Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - IV

Adam was lonely, and he wanted a mate. God gave him a hundred pounds of rib chops, and that's where the trouble began. These rib chops were not original creation. Not a spoken Word of God, but a by-product of Adam who was original creation. Not being God's manifested Word but a by-product of the Word, this woman and all creatures born in her likeness were made so they can deceive and be deceived.

Adam told Eve the rules -- God's Word -- and shared with her all the things God had revealed to him -- His Word. But because she was not a manifested Word, only "that which was in part", Eve didn't have faith, she had reasoning and intuition. Her curiosity and a desire for secret knowledge caused her to slightly doubt the Word.

The upshot of all this was the Fall wherein Lucifer incarnate a man-like creature called the Serpent, and seduced Eve. Although more worldlywise, she was now a fallen woman, and still deceived as she returned to her husband to teach him knowledge he did not have. And that, dear sisters, is why women are forbidden to teach, preach or usurp authority over men and why they serve God as they obey their own husbands.

Because he had the revelation that as a manifested Son of God he was part of the Logos, the Word of God, and eternal with God, Adam knew for sure that he could never be separated from God. And he loved his wife. Therefore he was prepared to step over the time-line and the Life-line and join her in death, certain that in so-doing he would redeem his wife for God had joined them together in holy wedlock and the two were one. So when God restored Adam as He must at some time, he knew that his wife would be with him.

Adam forgave Eve and took her to himself so that in her womb were the seed of the Serpent who was Cain, and the seed of Adam who was Abel. Throughout the Bible we find twins because any impersonation is always so close to the genuine article, it would almost deceive the very elected if it were possible. Rivalry between contestants for the same prize -- one just, the other unjust, one elected, the other reprobate, genders hatred, because only one is predestinated to life, the other is bound for perdition. Let's read our text:-

Genesis 3:15 "I will put enmity between the Serpent and the woman, and between his seed and her seed; her seed shall bruise his head, and the Serpent's seed shall bruise his heel".

Now let me ask you three questions while you have your Bibles open at this Scripture. Does the serpent still go about on his belly? Does woman still bear her children in pain and suffering? Does the earth still bear thorns and thistles abundantly requiring man to labor in order to grow cultivated seed?

I think the universal answer to these three questions is "yes". If this is so, then the "enmity" that God placed between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman is still there. Do you know what that word "enmity" means? It means hatred, hostility, and to treat as an enemy. Do you remember Who placed this enmity between us as Adam's (and therefore God's children), and the offspring of the Serpent? It was God. Has God removed that enmity? No? Then the enmity is still there.

Paul said in Romans 8:6, "To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace". So when it came time for Cain and Abel to offer sacrifices to God, Cain, the Serpent's son, was carnal, offering fruit and vegetables. Maybe he really thought eating an apple caused the fall of the human race. Cain worked his guts out toiling against the curse, thinking, when I harvest these crops, the life will go out of them, and I'll offer them to God.

God rejected Cain and his offering, because it was not vegetable life that caused the Fall, it was animal life. So animal life had to be offered, and the evidence that the life had been sacrificed wasn't maple syrup! It was blood!

When Cain humbled himself before Abel to seek the revelation, he realized he had never been a son of Adam and therefore could never be a Son of God. He saw he would never have an inheritance on this earth, and that as he was not one of God's creatures or creations, even God could not redeem Cain because to "redeem" means to "buy back". Cain realized he was never God's possession but a Satanic perversion of God's creation.

In the Great Commission recorded in Mark 16:15, Jesus commands His disciples, "Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" or creation. Jesus was the Kinsman Redeemer for Adam and his race, not for horses and goats and dogs, fishes or birds which although creatures of God's creation, are not kin to Adam. And He was not kin to Cain and his descendants, who are neither creatures of God's creation, nor are they of Adam's race or kind.

How Cain hated righteous Abel. It was enmity, the longest hatred. There is a famous saying from George Orwell's "1984" that may have originated with Cain. It says, "He who controls the past, controls the future". Suddenly Cain saw that if he killed Abel, he might control the future. And that if his race interbreed with that of Adam, he'd usurp the birthright he now knew was never his.

Turn your Bibles to Genesis 4:11-15. When God confronted Cain He said, "And now you are cursed from the earth . . . a vagabond and a wanderer shall you be in the earth". (In other words, a citizen of the world, an international person, with no country to call your inheritance).

"And Cain said unto the LORD, 'My perversity and depravity is more than I can cope with. You've driven me out this day from the face of the earth; (he's not kin to Adam's race, and not on the Book of Life); and from Your Presence shall I be hid; (because he's not in the genealogy of God and has no faith); and I shall be a wanderer and a vagabond in the earth (as he has no inheritance or country); and it shall come to pass, that every one that recognizes me shall slay me' (because he is a trespasser and a hostile enemy).

And the LORD said, 'Whosoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any recognizing him should kill him'."

According to Moses, Cain's people would have no homeland, but move around living in other people's countries. When they do settle for a time they're overthrown by God's people, as Israel cast them out from Canaan. Moses said, that God gave them a certain quality so that we would not feel at liberty to kill, but be wary of them.

Cain's depravity was this awesome mark. And it is the mark of the beast. The distinguishing mark of Cain is a ruthless intellectual ability wherein the "ends" justify the "means" and which is wholly selfish, knowing neither restraint of human decency, nor respect for God.

Cain's people have lived by their wits without scruple right up to the present day. There was a time when they were known and marked. And their unbridled evil is such that they have been expelled from country after country by people who knew the Word of God. Today we are taught the unscriptural proverb, "all men are created equal" when most men are not in God's creation. Today no nation knows or respects the Word of God. Cain's people have intermixed with our society, perverting our education, our church teachings, laws and social mores, and our attitudes, until the once Christian world is becoming depraved. But never so depraved as they, because they are in control of us. They are the head and we are now the tail.

Because Adam's race is largely apostate today, and wholly ignorant of their identity and the faith of God's Word, Cain's people have been enabled to hide and control the past. They are masters of the future of those among us who are without Christ, in the sense of a genuine new birth.

Cain adopted Lucifer's plan to intermarry and hybreed Adam's race off the Book of Life. By the time of the Flood, Cain's people had thoroughly depraved the Sons of God, Adam's race, influencing them to become immoral and continually evil. The two races hybrid to such an extent, God grieved that He ever put man in flesh (Genesis 6:1-6). Only Noah found grace in His sight, so God destroyed the world with a Flood.

Jesus said these conditions would repeat during the time of His parousia. "Parousia" is the Greek word which describes Christ's second Coming. Not the physical return of the glorified Jesus. That will not occur until after Armageddon, and the destruction of all life on earth. Christ's parousia is His return in WORD form to incarnate His Bride for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation. The revelation of the Seven Seals "finished the mystery of God" and brought the fullness of the Word, Christ, back to earth in Word Form. His parousia commenced in 1963.

Let's see if we can identify the conditions of the days of Noah today.

1) Is there a huge increase in population today "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:1)?

The answer is Yes! Cain's United Nations and various "think tanks" (of intellectual Cains! or spiritual Serpent's seed) such as the Club of Rome, Royal Institute for Foreign Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderbergers, etc., have devised various means for de-population to cull we goyim, or "human cattle", as they regard us.

However Adam's born-again people are one-on-One faith tanks. Amen! Me and God know it ALL! Well, He does; and I'm identified in Him. His commission was "multiply and fill the earth". The policy of these Canaanites with their "think-tanks" is directly opposed to the policy of God entrusted to Adam as recorded by Moses.

The nations of the world are actively carrying-out these policies of eugenics or de-population, but not under such crude and obvious terms. Cunning like their father, they call it Biodiversity, Land Care, Sustainable Development, Greenpeace, World Heritage, World Commission on Environment and Development, World Wildlife Fund, Commission on Global Governance, Carbon Tax, Protection of the Ozone Layer, Global Commons, Earth Council, Greenhouse Effect, Earth Summit, Transparency International, Global Climate Change, Prince of Wales Business Leaders' Forum, Global Environment Facility, etc.,

We must remember that we live in the world of George Orwell's 1984 where bureaucracy communicates by "newspeak" and "doublethink". And a conference on population is actually a conference on depopulation, genocide or eugenics. Genocidal population reduction measures are again being given respectability by forces grouped around the UN and the agenda for the 1994 Cairo Population (depopulation) Conference was modeled upon the eugenics conference held in Berlin in the '30's.

Only a small percentage are being killed by armies with guns. This has proven to be an ineffective form of reducing population. They found the most effective instrument of death is policy. National policies, UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies, determine investment and development which creates or restricts employment, the provision of utilities like water, electricity, communications, transport, also education, health care, hospitals, and housing. Infrastructure in turn determines whether populations increase or diminish.

These so-called NGO's, Non Government Organizations accomplish the opposite objective to what one might understand from their names. Independent of and antithetical to sovereign national governments, they represent different elements working towards totalitarian one world government. They're introducing central control, dependence, and the transfer of production, wealth and power. In short, their function is to produce poverty, serfdom, famine and depopulation.

Other organizations such as GATT, NAFTA, EU, Maastrecht, APEC, etc are accomplishing the same objective. Impoverishing both developed and underdeveloped nations, bringing them under the bankers yoke.

Policies such as Global 2000 and Global Future endorsed by Jimmy Carter have set the measure for government policies in America and Australia that will depopulate our nations by destroying industry, weakening our economies, encouraging the asset-stripping of public utilities and private corporations, halting wealth creation by environmental restrictions, poor profitability, regulations like non-discriminatory employment, legislation prohibiting dismissal of employees even where criminal activity is proven. Thus we find national and private infrastructure being cannibalized by vultures after short-term gain with the assurance that this wealth will not exist for future wealth creation, and the world will enter a new Dark Age.

"Economic Rationalism" (so-called), milks companies for short-term profits to shareholders and options to greedy company directors by downsizing, stalling R&D, shifting manufacturing into Third World countries, and breaking-up subsidiaries for asset-stripping. This loses skills, ultimately impoverishing the corporation and nation.

There are ways of killing people without using guns. And one may receive accolades from a community distracted by short-term gain. What that community doesn't see is that its being killed. The social costs are destroying the Western world. We're living beyond our means and not on the profits of production, but on borrowings from offshore banks, controlled by international people like Cain, with no country.

Like gamblers trying to bet against the House, we're betting against the fractional reserve banking system which issues money as a debit, backed by thin air. And it is killing people.

These policies produce unemployment which kills people, destroys families, reduces marriage prospects, reduces the size of families and life-expectancy. That's in the Developed World. They have more deadly effects in the Developing nations.

Oh there are other ways. The World Health Organization introduced AIDS, which is killing millions. 30 million people world-wide now have the virus, and 7,000 new cases are reported daily and that's just among people aged between 10 and 24 (Reuters, April 22, 1998). If the present rate of infection continues, Africa should be depopulated within fifteen years. The introduction of deadly unleaded fuel is another killer. Then there are revolutions and wars generated by the United Nations, and the famines they create by their policies.

How about the birth rate? Hardly any country except India is even replacing deaths. Most nations have falling populations. China's one child policy, abortion on demand, homosexuality, unemployment, refugees, and poor homeless, all represent planned depopulation.

The London Economist in mid-July 1994 reported a 12% increase over the corresponding 1993 quarter in Russia's death rate, with a 15% increase in depths by cardiovascular disease in the first quarter, 12.8% rise in deaths by respiratory diseases; 17.9% rise in deaths by infectious diseases; a 20% rise in deaths by alcohol poisoning; and a 9% increase by suicides. A French demographer told the July 13, 1994 Paris daily, La Monde, "The demographic decline in Russia is not comparable to any situation seen in western Europe in peace time."

2) Is there massive miscegenation today? Particularly between the children of Adam and the descendants of Cain, "as it was in the days of Noah" (Genesis 6:2)?

Deuteronomy 32:7-8, "Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he'll show you; ask your elders, and they will tell you. When the most High divided to the Gentiles their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel".

God's saying, "Remember the days before the Abrahamic Covenant and you'll see that I loved you beforehand". And Moses hearkens to Genesis 10 and 11 when God in His providence separated the various families and tongues, gradually to settle in their allotted localities. And He so guided the hearts of the people, that the posterity of Canaan, who was of Cain's lineage which was accursed of God, should be resident in the Land which God had intended for Israel, foreseeing that by the time Israel had multiplied sufficiently, the Canaanites should fill up the measure of iniquities and merit extirpation. Thus Israel received their portion (out of due time) -- and centuries after Peleg -- in a high state of cultivation, and replete with cities, towns and villages prepared for their reception. A type of the New Jerusalem which Jesus has gone away to prepare for us (John 14:1-3; Acts 17:26).

When in Isaiah 10:13 the King of Assyria boasts he has removed the boundaries of Deuteronomy 32:8, his boast is that he's undone the work of God Himself by the strength of his hand and his own vision and understanding. The establishment of the boundaries of the land is put in the context of creation in Psalm 74:17. The assignment of the nations as possessions, is parallel to the establishment of the boundaries of the peoples. The races are to remain separate.

But in this day we find East and West are mixing. Different races are intermarrying which is absolutely forbidden by God's Word, and the serpent's seed are hybreeding with the sons of Adam "as it was in the days of Noah".

Whereas God separated the nations by natural borders -- mountains, rivers, deserts or oceans, the ungodly thugs who planned, and now control the UN, an absolutely unscriptural organization according to Amos 3:3, with their intellectual mark of Cain, persuaded our Fabian Communist politicians and Marxist bureaucracies in America, Australia, Britain and the other Western nations to sign some form of treaty that forbids us to discriminate on immigration by race, color, religion, etc.,

Only a race who know that, "God has driven them out from the face of the earth and from His Presence" and fear that were their true identity exposed, "every one that finds them will kill them" would stoop to such depths of hatred for God and His Word and His people as to promote such abominable treaties (Genesis 3:11-14).

Who else would press the government of Australia to introduce Racial Discrimination Laws? The then Prime Minister Paul Keating claimed the Bill was necessary to, "dissuade those who seek to incite violence and hatred." However in 200 years there is no evidence of anyone in Australia "inciting violence and hatred" outside two tiny neo-Nazi groups such as Nationnal Action and National Front founded by David Gleason, a paid journalist of Isi Leibler and Brother Mark Leibler (president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and co-chairman with Edgar Bronfman's World Jewish Congress), both associated with the organized crime connected Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. (See The Story of a Covenant, NY, Appleton-Century, 1966; Esther L. Panitz, Simon Wolf -- Private Conscience and Public Image, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1987; King of Fifth Avenue -- The Fortunes of August Belmont, NY, The Dial Press, 1981; The Anti-Semitism of Black Demagogues and Extremists - ADL Report, 1992; Dope Inc., La Rouche, EIR; Peter C. Newman, The Bronfman Dynasty: The Rothschilds of the New World, McClelland Stewart, Toronto; Not the Word of One Day, an ADL autobiography; Conspiracy Against Freedom; A Documentation of One Campaign of the Anti-Defamation League Against Freedom of Speech and Thought in Americy, Liberty Lobby, Washington, 1986; The Strategy).

Why after 200 years should anyone suddenly find it necessary to impose prison sentences on someone who might "vilify" a person's race, tribe or ethnic group, or for violent acts motivated by race hate? There's one group in the world who cry "wolf" then promote racial hatred. Were it not for such laws, we could identify them.

God's ancient borders and taboos have been moved by the ungodly sons of Cain. In Australia and the West we have miscegenation on a massive scale. When I was preaching in England and based in a town called Bernley, I saw only two white people in that town over two weeks. In America and in Australia there are places where people don't speak English. The shop signs and street signs are all in a foreign language. Or two.

What's euphemistically called "Multiculturalism" is in fact multi-racialism, and it is accursed of God. If He destroyed the world by Flood for this sin in the days of Noah, His justice demands that He destroy our present generation for the same reason.

The people behind "multiculturalism" are unleashing a torrent of racial conflict and social chaos around the world. When the coming world depression strikes there will be unprecedented civil unrest. While those who have deliberately created this situation by mixing oil and water will express their horror and condemn racism as they disguise their pivotal part. They gave us two World Wars financing both sides; they established and financed Communism, established and financed Nazism, helped found the neo-Nazi British National Front, the National Front and National Action neo-Nazi groups in Australia, through Albert Pike they established the KKK, and the FBI describes their JDL as the leading terrorist group in America.

The holocaust exterminated some Israelites, and scores of millions of Christians and non-Jews. Now they're bringing the world to the brink of catastrophe once again. They tell a lie, keep repeating it, and the people will eventually believe it. So they who control the past can control the future.

3) Is there moral depravity today. Do the sons of Adam take any Serpent seed girl they choose "as it was in the days of Noah?" (Genesis 6:2, 11-13; Matthew 24:38).

Certainly they do. There is a big business running these women in prostitution and in the bride trade. Because the apostate churches don't tell their congregations not to marry outside their own race -- particularly not Serpent seed people. Naturally, they are pretty women, nice people, friendly, but not Spiritual. Moses said, "They seem alright in the flesh, but if you marry them, they'll turn you away from God because they are NOT on the Book of Life and they'll never understand the revealed Word of God" (Deuteronomy 7:1-5).

I've preached to them, testified in Bible schools, but they can't be Christians because they're fruit from the wrong tree. God's law of reproduction states everything must bring forth of its own kind whose seed in itself. Don't become involved in promiscuity, and be sure you choose your friends and your husband or wife from Adam's race, and within the faith of Jesus Christ, not a denomination.

4) Is this a day of great construction and scientific achievement by men of renown "as it was in the days of Noah"?

You bet! There's never been such technological sophistication this side of the Flood as there is in this day. And that's despite the disinvestment and restriction on research and development over the past fifteen-or-so years. Oh, we're advanced! The Dow Jones Index this month is 7000% above what it was 20-years ago. How great will be the fall of this house?

As the conditions of the days of Noah have repeated today, we know Christ's "parousia" is upon us. We can confirm this in God's Word, if only we can find the prophet Jesus promised God would send in this day, through whose mouth His "parousia" would come.

We've traced the seed of the Serpent to the time of the Flood when it almost smothered out the seed of Adam, physically, and the seed of God (faith) spiritually. The Serpent seed came over the Flood in the person of Noah's wife who was not the mother of his three sons. It's interesting to see the phenomenon of "twins or pairs", expressed once again among Noah's sons, with the more abundant blessing being transferred from the elder to the younger son.

Noah's first-born was Shem which means "name" or "reputation". It was from the line of Shem that God draw His election following the Flood and in them He placed His Name. "Israel" is the name of the promised son in the natural, and the name of the overcomer. "Lord Jesus Christ" is the Name of the Promised Son and King of Israel in the Spiritual. This is God's compound redemptive Name, and the Name of the Bride.

Noah's second son was Ham, whose name means "hot", "infatuated" or "passionate". Ham committed adultery with his father's wife and was cursed upon his first-born son, Canaan, the Serpent's seed, as Cain was "cursed from the earth". His name means "humbled" or "brought into subjection". God prophesied Canaan would become a "servant of servants", which is a polite way of expressing one vulgar word.

The rest of Ham's offspring were in the righteous line but because of his folly of uncontrolled passion, unlike the descendants of Shem and Japheth, they have never been signally used of God. Check your history books. Who were God's Church Age Messengers?

The name of Noah's youngest son, Japheth, means "persuaded" or "opened". Genesis 9:27 prophesied, "God shall enlarge (persuade or convert) Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem (or come under the covering of God's Word and Covenant); and Canaan shall be his servant".

Thus Genesis 10 lists Japheth first in the genealogy of Noah. From Japheth God draws most of the leaders of the Gentile Church, which is the Bride of Christ and God manifest. Japheth succeeds Shem, as so often in Scripture the first is last, and the elder serves the younger. Shem lost his pre-eminent position when his people killed their Messiah, the true promised Seed of Abraham. Thereafter he is designated as God's servant and the 144,000 elect Israelites to be born-again during the tribulation are designated "servants" to the Bride. Ham's descendants in the righteous lineage are listed after Shem. Their elect make up the Gentile Bride together with those of Japheth and Shem who are baptized into the Body during the Gentile dispensation. But Canaan's offspring are "driven out" or scattered throughout the world, having no inheritance whatever.

Before God formed man on earth, He blessed all of Adam's race and told them "to multiply and have dominion over the earth" (Genesis 1:28). Cain and his race, not being foreknown in creation, are not included in the blessing. They have no promise of dominion, and no inheritance on this earth.

Genesis 10:15-19 names Canaan's heirs: Sidon, Heth, the Jebusites, Amorites, Girgasites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites, foretells their being driven from Canaan Land which the Israelites would succeed, and defines its borders.

Now we meet Isaac and Rebekah. She bore him twins: Esau and Jacob, who fought while they were yet in her womb. God told Rebekah that two nations had begun within her, and that one would be stronger than the other, and the elder shall serve the younger. The first- born was red and hairy all over, so they called him "Esau", which means "shaggy". As his younger brother was born, he reached forth, taking hold of Esau by the heel, so they called him Jacob, meaning "Heel grabber", or "supplanter" (Genesis 25:19-26).

Esau married two Hittite women, descendants of Heth, son of Canaan (Genesis 26:34). The Hittites once inhabited central Anatolia (now Turkey), and later north Lebanon. Isaac and Rebekah grieved that Esau had married Serpent seed women because the offspring would be Serpent's seed. Esau then married an Ishmaelite (Genesis 28:8-9).

If the offspring of the Ishmaelitess also intermarried with the locals, the Adamic line in Esau was extinguished forever.

Genesis 38 records Judah's marriage to a Canaanitess who bore him three sons. He married their eldest to a Hebrew woman named Tamar. When Er died childless, he commanded his second son to fulfill the law of Levirate marriage and raise up a son for his brother's inheritance. When Onan spilled his seed, God slew him. There remained only Shelah, whom Judah was unwilling to trust to what seemed a dangerous union with Tamar, lest he should meet with the same fate as his brothers. But God was watching over the Seed of Adam to keep His election pure. For Messiah was to come through Judah's line.

Tamar, with no child to receive her late husband's inheritance, resorted to the desperate expedient of entrapping Judah himself into the union he feared for his son. And the fruits of this intercourse were the twins, Pharez and Zarah of the seed of Judah. The sacred line was continued through Pharez, to Joseph and Jesus Christ.

(Shelah, whose mother was a Canaanite, was associated with the Moabites. His descendants were taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar and returned to Jerusalem -- I Chronicles 5:21-23; Nehemiah 11:5). It seems the people of Israel paid scant regard to God's requirement that they should not marry into the Canaanites. And when Solomon married Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Zidonian and Hittite women "of the nations the Lord commanded 'You shall not marry'," God said, because of this evil He would destroy the Kingdom and leave only one tribe with Judah (I Kings 11:1-13 see also Ezra 9:1-3; 10).

God identifies the Edomites with the serpent seed Zidonians and Hittites. So we see how important it was that He preserved Judah's lineage through Tamar to Joseph, Mary's husband because it could not have proceeded through any of his three sons (Matthew 1:3-16).

Returning to our narrative about Esau, God told Rebekah that of the two nations in her womb, one would be stronger than the other, and that the elder shall serve the younger. Esau was far stronger than Jacob, although the latter obtained the birthright and blessing.

The Bible tells us Jacob called Esau "Edom", meaning "red", after he exchanged his birthright for a red lentil stew (Genesis 25:30; 36:1). Following the death of his father Isaac, Esau moved to the land of Seir where he'd begun to establish himself sometime during Jacob's stay in Haran, beginning to fulfill Isaac's prophetic blessing, directing his attention away from the fertile soils around Hebron and, beginning to "live by his sword," along with the 400 men under his command (Genesis 27:39-40; 32:6).

Edom's northern frontier was Moab, below present-day Jordan, at the valley of Zared. East of the river Jordan, the Edomite domain extended to the edge of the Arabian Desert. West of Jordan river, it shared a common border with Judah's south-eastern boundary as far as Kadesh Barnea, then went south to the Red Sea port of Elath on the Gulf of Aqaba.

The destruction of Pharaoh's forces and Israel's miraculous deliverance at the Red Sea had repercussions in Edom and throughout Canaan (Exodus 15:14-15). Israel's first armed opposition came from the Edomite tribe of Amalek (Exodus 17:8-16; Genesis 36:12, 16).

At the conclusion of the 40-years wandering, Moses' respectful request for safe conduct over the King's Highway through Edom was rejected and the Edomite king marshalled a strong force to block any Israelite intrusion (Numbers 20:14-21).

Israel had been commanded not to detest an Edomite "for he is your brother" (Deuteronomy 23:7-8). However, there was enmity on Edom's part as Esau had married the Canaanites. Not only the aggressive Amalekite tribe, but all Edom followed a course of opposition to Israel. Saul successfully waged war against them (I Samuel 14:47-48). Yet the head over his shepherds was the Edomite, Doeg, who informed Saul against David. And when Saul's officers refused to slay the priests of Nob, Saul used Doeg to accomplish a wholesale massacre (I Samuel 21:7, 22:9-18).

David as king, won a major victory over the Edomites, killing all the men of military age, he stationed garrisons throughout Edom, the remaining population became subject to Israel (I Kings 11:15- 16; II Samuel 8:14; I Chronicles 18:13), and the "yoke" of Jacob rested heavily on the neck of Edom (Genesis 27:40; Numbers 24:18).

Solomon developed a shipping enterprise in Eziongeber beside Eloth on the Red sea in Edom (I Kings 9:26). A depleted male population prevented Edom from lifting the Israelite yoke, although Hadad, an escaped prince, led a resistance movement against northern Israel out of Syria (I Kings 11:14-22). Under Jehoram, Edom revolted and threw off the Judean yoke and remained in revolt.

The Edomites sealed their doom when Babylon conquered Judah and Jerusalem in 607BC, as they urged on the devastators, rejoicing at Judah's tragedy with cries of "raze it, raze it, even to the foundation thereof" (Psalm 137:7). In their enmity and desire for revenge they turned over Judean escapees for slaughter. Others who found refuge in Edom finally fled down to Egypt (Jeremiah 40:11-12; 43:5-7). Edom joined neighboring peoples in plundering the land, and planned to take over the abandoned country of Israel and Judah, boasting against Jehovah. Jeremiah warned the king of Edom to come under the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 27:1-7).

As early as King Uzziah's rule, Joel and Amos pronounced God's condemnation of Edom for its unrelenting fury against Israel by the unmerciful use of the sword (Amos 1:6, 11-12). By its vicious opposition to Judah, Edom forfeited its title to the land granted to Esau (Joel 3:19; Amos 9:11-12). And God spoke through Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Obadiah that the treatment meted out to Judah would also become Edom's portion (Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 25:12-14; 35:1-15; 36:3-5; Obadiah 1-16).

About the middle of the sixth century BC came the time for Edom to drink from the cup of Jehovah's wrath when Nabonidus of Babylon conquered Edom (Jeremiah 25:15-17, 21). Israelite soldiers were in his troops, fulfilling, in part at least Ezekiel 25:14, "I will lay My vengeance upon Edom by the hand of My people Israel". This was also a partial fulfillment of Obadiah 1 and 7 which said that Edom's "allies", "confederates", and "trusted friends" would "deceive", "prevail against" and "set a trap under" them. Here we may see a reference to the Babylonians who, although in the days of Nebuchadnezzar were willing to allow them a share in Judah's loss, under Nabonidus curbed once and for all the commercial and mercantile ambitions of Edom.

By the fourth century BC the Nabateans, (descendants of Ishmael's first-born, Nebaioth) became established in Mount Seir. According to Sir William Smith, they ultimately controlled the whole of the region of the Gulf of Akaba, and from this position of power, they commanded the trade between Arabia and the West. (They established regular caravans between Leuce Come, a port od the Red Sea in the north-west part of Arabia, and the port of Rhinocolura (El Arish) on the Mediterranean on the frontiers of Palestine and Egypt. From Rhinocolura, the Nabataean trade route went to Smyrna and then on to Broussa, a great city of Bithynia on the northern side of Mount Olympus. In Broussa the Nabataeans established a flourishing colony.

The Edomites were never able to return and found themselves pushed out of their own country into in the Negeb south of Judah. Hebron was their chief city and eventually southern Judea became known as Idumea. According to Josephus, John Hyrcanus I subjected them some time between 130-120BC and compelled them to convert to Judaism or die. Thereafter they were gradually absorbed by the Israelites, and over time became known as "Jews".

When in AD70 the Romans under Titus besieged Jerusalem, Josephus says the Edomites joined the Jews in rebellion against them. 20,000 were admitted as defenders of Jerusalem, but once in, they pillaged the city, raping and killing, and not even sparing the priests, though the traitors had themselves been previously forced to become circumcised and recognized as Jews. The Roman conqueror slew them, and Edom ceased to exist as a separate people.

As Isaiah had earlier foretold, the sword-wielding Edomites would come under God's own sword of judgment, all classes -- great and small becoming sacrificial animals "cherem" devoted to destruction (Isaiah 34:2-8).

Edom was to become like Sodom and Gomorrah, uninhabited for all time (Jeremiah 49:7-22). Edom's ancestors who were Cain's progeny, would fulfill God's pronouncement that they'd be wanderers without inheritance on the earth (Genesis 3:11-14; Jeremiah 49:10). And as Moses foretold, they have been driven out, scattered and beaten in sunder throughout the world. Almost every European kingdom has at some time in history expelled them from its borders for their evil, or restricted them to particular occupations and quarters.

Edom would be called, "the land of wickedness", and "the people whom the Lord has denounced for ever" (Malachi 1:1-5). Edom stands forth as emblematic of the hard-set enemies of God and His people: natural Israel; the elect Church, and all of Adam's race (Genesis 3:15).

During the midst of Daniel's Seventieth Week, Rome will break her covenant with Edom, who join their Communist creation and destroy the false church, leading to Armageddon. Isaiah portrays Christ, having trod the winepress of God's vengeance alone, returning from Bozrah, Edom's most prominent city, in bloodstained garments after slaughtering His enemies (Isaiah 63:1-6). But I'm getting ahead of our story.

We'll leave our historical review for the present, having traced what is the most influential branch of the Serpent's seed from the garden of Eden to the days of the Maccabees when John Hyrcanus forcibly converted them to Judaism. Previously we saw that when Jesus was born, Israel's king under Rome was the Idumean Herod who ordered that all boys in Bethlehem from two years and under should be killed. And in the days of His flesh, the Edomite population in Judah was predominant.

Their goal has always been to seize Jacob's birthright just as Cain sought to steal Abel's birthright, and Lucifer tried to steal Michael's inheritance. Then they plan to establish themselves as the elite, the master race, and rulers of this earth. They style themselves "God's Chosen People" when they are the people of His never-ending curse.

They killed Israel's Messiah and heir to the Throne of David. They plan an Edomite messiah and king. They could not receive a son of the House of David even though Israel's Messiah and King rose from the dead and is alive forever more (Luke 16:31).

With the destruction of Rome by Titus, Edom ceased to exist under its own identity. They had assumed leadership over Israel as Jews. They had usurped the Temple worship with the synagogue and the Law and prophets had been supplanted by the Talmud. Now they began to conspire how they might divide and destroy the Church of Jesus Christ, to seize Jacob's birthright and rule this world. What do you think the United Nations is about? Its purpose is to this end.

God richly bless you Brethren, as you prove these things in Moses, and in the Psalms and the prophets. Confirm their prophecies with the declared aims and objectives of the UN, and search the records of modern history to discover the identity of those who formed the United Nations in London, during the Second World War.

In 1939, General Douglas announced he believed one of the "real" objectives of World War II was to establish an International Police State. His foresight was vindicated in the Declaration of the United Nations which was signed by 26 nations on January 1, 1942. Obviously some inner group formulated the Declaration which set out the war aims of the Allied powers, and by hindsight it can be seen that post-war aims, leading towards World Government, were involved. Following the Dumbarton Oaks (Washington) Conference in 1944, a formal organization began to emerge.

G. E. Griffin wrote, "In the two decades since the UN was created, it's expanded into a giant international bureaucracy with tentacles reaching into every sphere of human activity from matrimony to garbage collection . . . we have not seen the real United Nations -- its purpose, its philosophy, its ultimate goals" (The Fearful Master, 1974).

Follow the trail of the serpent. You'll find this sin-sick world is run by criminals. Sons of Cain.

Brother Branham said, "Satan hates two books of the Bible more than all others . . . he is always attacking the Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelation. In both of these books we find Satan's origin, his awful ways and his destruction. That is why he attacks them. He hates to be exposed, ("He who controls the past, controls the future"), and in those books he is exposed for exactly what he is. Jesus said about Satan, "He has no part in Me and I have no part in him." The devil would like to prove that different; but he cannot, so he does all he can (to hide the true identity of the Serpent's seed, to steal the birthrights of Jacob/Israel, Jesus Christ and His Church), to destroy confidence in the Word. But when the church disbelieves Satan and believes the Spirit's revelation of the Word, the gates of hell cannot prevail against her" (Seven Church Ages, 14:4). bb980930.htm
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