The name “Christmas” or Christ-Mass is a short form of the phrase, the Mass of Christ. It is a Mass service which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist. It is where Catholics remember that Jesus died “supposedly for everyone” in the world and then came back to life. Catholics are universalists, and this is a holiday for universalists. The “Christ-Mass” service was the only one that was permitted to take place after sunset and before sunrise the next day. So, when is it held? It is held at midnight!
California has just experienced another crisis. It has just seen its biggest outbreak of wildfires—it broke all past records. Some 750,000 acres were burned, about 9700 homes destroyed with 57,000 more in danger, and 74 and climbing, lives lost, with about 1,100 individuals missing. There could be as many as 300 or more lives lost before the fires are under control.
Here is what the November 10th U.S. News & World Report wrote about this devastating event:
“Throughout the American West, trees already short of nutrients because of crowding are suffering from a four-year-old drought, the worst in 300 years. Bark beetles have attacked the weakened trees across much of the West, killing up to 70 percent of them in some areas. In San Bernardino National Forest, beetles have ravaged half a million acres so far. When fire does break out, the crowding allows flames to leap treetop to treetop in a fast-moving crown fire, as happened in parts of Southern California last week.”
California had a six-year drought at the end of the 1980s. Now it has suffered through another multi-year drought. That state also has a $38 billion deficit, the worst of any state in the United States.
What is happening in California? One disaster after another is striking California. These deadly disasters are repeatedly labeled the “worst ever!” With all the disasters that have struck California the past few years, it’s as if the state is under a CURSE.
This was the situation that caused many tribes of Israel to be under servitude of the Philistines and Ammonites for 18 years. They were in servitude until they “cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim” (Judges 10:10b).
God, at first, told His people to “Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation” (Judges 10:14). He added that He would deliver the descendants of Jacob no more (Judges 10:13b). But after Israel put away the foreign gods from among them and served their LORD; and God was grieved for the misery of Israel (Judges 10:15, 16).
Would the LORD God of Israel tell His people the same thing today?
Halloween has now progressed to second place in the holiday spending in America. This will be the message as to why I do not celebrate this non-Christian holiday. My family does not decorate or pass out any candy. It is one of the holidays of the pagan.
King Manasseh seduced the citizens of the kingdom of Judah to do much more evil than did the Canaanite nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel. What a sad commentary this is. King Manasseh, the longest reigning king of either house, 55 years, did as much evil as he could. He sacrificed his son to Baal by having him burnt to death in his arms while the drums beat to drown out his son’s cries of anguish. He built the high places, built altars to Baal, worshiped all the host of heaven, observed times, used enchantments, dealt with familiar spirits and wizards, set up a graven image in the temple, shed much innocent blood, and seduced Judah to commit more sins than the nations which had been destroyed out of Canaan.
Who are “this people” referred to in verse 20? What did their LORD say they were guilty of? They had violated the covenant that God made with their fathers. Who were their fathers? It was Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not anyone else. It wasn’t Abraham and Ishmael (the Muslims). It wasn’t Abraham, Isaac and Esau (the Jews). The fathers referred to in verse 20 was Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (the White race). It was the pure children of Jacob/Israel who broke the covenant that was made with their fathers.
In verse 21, what was the consequence of their breaking the covenant that was made with their fathers? God told His covenant people that He would not drive out any more of the Canaanite nations (the future Jews) that were left after Joshua died. They were left as a test for Israel. Would they keep His laws, or would they serve their gods? Most of Israel’s history they served Baal, the god of the Canaanites. They are still doing it.
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.