost Ten Tribes" and Why You Need to Know!
Ezra and Nehemiah list the tribes of Levi, Benjamin and Judah by name as exiles who returned from Babylon. I'm sure there were a few exceptions to the rule (since we have Anna of the Tribe of Asher in the New Testament) but I wouldn't make them the rule, but from what you've shared it's apparent some from Ephraim and Manasseh also joined with Judah so I've corrected my article to include that Scripture, thank you.

I forwarded your legitimate question to Yair Davidiy of Brit Am Israel and he graciously provides the additional information:

The verse says,
Here people from Ephraim and Manasseh are recalled alongside those of Judah and Benjamin and then the passage continues giving the list of names and recalls people from Judah and then from Benjamin (1-Chronicles 9:7) and so on. Throughout the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah lists of names of those who returned are given and they are all from the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi.
We see however from verse 1-Chronicles 9:3 that there were there people from other Tribes. This is explained best by Nachmanides (Book of Redemption, chapter one)
These are they who returned under Ezra with the Jews from Babylon. They were not expressly mentioned by their tribes since they were attached to Judah. They all settled in the cities of Judah. There was no Redemption for the Ten Tribes who remained in exile…
<< the time of the Second Temple a few refugees from the other tribes also came up. They did not come from all of the other tribes but only from Ephraim and Menasseh. [Another authority however, Tosefot in Arakin 32;a, says that, “from each and every tribe a few returned”]. These few were not enough to be termed a tribe in their own right or even part of a tribe. Due to their minority position they were included amongst the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin and dwelt in their cities. This Second Redemption was not meant for the other tribes…
That about sums it up. There are amongst Judah people from ALL the Tribes of Israel. Nevertheless Judah is dominated by the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi which receive their Tribal expression through Judah.
Members of the other Tribes in Judah actually belong to Joseph but they are in Judah for representative purposes and they are subordinate to Judah. Their Tribal expression achieve with the greater body of their own Tribe in Exile amongst the Lost Ten Tribes.
See the shorter and longer (complete) version of Nachmanides on our web site.
See also our other writings and the upcoming translation of the Maharal for more on this issue.
See also our article "The Completeness of the Exile"

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Jesus is risen! Jesus forgives the Jews!

The crucified and RESURRECTED Christ, spoke to those who cried out for His crucifixion and said to let His blood to be upon them, that they were fulfilling prophecy, saying neither they nor their leaders truly understood the great significance of what was happening, and which is why Jesus refused help from men or God (Matthew 26:52-56), and said it had all now served it's DIVINE PURPOSE, according to PLAN -- the Passover Lamb of God was slain and resurrected (Acts 2:22-24) -- and that now it was necessary to repent and be saved and have CHRIST'S BLOOD UPON THEM - to COVER THEIR SINS!

Some of those very people, some of those who were in that crowd stirred up by the religious leaders to cry out for Jesus' death, were now being offered life, and some of them repented and were baptized and CHRIST'S BLOOD WAS UPON THEM FOR LIFE, saving them from eternal death (Acts 2:36-41).

Jesus, through Peter, had compassion and forgiveness for His accusers, for those who were accomplices to His murder! (Acts 3:13-21). How moving. Like Joseph, "resurrected" from the otherwise sure death in the pit, RECEIVED AND FORGAVE HIS BRETHREN! Joseph's sell out and betrayal by his insanely jealous brethren, all worked out in the end. It was all part of the plan. God knows what He's doing. Jesus will soon return to His own in Jerusalem and be welcomed with outstretched arms. The Two Witnesses will have prepared Judah to receive their King.

JESUS IS ALIVE! The founder and leader of Christianity has not been stopped or forever silenced: HE IS RISEN! The Sabbath-keeping Church of God celebrates this glorious fact with Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread, just like the early commandment-keeping Church.

Pravda and Orthodox Russia: Father, Forgive Them

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Stormfront strikes out!

Folks on Stormfront are often the other extreme of those self-hating whites who pander to minorities and pat themselves on the back for what a good non-racist they are, failing to see that their double standards and unearned credit given to minorities IS in fact racist.
Too many folks on Stormfront give all self-respecting white people a bad name, sad to say. So close, yet so far away.

David Ben-Ariel Faces the Aryan Nations
Aryan Nations to be Deported by Germany!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Plain Truth About the "Lost Ten Tribes" and Why You Need to Know!

The Plain Truth About the "Lost Ten Tribes" and Why You Need to Know!

The United Kingdom of Israel split in two during the reign of Solomon's son, Rehoboam. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was composed of 10 tribes, headed by the tribe of Joseph, in their new capital called Samaria. The Southern Kingdom of Judah continued to rule from Jerusalem, with the Royal House of David presiding over them. Both sinned against the God of Israel and were patiently warned by the prophets, but Northern Israel fell first and was deported by the Assyrians approximately 130 years before Judah was conquered by the Babylonians and the Temple destroyed (2 Kgs. 17).

After 70 years, a small number of Jews returned and restored Jerusalem and built the Temple. The Jews had been deported to Babylon and were from the Southern Kingdom of Judah. The Northern Israelites had been taken captive earlier to other areas (2 Kgs. 17:6) and have never returned.

If you check the records of those who returned from the Babylonian exile it becomes clear that basically it was only those from the Southern tribes of Benjamin, Levi and Judah. There are a few exceptions to this rule, certain individuals from Ephraim and Manasseh and undoubtedly some of the other tribes who joined with Judah (1 Chronicles 9:3). Some carelessly assume that just because those who returned are all sometimes referred to as sons or children of Israel that it means they were from the Northern Kingdom of Israel. However, Jacob-Israel had twelve sons who were the patriarchs of the twelve tribes. Every Jew is an Israelite, an ethnic descendant of Jacob-Israel, but not every Israelite is a Jew! The Northern Kingdom of Israel, as a whole, remain in exile as the "Lost Ten Tribes."

It is historically and biblically important to make this distinction between Jews and Israelites and to be careful not to blur their identities (Ezek. 44:23). After all, God has devoted four books of the Bible to do just that!

But did God intend for Northern Israel to remain lost? Since we acted like pagan Gentiles God let us lose our spiritual minds and think we're Gentiles, but was the punishment for our religious sins supposed to last forever? Didn't God promise that He would preserve Israel's unique identity even though they were scattered throughout and among many nations? Clearly God has never lost sight of who the "Lost Tribes" really are and where they're located today: "For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the House of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth" (Amos 9:9).

If God's aware of a sparrow's condition, certainly He's more concerned with collective Israel's affairs, especially since we're beloved for the fathers' (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) sakes. Yet we see grief-stricken Israel feeling helpless and hopeless, dead to history, cut off from their roots, having given up any hope of being restored to national life, being reassured by God Almighty that He will restore their physical identity!

Once God begins the healing process, the life-giving spirit of reconciliation between Judah and Israel will result in our restoration as a United Kingdom, One Nation under God! God will restore us to our ancient homeland and revive the Davidic monarchy to rule with but under Messiah. God's Sanctuary will again be found in Jerusalem, and shine as a sign to the whole world, since He'll return home with the exiles (Ezek. 36).

Israel was only to remain lost until just before Messiah comes. That's when we would begin to fulfill our tribal destinies as prophesied by Jacob and Moses (Gen. 49; Deut. 33). The sons of Joseph, the Anglo-Saxons, have fulfilled the prophecies like no other "claimants" to Israel's inheritance can: Manasseh has become the single great nation of the United States, and his brother Ephraim has become the British Commonwealth of Nations (Gen. 48:19), as clearly brought out in The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy, influenced by Herbert W. Armstrong, one of the greatest proponents of this biblical truth.

After our prophesied 2520 years of exile, Israel began to grow and multiply and be blessed around 1800-1803. A Jewish Homeland reveals how our Jewish brethren also came into their own after the time of their punishment came to a close, and boldly declared their statehood in 1948, holding the Promised Land in trust for all Twelve Tribes (Rom. 3:2).

Joseph and Judah are the top two leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was around the ordained time that God began to bestow Joseph's Birthright that He began to restore Israel's identity among both the Anglo-Saxons and Jews (I Chron. 5:2). Some have embraced this wonderful truth and consequently have drawn closer to each other as brethren, but others have foolishly allowed Satan to create enmity and alienate us. Soon such "sibling rivalry" will be a thing of the past (Isa. 11:13).

Some rabbis/ministers have stubbornly refused to search for the "Lost Ten Tribes" and have left them to wander in their pagan Gentile ways and days! GOD HOLDS MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT HELPING TO RESTORE ISRAEL'S ROOTS AND RESPONSIBILITY! (Ezek. 34:4). He'll personally cut them off from the pulpit and strip them of their duties! They've proven themselves unworthy of shepherding God's people Israel and have forfeited their future as leaders.(Ezek. 34:10; Matt. 12:30). Nevertheless, God has raised up others to accomplish this urgent "search and rescue" mission (Ezek. 34:16).

Surely God wouldn't leave His Church in the dark about Israel's identity, especially since the Gospel should go first to Israelites and then to Gentiles. And the Gospel is ONE BIG PROPHECY! .

Thankfully, there are a growing number of groups and organizations, books and articles, both Christian and Jewish, that are assisting this GREAT WORK OF ISRAELITE IDENTIFICATION. They are helping to proclaim: "I am Joseph your brother" (Gen. 45:4). The Jerusalem-based Brit-Am Israel organization (founded by the Israeli Orthodox Jew Yair Davidiy) is a pioneer among our Jewish brethren.

God reveals our Israelite identity and expects us to help restore our brethren to their biblical senses (Isa. 42:22; 51:1-2). Those ministers who fail to respond to God's call to search and rescue Israel have robbed them of a right relationship with God and our forefathers, substituting pagan hollow days for God's holy days (Isa. 63:16; Hos. 5:7; Malachi 4:4-6). They've stubbornly put their idolatrous traditions above God's commands, preferring doctrinal darkness and captivity over Messiah's spiritual light and freedom.

Nevertheless, a number have been called from the womb to help restore Israel's identity and religion (Isa. 49:5-6), blasting Babylon and clearing away the stumbling blocks of religious confusion (Isa. 57:14; 58:1, 12). Even if our people as a whole reject the plain truth for popular error (2 Chron. 30:5-11), a precious few will always respond to God's call to forsake Babylon (traditional Christianity/Jewish myths) and return to our biblical roots and responsibility (I Kgs. 18:21, 36-37; Rev. 18:4).

It's vital to know who Israel is so they can return to the biblical faith once delivered. Why? To enable them to be spared from "the Time of Jacob's Trouble," the "Great Tribulation" that is prophesied to fall especially hard upon our heads. God expects us to work together to remember our Hebrew roots and responsibility, and to lead and direct our Israelite nations in the right direction (Jer. 31:21).

In order to warn Israel about the many prophecies that preview our coming captivity (due to our idolatry and immorality), it was first necessary for God to restore our identity. God has now restored our identity, He's again warning our nations, and it's up to us what will happen next.

May we take God's Word to heart, return to the God of our fathers, and have hope: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (2 Chron. 7:14).

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. Visit the Ten Tribes blog of David Ben-Ariel.

'Whites Only' Immigration?

LEGAL immigration is good for the United States. Now if only the United States would put a screeching halt to immigration from any country outside of the British Commonwealth and Northwestern European countries to restore some sanity and balance in this God-given inheritance of Manasseh, the son of Joseph.

Folks might froth that's "racist, you only want white people," and it's true for the most part. Why? Due to the rude awakening an increasing number of white people are having: while whites usually try to downplay race to a fault, having been the majority and not feeling threatened, we're now witness to an alarming escalation of how other races are making demands and receive them at our expense and exercise all sorts of double standards. Concerned white citizens keep quiet, cowed into silence by the politically correct cult, strangely fearful of being called a "racist" while the United States goes to "hell" in a handbasket. We must counter others are racist with their double standards and glaring hypocrisy and set the record straight: we are realists.

As realists, we don't appreciate seeing racists of color, aided and abetted by self-hating whites, undermine the United States as we have known it: a great country and promised land of golden opportunities founded by British and European immigrants with a strong work ethic and inspired sense of Manifest Destiny. Many people from the other nations have aspired to enter our mainstream and share in Joseph's birthright blessing, not hindered by the fact this country was run by white men who made it what it is that attracted so many. Now racists of color have a problem with that and are trying to usurp our God-given positions and cause chaos and confusion that will cause all to lose and leave the land in ruins (Dan. 9:11).

May we remember our Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities and save America from going the way of South Africa and Rhodesia and Israel. If we get back to where we belong with God (Malachi 4:5-6), He will see to it that the rest is put in place and peace and prosperity will bless the land.

God help us to reverse the curse of "affirmative action," illegal immigration and other opportunistic infections that are killing our country.

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Deuteronomy 28:13

And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

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The Plain Truth About the "Lost Ten Tribes" and Why You Need to Know!

'Whites Only' Immigration?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Church of God on Easter

Special Topics -  Easter

Below are links to Various Booklets, Articles and audio Clips regarding The Crucifixion of Christ.

1973 Booklet The Plain Truth About Easter PDF File

The Plain Truth About Easter A colorful HTML File

World Tomorrow Broadcast devoted to Easter (Audio File)

The Crucifixion was not on Friday PDF File

The Key to the Crucifixion Date HTML File

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A European moment

A European moment
Beyond Babylon ^ | 03-20-07 | Wolfgang Ischinger

For traditional European Atlanticists, it does not make for pleasant viewing to see US leadership damaged and questioned. But expectations are low today regarding its ability to lead the international community. In the face of a US credibility crisis, some look to Europe to take the initiative and fill the vacuum. Can 2007 be a "European moment"?
Herbert W. Armstrong warned us for years that a German-dominated Europe would brutally betray us. We can see such a German attitude displayed by Wolfgang Ischinger, basically ordering the United States to step aside so the German-EU jackboot can stomp Jerusalem and occupy Israel. As many Euro-skeptics know, the "European Union" is being forged into Germany's Fourth Reich.

Will the Bavarian pope soon promote the European man of the moment as the savior of the world?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Antonio and Jorge “tie the knot” in Mexico City

18 March 2007
Antonio and Jorge “tie the knot” in Mexico City
by Allan Wall

The Dutch are the Tribe of Zebulon!


Dutch are descendants of Zebulon


Holland Identified with the Tribe of Zebulon

Holland Identified with the Tribe of Zebulon

Holland Identified with the Tribe of Zebulon

By Peter Salemi

The Dutch people have had wonderful blessings in this end time. They have had colonies around the world. Have made huge advancements in Cartography, and the printing press. Not to mention its oil stakes in its former colonies, and of course the riches it has in the South African colony. All these advances attributed by the Dutch, are these prophesied in the Bible? Can we identify the Dutch with one of the tribes of Israel?

The Tribe of Zebulon

In the days when the tribes settled in the promised land, one tribe, the tribe of Zebulon settled in the north of Palestine by the sea. Afterwards, this tribe, along with the other tribes of the Kingdom, or House of Israel went into captivity in Assyria. What happened to them? Where did they go? Did this tribe settle in the country we know as Holland? Bible prophecies, and tribal identities, along with secular histories, and tracking these tribes shows this to be true. And as we see, God is like a shepherd, moving his people along, guiding them into the places where he wants them to be in the end time.

Settled in Assyria

When Israel was taken into captivity, the areas in Assyria that they were taken to were, "And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes:" (2 Kings 18;11).

When the tribe of Zebulon was taken, and settled in Assyria, we see there tribal names in many of the ancient maps. Afghanistan anciently in the Assyrian period "In early Scythian times the name Zebulon was recalled in ZABULISTAN which was to the south and south-east of Hara in the Iranian area...Eldad HaDani (ca. 800 c.e.) ..He mentioned the Tribe of Zebulon in the Paran Mountains, meaning the Paroutas by the Zagros to the east of Mesopotamia. Zebulon seems to have been also located (in part) further east where there once existed a kingdom called ZABULISTAN which was named after a people who evacuated the region sometime prior to the moslem period. Zabulistan was associated with the area south of Kabul (in Afghanistan) and also encompassed Sakastan. It had been colonised by the Scythian hero called 'ZOHAK', whose name is actually a variant of ISAAC. Zohak was considered responsible for having settled the inhabitants of Zabulistan in their places" (pp.321, 57 The Tribes, Davidy, emphasis his and mine). Here we find Zebulon known as Zabulistan in the very area that the Bible says they would be, in Hara, in Iran.

With the help of the Bible, we can see the tribal names of the Israelites in these areas of Assyria (now Iran) in these ancient maps and histories which makes it easier to trace many of our peoples today including Zebulon.

"And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel." (Gen 46:14).

"And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon." (Num 10:16). These are the sub tribal names of Zebulon. These main names especially "Elon" or "Helon." Helon is obviously the name of HOLLAND today! (see, Davidy, The Tribes, p.323).

Again, back in the Iranian area, the settlements of Israel in these areas we discover also that this name Zebulistan, "The name is also found in the Sabalingoi ...The name SABALINGOI means 'People (Goi) - of - ZEBULON' since in Northern dialects 'Sabalin' and Zebulon would have been alternate pronunciations of the same name: The 'Z' was replaced by 'S'; and 'goi' means people in Hebrew. The Sabalingoi were to the north of the Sigulones (whose name in Hebrew means "Chosen Ones") and of the Saxons and in turn, to the north of the Sabalin­goi were the Chali sons of Jahleel (Yachlayl in Hebrew, and the Y - would have been dropped) (Genesis 46;14). Jahleel was a son of Zebulon as was Sered and also Elon." (Ibid, emphasis added). Again, the tribal names of Zebulon appear in the area of Zebulistan, conserving the names of the sons of Zebulun, and having the areas named after them.

After this settlement, the tribes of Israel began to migrate into Europe and Scandinavia. Again we see these same tribal names appear. "The name is also found in the Sabalingoi of south Jutland and Frissia recalled by Ptolemy...From Jutland and Scandinavia there were several waves of migration into the area of nearby Holland so the Sabalingoi and Chali [sons of Jahleel son of Zebulun] may have moved to the Netherlands' region" (ibid, p.321, emphasis added). These tribal names appear in Holland among the Dutch people.

Zebulon in the "Latter Days"

Now that we have discovered Zebulon to be the peoples of Holland. What does the Bible says about these people? Is the land of Holland identified? Is the national economy, the national characteristic of Holland prophesied in the Bible?

In Genesis 49, Jacob prophesied, what would "befall you in the last days." (v.1). These were prophecies for each specific tribe of Israel. Where they would be, what kind of power they would possess, and their national characteristics.

Of Zebulun he wrote, "Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon." (v.13).

A dictionary definition of the word "haven" includes the alternate meanings "any sheltered, safe place; refuge," and "a port, harbor" (Webster's New World Dictionary, p.343). The Bible prophesied that the Zebulunites would inhabit an area that was a "haven" (i.e. a "shelter" or "refuge") from the sea. Since the Israelites migrated into Europe from Asia, we need to look for a European nation which is "sheltered from the sea." That nation is the Netherlands (Holland). Much of Holland's land is quite literally "sheltered from the sea" via its dike system, so the prophetic description of a "haven of the sea" is quite apt. The phrase "haven of ships" indicates that the land of Zebulon must also include a major harbor facility. Indeed, the Amplified Bible translates this phrase as "a landing place for ships."

The Dutch port of Rotterdam has become the busiest seaport in the world. The Encyclopedia Americana states concerning Rotterdam: "Its port, in volume of freight handled, is the largest in the world ... In addition to foreign trade, the port handles the huge barge traffic that is carried on the Rhine River and associated waterways ... The port now extends continuously from Rotterdam to the Sea. At the mouth of the New Waterway lies the great port complex of Europort ("Gateway of Europe')" (p.805).

Not only is Rotterdam the busiest ocean-going seaport, it is now a gateway to all of Europe via a system of interconnected canals on Europe's mainland.

"his border shall be unto Zidon." How is this fulfilled in this latter day? Stephen Collins explains, " The key may lie in the Hebrew word translated "border," which literally means "thighs." This Hebrew word is so translated in Daniel 2:32 in the phrase "its belly and thighs of brass." This phrase is part of a description of a body, and denotes the lower torso down through the uppermost portion of the legs of a statue seen in a dream since Daniel 2:33 refers to the statue's "legs" as being different from its "thighs". In other words, the ancient Hebrew word for "thighs" in Genesis 49:13 includes the pubic area. [On this specific translation, I wish to acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Charles Dorothy, a graduate of Claremont Graduate School, who checked the above analysis for accuracy.] How could a reference to the human pubic area point to the modern Dutch nation?

"The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is world famous for its 'red light district' offering all manner of erotic/sinful pleasures in its various 'sex shops.' The CBS television program '60 Minutes' featured (in its1990-91 season) a program about the Amsterdam 'sex district' which includes prostitutes openly peddling their bodies just behind windows at street level! In 1992, the Dutch Parliament effectively legalized the prostitution industry by repealing a law which previously had banned pimps. The ancient Sidonians were famous for officially tolerating sinful sex practices which were part of the fertility cult practices of Baal worship. Wicked Queen Jezebel, whose name is synonymous with brazen sexual temptation, was a Sidonian.

"Official Dutch tolerance of a major industry in sexual sin parallels the Sidonian tolerance of similar practices, and would give meaning to the Genesis 49 prophecy about modern Zebulon being comparable to the sexually-sinful Sidonians" (The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Found...pp. 403-4-4, emphasis added). The latter day nation of Holland fulfills all of the specifics of this prophecy.

But there are more prophecies about Zebulon. "And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents....They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand" (Deut 33:18-19). Zebulon was to rejoice in its "going out."

"Zebulun possessed a commodious sea-shore and the fisheries of the Lake of Tiberias: and was therefore to thrive by commerce, and to rejoice in his “going out,” i. e., in his mercantile enterprises. .." (Barnes Notes, emphasis added). The agriculture and fishing industries of Holland are implied here.

The Dutch still claim that a Dutchman invented the method of curing herring (haringkaken) by a man called Willem Beukelsz from Biervliet in Zealand. The Swedish make the same claim. Anyhow it is a historical fact, that as early as 1320 A.D. the Dutch used a refined method of salting herring by putting them in their ancient natural saltpans (already desired by the Romans!) along the river Scheldt.

Anybody who knows something about the tremendous role the preservation of herring by salting has played during the middle ages.


Up till recently, it was realise that it was indeed a blessing meant to save entire populations living in the Celtic fringe of North West Europe: One barrel of salted herrings saved a family of a sea-farers crew from starvation during long winters of sailing the seven seas. Even nowadays the herring is Holland's most popular sea food. Every spring when the new (green) herrings are caught, it is a mad international race between Scottish, Danish, Dutch, Russian and other fishermen as to who will get the first one. After that there is the traditional Dutch race for the first boat of the fleet to be home. The first herringtube back in Holland has the honor of presenting the green herring to the Queen, who of course eats it raw as every good Dutch man and woman does. Ever seen a Dutchman at a fishstand gulping a herring down his throat? An old left-over custom from Zebulun?

Anyhow it is remarkable that the fishing port of Scheveningen (at the Hague coast) claims to be the largest herringfish harbor of all Europe. A fact is, that for 300 years the Dutch herring held a monopoly on the European market. In the 16th and 17th centuries there were two thousand herringtubes (boats) and one fifth of the entire Dutch population was occupied in the herring industry! (450,000 men in those centuries according to Seafish guide by Elsevier, 1966, the whole population then being just over two million).

Think of that! One fifth! And think of all the other inhabitants of the Netherlands having such Zebulunitic occupations as ship building (very advanced for those days, even Czar Peter the Great from Russia came to learn ship building here!) draining, piling, making nets, building dykes, repairing harbors. It was Dutchmen who "sent to sea" - still a nostalgic dream of every Dutchman - who fought at sea, who traded at sea, who were pirates at sea, who were occupied with discovering foreign lands, like New Zealand. Think of the retired fishermen, the elderly men, who sit talking all day at the harbors! One may say that almost all the Dutch lived and worked, at least part of their days, at the seashore or natural harbors, fulfilling the blessing to Zebulun. The 16th - 19th centuries were the most blessed periods for Holland, being internationally the heyday of fishing and shipping, when the expression made sense: "Every Dutchman is a fisherman." (Quote From Strange Parallel, by Helene Koppejan, pp.43-45).

Also connected with the fisheries is the textile industry. The Tribe of Zebulon in the Land of Israel was occupied in the Purple-Dye industry, in the making of White-glass, and in Fishing (Numbers Rabah 13;16). The Purple-Dye was produced from a sea -mollusc by a complicated chemical process and the dye then applied to textiles in a manner which also required expertise. Modern Holland is prominent in both the Chemical and Textile Industries and also in Metallurgy. The production of white glass uses what could be considered metallurgical principles.

As for the agriculture, the cows in abundance making fresh milk to churn butter and produce the famous cheese, that has been exported and enjoyed around the world. This abundance of agriculture in Holland "yielded riches to the farmers in their golden days of free enterprise...its the Netherlands its wealth" (ibid, p.64). So "Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out"

In the latter part of that prophecy it claims that Zebulon, "suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand."

The connection with Holland is obvious! The Dutch literally, "sucked out" the sea via their system of dikes and windmills. Not to mention in 1962 Holland "discovered a huge 'gas bell' under the northern Netherlands and North Sea, while boring for oil! Sucking gas in abundances from the Seas! What a treasure for the Celtic fringe this new gas belt has become" (ibid, p.64)

The phrase "treasures hidden in the sand" refer to the same thing, and its meaning which also identifies the Dutch. What "treasure," frequently "hidden in the sand," has become critically important in the modern world? The answer is petroleum, and one of the largest, worldwide oil companies is "Royal Dutch/Shell." The Dutch nation formerly had overseas colonies of its own, the largest of which was oil-rich Indonesia (known for centuries as the Dutch East Indies). Indonesia became independent of the Dutch after World War II, and is now a member of OPEC. However, the Royal Dutch/Shell Oil Company is still one of the premier oil-producing companies of the world. It is unique in that it bears the name of a modern European in its corporate title, unlike Exxon, Standard Oil, Mobil Oil, etc.

The other treasures of the sand of course is also Diamonds. No historian ever deny that South Africa is mainly a Dutch plantation. The interests of the Dutch East India Company with their speedy "flyboats" in the 17th century were mixed with the missionary activities of the young Protestant Republic in the 16th and 17th centuries with its many refugees, mainly Huguenots, who have formed the bulk of the Dutch settlers in South Africa. Undoubtedly their "going out" has become a blessing for that land. "Is it still strange that there are groups in South Africa today who see themselves as offshoots of Zebulun through their descendency from Holland?" (ibid, pp. 68-69). The Diamond Industry in South Africa is now the supplier of all the worlds diamonds.

South Africa, the former Dutch settlement, seen as an offshoot from Zebulun, is the land of diamond mining. Almost like a symbol the largest rough diamond has been discovered in South Africa: the Cullinan in Transvaal in 1905. This one was sent to Amsterdam to be cut and is now part of the crown jewels of England. (see Encyclopedia Britannica, nr. 7, page 317, 1960 edition)

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has since ages been famous for its diamond-cutting industry, its cleaving, dividing and setting. This hand process in which generations of mainly Jewish diamond workers of Amsterdam have excelled is still the best.

"South Africa produces most of the world's diamonds which, on the whole, are processed and traded with in Belgium. South Africa is dominated by the Boers who mainly descend from, Dutch settlers and in Belgium the people of Flanders are considered to be of Dutch affiliation " (The Tribes, p.323, emphasis added). Its Interesting how in the Jewish Encyclopedia, which is based on ancient Jewish tradition, the diamond is mentioned as the symbol for Zebulun. The Stone of Zebulon (on the Chief Priest's Breastplate) was a diamond (Exodus Rabah 38;5).

Deborah's Blessing on Zebulon

In the book of Judges when Deborah was the leader in Israel. After their victory against the Canaanites, she prophesied with the Spirit of God, that "out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer." (Judges 5:14).

"...Zebulon wielding the writers' pen" (Judges 5:14). This means skilled in writing. The word "pen" here in the Hebrew means "branched off stick or scion for punishing," see Strong's Exhaustive Concordance for writing or fighting, for ruling.

It was especially used in this sense to inscribe, to recount, to number. The word used here is "sepher," which is known in the Bible as the word for a book or a roll.

"It is therefore not out of place to associate it with the means with producing books and printing letters" (Strange Parallel, p.71, Helene Koppejan). History shows that Guttenberg "refined" the printing press, but a Dutch man named Coster of Haarlem (Holland) is considered "by some scholars [as] the first inventor of printing" (Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 2 and vol. 18, 1961, edition).

The printing press lead to the freedom of the printed word of God, and the availability of it for the average citizen.

From the Book Strange Parallel, here is a lengthy quote of the history of the printing press and its role the Dutch had to play in it: " is still generally accepted in the Anglo-Saxon world that it was a German, Gutenberg, who invented the printing press. The Dutch have always disputed this on good grounds, and recent discoveries in Germany give even more credit to the Dutch claim!"

"Here is the Dutch story behind it, which by the way, millions of Dutch have been taught at school to be the truth!

"In the city of Haarlem there is a statue in the market-place of a man with a letterblock in his hand. On the stone is inscribed: 1440 A.D. "Typographiae letteris mobilibus a metallo fusis inventor," or the inventor of the art of printing with movable letters, of cast metal.

"Coster having invented this primitive way of printing with lead types was robbed of his invention on Christmas night of 1440 A.D. by his servant Jan, who fled with it to Mainz in Germany, where it eventually came into the hands of Gutenberg, who seems to have refined the method and produced the famous Gutenberg-Bible in 1448. After a centuries old tug of war between the Dutch and Germans (there is a vast literature pro and contra) a conclusion seems to have been reached recently, since a 15th century Chronicle has been rediscovered in Cologne (Germany) mentioning that before Gutenberg, prints were already made in Holland. Moreover as a result of research there is evidence that astronomical calenders in Mainz exist, printed in a more primitive style than Gutenberg's. Are these examples servant Jan brought with him? Anyhow Coster printed such astronomical calenders in Haarlem in Gutenberg's time.

"See in Dutch (Modern Encyclopedia of World Literature, Seven Volumes in Dutch) under Coster. In English the Encyclopaedia Britannica (vol. II and vol. 18, 1961 edition) under the heading "printing" still names Gutenberg "the strongest claimant to the honor of the invention of printing" and "because Laurens Coster of Haarlem (Holland) is the only man whose name can be connected with these prints, (whose work is much more primitive than that of Gutenburg and therefore assumedly preceded this) he is considered by some scholars the first inventor of printing. "


"Whatever is the historical truth about this invention, it remains a fact that the Dutch were and still are world-famous for "handling the pen of the writer" as calligraphers, often drawing in one line.

"The illustrations show two examples by Jan van de Velde Sr., a 17th century Dutch painter, famous for his painting of ships. Two of his best calligraphed drawings are by chance (!) showing us the strange Parallel between Zebulun and the Dutch:

"A hand, wielding the writers pen, Deborah's blessing; and the symbol of the ship, which is Zebulun's banner. The present Dutch calligraphers still enjoy international fame for their drawing of charters.

"In the international printers-language many words and names of letters are of Dutch origin Many a printer outside the Netherlands will hardly know nowadays that he is daily using a Lowlanders name i'hristoffel Plantin, (letter type) the great industrial printer of the Netherlands (Leyden and Antwerp) in the 16th century, the printer to Royalty, politicians and scientists of those days.

"Dutch printing and bookbinding is a most interesting and important subject, but as it is too vast in itself, I have to suffice here with mentioning a few examples to demonstrate that especially the Netherlands have always been advanced and blessed in the arts of writing and printing. If anywhere in the western world, the "epitheton ornans, " given by the prophetess to Zebulun, became true, it would be in the Lowlands: They deserve the honored title of "recruiters by means of the pen."


"Where refugees in the 16th-17th century could freely print their religious ideas? Don't we have a remarkable combination here of Jacob's blessing to Zebulun, of being a haven, and Moses' words of "being blessed in thy going out with joy" (think of all the Dutch books having gone the world over!) and Deborah's prophecy that Zebulun's talent for the "sepher ," the book, will be blessed?

"The Dutch have been and still are greatly blessed in finding new methods of printing. From the 15th-18th centuries they were the leading nation. From the Encyclopaedia Britannica I quote, (vol 18, 1960 Edition) "Even England was completely dependant for type on the Dutch. "

"Recently Dutch color-printing and the latest methods of phototype have been developed in the Netherlands. Orders for the highest quality of art-printing from all over the world are being placed by the United States and Great Britain as well. This again is drawing a far-sighted parallel with the light-prophecy for Zebulun mentioned in Chapter twelve.


"The Dutch have always excelled in cartography and making maps for navigation-purposes. "In the following (17th) century in the production of high-grade maps the Dutch were supreme, as isillustrated by classic atlases of Mercator, W.J. and J. Blaeu, H. Hondius, J. Janssen and N. Visscher," writes Encyclopaedia Britannica, (vol. 2, 1960 Edition under atlas) and, by 1600 Amsterdam had succeeded Antwerp as the center of cartographic industryin the Netherlands, and the 17th century was the great age of Dutch map production. "(idem mr. 14, under map) Flemish cartographers gave the first impetus to the art of map engraving in England.

"The very first sea atlas, Spieghel der Zeevaerdt (Mirror of Navigation) was both made and printed in the Netherlands in 1584, followed by many more by means of which the sailors of those days could beat the Spaniards and were better equipped to sail the seven seas.


"Do you now realise that Dutch history is plainly showing us our strange parallel with Zebulun? It is so simple that I greatly wonder why nobody saw it before. Do we have to be blind?!

"Here again three words by Zebulun have been combined:

"The old dying man said to his sons "observe the waters and know when they flow together." What else is cartography of the sea than doing it by "handling the pen of the writer," this being Zebulun's future? Combine this again with Moses' words of "rejoicing in thy going out." Isn't it strange that especially the Dutch have been greatly blessed by printing navigation maps for those who rejoice going out to sea?

"Not only maps, but also the sea laws concerning the boundaries of the seas apportioned to the nations have been "invented" by Hugo Grotius in the beginning of the 17th century. This Dutch lawyer and his books printed three centuries ago are still the basis of the rules of international territorial waters." (pp.72-79).

A Ship, Zebulon & Holland's Symbol

In the days of Israel, each tribe had standards. It was an ancient type of Heraldry that has been preserved right down to the end time, see Numbers 2:17, 31, 34; Psalm 60:4.

In the case of Zebulon, ancient Hebrew traditions show that the symbol for Zebulon, their tribal standard was a "ship." This can be found in the The Bible, Talmud, Midrash, Zohar and related traditions, (see Davidy, p.340).

Holland of course has the same symbol. "The symbol of Holland was a ship in popular tradition and a ship was the symbol of the former Dutch Republic. Many of the Boer (Afrikans) population of the Republic of South Africa are of Dutch descent...The traditional symbol of Holland is a ship and a ship was also considered the SYMBOL OF ZEBULON" (ibid, pp.319, 331).

"The Dutch people however made the ship with sails their national folk-symbol. They made it the symbol of their national culture. Look at the ancient Delft blue tiles. The ship is predominant on it. Look at Dutch paintings, Dutch embroidery with decorated ships, Dutch silversmiths who engraved and modelled ships, the museums full of ship's models, the ship-weather vanes on towers, ships in churches." (Strange Parallel, p.37).


The Arms of the Seven provinces arc on the side of the ship, which has the Bible on its prow. The words (by William the Taciturn) in the circle are: `Quiet in the midst of the roaring waves'. Poem at the bottom:

`In all pressure and mourning Offer each other the hand. Be faithful in everything

God's Church and the Fatherland'

The Windmills and the Name Zebulun

Of course Holland is famous for its windmills which virtually fill the whole landscape of the country. But what people do not realize is, these windmills is virtually telling the world who Holland is.

When we look into the meaning of the name of Zebulun and break it down we find,

"God has endued me with a good dowry, now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons, and she called him ZEBULUN." (Gen 30:20). This Hebrew word means: to inclose, to reside, to dwell. It is composed of three Hebrew letters:

Zain meaning fish-hook, hook

Beith meaning house, home, dwelling

Lamed meaning movement, streaming, impulse to action.

The name of Zebulun when broken down, actually describes the functions of a windmill. Its a dwelling, which hooks up water, using the movement of wind for it to operate.

"...those who have studied the history of the windmills, have traced them back to Medo-Persia-you remember Zebulun as one of the ten tribes which was deported to that area-the Dutch have refined the buildings and engineering of windmilling at least from as far back as 1200 A.D. The invention of the waterwindmill for drainage purposes, with the screw action lifting or "hooking" the water from a lower to a higher level is exclusively Dutch." (Strange Parallel, p.64-65, emphasis added). Holland is basically telling the world that it is Zebulun!

What's Next for Zebulon (Holland)?

The Bible shows that a time is coming called the "Great Tribulation." It coming upon the peoples of "Jacob" (Jer 30:7). Since Holland is part of the tribes of Israel, this prophecy pertains to them as well as the rest of the House of Israel.

In the book of Isaiah, it shows that the Dutch nation if it does not repent and turn to Almighty God, an invasion will happen, and invasion by the German led-European Beast.

In Isaiah the 9th chapter, we read of Assyria (Germany, Read our book Germany in Prophecy), is going to mount an invasion, and it's going to start with Holland and Sweden. "Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations." (v.1). This prophecy in type was fulfilled in the days of Isaiah, but then found its fulfillment in Christ, his first coming, but not its full fulfillment, because the prophecy has to do with the second coming of Christ as the text clearly shows.

"The people [of Zebulun and Napthali] that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. [Jesus Matthew 4:11]

"Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

" For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian [This is the Assyrian see, Isaiah 10:26-27].

" For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

" For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

" Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. [the Kingdom of God]" (vv.2-7). Notice this prophecy leads into the second coming of Jesus. The prophecy is dual. Holland and Sweden will be put "under the yoke" and be "oppressed" by the Assyrian. This is slavery and captivity Unless they repent!

When Isaiah made this prophecy, the "people" in verse 2 of the tribes of Zebulon and Naphtali were in the land. The "people" of Zebulon and Naphtali however did not see Christ when the prophecy was fulfilled in Matthew 4:11, simply because, they were not dwelling in Palestine at the time, but fled to other nations. This shows that it was only fulfilled in type, in Jesus day.

The Great "Light" that Israel will see in its full fulfillment will be at the second coming when "as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matthew 24:27). What great light shines from the east to the west? The Sun. Jesus is called the "Sun of Righteousness," and his face shines like the "sun" in its full strength, see Malachi 4:2; Rev1:16.

In this captivity however, there is Good news. Jesus says that, "...I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:...But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them." (Jer 30:8-9). At his second coming Jesus will lead his people out of slavery, and will save them once again. Then Israel will re-colonize the promise land, see Isaiah 11, and serve God. They will enter into the Covenant with God, and God will pour his Holy Spirit on them, see Ezekiel 36. And they shall serve God, and become the top nation on earth, and reclaim the colonies that they have already lost. Thank God for his mercy and concern for Israel which includes Zebulun-Holland!