Continuing on in the study of Deuteronomy ... Moses was giving the Israelites their history over the last 40 or so years. They had just completed the victory over Sihon, king of the Amorites, and destroyed him and his people. He then tells of the battle with king Og. He tells of seven things that happened:
The LORD God delivered king Og into the hands of Israel with all his people. God was the one who gave Israel their victory; it was not Israel on their own who defeated king Og. All people of the earth were not equal in the eyes of God. His covenant people were His elect. Other races were fit for destruction.
Israel smote Og until there was none remaining. Israel, under their God’s orders, committed genocide.
Israel took all his cities, being 60 walled cities, many villages, and unwalled towns.
Israel destroyed all of the individuals in Og’s kingdom—men, women, and children as Israel did the Amorites under king Sihon.
Israel took all the cattle, and the spoil of all the cities and villages as a spoil to themselves.
Israel took from these two kings (Sihon and Og) all the land along the river Jordan from the Arnon River on the south to mount Hermon on the north, which was beyond the Sea of Galilee.
Israel took all the cities of the plains, all of Gilead, and all of Bashan.
Israel gave all this land to half the tribe of Manasseh, all the tribe of Gad and all the tribe of Reuben.
The following is a letter Pastor Mark wrote as an expert witness for a Christian Identity prison case up in Michigan. They've been fighting it for years, and hopefully this will dissolve once and for all. Those in Michigan should start making plans to attend the trial in August.
Let me thank you for allowing me to participate in this case as I've been pondering the ramifications, not just in the prison systems, but for pastors, authors and expositors of Christian Identity. There are adversaries who can obviously twist what we're about with impunity in a few prisons with the hopes that these political opinions transform into laws and then those laws are shown in courts to be applicable to people like myself, which would have an unprecedented prejudice against law abiding Identity Christians and perhaps trickle down to mainstream Christian churches. In fact, this strategy is already in motion and I'll discuss it when I get to the SPLC. This case is important because it is blatant discrimination and the perpetrators would love for there to be a domino effect to silence us forever.
We start off today’s sermon with Moses relating that the old generation would not go into the Promised Land. Everyone older than 20 years old was the old generation. Twenty years old is the age when a child becomes an adult, not at 18 years old. Our nation has fixed the age of adulthood at 18. They have the children leaving the home in which their parents are guardians and taking charge of their own lives, when they are still a teenager. Children, especially girls, leave their protective homes and are vulnerable to the dating game when they are living in dorms away from home. They are even in trouble when they are home because dating is not the Biblical way—courtship is. But that is another sermon.
Last Sunday we studied the introduction to the whole book of Deuteronomy, the first five verses. These five verses previewed the words that Moses spoke and wrote to all Israel just before his death and their entrance into the territory west of the Jordan River where the other Canaanite nations lived. This entire book was spoken by Moses 40 years and ten and one-half months after the Exodus of Israel from Egypt. And Moses was forty-five years older than I am right now—he was 120 years old! It was his birthday. And when he finished his speech (ended the book), he died.
The book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ farewell address to his people. What do you think he told the Israel people before he died? Moses had led the people into two mighty successful campaigns against Sihon and Og. They had annihilated all the strangers who lived on the eastern part of the Jordan River. This territory was given to 2½ tribes. The remaining 9½ tribes were to be given land not yet conquered. The land was on the other side of the river. Moses was to die that day, so he would have to tell them who their leader would be that they should follow after he was gone.
The book was written and spoken about 1645 B.C., in the plains of Moab by the Jordan River near Jericho, just before their miraculous entrance into Canaan. The name of the book, Deuteronomy, means Second Law, because it records the repetition of the 10 commandments. It contains the parting counsels of Moses to Israel in view of:
Part 1: Why is it that America and the other Israel nations are not receiving the blessings of their God? It is because they are not separate. The entire Old Testament teaches this. Look at Deuteronomy 1 and see if you don't agree.
Part 2: The journey from slavery to the Promised Land was full of success and failure on the part of the Israel people. There was even a time when the Israelite people murmured about stoning four of their leaders and returning to Egypt. But our God refused to allow that to happen.
Part 3: What was the factor in Israel's army winning or losing a battle in a war? Israel's army was an all white male army, with no perversions. The youngest soldier was 20 years old. There was only one religion, one race. The deciding factor: Was their God with them? Now compare the United States army of today?
Part 4: Israel totally destroyed all the Amorites that were from the Arnon River to Mount Hermon. The two kingdoms of Sihon and Og. How did they do it? It was their LORD God who gave them the victory. What else happened at Beth-peor that the eyes of Israel had witnessed? Where was Moses buried?
First, this week has seen over ¼ of a million-people evacuated from their homes in the western part of America. Where and why? It is in southern California near Los Angeles that wild fires, spread by high winds, up to 70 mph, are devastating neighborhoods, practically without any warning. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, with the threat of many more. A quote from a resident: “I have lived in this area for 30 years and I have never seen anything like this.” Guess what city Meghan Markle was reared in. We have raised the ire of our LORD God.
Second, President Trump agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel that the United States will recognize Jerusalem, the main city of the three major religions, as the capital of Israel. Mr. Trump, officials said, would make clear that the United States is not taking a position on whether, or how, Jerusalem is divided between Israel and the Palestinians. He will also not take a position on who will control a disputed area of the Old City, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Haram al-Sharif to Muslims, which has been a flash point for tensions.
President Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there, upending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and potentially destroying his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The very pro-Jewishness of our government should be very evident. They put fake-Israel first. Palestinians as well as many of our allies decry this position. We have raised the ire of our LORD God.
The last week of November saw Prince Harry of England announce his engagement to the biracial American actress, Meghan Markle. The 35-year-old actress has a white father and a black mother who were divorced when she was just 6-years-old. That would make Meghan a mongrel, but as the world says, she is biracial. Meghan herself is once divorced. Does anyone feel like they would like to tear their clothes and pull the hair off their head and beard?
But Meghan’s background is more than a white/black mixture. Her ancestry is an unusual combination of a Black/White/Protestant/Roman Catholic/Jewish blend with ancient beliefs of the Edomite/Samaritan religious systems. She was married to Jewish producer Trevor Engleson from 2011 to 2013. The pair had a Jewish wedding in Jamaica, complete with a “Jewish chair dance.”
Galilee to the North, Judah on the South and in the middle, was Samaria; three different areas of the former kingdom of Israel. And they were populated by very different individuals after Israel was deported because they broke God’s laws. The punishment, which they must have forgotten, was captivity by a foreign power; as the six tribes on Mt. Ebal read exactly what would happen to the Israel people if they disobeyed their God. The six tribes who read the curses consisted of the oldest and youngest sons of Leah: Reuben and Zebulon, and the two sons of Rachel’s handmaid and the two sons of the Leah’s handmaid. All the children of Rachel and four of the sons of Leah were assigned to read the blessings on Mt. Gerizim.
What a day that must have been. The Israelites were instructed to gather stones and put plaster over them. The Israelites were to write the laws of God on these stones that were located on either Mt. Gerizim or Mt. Ebal (there is confusion on which mountain, depending on what source you read). In addition, they were to build an altar unto the LORD their God, on which they were to offer burnt and peace offerings.
Part 1: What happened during the reigns of Ahaziah and Jehoram of the House of Israel along with Jehoram and Ahaziah of the House of Judah? What happened? Why were the kings from both houses--Israel and Judah--both murdered in the same day!
Part 2: There have been rival competing temples in the history of God's holy people. Also a discussion of the world-wide epidemic of interracial marriages.
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 44:9 “They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.”
“Oh say can you see” is the first line in The Star Spangled Banner, and Francis Scott Key meant for it to mean patriotic pride after a ferocious all-night battle in the War of 1812, their flag was still visible “by the dawn's early light.” The Spirit of 1776, in the form of a flag, reflected what White Christian Americans were willing to die for, namely our freedom to worship Jesus and not be ruled by tyrants. “And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!” Mt. 17:29. When Jesus was abducted in the middle of the night by a mob of shameless hypocrites, the Cross of Calvary is still seen by those who have eyes to see its glory after the dawn of 2000 years. This translation of the KJV is a mockery as well, in that Jesus was not king of the jews, that is, the non-Israelite Edomite Pharisees, but rather King of the Judahites and thus Israel.