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Profitable Excursions into Revelation 6

4) From NEWS 84


Here we see some of the spiritual side of things. It is easy when one has a body to begin to become preoccupied with its wants and feelings. God, however, who is a Spirit, is not inactive! His DONATION of eternal life is a completed work for those who receive it (John 6:51ff., 10:9,27-28, Romans 3:25, 8:29ff., 5:1-11, I Thessalonians 5:9-10). What is not yet complete is the work of judgment (cf. John 5:23ff.).

In Revelation 6 we see certain phases of this judicial aspect of human life on this earth. The symbol of SEALS BEING OPENED is used, as if documents were at length allowed to become active. It is as if a launch were at last ready. Alas, this launch is no more beneficial to the unrepentant than was the atomic bomb to the pleasantness of Japan!

  • 1. A WHITE HORSE then comes first with the word, 'conquering and to conquer' (Revelation 6:2).


  • 2. A FIERY RED one follows, and"it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword."

This is in a chapter ending with the words, "For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?" It is followed by a chapter describing in some detail, the destiny  of those who come "out of the great tribulation" (7:14), proceeding by stages to the final judgment.

In all this, it is a very substantial parallel to the words of Christ in Matthew 24 where the phases to the end, and the situation would become so grave that the end would have to be grasped by Himself, the Lord, by His coming, lest none could survive in its flagrant evils and calamities (Matthew 24:22)

3. Then a BLACK horse appears, amidst vast deficiencies of food: famine careers in lusty force. This is fulfilled in momentous profusion, and was already being fulfilled when SMR was being written some years ago (SMR p. 650). Now it mounts.

  • 4. Then a PALE horse appears, and "the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hell followed with him" (Revelation 6:8). Of interest is the word, literally, for 'little beasts' in 6:8, one which can refer to a large range of objects, including, as Liddell and Scott's great Greek dictionary advises us, insects (as used by Aristotle) - it can even be used of snakes. Little beasts the mosquitoes indeed are (cf. Benevolent Brightness or Brothy Bane 71, pp. 43ff.)... and poisonous par excellence. They make their contribution to the blood, since man is so interested in displaying it! God is not mocked. Even today (The Advertiser, September 13, 1999) one reads of a plague of mosquitoes in New York bearing dangerous diseases and an expert pathologist speaking of these as perhaps the most dangerous creatures. Aerial spraying was needed, itself dangerous.


As we saw, the greenhouse effect is expanding the mosquito boundaries; while the folly of man is increasing their opportunities and reducing his preventive measures in many ways (op.cit. 74, *1).

Then we overhear the saints in heaven asking the Lord HOW LONG, how long it would have to be before all the calamities were over and the rest of the Lord's people could be taken (Revelation 6:11) ? The increasingly deadly situation was not for the moment to end, however, since some more of those whom the Lord knew as His, were yet to finish their course on the earth.

Our present point, having provided something of the context, is to note just this:


This is also the actual situation. The complex of events in which this was to happen, is that in which it happens.

THAT in brief is the story of the case. In the word of God, what is to happen, whether it  be creation in kinds that do not elevate themselves with magical potencies into higher conceptions, grander things, but stay within limits, this is the observation, the attestation of the MODE, the METHOD and the RESULTS; or whether it be disposition of history, in its kinds and developments, its details and its procedures:
what is SAID, is what OCCURS.

On the other hand, in the fairyland realm of imaginitis (inflammation of the imagination) called organic evolution, or secular philosophy: what is to happen, whether as in Darwin's nonsense decried on many evolutionary sides for its grandiose dreams and minimal attainments, or the other wild thoughts that come only to go, or as in the political version called communism: what is to happen, DOES NOT OCCUR. What is SAID is not what is SEEN.


As Solomon declared, The curse causeless shall not come (Proverbs 26:2). The curse came at first, and the aggravations accrue. What then is this situation ? It is what is observable.

  • In essence, it is both predicted and called for; it is a part of that judgment which

  • a race laden with lies (Isaiah 44:20, Jeremiah 2:27, I John 2:22), in much filled with the fantasies of its own glory and righteousness,
  • a race which forgets God amidst its desire to glorify 'Nature' (cf. Benevolent Brightness or Brothy Bane 74, End-note *1) -


rather as the Egyptians glorified cats, or the Romans made a horse into a god in the seat of governmental power -

  • is asking for, and receiving.

While spiritual perversion is rampant, so too is the sexual variety. In England a comparatively small result appeared when the question of a man to lead the nation in important ways, arose, and his proclivities became known. The question was asked: Would a homosexual attitude and activity alter his popularity ? Very little, it appears from the results of the survey. Morality is an extra, divine principles of construction are not in vogue*1. It is like Sodom and Gomorrah, whose popularity with the Maker is not unknown, with which history reels in the very mention! Their destruction was perpetual, proverbial, appalling.

But let us return from the cause-effect relationships, to the practical issue of BLOOD, of bloodthirstiness, of painting the earth with the departing forms of man, bloodying the soil, butchered the corpses, death like a game, like a car downhill without brakes, and in this case, perhaps also without driver!

  • This too is a VERIFICATION. The exact configuration of faithless fancies and a spiritual sunset in ... blood (cf. Benevolent Brightness or Brothy Bane 74, *1, p. 103), amidst a morally downward spinning earth, its majestic scenarios from the imaginations of man in strident contrast with the practical and murderous realities.
  • In fact, even blood could not drain Christ, whose bodily resurrection*2stares the world in its still affronted face, offering the other way, where sacrifice not butchery, sanctification not dreams, reality and not fantasy is the gift of God (from Romans 3:25-27):


"Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed: to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

"Where is boasting then ?" (emphasis added).

  • Alas it is much to be found in the fleshly philosophies of evolutionism that makes its inebriated seeming boastings in misalliance with 'Nature', and the degraded butchery byproducts that, unlike the facts,  cling to it like a form-fitting garment. Yet by contrast, boasting has no place in in the grace-saved heart of the Christian whose abiding place is the Lord (Ephesians 2:1-10, Romans 3:25-28), whether it be the boasting of false secular 'religions' which do it without the badge, or 'spiritual' ones, which have the badge but not the faith, working their own way even to heaven, that they might forever mimic the Pharisee (cf. Romans 10:1ff.).


  • But to the Christian, these are but two twin disasters: for his part, worlds may come and go (Isaiah 51:6), but the Lord remains faithful, a Father to His people, a Shepherd to His flock, a strengthener to the weak, blessing to the meek. And He invites, even from under the hedges, from the highways and byways. There is none who can blame HIM! (cf. Matthew 22:10, 11:27ff.).


  • When 'Nature' is worshipped as that grand thing that made us, however, what then ? what in fact and in practice has come ? The its litany of woes becomes to the athletic and deluded mind, the illusory mechanisms of our creation; then the thrust to continue the 'good work', in fact the observation of the destructive calamities of the curse in its cyclotron impact as the world works ever new woes of folly: then what ? THEN the Hitlers and the Stalins, the high and the low in many lands and many ways determine their superiority, their creative merits, and turn out in force to oppress the inferior, or even to prove their own class.


  • Then Hitler - though the groupings were many - allegedly mourns that the Slavs were stronger after all! The corrupted nation survived - as do rats in run-down buildings, but one does not admire the rodents for that. Tens of millions - as if they were rodents indeed! - appear to have been sacrificed of their own in Siberia and in ruthless occupation of territory, while other nations with small wisdom, threw their weight in with them, taking one mass murderer for another.


  • Survival on earth ? THAT someone continues to breathe on earth  - like Lady Macbeth, rich in blood, is not nearly so significant as WHAT it is that is continuing!


  • But someone will say: They do not need to practice 'survival of the fittest' as a calling, making existence without character more important than the character of existence,  just because they attribute our production to this non-inventive, unprincipled conflict ? When however such a thing as man is deemed to be 'made' that way in the eye of their stricken imagination, then they do indeed turn to the force! The more irrational the theory, the more arbitrary its pursuit. That is the way it HAS GONE with very many regimes, many businesses and many thoughts (cf. SMR pp. 233ff., 877ff., 707ff., 1077ff.. It becomes a career flight that is under pressure, pressurised by hope, ambition or the sheer love of the folly of the philosophy.


  • It is not attractive, certainly; yet it mesmerises; people descend to vulgarities and brutalities unimaginable, blaming, if judged, that others commanded it; believing often, if not judged, that destiny commands it! And Communism in particular has lived by it, as if it were the choicest of morsels.  It produces woes, and is stricken with more. It spawns disaster, even to Russia.


  • Nevertheless, such 'natural' worship, implicit or explicit, is not found in Communism alone. Its enticements lead also to closet vulgarians, whose absence of political dogma leaves little missing in their realpolitik, their godless enthusiasm to sell what it takes to get what you want, Communist or not. It propels individuals, enterprises and nations in great numbers to the lust for unprincipled forces: domineering, devious, unreliable, changeable; and to reliance on force (cf. Isaiah 9:9-13).


This is the way of the 'god of forces' noted in the references above (see 707ff.); and it is this not least which is Biblically predicted for the 'big time' in the pre-judgment acute phases of human history, as there shown. Indeed we have even had a Prime Minister of our own, making massive changes in undertakings on the explicit ground that what ? this, that the circumstances have changed! So honour leaps from the 4th floor and blood is seen below.

In fact, these driving drivels and dynamic rancours make the Gentile world of today so like that of Israel in the days of Isaiah, that the likeness is almost comic (cf. Isaiah 1). It is like two twins!
Yet the comedy  is bathed in blood; and the bathing is not in pools, but on earth. Each was multiply warned; and each multiply declined to listen.

The earth however is the Lord's, and He shows this by making WHAT HE SAYS, WHAT WE FIND. The organic mysticism produces this: WHAT IT SAYS, WE DO NOT FIND. It is a little late in the day for party tricks; it is time to return to the facts, to the faith, to the Lord who made us, and to His word which directs things the way they are to go, with mercy and judgment. That is the way it is.


See News 24, Swift Witness 3, Scoop of the Universe 59.

BAB Appendix 3, BB Appendix IV, Ch. 15, Extended Endnote 2
The Magnificence of the Messiah, Endnote 1, SMR Index,
KH 9, Section 14JJ 25.


5) From Deliverance from Disorientation

Further on:


Chapter 11

 More Benevolence
Approaching the Beginnings of Justice
for Post Pogrom (?) Israel

News 189
TV News December 16, 2001
The secret double mouse trap


It is a thing most pleasant, and very good to see.

After a period of aching drought, in which the waters of compassion seemed hard to find, Israel is at last receiving a better and more visible trickle of understanding on the violence front.

The US, rather delightfully, and certainly all but amazingly, has refused to back a UN enemy-style attack on Israel. No, there is to be no such account of violence in the Middle Eastern hot spot, says the US, and it will not suffer the one proposed. Why ? The reason makes some sense at last: it is because there is NO MENTION of the violence SUFFERED BY ISRAEL.

After all, hundreds of the suffering, the maimed, the sorrowing are the constant and consistent bequeathal of this unholy warrioring throw-back to Koran-backed violence, called jihad (cf. More Marvels ... Ch. 4, Red Alert.. Ch. 16, Lord of LIfe Ch. 3). The cart-horse of history has indeed brought to the front line, the horrific disregard of human suffering for which the Moslem religion is justly known. This belief system, based on false prophet Muhammad, has often threatened the world.  As to the prophet, he was not least a warrior leader whose religion was used to impose violent suppression which, if sometimes allayed with treaties, was ferocious in suppression.

This sort of system roused the Taliban to action, just as it earlier thrust forth the Iranian assault on Iraq which for so very many years immured the harassed population with enough slaughter to carry on, without adding the enormous depredations caused by the reciprocated jihad of this very religious people, wrought by their opponents. Islam could be praised, for those with a mind for it, for the consistent, persistent and insistent slaughter.

However there were other quarrels, marked by this same religious intensity, a sort of career with a more sinister Dr Death, bringing religious thrust into inflamed relationships. The Taliban specialised in anti-US fervour. As noted earlier in News (see News 179), bin Laden felt it most important that the US should neutralised or terrorised or suppressed, because it is given a sort of anti-holy notation in the religious perceptions, and would be better gone or goaded or in some way made to be what it is not, and fast. That appeared to be the Taliban thrust of it, per courtesy of bin Laden. It is true of course that the US is a major player, and so a major nuisance for anyone wanting world domination under Islam, as the terrorist specialist appears to do. It was not particularly savoury in Afghanistan under their rule (cf. Benevolent Brightness or Brothy Bane 82, p. 206 , with Scoop of the Universe 42).

It was to be so fast that airliners, made by another nation's ingenuity, could be used to destroy magnificent towers, made by the same other nation's ingenuity, and this was deemed very good. It is a sort of Genesis transformed into Genocide. Further goodies awaited, perhaps from Iraq, deemed to have them, perhaps to be found through a sort of banal wedding ceremony of Moslem powers, some with the intelligence to fight, some with the intelligence to prepare chemicals and even develop them, or suitable bacterial weapons, and some with the money to pay.

With this bizarre division of labour, it appears to be felt by some, that there could yet be a more definitive exhibition of the genius of Muhammad for a martial display, foray and May-day thrust into civilisations or cities, which of old he sometimes felt would be better with him, and his ways, than without. This madness of heart, this illicit logic, this irrational relish for the god who is not there (cf. More Marvels, loc.cit. with its associated references), has helped enormously, in the area of certain Christian matters.

These ? you may ask in amazement. Oh, it is not at all that these things ARE Christian, but rather the exact opposite, for killing and maiming is not what Christ did, but what He received. In love He received it that the deceived and the deluded, the mischievously invaded in mind and divorced from the true God in spirit, might find Him, immune from prosecution, since He died for them, and welcomed back to the mercy of the truth, the love who showed His kindness to all men in Christ.


If then it is the exact opposite, in what way does it forward the Christian message ? In this, that in prophetic scriptures of Revelation 6 you find a series of calamitous judgments on the earth, involving the reckless renegacy of the human spirit, a sort of spiritual bacterial infection if you will, so that death becomes a way of life, that is, death to others and sometimes even to human bombs with or without airliners attached. Thus in Revelation 6:4, tracing infections to come, we find that "it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given him a great sword." To whom was this given ? Why, to the rider on "the fiery red horse."

This was in fulfilment of certain seals being broken on a volume which contained an account of, or orders for, or both, concerning the ages to come. The equine emissions, the chargers which proceeded were symbols of the dynamics, good or evil, and here most evil, to come to the chameleon inhabitants of the earth, changing colour from citizens of the world God made, to impassioned and pliant tools of the devil in numbers that all but make the mind melt. But this is not all.

In a later phase, another such equine charger comes out with a new evil, judgment and stark rebuke to the God-defiant and self-reliant, or idolatrously inflamed denizens of the earth, which make up so large a proportion, whether they worship nature, human nature or other creation. Here a "pale horse" comes forth, "and the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth." Some of these creatures may be small*1, like bacteria, but the hunger and the death are quite straightforward, for those whose ways forward that sort of thing, in their internecine struggles, so amazingly in the name of their religion very often, and more and more manifestly so, in the case of the Muslim 'faith'. Killing with 'death' is a fascinating semantic challenge. What does it mean ?

Perhaps it suggests the sheer prodigy of mathematics involved in this sort of suicidal mission. It is one now becoming more obviously so, as nice religionists decide to blow up children and youth, for example, in whole or in part, to death or to paraplegia, by making themselves into a species of civilian arms raid, casting their own flesh with the bombs, like a kind of stucco onto unadmiring bystanders of their folly.

Perhaps the intention of the biblical text , 'killing with death' here may be phrased as follows. It is like a swath of death, a tragic travesty of death, a sort of lively acquaintance with death, as if not mere murder but death itself were the weapon, an insane seeming, but spiritually produced degradation in many of mankind, so that death becomes the ultimate, a weapon of desire, a far flung malign fragrance of abominable desolation. Americans, bin Laden indicated, want to live; but his people were willing to die, and to kill with death, their own dying bodies becoming the source of death. Indeed, that literally fulfils it.

These predictions, then,  proceed in Ch. 6 of Revelation, till we see a tableau in heaven toward  s the end of this chapter.  What is occurring there ? What is there the scene while such lethal things proceed on earth, such maddened men, reaping the spiritual pathology which comes from ignoring the source and centre of spiritual well-being, the Creator, and the necessary redemption which is a pre-condition for sinful man, before he can know God (the one who made life, that so many so despise in their misguided preoccupations)!

In heaven, we see some of the results of such things. Here in the vision, are beheld the slaughtered saints, those who have died for Christ, "slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held" . In the safety of heaven, "under the altar", personally covered, each one by His redemptive blood, His atoning death, they show concern. A white robe is given them, while they await the outcome of all these things.

Concerned at the hideous suffering, they ask - HOW LONG must such things go on ?  and are told that they must wait yet a little, for the full number of those of the redeemed have yet to come, the completion of the complement in particular, of those yet to be slain for their faith in Christ.

That of course is being superabundantly fulfilled from the days of the Roman Inquisition (cf. SMR pp. 1032-1088, Beauty of Holiness Chs.  4,  8, Ancient Words, Modern Deeds Ch. 14), to the Islamic Jihad, and in such places as Sudan - apart from the USA now -  where in multitudinous ways, Christians are slaughtered, just as they were also most efficiently in the USSR, the monolith of horror so well exposed by Solzhenitsyn in his One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, First Circle and Gulag Archipelago.

The records of the Chinese nation are also outstanding, in their rather burlesqued version of Communism, now so immersed in what could almost be called capitalism, so rampant is its misuse of freedom on the one hand in various commercial ... liberties, as likewise abuse of it, in intrusions in the affairs of Christians, imprisoning pastors, suppressing worshippers and the like (cf. Beauty of Holiness Ch. 4, News 37, Barbs, Arrows and Balms18,  and Index, China).

Such is the plethora of death in our globe, that such heavenly visions have unearthly but alas all too worldly fulfilments! It is in the fulfilment, that the orgies of executions and maimings exhibit to the letter the seemingly profuse but clearly predicted accounts of nearly two millenia ago, of events leading to the end of our Age, of mordant things to come, as also summarised in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and such places (cf. Answers to Questions Ch. 5). It is in this way that the insanitary, deadly delusions that make death a slight thing in the interests of land, or pride, or both, or some parallels, continue, and continue as predicted. They rise like waves; they surge like galloping horses.


In the case of Israel in particular, it proceeds. People are slaughtered and slaughtered like some breach from a band-stand of musicians, maddened, and blowing themselves up amongst the kids. Buses, shopping centres, just the thing! Straight to heaven, they may be told, for such valour against the little ones, or any ones in view, just as the Koran likewise gave such results for the prodigies of adult valour in fighting for the faith, literally!*2

The objective, then ?

It is

·  1) Jerusalem in part as a Palestinian capital city and

·  2) a Palestinian State, like a lion's den in the midst of your home, in the heart of Israel. For this, slaughter is the order of the day, and it is to be of civilians, children, youth, yes in buses, school children a specialty, it would appear at times, targeted.

This amiable ploy, seemingly to induce reaction, repression of the violators in order to prevent the violence, leading to international intervention, bargaining of what is left of Israel as a counter-move, and advance, thus proceeds very much on target. It is just that the target is unprotected, civil bodies.

The reaction of Israel, understandably not interested in being a sort of pre-hospital ward of persons awaiting delivery to hospital if not to the morgue, without any notice, as they go about their business,  becomes a modus operandi, a claim on Israel. HOW could this be so! the astonished and appalled reader might well enquire. How could such obfuscatory follies be followed by any international body! Oh but this is this present world (cf. James 4:4), and as James put it, friendship with the world is enmity with God. It is on fire. Being like it is being unlike God, in the most marked fashion! It is to be an enemy of His.

This world ? It is burning ever more fiercely. The mind of man is becoming a sink of oil, and the heart of man a furnace which ignites it. Such is the way of millions.


Vengeance comes from some; self-protection from others. When Israel tries to defend itself, Oh , says the UN. How terrible! Look at these Jews. THIS MUST STOP. At once! do not use the land you took when the Moslems tried (explicitly) to send you into the sea. Give more and more of it back to the Moslems, just as you have already given Sinai back. How terrible you Jews are! almost seems to be a recurrent message from the UN. Fancy not giving back ALL that you got when your ONLY land was threatened by those who had ALREADY in Jordan received much of the former Palestine, internationally promised to Israel after its distinguished aid in Britain in World War I.

So there is a double mouse trap. First line of offence: if the Jews do not like being slaughtered in civilian places, indiscriminately and with passion that makes murder a flag waving morality on the part of religious assassins, calling evil good and good evil, then they may respond with force to empty the sites of assassins, of the same. If they do, then there is the cry to the international bodies, STOP them. Next: MAKE them negotiate - translation, we want more land, make them hand it over. Let us invade with words. Next: SHOW them up. How awful that they defend themselves, for this is offensive. We had better kill more of them too, in the meantime. That is all part of mouse trap ONE, in which various parties participate, ad lib, or by script as the case may or may not be.

In this the little tip of lives of Israel becomes a catch to make the thing snap on more.

The next mouse trap is similar. This time however it is the MUSLIM world which is activated. Shameless thing, that these Jews should come into a small section of their historic land, beat us when we ganged up to slaughter them, and then kill some of our people as they protect themselves. More money and more threats, veiled or not, must be activated AT ONCE!

Agatha Christie's Mouse Trap - that one, a mere play - ran for years. This one has been running for years too; but it is not a play.


Now however a little breeze has sprung up. The USA had the temerity to declare that the UN resolution about violence was not adequate. It did not MENTION! - ah forgot, sir ? the violence against the Jews. There are times when it might almost seem as if the old pogrom mentality has infected the UN, in this area. JEWS, of course, let them have it. Do they dare to exist ? Appalling. Do they dare to have land, gained on pain of extermination if they did not win it at war, when attacked repeatedly, threatened continually by massive nations surrounding them, Islamic jihad-touting nations! How terrible! How DARE they want to live! What next ? Perhaps they will even want to keep enough land to be able to have some colourable means to defend it.

If the world at times becomes a stage, surely Molière could take this direct into one of his more mordant plays.

But the USA has had the temerity, yes it has, in effect to declare to the United Nations:
NO! this will not do. This motion, this notion does not do justice to the facts.

Blessed negative, truthful negation, sound obstruction! Since the USA is trying hard to placate or even co-operate with some Moslem nations, in its own defence after the insurgence of Islamic terrorism into New York city and Washington, this current refusal to the UN proposition for the Middle East,  is a commendable act.

One has been growing most concerned at the United States folly in making common cause in prayer services with Moslem and other non-Christian religionists, and exposed the wholly anti-scriptural character*3, the mockery of the divine, which this incorporated. It must be clearly seen that to MOCK is not to throw stones or give out insults merely. It comes also when what is DECLARED by God to be abhorrent to Him (such as worshipping other gods with Himself, a sort of failure like that of forgetting who your wife is, and bringing home different women by ...mistake! yes adultery is the BIBLICAL figure for such actions), what is an obvious discrimination against the purity of His word and worship, is suffered by those who say they believe in Him. That is a kind of short-circuit of holiness, of truth, a combination like trying to mate a walrus with a finch, except that that cannot be accomplished, while this can.

The absurdity of such a conception however is all too serviceable in considering the absurdity of having the living God confused in jointness of prayer, with what is not even there (the gods that are not, of Deuteronomy 32 cf. *2 on this).

Despite this, and all the past pressures which, for some years, in marked contrast to its earlier friendliness to Israel, the US has put on Israel, as if it were some small boy needing to be brought up, the present action is highly commendable.

Self-interest, it would seem, is not a mere determinant here. Regard for truth and justice is not extinct, merely longsuffering in its disregard too often.

Israel is not for sale. It cannot be cloned (cf. News 154). It will continue despite Allah's outrage (cf. SMR pp. 831ff., 834ff.), and of course well might such a figure be conceived as enraged,

·       since


·       the Jewish success story

·       is not only one of VICTORY after VICTORY against the multitudinous, multi-national Moslem forces (1948, 1967, 1973 and deliverance again, in 1991),

·       armies deployed time and again to destroy the nation,

·       the tiny Israeli nation, with its disproportionately small population, in much

·       the relics of Hitler and of the pogroms in Europe of the murderous centuries before.


·       It is ALSO one of PREDICTED triumphs.

It is understandable indeed that this double dose of Biblical prediction and historical defeat has not left Islam happy.

Thus the thrust into the city, to kill kids, to maim civilians may seem to some, to be quite an idea. It appears to have plenty of Islamic support, judging by the pledges of multinational Moslem forces, meeting now in Teheran, or in Egypt over the years. There is also alleged, some past Saudi support for subsidised Taliban type instruction in schools in Pakistan. Quite an investment!

As this preoccupation with death, souls for land, bodies for sea shore continues, the grim reaper of Revelation is heavily engaged. There will - biblically it is predicted as noted previously quite often cf. SMR Appendix A, SMR pp. 510ff.  - there will be a coming military consummation of this anti-Jewish thrust. It will be truly massive as will be the divine repulsion, comparable with that of Pharaoh's forces in ancient Egypt! So it is stated in Micah 7:15. These things have been noted before (cf. Galloping Events Ch. 1, Beauty of Holiness Ch. 5, Red Alert ... Ch. 10).

Now we rejoice that some justice, some truth appears in this recent and significant improvement in the US voice in this affair. It is well that this rich and powerful country has now at least begun to move towards Israel, to the point of rejecting crass injustice in verbal form and format!

As to the Arabs, it is in the highest point pathetic, sad and poignant, that they insist on their Allah and his force, his methods of force, his aggrandisement and his so long sustained territorial interests; it is the sadder in this, that since God Himself has made a promise, the uttermost of horror, grisly and ghastly, will not suffice to evict Israel. The first eviction will come when the large band of newly converted, and many long converted Jews, following the mass repentance towards Jesus, the Christ, in Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:10), that fascinating event predicted half of one millenium before Israel so much as crucified the Saviour, that they might later repent,  is abstracted from this earth.

One will be left, for these as for other countries, one will be taken (Matthew 24:30-31,40-51). Many doubtless, will be in both categories. Be careful, then, and do not set your sights whether Arab or other, on this world, or any part of it. Divine perspective is truth, whether of Israel or sinner, of the exultant, the self-exalting or the successfully derelict, rejoicing in his vanity. Fidelity and righteousness abound in Him whose is the earth, for He made it.

God will regard the ancient landmark, especially since it is a matter of promise to Abraham. It is His good pleasure to be reliable even when others may not be so! On this simple fact, advance historical notice, from the ancient word, see Galloping Events Chs.  4,  3, SMR Appendix A and Index on Israel and land.

On the other simple fact, that without faith, with any trust in your own productivity of anything as a basis or ground of acceptance, you are lost to God, landless forever, see Chapters   5,  1 and  10 above. Seek audience with God through the Lord Jesus Christ, the brightness of His glory, and claim ONLY what HE has done, and rest in Him by faith, without other priest but He, without other Saviour, but He, without other name to rest upon, but His.


Liddell and Scott Greek Lexicon points out that the Greek term used, qhrion may be and has been used of insects, as well as of other forms of life, with the concept of wild, wild beasts and so on. It is a diminutive of qhr, beast. Thayer gives it as beast, little beast. In view of this, the prospect of small creations being involved in the destructions is by no means excluded!

*2 Cf. Koran Surahs 3:148, 160, 4:76, 8:36-41, 9:5, 9:27-31, 9:77-46, 47:3-10, 48:22, Lord of Life Ch. 3, Red Alert ... Ch. 16, More Marvels ... Ch. 4. On not-God, see Beauty of Holiness, Ch. 5, esp. *3

See Red Alert Chs. 6 5,  8, 13, Lord of Life Ch. 3, Kingdom of Heaven Ch. 7Red Alert ... Ch. 16,