The Key of David
By Warder Cresson (Michael Boaz Israel ben Abraham).
Samson and the Foxes
All languages are but Figures, to represent our Ideas.
"Samson" represents the morally Strong Man.* See Psa. 147:10.
"Harvest." "The Harvest is the end of the World," i.e. Age. See Matt. 13:39.
His "Wife" represents a Daughter of the u n c i r c u m c i s e d or Gentile Church.
The "Kid" represents the Hebrew Nation, as we see in the Passover Service.
The "Foxes" represent The Uniting, or tying, cunning words at their extremities, or "Tails," together, in Divine Wisdom.
The "Firebrands," or Torches, represent the consuming Power of Divine Truth.
The Wheat represents the "Good Seed, or Children of the Kingdom," Matt. 13:38.
The "Shocks of Corn," or Wheat, represent the Christian Churches.
The "Burning of her and her Father's House" represents the consuming of them by the Power of Divine and Moral Truth at the end of this age, eon, or Gentile Christian Dispensation. See Judges 15:1 to 7.
"And it came to pass, within a while after of 'Wheat* Harvest,' that Samson visited his wife with a Kid,† (as I did,) and he said I will go in to my Wife into the chamber: but her Father (representing her spiritual Father, or Priest) would not suffer him to go in."
"And her Father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her, therefore I gave her to thy companion; is not her younger sister (or daughter of Israel, or Jacob, who was Esau's younger Brother) fairer than she?"
"And Samson (God's Strong man) said concerning them, Now I will be more blameless than the Philistines, (because they had taken away his Wife from him,) though I do them a displeasure."
"And Samson went and caught Three Hundred Foxes, and took Firebrands, and turned the Foxes tail to tail, (as I am now doing and shall do,) and put a Firebrand in the midst between two tails. And when he had set the brands on Fire he let them go into the Standing Corn of the Philistines, and burnt up the Shocks (the Churches) and the Standing Corn, with the Vineyards and Olives."
"Then the Philistines said, Who has done this? And they answered, Samson, the Son-in-law of the Timnite, because he had taken away his Wife and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up and BURNT HER and her father's house with Fire." See Judges 15:1 to 7.
Now look out, for here go the Foxes among the Standing Corn, (or Churches,) and the Wheat or Members, and most particularly One Thing before I begin, and that is, That is God's Written Word is not True nothing is True.
Fox 1st. Esau* sold his "Birthright," including the first and greatest of Blessings, which was the Blessing of the First-born, to Jacob, for the "Mess of Red Pottage," which was as follows: "Let People serve thee, and be Lord over thy Brethren, (Esau was Jacob's Twin Brother,) and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curses thee, and blessed be every one that blesses thee." Gen. 27:29, 33 and 34th verses. Here Esau became subject.
Fox 2d. "In Abraham and in his Seed (not seed in the singular number, as Paul said it is in Gal. 3:16, but in the PLURAL number, as God says to Abraham in Gen. 22:17 and 18,) "in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed." Gen. 12:3. "And without all contradiction the LESS is blessed by the GREATER." Heb. 7:7.
Fox 3d. God declared by asking Moses, "What nation is there so great who has God so nigh unto them as the Lord our God is, in all things that we call upon him for? Did ever people (save Israel) hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?" Deut. 4:7, 33.
Fox 4th. God declared That (Israel) should be the "Head,* and not the Tail, and thou shalt be above only and not beneath," that is after Daniel's Four Gentile Monarchies, or "the times of the Gentile Christians are fulfilled." See in proof of this Luke 21:24, and Romans 11:25.
Fox 5th. It was prophesied, "Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither any Divination (consequently not the New Testament, nor Christianity) to prevail against Israel." See Num. 24:23.
Fox 6th. All the double Blessing of the First-born ("Israel is my First-born," Exod. 4:22) of Heaven and Earth are declared in every Prophecy and Prophetic Vision. See Isa. 61:7, and 62:3, shall yet come upon the literal Israel. Psa. 147:19 and 20.
Fox 7th. God positively declares through the Prophet Daniel, that when the "Fifth Kingdom" of the "STONE" should be set up, that there should be "No Place* found" for any of the Four Gentile Monarchies, that they all should be "ground to powder and carried away like the chaff of the summer threshing-floors." See Dan. 2:34 and 35. Now Christianity could not have been that Fifth Kingdom of the "STONE", set up 1850 years ago, because place has been found until this day for all the Four Beasts, viz., Babylon the "Head of Gold"--Persia the "Breasts and Arms of Silver"--Greece the "Belly and Thighs of Brass," and the Roman the "Legs and Feet of part of Iron and part of clay."
Fox 8th. It is expressly declared that "The Kingdom shall not be left to any other people" (Dan. 2:44) than "THY People," (Ibid. 9:19,) the Jews.
Fox 9th. And THIS PEOPLE and KINGDOM of the Jews "shall break in pieces and consume , (all the Four Gentile Monarchies,) and it shall stand for ever," (Dan. 2:44,) because "Israel is the Rod of his Inheritance." "Thou art my Battle-axe and Weapons of War , for WITH THEE will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy Kingdoms." &c. &c. &c. See Jer. 51:19, 20, and 21.
Fox 10th. It is expressly declared that when The Light and Glory of the Lord shall arise upon Israel, "Darkness shall cover the earth, and Gross Darkness the people," (Isa. 60:1 and 2,) as it now does.
Fox 11th. It is at that same time distinctly asserted, that Israel, or Zion, and Jerusalem shall then be a "Crown of Glory in the hand of the Lord and a Royal Diadem in the hand of thy God." See Isa. 62:3.
Fox 12th. And at this time it is said "The Gentiles (Christians) shall come to thy Light, (and not the Jews to the Gentile Christian's light,) and Kings to the brightness of my rising." "For the Nation and Kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those Nations shall be utterly wasted." Isa. 60:3 and 12.
Fox 13th. "And it (Jerusalem) shall be to me a name of joy, of Praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth which shall hear all the good I do unto them, (the Jews,) and they shall Fear and Tremble for all the Goodness, and for all the Prosperity that I procure unto it." Jer. 33:9.
Fox 14th. It is declared, "And thus saith the Lord, Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, (Israel,) so will I bring upon them all the Good that I have promised them." Jer. 32:42.
Fox 15th. That "Kings and Queens shall bow down to thee (Israel) with their faces towards the earth, and lick up the (very) dust of thy feet." Isa. 49:23.
Fox 16th. It is positively declared that the First Dominion shall come to Mount Zion, where the Body of King David lays Incorruptible, as the 16th Psalm 10, declares it shall remain, and "not see corruption." "And thou, O Tower (or Mount) of the Flock, the Stronghold of the Daughter of Zion, unto thee shall come the first dominion: the Kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem," (Micah iv. 8,) and therefore the "First Dominion" cannot first come to any GENTILE, PLACE or PEOPLE.
Fox 17th. It is declared, That Israel shall "bind Kings in Chains, and their nobles in fetters of Iron." Psa. 149:8.
Fox 18th. It is declared, That they shall be a Kingdom of Priests," but the most ancient Targum of Onkelos reads "Kings and Priests." See Exod. 19:6.
Fox 19th. It is declared "That the Lord shall be King over all the Earth; in that day shall there be One Lord, (not THREE,) and his name shall be One." Zec. 14:9.
Fox 20th. Thus saith the Lord, "If Heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I WILL ALSO CAST OFF ALL THE SEED OF ISRAEL, FOR ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE, saith the Lord." Jer. 31:37.
Fox 21st. "For Israel has not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God of the Lord of Hosts: though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel." Jer. 51:5.
Fox 22d. "Seven Women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat out own bread, and wear our own apparel, only let us be called by thy name , to TAKE AWAY OUR REPROACH." Is. 4:1.
Fox 23d. "Thus saith the Lord, in those days it shall come to pass that TEN MEN shall take hold out of ALL languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you; for we have heard that God is with you." (Zech. 8:23.) Which would be a fool's errand if the Lord were with the Gentile Christians, or if "all the Jews are to be damned" who do not come to them, and to their missionaries.*
Fox 24th. It is declared "That God shows his word unto Jacob, and his Statutes and Judgments unto Israel: he hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the Lord." Ps. 147:19 and 20. What a tremendous shock is this.
Fox 25th. It is declared, "O Lord our God, other Lords besides thee have had dominion over us, but by thee only will we make mention of thy name: THEY ARE DEAD, THEY SHALL NOT LIVE, they are deceased, THEY SHALL NOT RISE." Is. 24:13, 14. What a most awful prediction is this to the Gentiles.
Fox 26th. Again, "We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they are not called by thy name." Isai. 63:19. Who then bares rule over them, I mean the Gentiles, if God does not?
Fox 27th. It is declared not less than fifteen times by Isaiah, in the 43. 44. and 45. Chapters, "That there is only but one God, and none else beside him," that is, that He is only one in Being, Essence, Number, Name or Power, without co-Equal, Rival, or Adjunct. If this be True, what then is to become of all those pious persons, co called, who believe in three Persons, as Gods, viz., "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost?"
Fox 28th. Answer: Just what Jeremiah says in his 16:19 and 20, shall become of them, "The Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our Fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Shall a man make unto himself Gods and they are no Gods?" This Fox has run away with all.
Fox 29th. If the Genealogy of Jesus in the 1st Chapter of Matthew, and the 3d of Luke, is all concerning the Genealogy and Tribe of Joseph, and Joseph was not Jesus' Father, how was Jesus of the Tribe of Judah, when God is of no one Tribe, and not one word is said of the Genealogy of Mary in either chapter? What a shock is this!
Fox 30th. "The Scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a Law-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come." Gen. 49:10. Christians say Jesus was the Shiloh, and that he was Born 4004, and Scepter departed from Judah under Jehoiakim, King of Judah, 607 years before Jesus. In proof of this see Daniel 1:1 and 2; 2 Kings 24:1, 8, 10 and 12, and 2 Chron. 34:6 and 7, and their own "Union Bible Dictionary" (put out by themselves), under the head of "Captivity," page 138, where they declare that the last Captivity of Judah took place 3416, or 588 B.C. How astounding, this last shock is, it is as loud as Thunder. Where, Christians, is your Wheat now?
Fox 31st. It is declared in the 1st Chapter of Matthew, 11, "That Jesus is of the seed of Jeconiah,* or Coniah, and the Prophet Jeremiah positively asserts that "No man of his seed shall prosper sitting upon the Throne of David, nor ruling any more in Judah," see Jere. 22:30. So that, if Jeremiah speak the truth, Jesus can never by the "Child born," or the "Son given," or the "Wonderful Counselor," or the "Prince of Peace," who, as is declared in the ninth of Isai. 6 and 7th verses, is to sit "upon the Throne of David, and upon his Kingdom, to order it." "So it cannot be Jesus," and the margin, 1 Chron. 3:16, declares Jeconiah is Coniah.
Fox 32d. It is declared, "That there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau, (or Edom,) for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." See Obad. 18. What then is to become of the Gentile Christians if it can be proved that all Protestants are descendants from Rome, which is Babylon, (see their own Testimony, in Rev. 17:5, 9, 10, and 1 Peter 5:13,) under Luther, in the sixteenth century; and Edom is Identified with Babylon by God's Holy Spirit itself in Psa. 137:7 and 8.
Fox 33d. It is declared, That Israel "shall possess the remnant of Edom, or Esau, and all the Heathen," Amos 9:12; Isai. 14:1 to 3; also Obad. 18.
Fox 34th. It is declared, "Thus saith the Lord, When the whole earth rejoices, I WILL MAKE THEE DESOLATE." This is spoken of Edom. See Ezek. 35:14.
Fox 35th. "As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O Mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the Lord. Ezek. 35:15.
Fox 36th. God says to Israel, "You only have I known of all the families of the earth." Amos 3:2. For the solution of this compare Psa. 147:19 and 20, with Dan. 4:32 and 34.
Fox 37th. And who is declared shall be the only King when Israel shall be restored, as is declared they shall be in the 34 and 37 Chapters of Ezekiel? Christians say that Jesus will be the only King over all the Earth. But what does the Word of God say? Ans., "And I will make them one nation (not two, as they now are,) in the land, upon the mountains of Israel; and ONE KING SHALL BE OVER THEM ALL, and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two Kingdoms any more at all; and David* (not Jesus) my servant shall be King over them; and they all shall have one Shepherd." see Ezek. 37:22 and 24, and 34:23.
Fox 38th. God declares in Isa. 43:11, "I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no Savior."
Fox 39th. Again, God declares in Hosea 13:4, "There is no Savior beside me."
Fox 40th. God declares "Fear not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all nations whither I have driven thee, (and He has most certainly driven them amongst us Americans:) but I will not make a full end of thee , but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished." Jere. 46:28.
Fox 41st. The Prophet in 1st Samuel 15:29, declares, That "the Strength of Israel (who is God) IS NOT A MAN, that he should lie or repent." How then can he be the MAN Jesus, of Nazareth, unless he lies or repents, after declaring "You shall have no other Gods besides me," (see Exod. 20:3,) and "I, even I, am the Lord, and there is no Savior beside me." Isai. 43:11, and Hosea 13:4.
Fox 42d. Burn up your Wheat, for ye cannot stand. For there is only one God in all the land.
Fox 43d. "And the house of Jacob shall be a Fire, and the house of Joseph a Flame, and the house of Esau Stubble, (now here is God's own word for WHO is the Fire and for the Stubble of the Philistines,) and they shall kindle in them, and devour them, and there shall not be any remaining of the House of Esau; for the mouth of the Lord (not I) hath spoken it." See Obadiah, 18th verse.
Fox 44th. "For violence against thy Brother Jacob (or Israel) shame shall cover thee, and THOU SHALT BE CUT OFF FOREVER." Obad. 10th. v.
Fox 45th. What then is to become of Esau, or Edom, or the Gentile Christians, if it can be proved from all ecclesiastical history, as it can be fully proved, that all Protestants are descended from Rome, which is Babylon? See Christians' own Testimony, Rev. 17:5, 9, 10 and 1 Peter v. 13, under Luther, in the sixteenth century; and, as I said before, Edom is identified with Babylon by God's spirit itself in Psa. 137:7 and 8.
Fox 46th. And Professor Durbin, D. D., in his "Observations in the East," 9th edition, 1st vol., page 335, says, "So the Christian Nations seem to have considered it their duty to inflict all manner of degradation and punishment upon them (the Jews.) If all the Christian Edicts, laws and ordinances against the Jews were collected in one volume, they would form the Blackest picture in the whole History of Humanity." THIS RIVETS IT, TRULY, in the next Fox.
Fox 47th. Thus completely fulfilling to the very letter, by their own acknowledgment, (and that too by a Doctor of Divinity), the words of the Prophet Jeremiah, in his l. 7, "All that have found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said, WE OFFEND NOT, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of Justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers." Durbin goes farther and says, "Christians considered it THEIR DUTY," (consequently said,) "We offend not."
Fox 48th. "But thou shouldst not have looked on the day of thy Brother, in the day that he became a stranger: neither shouldst thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction: neither shouldst thou have spoken proudly in the day of their distress." Obad., verse 12.
Fox 49th. "And I am very sore displeased with the Heathen (or Gentiles) that are at ease; (being in Power;) for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction." Zech. 1:15.
Fox 50th. "In all their affliction He (God) was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them and carried them all the days of old." Is. 63:9. So, ye Christians, ye can see who you have been fighting against and afflicting when ye have persecuted the Jews, even God himself.
Fox 51st. "Because thou hast said, These two nations (Judah and Israel) and these two countries (Jerusalem and Palestine) shall be mine, and we will possess it." Ezek. 35:10. See "Lectures on the Conversion of the Jews," "published under the Sanction of the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews," Lecture 4th, by the Rev. James Bennet, D.D., page 91, where he says, "The Jews are at the mercy of Christians, who can give Palestine to whom they please! What could resist those who blew up Acre, the ancient Ptolemais?" Don't be too fast, Priest Bennet; read the conclusion of the very verse just quoted: "WHEREAS THE LORD WAS THERE."
Fox 52d. "And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard ALL THY BLASPHEMIES, which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, THEY ARE GIVEN US TO CONSUME." Ezek. 35:12.
Fox 53d. "Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end." Ezek. 35:5.
Fox 54th. God declares "Who shall be the true 'Messiah' or 'Anointed,' (Jesus was never Anointed, but David was,) see 1 Sam. 16:12 and 13, and that David was the 'Anointed,' i.e. 'Messiah' of the God of Jacob." 2 Sam. 23:1.
Fox 55th. God declares Who shall be the true Messiah at the time of Israel's last Restoration, when He says "I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one King (mark, not two) shall be King to them all: and there shall be no more two nations, (as they now are,) neither shall they be divided into two Kingdoms any more at all." "And David my servant (not Jesus) shall be King over them: and they all shall have One Shepherd; they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them." Ezek. 37:22 and 24.
Fox 56th. And this is to be at the time of the Great Day of trouble, even of "Jacob's trouble,"* so that there is none like it, when "every man will have his hands upon his lions, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness. Alas! for that day is Great, so that none is like it; it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it." It is at THIS TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE that God declares that "he will Burst his bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him," as the Christian Gentile Nations are now doing; and at THIS VERY TIME, "They shall serve the Lord their God and David their King, whom I will raise up unto them." See Jer. 30:6 to 10. So, if God himself speaks the Truth, Jesus of Nazareth can never be Israel's King and Shepherd, unless they have TWO KINGS, and he declares that there shall be "ONE KING TO THEM ALL."
Fox 57th. "Jesus," as the Jews now assert, and have ever asserted, "can never be the Messiah of the Law of God and his Prophets."
Fox 58th. "To the Law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isa. 8:20.
Fox 59th. For "It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass, than one tittle of the Law to fail." Luke 16:17. I produce Christians' own Testimony, not because we believe in it, for we do not, but because they declare they believe in it, and therefore dare not reject it.
Fox 60th. God declares through Ezekiel 34:23, 24, 27, and 28, "And I will set one Shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, EVEN MY SERVANT DAVID: he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd."
"And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a Prince among them, (a Prince of God the King must be THE SON of God,) I the Lord have spoken it."
"And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke,* and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid."
Fox 61st. David declares that "God hath made with him (not with Jesus) An Everlasting Covenant, ordered in all things and sure;" mark, ORDERED IN ALL THINGS AND SURE.
Fox 62d. Who then dare attempt to rob David of his Identity, his Name, and his Office, as the Messiah or "Anointed" of the God of Jacob, 2 Sam. 23:1, when we are assured that David never forfeited his Messiahship, for "he was a man after God's own heart." See 1 Sam. 13:14. And most surely he never could, nor never did, transfer it, because we know that his heart was "Perfect with the Lord his God," 1 Kings 11:4. And how could his Messiahship EVER FAIL, if God had "made with him An Everlasting Covenant, ordered in all things and sure?"
Fox 63d. It has often been asked Who was the Father of Zebedee's children? Most assuredly Zebedee, or else they would not be Zebedee's. It may with equal propriety be asked who is to sit upon the Throne of David? I answer, most assuredly David, or else it could not be David's Throne.
Fox 64th. It is positively declared, that "upon himself shall his Crown flourish." See Psa. 132:18.
Fox 65th. God declares, in Psa. 89:36 and 37, That "his seed, Israel, shall endure forever, (as we have seen has thus far been the case,) and his Throne as the Sun before me. It shall be established forever as the Moon, and as a faithful Witness in heaven." Selah.
Fox 66th. God declares, "Then thou spakest in vision to thy HOLY ONE, and said, I have laid help upon ONE that is mighty; I have exalted ONE chosen out of the people; I have found DAVID MY SERVANT, (mark, not Jesus,) with my Holy Oil have I anointed him," Psa. 89:19 and 20; and this literal anointing made him the HOLY ONE and "Messiah of the God of Jacob," (see 2 Sam. 23:1,) and nothing else.
Fox 67th. And they are guilty of the greatest sacrilege and robbery, who attempt to take from David his Identity, Name, and Office, (as Messiah,) by transferring those Promises and Blessings spoken to David in the FIRST PERSON, to Jesus in the SECOND PERSON. By such a procedure I can rob any man of his inheritance or property, whether it be Identity, Name, Office, or Character.
Fox 68th. "And they shall call THEM The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; and thou shalt be called, Sought out, a City not forsaken," (Isai. 62:12) because "there SHALL COME OUT OF ZION THE DELIVERER," (where David's Body now lies incorruptible,) as is declared in Psa. 16:10, and there it shall so remain until he comes and turns away "ungodliness from Jacob." So says Paul in Romans 55:3 and 4, David is called by Name, "Witness," "Leader," and "Commander to the People:" and may well be called "the Deliverer," as he will be, as is declared in Psa. 18:35, to the end.
Fox 69th. In Zech. 12:10, Is that famous prophecy brought up so often by the Christians against the Jews, in proof of their having crucified, or "Pierced," Jesus: but if any unprejudiced mind will read the whole chapter from the 1st down to the 11th verse, they will see that it is God himself who is speaking in the most favorable manner possible of Jerusalem, and God places the Jews, or Israel upon the very PINNACLE OF POWER AND BLESSING, "AT THAT TIME," or "IN THAT DAY," as we see in the 8th verse; although doubtless every Jew will "mourn" for having "PIERCED" God by breaking his commandments, yet, as God is without "Body and Parts," how then can any one possibly "PIERCE" "Body and Parts?" But particularly mark, "IN THAT DAY shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is FEEBLE AMONG THEM shall be as DAVID; and the HOUSE OF DAVID SHALL BE AS God (or) as the ANGEL of the Lord (in the Shechinah Glory) before them."
Fox 70th. Christians say, that Israel's most Holy Law is only, "an Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth," Lev. 24:20, and Deut. 19:21; but this is not true except in relation to our Judicial Law or Law of Justice, and this is the very principle practices in all our Courts of Justice; that is, to punish all offenders commensurate with, or according to, their crimes; and this is the alone GROUND of Justice, and hence this is Israel's Judicial Law, upon which is founded the common law of England and America.
But what says our MORAL LAW? "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deut. vi. 5. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Lev. 19:18. "If thou meet thine enemy's Ox or his Ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again." Exod. 23:4. "If thine ENEMY be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink." Prov. 25:21. Why then do Christians confine our most Holy--to the Judicial Law alone? when they well know that they have not one single moral precept but what they have taken from it, and every sentence of their Lord's Prayer has been taken from out Holy Law and Talmud.
Fox 71st. Jesus says, in Matt. 21:43, That "the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, (the Jews,) and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof." Now let us see if this can stand on the one hand; when the VERY HIGHEST AUTHORITY (God HIMSELF), without whom Jesus "can do nothing of himself," John 5:19 and 30, declares of Israel, on the other hand, in Jer. 31:37, "Thus saith the Lord, if the heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will cast off the seed of Israel FOR ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE, saith the Lord." Again, "But Israel SHALL BE SAVED in the Lord with an EVERLASTING SALVATION: ye shall not be ASHAMED nor CONFOUNDED, WORLD WITHOUT END." Isa. xlv. 17. Again, "No Weapon formed AGAINST THEE SHALL PROSPER; and EVERY TONGUE THAT SHALL RISE IN JUDGMENT AGAINST THEE (Israel) THOU SHALT CONDEMN." Isa. liv. 17. Again, "As for me this is my covenant WITH THEM, saith the Lord; my SPIRIT THAT IS UPON THEE, AND MY WORDS WHICH I HAVE PUT INTO THY MOUTH, shall not depart out of thy mouth, not out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and forever." Isa. 59:21. Now, if God HIMSELF BE THE VERY HIGHEST AUTHORITY, how can ANY INFERIOR or AFTER TESTIMONY, given more than 1491 years after our most Holy Law was given, SUPERSEDE and DESTROY such a MASS OF TESTIMONY as I have just quoted, and say "the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, (the Jews,) and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof?" Impossible!
Fox 72d. Christians are continually BOASTING that their dispensation is more SPIRITUAL than Israel's but this is not possible, because, "God is a pure SPIRIT," and man's soul is a Spirit , and Israel is positively forbidden in Deut. 4:16, to "make a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the LIKENESS of MALE or female." Christians have Jesus in the LIKENESS of a MALE as a MEDIATOR, or MEDIUM of Flesh and Blood, between their SPIRITS, and the SPIRIT of the Great "God, who is a Spirit," therefore the Jewish Religion is far the MOST SPIRITUAL, proving beyond all contradiction, that the Word of God is true. When it says, in Deut. 4:7, "For WHAT NATION is there so GREAT, who HATH God SO NIGH UNTO THEM, as the Lord our God IS IN ALL THINGS that we call upon him for?
Fox 73d. All persons well know, that ADORATION is the very HIGHEST ACT of DIVINE WORSHIP, far above either admiration or veneration; how then can any soul, in the VERY HIGHEST ACT of DIVINE WORSHIP, ADORE THREE GODS, or even Two Gods as the ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY and ALL SUPREME God? Just as well might a Chaste and Virtuous Wife love TWO or THREE HUSBANDS ALL SUPREMELY at one and the same time, instead of her ONLY ONE TRUE "HUSBAND." In proof of my comparison between God and the "Husband," and between the wife and the Church, being strictly correct, read Isa. 54:5 and 6.
Fox 74th. EVERY FACT in Europe, in the pro-consular Churches, and in the Holy Land, proves Christianity to be of GREEK and LATIN ORIGIN, AND THE OFFSPRING OF THEIR MYTHOLOGY; this is the reason that almost all INTELLIGENT and HONEST TRAVELERS return from those places, full believers in the ONLY ONE God of Moses; and reject the TRINITY, or belief in THREE GODS.
I have now established my point to any discerning, Intelligent mind.
I will now "gather out the Stones" (or Stumbling-blocks) in order to "prepare the way for the People," for "Behold, the Lord has proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy Salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work is before him." Isa. 62:10 and 11.
1st. In order to prevent all possibility of any person trying to evade the force, or Fire of the foregoing 74 Foxes,* "whose tails I have tied together," by saying, as is continually said, "That all the Promises and Blessings to Israel were conditional," that is, that they were only to be inherited by them, upon condition of their obedience in keeping God's Most Holy Law," I deny it as utterly untrue and without any foundation.
I shall therefore repeat the three following testimonies as follows: "For Israel has not been forsaken, nor Judah, of his God, of the Lord of Hosts, though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel." Jer. 51:5.
"If his children forsake my Law, and walk not in my judgments; if they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; then will I visit their transgressions with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My Covenant (with the fathers) will I not break, nor alter the thing that has gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness, that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure forever, and his Throne as the Sun before me." Psa. 89:30 to 37.
"Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out from beneath, I will cast off all the seed of Israel, FOR ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE, saith the Lord," Jer. 31:37.
2dly. By Christians assuming to be the Spiritual Israel, such as the "Quakers," "Shakers," "Joanna Southcotians," "Spiritual Israelites," "Presbyterians," see the Rev. Mr. Miller's "Christianity and Judaism Identified;" all these, and many more Christian SPIRITUALIZERS claim to be the true Israel of God from Paul's words, "For he is not a Jew which is one outwardly," &c., "but he is a Jew who is one inwardly," &c. Thus upon this detached and abstract system of reasoning Christians think to oust the Jew; but this is easily seen through, because whenever there is a great promised Blessing given to the literal Israel, Christians of all denominations then say "O! WE ARE THE TRUE SPIRITUAL ISRAEL;" but whenever there is any curse pronounced in the Word of God, they then say, O! that BELONGS to the CARNAL JEW. But let us see if we cannot put this question forever at rest, by finding two expressions out of God's own word, which declares who are the true Israel of God both LITERALLY and spiritually. Well, here they are: Isaiah says, "Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come out of the Waters of Judah," Isa. xlviii. 1. Here no one will deny but that this is the literal Israel.
Now for the Spiritual Israel. "This is my covenant with them, saith the Lord, My Spirit that is upon thee (here no one will deny but that this is the true 'Spiritual Israel') and my words which I have put into thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and forever." Isa. 59:21. Here is an unlimited and unconditional blessing and promise.
3dly and lastly. By Christians making a New Title, called the New Testament, more than 1450 years after the FIRST GOOD and all-sufficient Title of the Law of God had been given, which declares "The LAW of the Lord is PERFECT, CONVERTING THE SOUL." Psa. 19:7. (If this be true, what do we want more of any other Gospel?) Now let me make a Title, dated only three days subsequent to the best and most valid Title extant, and I will take any property in this City or County; and by this means Christians have tried to rob us of our Holy Law and Religion. But, as the Prophet Daniel xi. 14, says, "They shall fall."
GLORY TO THE FATHER, TO THE ONLY ONE, AND TO HIS HOLY SPIRIT, AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, IS NOW, AND EVER MORE SHALL BE, WORLD WITHOUT END. AMEN.
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