The End of History—Messiah Conspiracy


CHAPTER 19—Russia is Crushed in Gog


“ ‘...On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it? And you will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you...a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It will come about in the last days...in order that the nations may know Me when I shall be sanctified through you before their eyes, O Gog.’ ” The biblical prophet, Ezekiel 38:14-16 NASB, 600 BC

“If you desire to know the manner...of the war of Gog and Magog you may see them both described by Ezekiel chap 38 and 39...where he represents how the Jews after their return from captivity dwell safely and quietly upon the mountains of Israel in unwalled towns without either gates or barrs to defend them untill they are grown very rich in Cattel and gold and silver and goods and Gog of the land of Magog stirrs up the nations round about. Persia and Arabia and Afric and the northern nations of Asia and Europe against them to take a spoile, and God destroys all that great army, that the nations may from thenceforth know that the...Jews went formerly into captivity for their sins but now since their return are become invincible....”1 Isaac Newton, 1600’s

“When the ships of the kingdom of Russia will cross the Dardannels you [Israel] should dress in Sabbath clothes because this means that the arrival of the Messiah is close.”2

Rabbi Elija ben Solomon, the famed Vilna Gaon, 1700’s


“When you see the Russian army begin to move southward and enter Turkey, put on your Sabbath garments and get ready to welcome the Messiah.”3 Rav Valoshiner, 1800’s

“Russia, then, according to the Scriptures, is the headship or leading power around which the multitudinous armies of allied monarchy shall be gathered together. ‘Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet’ (Ezek. 38:5). Persia here represents the swarming hosts from the Asiatic possessions; Ethiopia, Libya, and the armies of Africa. ‘Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee’ (Ezek. 38:9). The invasion is here announced by an armament such as the world never saw. For the millions that are to assemble under Gog or Russia embrace nearly all of Europe, as well as a large portion of Asia and Africa.”4 Reverend Pitts, to Congress, 1857

“This king of the North I conceive to be the autocrat of Russia...that Russia occupies a place, and a very momentous place, in the prophetic word has been admitted by almost all expositors.”5 Dr. John Cumming, 1864

“We are not going to let them [Russia] issue an ultimatum to the world of surrender or die.” Ronald Reagan, from the program, Reagan on Reagan, 1989. [ ] mine

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RUSSIA IS CRUSHED IN GOG


These quotes, which span 2600 years, indicate that Russia will one day become the mortal enemy of Israel. In reference to our third quote from the 1700’s, we note that Gaon, in Hebrew, means “genius.” Vilna is the town of Wilna, where he resided. These words of the rabbi are cited in the name of his students, which this author and Mike Bentley translated into English from the original Hebrew book Chevlet Mashiach BIZemaneinu (“Birth Pangs of the Messiah”), by Rabbi Raphael Eisenberg. We located this book in the Givat Ram branch of the Hebrew University Library in Jerusalem, Israel. The quote serves to illustrate that our biblical view of Armageddon, including the Russian attack from the north, as described in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel (chapter 38), has been interpreted by the rabbis of old as being Russia. This flies in the face of many liberal Christians who claim that some “wild-eyed fundamentalist evangelical groups” invented this idea.
Gary DeMar, author of Last Days Madness, infers that the prophecy of Russia is just that. He appears to infer that Dr. John Cumming (quoted earlier) was the first to identify Russia with Ezekiel’s prophecy of Gog.
6 DeMar read this in Hal Lindsey’s book, The Late Great Planet Earth, which DeMar’s book attempts to disprove. He admits this in his footnote 15. However, Cumming is just the earliest source Hal mentions in this particular instance. We, along with Gaon, a genius rabbi who lived in the 1700’s, do not attribute this interpretation to nineteenth century Christians. Vilna Gaon was, no doubt, unknown to most Christians, including DeMar, until now.

AN ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMENTARY LENDS CREDENCE TO OUR VIEW—WE DO NOT HAVE TO
WAIT ANOTHER HALF-CENTURY, AS OTHERS
HAVE SEEN TWENTY-SIX PASS!


The Gaon of Vilna’s understanding of Ezekiel’s prophecy will be realized before another half-century will pass. We believe it, even though today Russia is proclaiming “peace” (Ezek. 38:11).
If you are living a decade or so after the year 2000, look at the copyright date of this book. Are you impressed that the prophecies are being fulfilled? Even the modern Orthodox Jewish commentary on Ezekiel, the Art Scrolls Series, has commented on this: “In this light, one may understand an oral tradition passed down from the Vilna Gaon...that when the Russian navy passes through the Bosporus (that is, on the way to the Mediterranian through the Dardanelles) it will be time to put on Sabbath clothes [in anticipation of the coming of Mashiach.]”
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A MODERN RINKY-DINK “CHRISTIAN” DENIAL
THAT RUSSIA IS GOG, PROVEN FALSE


DeMar ridiculously criticizes the prophecy of a Russian attack against Israel in Armageddon, when he says: “Russia plays a significant role in today’s last days madness because of its...geographic location, and a curious game of sound-alike. Modern Russia is supposedly found in Ezekiel 38-39. Here’s how it works. In Ezekiel 38:2 and 39:1 the Hebrew word rosh is translated as if it were a nation. That nation is thought to be Russia because rosh sounds like Russia. In addition, Meshech (38:2) sounds like Moscow, and Tubal (38:2) is similar to the name of one of the prominent Asiatic provinces of Russia, the province of Tobolsk.”
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This is an outright lie! I have never seen or read a prophetic scholar that used DeMar’s “sound-alike” scenario. Hal Lindsey states that historians like Josephus, Pliny, Gesenius and Keil, actually pointed out that these ancient names were, in fact, the countries mentioned. For example, Lindsey’s scholarly words are: “Gog is the symbolic name of the nation’s leader and Magog is his land. He is also the prince of the ancient people who were called Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.
In the Biblical chapter commonly called the ‘Table of Nations’ by scholars these names are mentioned. (See Genesis 10.) They are described as the grandsons of Noah through his son Japheth, with the exception of Rosh (Genesis 10:1, 2). Magog is the second son; Tubal is the fifth son; and Meshech is the sixth son.”
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OUR WITNESSES AGAINST DEMAR’S ACCUSATIONS
IN LAST DAYS MADNESS INCLUDE:
JOSEPHUS, PLINY, GESENIUS AND DR. KIEL

“Josephus, a Jewish historian of the first century, says that the people of his day known as the Moschevi and Thobelites were founded by Meshech and Tubal respectively. He said, ‘...Magog is called the Scythians by the Greeks.’ He continued by saying that these people lived in the northern regions above the Caucasus mountains.
Pliny, a noted Roman writer of early Christian times, said, ‘Hierapolis, taken by the Scythians, was afterward called Magog.’ In this he shows that the dreaded barbaric people called the Scythians were identified with their ancient tribal name. Any good history book of ancient times traces the Scythians to be a principal part of the people who make up modern Russia.
Wilhelm Gesenius, a great Hebrew scholar of the early nineteenth century, discusses these words in his unsurpassed Hebrew Lexicon. ‘Meshech’, he says, ‘was founder of the Moschi, a barbarous people, who dwelt in the Moschian mountains’....the Greek name, ‘Moschi,’ derived from the Hebrew name Meshech is the source of the name for the city of Moscow. In discussing Tubal he said, ‘Tubal is the son of Rapheth, founder of the Tibereni, a people dwelling on the Black Sea to the west of the Moschi.’
Gesenius concludes by saying that these people undoubtedly make up the modern Russian people.
There is one more name to consider in this line of evidence. It is the Hebrew word, ‘Rosh,’ translated ‘chief’ in Ezekiel 38:2, 3 of the King James and Revised Standard Versions. The word literally means in Hebrew the ‘top’ or ‘head’ of something. According to most scholars, this word is used in the sense of a proper name, not as a descriptive noun qualifying the word ‘prince.’
The German scholar, Dr. Keil, says after a careful grammatical analysis that it should be translated as a proper name, i.e., Rosh. He says, ‘The Byzantine and Arabic writers frequently mention a people called Ros and Rus, dwelling in the country of Taurus, and reckoned among the Scythian tribes.’
Dr. Gesenius in his Hebrew Lexicon says, ‘...Rosh was a designation for the tribes then north of the Taurus Mountains, dwelling in the neighborhood of the Volga.
He concluded that in this name and tribe we have the first historical trace of the Russ or Russian nation.”
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PATTON’S PROVIDENTIAL DENIAL HAS CAST RUSSIA INTO HER MOLD OF PROPER PROPHETIC PERSPECTIVE


In this chapter, we will discuss the history and fate of communism as we see how it has propelled Russia into her proper prophetic perspective in the twenty-first century.
At the end of World War II, the great General George Patton, wanted to free the Russians from communist domination! We can all appreciate this gesture of freedom and democracy which could have been.
11 However, for some reason, this dream was not carried out. It is not a total loss, for the prophets of the Bible tell us that this victory, along with world peace, is being saved for the Savior Jesus! Meanwhile, the current situation is fulfilling the end time prophecies of the Bible. Read on in this chapter and you will see what we mean.


THE ANCIENT RABBINICAL WRITINGS PROCLAIM
ISRAEL’S REDEMPTION WHEN THE MESSIAH
DESTROYS GOG IN THE END DAYS

The book of Revelation teaches that when Jesus returns He will save us from Armageddon! Zechariah, said that when the Israelis see Him coming, all of Israel shall weep, as if in mourning for their first-born (Zechariah 12). Though many Jews believe in Jesus now, the New Testament says one day, they will all be saved (Romans 11:26). Likewise, the rabbinical commentaries of ages past, pinpointed Israel’s final redemption to the Messiah’s victory over Gog in the end days! “Numbers. XI. 26. ‘And they prophesied in the camp.’ The Jerusalem Targum: And both of them prophesied together, and they said, In the end of the heel of days, Gog and Magog and their army shall ascend against Jerusalem, but by the hand of King Messiah they shall fall.”12
“Song of Solomon....VIII. 4. ‘I charge you, O daughter of Jerusalem.’ Targum: King Messiah shall say, I adjure you, O my people of the house of Israel, wherefore do ye contend against the people of the land, (desiring) to go out of captivity? And wherefore do ye rise up against the army of Gog and Magog? Tarry ye a little, till the people be consumed who have gone up to wage war against Jerusalem, and afterwards the Lord of the world will remember unto you the mercies of the righteous, and it shall be pleasure before him to redeem you.”
13 “In the End of Days, Gog and Magog and their armies will fall into the hands of King Messiah, and for seven years the Children of Israel will light fire from the shares of their weapons; they will not go out to the forest and will not cut down a [single] tree....(Targ. Yer. to Num. 11:26).”14



The Israelis were well prepared in the Gulf War, and we pray
that they will also be on guard for the last war.
ORIGINAL HEBREW TEXT WRITTEN 587 BC

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OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE TRANSLATION

“...Thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Gog, prince of Rosh [Russia], Meshech [Moscow], and Tubal [Tubalsk]....Persia [modern Iraq and Iran], Ethiopia, and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer [Germany] with all its troops; Beth-togarmah [Turkey] from the remote parts of the north with all its troops—many peoples with you....And you will come from your place out of the remote parts of the north, you and many peoples with you...a great assembly and a mighty army; and you will come up against My people Israel like a cloud to cover the land. It will come about in the last days....You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops, and the peoples who are with you; I shall give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field. You will fall on the open field; for it is I who have spoken,’ declares the Lord God.”

Ezekiel 38:3-6, 15-16; 39:4-5 NASB. [ ] mine

ANCIENT RABBINICAL COMMENTARY

“R. Levi said: ‘In the Future to Come, Gog and Magog will say: ‘The first ones were fools, for they occupied themselves with plans against Israel, and did not know that they have a Patron in Heaven. I shall not act like them, but first of all shall attack their Patron, and thereafter attack them....’ But the Only One, blessed be He, says to him: ‘You wicked one! Me you want to attack? By your life, I shall wage war against you....’ ”15 Leviticus Rabba 27:11


SEMI-ANCIENT RABBINICAL COMMENTARY

When you see the Russian army begin to move southward and enter Turkey, put on your Sabbath garments and get ready to welcome the Messiah.”16

Rabbi Chaim Valoshiner, mid-19th century

NEW TESTAMENT RECORDED 96 AD

“...for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. (‘Behold, I [Messiah Jesus] am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his garments....’) And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called HarMagedon.”

Revelation 16:14-16 NASB. [ ] mine

MODERN RABBINIC COMMENT/REFUTATION

“Ezekiel’s great prophecy about Gog of the Land of Magog...became the basis in Talmudic and Medieval times of the myth of the global Armageddon between the armies of Gog and Magog and the forces of the Messiah.”

The Messiah Texts, by Raphael Patai, p. 145; © 1979

MODERN DOCUMENTED POLITICAL RUSSIAN STATEMENTS

“We will grapple with the Lord God in due season. We shall vanquish Him in His highest heaven.”

G. E. Zinoviver, former chairman of the Leningrad Soviet

“If the Israelis threaten us, we will wipe them out within two days. I can assure you our plans are made for this eventuality.”

Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin

AUTHOR’S COMMENT—EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN POSITION

Presently, Russia appears to have given up its aspirations to communist world domination and has been split up, precisely as Ezekiel foresaw just prior to its attack on Israel. Ezekiel foresaw a great Russia splitting into several allied countries (Ezek. 38:7), only to then make a pretense of peace (Ezek. 38:11), later causing Israel to be without gates and bars (idiom for a time of peace when there is no fear of war) before they attack. These changes in Russia have brought us ever closer to the biblically predicted barrage on Israel.

Philip Moore


RECENT MODERN POLITICAL COMMENT—ISRAELI VIEW

“We will have a war with Russia because Ezekiel 38 and 39 predicts it.”17

Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon, 1993

WHAT BROKE THE SOVIETS SO BADLY THAT THEY HAD
TO PRETEND FREE ENTERPRISE TO GET OUR SUPPLIES?

Are Russia’s new attitudes toward democratic reform and the release of people who are an economic burden really the old ideas of 1921? Have the modern Soviets learned a lesson from old Lenin?
Ronald Reagan built one of the mightiest military forces
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the face of the earth, including the Strategic Defence Initiative which nearly caused the Soviet government to have a nervous breakdown. The President placed “Star Wars” satellites in orbit using the space shuttle Columbia, thereby strengthening the American armed forces. The Soviets went bankrupt trying to compete, and had to temporarily give up. This is why they tore down the Berlin Wall, allowed reform, stopped the war in Afghanistan and began to release Soviet Jews (as predicted in Jer. 23:7-8). None of these moves were gestures of good will, but rather measures of desperation, as by the winter of 1991, Russian citizens were starving. They could not afford to still enforce a strict communist system and had to relax the economy.

HOOVER DOCUMENTS THE FACT THAT
CAPITALISM (NEP) WAS USED
ONCE BEFORE TO SALVAGE COMMUNISM


Once before in Soviet history, they reverted to a temporary capitalistic economy rather than see communism dismantled (for those of you who keep up with your history, this should not be a surprise). Former FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, documents in his book, Masters of Deceit: “By 1921, when the last ‘enemies’ had been driven from Russia, the nation was a shambles. The Bolsheviks, trying to adapt Marxist theory to a nation predominantly rural, had compounded confusion. Industrial production was down, peasants were in open revolt. Private incentive had been ruined. By 1922 famine raged, with tens of millions of people starving or on a semistarvation diet. Some estimates place the loss of life at five million. This was Russia’s introduction to communism.
Fanatical Lenin, after years of working for the revolution, would not let it slip away from him now. He struck back furiously. Slave labor camps were increased; dreaded secret police compelled conformity; churches were closed. ‘Enemies of the people,’ those who opposed the Bolsheviks, were ruthlessly executed. Uprisings were cruelly suppressed.
However, terror was not the answer. In March, 1921, sailors of the Red navy in Kronstadt, formerly strong Bolshevik supporters, rebelled. Lenin, with his keen sense of timing, realized that a change had to be made.

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The result was the NEP[19]—New Economic Policy. Capitalist practices, so denounced by the Bolsheviks, were temporarily introduced to save the Russian government. Peasants were now allowed to keep surpluses of grain after taxation, instead of having them confiscated. They could even dispose of their surplus products as they chose, and private trade was allowed to develop. In the industrial field many businesses were returned to private owners, although the government retained control over larger concerns.
To the surprise of Bolshevik leaders the NEP proved a relative success. It gave them the breathing spell they so desperately needed to consolidate their gains. Both agricultural and industrial production jumped. Lenin never lived to see the final results of the temporary NEP, but the revolution was no longer in immediate danger.
Lenin’s scheming mind was laying the groundwork for extending the communist conspiracy throughout the world....The whole world, they said, must go communist. ‘...victory is ours,’ Lenin proclaimed at the First Congress of the Comintern in 1919; ‘the victory of the world Communist revolution is assured.’ ”
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Israeli demonstration in Jerusalem, supporting
the immigration of Russian Jews to Israel.

GOD USED THE CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT,
REAGAN, TO INITIATE THE PROPHESIED
RELEASE OF THE JEW FROM COMMUNISM


We must remember one important point about the Soviet
troubles. Ronald Reagan, on his own initiative and under the influence of Godly evangelical preachers
21 and leaders, bargained and made secret agreements with Russia to release the Jews during his presidential term. Our President stood up to the Soviets. They
cracked, and since 1988 have released Jews by the hundreds of thousands, as predicted by the prophet Jeremiah in the Old Testament more than 2600 years ago. “Therefore, behold, the days come, saith
the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land” (Jer. 23:7-8 KJV).

THE SOVIETS WHO WERE HERE YESTERDAY WILL BE BACK TOMORROW—THEIR MOTIVE IS TOTAL OWNERSHIP OF ALL PROPERTY

The Bible says that the Russians, who are releasing Jews today, will attack Israel tomorrow. Hoover, a great expert on the dangers of communism, informs us: “The ex-communist is today one of our most potent weapons against communism.”22 An important example of this is documented in Dr. Arthur Kac’s book, The Messiahship of Jesus. Dr. Kac is a Jewish believer in Jesus. He writes concerning communism: “Under Communism all political power and all economic power are vested in the hands of the government. When private enterprise is made illegal, every person is an employee of the government. His whole economic existence, his chance for advancement, his seniority—all depend on some government functionary. He cannot quit his job or look for another job without permission from the government. He is at the mercy of the government in a way that is unthinkable and intolerable in a true democracy.
What became of the Marxist doctrine of equality and the classless society is best told by one who knew the system from inside. One of the most important documents on the social system under Communism is a book written by Milovan Djilas, formerly vice president of communist Yugoslavia. For writing that book he was put in prison. The following excerpt from his work concerns the new ruling class in communist countries.
‘Property is legally considered social and national property. But, in actuality, a single group manages it in its own interest....In communism, power and ownership are almost always in the same hands but this fact is concealed under a legal guise....The formal owner is the nation. In reality, because of monopolistic administration, only the narrowest stratum of administrators enjoys the rights of ownership....While promising to abolish social difference, [the new class] must always increase them by acquiring the products of the nation’s workshops and granting privileges to its adherents....This is a class whose power over men is the most complete known to history....Having achieved industrialization, the new class can now do nothing more than strengthen its brute force and pillage the people.’ ”
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Even though we can appreciate that the Russians have been pressured into what appears to be a democracy (releasing Jews today), we must remember that tomorrow they will attack Israel. The same Bible that predicted the release of the Jews also foretold the attempted destruction of the Jewish state shortly thereafter (see our chapter 26, “We Win Armageddon—Our Final Battle” for a detailed examination of this).

WHEN THE BEAR SHOWS ITS TEETH AGAIN, OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER, IT WILL BE TO BITE ISRAEL24


You may ask why Russia has apparently relaxed their policy regarding Jewish emigration at the moment. Well, for one thing, we all know Russia has felt for some time that Israel is standing in the way of their expansion into the Middle East because of Israel’s nuclear capabilities. But there is another reason hinted at in a speech President Reagan made about Russia’s inability to feed themselves.
25 This speech ran as follows: “In the 1950’s, Khrushchev predicted: ‘We will bury you.’ But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history. In the communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind, too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself....the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform....Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures, intended to raise false hopes in the West, or to strengthen the Soviet system without changing it....Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this [Berlin] wall!”26

DESPITE THE BOLD CLAIMS OF FINANCIAL CHANGE, RUSSIA WILL FOIL IT AND DESCEND ON ISRAEL
TO TAKE THEIR SPOIL, SO SAYS EZEKIEL


We know from subtle hints in the prophecies of the Bible that the Russians will never allow the present promise of reform to continue. In all probability they will fall back into hard-line socialism the moment the government is financially stable, once they have strengthened the Soviet system without really changing it, as Ronald Reagan suspected. They will repeat the same pattern from 1921, when after the success of NEP,
27 they proceeded to “pillage their people.” Thus they will become doubly poor28 again, which will facilitate the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s prophecy.
Ezekiel prophesied that one of the reasons “Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” (Ezek. 38:2 KJV) attacks Israel, is because Israel has “gotten goods” (Ezek. 38:12 KJV). Listen to the eloquent description of this prophetic scenario currently coming together in political events right before our eyes, as described by Ezekiel: “Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think
an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of
unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered
out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land....Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou
gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord God; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it? And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee....it shall be in the latter days....Thus saith the Lord God; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel....” (Ezek. 38:10-17 KJV).

GOD TELLS US OF HIS IMPENDING JUDGMENT
OF RUSSIA, IN THE FIRST PERSON, FOR
THEIR ATTEMPT TO DESTROY ISRAEL


Ezekiel reports God’s judgment on Russia: “And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes
of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord....Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezek. 38:22-23; 39:4-6 KJV).

SIR ISAAC NEWTON CONFIRMS GOG’S ATTACK
ON A RESTORED ISRAEL AFTER A FUTURE
FALSE PEACE AGREEMENT IS THWARTED


Sir Isaac Newton commented on this prophecy in Ezekiel over three hundred years ago. Newton, our greatest scientist, wrote: “If you desire to know the manner...of the war of Gog and Magog you may see them both described by Ezekiel chap 38 and 39...represents how the Jews after their return from captivity dwell safely and quietly upon the mountains of Israel in unwalled towns without either gates or barrs[
29] to defend them untill they are grown very rich in Cattel and gold and silver and goods and Gog of the land of Magog stirrs up the nations round about, Persia and Arabia and Afric and the northern nations of Asia and Europe against them to take a spoile, and God destroys all that great army, that the nations may from thenceforth know that the...Jews went formerly into captivity for their sins but now since their return are become invincible.”30

EVEN A MODERN ISRAELI RABBI, WHO TO MY KNOWLEDGE NEVER PROFESSED FAITH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, UNDERSTANDS RUSSIA’S HIDDEN MOTIVES


From this prediction we can clearly see that the present apparent bloom of freedom and break-up of Russia will not continue, allowing the Soviet people to prosper. Rather, these reforms are a cruel hoax to give false hope and help the government consolidate its gains and prepare for a war of conquest of the free world, as Lenin promised and the Bible prophesied.
The late Rabbi Rafael Eisenberg was one of the few who observed Russia from a pure and biblical view. His comments reveal his biblical knowledge of chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel. They also serve to illustrate his frustration with the present political situation, which parallels the end time events culminating in the Coming of Messiah. He wrote in his book, A Matter of Return: “Russia is the obvious embodiment of the rule of evil and apostasy which will expand over the entire world...being the most tyrannical and despotic of all nations....The Russian descendants of Edom...have become one of Yisrael’s deadliest enemies and will remain so until the days of the Messiah. It was the Russians...supplying the Arab governments with an abundance of modern weaponry with which to murder the People of Yisrael and expell their remnants from their land.
The Russians’ ambition in so doing was to expand their own wicked government over Eretz Yisrael and the entire Middle East—which is the axis of the world, thus guaranteeing themselves unhampered, absolute control over the entire globe. Nevertheless, in spite of the superior and unlimited aid which Russia gave to the Arabs, God saved and rescued Yisrael, as we have clearly experienced in 1956, 1967 and in 1973.
Even the irreligious Israel press reported the Divine aid given to Yisrael in June ‘67, when the Arab nations declared war against Yisrael.”
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WHERE WILL RUSSIA FIND THESE SPOILS?
ISRAEL IS NOT VERY WEALTHY NOW, BUT...


Ezekiel tells us in 38:12: “To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land” (KJV).
Where will the riches Ezekiel mentioned come from? Modern Israel is not yet full of the riches he described. We believe there are two possibilities. One is that Israel may discover oil herself. On my last trip to Israel I saw several oil rigs drilling off the coast near the city of Elat.
32 The second is that Israel may well expand its present boundaries before the Messiah returns.
According to Genesis 15, Israel will one day possess the land from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates (Gen. 15:18). This will include Iraq, Egypt and a portion of Saudi Arabia. We all know Israel will possess this huge plot of land when Jesus returns, however, some feel it could happen before then.
Nathan, an Israeli friend of mine, once told me that Israeli General Ariel Sharon said: “If America ever cuts off aid to Israel, it won’t be the end of the world. We can take Saudi Arabia, have all the oil and do the rest of the world a favor by selling it at a much more reasonable price.”
Since Reagan left office, America’s left-wing is less in favor of the great grants and sums of money his administration advanced to Israel. Should there be a shift in the American government to the far left some time in the future, Ariel Sharon’s suggestion may just have to become reality! This is in addition to all of the wealth
33 brought back from the Diaspora communities, especially the United States, once the false Messiah has world Jewry convinced he is truly the Messiah. For a full explanation of this subject, see our chapter 26, “We Win Armageddon—Our Final Battle.”
Remember, if a large sector of the American Jewish population goes to Israel to live, the wealth Ezekiel predicted will have arrived. This is intended as a compliment to the Jewish people, and Ezekiel’s prophecy agrees with our compliment. Don’t we wish all peoples could amass wealth as successfully as the Jewish people have? Africa and India would not be starving today, would they?

THREE CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS OF THE 1800’S FORESAW THE PREDICTED INVASION LONG BEFORE
MODERN ISRAEL AND RUSSIA EXISTED


Regarding Israel and her future invasion by Russia, Hal Lindsey illustrates
in chapters 4 and 5 of his book, The Late Great Planet Earth, that several Bible believing Protestant Christian scholars of the past four centuries interpreted this very same scheme of events long before Israel or present day Russia were in existence. Hal notes: “The fact that the Jews had to be restored as a nation before Christ could return was seen by James Grant, an English Bible scholar writing in 1866.
‘The personal coming of Christ, to establish His Millennial reign on earth, will not take place until the Jews are restored to their own land, and the enemies of Christ and the Jews have gathered together their armies from all parts of the world, and have commenced the siege of Jerusalem...now the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the mustering and marshalling of these mighty armies, with a view to capturing Jerusalem, must require a considerable time yet.
(This was written eighty-two years before Israel was made a nation.) [Hal remarks]...the case is that this physical restoration to the land is directly associated with triggering the hostility which brings about a great judgment upon all nations and the Messiah’s return to set up God’s Kingdom. In other words, it is the presence of this reborn nation of Israel, flourishing in prosperity, that excites a great enemy from the uttermost north of Palestine to launch an attack upon them which sets off the last war of the world. This war is to be ended with such a display of divine intervention that a great many of the surviving Gentiles and Jews put their whole trust in the true Messiah, Jesus Christ....Since the restoration of Israel as a nation in 1948, we have lived in the most significant period of prophetic history. We are living in the times which Ezekiel predicted in chapters 38 and 39.
In 1854 a scholar named Chamberlain summed up the crux of what has just been said. In commenting on Ezekiel 38, he observed, ‘From all which I should infer, the coming restoration of Israel will at first be gradual and pacific; a restoration permitted, if not assisted and encouraged or protected. They will return to occupy the whole land, both cities and villages; they will be settled there, become prosperous and increasing in wealth, before this great confederacy of northern people will be formed against them.’
Consider that Chamberlain wrote this over one hundred years ago—long before Israel was a nation ‘assisted and encouraged’ by other countries....For centuries, long before the current events could have influenced the interpreter’s ideas, men have recognized that Ezekiel’s prophecy about the northern commander referred to Russia.
Dr. John Cumming, writing in 1864, said, ‘This king of the North I conceive to be the autocrat of Russia...that Russia occupies a place, and a very momentous place, in the prophetic word has been admitted by almost all expositors.’ ”
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SDI—STAR WARS—WHY A RESPONSIBLE
PRESIDENT WOULD DEPLOY THE SHIELD


We should not forget about Gorbachev’s secret meeting with top communist leaders, as reported by Sir William Stephenson, head of Combined Intelligence Operations. Stephenson revealed at an American Bar Association address that: “...in November, 1987 Gorbachev made a secret speech to the top leadership of Russia on the anniversary of the Communist coup of 1917. The thrust of Gorbachev’s speech was that Russia must adopt policies ‘that stops the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and puts the Americans to sleep.’ ” 35

IS THE 1991 NEP A PRELUDE TO RUSSIA’S
PREDICTED INVASION OF ISRAEL?


We have good reason to believe that all of Russia’s promises and “steps of freedom and democracy” are not permanent, but a rehash of the 1921 NEP. Until they are firmly back on their feet, keep your eyes on the bear and don’t be fooled by his sleep—he has his eyes opened just a crack, and is waiting for you to doze off before his snack!
Stephenson, our military friend who revealed this secret Russian meeting to us, predicted: “...that the West would accept the proclamations of peace and democracy at their utmost peril. In the same way that Adolf Hitler promised Neville Chamberlain ‘Peace in our Time’, the Soviets are talking peace while rapidly continuing the most massive buildup of armaments in the history of the world.”
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What better way to put the U.S. to sleep than to proclaim an end to the Cold War and appear to break into “republics of democracy,” which will one day be resubverted. We doubt that the “democracy” portrayed in the Russian republics will be a permanent thing. Rather, we have good reason to think the communists are hoodwinking the West to draw as much aid as possible before they reinstate communism or some other similar form of totalitarianism, which involves governmental control of wealth and people. However, this should remind us that all of the prophecies in Ezekiel 38-39, which we read in our study of the Russian attack against Israel in the last days, do not necessitate that Russia be communist at the time they attack. The land in Russia now is the same land, the military is the same and their governments remain nuclear.
The fact that Russia is financially bankrupt and divided into republics, makes their biblically predicted invasion far more likely to be sooner than later; probably within the next twenty-five years rather than in the next fifty, because Ezekiel predicted that they would be divided when they attack. As he emphasized: “And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army....” (Ezek. 38:15 KJV).
As you can see, this does not say a single army, but many. Also, their motive, as revealed by the Bible, is: “To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land” (Ezek. 38:12 KJV).
Obviously they are doing this because they need it. At present, these “former” communist countries are very poor, more than ever before. If they are not given goods, they will no doubt take them, using any means necessary to accomplish their goal. Remember the big question. If they really want peace why have they not surrendered their weapons to us?

IS RUSSIA SINCERE IN THEIR PEACE PROPOSALS?


Reverend Pat Robertson suggested that if Russia really wanted peace and was sincere about her new change to democracy being permanent, then she should sell her nuclear weapons to us.
37 Relating: Let us get them into a truly peaceful situation with us. Since we are giving them so much aid, why couldn’t they give us some of these big bombs in exchange? If they are genuine.


I agree with Pat, because many keen and astute believers in Jesus do not believe the Russians are sincere, nor do we believe this is a permanent change. Rather, it is a ploy to procure the wealth of the West. In fact, the Russians now are more dangerous to Israel and the rest of the world than ever before because they are selling nuclear weapons, while posing as a benign group of independent republics. If an A-bomb were launched, Russia could easily say they did not know who did it, thus evading a retaliatory U.S. strike. This would afford Russia the opportunity to indirectly attack Israel or the West without assuming responsibility.
The nature of the deterrent in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was that President Kennedy informed Russia that if they attacked the U.S. from Cuba, a full-scale counterattack would follow. Today, it is getting harder to tell exactly who “they” are and that is not by accident!

STAR WARS SAVED ME IN ISRAEL—WHY WOULD ANYONE DARE TO PROTEST THIS DEFENSIVE
PEACE SHIELD? INSANITY!


Stanley and Ethel Marks, in their anti-Christian book, Judaism Looks at Christianity, 7 B.C.E. - 1986 C.E., wrote in regard to our Star Wars national defense program: “Science, all fields of destruction, can never be held in secret. The Star War dream of Reagan is nothing more than a dream....The Nuclear Armageddon will arrive solely due to the obsession of the leaders of the Pauline christianity to ‘hate your enemies.’ The proof of that statement is found in the history of the Western World....The course of history flows inexorably and it flows toward the Nuclear Armageddon desired by Pauline christianity before the end of this decade.”38 Armageddon did not happen before 1990, as these authors so adamantly predicted!
To those of us who lived in Israel in 1990,
39 and the majority of Israelis, Star Wars was not a dream! The Patriot Missile, a product of the Star Wars program, was said to have saved the lives of thousands of Israelis and was our only defense against the incoming missiles. We are concerned that President Clinton has not deployed the nuclear shield which Reagan initiated. In the future, this may cause Americans to suffer a higher casualty rate in any upcoming confrontation, most notably the predicted war of Armageddon!
Thus, if it had not been for the conservative revolution in the 1980’s under President Ronald Reagan, there would have been no Patriot missiles. It was reported many times in the Israeli press that these missiles prevented a great number of casualties that would have ensued from Hussein’s Russian-made Scud missiles hitting Israel.
It is predicted that the Arabs and Russians will attempt to launch devastating military actions against Israel, and possibly the West
(Ezek. 38-39), in the future. Consequently, we should be militarily prepared,
to the best of our ability. Jesus said: “...what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage and desireth conditions of peace” (Luke 14:31-32 KJV).
This is certainly not the time to cut defense—not in the face of the worldwide communist arms race.
40 We should remember every time we go to the voting polls to cast our ballot in favor of those who have a documented history in support of the defense of our nation (women, children and little ones)! Your vote literally decides whether you live or die. To not continue with the most advanced Star Wars defense program would invite a more imminent and higher casualty rate, no matter how big the smile on the faces of Yeltsin or any future Russian leaders.
We know from the Bible that in the future the “Russians will indeed be coming.” Thus we should be ready because the Bible does not show a clear-cut victory for the West. This may be deliberate. God is leaving our fate up to us, depending on how well we help His people, Israel (Gen. 12:3), and how much we are willing to care about ourselves by defending ourselves (Luke 14:31). This is all based on placing Godly conservative leaders within our government, who will make defense decisions based on the production and use of the latest equipment, and by our willingness to vote and vote right (I mean right as in correct and as far away from left as possible)! Woops, I hope I don’t lose my tax exempt status to the IRS—just kidding, not really, I don’t have any. But if I did, I would gladly sacrifice it for the betterment of my country. My right of free speech to advise my loved ones of the facts isn’t for sale to the IRS!
The very idea that the IRS should be allowed to blackmail Christian ministers for endorsing candidates for office should be called into question and abolished. Where is it said in our free society, that a person’s or religious organization’s tax exempt status can be revoked if it chooses to voice its view on the candidates? Nowhere—this is unconstitutional. This was rigged after the television ministers helped elect Ronald Reagan to two terms and helped Bush, so that a liberal could have a chance. Next time you vote, pray to God to give you discernment before punching the ballot. He will answer your prayer!

CLINTON TRAITOROUSLY KILLS OUR STAR
WARS-SDI NUCLEAR PROTECTION SHIELD


Ken Watts, of WAGA news in Atlanta, Georgia, reported: “Former President Ronald Reagan took a few shots at his successor, Bill Clinton, for killing his Star Wars Program, at the Citadel Military Academy in South Carolina today. Mr. Reagan said he’s proud he launched the Strategic Defense Initiative. He said the space-based anti-missile system played a key role in ending the Cold War.” The video-tape of Reagan speaking at the Citadel, filmed that mid-day in May of 1993, was then shown, as Reagan said: “I am not a Rhodes scholar, but I do know this; if we can protect Americans with a defensive shield from incoming missile attacks, we should by all means do so.” A standing ovation followed. Reagan continued: “If a new administration in Washington thinks we are no longer at risk, they need to open their eyes and take a long hard look at the world....”
We, as Bible believing defense-minded Christians, also criticize Clinton
41 for violating Jesus’ defense program in Luke 14:3142 and placing us and our loved ones in jeopardy! May we all pray that Clinton and those like-minded and irresponsible come to swift judgment! May our Lord place a responsible godly man over our nation once again.

THE CREATURE WHO HAS SEIZED OUR PRESIDENCY
IS KILLING SDI, DESPITE ITS SUCCESS IN TESTS


It was mentioned on Reverend Hal Lindsey’s radio program Weekend in Review, May 15, 1993, that a very successful Star Wars test was recently performed. The gist of the program was that it was a shame for President Clinton43 of “Aspen, Clinton and Company,” to destroy what Ronald Reagan said was the key that brought the Cold War to an end. Are we going to let the Russian communists come back? Hopefully not, if we vote conservative Republican. No doubt, we may see several Democrat and Republican presidents before the showdown begins. Let’s pray for godly conservative victories from now on, so that until the Lord comes, we will be as safe as possible!

RUSSIA TALKS PEACE BUT KEEPS BUILDING
“RED OCTOBER” SUBMARINES AND MORE


In Hal’s 1992 publication, The Magog Factor, A Special Report, it was noted of Russia’s recent defense build-up: “The provocative aspect of the Soviet building program is the cost: a Trident (and a Typhoon) costs in excess of $1 billion, fully equipped. In 1988 we had 34 ballistic missile submarines commissioned; the Soviets had 63. That gave them a capability to hold over 12,000 cities hostage. Not bad. But, apparently, that wasn’t enough. In 1989 they built 9 more submarines. In 1990, they built 9 more. In 1991, they built 12 more. That’s 30 more ‘Red October’-type subs.”
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In a June 1993 Countdown... article entitled, “Russians Modernize Strategic Arsenal,” it was noted: “…that Intelligence reports suggest that by the end of this decade the Russians will deploy three new strategic systems, an SS-25 mobile, a silo-based version of the SS-25 and a new missile to replace the SSN-20 on the Typhoon class submarine.
“Reports also indicate that the modernized versions of the SS-25 will have larger throw-weights and much greater accuracy.
“‘This is being done by the Russian republic at the very time that the U.S. has basically halted much of our own strategic modernization program and is proceeding unilaterally in many respects to dismantle the existing strategic systems in advance of entry into force of either START I or START II treaties,’ Sen. John Warner said during confirmation hearings for Secretary of Defense Les Aspin.
“The modernization effort is not a violation of any treaty with the United States. START restricts the size of the strategic forces but not their capabilities. So the Russians are accomplishing more with less.
“‘The continued deployment of Soviet mobile ICBMs (such as the SS-25) will give the (Russians) a monopoly on a survivable, land-based strategic reserve,’ says Lawrence Fink, a Soviet and defense analyst writing in Defense News.
“The modernization effort began long before the Soviet Union collapsed. U.S. intelligence experts have been predicting it would come to a halt for several years, but it continues unabated.
“‘The SS-25’s modernization has been ignored by the media, while aid to Russia has dominated the headlines, as well as the administration’s policy,’ stated Defense Media Review.
“The most disturbing part of this revelation, however, is the fact that the U.S. is leaving itself totally vulnerable to whatever fate dictates for Russia. After spending $32 billion developing a strategic defense, the U.S. program has been virtually abandoned by the Clinton administration.
“No strategic defense. No modernization effort. Combine that with the massive military cutbacks and you have a prescription for disaster.
“I was among those who warned about the dangers posed by the old Soviet Union for years. Were we right? According to newly discovered documents in East Germany, were we ever. The Washington Post reported earlier this year that the Soviet Union and East Germany were planning a full-scale invasion of West Germany ‘so detailed and advanced that the Communists had already made street signs for western cities, printed cash for their occupation government and built equipment to run eastern trains on western tracks.’
“When western officers took over eastern bases after the reunification of Germany in 1990, they found more ammunition for the 160,000-man East German army than the West Germans had for their 500,000-man force.
“‘The operational planning was far more advanced than anything our intelligence had envisioned,’ said Vice Admiral Ulrich Weisser, chief of the planning staff for the German Bundeswehr, or armed forces.
“Could it be that certain forces in Moscow are still preparing for the goals they had established for over 70 years? Wouldn’t it be better to be safe than sorry?
“The Bible tells us that Russia will play an important military role in the last days. Though all of the talk these days is about Russia disarming, it is clear she is still well-equipped to play out that final endtimes role scripted for her in prophecy.”
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This CIA satellite reconnaisance photo, taken in May 1996, revealed the Russians have resumed secret weapons production behind America’s back, or so they thought.
NEW STUDENTS CAN LEARN FROM OLD TEACHERS ABOUT THE GOALS AND AIMS OF SOCIALISM, ACCORDING TO ITS CREED


How do we know that the Russians do not really want a permanent peace with the West? Can we be sure that co-existence between the free and communist world is an illusion in their view? Is there anything in their ancient creed which points to their philosophy which states, “Be Red or be dead”? Hoover writes of Lenin: “Borrowing from the autocratic character of Marx himself, Lenin made Marxism a highly disciplined, organized, and ruthless creed. How can revolution be achieved? Not by democratic reforms, ballots, or good will but by naked, bloody violence. The sword is the weapon. Everything must be dedicated to this aim: one’s time, talents, one’s very life. Revolutions do not just happen. They are made.”46 Lenin himself wrote: “The dictatorship of the proletariat is necessary, and victory over the bourgeoisie is impossible without a long, stubborn and desperate war of life and death....As long as capitalism and socialism exist, we cannot live in peace: in the end, one or the other will triumph—a funeral dirge will be sung either over the Soviet Republic or over world capitalism.”47

RUSSIAN THREATS FROM THE PAST WILL BECOME
THE REALITIES OF THE FUTURE, AS THE
ULTIMATE PEACE TREATY IS BROKEN


Have the Russians voiced their intent to attack Israel? In answer to this question, we will quote Russia’s own ambassador: “...if the Israelis threaten us, we will wipe them out within two days. I can assure you our plans are made for this eventuality.”
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By the time you read Dobrynin’s quote in this book, don’t be surprised if the Russians are talking “peace” with Israel. It was predicted the Antichrist will ultimately achieve this peace (see our chapter 23, “The False Messiah Armilus Equals Antichrist”) for a short time. However, remember that Russia will never, according to the Bible, change her mind about Israel and will ultimately attempt to carry out the Soviet Ambassador’s threat. We know this from Ezekiel 38:8-12 where it states: “After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land” (KJV).

THOUGH ISRAEL WILL BE CAUGHT OFF GUARD, AS EZEKIEL PREDICTS, ZECHARIAH SAYS JESUS WILL NOT!


According to God’s predictions, Israel will be caught off guard, as they were by Egypt in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The phrases “unwalled villages” and “them that are at rest living without walls and without gates and bars,” indicate that the false Messiah, who at that time will be thought to be truly the Jewish Messiah (see chap. 23), will have such a massive false peace treaty in force worldwide that Israel will appear to have little security and will look like “open game” to the Russians. However, the Russians have a surprise waiting for them, and that surprise is the true Jewish Messiah, Jesus Christ, and His return to defeat them and their allied Arab invading armies at the time the attack in question takes place. “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart....” (Zech. 12:9-12 KJV).






THREE ESSENTIAL POINTS ON THE RELEASE OF SOVIET
JEWS WHICH WILL BRING US CLOSER TO COMBAT!


The release of the Soviet Jews prophesied in Jeremiah 23:7-8, which seems to be surprising everyone now, is a definite necessity in the end time scheme of events and the final war the Russians will launch against Israel, as predicted in the Bible. For one thing, many have said the Russians will not start a war with Israel with so many Jews within their own country, because mutiny would almost instantly occur. Secondly, many believe the Russians want to kill two birds with one stone (their Jews and the Israeli Jews) because of their virulent anti-Semitism (which they are now keeping under wraps). In other words, they would like to release their Jews to Israel and then destroy Israel and the Russian Jews in one attack.
The emigration of Russian Jews would also make it easier for Israel to retaliate. With approximately three million Jews still in Russia, Israel would have to think twice about launching a counterattack; they would not want to kill so many fellow Jews inside Russian borders. However, once Russia releases most of her Jews to Israel, there will be nothing to stop Israel from a counterattack (Zech. 9)! What do the Soviets think of the God of Israel and the true Christians and why?



Israeli soldiers practice self-defense with Uzis.


“ ‘We will grapple with the Lord God in due season’....‘We shall vanquish Him in His highest heaven.’ ”49 Russian Ambassador Zinoviev, 1924


This quote brings to mind these questions. Why do the communists hate the idea of God and those who teach others about Him? Why are missionaries more feared than military forces in some instances? Why are Christians on the communist hit list (as Hal Lindsey documents)?
50 Hoover again answers these questions beautifully: “It cannot permit man to give his allegiance to a Supreme Authority higher than Party authority, for such allegiance to a higher authority carries with it a sense of freedom, of immunity to Party edict and discipline. Neither can it afford to have its members made hesitant in acts of cruelty and deception, which are ordained parts of its revolutionary program.”51 What did the contrivers of the communist theory and the soviet state say about Christians? “...Karl Marx... religion is ‘the opium of the people’....Nikita Khrushchev....‘...we are doing as much as we can to liberate those people who are still under the spell of this religious opiate’....Lenin...‘...we must fight against...the ‘Christians’....’ ”52

THE COMMUNISTS AND POLITICAL
LIBERALS ARE NOT VERY FOND OF THE
FUNDAMENTAL FAITH! ANY IDEA WHY?


We may ask ourselves why Marx calls religion “opium”? Could it be because, if we believe in the utopia Jesus will one day bring at His Second Coming (see our chapter 29 “After the Messiah Arrives and Ends the War—Paradise!”) to Earth, it might make work, hard work, which leads to success and higher living standards (unattainable under communism), much easier, much more painless. Remember, opium is a pain killer—so if you kill the pain of toiling the ground (Gen. 3:17) with compensation for work
53 and Jesus’ promise of Paradise upon His return (the ultimate Bible promise and Christian hope), you in essence, inoculate people against communism. That is why Marx hated the Christian faith. It was, and still is, the strongest victory over communism in the free world.
Lenin himself admitted to almost exactly what we have said, when he wrote: “...it is quite natural for the exploiters to sympathize with a religion that teaches us to bear ‘uncomplainingly’ the woes of hell on earth, in the hope of an alleged paradise in the skies.”
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There is really no difference between liberals and communists in their desire to control the private citizen. The liberals make laws to help the communist, because the communist promises the liberal they will be the new communist “leaders” once the takeover is complete! Of course, the liberals are always the first shot, if you just take the time to check the record of history. It is too bad the liberals do not, for our and their sakes!

WHO’S PUTTING THE BAN ON SCHOOL PRAYER
AND TRYING TO OUTLAW CHRISTIAN ACTIVITIES?


The liberals and communists want gun control for you, not for them. Why? President Clinton succeeded in getting his crime bill passed in late August of 1994. However, Charlton Heston said that what President Clinton was not telling us about the crime bill was, in fact, a crime. Heston stated in television advertisements aired a few days before the bill was passed, that it would put ten thousand felons on the street almost immediately, through early release programs.
This bill also puts a ban on what some feel are assault weapons, so in essence, it puts criminals on our streets and takes guns out of our hands. Sounds like it is going to create more crime against the working man—as it removes his ability to defend himself.
Anyone who saw the film Red Dawn (depicting a U.S. take-over by communists), knows that the first thing the communists try to accomplish is to take the guns out of the hands of the people. They do not want you to be able to defend yourself against them. They want guns, but they do not want you to have one.
Jesus taught peace through strength (Luke 14:31), which includes bearing arms. Our Constitution gives us the right to bear arms. Gun control would contradict this.
The facts clearly show that more guns leads to less violence, while fewer guns in the hands of law abiding citizens leads to an unbelievable increase in armed crimes and murders. In one U.S. city (New York), guns were outlawed and the crime rate rose eight hundred percent. In another city (Kennesaw, GA), a law was passed that required home-owners to keep at least one gun
55* in their home. The crime rate plummeted, amazing everyone.
J. Edgar Hoover speaks of Russia’s past in his book, Masters of Deceipt. It sounds much like our present. Do the following lines sound familiar to you? “From the earliest days when communism came to power in the Soviet Union, communists have conducted a systematic campaign to cripple and destroy organized Judaism. On January 23, 1918, the Soviets issued a sweeping decree ‘On the Separation of the Church from the State, and of the School from the Church.’ All church property was nationalized; churches were denied rights of legal recourse; the teaching of religion was banned in public and private schools....This Marxian doctrine has been restated by William Z. Foster and applied to communist action in these words, ‘...God will be banished from the laboratories as well as from the schools.’ ”
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Communists and liberals—are they the same? Ask yourself this question as you compare the current activities of liberals against God, with those outlined and documented by J. Edgar Hoover regarding the communists.
In recent years in the U.S., all the talk about banning prayer in schools and passing laws prohibiting Christian activities was not sponsored by conservatives, but liberals. Read the angry statements made by left-wing liberal groups and individuals in the U.S. in response to the Supreme Court’s June 1990 ruling that said we may have Bible clubs on campus again! Rev. Robert Maddox, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said public school grounds could “become some kind of revival campground.”
57 “Atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair called the victory a ‘major intrusion of
religion into our secular public schools’....The School Board asserted that to allow Bible and Prayer Clubs would create a ‘readymade audience for student evangelists’....”
58 “Anne Gaylor, president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, was more vehement. ‘It was a dumb decision,’ she said. ‘It’s going to invite all sorts of cults and evangelists to establish beachheads in our public[59] schools.’ ”60


THE SOVIETS LIQUDATED JEWISH
CULTURE AND EXECUTED JEWISH WRITERS


What is the recent Russian attitude toward Jewry? Even though they are releasing Jews to Israel—we believe because of prophecy and circumstances, not by coincidence—what is their true deep-seated attitude toward the Jew and Judaism? What is the record?
The Jews are the ones who gave us the Word, the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. We must remember that Jesus and all of His disciples were practicing Jews all of their lives. Jesus merely claimed to be the Jewish Messiah as prophesied and His disciples believed Him.
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What have the Soviets done to the Jews? Hoover documents: “No mention was made by Khrushchev of any anti-Semitic crimes committed by Stalin. However, on April 4, 1956, an article entitled ‘Our Pain and Our Solace’ appeared in the Warsaw Yiddish-language newspaper Folks-Shtimme, which charged that Jewish culture had been largely liquidated under Stalin and many Jewish leaders executed. To date these allegations have never been denied by the Kremlin and American communists have reluctantly accepted them as true. On April 13, 1956, the East Coast communist paper, the Daily Worker, in an editorial entitled ‘Grievous Deeds,’ made mention of the earlier Polish ‘disclosures...that a large number of Jewish writers and other Jewish leaders were framed up and executed and that Jewish culture was virtually wiped out’ in the Soviet Union.”
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COMMUNISTS HATE THE FOLLOWERS OF MOSES
AND CONSIDER JEWISH ZIONISTS THEIR ENEMY


Hoover documented the following atrocities committed by the Soviets against the Jews and Zionists. “The communist propagandist, Paul Novick, reflected the communist line both in the Soviet Union and the United States when he wrote: ‘Ever since its inception Zionism has been an instrument of the Jewish bourgeoisie to hamper the struggle of the Jewish masses....a means of diverting the attention of the Jewish workers from the class struggle and of keeping them separated from the progressive forces of other nationalities....’
In the Soviet Union, Zionism is ruthlessly suppressed. In the United States communists have a more complex problem and avoid direct public attacks on the Zionist movement, so as not to alienate that large section of Jewish people who favor Zionism....Party leaders, however, in the face of the overwhelming evidence of communist hate for the followers of Moses, still are attempting to deceive unsuspecting persons of Jewish origin and, as this is being written, communist tacticians are at work on a program of infiltrating Jewish groups....The Party is today desperately working to mold atheistic materialism as a weapon of revolution, a revolution which, if it is to succeed, must first sap religion’s spiritual strength and then destroy it....[their] Final goal: the utter elimination of all religion (called ‘bourgeois remnants’) from the heart, mind, and soul of man, and the total victory of atheistic communism.”
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THEY WANT TO DESTROY JUDAIC-CHRISTIAN
HERITAGE AND REPLACE IT WITH A
WORLDWIDE COMMUNIST SOCIETY


Communist expert and FBI Director Hoover further notes: “The full implications of the Communist challenge are shocking. The ultimate Communist goal—as defined by Marx, Lenin, and other Communist leaders—is the ruthless overthrow of our Judaic-Christian heritage and the establishment of a worldwide communist society. By its very nature, communism is expansionist and universalist. In fact,
the Communists feel that they can find their true fulfillment only by conquering non-Communist areas and bringing the whole planet under their dominion....Lenin proclaimed. ‘We, of course, say that we do not believe in God, and that we know perfectly well that the clergy, the landlords, and the bourgeoisie spoke in the name of God in order to pursue their own exploiters’ interests.’ This rejection of God gives communism a demonic aspect—transforming it into a fanatical, Satanic, brutal phenomenon.”
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RELIGION IS TEMPORARILY BEING PERMITTED
TO INITIATE A FUTURE ONE-WORLD WORSHIP
OF THE ANTICHRIST, AS FORETOLD!


Russia’s new tolerance of religious activities and economic reform is because they are so poor, they cannot afford to fight. They must give the people back some temporary religious and economic hope to reinstate their status, power and purpose for a global takeover of our planet, just as they did in the 1921 NEP Freedom Reforms, before they took over so many of the countries which are now communist.
This includes one-third of the people living today. Hal Lindsey indicates correctly in his prophetic teachings that this unprecedented freedom concerning the present communist world, especially in the realm of religion, must occur to allow the Antichrist his opportunity to create a one-world religion in which, in the end, he will attempt to force mankind to worship him as predicted in the Bible. Hal notes: “A short while ago—even two years ago—it was very difficult to look at the world situation and see how the Antichrist could ever get the whole communist bloc to join some world federation. But, yet, the Bible says there is going to be a federation of the whole world. One man is actually going to be worshipped as the leader of the whole world....I think it’s very significant that there is a new allowance for religious experience.”
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UNBELIEVABLE ANTI-SEMITISM FROM THE
SOVIET UNION, AS REPORTED BY DR. NUDELMAN


The following lengthy quotes are from a 1978 seminar conducted by Dr. Nudelman at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Centre for Research and Documentation of East European Jewry. Dr. Nudelman comments: “In recent years Soviet anti-Semitism has increased dramatically. Its most important feature at the present is that it has turned into a phenomenon of international dimensions, and has become a threat to the existence of the Jewish people. The other special feature is that internationally, Soviet imperialism, Arab and Afro-Asian nationalism, and left-wing anti-Zionism, combine with Soviet anti-Semitism to provide the ideological base for an all-out attack against Zionism, the State of Israel, and Jews in general....In 1971 a Soviet author, V. Bolishukhin, wrote in Pravda that every person who becomes a Zionist automatically becomes an enemy of the Soviet people. Enemy of the people is the same official term that was the watchword during all of Stalin’s mass reprisals of the 1930s. Finally, soon afterwards, G. Artatov, an advisor of the Kremlin politburo, said that 90 percent of soviet Jews who remain in the USSR ‘appear in an unfavourable light,’ meaning they are suspicious elements....This new global doctrine of indiscriminate distrust toward Jews has become a theoretical basis for the systematic displacement of Soviet Jews from all spheres of social, industrial, and cultural life in the USSR—a process which has intensified and reached global proportions in recent years. The facts about this discrimination are widely known: numerus clausus for Jews who wish to enter institutions of higher learning or who seek employment, limitations in social activities, in the sciences....Other examples include the ruthless persecution of the Jewish religion and culture as well as suppression of every attempt at Jewish self-expression, such as the trial of Hebrew teachers I. Begun and P. Abramovich, the closing of the Moscow symposium on Jewish culture, and extra legal persecution of the Jewish Samizdat journal The Jews in the USSR....Mass circulation in the USSR of anti-Semitic books, articles, and brochures (by Kichko, Evseev, Ivanov and others) is now widely acknowledged. The use of mass media such as cinema and television for the same purposes is relatively new. On January 22, 1977 Soviet television showed a one-hour documentary, ‘Traders in Souls.’ The program featured caricatures of Jews and Israelis portrayed in the spirit of Nazi newspapers and journals....Another film, ‘The Overt and the Covert’....begins with a revolver shot and the voice of the announcer saying: ‘That was how the Jewess Kaplan attempted to murder Vladimir Il’ich Lenin’....When German tanks are shown entering a Soviet city, the announcer says, ‘Hitler was brought to power by Jewish capital’....During last year alone Korne-yev published more than 10 articles under such characteristic titles as ‘Nazism from Tel Aviv,’ ‘Zionism’s Mercenaries,’ ‘Israel’s Army—An Instrument of Aggression,’ ‘Raiders and Bandits,’ ‘Terror—the Weapon of Zionism,’ ‘The Espionage, Tentacles of Zionism,’ ‘Zionism’s Secret War,’ and ‘The Poisonous Weapon of Zionism.’ Korne-yev claims that Zionists are at the head of the American Mafia and that the Magic chief Meyer Lansky received Golda Meir’s personal invitation to settle in Israel. Quoting the Arab press, Korne-yev further claims that the Israeli army recruits disguised criminals after they have change their appearance, and that strikes in Israel are suppressed by some ‘Civil Guard Corps’ numbering 50,000 men. He also reports that Zionists are in control of 158 out of 163 of the world’s largest arms factories....One such lecture delivered by Moscow party committee representative V. Eemel ‘ianov, which arrived through Samizdat channels, may serve as an example of this propaganda. The lecture is entitled ‘Judaism and Zionism:’ ‘Of all Semitic peoples the Jews are the youngest. The Bedouins, i.e., Arabs are the most ancient. The principle of Judaism has been formulated in the Torah. The Torah is the blackest book in mankind’s entire history. Its main theses are that the Jews are a chosen people and should seize the territories of others. Joshua is like Genghis Khan. Jerusalem is translated as ‘the city of peace,’ but in reality it is a den of thieves and criminals. The Jews have contributed nothing original, they have proclaimed the racist principle: Jews must not work, work is for the Goyim. That was the origin of the division of humankind into humans proper—the Jews, and two-legged cattle—the Goyim. All nations must become the Jews’ slaves. The Zionists have planned to achieve world domination by the year 2000. But....There will be a struggle, but we shall be victorious. But victory requires sacrifices. This does not mean that we must distrust all Jews, but we must take into account the fact that 40,000 leave annually for a state which is not just capitalist, but fascist.’ ”
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INDICATIONS THAT RUSSIAN ANTI-SEMITISM
MAY RESURFACE AFTER 2015

You may be familiar with Vladimir Zhirinovsky and his recent anti-Semitic slurs reported by the media. Many feel that he could revive the Cold War and stir up anti-Semitism if he comes to power in Russia. Hal Lindsey documents: “Who is Zhirinovsky....he is strongly anti-Semitic and fascistic, yet received the largest number of votes in Russia’s December 1993 parliamentary elections. This man, sometimes called the ‘Russian Hitler,’ is poised for a presidential run in 1996. He enjoys good support among the Russian military. And his autobiography, apocalyptically titled The Last Dash to the South, promotes the idea of Russian expansion into the Middle East and Persian Gulf....he [Zhirinovsky] says....‘I will beat the Americans in space. I will surround the planet with our space stations, so that they’ll be scared of our space weapons. I don’t care if they call me a fascist or a Nazi. Workers in Leningrad told me, ‘Even if you wear five swastikas, we’ll vote for you all the same. You promise a clear plan.’ There’s nothing like fear to make people work better. The stick, not the carrot. I’ll do it all without tanks in the streets. Those who have to be arrested will be arrested quietly at night. I may have to shoot 100,000 people, but the other 300 million will live peacefully. I have the right to shoot 100,000. I have this right as president.’
Listen to more Zhirinovsky: • ‘I am the almighty! I am a tyrant! I will follow in Hitler’s footsteps.’ • ‘From time to time, Russia is overwhelmed with anti-Semitism. This phenomenon is provoked only by the Jews themselves.’ ”
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Zhirinovsky may well come and go. We may never hear of him again following the 1996 Russian parliamentary elections. However, it is frightening to contemplate his popularity in light of his virulent anti-Semitism.

THE EARLY HISTORY AND TRAUMA OF KARL MARX!
A KEY TO COMMUNISM’S ANTI-SEMITISM?


Even though Karl Marx himself was a Jew, he was an anti-Semite. Before we examine his anti-Jewish writings, let’s read about his family life, when he was writing and formulating ideals that would later be adopted by Lenin and the Bolsheviks to forge a ruthless takeover of the Russian people. Former FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, documents: “Marx, in contrast, lived in squalor. He was often sick; he suffered from boils, headaches, and rheumatism. Jenny’s health began to give way. Her seventh child was born dead. She became wretchedly nervous, irritable, and upset. ‘Daily, my wife tells me she wishes she were lying in the grave with the children,’ Marx wrote in 1862. ‘And truly I cannot blame her....’
Marx did not have a regular job but depended on pittances, especially from Engels. He lived from pawnshop to pawnshop. It is a bitter irony of history, indeed, that the founder of communism should be literally kept alive by a wealthy industrialist, and that a ‘capitalist’s’ son, turned communist, should become the second ‘father’ of this revolutionary movement.”
68 Hoover further illustrates from Marx’s own writings that his main problem with society was his lack of money. “Money was always short. Little Franziska died before her first birthday. There was no money for the funeral. A pittance was obtained from a neighbor which, as Jenny says, ‘...paid for the small coffin in which my poor child now sleeps in peace.’ Marx sometimes couldn’t go out of the house: his overcoats were pawned. His wife was sick, but he couldn’t call a doctor. There was no money for medicine. [Marx complained] ‘For a week or more I have kept my family alive feeding them bread and potatoes, and it is questionable whether or not I will be able to scare any up today’....Marx was stubborn. He kept plugging away, writing, reading, denouncing ‘capitalist’ poverty, and letting his family starve. No wonder a remark, attributed to his mother, was made that instead of writing about capital it would have been better if Karl had made some.”69

WAS A JEWISH KARL MARX JEALOUS OF HIS
BROTHERS BECAUSE MOST OF THEM
DID BETTER THAN HE? MAYBE!

Many believe Marx was jealous of the Jews because somehow it always seemed to him that they had a bit more money than he. This is evident from his anti-Semitic remark: “Money is the jealous God of Israel, by the side of which no other god may exist....Exchange is the Jew’s real God.”70
Hoover tell us: “Karl Marx described Judaism as ‘anti-social’ and an expression of Jewish ‘egoism.’ Marx, better than any other communist leader, illustrates the gulf between Jewish tradition and communism.”
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KARL MARX’S CONCEALED ANTI-SEMITIC WRITINGS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REVEALED, ALTHOUGH
NOT WIDELY PUBLISHED!

Karl Marx’s little-known book, A World Without Jews, unveils his evil thoughts and intentions toward the Jew, which we believe have been intricately integrated into today’s communist philosophy. A few of Marx’s anti-Semitic slurs can be found in this rare book, which states: “The booklet presented here is the first unexpurgated English language publication of papers written by Karl Marx originally published in Germany as a review of the writings of Dr. Bruno Bauer, a contemporary theologian and social philosopher, on ‘the Jewish question.’
It is interesting to note that most of Marx’s anti-Semitic references, in his correspondence, his journalistic writings and his books, were entirely eliminated by his various editors. Their full text, however, is now being published by the decidedly anti-Jewish-oriented State Publishing House in Moscow....Anti-Semitic expressions of his are to be found mainly in the present essay, in his Class Struggles in France, In the Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, and in his Letters to Engels, censored by Bebel and Bernstein. Some of the editors of his writings attempted to modify the vindictiveness of Marx’s aggression.”
72 The book quotes the following Jew-baiting remarks of Marx: “ ‘It is the circumvention of law that makes the religious Jew a religious Jew.’ (Die Deutsche Ideologie, MEGA V, 162) ‘The Jews of Poland are the smeariest of all races.’ (Neue Rheinische Zeitung, April 29, 1849) He called Ferdinand Lassalle, ‘Judel Itzig—Jewish Nigger.’ (Der Jüdische Nigger, MEKOR III, 82, July 30, 1862) ‘Ramsgate is full of Jews and fleas.’ (MEKOR IV, 490, August 25, 1879)”73

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU—RUSSIA IS DEVELOPING A NEW GENERATION OF ATOMIC
WEAPONS AND GERM
WARFARE MATERIAL!

We realize that we are quoting from a book over thirty years old. However, we believe that this information is relevant and should not be concealed. For now, as in the past, we have learned that what you don’t know can hurt you.
Recently, on a 700 Club interview, J. Michael Waller of the American Foreign Policy Council stated: “...the Cold War will...be back, and will probably much earlier than anybody expects.”
74 We believe this is very probable and could occur before another decade has passed.
The same 700 Club publication mentioned that “many of the key reformers in his [Yeltsin’s] government are now gone.”
75 They also quoted a Russian scientist who came forth and admitted Russia was
still developing new generations of atomic weapons, working on a
new, more potent nerve gas and a “super plague” viral biological weapon.


RUSSIA HAS CHECKMATED ITS FREEDOM-LOVING REPUBLICS AND IS POISED TO RECONQUER

We should mention that on June 21, 1994, after several Russian republics joined NATO against the will of the present Russian establishment, Russia herself joined! The situation which was created, knowing NATO must be loyal to itself, was that if Russia attempts to recover other present Russian republic members of NATO, NATO cannot stop them because now Russia herself is a member of NATO.
On The 700 Club, Paul Strand of CBN News reported: “Today, Russia joined NATO’s partnership for peace....Russia’s signing means NATO stretches all the way around the world....All year, former Soviet Republics and satellites have been signing on the dotted line to get into the partnership for peace. But most of them wanted much more from NATO. They wanted full membership and its precious guarantee that if they were ever attacked by outside forces, all the NATO allies would rush to their rescue. Russia objected though, which made much of the world suspicious that some Russians still had their eye on reconquering what was the Soviet empire. NATO backed away from giving full membership to strategic countries, like Poland and the Czech Republic, leaving them worried that even if Russia is now an official NATO partner for peace, if it gets in the mood, it may still reconquer them someday without NATO putting up a fight.”
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KARL MARX WAS THE FATHER OF POLITICAL
ANTI-SEMITISM, WHICH HAS LED TO COMMUNIST
ANTI-ZIONISM, THUS FEEDING ARAB TERRORISM


Having quoted the above, we would like to quote another passage from A World Without Jews, so as to inform and alert contemporary Jews and pro-Zionist Christians. In the near future, if Russia returns to her old ways, we had better be prepared to protect our loved ones.
Anti-Semitism has been deeply embedded in Russian politics since 1917. Truly, Karl Marx can be called “the father of modern political anti-Semitism.” Prior to Marx, most anti-Semitism was based on religion, not official political policy. Dagobert D. Runes writes in the introduction to A World Without Jews: “The official Soviet Socialist attitude toward Israel and the Jewish people in general was unmistakably stated in their State publication of 1958, entitled The State of Israel—Its Position and Policies, by K. Ivanov and Z. Sheinis.
From this State document we translate ‘...The Zionist movement represents a form of the nationalistic ideology of the rich Jewish bourgeoisie, intimately tied to imperialism and to colonial oppression of the people of Asia. Zionism has tied itself to American and other Western capitalism and, with Jewish terrorist tactics, attacked its Arab neighbors. The national liberation movement of the people of the Middle East, spearheaded by its native leaders (such as President Nasser, King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and King Iman Ahmad of Yemen) is constantly threatened by naked Jewish aggression...’
‘The clear duty of all Marxists and Communists in this situation is to help the Asian and African people crush the reactionary Jewish forces.’
Such reads the widely-propagated platform of the Khrushchev-Mao Marxist axis. In fundamentals, it differs little from the Hitler-Stalin resolves of a generation ago, and it forebodes no less terror today than the previous anti-Jewish onslaught. Marxism may have failed in many of its postulates and prognostications, but its anti-Semitism lives on unabated.
It is indeed possible that these terrorist practices may succeed where the Roman soldateska of Titus and the pyres of Torquemada failed, namely, to bring to reality the sanguinary dream of Karl Marx—a world without Jews.
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Though Runes quotes long dead Arab kings, there is no mistake that their anti-Semitism did not die with them. Current Moslem leaders, including Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, are even turning blacks against the Jews, calling them “blood suckers.” This quote was recently documented in a 1994 broadcast of 20/20, an ABC news magazine, with Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs.
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YELTSIN’S RUSSIA HAS MADE A PACT TO SIDE
WITH THE ARABS AGAINST ISRAEL, WHILE
STILL MODERNIZING HER WEAPONS!


Hal Lindsey documented in his 1994 book, Planet Earth—2000 A.D.: “As President Clinton and the European powers offer Russian President Boris Yeltsin a virtual blank check to help revitalize his suffering economy, Moscow continues to spend billions modernizing its strategic nuclear arsenal.

Yes, I know. You’ve been told that the Russians are scrapping their nuclear weapons and that’s why we need to encourage them with foreign aid. Well, let me tell you, Russia’s nuclear weapons are as well-positioned to destroy the United States in a first strike as they have ever been. And it is the United States, not Russia, that is unilaterally disarming at a dangerous pace....Back in 1992, Yeltsin made it clear to all those who were listening just what his intentions were when he said: ‘Now we will move in the East.’ By this, Yeltsin explained that he meant closer ties with Islamic nations like Iran.
My intelligence sources, who have not been wrong so far about this area, tell me that Russia has already signed an accord with Iran that will commit them to fight on the side of Islam in the next Islam-Israeli war.
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On the last day of 1993, the Associated Press reported a suspicious synagogue fire in Moscow.
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RUTSKOI ALMOST BROUGHT BACK THE
COMMUNIST SOVIET UNION IN 1993, DIDN’T HE?


We cannot dismiss Boris Yeltsin’s former vice-president, Alexander Rutskoi, and his attempt to force Yeltsin back into hard-line communism. Ted Koppel reported in an ABC News Nightline segment, “Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Revolution”: “We Americans have always had a lot of misconceptions about this country, but rarely more so than now....Russia is no more a democracy in the sense that Americans understand the term than the Russian White House is where the President lives or works....Consider for only a moment the likelihood of an armed rebellion against President Clinton led by Al Gore and Tom Foley and you begin to appreciate how misleading terms like vice-president and speaker of the parliament can be, for all our frustration. With legislation gridlock back home, we don’t count on the joint chiefs of staff to break that gridlock; here, they still do. Boris Yeltsin has won a battle, the war is an ongoing thing....behind the scenery, the military in Russia remains the decisive power. Had they chosen to throw their support behind Rutskoi, he would be president today and the Kremlin might once again be flying the Soviet flag.”
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RUTSKOI’S REVOLT—A HINT OF WHAT MAY HAPPEN
IN RUSSIA—IT IS TIME TO EMIGRATE, NOW!


The immigration of Russian Jews to Israel between 1988 and 1996, though it has been massive, is still far from complete. In other words, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Hal Lindsey confirms in his book, Planet Earth—2000 A.D., that: “Natan Sharansky, head of the Zionist Forum and a former Russian refusenik, says he thinks a massive aliya from Russia is imminent.
‘Masses of Jews could decide to come to Israel before the flames spread,’ he said. ‘The government must be ready to set aside resources to absorb a mass aliya.[
82] This is the time to show the Jewish people and the world that Israel is the only safe and open home for the Jewish people’....Israeli sources estimate there may be as many as 1 million Russian Jews vacillating about moving to Israel. Though Yeltsin has improved the political climate for these people, they fear his grip on power is tenuous at best.
‘Rutskoi [Yeltsin’s chief rival] would not have encouraged attacks on Jews, but in the circumstances he could not control the forces of the city,’ explained Anatoly Shabad. ‘Pogroms would have begun immediately. I saw leaflets inciting people to kill Jews. I was shocked—we’ve had plenty of anti-Semitic material here, but I had never seen such direct incitement before. One leaflet showed a Russian child pleading, ‘Daddy, kill a Jew for my future.’ ’ ”
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BE ON GUARD TO HELP YOUR JEWISH FRIENDS—SOON THEY WILL NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER—RALLY TO THEIR SIDE—HELP AND SUPPORT THEM


Do we need any more proof to show we must be on the alert, now more than ever, to be ready to protect our Jewish friends, as did the righteous Gentiles during the Holocaust? Oh, it is true that when Jesus returns, there will be a kingdom and peace for all where anti-Semitism will have died forever. But until then, we as true believers have to rally to the side of the Jews and their true God-given right to return to their land. There they have an inalienable right to security, no matter how much the Arabs, ecumenicists and the communists, even those still hiding in Russia, dislike it!

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COMMUNISM IS AGAINST BIBLICAL
OWNERSHIP AND CAPITAL

John R. Rice, in his book, False Doctrine, sheds interesting light on Marx by taking actual quotes from his Communist Manifesto, scarcely read by most of us today! Do any of the following quotes from Marx sound familiar or in-line with a current particular political party? Rice points out: “You may begin to see some likeness to Roosevelt’s New Deal.”
Indeed, higher taxes created to discourage and cripple small and big business, have been, and still are, the practice of the U.S. liberals and Democrats. It was only Ronald Reagan who temporarily gave us a break. After he was elected, economic production jumped, to everyone’s surprise.
Recently, President Clinton attempted to push through his health care plan, which would have closed down many “mom and pop” businesses, as it would make them unable to pay for their employees’ benefits by striking a deathblow to private insurance.
One of my favorite fundamental Christian ministers, Jerry Falwell, described this plan as “a tax plan in disguise of health care,” in his highly documented and excellent video, Circle of Power, A Prescription for Disaster.
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No doubt, many attempts will be made by future liberal leaders worldwide. We only pray they do not succeed. What is the desired long-term goal of these liberals in undermining our economic status and the money and property we have managed to acquire? Would it be taking away our personal freedom, thus putting us in the position of having to work for them, “the government”? Rice answers this question as follows: “Along with the abolition of private property, communism plans the destruction of individual freedom. Karl Marx again speaks: ‘The abolition of this state of things is called by the bourgeoisie, abolition of individuality and freedom! And rightly so’....the plan is to put people in the greatest bondage possible.
Here is another word. Another quotation. Dr. Edman says: ‘To that end the bases of society must be destroyed. First, the ‘individual...the middle-class owner of property...must, indeed, be swept out of the way.
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COMMUNISM IS AGAINST THE FAMILY


John Rice comments: “Next comes the family. The Communist Manifesto becomes savage in what it says about the family. Karl Marx, the founder of communism, the founder of socialism, says: ‘Abolition of the family!....The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the banishing of capital....The bourgeois claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting...by the action of Modern Industry.’
Then Marx goes on to say, ‘the community of women, [that is, making women property of everybody and passing the women around;] it has existed almost from time immemorial’....Now that is communism according to the author himself, Karl Marx, as quoted from the Communist Manifesto....Communists and socialists are not only not Christians, but they hate Christianity and deliberately fight and seek to destroy Bible Christianity....Let us turn to the Ten Commandments. It is a surprising thing, when you come to think of it, that two of the Ten Commandments deal directly with this matter of private ownership of property. Is it really a sin to own property? Should all property be owned by the state and so collectively owned by the people, as communism teaches and as socialism teaches? That is not what the Bible says.
For example, there is a command in Exodus 20:15, in the Ten Commandments—the eighth one which says, ‘Thou shalt not steal.’ Now stealing is taking property that belongs to someone else. Stealing is taking what is not your own. It necessarily involves private ownership.
And in the same chapter, Exodus 20, verse 17, the tenth of the commandments says, ‘Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house.’ Then a neighbor has a right to own a house. ‘Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house....”
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THE COMMUNISTS ARE STILL PROCLAIMING
JESUS A MARXIST, DESPITE THE TRUTH THAT HE ESTABLISHED AND TAUGHT CAPITALIST PRINCIPLES


Even as late as 1992, after the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visited Israel, he made the age-old false statement which attempts to infer that Jesus was a Marxist. He said: “He declared himself a lifelong socialist, following in the footsteps of Jesus, the first socialist.”
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Here, we will confront this devious accusation that Jesus somehow changed the Jewish laws of the Bible and became a socialist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus kept and fulfilled the ancient Jewish oracles of God and gave proper examples of them as he taught our future responsibilities as believers. Two examples of this are mentioned by the evangelist John Rice. He noted: “...in Luke 19:11-27 Jesus clearly taught that the man who took one pound (a certain weight of money) and invested it in business and gained ten pounds, was to be commended, ‘Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.’ The man who gained five pounds was praised, but not so much. And the man who did not have any profit on the investment is called ‘Thou wicked servant.’ Those who would try to limit legitimate profits are contrary to the Bible....in the parable of the sower Jesus plainly shows that men should expect profit from their labor. He tells about a farmer who sowed the ground and of the results of the seed sown. ‘But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.’ In other words, it is not wrong, but proper and right, if a farmer can get his seed back a hundred times over. And the least figure given is an increase of thirtyfold, that is, three thousand per cent! This illustrates that people are to invest their time and their property and use it and expect profit from it. That is the Bible doctrine which socialists deny and which communists deny.”
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“...the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that preached by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions.”89

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, quoted from his
acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize, 1983

Hal Lindsey, in his book, Combat Faith, reminds us of relatively recent communist persecution of Christians. He gives us the true reason they fear the powerful message of Jesus’ Gospel and its followers. Hal noted: “Faith is being tested by fire in those countries. According to a BBC special television report (April 1985), 33 percent of all prisoners in the vast Soviet prison system are ‘born-again Christians,’ mostly from the Pentecostal and Baptist underground churches....The communists fear a powerful ideal or religion more than they fear military threats. Bible-believing Christians are viewed as one of the most powerful threats of all. They are among the few, for example, who did not break down under the brainwashing tactics used on POWs in the Korean War.
Christianity...has been severely persecuted by the communists in the Soviet Union, Red China, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Laos, Nicaragua, Angola, Zimbabwe, and so on, where millions have been massacred.”
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EVOLUTION: MARX’S TRICK KEY TO SUCCESS WITHIN
A GENERATION, REACHING INTO OUR OWN TIME

We say with assurance, if there is ever to be a cessation of worldwide communism (China alone is one-fifth the population of the world and has recently outlawed Christian conversion), the death of socialism must be preceded by the death of the false concept of evolution!
Marx knew that Darwinism (the theory of human evolution), like terrorism, was a most potent propaganda tool which could be used to catapult communism into our age and break the spirit of the people. This would cause them to lose all hope and bring them to respect a “government” of a few elite men instead of God as their supreme hope and authority. This is why Marx personally asked if he could dedicate his book, Das Kapital, about the “collapse” of capitalism and free government, to Darwin.

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Darwin was the one who seemed to give the theory of evolution a reasonable cause.91 Marx knew this would be both a catalyst and continuing oppressive force to bring in and sustain socialism in the modern world. Evidence that the communists know how to use the power of the opiate of Darwin can be seen further in the coins pictured below.



In 1959, Moscow struck these coins in commemoration of the one hundred-year anniversary of Darwin’s book, The Origin of Species.



The second edition of Das Kapital, personally inscribed by Marx to Darwin. Darwin turned down Marx’s offer to dedicate the book to him due to his wife’s objections; she was of Judeo-Christian background.


NATURAL SELECTION WAS USED TO DUPE THE
PUBLIC, THUS PROVIDING A FOUNDATION FOR
THE ANTI-CHRISTIAN SYSTEM OF COMMUNISM


Henry Morris, Ph.D, in his book, The Troubled Waters of Evolution, exposes the reason the communists have used the tool of evolution to destroy free enterprise and human freedom by replacing
the biblical truths of creation with the false visions of evolution. He says: “...the industrial revolution had drastically increased public awareness and respect for science and technology, and the great scientists of the day were mostly Bible-believing Christians.... Sir Isaac Newton is generally acknowledged to have had the greatest scientific intellect of all time, and the weight of his great authority had long been cited in favor of belief in the full authority of the Bible. He, as did his successor at Cambridge, John Woodward, believed in the literal creation account of Genesis....In fact, the period from 1650 to 1850
was an era of scientific giants, and many of the greatest among them—men such as Pascal, Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin, and others—were men who believed in the inspiration and authority of the Bible. The marvelous discoveries and achievements of science, revealing the complexities and orderly relationships in nature, seemed more and
more to confirm the fact of design and therefore the existence of a Creator.
Therefore, if the great complex of anti-Christian movements and philosophies was to be successful in its struggle for control of the minds and hearts of men, something would have to be done first of all to undermine biblical creation and to establish evolution as the accepted cosmogony. The biblical doctrine of origins of course is foundational to all other doctrines, and if this could be refuted, or even diluted, then eventually the other doctrines of biblical theology would be undermined and destroyed.
The powerful argument from design in nature, as evidence for God and His creation, would need to be explained by some other means, some naturalistic means, before evolution could really become acceptable to most people. And such a new explanation would need to be a ‘scientific’ explanation, sufficiently so to convince the scientific community that it would really explain evolution. If the scientists
could be converted to evolution, then the science-honoring public would soon go along....The idea of natural selection in the struggle for existence was the perfect solution. Everyone was familiar with the effectiveness of artificial selection in breeding, so why wouldn’t the same process work in nature? Add the factor of the great spans of geologic time conveniently provided by Lyell’s uniformitarianism, and everything was present to explain away the evidence of design and even the real necessity of a Creator. Or at least this was the way it would seem, and that was all that was necessary.”
92

T. H. HUXLEY’S GRANDSON, JULIAN,
PERHAPS WITHOUT REALIZING IT, ADMITS
THE DISASTERS CAUSED BY DARWINISM


Julian Huxley, grandson of T.
H. Huxley, Darwin’s strongest supporter, wrote in his book, Charles Darwin and His World: “Karl Marx venerated Darwin and wanted to dedicate the English translation of Das Kapital to him—a request which was courteously refused. Darwin has become an intellectual hero in the Soviet Union. There is a splendid Darwin Museum in Moscow, and the Soviet authorities struck a special Darwin medal in honour of the centenary of The Origin....In some quarters, especially in Germany, the attempt was made to apply Darwinian concepts, such as the struggle for existence and the survival of the fittest, directly to human affairs, under the guise of ‘social Darwinism’. ‘Social Darwinism’ was of course only a pseudo-science, and its extrapolations from biology to social science and politics were quite unjustified. They led to...an unscientific eugenics and racism, and eventually to Hitler and Nazi ideology.
Within a dozen years from the publication of The Origin, biology had [falsely] become an evolutionary science, though by a strange irony most biologists concentrated merely on comparative anatomy and embryology....Only Darwin himself, together with a few others like Wallace, Bates, Fritz Müller, Cope, and Marsh, continued to pursue the study of scientific natural history.”
93

RUSSIAN RELIGION TODAY?


Lately, under Boris Yeltsin and his reforms, there is some degree of religious toleration; partly, of course, to receive good public opinion, and partly in order to revive the broken spirit of the people. However, as recently as 1993, we have seen the beginning of a reversal of this with the passing of a new law which prohibits evangelism (see our chapter 10, “Early Christian History Versus Catholicism,” on church history).

***


Portrait of Raoul Wallenberg.


WALLENBERG, IMPRISONED BY THE
SOVIETS FOR SAVING JEWS—PERHAPS STILL
ALIVE BUT SWORN BY RUSSIA TO BE DEAD


Raoul Wallenberg, a Christian Swedish diplomat, utilized the power and privilege of his position to save more Jews from the Holocaust than any other single person (100,000). He was captured by the KGB on January 17, 1945, and taken to Soviet-occupied Budapest and later imprisoned (apparently for his heroic rescue efforts).
For years, there were outcries for his release, while Russian agents only replied, “He is dead.” Finally, in mid-October, 1989, the Russians invited his sister, Nina, and secretary, Sonia Sonnenfeld, to the Soviet Union to give them his diplomatic passport and a copy of a report by a deceased doctor which stated that Wallenberg had died in a Soviet jail in 1947. However, the October 17, 1989, edition of the Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, reported that while the Soviets claimed he died in 1947, after two years of imprisonment: “A criminal file on Wallenberg has never been found and a number of former camp inmates reported seeing him alive in the 1970s.”
94
Some believe he is still alive today in the 1990’s and still in prison. For what? That’s right, saving Jews—another example of Russian anti-Semitism being covered up by an outright lie. To release him would be the ultimate embarrassment and, of course, an admission of unforgettable guilt in the eyes of nearly all, thus negatively influencing world opinion—something they will not allow at any price.

SEALED FILES INDICATE RUSSIA WILL ONE DAY SOON REUNITE THE COMMUNIST SOVIET UNION OVERNIGHT


A 20/20 segment entitled, “The Men We Left Behind,” featured American MIA’s from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, who were secretly shipped to Russia! Certain numbered graves in Russia were proven to contain the bodies of American MIA’s.
95
The program made another interesting point. The Russians refused to open the GRU (Russian military intelligence) files,
96 which contain vital information on the MIA’s. Tom Jarriel, reporting for 20/20 said: “Those reports would be invaluable in determining the fate of missing U.S. servicemen, but Russian military intelligence refuses to open those files to anyone. So, U.S. POW search teams here in Moscow don’t have access to a potential treasure chest of data.”97
Can we put two and two together? If Russia was really free and intended to remain free, why would these MIA files never be opened? Obviously, the KGB is still powerful and waiting underground to reemerge in a future communist Soviet Union after the free world has bankrolled Russia back into financial stability.
At this point, to give anything other than the Gospel
98 to the Russians is nothing short of a “capital” crime against the people they will one day suppress with U.S. money! Meanwhile, many of the Soviet Jews continue to immigrate to Israel, fulfilling the prophecy of Jeremiah 16:15,99 which had to take place before the Russians and Arabs launch their attack on Israel.


THE UNDERGROUND KGB EXISTS,

ACCORDING TO A MAJOR RUSSIAN JOURNALIST


“ ‘I see Russian soldiers gathering for this last southern campaign. I see Russian commanders in the...


1 Yahuda Manuscript 6, fol. 17-18.

2 grbnzyya ywlh lapr, wnnmzb jyvm ylbj, p. hlq.!ylvwry, © 1970, used by permission.

3 Hal Lindsey, The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon, p. 65.

4 F.E. Pitts, The U.S.A. in Prophecy. Baltimore: J.W. Bull, 1862. From his speech to the U.S. Congress. The theological library at Emory University, Atlanta, is named after Pitts!

5 Hal Lindsey with C.C. Carlson, The Late Great Planet Earth, p. 63.

6 Gary DeMar, Last Days Madness, p. 201.

7 Rabbi Moshe Eisemann, Yechezkel. Jerusalem: Mesorah Publications, Ltd., © 1980, p. 581, used by permission. We, as well as Gaon, believe that Gog is Russia. The very word Gog in Hebrew means “roof” and Russia is above Israel, to the north!

8 Gary DeMar, Last Days Madness, p. 200.

9 Hal Lindsey with C.C. Carlson, The Late Great Planet Earth, p. 52.

10 Ibid, pp. 52-54.

11 This would have cut short communism by more than one-half of its seventy years of tyranny and saved millions of lives, not to mention the billions of dollars spent on the Cold War arms race!

12 Rev. B. Pick, Ph.D., Old Testament Passages Messianically Applied by the Ancient Synagogue, Vol. II, p. 28.

13 Ibid, Vol. III, p. 34.

14 Raphael Patai, The Messiah Texts, p. 146.

15 Raphael Patai, The Messiah Texts, p. 148.

16 Hal Lindsey, The 1980’s: Countdown to Armageddon, p. 65, italics Lindsey’s..

17 Perhaps Today, May/June 1993. Available through Jack Van Impe Ministries, POB 7004, Troy, MI, USA 48007.

18 He went over the heads of the liberal, seemingly “pro-socialist,” democratic Congress of his day, straight to the American people, by using television to show the dangers the Soviets possessed and how plans for a safer America (and world), through strength, would benefit all! Peace through strength is taught by Jesus in the Bible (Luke 14:31) and was once quoted by the President to the liberal media, angering them! Remember, the prophecy in Jeremiah regarding the release of the Jews from the North (Russia) of Israel says, “I will say to the North, give up.” We believe the Lord spoke through Reagan and those who influenced him, to the Russian government. It was virtually a miracle that Ronald Reagan was able to bypass Congress and get his defense program approved, budgeted, built and deployed, all within eight years. This provided bargaining power, which resulted in pressure on the Soviets to give up their Jews and their present offensive status or starve! Hal Lindsey reported: “Former top Soviet officials have admitted it, but the American press seems loath to report that it was President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative that led to a shift in Soviet policy and the end of the Cold War. At a conference in Princeton University earlier this year, the officials said the Soviet economy could not compete with Reagan’s efforts to develop a space-based defense against nuclear missiles.” Hal Lindsey, “The Most Censored Stories of 1993,” Countdown..., Feb. 1994. Palos Verdes, CA: Hal Lindsey Ministries, used by permission.

19 What happened to the NEP? Hoover tells us: “...in barely a generation Russia had moved swiftly forward in its campaign of world conquest. In the name of Karl Marx....Such a dictatorial empire grows out of the very nature of Marxist thought and is inevitable wherever it is applied. In the Kremlin the dream of world conquest still persists. It threatens free peoples everywhere. This Russian conquest was made possible, in large measure, by the tremendous strengthening of the Soviet state. In 1928 the first of a series of Five Year Plans, designed to strengthen heavy industry and collectivize agriculture, was launched. Step by step the New Economic Policy, adopted by Lenin in 1921, disappeared. The government now undertook to control everything. Production quotas, which had to be met, were set. Compulsory labor increased. Private trade disappeared. A system of rationing was introduced. Consumer goods virtually disappeared. In rural areas small farms were abolished. Peasants were compelled to live in giant cooperatives. Many of the more well-to-do farmers, called kulaks, were dispossessed and shipped to Siberia. Entire families were liquidated. The secret police became more active. As under Lenin’s ‘war communism,’ the Five Year Plan brought untold human misery. The forced collectivization of agriculture caused a shortage of food. Transportation broke down in many areas. In the Ukraine, the food basket of Russia, famine reappeared. Millions of people died. Disease stalked the land.” J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit. New York: Henry Holt and Company, © 1956, p. 44, used by permission. What happened to the NEP will also, no doubt, happen to the present Russian reforms, once the state is again financially secure!

20 Ibid, pp. 33-34. Bold mine.

21 In a 1983 television special, “Israel, America’s Key to Survival,” evangelist Mike Evans garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures for a petition in support of Israel, which was presented to President Reagan. Many ministers, including Evans, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, met with the Chief Executive and shared with him the prophetic importance of working for the good of Israel.

22 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceipt, p. 117.

23 Arthur W. Kac, The Messiahship of Jesus, pp. 283-284.

24 Before another fifty years pass, most probably.

25 In 1991, Hal Lindsey pointed out that: “...the Soviet Union remains a giant Third World country with the mightiest military machine on earth. Here are some sobering statistics about the slumbering beast that still threatens the world with nuclear annihilation: * 40 million live in poverty—even by the Soviet Union’s own conservative means of measuring such conditions. * Every sixth hospital bed is in an institution with no running water. One in three hospitals has no indoor toilets. A 950-bed hospital gets an average of one or two hypodermic needles a day. * Half the schools have no central heating, running water or indoor toilets. The average Soviet citizen has a worse diet than he did under the rule of Czar Nicholas II in 1913. Then, Russia was the world’s largest food exporter. Now it is the largest importer. Meanwhile...Gorbachev has contradicted such hopeful thoughts in recent speeches. Late in the 1980s, for instance, in a speech to a national student conference he rejected claims that reform in Eastern Europe spells the demise of socialism and insisted that the communist revolution that brought such misery to the people ‘was not a mistake.’ ” Hal Lindsey, The 1990s: Prophecy on Fast Forward. Palos Verdes, CA: Hal Lindsey Ministries, © 1990, chapter 13, p. 4, used by permission.

26 Hal Lindsey, Countdown... [ ] mine.

27 The 1921 NEP versus the 1991 NEP—If Russia was truly granting freedom to their citizens without some sort of secret plan to re-socialize them, they would have turned all the government-owned factories to private ownership and invited us in to supervise their “new capitalist system.” Instead, they are raising prices in order to destroy the spirit of the people, so when they accomplish a “coup,” the government can say that “capitalism” did not work. Meanwhile, in 1995...we are refinancing them. Where do you think all of our money is going? That’s right, a good chunk of it is going into the “former” communist party members’ hands within a subdued government. When the money slows, their hand will tighten its grip on the people once again. Watch and see what happens after 2003, or somewhere in-between, whenever the money begins to dry up. Pat Robertson mentioned that 400 million dollars was sent to Russia by the U.S. in 1994, for the sole purpose of dismantling nuclear weapons. In this interesting piece of literature, we quote this startling fact: “Some of the Russian scientists who worked on Novichok say U.S. money has been diverted to weapons development.” “The 700 Club Fact Sheet,” March 29, 1994, Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., © used by permission. Available through CBN, 700 CBN Center, Virginia Beach, VA, USA 23463. It turns out that almost all of the weapons that will be dismantled are obsolete. On the same broadcast, Randall Brooks reported: “Just before he died last year, Andrei Zheleznyakov, a scientist who worked on Novichok, told the Russian newspaper, Novoye Vremya, ‘The generals cannot be trusted with the destruction of chemical weapons. The money received from the Americans for this purpose will definitely be channeled into the development of new and more powerful toxic substances.’ ” Ibid.

28 Wasting whatever aid the U.S. has provided for them to attempt a capitalist system.

29 These words, “unwalled towns without either gates or barrs,” are biblical idioms for peace. Even with all the current Russian and Arab peace proclamations, we do not have to guess how it will all end up, not if we are up on our Ezekiel, do we?

30 Yahuda Manuscript 6, fol.17-18.

31 Rafael Eisenberg, A Matter of Return. Jerusalem: Feldheim Publishers, © 1980, pp. 15, 39, used by permission.

32 See our chapter 26, “We Win Armageddon—Our Final Battle,” for a photograph of one of these oil wells.

33 This would include, you name it: stocks; bonds; precious metals; precious stones; diamond mines in Africa; overseas real estate holdings; entertainment royalty rights; overseas banking and lending; worldwide business capital in general. We are not picking on the Jews. Any group of people, Italians, Greeks, etc., who would return from all over the world at once, to a small homeland, bringing their life savings, would of course make that country considerably richer.

34 Hal Lindsey, The Late Great Planet Earth, pp. 49-50, 52, 62-63 [ ] mine.

35 Grant R. Jeffrey, Armageddon, Appointment with Destiny, p. 206.

36 Ibid.

37 The 700 Club, Apr. 14, 1992, Christian Broadcasting Network.

38 Stanley J. and Ethel M. Marks, Judaism Looks at Christianity, 7 B.C.E - 1986 C.E. Newell, IA: Bureau of International Affairs, © 1986, p. 193, used by permission.

39 I lived in Jerusalem from 1987 to mid-1991 and enjoyed watching the Patriot missiles chase Hussein’s Scud missiles from the roof of an apartment building in French Hill. Israel is presently developing the arrow anti-ballistic missile system which works, meanwhile, our liberal congressmen place us in jeopardy by denying us the development of such a system in the United States.

40 This arms race includes North Korean and Chinese nuclear proliferation on an ever-increasing scale. It is possible in the future that some communist countries will drop the name of communist and form totalitarian national governments (possibly after pretending to convert to Democracy), but I can assure you they will not drop their arms.

41 You may be asking whose side he is on? Don’t forget, during the Vietnam War, he was protesting that war against the communists on Russian soil. He is a very mixed-up and dangerous fellow, having never had a father’s guidance at home during his early years. Not to mention his denial of guidance from his Heavenly Father. He is unstable, even in his adult life. No doubt, by the time you are reading this, he will be long gone. We emphasize that most political candidates from the left who attempt to disarm are not worthy of our vote. A believer’s vote belongs to the godly patriot, in our opinion! Jerry Falwell produced a remarkable videotape entitled Circle of Power, A Prescription for Disaster, which documents not only laughed-upon Clinton adulteries, but the pleas of mothers who claim their sons and loved ones were murdered, on orders from Clinton, to protect his then-presidential political future.

42 A modern English translation of Luke 14:31-32 records the words of Jesus as follows: “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace” (NASB). See Appendix 1, page 1127-9 and Vol. II, chapter 42, “Wealth and Pacifism Clarified with Scripture,” to see where the Bible and Jesus draw the line between self-defense and turning the other cheek, based on the meaning of Hebrew words! Interestingly, Christians are not required to be sitting ducks, as some believe.

43 Clinton walked in with forty-three percent because Perot split the conservative vote. In future elections we suggest conservative voters beware of Perot and similar candidates. We suspect that he is a vote-splitter for some secret special interest group. When Reagan won, in 1984, by the greatest landslide in history, it was Mondale who lost with forty-three percent of the vote. How did Clinton win with this small number? We have someone we never voted for, tearing down our national defenses.

44 Hal Lindsey and Chuck Missler, The Magog Factor, A Special Report. Palos Verdes, CA: Hal Lindsey Ministries, pp. 50-51. This report is available through Hal Lindsey Ministries, POB 4000, Palos Verdes, CA, USA 90274.

45 Hal Lindsey, “Russians Modernize Strategic Arsenel,” Countdown..., June 1993. Palos Verdes, CA: Hal Lindsey Ministries, pp. 1, 15, used by permission.

46 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit, pp. 28-29.

47 Ibid, p. 35.

48 William Goetz, Apocalypse Next. Sussex, England: Kingsway Publications Ltd., © 1980, p. 123. This was stated by Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin to Henry Kissinger.

49 William Goetz, Apocalypse Next, p. 129.

50 Hal documents: “The communists fear a powerful ideal or religion more than they fear military threats. Bible-believing Christians are viewed as one of the most powerful threats of all. They are among the few, for example, who did not break down under the brainwashing tactics used on POWs in the Korean War. Christianity...has been severely persecuted by the communists in the Soviet Union, Red China, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Laos, Nicaragua, Angola, Zimbabwe, and so on, where millions have been massacred.” Hal Lindsey, Combat Faith, p. 18, © 1986 by the Aorist Corporation, used by permission of Bantam Books, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, Inc.

51 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceipt, p. 323.

52 Ibid, p. 321.

53 “...the workman is worthy of his meat [wages]” (Matt. 10:10 KJV; [ ] mine). Jesus also granted believers the right of ownership in the present and in the future when He said: “And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Luke 22:29-30 KJV).

54 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit, p. 322.

55 * We believe it is absolutely necessary to use trigger guards to avoid childhood accidents. A new generation of weapons which instantly stun like a “Star Trek”® phazer are presently being secretly developed by the U.S. military. If the government approves these for civilian use, we will be able to protect ourselves with devices which are not lethal with the same quick stopping power guns afford. That mother fleeing with her children may not have to live with the guilt of having to shoot the raging attacker running after her with a butcher knife! We have a right to protect our lives.

56 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit, pp. 259, 321.

57 Tony Mauro, “Court Opens Schools To Religious Clubs,” USA Today, Tues., June 5, 1990.

58 Jay Alan Sekulow, “Running the Race,” C.A.S.E. (Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism), July 1990. Available through C.A.S.E., POB 450349, Atlanta, GA, USA 30345.

59 Reverend D. James Kennedy preached a wonderful sermon on education. Portions of this sermon are in our chapter 23. In this sermon, he pointed out that in the first one hundred years of our country, the Bible and religion were a major part of our educational system. At that time the literacy rate was much higher and there was much less crime. Members of cults may believe what they want to believe, at least I have my freedom to share my faith with them. Why is Gaylor so upset? If she wants to be free, she is free not to listen or talk to me—she is not free to mute me.

60 William Robbins, “Joy and Foreboding Greet Bible Club Ruling,” New York Times, Thurs., June 7, 1990.

61 Christ is Greek for “Messiah” and Christian is anglicized Greek for “one who follows the Messiah.”

62 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit, p. 50.

63 Ibid, pp. 266, 270, 328-329.

64 J. Edgar Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover Speaks Concerning Communism. Nutley, NJ and Washington D.C.: The Capital Hill Press in cooperation with The Craig Press, © 1972, p. 2, used by permission.

65 Hal Lindsey, The 1990s: Prophecy on Fast Forward, chapter 13, p. 2. Hal also notes in this work, that 100 million people have been murdered to keep communism in power as of the decade of the 1990’s.

66 Dr. R. Nudelman, “Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, Its Roots and Consequences,” Vol. I-II, © 1979, pp. 25, 31, 35-38, used by permission. The publication of this book was supported by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York and the Society for Research on Jewish Communities, Jerusalem.

67 Hal Lindsey, The Final Battle. Palos Verdes, CA: Western Front, Ltd., © 1995, pp. 130-133, used by permission. [ ] mine.

68 J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit, p. 16.

69 Ibid, p. 17. [ ] mine.

70 Ibid, p. 259. Also see Karl Marx, A World Without Jews.

71 Ibid.

72 Karl Marx, A World Without Jews. New York: Philosophical Library Inc., © 1959, p. xii, vii, used by permission.

73 Ibid, p. vii.

74 “The 700 Club Fact Sheet,” Mar. 29, 1994, © used by permission. Available through Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., 700 CBN Center, Virginia Beach, VA, USA 23463.

75 Ibid. [ ] mine.

76 Paul Strand, The 700 Club, June 21, 1994, Christian Broadcasting Network.

77 Karl Marx, A World Without Jews, p. xi. Bold mine.

78 Farakhan consistently denies the title of anti-Semite and has denied saying such things, thus, we cite a credible source.

79 Hal Lindsey, Planet Earth—2000 A.D., pp. 197, 201.

80 Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Fri., Dec. 31, 1993 p. A8. This fire completely destroyed the synagogue and had the earmarks of anti-Semitism.

81 “Moment of Crisis: Anatomy of a Revolution,” Nightline, ABC News, Oct. 22, 1993.

82 This is Hebrew for “coming up to immigrate” to Israel.

83 Hal Lindsey, Planet Earth—2000 A.D., pp. 135-136.

84 Available through Liberty Alliance, Inc., POB 6000, Madison Heights, VA, USA 24572.

85 John R. Rice, D.D., Litt.D., Communism and Socialism. Murfreesboro, TN: Sword of the Lord Publishers, © 1970, p. 377, used by permission.

86 Ibid, pp. 377-380.

87 Hal Lindsey, “Gorbachev Calls Jesus ‘The First Socialist,’ ” Countdown..., Vol. 3, Sept. 1992. Palos Verdes, CA: Hal Lindsey Ministries, p.12, used by permission. Lindsey’s source was Jerusalem Post, June 27, 1992.

88 John R. Rice, Communism and Socialism, pp. 400-401.

89 Hal Lindsey, Combat Faith, p. 18.

90 Ibid, p. 16-18.

91 See the section on Huxley and Columbus in our Vol. II, chapter 5, “Darwinian Evolution: Fact, Fraud or Fiction?” Huxley, Darwin’s closest friend, exposed Darwin’s theory of natural selection as a deceiption by comparing it to Columbus and his egg trick.

92 Henry M. Morris, Ph.D., The Troubled Waters of Evolution, pp. 60-62. [ ] mine.

93 Julian Huxley and H.B.D. Kettlewell, Charles Darwin and His World. New York: The Viking Press, © 1965, pp. 80-81, used by permission. [ ] mine.

94 Reuter, “Irrefutable Fact That Wallenberg Died In ‘47,’ ” Jerusalem Post, Oct. 17, 1989, p. 12. If you are interested in the evidence supporting the fact that Wallenberg may be alive, we suggest you read the interesting book by Efim Moshinsky entitled, Raoul Wallenberg is Alive! The Amazing Autobiograhy of the KGB Officer Who Arrested Him In 1945. Jerusalem: Rescue Publishing Company, © 1987. Available through Good Times Publishing Company, POB 3576, Jerusalem, Israel. Tel. 011-972-2-525353.

95 Tom Jarriel of 20/20 reported the story of American soldiers in Vietnam who were secretly buried under Russian tombstones: “...American soldiers Richard Larson, Lyle Timmerman, Ted Yates and Alberto Cairo are found anonymously interred beneath Russian tombstones. And who is to explain why another American is resting beneath Marker 22 in a POW cemetery on Russian soil?” “The Men We Left Behind,” 20/20, ABC News, Sept. 11, 1992. Jarriel located Colonel Aleksei Kirichenko, a retired KGB and POW expert, who admitted: “I found some dates about the American prisoners of war...I saw the document recently.” Ibid. Jarriel provides absolute proof in his report: “Major Robert Brown was a technical genius whose mind was crammed with classified data.” Ibid. Brown was an experienced F-111 fighter pilot, he understood the U.S. anti-ballistic missile system and worked with NASA as a top engineer. Terry Minarcin, a National Security agent in Vietnam, tracked Brown and his co-pilot by intercepting radio transmissions. He still believes that the men were taken to the Soviet Union. Within the following year, the Soviet Union’s technical advances in space and missile technologies—Major Brown’s field of expertise—were monumental. For an in-depth understanding of this subject, a recent book, Soldiers of Misfortune, by J. Sanders, M. Sauter and R. Kirkwood (National Press Books, Washington, D.C.) would be an invaluable reference tool.

96 These were agents who interrogated captured Americans in Vietnam. Their reports were returned to Moscow.

97 Ibid.

98 We are not against private U.S. citizens helping Russian families with finances and physical help or the U.S. setting up businesses and commerce there, but giving billions of dollars, which fall into the hands of wealthy government officials, is not fair to us or the freedom-loving Russian citizens.

99 “...As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them. For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers” (NASB).