11) “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
12) And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
13) And they [Israel] forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.”
Joshua had died. Israel had served the LORD all the days of Joshua. And they had continued to serve the LORD all the days of the elders that had out-lived Joshua. The elders had known all the works of the LORD that He had done for Israel.
31) “And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that He had done for Israel.”
So, for the thirty years that Joshua was in Canaan and afterward during the few years of the elders who out-lived him, Israel served the LORD. The elders remembered the works that the LORD had done on behalf of Israel while they were freed from bondage in Egypt, when they were in the wilderness and when they had entered Canaan. What happened when these elders died?
There is a whole host of different options that a person hears from the Judeo-Christian churches regarding how a person is saved. Does God save you, or do you save yourself, or is it a partnership? If God saves an individual, what individuals does He save?
Most Judeo-Christian churches today would say that salvation is a partnership. I have heard in my past, many sermons that said, “Jesus votes for you, Satan votes against you, and you have the deciding vote. Come up here at the end of my sermon and say the sinner’s prayer and be saved.”
In the country’s early history, almost all the Christian churches were Calvinistic in their theology. Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Puritans, Pilgrims were a major part of the churches who taught that God was sovereign; that it was He, alone, that saved individuals. If God elected you, you were saved. If God rejected you, you were condemned to hell. You were born totally depraved, meaning you were going to hell, until the Holy Spirit came and saved you.
It is like the hymn that says: “Born a child of hell, comforted by the Holy Spirit.”
The churches of America taught that every individual of the world was born a child of hell. They had to be turned into a person who was “born again.” Whether God did it alone, or it was done in partnership, it had to be done. In the early days of our nation, it was God who “saved” an individual. The person didn’t do anything. God elected who was going to be saved before the foundation of the world. Their mistake? They ignored the blood of the covenant. They preached that God could save any one of any race. They were universalists.
But by the early 1800s, the process changed completely. Instead of God being sovereign, the individual was sovereign. It was up to man to choose to be saved. God elected those who were going to be saved? It followed the theology of a man and they called it Arminianism.
Who do you think the “they” are in this verse? Some interpret the word to mean the “Roman soldiers”; others to mean “the band of chief priest, Pharisees and scribes of Israel(i).” Was it the Roman soldiers who took His garments after the Roman soldiers crucified Him or was it the chief priests, Pharisees and elders of Israel(i) who crucified Jesus and then the Roman soldiers took His garments. Which one do you think it is?
There were two separate articles that appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer and the USAToday newspapers on Friday, August 17, 2018. The first article was about the death of the “Queen of Soul”—Aretha Franklin. It was titled: “Aretha Franklin’s Civil Rights Legacy.” It wasn’t about all the gold records that she recorded, but it was about her support of her Baal preacher father’s anti-Christian civil rights movement. Aretha was needed in the civil rights struggle that her father, Negro preacher, C. L. Franklin, helped lead. Aretha had helped fund the Communist movement quietly and anonymously for decades.
Scripture Reading: John 2:16: “Make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.”
Andrew and I went to Grand Rapids, Michigan to witness the Law case of the two Michigan prisoners vs. the State of the Michigan Department of Corrections. The case was held on Monday, August 13, 2018. It was an eye-opening experience for me. It gave me a vivid impression of what the federal court system was all about. It is not about the truth, at all.
We went first to an Christian Identity service on Sunday in Indiana, had dinner afterwards, and then traveled the three hours to Grand Rapids. We found the federal court house in downtown and then drove to the suburbs to find a motel.
On July 20th, 2018, I received an email from the lawyer of the two prisoners in the Michigan jail system, who had filed a law suit against the state of Michigan for their decision in not allowing them the opportunity to participate in a separate Bible study and worship group in the prison. This email came about a month after I had a short talk with the lawyer about my being the “expert witness” in the case in the place of our co-pastor, Mark Downey. Even though everything seemed to be a go, the lawyer and his associates had determined from our short talk on the phone that I would not be a good “expert witness” in the case. I didn’t think that I was auditioning for the role.
Compiled from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
August 5, 2018
Scripture Reading: John 8:44
This is the second part of the Michigan Law Case in which I am to be an “expert witness” that will be held in August of 2018. Another “expert witness” will be Pastor Everett Ramsey of Missouri. Pastor Ramsey will be ideal for this case. He has some experience with the legal system and will be a faithful representative for the case of Israel’s racial exclusivity.
I am interrupting my Deuteronomy series to compile some of my arguments I will be using in this case which is just next month. After talking with the prisoners’ lawyer by phone, he said that the judge was open-minded. The prosecutors had asked that the case be dismissed, but the judge refused. The upcoming court case in the state of Michigan is to determine whether the prisoners in Michigan will be allowed to hold services under the Christian-Identity banner. There are jewish synagogue meetings, Muslim worship meetings, Judeo-Christian services, Roman Catholics have their mass, but no Christian-Identity meetings are allowed in Michigan reformatories at the present time.
While the Israelites were in the wilderness, they did not eat the flesh of any of the clean animals that were used in role of a sacrifice. For the sacrificial animal was killed at the door of the tabernacle, and part of it presented to God and the priests as a peace-offering.
The penalty for failing to bring the sacrifice to the door of the tabernacle was to be cut off from the kingdom. What exactly does that mean? Was the person forbidden thereafter to come near the tabernacle? Was he ostracized? Did all his family and friends eliminate all contact with him? Or did it mean that the person had to be executed? It probably meant the latter, as I don’t know how it could have been done when they were traveling in the wilderness.
But when the Israelites finally took possession of Canaan land, where many were given land that was a great distance from the one tabernacle and later the one temple, they might kill what they pleased for their own use of their flocks and herds, without bringing part of the sacrificed animal to the altar.
The unclean Israelite, who might not eat of the holy sacrificed animal, was allowed to eat of the same animal when it was only used as common food. The distinction between clean persons and unclean was sacred, and designed for the preserving of the honor of their holy feasts, and therefore must not be brought into their ordinary meals.
These regulations and ordinances are now over. There is no Temple in existence, so we couldn’t keep these ordinances if we wanted to. Jesus the Christ is our sacrifice. It was God, Himself, who paid the sin debt for His peculiar people. That put away all the animal sacrifices forever.
Was this time prophesied? Was there a remnant of God’s people who knew what was the correct time that the true Passover Lamb would be offered? And if they did, then how did they know?
Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates—Every animal designed for food, whether ox, goat, or lamb, was during the abode in the wilderness, ordered to be slain as a peace offering at the door of the tabernacle; its blood to be sprinkled, and its fat burned upon the altar by the priest. The encampment, being then round about the altar, made this practice, appointed to prevent idolatry, easy and practicable. But in the settlement in the promised land, the obligation to slay at the tabernacle was dispensed with. The people were left at liberty to prepare their meat in their cities or homes.
The unclean and the clean may eat thereof—The unclean here are those who were under some slight defilement, which, without excluding them from society, barred them from eating any of the sacred meats (Leviticus 7:20). They were at liberty freely to partake of common articles of food.
Do you think that our LORD is angry at His people? We are living in very dangerous times. The world has been turned upside-down. What used to be against the law, is now politically correct. Every person is learning that what used to be “free speech” is no longer. A citizen is not allowed to criticize certain people who are pulling the strings or who are the people who are having their strings pulled. If they do, they either lose their jobs or they are killed!
We are awaiting the fall of the controlling power of mystery Babylon. The United States, ever since the Federal Reserve Act, but even sooner in some of the other Christian Israel Nations, has indeed been handed over to the beast with all the people of the earth being deceived by the unclean spirts emanating from the mouth of the Beast and from the mouth of the False Prophet, while under the economic control of the Jew. Almost the entire book of Revelation has already occurred. All we are awaiting is the fall of Babylon and the return of our Savior.
What a book Deuteronomy is! In fact, what a novel the book of the Bible is! Sixty-six books that tell of the history of only what people? The Orientals? Negroid? Brown? The first eleven chapters in the book of Genesis give the first 1500 years of the White man’s tenure on the earth, while, beginning with chapter twelve of Genesis to the last chapter in Revelation, is the story of the White family of Abraham and Sarah; most specifically, the seed of Jacob and his wars with the seed of the serpent.
The Book of Acts tells us of Stephen, one of the descendants of Jacob, gave a history lesson on this subject, and as a result, he was martyred by members of the wicked seed line. The Bible tells what happened, what is happening now, and what will happen in the future to the seed of Jacob, or the Israelites. They are in a life or death battle with their enemies, the seed of the serpent.
What an opening introduction of verses! How can anyone read these verses and still believe that the Bible teaches that all races are of an equal standing? There is no difference in God between the races? There are differences even between the same race! Moses is talking to the older generation rather than the younger.
Let’s look at a couple of things that the first verse tells us.
The first verse repeats that we [Israel] are to love the LORD our God, and are to “keep His charge, and His statutes, and His ordinances, and His commandments, _ _ _ _ _ _ .” What word in missing? What word should go in the blanks?
Moses is retelling the Israelites that their LORD God spoke the Ten Commandments to them with His own voice. Who says God doesn’t exist? Over one million Israelites heard God speak with His own voice the Ten Commandments to them accompanied by lightnings, and thunders from a dark cloud on the mount. Even the mount was on fire, and smoke was present on the top of it. They became so afraid that they went afar off and told Moses to go relay the rest of the message from God.
Moses traveled back up the mount where God told him that He would write the Ten Commandments on two tables of stone, with His finger. There Moses talked with God for forty days and forty nights. And as Moses and Joshua returned to talk to the people, Moses broke the tables on the ground because he was so angry and disappointed at Israel’s behavior. The Israelites, along with Aaron, had quickly took up the worship of an idol.
After this happened, God told Moses to come back up the mount and God would once again write with His fingerthe Ten Commandments on new tables of stone, replacing the one that Moses had broken. This time, Moses was told to put the tables of stone in the Ark of the Covenant, which would be in the inner sanctuary in the tabernacle of God. There it would be safely kept for many years until the House of Judah’s captivity.