Thursday marked the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. It laid the groundwork for the completely legal distribution of land rights to the Jews, as the foul and evil Ottoman Empire was being dismembered. And, make no mistake, the Ottoman Empire was truly corrupt and Satanic.
(Remember the Armenian Genocide?)
It was also a moment in time that marked the spread of the idea of the Nation State. The monarchies were dying. The ‘divine right of kings’ was losing recognition. And, it was the high water mark for Christianity in Europe and North America. After that, it was downhill.
Never forget that the founding of the State of Israel and her success has been entirely due to the Christians.
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The Balfour Declaration – 100 Years
I have said before and will say again, 2017 marks the end of the ‘grace period’ for the Gentiles. We had our chance for repentance. We had our chance to make good on the promises that we made to God. We had our chance to cast out the unfruitful works of darkness. We had our chance love the truth and reject all that would challenge the words of the Bible.
Many of you do not like to hear words like that, but the truth of those words is irrefutable. We failed. And, like Israel when she failed, God has turned away from us – in this case, back to the Children of Jacob. Those of you who reject this idea, are not reading your Bible.
How Corruption Entered The Church
There is ALWAYS a price for corruption. ALWAYS. And, there is always a time limit for how long God will tolerate corruption among His people. In fact, we knew this, but we had itching ears.
We enjoyed ‘new ideas’ and ‘new discoveries’. We loved a ‘new thing’ that Reverend This or Reverend That had ‘discovered’ in the Bible. We were tantalized by these ‘new things’ and chased after them. The well-worn path of truth was boring, and we wanted something different.
During the 1800s the printing press was churning out cheaper and cheaper copies of books that proclaimed these ‘new ideas’. When we added steam power to these printing presses, these foolish books crept into the hands of the average person.
Cults around the world sprang up because foolish men and women had access to foolish and evil books. The Pretrib Rapture, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Marxism, Darwinism, The Christian Science Cult, and a host of other cults sprang off of the printing presses and into the hearts of those too foolish to see the evil in what they were reading. It was an era of great deception, but it was also an era of great knowledge.
The Age Of Information
In our current age of instant access to information, we forget how much we used to starve for knowledge – even in the 1970s and ’80s. I remember, as a teenager, how difficult it was to get unbiased information on what was going on in modern-day Israel. I was fascinated by events there, and I just couldn’t get enough information on that tiny bit of real estate in western Asia.
Those of you kids who grew up during the advent of the Internet have no idea how hard it was to get any kind of understanding of what was going on in your area of interest. Basically, you had to travel to do effective research.
Today, all that you need to do is turn on your computer. You could be in Taiwan and have as much access to relevant information, almost as good as if you were right there. Almost.
But, this is about the significance of the Balfour Declaration, and not a rant on the evils of propaganda. So, let me drag you back a hundred years to 1917.
World War I
When crazy Kaiser Wilhelm II made his pagan Nibelungentreue promise of loyalty to the Austrians in 1914, he launched a series events that would destroy the world as they knew it. Austria would punish Serbia. Russia would come to the aid of Serbia. France would come to the aid of Russia. Britain would jump in to aid France. The Ottomans would take the side of Germany. And, the US would wait until 1917, to jump in and help finish the war in 1918.
If the Kaiser – the more correct pronunciation of Caesar, (ie, Kay-sar) – had not been a mystical moron in love with Wagnerian mythology and German paganism, we probably wouldn’t be talking about Israel at all. But, the Kaiser WAS a pagan moron, and we ARE sitting where we are sitting.
The key element, in terms of our discussion of the Balfour Declaration, was the inclusion of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans were a failing empire, and their territory was shrinking, almost by the day. So, it must have seemed like a good idea to jump in on the side of the Germans and regain some imperial glory.
The Ottomans were corrupt to the core, and their military shared that corruption. The British routed what was left to the Ottomans in Egypt in 1914, took the next couple of years to consolidate her hold on Egypt and take over Sudan. They did not begin their push northwards, along the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean, until 1917.
In fact, just a few days ago, on October 31st, was the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba. It has the historical honor of being the last successful use of horse cavalry, in battle, in the world. After that battle, all other charges by horse cavalry were complete failures.
Negotiations For A Jewish Homeland
British success in Egypt and Sudan must have caught the imagination of the public. The Holy Land was on the verge of being captured. And, with these successes in North Africa and the Middle East, thoughts were turning towards who these lands should be given to.
The era of colonialism was ending. Yes, the Great Powers in Europe would still do their best to hold on to their foreign domains, but those efforts were a ‘last gasp’. The idea of the ‘nation state’ had begun with the American Revolution, and other national groups were interested in carving out their own domains. And, no one wanted the diseased and depopulated ‘Palestine’ – except the Jews.
Furthermore, there were Christians within the British government that believed strongly in the idea of a return of the Jewish people to their homeland. They saw such an event as a part of the process that would result in the Second Coming of Christ, and ANY Christian would be interested in such a thing.
God Is A Zionist
In fact, since the early 1800s, there have always been more Zionist Christians than Zionist Jews. No one who reads the Bible with a sincere heart can avoid being a Zionist. As I have said before, and will continue to say:
God is a Zionist!
If you don’t understand this, then you either have a mental problem or aren’t reading your Bible. (Or both.) For reasons that God has not completely explained, God has a profound love for a tiny patch of ground called Zion. And, Zion isn’t even as big as the one square kilometer where the ancient city of Jerusalem sits.
In fact, my wife and I walked across the width of Zion in about 30 seconds. And, it wasn’t a fast walk. Eventually, Zion grew to encompass the Temple, but even THAT wasn’t very large. Seriously, it’s a tiny, tiny place.
And, Satan HATES that place.
Just look at all the people that hate the idea that the Jews control Jerusalem. Every kind of Satanist is dedicated to wresting control of Jerusalem from the Jews. If there is one thing that followers of Evil have in common, it’s their dedication to rip Jerusalem from the hands of Israel.
If you also want to take Jerusalem away from the Jews, then YOU are a Satanist.
I’m sorry if that upsets you, but facts are facts. You know a duck by how it walks and talks. You know a Satanist the same way. Those who love God and are in complete submission to Him, love Zion and love the people that He gave Zion to.
If you can’t handle those facts, then you’ll need to talk to God about this. And, ‘good luck’ with that.
But, let’s get back to those negotiations with the Jews.
The Balfour Declaration
As much as I might cry against the rapid spread of evil writings, via the printing press, I must offer praise for the fact that the printing press gave the average Briton the ability to read the Bible for himself and herself. And, as I have said before, you cannot read the Bible without eventually supporting a homeland for the Jews. You just can’t.
And, here is this quote from an article on British Zionism:
However, the rise of Protestantism and the enlightenment brought a new spirit to Europe. Following publication of English versions of the bible and with the rise of the Puritan faith, Hebraicism and restoration of the Jews became increasingly popular. Puritans adopted names such as Amos and Obadia and Isaiah and Isaac and even Habakkuk and Abednego. On the one hand, Protestants in Britain and later those in the USA began to identify themselves as the inheritors of the Israelites or the lost ten tribes. On the other hand, support grew for restoration of the Jews as the rightful owners of “the Holy Land.” This movement was nourished by many sources, not all favorable to the Jews. The theology of some branches of Protestantism posits that the second coming of Christ would only come only after the Jews were reestablished in their land, and were converted to Christianity. Anti-Semites believed that establishment of a Jewish homeland would be a convenient way to rid Europe of Jews. Imperialists hoped that a Jewish Palestine would be an excuse for a British protectorate there, and might serve as a solution for the “Eastern Question.”
This was the context under which the British Foreign Secretary, Arthur Balfour reached out to the leadership of the Jewish Zionists in June of 1917. They were asked to provide their own wording for the declaration of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. After the ensuing back-and-forth negotiations over this declaration, the following statement was finalized and made official on November 2nd, 1917:
His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
When that declaration was made, Britain did not control very much of Palestine. The most that they had was the desolate land around Beersheba. That was it. But, it wasn’t going to stay that way, and they knew it.
When the Ottoman Empire finally gave its last gasp and collapsed, legal ownership of the lands controlled by the Ottomans were transferred to the British and the French. And, the Balfour Declaration made it clear that one part of those lands were going to be given to the Jews. And, when the League of Nations was formed, this ‘transfer of title’ was reaffirmed.
Under the League of Nations, the British were given the ‘Mandate for Palestine’, and that ‘mandate’ was for the purposes of setting up a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Unfortunately, the anti-Semites among the British were successful in diminishing this promise of a Jewish homeland, until it was a shadow of its former self. But, this attempt by the anti-Semites could not roll back history.
The Land Of Israel – Legal Under International Law
Legal title to the Land of Israel has been legally and officially transferred to the Jewish people. That ‘transfer of title’ had been reaffirmed and authorized by international law and the international community. The anti-Semites howled in outrage, but the deed had been done.
The State of Israel was essentially a foregone conclusion.
If you want more on this legal ‘transfer of title’ under international law, listen to lawyer Dr. Jacques Gauthier, who is a specialist in this area:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/gwSSBvTQWUI
There is absolutely no way that you can get around the legal right of Israel to the modern day Land of Israel, as well as the West Bank and Gaza Strip – especially, Jerusalem. Under international law, the ownership of the Land, is absolutely clear. And, the legal basis for that ownership begins with the Balfour Declaration.
The Yuval Clock
That declaration is a hundred years old, this week. I tend to avoid attributing significance to such numbers, but I can’t seem to avoid this one. You might have remembered the article that I wrote here:
A New Chapter Begins
In that article, I said this:
For those of you who read your Bible…
…what happens on the 50th year?
The land returns to the original owner. In the King James Version, the phrase is jubile. In our more modern form of English, the word is spelled jubilee. In the original language, it’s spelled in Hebrew characters and pronounced Yuval (or, YEW-vahl).
The world has had 50 years to acknowledge the right of Israel to own and hold Jerusalem. They have not, and those few countries that once acknowledged Israel’s right to Jerusalem, have withdrawn that acknowledgment.
In the first turn of the 50 year clock, the world started doing the right thing, and then balked. At the end of that 50 years, God gave Jerusalem to Israel. The world should have done it voluntarily, but they chose to shake their fist in the face of God, instead.
The Time Of The Gentiles Is Complete
Now, a second turn of the 50 year clock has completed. At the end of the first round, this verse was fulfilled:
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
– Luke 21:24
That verse is one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven years long, and it means that the times of the Gentiles have been fulfilled. We can argue all day long about what that means, but the wording stays the same.
The time of the Gentiles is over. Done. Fulfilled. Complete.
We had our time. And, in many cases, they were good years. And, just as the Jews joined the Body of Christ, when the time of the Jews was over, so will the Gentiles continue on. But, as I look at the sin and corruption in the church, I wonder at how many Gentiles there will be, as the Jews take their rightful place in the Body of Christ.
I Shudder At What Happens Next
I shudder to think about what will happen in the coming months and years. We have defiled ourselves, and the Bible speaks of the judgment that ALWAYS comes when a people have corrupted themselves so thoroughly.
Yes, we continue to give lip service to God. But, when God judged Israel and Judah for their great sins, they were doing the same. With their mouth they praised God, but with their heart, they were chasing after the sins of the flesh.
Judgment ALWAYS comes first to the House of God. Always. Then, it will come for the rest of the world. The recipe for avoiding this judgment is the one given by our Lord and Savior:
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
– Luke 21:36
I believe that another important milestone has passed us by on the road towards judgment. My earnest prayer is that all of you might be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass.
Are you reading your Bible and taking it to heart?
Have you dedicated yourself to serving the Lord with every fiber of your being?
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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