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Watchman's Teaching Letter #222 October 2016

This is my two hundred and twenty-second monthly teaching letter and continues my nineteenth year of publication. I am continuing my resolution to do a series of lessons providing clarifying criticism of Howard B. Rand’s books, tracts and articles published in his Destiny Magazine, which includes several guest writers of varying degrees in excellence. Although I rate Rand and his associate writers only 50%, some of their articles are simply outstanding.

With this lesson, I will start a critical review of a series entitled “The Book Of The Kingdom” found in Destiny magazines from January, 1949 until April, 1952, in 24 chapters, yet oddly enough Rand does not identify an author. He may have written it all himself, or it might have been a team effort by him and some of his associate writers. So, even if Rand wrote it, or if by the help of others, at least he approved of it and is responsible for it (and it will be edited):

The Book Of The Kingdom,Destiny, January 1949:

Chapter I of XXIV, “Crossing The Jordan River”:

TheBookof Joshua begins with the account of Israel entering the Promised Land. Joshua means Jehovah saves or Jehovah, the Saviour. In Greek the name means Jesus. Referring to Joshua in the New Testament, the writers call him Jesus (see Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8). It is perhaps not without significance that Joshua (i.e., Jesus) led Israel from the wilderness over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, bringing them into possession of their inheritance there. In this Joshua was a type of the Coming One, Jesus Christ, who is yet to lead His people into a land of promise when, at the close of the present age, we pass into the new order of the ages.”

Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: The pronunciation “Jehovah” was unknown until 1520 A.D., when it was introduced by the catholic monk, Galatinus, (Brown, Driver, Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon.)It was a failed Latinized attempt to transliterate the Hebrew Tetragrammaton, Yahweh! Yahshua Christ had the same identical name as Joshua (i.e., Yahshua), as there was no “J” in any language before the 1500’s A.D. Actually, the name “Jesus” is a mistransliteration of Joshua (i.e., Yahshua). Evidently, Howard B. Rand and associates never learned the real truth about the Hebrew Tetragrammaton! Matthew Henry, in his 6-volume Commentary, vol. 2, p. 2 says the following in part:

... Though Joshua is not expressly mentioned in the New Testament as a type of Christ, yet all agree that he was a very eminent one. He bore our Saviour’s name, as did also another type of him, Joshua the high priest, Zech. vi. 11, 12. The LXX., giving the name of Joshua a Greek termination, call him all along ‘ee-ay-sooce’, Jesus, and so he is called in Acts vii. 45, and Heb. iv. 8. Justin Martyr, one of the first writers of the Christian church (Dialog. cumTryph. p. mihi 300), makes that promise in Exod. xxiii. 20, ‘My angel shall bring thee into the place I have prepared’, to point at Joshua; and these words, My name is in him’, (v. 21)to refer to this, that his name should be the same with that of the Messiah. It signifies, He shall save. Joshua saves God’s people from the Canaanites; our Lord Jesus saves them from their sins. Christ, as Joshua, is the captain of our salvation, a leader and commander of the people, ‘to tread Satan under their feet’, to put them in possession of the heavenly Canaan, and to ‘gave them rest’, which (it is said, Heb. iv. 8) Joshua did not.”] – Back to Rand & Destiny.

Watchman's Teaching Letter #221 September 2016

This is my two hundred and twenty-first monthly teaching letter and continues my nineteenth year of publication. I have resolved to do a series of lessons providing clarifying criticism of Howard B. Rand’s books, tracts and articles published in his Destiny Magazine, which included several guest writers of varying degrees in excellence. Although I rate Rand and his associate writers only 50%, some of their articles are simply outstanding.

With this lesson, I will cite the second part of an article entitled, “The Iniquitous Empire; A Great Mystery”, by Howard B. Rand, found in Destiny Magazine for March, 1950 yearbook, pp. 81-88:

In WTL #220, I ended the lesson with a critical review thusly:

[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Since the subtitle above “Missing Significance”, I have been somewhat confused about what Rand is intimating, so I decided to review his Study in Daniel, pp. 179-181, but I ended up at pp. 87-88 where he implies that Great Britain is the Stone Kingdom and the Germans were “the image [that] was to be smashed, but the attack must be directed at the feet in accord with what Daniel so clearly outlined ... the Stone hits the feet of the image it will be followed by the final and entire collapse of the power of the image ... [and] seals the doom of Germany ...” Here, Rand takes a portion of Daniel’s prophecy completely out of context!]

The reader will need a copy of WTL #220 to understand the context of this second part of “The Iniquitous Empire….” We shall now continue with Rand where we had left off:

The Eagle’s Body

Articles in Destiny in the past have called attention to the three-headed eagle of Esdras, mentioned in the 11th, 12th and 13th chapters of his second book. These heads are shown to represent Fascism, Nazism and Communism in the chapter titled ‘An Eagle With Three Heads’ in Documentary Studies, Vol. I, pages 166-177. Up to the present time the eagle’s body, which supports the three heads, has not been identified, but it is clearly recognized now that the body of the eagle represents the iniquitous, hidden empire. The heads are merely governmental systems, or ideologies, through which the hidden empire has expressed its desires. Through them it has made war at will ....”

Who are the Biblical Angels? – A Critical Perspective, (#9)

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This will be the 9th paper in this series and we will dwell on the subject of the presence of Yahweh’s manifestations and attributes among His people, Israel. The greater part of churchianity are under the delusion that Almighty Yahweh is a “trinity” of three different “persons”. Rather, Yahweh is One Almighty in several manifestations! It is true that Yahweh includes Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three of His manifestations, but there are many more manifestations and attributes than just these three. Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6 state:

Therefore Yahweh himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel .... For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty ElH410, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Next, at Acts 7:30-33 we observe that Yahweh Almighty manifested Himself as “a flame of fire” thusly:

30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai an angel of Yahweh in a flame of fire in a bush. 31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of Yahweh came unto him, 32Saying, I am the Almighty of thy fathers, the Almighty of Abraham, and the Almighty of Isaac, and the Almighty of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. 33 Then said Yahweh to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.”

From the context of this passage the “angel of Yahweh” was either a mouthpiece for Yahweh, or Yahweh Himself. However, the “fire” was definitely one of the manifestations of Almighty Yahweh. As one can clearly see, we now have four manifestations of Yahweh; not just three! Take note of this, as there are many places in the KJV that translate this as “the angel of god” or “the angel of the Lord”. Therefore, the context of each passage using these phrases must be taken into consideration, whether it be an angel or Yahweh Himself. Hence, it is paramount that we make every effort to completely comprehend our subject thoroughly!

Who are the Biblical Angels? – A Critical Perspective, (#8)

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This will be the 8th paper in this series and we will take up the subject of an angel who intervened with Jacob, at Gen. 31:1-16, who reassured him against the attempts of Laban to cheat him of his well earned wages thusly:

1 And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory. 2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. (i.e., as before: Heb. as yesterday and the day before)3 And Yahweh said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, 5 And said unto them, I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the Almighty of my father hath been with me. 6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. 7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but the almighty suffered him not to hurt me. 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked. 9 Thus the Almighty hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. 10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled. (i.e., rams: or, he goats)11 And the angel of the Almighty spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 13 I am the Almighty of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house? 15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. 16 For all the riches which the Almighty hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever the Almighty hath said unto thee, do ....”

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