Month 7:8, Week 1:7 (Shibi'i/Sukkot), Year:Day 5941:184 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Shabbat Shuvah 2017
Ba'al & Jezebel Rising in the West
Shabbat shuvah shalom kol beit Yisra'el and Mishpachah as we enter the last sabbath before Yom haKippurim.
Another False Sign Has Psssed Us By
The 23 September hocus has passed though I doubt we have heard the last of it from those still clinging onto it as an imaginary prophetic marker. Yahweh has His own prophetic markers, hidden up in the divine tavnith (pattern) of the set-apart moedim (appointments) and announced by His nevi'im (Prophets) and it is upon these that we shall affix our spiritual gaze.
The Judgments are Unfolding
This is not, of course, to minimise or ignore the horrendous events that have been in motion for some time now and which seem to be reaching a crescendo of sorts. Natural disasters are very much on the rise and running in parallel with the unprecedented moves around the world to increase political totalitarianism and unleash social unrest and war. This has been going on for some years and about which we have spoken for some years too. The Mishpatim Yahweh or Judgments of Yahweh are on schedule. However, the battle for good is by no means over, and whilst judgment must come, we must understand what is going on in the world, particularly America.
Ahab and Jezebel Arising Once More
Today we are going to spend time looking at the lives if the infamous Ahab and Jezebel. Have you ever wondered why so much Scripture is devoted to them? Most evil monarchs are usually disposed of with a line or two in the chronologies but to these two Yahweh has devoted considerable space because they are a prophetic type of people and events that repeat themselves cyclically through the ages. More than any other king, Ahab was responsible for restoring the Ba'al worship in his country that Joshua had gone to such great pains to exterminate during the Conquest. Ba'al worship is, was, and will continue to be the devil's choice in the ensnaring and destruction of Israel which is why we need to be aware of its rise and cancerous inroads into former Christian societies. But we can go one better - we can identify Ahab and Jezebel in our day because they are recognisable political figures who have been doing, and are continuing to do, considerable damage. We will focus on America but also look at the EU towards the end.
The Fateful Marriage Begets an Evil King
For the benefit of those not acquainted with the history, Ahab was a king of Israel between 875 and 854 BC after the united monarchy had split into the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah (see map below). He succeeded his father Omri who arranged a political marriage between his son, Ahab, and Jezebel, the daughter of King Ethba'al of Tyre to secure good relations between Phoenicia and Israel. Ahab's 70 sons in Samaria were murdered by Jehu in a coup d'état (2 Ki.10) and his daughter (or sister) reigned in Judah (848-837 BCE) until her murder. He was regarded as the most evil king in Israel comparable with the evil King Manasseh of Judah (1 Ki.16:30,33; 21:25; Mic.6:16). His evil was responsible for the drout and famine that ravaged his kingdom which led to the navi (prophet) Elijah coming onto the scene. He was Ahab's arch-nemesis - indeed, Ahab called him "my enemy!" (1 Ki.21:20, NIV) as the navi (prophet) relentlessly pursued him with Yahweh's mishpat (judgment).
Descent into Ba'al Worship
Cutting a long story short, because we don't have time to completely review his life or that of his wife, Ahab led Israel away from Yahweh and into Ba'al worship, sexual immorality, murder, and to the abomination of abominations, child sacrifice. Scripture records that he married "Jezebel daughter of Ethba'al king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Ba'al and worship him. He set up an altar for Ba'al in the temple of Ba'al that he built in Samaria. Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to provoke Yahweh, the Elohim (God) of Israel, to anger than did all the kings of Israel before him" (1 Ki.16:31-33, NIV). That is not a curriculum vitae or resumé I would like to have to present to Yahweh at the Final Judgment.
Elijah Deals With Ahab
Because the lives of Ahab and Jezebel are so closely intertwined with two important American politicians who are alive today I'd like to read to you one more passage of Scripture about Ahab. You will be astonished to see how this piece of ancient history is being played out again today:
A Small Sign of Repentance
"Then the Davar (Word) of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite: 'Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who rules in Samaria. He is now in Naboth's vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it. Say to him, 'This is what Yahweh says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?' Then say to him, 'This is what Yahweh says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth's blood, dogs will lick up your blood - yes, yours!'
"Ahab said to Elijah, 'So you have found me, my enemy!'
"'I have found you,' he answered, 'because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of Yahweh. I am going to bring disaster on you. I will consume your descendants and cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel - slave or free. I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have provoked Me to anger and have caused Israel to sin'
"'And also concerning Jezebel Yahweh says: 'Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.'
"'Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds of the air will feed on those who die in the country.''
"(There was never a man like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of Yahweh, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites Yahweh drove out before Israel.)
"When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly.
"Then the Davar (Word) of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite: 'Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son'" (1 Ki.21:17-29, NIV).
I want you to particularly note those last words. Ahab was evil, yes, perhaps the most evil king in the history of Israel but he did repent to some degree on this one occasion, something his wife Jezebel never did. She was an unrepentant, murderous heathen from start to finish, what today we would call a devil-worshipper. And you all know that child-sacrifice and sexual perversion feature prominently in devil-worship.
Part of Ahab Still Followed Yahweh
Ahab also, perhaps surprisingly, you might think, had allegiance to Yahweh in some way as he battled in His Name (1 Ki.20,22) and placed the believer Obadiah in charge of his palace, and gave his children Yahweh names. He even heeded the words of the navi (prophet) Micaiah (1 Ki.22) and Elijah, carrying out Elijah's orders to have a great contest with Ba'al on Mt.Carmel (1 Ki.18).
A Weak Man Easily Corrupted
Infact, Scripture makes it plain that Ahab does wrong only because he is "urged on by Jezebel his wife" (1 Ki.21:25, NIV), as illustrated so well by the story of Naboth's vineyard. His main problem was that he was weak. Nevertheless, he alone was responsible for what he allowed his wife to persuade him to do. We are never allowed to get away with the excuse 'so-and-so made me do it.' What we do, we do because we chose to to it, and we are accountable for that choosing. Always.
The Clinton Connection
It is the belief of messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn that in our day Bill and Hillary Clinton are exact spiritual and moral look-alikes of Ahab and Jezebel and that what Jezebel tried to accomplish was essentially what Hillary tried to do in her bid for power: establish the United States as a Ba'al-worshipping nation. We'll see further evidence of this in a minute.
Immortalised in English
Jezebel...who has not heard that name? It has passed into our English language as a word of contempt and abuse. When we call someone a 'Jezebel' we are saying that she is a shameless or scheming woman who, in a marriage relationship, additionally 'wears the pants' as its head, controlling and manipulating a weak husband to get her way. The way the name is vocalised in the Masoretic Text ('izebel) it literally means 'islands of dung' which scholars recognise as a parody of the meaning of the consonantal form, meaning 'no nobility' or 'where is the prince?' The latter is probably her name's original meaning and is known from the liturgy of the ancient Ba'al cult. It's a Ba'alist name. So calling your baby girl Jezebel is not the kindest thing you could do to your daughter .
Jezebel's Undisguised Murderous Agenda
Again, we don't have time to cover Jezebel's life story here. I am assuming most of you know all about that already and if not that you'll take the time over the coming week to read all about her life in the Bible. If Ahab was evil, then Jezebel was the one doing the incitement. She was a murderess par excellence and made it her mission to kill all the nevi'im (prophets) of Yahweh in the country she was coregent of. So terrible was the persecution that refugees from the Ahab régime had taken to hiding in caves where they subsisted on bread and water. And you will recall even the highly vaunted Elijah, fresh from his victory over the prophets of Ba'al at Mt.Carmel, fled the country upon hearing that Jezebel was after his blood. This woman was no petty tyrant - she was as evil as they get. In place of Yahweh's servants, she bestowed the hospitality of her table in court to no fewer than 450 prophets of Ba'al and 400 prophets of Asherah. She was making Israel what it had originally been like in the days of pagan Canaan when the legacy of the nefilim held sway amongst the Amorites and other depraved peoples.
Jezebel and Naboth
Jezebel had no respect for private property either, or the tribal inheritance rights of families. Indeed she used Israel's own Torah legal system to carry out the death sentence on Naboth, the vineyard owner, whose vineyard Ahab lusted after, by recruiting two false witnesses to accuse him of cursing Yahweh and King Ahab, resulting in his stoning. This was a violent woman accustomed to getting her own way who would not hestitate to crush anyone who blocked her ambitions. And if any of you know anything about Hillary Clinton, you'll know what kind of a woman she is, what she has done, and what kind of reputation she has.
The murder of Naboth
Jezebel After Ahab's Death
After Ahab's death in battle, Jezebel's career and ambition for power continued. Though she lived in the halls of that power, she was no longer the queen and no longer had quite the same degree of influence as before with Ahab as his consort. She became a kind of 'Queen Mother' or 'former First Lady' (as Bathsheba became in Solomon's reign) and influenced the nation behind the scenes through her sons, who succeeded their father.
The First Son - Ahaziah
The first one, Ahaziah, reigned only for two years, dying childless, having copied the evil of his father Ahab, of Jeroboam before him, and of course his wicked mother:
The Second Son - Jehoram
"He served and worshiped Ba'al and provoked Yahweh, the Elohim (God) of Israel, to anger, just as his father had done" (1 Ki.22:53, NIV).
Ahaziah is not, in any case, the principle successor of Ahab we're interested in but his second son in succession, namely, Jehoram (or 'Joram' for short), not to be confused with Jehoram, king of Judah, and successor of Jeshoshaphat. He reigned as King of Israel from 849 to 842 BC (2 Ki.1:17; 3:1). All we're told about him is that "he did evil in the eyes of Yahweh, but not as his father and mother had done" (2 Ki.3:2a, NIV). Jezebel evidently did not have complete control over the young king, which must have frustrated her, as during his reign Jehoram "got rid of the sacred stone of Baal that his father had made" (2 Kings 3:2b, NIV). This is not an indication that he became a faithful talmid (disciple) of Yahweh, mind you, and we don't even know why he did that (it may have been politically motivated), for the chronicles also say:
These would have included leaving the two golden calves in place that Jeroboam had erected to stop his people from going up to the true Torah-mandated festivals in Jerusalem, to name but one of his grandfather's gross sins.
"Nevertheless he clung to the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit; he did not turn away from them" (2 Ki.3:3, NIV).
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama
When Bill Clinton ceased being the 42nd President of the United States, Hillary ceased being First Lady too. Nevertheless she would come to exercise influence and power, albeit it somewhat diminished, behind the scenes as the Foreign Secretary of State under the Barack Obama régime which continued Bill Clinton's legacy when the Democrats next came to power. For Obama was most certainly the political 'son' of the Clintons. Remember that Obama started his political career during the second term of Bill Clinton before which he had been entirely unknown.
The Renewed Assault on the Unborn
When Obama came to power, one of the first things he did, like Bill Clinton before him, was to sign executive orders virtually sweeping away the remaining legislation that protected the unborn. One of the legacies of the Obama régime was expanded abortion - read child-sacrifice - in the true spirit of Ba'al worship. By nationalising health care, he sought to force doctors to carry out abortions against their will, just as they are forced to here in Sweden, at pain of losing their licences to practice if they refuse. He took Christian-owned companies to court and tried to force them to fund his abortion program.
Clinton Stage II
Likewise, as the Clinton administration sought to normalise homosexuality, the Obama administration took it to another level, at first lying to conceal his agenda, and then doing a U-turn. You may recall that in 2011 Hillary, seeking to impose the Ba'al agenda on the world, told the African nations that they would have to change their stance on homosexuality. As Jehoram continued his father Ahab's legacy of removing Israel from its Torah foundation, so Obama continued the Clintons', and in the exact same spirit. Remember, it was Obama who was the first President to declare that America was not a Christian nation and we have witnessed believers being attacked more and more by the government through being boycotted, mocked, punished, fired and even jailed.
A Twelve Year Reign
Barack Obama appeared on the national stage during the Democrat Convention of the summer of 2004. In November of the same year he was elected to his first national office, and was sworn in in January 2005, his reign coming to an end in 2016. From Obama's rise to the end of his second term as president was 12 years (2004-2012), the same length of reign of Jehoram. Donald Trump took over in January 2017.
The Desire to be an Absolute Monarch
Neither Jezebel nor Hillary were ever content to play a merely secondary rôle as counsellors to their sons. Both wanted - and want - to be absolute monarchs or feudal lords. For Hillary is was clear throughout her political career that she never accepted playing second fiddle. She craved dictatorial power and this led her finally into a presidential contest with Donald Trump. What happened to Hillary after her husband Bill's loss of power is remarkably similar to the fate of Jezebel after Ahab's death nearly three millennia before.
Who Trumped Jezebel?
Was there, you may ask, a character in Jezebel's day who 'trumped' her as Donald Trump did in her bid for the White House in 2016? Most certainly, and this is where it gets very interesting indeed.
The Meteoric Rise of Jehu the Outsider
Jehu, a descendant of Omri like Ahab, but of a different clan, was one of the commanders of the Israelite army, perhaps even the chief commander (2 Ki.9-10). There was a border dispute between Israel and Aram-Damascus at Ramoth-gilead. King Jehoram was wounded in the battle that ensued and had to return to Jezreel to recuperate (2 Ki.8:28-29). Enter Elijah, once more, into the story, who was commanded by Yahweh to anoint Jehu as king. His junior, the navi (prophet) Elisha, sends a young, and presumably very nervous, unnamed talmid (disciple) as his representative or proxy to do the job. Let's take up the story:
"The navi (prophet) Elisha summoned a man from the company of the nevi'im (prophets) and said to him, 'Tuck your cloak into your belt, take this flask of oil with you and go to Ramoth Gilead. When you get there, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi. Go to him, get him away from his companions and take him into an inner room. Then take the flask and pour the oil on his head and declare, 'This is what Yahweh says: I anoint you king over Israel.' Then open the door and run; don't delay!'
"So the young man, the navi (prophet), went to Ramoth Gilead. When he arrived, he found the army officers sitting together. 'I have a message for you, commander,' he said.
"'For which of us?' asked Jehu.
"'For you, commander,' he replied.
"Jehu got up and went into the house. Then the navi (prophet) poured the oil on Jehu's head and declared, 'This is what Yahweh, the Elohim (God) of Israel, says: 'I anoint you king over Yahweh's people Israel. You are to destroy the house of Ahab your master, and I will avenge the blood of my servants the nevi'im (prophets) and the blood of all Yahweh's servants shed by Jezebel. The whole house of Ahab will perish. I will cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel - slave or free. I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah. As for Jezebel, dogs will devour her on the plot of ground at Jezreel, and no one will bury her.'' Then he opened the door and ran" (2 Ki.9:1-10, NIV).
The Two Kings Meet
Jehu was quickly proclaimed king by his army and proceeded to carry out a military coup while Jehoram (Joram) was recovering from his injury. As it happens, King Ahaziah of Judah was simultaneously making the journey to Jezreel, no doubt to lend his sympathy.
The Coup Against Jehoram
The two kings went out to meet Jehu.
The Death of Jezebel
"When Joram saw Jehu he asked, 'Have you come in peace, Jehu?'
"'How can there be peace,' Jehu replied, 'as long as all the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother Jezebel abound?'
"Joram turned about and fled, calling out to Ahaziah, 'Treachery, Ahaziah!'
"Then Jehu drew his bow and shot Joram between the shoulders. The arrow pierced his heart and he slumped down in his chariot" (2 Ki.9:22-24, NIV).
That was the end of Jehoram (Joram) after his 12 year reign.
"Then Jehu went to Jezreel. When Jezebel heard about it, she painted her eyes, arranged her hair and looked out of a window. As Jehu entered the gate, she asked, 'Have you come in peace, Zimri, you murderer of your master?'
He looked up at the window and called out, 'Who is on my side? Who?' Two or three eunuchs looked down at him. 'Throw her down!' Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot" (2 Ki.9:30-33, NIV).
And that was the end of Jezebel. Jehu went on to reign for 28 years.
The End of Hillary's Ambitions
And in an exact parallel manner, Hillary's ambitions were destroyed by the outsider, Donald Trump. The modern Jezebel's end came in the Presidential Election of 2016. Of course she's been trying, along with former President Obama and the other Ba'alists, to get Trump removed from office. Her latest book is one long gripe, blaming everyone - but especially white male Christian heterosexuals - except herself. But she is definitely not going to get this presidency. I have had a number of visions about Hillary Clinton so you can know for sure who she really is and what her fate it:
The Surprise Trump Win
There is no doubt that the Obama-Clinton's anti-biblical agenda was the most radical and brazen in US history. Along comes this outsider, with no political experience, proclaims life, religious liberty and a return to morality. All the polls and the Clinton-controlled media said that Hillary would win so the actual outcome profoundly shocked the Ba'alists even after they had carried out election rigging and employed George Soros' rent-a-mob (Antifa) to intimidate the voters.
The Reason Trump Won
Why did this happen? Was it for Trump, for liberty-loving Americans, or for Christians in America that Hillary lost? No, it was not, as we shall see in a moment. The reason Jezebel-Hillary and her 'son' Jehoram-Obama were struck down was solely for Yahweh's Name's sake, because by their edicts - and planned edicts for the future - they planned to declare, in true satanic fashion, Yahweh to be impotent, defeated and dead. And Elohim (God) will not be mocked by Ba'al! As it was in the days of Job, so the integrity, honour and holiness of the Name of El Elyon, the Most High, Yahweh-Elohim, must be preserved in the Heavenlies.
What Trump Was, and Is, Not
Trump did not win because Trump is a righteous man or because the bulk of Americans are righteous. Trump won because Yahweh ordained him to win for His Name's sake. It does not mean that there is going to be a sudden moral turn-around in the country. It does not mean that America has repented. It does not mean that there is going to be a revival that will push the wall of darkness back any great distance. This is not the triumph of the false Kingdom-Now proponents as the resistance to Trump is proving. It does not mean the Kingdom is going to rapidly expand until the world becomes Christian. This is but a short reprieve because of Yahweh's honour, not ours. America will no more roll back the time of darkness to an earlier golden age than Jehu did in Israel to any golden age of David and Solomon. Israel as a nation remained apostate, as will America as a nation. I repeat, Trump was given this victory first and foremost to deliver a snub to Satan, to remind the devil who is in charge and what will yet happen to him when man's alotted time in this dispensation has come to an end. This is Yahweh putting His foot on the neck of Ba'al as a reminder of the fate that awaits him - a preview, if you like - and that is why the demonic hosts are afraid and that is why their human hosts are terrified too because they are sensing the terror of the dark spirits in them who know what's coming .
Understanding Jehu's and Trump's Mission
I have said many times that Trump is not a latter-day Cyrus. That honour still belongs to Vladimir Putin who has real temporal power which Trump does not . I have said many times that the Enemy would suffer a temporary set-back only. Trump's hands are tied, as I saw in vision, which is why the Syrian war still continues and why the USA is threatening North Korea with a nuclear attack. It's why the neo-cons are still in charge. Just recount why Yahweh anointed Jehu to be King of Israel. Was it because Jehu was a man of Elohim (God)? Was it because Israel had repented of its wicked ways? No. The reason is given very plainly. Let me read it to you again:
Yahweh's Vengeance for the Clinton Murders
"You are to destroy the house of Ahab your master, and I will avenge the blood of my servants the nevi'im (prophets) and the blood of all Yahweh's servants shed by Jezebel. The whole house of Ahab will perish. I will cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel-slave or free. I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah. As for Jezebel, dogs will devour her on the plot of ground at Jezreel, and no one will bury her" (2 Ki.9:7-10, NIV).
Yahweh has brought the Obama régime and the Clinton power-base to an end (it's not completely over yet, but you will see it utterly destroyed in due course) for His Name's sake and to avenge all those the Clintons have murdered - both the nevi'im (prophets) and all of Yahweh's servants. That is why this dynasty is being wiped out now and no man can stop it. Trump is Yahweh's executive of what is to happen to kherem people - those who have been devoted to destruction. And in so doing so, Yahweh is snubbing Ba'al, Tammuz, Adonis, Attis, Dionysus, Kronos, Saturn and all the other rebellious Yahweh-mocking, man-eating, child-sacrificing malakim (angels) in Satan's service and their human dupes. They are having their face rubbed in the dirt to remind them of their final judgment and fate when this is all over.
Trump is an Executioner
Most Christians and Messianics still don't understand who Donald Trump really is. Many have 'lost it' and are viewing him as a Christian 'saviour'. Well, in one sense he is, but only to a degree and only for a while. Trump has no background as a politician but he most definitely has leadership ability. Jehu was a solder - a fighter - and that describes Trump to a tee. Before rebelling, Jehu was a loyal servant of Jehoram and before that of Ahab, just as Trump had once been a Democrat and a Clinton supporter. The reason Donald Trump has defied anyone's expectations is not because he is a mighty man of Elohim (God) but like others throughout history, it is solely because Yahweh has ordained him to carry out this particular task. He is an instrument, no more - not a navi (prophet), not a Cyrus. He hasn't finished his work yet but he will do it, and he will be protected by Yahweh - indeed, I am sure there have been many assassination attempts on him. All his enemies can do is control him in those areas where Yahweh has not given him a mandate to act. If you're expecting him to save the economy or make America great again, I'm sorry, you will be disappointed. This is not in his divinely-ordained brief.
Trump was the man chosen by Heaven to butt heads with today's Jezebel. This is a Trump vs. Hillary Clinton event, just as anciently Yahweh created a Jehu vs. Jezebel event. Obama, like Jehoram, were weaklings in the middle - devils, yes, but not the controlling demonic power. When Obama faded away on 20 January 2017 it still left Hillary around - sore and defeated, but still making trouble. She has not been despatched yet but will be. Like Jehu, Trump is the non-politician and man-of-war who gets into a lot of conflicts and seems to thrive in them. Trump is not a gentleman - rough, ready, crude and not exactly what you would expect of a good Baptist or Presbyterian (which is what he claims to be) even though believers have been trying to make him out to be one.
He is a charioteer like Jehu. He headed at full speed to today's Jezreel in Washington D.C. Jehu's race to Jezreel on his chariot was exactky like Trump's race to the White House. How did Jehu drive his chariot?
A Vicious Campaign
"He drives like a maniac!" (2 Ki.9:20, NRSV).
The Hebrew word here, mashugga, means 'maniacal', 'furious', 'crazy', 'insane' or 'mad'. That is how Jehu was driving his chariot! Who can deny that Trump's campaign was not 'maniacal', 'furious', 'crazy', 'insane' or 'mad'? It was hardly sweet, passive, graceful or gentile, was it? He didn't mind hitting below the belt at all. Trump and Clinton went at each other like dog-and-cat. There has never been such a vicious presidential campaign in living memory. Donald Trump's race to the throne was indeed like Jehu's race to Jehoram's.
Summing Up the Characters of Jehu and Trump
So what sort of a man was Jehu, the one chosen by Yahweh to destroy Ahab's power? Bible commentators describe him as 'ruthless', 'furious', 'fanatical', 'zealous', 'tenacious' and 'ambitious'. Yahweh used such a man to carry out His purpose. Is Trump any different? Not really. Hardly a picture of a sound believer but that isn't the point. The point is, Yahweh uses whomsoever He wills.
The Other Ahab and Jezebel in Europe
Now there is more to this equation. We must be thorough. In the days of Ahab, Jezebel and Jehoram, the 10 tribes were together as a single nation in the north. Today the 10 tribes of Israel are scattered throughout the world. The USA is not all the tribes of Israel, no matter what one or two messianics are falsely claiming to the contrary. The United States is West Manasseh, politically the ruling Israelite tribe in the world at this time, having taken over from Great Britain, which is Ephraim, after the Second World War. The USA is only half of Manasseh. Where is the other half? The other half is in Europe, in Germany to be precise, which is the controlling power in the European Union which, to borrow the words of Peter Hitchens, is merely "the continuation of Germany by other means". America, until now, has been the dominant nation in the world, including over Europe. But Europe is ruled, in effect, by East Manasseh - Germany. This means that Ahab and Jezebel are effectively split into two - there are two Ahab's and two Jezebel's. (Incidentally, we don't know which tribe Ahab was from though some have speculated it was Issachar).
Germany is East Manasseh and rules the EU
Identifying the European Jezebel
There was a General Election in Germany four days ago and the same Chancellor was elected for the fourth time, the European Jezebel who has done more to advance Ba'alism in Germany and Europe than any other politician - Angela Merkel. She is the one who opened the floodgates to unrestricted immigration in 2015, effectively destroying European Christian culture (what was left of it) for good. You can figure out which 'Amorite tribe' the bulk of migrants principally come from since they worship Ba'al under another name. Obama attempted the same thing in tandem in America, with partial success. It's the same plot, the same script, the same multi-national executors of the Deep State, the same élites, banksters and hierarchs, all of whom worship Ba'al and Satan.
The Subservient European Ahab
If Merkel is the European Jezebel, who is her weak Ahab-like consort? Who is her nominal boss? The answer is Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, who recently asked for that post to be merged with European President, thus giving him even more executive power as he tries to rush through the complete integration of the EU nations into a United States of Europe. Though he is from Luxembourg, he is ethnically German, Luxemburgians having been a part of Germany forever until the 19th century. They are effectively from the same country for prophetic purposes. Juncker is weak and frequently drunk, and it is clear that Merkel calls the shots, as she has been doing for a very long time. She is loathed by many for her destruction of European identity using the same kinds of policies imitated and promoted by Obama and which would have been promoted by Hillary Clinton had she achieved power in order to destroy American identity. Juncker and Merkel are the East Manasseh branch of the Canaanite Nation, serving like the Ba'alite Ahab and Jezebel of long ago. They loathe Trump as much as Obama and Clinton do and would very much like to acquire the global hegemony that the USA has held for the last 70 years since West Manasseh defeated East Manasseh in what was a fratricidal world war. The rivalry persists but the hegemony is rapidly fading away.
Road to Destruction
So here we are, in America and Europe, with a latter-day patriot war-lord battling against the forces of Ba'al bent on destroying the whole Christian- and liberty-based culture, as is already rapidly happening in Europe, forces which are hell-bent on riding on the back of socialism and communism as they did in the 20th century in Russia and China, in order to advance a global satanic agenda, the religion of the Beast and Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) - full-blown Ba'al worship across the whole planet - a religion so perverse and abohorrent to anyone with a shred of decency in them that Yahweh declared those who practiced it kherem, which in the Hebrew means 'devoted to destruction'. The end of this road is complete destruction, lock, stock and barrel. Total. To know the fate of the people who embrace this dastardly religion, just read the fate of the Canaanite population when Moses and Joshua conquered the land under divine directive. That is why half the world population - that's about 1¼ billion souls - will perish by the time this is all over, what I call the 'Great Destruction'.
The Importance of Jericho
Maybe you'll understand now why the Jericho marches are so important and why they figure annually on our calendar. Though there was judgment on the East Bank of the Jordan under Moses, territory that came to be inherited and settled by ½ Manasseh, Gad and Reuben, we chiefly remember the judgment of the Amorites with the Jericho siege, the name of the city being derived from the moon god Yarik (from the semitic word for the moon, yareah), whose centre was in the territory of Jericho, a settlement going all the way back to 2300 BC! This is a very old satanic cult indeed linked to other Ba'al sites like Haran that I will speak of another day!
The Total Burning Out of Ba'alism From the Remnant
Such a confrontation will happen again, although on a much larger scale and encompassing the whole world. What, then, you may ask, is our task today, other than preaching the Besorah (Gospel) of Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) and making converts into talmidim (disciples)? A portion - a remnant (which numbered 40,000 in Joshua's day) - must be raised after much purging involving an equivalent 'desert march', one which started three years ago! And which desert did those first Exoduseers have to pass through as part of their cleansing? The desert of Sinai, named after the false god Sîn, another name of the moon-god. That's right, Ba'alism has to be utterly and totally burned out of the last generation else it will be caught up in the tribulation and mass destruction of the age in which half the world's people are killed and a third of its vegetation destroyed, a third of its waters rendered unfit for use, and so on. The destruction in the Pacific Ocean caused by the Fukushima disaster is but a pin-prick a calamity by comparison.
The Good Guys in Jehu's Day
Well, I have no intention of leaving you today feeling overwhelmed, even though I have much more to tell you about Ba'alism that must await another time. We will end today by looking at some other characters who were prominent in the days of Jehu.
The Rechabites Enter Side-Stage
After the destruction of Ahab's family and supporters in Jezreel, we read:
The Two Principal Rechabite Traits
"After [Jehu] left there, he came upon Jehonadab son of Rechab, who was on his way to meet him. Jehu greeted him and said, 'Are you in accord with me, as I am with you?'
"'I am,' Jehonadab answered.
"'If so,' said Jehu, 'give me your hand.' So he did, and Jehu helped him up into the chariot. Jehu said, 'Come with me and see my zeal for Yahweh.' Then he had him ride along in his chariot" (2 Ki.10:15-16, NIV).
Now I have often spoken of the Rechabites in the past because what they represent is most important in this work. What characterised the descendants of Rechab? Two things stand out prominently:
Other Rechabite Traits
- 1. They vowed never to drink alcohol, thus prefiguring the New Covenant Melchizedek priesthood of Messiah - they were always sober and right-headed; and
- 2. They were strongly opposed to any and every form of Ba'alism.
They were also nomadic, which translated into the symbolic language of the New Covenant, means that they were ready to go anywhere in Yahweh's service. You will recall that Jeremiah used the Rechabites as an example of spiritual obedience, in stark contrast to the people of Israel and Judah generally (Jer.35). There is a pseudepigraphical work called The History of the Rechabites or The Story of Zozimus which contains more information about this loyal family of Yahweh servants .
Going the Extra Mile
The important thing is that these people went beyond what was required of the Torah - they went the extra mile, lived by revelation and adhered strictly to their covenants. Viewed by liberals as extremist with too much zeal and not enough discrimination, conservatives have always viewed them as examples loyalty to the emet (truth).
Loyalty and Obedience Par Excellence
How many families do you know that have remained loyal to the covenant of an ancestor for 200 or more years? For the Remnant to be successful, we are going to require the same kind of loyalty and faithfulness for a minimum of two generations if the Remnant is to rise in spiritual power and discernment in these end-times. The important thing is what Yahweh said about these servants:
This War is Not For the Faint-Hearted
"This is what Yahweh Tzeva'ot (of Hosts/Armies), the Elohim (God) of Israel, says: 'You have obeyed the mitzvah (command) of your forefather Jonadab and have followed all his instructions and have done everything he ordered.' Therefore, this is what Yahweh Tzeva'ot, the Elohim (God) of Israel, says: 'Jonadab son of Rechab will never fail to have a man to serve Me'" (Jer.35:18-19, NIV).
The period of time we are about to enter into is not for the faint-hearted. It is not for the cowards, the self-entitled, the self-occupied or the ditherers. Whatever faults you may be able to find in Jehu or Trump - and they are many - they served, and are serving, Yahweh's cause, and right now we are at war with Ba'alism, and specifically with the invisible forces that guide it:
Two Wars Being Fought
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Eph.6:12, KJV).
The Jehu's, Trump's, Farrage's and Putin's of this world are Yahweh's less-than-perfect, mixed-motivated foot-soldiers with their boots on the ground, doing a thankless task. They are hated and vilified, their blood sought by the Ba'alists. The Rechabites and the Remnant, on the other hand, are fighting another, invisible and in many respects far more important battle for the souls of men and for the survival of mankind as a whole. They "have tasted the good Davar (Word) of Elohim (God), and the powers of the world to come" (Heb.6:5, KJV) in the days - these days and the days ahead - of which it is written:
A Great Supernatural Controversy
"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall He send His malakim (angels), and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part (beginning) of heaven" (Mark 13:24-27, KJV).
Thank you for patiently bearing with me for so long on this Shabbat Shuvah but the sharing of these things is of the utmost importance. There is so much more than needs to be told and, Yah willing, we shall do so in the days ahead. There is a great contest - a great supernatural controversy - unfolding as I speak to you and it will not slacken until the metaphorical House of Ahab has been destroyed. Like I said, do not suppose that either Jehu or Trump were, or are, 'angels'. As far as Jehu was concerned, he went beyond Yahweh's instructions as this rebuke shows:
"Then Yahweh said to Hosea, 'Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. In that day I will break Israel's bow in the Valley of Jezreel'" (Hos.1:4-5, NIV).
So don't hitch yourself to the secular political bandwaggon, which does not have the restraints which the truly accountable servants of Yahweh must impose on themselves. It is in any case largely controlled by the Ba'alists still. Don't get carried away by the excessive war-like zeal of Jehu, the one who rode like a maniac to Jezreel, for Trump too has something of that unrestrained nature. His calling is to end the Clinton Dynasty, reverse Ba'alism where he can (such as abortion), but do no more. He is not to become an unharnassed nationalist war-lord. As I have already pointed out, he is not his own master, being controlled by Ba'alist elements in the Deep State and has already broken his promise to end the war in Syria. He has already shed much innocent blood, just like Jehu. He has been opposing Putin, Yahweh's latter-day Cyrus, instead of supporting him. (He too has blood on his hands). A sorrowful time lies ahead and the ending is not, alas, a happy one - not, at any rate, until Messiah returns. I hope you are now better prepared for it. Until Yom haKippurim (the Day of Atonements), may Yahweh give you zeal coupled with much self-restraint and abundant grace, in Yah'shua our Messiah (Jesus Christ). Amen.
 There are Greek and Latin variants too - Isobel, Isabelle, Isabella and Izabela - with even a Hebrew variant, Elishiva, from which we get the English name Elizabeth
 See Jezebel: The End Time Queen of Heaven Demoness (3-part series)
 See the various NCAY articles and visions on Donald Trump
 Ronit Nikolsky, The History of the Rechabites and the Jeremiah Literature
 The NCAY Clintons subsite
 The NCAY Donald Trump subsite