Before you begin your Bible study, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be
sure you have named your sins privately to God the Father.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [Known, Unknown and Forgotten sins]
You will then be in fellowship with God, Filled with God the Holy Spirit and
ready to learn Truth from the Word of God.
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth.
The book of Jeremiah is one of the timeliest books in the Bible as far as
our national entity is concerned. Conditions existing in Jeremiah’s day parallel
the conditions which exist in our own country today! Spiritual desertion,
national degeneration, a departure from Divine laws and institutions and the
resultant self-destruction characterize both periods of time; then and NOW!
The book of Jeremiah brings out almost every Principle which leads to
national degeneracy and national destruction.
The failure of the Jews, from the standpoint of their Spiritual, economic,
military and social life, will make up the background for our study. We shall
see the Principles of freedom by which a national entity functions to the glory
of God; also we shall see Concepts of personal freedom, Divine institutions,
the importance of maintaining freedom through the military, and the Principles
of scar tissue and the emotional revolt of the soul.
We begin at, (Jer 12:10) where we see that basically no nation can
survive without a remnant of those who have a Spiritual life.
Many shepherds [Pastors] have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled
down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness. It
has been made a desolation, Desolate, it mourns before Me; The whole land
has been made desolate, Because no man lays it to heart. [No Truth inside
the soul] On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For
a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the
other; [National and personal Divine discipline] There is no peace for anyone.
They have sown wheat [Truth] and have reaped thorns, (Matt 13:22) They
have strained themselves to no profit. [Religious ritual] But be ashamed of
your harvest [Divine discipline] Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
The phrase, “Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard,” describes one
group of major contributors to the destruction of any nation. This was even
understood by Joseph Stalin when, in 1931, he declared that the United
States could be conquered without firing a shot. In the development of his
concept, (A six-point plan) the first paragraph dealt with the neutralization of
Truth in any form and the removal of those who declare Truth. One of the
greatest thrusts in the Communist conspiracy (Satan’s) is to influence the
clergy. It has always been true that when those who are responsible for the
declaration of Spiritual Truth are neutralized, Spiritual desertion moves into a
The National Council of Prophets and Priests. “Many shepherds ” refers
to the “clergy” in the Southern Kingdom; Judah, which was composed of two
organizations, the prophets and the Levitical priesthood. The prophets
generally declared the unwritten Word and became writers of Scripture,
whereas the priests were responsible for the exegesis (Teaching) of the
written Word. (Neh 8:8-9) However, in this particular case, we find the
“national council of prophets and priests” in the opposite position of
destroying the vineyard! (Jer 6:13-14) They were false teachers and religious
types, who were not only opposed to Jeremiah, but to anything which would
bring about national prosperity and blessing.
It was this “national council of prophets and priests” who were the plotters
and the leaders of a national conspiracy, which had reached its peak under
King Zedekiah. As political leaders of the “Egyptian Party,” they were
planning to advocate an alliance with Egypt. In so doing, they were
diametrically opposed to Truth, for the Scripture says, “Woe to them who go
down to Egypt for help.” (Isa 31:1) They were depending upon man; yet the
Bible declares, “Cursed is the man that trusts in man.” (Jer 17:5)
Jeremiah, leader of the “Chaldean Party,” reminded King Zedekiah that he
had sworn an oath of allegiance to Chaldea and urged him to keep that oath.
Zedekiah, a very weak man as well as an opportunist, instead broke with
Chaldea and started a revolt which led to the ultimate destruction of the
nation. This revolt brought about the Chaldean invasion and an eighteen-
The Destruction of the Vineyard. “Have ruined” (Jer 12:10) is intensified in
the Hebrew and indicates that the clergy had already completed their work of
destruction. By now it was merely a matter of how the mechanics would be
carried out. The Hebrew word here means “to overthrow or to corrupt.” It
doesn’t mean that the prophets and priests had actually done the destroying,
but that they had corrupted the nation to such an extent that destruction was
inevitable. The destruction would occur when the Chaldeans entered
“Many shepherds have ruined my vineyard.” The references to the “vine”
or the “vineyard” in the Old Testament apply either to nationalism as a
Principle or to the national entity of the Jews specifically.
(Isa 5:1-30) and (Jer 2:21) tell us that the vineyard in this case is the
Southern Kingdom of Judah. The product of the vineyard is the grape, which,
although it is used in many ways, always depicts righteousness and joy:
Spiritual maturity. (John 15:5) As a result, the Jews, like all national entities
under God’s plan, were designed to have great happiness and blessing — a
condition which can exist only where Divine laws are followed!
“They have trampled down My field” means that the “national council of
prophets and priests” had contributed immeasurably to the destruction of the
people. “My field” is a phrase which means “that which belongs to the Lord,”
and indicates that Judah is the Lord’s designed nation. He wants them to be
blessed, but they have refused the means by which they could be blessed.
Now, how did the clergy destroy that which belonged to the Lord?
Jeremiah 23, a passage which deals entirely with these pastors, describes
exactly how the overthrow was accomplished. The Hebrew word for
“shepherds” in (Jer 12:10) is the same word which begins: (Jer 23:1) “Woe
be unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture says
the Lord.” “The sheep of My pasture” refers again to the Southern Kingdom
of Judah; and those who destroyed it, as we have seen, are the false Bible
teachers of that day!
Therefore, thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the shepherds
who are tending My people: [You see, they are feeding incomplete and or
false Truth] You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have
not attended to them: [i.e., have not GIVEN them Spiritual Thinking] behold,
I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds, declares the LORD.
When, in the name of the Lord, false doctrine is proclaimed on a national
scale, the result is inevitably national disintegration! Now in verse 9, Jeremiah
is speaking. Jeremiah has a heart or right lobe full of Spiritual Thinking: God’s
Thinking! (1Co 2:16)
As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, All my bones tremble;
I have become like a drunken man, Even like a man overcome with wine,
Because of the LORD And because of His Holy Words. (Jer 23:9)
The activities of the prophets (Pastors) grieved Jeremiah when he viewed
them in the light of God’s plan! “His Holy Words” refers to Jeremiah’s
capacity for appreciation of God and His Words! (Thoughts; Prov 4:20-21)
And the overwhelming joy of friendship and fellowship with God as a
Spiritually mature believer! (Jer 15:16)
For the land is full of adulterers; [Pornography; physical and Spiritual
degeneracy and unfaithfulness] For the land mourns because of the curse.
[Divine discipline] The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. [Economic
depression and Spiritual food on the decline] Their course also is evil [Their
thinking is also Satan’s] And their might is not right. [Living by the power of
the old sin nature] For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house
I have found their wickedness, [Religion] declares the LORD. (Jer 23:10-11)
This is true also of the United States of America today! Over a period of
years, the military has gone down, and with it our very hope for national
survival and individual human freedom. Where does this degrading and de-
emphasis of the military originate? (Satan) Who is opposed to the military
today? The National Council of Churches! Who is opposed to the draft today?
The National Council of Churches! What organization has provided money
for men to dodge the draft and go to Canada? The National Council of
Churches! Who is for Red China? The National Council of Churches! Who is
for socialism? The National Council of Churches! Illustration
So we are not surprised to see a parallel between the days of Jeremiah and
For both prophet and priest are polluted; Even in My house I have found
their wickedness, [Religion] declares the LORD. Therefore their way will be
like slippery paths to them, They will be driven away into the gloom and fall
down in it; For I will bring calamity upon them, The year of their punishment,
declares the LORD. (Jer 23:11-12)
The year of their visitation was 586 B.C. when the Chaldeans conquered
and destroyed Jerusalem and enslaved the people who survived.
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria [The Northern Kingdom]
I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel
astray. (Jer 23:13)
In other words, since this very same pattern had occurred before in the
Northern Kingdom, Judah should have learned something from history. The
Northern Kingdom had harbored false prophets, and it went down, destroyed
under the fifth cycle of discipline in 721 B.C. Now the same thing would
happen in the Southern Kingdom.
Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The
committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; [Carnality and religion] And
they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from
his wickedness. [Satanic and human thinking] (Isa 55:7-8) All of them have
become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah. [Legitimized
homosexuality] (Jer 23:14)
This amplifies the previous verse in which the prophets prophesied by
Baal, (Demonism) and refers to the phallic cult, (Pornography of Every kind)
which is a double entendre including both idolatry and adultery. They were
involved in the worship of Baal at the Baal sanctuaries. (At Church!)
Sodom and Gomorrah were famous for their national degeneracy,
manifested by the rise and the tolerance of homosexual activity.
Homosexuality is not a disease; it is a sin! (Lev 18:22-25) It is a vicious evil! It
is a sign of degeneracy! Today we face a similar situation; No nation has ever
survived the tolerance of homosexuality!
Exchanging the Truth
The same Principle is found in Romans 1. First of all, there is a rejection
of the Truth!
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
[Unbelievers] and unrighteousness of men [Believers out of fellowship: carnal]
who suppress the Truth in unrighteousness, [Living by the sin nature and false
thinking] because that which is known about God is evident within them; for
God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible
attributes, His eternal power and Divine nature, have been clearly seen, being
understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give
thanks, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish heart was
darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, (Rom 1:18-22)
Both the unbeliever and the believer are without excuse!
And exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form
of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling
creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to
impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
Unbelievers and believers exchanged; the Eternal and perfect, for the
temporary and corrupted; to live by the flesh!
Lust generates from the old sin nature with its mental attitude sins, area
of weakness, lust pattern and human moral and immoral degeneracy. The
lust pattern takes over the emotions; and the emotions revolt against the
dominant lobe, which contains the frame of reference, memory center, norms
and standards and viewpoint. The result is that we actually have emotional
revolt in the soul stated at this particular point: “... to dishonor their own
bodies between themselves.” The dishonoring of the bodies and the national
degeneration did not occur until their conscience, and the Word of Truth had
Thus says the LORD of hosts, Do not listen to the words of the prophets
who are prophesying to you. They are leading you into futility; They speak a
vision of their own imagination, Not from the mouth of the LORD. They keep
saying to those who despise Me, [By living by the old sin nature; believer and
unbeliever] The LORD has said, You will have peace; [Blessing] And as for
everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, They say,
Calamity will not come upon you. (Jer 23:16-17)
For they exchanged the Truth of God [God’s Thoughts] for a lie, [Satanic
and their own thoughts] and worshiped and served the creature [Served
themselves, their lusts and creation] rather than the Creator, who is blessed
forever. Amen. (Rom 1:25)
What are the mechanics of this? Negative volition toward Truth puts scar
tissue on the “breathing apertures” of the soul; that opens up a vacuum and
false (Satanic) Truth comes in. “Who exchanged the Truth of God for a lie,
and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator. . .” This is
exactly what the “national council of prophets and priests” did in Jeremiah’s
day, and this is exactly what the National Council of Churches, the people;
believers and unbelievers are doing in this country; and in the whole world
right now! Now what happens?
For this cause God gave them up [This is the beginning of the fifth cycle of
discipline] to degrading passions; for even their women did change the natural
use into that which is against nature: [Lesbianism] And likewise also the men
leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;
men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the
due penalty of their error. (Rom 1:26-27)
In other words, homosexuality and lesbianism are definitely related to
national degeneration. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah followed the
same pattern! (2Pe 2:6-14) Therefore, the Lord warned Judah through
These people are destructive of a national entity. God has set up a
Principle: nations will have to fight for freedom (Spiritually and militarily)
(Matt 10:34-39) until the Millennium. (Isa 2:4) Only then will the swords be
turned into plowshares, and the spears into pruning hooks, and men will learn
war no more. So, until the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, peace must be
fought for in our soul, country, home, family; and on the battlefield!
Nations go into slavery when their military fails, and nations maintain their
peace when their military succeeds. Strong military establishment is the basis
for peace! A nation whose law-abiding citizens are disarmed and whose
military establishment is neutralized is a nation on the way into slavery. How
did the Jews get into Egyptian slavery in the first place? They lived in Egypt
without a military establishment of their own; and when that Pharaoh, who did
not know Joseph, came to power, there was nothing to hinder their
enslavement. The Egyptian army walked unopposed into the strip of Egypt
where the Jews lived, and immediately put the whole nation in slavery!
It will always be true that no nation can survive the destruction of its
military establishment. A perfect illustration of this is the conquest of Norway
by the Germans in World War II. The Germans needed only a few battalions
to conquer the entire Norwegian army a very excellent army made up of good
personnel; but Quisling and other high ranking traitors commanded their men
to stack arms and surrender. With the military gone, it took only about 48
hours to conquer Norway; then the Norwegians went into slavery to the Nazis
immediately. The liberals and the liberal clergy are always the enemy of the
military establishment! Illustration
But who has stood in the Council of the LORD, That he should see and
hear His Word? Who has given heed to His Word and listened? (Jer 23:18)
But if they had stood in My Council, Then they would have announced My
Words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way
[Thoughts]And from the evil of their deeds. (Jer 23:22)
In other words, this is saying: What do these people know about the
Scripture? Anyone who understands the Word of God knows that these men
Behold, the storm of the LORD has gone forth in wrath, Even a whirling
tempest; It will swirl down on the head of the wicked. [God employs “natural”
disasters to discipline: storms, famine, flood, drought, earthquakes, disease,
animals, prices of things, allowing homosexual marriage, etc.] The anger of
the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and carried out the
purposes of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand it! I did not
send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they
prophesied. But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have
announced My Words to My people, And would have turned them back from
their evil way [Thoughts] And from the evil of their deeds. (Jer 23:19-22)
Am I a God who is near, declares the LORD, And not a God far off? Can
a man hide himself in hiding places [Our minds] So I do not see him? declares
the LORD. Do I not fill the heavens and the earth? declares the LORD.
God Knows what we think now, and always has Known, and will always
Know; now, and forever; He wants us to use His Thinking! Not hide in our own!
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy [Preach] lies in My
Name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. [I have had this great vision
from the Lord] How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that
prophesy lies? They are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; [Demonism
and the old sin nature] which think to cause My people [Believers] to forget
My Name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their
fathers have forgotten My name for Baal. [Satan] (Jer 23:26-27)
Baal worship is a sign of apostasy. What happens when people become
unfaithful? After a period of grace, there will be Divine judgment!
The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, [False teaching will
continue] but let him who has My Word speak My Word in Truth! (John 3:34)
What does straw have in common with grain? declares the LORD. Is not My
word like fire? (1Co 3:12-13) declares the LORD, and like a hammer which
shatters a rock? (Jer 23:28-29)
Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who
steal My Words from each other. [Pastors conferences; about what they
think] Behold, I am against the prophets, declares the LORD, who use their
tongues and declare, The Lord declares. Behold, I am against those who
have prophesied false dreams, declares the LORD, and related them and led
My people astray by their falsehoods [Ignorance of Truth] and reckless
boasting; [Arrogance] yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they
furnish this people the slightest benefit, declares the LORD. (Jer 23:30-32)
They try to claim that they have a message from God, when in Reality
they do not! What is said here about the clergy in the day of Jeremiah can be
said about a large percentage of the fleshly (Carnal) pastors (1Co 3:3-4) in
the United States today. Although some may personally be believers, they
represent religion and “Satan’s thinking.” They are for social action and social
reform, instead of death to the old man and life to a new creation,
(2Co 4:16; Gal 6:15; Col 3:9-10) they are breast-beaters; they are “bleeding
hearts”; and they are leading us to national destruction! The strongest
political organization in this country today is the National Council of Churches;
and everyone, from our President on down, is listening to what its leaders
have to say. What they have to say, in effect, is national destruction!
If we are going to follow Biblical Principles, we must have a strong
military, we must have free enterprise, our taxation must be cut down to the
basis which is declared by the Word of God. The taxation of industry and the
personal income tax we have today are just as grossly unfair and out of line
with the Word of God as anything could be. Ten percent is as high as a
nation can ever go on income tax and be compatible with the Word of God.
Tithing was in the Old Testament and was not Spiritual giving but a system of
Everywhere we turn today we find our country falling apart: the drug
problem, our system of education with its subjectivity, the psychological and
social perversions; are all indications that there is very little time left for us as
a free country. We are rapidly on our way to destruction! Therefore, this
passage is not only for Jeremiah’s day, but for us today as well. The fifth
cycle of discipline can descend on us as surely as it did on Judah!
Therefore behold, I will surely forget you and cast you away from My
presence, along with the city which I gave you and your fathers. I will put an
everlasting reproach on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be
forgotten. (Jer 23:39-40)
There is the fifth cycle of discipline! And why the fifth cycle? Who started
all of this? A moral and immoral degenerate false clergy! Those who
departed from the filling of God the Holy Spirit and Thinking with the Word of
God! (Rom 8:7-8)
PASTORS AND PRESERVATION
Now back to our passage in: (Jer 12:10) “Many shepherds [Pastors] have
destroyed My vineyard” Please notice, it takes MANY pastors to destroy, but
only one to keep things going. That is the grace of God! The pastor in our
passage is the prophet Jeremiah; and if the people — from King Zedekiah on
down had — listened to him, they would have survived. But they were
negative to Truth; and in the time of their national crisis; the Chaldean
invasion; the nation went out under the fifth cycle of discipline.
In the days of King Hezekiah, there was a similar national crisis — the
Assyrian invasion under Sennacherib. In that day, too, God raised up a
prophet, Isaiah one man against many false prophets. And because the
people responded to the Truth he taught, their nation was preserved! The
same thing was true in the Northern Kingdom in the days of Elijah: one
prophet was raised up — one prophet against many prophets; the nation was
positive toward Truth, and national catastrophe was avoided.
Our country at this particular time is in the greatest jeopardy it has ever
known! You are reading this book today under the Principle of freedom: you
are free to read or not to read. You are free to be on the golf course this
morning or to go to work or to stay home. There is still some measure of
privacy in this country. Yet the things that have made this country great, the
things that have made it prosperous are all disappearing before our eyes and
are being replaced by the very signs of degeneracy which will destroy us
from within, and, in turn will result in destruction from without!
The attack upon our nation, which is so devastating at this time, began
about 1927 or 1928 when the Russian revolution was beginning to
consolidate in its own territory and to think in terms of world conquest By the
late 20’s and the early 30’s, it became quite obvious that the Third
Internationale, resulting in the Russian Revolution, was going to be a world
conquest conspiracy, which has been borne out through the years. As early
as 1931 and 1932, Joseph Stalin began to give lectures in the Lenin school of
political philosophy on how to conquer the U.S. without firing a shot.
Everything that Stalin set up in his six-point plan has been fulfilled in this
country except for the actual mechanics of conquest. Today every freedom
that we have known is under attack: the freedom of taking in the Word of
God, the freedom of owning and possessing firearms, the freedom of
conducting one’s business without government interference, and many other
freedoms. That is also what we find in (Jer 11:1; thru Jer 12:1-17)
A conspiracy includes three categories: the plot, intrigue and machination.
All three were present in Judah at this time.
This is a carefully devised plan for the overthrow of authority or
establishment. Plotters are usually few in number, brilliant of intellect, a
warped satanic mental attitude, and motivated by power lust. The plot group
in the conspiracy of Judah was made up of the “brains” of a few people in the
Egyptian Party. They were primarily the clergymen and princes in the land,
and of course, were negative to Truth with the inevitable scar tissue and
revolt of the soul.
The Jews had a two-party system, designated by their foreign policies.
The Egyptian Party, which advocated alliance with Egypt against Chaldea;
was liberal both in its Theology and in its politics. The people of this party had
all the characteristics of the liberals today: they were “doves” and pacifists.
No nation has ever survived the rise of “the dove” or the destruction of its
military! The other party was the Chaldean Party, and this was the
conservative party. The Egyptian Party was led by the “national council of
prophets and priests,” while the Chaldean Party was under the leadership of
Jeremiah. Both parties were in great opposition to each other.
Intriguers are usually the dupes of their intellectual superiors; the plotters.
They are involved in a system of underhanded or petty scheming. There are
many people in this category. They are neither Communists nor members of
the Communist Party; they are not even necessarily in favor of Communism;
but they are socialistic and they are liberal in their views.
These people think that guns should be taken out of the hands of private
citizens, that there ought to be more socialism and more relief systems. Such
people are under demonism! They are sincere; but because of a negative
attitude toward Truth and emotional revolt of the soul, they have no
discernment and have become victims. (2Ti 3:13)
This is a crafty and torturous process of overthrowing the establishment
or doing harm to authority. Those involved in machination are generally a
petty or superficial peripheral crowd which cause a great deal of trouble.
They usually have a personal ax to grind, and their personal ax is more
important than Truth, more important than patriotism or freedom, and more
important than the Divine institutions. Often you will find people in the “hippie
or new age” crowd who belong to this group. Because of some personal
problem, they have merged themselves into this insanity of society called
“new age,” which is actually a neo-demonism movement!
(Jer 12:10-11) actually includes all three categories of conspiracy. “They
have made it [The land] desolate.” The word “to make’’ means “to establish”;
and since this word is in the perfect tense, it indicates that the plot has now
crystallized; the national plot has come into the land!
The application of this passage to us today is obvious. Unlike Jeremiah,
who knew when Judah would fall, we, as victims of such a satanic
conspiracy, do not know when our country will fall and go into slavery; but just
as certainly as you are reading this book, if we continue our present disaster
course, this country will be in slavery very shortly. We will suffer military
defeat; we will know economic depression; and this country will lose all the
freedoms that we have cherished throughout our very brief, but important
“They have established her “the land” a desolation.” In the crystallization
of the national conspiracy there is desolation. There are five areas in which
this desolation has been established: Spiritual, military, economic, social, and
in the area of the soul.
The Spiritual Area
In the Spiritual area we have the angelic conflict, the issue of the gospel,
and the Concept of relationship with the Lord. In other words, everything from
the Concept of Salvation to all that God has provided in His plan of grace are
included. We have already seen the desolation in the Spiritual realm —
pastors are destroying the vineyard; they have destroyed the Spiritual
The Jews came out of slavery from Egypt in 1441 B.C. They had nearly
one thousand years of a heritage of freedom, blessing and prosperity; based
on Divine Laws and Divine Standards; yet here is a generation which has
destroyed its own nation. The plotters and the pastors “have established her
a desolation.” This is a firmed-up thing; it is already established. They have
done it first of all in the Spiritual realm through negative volition toward Truth.
But there is also a second realm in which they have done it: the military
establishment, which has been discredited.
The Military Area
The regular army of Judah had almost disappeared as a functional
organization. Once this happens, there is a Divine law that goes into
operation: no nation ever survives the destruction of its military establishment.
The military establishment is just as necessary to freedom as the Bill of
Rights, since it is the military establishment that saves freedom and keeps it
in existence. Without the military establishment fighting for freedom, there is
no freedom. There is a Principle of Doctrine found in the Scriptures: armies
preserve freedom and armies destroy freedom. The desolation always starts
with negative volition toward Truth. This opens the door for the liberal clergy,
and false teachers who always promote anti-Biblical peace movements to
extract money from the sheep! (Jer 6:13-14) These peace movements
inevitably bring about the destruction of the military. First of all, it is
discredited, and then it is finally neutralized as an effective organization.
We are in the process today of destroying the only overt thing that God
has designed for our protection. There is no such thing as world peace until
Jesus Christ returns to the earth. Jesus Himself said there would be wars
and rumors of wars until He returns. (Matt 24:4-8) Therefore, God has set up
some Divine laws. How does a nation protect its sovereignty and its
freedom? One way: through its military establishment! Whenever the military
is being discredited, there is a satanic conspiracy to destroy the nation. You
will find the Principle throughout the Word of God that once you have
freedom, you must maintain it by fighting for it!
Now, some of you are saying, “But people get killed!” Yes, that’s true —
people do get killed. Fighting is dangerous! But the objective is to KILL THE
ENEMY, not to give him blood plasma and a pat on the back nor to condone
riots in favor of him. This country has gone insane. We have given comfort to
the enemy; we have preserved the enemy, when we should have wiped him
out. The true Concepts are all but gone in our country; and because they are,
our freedom is on the line! Unless a maximum amount of believers reach
Spiritual maturity; we have had it!
There is a third area of desolation.
The Economic Area
The economic Principle of the Word of God is free enterprise, which is the
basis of our prosperity. The great industrialization that met the challenge of
World War II was an industry based on free enterprise. What is happening to
the great industrial complex of our country today? One will tell you what is
happening to it: industry is going to foreign sources of labor because labor in
this country is out of line with the whole system! Furthermore, the Concept of
free enterprise is being destroyed because the government has its finger in
everything and is slowly choking our system of free enterprise. The
government has no right to interfere with industry. The government’s only right
or duty is to protect industry from encroachment!
There is no substitute for free enterprise! Where free enterprise is
replaced by government control; that country is in trouble. So again, the
conspiracy in Jeremiah’s day, as well as in our day, results in economic
The Social Area
The social conspiracy is probably the most obvious. MEN are scarce, for
they are being replaced by males with female souls. Now this is always a
sign of degeneracy. Accompanying this, for example, is the “new age”
movement. Much of the new age movement is characterized by anarchy: you
have anti-establishment; you have murder; you have the same type of
promiscuity as in the days of the Baal activity in Judah; you have the rise of
the racial revolution. All of these factors in social life lead to disintegration.
Basically, this country was designed no matter what your race — to
reward ability and hard work. If you are not willing to sweep out a floor for a
living in order to survive, then starve. (2Th 3:10) There is a Divine law which
says that economic depression is designed to eliminate the weak or lazy.
When cycles of depression occur and people starve to death, as they did in
the Northern Kingdom in the days of Elijah, then the people become vigorous
again. Out of depression is preserved the vigor of the people.
So we are today in the great social vacuum: heavy on the drugs; little
sense of or respect for authority; young people shot down by drug addiction
and a gypsy life-style, legalized degeneracy: homosexuals openly serving in
the military; homosexual marriage, marriage redefined, etc. This is all a part
of the social disintegration! It also accounts in part for military failure. It takes
great character, courage, training and self-discipline to be successful in
battle! The whole thing goes right down to the fifth area of desolation, for the
Spiritual, military, economic and social revolts are but the result of the
desolation in the soul.
The Soul Area
The soul was designed to have a relationship with God and with people;
but the soul can get out of kilter. If you are negative toward God, and if you
reject the Principles which God has set up, such as the Divine institutions
(Freewill, marriage, family, and nationalism) or the Spiritual life, then your
soul will fail to function properly; you will have an emotional revolt in the soul,
and you will put scar tissue on the soul.
Your soul has emotions which were designed to respond to the dominant
or right lobe. The emotions were meant to be the appreciator of your soul.
But, when your emotions start to dominate your thinking, then you have
emotional revolt in the soul. This is where the desolation begins. A person in
emotional revolt becomes a liberal so far as his concepts of the military and
the “downtrodden” are concerned. He gets involved in social action and tries
to love everyone. When you start to think like that, your soul is desolate.
When you go negative toward God and Thinking with the Word of God; when
you get involved in promiscuity, drugs, mental attitude sins, such as hatred,
bitterness, jealousy, lusting, being sensual etc., you will put scar tissue on
your soul. Scar tissue means that your fellowship with God is shut down, and
your relationship with other people is totally out of phase. A vacuum is
created in the soul and false Biblical and non-Biblical thinking, human
viewpoint and false doctrines of demons are all sucked into your soul. This is
desolation of soul! (2Pe 2:20)
“They [The conspirators] have established her [Judah] a desolation. . .”
(Jer 12:11) Judah has become a pattern of history: no nation survives the
loss of its Spiritual heritage; no nation survives the neutralization of its military
establishment; no nation survives the destruction of free enterprise; no nation
survives social disintegration; and no nation can survive the scar tissue and
emotional revolt of the soul which produce the other four! (Jer 12:17)
The next phrase in the English, “it mourns before Me,” is literally, “she
[Judah] mourns for Me.” Even though Judah has gone negative toward Truth
and has rejected God’s Principles for the perpetuation of the national entity,
she will periodically mourn for the Lord. Of course, after Judah suffers the
fifth cycle of discipline, she will mourn perpetually.
“The whole land is made desolate”; or a better translation, “all the land
makes itself a desolation.” The verb in this phrase is reflexive and indicates
that Judah made herself a desolation. Ultimately, every person is responsible
for his own decisions because every person has volition. [Freewill] When a
person goes negative toward God and Truth, that person has made a
decision from his own free will to do so and therefore has no one but himself
to blame when the discipline comes. If
a country becomes desolate, the reason is that the individuals of that country
have made it desolate!
But he who sins against Me injures himself; All those who hate Me, [God
and Truth] love death. (Prov 8:36)
A nation which has freedom can use its freedom either to maintain the
freedom or to destroy its freedom. God is always on the side which sponsors
freedom; but the very existence of freedom means that you have the free will
to destroy your own freedom. God has set up all the Laws: they include
Laws of economics, Laws of military Concepts, Laws of social life, and Laws
pertaining to the Spiritual life and the soul.
The very freedoms you have at this time are in the gravest danger! Never
before have things been so bad in this country. The problem started with
Spiritual decline and overflowed into the military; the military decline affects
the economy; the economic desolation overflows to the social area, which in
turn affects the soul. (Everything starts and or finishes with the soul)The only
solution to the problem is God and His Word!
In order for the desolation process to be reversed, there must be a
change in the soul. This change in the soul is indicated in the last phrase of:
(Jer 12:11) “Because no man lays it to heart.” The heart is the dominant part
of the soul, the right lobe and the place where Spiritual Thoughts are stored.
(A new Spiritual brain must be created ) In the heart are seven
compartments: a frame of reference, memory center, vocabulary storage,
categorical storage, conscience, momentum and wisdom, and the Divine
Viewpoint about everything you Spiritually Know.
Now that we know where the change must begin, how is it accomplished?
Recovery begins with the Principle of eternal Salvation:
The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take
refuge in Him will be condemned. (Psa 34:22)
In Salvation it is the soul and not the body that is saved. (1Pe 1:9) The
SOUL of the person who believes in Jesus Christ is given eternal life. “But we
are not of them who draw back into destruction, but of them that BELIEVE to
the SAVING OF THE SOUL.” (Heb 10:39) “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and
you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31) Believing is non-meritorious Thinking in the
heart. Since the heart is the right lobe, not the blood-pumping organ, there is
therefore no distinction between a “head belief” and a “heart belief. Thinking
is done in the heart, and this is where the recovery begins — in your Thinking!
Once the soul is saved through faith in Jesus Christ, that soul must have
food: “MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD
THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.” (Matt 4:4) Food for the
soul is the Word of Truth. Then the soul must be stabilized through the DAILY
intake of Truth through the grace apparatus for perception. Truth is taught
and is received by the filling of God the Holy Spirit into the left lobe, which is
a storage place for short-term memory — a staging area. The Truth must
then be transferred BY FAITH, (It is not usable unless it is believed) from the
left lobe to the human spirit (Which is received at the point of Salvation) and
cycled from the human spirit into the heart. (The new Spiritual brain)
The reason for the decline in Judah was the fact that the people neither
took in Truth nor established it in the heart. It is the Bible stored in the heart
that delivers people! As long as we have any freedom left, Truth can be
taught; as long as Truth is taught, it can be taken in; and as long as Truth is
taken in, there is hope for our country. The hope resides in any pulpit in this
land where Truth is taught with the filling of God the Holy Spirit; Verse by
Verse, isagogically, categorically and exegetically. (John 4:24) We are in the
midst of a national crisis; but we are not without the remedy — THE WORD
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, If you
continue in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will Know
the Truth, and the Truth will make you free. (John 8:31-32)
For to us God revealed His Thoughts through the Spirit; for the Spirit
searches all Divine Thoughts, even the depths of God. For who among men
knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him?
Even so the Thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. Now
we have received, not the spirit of the world, [Demonism] but the Spirit who is
from God, so that we may Know the Thoughts freely given to us by God,
which Thoughts we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in
those Taught by the Spirit, combining Spiritual Thoughts with Spiritual Words.
But a natural man [Unbeliever and or carnal believer] does not accept the
Thoughts of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot
understand them, because they are Spiritually Understood. (1Co 2:10-14)
All your sons will be Taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons
will be great. In righteousness you will be established; [Spiritual Maturity] You
will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not
come near you. (Isa 54:13-14)
It is written in the Prophets, AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF
GOD. Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, [Through the
Teaching Ministry of God the Holy Spirit] comes to Me. (John 6:45)
A Supernatural Spiritual life demands a Supernatural Spiritual means to