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He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
There comes a time when you just have to throw up your hands and say, " I can't help you." What I mean is this. I get a lot of questions not so much here on the site but from others. The truth is, trying to answer some of the questions people have is very complicated and one just has to do somethings that most people are not willing to do in order to do get some real understanding.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev 13:11-18, KJV)
Amos: Chapter 9
(Note: Over the past year I have been going
through the minor prophets. As soon as it is
finished, my Commentary on Zechariah will go up
here in the Chinese language. Here is the final
installment of Amos I finished last month. I am
considering writing on Joel or Micah next. -
I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered. Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good. And the Lord GOD of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. (Amos 9:1-5, KJV)
Amos here saw a vision of the Lord. The Lord (Adonai -H136) was standing on the altar and this was certainly in the Temple. The Lord's words start with a command. The fact that the Lord stands upon the altar has led commentators to say that this is clearly a judgment vision. These commentators take note he is not on the mercy seat but stands upon the Judgment seat. Here, he is not showing mercy, he is here to execute a horrible judgment on the people. Some commentators think that the altar referred to was the idolatrous one in Bethel. I also do not think this is the case. The Lord's temple was in Jerusalem and as long as God saw fit to interact with his people and send them prophets, we have to assume that he as speaking to all of Israel and from His temple. The Jewish Taqrgum (and ancient Jewish Commentary) has this to say about it.
"said Amos the prophet, I saw the glory of the Lord removing from the cherub, and it dwelt upon the altar;''
I believe that the vision here is one of God standing (rather than sitting) on the Judgment seat is worthy of note. These distinctions may seem unimportant, but the whole sense of the passage is altered when one understands the role that God must play if he is just. I think we should note that there is no reference for asking for repentance or of God's forgiveness here; nothing along those lines is noted in this passage. Once the Lord speaks it is by way of commandments (probably to the Angels) directing the destruction upon his people. Here is what Matthew Henry's says.
With what solemnity the sentence is passed. The prophet saw in vision the Lord standing upon the altar (v. 1), the altar of burnt-offerings; for the Lord has a sacrifice, and multitudes must fall as victims to his justice. He is removed from the mercy-seat between the cherubim, and stands upon the altar, the judgment-seat, on which the fire of God used to fall, to devour the sacrifices. He stands upon the altar, to show that the ground of his controversy with this people was their profanation of his holy things; here he stands to avenge the quarrel of his altar, as also to signify that the sin of the house of Israel, like that of the house of Eli, shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering forever, - MHWBC
The effect of God's words is this – he is angry, he is going to execute judgment on the the people and no one shall escape it. They may think they can find a place to hid from it, but it will be in vain. There will be no hiding place in the ocean, not in outer space, not even in hell. God's anger was very, very great. This judgment is extensive and most troubling. The word for Hell is the Hebrew word -
H7585 שׁאל שׁאול she'ôl she'ôl sheh-ole', sheh-ole' From H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranian retreat), including its accessories and inmates: - grave, hell, pit.
The sense here is that even in death there was no escape from God's judgment. Brothers, let us pause and consider this most carefully. When God's mercy has been exhausted and his patience has run its course, only a fearsome prospect of Judgment awaits people. This is the sense that the writer of Hebrews lays out to those Hebrew Christians who were, as most expositors make clear, considering apostatizing their faith.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
The sense here was that going back into the old sins was not an option that would bring spiritual peace and comfort but rather judgment. The writer here (probably Paul) wants to make sure they understood the stakes and wanted to compare what happened to those who forsook the law of Moses (like in the days of Amos) and those who were about to forsake the law of the Messiah. The author was letting them know that what they did back in the olden days was bad enough, what you are bout to do is much, much worse.
This is why I know this ministry exists. I am not here to tickle ears. People just don't want to hear hard truths. You cannot tell folks truths they do not want to hear. When I talk about the evils Obama is dealing in, Black Americans don't want to hear it. They would rather support the 'black' evil than rebuke it.
When I talk about some of the foreign policy endeavors our nation has been involved in and the deaths, murders, thefts and other sundry evils we are constantly engaged in, folks don't want to hear that either. When evil touches a nation or a people and requires a collective and personal change in behavior, they almost never want to hear it. You tell them and they go blind and deaf. Why? Because deep down inside, many love their evil and the fruits of it. They have no intention of repenting of it. They all seem to contract a terminal case of selective blindness as they run headlong into the fires of God's horrendous, inescapable judgment.
Again, note that no one escapes in these passages in Amos. Even those who are carried off as slaves will still see the sword. “...and though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them.” They thought they got off light by being enslaved. They were wrong. The Lord had commanded the sword to overtake them even in their captivity. Brothers, the Lord was angry and mercy had fled. There would be no mercy shown to these reprobates who had done all this evil. God had determined to bring evil upon the people. “...and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.”
Brothers, It is my fervent prayer that God does not do this to the modern Church and the western world or America in particular, who has for the most part utterly forsaken God and even taken to mocking him in their entertainment and the political realm. The modern Church for the most part, has made up its own Jesus created out of their own Western imagination. One that gives succor to American crimes and evils. The Christ of the Bible they have by and large, forsaken especially when the message of Christ is not adequately 'politically correct'. These first five verses in Amos, Chapter nine makes plain that God is on the throne and he is not playing any games and his judgment is all reaching, all encompassing and is certain to those who refuse to repent and do right.
It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name. Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
Here the Lord makes plain that he is the creator of both the heavens and the earth and he gives his name
This time the word Adonai is not used (as in verse 1) but rather, the proper name that was given to Moses, this is the one God uses here. He is the ultimate God the Lord of all things. Then the Lord chides Israel for behaving like the heathen nations around them rather than as the people of God. God is telling Israel they are just like the Ethiopians who knew not God and they behaved just like them. I think the JFB commentary lays out this verse quite well.
however great ye seem to yourselves. Do not rely on past privileges, and on My having delivered you from Egypt, as if therefore I never would remove you from Canaan. I make no more account of you than of "the Ethiopian" (compare Jer_13:23). "Have not I (who) brought you out of Egypt," done as much for other peoples? For instance, did I not bring "the Philistines (see on Isa_14:29, &c.) from Caphtor (compare Deu_2:23; see on Jer_47:4), where they had been bond-servants, and the Syrians from Kir?" It is appropriate, that as the Syrians migrated into Syria from Kir (compare Note, see on Isa_22:6), so they should be carried back captive into the same land (see on Amo_1:15; 2Ki_16:9), just as elsewhere Israel is threatened with a return to Egypt whence they had been delivered. The "Ethiopians," Hebrew, "Cushites," were originally akin to the race that founded Babylon: the cuneiform inscriptions in this confirming independently the Scripture statement (Gen_10:6, Gen_10:8, Gen_10:10). - JFB Commentary
If I had to summarize what the Lord is saying her it is this. “You are special to me as long as you behave like you are special. But you are behaving like the heathen and will be treated as such!”
Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD. For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us. (Amo 9:8-10)
Here the Lord is making plain his purpose, to punish the sinful kingdom. He is going to destroy it from off the face of the earth. But he was not going to make a full end of Jacob. The Lord had not forgotten his covenant and was going to keep it and for the sake of his own word and promises, he was not going to make a full end. But those engaged in unrepentant sin and who mocked his prophets and told themselves that evil would not overtake them as the Prophets warned were in for a special 'treat'. God was going to sift Israel and separate the wheat from the chaff, the good fruit from the evil fruit, that which was salvageable and that which was not.
In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God. (Amo 9:11-15)
The Lord then makes some abundant promises to those that were to be saved from all of this judgment. God was going to raise up the tabernacle of David (the Davidic Bloodline/Messiah). Verse 12 appears to be a prophecy of the Church age, where Gentiles 'who are called by my name'. They too would share in this blessing. Here is what Barnes says about this passage.
Israel then, or the Jewish Church, was to inherit, or take into itself, not Edom only, but all nations, and that, by their belonging to God. Edom, as the brother of Israel and yet his implacable enemy, stands as a symbol of all who were alien from God, over against His people. He says, the “residue of Edom,” because he had foretold the destruction which was first to come upon Edom; and Holy Scripture everywhere speaks of those who should be converted, as a “remnant” only. The Jews themselves are the keepers and witnesses of these words. Was it not foretold? It stands written. Is it not fulfilled? The whole world from this country to China, and from China round again to us, as far as it is Christian, and as, year by year, more are gathered into the fold of Christ, are the inheritance of those who were the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. James quoted these words in the Council of Jerusalem, to show how the words of the prophet were in harmony with what Peter had related, how “God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His Name” Act_15:14. He quotes the words as they stood in the version which was understood by the Gentiles who came from Antioch. - Albert Barnes
The passage goes on to describe a time of great plenty and blessing upon those who serve the Lord and that God will again bring the captivity of his people right back home again.
When they came back, they would not be removed again. I do not think this prophecy has been fulfilled yet. Clearly this is to be fulfilled at the end of this age. Will the Jews be moved out of Israel again just before Messiah returns? Some think so, I think not. I think many will be moved out in a terrible war, perhaps some to a place of refuge. I think Israel itself will be on the verge of destruction, but I think at the last moment when they call finally call upon the Messiah, he will return and save Israel in the Great battle of the end of this age.
Amos is a very important prophet. His words, admonitions and warnings echo down the centuries. The sins he cries about in Israel are found in today's Israel and in today's America. Idolatry, cruelty to the poor, sacrilege and mocking God's prophets. A true prophet is God's ambassador – his job is to make sure you understand what God is going to do if you don't change your behavior. This is basically the same job an ambassador has in our world. Before two nations go to war, the ambassador goes in and warns the other nation, 'stop what you are doing or we will fight'. When you harm an ambassador, you commit a serious crime. Amos was truly God's ambassador to a very wayward people. Amos' life as a Shepherd prepared him, for his job as a shepherd was a simple one. But Amos was fearless. It was both of these traits that set him apart as a prophet of the most high.
Amos must have looked much like one of these Arab shepherds. He, too, was brown and sturdy. He, too, was clad in sheepskin when he led his flocks to pasture. It was, perhaps, when he was enjoying the grandeur of the prospect from one of his native hills, or soothing his soul with such music as he could make, that the Spirit made him conscious of a higher destiny and forced him to leave his sheep to be a prophet of Jehovah. This call did not find Amos unprepared, for his previous life, beside cultivating the strength and vigor of his physique, had developed certain internal qualities that fitted him for his new vocation. What these were may be gathered from even a superficial perusal of his book. A more thoroug study of it impresses them up in the imagination until they become a distinct as he features of a well-remembered face. - Amos: A Study In Exegesis (HG Mitchell)
I think the key here is that like Christ, Amos was not what folks were expecting. Look how Nathaniel looked at the place Christ came from.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. (Joh 1:46)
But did not Paul say the same basic thing.
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. (1Co 1:27-29)
This is how I look at Amos and many of the prophets. They were lowly men whom God called. They did not want glory, they did not want social position (most hated it). What they wanted to do was to fulfill the task that God had given them. Some like Johah did not want to do the tough job of being a prophet. So brothers, let us all remember the admonitions of Amos. To remember the poor, to not love sloth and to run from sin and evil like you would with an aids infected blood transfusion! To not love worldly pleasures but to be busy about our God given tasks. Let not idleness spoil the gifts within each and every one of you. Despise and yes, even hate idolatry, wherever it is found; in your Churches, homes, own lives, in our nation and especially in our financial markets which more and more resemble a Bethel-like temple of crime and greed. Let it not get to the point where the Lord has to send in his prophet and say...
“For three transgressions of America and for four, I will not turn away the punishment there of...” (see Amos 1:3ff)End of Amos Commentary
Note: I am often chided by some for not
writing on Black issues. I do, often but not
from the perspective of lost man and those who
have rejected God and tossed their history books
into the trash. Black America's problems are
myriad and need to be looked at from both a
Divine and historical perspective, not with the
touchy-feely political correctness that
permeates Black consciousness today: both
literary and electronic Media. Too often a moral
cowardice is all too evident in the writings of
these people. They don't want look at many of
the real issues - they want to be liked
and popular - not fix problems. This is why my
work here is so often reviled by other Black
writers. They don't care about what really
happens to our people as long as they get that
royalty check and keep their TV show on the air.
Black culture is full of these false leaders and
false prophets. Peddling solutions that will
only make matters worse.
you, when all men shall speak well of you! for
so did their fathers to the false prophets.
I fully expect to be hated, but I have a job to do and I am going to do it. I hate posting messages like this, but if I don't - God will hold ME accountable for remaining silent. I have been on the wrong side of God before and have no intention of going here again. I will be obedient.
If there is a swastika in your future, a Black President put it there. Black Americans whom these Nazi's want to exterminate? They give the President SKY HIGH Approval ratings and he's training these nut jobs! Blessed be the day I got out of the US military!!
Starvation As A Tool In Georgia Prisons
It is amazing to me the parallels we see today if you know what to look for. The parallels are there if you really want to see them for what they are, are a repeat of a history that many today are trying very hard even today to re-write and hide their own wicked Nazi-loving acts. Internet searches more and more try and make Jews into Nazi's and praise those who massacre them. But here in America more and more it is the Black man that is the new Jew. He can drive down the road, get pulled over and get shot in cold blood and the cops go free. These are the kinds of things that happened to Jews in Germany. They too were persecuted by those in authority and the system never went after, but rather rewarded and promoted the persecutors. The history of Kristallnact is instructive.
Dear readers it was commonpalce to see Jews beaten on the streets scrubbing sidewalks in Nazi Germany. My point is not to say that things are nearly as bad for Black folks as it was during the Holocaust for Jews. My point is different. The same methodologies are slowly being used on Black folks and they don't understand what or who the real enemy is. Sure racism that is the knee jerk emotional 'fallback' word used all too often, but that is a vast oversimplification of a much more far reaching and economically driven problem. Black America does not understand (nor is she inclined to as long as the President is Black) just what she is really up against and what it will mean in a world that is already, in the view of our elite, critically overpopulated. In the view of these men, Abortion has helped reduce the population of the racially undesirable (Blacks), but more direct methods are going to be employed one day. Yet Black folks still are in a daze. They know something is wrong but thus far have not demonstrated the mental capacity of grasping the problem in its totality as long as the pigmentation of Obama's skin stays dark. But without a more complete grasp of these things and more effective and intellectually more coherent solutions than a political reflex and actions that contain far more depth that it collectively has been capable of demonstrating thus far, something just as ugly as the Holocaust will arise.
Yes, the FBI had a plan to put an Uncle Tom as leader of the Black movement after they dispensed with Dr. King. In 21st century America, they have succeeded and if you really want to know what I think I think after those riots in Ferguson all those old FBI COINTEL programs that targeted Black folks have been reactivated. Very quitely and very secretly by two Black men who for political reasons don't want you to know whose side they have been 'compelled (for lack of a better word) to be on. I could be wrong, but for reasons I cannot explain online I think these things were done many months ago. Read your history. learn From it or be doomed to repeat it without the ultimate success Dr. King had.
These Screen shots come directly from the Official Hearings on the Assassination of Dr. King and the program to destroy Black Movements in the past. It was part of the Church Committee named after Senator Frank Church. Keep in mind, this was not Nazi's and Klansman doing this - this was the FBI!
What Are They Planning Now? Let me give
you a hint of a possibility. Something is
coming very soon and this time, it does not
appear to be a dry run for reasons I have
spelled out to insiders.
I cannot apologize for the tone of this
message. Like anyone who as a job or an office,
he often has unpleasant duties to perform. A
Judge may have to sentence a mother of 5 to a
long term in jail. A President may be forced to
order a bombing of a city with a large civilian
population. A cop to inform a father of the
death of his son in a traffic accident. These
are not things people like to do, but they
have to if they are to do their jobs.
I am just doing my job. A Watchman's job is to
watch and warn. I am that annoying fellow whose
job it is to tell you that God's standards
have not and will not change, no
matter how much brainwashing, political
correctness, false leaders, false idols and
false pastors tell you otherwise.
You have been warned.
Submitted for your prayerful consideration.
在 這樣的世代裏 ( PDF Here)
我 們應該要記住我們是神的子民， 神愛我們。這個地球是我們的試 煉之地，看我們是否真的配得， 是否真的想要得到神的應許。這 就是為什麼有時候神會考驗我們 的信心。我們必須保持喜悅的心 和堅定我們的信心，因為這信心 會讓我們的靈魂得救。
你 們這因信蒙神能力保守的人，必 能得著所預備、到末世要顯現的 救恩。因此，你們是大有喜樂。 但如今在百般的試煉中暫時憂 愁，叫你們的信心既被試驗，就 比那被火試驗仍然能壞的金子更 顯寶貴，可以在耶穌基督顯現的 時候，得著稱讚、榮耀、尊貴。 你們雖然沒有見過他，卻是愛他 ﹔如今雖不得看見，卻因信他就 有說不出來、滿有榮光的大喜 樂，並且得著你們信心的果效， 就是靈魂的救恩。
Continues in Chinese
of Righteousness For His Names Sake
You will find almost all Christians say they are willing, but are they really? Talk is cheap. Many people say many things and as often as not, they aren't true. People make many commitments they do not keep. Serving the Lord is the same way. Of this I am certain, most of the Christians I know who say they are saved will one day fall away. Brothers this is not a new theme, this is something that ancient Israel had to face before they entered into the promised land. Do you really want to serve the Lord?
And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses. Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel. And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
The good news is that while two may fall away, another will come to the cross and may even endure to the end. But too often we see that lukewarmness and apostasy sets can set in to today's believers. Do you know what usually does it? I will tell you, It is essentially the same things that got ancient Israel in big trouble. It is usually some form of idolatry. In our world, it is not so much the actual worship of idols, but undue adoration and attachment to some of the things of this world. Brothers these things almost always are not evil in and of themselves but they do lead people astray. It can be love of one's social standing, love of ones country, love of one's race, love of ones children. None of these things are bad in and of themselves. But as soon as the love for one of these things leads us to disobey God's strict commandments we are in trouble. I have seen this before. Men with great ambition who want to climb the corporate ladder, doing all manner of evil in order to get the the top, yet claiming to be Christian. Or men who in their service to the country are ordered to to unspeakable wickedness (brutal murders, kidnappings, blackmail, run child porn sites, starting race wars, etc). I have seen men go astray for many different reasons. When men set idols in their hearts however small, they are giving the devil a major 'in' into their lives and souls.
I know a couple of my readers are upset with me because I have not praised all Israel has done to high heaven. While I truly and deeply love the Jewish people and strongly believe in the security of the state of Israel from her myriad of enemies, some of the things I have said do not line up with the Evangelical's message we have seen in the pulpit who seem to spend more time talking about Israel than about the gospel. So today, we are going to talk just for a second on why too often our love for Israel can turn into a form of Idolatry when we forget about the Gospel and what our Bibles tell us not only about the Lost state of the non-converted Jews, but also of the spiritual state of Israel in the last days.
Dear readers, God's opinion of last days Israel is not a very high one. In fact, it is down right shocking. Where do God's two witnesses get murdered? Is it New York? Beijing? Do they get murdered in Caracas or Lagos? Perhaps in Pretoria or Ulan Bator? Does it happen in Mexico City or Toronto? No. The two olive trees who stand in the very Presence of God who are sent to bear witness in the very last days are murdered in Israel.
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. (Rev 11:8-10)While nothing Israel can do these days is ever praised by this wicked world, this is once instance that the actions of a reprobate world will change, the world will for once rejoice at the actions in Israel when God's holy witnesses they are murdered in the streets of Jerusalem. What I see as the primary problem today and why the witness of the Church towards Israel has no real spiritual power is that too many American evangelicals are working too hard to protect the secular state of Israel and are not concerned about the spiritual state of Israel. It is almost as if they must have some kind of worldly 'affirmation' of Israel state security in order to maintain their faith in God. Let me make this clear, God's plan for Israel is centered on bringing Israel into recognition and submission to their Messiah, NOT aiding Bibi Netanyahu's war against Iran. We must remember that all the kingdoms of this earth are under Luciferian control and that Rulership does not transfer to Christ until the 7th angel sounds his trumpet (Rev 11:15). All includes the state of Israel.
Brothers, I bring this up because you know what, too many Christians have set the secular state of Israel as an idol in their heart. God help the Christian who points out these or other passages out to other Christians. They they go against the 'six pointed star' idolatry that has swept up Western Christendom. They forget that Israel has rejected its Messiah. We as Christians need to pray that they accept and come to the Messiah with repentance and weeping so that God can restore them to God.
As I see it, too many Christians view this end times as some kind of celestial football game where we are supposed to support this state against that one and hate one leader and love another, when the whole world and its evil systems will be judged by the Living God. Listen up, Muslims and unconverted Jews have one thing in common - the most important thing in common, both have rejected Christ, the Messiah - the only way one can be reconciled to God. Also brothers, let me say this - We cannot be so pro-America that we forget God, we cannot be so pro-Israel that we cannot see where she is at spiritually. We cannot be so filled with hatred for China that we cannot see that this is more and more where the largest concentration of Christians now live. We as Christians need to remember that we are ambassadors of Christ (Eph 6:20), not America or Israel. We can get to hating Russia so much and forget she has a rich and ancient Christian tradition. So bear this fact in mind, the US State Department pays nice salaries to its ambassadors. They don't need you. The same with Israel. Do you know who needs you to fill an ambassadorial post? Jesus Christ. Will you fill that post?
Be warned, Christ's genuine ambassadors do not have diplomatic immunity down here. They are often roughed up, mocked, jailed, beaten imprisoned and even killed and from a worldly perspective, the pay is usually not the greatest, but God needs ambassadors down here who are neither afraid of the hatred of the world or the hoots and taunts of other so-called Christians. If you want to know how your TRUE message of Christ and the gospel will be received, take a look at how the God's two witnesses were treated. Do you know how those two witnesses will probably be treated? They will probably be called 'Anti-Semitic' ravers, 'Religious lunatics' as they denounce the sins of both Israel and the world. But this is the problem - The world and the majority of its 'Christians' still don't get it. They don't really understand what this salvation things is really all about. But you know what? There is a reason for it. If their first love were Christ (Messiah) and their desires were his desires, their first hope for Israel would be that she be converted and come to the one whom they rejected and continue to reject.
You see, for too many US evangelicals (whose leaders are often secretly in the pay of Israel's secret services) they would rather see the secular state of Israel secure and every Jewish soul in hell. They don't really care about the Spiritual state of Israel. They care about maintaining a religious-prophetic narrative that has made them rich and gives them power - that revenue stream and that political-religious power - that is what is more important to them, not the whole counsel of God. Some of my readers may pull away because I don't have the so called 'Star of David' prominently displayed on the site and praise every move Israel makes. Well if that is what you are expecting, this is the wrong site - there are a plethora of Mossad run sites out there run by powerful well known pastors and evangelicals. I am not one of them, for the powers that today run the state is Israel are not the least bit interested in converting Jews to Christ; bringing her to her Messiah. They have another agenda and one of the more important is to keep a strong voting and politically potent pro-Israel lobby here in America so that Billions of dollars can flow to the Israeli defense Establishment.
Please do not get me wrong, I believe fervently in a strong Israel. Those people have suffered enormously and deserve a home of their own that is fully defensible, yes even with Nuclear weapons. What I am saying is that there is another agenda and one that most do not get or probably more relevantly, do not want to get. These so called pastors who are in the pay of others are being manipulated and used and their ultimate goal is not Christ but other more worldly agendas. Why do I write these things? Because I see a very deep and dark deception coming with regards to Israel. One that is going to shake the faith of millions of Christians. I cannot say exactly how it will come about so I will not speculate, but the spirit bears witness that we must be careful - there is something not quite right with much of the narrative we have heard and believed about Israel and who is living there and who many of her leaders are really descendents of and why so many of her policies are so arrogant, violent and seemed specifically designed to turn the world against Israel and the Jews rather than sympathetically.
Yet and still I see the very real and deep danger, probably significantly better than the most pro-Israel Christians out there. More than most do because for many, many years I have studied (really studied) Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. I have studied it, from how the Nazi's used the power of propaganda, to the rapacious and greedy nature of the state apparatus for stolen wealth, the human slavery, the racial obsessions,, the persecution of Jews, Christians, Communists, Poles, Roma's, Freemasons and just about anyone who had wealth, organization and was not subservient to the Nazi regime. And then there were the medical experiments. I am extremely sensitive to the anti-Semitic trends in our world today; those that are seen by ordinary people and those that are not. Let anyone here accuse me of Antisemitism and may the Lord God gently but firmly rebuke them for such a false and heinous accusation. Amen.
I am deeply saddened and appalled at the things now transpiring in Europe and elsewhere that always seems to target the Jews. But as I have told my readers time and time again, long before these trends we have seen today took place, I told you this was going to happen. I warned you that the Islamic-Nazi Alliance was going to move together against the Jews and Christians and undermine specifically the Christian tradition of the west. This is the devils target and the two afore mentioned movements are his tools. Right now, they appear (which are very deceiving) to be working against each other. The Far Right are ranting about Muslim invasions. An invasion that has been allowed to go on for about 20 years and no one stopped it but was actively encouraged by the powers that were. Now you have whole sections of countries that are effectively under Islamic law and control. This was all part of a plan. A plan to bring them in, create deep social divisions inside western nations with bureaucrats for years even showing 'tolerance' to extreme Islamic elements, rather than sending them back to their originating nations. These trends thus stirred up hatred and anger. Why? So that when the time was right (now) the far right (Nazi's) would have a lightning rod issue to gain support throughout Europe. What is the platform of the Neo-Nazi group PEGIDA? What is their rallying cry that has garnered them more and more support across Europe? Anti-Islam, but other elements of the extreme right are also moving to remove the Jews from Europe.
While European political leaders speak of Auschwitz with the solemn formula of "never again," it increasingly seems meaningless. Surveys show that in most European countries, including Germany, a growing number of people want to turn the page, and say they want forget about the Holocaust in a way they do not say they want to forget about, for instance, the Crucifixion. - A Europe Without JewsWill this new crop of European Leaders and American give Europe exactly what Hitler wanted, a 'Jew Free' Europe? Yes. I think they will. The above article discusses the recent Holocaust Memorial ceremony, but leaves on one critical thing that I noticed that really bothered me and still does to this day. What was that? I watched Obama and Merkel stand together and talk about 'never again' while they both and directly supported Nazi-ism in Ukraine. Nazi-ism directly and specifically supported to start new racial conflict. The only person who was dis-invited to the ceremony was the man who is now fighting those very same Nazi's, Vladimir Putin. Yet very few see these things in this light. They see leaders crying crocodile tears over 6 Million Jews and don't see these same leaders erecting swastikas in Ukraine.
Who really won WWII? Looking at what the leader of the so-called Free world is now funding to the tune of billions of IMF dollars in Ukraine SPECIFICALLY to start a race war against the very same race group Hitler hated (Russians), I would say the Nazi's won. They have fooled us all and hope to erect new fascist and racist regimes while the world is not looking... while they cry their crocodile tears over holocaust victims, and at the same time, sharpen their daggers and build their camps to bring in another one. Don't let Obama's dark skin fool you. The US establishment could never have gotten away with this if the President were not a Black man they could control. If the President were white, had black hair and a funny little mustache and had a German accent, Black folks would be in the streets protesting. Today they support him with 91% approval ratings. They know how to neutralize potential political opposition.
But this is problem of antisemitism and it is one that I completely understand so I write on these issues with extreme sensitivity. Antisemitism is real and I am not going to give the enemies of the Jewish people any cannon fodder. I have spoken out faithfully and fearlessly about the rise of antisemitism all these years, as well as the rise of Neo-fascism. When others thought I was a nut job and mocked me (yes they did), I warned. Now we see these things happening right now in Europe. I mean, how can you have a conference in antisemitism in Germany in the midst of all of this hate and not invite any Jews? I will tell you how. You do it when you want to send a clear but subtle message just what they think of Jews - they don't want them. There is no way this was some innocent oversight and wiser souls may have figured out that yes, it really may be time to flee Europe and head back to Israel. Why? Because Hitler is going to return far more deceptively and will be far more subtle than the last one, but his spiritual descendent will indeed return.
Most will not see it because they will not want to see, those others will see and shrug their shoulders and say just as the Germans did back in the 30's, "Hitler brought us prosperity, I now have a job, who cares if a few Jews get their heads based in? My kids eat and I have a new car." They won't even care if the camps come back as long as their is hot bread at the bakery and heat in their homes. The propaganda of the day will keep them full of the proper hate and provide ample diversions so that it can all continue with little to no interference from the people. Look at who the US media is spitting hate at today, Putin the guy who is fighting Nazi's. Look where American and German money is going, to aid the Nazi's. Propaganda works, it works very well especially when people want to believe the lies they are told. The whole system will come back because there will be enormous money in it.
On 8 August 1938, prisoners from Dachau concentration camp were sent to the town of Mauthausen near Linz, Austria, to begin the construction of a new camp. The site was chosen as a site for a slave labour camp because of the nearby granite quarry, and due to its proximity to Linz. Although the camp was, from the beginning of its existence, controlled by the German state, it was founded by a private company as an economic enterprise. The owner of the Wiener-Graben quarry (the Marbacher-Bruch and Bettelberg quarries) was a DEST Company: an acronym for Deutsche Erd- und Steinwerke GmbH. The company, led by Oswald Pohl, who was also a high-ranking official of the SS, rented the quarries from the City of Vienna in 1938 and started the construction of the Mauthausen camp. A year later, the company ordered the construction of the first camp at Gusen. The granite mined in the quarries had previously been used to pave the streets of Vienna, but the Nazi authorities envisioned a complete reconstruction of major German towns in accordance with plans of Albert Speer and other proponents of Nazi architecture, for which large quantities of granite were needed. The money needed for the construction of the Mauthausen camp was gathered from a variety of sources, including commercial loans from Dresdner Bank and Prague-based Escompte Bank, the so-called Reinhardt's fund (meaning money stolen from the inmates of the concentration camps themselves); and from the German Red Cross. - Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp.Money is what 'made the Reich turn' brothers and the new Reich they are building will be no different. There has to be an economic incentive.
Soviet Officers At Mauthausen Concentration Camp
Like nearby Mauthausen, the Gusen camp also rented inmates out to various local businesses as slave labourers. In October 1941, several huts were separated from the Gusen sub-camp by barbed wire and turned into a separate Prisoner of War Labour Camp (German: Kriegsgefangenenarbeitslager). This camp had many prisoners of war; mostly Soviet officers. By 1942 the production capacity of both Mauthausen and Gusen had reached its peak. Gusen was expanded to include the central depot of the SS, where various goods, which had been seized from occupied territories, were sorted and then dispatched to Germany. Local quarries and businesses were in constant need of a new source of labour as more and more Austrians were drafted into the Wehrmacht.
This is what so many of our history books fail to teach us. The Nazi's concentration camp system was a massive and highly profitable BUSINESS VENTURE.
Image is of the 'Stairs of Death'
where prisoners had to manually haul very heavy bricks up it as part of their daily labor.
Dear readers. Gas chambers were not the only method for killing prisoners in these camps. They also perfected methods of killing them with work.
The political function of the camp continued in parallel with its economic role. Until at least 1942, it was used for the imprisonment and murder of Germany's political and ideological enemies, both real and imagined. The camp served the needs of the German war machine and also carried out extermination through labour. When the inmates were totally exhausted after having worked in the quarries for 12 hours a day, or if they were too ill or too weak to work, they were then transferred to the Revier ("Krankenrevier", sick barrack) or other places for extermination. - Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp.This was big, really big business. Why am I telling you all of this now? Because the sins of the past are not past. We in America have a similar system right now in Unicor. No, we don't exterminate people yet.... YET... in those camps, but in the 'political camps' like Guantanamo we do, though their will be hot denials that this has happened. We have such facilities all over the nation. There will be lots of lies about it, but this I know because I know a CIA case officer who was taken to one and held incommunicado (when another Federal employee did not want him to appear at a certain meet). Let me tell you something else you are not going to hear or want to hear - this could not exist without the approval of the Justice Department and the President. Let no one tell you they did not know? What city did Obama come from? Chicago. Who is the Mayor there now? Was he not Obama's CHIEF OF STAFF?
This stuff is happening right here in America and the people are not being told and when they are told they don't and won't believe it... until it is them PERSONALLY who are taken to one and cannot contact a lawyer and are shackled to a wall half naked in a room with a temperature of 42 degrees with an A/C blowing directly on them for days. As long as they have the NFL and movies, the American people will let Auschwitz be erected on the White House lawn and the people will find a way to mentally 'justify' it so they can go back and finish watching the game.
Where does this lead and why am I telling you this. Listen up because only a few can tell you things things.
The Wehrmacht lost the war. The Luftwaffe lost the war. The civilians lost the war. The Nazis, however, did not lose the war. The Nazis got away.Those of you wanting some other confirmation of Bormann's survival can read this one, it is very, very good. Where did many of them wind up? The came to the US, with many Working for the CIA! If you think I am off my nut you can read the official report by the DOJ here. They tried real hard to keep this secret. The gist of this is that the Nazi's got away. The had a plan to reconstitute their empire and they are going to do it. If you want to know why you are not hearing about this, consider that many of these guys went and worked for the CIA. Now the CIA was behind the coup in Ukraine, they are the ones who over threw the democratically elected government and put these Nazi's in power in one of the most poorly disguised covert operations in CIA history. More here. Do you really want to know why you aren't hearing this and who really covertly owns and controls your media? If you do click on over and read this and then you can understand that when the CIA does a coup, they don't just target another nation, they target you and your media. That is why there is dead silence and in your MSM news sources. They (all of them who have remained silent) have become the tentacles of this 'New Order' (a term patented by IG Farben) they are erecting. Who really runs America? I think the Nazi's running around in Ukraine with US help, aid, political support and money are a darn good clue. Guantanamo's torture chambers should give you a clue. These racist cops gunning down Black men should give you a clue while the always get away with it. But it is not just America, Europe as well is infected. This is why I said some time ago. Black America and even most Jews here in America, they haven't got a clue as to what they are really up against, not even the slightest notion.
Dear readers, as I close this out today let me make this plain. I am not here to tickle your ears. If you are expecting me to carry the Mossad line of Religious propaganda here on Watson's Web, I am not going to do it. I love Israel and want to end the specter of antisemitism and hate but that is not my main goal. I want to see Israel come to her Messiah and that is the very subtle but absolutely key difference between what I am doing here and what an intelligence front masquerading as a televangelist is trying to do.
So those of you who want to pull up stakes because I am not in the pay of Israel, the CIA, the GOP or the DNC, then I invite you to do so now. In fact, I request it. I am not a bought and paid for minister. Never have been and never will be. I want to walk in the paths of Righteousness for HIS names sake, not for the sake of Israel, America, Babylon, Goldman Sachs, the CIA, the NSA, Obama or any other entity than the God who send his son Jesus Christ so that ALL MEN, Jew and Gentile; Arab and Asian can obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. And if that is not YOUR primary goal, you (not me) need to, as the saying goes, 'get with the program!'
May God grant all of you wisdom to discern this message and walk with care, wisdom and joy in these very last days.
2 Mar, 2015
...在 這樣的世代裏 我 們知道每一個人都會面臨考驗。 對我們來說這些考驗可能會是很 艱難的。但是神要我們信任他， 即使是在試煉當中。這是對我們 信心的考驗。不僅是在一切都順 利的時候信任他，而是在面臨急 難，一切都出了問題，和前景艱 難的時候更要信任他。我知道我 在說什麼，我曾經歷了相當黑暗 的情況，而今天明知道在不久的 未來我的生命會走到盡頭，我知 道再沒有比神給那些愛他，信任 他，尊敬他的人更大的獎賞。所 以弟兄們，在經歷試煉時要堅守 你們的信心，神知道你們經歷的 一切。要知道有時候撒旦會阻擋 拖延神的祝福。
想 想但以理在為他看到的異象祈禱 尋求解釋時，一個強大的、邪惡 的天使阻擋了神給他的答案達三 個星期之久。有時候神的祝福似 乎是遲了一些，但實際上它們來 的恰是時候。如果但以理的解答 沒有遲到，今天我們絕不可能了 解靈裏 的爭戰是如何進 行的。所以即使當時撒旦在設計 陰謀時，神都能在那過程裏 帶來好的結果。這個結果把我們 帶到下一個目標。
我 們曉得萬事都互相效力，叫愛神 的人得益處，就是按他旨意被召 的人。
神 有一個包含一切的絕妙計劃。沒 有任何神不知道的事。早在我們 還未著手做任何事之前，他就已 經知道我們要做什麼了。早在我 們出生之前他就已經知道我們那 一天高中畢業，那一天結婚，那 一天會過世。身為神的兒女，我 們的職責就是要走在神為我們舖 的道路上，走在光裏，也就是在 耶穌基督的信心、愛和希望裏。 魔鬼會把標的指向這些。當我們 經過艱難時刻時，魔鬼尤其會攻 擊我們的信心。而這時刻正是我 們必須堅守信心的時候，做我們 應該做的並且等候神。這就是但 以理所做的。他耐心的等候神。 他同時還禁食禱告。他終於得到 了他的解答。這是一個有果效的 祈禱典範。信心，決斷，等候 神。
我 們每一個人都將面臨試煉。看看 世界各地的基督徒是如何在面對 惨痛的損失和迫害時堅守他們的 信心。當我們面對磨難的時候， 就如那些受難的基督徒一樣，關 鍵是要保持信心，堅如金石的信 心，把我們的需求謙恭的帶到神 的面前，然後信實的等候神。有 些弟兄的信心曾經過幾近崩潰的 考驗。
我 若不信在活人之地得見耶和華的 恩惠，就早已喪膽了。要等候耶 和華！當壯膽，堅固你的心。我 再說，要等候耶和華！
弟 兄們，我知道這會有多麼的困 難，我自己曾經歷過一些相當艱 難的試煉。有一個考驗真的痛傷 了我的心。弟兄們，那是一個讓 我永遠無法忘記的考驗。我必須 強忍著堅持下去。在我經過這試 煉之時，我緊緊的抓住約伯記裏 的一段經文，這段經文一直是我 最珍愛的經文之一。
約 伯曾經歷人間煉獄，他失去了一 切，朋友，家人，健康，財富， 一下子全失去了，周遭的每一個 人都指責他，說他是個罪人，偽 君子，大家都羞辱他。
他 必殺我，我雖無指望，然而我在 他面前還要辯明我所行的。這要 成為我的拯救，因為不虔誠的人 不得到他面前。
我 從那考驗裏學到了什麼呢？我學 到了信心是堅韌的，而且如果神 命令你，你必須願意去赴湯蹈 火。記得但以理書裏的三個年輕 人是如何表現的？他們有一種堅 韌的，甚至是頑抗不服的信心。 他們絕不會屈服 – 不會屈服於那些人辱駡神的行 為。我們切不可屈服於這世界的 方式，或是這世界裏邪惡的那部 分。誘惑和考驗有時候會是很大 的，對我們許多人來說，當我們 面對獸的印記的那一天，這個考 驗將會是巨大的。
沙 得拉、米煞、亞伯尼歌對王說： 〝尼布甲尼撒啊，這件事我們不 必回答你。即便如 此，我們所事奉的神，能將我們 從烈火的窰中救出來。王啊，他 也必救我們脫離你的手﹔即或不 然，王啊，你當知道我們決不事 奉你的神，也不敬拜你所立的金 像！〞當時， 尼布甲尼撒怒氣填胸，向沙得 拉、米煞、亞伯尼歌變了臉色， 吩咐人把窰燒熱，比尋常更加七 倍。又吩咐他軍中的幾個壯士， 將沙得拉、米煞、亞伯尼歌捆起 來，扔在烈火的窰中。這三人穿 著褲子、內袍、外衣和別的衣 服，被捆起來扔在烈火的窰中。 因為王命緊急，窰又甚熱，那抬 沙得拉、米煞、亞伯尼歌的人都 被火燄燒死。沙得拉、米煞、亞 伯尼歌這三個人都被捆著落在烈 火的窰中。那時，尼布甲尼撒王 驚奇，急忙起來，對謀士說： 〝我們捆起來扔在火裏的不是三 個人嗎？〞他們回答王說：〝王 啊，是。〞王說：〝看哪，我見 有四個人，並沒有捆綁，在火中 遊行，也沒有受傷，那第四個的 相貌好像神子。〞於是，尼布甲 尼撒就近烈火窰門說：〝至高神 的僕人沙得拉、米煞、亞伯尼歌 出來，上這裏來吧！〞沙得拉、 米煞、亞伯尼歌就從火中出來 了。
他 們以一個客氣但又堅定的態度告 訴尼布甲尼撒王，不管他在何處 立那金像，都別妄想他們會敬拜 它。即使巴比倫王要殺了他們， 他們也不會跪在它面前，他們永 遠不會順從。
這 就是真正的基督徒在未來的日子 裏，在邪惡勢力的面前將會展示 的神聖反抗。這個世界將會恨我 們。他們會如史無前例似的攻擊 我們。在印度，基督徒正面對印 度教極端分子的迫害，在巴基斯 坦是伊斯蘭極端分子的迫害，在 伊斯蘭的世界裏這樣的事在很多 地方都是屢見不鮮的，甚至有些 佛教徒極端分子也迫害基督徒。
通 常他們所要的是基督徒離棄神而 去跪拜他們的偶像，他們的假 神，和他們的假先知。像尼布甲 尼撒一樣，他們經常是採取謀殺 的手段去脅迫一個信徙聲明放棄 他們在基督裏的信心。這就是為 什麼我在這裏多次的說明了如果 不是我們的信心有著重大的意 義，魔鬼不會用衪所 有的宗教來逼 迫我們改變。如果他們的神有那 麼偉大，像伊斯蘭教的神，他們 就不須要用槍對著人的腦袋，或 以失業，失去社會地位來迫使人 們到伊斯蘭的清真寺裏去禮拜。 這一直都是假宗教的特質。他們 使你因害怕那些政治和宗教當權 者會對你做的事情而被迫去崇拜 他們的神。這就是撒旦在這個世 界裏的操作方式 – 屈服，要不就死。當衪的42個 月獸的系統全面施行的時候，這 就會是衪的辦事方法。回頭去看 在古巴比倫時是如何，在現代巴 比倫和全世界也將會是如何。你 會發現在但以理書裏的這個事件 裏到處都有666編 在其中 – 這是獸的印記的一種。
所 以弟兄們，讓我們警醒的來接受 我們的試驗。我們之間沒有一個 人是會長久的活在這世上，跟神 為我們將來預備的比起來，我們 的試煉是短暫的。我們都被賦予 了一個隱藏的智慧，一個隱藏的 榮耀，某些無法用言語形容的美 好東西，那就是神為那些愛他的 人所預備的。
然 而，在完全的人中，我們也講智 慧。但不是這世上的智慧，也不 是這世上有權有位將要敗亡之人 的智慧。我們講的，乃是從前所 隱藏、神奧祕的智慧，就是神在 萬世以前預定使我們得榮耀的。 這智慧，世上有權有位的人沒有 一個知道的；他們若知道，就不 把榮耀的主釘在十字架上了。如 經上所記：〝神為愛他的人所預 備的，是眼睛未曾看見，耳朶未 曾聽見，人心也未曾想到的。〞
我 們每天都要面臨一些煩腦，財務 困難，家庭事故，健康問題，工 作上的麻煩。弟兄們，這些只不 過是生活的一部分。我們必須學 會用信心和一個敞開的耳朵去面 對，聽聽神在每一種情況裏要我 們做什麼，然後順從的去做。有 時候神要我們做的事情從人的心 思來想可能是沒有道理的。別人 可能會生我們的氣，因為我們對 我們的問題和煩腦採取不同的應 對方法。迷失的人不會了解。他 們的想法是屬世的，不是屬靈 的，他們的眼睛只注視屬世的東 西，和撒旦對那些為衪系統服務 的人所提供的安全保障。我們注 視的是超越這系統之外的，我們 服侍的是另外一位。這是為什麼 我們無法和那些迷失靈魂的人有 長久友誼關係的原因之一。我們 生活在不同的平面上，我們的心 是對聖靈敞開的，是受聖靈引導 的。老鷹跟小雞不會是朋友，獅 子也不會跟老鼠一起玩。為什麼 不呢？因為他們幾乎沒有相同之 處。一個神的兒女不該與謀殺者 為伍，牧師也不該和納粹分子稱 兄道弟。這並不表示我們不能偶 而結交一些未受救恩的朋友，但 是我們一定要學著和有信心的人 保持團契關係。要非常謹慎的看 待和不信主的人之間的親密關 係，他們小則可能會使你放慢邁 向基督的步伐，大則可能會成為 一個嚴重的阻碍，最終導致你背 離神。
弟 兄們，有時候試煉和我們的所行 所為沒有關係，想想約伯。其他 時候試煉是為了遣責我們做了不 該做的事，或是沒做該做的事。
我 寫這篇簡短的文章是為了讓你們 知道，你們寫給我關於你們的試 煉我都明白。我確實在為你們禱 告，我的希望是當試煉來臨的時 候，你們沒有一個會失敗，因為 它們一定會來的。
願 神的恩惠臨到你們所有愛他的 人。
We should keep in mind that we are children of God and that God loves us. Her on earth, this is our proving ground, to see if we are truly worthy and want to obtain the promise of God. That is why our faith is sometimes tried. We must maintain joy and our faith for with that faith, we will obtain the salvation our our souls.
kept by the power of God through faith
unto salvation ready to be revealed in the
last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season, if need be, ye
are in heaviness through manifold
temptations: That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than of gold that
perisheth, though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise and honour and
glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom,
though now ye see him not, yet believing,
ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full
of glory: Receiving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls.
know that all things work together for
good to them that love God, to them who
are the called according to his purpose.
I had fainted, unless I had
believed to see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living. Wait on the
LORD: be of good courage, and he shall
strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on
Though he slay me, yet will I
trust in him: but I will maintain mine own
ways before him. He also shall be my
salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to
answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom
we serve is able to deliver us from
the burning fiery furnace, and he will
deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
But if not, be it known unto thee, O
king, that we will not serve thy gods,
nor worship the golden image which
thou hast set up. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full
of fury, and the form of his visage was
changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego: therefore he spake, and
commanded that they should heat the
furnace one seven times more than it was
wont to be heated. And he commanded the
most mighty men that were in his army to
bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and
to cast them into the burning fiery
furnace. Then these men were bound in
their coats, their hosen, and their hats,
and their other garments, and were cast
into the midst of the burning fiery
furnace. Therefore because the king's
commandment was urgent, and the furnace
exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew
those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego. And these three men,
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell
down bound into the midst of the burning
fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the
king was astonied, and rose up in haste,
and spake, and said unto his counsellors,
Did not we cast three men bound into the
midst of the fire? They answered and said
unto the king, True, O king. He answered
and said, Lo, I see four men loose,
walking in the midst of the fire, and they
have no hurt; and the form of the fourth
is like the Son of God. Then
Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of
the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and
said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye
servants of the most high God, come forth,
and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego, came forth of the midst of
Howbeit we speak wisdom among
them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom
of this world, nor of the princes of this
world, that come to nought: But we speak
the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden wisdom, which God ordained before
the world unto our glory: Which none of
the princes of this world knew: for had
they known it, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is
written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of
man, the things which God hath prepared
for them that love him.
Satan's Stealth Technology
One thing I often worry about is that sometimes, all the news and perspective I post gets people feeling glum and down. I know how depressing all these news stories and evil happening in our world can be. Believe me, sometimes I have to just go lay down and pray after I do a days news. It is hard on me as well. Yes, it really is. But it troubles me when my readers get depressed reading the site.
But before I offer you some encouragement, I think it a good idea that you better understand why God has called me to do this. If this site has a 'mission statement' (something all US military units have), I think this would be it.
Satan is a very smart, wily, seductive. Remember the words of John the revelator – he said that the devil deceiveth the whole earth.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
It is also true of the last days political system that will have enormous power to do miracles, wonders and wow the world into the clutches of the devil.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
With these two verses we see who is the ultimate deceiver and we see the last days system that is under his power that does satan's will. What is his will? To deceive the whole earth.
I know this is basic stuff but follow me here, I think you will better understand why I post some of the stories I do and help you better understand what it will take to withstand the demonic onslaught of the devil in the last days, if it were possible these deceits would be able to deceive even God's most precious elect (Matt 24:24).
One of the new technologies that the US military developed and has been now in development and deployed by other nation states is stealth technology. What it does is mask the plane, ship or tank from the view not just of radars but also from the naked eye. Yes, you will find a couple of YouTube vids that shows stealth tanks running in the woods and not even the naked eye can see it. They can do it and it works. Why would a military want something stealthed? So the enemy cannot see it, allow for it and target it, that is why. They go merrily along while a tank sits 100 yards way that no one can see, then suddenly 'boom' - those who are killed never had time to figure out what hit them. I call stealth weapons the 'I didn't know, because I couldn't see and now I'm dead' weapons.
Now let's take the stealth concept to the informational spiritual and political environment. Stealth is just as prevalent here, but in these disciplines, an entirely different form of technology is needed and used. Here stealth is far more interesting. A political leaders real racial, economic and political leanings can be sanitized out of the media (couldn't see). So that the people don't know that the man who smiles so much and seems so nice wears a swastika on his soul. The people do not know that the leader of the Church or some country is really an paid agent of the satan's 'military'. Such men are 'stealthed' in such a way that the untrained eye cannot see them for what they are. They can be used against Christians and other sons of Adam just like a stealth aircraft, blow them away and they never know what hit them.
This site is (to further the analogy) kind of like an anti-stealth radar. It can pick up many of the stealthed weapons on the information battlefield. When a political leader stands up to speak, I can often shine a light on them that shows a (spiritual) pentagram or a swastika on their forehead that no one else can (or wants to) see in the ecstasy of the political moment. They cannot see because these things are 'stealthed' from the people so that the deceiving mechanism and media outlets of satan can do their dirt slowly moving the earth and its inhabitants into his coming political system.
I try my best to shine a light on these kinds of things that are not seen by others because 1) they do not want to see or 2) it is not been given for them to see. This is why I did that mini series on Blessed Eyes. Blessed are the eyes that see, or to further the analogy, blessed are the eyes that can see those things that the devil has tried to 'stealth'. Watson's Web is a crude 'de-stealthifier' meant for saints who want to understand what time it is and who have made a conscious decision that they do not want to be deceived in the ongoing and coming deception that shall come upon the whole world.
It is designed to
help you not get into bed with the devils
deceivers or help them do their evil work
because you did not know any better. This is
one of the main missions I have – warn the
people. Deceit is everywhere and few are
aware of it and most of those would prefer
not to be. Brothers, I cannot and from this
day forward utterly refuse to make any
attempt to help anyone who refuses to take
off their blindfold. I will not do it and
God is not requiring me to. Do you want to
walk around with a blindfold on with this
spiritual battle raging, with spirital and
temporal casualties mounting? I can't help
you. Why not? Because I am talking to a dead
man who just doesn't know it yet. I don't
have time to talk to, preach or teach to the
dead. I am trying to help the living and
those that want to. The guy walking around
with blinders on a battlefield is nothing
more than a 'Blindfold Assisted Suicide'
waiting to happen.
Our battles often transpire in the unseen, in the spiritual realm. We must be able to identify the devils imps, his agents and those who are under the influence of the prince of darkness, either knowingly or unknowingly. This is one reason we must be careful who we listen to. The devil will often come to us in the form of a 'Christian'. They say they are saved but you can tell by listening to them talk or pray that they have never known God. You can see how they live and the things they do, that they do not and have never known him.
Brothers, from such turn away. They will be the ones who turn Judas on you when things get hot. Their real love is not God, but the world, its system and the 30 piece of silver satan pays for their acts of betrayal.
One of my favorite passages in the OT is found in Second Kings. It involves Elisha the prophet and one of his pupils.
Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria. And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them? And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master. And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel. And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. (2Ki 6:8-24)
Here the King of Syria and Israel were at odds and the the Syrian King surmised that he had a spy in his camp because the King of Israel's intelligence was just that good. “How did they know that?”, Was what the king was thinking – I must have a spy in my midst!
But the kings minsters told him that the king instead had a prophet that he listened to. That was how the king knew what was going on so well. So the king wanted to meet this prophet and sent a troop to fetch him and sent a host to the city where Elisha was. When the young man (Elisha's pupil) saw the host, he was very much afraid. But Elisha quieted the man's heart and prayed to God to show him what God had 'stealthed' from his enemies.
Behold! A great fiery host was on hand to deliver both the city and Elisha from the hand of the King of Syria. There was no real need to fear. Elisha had faith and knew that God was with him until his job was complete and then and only then would he sleep with his fathers.
I love that passage because it shows that God always has a host on hand to protect his people and ministers. It also shows that even when the prophet could have killed all of those men (who were blinded and could not see) Elisha showed them hospitality and fed them and sent them on their way.
Too often we focus on the devils power but God's is far more so and he knows the end from the beginning. Those who serve and love him need not be in fear of the devil or those forces on earth, political, economic or spiritual that are under the control of the evil one. We cannot usually see what is going on in the spiritual, or even in the natural realm, but believe me brothers, God is real and he can and does protect his people! I tell you of a truth; were it not for the Lord, I would have been pushing up daisies in some well manicured cemetery long ago. But God has a job or me to do and as long as I do it, I will have his protection.
So I ask all of you in the future to not be depressed or down by the stories I post. I know the news is bad but let us not forget that in the last book of the Bible... WE WIN!!!
Let me leave you here today with this passage that I think is meet for many of you who may get down about the world or even your own personal situations. In our battles we have re-enforcements that are far more powerful than anything the kingdoms of this world are even aware of.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Just like Elisha, God hears us and if you really have faith, God will sometimes show you things that are not seen by the naked eye or by lost souls. God can give you the kind of sight he gave to Elisha's pupil.
So brothers, use my anti-stealth radar here at Watson's Web to your advantage. It is not here to depress you but to inform you and give you the kind of spiritual 'situational awareness' you must have in these most dangerous times. Christ's key word for us in these times is to watch.
I find it most interesting that when I was in the Military and worked at one of my Military Intelligence Units we had a 24 hour 'watch'. Three rotating shifts that were always working all the time. Our job was to 'Watch' for the enemy moves and other sundry events in our world.
That is why I say to you all the
exact same thing our Lord (blessed be his
name!!) said to you.
I hope you
enjoyed the quick peek of what is
going on at Watson's Web behind the
password wall. This short open
enrollment period was long planned and
thankfully went well. This site is a
small one and one that will remain so.
I am not looking to enlarge it much.
Keeping it small has been good for me
and I get a lot less annoying people
writing me with really negative
attitudes and really ignorant
diatribes dressed up in misquoted
scripture and false 'prophetic' words
conjured up out of someones own
I have decided to be obedient and one thing God has made clear to me in the middle of 2013 was to stop casting pearls before the swine. I have a unique gift from God, I know it but need to make sure it is used where it will do the most good. Throwing pearls at swine is not wise and I was doing that too much in the past. Why is it unwise? A pig does not know the difference between a pearl and a rock. If you throw pearls at a pig, he will only get mad at you and may charge at you because he is too stupid to know the value of pearls because he thinks they are rocks. I am not here to minister to pigs, but men and women who hunger for truth and perspective in these times from a rock solid biblical viewpoint. Let the pigs eat their slop.
I have ceased casting pearls before swine and because of that Watson's Web will always be a private site. So many are you are hoping and praying the site will come back in its free form. Forget about it... it ain't gonna happen.
The free site sucked me dry spiritually and financially and I am not going to do that again. Like all ministries they require money to survive and if you think I am off go back into Acts and find out how the early Church did it. Go back into the OT as well. This idea that all ministers must be free and there is no responsibility on the those being fed to support them financially is not of God. It is nothing more than freeloading and that spirit is one of selfishness. God tells us to give and instead, all most Christians do is take and never give back.
Brothers, there is no Book of Leech in the Bible. I looked diligently for it... it isn't there. So next time you are genuinely fed by a ministry help them out. Help your brothers and sisters in need out, help the persecuted, the homeless and the minister who is under fire for telling you hard truths the powers of darkness don't want told. Stop reading from the Book of Leech, open up your wallet and give to Christians ministries who assist the poor, homeless and persecuted. Give instead of only taking. That is the true spirit of Christ – GIVING and LOVING. Did not God GIVE his only son for us as a sacrifice for our sins. Did not Christ tell us it was more blessed to give than receive?
Stand up like men, take a stand for what is what is right and if you have this worlds goods, help ministers on the front lines and put the Book of Leech in the fireplace...
...just before you light it.
The Book of Nahum is probably best described as the successor book to Jonah. Both were sent to the people of Nineveh, though Nahum was sent to the same people that Jonah was sent to, his prophecy was about 150 years after Jonah. Nahum gave this word of prophecy sometime between 663 and 612 BC, while Jonah's was between 793 and 753, BC. As we all probably recall, when Jonah was sent there, the people eventually repented. However, in the times of Nahum's prophecy, it appears clearly that the people had gone back to their old ways. Nahum was a native of a small village of Elkoshai, which was on the Galilee, though there is some doubt about this. The Chaldee refer to him as Nahum of Beth-Koshi which is now called Gibbon (more here). Beyond this very scant information, there is little known about the prophet or his life. Nahum's prophecy is different that any other in that he calls it a 'book of the vision'. Unlike Jonah, Nahum probably did not go to Nineveh but probably had this prophecy delivered there. FYI, in those days, prophets were often called seers because they had visions.
The prophet begins with a vivid description of God's holy character, his love of justice and his hatred of evil. The prophet speaks early of one aspect of God's character that very few preachers, either protestant or Catholic will discuss with any depth or regularity; that being God's wrath, vengeance and justice on those who do and continue to do evil.
The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
The God of all things is jealous for his own glory and worship that is due him. He must avenge for he is just. Those that continue to do evil will face a God who will take them fully to task for their sins. God is angry – this is not some computer that is calculating up 'bad deeds' against 'good deeds'. No, those who love and continue in sin are going to get the full measure of a God who is not only just, but very, very angry at all of this evil, especially in our most troubled times. . He is indeed, slow to anger but... not forever. His patience with our sins is not going to last forever. As the prophet says, who can abide his anger? and goes on to describe God's fury in typical prophetic style. Yet as usual, God shows another side of his character in his prophets work, this time in the very name of the Prophet which means to comfort or compassionate.
Today, there is too much emphasis on the the mercy side of God's character emphasis that exists to a heretical degree. I say heretical because it is certainly true that God is full of mercy and wholly desirous of forgiving people. The sacrifice of Christ on the cross shows us all the lengths God will go to save mankind. But as the prophet makes perfectly clear, the Lord “will not acquit the wicked”. The people of Nineveh were given over to great wickedness and Nahum was not sent with a 'feel good' message designed to be popular amongst those whom the Lord was about to destroy.
The Lesson of Divine Sovereignty
These days we hear a lot about the sovereignty of nations. Yet in all of the debate, the world has forgotten the ultimate sovereignty of God. The world has seen many empires. From Akkad to Egypt, from Babylon to Alexander, the Mongol's to Napoleon, God has seen them all rise and fall. Nahum's prophecy is mostly about the fall of this Assyrian Empire of which Nineveh was the capitol that had backslidden badly since the repentance brought on by the preaching of Jonah.
God tells his people that though the Ninevehites felt safe, evil would befall them.
There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor. Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
The world quiet here is an interesting word. Strongs concordance says this.
From H7999; complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly. (shalem used by mistake for a name.): - full, just, made ready, peaceable, perfect (-ed), quiet, Shalem [by mistake for a name], whole.
The prophet says that even though every thing is quiet and secure, perfect and peaceable, God was going to cut them down. The world literally means to shave or sheer and the Prophet here appears to be mirroring the exact same sentiment found in Isiah when the prophet says regarding Assyria.
In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
But this cutting off appears to have a much deeper meaning as in Verse 14 the Lord says this -
And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
Here the prophet foretells of the utter destruction of the Assyrian power and the Idols on which much of that power rested. What the Lord is saying is very much in keeping with our own vernacular today, “God was digging their grave for them'” The Assyrians had afflicted God's people and the prophet proclaims a kind of Old Testament 'gospel' (good news) to Judah. Indeed, this passage is very similar to the one cited by Paul In Romans 10:15 regarding the gospel.
Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
So within this passage we see the two basic themes we see throughout prophetic literature – Judgment upon those who refuse to repent. This theme is constant and can be found in all the prophets; Old and New Testament. You see, people know, deep down inside KNOW good from evil and hell will be filled with those who adhered to the precepts of folly and sin. Those who are wise and understand know do follow after righteousness. But especially today, in these very last days we find that people do not want to do right. Like the Assyrian idolaters they were looking for a religion that validated their own sinful behavior. This is why the devil has so many different religions, then and now. He loves religious diversity and is the prime author of it. He loves all religions except genuine Christianity. He does not mind fake Christianity, the faux spirituality that exists in these multi-million dollar pulpits across America. But today people choose this kind of spiritually useless Christianity that makes no moral demands on them, puts the stamp of approval on their evil deeds and fills them with meaningless 'feel good' homilies on Sunday. But people are also flocking to many eastern Religions, new religions and even the occult, witchcraft and satanism. Why? The answer is so simple, that most people won't want to believe it.
Genuine Christianity makes clearly written and understood moral and ethical demands of people that most are not willing to comply with. So what do they do? The are easily susceptible to the anti-Christian propaganda pushed by the entertainment industry and seek out other gods to satisfy their own lusts. In short they are looking for a religion that makes no moral demands on them. They want their sin and salvation too!
God was speaking to the people of Nineveh about their idols, of which there were clearly many of. The ancient world had many gods and you could pick and choose them based on your own career, lusts, desires, family, class and social standing. But those gods, like the smörgåsbord religions of today don't do anything but guide you happily into the kingdom of hell. The Lord is telling people then as he is today just what he thinks about those idols and false religion.
And yet for God's people we find a most important promise.
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Chapter two of Nahum mostly just describes the method of her destruction. The war and the fact that the rivers will play a role in her destruction.
The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved. And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts. But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.
Here we note that the rivers (probably the Tigris on which the city rests) were to be opened up and that the city was perhaps to become flooded out. The meaning of Huzzab in this passage is not clear. Some translations render it as as 'It is established' and others as a personal name. The word is used 77 ties. It could also mean 'officer' as it is rendered six times in the OT (1Ki_4:5, 1Ki_4:7, 1Ki_4:27, 1Ki_5:16, 1Ki_9:23, 2Ch_8:10). Here is what Strongs says about it.
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively): - appointed, deputy, erect, establish, X Huzzah [by mistake for a proper name], lay, officer, pillar, present, rear up, set (over, up), settle, sharpen, stablish, (make to) stand (-ing, still, up, upright), best state.
Others have thought it meant the queen of Nineveah (the wife of the king). Here is what the JFB Commentary says.
Nah 2:7 - Huzzab--the name of the queen of Nineveh, from a Hebrew root implying that she stood by the king (Psa_45:9), [VATABLUS]. Rather, Nineveh personified as a queen. She who had long stood in the most supreme prosperity. Similarly CALVIN. MAURER makes it not a proper name, and translates, "It is established," or "determined" (compare Gen_41:32). English Version is more supported by the parallelism.
Of note here is that the name Nineveh probably means the seat of Ishtar and Nina was one of the Babylonian Goddesses. She was the goddess of fertility and sex, not unlike the Greco-Roman Goddess Venus.
But in all of this fighting and chaos taking place the Lord utters his voice and makes plain that he has indeed taken sides in this conflict.
Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard. Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
The Lord here lays out the things that he hated about Nineveh and the reasons why so great an evil had (will) befall(en) her. She was a harlot, a good looking whore, but a 'ho just the same and notice, notice how she sells nations and how the Lord did not overlook her witchcrafts. Do not these prophetic utterances remind us of the Great Harlot in Revelation? Well, brothers I think in the spiritual realm, the demonic stronghold is the exact same one. He then asks the question about other fallen empires, Populous (Thebes) Ethiopia and Egypt, who also were arrogant and thought they were the most powerful thing in the universe. They were all destroyed. God is reminding the Ninevites and all of us of his divine sovereignty.
In closing, Nahum's prophecy while not specifically directed at our times and our nation specifically is an excellent parable for what happens to nations when they grow in wickedness, chase after false gods, become violent and bloody and dabble in witchcraft. No nation is exempt from God's holy standards.
The graveyard of history is strewn with the corpses of empires who thought they were too powerful to be constrained, directed or otherwise guided by God and were too self-righteous to accept his correction and too wicked to understand the necessity for these things.
The last verse I think is most interesting in that it shows you that God's forbearance while long is not eternal. That their fall will be something people will talk about for a long time and that God has remembered Nineveh's continual wickedness.
There is no
healing of thy bruise; thy wound is
grievous: all that hear the bruit of
thee shall clap the hands over thee:
for upon whom hath not thy wickedness
Let the fall of Nineveh give we Americans the pause we need to consider our ways.
那鴻書或許能被最恰當的形容為約拿書之後的繼任者。兩者都是神 差往尼尼微的僕人，雖然那鴻是被差派到約拿曾經被差往的同一個地方，但他給尼尼微的預警是 在約拿後大約150年之後。那鴻給他們的預言是在西元 前663年到西元前612年之間，而約拿的預言是在西元前793年到西元前753年之間。我們或許都記得，當約拿被差往尼尼微時，人們最終悔改 了。然而，那鴻發預言時很顯然的人們已再次淪於昔日的罪惡。那鴻是加利利的一個小村落伊勒 歌斯土生土長的人，雖然有些人懷疑這個準確性。加利利人稱他為Beth-Koshi的那鴻，也就是現在的吉本(Gibbon)。除了這個有限的資料外，關於這位 先知和他的一生，鮮有人知。那鴻的預言跟任何其他的預言有所不同，不同的是他稱之為〝異象 之書〞。不像約拿，那鴻可能沒有親自前往尼尼微，他可能是將這預言送往尼尼微。供你参考， 在當時，先知們通常被稱為〝觀象者〞，因為他們能看見異象。
先知那鴻以生動的描述神的神聖性格為起始，神對正義的愛和對邪 惡的憎惡。那鴻先說到神性格中的一面，這一面不論是基督新教或天主教的傳道者，很少人會作 任何深度或規律性的討論﹔那就是神對那些為惡並持續為惡之人的憤怒，報復和制裁。
論 尼尼微的默示，就是伊勒歌斯人那鴻所得的默示。耶和華是忌邪施報的神。耶和華施報 大有忿怒﹔向他的敵人施報，向他的仇敵懷怒。耶和華不輕易發怒，大有能 力，萬不以有罪的為無罪。他乘旋風和暴風而來，雲彩為他腳下的塵土。他斥責海，使 海乾了，使一切江河乾涸。巴珊和迦密的樹林衰殘，黎巴嫩的花草也衰殘了。 大山因他震動，小山也都消化﹔大地在他面前突起，世界和住在其間的也都如此。他發 忿怒，誰能立得住呢？他發烈怒，誰能當得起呢？他的忿怒如火傾倒，磐石因 他崩裂。耶和華本為善，在患難的日子為人的保障，並且認得那些投靠他的人。但他必 以漲溢的洪水淹沒尼尼微，又驅逐仇敵進入黑暗。尼尼微人哪，設何謀攻擊耶 和華呢？他必將你們滅絕淨盡，災難不再興起。你們像叢雜的荊棘，像喝醉了的人，又 如枯乾的碎稭全然燒滅。
那主一切萬物的神，因為應當屬於他的榮耀和尊崇而妒忌。他 必須懲治因為他是公正的。那些繼續為惡的人將面對一位會對他們的罪作嚴厲責備的神。神 發怒了－ 這不是像電腦計算〝壞行為〞對抗〝好行為〞一樣。不，那些喜歡罪惡並持續為惡的人將會 得到神全然嚴厲的審判懲罰，他不僅是公正，更是對所有的罪惡極度的憤怒，尤其是在我們 這最混亂的世代裏。神的確是不輕易發怒，但...不是永遠不。他對罪的耐心不會持續到永遠。正如先知所說 的，誰能承受得住神的憤怒？那鴻繼續以典型的預言方式來形容神的忿怒。但是照例，神經 由他的先知顯示他性格的另一面，這次是以這位先知的名字那鴻的含意來顯示，也就是安慰 和憐憫。
今天，人們過分強調神性格中的憐憫，我認為強調到成為異 端的 地步。我說異端是因為它的確屬實，神的確是充滿憐憫並且全然意欲原諒人們。基督在十架 上受難，表明了神願意盡全力的去拯救人類。但正如先知那鴻解釋的清清 楚楚，神不會開釋邪惡的人。尼尼微人成為極端邪惡的人，那鴻不是去給他們一個讓他們感 覺舒服的信息，好讓他在那些神即將毀滅的人群中大受歡迎。
近 來我們聽到很多關於各國主權的論評，但在所有的爭論當中，這個世界已經忘記了神的終極 主權。這個世界已經歷了很多的王國。從古代的阿卡德到埃及，從巴比倫 到亞歷山大帝國，蒙古帝國到拿破崙，神看著他們一個個興起又沒落。那鴻的預言大多是關 於這個以尼尼微為首都的亞述帝國的衰退，自從約拿的傳道導致他們悔改 之後，他們又加劇的故態復萌。
有一人從你那裏出來，圖謀邪惡，設惡計攻擊耶和華。 耶和華如此說：〝尼尼微雖然勢力充足，人數繁多，也被剪除，歸於無有。猶大啊，我 雖然使你受苦，卻不再使你受苦。現在我必從你頸項上折斷他的軛，扭開他的繩索。〞
源自 H7999；完全(直譯或象徵性)；特別是說友好的。(Shalem 被誤用為一個名 字。)：－完全的，合理 的，準備好的，平和的，完美的，平靜的，撒冷(Shalem，和平之意)，完整的。
先知說儘管一切都平和安全，完美又平靜，神還是會剪除他 們。字面上說剪除這個詞就是削或剪的意思，在這裏先知顯然的是反映出和以賽亞論及亞述 時完全相同的感受。
那時，主必用大河外賃的 剃頭刀，就是亞述王，剃去頭 髮和腳上的毛，並要剃淨鬍鬚。
耶和華已經出令，指著尼 尼微說：〝你名下的人必不留 後。我必從你神的廟中，除滅雕刻的偶像和鑄造的偶像，我必因你鄙陋，使你歸於墳 墓。〞
這裏先知預言亞述政權和其所倚賴偶像的徹底毀滅。神所說的和我 們今天的俗話是非常一致的，也就是說〝神在替他們 掘墳墓〞。亞述人讓神的 百姓受苦，先知就向猶大人宣告一種舊約式的福音(好消息)。的確，這段經文 跟羅馬書10章15節保羅所引用關於 福音的話非常類似。
看哪！有報好信、傳平安 之人的腳登山，說：〝猶大 啊，可以守你的節期，還你所許的願吧！因為那惡人不再從你中間經過，他已滅絕淨盡 了。〞
在 這段經文裏我們可以看到兩個基本的主題，這在預言性的著述裏到處可見－那就是對拒 絕悔改之人的審判，和對神的百姓的保護和承諾。這個主題在所有舊約和新約 的預言裏都可以見到，而且是永恆不變的。你瞧，人們內心深處知道善與惡，而地獄將 會充滿那些決意守著愚昧和罪惡的人。那些有智慧的人知道要追尋正義。但尤 其是在今天，在這最後的日子裏，我們發現人們並不想要做正義之事。就像拜偶像的亞 述人，他們在找一個能夠肯定他們罪惡行為的宗教。這就是為什麼魔鬼撒旦有 那麼多不同的宗教，從前到現在，一直是如此。牠喜歡宗教分歧，牠就是那最初的創始 者。牠喜愛所有的宗教，除了真正的基督教信仰之外。他不在乎假的基督教， 也就是存在於全美各地百萬身價的教會講台上虛假的虔誠。但是今天人們選擇這種沒有 屬靈價值的基督教，對他們沒有道德上的要求，批准他們邪惡的行為，並且在 星期天主日裏用無意義的，感覺舒服的講道來填塞他們。人們也同時涌向很多東方的宗 教，新興起的宗教，甚至邪教，巫術和惡魔崇拜。為什麼？答案很簡單，但多 數人不願意相信。
真 正的基督教把〝清楚的寫明並完全理解〞當作道德倫理的標準和要求，卻是多數人不願意去 遵守的。那他們會怎麼樣呢？他們極易受娛樂界推出的反基督宣傳的影 响，而去追尋其他的神祗來滿足他們自己的欲望。簡言之，他們在尋找一個對他們沒有道德 要求的宗教。他們不要放棄罪惡但又要神的救贖。
神 是在對尼尼微的人講他們的偶像，很顯然的那時有很多。古時代裏有很多的神祗，你可以根 據你的事業，欲望，喜好，家庭，階級和社會地位來挑選偶像。但是那些 神祗，就像今天的自助餐宗教一樣，他們不會做任何事，只會高興的引領你進入地獄之門。 正如今日一樣，神當時就告訴人們他對偶像和假宗教的真正想法。
耶和華本為善，在患難的 日子為人的保障，並且認得那 些投靠他的人。
河閘開 放，宮殿沖沒。 王后蒙羞，被人擄去；宮女搥胸，哀鳴如鴿。此乃命定之事。尼尼微自古以來充滿 人民，如同聚水的 池子。現在居民卻 都逃跑，雖有人呼喊說：〝站住！站住！〞卻無人回顧。
這裏我們注意到那河閘(可能是尼尼微城所 座落的底格里斯河)將會被打開而尼尼 微城或許會被淹沒。這段經文裏王后(Huzzab)的意思並不明確。 有些人翻譯為 '已建立的'，其他的認為是一 個人的名字。這個字'Huzzab'在聖經裏用了77次。它也可作官吏 解釋，在舊約裏有6次翻譯成官吏(列王紀上4章5節，4章7節，4章27節，5章16節，9章23節，歷代志下8章10節)。Strong's聖經索引這麼說：
原始的語根；安置，適用於不同情况(直譯或象徵性)：任命，代表，竪 起，建立，X Huzzah 〔被誤認為一正常 名字〕，舖設，官吏，柱子，出現，立起，指派，設立，安置，磨利，使堅固，使站(站立，靜止，起 立，直立)，最佳狀態。
那鴻書2章7節 － Huzzab—尼尼微王后的名字，從西伯來文 字根來看意味著她站在國王的旁邊(詩篇45章9節)，〔VATABLUS的注釋〕。倒不如說是尼尼微被 擬人化成了王后。尼尼微長久以來高居繁榮昌盛之位。同樣的CALVIN.MAURER不解釋為一個名字，而翻譯成 〝已建立的〞或〝已決定的〞(参照創世記41章32節)。這相似之處更能為英譯本提供依據。
我的看法呢？要注意這裏尼尼微這個名字，可能是Ishtar和Nina的座席之意，是巴比倫女神之一。她是掌生育和性愛的女神， 跟希臘羅馬的女神維納斯一樣。或許這王后也是這個女神(Nina)的一個象徵或是一個宗教性的代 表，這個城市就是為她而命名的。
萬 軍之耶和華說：〝我與你為敵，必將你的車輛焚燒成煙，刀劍也必吞滅你的少壯獅 子。我必從地上除滅你所撕碎的，你使者的聲音必不再聽見。〞禍哉！這流人血的 城，充滿謊詐和強暴，搶奪的事總不止息。鞭聲響亮，車輪轟轟，馬匹踢跳，車輛 奔騰，馬兵爭先，刀劍發光，槍矛閃爍，被殺的甚多，屍首成了大堆，屍骸無數， 人碰著而跌倒；都因那美貌的妓女多有淫行，慣行邪術，藉淫行誘惑列國，用邪術 誘惑多族 (註：〝誘惑〞 原文作〝賣〞)。萬軍之耶和 華說：〝我與你為敵。我必揭起你的衣襟，蒙在你臉上，使列國看見你的赤體，使 列邦觀看你的醜陋。我必將可憎污穢之物拋在你身上，辱沒你，為衆目所觀。凡看 見你的，都必逃跑離開你，說：'尼尼微荒涼 了！有誰為你悲傷呢？' 我何處尋得安 慰你的人呢？〞
神在這裏說明了讓他恨惡的有關尼尼微的事情，和這大災禍降 臨尼尼微的原因。尼尼微是一個淫婦，一個漂亮的妓女，但仍然是一個妓女，而且注意她是 如何誘惑(出賣)列 國，又神是如何沒有忽視她的邪術。難道這些先知的言辭沒有提醒我們啟示錄裏的大淫婦？ 這個呢，弟兄們，我想從屬靈的角度看，惡魔的堅固營壘跟她是一模一樣 的，就是這大淫婦。他又提了關於其他衰敗了的帝國，古希臘底比斯，非洲的埃塞俄比亞和 埃及，他們也曾是高傲一時的，認為他們是全宇宙裏最強大的力量。他們 統統都被毁滅了。神是在提醒尼尼微人和我們所有的人不要忘了神的主權。
最後，那鴻的預言雖然不是直接的針對我們的時代，而我們的 國家尤其是一個絕佳的比喻，當一個國家趨於邪惡，追尋虛假的神祗，傾向暴力血腥和涉足 巫術時會發生什麼事。沒有一個國家能從神聖潔的標準裏得到豁免的。
歷史的墳場裏到處可見大帝國的屍體，他們以為他們強大到不 可約束，不受指示或是受神的指導，他們自以為是，不接受神的指正，他們太邪惡以致於不 了解神管教的必要性。
那鴻書的最後一節經文，我認為是最有意思的，因為它告訴你 神的忍耐雖然久長，但不是永遠。尼尼微的衰亡將長久的成為人們的話題，尼尼微的持續為 惡並沒有被神忘記。
你的損傷無法醫治，你的 傷痕極其重大；凡聽你信息的 必都因此向你拍掌。你所行的惡，誰沒有時常遭遇呢？
馬克 . 華生