Thorns in Your Sides Part 1


Sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

May 17, 2015

Scripture Reading: 2 Chronicles 28:1-4

Have you ever had a thorn in your side?  Do you remember how it felt?  It didn’t feel good.  It was painful and hindered your ability to move.  The solution was not to do anything; but you had to find a way to get the thorn removed.

There are many instances since this warning was issued that the thorns have pierced the sides of the Israelites.  Like the individual, they proved very painful to Israel.  The Canaanite/Edomite was originally destined to be completely destroyed.  But Israel failed in their attempt to destory them, as they left some of them around.  God provided “the drawing of lots” to have Israel inherit the former land of the Canaanites, but gave them their warning about the survivors being “thorns in your side.”  

Here is an example of this punishment of the LORD to His people:

2 Chronicles 28:1-8:

“Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father: For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also melted and cast images for Baalim. Moreover, he burned incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burned his children in the fire, after the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. He sacrificed, also, and burned incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree. Wherefore, the LORD, his God, delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus.  And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter. For Pekah, the son of Remaliah, slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, who were all valiant men, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Masseiah, the king’s son, and Azrikam, the governor of the house, and Elkanah, who was next to the king. And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.” 

These eight verses tell us of a great battle that occurred about 3000 years ago.  The war was fought against Judah by both Syria and Israel; Israel against Judah?  The ten northern tribes (Israel) fought against the three southern tribes (Judah). 

The King of Judah was a man by the name of Ahaz.  He was a bad king.  So bad that it says that he was like the King of his brethren, the kings of Israel (verse 2).  For three verses (2-4) it gives the hightlights of his reign; which god do you think that Ahaz served?  I would say that the king served the false god, Baalim.

The striking event of the king’s servitude was that he offered up in burnt sacrifice his children in the fire of Molech (Baalim) in the valley outside of Jerusalem.  He burnt them to death in the continuing flame of fire, just like the nations who had lived there before they had conquered them had done!  This was very similar to a holocaust:  a burnt offering. 

It also says that he offered up incense (prayers) in the high places, including the hills and under every green tree.  The political leader of the kingdom of Judah was following after the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Isreal. 

What nations were these who were cast out by the LORD?  It was the ancient enemy of the people of God:  the Canaanites.  Do you remember that when they were given the Promised Land, who was living there at that time?  It was the seven nations of the Canaanites. 

The Canaanites were so genetically evil that the only solution was for them to be completely destroyed.  So when the LORD delivered His people from slavery in Egypt that was exactly what He told them that they were to do.

The Israelites were successful as they fought with the Canaanites east of the Jordan River.  They completely destroyed the Amorites (a branch of the Canaanites) who once lived there.  Their king was a giant who was also slain.  Israel was successful.  Two and one-half of the tribes of Israel said that this was the land that they wanted to settle in; so this was the land that Gad and Reuben and ½ of the tribe of Manesseh began to live in after the War.

Previous to this the Israelites had miraculously crossed the Jordan River and began their many battles against the remaining Canaanite nations.  These nations also had among them GIANTS.  This was the reason that the whole war had been put off for 40 years; because Israel was afraid to trust in their God to fight against the many GIANTS in the land. 

In the battle to the west of the Jordan River, the Israels were semi-successful.  They experienced many victories but did not completely annihilate all of the evil Canaanites.  As a result, God told His covenant people that they were no longer allowed to commit genoicide against them; but they were to allow them to live, but they were not to follow after all their abominable practices of their religion.

Joshua 23:11-13 says:

“Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.

Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain aong you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:

Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you:  but they shall be shares and traps  unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.”

The Canaanites became the test people for the children of Israel.  They were not to marry them or follow whatever they did to worship their god(s); Israel was to refrain from doing what they did.  That was their job:  to not worship the LORD in the same manner as the Canaanites worshipped their god(s).

They were to be snares, traps, scourges and thorns to the Israelites:  nothing but hurtful things.  Isn’t it obvious that when Israel kept the covenant of the LORD good things happened to them.  But when they broke the covenant of the LORD, and went out and served other gods, and bowed down to them, then shall God’s anger be kindled against them and they wouold persish quicky from the land.

One of a Multitude of Examples

Let’s look at what happened to Judah shortly after the main battle in what they were slaughtered by their brethren.   

2 Chronicles 28:16-19:

16)  At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.

17)  For again the Edomites [Canaanites] had come and smitten Judah [a thorn in their side and eyes], and carried away captives. 

18) The Philistines [Canaanites] also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof:  and they dwelt there.

19)  For the LORD brough Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD.

But this is what the king of Judah had done.  He followed after the abominations of the Canaanites.  He even offered up his own children into the scalding hot flames of death; he offered up prayers under the green trees and high places, and he even made images for Baalim (a false Canaanite god).  He even copied one of the main altars for Baalim and when it was built it replaced the furniture that God said was to go in the Temple.

What was our God going to do?  But let us ask some questions first.  Who were the Canaanites?  Where did they come from.  Who were their fathers?

The Bible explains that the father of the Cannanites was Cain, the first murderer.  Cain, after he was banished from the land of Eden, married a foreign women from the land of Nod.  Their descendants became known as the Canaanites.  There wasn’t one good Canaanite ever; and that is still true today.  They are not a pure race, but a mixed or mongrel race.

Are there Canaanites living on the earth today?  Yes or no?  If your answer is “No” then my suggestion is that you stop listening or reading this sermon.  This sermon is not for you.

The Bible says that the answer is “Yes.”   The Canaanites are alive and well in today’s world.  I have a simple question:  Are God’s covenant people allowed to marry a Canaanite person today, even though they were forbidden to marry a Canaanite in the past?

Why were they forbidden to marry a Canaanite in the first place:  because it would ruin their holy seed line.   None of the mongrel offspring could be a part of the covenant that God made with Abraham.  Did any of the covenant people marry the forbidden Canaanites?  Yes.

Judah did.  And as a result of his activity about 1/3 of his descendants were mongrel and were forever cut off from being the covenant seed.   Judah’s half-breed Canaanite son’s name was Shelah and Shelah’s descendants are generally called “mixed-seed” in the Bible.

Judah’s twin brother, Esau did.  In fact, he married two Canaanite women.  Esau’s parents were so grieved by what Esau had  done, that they sent Jacob to her brother’s home in Syria in order for  him to find a proper wife.  In retaliation, Esau married a third wife:  a descendant of Ishmael. 

Esau married into the Canaanite life-style and also married a future “Muslim,” a descendant of Ishmael.    Esau, remember, had despised the covenant that God had made with his grandfather:  Abraham.  Esau had sold it to his younger twin-brother Jacob for a red colored bowl of lentile soup.  All the promises of the covenant were gone from Esau’s children.  There was nothing that Esau could do to get them back.  So Esau planned to murder his twin-brother Jacob.

One wonders why the Judeo-Christian believes that the covenant is not that important in today’s world; but it was a captial problem in the ancient world!  Do the descendants of Esau and the other Canaanites plan to execute the promises of the Abrahamic covenant and murder the descendants of Israel?  Yes they do.

And there were many other cases that the Bible tells us about His covenant people not listening to His commands and marrying the forbidden Canaanite people.  None of their offspring were considered as the holy covenant seed.

Are there descendants of Shelah (Judah) alive today?  Yes, many of them live in Ireland.  Are there descendants of Esau alive today?  Are there descendants of the other mixed-marriages between the people of God and the Canaanites alive today?   The answer is “Yes.”

Are there descendants of the kingdom of Judah alive today?  Are there descendants of the kingdom of Israel alive today?  The answer is “Yes.”  Are there descendants of the Canaanites alive today?  “Yes.”  Are there descendants of the kingdom of Syria alive today?  “Yes.”

The Modern Day Version

What was the repeat perfomance of the war that occurred over 3000 years ago?  Syria and the Kingdom of Israel verses the Kingdom of Judah?  It also involved two other nations.  For after Ahaz sent unto the kings of Assyria to help him, once again the Edomites and Philistines invaded some of the cities of Judah and took them captive.  The LORD brought Judah very low because of Ahaz their king.

It was not a complete make-over of the previous war, but it was comparable and it had most of the participantes.  World War I enabled the Communists to gain control and take control of Russia.  Germany had defeated Britain and France and had sent a message to England with the demand that the war come to an end, and all be at peace.  The year was 1916. 

But the Jews in America had another plan.  They went to England in secret and told them that they would guarentee that the United States would join them in the War if they continued fighting.  They wanted only one additional thing:  Palestine would be their homeland.

The Jewish lawyer, Samuel Untermeyer, provided the necessary services for the Jewish plotters and schemers.  He blackmailed President Wilson to name a Jewish Supreme Court Justice and he got the nation to do a 180 degree turn:  he got the United States into the War.  It wasn’t until the peace treaty that Germany discovered that they were betrayed by their Jewish comrades.  They were especially upset by the fact that they were the only country in Europe that accepted the Jewish refugees from the failed attempted of revolution in Russia before 1917. 

This set the stage for World War II.  When Germany discovered that it was their own Jews who had gone behind their backs and turned victory into defeat; they were very upset.  Then they discovered that the Jewish financial institutions had also been a plague on them during the first World War.  Germany was in an impoverish state with inflation running wildly upward.  Germany discovered the solution to the problem:  get rid of the central bank and gain control of the printing of your own money.  Follow God’s laws and not the abominable practices of the enemy.  As a result, Germany prospered.

The Second World War

World War II was just a continuation of the same old war that has been going on for over 3000 years.  The key is knowing who are the fathers of the different nations. 

  • Germany was mainly settled by the tribe of Judah.  So, Germany represents the House of Judah.
  • Britian was mainly settled by the descendants of Ephraim.
  • France was mainly settled by the tribe of Reuben.
  • The United States was mainly settled by the tribe of Manasseh.
  • Russia was mainly settled by the tribe of Nephtali.  So; Britain, France, United States and Russia represents the House of Israel.
  • Syria was occupied by the French at theWorld War II’s outbreak.  When the French were defeated by Germany, it became a puppet of the German government.  Then the British and free French soldiers attacked and conquered Syria.  Syria was then under the control of the Allies.
  • These Canaanites /Edomites/ Ashkenazi Jews were in all the above countries.  They had taken control and ruled Russia beginning in 1917.  Remember that Esau had married into the Canaanite genetic line and also into the line of Ishmael.  These Esau/Canaanite mongrel people had interbred a large portion of the world’s population. They were the power behind Communism.

A Little Biblical History

While there were still a few pureblooded Judahites and Benjamites, and a smattering from the other tribes in Judaea at the time of Christ, by-and-large the Edomite/Canaanite element had taken over the government and Temple offices, and had Rome inclining to their whims. And because the Romans were by-and-large Israelites of the house of Zarah-Judah, the twin brother of Christ’s own household of Pharez-Judah, the Romans became, in essence, Christ’s feet to tread on Satan as Paul had predicted at Romans 16:20.

The Romans even allowed a short period for the Christians (pure-blooded Israelites) to leave Judaea before the treading took place, leaving only the satanic/Canaanite/Edomite/Jews to receive the iron feet of Rome.  Rome was not out-of-place by playing this part, as a near relative is needed as a revenger of blood (Numbers 35:16-19). Very few know that the founding families, including the Julian clan of the Caesars of Rome, descended from the Trojans, who in turn descend from Zerah-Judah?

So, the Bible tells us that in 70 AD Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans and the Canaanite mongrel people were either killed or escaped throughout the world.  They no longer had a homeland.  Some will argue that this applies only to the Sephardic line-of-Jews, by the Ashkenazi’s have Hittite features too.  The  Ashkenazi’s are Canaanites also.  The Canaanites were bound in the ghettos and were loosed in the late 1700’s and became the world’s bankers of today.  They have deceived the nations, and their seat of government in the so-called “United Nations”!  Today all ten planks of the Canaanite Karl Marx’s manifesto are being practiced in nearly every country of the world.

This is the reason that we find Canaanites in all of the nations of the former kingdom of Judah and Israel.  Canaanites were also found in most of the other countries of the world too.

Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovich spoke to a special meeting of the Emergence Council of European Rabbis in Budapest, Hungary on January 12, 1952:

“The goal for which we have striven so concertedly for three thousand years is at last within our each, and because its fulfillment is so apparent, it behooves us to increase our efforts and our caution tenfold.  I can safely promise you that before ten years have passed, our race will take its rightful place in the world, with every Jew a king and every Gentile a slave.”  (Applause from the gathering).

“You remember the success of our propaganda campaign during the 1930’s, which aroused anti-American passions in Germany at the same time we were arousing anti-German passions in America, a campaign which culminated in the Second World War.  A similar propaganda campaign is now being waged intensively throughout the world.  A war fever is being worked up in Russia by an incessant anti-American barrage, while a nationwide anti-Communist scare is sweeping America. This campaign is forcing all of the smaller nations to choose between the partnership of Russia or an alliance with the United States.

Our most pressing problem at the moment is to inflame the lagging militaristic spirit of the Americans. The failure of the Universal Military Training Act was a great setback to our plans, but we are assured that a suitable measure will be rushed through Congress immediately after the 1952 elections. The Russian, as well as the Asiatic peoples, are well under control and offer no objections to war, but we must wait to secure the Americans.

This we hope to do with the issue of anti-Semitism, which worked so well in uniting the Americans against Germany. We are counting heavily on reports of anti-Semitic outrages in Russia to help whip up indignation in the United States and produce a front of solidarity against the Soviet power.  Simultaneously, to demonstrate to Americans the reality of anti-Semitism, we will advance through new sources large sums of money to outspokenly anti-Semitic elements in America to increase their effectiveness, and we shall stage anti-Semitic outbreaks in several of their larger cities. This will serve the double purpose of exposing reactionary sectors in America, which can be silenced, and of welding the United States into a devoted anti-Russian unit….”

“This war will end for all time our struggle against the Gentiles.  We will openly reveal our identity with the races of Asia and Africa. I can state with assurance that the last generation of white children is now being born. Our Control Commissions will, in the interests of peace and wiping out inter-racial tensions, forbid the whites to mate with whites. The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, the white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, and our most dangerous enemy will become only a memory. We shall embark upon an era of ten thousand years of peace and plenty, the Pax Judaica, and our race will rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain mastery over a world of dark peoples.”

Some Examples of Thorns

1911 Tulsa Daily World Newpaper Ad for Jews

This is an advertising found in many of the newspapers of the United States.  When were the 6,000,000 Jews facing the darkest days ever known in the long history of the race?  This advertisement was found in the Tulsa Daily World.  The Jewish Relief Campaign was the sponsor and they were seeking $35,000,000 dollars.  Every cent of this money would “go to buy food, clothing, medicines and other necessities of life for the destitute, starving, and utterly stricken men, women and children across the sea.  It is veritable ransom money, for without it millions will surely die!”

Did you read closely the first paragraph? 

“While the 3,500,000 American Jews were loyally fighting and laboring to help ‘make the World safe for Democracy,’ the Jews of Eastern Europe, where lives the bulk of the world’s Jewish population, were being ground out of existence by the ebb and flow of contending armies.” 

This was the greatest crisis in the history of the Jewish people; and I just found out about this period of time?  The ad continues and says that unless the Jewish people received the money that there would be no Jewish people left in Europe.  Six million Jews would be destroyed.

This wasn’t the holocaust was it?  Six million gassed to death?  It was the same number, but a different time.

    • Did every Jew in America fight in the War to “make the World safe for Democracy?”  That was World War 1.  The ad ran in the Tulsa Daily World; Sunday, April 11th, 1920; Section B, Page 14.
    • Only 250,000 soldiers in America were Jewish.  That was out of 4,355,000 troops who were engaged in the World War.  There were 500,000 Jewish soldiers who fought for Russia and 100,000 in the German army.
    • The War ended in 1918.  Out of the 6,000,000 Jews who survived the War in Europe, they were facing death unless the fellow citizens of all races and creeds in America came to their financial aid.

What a bunch of lies!  What had Germany done wrong to face their punishment?  Germany was the only country in Europe which did not place restrictions on Jews, even giving them refuge when they had to flee from Russia after their first attempted Communist coup failed there in 1905. In 1905 a group of Rothschild backed Zionist Jews led by Georgi Apollonovich Gapon attempt to overthrow the Tsar in Russia in a Communist Coup. They failed and were forced to flee Russia only to be given refuge in Germany.


The King James Version incorrectly reads:  “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

But that doesn’t make much sense.  Snakes are not known for their superior intelligence!  Is Jesus telling us to be as smart as a snake?  No, Jesus is telling us to be as wise (prudent) as the scheming serpent – Satan, but harmless as the dove – which represented the character of Jesus Christ.

Jesus, in His own words, directed His followers to:  “Be wise as the serpent and harmless as the dove” Matthew 10:16.

The word “the has been dropped, in both places, from the King James Version of this important text, as well as most, if not all, of the other versions, and the words “serpent” and “dove” have been translated incorrectly into a plural form.  This is the way it reads in the Greek/English Interlinear Bible.  You will notice that the two words “the” are present in the original Greek, #3588, but are dropped from the English translation, as shown.

Jesus tells His followers to understand the scheming, wicked ways of the enemy – Satan, and His followers, just as Jesus understood those who were trying to kill Him!  He wants us to be Awake! – Alert! – Wise! to the ways of those who are trying to destroy us, His followers, just as the same people – those who hated Christ 2,000 years ago - were trying to destroy Jesus when He was on earth.

The “Christian” Church of today is too busy swooning “Praise” songs, dancing around the alter with silken streamers, rolling on the floor with “holy laughter,”  speaking in unintelligible “language” – the same “language” that those practicing voodoo speak, eating church potluck dinners filled with damaging, unhealthy food, and spreading mushy, false “love” – tolerance for the most debased sin, to be aware of, or understand, what the enemy is doing – or even WHO the enemy actually is!

We have had thorns in our sides and eyes for a long time.  It is time that we get them removed.  The Jewish-led movements in the United States and world have included:

  • The feminists movement
  • The suffrage act of women and other races
  • The Abolition movement
  • Civil Rights movement
  • Federal Reserve Banking movement
  • Income Tax movement
  • Vaccination movement
  • Sexual revolution movement
  • Drug revolution movement
  • Rock and Roll movement
  • Same-sex marriage movement
  • Homosexual movement
  • Etc., etc. etc.

The thorns in the sides and eyes are becoming more frequent: 

  • There was the bringing down of the Solomon Building (Building 7 of the Twin Towers) on September 11, 2001.  It fell in less than 7 seconds.  How did Osama Bin Laden bring this down?
  • There was the Cassidy Stay family story about a year ago.  Do you remember?  Her whole family was assassinated; but she was spared when she was shot with her finger deflected the shot and saved her life.  She supposedly had a skull fracture.  But she got out of the hospital in two days and went to her family funeral.  At the funeral she was full of smiles, even casting the Devil horns sign.  She even spoke of how much she like Harry Potter, the wizard.  The murderer, her uncle, had slain her family because they would not reveal to him where his ex-wife was located.  He collapsed in the courtroom during his arraignment.  It was so bad, that I haven’t seen anything else about this lie.
  • Sandy Hook lie.  Do you know that Noah Pozner’s supposed mother (Veronique Haller) was a Legal Counselor for the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D. C.? She was an avid gun controller.  Her mother works for the United Nations.  She also is an advocate for gun control.
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says that the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is “one big lie” and that “not one word” of the Obama administration’s narrative on what happened is true.  On the subject of the Navy Seal raid that supposedly resulted in the death of the Al-Qaeda terror leader, Hersh remarked, “Nothing’s been done about that story, its one big lie, not one word of it is true.”

Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually lies but they continue to do so because the press allows them to get away with it.  The raid that supposedly led to Bin Laden’s death has been shrouded in mystery for over two years. Speculation that the Obama administration may have embellished or outright lied about the true account of what happened has persisted, mainly because the White House has refused to publicly release images of Bin Laden’s body.

Although the White House said the corpse was immediately “buried at sea” in line with Islamic tradition, it quickly emerged that this was not standard practice. Numerous analysts have claimed that Bin Laden had in fact been dead for years and that the raid on his alleged compound in Pakistan was little more than a stunt.  He must have had a long extension cord to connect to his dialysis machine while he was hidden in the caves in Afghanistan.

Apostate Pastor Rick Warren And Elton John Hold Hands In Congress, Joke About Kissing Each Other Laodicean church pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John on Wednesday to ask for more money for AIDS research. They were clearly having such a good time that they started holding hands as you see in the photo.

After taking their seats at the witness table, the giddy pair laughed and smiled as they held hands, with Warren saying “Amen” and cautioning Elton John that if they kissed it would be “the kiss heard round the world.”

Such is the state of the professing Christian Church in 2015, weak, powerless, and effeminate. Elton John, the man who has worn more wigs and dresses than Marilyn Monroe, we expect this from. But Rick Warren claims to be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 What a surprise when I saw this headline in the March 24, 1933 newspaper which was six years before Germany attacked Poland.  Jews declare War on Germany.  What is this?

Newspaper article Judah declares war on Germany 1933: Newspaper article Judah declares war on Germany 1933To be continued.  Stay tuned to next week’s sermon.

Bless be the LORD God of Israel.