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 ....”
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: I simply cannot go any further without commenting on Rand’s hypothesis here about “An Eagle With Three Heads”! I carefully read 2nd Esdras chs. 11–13, and there is absolutely no inference that can be applied to “Fascism, Nazism or Communism”. As a matter of fact, in Rand’s book, Documentary Studies, vol. 1, p. 167, Rand says, in part: “Because these heads are on one body, they have a common origin and purpose in their activities. This is clearly illustrated in the declaration that the voice of the eagle, ‘Went not out of the heads, but from the midst of her body.’ Regardless, then, of which head or heads may be in power, the directive force is in the body which is common to them all ....” I have to strongly differ with this thesis, as National Socialism had absolutely nothing in common with Communism! I can understand, knowing that Rand was writing this in 1947, when WW II had just ended, and the Edomite-jewish press was propagandizing how evil the cause of Germany was, how he might have come to this conclusion. It appears that Rand was swayed by the British-Israel position against the German people, who were by-and-large lost Israelites themselves. Again, there is no common origin between National Socialism and Communism!
Because of its importance, I will repeat from the book Behind Communism by Frank L. Britton, pp. 61-64:
“Rosa Luxemburg’s Revolution:
“The first country to experience a communist revolution outside of Russia was Germany. The German government, which had abetted the Bolshevik coup in 1917 by facilitating Lenin’s return to Russia via the sealed railway car, was in 1918 faced with a revolution of its own. In many respects the German Revolution paralleled the one in Russia. As World War I reached the climatic year of 1918, and as German manpower losses mounted, the Jew-dominated German Social Democratic Party spread the seeds of defeatism among the German population much as the Bolsheviks had done in Russia. On November 3rd a mutiny broke out in the navy at Kiel, followed by rioting by the Social Democrats. On November 9th the Kaiser renounced his throne and the Social Democrats proclaimed a Socialist Republic. Two days later, on Nov. 11th, they agreed to an Armistice with the Allies.
“There now occurred an event which was to embitter the German people against the Jews for all time, and which eventually resulted in the rise of Adolf Hitler. This was the demobilization of the German armies. It should be explained that Germany did not surrender by the terms of the November 11th Armistice; the agreement was that all German armies were to withdraw to the prewar boundaries of Germany as a preliminary to a negotiated peace. But as the German armies retreated to German soil, the Revolutionary government, fearful lest the Revolution be upset, ordered them demobilized. On November 11th Germany still possessed the mightiest military machine on earth; thirty days later it had nothing. Instead of being able to negotiate peace on the terms of Wilson’s Fourteen Points, a helpless and prostrate Germany got the Versailles Treaty ....” Thus, National Socialism had absolutely nothing in common with Communism, as Germany was by-and-large a Christian lost Israelite nation!
Additionally, I checked out the entire Apocalypse of Baruch, first published in 1896, translated by R.H. Charles, and republished by Howard B. Rand in 1964. There were only two mentions of the word “eagle”, which had absolutely nothing to do with a “three headed eagle”! This reference is found at 77:17-22:
“17. Nevertheless, as ye said unto me, I will write also unto your brethren in Babylon, and I will send by means of men, and I will write in like manner to the nine tribes and a half, and send by means of a bird. 18. And it came to pass on the one and twentieth day of the eighth month that I, Baruch, came and sat down under the oak under the shadow of the branches, and no man was with me, but I was alone, 19. And I wrote these two epistles: one I sent by an eagle to the nine and a half tribes; and the other I sent to those that were at Babylon by the means of three men. 20. And I called the eagle, and spake these words unto it. 21 ‘The Most High hath made thee that thou shouldst be higher than all birds. 22. And now go and tarry not in (any) place, nor enter a nest, nor settle upon any tree, till thou hast passed over the breadth of many waters of the river Euphrates, and hast gone to the people that dwell there, and cast down to them this epistle’ ....”
This is peculiarly quite similar to 2nd Esdras 13:39-44 (which I consider the latter to be authentic)! It is reputed that the Apocalypse of Baruch was originally written “more closely in time as after 70 A.D. ....” (The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 483). This would be about 600 years after Jeremiah’s scribe, Baruch, the son of Neriah, would have lived. The last two times Baruch, the son of Neriah, is mentioned in Scripture are at Jer. 43:6 & 45:1, near the time that Jeremiah and king Zedekiah’s two daughters, along with Baruch, the son of Neriah, were forced to go to Egypt by a rebellious Judaean group, and Scripture is silent on where Jeremiah and his small party went from there. If Jeremiah’s small party sailed to Ireland, as some believe, then Baruch, the son of Neriah, would have ended up in Ireland. Therefore, the Apocalypse of Baruch must be a fraudulent endeavor by someone wanting to put his own twist on the Scriptures.
It should be pointed out here, Jeremiah was a prophet of Yahweh, and that Baruch, the son of Neriah, was simply Jeremiah’s scribe (but an excellent scribe), and nothing more. We DO NOT have any evidence anywhere that Yahweh commissioned Jeremiah’s scribe, Baruch, to also become a prophet!
It is a very fantastic story of this second Baruch instructing an eagle thusly: “... 22. And now go and tarry not in (any) place, nor enter a nest, nor settle upon any tree, till thou hast passed over the breadth of many waters of the river Euphrates, and hast gone to the people that dwell there, and cast down to them this epistle ....”
It is ludicrous to believe that this second Baruch called an eagle out of its natural north-south migrating flyway, and then gave that eagle a man-spoken oral instruction for flying an alternate flight to deliver his scroll to the lost Israelite tribes at Arsareth near the Black Sea! It is absurd to believe that this second Baruch could speak in ANY language that this presumed eagle could understand! The only kind of bird that I know of that can fly to a designated location is a domesticated homing pigeon, and that is only in one direction, or back to its home nest, kept by its owner!
Let’s now compare the writing of this pseudo-Baruch with the Apocrypha, where at 2 Esdras 13:39-45 we are given substantial evidence of a more credible account:
“39 And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; 40 Those are the ten tribes which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters and so came they into another land. 41 But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt. 42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. 43 And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow passages of the river. 44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. 45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.”End of critical note.] – Back to Rand:
“Daniel saw the beasts in his vision come up out of the sea; Esdras saw the eagle arise out of the sea; John in Revelation (Chapter 13) gave the same origin for the terrible beast he saw (the fourth beast of Daniel’s vision) as he stood upon the sand of the seashore. Both Daniel and Esdras speak of the strivings of the winds preceding the rise of this evil beast-eagle power:
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: It should be noted that the “beast” of Rev. 13:1, that came out of a “sea” of people was given power for “... forty and two months ...” at v. 6. Forty-two months in Biblical prophecy is equivalent to 1,260 years, and Fascism, Nazism and Communism have not lasted that long, although Communism lives on under the label of “liberalism”.] – Back to Rand:
“‘The winds which ‘strove upon the great sea’ represent the political, economic, religious and military strivings for mastery. It was the ‘winds’ which agitated the ‘sea’ into a turmoil and, as the result of the ensuing confusion and chaos, it was possible for the forces represented by the beasts to rise from among the people and become established in the earth.’ (Study in Daniel, pages 175-176.)
“That the many-phased power represented by the beasts of Daniel’s vision and the eagle of Esdras’ vision are one and the same is unmistakably clear from the statement made to Esdras:
“The eagle, whom thou sawest come up from the sea, is the kingdom which was seen in the vision of thy brother Daniel. But it was not expounded unto him, therefore now I declare it unto thee.” (2 Esdras 12:11-12.) [Yes, that is what it says, but it cannot mean Fascism, Nazism and Communism, or they would have to last to somewhere around the year 3200 A.D.! And seeing that Fascism and Nazism were 100% opposed to Communism and Liberalism, the three are not of one voice. C.A.E] – Back to Rand:
“Unknown to Daniel
“This is a most important statement, for the four Empires represented in the four metals in the image seen by Nebuchadnezzar were all revealed to Daniel and he expounded their full meaning to the King of Babylon. The significance of the four beasts from the sea was not made known to the Prophet and therefore they do not represent the four world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Imperial Rome as prophetic students have been prone to believe.
“One of the major factors preventing this revelation from becoming known is the marked tendency to accept without question the findings of the scholars of the past, making no provision to keep a subject open to new research. Those who do this approach the study of prophecy with preconceived ideas and a closed mind which immediately prevents them from taking a new look at prophecy and reexamining the Biblical record in the light of present-day evidence supplied through the march of current events. An attitude of finality makes it impossible for the Spirit of Yahweh to reveal the unfolding drama as Divine illumination is thrown upon the Prophetic Word, giving marvelous revelations of great truths not seen or recognized by the scholars in the past. Because Daniel did not understand the meaning of the four beasts, and particularly the fourth beast, he was greatly agitated and disturbed. We cannot too strongly emphasize the fact, in the light of this, that the empire represented by this terrible beast was not the Roman Empire.
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser:Rand is misreading Esdras, as it is saying that the portion not revealed to Daniel was the kingdom, and not the four beasts. And the only passage in Daniel where one of his visions wasn’t fully explained to him is Dan. 12:9 stating: “And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” And v. 10 says in part: “... but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand ...” However, Germany’s cause in WW II was righteous, inasmuch they fought against Edomite-jewish Communism!]– Back to Rand:
“Esdras had been told to remain where he was, for he was to be given other visions by God. They were to be visions of the high things, which the most High will do unto them that dwell upon earth in the last days. Afterward Esdras recorded:
“‘Then saw I a dream, and, behold, there came up from the sea an eagle, which had twelve feathered wings, and three heads. And I saw, and, behold, she spread her wings over all the earth, and all the winds of the air blew on her, and were gathered together. And I beheld, and out of her feathers there grew other contrary feathers; and they became little feathers and small. But her heads were at rest.’ (2 Esdras 11:1-4.)
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: I hardly see how Rand gets “Fascism, Nazism and Communism” out of this passage! Surely, there must be (and is) another explanation!] – Back to Rand:
“At the time Esdras saw the eagle come forth from the sea her heads were in repose, or sleeping, and the instructions given to them were: “‘But let the heads be preserved for the last.’ (2 Esdras 11:9.) Describing the eagle further, Esdras states:
“‘Moreover I beheld, and, lo, the eagle flew with her feathers, and reigned upon earth, and over them that dwelt therein.’ (2 Esdras 11:5.)
“It is not the purpose of this article to go into detail concerning the activities of the eagle represented by her feathers, wings and talons. Space will not permit this, for a tremendous amount of history would be involved in such an analysis. The careful student of prophecy and history, however, can fill in the historical details, for the exposure to view of the machinations of the iniquitous empire in modern times will identify its past activities in history’s records.
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Howard B. Rand wrote an introduction in his reprint of R.H. Charles’ The Apocalypse of Baruch, stating in part: “... It was not until after World Wars I and II that the visions he recorded began to be clarified, for then the events to which Baruch referred began to develop and come to fruition ...” It is evident, therefore, that Rand was too quick on the trigger to develop his own flawed hypothesis of Esdras’ “three headed eagle”!] – Back to Rand:
“Esdras continued his description:
“‘And I saw that all things under heaven were subject unto her [the eagle], and no man spake against her, no, not one creature upon earth.’ (2 Esdras 11:6.)
“These words define absolutism in power over the affairs of men to such an extent as to make the whole earth afraid to speak out against those exercising such authority. Men are truly in fear of the power of the rulers of this iniquitous empire today and shrink from antagonizing those who resort to the use of the smear technique. Politicians, senators, representatives, members of Parliament and international councils, all who hold public office refrain from doing or saying anything that might antagonize such branches of the hidden empire as, for instance, the Zionist Movement. The label of anti-Semitism is a powerful weapon to keep them in line. For fear of being called such uncomplimentary names as ‘anti-Semitic,’ ‘Nazi’ or ‘Fascist,’ the prophecy of Esdras is being literally fulfilled, ‘No man spake against her, no, not one creature upon the earth.’ Their object, of course, is to discredit through the smear technique all who undertake to expose their subversive program. [Rand does well here, except for his statement: “...the prophecy of Esdras is being literally fulfilled ...” C.A.E.] – Back to Rand:
“The feathers of the eagle represent the outward manifestations of the hidden powers of the leaders of the invisible empire, acting through the intimidation of men and governments or through terror and revolutionary movements. The French Revolution itself stemmed from the insidious manipulations of the secret rulers, and also the Russian Revolution of 1918. Nesta H. Webster, in her book, The French Revolution, reveals the hidden hand of subversive powers engineering the reign of terror in France. This was only one of many steps leading to ultimate world revolution; the Communist regime is simply a more advanced stage in this struggle for world domination. Already their gestapo has been well established in the United States of America, as stated in Palestine: Center of World Intrigue:
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: In William Finck’s notes onThe Prophecy of Joel, part 2 – Christogenea Internet Radio 04-20-2012, he stated in part: “... Upon the emancipation of the Jew in the early days of Napoleon, instigated by the French Revolution, the Jew became free and equal citizens of Christians in Europe ...” Therefore, Esdras’ “three headed eagle” would rather be Edomite-jewish in all of its manifestations!] – Back to Rand:
“Attention was called to the ‘gestapo’ in our midst in an editorial in Destiny for February 1944, from which the following is quoted:
“‘Of all the nationalities and groups who have come to our shores none, save one, have even remotely considered it necessary, in this land of the free, to organize a system of espionage or, gestapo-like, gather information to be used against citizens who are not in agreement with their aspirations. One group alone has organized to hamper the freedom of expression and action of law-abiding citizens.
“‘Voluminous reports have been compiled by this gestapo organization with the help of its affiliated groups. The Editor of Destiny, along with many others, has not escaped being included in these secret records, nor has Destiny been free from the subversive pressure exerted upon printers, artists and others by the Jews [sic Edomite-jews] in their endeavor to hinder our work or prevent the carrying on of our legitimate business. And all this in the United States of America – the supposed land of the free. The Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith has been organized for this purpose. To our knowledge no other race or group but the Jews [sic Edomite-jews] have found any such secret organization necessary, and it is only necessary with them because they have made it so.
“‘Reports from the records of the Anti-Defamation League have been used again and again to try to harm and hinder American citizens in their legitimate pursuits. Much of what is contained in these records is a subversion of the truth, but then, a gestapo isn’t interested in truth, only in obtaining its objective: the destruction of those against whom it moves. So we charge this un-American organization with trying to intimidate, by methods practiced by the Gestapo, those who would have business dealings with men and women on their black list. We further charge that their compiled records of misrepresentation have been made available to certain writers in these spurious attacks.
“‘America is no place for such an organization and no group other than the Jews [sic Edomite-jews] have felt it necessary to so organize. We have a government with law enforcement agencies and such a group functioning in our midst and treating citizens of the United States as criminal is, in itself, criminal’.”
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Perhaps the “three headed eagle” really represents Edomite-jewish Bolshevism; Zionism; and the Edomite-jewish sponsored United Nations!] – Back to Rand:
The voice directing all these movements originates in the eagle itself, as Esdras states:
“‘And I beheld, and, lo, the voice went not out of her heads, but from the midst of her body.’ (2 Esdras 11:10.)
“This statement of Esdras follows his observation that the eagle gave directions to men, governments and movements represented by her feathers and the three heads as to the time when they should be active in her behalf:
“‘And I beheld, and, lo, the eagle rose upon her talons, and spake to her feathers, saying, Watch not all at once: sleep every one in his own place, and watch by course: But let the heads be preserved for the last.’ (2 Esdras 11:7-9.)
“In this way Esdras describes the secret but directing influence emanating from the leaders of the insidious empire. Significantly, the heads were not to extend their support to the overall program until the time arrived for its consummation. Esdras was told what the Most High Almighty would do:
“‘In his last days [the last days of the eagle] shall the most High raise up three kingdoms, and renew many things therein, and they shall have the dominion of the earth, and of those that dwell therein, with much oppression, above all those that were before them: therefore are they called the heads of the eagle.’ (2 Esdras 12:23-24.)
“Renewing Many Things
“Thus it was in the last days of the activity of the subversive empire represented by the body of the eagle that Fascism, Nazism and Communism were to flourish. Under their rule many peoples have been oppressed and violence and bloodshed have attended their tyranny. [This is getting monotonous! C.A.E.]
“Fascism, the middle head and the first of the three to become active, endeavored to revive the ancient Roman Empire and Mussolini considered himself equal if not greater than any of the Caesars. The middle head was greater than the others because Fascism in the days of Mussolini had the support of Roman Catholicism. [ditto]
“Hitler, through the establishment of the Nazi regime, sought to revive the old Babylonian Empire to its former greatness and restore to the German people ancient German customs. Then he proposed to extend his rule throughout the whole world. [ditto]
“Communism set up a tyrannical rule through dictatorial power and, though Asiatic in its practices, hoped to capitalize upon the defeat of Hitler and emulate the authority and sway of the Babylonian Succession of Empires. Stalin sought to imitate the oppression of the rulers of the ancient Euphratean civilization. Thus, through these three ‘kingdoms,’ i.e., ideologies of government, men sought to renew many things. [Mostly true, but doesn’t support Rand’s eagle theory, C.A.E.]
“Extent of Communism
“Through these three Esdras was told the final wickedness of the eagle, or iniquitous empire, would be manifested:
“‘For these are they that shall accomplish his [the eagle’s] wickedness, and that shall finish [i.e., bring about] his [the eagle’s] last end.’ (2 Esdras 12:25.) [brackets not mine]
“These are the political powers which have been the means by which the eagle has been able to wage war in order to accomplish her wickedness. Today one head remains, the other two having come to judgment. The steps in their judgment are set forth in the article mentioned earlier in this article, titled ‘An Eagle With Three Heads’ (Documentary Studies, Vol. 1).The final head, Communism, is now moving toward its judgment, after which the body of the eagle itself will be destroyed. The extent of the final head’s power is described by Esdras:
“‘But this head put the whole earth in fear, and bare rule in it over all those that dwelt upon the earth with much oppression; and it had the governance of the world more than all the wings that had been.’ (2 Esdras 11:32.)
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: This sounds Edomite-jewish to me!] – Back to Rand:
“In a few words Esdras pictures the despotic exercise of rulership on the part of the Communists over the greatest domain to ever come under the sway of the rulers of any one kingdom. A glance at the map of the world, defining the territory and peoples now subject to Moscow, will reveal the truth of this statement. The Kremlin’s possession of the atomic bomb, and perhaps weapons of greater fearfulness, their evil intrigue and lying propaganda, the enslavement of many peoples, their present feverish preparations for war on a scale never before known – all these things have certainly put the whole earth in fear.
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Here Rand makes it appear we are winning the battle, with two down and one to go! It’s not just a three headed eagle, but an Edomite-jewish octopus with thousands of tentacles! Why did Rand not perceive that the same “hidden empire” also ruled over the nations of the West?] – Back to Rand:
“This is the remaining head of the eagle, carrying out the military threat of world conquest in behalf of the rulers of the hidden empire.
“But this last head of the eagle is to be destroyed by the sword; through war Communism is to be completely overwhelmed.
“Empire of Oppression
“Concerning the oppressiveness of the empire represented by the body of the eagle, Esdras is informed:
“‘Thou hast afflicted the meek, thou hast hurt the peaceable, thou hast loved liars, and destroyed the dwellings of them that brought forth fruit, and hast cast down the walls of such as did thee no harm. Therefore is thy wrongful dealing come up into the Highest, and thy pride unto the Mighty. The Highest also hath looked upon the proud times, and, behold, they are ended, and his abominations are fulfilled. And therefore appear no more, thou eagle, nor thy horrible wings, nor thy wicked feathers, nor thy malicious heads, nor thy hurtful claws, nor all thy vain body: That all the earth may be refreshed, and may return, being delivered from thy violence, and that she may hope for the judgment and mercy of him that made her.’ (2 Esdras 11:42-46.)
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Again, instead this “three headed eagle” sounds Edomite-jewish to me!] – Back to Rand:
“Finally judgment is to overtake the iniquitous empire symbolized by the body of the eagle from whence the directing voice comes:
“‘... and the whole body of the eagle was burnt, so that the earth was in great fear.’ (2 Esdras 12:3.)
“John in Revelation is told that it is Babylon the Great, emblematical of the present economic and commercial activities of men, which is to be destroyed by fire:
“‘The ratio of trouble that awaits the present profit system of Babylon is in accord with her boastings of continuity and ability to always continue her present business methods and collect toll at the gates of trade. [again, Edomite-jewish, C.A.E.]
“‘Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is Yahweh Almighty who judgeth her’.” Rev. 18:8, (Study in Revelation, pages 279-280.)
[Critical note by Clifton A. Emahiser: Again this sounds Edomite-jewish to me!] – Back to Rand:
“This identical use of terms by both Esdras and John concerning the judgment upon the eagle is an important clue which should not be overlooked because it is a significant mark of identification of the nature of the eagle’s body. The principal source of the great power of the secret rulers of the iniquitous empire lies in their control of world finance and economics. To maintain their rule they must retain their grasp upon the world’s wealth represented in money.
“Weeping and Wailing
“Esdras was told that as a result of the judgment which came upon the eagle, the whole earth was in great fear. John is informed that the merchants and traders made rich by serving Mammon – which includes the rulers of the hidden empire – will stand afar off when they see the smoke of her burning and they will weep and wail:
“‘... Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.’ (Rev. 18:19.) .... [deleting some of Rand’s duplication]
“Interpreting the meaning of this small kingdom that would pass over the head that remained, Esdras is informed:
“‘It signifieth that these are they, whom the Highest hath kept unto the end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble ...’.” (2 Esdras 12:30.)
“This is evidently the Zionist State which is definitely associated with Communism, the final head of the eagle. Because of their wickedness, Esdras is informed that they are to be reproved and the Anointed One will upbraid them because of their cruelty:
“‘For he shall set them before him alive in judgment, and shall rebuke them, and correct them’.” (2 Esdras 12:33.)
“These, then, are those of whom Yahshua was speaking when He said: ‘But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither and slay them before me’, Luke 19:27.
Finally, Rand admits that the “three headed eagle” represents Edomite-jewish “Bolshevism, Communism & Zionism”, omitting Germany entirely from his theme! How irrationally absurd it is to include the pure genetic Germanic people as part of “them” at Luke 19:27!