Prophecy to the Greek or Western man is prediction and fulfilment. To the Jew, it is pattern.
The Jewish sages compiled the 150 psalms long ago. We have forgotten how. They divided the Psalms into 5 books just like the Torah, or first 5 books of the Bible. 5 was the number for grace, the unmerited favor of God, and the Torah had 5 books. They believed these 5 books could be correlated with human life.
Genesis is the book of life and election.
Exodus is the book of redemption.
Leviticus is the book of sanctification.
Numbers is the book of testing and experience.
Deuteronomy is the book of divine government.
Genesis - God forms the soul.
Exodus - Birth
Leviticus - Childhood, learning right from wrong.
Numbers - Active life
Deuteronomy - God takes the soul back.
If the Christian Bible had 5 books of the Psalms, the bible would not contain 66 books, but 70.
JR Church published a book, Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms in 1986. He added material in 1990.
He believed that the psalms represented years of the 20th and 21st centuries, e.g. Psalm 1 represented 1901; Psalm 2, 1902; Psalm 100, 200; Psalm 118, 2018 and so on. He believed the first two digits of 19 came from the psalms being the 19th book of the Bible. In other words, the psalms were a giant code. Initially, I thought this preposterous, but I had read other works by him and was impressed with his body of knowledge, so I bought his book. It did not give precise information for each and every psalm, but certain psalms sure fit his speculations as I will detail. Much, if not most of the work, is his.
1 (1901) to 41 (1941) 1 (Prelude) to 41
2 42(1942) to 72 (1972) 42 (Nazi death camps for Jews in full swing, but also the first defeat of the Nazis in North Africa by Britain and America, Japan's first defeat at Midway) to 72
3 73(1973) to 89 (1973) 73 (Yom Kippur War, US Supreme Court legalizes abortion) to 89
4 90(1990) to 106 (2006) 90 (Desert Shield becomes Desert Storm in 1991) to 106
5 107(2007) to 150 (2050) 107 (US Financial crisis begins in December, 2007) to 150
Psalms 1 to 41 (1901 to 1941) appears to be the prelude to what is to come. The Jews are returning in greater numbers to the land of Israel, but it is under the control of the Turk. The Arabs are known to be rich in oil. At the beginning of World War I, Winston Churchill converted the British navy from coal to oil. Though the British have signed on to giving the Jews a homeland, they did not wish to offend Islam either as Britain has no oil. Originally, Jordan was part of the Jewish homeland, but Winston Churchill gave it to the Arabs in the early 1920s. It was about 78% of the Jewish homeland. The British then failed to allow Jews to return to Israel except for certain quota numbers. Thus, the British assured many European Jews would go to the Nazi ovens. At the same time, they allowed unlimited immigration from the surrounding Arab nations into Palestine. Still, the Jews returned to Israel in increasing numbers and even formed an army unit under Allied command during World War II. After the Holocaust, the Jews returned in greater numbers. Great Britain (Ephraim) tried to cut the flow of Jewish refugees because of Arab oil. Britain would shortly lose her empire, likely due to her treatment of the Jews and her acceptance of evolution instead of Biblical truth. It is then America's (Manasseh's) turn to lead the way till she forgot her godly heritage in the remainder of the 20th century, accepts evolution, and also turns against Israel, though President Trump has reversed that somewhat. Curiously, Manasseh means forgetfulness. And the Jews continue to return to Israel, the promised land. And soon the lost tribes per Ezekiel 37.
Psalm 42 to 72 (1942 - 1972) In 1942, the Japanese are defeated at Midway in June allowing FDR to have a Germany First policy, i.e. destroy Germany first as she was the more dangerous enemy, and enough Jews must survive the ovens to make Israel a viable nation. The Nazi tide begin to ebb with fall of North Africa to Britain and America, and Stalingrad to the Soviets in 1943. The gas chambers confirm the idea that Jews will only be safe in a Jewish state. The world is sympathetic enough because of the horrors of the Holocaust to allow the Jews their own land, and Israel is born. They are immediately invaded by their neighbors and to the world's great surprise through the help of their God, YHWH, they defeat these enemies. Their Arab neighbors kick out the Jews in their own lands with little more than the clothes on their backs, but these refugees go to Israel and double its population making it far more formidable as an enemy. The Jews take the Sinai and the Suez Canal with Britain and France in 1956, though later return it to Egypt because of pressure from Washington, but they extract a promise from the U.S. to keep the Straits of Tiran, gateway to the Gulf of Aqaba open. In 1967, Egypt’s Nasser kicks out the UN police forces between Israel and Egypt. He brings his army to the border and tells the Israelites that soon he will attack. He also closes the Straits of Tiran. The Jews take the initiative and defeat their enemies in the Six-Day War in 1967. They urge Jordan not to attack them, but the Jordanians are listening to the “victories” of the Egyptian Army on the radio. They join the attack and lose Jerusalem and the West Bank. When the Jews were deported during the Babylonian Captivity, the first removal was in 605 BC with the last that included the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, a period of about 19 years. Israel became a nation again in 1948. They regained Jerusalem in 1967, another interval of about 19 years They also gained the Golan Heights, Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula up to the Suez Canal. They considered themselves unbeatable (much like modern America) by their military prowess and not by their God for years thereafter.
Psalm 73 to 89 (1973 - 1989) The idea of Israeli invincibility is rapidly destroyed in the Yom Kippur War. The Israelis believed their neighbors had been bloodied enough and would not dare to attack them, but Syria and Egypt do attack with better weaponry than the Israelis possess. Surprise is total, and only Nixon's resupply of Israel saves the nation from resorting to the nuclear option. Of course, God was the invisible Hand behind it all having prepared Nixon for this as a child listening to His mother, who told him that one day it would be in his power to do something for Israel, and he must do it. And he did, even though the Democrats warned him not to get involved, as he was in the midst of Watergate. It is my suspicion that this involvement allowed him to quit and not be impeached. In 1973, the US Supreme Court approved abortion.
Psalm 90 to 106 (1990 - 2006) God saves Israel from Saddam Hussein when he overextends himself in Kuwait. He also allows them to seek their salvation as a nation of the world through the world, i.e. the United Nations. Clinton brings the so-called Palestinians to the West Bank (Yasser Arafat, their leader, was an Egyptian, who reputedly died with billions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts. American intelligence knew that Arafat ordered the death of an American ambassador in the Sudan circa 1972, but President Clinton brought him back anyway.) The Israelis try to solve their problems through the UN and the US. The world's answer to this problem brings increased terror to Israeli citizens and to the "Palestinians" and the Christians in the Palestinian sphere, e.g. Christian Bethlehem becomes Palestinian.
Psalm 107 to 150 (2007 - 2050) Now it is time for God to take back the soul, to remake the nation of Israel by bringing home the lost tribes, bringing Israel to faith in YHWH, and destroying Islam. He will also destroy Israel's self-sufficiency, bring Israel to Christ who will destroy her remaining enemies, most notably the anti-Christ, and begin divine government. The American financial collapse began in December, 2007.
I had been aware that some of the Psalms were prophetic. The 22nd Psalm, a psalm of David, was prophetic of Christ on the cross, written when the common form of capital punishment was stoning and at least 500 years before crucifixion became common. And Christ did say in Luke 24:44 Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me." I was also aware that the Psalm 69 told of Christ’s unhappy childhood, but I cannot tie Psalm 22 with 1922 nor 69 with 1969 though it would not surprise me if this could be done.
As already noted, I am not enough of an historian to account for the prophecies of each and every year, but some are certainly striking. Are the prophecies just to the Jews or also to the Christians? Or perhaps also to the lost tribes of Israel, especially to Joseph, the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh?
Psalm 14 ( A Psalm of David) 1914
The fool has said in his heart,
"There is no God." (In the Bible, a fool is defined as one who does not believe in God.)
They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works,
There is none who does good.
No, not one.
Europe has ruled the world for the last few hundred years through God's sovereign will. The first national rejection of Christianity came with the French Revolution in 1789. And then came Darwin in 1859 with The Origin of Species. What was Christian Europe has now been immersed in evolution for 55 years. Christianity and evolution are incompatible. Christianity teaches the first death in God’s perfect world was that of the lamb(s) used to provide Adam and/or Eve with clothing, i.e. there was no death till Adam and Eve sinned. Evolution says death is a good thing, “Out of the wars of nature, famine, and disease, the development of higher animals directly follows.” The seed planted by Darwin in 1859 has now yielded its poisonous fruit in Europe. Might makes right once more. And now the Great War of 1914 comes with enormous casualties to many of the old Christian nations of Europe, who have forsaken their God who gave them so much, replacing Him with the time and chance of evolution. And like the American college kids today, it all comes with huge debt- $38,000 for the average American college graduate. A recent study noted on Fox News related 40% of graduating students knew no more than when they entered college, with the average grade given in college an A.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon the LORD?
There they are in great fear,
For God is with the generation of the righteous.
You shame the counsel of the poor,
But the LORD is his refuge.
It is curious to note that during Christmas of World War I in 1914, many of the troops observed it to include German, Russian, French, and British. Carols were sung. Food was exchanged. The shooting briefly stopped. The memory of Christendom remained in many places. Were those who “ate up my people as they eat bread” all the above nationalities? It certainly included the Turks who massacred one to one and a half Armenians during the Great War as it was known before they got numbers.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.
Psalm 17 (A Prayer of David) 1917
8. Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of your wings
From the wicked who oppress me
From my deadly enemies who surround me.
During World War I, in 1917, the British general, Edmund Allenby, surrounded Jerusalem with his troops. The night before the attack on Jerusalem, he is reported to have prayed that he might take the city without destroying the holy places. Wiring London for instructions, he received the reply: As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending, also He will deliver it. (Isaiah 31:5).
In response to this verse, the next day Allenby put up every plane in his command, some 200, to fill the skies in formation. Many of the Turkish defenders had likely never seen a plane, and now the sky was filled with these strange omens in bewildering formations. A note was dropped from one plane stating Allenby demanded the city's surrender. By coincidence (Remember the Jewish rabbis say coincidence is not a kosher word.), Allenby translated into Arabic as Allah meaning God, and beh meaning son or prophet. Hence, the note from the sky stated the Son of God or prophet of God demanded their surrender. A very bad omen indeed. The frightened Turks surrendered the city without firing a single shot. It is curious to note that the Islamic Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, supposedly occupying the site of Solomon's temple to YHWH, has sayings on it noting God has no Son.
Allenby arrived on horseback outside the Jaffa Gate, but at some distance from the gate, he dismounted and walked on foot bare-headed towards the city. Allenby recounted on his behavior; "It seemed to me the obvious and natural thing to do. The only alternative to entering on foot by the Jaffa Gate, was to enter on horseback through the enormous hole in the wall surrounding Jerusalem, made specially to permit the German Kaiser to make what he regarded as a triumphant and spectacular entry into Jerusalem. That was a procedure I naturally shrank from repeating." Germany under the Kaiser was a true believer in evolution's survival of the fittest. In earlier times, it was explained as "might makes right." Now, it is "smarts make might make right."
Psalm 17 continued
12. As a lion is eager to tear his prey
And like a young lion lurking in secret places,
Arise, O LORD,
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword.
The symbol of the British Empire was a lion. This lion was about to take Jerusalem. The young lion could well be America who was about to alter the course of the Great War (WWI)
To a closer time for the present reader, let us go to Psalm 91, which Time magazine related was the favorite Psalm of the Desert Storm Americans facing chemical and, biologic weapons from Saddam Hussein in 1991. Iraq had certainly used chemical weapons on the Iranians and the Kurds only years before with devastating results.
Psalm 91 1991
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust."
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you will take refuge.
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked. (When the Iraqis tried to flee Kuwait on a major highway to Iraq, they were literally shot to pieces by the American Air Force. It was called the highway of death from all the burned vehicles on it.)
Because you have made the LORD who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him.
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.
I remember Colin Powell predicting 20,000 to 30,000 deaths for the Desert Storm campaign on television. Those graves were dug and waiting in Saudi Arabia. Peter Marshall noted the Iraqis awaited us with their chemical and biologic weapons perfect for the desert conditions. The chemical weapons they had used with great success against the Iranians and the Kurds, their own people in the northeast. And the wind at that time of year always blew in the American faces- again perfect conditions for chemical and biologic weapons. Many prayers went up from and for the American army before they began Desert Storm. And one hour before Desert Storm began, the wind, which never changes at that time of the year, changed 180 degrees blowing in the faces of the Iraqis, who though perfectly willing to unleash their dread weapons on the Americans did not wish to have these blown back on themselves. It was called the hundred-hour war, and a half hour after its conclusion, the wind resumed its normal pattern. American combat deaths were 148, or less than 1% of what was predicted. Iraqi combat deaths were estimated at 100,000. Credit was given to our technological superiority. I consider it a miracle of Biblical proportions, a gift from the God of Israel, formerly the God Who Made Britain Great, and formerly the God of America until the U.S. Supreme Court, in their infinite wisdom, separated church and state in '63, that is, 1963, for the first time in American history. And one day God's Supreme Court will open, but no best of 9!
It is also interesting to note this Psalm related those with faith in God would trample the cobra and the serpent, representative of Satan. It also notes the lion and the young lion would be trampled. Saddam Hussein considered himself to be like Nebuchadnezzar, only greater. In Daniel 7, the prophet, Daniel, is given a vision of 4 beasts. This corresponded to an earlier vision (Daniel 2) of a statue with head of gold and "with feet of clay," actually iron and clay, that Nebuchadnezzar had seen earlier. The first beast corresponding with the head of gold in Daniel 2, was a winged lion, whose wings were plucked off, which probably refers to Nebuchadnezzar's loss of mind and eating grass for 7 years. After this, Nebuchadnezzar regained his mind and wrote the 4th chapter of Daniel praising YHWH, the God of Israel. As noted, the lion was the symbol of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon as was the head of gold. I suspect the young lion refers to Saddam of Iraq, Babylon's imitator, only a country for less than a hundred years. This is young by the standard of many nations.
Psalm 19 1919
In the opening pages of Modern Times, Paul Johnson writes that the world changed in 1919. At that time, Einstein's general theory of relativity was confirmed by measurements taken of a solar eclipse. And everything became "relative" rather than right or wrong. In Psalm 19, David writes:
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament (sky) His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech.
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
Morals became relative. Alfred Kinsey begat Hugh Hefner and the birth control pill delivered sexual freedom from God’s laws. The gradual defining of deviancy down has now made laws relative to who breaks them.
Well before the Flood, God put His salvation story in the night sky by the Zodiac which was likely altered at the Tower of Babel. The story of the Messiah was written in the stars long before He entered history. The Zodiac foretold the third 2,000-year history of the world, i.e. the church. The first approximately 2,000 year history was creation though the Flood was in 1656th year after creation. The second approximately 2,000 year period was Israel. In the Egyptian sphinx, the Zodiac begins with the virgin and ends with the lion, in this case the lion of Judah, Christ, the Messiah. Now it begins with Aries, the ram.
Psalm 29 1929
... The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood,
And the LORD sits as King forever.
The LORD will give strength to His people;
The LORD will bless His people with peace.
In 1929, a great flood swept through the world, but it was most intense in America and Germany. It was the beginning of the Great Depression. Recent writers have suggested it was caused by the financial manipulations of the Federal Reserve.
I remember a speaker on Turner classic movies noting that there were 5 movies in the early 1930s that were very similar to the movies of today. I suspect there were many more. They were characterized by the victory of the smart over the not-so-smart with no thought of God in them. But God had a use for that generation called by Tom Brokaw- the "greatest generation." They were not to be manipulated by movies. That was for their children. A movie code was rigidly enforced by the church from the early 1930s until the 1960s. I find many of those movies made during the code endearing and wondrous still, and I find movies after the code was abandoned often sadly wanting.
Psalms 39-45 (The Second World War) 1939 to 1945
Psalm 40 A Psalm of David 1940
I waited patiently for the LORD
And He inclined to me
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit.
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth--
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the LORD...
In Mary, 1940, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was cut off by the German blitzkrieg across France to the sea. They were doomed, and then inexplicably, Hitler stopped the German Wehrmacht’s (army’s) assault for three days. The BEF dug in using the land’s natural defenses.
The evacuation of the BEF, Operation Dynamo, was begun on the morning of 27 May, 1940 and lasted till the night of June 2/3. The British hoped to evacuate 45,000 troops. Over the approximately seven days of Dunkirk, they retrieved 338,226 soldiers of which 221,504 were British, five times their original estimate. About 5,000 British troops were killed and 70,000 missing or captured. Hence, about three-fourths of the BEF was saved.
They began World War II as one of the best equipped armies in the world, but they lost most of their weaponry with the evacuation. The vehicle-starved Germans took over many of their 64,000 trucks, tanks, and so forth, though the British destroyed many of their engines before leaving.
On May 27, 29, and June 1, the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) massively assaulted Dunkirk. 32 of 41 destroyers were sunk or damaged. However, heavy cloud cover prevented air attacks on the other days. The English Channel, which was normally very stormy, was extraordinarily calm- "like a millpond," greatly enhancing the evacuation. If I were a British soldier at Dunkirk awaiting a seemingly impossible evacuation, I would have felt like someone removed me from a pit, but the pit was deeper.
The Nazis completed the conquest of France and turned to Britain. The Wehrmacht would quickly destroy the British Army, now so lacking in guns, vehicles, and other equipment, but first they had to cross the English Channel and to do this, the Germans had to destroy the Royal Air Force. The intensification of the air war began on August 5, 1940. Germany had two and one-half times the aircraft of Britain with the best fighter in the world- the ME109 with a superior rate of climb and speed of dive and vastly superior weaponry. The ME109E3 and E4 had two MGFF machine guns, one in each wing. Each gun had a thousand rounds giving the pilot 55 seconds of firing time. They also had two MGFF 20 mm cannons in each wing that fired explosive shells with 60 rounds each. In contrast, the spitfire and the hurricane had eight machine guns that simultaneously fired 1,200 rounds per minute, but they could only fire for a total of 15 seconds while in the fight.
The British hurricanes and spitfires were very straightforward and easy to fly which was important because the British had so many new pilots. However, a really superb pilot could not get much more out of it than an average pilot. An excellent pilot flying an ME109 could get all sorts of things out of it that a lesser pilot could not.
The point of the Nazi air attack on the Royal Air Force was to destroy it. By the end of October, 1940, the Luftwaffe had lost 3,701 aircraft after beginning the summer with 3,578. They had lost more than 75% of their total strength when they gave up the invasion of the island.
Finally, between nine and fourteen submarines sank 352,407 tons of allied shipping in October 1940. Admiral Donitz had been promised 50 to 100. Had he gotten them, England would have been starved into submission. Thus, the pit of 1940 for Ephraim included Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain between the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force, and the U-boat assault on Britain’s ships, her lifeline. The pit was far deeper than I imagined. (NOTE: The above information is from: The Battle of Britain: Five months that Changed History May- October 1940 by James Holland, 2010)
Psalm 40 continued
Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust...
I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly; Indeed I do not restrain my lips,
O LORD, You Yourself know.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the Great Assembly.
Just after Dunkirk in the spring of 1940, when Hitler's forces had blitzkrieged the French, over the radio, Churchill addressed the British people. "The battle of France is over. The battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the fate of Christian civilization."
I believe God gave the British their empire which, at one time, covered one-fourth of the earth's land surface, the greatest of all empires in size, likely related to the prophecies given to Joseph and his sons- Ephraim and Manasseh in Genesis 48 and 49:22 -26, as well as Deuteronomy 33:13 -17. At the time of its beginnings, God raised up George Whitefield and the Wesley brothers who were instrumental in the Great Awakening of faith in Britain and America. Thereafter, in 1787, He raised up William Wilberforce who led the fight in Parliament to outlaw the slave trade which brought Britain great wealth. He achieved his goal circa 1806 during the Napoleonic wars. Wilberforce also transformed the nation making it a truly Christian nation. Circa 1833 Great Britain outlawed slavery within her empire, and, I strongly suspect for doing so, God gave Britain even greater wealth. But decades later, they succumbed to the pseudoscience of evolution. And later they forgot God, and He forgot them. At Dunkirk, He was calling them back, but they would not go. They won the war with America's and Russia's help, but shortly thereafter, they lost their empire "on which the sun never set." Churchill in the 1930s said that the world had changed. Britain had succumbed to evolution! And now the US also, but we had Kinsey and Hefner to speed us on our descent.
Psalm 40 continued
Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD;
Let Your loving kindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
Therefore, my heart fails me.
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;
O LORD, make haste to help me!
Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who seek to destroy my life;
Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor
Who wish me evil.
Let them be confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation say continually,
"The LORD be magnified!"
But I am poor and needy;
Yet the LORD thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.
As a Brit or a German Jew, these words would have comforted me in 1940. And at Dunkirk, and in England, as well.
Psalm 41 1941
My enemies speak evil of me;
"When will he die and his name (Israel? Jew?) perish?"
And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies (The words Arbeit macht frei were on the gates of many Nazi concentration camps. The words mean work makes free, but it was a lie. The Nazis had no intention of allowing the Jews to go free. Though called work camps, they were actually death camps.);
His heart gathers iniquity to itself;
When he goes out, he tells it.
All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt
"An evil disease," they say, "clings to him.
And now that he lies down, he will rise no more."
The Jews in the Nazi concentration camps? Yet it was the Nazis who perished.
Psalm 42 1942
... My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
"Where is your God?"...
I will say to God my Rock,
"Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
As with a breaking of my bones,
My enemies reproach me,
While they say all day long,
"Where is your God?"
I have read the Nazis frequently inquired sneeringly of the Jews the whereabouts of their God in the concentration camps. I have also read that Hitler supposedly was a Christian who grew up a Catholic. Perhaps he grew up as a Catholic, but later he despised Christianity, viewing it as a bastard offshoot of Judaism. He wished to revert to the old pagan gods of Germany. The Germans who followed him on the promise of a Reich that would last a thousand years should have read Revelation 20:4 And they (the Christians) lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Hitler, one of the little anti-Christs of history, built a Reich lasting only about 13 years. And now Hitler awaits the Great White Throne judgment to follow the true millennium of Christ, the Sabbath following the six thousand years from creation. From Sheol (Hades inside the earth) to the Great White Throne to the lake of fire is not much of a travel scenario!
It has also been reported that Muslims talk about the Christian terrorist Timothy McVeigh of the Oklahoma City bombing. One should be aware that McVeigh said: "Science is my religion." It seems unlikely that McVeigh was a Christian. More smoke and mirrors- just like Hitler was a Christian. For me, I am content with the Lawmaker God, the One Who made the laws of science and Christian morality.
On Jan. 20, 1942, Reinhard Heydrich at Waansee, a suburb of Berlin, put forth the final solution designed to kill all eleven million Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. Six million perished.
Psalm 43 1943
Vindicate me, O God,
And plead my case against an ungodly nation (Nazi Germany);
Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man (Adolph Hitler, an anti-Christ of his age/ Stalin, another)
For you are the God of my strength;
Why do you cast me off?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Oh send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And on the harp I will praise You,
O God, my God!
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalm 44 1944
9. But you have cast us off and put us to shame,
And you do not go out with our armies.
You make us turn back from the enemy,
And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.
11. You have given us up like sheep intended for food,
And have scattered us among the nations.
You sell your people for next to nothing,
And You are not enriched by selling them.
You make us a reproach to our neighbors,
A scorn and a derision to those all around us.
You make us a byword among the nations,
A shaking of the head among the peoples.
My dishonor is continually before me,
And the shame of my face has covered me,
Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles,
Because of the enemy and the avenger.
All this has come upon us;
But we have not forgotten You.
Nor have we dealt falsely with Your covenant.
Our heart has not turned back.
Nor have our steps departed from Your way.
But you have severely broken us in the place of jackals,
And covered us with the shadow of death.
If we had forgotten the name of our God.
Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god,
Would not God search this out?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Yet for Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Awake! Why do you sleep, O LORD?
Arise! Do not cast us off forever. Why do You hide Your face,
And forget our affliction and our oppression?
For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
Our body clings to the ground
Arise for our help,
And redeem us for Your mercies' sake.
Life for the Jews in the Nazi death camps where 6 million perished to feed the Nazi ovens?
Psalm 48 1948
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised
In the city of our God,
In His holy mountain.
Beautiful in elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King,
God is in her palaces;
He is known as her refuge.
For behold the kings assembled,
They passed by together.
They saw it and marveled;
They were troubled, they hastened away.
Fear took hold of them there,
And pains, as of a woman in birth pangs (Israel is reborn in this year -Isaiah 66:8)
As when You break the ships of Tarshish
With an east wind.
Some believe that Great Britain was the Tarshish of the Bible. If so, Great Britain as Tarshish was in control of Palestine before Israel was reborn. Britain was opposed in Palestine not only by the Jews but also by the Arabs. Britain lost her maritime empire in the late 1940s, and 1950s. A sentinel event was the loss of the jewel in the crown, India, on 15 Aug, 1947 with the rest of the empire to follow thereafter. I believe Britain's failure to allow the Jews of Europe an escape to Palestine in the late 1930s and thereafter led to the demise of her empire. Britain tried to ingratiate herself with the oil-rich Muslims. I believe the Bible refers to the Muslims as Edom or Esau or Mt. Seir. Edom (the land of Esau) was to the east of Palestine in southern Jordan, hence, the east wind.
As we have heard,
So we have seen
In the city of the LORD of hosts,
In the city of our God:
God will establish it forever.
We have thought, O God, on Your loving kindness,
In the midst of Your temple.
According to Your name, O God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness.
Let Mount Zion rejoice,
Let the daughters of Judah be glad,
Because of Your judgments.
Walk about Zion,
And go all around her.
Count her towers;
Mark well her bulwarks;
Consider her palaces;
That you may tell it to the generation following.
For this is our God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide
Even to death.
1948- God returns to Israel and Jerusalem, and His people with Him. The kings marveled, i.e. the nations of the U.N. are astonished. Israel is reborn in a day at midnight on May 14- 15, 1948, per Isaiah 66:8. However, the Jews controlled only a portion of Jerusalem.
Per J.R. Church (Prophecy in the News), "the generation following" is more precisely translated as "the last generation. " Psalm 90:10 notes the average life of a man is 70, but by virtue of strength, he may make it to 80. Is 80 the maximum number for a generation? If the average American makes it to 65, he now lives to the early 80s.
Psalm 67 1967
God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us.
That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
For You shall judge the people righteously,
And govern the nations on earth.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Then the earth shall yield her increase;
God, our own God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us,
And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.
In 1967, the Arabs conspired to attack Israel massing their armies on Israel's borders. Instead, Israel struck first utterly destroying their enemies in the Six Day War and taking all of Jerusalem plus the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank, and the Sinai. Six is the number for man, not quite complete like the number seven. Hence, the war with Islam would continue. "And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him."
J.R. Church in his Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms notes that before the Six Day War, Jerusalem was divided. "King Hussein had planned to build an Arab luxury hotel along the site of the Western Wall (also called the Wailing Wall) which would forever close its access to Jewish prayers. To do so, however, he would have to permanently close the Morgrabi gate. Since there are too few gates into the Moslem mosque area anyway, he decided to open the Eastern Gate- in defiance, I might add, of Ezekiel's prophecy that the gate must remain shut (Ezekiel 44:2). A crane had been set up outside the gate and air hammers had been laid inside the gate. Work was to commence on June 7, but the Israeli move into Jerusalem on June 6 preempted Hussein's plans. The gate remained shut." And Jerusalem was no longer divided, but one city under Israel. The day after the Six Day War was over, Israel gave the Temple Mount back to Islam. I doubt YHWH would be very happy about this especially as He was the Author of their victory. I believe this act may be the one for which Judah (present day Israel) was judged for 40 years in Ezekiel 4:6. Israel has not done very well in their wars since. The Lebanese war of 2006 was the first time an Arab armed force was not defeated by Israel. For the first time Israel was not victorious over her foes. The Arabs believe an Arab stalemate could give way to an Arab victory. If Ezekiel's 40 Biblical years (One biblical year = 360 days.) of judgment ended in November of 2006 just after the Lebanese war was over, it will be interesting to see how Israel fares in the future, i.e. from the end of 2006 on.
Psalm 73 1973
Truly God is good to Israel,
To such as are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled;
My steps had nearly slipped.
For I was envious of the boastful,
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked...
In the fall of 1973, the Arabs attacked Israel during its holiest day, the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. During Yom Kippur, Israel shuts down with no television and no radio and high attendance at the local synagogues. The faithful Jews also fast. The Arabs wished to destroy the Jews before they could deploy. It was a lightning advance with tanks. Initially, it achieved great success with the Israelis reeling. For some unknown reason the Syrian tank commanders halted the successful advance giving the Israeli army time to form and defend. Losses in material were staggering. According to the DVD, Against All Odds on Disc 3, Golda Meir called Richard Nixon at 3 AM Washington time, imploring him for weaponry without which the Jewish state was lost. Nixon, who many Jews felt to be an anti-Semite, said he could hear his mother teaching him the Bible. One day, when he was a child, his mother told him that he would have a chance to do something for the Jews, and he must not refuse. He clearly remembered this, and he suddenly realized why he had been made president. Henry Kissinger, a Jew, had said, "Let them bleed a little!" to Israel's request for aid sending them three C5As, enormous transport planes, Nixon overruled him and sent all 25 C5As and everything Golda Meir requested with the result that the Israeli armies were outside Damascus and Cairo when the truce was called. (Israel: A Nation Is Born, 5th DVD of 5 disc set from Jeremiah Films 2005). Another great victory for Israel though America got an oil embargo from OPEC. Israel had considered the Sampson option during the war- nuclear weapons, but the America resupply made that unnecessary.
Psalm 73 continued
For there are no pangs in their death,
But their strength is firm.
They are not in troubled as are other men,
Nor are they plagued like other men.
Therefore pride serves them as their necklace;
Violence covers them like a garment.
Their eyes bulge with abundance;
They have more than heart could wish.
The scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression;
They speak loftily.
They set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue walks through the earth.
Therefore his people return here,
And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
And they say, "How does God know
And is there knowledge in the Most High?"
Behold, these are the ungodly,
Who are always at ease;
They increase in riches.
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court in their infinite wisdom chose to introduce legal abortion into America, doing away with established law since America's inception. Can anything be more violent than the ripping of the unborn from the womb? Will it not transform a nation? Unfortunately, for those Supreme Court justices who voted for abortion, the Supreme Court of heaven has yet to open though I suspect they already know its verdict. Living in Sheol tends to make one very aware of such things as was the rich man in Christ's parable Luke 16:19-31 of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man indulged himself while the justices perverted a nation. The same could be said of Kinsey and Hefner. In the 1940s, if one sent pornography through the mail, he did hard time in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain,
And washed my hands in innocence.
For all day long I have been plagued,
And chastened every morning.
If I had said, "I will speak thus."
Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.
When I thought how to understand this,
It was too painful for me-
Until I went into the sanctuary of God;
Then I understood their end.
Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.
Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment!
They are utterly consumed with terrors.
As a dream when one awakes,
So, LORD, when You awake,
You shall despise their image.
Then my heart was grieved,
And I was vexed in my mind.
I was so foolish and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.
Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
You will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish;
You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry.
But it is good for me to draw near to God;
I have put My trust in the LORD God,
That I may declare all your works.
Ronald Reagan died in June, 2004. He was our 40th president, and to me one of the three greatest along with Washington and Lincoln. He was elected in 1980. There had been several failed presidencies before him. LBJ gave us guns and butter. He also opened the Social Security lockbox because of the high annual deficits due to the Viet Nam war. He further broke the family, by requiring a father not be in the home for welfare in the Great Society. Nixon gave us Watergate and took us off the gold standard. Ford could not whip inflation now. Carter gave up the Shah of Iran setting up radical Islam for the past 39 years. He seemed powerless to get the American prisoners back from the Iranians. He also gave away the Panama Canal and gave us stagflation with increasing unemployment and double-digit interest rates around 19 to 20%, something not seen in America for decades. Carter also founded the Department of Education within the U.S. government. The June, 2007 Reader's Digest has an article by Maria Bartiromo on page 82 noting that the American K12 educational system has fallen from #1 in the world thirty years ago to presently # 19. The Department of Education was founded during Carter's term about 30 years ago. It sure has worked well. Finally, Carter gave Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, to the communist thug and tyrant, Mugabe. Underr Carter, America was down, but the American Hezekiah was soon to come forth and bring us back for a time.
Psalm 80 1980 A Prayer for Israel's Restoration
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
You Who lead Joseph like a flock:
You Who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth!
Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh,
Stir up Your strength,
And come and save us.
In 2 What Happened to Ephraim and Manasseh?, I made a case for Joseph's sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, being the Saxons and Angles, who brought forth Great Britain and her colonies to include America. It is interesting that this Psalm opens noting these 2 tribes (plus Benjamin?). Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980 to lead the U.S. (Manasseh). It is also interesting to note that historically the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, led Britain (Ephraim) at the same time since 1979, rescuing the United Kingdom from the socialists and their gods (themselves). Benjamin was the one tribe that remained with Judah after the northern tribes of Israel left, following the death of Solomon per 1 Kings 12:21. Likely, they are now regarded as Jews. It was recently reported that 80% of all Jews now live in Israel and America with Israel being the address of just over half of the world's Jews. I suspect that in 1980 more Jews lived in America than anywhere else in the world. They were likely suffering with the rest of the Americans.
Restore us, O God:
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
O LORD God of hosts,
How long will You be angry
Against the prayer of Your people?
You have fed them with the bread of tears,
And given them tears to drink in great measure.
You have made us a strife to our neighbors.
And our enemies laugh among themselves.
Restore us, O God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
You have brought a vine out of Egypt;
You have cast out the nations, and planted it.
You prepared room for it,
And caused it to take deep root,
And it filled the land.
The hills were covered with its shadow,
And the mighty cedars with its boughs.
She sent out her boughs to the Sea,
And her branches to the River.
Why have You broken down her hedges,
So that all who pass by the way pluck her fruit?
The boar out of the woods uproots it,
And the wild beast of the field devours it.(NOTE: A grapevine refers to spiritual Israel)
Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts;
Look down from heaven and see,
And visit this vine
And the vineyard which Your right hand has planted.
And the branch that You made strong for Yourself.
It is burned with fire, it is cut down;
They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.
Let your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.
I believe this man underlined above to have been Ronald Reagan chosen by God to bring America back elected in 1980.
Then we will not turn back from You;
Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.
Restore us, O LORD God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
And Ronald Reagan did call us back to the Judeo-Christian God Who founded America- for a time.
Psalm 83 1983
Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against your people,
And consulted together against your sheltered ones.
They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more."
NOTE: I believe your sheltered ones refers to the lost tribes of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh, which I believe to be Britain and America.
Psalm 83 continued
For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; (NOTE: Remember Edom is Esau who married Ishmael's daughter. To me, this refers to the Arabs in general.)
Moab and the Hagrites; (NOTE: The lands of Moab, Ammon, and Edom are modern Jordan. Some authorities note the Hagrites refers to the descendants of Hagar, Abraham's Egyptian maid, i.e. Egypt, or perhaps her son Ishmael's offspring, the Arabs of Saudi Arabia)
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia (the Palestinians) with the inhabitants of Tyre (Lebanon);
Assyria (Iraq and Syria? More likely ISIS though it did not come into existence until 2015. Earlier this year, President Trump touted the destruction of ISIS, but there are still 5,000 to 15,000 ISIS fighters roaming Syria or nearby. It could easily be reborn if America left.) also joined them;
They have helped the children of Lot.
NOTE: I believe this refers to all the surrounding nations of the state of Israel with the possible exception of Syria). They plot the downfall of Israel and America and Britain. In 1983, a homicide bomber of Hezbollah carrying out Jihad or holy war, destroyed the Marine barracks in Lebanon killing 245 marines. Could this have been the start of a broader conspiracy, only the tip of an iceberg?
Psalm 83 continued
Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera,
As with Jabin at the brook Kishon,
Who perished at En Dor,
Who became as refuse on the earth.
Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, (NOTE: In Judges 7, Gideon raises an army of 32,000 to go against an army of 135,000, but God then culls Gideon's army to 10,000 and then to 300 who defeat Israel's enemies. In Judges 8:21 Gideon arose and slew that army's leaders, Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments that were on their camels' necks. A crescent shaped ornament would resemble the new or crescent moon, symbol of Islam. I believe this is a model of what God will do to Islam in the near future)
Who said, "Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession."
NOTE: It is curious to note that the entire world, including the US (at least until President Trump took office), wishes to annul the Abrahamic covenant of Genesis 12:7, though the LORD gave Islam the entire Middle East save Israel. He also gave them North Africa and Iran plus part of India and Indonesia, some of which were blessed with great deposits of oil. On about May 16, 2012, USA TODAY noted that the Muslim population of America had increased to 2.6 million persons. NewsMax magazine in Feb, 2016, noted since 2012, Obama had brought 102,000 Syrian Muslims into America and given an additional 680,000 Muslims green cards to be in America. Per Hosea 5:7 referring to the northern tribes of Israel, particularly Ephraim and Manasseh (Britain and America), a new moon shall devour his heritage.
A new moon or crescent moon is the symbol of Islam.
O my God make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
Fill their faces with shame,
That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
Let them be confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
That they may know that You,
Whose name alone is the LORD, (NOTE: LORD is the English translation for YHWH, the unpronounceable name of the God of Israel Whose name is not Allah)