In both the book of Hosea and the book of Revelation it was prophesied that Israel would go into the wilderness. (Hosea 2:14 and Revelation 12:6) There are different views on this. In the Israel truth movement, however you look at it, it seems obvious that the prophecy is about our Anglo-Saxon people.

One theory is that the lost tribes of Israel went into the wilderness when they left the Middle East, crossed the Caucasus Mountains, and entered Europe. Another theory is that lands such as North America and Australia were wilderness areas that fulfilled the prophecy. The late Howard Rand believed the 1260 days in Revelation 12:6, which we believe are prophetic of years, stretched from Israel’s exodus from the Middle East to the Reformation. Israel may have come out of the Middle East in stages, as there were scattered barbarian tribes of them, but I believe Mr. Rand was referring to the point at which all of the various tribes had left. He believed this was early in the fourth century. Spiritually, perhaps Israel came out of the wilderness at the Reformation, but today we see that our people have again entered a barren, dry spiritual existence, and we need another Reformation.

The oppressive nature of secular humanism has kept our people in a state of godlessness. Most of our people do not believe there is a promised land waiting beyond our present existence. Abraham looked for a Holy City (Hebrews 11:10). Our people were meant to be “a royal priesthood, an holy nation” (I Peter 2:9), and enter freely into that Holy City that only Christians can enter. Instead, our people believe we must stay in the wilderness and they do not even believe that there is a better place for us. As long as our people believe we are evolved from animals, and do not recognize our divine nature, they can never advance to the higher form of humanity prophesied in the Bible. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (I Corinthians 15:52, 53). It is only through Jesus Christ that this is possible. He is the High Priest and King, and if God is our Father we inherit the right to be part of his royal priesthood.

After the exodus from Egypt, only Joshua and Caleb had faith that they could enter the Promised Land. Most of our people do not have faith that we can leave this wilderness existence and enter the city of God. However, God is able to take us there. All we have to do is ask God to take over our lives by his Spirit and follow our Joshua, who is Jesus Christ. Unfortunately we will not do it as a people until mass destruction has come to many parts of the world. “Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 36:37,38). When the Israelites of the Old Testament entered the Promised Land, the great city of Jericho was brought down by the power of God. In the same way, God is going to bring down the great city of Babylon, which symbolically stands for world government without Jesus Christ. “And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.” (Revelation 18:21).

We are seeing violence increasing in our world, both in men and in nature. The Bible says that before the flood: “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” Genesis 6:11. Finally the violence of men brought about the judgment of God with the flood. This is the condition we are moving toward. God will judge the earth with violence. We must remain faithful to God and His Word and He will bring us through and into our promised land which is the Holy City, the New Jerusalem.