News Letter 5855-043
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 8th day of the 11th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 11th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
January 4, 2020
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,
Disaster Follows Disaster
Last weekend I was sent the following report from Telesphore. I have not included all the pictures of the dead that he also sent. Bujumbura is built on the downward slope of mountains and runs into the lake at the edge of town. Some of the Churches James and I have visited are sitting on the edges of huge ravines that are being eroded away.
What happens is that the water erodes away a corner or a wall of the house or it sends boulders against the house. They are not very strongly built. The house collapses, or a part of it does. The people in the house asleep on the floor are then crushed by the falling roof timbers or blocks the way and or they are swept away by the water itself.
Just to let you know that the heavy rain with storms and flooding are devastating houses, crops, life of people etc. in Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. I am aware of that and this is prophecy. Governments are trying to calm the situation but in vain. We are expecting many curses from now. They do not want to return to Yahweh and walking under His direction.
Yes, it was a flash flood. The rain came tonight and the houses fall on families sleeping and flooded in the sleeping rooms. Others died while the flowing take them away off. Around 40 dead bodies found while others were not found. Still looking for the lost in the ground and rivers. This video is one of my clinics in Bujumbura, flooded but no one died in my clinic. All this was in Bujumbura and there is other two provinces flooded that I do not get the results yet.
This is the clinic that Telesphore runs, taking care of anyone who is ill. He does this with next to no support and the nurses work, knowing they will not get paid. It has been flooded out. He sent me a video of the inside. The damage is not that bad there.
If you go to this article you can see what I am saying a bit more clearly.
Flash floods claim at least 14 lives in Bujumbura, Burundi
Posted by Julie Celestial on December 27, 2019 at 02:23 UTC (3 days ago)
Categories: Floods, Severe storms
At least 14 have died and 33 were left injured as of December 22, 2019, after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the city of Bujumbura, Burundi.
According to Burundi Red Cross, heavy rains and strong winds left properties damaged in Bujumbura and surrounding areas on Saturday night, December 21. Provisional damage assessment confirmed the fatalities.
Around 50 houses were completely destroyed and 40 others severely damaged. More than 130 other homes were affected by flood and a total of 1,200 people– 219 households– were affected.
Heavy rain caused the Cari River to break its banks in the Winterekwa and Nyabagere districts in northern Bujumbura. Houses were submerged and some even collapsed leading to deaths, Burundi Red Cross added.
Some of the victims died after being swept away by raging floodwater. Parts of Carama district were also affected.
Burundi Red Cross, in collaboration with civil protection and the local residents, have conducted search operations for other missing people.
And also at this same time our Brethren in the Philippines were getting hit again by another Typhoon.
28 Dead After Christmas Storm Batters Central Philippines
At least 28 people have been killed in a typhoon that devastated parts of central Philippines over Christmas, The Associated Press reports.
Typhoon Phanfone made landfall on Dec. 24 over the coastal province of Eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Destructive winds and heavy rains tore off roofs and inundated several holiday hotspots before the storm cut a path out to sea.
Known locally as Ursula, the typhoon forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate over Christmas, and disrupted holiday celebrations in Asia’s largest Catholic nation.
Boracay and Coron, popular destinations known for their white-sand beaches, were among the areas where tourists were stranded and communication lines were down.PH Typhoon
“Everything within 100 meters of the airport looks broken. There are a lot of frustrated people at the airport as flights have been cancelled,” one tourist who was stuck at an airport that services Boracay told Agence France-Presse.
How many will stop and listen? How many will reflect and consider the words of Yehovah?
Pro 1:22 How long will you love simplicity, simple ones? And will scorners delight in their scorning? And will fools hate knowledge?
Pro 1:23 Turn at my warning; behold, I will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.
Pro 1:24 Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;
Pro 1:25 but you have despised all my advice, and would have none of my warning.
Pro 1:26 I also will laugh at your trouble; I will mock when your fear comes;
Pro 1:27 when your fear comes as a wasting away, and your ruin comes like a tempest when trouble and pain come upon you.
Pro 1:28 Then they shall call upon me, and I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me;
Pro 1:29 instead they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah.
Pro 1:30 They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my correction,
Pro 1:31 and they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own desires.
Pro 1:32 For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them.
Pro 1:33 But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Australian Bush Fires Apocalyptic
The bush fires in Australia are now so big that they are generating their own weather, in the form of giant thunderstorms that start more fires, according to the Bureau of Meteorology in Victoria.
RFS firefighter who died when fire tornado flipped truck during Green Valley bushfire named as Samuel McPaul
A young volunteer firefighter and soon-to-be father was killed when a “freakish weather event” lifted his fire truck off the ground, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) says.
- Samuel McPaul died when his truck was flipped by a “fire tornado”
- His wife Megan is expecting their first child in early May
- Three volunteer firefighters have now been killed in the past two weeks
Samuel McPaul, 28, died yesterday after his truck flipped in the Green Valley blaze in Jingellic, 70 kilometres east of Albury near the NSW-Victoria border.
NSW RFS district manager Superintendent Patrick Westwood said Mr McPaul was “doing everything right” when tragedy struck.
He and two others had been mustering cattle caught in a paddock on flat ground.
“The crew decided to move away from that area and, quite unexpectedly, very suddenly, they experienced extreme winds and what could only be described as a fire tornado that lifted the back of the truck, fully inverted it and landed it on its roof, trapping three people, three crew that is, and unfortunately, one of them fatally,” Superintendent Westwood said.
I would like you to watch this video at the link next. Hold your mouse over the words Australian bush fires to get to the link.
Australian bushfires: ‘State of Disaster’ declared for Victoria as tens of thousands told to flee
While many want to blame their politicians for Global Warming and then blame the oil industry or the West or everything else except themselves for the horror that now engulfs them, few will return to Yehovah. No one repents, just as Lev 26 tells us they would not. Then Yehovah sends an even worse calamity upon them next.
Here is a Facebook message sent to the Prime Minister who was on holidays when this crisis took hold. I want you all to read this as if you are the one writing it and consider how you got to this point. I am asking you to do this with tears in my eyes as I read it. But I know they will not repent and that just breaks my heart more.
Dear Michael McCormack MP
Did you have a nice Christmas break? I spent mine on the farm with family. Thankfully most of them left though. The kids, ranging in age from 15 to just 18 months were safer elsewhere. You may find it odd but I thought of you a lot but I wanted to let you know.
When I heard from family working in the RFS Command Centre that the Dunn’s Road fire was coming straight for us, I thought of you. As I gathered what I could of my mum’s precious belongings I thought of you.
When I first saw the flames on the neighbours property and raced back to let the others know it had arrived, I thought of you. I thought of you again when I rang Triple 0, both times, to tell them there were people here and we had no way out.
When we sheltered in the fire bunker and desperately listened to hear if the fire sprinklers were still running I thought of you. As we held our hands against the wall to feel the heat, again, you entered my thoughts.
After the first front passed and we went out and took the chance to refuel the pump that was supplying the fire sprinklers I once again thought about you.
As we raced back to the door of the bunker and watched the firestorm approach from a different direction, crowning 150 feet above the trees I thought about you.
When we emerged after three hours to an incinerated landscape dotted with injured and dead animals I thought of you.
Now as we scramble to organise emergency fodder and brace for the weekend’s weather I think of you.
When I keep filling my water bottle to ease my sore throat and lungs, I think of you. When I hugged my family today who for over 24 hours thought we were lost, I’m thinking of you.
Did you think of us?
Did you think about all the devastated communities that will be impacted by your lack of action or even acknowledgement of climate change?
Will you think of us now? What will it take to get your attention? I have tears in my eyes writing this letter to you. I’m desperate, the whole country is desperate. Now is the time. Please.
In all of the broadcasts and interviews that I have heard, I have not heard any that give thanks to Yehovah they were alive. The say it was apocalyptic, but they do not acknowledge Yehovah. More horrors to come I am afraid.
Lev 26:18 And if you will not yet listen to Me for all this, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heaven like iron and your earth like bronze.
Lev 26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain. For your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the field yield their fruits.
In the last video that I link you to above, one thing was a constant in all the various places trying to evacuate. Long line ups for gas, long line ups for cash. Long line ups for food. Jammed up roads with no one moving when everyone does try to escape. You brethren have been warned over and over from this ministry of what is coming and is now here.
Keep your vehicles full of fuel. Never let them get below half a tank. Keep spare cans in your garage. Have cash on hand. Have enough for a number of months. Have a bug out bag. This bag has your essentials in it. ID, cash and a plan with a plan A and plan B and Plan C. Have a stock up of food. And if you have to flee get out early. Do not wait for the crush to all leave at once.
But most of all, pray. Pray Yehovah puts you out of harms way before it comes. Pray he provides for you those things you cannot do for yourselves. Plan the best you can and pray for His help for the rest.
Pro 22:3 A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.
Pro 27:12 A sensible one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.
Isa 26:20 Come, my people, enter into your rooms and shut your doors around you; hide for a little moment, until the fury has passed by.
Isa 26:21 For behold, Jehovah comes out of His place to punish the people of the earth for their iniquity; the earth also shall reveal her blood, and shall no more cover her dead.
Last Sabbath we had another interview teaching with the Yahad group. This time again we had some “ahah” moments as they began to see and understand our message. This Sabbath January 4th we will again be teaching them more about the 2300 Days of Hell. I will post the link to the meeting right here in this message once I get it. So tune back in and update this link and I hope to have the link by Friday at the latest.
Here is the interview from last week.
2 hrs. Joseph Dumond, a modern-day prophet and good brother, has a very cogent and interesting explanation for this prophecy, in which the year 2020 figures PROMINENTLY in the 2300 days of Hell. You may be interested in participating in the entire video, because YOU may be participating whether you like it or not! With Dr. Mark Heston, Bishop Regesh and Br. Snyder.
It Was A Riddle Not A Commandment!
I have done it. Finally. It Was A Riddle Not a Command! is now available as a paperback on Amazon. You can now get a paperback copy there or order copies for your friends and relatives. It will make a great gift for Passover as it covers many of the events of that season. It is also a great gift now for your Christian friends even after Christmas now.
All of you who have already read the book, Please please help us by going to the Amazon website and writing a review of what you thought of the book. Tell them what you liked the most and how it helped you to understand scriptures better. Please do it this week and while you’re there, please add comments to all the other books there. I have people that we are sending out interview requests from who may just read your reviews and that could be the one to convince them. This is one way you can help and it costs you just a few moments of your time to help us get this message out.
Thank you for your help. Again to remind you. You have just read about the disasters in Burundi and in the past month about disasters in the Philippines. We do send funds to help in both places when we have them. The more books we can sell the more funds we will have to help them and us to do this work. It costs money for Aike to go out on his mission trips. Hotels planes and food. The same for Telesphore. We are not always hounding you for donations or to support this cause of that one. When we have the funds we send them on. When we do not have the funds we cannot. Help us to sell more books. Share them with Christian Radio and TV hosts and make it your job for them to learn more about this message. By doing that you create a sale and we get a royalty. But you also get our message into a persons hand and they can then read it. Again I thank you for any and all help. Here is the link to It Was a Riddle Not a Command on Amazon.
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
There is an interesting thing going on in the USA. The Democratic left is threatening to take away the gun rights of the citizens. In Virginia this situation is getting serious as the common people form militias to defend their constitutional right to bear arms.
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the individual right to keep and bear arms.[a] It was ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights.
The amendment was ratified by the States and authenticated by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson as:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Last Sabbath I began to think on this. Not the right to bear arms. No, I was thinking about just how passionate the Americans are for their Constitution.
The French and the Scottish also have a motto as do the Americans “Give me Liberty or give me death”.
In a very short while, the USA and the UK and all the Celtic nations will be reduced to just 10% of their former selves. In total, only about 50 Million will be left alive out of the approximately 550 Million today at the end of 2019.
If only they were as passionate about keeping Yehovah’s Torah! If only they were so zealous as to form militias to keep the Sabbaths and the Holy Days and the Sabbatical years! But they are not. They are zealous about man made laws though.
When you get to your place of hiding during the coming tribulation, which code of conduct will you be enforcing?
The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian code of law of ancient Mesopotamia, dated to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code.
Perhaps the Magna Carta Libertatum which is Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”, commonly called Magna Carta and is a charter of rights agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215.
Now we are thinking about the American Constitution.
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles embody the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress (Article One); the executive, consisting of the president (Article Two); and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts (Article Three). Articles Four, Five and Six embody concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments, the states in relationship to the federal government, and the shared process of constitutional amendment. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force.
Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including one amendment that repealed a previous one, in order to meet the needs of a nation that has profoundly changed since the eighteenth century. In general, the first ten amendments, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, offer specific protections of individual liberty and justice and place restrictions on the powers of government. The majority of the seventeen later amendments expand individual civil rights protections. Others address issues related to federal authority or modify government processes and procedures. Amendments to the United States Constitution, unlike ones made to many constitutions worldwide, are appended to the document. All four pages of the original U.S. Constitution are written on parchment.
According to the United States Senate: “The Constitution’s first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.” The first permanent constitution of its kind,[a] adopted by the people’s representatives for an expansive nation, it is interpreted, supplemented, and implemented by a large body of constitutional law, and has influenced the constitutions of other nations.
What about the Sharia Law that is soon going to be enforced around the world? Will you fight for the rights it gives to the people? Oh yes, it is going to rule the world just as Yehovah has said it would and in your life time.
Our readership is around the world but the majority of them are from the USA. I am wondering what Yehovah thinks of all of these man made constitutions?
Isa 59:14 And justice is driven back, and justice stands afar off; for truth has fallen in the street, and right cannot enter.
Isa 59:15 Yea, truth fails; and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. And Jehovah saw, and it displeased Him that there was no judgment.
Isa 59:16 And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor. Therefore His own arm brought salvation to Him; and His righteousness sustained Him.
Isa 59:17 For He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head. And He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was covered with zeal like a cloak.
Isa 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay; fury to His foes, deed for deed to His enemies. He will repay their deeds to the coast lands.
(This verse just strikes me to the core as I watch the Australians flee to the water from the fires that chase them.)
Isa 59:19 So they shall fear the name of Jehovah from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of Jehovah shall make him flee.
Isa 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says Jehovah.
Isa 59:21 As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says Jehovah; My Spirit that is on you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed’s seed, says Jehovah, from now on and forever.
The Lord’s Day of Vengeance
Isa 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One adorned in His clothing, bending down in His great power? I who speak in righteousness, great to save.
Isa 63:2 Why is Your clothing red, and Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with Me; for I will tread them in My anger and trample them in My fury; and their blood will be sprinkled on My garments, and I will stain all My clothing.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come.
Isa 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore My own arm has saved for Me; and My fury upheld Me.
Isa 63:6 And I will tread down the people in My anger, and make them drunk in My fury, and I will pour their juice to the earth.
Eze 22:26 Her priests have broken My Law and have defiled My holy things. They have put no difference between the holy and the common, and have not taught between the unclean and the clean, and have hidden their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am defiled among them.
Eze 22:27 Her rulers in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood and to destroy souls, to get unjust gain.
Eze 22:28 And her prophets have daubed themselves with lime, seeing vanity and divining lies to them, saying, So says the Lord Jehovah; when Jehovah has not spoken.
Eze 22:29 The people of the land have used oppression and practiced robbery, and they have troubled the poor and needy. Yea, they have oppressed the stranger without right.
Eze 22:30 And I sought for a man among them who should wall up a wall for the land, and stand in the break before me, that I should not destroy it. But I did not find one.
Eze 22:31 Therefore I have poured out My fury on them. I have burned them up with the fire of My wrath. I have given their way on their heads, says the Lord Jehovah.
How Did We Get To This Mess?
In my very first year of this web site I shared the following News Letter. It was and is 5843-037 1136. It is from the year 2007 represented by the year 5843. It was the 37th newsletter that year and it had a readership of 1136 at that time.
In Newsletter 5843-006 I explain how the 76 years difference between the date I am claiming this year to be 2007-2008 (5843 years after the creation of Adam) and the year the Jewish community claims it to be, which is 5768 starting with the Feast of Trumpets in the fall. This happens as a result of four kings being removed from the list of Kings of Judah. This is why there are 76 years difference between the Jewish Calendar and our Calendar date.
To see if what I am saying is true or not just go to Matthew. Here is where you see the four Kings that are not mentioned. But you would not notice it just from reading Matthew. You have to know your history to understand that there are indeed four missing.
Mat 1:7 And Solomon fathered Rehoboam, and Rehoboam fathered Abijah, and Abijah fathered Asa.
Mat 1:8 And Asa fathered Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat fathered Jehoram, and Jehoram fathered Uzziah.
Mat 1:9 And Uzziah fathered Jotham, and Jotham fathered Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered Hezekiah.
What I did not tell you was how these kings became so corrupt. It is in understanding this corruption that we are able to understand why Yehovah had Israel removed. It is also the clue needed to know who Israel became and where they went during that captivity that followed. It should also tell you just how corrupt we have now become again.
Like the frog in the pot of water we don’t even know how corrupted we have become, because we do not know how righteous the laws of Yehovah truly are.
We shall begin this series of studies by looking at what very few have looked at. The Statutes of Omri, and we shall then go on and look at what is written in the stones of History to show you exactly who is Israel and Who is Judah today and where they each went.
It is only when this is done that we will be able to discard one of the main planks in the Messianic teachings which is a false teaching. When this is not known dangerous and false teachings are brought in. What you don’t know can hurt you. So please read on and learn.
Please do not think I am attacking the Messianic movement. I am not. But just as I have shown in past News Letters, errors in other group’s teachings, I must now also, show one that some in the Messianic movement hold dear to them. If they ignore the truths we are about to learn in the next few studies it will get them killed. So yes this is important to know.
In 2 Kings 8:26 we read of Ahaziah that His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel.
I showed you in News Letter 5843-006 how these four kings were so evil that they were removed from the list of descendants, in Mathew 1:8, of the Messiah. These four were of the line of Judah. But we are now talking of the kings of the line of Israel which is not Judah.
We know they are different because it says Judah and Israel warred against each other. It is important that you understand that Judah was one tribe of the nation of Israel. But Israel was never Jewish. The nation of Israel was made up of the other ten tribes. The northern ten tribes.
In 2 Kings 17, we read how Israel was removed from the land and why. It is important to read this, starting in 18
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone. 19 Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the Lord their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
Here we are told that even after Israel had been removed from the land, that Judah also walked in the same statutes of Israel. They did not learn. Notice that the statutes were of Israel and that Israel made them.
We need to learn what those statutes were that corrupted Israel and Judah. Trouble is, there is nothing or very little written of them.
I began my search with the bible commentators comments on the,
Statues Of Omri
Mic 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels, so that I should make you a ruin and its people a hissing; therefore you shall bear the shame of My people.
(m) You have received all the corruption and idolatry with which the ten tribes were infected under Omri and Ahab his son: and to excuse your doings, you allege the King’s authority by his statutes, and also wisdom and policy in so doing, but you will not escape punishment. But as I have shown you great favour, and taken you for my people, so will your plagues be according as your sins; Lu 12:47.
WES 6:16 The statutes – The idolatrous worship was set up by Omri in the royal city. Ye – O house of Israel. That I should make thee – This will be the event. Thereof – Of the land. The reproach – The reproach threatened in the law, if my people forsake me.
MHC 6:9-16 God, having showed how necessary it was that they should do justly, here shows how plain it was that they had done unjustly. This voice of the Lord says to all, Hear the rod when it is coming, before you see it, and feel it. Hear the rod when it is come, and you are sensible of the smart; hear what counsels, what cautions it speaks. The voice of God is to be heard in the rod of God. Those who are dishonest in their dealings shall never be reckoned pure, whatever shows of devotion they may make. What is got by fraud and oppression, cannot be kept or enjoyed with satisfaction. What we hold closest we commonly lose soonest. Sin is a root of bitterness, soon planted, but not soon plucked up again. Their being the people of God in name and profession, while they kept themselves in his love, was an honour to them; but now, being backsliders, their having been once the people of God turns to their reproach.
Many assume that the statutes of Omri were religious and against the teachings of Yehovah. This would be a false assumption in my opinion. They were the small end of the wedge that over time grows much larger. Being off course 1 degree at the start is not very much. But after while when someone checks, then they see just how far away from the true heading they have become.
The following article deals with the facts as we know them, concluding that it was false religions that the bible is talking about. The next article, after this one, I believe, is more closer to the truth of the matter. That the wisdom of the Torah was replaced by political manipulation and compromise. This is where Israel began to prostitute herself with other kingdoms, relying on them and not Yehovah for her protection and welfare. It strikes me that nothing has changed, and our current political arena is exactly the same as in the days of Omri. You will see why at the end of this series of studies.
om’-ri (`omri; Septuagint Ambri; Assyrian “Chumri” and “Chumria”):
(1) The 6th king of Northern Israel, and founder of the IIIrd Dynasty which reigned for nearly 50 years. Omri reigned 12 years, circa 887-876 BC. The historical sources of his reign are contained in 1 Kings 16:15-28; 20:34, the Moabite Stone, Assyrian inscriptions, and in the published accounts of recent excavations in Samaria. In spite of the brief passage given to Omri in the Old Testament, he was one of the most important of the military kings of Northern Israel.
1. His Accession:
Omri is first mentioned as an officer in the army of Elah, which was engaged in the siege of the Philistine town of Gibbethon. While Omri was thus engaged, Zimri, another officer of Elah’s army, conspired against the king, whom he assassinated in a drunken debauch, exterminating at the same time the remnant of the house of Baasha. The conspiracy evidently lacked the support of the people, for the report that Zimri had usurped the throne no sooner reached the army at Gibbethon, than the people proclaimed Omri, the more powerful military leader, king over Israel. Omri lost not a moment, but leaving Gibbethon in the hands of the Philistines, he marched to Tirzah, which he besieged and captured, while Zimri perished in the flames of the palace to which he had set fire with his own hands (1 Kings 16:18). Omri, however, had still another opponent in Tibni the son of Ginath, who laid claim to the throne and who was supported in his claims by his brother Joram (1 Kings 16:22 Septuagint) and by a large number of the people. Civil war-followed this rivalry for the throne, which seems to have lasted for a period of four years (compare 1 Kings 16:15, with 16:23 and 29) before Omri gained full control.
Omri’s military ability is seen from his choice of Samaria as the royal residence and capital of the Northern Kingdom. This step may have been suggested to Omri by his own easy conquest of Tirzah, the former capital. Accordingly, he purchased the hill Shomeron of Shemer for two talents of silver, about ,352.00 in American money. The conical hill, which rose from the surrounding plain to the height of 400 ft., and on the top of which there was room for a large city, was capable of easy defense.
2. The Founding of Samaria:
The superior strategic importance of Samaria is evidenced by the sieges it endured repeatedly by the Syrians and Assyrians. It was finally taken by Sargon in 722, after the siege had lasted for 3 years. That the Northern Kingdom endured as long as it did was due largely to the strength of its capital. With the fall of Samaria, the nation fell.
Recent excavations in Samaria under the direction of Harvard University throw new light upon the ancient capital of Israel. The first results were the uncovering of massive foundation walls of a large building, including a stairway 80 ft. wide. This building, which is Roman in architecture, is supposed to have been a temple, the work of Herod. Under this Roman building was recovered a part of a massive Hebrew structure, believed to be the palace of Omri and Ahab. During the year 1910 the explorations revealed a building covering 1 1/2 acres of ground. Four periods of construction were recognized, which, on archaeological grounds, were tentatively assigned to the reigns of Omri, Ahab, Jehu, and Jeroboam II. See SAMAIAS and articles by David G. Lyon in Harvard Theological Review, IV, 1911; JBL, V, xxx, Part I, 1911; PEFS, 1911, 79-83.
3. His Foreign Policy:
Concerning Omri’s foreign policy the Old Testament is silent beyond a single hint contained in 1 Kings 20:34. Here we learn that he had to bow before the stronger power of Syria. It is probable that Ben-hadad I besieged Samaria shortly after it was built, for he forced Omri to make “streets” in the city for the Syrians. It is probable, too, that at this time Ramoth-gilead was lost to the Syrians. Evidently Omri, was weakened in his foreign policy at the beginning of his reign by the civil conflict engendered by his accession. However, he showed strength of character in his dealings with foreign powers. At least he regained control over the northern part of Moab, as we learn from the Moabite Stone. Lines 4-8 tell us that “Omri was king of Israel and afflicted Moab many days because Chemosh was angry with his land. …. Omri obtained possession of the land of Medeba and dwelt therein during his days and half the days of his son, forty years. ”
Omri was the first king of Israel to pay tribute to the Assyrians under their king Asurnacirpal III, in 876 BC. From the days of Shalmaneser II (860 BC) down to the time of Sargon (722 BC), Northern Israel was known to the Assyrians as “the land of the house of Omri.” On Shalmaneser’s black obelisk, Jehu, who overthrew the dynasty of Omri, is called Ja’uaabal Chumri, “Jehu son of Omri.”
Omri entered into an alliance with the Phoenicians by the marriage of his son Ahab to Jezebel, daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians. This may have been done as protection against the powers from the East, and as such would have seemed to be a wise political move, but it was one fraught with evil for Israel.
4. His Religious Influence and Death:
Although Omri laid the foundation of a strong kingdom, he failed to impart to it the vitalizing and rejuvenating force of a healthy spiritual religion. The testimony of 1 Kings 16:25,26, that he “dealt wickedly above all that were before him,” coupled with the reference to “the statutes of Omri” in Micah 6:16, indicates that he may have had a share in substituting foreign religions for the worship of Yahweh, and therefore the unfavorable light in which he is regarded is justified. Upon his death, Omri was succeeded upon the throne by his son Ahab, to whom was left the task of shaking off the Syrian yoke, and who went beyond his father in making the Phoenician influence along with Baalism of prime importance in Israel, thus leading the nation into the paths that hastened its downfall.
I have placed this chart in here so you can see exactly who King Omri was. Let me explain about the missing 76 years here so you can see the points I am making. This is taken from our article on the missing 76 years.
What was it that these kings did to anger Yehovah so? We can read in Duet. 29:20 where Yehovah threatened to blot out the names of those who served other gods.
Deut 29:20 Jehovah will not be willing to forgive him, but then the anger of Jehovah and His jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie on him, and Jehovah shall blot out his name from under heavens.
And in Exodus 20:5 it says
Exo 20:5 You shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them. For I Jehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generation of those that hate me,
What wicked King could this be?
2Ch 24:7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, have broken up the house of God. And also all the dedicated things of the house of Jehovah they have given to Baals.
Because of this blasphemy, the city of Libnah revolted against Joram (2 Kings 8:22).
2Ki 8:21 And Jehoram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him. And he rose by night and struck the Edomites who were all around him, and the commanders of the chariots. And the people fled into their tents.
2Ki 8:22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.
2Ki 8:23 And the rest of the acts of Jehoram, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Matter of the Days of the Kings of Judah?
Libnah was one of the cities of the Aaronic Preists (Joshua 21:13). Obviously they objected violently to Joram’s desecration of Solomon’s temple. For Joram’s blasphemy, Yehovah judged not only his wife Athaliah, but his son Ahaziah, and grandson Jehoash, and great-grandson Amaziah.
2 Kings 8: 24 So Joram rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Ahaziah his son reigned in his place. 25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.
Look at the chart above. Ahab is the Israelite King and son of Omri. Athaliah was the Grand Daughter of Omri and the mother of Ahaziah, and grandson Jehoash, and great-grandson Amaziah.
2 Kings 11: 1 When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being murdered; and they hid him and his nurse in the bedroom, from Athaliah, so that he was not killed. 3 So he was hidden with her in the house of the Lord for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land.
This is one evil woman who is now murdering her own children and others so that she can be Queen over Judah. We then read about her death in vers 20.
2 KIngs 11:20 So all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet, for they had slain Athaliah with the sword in the king’s house. 21 Jehoash was seven years old when he became king.
2 Kings 12: 1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash* became king, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem.
2 Kings 14: 1 In the second year of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, became king. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. 19 And they formed a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there. 20 Then they brought him on horses, and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the City of David. 21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
This Azariah was also called Uzziah in 2 Kings 15:13 and is the Ozias of Mathew 1:8.
We have now shown where the 76 year went missing.
Keep in mind we are looking at King Omri and his legacy and the statutes he created.
The next study I have found compares the days of Omri with today’s politicians. Although I found the article most insightful at explaining what Omri did I don’t agree with the political perspective the author puts forward, but I include the article in its entirety.
Omri The Merger King
by Wifred Hann
We see countries entering into various alliances as they join and expand organizations such as NATO, the World Trade Organization and many others too numerous to mention. They are all mergers of convenience and opportunity, driven by motives of power, peace and prosperity. Not a single appeal is made to the statutes of the God of the Bible.
Even more worrisome mergers are underway namely, the increasing combining and mixing of church and state, Christianity and paganism (ecumenism), and the bringing together of Mammon and the Kingdom of God by the Church.
The past two columns have dealt with this latter development. All of the merger activity mentioned “all driven by a quest for influence and prosperity” has geared up to hyper-speed in our time. The price? Compromise, rampant deceit, increasing economic danger, and the abandonment of the Truth.
What will be the outcome for the world? Will a remnant of a faithful Church be preserved?
The Bible tells of a similar era ” that of Omri, king of Israel, and his dynasty. Among God’s chosen people, the descendants of Jacob, he was the “king of mergers.” It is illuminating to study the practices of this man and his descendant kings, Ahab, Ahaziah and Joram. Omri’s dynasty provides key lessons that speak to our end time world.
The Omri Dynasty
King Omri was one of the most influential kings of the northern kingdom of Israel. It would be difficult to discern this from the Bible alone without careful study. As only 13 verses (1 Kings 16:16-28) recount the history of this man, it would be easy to overlook his significance.
Unusually, no direct mention is even made of his reign in the books of Chronicles, apart from referring to his son, Ahab, and grandsons Ahaziah and Joram.
The only biblical indication we get of the repute of his legacy is found in Micah 6:16. Though Omri was only king of Israel for approximately 12 years, his reputation and systems endured for generations. In fact, for many years after his reign Israel was known as “mat bit-Humri” (“the house of Omri”) by the Assyrians and the Edomites. His son Ahab carried on his practices and “did evil” in the sight of the Lord, as did his sons Ahaziah and then Joram (see 1 Kings 16:25, 33; 1 Kings 22:25, 52; and 2 Kings 3:2).
The prophet Micah prophesied against the worship centers of Israel and Judah. Samaria and Jerusalem, respectively.
Specifically, he accused them by saying, “You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab’s house, and you have followed their traditions” (Micah 6:16). Micah disapproved of three things: Omri’s statutes, Ahab’s practices, and their traditions. Other Bible translations refer to:
1. statutes (KJV, NIV and most others);
2. works (KJV, NASB); and
3. devices (NASB) or counsels (AMP)
Just what were these statutes, practices and traditions?
Scripture provides some indication, especially as we study the reign of Ahab. But first a brief history about Omri. He became king of Israel following the murder of King Elah by Zimri, a fellow army captain who had usurped the throne. Omri, backed by popular public opinion, overthrew Zimri, ending his reign after only seven days. After he consolidated his position as undisputed king, he reigned 12 years. Apparently, he died quite early. Scripture has more to say about Ahab and his sons. We can learn the ways of the house of Omri by observing what they did. Actually, we will learn that Ahab’s practices and devices would nominate him today as one of the most masterful of global statesmen.
The Techniques of the House of Omri
The Bible reveals much of the reign of Ahab’s, the most powerful of Omri’s descendants. He was a master politician and crafty in foreign affairs. He knew how to swing the consensus of public opinion in his favor. He influenced, cajoled and manipulated the elders of his inner council, false prophets and other foreign rulers to his ends. He knew how to play his opponents. The account of how he dealt with Ben-Haddad, the Syrian king, is a masterpiece of cunning foreign affairs. He entered a strategic alliance with Ethbaal, king of Tyre, by marrying his daughter, Jezebel. By the standards of today’s global politicians, this was a brilliant maneuver. In effect, he joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to secure a favorable trade status with this rich, world trading empire of the Phoenicians. The spiritual and religious implications were not regarded, however. Materialism was of primary importance; economic security his aim.
Material prosperity was linked with issues of human rights and morality. These issues played second fiddle to the uppermost goals of prosperity and indulgence.
After finally defeating Ben-Haddad, this Syrian king won clemency from Ahab by allowing Israel to set up shop in the marketplaces of Damascus.
Again, we see a materialistic mindset ruling his policies. Through an unnamed prophet, God rebuked Ahab for allowing Ben-Haddad to live.
Apparently, indulgence was another practice of Ahab. He built a beautiful palace inlaid with ivory (1 Kings 22:39) and loved the good life, so much so that he even allowed Naboth’s vineyard to be expropriated just so that he could have a private garden.
As a result of his union with Jezebel, paganism engulfed Israel. Jezebel introduced the worship of Baal to Israel. As part of the alliance, King Ahab even built a temple to Baal in Samaria for his wife. In time, her lobbying for “freedom of worship” ended up as a massive campaign against God and the persecution of his prophets. She killed off any prophet that she could find. Apparently, this was acceptable to Ahab. No mention is made otherwise.
Had he protested, he may have offended his foreign counterparts and perhaps jeopardized the status of his foreign emissaries abroad. His was a policy of tolerance. Any belief or value system was allowed, even sanctioned by his regime.
Scripture records that Baal worship, Ashtoreth and the gods of the Amorites (1 Kings 22:25) were given rightful footing in the land.
Ahab was intolerant in only one respect: He opposed anyone who confronted him with correction or anyone who burst his bubble of humanistic optimism.
Therefore, he hated Elijah and Micaiah, prophets of God. He accused them of pessimism, declaring that they never had anything good to say about him. It didn’t matter that they spoke truth and eternal consequences.
We could examine many more characteristics of the house of Omri, but we may suffice it to conclude that Omri and his descendants were worldly rulers.
Their policies were motivated by peace and prosperity. They pursued these goals in any way they thought best. Spiritual matters, purity of faith, the truth and imperatives of God’s Word did not figure in the formation of their policies and statutes. Reviewing the character of all of his actions (48 of which are recorded in Scripture), the list is long.
Interpreting Ahab’s practices, we can include: tolerance, indulgence, craftiness, politicization, self-centeredness, expropriation, optimism about the works of man, laissez-faire policies, opportunism, ruling by consensus and worldly consultation and the list could go on. As mentioned, he would be a successful global statesman today in the halls of the United Nations or around the conference tables of NATO or any other number of global policy and transnational organizations.
The house of Omri practiced the exact reverse of all of the godly kings of Judah. The latter feared God first, generally walking without compromise in the ways of David. Everything else peace and prosperity, for example were added unto them as a consequence. These were not the initial motivations of their obedience to God. As Scripture counsels, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, said virtually the same thing to Ahab, “First seek the counsel of the Lord” (1 Kings 22:15).
The Statutes of Man
Just what was the nature of the statutes of Omri? Consider these facts about him and his descendants:
Omri was the sixth king of Israel. He ruled from Tirzah six years and another six years from the city of Samaria. He is recorded to have done or performed six things. His name is mentioned 12 times in the historical accounts of the kings of Israel and Judah (1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles [2 x 6]). He reigned for 12 years (2 x 6). His dynasty lasted 48 years (6 x 4 x 2).
The number six is the number of man, as God created him on the sixth day. However, the prevalence of this number with Omri doesn’t stop here. Ahab, his son, whose name means “his
father’s brother ”did more evil in the sight of the Lord than all the kings of Israel before him” more than six kings combined (1 Kings 16:33). He represents the very epitome of the works of man, as we have reviewed. Ahab is recorded to have taken 48 actions (6 x 4 x 2), eight times more than his father. Moreover, after Omri’s dynasty ended, the house of Israel continued to walk in his statutes for another 120 years (6 x 20) until Samaria fell to the Assyrians. It just was prior to that time that Micah gave his prophecy that was quoted earlier from Micah 6:16.
Amazingly, the prophecy indicting Omri’s statutes was the sixth of the seven he spoke. Could all these sixes and multiples of six be a coincidence?
Perhaps. However, I take this pattern to be significant as every “jot and tittle” of Scripture (Matthew 5:18) is important and to be studied.
Clearly, Omri’s statues, the practices of Ahab, and their traditions are those of men. The measures and tests of their policies were “materialism” and “humanism.” Any religion was something to barter with, to tolerate, to accommodate. On the other hand, the God of Jacob was only consulted when no other human option was available or when His pronouncements through His prophets were in alignment with Omri’s wants. National prestige, strategic foreign policy, dialogue and arrangements of convenience were the rule of the day. The statutes of God were either bent or discarded.
We shouldn’t be surprised all the statutes, practices and traditions of the house of Omri are playing out across the globe today in high form. They are today endorsed as sophisticated doctrines of foreign affairs and conferences of men. Everything is merging countries, economies and religions within and all together. The test of their efficacies is measured in terms of prosperity, wealth and economic power.
Current-Day Picture of Merged Christianity
We see that even the evangelical church is in cahoots with the “gospel of Mammon,” openly endorsing the imposition of this materialistic religion by force upon other nations.
They are promoting the “Statutes of Omri.”
Thoughts to Ponder
What was the result of the statutes of the house of Omri? All 70 of his offspring were put to death. Seventy is the number of a “kings life” (Isaiah 23:15) and also represents the completeness of a dynasty or legacy. Seventy members of Jacob’s household went to Egypt (Genesis 46:2; Exodus 1:5) and Gideon had 70 sons who were eradicated by Abimelech (Judges 9:56). More examples could be cited. The conclusion is that our present world order of “seventy kings” today will also come to a similar end at Armageddon by the sword of the mouth of the Lord.
Another result of Omri’s dynasty was that even the house of Judah, who at least produced more than a few kings who walked with God, was infected with its treacheries. Omri’s granddaughter, Athaliah, married Jehoram, king of Judah. He and Ahaziah (his son with Athaliah) were among the few kings of Judah who “did evil in the eyes of the Lord” (2 Kings 8:18, 27). Athaliah nearly succeeded in cutting off the very line of David that was prophesied to produce the Messiah. She had proceeded to kill the entire royal family of Judah.
Had Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram, not hidden Joash for six years (another “six”, meaning until the threat of the works of man had sufficiently diminished), satanic purging of this royal line by the house of Omri would have succeeded.
At the time, Joash was the last living member of the lineage of David.
Ecumenism is occurring.
Church and state, Mammon and the Kingdom of God are all merging into one negotiable mass. We can see all these streams are morphing into a single power structure of the last days.
Revelation 17 and 18 provides a colorful description of this process, describing it as the great prostitute, mother of all harlotries and abominations.
These chapters show a picture of a mutually reinforcing alliance of religion, political globalism and economy.
We return to our question at the outset of this article: Can a remnant of the true Church be preserved? God preserved the royal line of David by causing Jehosheba to hide away Joash. As such, he can be seen as a symbol of the last-day Church. It is persecuted by humanism and materialism the works of man. Only a small number survives as the true Church.
The prophet Micah, who alerted us to the wiles and deceptions of the statutes of Omri, has the last word: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me” (Micah 7:2). If we practice these statutes, God will be faithful. May we be found among the last-day believing remnant.
Brethren did you see what we just read taking place on the very news right now. Does Omri and Ahab not sound like Donald Trumps policies for the USA? Has not the Church leaders all surrounded him in a bid for prestige and enfluence in future policy? And I too like President Trump and the things he has done.
Do not forget that in the last day that Elijah must first come.
Mal 4:5 Behold, I am sending you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Jehovah.
Mal 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the sons, and the heart of the sons to their fathers, that I not come and strike the earth with utter destruction.
How does Elijah do this. He teaches the people the Sabbath, the Holy Days of Lev 23 and the Sabbatical and Jubilee years. When the people start to keep these things they are turning towards the Father. And the heart of our Father will be turned to us when we obey.
Do not forget what Athaliah did in the days of Elijah. A new Athaliah will also come and kill all the prophets of Yehovah except Elijah. The martydom of the Saints is coming. Is this Athaliah going to be the great whore of Babylon? We wait and watch.
Let me now quote to you from Rev Wm. Pascoe Goard in his book The Post Captivity names of Israel.
King Omri was to Israel what the great lawgivers were to Greece and to Rome. What Malmutius was to the ancient Britons: and what Alfred the Great- the great Saxon Law giver_ was to the Saxons; and what Henry VII and Elizabeth were to the modern British world as statute makers and reformers, that and more King Omri was to Israel. They all codified existing law. Omri invented the system of Statutes making and established it in Israel. From that has come the legislative system of Democracy.
The Indictment of the Lord
Mic 6:1 Hear now what Jehovah says: Arise, contend with the mountains and let the hills hear your voice.
Mic 6:2 Mountains, hear Jehovah’s case, and the constant foundations of the earth. For Jehovah has a quarrel with His people, and He will plead His case with Israel.
Mic 6:3 O My people, what have I done to you? And in what have I made you weary? Testify against Me!
Mic 6:4 For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of slaves; and I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam before you.
Mic 6:5 O My people, remember now what Balak king of Moab planned, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal, so that you may know the righteous acts of Jehovah.
What Does the Lord Require?
Mic 6:6 With what shall I come before Jehovah, to bow myself before God the Most High? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Mic 6:7 Will Jehovah be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Mic 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does Jehovah require of you but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?
Destruction of the Wicked
Mic 6:9 Jehovah’s voice cries to the city, and in sound wisdom one will see Your name. Hear the rod and Him who has appointed it.
Mic 6:10 Are the treasures of wickedness still in the house of the wicked, and the short measure that is hateful?
Mic 6:11 Shall I count those with the wicked scales pure, and those with the bag of deceitful weights?
Mic 6:12 For its rich men are full of violence, and its people have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Mic 6:13 Therefore I also have made you sick by striking you, laying you waste because of your sins.
Mic 6:14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied; and your casting down shall be in your midst. And you shall take hold, but shall not deliver; and that which you deliver I will give up to the sword.
Mic 6:15 You shall sow, but you shall not reap; you shall tread the olives, but you shall not anoint yourself with oil; and sweet wine, but shall not drink wine.
Mic 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels, so that I should make you a ruin and its people a hissing; therefore you shall bear the shame of My people.
Seek the Lord and Live
Amo 5:1 Hear this Word which I take up against you, a dirge, O house of Israel.
Amo 5:2 The virgin of Israel has fallen; she shall rise no more; she lies forsaken on her land. There is none to raise her up.
Amo 5:3 For thus says the Lord Jehovah: The city that went out by a thousand shall leave a hundred, and that which went out by a hundred shall have ten left in the house of Israel.
Amo 5:4 For so says Jehovah to the house of Israel: Seek Me, and you shall live.
Amo 5:5 But do not seek Bethel nor enter into Gilgal, and do not pass to Beer-sheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nothing.
Amo 5:6 Seek Jehovah, and you shall live; lest He break out like a fire on the house of Joseph and devour it, and there be none to put it out in Bethel.
Amo 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Amo 5:8 seek Him who created the Pleiades and Orion, and who turned the deep darkness into the morning and He darkened the day into night. Seek Him who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth; Jehovah is His name;
Amo 5:9 who causes destruction to flash out against the strong, and destruction comes against the fortress.
Amo 5:10 They hate him who rebukes in the gate, and they despise him who speaks uprightly.
Amo 5:11 So, because of your trampling on the poor, and you take tribute of grain from him; you have built houses of carved stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted desirable vineyards, but you shall not drink wine from them.
Amo 5:12 For I know your many transgressions and your many sins. They afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate.
Amo 5:13 So the understanding ones shall keep silent in that time; for it is an evil time.
Amo 5:14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so Jehovah, the God of Hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken.
Amo 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. It may be that the Lord Jehovah of Hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Amo 5:16 So Jehovah, the God of Hosts, the Master, says this: Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! Alas! And they shall call the tiller to mourning, and those who are skillful in mourning to wailing.
Amo 5:17 And there shall be wailing in all vineyards; for I will pass through you, says Jehovah.
Let Justice Roll Down
Amo 5:18 Woe to those desiring the day of Jehovah! What isthis for you? The day of Jehovah is darkness and not light;
Amo 5:19 as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a snake bit him.
Amo 5:20 Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Amo 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not delight in your solemn assemblies.
Amo 5:22 Though you offer Me burnt offerings and your food offerings, I will not be pleased. Nor will I regard the peace offerings of your fat animals.
Amo 5:23 Take the noise of your songs away from Me; for I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.
Amo 5:24 But let judgment roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Amo 5:25 Have you offered sacrifices and offerings to Me forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Amo 5:26 But you have carried the booth of your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves.
Amo 5:27 So I will cause you to go into exile beyond Damascus, says Jehovah, the God of Hosts is His name.
I want to wrap this up before I move on. And it will upset some of you.
The Statutes of Omri was the constitution of Israel at that time. It is what they began to live by. They had good meaning behind the laws. The same as the Talmud does in explaining the Torah. All of these statutes eventually lead people away from the truth. Over time the constitution gets twisted by certain people in the very same way both the Democrats and the Republicans twist the American constitution for their own gain.
Mic 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels, so that I should make you a ruin and its people a hissing; therefore you shall bear the shame of My people.
When we flee and are together in what ever place we are in, it will not be the American constitution that rules us. Nor any other set of statutes deviced by man. It will be Yehovah’s Torah and it alone. Each person must learn it and then practice it in their own house and then on the streets as they walk.
President To Launch ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Coalition
In an effort to further capture his base, the president will be launching the “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition in Miami, Florida, on January 3.
“The Trump campaign’s launch of ‘Evangelicals for Trump’ will be held at a Florida megachurch with a capacity of 7,000 congregants, the campaign said Friday,” reports The Washington Times. “The outreach event for a key part of the president’s base will be held next Friday in Miami at El Rey Jesus, or King Jesus International Ministry.”
Though the Trump campaign previously pledged to launch the coalition, the gesture to hold the president’s base comes on the heels of Christianity Today publishing an op-ed calling for Trump’s removal from office.
When I was sent this article I saw the Christain groups falling in line behind President Trump for his support and unfunding of Planned Parenthood. He is stopping the deaths of many more babies. And this is good. But if he is assassinated this year of 2020 by the left from within the USA or the liberal left outside the USA, then the lines are drawn between the two factions. The LGBT liberal left-leaning pro-abortionists, anti-gun lobbyists ANTIFA groups and those in favour of open borders and asylum cites will fight against the conservative pro-life 2nd amendment Christian right and they will be chased down and killed by Athaliah. Into this frey will come the German-led EU under the guise of NATO to help. Islamic enclaves will develop and grow. Chaos will be everywhere.
We apologize but at this time, the link from which this article comes is no longer valid.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DYNASTIC NAME OF OMRI (GHOMRI)
We have already examined a number of quotations in which we have seen that the Gentiles used different names for the people of Israel than were used by themselves.
Notice Dr. Schrader’s comments on this subject:
ISRAEL the usual term for the Kingdom of Israel in the Assyrian inscriptions is not this, as we have already observed. The ordinary designation was rather… “Land of the House Omri”, or “Land of Omri”, or merely “Land Omri” (The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament, vol. I, p.177).
Dr. Schrader has shown very clearly that such names as “House of Omri”, “Land of Omri” and “Land Omri” were the usual appellations which the Assyrians (and others) applied to the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
Notice what the Encyclopedia Britannica has to say regarding “Omri”.
The Dynasty of Omri.–Omri (q.v.), the founder of one of the greatest dynasties of Israel. Although little is preserved of Omri’s history, the fact that the northern kingdom long continued to be called by the Assyrians after his name is a significant indication of his great reputation (11th ed., Vol. XV, Art. Jews, p.377).
The Northern Kingdom of Israel continued to be called by Omri’s name for over two centuries after the death of Omri, until after the final captivity of Israel in 721 B.C.
BIT-KHUMRI (THE HOUSE OF OMRI)
Many historians have recognized that Omri, king of Israel, had founded a great dynasty in the Northern Kingdom. He was known far and wide among the Assyrians, Moabites and other peoples as a great king.
The Scriptures also imply that he was a great legislator–not necessarily great in the scriptural sense, however. “The statutes of OMRI are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab” (Micah 6:16).
Notice further what The Encyclopedia Britannica says regarding Omri:
Omri, in the Bible, the first great king of Israel after the separation of the two Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, who flourished in the early part of the 9th century B.C. …and the fact that the land [of Israel] continued to be known to the Assyrians down to the time of Sargon as “HOUSE OF OMRI” indicates the reputation which this little-known king enjoyed (Ency. Brit., 11th ed., Vol. XX, Art. Omri, p.104).
Did you notice the last statement from this excerpt? It mentioned the well-known fact that the land of Israel continued to be known to the Assyrians, even down to the time of Sargon, as the “House of Omri”–indicating “the reputation” which the name of Omri had enjoyed.
Payment of tribute by Iaua (Jehu), the son of Khumri (Omri) who brought silver, gold, lead, and bowls, dishes, cups, and other vessels of gold. The description “Son of Khumri” is thought merely to show that Jehu was an Israelite, because Israelitish territory was called “BIT-KHUMRI” (Luckenbill, The Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia, Vol. I, p.46).
Here is another translation of the same cuneiform inscription. Notice the spelling of “Omri” (Huari) is slightly different from the previous spelling as given by Luckenbill.
“The tribute of Yaua (Jehu), son of HUARI (Omri)” (Kinns, Graven in the Rock, p. 494).
But to whom did Jehu pay this tribute? This question is answered in the following quotation:
“Jehu. On the Black Obelisk ‘Jehu’ (-Yaua) ‘son of Omri’ (-KHUMRI), is represented as giving tribute to Shalmaneser II” (Bible Students Handbook of Assyriology, pp.105,106).
Following is an interesting statement, showing that the Assyrians became acquainted with the Northern Kingdom of Israel first in the time of Omri.
Omri seems to have been an able soldier and he subdued Moab to Israel. This is acknowledged by the Moabite King Mesha in an inscription which has come down to us.The Assyrians first became acquainted with Israel in the time of Omri, and they call the country of the TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL “the land of the house of Omri” even after the extinction of his dynasty (Hastings Dictionary of the
Bible, Vol. I, Art., Omri, p.653).
We shall later see that some of the Kelts were called by such names as “OMBRI” and “UMBRI”.
God has not left us without historical proof to connect this name “Omri” (which we can definitely prove Israel bore before her captivity) with the present-day descendants of the House of Israel.
The most important key linking the House of Israel
(Bit-Ghomri) with modern-day Israel is the famous Behistun Rock Inscriptions. These inscriptions, written in Cuneiform characters, are of utmost importance in unravelling the history of Israel.
BEHISTUN ROCK INSCRIPTIONS – KEY TO ISRAEL’S IDENTITY
Darius I had the famous Behistun Rock Inscriptions engraved (in cuneiform) on the steep face of a high rock beside the main road leading from Babylon (Baghdad) to Media. These important cuneiform inscriptions were written in three languages – (1) Persian, (2) Babylonian and (3) Susian (or Elamite).
Above the inscription the picture of the king himself is graven. Nine rebel chiefs are led before him,. the ninth is Skunka, the chief of the Scythians (Sacae) whom he defeated. The inscriptions are composed in the
three languages which are written with cuneiform signs, and were used in all official inscriptions of the Achaemenian kings (Ency. Brit., 11th ed., Vol. III, Art. Behistun, pp. 656,657).
It is interesting to note some of the particulars of the Behistun Rock Inscriptions. Also notice that this Scythian chief “Skunka” is called “Sacae”. The Sacae and the Scythians as we shall later prove, were basically the same people.
In 1835 the difficult and almost inaccessible cliff was first climbed by Sir Henry Rawlinson, who copied and deciphered the inscriptions (1835-1845), and thus completed the reading of the old cuneiform text and laid the foundation of the science of Assyriology (Ency. Brit. 11th ed., Vol. III, Art. Behistun, pp.656,657).
Here follows excerpts from a translation of the Behistun Rock Inscriptions by L.W. King and R.C. Thompson.
“Thus sayeth Darius, the king: ‘these are the provinces which are subject unto us, and by the grace of Auramazda became I king of them’” (The Inscriptions of Darius the Great of Behistun).
This translation translates all of the words on the Behistun Rock Inscriptions in three parallel columns. The first column contains the Persian, the second the Susian or the Elamite, the third contains the Babylonian translation.
These inscriptions mention twenty-two provinces. The nineteenth province listed by all three of these parallel columns is called in the Persian language “SCYTHIA (Phonetic: SAKA)”, in the second column this same province is called, in the Susian language “Scythia (Phonetic: Sakka)”, and the third column, in the Babylonian language, it is translated: “in the land of the CIMMERIANS (Phonetic: Gi-mi-ri-)”.
Professor Rawlinson, however, translated this 19th province as “the SACAE”. Keep this in mind, for Saka (Sakka) and Sacae all refer to the same people.
Let us notice the three different names which are here used in these different languages to denote this nineteenth province: (1) SCYTHIA (Phonetic: Saka – or according to Professor Rawlinson, “Sacae”), and (2) Scythia (Phonetic: Sakka) and (3) the land of the CIMMERIANS
The next question confronting us is who were these Scythians, Saka (Sacae), Cimmerians and the Gi-mi-ri? These are the various names which were applied to a people mentioned by Darius I and listed as the nineteenth of the twenty-two provinces which were subject to him.
VARIATIONS OF THE NAME “OMRI”
The Ethnic name of Gimiri first occurs in the Cuneiform records of the time of Darius Hystaspes, as the Semitic equivalent of the Arian name Saka (Sakai).
Whether at the same time these Gimiri or Saka are really CYMRIC CELTS we can not positively say…but the Babylonian title of Gimiri, as applied to the Sacae, is not a vernacular but a foreign title, and may simply mean “THE TRIBES” (Rawlinson, History of Herodotus, Bk. IV, Appendix, Note 1).
Notice Rawlinson appeared to believe that these Saka or Gimiri were CYMRIC CELTS. Also note that he says SACAE may mean “THE TRIBES”. No nation or people have been spoken of so long and so consistently by the words “the tribes” as the people of Israel. One still hears about the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the “Lost Tribes” and similar expressions. Notice what Rawlinson says regarding these names:
As on the one hand, however, the termination of the name is certainly miri or mirri, while on the other, the identification of the Persian SACAE or SCYTHIANS with the people named by the Greeks KIMMERIOI, Would seem highly probable, I venture to read the entire name GIMIRI (The Royal Asiatic Society, p.21).
Following are some important comments by Dr. Pinches regarding the name “Omri”.
That Jehu, who destroyed the house of Omri, should be called “son of Omri” in the inscriptions of Shalmaneser II of Assyria is strange, and needs explanation.That Jehu may have been in some way related with Jehoram, and therefore a descent of Omri, is possible and even probable. That he was not descended from him in a direst line is certain (The Old Testament in the Light of Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia, 3rd ed., p.359).
It is well to point out that the Hebrews and other Semitics commonly spoke of one as being a “son of”–not only of the person’s immediate father; but this expression was also applied to one who was a grandson, or a great-grandson, or a great-great-grandson, and so on, to any number of generations. Thus, Christ was a “son of David.” The word “father” was also applied to one’s distant parents as well as to one’s own immediate father.
OMRI – PRONOUNCED AS GHOMRI
It is noteworthy that the Assyrian form of the name, Yaua, shows that the unpronounced aleph at the end was called him Yahua (Jehu). OMRI was likewise pronounced in accordance with the older system, before the aleph became ayin. HUMRI shows that they said at that time GHOMRI (ibid., p.339).
The statement just made by Dr. Pinches is of utmost importance. Did you notice that the word “HUMRI” was pronounced, according to the older way of pronouncing the Hebrew, as “GHOMRI”? In other words the names “Humri” and “Ghomri” of the ancient historians, refer to the same people. This is a most important point to keep in mind. The names Humri and Ghomri are synonymous and consistently refer to the same people. According to the Behistun Rock Inscriptions the Gimiri (GHOMRI) were the same people as the Sacae or Scythians, who gave birth to the Saxons, Celts, Cimmerians, Scots, Angles, Gauls, Cymri and other peoples who settled North-western Europe.
It is also important to point out that the Hebrew word “BETH” means house. “Bethel” means “House of God,” “Bethlehem” means “House of bread”.
The Assyrian language was also a Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew. But the Assyrian word for “house” is “BIT” – – not “beth” as in the Hebrew. The expressions “Bit-Omri”, or “Bit-Humri”, or “Bit-Humria”, or “Bit-Ghomri”, (all of which meant the “House of Omri”) referred to the Northern House of Israel, the House or Kingdom over which Omri and his dynasty had ruled for many years.
On the Behistun Rock Inscriptions we have seen that the words Scythia, Saka (Sakka), Cimmerians, Gimiri, all refer to the same people.
Later on we shall see a number of historical sources proving that the Cymry, Khumri, and the Cimmerians were all the same people and were always placed by all historians in the extreme western part of Europe.
Today we know the Welsh still call themselves Kymry or Cymry!
The Cimmerians, according to the ancient historians, were located in the extreme western parts of Europe, including the British Isles.
For further proof that the Cimmerians (or Cimbri) dwelt in the extreme western parts of Europe, check the following references: (Homer, Odyssey XI, 13-19), (Herodotus I. 6,15,16,103; and IV. 1,11 et seq). (Strabo, I. 20,61; 309; XI 494).
ISRAEL CALLED CIMMERIANS, GIMIRI AND CYMRY
The importance of the dynastic name of Omri (Ghomri) in connection with the later history of the people of Israel has been clearly demonstrated. We have seen Omri and the House of Omri (Bit-Humri) and the land of Omri (mat-Humri) as mentioned by the Assyrians. It has also been pointed out from a number of historical sources that the Assyrians continued to call Israel by the name of Omri for centuries after he had died. They were, in fact, still speaking of the people of Omri and the territory of Northern Israel as “mat Bit-Humri”and as “mat Omri” at the time of the captivity of Israel.
From the Behistun Rock Inscriptions, we have seen clearly pointed out that these inscriptions speak of the Gimiri (Ghomri) as being identical with the Cimmerians, who were also the same as the Scythians and the Sacae (Saka).
Since the Cimmerians are the same people as the Ghomri (according to Dr. Pinches), let us now trace these people from the land of their captivity in South-western Asia to their present lands
Who were the Cimmerians, Gimiri and the Kymri?
The Encyclopedia Britannica gives the following account of the Cimmerians:
Cimmerii Herodotus (iv. 11-13), in his account of Scythia, regards them as the early inhabitants of South Russia (after whom the Bosporus Cimmerius [q.v.] and other places were named), driven by the Scyths along by the Caucasus into Asia Minor, where they maintained themselves for a century.Certain(ly) it is that in the middle of the 7th century B.C., Asia Minor was ravaged by northern nomads (Herod. iv. 12), one body of whom is called in Assyrian sources GIMIRRAI and is represented as coming through the Caucasus [the very region of Israel’s captivity]. To the north of the Euxine their main body was merged in the invading Scyths. Later writers identified them with the Cimbri of Jutland, who were probably Teutonized Celts (11th ed., Vol. VI, Art. Cimmerii, p.368).
According to the above account, the Cimmerii lived anciently in the vicinity of the Black Sea. They early had an encounter with the Scyths. It was about 650 B.C. – 100 years after Israel’s captivity – that this occurred. Remember, some of the tribes of Israel went into captivity south of the Caucasus in 741 B.C.!
Also note carefully that at least one body of these Cimmerii were called by the Assyrians Gimirrai, and also that they are represented as “coming through the CAUCASUS.” This is the same area where Israel was taken captive. We are informed by this article that their main body was merged to the north of the Black Sea (Euxine) in the invading Scyths. We shall later see some of the Scythians were called Celto-Scythians.
These Cimmerians were also later “identified with the Cimbri of Jutland” and we are further told that they were “probably Teutonized CELTS”. Observe that the names of Cimbri, Cimmarii and Celts are all inextricably connected and are in turn closely allied to the Scythians whom we shall later study in much greater detail.
We are further informed by the Encyclopedia Britannica that these Cimmerians or Cimbri wandered along the Danube for many years, and that the Cimbri later had an alliance with the Teutoni, and that they invaded northern Italy (ibid., Vol. VI, Art. Cimbri, p.368).
Robert Owen says:
In leaving the far east, they (the Kimmerians or Kymry) must have occupied a country south of the Caucasus, extending from the river Araxes to the Palus Maeotis or Sea of Azof, where Herodotus remarks on the many places yet bearing the name of Kimmerian in his time (The Kymry p.11).
Did you notice that these Kimmerians had formerly occupied a country “south of the CAUCASUS”? This is the very territory to which Israel had been taken captive. So we see that these people must have moved northwards through the Caucasus Mountains about one century after going into captivity.
I have sought in the nomenclature of rivers and mountains name grounds for this being the occupation of the country east of the Euxine Sea [Black Sea] by Kelts or traces of their presence, which any temporary irruption in later times will never suffice to explain (ibid., p.12).
Owen then shows that the Kymry had long occupied this territory. He mentions some tribal displacements, so common in barbaric Asia. The Massagetae invaded the Scythians, and they in turn threatened the Kimmerioi, who chose to avoid an unequal conflict by fleeing. Thus early began the inveterate duel between the Kelts and the Teutons, the Kymry and the Saxons. “This established historic event occurred B.C. 635” (ibid., pp.14,15).
I avoid dwelling on France or Gallia, because its Keltic origin is incontestable; the proofs are abundant, and my aim is to illustrate only a portion of the race, the Kymry, as the Welsh still call themselves. To them their American brethren are still Britons (Brython) (ibid., p.25).
He then mentions that “The account of themselves rendered by the Kymry of Britain makes them to consist of three tribes of the same stock” (ibid., p.26). These three tribes were the (1) the Kymry, (2) the Lloegrwys, and (3) the Brython.
I cannot resist concluding that either the Kimbri were Kymry, or else that in remote times the tongues of Kelt and Goth agreed. It is not impossible that some of the Kimmerioi, who retired from their Asiatic home before the onset of the Scythians, took a northern course, which the pursuers afterwards followed under the conduct of Odin from the Sea of Azov to the shores of the Baltic” (ibid., pp. 26,27).
Owen explains that before the Bretons reached England, they had invented or inherited the essentials of an earlier civilization. “SOME OF THEIR TRADITIONS RESEMBLE SEMITIC RECORDS OF ANTIDILUVIAN PATRIARCHS” (ibid., p.33).
He continues: “Few of the modern Kelts, Kymry, Brezonot, and Gael
“1st and 2nd Peter – Prog are aware that the apostle S. Paul addressed an epistle to a people of their blood and kindred” (ibid., p.43). Yet such is indubitably substantiated by the facts. It will be more appropriate to cover this subject in greater detail in a later chapter, but it is interesting to note that Robert Owen, in the preceding statements, mentioned that the Kelts, Kymry, Brezonot and the Gael are all the same people:
Lysons makes this very interesting statement:
I confess but for the universal tradition which assigns our BRITISH descent to Japheth, I should have been rather inclined to attribute to the British Celts a SEMITIC origin, which we find in Britain, and also on account of the Ianguage, the traces of which we find still attaching to the names of those places where they carried on their religious ceremonies (Our British Ancestors, p.18).
In other words, what Lysons admits is that the facts prove that the British are, after all, Semitic in origin, and not Japhetic as tradition would have us believe.
The Cimmerians seeming to be the same people with the Gauls or Celts under a different name; and it is observable that the Welsh, who are descended from the Gauls, still call themselves Cymri or Kymry (ibid., P.23).
And on page 27 we read:
The identity of the Cymri of Wales with the Cymbri of the Romans, seems worthy of being accepted as an historic fact, upon the ground stated by Niebuhr and Arnold (ibid., p.27).
Notice how Lysons identifies all of the following peoples, and makes them come from Armenia“ the very place where Israel was first taken into captivity. Armenia is located in the area just south of the Caucasus Mountains.
The chain of evidence seems to be complete. Appian (De Bell. 111yr., p. 753) says the Cimori were Celts. Diodorus says that the Cimbri were Gauls or Celts; the GAULS were GALATAE per syncope GELTAE or KELTAE: The names are synonymous (Caesar de Bell, Gall., lib.1). The way in which Mr. Rawlinson, in the Essay from which I have quoted, brings the Cymric Celts from Armenia to Britain is most masterly; it
confirms all the traditions of the Welsh, the views of Nennius and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and all our earliest histories, and to anyone who has studied the question, seems most convincing (ibid., p.27).
Notice that Lysons shows that the name Geltae is the same as Keltae, and this name is related to Galatai, Galli and other cognate names. These points all show conclusively that these are all basically the same people.
It is interesting to note that according to Lysons the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle also shows that some of the early inhabitants of Britain had come from ARMENIA.
Here is the actual wording of this as it is found in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle:
The island Britain is 800 miles long, and 200 miles broad, and there are in the island five nations; English, Welsh (or British), Scottish, Pictish, and Latin. The first, inhabitants were the Britons, who came from ARMENIA, and first peopled Britain southward (p.21, translated by James Ingram).
This statement clearly shows that the British (or the Britons) had their origin in Armenia. Bear in mind that the Lost Ten tribes were deported from the land of Israel into the district immediately south of the Caucasus Mountains, or to the vicinity of Armenia.
Lysons also shows that Gimiri were the same people as the Cimmarii (Our British Ancestors, p.26).
Sharon Turner, in his History of the Anglo-Saxons, mentions the following points regarding the Kimmerians. He shows that the Keltic language was the same as the Kimmerian language (ibid. Vol. I, p.23). He says the Kelts were the same people as the Kimmerians, and that they inhabited the far west of Europe (ibid., p.24). The Kimmerians and Kelts were the same as the Kimbri, or to be more exact, he says:
That the Kimmerici of the Greeks were the Kimbroi of the Greeks, and the Cimbri (Kimbri) of the Latin writers, was not only the opinion of Posidonius, whom Strabo quotes, Lib. VII, p.293. Diodorus Siculus expressly says, that to those who were called Kimmeriois, the appelation of Kimbron was applied in the process of time. Plutarch, in his life of Marius also identified the Kimbri with the Kimmerioi (ibid., fn. p.28).
Turner shows that the Kimbri were a branch of the Kimmerians (ibid., pp.28,30). The Kumri were the same according to Turner, as the Cymry, and they were the same people as the Kimbri. The Kymry were the “first inhabitants of Britain” (ibid., p.32).
He mentions that the Welsh Triads show that Hu Cadarn or Hu the Strong (or Mighty) led the people of the nation of Kymry through the Hazy, or the German Ocean, into Britain, and to Llydaw (Amorica) in France. Turner mentions that the Cymry come from the eastern parts of Europe — the regions where Constantinople now stands. This is mentioned also in Triad, p.57.
Another interesting point mentioned by Turner is that “The Kymbri swore by a brazen bull, which they carried with them” (History of the Anglo-Saxons, Vol. I, p.34).
Keep this fact in mind because a number of historical sources show that the early inhabitants of Britain swore by the brazen bull, and used the symbol of an ox or a bull commonly, as a representative figure for their people. This all ties in with the early history of Israel, who, even in the time of Moses and Aaron, set up the golden calf and worshipped it. At the time when the Ten Tribes of Israel revolted from the leadership of the throne of David, the first thing that Jeroboam, the ruler of the Northern Kingdom did was to set up two golden calves, one in Dan, and the other in Beersheba (I Ki. 12:25) [Editors note: Beersheba is incorrect, it should read Beth-el“ the reference for this is 1 Kings 12:29]. The tribal emblem of Joseph was a bull and/or heifer according to various accounts. The people of Britain still use this symbol on the coat of arms. It is there called a unicorn. Also “John Bull” is symbolical for the nation or people of Britain.
Turner mentions that the Keltoi were the same people as the Galatai, and that the Galatai were the same as the Galli, and that the Keltoi were “one of the branches of the Kimmerian stock (ibid., p.36).
Grant says that the northern one-third of France in Caesar’s time was inhabited by the Belgae, who were a Nordic people of the Cymric division of Celtic speech (The Passing of the Great Race, p.194). He mentions that the Cimmerians, the Sacae and the Massagetae all sprang from the Scythians (ibid.).
He also points out that the CIMMERIANS were Nordics who entered Asia Minor by the CAUCASUS ABOUT 650 B.C. (ibid., pp. 214, 258).
Again note that the Cimmerians came into Asia Minor by way of the Caucasus Mountains about 100 years after the first segment of Israel had been deported into that very region in 741 B.C.
The Nordics [referring to Cimmerians etc.] also swept down through Thrace into
Greece and Asia Minor, while other large and important groups entered Asia partly through
the Caucasus Mountains, but in greater strength they migrated around the northern and
EASTERN sides of the CASPIAN-ARIEL SEA (ibid. p.214).
Notice how this indicates the very territory to which Israel had been deported about 100 years earlier.
When the Assyrian power was beginning to wane, these captive peoples availed themselves of the opportunity to flee from under the oppressive yoke of their Assyrian overlords.
That the Cimbri and the Cimmerii were identical is clear from the following statements:
“Cimbri, a Celtic people, probably of the same race as the Cymry.They appeared to have inhabited the peninsula which was called after them Chersonesus Cimorica (Smith, Smaller Classical Dictionary, Art. Cimbri, p.150).
Speaking of these people, Smith says: “Cimmerii The historical Cimmerii dwelt on the Palus Maeotis (Sea of Azov), in the Tauric Chersonesus, and in Asiatic Sarmatia” (ibid., Art. Cimmerii, p.150,151). In this instance, the Cimmerii are mentioned as living north of the Black Sea.
If we carefully piece together all of the various points which are clearly brought out by the different historians concerning the Cimmerians, the Gimiri and the Kymry, we are brought to the following conclusions:
(1) The Cimmerians appear in history in the same general vicinity to which Israel had been taken captive.
(2) They appear about one century after the first tribes of Israel were deported into the regions south of the Caucasus Mountains, near the Black and Caspian Seas — about 741 B.C.
(3) All of these peoples are closely related i.e. the Cimmerians, Gimiri, and the Kymry.
(4) They leave the area of Armenia, or the Caucasus regions, and arrive in North-west Europe. In fact, as we will see later, branches of these Cimmerians penetrated into Central Europe, North Italy, Spain, and into many countries of Europe, as well as into Britain and Scandinavia.
(5) We have also observed that these Cimmerian or Kymric peoples are also closely related to the Gauls and Kelts, but this particular phase will be covered more thoroughly in a later chapter.
(6) All of these peoples were sprung from the Scythian hoard, and mixed freely with them. The fact that they fought with the Scythians does not mean they were not close relatives of the Scythians. We have previously observed that the tribes of Israel even while still living in the Promised Land were continually warring among themselves, as is also mentioned in James 1:1; 4:1. [Editors Note: James 1:1 is addressed to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, it does not refer to the them fighting in the Promised Land].
(7) The Cimmerians were the same as the Gimiri who were also the same as the Ghomri or the people of Omri. These peoples were different branches of Dispersed Israel.
This concludes this part of the study. Or as in other News Letters, this is my first evidence that I bring before you, the jury, for your consideration.
We shall look at other not so well known facts about our history in upcoming News Letters. This study has shown you that those of us from England or Northwestern Europe of Anglo Saxon or Celtic descent are in fact from the supposedly lost Ten Tribes of Israel. But wait, I have more to come. So do not be convinced by just one piece of evidence.