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|Nahum—An End-Time Prophecy for Germany!
By Gerald Flurry
Germany is soon to inflict great destruction on this world. God will use that nation—called Assyria anciently—as His tool to punish the nations of Israel today—mainly America and Britain. Then, about three years later, God will use the Russians and Chinese to destroy Germany. Finally comes the battle called Armageddon, when Jesus Christ returns to rule this Earth. The dreadful Day of the Lord is dangerously close! But we must also look beyond that time to the glorious rule of God!
Nahum—An End-Time Prophecy for Germany
By Gerald Flurry
Copyright © 1996, 2000, 2005 Philadelphia Church of God
The word Nahum literally means “full of comfort.” There is a great comfort coming to this world when God destroys the German war machine forever. This nation has caused more wars than any other nation in the history of man! So says your Bible and secular history!
Then God shall build a great, hard-working German nation that will serve all of humanity.
We know very little about Nahum, as is the case with many of God’s prophets. Nahum lived in Elkosh, but nobody knows where that city was even located. This is God’s way of trying to get men to focus on His message, not the messenger.
The Prophet Jonah warned the Assyrian city of Nineveh to repent. It is the only biblical example of a city or nation ever repenting. About 150 years later, the Assyrians returned to their evil ways. It was then that Nahum wrote his message in a book—it was not spoken by this prophet. “The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite” (Nahum 1:1). This message was written in a book, and that’s because it is primarily for the end time. We’ll see that as we continue with the book of Nahum.
This prophecy is called a burden, which comes from the Hebrew word massa, meaning “grave and weighty.” This is a painfully solemn introduction. The Germans could save themselves so much suffering if only they would heed God’s message.
This is one of the strongest biblical warnings to any nation. But there is an even stronger warning to God’s own people to deliver this “burden,” or message, to Germany! God reveals through the book of Nahum that we have a very specific commission to Germany. God’s loyal remnant must be a modern-day Jonah! Or we shall be guilty of the blood of the Germans! (Ezekiel 3 and 33). The responsibility of delivering God’s message is a heavy one.
When you understand the Prophet Nahum and many other prophecies about Germany, you can better understand why we must warn Germany. (Write for our free booklet The History and Prophecy of Germany.)
Nahum’s message is “the book of the vision.” The word vision means revelation. His message is a godly revelation about the doom of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. Even as Germany rapidly rises in power, we prophesy of its horrifying doom! After God’s Church goes to a place of safety, the two witnesses shall continue preaching this message.
Nahum was a very poetic writer. He wants us to see that God is full of fury and wrath. He is about to take vengeance. That should strike fear in Germany and the entire world. But they have been deceived by a pagan Christmas message that just focuses on the baby Jesus in a manger.
When was the last time you heard of Christ as an avenging destroyer? This world does not know the true God—and that includes the world’s religions!
Anciently, Judah was attacked by Sennacharib and the Assyrians. King Hezekiah made an appeal to God, who responded by sending a righteous angel. That same night, 185,000 Assyrian soldiers were killed! (2 Kings 18-19).
That is a tiny disaster compared to what is soon coming upon Germany. But it illustrates how God will protect a nation if it truly calls upon Him.
How does God express His wrath? “The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet” (Nahum 1:3). God inflicts the wicked with hurricanes and tornadoes. He sends storms, which bring flooding and destruction. “He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth” (verse 4). Bashan was one of the most fertile areas with rich pastures, located east of Jordan. Carmel had gardens, vineyards and lush wooded areas. Lebanon was filled with giant cedar and cypress forests. God dried up the rivers and sent a drought that withered all these regions! God will devastate Germany the same way.
God wants this world to learn that He controls nature. Many natural disasters are anything but natural. Soon, arrogant men will learn this lesson very deeply. “The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein” (verse 5). Mountains quake, hills melt and the earth is burned by God. God will shake the pillars of the earth in Germany. Then He will send an army that acts like a ravenous, raging bear.
This whole world will soon learn about the terrifying wrath of God! “Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him” (verse 6). Nobody can stand before such fierce anger and indignation! The Hebrew expression for before is “in the face of.” Even the rocks crumble before God’s fury and fire!
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him” (verse 7). “The day of trouble” refers to this end time. God promises to be “a strong hold” and protect any German person who heeds His warning. God doesn’t want anyone to suffer through this fiery furnace. But the dreadful Day of the Lord is almost here and only the faithful saints will be protected. It is a conditional promise. We must trust God in an atmosphere where most of God’s own people are lukewarm! God inserted verse 7 for His people who are warning Israel and Germany. The people who are doing the work of an end-time Jonah.
The military machine of Germany is about to end forever! “But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies” (verse . God will also make an “utter end of the place.” The German military power is to be guided by a great religious power, which will be put into a dark grave forever. “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth” (Revelation 17:15-1. This great false church operates from a city on Earth which rules over “the kings of the earth.” She will guide a 10-nation European power, headed by Germany. Then God will destroy this city that has caused so much religious deceit and destruction—forever!
God is about to destroy the whole Babylonian system forever. It will never rise again. This system is so evil that it imagines, or plots and plans, against God Himself! (see Revelation 13 and 17). The system is led by Satan, whom they worship (Revelation 13:1-4).
Around 50 million people were killed in World War ii. Deaths in World War iii will eclipse that number by billions! Bible prophecies reveal that most of mankind will be dead when Christ gets here! (Matthew 24:21-22).
When Germany is militarily strong, dealing with that nation is like dealing with a cluster of thorns. “For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry” (Nahum 1:10). Their foreign policy is sharp and piercing. They are very difficult to reason with. Often they rip and tear by cunning, crafty and devious affairs with other nations.
While they are rejoicing in their victories, God is going to afflict them like fully dry stubble that is burning. They will be destroyed in a flash!
Soon, Germany will be ruled by a man more cunning and deceitful than Adolf Dolfi. “There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the Lord, a wicked counseller” (verse 11). This wicked counselor literally means “a counselor of Belial.” Paul contrasts Belial with Christ (2 Corinthians 6:15). This being personifies all evil and is obviously motivated by Satan.
America, Britain and the Jewish nation of Israel almost grovel before Germany today. Britain tried that approach before World War ii with Dolfi. That approach will bring about our destruction! Instead of listening to God, they will try to deal with this vile leader who devises evil against God! Satan will inspire this man to send a flood—probably an army—after God’s own people as they are taken to a place of safety (Revelation 12:14-16).
We must not forget that Satan is worshiped by Germany and the “Holy” Roman Empire (Revelation 13 and 17). This German leader will be working directly for Satan!
In the midst of all this bad news, this grave and weighty prophecy, God wants us to focus on something very positive. This is a book of vision. It does discuss the terrible deeds Germany will inflict upon the nations, but it also discusses the beautiful end to all that destruction.
“Thus saith the Lord; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more” (Nahum 1:12). God is going to afflict the Germans so violently that they will never rise again to destroy other nations. “He shall pass through” should read “he shall pass away.” The evil leader of that beast power will be killed.
Israel, which includes America, Britain and Judah (called Israel today), will be captives of Germany when that happens. “For now will I break his yoke from off thee [Israel], and will burst thy bonds in sunder” (verse 13). God will free Israel again. “And the Lord hath given a commandment concerning thee [Germany], that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile” (verse 14). The great religious whore of Revelation 17, the seventh and final resurrection of the destructive Holy Roman Empire, is so “religious” in its worship of Satan. God will destroy it forever. The name Holy Roman Empire or German Reich will be sown no more forever! (The name German actually means “war man.”) The house, or temple, of their gods will go into an endless grave because they are so abhorrently evil. What fantastic news for all the Earth!
It is this good news that God ultimately wants us to focus on. God prophesies of a certain man bringing these good tidings in this end time. “Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off” (verse 15). The world will never see this evil empire march through Judah again, forever. All the bad news is canceled out by this wonderful announcement.
God says, “Behold”! This word is used for emphasis—to direct special attention to one man with a message of gloriously good news!
Who is the “him” bringing the message of Nahum to the world? You must look to one man—and only one man—who has this majestic message today. He and God’s loyal remnant will be proclaiming prophecy of such great news that it overshadows all the bad news!
God says you can see the feet of him that publishes peace. We must not spiritualize this away. It is clearly prophesied that a man would be delivering the terrifying news about World War iii—and the wonderful peace beyond!
God always works through one man. You must find the man if you are to support God’s work. He has feet and he uses them (figuratively) to deliver God’s message. His life must be dedicated to doing God’s work. Or God wouldn’t give him new revelation.
The wicked of this world are about to come crashing to their doom. In spite of the unparalleled suffering about to be inflicted on Israel and then Germany, world peace is coming very soon.
Only the Philadelphia Church of God is receiving new prophetic revelation from God today. Only we teach the whole truth about Nahum—and all the minor prophets—and the major prophets.
The Philadelphia Church of God (pcg) has been given the Nahum commission directly from God! We must not fail! Nobody else fully understands this message.
The message of Nahum and other prophets must be delivered now! Nahum only wrote this message in a book. Today is when this message must be delivered and the feet seen. Do you see the feet of him who publishes this message of peace? The pcg rises at the same time as the old Babylonian system (Habakkuk 1:5-6).
God’s Tool to Destroy Germany
In Nahum 2:1, he who “dasheth in pieces” will destroy Germany. This is referring to the Russians and the Chinese (Daniel 11:44; also write for our free booklet Russia and China in Prophecy). Assyria, or Germany, will be God’s tool to destroy Israel (Isaiah 10:5-6). Then God will raise up armies east of Germany to dash it to pieces. When God says “[dash] in pieces,” He means a massive crushing of the German people! The Germans got a taste of that kind of punishment in World War ii when the Russians conquered East Germany. Many German women asked to be killed after being brutalized and raped by Russian soldiers. But that onslaught was mild compared to what it will be like in World War iii.
We must warn the Germans and Israel. “For the Lord hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches” (Nahum 2:2). Soon America, Britain and Judah will be emptied. That means those who are left alive will be conquered and shipped to other nations as slaves. Germany has a history of using this cruel torture.
God addresses both Jacob and Israel. Israel was named Jacob before his name was changed when he was converted. So God is discussing both converted and unconverted Israel. Unconverted Israel is comprised of nations. Here, converted Israel is God’s own Church that became Laodicean. God is more concerned about His lukewarm saints, since they are in danger of losing their salvation.
“[T]he Lord hath turned away the excellency” of both groups. God is about to punish Israel through Germany. We must proclaim these prophecies now while there is time—soon it will be too late!
“The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken” (verse 3). Chariots with flaming torches literally reads, “with fire” or “with the fire of steels.” This is modern warfare—tanks, planes, rockets and nuclear warheads! Commentaries often puzzle over these expressions. That is because they reject these prophecies as being for this end time.
“The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings” (verse 4). When have men ever had chariots that “run like the lightnings”? Never in the past. But we have them today. Rockets and jet airplanes do indeed run like a flash of lightning. The message of Nahum must be delivered now!
“The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved. And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering [beating] upon their breasts” (verses 6-7). Anciently, Nineveh was on the Tigris River and surrounded by water. The word palace is “a large public building, such as a palace or temple” (Strong’s Concordance). It could very well be a church building.
The noun Huzzab in Hebrew means “like a queen.” All indications are that this is the “great whore,” or great false church, of Revelation 17. Huzzab is also referred to here as she. The Bible uses woman as a type of a church. The maids are undoubtedly the harlot daughters, or children, who come out of the great false church (Isaiah 47:1-9).
There are two beasts in Revelation 13. The first is the political beast led by Germany. The second is the religious beast that guides the 10 nations. Religion plays a large role in this evil empire. Germany does not have a system of royalty. But the great false church does have a throne (Isaiah 47:1). I know of only one so-called Christian church that has a throne.
Huzzab shall be led. The Hebrew word for led means discovered or uncovered. This Mystery Babylon the Great is about to be exposed so the whole world can see how corrupt and repugnant this beast religion is. One translation reads, “she shall be laid bare.” Germany was laid bare in World War ii. But this great Babylonian system never has been exposed to the whole world. Soon it will be.
The Germans are going to make millions flee in terror. Then God will give them a big taste of their own evil. “But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back” (Nahum 2:. The German people cry for help, but all of the warriors flee. Nobody is left to fight. The soldiers are so panicked they won’t even look back. “Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture” (verse 9). Their endless wealth is lost to the enemy. Those who preyed upon the world are now the prey.
Assyria, or Germany, has a tradition of preying on other nations. The ancient Assyrian leader Tiglath-Pileser i had this to say after a military campaign: “Herds of fine chargers, swift mules and the cattle of their pastures, I brought home in countless numbers …. I imposed on them as a tribute 1,200 horses and 2,000 head of cattle.”
Shalmaneser ii said of the king of Patina: “Three talents of gold, 100 talents of silver, 300 talents of copper, 300 talents of iron, 1,000 vessels of copper, 1,000 pieces of variegated cloth, linen, his daughter with her large dowry, 20 talents of purple cloth, 500 oxen, 5,000 sheep, I received from him. One talent of silver, two talents of purple cloth … hundred beams of cedar as tribute, I laid on him. Yearly in my city Asshur I received it.” Ashurbanipal, in particular, gives long lists of the almost countless spoil of Thebes and Susa, with which he filled Nineveh.
“She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness” (verse 10). Now the German heart melts and their knees smite together. They experience the same terror they caused others! Men are so terrorized they can hardly stand on their feet. Their nation is left “empty, and void, and waste.”
“Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion’s whelp, and none made them afraid?” (verse 11). Marlon Brando played in a movie titled The Young Lions, about the Liebling warriors of World War ii. Germany has many lion symbols. Its young lions have risen again. But they are about to have that spirit totally crushed by the Russians and the Chinese. All of that military fierceness is about to disappear forever! (verse 12).
They have an enemy they can’t see. That is their biggest problem by far. “Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard” (verse 13). God says, “I am against [you]”! God is going to speak the only language the German military understands—superior force. The German military has had continual prey. Throughout history, it has been endless—that is, until God smashes it forever.
The voices of the German victory messengers throughout history have brought news about victories—always another victory, another prey. God will silence these messengers forever! God promises us that they will never be heard again.
What a glorious future we have. But there is deep pain which man has to experience before he submits to the majestic God.
The German Double-Cross
“Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not” (Nahum 3:1). The Companion Bible translates “bloody city” as “city of great bloodshed.” The International Critical Commentary translates the expression as “bloody throughout.” A “bloody city”—a bloody nation—has risen again. Its biggest bloodfest is yet ahead. But then God will make it a bloody nation in reverse. This time it will be on the receiving end!
Historians know the Assyrians have a bloody history. And modern historians know Germany has had an unparalleled history of causing bloody wars. What most historians don’t know is that the Assyrians and the Germans are the same people. However, this fact is easy to understand—if you know secular history, Bible history and Bible prophecy. But even secular history alone should give you that understanding!
“[T]he prey departeth not”—there is a continual history of preying on other nations! The nations of Israel need to be warned about Germany’s military strategy. Germany is “full of lies and robbery”—or, it could read, “deceit and murder.” They are full of deceit! They don’t just have a little deceit—they are full of it!
Here is why that is so dangerous. In many end-time prophecies, God discusses Israel’s Assyrian “lovers,” and how Israel will be the victim of a treacherous double-cross. Ezekiel 23 discusses this double-cross calamity.
In verse 4 of Ezekiel 23, Israel is represented by Aholah, and Judah (separated from Israel at that time) is called Aholibah. Israel and Judah (modern-day Israel) become lovers to the Assyrians (verses 4-7). God then delivers Israel (mainly the U.S. and Britain) and Judah into the hands of the Germans. (The word Jew is a shortened version of Judah.) “Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted. … She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men” (verses 9, 12).
Israel will foolishly put its trust in the Germans, instead of in God! “And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them” (verses 16-17). The Babylonians comprise the end-time Holy Roman Empire, which is to be the 10 nations or national groups in the European Union. That powerful trading bloc is already on the world scene. A crisis—like a failure in the Western world’s financial system—will probably precipitate the final unity of those 10 nations, or rulers, very quickly.
“The Lord said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations” (verse 36). God says we must declare Israel’s abominations to them. We must prophesy about Israel’s abominable sins and the violent double-cross by the Germans! God says we must declare it! No other church can or will do so!
The Laodicean Church and Israel will fight against this message. Still, God says declare it!
“Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths” (verse 3. Just before Germany attacks, God’s Laodicean Church defiles His sanctuary and profanes His sabbaths, or holy days. This evil is occurring in God’s Laodicean Church right now! God commands that we declare the Laodicean abominations as well. (For more information on the end-time Laodicean Church, write for our free booklet Daniel: Unsealed At Last!)
The wonderful news is, if the Laodiceans—or anyone else—heed our warning, they can escape the German nuclear attack! What a wonderful physical blessing that would be.
“Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness. And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord God” (verses 48-49). Israel is about to get to know the majestic God! They certainly don’t know God now. We can clearly see that these prophecies are to be fulfilled just before Christ returns.
Presently, Britain is a part of the European Union. But it has been publicly shocked by Germany’s actions within the EU. Britain will almost certainly be kicked out of the EU so Germany can have even greater control. Here is a quote from Reuters news service from several years ago: “A top ally of British Prime Minister John Major resigned on Wednesday after … saying Germany’s contribution to Europe was to have caused two world wars. ‘I bitterly regret any embarrassment I may have caused the government,’ Patrick Nicholls said in a statement announcing he was stepping down as a vice chairman of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party.
“In Wednesday’s Western Morning News, read in southwest England, Nicholls said he wished Britain was not in the EU. ‘I have no great liking for a continent dominated by two countries, the unique contribution of one of which has been to plunge Europe into two world wars in living memory ….’
“Mr. Nicholls added: ‘I wish I was not in the European Community. It is far from the merely economic community we were led to expect, and if I thought it was feasible to leave it, I would be off tomorrow’” (November 23, 1994; emphasis mine).
America and Britain helped greatly in rebuilding Germany. But they ignored the message of Herbert W. Armstrong. Even as Germany was being destroyed, he prophesied that it would rise again and inflict far more destruction than World Wars i and ii combined! For the most part, that message went unheeded. Now Britain and America are about to pay a bloodcurdling price for their rebellion against God!
“Multitude of the Whoredoms”
The “bloody city” is about to be massacred as it has massacred others. “The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots. The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses” (Nahum 3:2-3). Germany and the Holy Roman Empire are about to be filled with dead bodies. Conquering armies will be tripping and stumbling over their corpses. It could even happen in this decade!
This mayhem and slaughter could be prevented if they listened to the pcg’s warning message. If Germany were to repent, as its ancient city Nineveh did, God would prevent this massive catastrophe.
“Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts” (verse 4). Who is this “well-favoured harlot,” or whore? This woman is an evil church who sells nations—whole nations! How many churches on this Earth could fill that role?
This vile lady is involved in witchcrafts. The word witchcrafts and its root word means “to worship” or “relating to worship.” In the Hebrew, it “is restricted worship of idols,” or in biblical language, Satan and his demons (see Gesenius’ Lexicon). This wicked lady is involved in obscene devil worship! However, people by the millions believe she is worshiping God!
She is not making one or two mistakes. This evil and despicable lady is involved in a “multitude of … whoredoms”! Some commentaries on this verse even refer you to Isaiah 47 and Revelation 18. Let’s briefly look at those verses.
“Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate” (Isaiah 47:1). This great church could not “[sell] nations” unless she sat on some kind of a throne!
“And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children” (verses 7-. She is bringing her Protestant, or protesting, daughters back into the fold. How is this done?
“But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments” (verse 9). The word sorceries is the same as the word witchcrafts mentioned earlier. But “in a moment,” she will be destroyed and lose her harlot daughters.
This lady has a long history. “Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail” (verse 12). Again we see the word sorceries. She is very religious, but Satan is her god! She has been doing it from her youth! The Holy Roman Empire started about 1,500 years ago. The seventh and last resurrection is now forming on the world scene! Never was it more important to understand history and, more importantly, Bible prophecy.
She is the “mistress of witchcrafts.” That means she “lures her victims as though under a spell” (Soncino Commentary). Her demoniacal powers are seductive and deadly! Many commentary authors can see this.
The nations of Israel certainly ought to understand this nasty old lady. But America, Britain and Judah are going to become her “lovers.” We have a foreign policy that loves the Holy Roman Empire. It is going to be our biggest foreign policy debacle ever!
This great false church is likened to Jezebel (Revelation 2:20). If you fall in love with a whore, expect to be dealt with accordingly! You can call her a lady with high morals, but she is still a whore. Don’t expect her to deal faithfully. In fact, you should expect just the opposite!
If you are involved in a “multitude of … whoredoms,” you must be a great whore! She is and has been for 1,500 years. “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. … And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:1‑2, 5). This is the lady that is going to become Israel’s lover. She worships the dragon, or Satan the devil (Revelation 13:4). And Israel is going to pay the ultimate price for being so treacherous to God.
Shortly after that, the great whore must be destroyed. “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies” (Revelation 18:2-3). She is in the business of selling nations. Israel is about to be sold into slavery!
Germany Must be Warned
God is about to do to the Germans what they have been doing historically to their enemy. “Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame” (Nahum 3:5). The British Museum contains the bronze gates of Balawat, erected after the battle of Karkar. They picture naked Assyrian warriors forcing female captives to lift their dresses high above their knees. Now God will lift the skirts of the Assyrians over their faces. That is God’s justice. You receive the same mercy you render. The nations are going to see the nakedness of the Germans and the Holy Roman Empire. God is going to expose the great whore for what she really is.
Here again God says “I am against thee” (also see Nahum 2:13). That is their fearful downfall. Who is going to tell the Germans today that God will be against them after they destroy Israel? God always warns through men. Only the pcg is doing that job today. It is the commission God has given us.
Who is warning about Germany today with any impact? Only the pcg! The book of Nahum must be delivered. This is the message we must deliver to Germany.
The modern-day Assyrians are about to become a gazingstock to the world. “And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock. And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?” (Nahum 3:6-7). The whole world will see and rejoice over their fall. “Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?” (verse . No-Amon was a powerful Egyptian city, famous around the world. It boasted that it was invulnerable—couldn’t be destroyed. But Assyria destroyed it. Germany shall soon make the same boasts. Then God shall punish it until not a vestige of the German military machine is left!
“Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains” (verse 10). The Germans dashed young children to pieces—now the same calamity will happen to their children. Again and again, God illustrates that He judges us as we judge others. This is how God teaches them how cruel they were! The only way Germany can avoid this fate is to listen to God’s message.
All of their military strongholds will fall like over-ripe figs. “All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater” (verse 12). Their lion-like warriors will become physically weak like women (verse 13). Fire—much of it nuclear—will devour them (verses 14-15).
“Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are” (verse 17). After World War ii, the Nazis disappeared like locusts in the winter. The great false church made it possible for most of the Liebling war criminals to escape! Read The Unholy Trinity by Mark Aarons and John Loftus. The truth can be very shocking! The Nazis are just waiting for the right climate, then they will return in a livid rage.
“Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them. There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?” (verses 18-19). Germany’s wickedness has passed continually upon all nations. Its history has been filled with military atrocities as no other nation on this Earth! All nations have been victims.
The last line in the book of Nahum is a peculiar ending: “… upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?” Historians and Bible scholars should know who the Assyrians are today! They are just willingly ignorant. God ends this book by emphasizing their ignorance! History is full of evidence.
Most historians will admit the book of Nahum has never been fulfilled in history. Even a child ought to see that this book is prophecy for the near future. But these learned men want to push God out of the picture by denying truth that is acutely obvious! They wallow in their foolish self-deception. It’s time to change that attitude. We are on the brink of a nuclear disaster in this world. Germany is going to trigger a nuclear war that would destroy all life from this planet if Christ did not intervene. No scholarly denial will change that future! God’s true Church must deliver the warning of this coming holocaust. It is the world’s only hope to avoid nuclear catastrophe.
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