Yada’ Yah
Volume 7: The Last Days
...Deceit, Destruction, and Death
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Howy – Woe!
America’s Fate...

The tone of Yasha’yah’s prophetic vision does not change as we move through the artificial chapter break between Yasha’yah 17 and 18. But now as we turn the page, Yahowah does something He does nowhere else in the whole of the Torah and Prophets. Rather than naming the offending country, He vividly describes it in His prophetic warning, ostensibly because it would remain unknown for over two-thousand years. So while the identity of this nation will soon become obvious, the timing of this transition from Islamic terrorism in Israel to a distant land across the seas is concerning.

When Yahowah revealed that His Spirit was going to blow the invading Muslims out of Yisra’el, He said that this was going to occur prior to the approaching storm. Therefore, this continuing testimony appears to relate to that storm, to World War, to the even more devastating aftermath of the Islamic attempt to conquer and loot God’s Land. We have been given every reason to suspect that the nation that instigated the Syrian War, the nation that has played the greatest role in giving large swaths of Israel to the Muslims, the nation that built the weapons the Islamic nations will wield against Israel is the very nation which will act up again, pushing the rest of the world into war. It is what would have happened already if the Russian Federation’s Vladimir Putin hadn’t prevented the United States from bombing Syria, a Russian and Chinese ally, by disposing of its chemical weapons in late 2013. It is what nearly occurred again as a result of Barak Obama’s belligerent tone and aggressive moves towards Russia following the unrest in the Ukraine.

This perspective known, we would be wise to consider an alternative chronology. There is the possibility that the events described in Yasha’yah 17 are running in parallel with those depicted in Yasha’yah 18. If that is true, America’s warning is concurrent with the fall of Syria, the rampaging of terrorists, the forfeiture of Israeli land, followed by the gleaning of saved souls and the beginning of the Tribulation with Muslims flooding into the Promised Land.

But either way, if you are a patriotic American, consider this your warning...

“Woe (howy – alas, expressing dissatisfaction and a warning) to the land (‘erets – the realm, nation, and place) of whirling and buzzing (tsalatsal – of loud percussive flying things which swarm in on, buzzing weapons which devour and destroy, of the clangor of locust-like armies flying on) wings (kanaph – a structure with winged extremities like a bird which are used to fly and attack) which (‘asher – relationally speaking) is from (min – out of) the region beyond (‘eber – the place situated across from and on the opposite side of [from the perspective of Yisra’el]) the direction of (la) the rivers (nahary) of Kuwsh (Kuwsh – either the Nile Delta or Northern Mesopotamia).” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:1)

Tsalatsal, translated “of whirling and buzzing,” is from the verbal root, tsalal, which speaks of “quivering in fear.” This, when combined with the image of “a loud percussive flying weapon which swarms in and destroys” paints a graphic picture similar to the paramount scene in Apocalypse Now. If you recall, before Robert Duvall tells us that he “loves the smell of Napalm in the morning,” a swarm of Huey Helicopters, wings whirling, instill panic in a Vietnam village, with machine guns blazing and missles firing, collectively destroying everything in sight – all punctuated by the German March of the Valkyries blaring from their loud speakers. More fearsome still, and quintessentially American, Apache Gunships replete with menacing Gatling guns have instilled fear worldwide.

While it may have been unintended, “kanaph – wings” is from a primitive root which conveys “stealth,” as in “to be hidden from view.” Among military aircraft, this too is a quintessentially American concept.

Should you be interested, Kuwsh was Noah’s grandson through Ham. In the Table of Nations found in Bare’syth / Genesis 10, Ham represents Africa and Asia, while his firstborn Kuwsh became the forefather of Babylon. Ham’s other sons were Mitsraym (denoting Egypt), Put (the progenitor of Libya), and Canaan (addressing the tribes that occupied the Promised Land). Affirming Kuwsh’s association with Mesopotamia, he fathered Nimrod, the Assyrian / Babylonian king who first popularized sun-god religious mythology. He was the first man to be considered the son of the Sun – the principle pagan deity – and thus a god. This aspect of the Babylonian religion, whereby the son of god was killed and resurrected, was later manifest in Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, Bacchus, and ultimately in the Christian “Jesus,” deceiving so many people throughout the ages. Therefore, based upon this reference, the rivers of Kuwsh would have to include the region America invaded when it gave Iraq to Iran, thereby igniting the Syrian War.

While it is a stretch, since Nimrod was rumored to be of African descent, and since kuwsh means “black,” Kuwsh is thought by some to be Africa. However, most lexicons, such as the Dictionary of Biblical Languages, designate Kuwsh as “an unknown land.”

The first and only attempt to locate the rivers associated with the “land of Kuwsh” geographically in the Towrah is found in the reference to the position of the Garden of Eden in Bare’syth / Genesis 2:13. As we discovered, with a modicum of research, it becomes obvious that Eden was located in the eastern part of today’s Turkey, near the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers near Lake Van. In the Bare’syth account, the Gychown River “winds its way through the whole land of Kuwsh.” Today we find a legacy of this name in the “Kusheh Dagh – Kuwsh Mountains” which tower above the Iranian city of Tabriz. The Kuwsh Range is less than two-hundred miles from the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the best known tributaries associated with Eden.

Ignoring the Towrah’s initial reference to the rivers flowing out of Eden and into Iraq and Iran, and then also disregarding the plural use of “nahary – rivers” (there is only one river in Egypt), religious scholars are wont to place the “land of Cush (as Kuwsh is often transliterated)” in the Upper Kingdom of Egypt along the Nile. Cush is also presented as “Ethiopia” in the King James Version, and thus in Strong’s, even though no such country existed at the time, and Ethiopia was unknown to the Yisra’elites.

Other references in Yasha’yah tie Kuwsh and Mitsraym (Egypt) together, at least politically and militarily, because they align to wage war against the Yisra’elites (Yasha’yah 20:3 & 45:14). Egypt and Cush are also connected by Yachezq’el / Ezekiel in Yachezq’el 30:4 and King Dowd (David) in Mizmowr / Psalm 68:31. Then in Dany’el / Daniel 11:43, the people of Kuwsh are said to be rich as a result of business dealings with Egypt and Libya. Also in Amos 9:7, Yahowah calls the sons of Yisra’el, sons of Kuwsh, using the term to demean His people’s affinity for human subjugation.

Therefore, the “rivers of Kuwsh” could either refer to the Nile Delta region of Egypt where the river divides into a number of tributaries or the region of Northern Mesopotamia, today’s Iraq and Iran. And while this is all interesting, Yahowah isn’t talking about Kuwsh per se, but instead about a nation which is beyond and opposite of the rivers of Kuwsh, a place situated on the opposite side of the world from either Northern Iraq and Iran or the Nile Delta of Egypt from the perspective of Yaruwshalaim.

Since Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa are either included or are adjacent to one or the other of the Kuwsh candidates, they must all be excluded from consideration. But not the New World, which is opposite of the Old. Moreover, since Yahowah has twice mentioned “sea” in the prelude to this warning, since He is about to tell us that this nation will send its envoys across the sea, and since Israel’s western border is the Mediterranean Sea, we may want to draw a line from Jerusalem, across the Mediterranean Sea and through the Straits of Gibraltar. That line intersects the northeastern corridor of the United States between Washington D.C. and New York City. But that’s not all. If we start again in Jerusalem and then move our line down so that it passes through the Nile Delta, it intersects the southernmost part of Florida, Texas, and Hawaii. Then, keeping the starting point the city in which this prophecy was revealed, but placing the line over the rivers of Kuwsh beginning over Lake Van and moving southeast through northern Iraq and Iran, the extension of this line points to the northernmost part of Alaska. So, the epicenter is between Washington D.C. and New York City, but inclusive of everything from southern Florida, Texas, and Hawaii to northern Alaska. Therefore, the United States of America, and only the U.S., qualifies geographically when viewed from the perspective of Yisra’el.

America is also the nation best known for its winged military prowess, and most notably, helicopter gunships. These whirling wings—Apache and Black Hawk helicopters—swooping into lands far and wide are etched into the world’s psyche, guns clattering in Vietnam, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And since the terms used here remain applicable to any loud winged military aircraft, I dare say, that if I gave you the entirety of the paleo-Hebrew lexicon, you couldn’t write a more adept description.

However, these are not the only clues that we have been given thus far. In context, this “howy – warning” is being directed toward the nation responsible for the destruction of Damascus, for thinning Israel at the waist, for equipping the Islamic terrorists flooding into the Land, empowering them to the point that Yahowah has to intervene to defend His people. And once again, the only common denominator is America, the nation that started the Syrian War by invading Iraq and giving the country to Iran. The United States is the principle broker of the land for peace deal that will sever Israel, making the nation indefensible. And America is the principle arms merchant to the Muslim world, currently providing Islamic nations with twenty-five times more weaponry than is made available to Israel. And today, the U.S. Department of State is threatening to cut off that supply, including replacement parts, entirely if Israel doesn’t capitulate and surrender the West Bank to Muslims. So rather than having two clues directed at America, there have been five, most of which exclude any other option. Therefore, if you are an American, especially one who supports either political party and praises the military, you have been warned. 

But Yahowah wasn’t finished describing and thus identifying this nation, its location, diverse racial composition, military prowess, diplomatic tendencies, attitude toward others, or its people. In His next statement, we are given between twenty-five and thirty additional clues, depending upon how completely the palette of terms Yahowah inspired is defined. Before us is a plethora of hints, many of which are profound. So since most every aspect of each descriptive term seems to point in one direction, identifying the culprit, I’ve elected to share every nuance with you, expanding these amplifications.

In the context of this prophecy, the nation responsible for precipitating the destruction of Damascus, the nation guilty of thinning Israel at the waist, the nation best known for its whirling wings, the nation beyond the “rivers of Kuwsh” from the perspective of a prophet living 2,700 years ago in Yahuwdah...

“It dispatches (ha shalach – it sends out to other places for a purpose of extending its influence) envoys (tsyr – authorized representatives to deliver messages) by way of the sea (ba ha yam). And so (wa) in floating vessels (ba kaly gome’ – boats serving as weapons of war which appear like bulrush (the dark material used by the Egyptians and Phoenicians circa 750 BCE to construct the largest ships of the day)) on the surface (‘al paneh – on the face) of the waters (maym), the messengers (mal’ak – the representatives who announce a position, those who are empowered to project the influence and authority) travel (halak – are escorted and transported) swiftly, indulgently, and immorally (qal / qol – speedily and frivolously, moving from one place to another in a short period of time without any regard for the consequences of their mission).

This nation of people from different races and places (‘el gowy – this Gentile country’s people (singular)) is tall, intoxicated, and immodest, and they have a propensity to take things away from others (mashak – deploying its massive force, it removes people from their land, initiating and directing the seizure, acquiring great wealth in the process, and prone to believe an altered state of reality while overextending and enriching themselves). They are scrubbed clean, smooth-skinned and completely shaven, and yet typically reckless (wa mowrat – they are well scoured and overly concerned about personal hygiene, their bodies are often so hairless they appear polished, most are beardless and many have shaved heads, they rush headlong and are headstrong, precipitating perverse actions).

These people (‘el ‘am – this nation and its army) are feared (yare’ – causing distress through astonishing intimidation and awesomely dreadful acts, but also respected and revered by some for their achievements, capabilities, and status) from here to there and beyond in a future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah – from a considerable distance away and out of a distant future period).

This population which is comprised of many different races (gowy – the Gentile nation) routinely vomits up and spews out nonsense in a strange foreign language, talking down to others, mocking them, while continually marching off to war based on this condescending and moronic rhetoric (qaw – foolishly judges others in senseless speeches which parrot the same meaningless phrases), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, while eagerly expecting to throw others out of their land (qow – hoping to bind others together in a common cause with the wicked steadfastly attempting to destroy the lives of the righteous). It aggressively subdues, trampling people down and kicking them out (wa mabuwcah – it treads others underfoot while imposing its will, subjugating those it can control, causing their downfall; from buwc – desecrating most everything of value like blind and oblivious children imposing their will, ruining lives while destroying countries). This (‘asher) country (‘erets – this land and territory) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym).” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:2)

Most all of the Hebrew terms used in this prophetic declaration give us a word’s eye view of the prophet’s distant future, our present. So we should not be surprised that they are rich in their implications and uncommon in their usage. Depending upon the way they are vocalized, there is a considerable range of connotations associated with each word. Therefore, I have sought to provide you with as comprehensive an assessment as possible of the nation Yahowah was describing.

We know from these words that this nation is on the far side of the world when viewed from Yaruwshalaim. It projects its influence using its fleet, so it should be noted that the United States has the largest navy in the history of the world. The nation deploys twelve massive aircraft carrier battle groups to swiftly project its power far and wide – more than the rest of the world combined. Two more are under construction. So we should not be surprised by the reference to rapid gunboat diplomacy. No nation has ever deployed a more capable or more fearsome arsenal of oceanic and airborne weapons than America. It is perhaps why the nation is both feared and revered, sometimes respected but often intimidating.

A few years ago, Wikileaks made thousands of cables between American ambassadors and the U.S. State Department available, revealing the “qol – arrogant and amoral” nature of the country’s envoys. They revealed that the United States remains oblivious when it comes to the consequence of its actions. For example, very few Americans acknowledge that the country’s invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were based upon a web of lies and that both were counterproductive, making bad situations much worse. And yet this reality is why so many returning American troops are committing suicide. States representing forty percent of the U.S. population, documenting less than seventy percent of the military suicides in those states, report twenty-two per day, revealing that the actual number must be over eighty suicides daily. When this is extrapolated over the ten years since Americans began returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, it equates to an astonishing 300,000 American troops taking their own lives as a consequence of these foolish, immoral, deadly, and destructive invasions.

The world is filled with “gowym – Gentiles,” but one nation, and only one, is known expressly for racial diversity: America – the “melting pot.” It has grown by beckoning people from around the world. And in this prophecy, “gowy – a nation of many races” is singular, therefore warning one solitary country.

While many nations have a history of drug and alcohol abuse, the “War on Drugs” has become synonymous with the United States. Its citizens remain the leading consumer of mind-altering narcotics, prescribed, recreational, and deadly drugs. The U.S. prison population is the largest in the world in aggregate and per capita, with most inmates being incarcerated for drug related crimes. Americans are the leading consumers of cocaine. And according to the World Health Organization, overall drug use in the United States is the highest in the world. Recently, the U.S. D.E.A. announced that prescription drug abuse had become the nation’s biggest and fastest growing problem.

It is interesting to note that while Americans are the most intoxicated people on earth, due to the prevalence and quality of treatment facilities, the nation ranks 29th worst out of 192 nations on overall deaths from illicit drug use. Should you be interested, the leaders in this awful fate include a number of Islamic nations where life isn’t worth living among several of the most devotedly Christian nations on earth: Afghanistan, Yemen, Guatemala, Laos, Cambodia, Morocco, Libya, Georgia, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Egypt, Serbia, Myanmar, Iran, Sudan, Austria, Syria, Ukraine, Bangladesh, UK, Nigeria, Russia, Bosnia, Ireland, and then the U.S.

Since it was mentioned, relative to height, nations which border the North and Baltic Seas are home to the tallest people on average. But after the frosty Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Germany, with these hearty Baltic peoples averaging six feet, the United States boasts the world’s tallest temperate zone population at nearly five foot eleven inches – over an inch taller than the average Israeli.

While I could not find a ranking for personal hygiene, I found ample evidence that Americans not only spend more money per capita on cleaning and cosmetic products, there is a growing emphasis on being clean-shaven, to the point of spending time and money to remove body hair most anywhere. A growing number of men have shaved chests and heads. So considering the propensity of Israel’s principle foes, Arab Muslims, to be relatively short in stature, overly hairy, typically bearded, and inadequately bathed, Yasha’yah’s descriptive terminology seems fitting for this new and different foe.

Having traveled throughout the world in nearly 150 countries, I’ve gained a perspective on how others view the United States. The first word which comes to mind is “arrogant.” The second is “obnoxious.” The third is “clueless.” Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin took U.S. President Barak Obama to task in an open letter published in the New York Times for promoting the egotistical notion of American exceptionalism – the idea that Americans were and remain superior to all other nations. Yes, there was once a time when the United States was the world’s bank, the most prosperous nation on earth, but now having overextended itself, it is bankrupt, having squandered its children’s future with an national debt soaring toward $20 trillion. And while Americans are told that the nation is a force for good, the country’s spy network, military, and diplomats have broken most everything they have touched internationally.

Americans think of themselves as the most generous nation, but historically, that isn’t true. The first colonialists took America from the native peoples, often brutalizing them in the process. Then when Indian resistance to Manifest Destiny was finally broken, America stole Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California from Mexico by waging war against them. The Philippines were obtained the same way, this time in a war against the Spanish. And now the United States wants to take God’s Land away from His people.

America’s military is the most massive in human history. It is larger than every other military on earth combined. The nation has wasted thirty trillion dollars on its war machine over the past fifty years, leaving Americans less free and more vulnerable in the process. And after marching off and fighting 101 wars since Europeans first arrived in the New World, one war every four years, the warmongerering nation wants to take on God, forcing His Chosen People out of their homes. God is not amused which is why America has been warned.

I’ve mentioned this twice for two reasons. First, John Kerry is in Israel as I write these words. He’s told the Israelis, as has Obama, that if they don’t capitulate and accept the latest U.S. land for peace plan which gives the West Bank to the Muslims, that Israel will be delegitimized internationally and subject to debilitating sanctions. And second, historically and prophetically, Yahowah only comments on nations that interact with Israel, especially those which aid and abet the nation’s demise. It all goes back to the promise Yahowah made to Abraham, whereby those who support Yisra’el and the Covenant would be blessed while those in opposition would be cursed. From God’s perspective, the United States of America has become His people’s most destructive adversary. And from this viewpoint, do not lose sight of the fact that in addition to the U.S. instigating the wars which are currently engulfing the Islamic world, especially the proxy war in Syria, it is the nation most responsible for thinning Israel at the waist. Further, the vast preponderance of the weapons that will be wielded at the Yisra’elites by the flood of Muslim terrorists and Islamic armies after the Syrian War will have been furnished by America.   

It is an unpopular truth, but the fact remains that most everything the United States has done over the past fifty years militarily, politically, and economically has been ill-conceived and counterproductive – all leading up to the two biggest blunders in the nation’s history: the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. military once again trampled people underfoot in an ill-fated attempt to impose the nation’s will. And while these suicidal misappropriations of force made the U.S. more vulnerable, the realization that it will lead to America sacrificing Yisra’el to Muslims, throwing the rightful inhabitants out of their land, is what is engendering Yahowah’s anger. And it will turn out to be irrecoverable – instigating World War III. This politically, economically, and militarily inspired capitulation to evil will be fatal.

Instrumental to this mistake in judgment is the nation’s nonsensical rhetoric. The public discourse has become a stream of amoral misconceptions, unfounded opinions, and outright lies. The media is more prone to error than truth and if it weren’t for lies, politicians would be mute. Teachers indoctrinate and generals propagandize. Clerics have become the worst of a bad lot, trading false hope for donations.

The final depiction, that of a land divided by rivers, also fits the United States. If it were “river” singular, the U.S. would have competition from Africa and South America with the Nile and Amazon, but not when the term is plural. Nothing distinguishes North America more geographically from other continents more than its many voluminous and long rivers which divide the land. They include: the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas, Colorado, Columbia, Rio Grande, Tennessee, Brazos, Yellowstone, St. Lawrence, Hudson, James, Shenandoah, Potomac, Rappahannock, Susquehanna, Snake, Kern, and Yukon to name a few.

So in summary, we know that the United States is a “melting pot” of peoples, and thus is quintessentially Gentile. More than any other country, it likes to meddle in other people’s affairs. Americans think it is their obligation to the world and to their god to set the rules, which is why its military is used to impose democracy on others. Americans talk a lot, all too often projecting an altered state of reality, which is why political and religious talk radio is so influential in the culture. And patriotically, the U.S. marches off to wars – 101 of them – typically leaving the places the military has tread underfoot worse than they were before. Then there is the realization that in His prophetic letter to the last assembly in Revelation, Yahowsha’ specifically called the democratic Laodicean Christians “vomit.” Only one nation meets these criteria: America in the early days of the 21st century.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t consider the reason Yahowah transitioned from warning the tidal wave of militant Muslims who will seek to terrorize, plunder, and destroy Israel that they will be destroyed to God admonishing the United States. How does rebuking and removing Islamic jihadists from the Promised Land lead to a highly unflattering rebuke of America? What will the nation do to engender God’s explicit warning?

Some of the answers are posted prominently on the front pages of our newspapers. America’s foolish and counterproductive invasion of Iraq led to the proxy war being fought in Syria. It not only empowered Iran, it armed both sides in a conflict which has become so deadly Israel will be sacrificed by America in hopes of appeasing the Islamic terrorists it has assisted. Then following this miscalculation, it’s already obvious that American weapons will be brought to bear against the Promised Land. And all the while we can expect to hear patriotic Americans bellowing “God Bless America.” But as ugly a picture as this paints, I think there may be more to it than all of this.

Based upon this next announcement, God isn’t just adverse to the United States; it appears as if He is taking a stand against the United States. After warning and besmirching the nation, Yahowah is declaring that He is going to intervene on behalf of those who dwell in the Promised Land. But since this follows God’s denunciation of America, if not the United States, who is His banner raised against and who is His Showphar blasted to warn the world about?

“All of (kol – the entirety of) those who inhabit (yashab – who live in) the Earth (tebel – the world), and also (wa) those who dwell in (shakan – who inhabit) the Land (‘erets – the region or material realm (a metaphor for Yisra’el)), when (ka – similar to and in comparison to) the sign on the upright pole (nec – the banner and signal raised on a pole; from nacac – to lift up and display an ensign or sign) is lifted up (nasa’ – born, raised, and accepted (scribed using the qal infinitive construct which means literally at this time it is raised to demonstrate God’s purpose)) on the mountain (har – upon the mount), you all will see (ra’ah – all of you will literally experience and consistently witness, gaining a perspective to understand (scribed in the qal stem and imperfect conjugation)), and also (wa) when (ka – similar to and in comparison to) the Showphar (showphar – trumpet comprised of a ram’s horn used for signaling) sounds (taqa’ – is blown (also in the qal infinitive which denotes that this is being done at this specific time to actually convey God’s plan for)), you all will hear (shama’ – all of you will listen, consistently receiving the message, paying attention to the invitation and summons (qal imperfect)).” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:3)

Is God now battling man for the world He created? If so, it won’t be much of a fight. Yahowah is not going leave any doubt in anyone’s mind who will ultimately prevail. Everyone the world over, and especially those in the Land of Yisra’el, will see His banner raised upon the upright pole, one set atop the summit of Mount Mowryah. And every individual will hear the sound of His Showphar blaring out an undeniable message and pertinent warning. Those in opposition will be powerless before Him. And those who know Him, those who love Him and rely upon Him, will be protected by Him. This is breathtaking in its implications.

The symbolism laden in these terms is important. Yahowah’s set-apart and diminished corporeal manifestation, Yahowsha’, is the Upright One, the perfect Lamb of God who was affixed to the upright pole on Mount Mowryah on Passover. His willingness to stand up for us in this way and on this day will now become clearer to a world which has for too long sought to deny these associations. Yahowah is facilitating what He has been pleading with us to consider from the first day His Towrah was given to us as a gift to guide us home. The message is “shamar – closely examine and carefully consider” His Guidance. And in this light, the Showphar is an audible display of the power of the “Zarow’a – sacrificial Lamb.”

If Yasha’yah 17 and 18 chronicle parallel events, covering the same time, but from a different perspective, then this announcement could be contemporaneous with the gleaning of the Covenant’s children so vividly described in the previous chapter. This harvest, especially at this time, vividly depicts Yahowah’s plan, revealing a Father’s love for His children.

For those who become observant, who come to know and understand who Yahowah is and what He is offering, the anticipation of His imminent return will get them through the horrid days which will follow. So while God has intervened a second time to thwart the onslaught fraught against Yisra’el, He isn’t going to linger. There is only so much of man’s religious, political, and militaristic rubbish that He is willing to endure. And now, after making Himself known, He is returning to heaven.

“Indeed, because (ky – truly and surely) here and now at this point in time (koh – on this occasion is what), says (‘amar – answers, promises, and declares (qal perfect)) Yahowah ( ), ‘As for Me (‘el – concerning God), I will be silent and at peace, removed from the tribulation in a better place (shaqat shaqat – I will be at rest, tranquil, distancing Myself from the tumult and strife, quiet and calm in a vastly more favorable location (qal imperfect)).

Then (wa) I will look, choosing to always be observant (nabat – I will gaze upon, continually paying attention, anticipating My desired, unfolding, unending, and caring response where I and heaven benefit (the hiphil stem causes the object to share the action of the verb with the subject, the imperfect conjugation makes the action ongoing, while the cohortative mood expresses the desire of the subject)), in (ba) My dwelling place (makown – from the well-known location in space where the universe was established which is the basis for and the foundation of life; from kuwn – to prepare and firmly establish), in the manner of (ka – similar to) radiant and glowing (tsach – dazzling and beautiful, handsome and shimmering, clearly understandable source of illumination aglow with), warm and passionate (chom – aroused, growing ever more zealous with enthusiasm) as a result of the Almighty’s (‘al – by way of the mighty) light (‘owr – total lack of darkness, shining brilliance and radiant energy), akin to (ka) an enveloping cloud (‘ab – visible moisture suspended in the air covering objects) of encompassing dew (tal – condensed moisture on surfaces which condenses at night but lingers into the day; from talal – to cover) in (ba – during) the warmth and enthusiasm (chom – the passion and growing arousal) of the harvest (qasyr – time of reaping).’” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:4)

Yahowah will dispatch His Spirit to remove the plague of Islam from His Land. He will dispatch His envoy to stop the world’s militaries in the midst of a horrible and hellish storm, leaving no doubt among His people or the world at large, that He can be relied upon to protect those He loves. But once this is accomplished, Yahowah will spend the rest of the Tribulation in a better place, quiet in heaven, at peace, removed from the strife that will ensue.

Doing what He asks of us, and thus leading by example, He will be observant, always aware, as He contemplates His next move, one that expresses His heart’s desire. In just a few years, He will be beaming, radiant, and glowing, enjoying a warm embrace with His children. The promise He made to Abraham, to Yitschaq, and to Ya’aqob will soon come to fruition, just three years hence, on the joyous day known as “Yowm Kippurym – the Day of Reconciliations,” the final and most beloved harvest.

This is how the Towrah and Prophets present Yahowah, our Heavenly Father. He is warm, approachable, encompassing, and glowing light. And He cannot wait to hold His children in His arms, as close to them as the dew is to the standing grain.

I have long suspected that the tormenting and terrible abuses endured during the Tribulation will be perpetrated by man, not God. And this prophetic statement seems to affirm this conclusion. Yahowah rarely intervenes, and only acts to fulfill His promises. He made an eternal pledge to Abraham, whereby the benefits of the Covenant would be everlasting. Had He not intervened to thwart mankind’s assault against His people and place, the pledge would have been negated. 

Bringing these thoughts all together, along with a review of the events and villains which brought us to this place, we find...

“Woe, expressing dissatisfaction and a warning (howy) to the land (‘erets) of whirling and buzzing (tsalatsal) wings (kanaph) which (‘asher) is from (min) the region beyond, situated on the opposite side of (‘eber) the direction of (la) the rivers (nahary) of Kuwsh (the Nile Delta and Northern Mesopotamia) (Kuwsh). (18:1)

It dispatches (ha shalach) envoys (tsyr) by way of the sea (ba ha yam). And so (wa) in floating vessels (ba kaly gome’) on the surface (‘al paneh) of the waters (maym), the messengers (mal’ak) travel (halak) swiftly, indulgently, and immorally without any regard for the consequences of their mission (qal / qol).

This nation of people from different races and places (‘el gowy) is tall, often intoxicated, and immodest, and they have a propensity to take things away from others (mashak). They are scrubbed clean, smooth-skinned and completely shaven, and yet typically reckless (wa mowrat). These people (‘el ‘am) are feared for causing distress through intimidation and awesomely dreadful acts, but are also respected by some for their achievements and capabilities (yare’) from here to there and beyond in a future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah).

This population which is comprised of many different races (gowy) routinely vomits up and spews out nonsense in a strange foreign language, talking down to others, mocking them, while continually marching off to war based on this condescending and moronic rhetoric (qaw), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, while eagerly expecting to throw inhabitants out of their land (qow). It aggressively subdues others, trampling them down (wa mabuwcah). This (‘asher) country (‘erets) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym). (18:2)

All of (kol) those who inhabit (yashab) the Earth (tebel), and also (wa) those who dwell in (shakan) the Land (‘erets), when (ka) the sign on the upright pole (nec) is lifted up to demonstrate My purpose (nasa’) on the Mount (har), you all will actually see, gaining a perspective to genuinely understand (ra’ah), and also (wa) when (ka) the Showphar Ram’s Horn Trumpet (showphar) sounds at this specific time to convey this plan (taqa’), you all will listen, paying attention (shama’). (18:3)

Indeed, because (ky) here and now at this point in time (koh), says (‘amar) Yahowah ( ), ‘As for Me (‘el), I will be silent and at peace, removed from the tribulation in a better place (shaqat shaqat). Then (wa) I will look, choosing to always be observant, anticipating My desired, unending, and caring response where I and heaven will benefit (nabat) in (ba) My dwelling place, from the well known location in space where the universe was established which is the basis for and the foundation of life (makown), in the manner of (ka) radiant and glowing (tsach) warm and passionate (chom) light (‘owr), akin to (ka) an enveloping cloud (‘ab) of encompassing dew (tal) in (ba) the warmth and enthusiasm (chom) of the harvest (qasyr).’” (18:4)


While this is wonderful news for the Children of the Covenant, and especially for Yisra’el and Yahuwdah, sadly, Yasha’yah had some more bad news for the land across the sea divided by rivers, for the air and sea power of this day, for the nation feared and revered, and yet insignificant and worthless from God’s perspective. They will be dealt with, taken down, and destroyed just before the final harvest, during the time Yisra’elites are being prepared to embrace the Covenant. Listen:

“Indeed (ky), before the approaching presence (la paneh – the means to approach the appearance and characteristics) of the harvest (qasyr – the reaping and gathering in during the right season), as (ka) the budding blossoms (perach – new tender sprouts and shoots) form and become completely perfect (taman – are prepared, becoming entirely upright and established; from tamym – whole and sound, entirely perfect, totally innocent and completely vindicated), then (wa) the hardened and unfit (bocer – the immature, un-harvestable, and especially sour) will be dealt with (gamal – are treated in the way they deserve) for becoming (hayah) clusters of wild birds of prey, glistening eagles, falcons, and hawks (netsah – unclean yet shimmering vultures or a collection of wild sprigs in budding plant structure). And (wa) the insignificant and worthless who squander and trivialize (ha zalzalym – the despised sprigs and contemptuous tendrils; from zalal – the gluttonous, vile, and meaningless) will be stopped, taken down, and banished (karat – they will be severed, cut off, and excluded, ceasing to exist, having failed, they will be destroyed), snuffed out with a sharp implement (ba ha mazmerah – an iron tool used to cut away, put out, and separate, no longer combusting, their fires put out and cut off with a knife or shears).

So then (wa) with regard to (‘eth – concerning and against) the forsaken castaways (ha natyshowth – the spreading branches and rejected stems of a climbing plant which has spread out and must be cut back; from natash – the cast off, left behind, and abandoned), they will be completely rejected and totally removed (suwr – they will absolutely be turned and taken away, forsaken and abolished (hiphil perfect)), cut off and separated (tazaz).” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:5)

This begins by telling us that Yisra’elites and Yahuwdym will be prepared so that they can be gathered in by Yahowah on the Day of Reconciliations, the day when God will restore and reaffirm His Covenant relationship with His Chosen People. They will be perfected and completed in the knowledge that Yahowah is God and that He honors His promises. By this time, these individuals will have embraced the conditions of the Covenant by having distanced themselves from their prior religious and political affiliations. They will have come to trust and rely upon Yahowah based upon what they have witnessed Him doing on their behalf. And they will finally observe the Miqra’ey as they were intended, walking to their Heavenly Father while being perfected in the process.

But there will be others, a vast number who remain hardened and sour, unfit for heaven. They will be dealt with, receiving what they deserve, which is to be banished and excluded from fellowship. At this time, which is deep into the second half of the Tribulation, and for the crime of overtly trying to destroy His land and people, it is likely that these souls will be destined for She’owl. This pronouncement and the one which follows suggests eternal separation.

The first ten or eleven words Yahowah selected paint a clear picture. There are two distinct groups of people. On one side, we witness those who are beginning their life in the Covenant. They are just starting to blossom and grow as a result of finally recognizing Yahowah and answering His invitation to participate in His family. But on the other hand, we see individuals who remain unreceptive, indeed unfit and rotten.

From this point, the text becomes a bit more challenging. What are we to make of the rotten and hardheaded sourpusses who have become unfit for the impending harvest? Why must they be dealt with in a manner consistent with what they deserve? Why are these castaways stopped and taken down, then rejected and removed?

It is assumed by most scholars, that since this message has deployed agricultural metaphors, including standing grain, olives, branches, vines, blossoms, and fruit, that netsah should be translated as if it were “perach – budding blossoms.” But why change words if both mean “blossom?”

While most words are common to God’s testimony, because Yasha’yah was trying to describe something he’d never seen or even imagined, this is the only time netsah is deployed throughout the Torah and Prophets. Its root, nets, however appears four times. It is used to present “unclean birds of prey, specifically hawks, falcons, eagles, raptures, and vultures.” In fact, netsah is simply the feminine version of nets – which is not surprising since ships and planes are typically referred to using feminine pronouns. Further, nets is related to natsats, which describes something that “shines, sparkling and shimmering in the light.” This suggests that those who have earned condemnation are flying birds of prey. These just so happen to be the names the U.S. military selected to describe its fighter, attack helicopter, and surveillance aircraft. The United States deploys F-15 Eagles (473 of these fighters are currently active), F-16 Falcons (1,245 are currently deployed as fighters), F-22 Raptors (195 highly advanced fighters are currently deployed), HH-60 Pave Hawks (103 helicopters), MH/SH-60 Seahawks (589 currently active attack helicopters), and UH-60 Black Hawks (1,500 helicopters are currently deployed), in addition to E-3 Hawkeyes (67 surveillance aircraft). And to this list of birds of prey, the Army is planning to deploy 133 MQ-1C Grey Eagle drones, while the Air Force is flying a fleet of 165 MQ-1 Predator drones, 152 RQ-4 Global Hawk drones, and another aptly named 500 MQ-9 Reaper drones. I rather doubt it is a coincidence, especially since there is a reference to them being taken down, their engines snuffed out.

While these references to the whirling wings of attack helicopters and the birds of prey that denote fighter aircraft may be intended as symbolic, the more literal interpretation is intriguing. And it is certainly consistent with the rhetoric God has deployed thus far to describe the United States. It even serves to explain the reason Yahowah will engage again to protect Israel. But beyond all of this, it ties up an important loose end. It would be unlike Yahowah to denounce a nation without also revealing its fate. America’s military will be taken down while its people are forsaken as castaways, removed from God’s presence, separated and discarded. It is, after all, what those who have abetted the pillaging and destruction of Yahowah’s Chosen People and Promised Land deserve.

While there is some indication that Yahowah is responsible, it is equally plausible, considering how this fate is presented, that America fails for other reasons as it has so many times recently. Something as simple as an Electromagnetic Pulse would make the nation’s guidance, communications, and spy satellites inoperative, blinding the nation’s birds of prey. 

Also curious considering this inauspicious conclusion to a once proud nation is the growing dichotomy between American public rhetoric and the country’s backroom maneuvering relative to Israel. A case could be made that no U.S. president has actually supported Jews against Muslims. But the most recent presidents, George Bush and Barrack Obama, have orchestrated massive sales of the most sophisticated weapons systems to the Islamic nations surrounding Israel while at the same time constraining the flow of these same weapons to America’s supposed ally. Worse, the current administration has inspired Muslims, telling them that this is their time and that America will stand with them, not against them.

This overt empowerment of Israel’s Islamic enemies and simultaneous erosion of Israel’s credibility has been accomplished in large part by sleight of hand. First, a mythical people called “Palestinians” and a mythical land called “Palestine” has been invented to give the impression that Jews are the aggressors and oppressors, when the opposite is true. Then, America’s leadership has concocted a war against a tactic, “terrorism,” rather than Islam, naming one of countless expressions of the religion, “al-Qaeda,” the enemy.

There is yet another word in this prophecy which appears nowhere else in the whole of Yah’s testimony. However, since zalzalym, translated “the insignificant and worthless who squander and trivialize,” is considered a “reduplication of zalal,” a word which is used on eight occasions, we can more reliably define it. These who are “zalzalym – despised for being contemptuous” are “zalal – the gluttonous and vile, meaningless and insignificant” because they have “associated with a bad crowd” from God’s perspective. They “lavishly squander” their wealth and opportunity” while “trivializing” that which actually matters. As a result, they will be cut off and discarded. This is exactly what Yahowah told Abraham would happen to those who harm Yisra’el.

Further, zaham means “to be abhorred for offering the kind of food which makes people sick.” Zul defines those who “lavish money on worthless idols.” Someone who is zulah is “separated,” and a zahah is “cut loose and removed.” A zua is a “terrorist and fear monger.” And a zahal is someone who “crawls on the ground and prostrates themselves in fear.” It all seems to fit.

The previous statement affirms that at this point in the Tribulation there will only be two groups of people left on earth: “Yisra’elites – Individuals who Engage and Endure with God” who have become “Yahuwdym – Related to Yahowah” and those who are neither. The latter will be cut off and separated. This is affirmed with words which describe eternal anguish in She’owl as demons torment those they had played for fools...

 “They shall actually be continually abandoned and forever forsaken (‘azab – they will be eternally rejected and damned, estranged to associate with demonic spirits (scribed in the niphal stem, the subject is actually neglected and in the imperfect which reveals that this fate will be ongoing and continual) all together, completely, and all at once (yahdaw – totally and at the same time, treated alike as one group with a common nature and accord) for (la) the birds of prey (‘ayt – flying creatures which hunt and kill, preying on the dead; rapid, vicious, violent, ravenous, voracious, and deadly creatures who will swoop in, notably: eagles, falcons, hawks, and raptors) in high places (har – of the hills and mountains, sometimes used as a metaphor for those in high places, for political, religious, and military leaders), and (wa) for (la) the beasts (bahemah – wild animals) of the realm (‘erets – land or region).

And (wa) they will be abruptly awakened in the summer with vexing and exasperating action taken against them (qyts ‘al – they will be roused from the realm of the dead, consciously grieving, with others loathing them, goading them with thorns in an extremely hot and vehement manner (the qal stem means that this will actually occur while the perfect conjugation modified by the consecutive mood conveys that the awakened state and grief will be continual and thus eternal as a result of the choices which have been made)). All kinds of (kol) birds of prey (‘ayt – flying creatures which hunt and kill living things and then prey on the dead; rapid, vicious, violent, ravenous, voracious, and deadly creatures who will swoop in) and also (wa) all manner of beasts (kol bahemah – all kinds of wild animals) of the realm (‘erets) will be among, upon, and against them during the autumn and winter, continually ridiculing and taunting them for actually being irrational and consistently confused (‘al charaph – spending the harvest time reproaching and scorning them, vilifying them, mocking and insulting them, and actually treating them with contempt for being unable to think properly and making poor choices (qal imperfect)).” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:6)

In the whole of the Hebrew lexicon, there is no more “damning” word than “‘azab – rejected and estranged,” especially when scribed in the niphal imperfect, because such individuals “are actually forsaken in such a way that they will find themselves literally disassociated” from the Covenant and “eternally separated” from God. This damning experience is what is being presented in the words which follow.  

An interesting aspect of ‘azab is that it is a double entendre. It conveys the idea of “being set free and being released.” That sounds good up to the point we realize that souls are being set free from Yahowah and released from the Covenant. The word confirms that those who choose not to be with God, those who reject Him, will get their wish. They will be sent on their way and damned, which means separated.

Yahdaw ‘azab – once completely forsaken and eternally damned, these estranged and separated” souls will be forever tormented by the most menacing of “bahemah – beasts” and “‘ayt – flying creatures who prey upon the dead.” Yahowah is speaking of Satan and his cadre of demons. He is depicting an eternity in She’owl – the realm of questioning. Those who end up there by being in opposition to God will find themselves among kindred spirits – albeit depraved ones.

Based upon the implications associated with yahdaw, everyone will be similarly religious, political, patriotic, and militaristic. The inhabitants will all be treated alike, which is to say that there will be no distinctions, status, or hierarchy. While most of those imprisoned in She’owl will have come from “har – high places,” they will be brought down to the same level, a distinction these religious clerics, government leaders, and military officers as well as fallen messengers will find particularly horrifying. The experience will be universally nauseating and miserable, with Satan’s fallen envoys similarly incarcerated and described as we’d expect them to be: “bahemah ‘ayt – flying creatures acting like wild beasts preying upon the living dead.” These two words were carefully selected to convey the kind of year-round torment that awaits those who thought they could successfully oppose God.

Qyts scribed in the qal perfect consecutive reveals that those who have died in open hostility to Yisra’el will be abruptly awakened to a totally new and eternal reality. They will wish that they could have remained dead, because the perpetually damned will find themselves loathed by those who beguiled them and continually vexed, annoyed and aggravated to the point of total exasperation. Also, while there is a hint of “hot” in the term, it is addressing the vehement attitude displayed by Satan’s little helpers, not the temperature of the place. But it also speaks of the time of year, when spring turns to summer. And since charaph addresses the period of autumn leading to winter, we know that this torment will be year round without intermission. But perhaps the most telling indication of all is found in the consecutive mood, because it reveals that these living dead will be in this horrible situation because of the choices they made during their lives.

God’s hellish depiction of the realm of the forsaken and damned was advanced by charaph, which as I’ve mentioned conveys that the inmates of She’owl “will endure a fall and winter of their discontent.” They will be “charaph – taunted and ridiculed,” something political and religious elitists will find particularly excruciating. “Scorned and vilified” for their pathetic attempts to thwart God’s people, place, and purpose, the once proud and powerful will now “be mocked and insulted for the confused and irrational rhetoric they spewed at the unsuspecting.” They are being held accountable for the millions if not billions of lives they shortchanged. Further, scribed in the qal imperfect, while they did not choose this fate, they are actually going to have to endure it for an eternity because of the irrational decisions these living dead made during their rise to power.

There has been no indication that the subject nation has changed since Yahowah described the United States of America in the first two stanzas of this prophetic declaration. Therefore, it would be reasonable to assume that America will be brought down while its political and military leadership is given an express ticket to hell.

Reminding us that the offending nation remains the same, Yahowah revealed...

“At this time (ba ha ‘eth – on this occasion), She (ha hy’ – referencing the feminine Ruwach / Spirit) shall direct and guide him, delivering him (yabal – shall instruct him (as in Ya’aqob), showing him the way, leading him and carrying him, bringing him (the hophal stem means that passively by the work of the She / the Spirit, he will be brought, or literally carried from one place to another, according to the guidance and capacity to uplift that She provides, while the imperfect conjugation reveals that Her directions and deliverance will continue and prevail forever)) as a gift which is agreeable, one borne out of reverence and respect (shy – as a present which is in accord with; from shawah – which is in agreement with, resembles, and becomes like, even equivalent) to approach (la) Yahowah ( ) of the vast array of spiritual implements (tsaba’ – hosts of conscripts who devoid of freewill, serve, doing what they are instructed similar to the command and control regimen of the military).

People who have become family (‘am – a nation, now kin), who were arrogant but now are in an altered state and willing to follow (mashak – who were belligerent when removed from their land, who have acquired great wealth in the process, but are now distancing themselves from these things so that they can be drawn out and carried away (the pual stem reveals that the former state has been altered so that as a result they have been influenced and changed while the participle form serves as a descriptive modifier)) and (wa) who were perverse, but have now been scrubbed clean (mowrat – were reckless and impetuous, but have now been scoured and polished (pual stem which passively brings about a different state and participle form which makes this a verbal adjective)), will come out of a nation (wa min ‘am – will be removed from a people) feared (yare’ – intimidating and distressful whom some respect (niphal participle)) from here to there and beyond in this future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah – from a considerable distance away and out of a distant future period), a population which is comprised of many different races from different places (gowy – a Gentile nation) with a strange foreign language, talking down to others while continually marching off to war based on their condescending rhetoric (qaw – foolishly judging others in senseless speeches which parrot the same meaningless phrases), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, eagerly throwing inhabitants out of their land (qow – hoping to bind others together in a common cause with the wicked steadfastly attempting to destroy the lives of the righteous), aggressively subduing others (wa mabuwcah – treading others underfoot while imposing its will, subjugating those it can control, causing their downfall), whose (‘asher) country (‘erets – land and territory) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym), brought to (‘el) the place (maqowm – site and home) of the name (shem – personal and proper designation, renown, and reputation) of Yahowah ( ) of the vast array of spiritual implements (tsaba’ – hosts of conscripts, who devoid of freewill, serve, doing what they are instructed similar to the command and control regimen of the military): Mount (har) Tsyown (Tsyown – Sign Posted on the Way, the means to communicate and identify the proper path and place).” (Yasha’yah / Salvation is from Yahowah / Isaiah 18:7)

There are two entirely different ways to interpret this prophetic pronouncement. The individuals who have been removed from America could be prisoners summoned to stand trial for what they have done to weaken Yisra’el and ravage humankind. But they have already been incarcerated in the previous verse, there is no reference to a trial, and presenting them as a “gift” under these circumstances would be incompatible with Yahowah’s character. Moreover, it would be counterproductive. God has consistently striven to cleanse Yisra’el of those in opposition to Him and His people. Therefore, a different, considerably more favorable interpretation seems more appropriate. But since I’m not infallible, I’d like to share my reasoning.

There are 6,014,300 Yisra’elites living in the Promised Land today. That figure represents 44% of the current population. It wasn’t until this year, 2014, that Jews residing in Israel came to exceed those living in the United States. And since we have just been told that Yisra’eli Jews will change their attitude toward Yahowah and will be embraced by Him as a result, it would be in character for Yahowah to rescue the 5,525,000 Yisra’elites living in America, because they represent 42% of the world’s population. They will come home too – both figuratively and literally. Previously estranged from the Covenant and distanced from the Land, they will leave America in a mass exodus, perhaps even as a result of being expelled as a plague of anti-Semitism sweeps the globe. But with the aid of the Spirit, they will be presented as a gift to Yahowah upon their arrival in the Promised Land. It is a vow that He has made and intends to keep.

Should you be curious, Jews represent a scant 0.19% of the world’s population with less than fourteen million Yisra’elites living today. And had Yahowah’s prophecy targeted events leading up to 1933 rather than 2033, by far the largest concentration of Jews, 9.5 million of them would have resided in Europe. But now on the precipice of His return, less than a half a million Jews live in France, representing just 3.5% of the total worldwide population. 2.7% live in Canada, 2.1% in England, 1.4% in Russia, with 1.0 % in Germany and Argentina. No other country hosts so much as a single percentage of the Jewish people. So there is yet another reason to reference the United States in the midst of this prophecy regarding the future of Yisra’el. Yahowah is calling all of His children home, back to Him and to His Covenant. The reconciliation of His relationship with Yisra’el and Yahuwdah is imminent. And there would be no better place to witness His return than this vantage point, Tsyown, where Yahowah has posted His sign along the way, designating and identifying the proper path to His home.

During this time, I would also expect that Jews living in France, England, Russia, and Canada, where Muslims represent 10%, 3.2%, 4.8%, and 14% of the populations, respectively, and where Islam is the second most popular religion, to be blamed for all of the carnage that has occurred worldwide, even though they have been victims, not aggressors. Eventually, the non-Muslim population will turn on them too in hopes of avoiding more terrorist attacks because jihadists will continue to blame the people Allah despises, justifying the unjustifiable. And since this seems inevitable, should Yahowah evacuate His people from these five countries, including America, 96% of the worldwide Yisra’elite population will be more secure in the one place on earth Yahowah is committed to saving them.

But not only Yisra’elites will be saved. If this event coincides with the gleaning depicted in Yasha’yah 17, then this affirms that Gowym and Yahuwdym are being harvested separately, although we will be going to meet the same God in the same Way. Moreover, Yisra’el is an inclusive concept, as is Yahuwdym, with the first meaning “Individuals who Engage and Endure with God” and the second meaning “Related to Yahowah.”

So now that we know what is going to happen in Yisra’el and to Yisra’elites and Yahuwdym, what do you suppose is going to occur in the rest of the world? Said another way, if Yahowah removed His Covenant children so that they would not have to endure the physical pain and mental anguish that has already transpired in the Middle East, how much worse do you suppose it is going to get in North America, Europe, and Russia to necessitate this action from our Heavenly Father?


Without interruptions, here again is the prophetic portrait of the world’s future:

“A prophetic pronouncement regarding (masa’) Damascus (Drameseq): behold (hineh), Damascus (Drameseq) is revolting and corrupt and will be removed from among inhabited cities. It is degenerate and unrestrained and shall be abolished (suwr min iyr). And (wa) she shall actually become (hayah) a twisted and tangled (ma’iy) heap of rubble (mapalah). (17:1)

Abandoned and forsaken, deserted and destroyed will be (‘azab) the inhabited regions and populated cities (‘iyr) of ‘Arow’er, speaking of the outcasts in Jordan and Lebanon (‘arow’er). For there will be (la hayah) roaming animals fighting in militant militias failing miserably (‘ader), but then (wa) there will be no one to terrorize (‘ayn charad). (17:2)

Then (wa) the fortified places and defensive structures (mibtsa’r) will cease to exist (shabath) on account of (min) the Northern Kingdom (‘Ephraym), along with (wa) the government (mamlakah) out of (min) Damascus (Drameseq), including (wa) the remnant (sa’ar) of Syria (‘Aram), for being similarly (ka) vehement and burdensome, fanatical and onerous, dimwitted and enraged (kabowd).

The children (beny) of Yisra’el, those Individuals who Engage and Endure with God (Yisra’el), shall actually continue to exist (hayah), prophetically declares (na’um) Yahowah ( ) of vast array of spiritual messengers and envoys (shaba’). (17:3)

And (wa) it will actually come to pass (hayah) in that day (ba ha yowm) that the size of (ha huw’ kabowd) Ya’aqob, a synonym for Israel (Ya’aqob), shall be decreased to the point of no longer being sustainable (dalal), and (wa) the fattest, best protected, and most vital midsection (mashman) of his body (basar) shall be leaned, shrinking in size (razeh). (17:4)

Then (wa) it shall be (hayah) like (ka) gathering in and receiving (‘acaph) of a harvest, of reaping the grain from the chaff in season, cutting it away so as to remove it from a vexing time of grief (qatsyr), thereby establishing and validating the standing grain (qamah). And with (wa) His Sacrificial Lamb, His strong arm and ability to shoulder burdens, His visible appearance as light (zarowa’), He will collect and harvest (qatsyr) the first fruits (shibolym). But (wa) it shall be (hayah) as (ka) a gleaning, a smaller secondary harvest (laqat) of ears of grain (shibolym) in (ba) the valley (‘emeq) of Rapha’ym, in the midst of souls destined to die (Raphq’ym). (17:5)

So (wa) in him [speaking of Ya’aqob, and thus Yisra’elites and the Children of the Covenant] (ba), there will be those who leave based upon the choices they have made (sha’ar), gleanings, smaller, secondary harvests (‘olelah), as in going around, encompassing, and shaking them off as a means of harvesting (ka naqap) an olive tree (zayth): two or three (shanaym shalowsh) ripe olives (gargar) in the top, uppermost (ba ro’sh) branch (‘amyr), four or five (‘arba’ chamesh) on her fruitful branches which have been separated (ba ca’yph parah), prophetically declares (na’um) Yahowah ( ), the Mighty One (‘elohym) of Yisra’el, of those individuals who engage and endure with God (Yisra’el). (17:6)

In that specific day (ba ha yowm ha huw’), this man who is a descendent of Adam (ha ‘adam) will genuinely regard and always accept (sha’ah) the Almighty (‘al), his Maker (‘asah), and (wa) his eyes (‘ayn) will actually and continually look (ra’ah) toward God (‘el), the Set-Apart One (qadowsh) of Yisra’el (Yisra’el). (17:7)

So then (wa) he shall never regard, accept, consider, nor look (lo’ sha’ah) upon (‘al) the religious altars (ha mizbeach), these works (ma’aseh) which fingers have made (‘asher ‘asah ‘etsba’). They will not focus upon (lo’ ra’ah) either (‘ow) the Asherah, the religious myth representing the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven who is associated with the Lord, Ba’al, with Easter, Christmas, and Christianity (ha ‘Asherah) or the (wa ha) worship of sun god images and resulting religious monuments (chaman). (17:8)

In that specific day (ba ha yowm ha huw’), it shall come to be (hayah) that the cities of (‘iyr) his [still addressing Ya’aqob’s, and thus Yisra’el’s] refuge and defensive fortifications (ma’owz) shall be abandoned (‘azab) like an occult presence in the thicket and as if drugged with mind-altering incantations or biological agents (ka cheresh). And then (wa) the uppermost branch of the olive (‘amyr) therefore (‘asher) will be completely deserted for a time (‘azab) because of (min) the presence of (paneh) the children (ben – sons) of Yisra’el (Yisra’el). And so (wa) appalling desolation and stupefying ruin, a stunning deforestation, horrible devastation leaving these places uninhabitable and deserted (shamamah) will exist for a time as a result of the choices made (hayah). (17:9)

Indeed, because rather branded by another (ky), you have completely ignored and have actually forgotten, becoming totally ignorant of (sakah) the God (‘elohym) of your salvation and deliverance – your Savior (yasha’) and (wa) the Rock (tsuwr) of your protection and refuge (ma’owz). You do not remember nor mention (lo’ zakar) the Most High (‘al).

Therefore (ken), you plant (nata’) the Lord’s (na’amanym) vines (neta’). And you continually sow (zara’) an illegitimate, unauthorized, and loathsome means to estrangement (wa zar) by way of a vine branch that needs to be pruned (zamowrah). (17:10) In that day (ba yowm), you raise (suwg) your garden (neta’). And in the (wa ba ha) early part of the day (boqer), your seed (zera’) will bud and sprout (parach), reaping (qasyr) a shaken and corrupt heap which is piled up and will be thrust aside (ned).

In the daytime (ba yowm), there will be weakness, affliction, and tribulation (chalah) including (wa) the influence of incurable and incapacitating (‘anash) physical pain and mental anguish (ka’eb). (17:11)

So, woe, be wary of (howy) a great many nations (rabym ‘amym) roaring like hoards of agitated terrorists, these multitudes of confused and loudmouthed militants flaunting what they possess (hamown), similar to (ka) the chaotic uproar of loudly snarling and growling (hamah) seas (yamym). They will wail in agitated and anguished screams (hamah), and (wa) the roar of the societal chaos (sha’own) of the people of these nations (la’om) will be like (ka) the horrible uproar (sha’own) of floodwaters (maym). Intensely and in great numbers with grating passion (kabyr), they will continually strive to desolate and lay waste (sha’ah). (17:12)

This massive number of people who gather together (la’om) will be like (ka) the horrible chaos and riotous roar (sha’own) of floodwaters (maym). Massively great, widespread, and abundant (rab) shall be their desire to destroy everything, giddy in the process, as they crash into the land as a raging storm (sha’ah).

But (wa) He will rebuke them, issuing a warning against them while criticizing their corruption (ga’ar ba). And so (wa) they will be forced to flee, taking flight as a result of being driven back, ultimately ceasing to exist (nuwc) on account of being alienated (min merchaq). They will be chased, pursued and driven away (wa radaph), similar to the chaff that dies and is discarded (ka mowts) on the hills (harym), before the approaching presence (la paneh) of the Spirit (ruwach), and like (wa ka) the chariot wheels of troop transports rolling like tumbleweeds (galgal) before the approaching presence (la paneh) of the storm (cuwphah). (17:13)

Approaching the point in time (la ‘eth) of the darkness of the Arab sunset (‘ereb), then behold (wa hineh): terrorism – the deliberate and dreadful mauling and murder of civilians to promote a political and religious objective (balahah). In the time before (ba terem) the dawn (boqer), it is over and for naught (‘ayn). This (zeth) is the fate of those deceived regarding their merits, the result of flattering propaganda, the reward for those coveting booty (cheleq) who engage in a military conquest to plunder and pillage us (shacah), and (wa) the lot, recompense and retribution (gowral) coming to those (la) who seek to conquer us, carrying off the spoils of war (bazaz). (17:14)

Woe, expressing dissatisfaction and a warning (howy) to the land (‘erets) of whirling and buzzing (tsalatsal) wings (kanaph) which (‘asher) is from (min) the region beyond, situated on the opposite side of (‘eber) the direction of (la) the rivers (nahary) of Kuwsh (the Nile Delta and Northern Mesopotamia) (Kuwsh). (18:1)

It dispatches (ha shalach) envoys (tsyr) by way of the sea (ba ha yam). And so (wa) in floating vessels (ba kaly gome’) on the surface (‘al paneh) of the waters (maym), the messengers (mal’ak) travel (halak) swiftly, indulgently, and immorally without any regard for the consequences of their mission (qal / qol).

This nation of people from different races and places (‘el gowy) is tall, intoxicated, and immodest, and they have a propensity to take things away from others (mashak). They are scrubbed clean, smooth-skinned and completely shaven, and yet typically reckless (wa mowrat). These people (‘el ‘am) are feared for causing distress through intimidation and awesomely dreadful acts, but are also respected by some for their achievements and capabilities (yare’) from here to there and beyond in a future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah).

This population which is comprised of many different races (gowy) routinely vomits up and spews out nonsense in a strange foreign language, talking down to others, mocking them, while continually marching off to war based on this condescending and moronic rhetoric (qaw), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, while eagerly expecting to throw inhabitants out of their land (qow). It aggressively subdues others, trampling them down (wa mabuwcah). This (‘asher) country (‘erets) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym). (18:2)

All of (kol) those who inhabit (yashab) the Earth (tebel), and also (wa) those who dwell in (shakan) the Land (‘erets), when (ka) the sign on the upright pole (nec) is lifted up to demonstrate My purpose (nasa’) on the Mount (har), you all will actually see, gaining a perspective to genuinely understand (ra’ah), and also (wa) when (ka) the Showphar Ram’s Horn Trumpet (showphar) sounds at this specific time to convey this plan (taqa’), you all will listen, paying attention (shama’). (18:3)

Indeed, because (ky) here and now at this point in time (koh), says (‘amar) Yahowah ( ), ‘As for Me (‘el), I will be silent and at peace, removed from the tribulation in a better place (shaqat shaqat). Then (wa) I will look, choosing to always be observant, anticipating My desired, unending, and caring response where I and heaven will benefit (nabat) in (ba) My dwelling place, from the well known location in space where the universe was established which is the basis for and the foundation of life (makown), in the manner of (ka) radiant and glowing (tsach) warm and passionate (chom) light (‘owr), akin to (ka) an enveloping cloud (‘ab) of encompassing dew (tal) in (ba) the warmth and enthusiasm (chom) of the harvest (qasyr).’ (18:4)

Indeed (ky), before the approaching presence (la paneh) of the harvest (qasyr), as (ka) the budding blossoms (perach) form and become completely perfect (taman), then (wa) the hardened and unfit (bocer) will be dealt with (gamal) for becoming (hayah) clusters of wild birds of prey, glistening eagles, falcons, and hawks (netsah). And (wa) the insignificant and worthless who squander and trivialize (ha zalzalym) will be stopped, taken down, and banished (karat), snuffed out with a sharp implement (ba ha mazmerah). So then (wa) with regard to (‘eth) the forsaken castaways (ha natyshowth), they will be rejected and removed (suwr), cut off and separated (tazaz). (18:5)

They shall actually be continually abandoned and forever forsaken (‘azab) all together, completely, and all at once (yahdaw) for (la) the birds of prey in high places (har ‘ayt), and (wa) for (la) the beasts (bahemah) of the realm (‘erets).

And (wa) they will be abruptly awakened in the summer with vexing and exasperating action taken against them (qyts ‘al). All manner of (kol) birds of prey (‘ayt) and also (wa) every kind of beast (kol bahemah) of the realm (‘erets) will be among, upon, and against them during the autumn and winter continually ridiculing and taunting them for actually being irrational and consistently confused (‘al charaph). (18:6)

At this time (ba ha ‘eth), She (ha hy’) shall direct and guide him, delivering him (yabal) as a gift which is agreeable, one borne out of reverence and respect (shy) to approach (la) Yahowah ( ) of the vast array of spiritual implements (tsaba’).

People who have become family (‘am) who were arrogant but now are in an altered state and willing to follow, enabling them to be drawn out and carried away (mashak), and (wa) who were perverse, but have now been scrubbed clean (mowrat) will come out of a nation (wa min ‘am) feared (yare’) from here to there and beyond in this future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah), a population which is comprised of many different races from different places (gowy) with a strange foreign language, talking down to others while continually marching off to war based on their condescending rhetoric (qaw), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, eagerly throwing inhabitants out of their land (qow), aggressively subduing others (wa mabuwcah), whose (‘asher) country (‘erets) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym), brought to (‘el) the place (maqowm) of the name (shem) of Yahowah ( ) of the vast array of spiritual implements (tsaba’): Mount (har) Tsyown – the Sign Posted to Identify the Way (Tsyown).” (18:7)

Now if I may, I’d like to propose a journey through this compelling prediction once again, this time emphasizing the order of events and the conclusions which can be drawn from its sweeping implications. While it may be at times redundant, when Yahowah reveals something this dramatic, this far reaching, this relevant and unexpected, I’m fixated, unable, or at least unwilling to let it go until I’ve derived all I’m capable of learning from His prophetic dissertation. If you are similarly intrigued, here again is Yasha’yah 17 and 18.

“A prophetic pronouncement regarding (masa’) Damascus (Drameseq): behold (hineh), Damascus (Drameseq) is revolting and corrupt and will be removed from among inhabited cities. It is degenerate and unrestrained and shall be abolished (suwr min iyr). And (wa) she shall actually become (hayah) a twisted and tangled (ma’iy) heap of rubble (mapalah). (17:1)

It is hard to fathom, but 2750 years ago, during a time that this land was alternately controlled by the Hittites, Yisra’elites, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians, and Babylonians, and would later be conquered by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and British, Yahowah predicted that Damascus, the capital of Syria, the longest continuously inhabited city in the world, would fall, becoming a heap of twisted rubble during the last days as the catalyst to a far more egregious war. He foretold that the government of Syria would collapse as well. His choice of words reflected today’s reality, namely that the city’s revolting and corrupt inhabitants would be as degenerate and unrestrained as the terrorists assaulting them.

Abandoned and forsaken, deserted and destroyed will be (‘azab) the inhabited regions and populated cities (‘iyr) of ‘Arow’er, speaking of the outcasts in Jordan and Lebanon (‘arow’er). For there will be (la hayah) roaming animals fighting in militant militias failing miserably (‘ader), but then (wa) there will be no one to terrorize (‘ayn charad). (17:2)

God predicted that during this war, the refugees in Jordan and Lebanon would succumb as collateral damage. Addressing the outcasts erroneously claiming to be “Palestinians,” the very terrorists tormenting Israel, Yahowah foretold that the refugee camps they would inhabit in these neighboring countries would be abandoned and depopulated. This will occur, God said, at the hands of roaming bands of militant militias. These terrorists, Yah revealed, will act more like animals than humans.

Then (wa) the fortified places and defensive structures (mibtsa’r) will cease to exist (shabath) on account of (min) the Northern Kingdom (‘Ephraym), along with (wa) the government (mamlakah) out of (min) Damascus (Drameseq), including (wa) the remnant (sa’ar) of Syria (‘Aram), for being similarly (ka) vehement and burdensome, fanatical and onerous, dimwitted and enraged (kabowd).

Since Yahowah has foretold the outcome of this war, we know that the Sunni jihadists who outman the Shia Muslims four to one and outgun them tenfold based upon the combined military expenditures on both sides ($165 billion annually for the Sunni nations versus $17 billion for the majority Shia countries) will prevail after a long fight – perhaps lasting a decade or more – culminating between 2020 and 2025. The civilian populations will be devastated in the process. Islam will be red in tooth and claw, vehement, fanatical, dimwitted, and enraged. This, of course, means that the peace process will fail as will diplomacy. Assad, who is currently winning this war, will lose. The carnage will grow from hundreds of thousands to millions.

The children (beny) of Yisra’el, those Individuals who Engage and Endure with God (Yisra’el), shall actually continue to exist (hayah), prophetically declares (na’um) Yahowah ( ) of vast array of spiritual messengers and envoys (shaba’). (17:3)

The region associated with the Northern Kingdom will be at risk, but as a nation Israel will survive the Syrian war. So while Iran may nuke Damascus as a parting gift for the Sunni mujahedeen who drove them out of town, based upon Yahowah’s witness, there is no possibility that the Iranians will deploy a nuclear bomb in the Promised Land, causing it to be uninhabitable. And since Yahowah calls the Islamic assailants “vehement and burdensome, fanatical and onerous, dimwitted and enraged,” these fundamentalist Islamic jihadists will be savages.

And (wa) it will actually come to pass (hayah) in that day (ba ha yowm) that the size of (ha huw’ kabowd) Ya’aqob, a synonym for Israel (Ya’aqob), shall be decreased to the point of no longer being sustainable (dalal), and (wa) the fattest, best protected, and most vital midsection (mashman) of his body (basar) shall be leaned, shrinking in size (razeh). (17:4)

The prophecy doesn’t explain how the proxy war being fought in Syria leads to the divestiture of Israeli land, but we have a historical analog from which to draw conclusions. A similar war was fought in Afghanistan from 1978 through 1992, when America rented and then armed the Taliban and al-Qaeda from the Pakistanis. These Islamic jihadists recruited and deployed sympathetic Sunni Muslims from all around the world to fight a proxy war against the pro Soviet government. The fighting between the Islamic mujahedeen and communists was so savage, over one million Afghani civilians were killed, and another five million were forced to seek asylum in Pakistan and Iran. Their country, which was all but destroyed during the war, was further ravaged by the Taliban who replaced the deposed secular government.

This is set to play out again in Syria, ostensibly because the world never seems to learn from history. But this time, the population is much larger, the location is more vital, and the weapons are more powerful. So we should expect that what happened in the aftermath of the Great Jihad in Afghanistan will occur again, but to a greater extent. And if you recall, in the decade after the Sunni jihadist victory in Afghanistan, once the tens of thousands of international terrorists returned home, going back to Africa, Asia, the Americas, Russia, and Europe, they continued to be terrorists. They struck savagely on every continent – carrying out some of the most horrendous terrorist attacks ever witnessed. And this led us right back to Israel because the next wave of Islamic terrorism, consistent with the previous one, will be orchestrated by religious fundamentalists who will cite their Qur’anic-inspired hatred of Israel to justify their atrocities. They will ultimately seek to destroy the nation they blame for their poverty. And internationally, support for Israel will be increasingly seen as an invitation to be attacked. This time, however, when the Sunni jihadists return to their homes after prevailing in Syria, the carnage is going to occur on a much more massive scale. Israel will be sacrificed to appease the most ignorant, irrational, intolerant, immoral, indoctrinated, enraged, destructive, and deadly people on earth. Since past behavior is most always the most accurate predictor of future behavior, this is the most likely scenario. The devastating conclusion of the proxy war in Syria will lead to a tsunami of terrorism sweeping the globe, and then to Israeli land being sacrificed in a desperate plea for peace.

Another affirmation of this tortured justification for abandoning the Promised Land comes by way of the Iraq Study Group. In the midst of that war, with Shia and Sunni jihadists streaming into the country in the midst of the American invasion, a precursor to the current proxy war irrupted, killing tens of thousands. The solution, reasoned the American politicians and generals, was to force Israel to surrender Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem to the Muslims, thinking that this would somehow satiate their bloodlust. The first phase of that plan has already been carried out. Gaza has been sheared off.

With America and Europe supplying all manner of weapons through Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to the Sunni Jihadists fighting in Syria, and the Russians and Chinese abetting the Syrian and Iranian governments, the consequence of the Syrian War will be so great, the United States will seek to broker a lasting peace by tearing Israel into pieces. It is inevitable.

As we now know, this outcome is already in process. But the final divestiture of land is not going to occur on the timeline currently demanded by the Obama Administration. It will happen in a decade or so, only after the Syrian War is ostensibly over. This timing is further underscored because elements of this peace treaty appear to be referenced in Dany’el / Daniel in conjunction with the commencement of the Tribulation.

There is another analog for what this prophecy portends which we have mentioned previously: Neville Chamberlain’s forfeiture of the high ground of Czechoslovakia to achieve “peace in our time.” The British politician’s horrific miscalculation quickly engulfed the world in war. The same thing is going to occur in concert with this colossal blunder.

Vulnerable and no longer defensible, Muslims will void the treaty with Israel, just as Muhammad had done in the seventh-century to justify his conquest of Mecca. Then after promising to be peaceful for a decade in the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, in the Ninth Surah of the Qur’an Muhammad’s wannabe god revealed that “treaties between Muslims and infidels are not binding on Muslims.” So with his god’s approval, Muhammad set the example (or “sunnah” from which Sunni is derived) that all good Muslims follow today. The following year Islam’s lone prophet reneged on the terms of the agreement he had signed and ordered his fellow mujahedeen to seize a now defenseless Mecca. Better armed and with many more jihadists, the first Islamic jihadists forced Arabs into submission, also known as Islam, beheading those who did not surrender. This is precisely what the Almighty is predicting is going to reoccur, but this time in Israel, just over a dozen years from now.

Yahowah stated that the treaty that emasculates Israel will not only decrease the nation’s size at its midsection, but that the result will leave the Jewish state unsustainable. If America and the Muslims it is brokering this agreement on behalf of get their way, Israel will be less than five miles wide northwest of Jerusalem and east of Tel Aviv where seventy percent of today’s Yisra’elites reside. It is an invitation for invasion.

Then (wa) it shall be (hayah) like (ka) gathering in and receiving (‘acaph) of a harvest, of reaping the grain from the chaff in season, cutting it away so as to remove it from a vexing time of grief (qatsyr), thereby establishing and validating the standing grain (qamah). And with (wa) His Sacrificial Lamb, His strong arm and ability to shoulder burdens, His visible appearance as light (zarowa’), He will collect and harvest (qatsyr) the first fruits (shibolym). But (wa) it shall be (hayah) as (ka) a gleaning, a smaller secondary harvest (laqat) of ears of grain (shibolym) in (ba) the valley (‘emeq) of Rapha’ym, in the midst of souls destined to die (Raphq’ym). (17:5)

But right before they attack, Yahowah will do the Fatherly thing, removing the Covenant’s children from the vexing time of grief that is to come. This will occur on Yowm Taruw’ah, the first day of the seventh month on Yahowah’s calendar. And since God transitioned from His declaration regarding the impending destruction of Syria to the immediate divestiture of Israeli land using the phrase “in that day,” these events will play out in swift succession – most likely in the same year. Once the Syrian War is over, once Damascus becomes an uninhabited twisted pile of rubble, once the Assad regime falls, once the refugees who are outcasts in Jordan and Lebanon are swallowed up in this deadly affair, once Israel is thinned, becoming unsustainable, be prepared to go if you are a participant in the Covenant. And if not, you may want to consider its conditions and engage before it is too late.

Yahowah will accomplish this reaping of His beloved family, His FirstFruits, with His strong arm, His Sacrificial Lamb, also known as Yahowsha’. This smaller and secondary harvest will remove the children of the Covenant from the Valley of Death – the killing fields of the Tribulation. We can expect between two and three thousand naturally born Yisra’elies to be included along with four to five thousand Gowym – those who have been adopted into God’s family. Throughout His testimony, our Heavenly Father makes this naturally born descendent of Abraham and adopted foreigner distinction regarding participation in His Covenant. So this day will represent yet another promise Yahowah will honor, this one facilitating the benefits associated with the fifth of seven Miqra’ey – Invitations to be Called Out and Meet with God. The Father’s troubadours are being called home.

So (wa) in him [speaking of Ya’aqob, and thus Yisra’elites and the Children of the Covenant] (ba), there will be those who leave based upon the choices they have made (sha’ar), gleanings, smaller, secondary harvests (‘olelah), as in going around, encompassing, and shaking them off as a means of harvesting (ka naqap) an olive tree (zayth): two or three (shanaym shalowsh) ripe olives (gargar) in the top, uppermost (ba ro’sh) branch (‘amyr), four or five (‘arba’ chamesh) on her fruitful branches which have been separated (ba ca’yph parah), prophetically declares (na’um) Yahowah ( ), the Mighty One (‘elohym) of Yisra’el, of those individuals who engage and endure with God (Yisra’el). (17:6)

Those who are called out of the world at this time are described as standing grain and then as ripe olives. The initial metaphor reveals that God’s children are upright, established in the relationship. It also reveals that they have answered the invitations to meet with God in the spring, as barley is beginning to ripen, when Passover, Un-Yeasted Bread, and Firstborn Children (also known as FirstFruits) are celebrated. The standing grain is distinguished from the chaff which is tossed aside and blown away.

Olives produced oil that was burned in lanterns to pierce the darkness and illuminate homes. This oil was used to nourish and to heal. Its light enabled parents to read and recite Yah’s Towrah to their children. And further advancing the metaphor, the olive tree was not only firmly rooted in the land, it is among the world’s longest living organisms.

On this occasion, the Covenant’s children are being “removed from a vexing time of grief” at what appears to be the last possible moment. Yahowah is allowing His witnesses to remain and share His message with the world right up to the point that prolonging His children’s stay would put His family in harm’s way. The future for the vast preponderance of those who remain, of those left behind, is to die estranged from God.

In that specific day (ba ha yowm ha huw’), this man who is a descendent of Adam (ha ‘adam) will genuinely regard and always accept (sha’ah) the Almighty (‘al), his Maker (‘asah), and (wa) his eyes (‘ayn) will actually and continually look (ra’ah) toward God (‘el), the Set-Apart One (qadowsh) of Yisra’el (Yisra’el). (17:7) So then (wa) he shall never regard, accept, consider, nor look (lo’ sha’ah) upon (‘al) the religious altars (ha mizbeach), these works (ma’aseh) which fingers have made (‘asher ‘asah ‘etsba’). They will not focus upon (lo’ ra’ah) either (‘ow) the Asherah, the religious myth representing the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven who is associated with the Lord, Ba’al, with Easter, Christmas, and Christianity (ha ‘Asherah) or the (wa ha) worship of sun-god images and resulting religious monuments (chaman). (17:8)

Yahowah reminds those left behind that those who have been called home will find heaven devoid of religion. Good riddance. It is vital that humankind finally comes to understand this life and death distinction, which is why it is being reinforced at this juncture. The Earth will be miserable because of religion and it is the lack of religion that will make Heaven so enjoyable.

The contrast will be palpable. Just as the world’s most menacing religion, the faith founded upon deceit, death, and destruction, intensifies its indoctrination of jihadists, inspiring them to believe that killing and pillaging are a service to their god, the Almighty will be removing those who have chosen to trust Him from this religious battlefield. But let’s not forget about the billions of Christians who will be left behind, wallowing blindly in all manner of Astarte and sun-god imagery. The Rapture they anticipated occurred, but under a different name and on a different day, all so that those who have disassociated themselves from their Church could be part of a Covenant these Christians thought had been replaced. But alas, since this will be a small, secondary harvest without a single Christian along for the ride, the faithful might not even notice. And those who notice the disappearance of seven thousand souls, those who bring this to the attention of religious and political leaders questioning why it occurred, will be misled by those who have crafted corruption into an art form.

Collectively, these realizations underscore a stark truth the religious are unable to process. If God allowed them into Heaven, eternity would be no different than what we are currently enduring. All of the grief, the perversions, the confusion, the conflicts, the pain and suffering religion has brought to Earth would be transferred to Heaven, making eternal life miserable, which is why the religious cannot be allowed in. Yasha’yah’s proclamation is further evidence that religions are not spokes on a wheel that lead to God but instead, through centrifugal force, away from Him.

Those who are gleaned on this day will have the Covenant in common. Each will have walked away from religion, from politics, patriotism, and militarism. Each will have chosen to trust and rely exclusively on Yahowah instead of their country. These descendants of Adam will be gathered together and invited home on this day, Taruw’ah, because they answered Yahowah’s Invitations to be Called Out and Meet with Him on Pesach, Matsah, Bikuwrym, and Shabuw’ah – walking to their Heavenly Father along the path He provided. Each will have these things in common because they will be observant, closely examining and carefully considering the terms and conditions of the Covenant, embracing all five of them. And every man will be circumcised. There will be no exceptions.

In that specific day (ba ha yowm ha huw’), it shall come to be (hayah) that the cities of (‘iyr) his [still addressing Ya’aqob’s, and thus Yisra’el’s] refuge and defensive fortifications (ma’owz) shall be abandoned (‘azab) like an occult presence in the thicket and as if drugged with mind-altering incantations or biological agents (ka cheresh). And then (wa) the uppermost branch of the olive (‘amyr) therefore (‘asher) will be completely deserted for a time (‘azab) because of (min) the presence of (paneh) the children (ben – sons) of Yisra’el (Yisra’el). And so (wa) appalling desolation and stupefying ruin, a stunning deforestation, horrible devastation leaving these places uninhabitable and deserted (shamamah) will exist for a time as a result of the choices made (hayah). (17:9)

With the restraining influence of Yahowah’s Spirit-filled troubadours now gone, all hell will break loose. And since the defensive fortifications surrounding the cities which will be abandoned as a result of religious incantations and chemical agents are delineated as “his,” this pronoun is likely referencing Ya’aqob. Therefore, should this be the case, Israel’s defenses will immediately fail and many cities, towns, and settlements will be overrun. Much of the Land will be abandoned as it is deforested and poisoned with chemical and biological agents wielded by those intoxicated by their satanic religion.

That said, there is the possibility that “his” could be addressing “ha ‘adam.” If so, it’s mankind’s population centers and military prowess which will become desolate and impotent, suggesting that the carnage may be global.

The argument against this more pervasive option, however, is that “ha ‘adam – the man” being described is now in Heaven, having been rescued by the Sacrificial Lamb. Also, what follows speaks of having “forgotten your Savior.” Yahowah introduced Himself to Yisra’elites in His Towrah and saved them from slavery in Egypt, the crucible of human religious oppression. Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Secular Humanists have never known Yahowah and thus could not have forgotten Him. They have never been saved by Him either. Furthermore, God has just said that Ya’aqob will become vulnerable as a result of being thinned, and He is about to describe an Islamic invasion of Israel. As a result, we’d be wise to see Israel’s defenses and cities faltering and succumbing at this juncture.

But that does not mean that these options are exclusive, with one precluding the other. When more than one possibility exists, more times than not, God wants us to consider each of them. In this vein, the specific things excluded from Heaven are germane to Christianity, not Judaism, and thus to the U.S. and E.U., not Israel. Further, God has delineated two groups of individuals who will be gleaned, most of whom are Gowym, not Yahuwdym. So from this perspective, the warning directed against America in the opening line of the next chapter could simultaneously reflect parallel and sequential events. After all, the United States has been complicit up to this point, having caused the Syrian War, having armed the Muslim combatants, and having led the parade to thin the Promised Land. This being the case, life will become unbearable for all humankind, and especially for the nation that earns Yahowah’s ire.

This prediction was once again prefaced with “in that specific day,” so this too will happen in quick succession. The most overtly occult of popular religions will pour into the Promised Land like a plague of death. The resulting devastation and desolation will be stupefying, leaving much of Israel deserted and uninhabitable. This, Yahowah reveals, will be endured because most Yisra’elites have forgotten what He has done for them. They remain ignorant in part because they favor rabbinic Talmud arguments over Yahowah’s Towrah teaching. And as a result of having rejected the Covenant’s terms, they are estranged and thus unprotected and vulnerable. Having chosen to depend upon their weapons and training rather than their God and Savior, they will experience the mind-altering incantations of evil.

Indeed, because branded by another (ky), you have completely ignored and have actually forgotten, becoming totally ignorant of (sakah) the God (‘elohym) of your salvation and deliverance – your Savior (yasha’) and (wa) the Rock (tsuwr) of your protection and refuge (ma’owz). You do not remember nor mention (lo’ zakar) the Most High (‘al). Therefore (ken), you plant (nata’) the Lord’s (na’amanym) vines (neta’). And you continually sow (zara’) an illegitimate, unauthorized, and loathsome means to estrangement (wa zar) by way of a vine branch that needs to be pruned (zamowrah). (17:10) In that day (ba yowm), you raise (suwg) your garden (neta’). And in the (wa ba ha) early part of the day (boqer), your seed (zera’) will bud and sprout (parach), reaping (qasyr) a shaken and corrupt heap which is piled up and will be thrust aside (ned). In the daytime (ba yowm), there will be weakness, affliction, and tribulation (chalah) including (wa) the influence of incurable and incapacitating (‘anash) physical pain and mental anguish (ka’eb). (17:11)

There is a myth, one being actively promoted by hundreds of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews today, especially in Israel, that religious Jews are Torah observant. But according to evidence, to reason, and to Yahowah, this isn’t accurate. Orthodox Jews have made religion their profession – spending every waking hour obeying the laws rabbis have imposed upon them. Their scripture is found in the Oral Law, in the Talmud and the Mishnah. In minions, they thoughtlessly bob their heads while reciting rabbinical prayers from rote. There isn’t one among them that knows Yahowah or follows His guidance.

Sadly, this is only the beginning of the bloodbath they will endure as a direct result of their religion. The birth pangs are now over and this is now the onset of the Great Tribulation. But none of this should be seen as God judging the world. Based upon His own testimony, He is currently celebrating this time with His family. God’s focus is elsewhere. Yahowah isn’t orchestrating this affair nor micromanaging these events. He is simply going to allow this to occur. In fact, it is in the remaining Yisra’elites interest to have these appalling events progress to the point that they finally realize that they are incapable of stopping the horror they are experiencing, and to a great degree have brought upon themselves. It is only then that a remnant will come to their senses and acknowledge that neither their nation, their religion, their intellect, their ingenuity, their wealth, nor their military can save them. And that will be the first step in the right direction – the acceptance of the first codicil of the Covenant.

Speaking of Israel’s assailants, very few know, but it is nonetheless true, if it were not for rabbis, Islam would not exist. According to the Hadith, and confirmed in the Qur’an, rabbis in Yathrib, today’s Medina, sold Talmud citations to Muhammad which he then incorporated into his Qur’an. Without these stories, the resulting book would have been too dark and depraved to fool anyone.

Also telling, while many hundreds of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Israelis are opposed to their nation’s military, and have fought politically to keep from having to serve in it, others will perceive that the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli economic ingenuity are prevailing, at least for a while. Initially, the desert will bloom and the enemy will be kept at bay. But those blossoms of hope will wither and fade away. Yahowah has affirmed that Yisra’elites have been doing the work of the Lord, also known as Satan, the Adversary. They will be pruned. These discarded and short-lived twigs will be tossed aside because the disease infecting them is deemed infectious and incurable. This day will usher in the Tribulation, a time of great affliction, seven long years of incapacitating physical pain and mental anguish.

When we consider these statements as part of the whole fabric of Yahowah’s prophetic testimony, it would be reasonable to conclude that this dismissal of Israeli industry and allegiance brings us to the Spring of 2027, perhaps six months after the affirmation of the peace treaty finalizing the emasculation of the Promised Land. And at this time, Muslims by the millions from nations the world over, sensing the enemy of Allah’s vulnerability, will arrive roaring “Allahu-Akbar.” It will be a tidal wave of terrorists.

During what is almost assuredly the onslaught of the Magog War, mujahedeen will flood into the land from all directions. But this time the Israeli defenses will be unable to stop them. Agitated and anguished screams will lead to societal chaos, as the Promised Land is inundated with those who seek to destroy it on behalf of their demonic deity.

Woe, be wary of (howy) a great many nations (rabym ‘amym) roaring like hoards of agitated terrorists, these multitudes of confused and loudmouthed militants flaunting what they possess (hamown), similar to (ka) the chaotic uproar of loudly snarling and growling (hamah) seas (yamym). They will wail in agitated and anguished screams (hamah), and (wa) the roar of the societal chaos (sha’own) of the people of these nations (la’om) will be like (ka) the horrible uproar (sha’own) of floodwaters (maym). Intensely and in great numbers with grating passion (kabyr), they will continually strive to desolate and lay waste (sha’ah). (17:12)

At this point, we are confronted with the first of the two “howy – woe” warnings that Yahowah has integrated into this dire prophecy. A great many nations will dispatch a veritable sea of Islamic jihadists. Over one-hundred million mujahedeen will emerge from the fifty fiefdoms with a Muslim majority. These horrible places serving as breeding grounds for death and destruction include: Afghanistan (which is 99.8% Muslim / with a 29,047 x1,000 Islamic population), Albania (82% / 2,601), Algeria (98% / 34,780), Azerbaijan (98% / 8,795), Bahrain (81% / 655), Bangladesh (90% / 148,607), Brunei (52% / 211), Burkina Faso (59% / 9,600), Chad (56% / 6,404), Comoros (98% / 679), Djibouti (97% / 853), Egypt (95% / 80,024), Gambia (95% / 1,669), Guinea (84% / 8,693), Indonesia (88% / 204,847), Iran (99.7% / 74,819), Iraq (98.9% / 31,108), Jordan (98.8% / 6,397), Kazakhstan (56% / 8,887), Kosovo (92% / 2,104), Kuwait (86% / 2,636), Kyrgyzstan 89% / 4,927), Lebanon (60% / 2,542), Libya (97% / 6,325), Malaysia (61% / 17,139), Maldives (98% / 309), Mali 92% / 12,316), Mauritania (99.2% / 3,338), Mayotte (98.8% / 197), Morocco (99.9% / 32,381), Niger (98% / 15,627), Nigeria (50% / 75,728), Oman (88% / 2,547), Pakistan (96% / 178,097), Palestinian Authority (98% / 4,298), Qatar (78% / 1,168), Saudi Arabia (97% / 25,493), Senegal (96% / 12,333), Sierra Leone (72% / 4,171), Somalia (98.6% / 9,213), Sudan (71% / 30,855), Syria (93% / 20,895), Tajikistan (99% / 7,006), Tunisia (99.8% / 10,349), Turkey (98.6% / 74,660), Turkmenistan (93% / 4,830), United Arabs Emirates (76% / 3,577), Uzbekistan (97% / 26,833), Western Sahara (99.6% / 528), and Yemen (99% / 24,023).

The average age of the rapidly rising Islamic population of 1,275,000,000 in these fifty countries is twenty-two, with more than two-thirds of fighting age, which would be between fifteen and fifty. Since ninety percent of jihadists are male and since seventy to eighty percent of Muslims are fundamentalists in places like this and thus predisposed religiously to be mujahedeen, if only one in three of those who are eligible to fight are motivated by their clerics, political potentates, media, and peers to do so, these nations alone will dispatch an estimated 130 million fighters in Allah’s Cause. And since those who might otherwise defer would be defined as hypocrites by the Qur’an’s 9th surah, and would be killed by fellow Muslims as apostates, as many as half of the fundamentalist Muslim men of appropriate age may seek to earn paradise points with their god. Moreover, life isn’t worth living in most of these places. There is little or no hope for a better tomorrow. Lies prevail and truth is a casualty. As a result, the number of enraged religious fanatics could reach 200 million individuals. There simply wouldn’t be enough bullets or bombs to stop them.

But that would not be the end of the militants. The thirty nations where collectively another 285 million Muslims reside, which boast a significant percentage of Allah devotees, will also send millions of mujahedeen. These include: Benin (25% / 2,259), Bosnia-Herzegovina (42% / 1,564), Bulgaria (13% / 1,002), Cameroon (18% / 3,598), Central African Republic (9% / 403), Cyprus (23% / 200), Eritrea (37% / 1,909), Ethiopia (34% / 28,724), France (9% / 5,300), Gabon (10% / 145), Georgia (11% / 442), Ghana (16% / 3,906), Guinea Bissau (43% / 705), India (15% / 177,286), Israel (18% / 1,287), Ivory Coast (37% / 7,960), Kenya (8% / 2,968), Liberia (13% / 523), Macedonia (35% / 713), Malawi (13% / 2,011), Mauritius (17% / 216), Montenegro (19% / 116), Mozambique (23% / 5,340), Russia (12% / 16,379), Singapore (15% / 721), Sri Lanka (9% / 1,725), Suriname (16% / 84), Tanzania (30% / 13,450), Togo (12% / 827), and Uganda (12% / 4,060).

The percentage of Muslims in these places who are religious fundamentalists and who choose to fight will be considerably less because, as a minority population, Islam cannot be imposed. Accurate information is available, thinking is somewhat encouraged, and life is worth living. Therefore, as few as ten percent of the eligible jihadists may elect to engage. But this would still yield another ten million mujahedeen – more enraged fighters than there are Jews in the Promised Land.

Also, based upon the description Yahowah has provided, additional jihadists will flow out of nations with a relatively small percentage of Muslims. The thirty-three un-Islamic countries from which mujahedeen will emerge include: Argentina (3% / 1,000), Australia (2% / 400), Austria (6% / 475), Belgium (6% / 638), Burma (4% / 1,900), Burundi (2% / 184), Canada (3% / 940), China (2% / 23,308), Congo (2% / 969), Denmark (4% / 226), Equatorial Guinea (4% / 28), Fiji (6% / 54), Germany (5% / 4,119), Greece (5% / 527), Guyana (7% / 55), Italy (3% / 1,583), Mongolia (5% / 120), Nepal (4% / 1,253), Netherlands (6% / 914), Norway (3% / 144), Philippines (5% / 4,737), Rwanda (2% / 188), Serbia (4% / 280), Slovenia (3% / 50), South Africa (2% / 737), Spain (2% / 1,021), Sweden (5% / 451), Switzerland (6% / 433), Thailand (6% / 3,952), Trinidad (6% / 78), Ukraine (1% / 393), United Kingdom (5% / 2,869), and finally the United States (1% / 2,595).

There are fifty-five million Muslims living in these overwhelmingly un-Islamic nations. And since the voice of their clerics is substantially muted in these places, and since Muslims have little influence in the government, military, and media, we should expect as few as one in twenty fundamentalist Muslim men between fifteen and fifty to join the Great Jihad from these places. And while that is only three-quarters of a million mujahedeen, it’s what happens in the aftermath of their devastating loss that should be alarming. The Muslims they leave behind will likely seek revenge and become terrorists.

Based upon this analysis, we should expect that the vast preponderance of jihadists, somewhere between 130 and 200 million mujahedeen, will come from the fifty nations with an Islamic majority. The sixty-three countries with a smaller percentage of Muslims may send ten million more jihadists. This veritable sea of religious rage will flood into Israel from all directions. Multitudes will approach via the Caspian, Black, and Marmara Seas. Others shall sail across the Mediterranean. Many will traverse the Aegean. Armed hoards will roar across the Nile Delta and Suez Canal. Some will circumnavigate the Arabian Peninsula via the Red Sea. Many more will flood into eastern Israel across the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Sea of Galilee. Like a swarm of locusts devouring everything in their path, screaming “Allahu Akbar” in the Land of Yahowah, the death brigade of Muslims will appear unstoppable. To be a Jew in Israel at this moment would be terrifying.

Yahowah deployed hamown in this context to convey that these “hoards of agitated terrorists who are confused and loudmouthed will roar” into Yisra’el “flaunting the weapons they possess.” It is an appropriate depiction of today’s Islamic jihadists. With “anguished screams, snarling and growing,” they will bring their unique “hamah – societal chaos” to the one part of the Middle East they have been thus far been prevented from corrupting. Militants will flood into Yisra’el, eroding the Promised Land with each successive and relentless wave. In “kabyr – great numbers and with grating passion,” they “sha’ah – will lay waste.” It will be the greatest tsunami of terror the world has ever witnessed.

This massive number of people who gather together (la’om) will be like (ka) the horrible chaos and riotous roar (sha’own) of floodwaters (maym). Massively great, widespread, and abundant (rab) shall be their desire to destroy everything, giddy in the process, as they crash into the land as a raging storm (sha’ah). But (wa) He will rebuke them, issuing a warning against them while criticizing their corruption (ga’ar ba). And so (wa) they will be forced to flee, taking flight as a result of being driven back, ultimately ceasing to exist (nuwc) on account of being alienated (min merchaq). They will be chased, pursued and driven away (wa radaph), similar to the chaff that dies and is discarded (ka mowts) on the hills (harym), before the approaching presence (la paneh) of the Spirit (ruwach), and like (wa ka) the chariot wheels of troop transports rolling like tumbleweeds (galgal) before the approaching presence (la paneh) of the storm (cuwphah). (17:13)

This assault will be comprised of a “la’om – multitude of people” from “rabym ‘amym – a great many nations.” I suspect it will be the most massive and misguided force ever assembled by man.

Muslims, moronically believing that Allah is god, and that he wants them to kill Jews for him, will be confronted by Yahowah, who actually is God. After rebuking these Muslims, in essence affirming that they are ignorant, irrational, and immoral, He will deploy His Spirit to blow them away in a fatal blow to Islamic aspirations. On the positive side, the most deadly, destructive, and demonic plague the world has known will be eradicated.

By saying that He is going to “ga’ar – rebuke them, criticizing their corruption,” God is shattering a common religious misconception. Muslims bristle and often strike when their religion is criticized. They, like most Christians, falsely believe that religion is godly, divinely inspired, and beyond reproach. Even if the evidence wielded against their belief system is indisputable, even if the citations brought to bear against their faith are derived exclusively from their most trusted scriptural sources, even if the rationale is irrefutable, the religious universally slander the messenger as being disrespectful, hateful, and demonic. And yet since God is doing the very thing the religious universally despise, this is further proof that religious gods are the antithesis of the real One.

While it will be too late for these wannabe killers, Yahowah’s rebuke will benefit others. Those with an open mind, those who remain receptive to listening to what God has to say to these religious assailants, may turn to Yahowah and His Towrah for answers. His Covenant may suddenly seem appealing – the most reasonable and beneficial option.

The scene is vividly described by Yahowah. The Muslims who have sought to kill His children, and confiscate His land, “nuwc – will retreat, taking flight as they are forced to flee” for having “min merchaq – been in opposition” to God. The jihadists “radaph – will be pursued and driven away” like “mowts – dead and discarded chaff.” And while Yahowah will not be visible at this time, the approach of His “ruwach – Spirit” will be sufficient to cause tanks and troop transports to appear as tumbleweeds. And while that is bad news for Islam, for the rest of the world, there is an approaching storm – a war more deadly and universal than the one Yahowah just ended. But more on this in a moment.

Approaching the point in time (la ‘eth) of the darkness of the Arab sunset (‘ereb), then behold (wa hineh): terrorism – the deliberate and dreadful mauling and murder of civilians to promote a political and religious objective (balahah). In the time before (ba terem) the dawn (boqer), it is over and for naught (‘ayn). This (zeth) is the fate of those deceived regarding their merits, the result of flattering propaganda, the reward for those coveting booty (cheleq) who engage in a military conquest to plunder and pillage us (shacah), and (wa) the lot, recompense and retribution (gowral) coming to those (la) who seek to conquer us, carrying off the spoils of war (bazaz). (17:14)

Islam has been so deceitful and destructive, so deadly and debilitating, indeed, so overtly satanic, Yahowah devotes the closing paragraph of this chapter to denounce the religion. During a period when ill-informed journalists are referring to holocaust of violence exploding around the Muslim world as the “Arab Spring,” Yahowah correctly identifies this time as the “darkness of the Arab sunset.” God even acknowledges the religion’s signature act: “balahah – terrorism in Allah’s name, the deliberate and dreadful mauling and murder of civilians to promote a political and religious objective.” Islam and terrorism are indistinguishable, with fundamentalist Muslims committing over 99% of all terrorist acts worldwide.

But it will be for naught, just as been the entire 1400-year history of Islam. Muslims will continue to destroy everything they touch, including themselves. Those who have been deceived, devouring the religious propaganda, believing their wannabe prophet and god when they declared in the Eighth Surah of their Qur’an suitably named, “The Spoils of War,” that “Booty is lawful and good,” will find otherwise. Coveting pillage and plunder, they will discover that these things will cost them their souls. The would-be conquerors will be vanquished. The horrid history of this destructive and deadly religion will come to a fitting conclusion with God annihilating its most adherent hosts. The fate of those who have been deceived regarding their merits is to be considered worthless. The destiny of those influenced by self-aggrandizing propaganda is to be silenced. The fitting recompense for those who have been beguiled into believing that confiscating booty through military conquest is authorized by God is to be defeated and disinherited. Those who sought paradise and the spoils of war will vanish, their souls either ceasing to exist or forever incarcerated.

The Magog War over, Islam defeated by Yahowah, the storm is now on the horizon. And that should be of grave concern to the nation described in the eighteenth chapter of Yasha’yah – America. The United States is thoroughly depicted in unflattering and irrefutable terms. And while we aren’t told why America makes its prophetic début at this point, it’s not good.

In the context of the prophecy and current world history, we know that the United States is the reason Damascus will be destroyed and Syria will fall. The proxy war that has ravaged the region is a direct result of America’s foolish and counterproductive invasion of Iraq, in effect giving Iraq to Iran. The influence of Iran and Shia Islam surged, threatening the surrounding Sunni fiefdoms. In response, they recruited Islamic jihadists and transferred U.S. weapons, igniting a catastrophic proxy war in Syria. Ultimately, the Sunni mujahedeen will prevail. They outnumber Shia Muslims four to one, and the forty-six majority Sunni nations outspend the four Shia countries ten to one: $155,000,000,000 to $15,000,000,000. But bringing down the Assad regime will serve to exacerbate the world’s problems.

The victorious Sunni jihadists will return to the nations from which they have come and a reign of terror will commence around the world. Moreover, the mujahedeen who remain in Syria will be unrestrained, turning their religious rage against Israel. Not only has the United States sold well over one hundred billion dollars of deadly weaponry to the Sunni Islamic countries that supported the rebels, supplying twenty-five times more military hardware to Israel’s foes than the Israelis themselves, the U.S. has built entire armies for the Iraqis and Afghanis, the Egyptians and Pakistanis. The flame of war has been kindled and the United States has been caught supplying the fuel and holding the match.

And if that were not enough to earn Yahowah’s wrath at this critical juncture in history, America has taken the lead in brokering an irrational peace treaty that will cost Israel dearly, forcing the nation to surrender land to the Muslims who continue to seek the obliteration of the Promised Land. Seizing upon the opportunity while wielding weapons supplied by the United States, Islamic militants by the tens of millions will seek to plunder the Promised Land. And while they will fail, with Yahowah’s Spirit blowing them away, that is just the calm before the storm.

Woe, expressing dissatisfaction and a warning (howy) to the land (‘erets) of whirling and buzzing (tsalatsal) wings (kanaph) which (‘asher) is from (min) the region beyond, situated on the opposite side of (‘eber) the direction of (la) the rivers (nahary) of Kuwsh (the Nile Delta and Northern Mesopotamia) (Kuwsh). (18:1)

In the midst of this chronology of events, Yahowah “howy – expresses His dissatisfaction” toward the United States. American belligerence and malfeasance may become intolerable, reaching a destructive and deadly crescendo. Reading between the lines, I suspect that American politicians and generals will be miffed that their weapons will be rebuffed so easily. With an unrealistic estimate of the nation’s worth, America’s leadership will be unwilling to admit that they were trumped by God. Still clinging to the notion of American exceptionalism, the U.S. fleet will sail off to war. America and Europe will face off against Russia and China, with the United States projecting a far greater force than all of the others combined. But unlike its previous failures, this will be its last.

It is also possible, even likely, that “howy – woe” was deployed as a “warning,” specifically alerting Americans that they will endure the worst the impending Tribulation has to offer. This will be a horrible time for all mankind, but based upon this admonition, especially for those living in the United States. And since it isn’t in Yahowah’s nature to torment people, no matter how repulsive they may have become, other causes, some suggested by current events and some depicted in prophecy, will transpire.

On the human side, just as the Nazis bombed Britain after Chamberlain’s foolish attempt to appease them, we should expect Muslims to ravage America after its failed attempt to stem Islamic terrorism by awarding the perpetrators the preponderance of Israel. This escalation of jihadi ambitions was predicted in Yahowsha’s Olivet Discourse as He described the birth pangs associated with the last days.

Economically, it’s only a matter of time before the United States implodes under the massive burden of its accumulated debt. The welfare entitlement state is not sustainable, nor is the nation’s massive military expenditures. There will come a time within the next fifteen years that America’s debt will become unserviceable, bankrupting the nation and resulting in anarchy. The dollar will become worthless and all debts, public and private, will be forgiven as a ploy to coax desperate individuals into relying on a new leader, a new plan, and a new electronic currency manipulated by the great deceiver.

World war is also on America’s horizon. Obama nearly fired the opening salvo when he wanted to bomb Damascus, sending cruise missles and bombers over the protective Russian fleet. The prophets speak of the elements melting under intense heat and resulting obscuration of the atmosphere – perhaps a reference to nuclear holocaust. A third of the earth will be scorched and become uninhabitable, with North America likely included in the devastation. This war, of nation rising against nation, was also mentioned by Yahowsha’ as He described the calamitous events before His return.

What’s more, according to Yahowsha’, Apophis, the near earth asteroid designated 2004 MN that is predicted to very narrowly miss the Earth on Friday, April 13, 2029 in the midst of the Tribulation, is going to collide, impacting the planet. NASA is so concerned about this eventuality, it is investing billions trying to devise a means to more accurately track the asteroid during its elongated orbit and then to deflect it as it approaches Earth. Simultaneously, and also according to Yahowsha’s prediction, this impact will cause the land that is currently slipping on the slopes of one or both volcanoes, Cumbre Vieja on La Palma at the western end of the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain or Kilauea on the eastern edge of the Big Island of Hawaii, to give way, generating tsunamis of an unimaginable scale, both impacting the United States.

Another, albeit related Tribulation’s birth pang that will grow in frequency and magnitude before Yahowsha’s return, are megas seismos, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados, all of which frequent the United States. Life will become untenable.

But even beyond experiencing the most horrendous terrorist attacks in history, beyond total economic collapse and resulting anarchy, beyond nuclear war and its nuclear winter, beyond asteroid strikes and landslides that propel mountainous tsunamis, beyond the impending assault of 8.0 magnitude earthquakes, F5 tornados, and Category 5 hurricanes, America is being admonished for the ultimate crime: harassing God’s Chosen People. Based upon the conclusion of the 18th chapter of Yasha’yah, it’s apparent that to save a remnant of His children, Yahowah is going to rescue them from America. One of God’s earliest warnings is directed at those who would curse the heirs to the Covenant.

The inference here is that Americans have brought many of these calamities upon themselves by being belligerent and antagonistic. God says that the U.S. is the “‘erets – land” of “tsalatsal kanaph – whirling and buzzing wings,” an obvious reference to the nation’s Air Force and in particular, its attack helicopters. They, along with the birds of prey that He will speak of later in this prophecy, have become synonymous with America’s destructive prowess.

Yahowah even locates the United States, revealing that it “min ‘eber – is situated on the opposite side of the world” from the perspective of His prophet, “from the region beyond” the “nahary – rivers” of Kuwsh. Kuwsh, as Noah’s grandson, was born in Eastern Turkey, but in accord with the Towrah’s accounting and affirmed by the mountain range which bears his name, spent much of his life in Northern Mesopotamia. Using this region as a reference, a line drawn from Jerusalem through it intersects Alaska on the far side of the world. But since the Writings and Prophets also depict Kuwsh in proximity to Egypt as a result of the migration of the descendants of this man whose name means “black,” the rivers of Kuwsh would also include the Nile Delta. This realization is further reinforced by the fact that Mitsraym was known as the “Black Land” to the Egyptians as a result of the rich sediment deposited annually by the flooding of the Nile. And a line drawn from Jerusalem through the Nile Delta intersects the Florida Keys and the Southern tip of Hawaii. Further, if one were to sail straight across the Mediterranean Sea from Israel through the Straits of Gibraltar, they would make landfall somewhere between Washington, D.C. and New York City.

It dispatches (ha shalach) envoys (tsyr) by way of the sea (ba ha yam). And so (wa) in floating vessels (ba kaly gome’) on the surface (‘al paneh) of the waters (maym), the messengers (mal’ak) travel (halak) swiftly, indulgently, and immorally without any regard for the consequences of their mission (qal / qol).... (18:2)

The United States has built twelve enormous Battle Groups around its fleet of massive aircraft carriers. Two additional floating behemoths are under construction. This capacity to project a force “ba kaly gome’ – in floating vessels” on the “paneh maym – surface of the waters” is unparalleled in human history. It is in this way that America’s “mal’ak – messengers and envoys” travel “qal – swiftly and indulgently on the missions” presidents have declared are in the country’s national interests. While their reasoning is dubious at best, the globe has become America’s playground.

Since there isn’t another nation with a single vessel with as much as a third of the capacity and capability of a Nimitz-class carrier, since the U.S. Navy boasts more aircraft carriers than the rest of the world combined, and since they are by far the most effective way to send a message that won’t be missed, there may be no better way than this to distinguish United States from other nations. Also, as if striving to comply with the prediction, the U.S. Secretary of Defense announced in early 2014 that he was substantially reducing troop strength in the Army so that he could build more ships capable of projecting American naval superiority across the seas.

This nation of people from different races and places (‘el gowy) is tall, intoxicated, and immodest, and they have a propensity to take things away from others (mashak). They are scrubbed clean, smooth-skinned and completely shaven, and yet typically reckless (wa mowrat). These people (‘el ‘am) are feared for causing distress through intimidation and awesomely dreadful acts, but are also respected by some for their achievements and capabilities (yare’) from here to there and beyond in a future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah).... (18:2)

While most countries are formed on the basis of a single ethnicity, there are a few places accurately described as “gowy – a nation of people from different races and places.” But one particular country is regarded as a melting pot, as an asylum for the masses, as home to more “ethnicities and cultures” than any other. America is a compilation of nations, an identity which serves as the country’s trademark. In its listing of accomplished Americans by ethnic or national origin, Wikipedia presents people from 175 distinct places and cultures.

But gowy is just the first of many descriptive terms Yahowah deployed to warn those living during the Syrian War, during the time Israel is being reduced in size, during the time when a tidal wave of Islamic terrorists are poised to flood into the Promised Land, that one nation above all others is of particular concern. In this time in history, in this flow of events, from this perspective, there is but one qualifying candidate – something affirmed by the fact that gowy is singular, not plural.

Second only to the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, the “mashak – tallest people” on the planet live in the United States, a place where the superstars in politics and athletics often loom over ordinary individuals. But above all, Americans are “mashak – immodest,” the super power known far and wide for its “superiority complex and condescending arrogance.” Considering itself the richest nation on earth, America is the most in debt. Considering itself the freest place on earth, America incarcerates the highest percentage of its population. Considering itself a peacemaker, America boasts and deploys the most menacing military in human history. Considering itself moral, no nation is more plagued by drug addiction, both prescribed and illicit. Combined with alcohol abuse, Americans are especially prone to “intoxication.”

And yet it is America’s propensity to “confiscate the property of others” that distinguishes this nation as especially mashak. First it was the indigenous people of the continent who were ravaged by westward conquest. Then it was the Mexicans in the southwest and Spanish in the southeast. Even the Hawaiians and Eskimos fell victim to America’s lust from Manifest Destiny. And yet from Yahowah’s perspective, nothing the United States has done has been more diabolical than leading the charge to take His land away from His people. And in this context, considering the transition from the Syrian War leading to the divestiture of Israel, we would be wise to see America’s role in both travesties as the reason Yahowah deployed mashak in conjunction with His condemnation of the United States.

In order to lure in new conscripts, the U.S. Navy presents itself in its commercials as “a force for good.” And yet it has been “mowrat – typically deployed in a reckless manner.” It contributed to the destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, making two bad situations much worse. But even in its most acclaimed moment, the United States carelessly sacrificed one hundred additional troops for every one of the three thousand sailors who were needlessly killed at Pearl Harbor.

Reckless, which presupposes exasperating and unexpected consequences of a thoughtless and improperly planned, ignorant, or irrational approach, defines America today, economically, politically, diplomatically, and militarily. The nation has devalued its currency with irresponsible spending, and unable to pay its bills, has become a bankrupt debtor. Politically, its leaders tongue lash the world, dictating standards of behavior that the nation itself does not uphold. Recent victims include China, Russia, and of course, Israel. And knowing that it is disliked and distrusted, America’s National Security Administration has broken its own Constitution to unlawfully spy on its citizens as well as supposed allies. The disclosures by Wikileaks further demonstrate that the nation’s diplomats are morally bankrupt, habitually putting Americans in league with the least reputable people and institutions on earth. And never in the history of man, has a nation’s military been so consistently counterproductive, endangering lives rather than protecting them by making one bad situation after another much worse.

And yet nothing any nation has ever done has been as “mowrat – irresponsible, indeed ignorant, irrational, and immoral,” as the ill-advised invasion of Iraq which set everything Yahowah has described in this prophecy into motion – including the dismemberment of Israel. Even if that consequence was unintended, there is no excuse because every consequence was foreseeable.

As for mowrat’s more benign attributes, they are also applicable. More than most, Americans are clean-shaven. In fact, the current craze is to remove all body hair. And when it comes to personal hygiene and health care, Americans spend over $800 / month on average, leading the world in this category.

Yare’, which can be translated “revere” or “fear,” and can speak of “earning  respect to terrorizing intimidation,” is another apt depiction of the United States circa 2014. There are those who admire America’s early economic achievements and current military capabilities. But others dread the nation’s intimidating and frightening displays of shock and awe.

Let there be no mistake. Yahowah wasn’t describing the aspiring and declining superpowers extant during this writing: Egypt, Assyria, or Babylonia. He isn’t depicting those in the prophet’s future and our past: Persia, Greece, or Rome. This isn’t about the Mongols, Byzantines, or Ottomans. There was no nation of Syria to destroy during their time. And Yisra’el wouldn’t be whole again until long after they were gone. God is therefore speaking of today, of a “hala’ah – distant future time” – our time.

This population which is comprised of many different races (gowy) routinely vomits up and spews out nonsense in a strange foreign language, talking down to others, mocking them, while continually marching off to war based on this condescending and moronic rhetoric (qaw), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, while eagerly expecting to throw inhabitants out of their land (qow). It aggressively subdues others, trampling them down (wa mabuwcah). This (‘asher) country (‘erets) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym). (18:2)

Reminding us that He is addressing a “single nation comprised of people from different ethnicities and cultures,” gowy is repeated before qaw is deployed to address America’s “strange amalgamated language and nonsensical rhetoric.” The sheer volume of veritable vomit spewed out of the mouths of American politicians, pastors, generals, journalists, professors, and economists boggles the mind. Collectively, they have made a mockery of the truth, especially when they attempt to justify America’s penchant for marching off to war.

While United States presidents have stood on more than their share of soapboxes and asserted themselves, Barak Hussein Obama may be the most imposing and verbose of all time. It is as if he believes he’s the conductor and the world is his orchestra. Play and sing along, acquiesce to his terms, fall in line and capitulate, or else. Such is the case with his condescending attitude toward Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel, the issue of greatest concern to Yahowah because he is threatening to throw Jews out of their homes. But do not dismiss the devastating consequence of his speech to Muslims from the birthplace of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. His “A New Beginning” proclamation inspired an Islamic reformation, thereby lighting the fuse for the next world war.

America was built “mabuwcah – aggressively subduing and trampling down” in the native population. The nation was born ugly, merciless, ruthless, and violent. From the time the first European profiteer invaded the continent, just four hundred years ago, the colonists and the country’s citizens, thereafter, have waged 101 wars – one every four years.

The North American continent is “baza’ naharym – divided by rivers.” It is one of the most distinguishing aspects of this land, thereby continuing to affirm that God is addressing the United States, warning the nation of impending doom while chastising it for egregious behavior.

All of (kol) those who inhabit (yashab) the Earth (tebel), and also (wa) those who dwell in (shakan) the Land (‘erets), when (ka) the sign on the upright pole (nec) is lifted up to demonstrate My purpose (nasa’) on the Mount (har), you all will actually see, gaining a perspective to genuinely understand (ra’ah), and also (wa) when (ka) the Showphar Ram’s Horn Trumpet (showphar) sounds at this specific time to convey this plan (taqa’), you all will listen, paying attention (shama’). (18:3)

It behooves us to consider why Yahowah would juxtapose this critical review of American behavior between His personal involvement in the demise of Islam and raising His banner while sounding His Showphar in Jerusalem for all the world to see and hear. If America played no role in the former and wasn’t the cause of the later, there would be no reason to include its depiction in this flow of prophetic events.

But the fact is, America inspired and fueled the Islamic reformation that led to the Arab sunset. The fuse was lit by Barak Hussein Obama on June 4th 2009 when he aligned the United States with Islamic ambitions and encouraged Muslims to seize their opportunity – doing so at the birthplace of the Muslim Brotherhood. Invading Iraq was, of course, a horrific blunder which empowered Iran and led to the Syrian War. But equally absurd was partnering with Pakistan to fight their Taliban in Afghanistan. Bombing Libya to replace a secular government with a collection of terrorists served only to create a marketplace for military hardware, much of it used by Islamic jihadists to murder civilians throughout Northern and Central Africa.

Funding the Egyptian military so that they could murder all of the leaders of their popularly elected government wasn’t America’s brightest hour. And speaking of murder, the annihilation of four thousand Muslim civilians with American drones served to manufacture one hundred jihadists for every one that was killed. Siding with the Sunni mujahedeen in Syria was similarly counterproductive, because they are far more religious and ruthless than the Assad regime. Yahowah referred to the rebels America armed as animals.

Then as we move forward to the next conflict delineated in the prophecy, the Islamic assault against Israel, the vast preponderance of the weapons that will be wielded by “balahah – Allah’s mauling murderers” who will flood into the land will be supplied by the United States. In effect, the conclusion of this war will become a confrontation between Yahowah’s Spirit and the destructive capability of hundreds of billions of dollars of American firepower. I suspect God, who has seen our future, noticed who made the deadly machines. And He wants us to know that He knows the supplier of the bullets and bombs that will be brought to bear against His people. Furthermore, Yahowah has just expressed His condemning evaluation of the very militants America has armed.

But then these things, while egregious, are of less concern to God than looting the Promised Land to garner favor with Israel’s avowed enemies, the Islamic OPEC fiefdoms. This realization is underscored by Yahowah, whose parting comment prior to condemning America was to say: “This is the fate of those deceived regarding their merits, the result of flattering propaganda, the reward for those coveting what belongs to others, who engage in a military conquest to plunder and pillage us, and the recompense coming to those who seek to carrying off the spoils of war.” Since there are no chapter or verse designations in the revealed text, one statement flows into the next. The condemnation explains and necessitates the warning.

Yes, it is undoubtedly true that Yahowah was summarizing Islam’s failures in the wake of the religion’s demise. But since America’s fingerprints will be all over this war, and since this assessment of liability directly precedes the warning directed at the United States, God wants the world to know that He thwarted American ambitions. The nation that believed it was blessed by God, became an adversary to be reckoned with.

When this prophecy is properly considered as Yahowah’s commentary on related chronological events, and as cause, effect, and consequence, then it becomes apparent that God is holding the United States of America accountable for things which will transpire as a result of the Syrian War – the event which serves as the catalyst for the Tribulation. And while that explains why Yah is opposed to America, it does not explain what is going to happen to the wayward and annoying nation. But this we know for sure: the most pontificating, most condescending, most manipulative, most aggressive, most militaristic, and most powerful nation on earth will suffer to such a degree that it is specifically called out at this time.

Immediately after blowing Islam away literally and linguistically, in Spirit and Word, Yahowah reveals to everyone on “tebel – Earth,” including those living in His “‘erets – land,” that He has engaged to honor the promises He made to Abraham and the Children of the Covenant. Even those opposed to Him will know that He has taken a stand on behalf of His people, that He stood up for them, thereby “nasa’ – lifting them up while demonstrating His purpose.” His “nec – insignia” will be unmistakable, a “ra’ah – sign for all the world to see.” Mankind will be without excuse. Each and every remaining individual will have one last opportunity to decide whose side they want to be on: mankind’s or God’s. It will be a referendum between religion and relationship, conspiracy and the Covenant, weapons of war and the Word.

For those willing to consider what God did for us as the “nec – Upright One on the upright pillar” on His “har – Mount,” for those willing to “shama’ – listen to and consider” the call to action “showphar – sounded by the Ram’s Horn Trumpet,” this will be a time of reflection leading to reconciliation. If you witness these things, stop whatever you are doing and pay attention. This will be the last invitation Yahowah will provide to participate in the Covenant. Find a copy of the Towrah, read it and act upon it. The decision you make on this day will determine the eternal fate of your soul. This prophecy suggests, as do others, that from this point in the Tribulation until its conclusion, there will be no neutral parties. Every soul will be seen as either with God or against Him. And that means that death leading to the dissipation of one’s soul will no longer be an option. From this point forward, it is either Heaven or Hell.

While it is hearsay testimony, the widow of Ron Wyatt, the man who actually found the Ark of the Covenant, said something intriguing about this moment in time, especially the nature of the sign that would be lifted up on the Mount. According to her husband, the “mal’ak – spiritual messenger” protecting the Ark of the Covenant and its contents beneath Mount Mowryah said that his next call to duty would be to hold up the two tablets containing the Ten Statements Yahowah etched in stone so  that the whole world would be able to read and consider them. They explain the Covenant and point readers to the Towrah and its Author.

Having saved Yisra’el. Having blown Islam away. Having explained the reasons for doing so. Having clearly identified Himself, Yahowah retreats to Heaven to attend to the recent arrival of seven thousand sons and daughters.

Indeed, because (ky) here and now at this point in time (koh), says (‘amar) Yahowah ( ), ‘As for Me (‘el), I will be silent and at peace, removed from the tribulation in a better place (shaqat shaqat). Then (wa) I will look, choosing to always be observant, anticipating My desired, unending, and caring response where I and heaven will benefit (nabat) in (ba) My dwelling place, from the well known location in space where the universe was established which is the basis for and the foundation of life (makown), in the manner of (ka) radiant and glowing (tsach) warm and passionate (chom) light (‘owr), akin to (ka) an enveloping cloud (‘ab) of encompassing dew (tal) in (ba) the warmth and enthusiasm (chom) of the harvest (qasyr).’ (18:4)

This not only presents Yahowah as a loving and attentive Father, it reveals that the horrors the world will endure during the midst of the Tribulation are of man’s making. The Christian and Islamic notion that their religious god is actively engaged in world affairs and in their lives, micromanaging and judging everything and everyone, is torn asunder. While the religious perception is illogical, indeed impossible and irrational, this statement doesn’t suggest that Yahowah is disengaged, uncaring, or aloof. He will act when the fate of Yisra’el is at stake. He will explain why He will do so. He will make Himself known. He will see to it that His Instructions are raised so that everyone will be able to see them. But then, He will do what all loving fathers do: focus on His children.

Here on Earth, if you want to experience Yahowah’s love, if you want to feel His presence, if you want to know His will for your life, if you want to understand what He is offering, if you want to engage in a relationship with Him, if you want to be saved by Him and lead others to Him: “shamar towrah – closely examine His Guidance, carefully consider His Teaching, and thoughtfully observe His Instructions.” Act on the Covenant and accept His Invitations, meeting with Him on His schedule.

But if you pray to Him and ask for any of these things without first becoming Torah Observant, He will ignore you. God is not interested in the lives of those who disregard what He has said and done. And He has no interest in the religious or in minutia. “As for Yahowah, He will be silent and at peace, removed from the tribulation in a better place.”

God consistently does what He asks of us and what He says of Himself. He wants us to be observant, so He is observant. He wants us to view Him as a loving Father who cares for His children, building a beneficial home for them, so He is actively engaged, doing these very things. He wants us to live with Him so He has established the foundation for life. He is light and love, radiant and glowing, warm and passionate. And He is close to His children, enthusiastically enveloping and encompassing their souls, His nurturing nature as near as the dew is to the harvest.

But this gleaning isn’t for all. Most will be left behind. Some will blossom and become perfect in Yahowah’s eyes, able to approach His presence. However, those who remain unreceptive will endure a different fate. 

Indeed (ky), before the approaching presence (la paneh) of the harvest (qasyr), as (ka) the budding blossoms (perach) form and become completely perfect (taman), then (wa) the hardened and unfit (bocer) will be dealt with (gamal) for becoming (hayah) clusters of wild birds of prey, glistening eagles, falcons, and hawks (netsah). And (wa) the insignificant and worthless who squander and trivialize (ha zalzalym) will be stopped, taken down, and banished (karat) snuffed out with a sharp implement (ba ha mazmerah). So then (wa) with regard to (‘eth) the forsaken castaways (ha natyshowth), they will be rejected and removed (suwr), cut off and separated (tazaz). (18:5)

While there is far more to it than this, if I were to synthesize what differs between those who are saved and those who are not, it would be prioritization and receptiveness. Does a person actually want to know Yahowah to the point that they are willing to devote the time and focus required to “shamar towrah – closely examine and carefully consider His Towrah.” And are they willing to accept what God says, even when, especially when, His testimony is in conflict with their religious beliefs. Those who are hardheaded, clinging to popular myths, remain unfit.

As is the case with much of what Yahowah says, there are multiple messages woven into His testimony. The metaphor of hardened buds being consumed by birds of prey is simple and enlightening. They could have flowered and flourished, but unreceptive to Yahowah’s nurturing nature, they will have squandered their potential and die. But the “netsah – glistening eagles, falcons, and hawks” could also represent American warplanes doing what they were designed to accomplish. Man will kill man as he has done throughout the millennia.

Those who die will be unknown to God. Having rejected His gift, they will be considered worthless. Having squandered the benefits of the Covenant, including its inheritance, their lives will be irrelevant from God’s perspective. Having trivialized His Word, their souls will have no value. Having alienated themselves and the faithful from the Towrah and having become estranged from Yahowah, or worse, in opposition to Him, some will have their souls snuffed out while most will be banished, cast away into She’owl, eternally separated from God.

Then in one of the few glimpses we are given of what it will be like to be incarcerated forever, Yahowah reveals...

They shall actually be continually abandoned and forever forsaken (‘azab) all together, completely, and all at once (yahdaw), for (la) the birds of prey in high places (har ‘ayt) and (wa) for (la) the beasts (bahemah) of the realm (‘erets). And (wa) they will be abruptly awakened in the summer with vexing and exasperating action taken against them (qyts ‘al). All manner of (kol) birds of prey (‘ayt) and also (wa) every kind of beast (kol bahemah) of the realm (‘erets) will be among, upon, and against them during the autumn and winter continually ridiculing and taunting them for actually being irrational and consistently confused (‘al charaph). (18:6)

To be in She’owl is to be eternally forsaken. It is the place of the damned – a lightless prison for those who have led souls away from God, from His Torah and Covenant. But that is not to say that She’owl is abandoned. It will be filled with formerly powerful people who have been abruptly awakened from the slumber of death. Once treated as if they were important, with their every whim catered to, with their every word considered, they will find their eternal residence vexing and exasperating.

It is as it should be, as we would expect it to be. Those whose institutions were opposed to God, those in league with the Adversary, will be taunted by Satan. Those who irrationally ridiculed Yahowah’s Towrah Instructions will be ridiculed. The beasts of this realm are fallen mal’ak, more commonly known as demons. And here, the authors of confusion will constantly demean one another. Hell indeed.

Sadly, a disproportionate percentage of the formerly high and mighty, and now damned, will come from America. You see, Hell will be a very religious place. It will also be filled with politicians, bankers, and generals. I do not say this to disparage the United States, but instead to bring your attention to the fact, the nation will become so evil, so deadly and destructive, that Yahowah will have to reengage to save His children from this place. Listen...

At this time (ba ha ‘eth), She (ha hy’) shall direct and guide him, delivering him (yabal) as a gift which is agreeable, one borne out of reverence and respect (shy) to approach (la) Yahowah ( ) of the vast array of spiritual implements (tsaba’). People who have become family (‘am), who were arrogant but now are in an altered state and willing to follow, enabling them to be drawn out and carried away (mashak), and (wa) who were perverse, but have now been scrubbed clean (mowrat), will come out of a nation (wa min ‘am) feared (yare’) from here to there and beyond in this future time (min huw’ wa hala’ah), a population which is comprised of many different races from different places (gowy) with a strange foreign language, talking down to others while continually marching off to war based on their condescending rhetoric (qaw), always trying to impose its influence, establishing the rules, eagerly throwing inhabitants out of their land (qow), aggressively subduing others (wa mabuwcah), whose (‘asher) country (‘erets) is divided (baza’) by rivers (naharym), brought to (‘el) the place (maqowm) of the name (shem) of Yahowah ( ) of the vast array of spiritual implements (tsaba’): Mount (har) Tsyown – the Sign Posted to Identify the Way (Tsyown).” (18:7)

When things get so bad that God has to intervene to save His family, it may finally dawn on folks that God is not a Christian and that He has not and will not bless America. Over forty percent of the world’s Yisra’elites currently live in the United States. It will no longer be a safe haven for them. The remnant which has survived will be brought home so that they can join the descendants of Ya’aqob as they welcome Yahowah back to the Promised Land.

And you can join them. Walk away from your country, from religion too, and then follow the signs Yahowah has posted to identify the way.


The song that will be sung on this day...

“Let’s choose to walk (halak – let’s go about, traveling on our feet (qal imperative), electing to consistently sing for joy (ranan – choosing of our own volition to rejoice in song, expressing ourselves using lyrics set to a melody (piel imperfect cohortative), while approaching (la) Yahowah ( ). Of our own volition, triumphantly proclaim our feelings (ruwa’ – let’s loudly signal our exaltation, trumpeting the message (hiphil imperfect cohortative)) to approach (la – on behalf of and to come near) the Rock (tsuwr) of our Salvation (yasha’ – our deliverance). (95:1)

Let us encounter His presence (qadam paneh – let us choose to meet Him, engaging in His presence, confronting Him face to face (piel imperfect cohortative)) in thanksgiving (ba towdah – by expressing and extolling His character and deeds while expressing our appreciation) with songs (ba zamyr – by singing). Of our own volition, let’s loudly signal our exaltation, trumpeting the joyous message (ruwa’ – triumphantly proclaiming our feelings (hiphil imperfect cohortative)) to approach Him (la – on His behalf and to come near Him). (95:2)

For indeed (ky), Yahowah ( ) is a great (qadowl) God (‘el), a counselor and advisor (melek – the authorized, capable, and empowered), a God (‘al) greater (gadowl) than any and all (kol) gods (‘elohym). (95:3)

Relationally and beneficially (‘asher), in His hand (ba yad) are the unexplored mysteries (mechqar) of the earth (‘erets – material realm) and the most empowering of Mounts (wa towa’powth harym – and the peaks of the most important mountains, especially those associated with the power of the ram’s horn) to approach Him (la). (Psalm 95:4)

To beneficially approach Him (‘asher la) is the water (yam) and (wa) what He acts upon (huw’ ‘asah – how He engages), even (wa) the land (yabesheth) His hand (yad) has formed (yatsar). (95:5)

Come (bow’), let us choose to continually make an informed declaration (chawah – let us of our own volition consistently make an announcement using words to explain and inform (hishtafel imperfect cohortative)), electing to kneel down to drink (kara’ – choosing to lap water into our mouths (qal imperfect cohortative)), choosing to be genuinely and always blessed (barak – electing to invoke divine favor (qal imperfect cohortative)) while approaching the presence of (la paneh – to face and appear before) Yahowah ( ), our Maker (‘asah – the One who acts and actually engages on our behalf).” (Mizmowr / Song / Psalm 95:6)