Israel's Finger Prints
Pastor Bertrand L. Comparet
Pastor Bertrand L. Comparet
The Bible is written to God's people ISRAEL. The common misconception, that "the Jews are all that remains of Israel" makes the Bible seem false to those who hold this mistaken view. It is just as if you took a good history of the United States and wherever it said "United States" you wrote in its place "China". As a history of China, it is clearly false, but applied to the right nation it is true. When the police have the fingerprints of a wanted man, they know the man whose prints match those they have is the one they seek. Likewise, when we find the people to whom all of God's promises to ISRAEL have been fulfilled, we have found ISRAEL. TODAY, THE ANGLO-SAXON AND SCANDINAVIAN NATIONS HAVE ISRAEL'S FINGERPRINTS IN EVERY DETAIL.
God first made His great promises to Abraham and repeated them to Abraham's son Isaac, and Grandson, Jacob (Whose name God changed to ISRAEL, "A Prince, Ruling With God") ISRAEL had 12 sons. The descendants of each son became a tribe, so that all the descendants of Dan became the Tribe of Dan, the descendants of Judah, the tribe of Judah and so on. After their long captivity in Egypt, they became one nation of 12 Tribes (Like the one United States of 50 States), which continued until Solomon's death.
Then the 10 Northern Tribes revolted and set up their own kingdom, keeping the name ISRAEL, while the old, southern, two tribed nation was called JUDAH. Thereafter, their histories are recorded separately, in the Books of Kings and of Chronicles, which, like the prophets, carefully distinguish between them. About 715 B.C., ISRAEL was captured by Assyria and deported to the lands around the south end of the Caspian Sea and they never returned to Palestine.
The Authorized Version of the Bible doesn't record their further history, but the prophets continued for several centuries to give further prophecies of ISRAEL'S great future. In the Apocrypha, I Esdras 13:39-45, records their migration as far as the River Sereth, a northern tributary of the Danube in Rumania. Other historians of the time record their migration into Northern and Western Europe and the British Isles. Over a century later, JUDAH was deported to Babylon, not Assyria, for 70 years as Jeremiah had prophesied. Afterwards, some of them came back to Palestine.
Neither Bible nor secular history records any destruction of ISRAEL. To the contrary, it was well known in Christ's time that they existed in great numbers elsewhere. Jesus Christ spoke of their continued existence, separate from the Jews, in Matthew 10:5-6, 23. The complete destruction of the Jewish nation by the Romans and their subsequent troubles as outcasts in every nation, are not a failure of the prophecies and promises to ISRAEL, but very accurate fulfillment of the prophecies about the nation of the Jews. With this history in mind, let us examine the prophecies and promises to ISRAEL. GOD'S PROMISES TO ABRAHAM WERE UNCONDITIONAL. GOD MUST FULFILL THEM OR BREAK HIS WORD, for He said, "I will make of thee a great nation; thou shalt be a father of many nations: And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations, for AN EVERLASTING COVENANT. They seed shall possess the gate of his enemies." God did not say He would do this "IF" or "PERHAPS", they were UNCONDITIONAL promises and had nothing to do with obeying the Law.
They were repeated, UNCONDITIONALLY to Isaac, in Genesis 26. They were repeated, UNCONDITIONALLY to ISRAEL, to whom God also said: "thou shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in thee and in they seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee". Genesis 28:13-15 & 35:11. There can be no evasion of these promises and God always honored them even when the Children of Israel worshiped the golden calf.
In many places the New Testament recognizes these promises as still in force, for example: In Romans, Paul states: "I say then, hath God cast away His people? God forbid!! God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew, who are ISRAELITES: to whom pertaineth the ADOPTION and the GLORY and the COVENANTS and the Giving of the Law and the Services of God and the PROMISES: Whose are THE FATHERS.
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, TO CONFIRM THE PROMISES MADE UNTO THE FATHERS." IF THESE PROMISES ARE FALSE, THEN THE BIBLE IS FALSE: BUT IF THEY HAVE BEEN FULFILLED, THE PEOPLE TO WHOM THEY WERE FULFILLED ARE IDENTIFIED AS ISRAEL. In Hosea 1:10, God revealed that ISRAEL would become THE Sons of God", that is, accept Christianity, saying: "Yet THE number of THE Children of ISRAEL shall be as THE sand of THE sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass that, in THE place where it was said unto them 'Ye are not My people' (that is Gentiles), there it shall be said unto them, "Ye are THE Sons of THE Living God.'" Of this, Galatians 4:4-5, tells us, "But when THE fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under THE Law, to redeem THEM THAT WERE UNDER THE LAW, that we might receive THE ADOPTION OF SONS." But these cannot be Gentiles, for Romans 9:4 tells us that THE ADOPTION pertains to THE ISRAELITES. THEREFORE, WE MUST LOOK FOR ISRAELITES AMONG THE CHRISTIANS. THE PROPHECIES AND PROMISES TO ISRAEL HAVE BEEN FULFILLED TO THE ANGLO-SAXON AND SCANDINAVIAN NATIONS!
FIRST They are Christians and have been from early times.
SECOND THEY ARE A GREAT NATION AND A COMPANY OF NATIONS: The United States is the largest civilized nation in the world; the British commonwealth of Nations is legally "a company of nations". The Scandinavian nations, all of the same blood, can be identified by their history and their heraldry as the Tribes of Dan, Benjamin and Issachar.
THIRD THEY ARE VERY NUMEROUS: In the last two centuries, the United States increased from a mere handful to about 200,000,000 people; in the last 3 centuries, the British Empire increased from 5,000,000 to over 70,000,000 Anglo-Saxons.
FOURTH THEY EXPANDED IN COLONIES IN ALL DIRECTIONS, as God prophesied in Genesis 28:14, Deut. 32:8, Isaiah 54:2-3, etc.. Their lands are on every continent and in every sea. No other nations had such colonies.
FIFTH THEY "POSSESS THE DESOLATE HERITAGES" OF THE EARTH, AS GOD PROPHESIED. In Isaiah 49:8, "thus saith the Lord: in an acceptable time have I heard thee and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages." Who else has so successfully developed the waste places which were desolate when they first occupied them? Compare our own Southwestern States with what any other nation has done with similar deserts; compare the British colonies with those of nations of other races.
SIXTH THEY ARE A SEAGOING PEOPLE: God said of ISRAEL, "His seed shall be in many waters." Numbers 24:7 and "I will set his hand also in the sea and his right hand in the rivers." Psalm 89:25. The two greatest navies belong to the United States and Great Britain; the three greatest Merchant Marines to these two and Norway. (Note: This was written before the U. S. destroyed their Merchant Marine.)
SEVENTH THEY "POSSESS THE GATES OF THEIR ENEMIES". Clearly, Genesis 22:17, refers to the "gateways" of hostile nations, the great waterways of the world. The two great Anglo-Saxon nations alone, have power to close every important "gate" in the world and have done it in two World Wars.
EIGHTH THEY MAINTAINED THE CONTINUITY OF THE THRONE OF DAVID: It has been proved that all the Kings of England, Ireland and Scotland are descendants of King David of ISRAEL, fulfilling the prophecy that "David shall never lack a man to reign over the House of Israel." Time allows me to give only a very few of the many prophecies about ISRAEL which have been fulfilled by the ANGLO-SAXON-SCANDINAVIAN people and by no others. At least 100 of them have been found. When you consider that there are more than 100 recognized nations, the mathematical odds against all of these being fulfilled by just one small group of nations, all of the same blood, is billions to one. Do you think this happened by mere accident?
IF WE ARE NOT ISRAEL, THEN WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ALL OF GOD'S PROPHECIES? THE BIBLE UNMISTAKABLY IDENTIFIES THE ANGLO-SAXON-SCANDINAVIAN PEOPLE AS ISRAEL, FOR THEY ALONE HAVE ISRAEL'S FINGERPRINTS.