Watchman's Teaching Letter #218 June 2016

This is my two hundred and eighteenth monthly teaching letter and continues my nineteenth year of publication. In the last letter, WTL #217, I brought up the subject of THE ELIJAH MINISTRY at Malachi 4:5-6, which I will quote again because of its GREAT IMPORTANCE:

5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

To understand the Elijah Message to a greater degree, I am going to continue citing an excellent article entitled “Elijah the Tishbite” that first appeared in the July 1947 Destiny Magazine, later packaged into a 1947 Yearbook, pp. 232-238 written by Howard B. Rand. However, I will also continue including my own critical notes, editing out terms like “Jehovah’ in favor of the true name “Yahweh” and other labels that are more fitting. We will start where we left off in WTL #217:

ELIJAH THE TISHBITE, Part #2, by Howard B. Rand

Edited by Clifton A Emahiser

The multitudes in Israel are always unable to hear this voice directing and guiding His servants in the paths of righteousness. When Elijah recognized the Presence of Yahweh he wrapped his face in his mantle and went and stationed himself in the entrance of the cave. The Voice addressed him and asked, ‘What doest thou here, Elijah?’ The Prophet replied as before that he was zealous for Yahweh but His prophets had been slain, Israel had forsaken His covenant and they even sought his life.

The Command

The Voice commanded him to return by the way of the wilderness of Damascus and anoint Hazael to be King over Syria and Jehu to be King over Israel. Also, he was to anoint Elisha to be a prophet in his place. Yahweh then said:

“‘And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.’ (1 Kings 19:17.)

In spite of the great apostasy, the misrule of Ahab and the violence of Jezebel, Yahweh informed Elijah:

“‘Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.’ (1 Kings 19:18.)

Elijah did as he was commanded and departed from the Mount [before] Yahweh. Finding Elisha plowing in his field, he cast his mantle over him as he passed by. That was a sign to Elisha that he was to follow Elijah and, if faithful, he would finally become his successor. He accepted the call and the mantle of Elijah was to become his after he had ministered to the needs of the prophet.

Smear Campaign

One of the early uses of the smear technique is recounted in the story of Jezebel’s dealings and removal of Naboth so Ahab could possess his vineyard. Ahab coveted a vineyard near his palace which was owned by Naboth, who refused to sell his ancestral inheritance to the King. Jezebel noticed that Ahab was downcast and, learning that he was troubled because Naboth refused to sell his vineyard, she said:

“‘... Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.’ (1 Kings 2I:7.)

Naboth’s Death

In order to discredit Naboth, Jezebel sent letters in the name of Ahab to the elders of the city where Naboth lived, instructing them to proclaim a feast and place Naboth at the head of it. They were then to get two witnesses to testify that while in this position Naboth libeled the Almighty and the King, then he was to be adjudged guilty, taken out and stoned to death. If Naboth was true to the Almighty, he no doubt would have libeled Baal, the [so-called] mighty one of Jezebel. However, the false witnesses testified against him and he was tried, found guilty and stoned to death. When Jezebel heard that her plans to bring false accusation against Naboth had succeeded, and that he was dead, she told Ahab to take possession of his vineyard. And Ahab went down to the vineyard and took possession.

Ahab in Naboth’s Vineyard

The word of Yahweh came to Elijah to go and meet Ahab whom he would find in Naboth’s vineyard and to whom he was to say:

“‘... Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith Yahweh, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?’ (1 Kings 21:19-20.)

Actually Elijah was his best friend but because of his evil acts the Prophet was sent to reprimand him. Because of this Elijah had become an enemy in the sight of the King. But Elijah answered:

“‘... I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of Yahweh. Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy prosperity, and will cut off from Ahab him [all his males]... that is shut up and left in Israel. And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin. And of Jezebel also spake Yahweh [through Elihah], saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.’ (1 Kings 21:20-24.)

The account then declares that Ahab had sold himself to work evil, stirred to such acts by Jezebel, his wife. He worshipped the idols and committed the abominations of the Amorites whom Yahweh had driven out of the land.

Ahab Repents

When Ahab heard the judgment Elijah pronounced against him he rent his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. Because he humbled himself, Yahweh told Elijah he would not bring about the evil in Ahab’s day but it would come upon his house in the days of his son.

In a war which followed between Syria and Israel, with Judah allied with Israel, Ahab was slain. His son, Ahaziah, became king but he served Baal and worshipped him, provoking the Almighty of Israel to anger.

Ahaziah Falls Sick

Ahaziah had a serious fall and became sick. He sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub (the fly god to whom appeals were made in time of sickness), the god of Ekron (a city of the Philistines) if he would recover. But Elijah met the messengers and said to them:

“‘... Is it not because there is not an Almighty in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? Now therefore thus saith Yahweh, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die ...’ (2 Kings 1:3-4.)

The messengers returned to the King who was surprised that they had turned back without completing their mission. They then gave the King the message Elijah had given them. Ahaziah asked what type of man it was who sent him that message and the messengers said:

“‘... He was an hairy man [evidently a reference to his raiment of hair], and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins ...’ (2 Kings 1:8.)

Destruction by Fire

The King recognized the Prophet and he said, ‘It is Elijah the Tishbite.’ Then the King sent the captain of his guard with fifty men to the hill on top of which Elijah was living and commanded him to come down. The Prophet answered:

“‘... If I be a man of the Almighty, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.’ (2 Kings 1:10.)

A second company was sent to take Elijah and they were destroyed in the same manner. A third company came but their captain implored Elijah to spare him and his fifty men. Then the Angel of Yahweh told Elijah it was safe for him to go with this company. And so the Prophet went with this captain and his guard to the King and said:

“‘... Thus saith Yahweh, Forasmuch as thou has sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron is it not because there is no Almighty in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed in which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.’ (2 Kings 1:16.)

The King died according to the word of Yahweh as spoken by Elijah.

The Journey to the Jordan

The time was approaching when Elijah was to be translated, which was evidently known to the young men who were students in the schools of the prophets over which Elijah evidently presided. As Elijah was journeying with Elisha from Gilgal, the Prophet told Elisha to wait there for Yahweh had called him to Bethel. But Elisha refused to leave Elijah and they went on together to Bethel. Again Elijah told Elisha to wait there for Yahweh had sent him to Jericho but he refused and went on to Jericho with Elijah.

At Jericho the sons of the prophets (pupils in the school of the prophets) asked Elisha, as the sons of the prophets at Bethel had, if he knew that Yahweh would take Elijah away that day. Elisha told them he knew it and for them to remain silent. Apparently the coming departure of Elijah was not to be made known except to a selected few who already were in possession of this important information.

Elijah went on to the Jordan River and Elisha with him, while fifty of the young men of the sons of the prophets stationed themselves at a distance where they might view what would happen. Elijah and Elisha stood at the edge of the Jordan River and Elijah took his mantle and, folding it, struck the water with it. The waters parted so the two crossed on dry ground.

Elisha’s Request

When they had passed over, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away.’ And Elisha said, ‘Let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.’

The Prophet said he had made a difficult request in that it would mean hard and dangerous problems for him to face. But the answer to Elisha’s request would depend upon his ability to witness Elijah’s departure and the senior Prophet said:

“‘... nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.’ (2 Kings 2:10.)

The Chariot of Fire

As they walked and talked together a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and stopped between them. Thereupon Elijah ascended in a whirlwind (tempest) to the heavens and Elisha saw it and exclaimed:

“‘... My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof ...’ (2 Kings 2:I2.)

Elisha rent his own mantle in two and the mantle which Elijah had worn fell upon him as Elijah ascended. Then Elisha returned to the Jordan River and, taking Elijah’s mantle, he struck the waters with it, saying, ‘Where is Yahweh Almighty of Elijah?’ The waters parted and Elisha went over.

The Spirit of Elijah

When the sons of the prophets saw this they remarked that the spirit of Elijah had fallen upon Elisha and they came to him and bowed themselves to the ground, accepting him as their new instructor and leader.

These young men asked Elisha if they might go in search of Elijah as perhaps the Spirit of Yahweh had left him on some mountain or in some valley. Elisha said they were not to go but they urged him until he finally gave his consent. At the end of three days they returned from their fruitless search and Elisha said, “... Did I not say unto you, Go not? ...’ (2 Kings 2:18)

Remarkable Parallels

This ends the account of the extraordinary career of a remarkable man, the history of whose activities began, insofar as we are informed, with the years of famine visited upon Israel because of their idolatry. The earthly career of Elijah ended in his translation as he ascended in a whirlwind-tempest of atomic* splendor. During his activities on earth he had at his command a fire comparable with the energy released by atomic* fission. He used that force to bring home to Israel the fact that Yahweh was the Almighty of Israel. Later on he used it to destroy the two captains with their companies of men who sought to take him by force. The parallels between the life and activities of Elijah and his times and events in modern Israel are most interesting.

[CAE Note: *This is pure speculation on the part Rand to compare Yahweh’s fire to the “splitting of the atom”. Natural fire always burns upward as well as atomic and hydrogen bomb explosions, while Yahweh’s fire “fell”, or burned downward. Besides, our sun is a continuous hydrogen nuclear reaction. Had Yahweh’s fire been nuclear, many of the people would have died due to radioactivity, along with Elijah when he called fire down on Ahab’s two contingents of 51 men. I have used an * wherever Rand brings this subject up.] Back to Rand –

Sponsored Foreign Ideology

Jezebel, who outlived her husband, Ahab, sponsored the doctrines of Baalism, a foreign ideology definitely anti-Yahweh and evil in every respect. Many in Israel had turned away from worshipping the Almighty and from keeping His laws as a result of the influence of Baalism in their midst. The nation had experienced destruction of prosperity through drought and famine from which relief did not come until the people acknowledged Yahweh as the one supreme Almighty.

Communism Today

Today we have a perfect parallel in the doctrines of Communism, a foreign ideology which is anti-God in its concepts and socialistic in its doctrines. As Baalism was sponsored by the leaders in Israel in Elijah’s time, so Communism has been sponsored by leaders in modern Israel today. This active sponsorship began in the administration of former President Roosevelt and during those years Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental also in fostering aid and support for the friends of Soviet Russia. Now such men as Henry Wallace, Senator Claude Pepper and many others are assisting anti-God doctrines, foreign to our type of government, to gain a foothold in our nation. The parallels are so striking between the activities in the land of Israel twenty-five centuries ago and those in Anglo-Saxon lands today that there is no doubt that history is repeating itself – and for a purpose!


Skeptics Answered

The economic difficulties which afflicted Israel in the time of Elijah are even now in evidence in Great Britain and will be apparent in the United States in the very near future. The most significant parallel, however, is furnished in the modern discovery of how to split the atom*, producing the fire which Elijah had at his command. Destiny referred to this editorially as ‘The Fire of God’ in its issue of October 1945.

Atheists and skeptics in the past have made all manner of fun of the account recorded in which it is stated that the earth, stones and water were consumed by the fire that Elijah called down from heaven upon the altar he had built. Now the atomic* bomb has not only destroyed cities but, along with the pulverization of iron, steel and stones, it has blasted the arguments of all disbelievers who have said that such a destructive type of fire could not have been brought into being.

The present knowledge of atomic fire* has come to men at a time when the Elijah message is going out, calling upon modern Israel to remember the Law of Yahweh, given by the hand of Moses. Thus, in the proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout the Israel lands, the Elijah call is being heard again.

The Still Small Voice

Following Elijah’s demonstration of the power of the fire of the Almighty, he fled to the wilderness where the Almighty portrayed His power before him through tempest, earthquake and fire. He explained to Elijah, nevertheless, that those spectacular demonstrations did not necessarily manifest Him or His purposes. The Almighty Himself was in the still small Voice which Elijah heard after the destructive forces of nature had subsided. This Voice has been heard by many servants of Yahweh who, throughout the ages, have been called and chosen for special service. The skeptic will scoff but in so doing he only demonstrates his ignorance of what the man of the Almighty knows to be a reality.

Destruction of Israel’s Enemies

When Ahaziah, an idolatrous worshipper of Baal, succeeded Ahab, his father, and ordered the arrest of Elijah, the fire of the Almighty consumed the captain of the guard and his men whom the King sent to do his bidding. Ezekiel, the Prophet, predicts that this is the type of destruction which awaits the armies of the Soviet Confederacy when they move against Israel in these last days. He describes their destruction as by a terrible tempest and storm which will overcome the armies of the Communist hordes. Esdras is even more explicit in the vivid description of this coming disaster that will overwhelm the foes of unrighteousness:

“‘I beheld, and, lo, all they which were gathered together to subdue him were sore afraid, and yet durst fight. And, lo, as he saw the violence of the multitude that came, he neither lifted up his hand, nor held sword, nor any instrument of war: But only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparks and tempests. And they were all mixed together; the blast of fire, the flaming breath, and the great tempest; and fell with violence upon the multitude which was prepared to fight, and burned them up every one, so that upon a sudden of an innumerable multitude nothing was to be perceived, but only dust and smell of smoke: when I saw this I was afraid.’ (2 Esdras 13:8-11 .)

Type of Coming Translation

Is it just a coincidence that in the lifetime of Elijah we find him making use of atomic fire* and Malachi declares the message of this Prophet would go out again just before the great and terrible Day of Yahweh, when atomic fire* would again be used? Also, apart from the actual task of warning Israel and the issuance of the call to remember the law of Moses, Elijah is a type of those who are to escape death by virtue of the translation as the age closes.

Elijah did not die; he was translated, ascending in a fiery chariot and Elisha saw him go. Paul tells us of a parallel event in the closing days of the present age:

“‘For Yahshua himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of Yahweh: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet Yahshua in the air: and so shall we ever be with Yahshua.’ (1 Thess. 4:16-17 .)

The Powers of Heaven

Can it be that Elisha, who received the falling mantle of Elijah as he ascended in the fiery chariot, will be the type of those who must carry on the work and witness while the Marriage Supper is in progress? Our Yahshua declared that just before the event: ‘And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory’ (Luke 21:27). The powers of heaven would be shaken. This is a further reference to the splitting of the atom*. The fact that Elijah ascended in a whirlwind or tempest of atomic* power enabled the skeptics of the day to account for his disappearance by attributing it to the destructiveness of this storm. The Almighty has always allowed those who would not accept by faith to have plausible excuses for their continued unbelief. This will be true even in the startling events destined to occur in the closing scenes of the present age until the final climax when all – atheist, agnostic and modernist – will be compelled to recognize the truth. That day will arrive when: ‘Every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.’ (Rev. 1:7) Even so, Amen.”

It is hoped, with Howard B. Rand’s article on Elijah the Tishbite, along with my notes and editing, that the reader will better comprehend the importance of the ELIJAH MESSAGE at Malachi 4:5-6, and how it has reappeared today during our lifetime. Elijah’s commission was:

And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Yahweh Almighty of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art the Almighty in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and thatI have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O Yahweh, hear me, that this people may know that thou art Yahweh Almighty, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.” (1 Kings 18:36-37.)

[CAE Please mark the words, “... thou hast turned their heart back again”, as the same concept is also found at Malachi 4:5-6.]

Howard B. Rand wrote an article “The Ancient Order Of Master Shepherds” in the July 1946 Destiny Magazine, later packaged into a 1946 Yearbook, pp. 117-119. Then he wrote another article on the same subject, “Order of Melchizedek” in Destiny Magazine, October, 1962. He further wrote an article, “Enoch’s Mission and Shem’s Responsibility”, 1962 Destiny Yearbook pp. 201-204, where he cites another book he wrote on this same topic, Primogenesis which I will now quote in part. (I will be using the Tetragrammaton.)

Order of Melchizedek: When Shem with his followers came out of Egypt, they founded at Jerusalem the city destined to become the City of David and also the capital of the Kingdom of Yahweh when Yahshua, [returns] who is of the Order of Melchizedek ... ‘The priestly Order of Melchizedek began with Adam and the Preachers of Righteousness from Adam to Noah were of this Order. Noah is recorded as the eighth Preacher of Righteousness in 2 Peter 2:5. The fifth chapter of Genesis begins, ‘This is the book of the generations of Adam, and no one of the line of Cain is recorded there.’

As stated in Primogenesis: “‘Noah was the tenth in generation. The reason he was but the eighth in priestly line was because Enoch was translated before his father died and did not come to the priestly office (Genesis 5:24). Methuselah, the son of Enoch, took the office directly from his grandfather Jared, the father of Enoch. Methuselah, in turn, outlived his son Lamech, so the office passed directly to his grandson, Noah, the son of Lamech (Genesis 5:27). Noah, therefore, became the eighth Preacher of Righteousness, though the tenth in generation, because these two, Enoch and Lamech, never succeeded to the priestly office.’ (Primogenesis, p. 44)

In this line of Preachers of Righteousness, Shem, Noah’s son, became the ninth. As stated in Primogenesis: ‘The Order of Melchizedek, in its earthly representation, began with Adam as the first Preacher of Righteousness. Noah was the eighth and Shem the ninth ... ‘So also Yahshua glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, ‘... Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.’ As he saith also in another place, ‘... Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek’ (Hebrews 5:5-6).

In His ministry, He was a Prophet; in His atonement, He was a Priest. When He returns, He is to be King. Thus, in the Order of Melchizedek, He is Prophet, Priest and King’ (Primogenesis pp. 66-67).

Order of Master Shepherds: The Bible also records a line of master shepherds beginning with these Preachers of Righteousness, who wore the shepherd’s garb as the insignia of office. From Abraham to John the Baptist, in each generation there were those who were members of this ancient and honorable Order. Then Yahshua associated Himself with the office, becoming the Grand Master of the Order of Master Shepherds: ‘I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep’ (John 10:14-15).

Ninth Preacher of Righteousness: It is fitting, therefore, that Shem, who was the ninth Preacher of Righteousness and also a member of the Order of Master Shepherds, was entrusted with the construction of the Great Pyramid at Gizeh in Egypt ... Only a building that is pyramidal in shape is completed by placing a capstone in position ...

A Sign and Witness: Many generations after Enoch’s day the Prophet Isaiah was constrained to write: ‘In that day shall there be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the Land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Yahweh. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Yahweh of hosts in the land of Egypt ...’ (Isaiah 19:19-20) ... Undoubtedly Isaiah was aware that this was the Pillar of Enoch; that to Enoch its design was committed and on Shem the responsibility was laid to build this remarkable structure in the land that had harbored the people of Israel for four hundred years and had later sheltered, Yahweh in the flesh, Yahshua.”

Along the same line of thought, I will now follow-up with another article appearing in Destiny magazine of October, 1955 (inside front cover), entitled “Shem The Powerful.” Actually, I will be utilizing a quotation which this article cites from a book The Worship of the Dead or The Origin and Nature of Pagan Idolatry by a Colonel J. Garnier:

Sphinxes were the particular form of sculpture associated with the shepherd kings, and were constructed in honor of Set [an Egyptian name given to Shem], while the Great Sphinx seems to be especially associated with the Great Pyramid built by Suphis [another name associated with Shem]. As the Tanis Sphinxes [a group of three sphinxes at Tanis, Egypt ...]; are unmistakably the likeness of one particular individual, it seems certain that they represent the features of the first great shepherd king. Set the Powerful [Shem] ...

If, then, these heads are likenesses of the great Shepherd King Set, they represent the exact features of the antediluvian patriarch Shem, and we behold in them something of the type of primeval man as he first came from the hands of Yahweh ... In representing him, therefore, as a lion with a human head, there was a certain fitness, and the idea was probably borrowed from the Cherubim, the form which seems to have been generally known ...”

Since Howard B. Rand used Ussher’s chronology, he believed that Shem was contemporary with Abraham, and that Shem was the one to whom Abraham paid his tithes. I was also under the same illusion until I took the time to check the Masoretic text against the Septuagint. After making a chart of both chronologies, I found that the Septuagint has Shem dead for about 650 years before Abraham was born. There is a total discrepancy of 1486 years between the Masoretic and Septuagint texts. I doubt very much whether Ussher’s chronology (which is based on the Masoretic text) is correct. If the oldest living patriarch was the family priest-king, Abraham, therefore, probably paid his tithes to Nahor #2, his brother, rather than Shem. Also, it was found in the Masoretic text that Heber was born before Abraham, and died after him. This is highly unlikely as Heber was Abraham’s great, great, great, great grandfather. Genesis 11:26-27 tells us that Abraham had two brothers, Nahor and Haran. Inasmuch as Nahor #1 (Abraham’ s grandfather) died, and Terah became pagan, the priest-king office was probably left to Nahor #2; Haran having died before Abram and Terah left Ur of the Chaldees (Gen. 11:28). Therefore, I believe it is possible Nahor #2 may have been Abraham’s Melchizedek. The priest-kingship skipping the generation of Terah (breaking the lineal order) might explain why Melchizedek was without lineal descent.

It should be coming quite clear in our studies on this subject that Joseph and that pharaoh mentioned (probably Amosis), and Joseph’s wife Asenath and her father were all descendants of Shem. We should also be starting to realize that the Great Sphinx, a little up the road from the Great Pyramid of Gizah, could emblematically be a representation of Adam through Nahor #2, (less Enoch, Lamech and Arphaxad who were outlived by their fathers), and Yahshua the Redeemer-Messiah Himself. And, also, that the Great Pyramid of Gizah is a monumental emblem of Enoch, forecasting Adamic-Israel’s future in the mathematics of its dimensions. Surely, Isaiah was correct when he wrote, Isaiah 19:19-20:

19 In that day shall there be an altar to Yahweh in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Yahweh. 20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Yahweh of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they [as the Israelites formerly did] shall cry unto Yahweh because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.”

Today we are in the time of oppression spoken of in verse 20. It tells us here that we are to be delivered by a “savior” (singular). We are not going to be delivered by an arm of flesh, but by the Almighty Himself. There have been those courageous men who tried it and failed; it didn’t work! But, this is no reason we should neglect being in a strong defensive posture, ready for any eventuality. Yahweh will reveal to us when it is time to go on the offensive. I believe the reason the altar and pillar were placed in Egypt is because our coming deliverance will be very similar to that experienced in the Exodus, and that the wicked pharaohs of today, like then, are going to “let our people go”, and it will require the death angel to accomplish it. We have to put first things first. How are the “tares” going to be rooted up unless they are first identified? The good news is: the enemy, the Edomite-jews, are quickly being identified, no help from, nor thanks to, the one seedliners! Rand also incorrectly saw Communism as the enemy, whereas in truth Capitalism and Communism are both brought to us by the same Edomite-jews ....

I would inform the reader that I only rate Rand’s extensive writings about 50%. However, the 50% that he got correct is simply outstanding. I would also advise the reader, if one can find his original printed articles, one can check my edited quotations against his original publications. My position is, anyone who has put anything into writing or speech, they are fair game for a critical review.