THE LIGHT THAT WENT BEFORE THEM
by Dr. Wesley A. Swift - 12-12-64
As we have turned thru these panorama of events for this time of year, we find significant things. And now we will go back and look for more significant things which took place. We can be sure of the absolute divine authority thru out the Universe. There can be no question about the mind of the observer that the Eternal has always had all things in the hollow of HIS hand. We have cited to you that you were with the Father before the world was framed. And as the children of the Most High God, you viewed the vastness of HIS creation when in HIS great fiat and majestic purposes, HE rolled out solar system after solar system at HIS command.
And as we cited by measure 124,000 years ago, there was a star that was moving across space. You could say that 124,000 years going out and 124,000 years coming back. Actually we well know that the sidereal calculators say that it came out of the south. It swept across the Southern Cross and moved high up to the head of Aquila, then started back the position that we see into the head of Virgo. This the sign of the measure of prophecy. There is no doubt but that it made its turn in the tail of hydra, because sidereal calculators continue that course. But the Father started this great comet, this sword of the LORD started this great comet in motion, 124,000 years going out and 124,000 years coming back in. Thus 248,000 years, all most a quarter of a million years from the hour in which it would consummate its journey as far as destiny was concerned as to what transpired. In fact, when we talked this week about the source of such knowledge, 5000 years before Christ, the great prophet Enoch was told in the presence of the Father, exactly what the measures would be in the sky at the time of the Messiah. He was told about this great comet, the sword of the Eternal, this blazing head and sweeping tail called the “sword of the LORD.” How it would move from the head of Aquila to the constellation of Virgo, to the promised sign that a virgin would conceive and bear a son. And thou shalt call HIS name Immanuel, 'God with us.’ This was the symbol in the heavens, a part of the ancient star Bible of our race. Enoch had been taught all of the symbols of the Heavens. He was taught all about what made up that Star Bible until he was sent back to teach it to his sons and this race of which he was a part. Later down in the land of Egypt in the great city of On, they built the temple of Zendera. And there they set the measures of the Sky . . . all of the stars from first to seventh magnitude. And the motion that they understood of the constellation position and the movement of the wanderers across the face of the heavens. They knew that the wanderers were planets. And they knew that they were a part of the creative pattern of God. They also knew that in a whole burst of Glory, the whole sidereal system had come together. And as we have said before, that when he said that the morning stars sang together, then all of the sons of God shouted for joy. And Job would record this. And thus, we have a story of measure and a panorama of things experienced by wisemen of our race. Its secrets and wisdom go back to the days of the time of Enoch's revelation as he returned from his trip into the heavens . . . this voyage he had into space. And then Enoch would tell about the throne of God, and the purposes of God, and the things that he had heard, or had brought back to his remembrance. He brought back the testimony of the things which were said unto Adam when he was placed in the earth. And in the fall of Adam, the very words were that the very seed (Christ) of the woman would bruise the head of the Serpent. And every measure of prophecy was tied to what God knew was a date line of purpose. So with the exactness with which he unveiled this to the savants, HE had also given unto Enoch and Job, great guidance and wisdom. And they and those with them went down into the land of Egypt to build not only the great city of On, but also to build the great and mighty pyramid whose measures and declarations would have within it the date and timing of the birth of Christ. We have come down thru generations of such wise men who sought after the knowledge and the wisdom which was so essential to our race. The savants, as we have mentioned, set up their observatories in many parts of the earth. And thus it was that we find ancient Stonehenge and Avebury in Britain. And far out in Persia was Doring, and high up in the Himalayas were sighting stones to measure the sky. And the wise forbearers of our society had been given wisdom and knowledge and understanding of the Most High God. And thru out all ages, there had been savants who dedicated themselves to looking for the appearance of this measure of God.
Now we well understand that the Biblical records support this. And in the book of Matthew, we have the story of how in the day that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, of Judea, in the days of Herod the king: behold, there were wisemen from the east who came to Jerusalem. These men had gone first to Egypt and compared their measures at the temple of ON; and then they had journeyed on to Jerusalem to the spot where Herod the king presided as king of the Jews over the land of Palestine. Their statement was, “We have seen HIS star in the east, and we have come to worship HIM.”
No one could question the fact that they were moved with by observation and with accuracy. We told you this afternoon of what that observation would be, and we only repeat it for the records. For it was given unto Enoch to know that in the sign of the visitation of God which HE had covenanted it with Adam and had promised this from the foundation of the world, that HIS visitation would come---embodied in earth---not ashamed to take upon Himself a body of flesh, that HE might be like unto HIS kinsmen born as a babe by the same process as all of your race has entered into the world, by the process of birth. Only HIS birth was greater than all of the Angels as was announced unto Mary. For it was said that blessed was she among all women, for the child that she was to have was to be a HOLY Seed, and was to be the fullness of God dwelling bodily. Thou shalt call HIS name YAHSHUA-JESUS, and HE shall save HIS people from their sins.
So what was the measure which was well defined? For out of the constellation of Aquila across to the head of Virgo, from the Eagle to the head of the Virgin, will move this great 'sword of the LORD.' And as this bright and scintillating comet would move across the sky. Then also would you see the wanderer of Satan and the wanderer of God would come together. The conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter would occur three times during the pregnancy of the Virgin Mary. It is to be understood that the wise men had watched this sign. They had watched this star as it moved out of the constellation of Aquila. They saw this and they started their measure as it approached the head of the Virgin, and then it took some time having left the pyramid location and the temple of ON. And now they were on the last lap of their journey as they approached the city of Jerusalem.
But there is something else here that is rather significant, and we find the story when they came to Herod the king. As we called your attention to this before, Herod the king did not know anything about this matter. He did not know anything about the Messiah, and he had nothing in common with their message. He was not an Israelite and he did not know about the hope of Judah and Benjamin. He did not know that Christ, the Very LORD-GOD would be born Messiah. And he had to turn to the scribes to find out if these things be true. And we are told that as he found out that Messiah should be born in Bethlehem, of Judea, that the scribes said to him that in Bethlehem of Judea, it has been written by the prophets. And Herod said to the wisemen, ‘go down and find HIM, and when you do, come and tell me so that I may go and worship HIM also.’ Of course, we well know that the wisemen did not return to Herod. But there is a statement here that is rather significant. And they departed. The star went before them, and it stood over the place where the young child was.
Now it is rather significant, that in some of the manuscripts used by Mark in the early church, it said that they beheld the signs in the heavens, and they had beheld also the great moving of this Great sword of the LORD. And when they had started upon their journey and left their calculations in the land of Egypt---Behold there came a great light above them, and the light went before them and the light did lead them. And they went to Bethlehem as they left the temple of Herod, and they followed this light until it shown down over the spot where the child lay.
Now this is quite significant to us. For you well know that when you stare out into the distance of the Universe that stars do not move perceptibly to your eyes. Our earth turns upon its axis, and gradually the panorama of the heavens rolls along, and we behold it passing on, because our earth is moving. But we find no motion visible to the eye in the stars. And the fact is that the only movement that we may see is the changing position from night to night by these planets in our solar system called the wanderers by the ancients because of their motion and their change in the sidereal picture. Thus, the wisemen could well understand the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn indicated the influence of Lucifer and Jupiter was the sign of the power of the Eternal. And the little moons that moved around it were referred to as the little administrating spirits of the MOST HIGH GOD. This light was not a star and should not be translated as a star, because stars don't move, and stars don't come down and move around men on the face of the earth. Actually any star visible in the sky would be so much greater than our earth, so it would be impossible to have moved before them.
In the original text this was a great light which shown down upon them and went before them. And this great light guided them to the place where the Christ Child lay. Now we are well aware of this and the trapping of events that were in this hour be outstanding and unusual. But do not think for one moment that when God was visiting in earth, and by this mighty visitation and process of birth without all of the heavens being involved. Here HE had left the throne of God to be embodied in a body of flesh, coming as a babe with the fullness of God dwelling bodily, here in this hour and in this event. In fact we are told concerning this matter that in the book of Luke, concerning this matter, according to the events of this night. And it says that this very night when Mary had gone with Joseph, and they approached the city of David, because all of the world was to be taxed and they all had to journey down to be taxed. So Joseph and Mary had gone out of the city of Nazareth in Galilee, to the city of David to pay the tax according to their lineage and background. And we are told that at the same time there was in the same country shepherds. And the shepherds were in their fields watching over their flocks by night.
Of course their experiences were to be one of those grand experiences bearing record of the majesty of this hour. For as these shepherds were watching their flocks that night around their camp fires, suddenly they saw something in the sky above them . . . a great approaching light looking like a great searching shining down. And Glory shown all around them and they heard all of the voices coming out of this great light. It was the voices of Angels. It was the voice of administering spirits. And no electronic system could lend to them better music and sound which came down from the sky above. For one of the great celestial fleets was standing by. For Angels had traversed the universe and had come to bear testimony. And an Angel’s voice spoke out. And the Bible tells us that an Angel of the LORD suddenly stood before these shepherds and they were afraid. And the Angel says, “Behold! I bring you great joy. Behold! Unto you is born this day in the city of David, a child who is Christ the LORD . . . YAHWEH-YAHSHUA has arrived.” And this declaration meant something to these shepherds because they were Israelites. We understand this, for they were White men, men of anticipation for “Unto you this day is born a Savior who is Christ the LORD.” Christmas is for White men. Christmas is for you. This is why in the book of Isaiah, he says, “unto you a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon HIS shoulders. HIS name shall be called Wonderful, Councillor, the Mighty God, The Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace.” Thus, above these shepherds there was a great and mighty craft, one of the great crafts out of the heavens. And it carried Angels choirs within. Hosts of Angels were being transported. This was not the only vessel in the sky that night. For their had gone before these wisemen another. And we declare unto you that the light that went before them came from one of the great fleets of Michael, from the hosts of heaven which was standing by Palestine that eventful night. And in these days when this light had gone before them, it was the presence of an Angel of the LORD that went before them in a great craft. Leading these wisemen of your race to this final point of destiny. And from Herod's palace right to the spot where the child lay, over Palestine that night, the hosts of heaven were many.
If you would go back into the Old Testament to the time that the power of God was made manifest at Mt. Sinai, and Moses was directed, you will remember, for there he would meet the mighty God. There your race would receive the law and the pattern of divine revelation, concerning all of the relationship of man, and to earth, and to living. Laws of morality, and laws of ethics, and laws of the proper use of agriculture, and laws of the fallowing of the land. Laws of responsibility and laws of property rights. All the divine decisions of the law and the giving of the law to Israel would take place here upon that mountain. And Moses the chieftain of God's household, as the leader whom God raised up as he was out in the desert place, and God called him to come and to lead Israel. All of the majesties of the events that had proceeded, all of the revelation of it now would be equal to it now by this tremendous event. And if you will turn to the book of Deuteronomy, you will find out a little about what transpired.
You will discover that it says in the 33rd chapter, that the LORD came and HE sailed over Mt. Sinai. HE first rose over Mt. Seir and sent the great spotlight from HIS craft down on Mount Paran. They circled in the sky and finally landed on Mt. Sinai, with ten thousand of HIS Saints, whom HE had brought with HIM. You know, the people never stop to think as to what the scripture actually says. For it is saying here that the mighty hosts of heaven had arrived. A great flag ship of the Most High had moved out over the mountain peaks of Palestine, and then had great spotlights shinning down, and then illuminated the whole mountain as it came down over Mt. Sinai. And that great flag ship rested. And God emerged and 10,000 of HIS believing offspring were on that mountain as Moses came up the mountain to receive the law. You know, you see we have these experiences of these tremendous chariots of the heavens. We have the story of back in the days of Enoch as to how he traveled upon one to the far distant corners of the Universe, then came back as a special measure of God to give us the sign and the measure. By these events, then we would know that the birth of Christ was eminent. Our wisemen studying the sky would know that the time had arrived. Thus in this instance, the record shows that in the days when we were taken out of the land of Egypt, that the presence of YAHWEH God was there. In a great cloud which surrounded it, in which HE radiated HIS Glory at night, and in the daytime it was a radiant effulgent cloud. You could not behold the ship, but the LORD was with them. And the LORD was above them and the LORD was between them and the Egyptians. And the presence of the LORD hovered over them, and the presence of the LORD never left these people for 40 solid years in the day of the Exodus of our forbearers out of Egypt.
Yes, it was as in the days of Elijah and Elisha as we see the great prophet of God was carried away into the heavens never knowing death, for he traveled from earth in one of these great crafts. There are numerous occasions in the scriptures where we have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the mighty forces of the MOST HIGH GOD. Of the great fleets that came captained by Archangels and administering spirits, and by the very household of HIS own living sons, extending from one end of the Universe to the other. There could be no doubt then, that in this proper day, prophesied to our forefather Adam, that the Messiah would come, born in earth to perform HIS physical ministry, and be the very God to abide among men and consummate it by the very atonement in which HE would put down the powers of death and the forces of darkness, then triumph over their evil design by the power of HIS Resurrection by lifting HIS many sons unto glory. There was no question of the fact that all of the Universe was operating on God's timetable. Even the powers of darkness were finding themselves subject to the powers of the Universe, and to the Master of the Universe who had laid the courses of those later events.
And so it was that the shepherds would be amazed by this visitation unto them. And the wisemen had this light of these heavenly vehicles going before them. There could be no doubt about the significance of such events, because everywhere thru out the Old Testament, we find it recorded. It was Ezekiel that saw the heavenly hosts and these divine fleets coming out of the sky. Great and mighty creatures rode in those circular ships of those wheels within wheels. And he beheld the great and mighty throne of God and beheld HIS Glory round about. And had stood in the presence of the one who looked like a man but had the presence of God, and yet he knew that the one who stood there was the Messiah, Himself. And in this instance, then he knew he was in the presence also of God. And Ezekiel tells us about these things. And he says that out of these great wheels, there shown down a light like burning fire, like a tremendous spot light, bright like the sun. No wonder then that in the record of this that we discover that the 'light went before them' and thus guided these men that had descended out of the Adamic race, and out of the early progenitors of our race. They had gone to the various parts of the earth, there setting up observatories, and had measured the sky from Do Ring in Persia to Stonehenge in Britain, to the Steppes of the Himalayas, and to the very center of the measuring points in ancient Egypt, from Pyramid to ON. And thus, it is they had waited for a Day.
You know, when a priesthood of wisdom and when Savants study the sky, for 5000 years, waiting for an event that they had been told would come, some of them had been set apart. And they were looking, watching, waiting, waiting for the sign of 'the son of man' to appear in the heavens, for the declaration of HIS birth. King of KINGS and LORD of LORD'S. The significance of this can be easily discerned for all of the importance of that hour. For all of the powers of darkness were not alerted that Christ was about to be born. And they designed to wreck all of the plans by the attack to destroy, as we cited this afternoon that Herod, who not having an answer from the three wisemen was more angry when a fourth wiseman came asking the same question when his armies were about to march on the city of Bethlehem of Judea. And so the evil hatred of Lucifer's sons would be demonstrated. For Herod's army marched on the city of Bethlehem and killed all of the babies up to a year old, hoping to get the Christ child. And the fulfilling of the Prophecy of ‘Rachel crying for her children' became a matter of history. And of course as we have mentioned, again this fulfilled only a portion of this narrative how the forth wiseman bearing the robe, went to the Temple. No star guided him. For he had been late in his arrival in Egypt because of his service to people who needed his attention. But had been delivered late to the land on purpose by destiny. He would preserve the life of John the Baptist, who was the son of Zechariah the Priest. And he was none other than the spirit of Elijah who was to come, to prepare 'the way of the LORD.' This is prophesied in Malachi.
Thus, the soldiers went thru the streets of Bethlehem killing the babies hoping to get Christ. But Jesus was not there. Joseph who had been warned in a dream and had taken Mary and the child, and gone down into Egypt. And there that child would remain, this embodiment of God, until Herod the king was dead. As HE was brought back into the land of Palestine, it fulfilled the scripture, 'that out of Egypt have I called my son.’ One of these things brought to light here was that the forces of heaven were standing by. This was not just a defenseless child, but the fullness of the embodied God was lying there in full command of the universe. Altho the child was to grow up and develop in the body of a man, still, the consciousness of the spirit and the celestial mind was already complete. And there was an awareness in this soul consciousness of HIS divine destiny. This was to be a consciousness quickened with a great demonstration of power, as having emerged out of the waters of baptism, HE commenced HIS ministry after the temptation by Lucifer, who recognized the man Christ Jesus as the force who would challenge him as the force which he must conquer. And it is thus, that in the beginning of the ministry of Christ that we see Lucifer trying to secure a coexistence with Christ. He said, ‘fall down and worship me and I will give you the kingdoms of this world. Fall down and worship me and there will be no necessity for a cross, or for the destiny that has been prescribed. We will coexist and I will remain king of the earth and you can be king of heaven, and I will recognize you as a visiting power.’ Thus, all of the universe could have suffered, but for the fact that no man can break the indestructible will and the spiritual measure of the MOST HIGH GOD . . . unmutable, Omnipotent, unchangeable for all times. --HE turned and said, “Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God.”
In the instances of time, a great number of prophecies were to be made. And these prophecies were of great value to you and I, because we have discovered that all thru the history of our race we have been in a struggle with the powers of darkness. The forces of evil have sought to conquer the sons of God. And Lucifer's own family has led in this attempt to destroy God's own kingdom. A battle against your race, and a battle against your faith has continued since the day of its conception. And in the ministry of Christ when HE was to declare things which were to come to pass, HE was to tell HIS disciples as to how some of these things would end. Altho HE prophesied HIS eventful crucifixion and resurrection, HE also told them of a great day of coming glory. Of the majesty which would transpire in earth when HE, as KING of KINGS and LORD of LORD'S, with all of HIS majesty and all of HIS glory and with all the hosts of heaven, and with all of HIS family and HIS archangels and HIS great armies of space, would sweep down with the task of putting down the forces of darkness, and for the ushering in of one of the greatest days in all time and history.
We have repeated these passages with the idea that it is only fitting that we should meditate upon them at all times and seasons. For it not only dwelt with the fact that HE was very God, but as lightening comes out of the east and shines to the west, so shall again be this sign of the 'coming of the son of man.’ And you and I on the threshold of the greatest chain of events, have watched this fulfillment of this area of the passages of Matthew, in which HE said it would be as lightening coming out of the east and shinning to the west, so shall it be this coming of 'the son of man.’ And this is the title used for HIS Messianic message and HIS mighty glory. And in these periods of time and in these latter days, the times, the troubles, the tribulation of HIS people, there would be great events like the darkening of the sun and the moon would turn red like blood. And this would be preceded by a period when the stars would fall out of the heavens. And after that, we would see the sign of 'the son of man' in the heavens. And this sign would indicate that the time was drawing nigh. And again HE turns back to Enoch who had been told these things, had been told this measure and what to look for. For just as the measure had been given unto the wisemen who knew that they had saw that star and having studied these measures and watching the sky, they knew that it was the time for the birth of Messiah, and they arrived on time, proving that they were right.
Also we have been told that in this day of the coming of the King of King's and LORD of LORD'S, we would see again the message, we would see again all of the wanders lined up in the ‘water man’ of the heavens. These signs all lined up at one time. And they would know that this was the sign of the establishment of the kingdom and the coming of the 'son of man in the heavens.’ I point out to you that this was to follow the darkening of the sun and the moon as turning to blood. And this would be the time as the prophet Joel told us would see the elements dissolving in fervent heat. This has then transpired. The stars that fell to earth in the end of the 18th Century was one of the largest meteorite shower in history. And as this meteorite shower marked the great turn of events, students spoke and read that we were at the end of an age, and that the time for the wars of Jacob's trouble would begin.
It was not long from the great apostasy of 1909 until 1914, and the war, and there has been no peace on the earth from that day unto this as we moved thru these climactic events.
Back in the 60's, we were in the midst of the nuclear experiments. We exploded a bomb out in the Pacific greater than anything we had previously tried. It had disturbed the elements more than anything we had tried before. And those people in the Hawaiian Islands were to know this. We mentioned this afternoon, and we only leave it in for the panorama of this verse tonight, because what had transpired had filled the atmosphere and far up into the stratosphere with particles and material and matter . . . radio active material, and water, and materials into the atmosphere as the world had never seen. In fact, when this thing transpired people trembled. For like the aurora borealis, strange species and streaks of color moved across the sky. These bands rippling across the sky out there in the Pacific were green and purple, and strange yellow bands moving in to them. And as people saw these strange and fantastic colors the people were stricken with fear. There were great noises, popping noises in the sky which lasted all day. And the sun became almost like a black orb in the sky. And particles of materials filled the sky. And as evening came, the moon had turned to blood. And for a week from that time, the moon was blood red over the Pacific. The remarks about this were in scientific journals and newspapers, and areas of observation. And so in the 60's, we had different explosions. But nothing like this explosion out over Hawaii. It struck great fear in the people of that area. But the awe of this experience and the measure of time would bring the prophecies of Joel to fulfillment of the elements dissolving in fervent heat. Of the great pillars of fire and the prophecies he repeated for the end of the age.
Yes, the sun has been darkened, and the moon has turned into blood, and the sign of the 'son of man' in February of 1962, appeared in the sky, exactly as Enoch had declared that it would. And we now have other things that Enoch told us, one that the judgments would fall upon the enemy after that sign of 'the son of man in the heavens,' then we are in a significant period, after 31/2 years the judgments would start to fall. And as we approach this Christmas time and we get closer to these events, and each Christmas time as we approach these events we say, ‘will there be another Christmas time before all of these things will be completed?’ Because we have beheld the sign of 'the son of man in the heavens' and also the measures that related to the birth of Christ took place exactly on time. Exactly on pyramid time, exactly on sky time, exactly on measure time, exactly on conjunction time. For the master of perfection had detailed the time and the event. This only left a veil before you and the return of Christ. HE tells you that you will not know the day or the hour, but you are not the children of darkness. You are the children of light. So you should know the time and the seasons. And as we approach unto the season with that revelation, we shall know. It is already significant that we are in this time, the Climactic time. For this is the hour.
Now it tells us that HE is going to gather HIS Elect from the four corners of the heavens and from the four corners of the earth. Thus, one of the great events is also marked by the Signs which HE gave unto HIS prophets for the gathering of the hosts of God. The majestic majesty of their return to earth for a triumphant victory---and a Light went before the wisemen, and that light we know was one of the attending forces of the MOST HIGH. Out of the great fleets of Michael and out of the great hosts of heaven as beheld by Ezekiel, are we to behold these events. If you could turn your eyes to what is round about you in the universe tonight. And you could identify from its motions and its patterns, you would see that the signs are in the sky now, for these great events.
You will note that in the book of Revelation, it says that the very heavens will be opened. And HE who rides this great white horse of divine authority and power, and HE who is not only YAHSHUA--Jesus the Christ, who has upon HIS head the crown of authority and power. And HE is clothed with the vesture in which we see an identification of HIM, because it is marked by the atoning blood. And HE is declared as the very word of God, the Incarnate form of the Eternal. And out of HIS mouth goes the commands and the sharp authority. And we are told that HE comes to smite the nations that will not yield to HIS kingdom. But HE is going to rule them with authority. And it says HE has on HIS vesture and on HIS thigh a name, King of Kings and LORD of LORDS. And I heard the angel cry out and say come now, John for this great day and this mighty feast. And we see the beast, the forces of the Antichrist and the world order, and all of the powers of pagan darkness, which not only fight the kingdom but who turn toward the hosts of heaven to say they will make war with HIM. The beast (world order) is now making war with you. Armageddon is at the door. We do not know just when this will determine just what is Armageddon. But we have been in patches of Armageddon for some time. We also have the beast forces upsetting the earth. We have the unassimilatible people who do not belong in any nation of God's kingdom. And because we do not obey all the commands of God, we are in trouble. But this is the time of Jacob's trouble and we are to be saved out of it. And we return again to our hope. For we are looking for deliverance. And we find it in the book of Joel, and in other places. For deliverance is talked about for the children of the kingdom.
In the days when our forbearers were in the land of Palestine in the days of Judah and Benjamin, and those most closely related in their background, possibly like the Anglo-Saxons and the Nordic, were largely existing inside of Europe. And at this time Rome was ruling over Palestine. But the hideous thing was that Satan's own children with Herod their king, was ruling over that land, and had taken possession of that ancient Temple. And the result was that they were contaminating and ruling with ruthlessness in their design to keep the kingdom suppressed. And I tell you that the same people are ruling with ruthlessness today. And with all of the standards of righteousness and justice in your land, these have been challenged and are treated as of no effect.
I think of the newspaper clippings of the last few days. For instance, in this very land where they are trying to destroy your land, they are pulling down the banners of the sons of God, and they have attempted to absorb the kingdom in the Antichrist program of Lucifer and his world order. And we have only one position which is a measure of the civilization and the culture......Our faith in God, or recognition of HIS HOLY WORD, and our establishment of a government under law. But I tell you that the forces of ‘darkness' do not respect the law. They use their influence around those whom you think are your leaders. And they seek to have two rules, one for them in which they seek to have crime and violence, and one for you in which they seek to suppress you if you even try to take a stand on the laws of God, for your self-respect.
I think nothing demonstrates the utter ruthlessness of the Satanic powers than their power thru out the Federal Government. For in the newspaper ‘The Record,’ is this story of this war against your race, where a group of Federal judges were demanding an indictment for a bunch of Negroes who had violated the law, and they had perjured themselves. And because these Federal judges had demanded that these indictments be given, the U.S. Attorney, acting under Attorney General Katzenbaum, refused to let any indictment be given against any Negro. I point this out, that several indictments had been given for violation of the law. But the Attorney General following the course of Jew design, used two standards of law and aims to crush you under a black heel. And says we will not introduce these indictments. The Federal judges said, “but this means that we have all law and order broken down, and this means that the law designs to persecute, not prosecute. But to persecute the White man to hinder the processes of justice by not indicting those already apprehended and charged with the crime, only because they are Negroes.” Two standards . . . For the leaders in government have decided on the two standards. They will cover the Negroes and not protect the Whites.
Now under this instance the Grand Jury is seeking to indict the Attorney General and his assistant. They are seeking Grand Jury indictments because of this fallacy and breakdown of law and order. The world talks about peace, and yet we have soldiers fighting where no war existed. They tell us that the war is between two other parties, but we are losing more men every day. And we are fighting the communist expansion in Asia and trying to stop the Vietcong in southern Vietnam where we have over 20,000 men, already stationed there. But we cannot give them the order to win the war because we are taking orders from behind the scenes from the United Nations and the appeasers. And now we discover this. Again, we are in deep trouble. And today as we approach this Christmas, we are in deep trouble.
Now in this land of the heathen, they battle one another. One group of pagan Priests fights another and communist hordes have been aided and abetted by these pagan priests. And America does not know what to do, we are told. They do not know where to turn or how to align themselves with this situation. How are we to handle this situation because the pagans with whom we are in alignment do not agree?
My friends, we have no business aligning ourselves with pagans any where on the face of the earth. If we want to win this war, let’s win it for the Kingdom of God, not for a bunch of Buddhist, not for a bunch of pagans. One of the greatest mistakes we ever made was in the days of the Kennedy administration and we pushed the Christians out of power in Vietnam, because of the Buddhist who had never won a battle of truth.
Yes, there is no doubt that we are in a climactic period of the age. And we have a great need of a savior and a deliverer, who we know as HE who was born a babe in that night of wonder. He came to fulfill the Majestic destiny of God walking among men, and yet had power over all of the elements. And now we the children of HIS kingdom having ridden the crest of a rising civilization, filled with vision inspiration, and spirit, we have carried knowledge to the ends of the earth and we have watched the Antichrist bring on this kind of trouble to roll back our progress. And we have watched the cannibals now sweeping the lands that we helped develop, bruising, and attacking in the last few weeks, White men and Black men alike, and selling human flesh upon the markets under the shadow of the events of our day and even in this time of Christmas.
Now it was only a few weeks ago that we found Americans flying troops into the Congo to save White men and missionaries and others who were being eaten by the cannibals. And when we did this thing, then America would once hold up her head. For we had moved in to save our race and even those who were being eaten by their own race. For the cannibals and witch doctors were in power. And then in this institution of the Antichrist which we have been told to get out of for two solid weeks, they have been attacking us. For two solid weeks the United Nations has been attacking us and telling us that we and Belgium are the tyrants. And Britains are tyrants, and West Germans are tyrants. And that we went into the Congo on a race matter. And well it was a race matter. For they were eating us. They were cannibals and witch doctors who were attacking people who had brought mercy and civilization to them. But do you know that for the last two weeks from Moscow to the jungle, they have been lambasting us. But I think we reached a level of disgrace when the administration sent our representative Douglas McArthur Jr. to go over to one of the destroyers of Belgium, when I consider him one of the communist of this situation. And now the administration says that we will not send any more troops into the Congo. That we will stay out and that those of the Congo better take those rebels into their government. Shame on the President. Shame on those who would destroy God's kingdom. LORD Jesus come quickly, and bring the sword of judgment.
Who ever in history, now the allies of God's kingdom, tell us now that we must join with the witch doctors and join with the cannibals into your government? I think it is about time we took the cannibals out of ours.
Now we stand at this season and rejoice over the birth of Christ, challenged by others who represent the Beast system. Who never under the laws of God, should reign over us or even have authority in our nation. And now we listen to the voices which say they are now going to punish us . . . we the great nation of God's kingdom, in our own land. And we hear more demands coming out of the areas where we should have government protection of all of the people. No wonder that it is that many people are disturbed in many cases. They say whither are we bound and what is the end of these things to be. But as a student of the Bible, we know that we are in the time of Jacob's trouble. But we also as those of our ancestors and of our kinsmen in Palestine who heard the voices of angels in the hour of their despair, but who were told:-- “Behold, there was born unto you this night a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” And they left their flocks and they went down to kneel at the manger and to behold the Glory of God. And even as the wisemen had brought their gold and frankincense and myrrh, each one of these a special gift for the significance of the ministry of Christ . . . Frankincense from India and Myrrh from Egypt, and gold from the great treasury of our race, which had been preserved for this hour. And of course the robe brought by the fourth wiseman who arrived late. Remember that the frankincense was for HIS anointing and the myrrh for HIS burial, and the gold for HIS use as HE walked with HIS disciples upon the earth. And the wisemen gave these treasures to Mary. And this was the gold that was carried by Judas, this fast dwindling sack was in his hand. The robe was of course, used in the salvation of John the Baptist. Significant in all of these was the measure of these gifts. But the event was of the majesty of this hour. And I could not help but think that in the course of all of this demonstration of the embodiment of God that the powers of darkness were not triumphant, nor could they make a triumph even in that day. HE had prophesied HIS majestic return. And in that day coming with the hosts of heaven, then the powers of darkness would be cast down. And from that day to this, we have witnessed the literal fulfillment of prophecy. And now the people say what is left to happen? Only the final scenes of Armageddon, somewhere around the world.
Every day we hear of some attack against our citizens or against our society. And here in our land they do not want the name of Christ to be associated with anything in our government. They do not want our children to pray or to read the Bible anywhere. They do not want celebrations of Christ's birthday. And this year, after all of the experiences had by Christendom, and this year at Christmas time, greater pressure was on to keep nativity scenes off our civic centers and away from our city halls. No crosses, no lights, no crosses. And who demands this? But the same Jews, the same despicable society that tried to murder Christ at HIS birth. And they killed the babes of Bethlehem.
Let this be a lesson for you, to anyone who thinks that today the Jews are Israelites, or have anything to do with Israel, or the tribe of Judah. If the Jews were of the tribe of Judah, they would not have killed 3000 babies that night in Bethlehem. They were killing the babes to stop the Christ child and they cared nothing for these people of Israel, of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. I point out to you now that we stand on the other end of the threshold . . . The events that caused the world to shudder . . . never has there been measures quite like this. We gave you measures when we described the events for 1964. Remember we told this would be a time of strange judgments. And that it would be a measure of great pressure. Do you realize that this has been a time of low atmospheric pressure and high oxidation and intense pressure upon the nervous system of man kind? These low pressure areas bring in the coldest waves which cross our nation. And it has been joined by more configurations that increase the patterns of alignment. The fact remains that even the eye balls of cattle on our northern plains froze. And many of them will have to be destroyed. Never had this happened before when cattle died because they were actually freezing on their feet. Never have we witnessed such a wave of fires which have been burning across the nation, since the measure of this. And some explain this as that there was a very high oxygen content during this time and things ignited more readily. But this is not the only explanation, but the fires were there. And then along with this loss of life in the fires, came the accidents. And more people were killed in accidents in just a few days as we started to move in under this cycle. And they say that the reactions of the people must be slower than ever before. Thus, we have storms and trouble, and the toll mounts in all directions. But they are measures in the sky. And many men's hearts are failing them for fear of things to come upon the face of the earth. We do not challenge this fear, for we have a faith built on assurance.
And now wisemen by the man, look once more at the sky. And we hear the testimony of things that are transpiring. There are tremendous novas now blazing in the sky. And we also know that coming down out of Leo a non-reflecting mass a huge body. And it cannot be seen except it obstructs the light of the stars. This is being observed by telescopes searching into the sky. And I predict that it will burst into one of the brightest novas of all. And coming out of Leo, it will be one of the final announcements of the day from 'the son of man.' From the far corners of the Universe, and from the far corners of the earth, there are tiny specks of light which sensitized film are picking up. They do not know how to interpret it, and they have been writing it up in magazines and in astronomical journals. They are trying to determine what these things are. And HE says that after you have beheld these things, then in those days after you have beheld all of these things that we have witnessed, then HE gathers HIS Elect from the far corners of the heavens. We have been under this observation for the last 20 years as things became visible to the eyes of man. Great ships of space have moved around the earth. Unidentified objects have caught the attention of astute observers. Governments have spent millions and millions of dollars and rubles trying to find out what it is. And there have been beings walking upon the earth who have left in these chariots of the sky. There are those who have observed them moving in our solar system and across the face of the moon, as great wedges of crafts have moved into our solar system. And some are disturbed. But that is because they do not understand.
But let me tell you that the hosts of Michael are standing by. And Michael that great Prince shall stand as he did in the days of yore when he fought for your race in celestial plains and celestial skies before even Lucifer fell into earth.
I tell you that we are watching the heavens again. For each Christmas becomes a virtual holiday for the children of the kingdom, because this is the fulfillment of a covenant keeping God who keeps HIS appointments and could set up a quarter of a million years just to set up a change, then tell you about it 500 years before it happened, and then watch it come to pass.
Thus, I tell you tonight that we stand on the edge of a new age, a New Order. And this light which went before the wisemen was a chariot of the Most High. And great forces of them are now moving around the earth. And soon they will become visible and their light which has been caused to not be shown from them, because of wisdom, will soon be shinning down from them. And it shall be brighter than the sun in that day with Glory.
Yes, 1964 shall be as it moves out a year of prophecy and of destiny. And the things taking down will be remembered. And as we move into the New Year, this does not slow down. It steps up. And New Year will be one of the most intense years in human history. (The Negro revolution.)
Thus, we tell you that thru out the nation we find ourselves in a holiday that is built around the joy in the birth of The Christ. This is your holiday. Rejoice, be merry. And don’t let anyone rob you of it. Possess it in your faith. For the enemy does not want you to identify with it.
And so across this land of our billboards have blossomed out this year with signs, ministers, ministerial alliances, and merchants have blossomed out with signs for groups of individuals have been very unhappy with this trying to take Christ out of Christmas. They have put up great billboards saying ‘put Christ back in Christmas.’ Catholic men have paid for some and Protestants have paid for others. But across our nation goes up the signs to ‘Put Christ back in Christmas.’ So remember this day. The enemy overplayed his hand and America moves in reaction. Congressmen have exploded because they took Christmas off of our postage stamps and put back just a little holly and tinsel. And they do not look like stamps, or Christmas seals.
So here we stand in 1964 and we are measuring a course of events. We are in the time of Jacob's trouble and we call for deliverance. And the morning cometh. So we say rejoice that you are the children of the Father and HE is determined that you shall. You are known as HIS household.
Remember the joy of the shepherds and the apathy of the wisemen, and know that today is not any less knowledge of movement in the mind of God. For HE knows the day and the hour and HE is alerting you to the greatest of all days when the hosts of heaven shall come in. Think what a day that will be when in light and glory, God stands forth like the light of the sun. When in that day, we shall hear the great trumpet call reaching out around the world to all men who shall hear it when the call says for them to break their swords, for only the sons of God shall keep their rods of iron. And then every knee shall bow and every tongue proclaim that Christ is Lord.
So we say that a Light went before them, and a light stands by to guard you, and the hosts of heaven is with that light. And with that experience this will bear testimony to you that heaven was standing by. There is no part of the testimony of heaven when the armies were not standing by, the hosts of heaven were at HIS command. For HE told Peter that round about were a hosts of Angels, and HE could have commanded them to come in if HE had so willed. So round about you tonight are the watchers. And round about you tonight are hosts of angelic powers. And in the plains around you are a great company of witnesses. Then soon out of the skies above shall return, your everlasting Father with all of the hosts of heaven saying, “Thou art my kinsmen, and I want the world to know that I have loved you.” So do not let anyone dampen the spirit of your holiday, for there is no other holiday in Christendom which has the power to relate to the birth of Christ. And the sky shall be filled with HIS glory again. So watch for it and know that out there is the measure of a great new day.
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