“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven” (Psalm 107:28-30)

I don’t think anyone reading this magazine can dispute the fact that we have entered very perilous times. It almost seems like all the warnings given us by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 are upon us, as the bonds of the Esau Dominion are ever tightening. And it is clear that many of the leaders of Israel are collaborating with Esau. Still, perhaps this is why mention of leaders are excluded and only the men of Israel are mentioned in Isaiah 41:14, “Fear not thou worm [puny – weak], Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel”. But, there is a provision for His Help, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Hosea 5:15 and other Bible passages tell us so, we must go to our knees in prayer. This doesn’t mean like the fruitless day of prayer called in America in the early 2000’s, when the gods of all the other heathen nations were included, but a prayer to the one true God, the One who said to us in Isaiah 43:10, “…. Understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me” or 44:8, “…… Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God, I know not any”. Isaiah 26:21, Ezekiel 7 and Ezekiel 38 are soon to arrive and if there was ever a time to offer fervent prayer to our Loving Lord, it is now. And the beauty is, He promises to answer.

There have been enough instances in the past where God has responded to the sincere prayers of True Israel. But, it was prayer from most of Israel, not just a few. So, if we want a repeat, something will have to happen to bring us to our collective knees. Let’s just review the results of a few collective prayers of the past.

To begin with, imagine yourself as a soldier in the midst of countless thousands of other soldiers crowded along a rugged seashore. You have been there for days, although it seems much longer as the cold, the rain and the stress are rapidly taking their toll. You, along with all the other soldiers pinned down on the coast, know full well that the enemy is poised to come against you with all their power and might. Already, their fire and air attacks are devastating and many of your fellow soldiers have fallen around you, adding to your woes. The situation looks totally grim and for the first time, you sense the possibility of death as the dark, cold, cloudy weather shows no sign of letting up so your rescuers can get through. Then, suddenly, as you pray to God for deliverance, without warning, a miracle. And that’s the way it happened at Dunkirk in 1940. For, suddenly, nine days of calm weather came upon the English Channel, a calm unparalleled in the Channel’s history. And 338,000 British soldiers were saved by small British craft as they made their way back and forth across the English Channel.

This important event is known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. It was not only one of the greatest military feats of the Second World War but it was one of the great feats in all of history.

Indeed, in all probability, Dunkirk was on his mind when Winston Churchill talked about Britain in 1942 when he so prophetically stated: “I have a feeling sometimes that some Guiding Hand has interfered, I have a feeling that we have a Guardian because we have a great Cause, and we shall have that Guardian so long as we serve that Cause faithfully.”

You can almost sense Churchill’s booming voice as he continued, “And what a Cause it is!”

Yet, as great a man as Sir Winston was, he sadly did not appear to understand what we, the readers know so well. Britain is the home of the Covenant people, mainly Anglo Saxons, but a gathering of other tribes as well. Peoples who spread across the globe to America, Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and many other territories. Countries who were a possession of the Tribe of Joseph. If Churchill was still living, we could say “Most definitely, Sir Winston, the British do have a cause. The Bible tells us this.” Perhaps Sir Winston knew this but couldn’t say anything about it for fear of offending. Or maybe he simply didn’t know that the Anglo-Saxon countries formed the nation the Lord Jesus Christ referred to as He assailed the Jews in Jerusalem. As recorded in Mathew 21: 43­44 when he said: “Therefore say I unto you, The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”

Even at that time of Christ, the Anglo-Saxons were already both in Britain and making their way across Europe. They indeed had an important destiny to fulfill, for it was God’s mandate that they take His Order & Law around the world, beginning first with the Israel nations. And the Lord God Almighty, on His part, had promised centuries earlier that the peoples of the Birthright tribe of Joseph would not only be plentiful, would not only be much blessed, but, they could always count on the Lord’s help. We know this because Jacob Israel made it abundantly clear when he administered God’s Blessing to Joseph as recorded in Genesis 49:22-27. Speaking of Joseph, Jacob Israel said “But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee”.

Joseph’s descendants have been truly blessed and as promised, after prayer, the Mighty Lord has come to our rescue on numerous occasions, when it has looked totally hopeless. I mentioned Dunkirk but could just as easily talked about the 1940 Battle of Britain when the Germans were bombing Britain unmercifully. Yet, despite their overwhelming air strength, the Royal Air Force prevailed over the enemy. Then, the landings at Casablanca and Sicily by the Americans and British were successful because there were periods of calm weather in the midst of mostly prevailing adverse weather conditions. More help from God.

You know, in times of adversity, the thoughts of man turn to God. And so naturally, the descendants of the Tribe of Joseph called upon the Lord’s help often during those terrible war years. And as promised, the Lord came to our aid. Every time!

Every Time! This is something we should keep prominently in mind today as our nation falls further into the cesspool of immorality. Where our people are held so tightly in check in financial bondage, where the Law of God has been totally compromised and where the times fit Isaiah’s prophecy, “that good will be seen as evil and evil good.”

Still, I think one of the most significant incidences of the Lord listening to the prayers of His people occurred on June 6, 1944 – D-day. That evening, in a national broadcast, King George VI called for a day of prayer amongst his subjects. It’s interesting to review some of his comments. He said: “Four years ago our nation and Empire stood alone against an overwhelming enemy, with our backs to the wall. Tested as never before in our history, in God’s providence we survived that test; the spirit of the people, resolute, dedicated, burned like a bright flame, lit surely from those unseen fires which nothing can quench. Now once more a supreme test has to be faced. This time the challenge is not to fight to survive but to fight to win the final victory to the good cause.

That we may be worthily matched with this new summons of destiny, I desire solemnly to call my people to prayer and dedication”.

Now pay close attention to this next paragraph!

“We are not unmindful of our own shortcomings, past and present. We shall ask not that God may do our will, but that we may be enabled to do the will of God; and we dare to believe that God has used our nation and Empire as an instrument for fulfilling His high purpose.”

An instrument for fulfilling His high purpose! Do you suppose that King George was reflecting on the Covenant God made with Abraham.? And particularly, to that part where Abraham was selected to carry God’s Order and Law to all parts of the world, a mandate which the Anglo-Saxons went a long way to fulfilling without even knowing who they are. In any event, the invasion of Normandy was the most perilous undertaking of the Second World War but, we must remember that it was only made possible by a totally unexpected break in the weather. The Germans were caught flatfooted because their meteorologists were predicting a continence of bad weather. On that occasion, God had come to the aid of Joseph’s descendants, as He said he would thirty-seven centuries earlier. Perhaps General Dwight Eisenhower summed it up best, he was the leader of the allied armed forces, and he later commented on his decision to go ahead with the invasion.

He said, “If there were nothing else in my life to prove the existence of an Almighty and Merciful God, the events of those next twenty-four hours of the invasion, did it.”

Remember, my friends, as evil continues to take hold, fervent prayer is our defense.

Eisenhower wasn’t alone in his praise. Many great men of Anglo-Saxondom gave credit to God during that great war and interestingly enough, most alluded to a purpose that Britain must surely have. Churchill called it a great cause and one that we must serve faithfully. Sir Archibald Sinclair employed similar words: “We have been most miraculously preserved. We have been preserved for some purpose, and we must seek humbly to discover what that purpose is and be faithful to it.”

Now it must puzzle you, as it does me, that here we readers are, people of modest stature and yet, we have been given a truth which has seemingly eluded brilliant men like Churchill and Sinclair. They instinctively seemed to know that the Empire was forged for some great purpose, but they knew not what for. And yet, we know, from our simple study of the Scriptures. What did Paul say in his message to the Corinthians, as recorded in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 1: 26. I guess this will explain it. “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called”

Still, what is even more puzzling is that these great men of history failed to understand the power of prayer as being a key to continued faithfulness to the great purpose, even if they had no idea of the actual purpose. At least, when we look at history, they and present leaders of Israel countries have failed to understand the lessons of history. Now, King George VI established other examples, for he called for days of prayer on other occasions. And on every occasion, that day of prayer was followed by a great military victory. My Lord, one would think that the British would have been on their knees every second, the results were that powerful.

Yet, there are many other examples of the power of prayer, both before the Second World War and since. I won’t delve into Biblical times but how about the Spanish Armada. The Spanish left their ports with a huge superiority of power, but God equalized that power by using the forces of nature to send many of the vessels to the deep. Then consider the severe drought in South Africa in the 1960s. That’s not too far away. It hadn’t rained for several years in some parts of the country. The South African Israelites didn’t call for a rainmaker to dance around as we might today. They called for a day on prayer, a day which was observed on January 19, 1966. And astonishing as it may seem, before nightfall on that same day, the Mighty God sent several inches of rain during a one-hour period and the rivers overflowed with their bounty. God listened to the Israelite prayers, as He would listen today, if we would just return to His glory. After all, He told us so in the well-known passage from 2 Chronicles 7: 14. Everybody knows this one. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Oh, if we would just listen. But it will happen.

One of the greatest examples of God’s protection of obedient Israelites occurred at the historic Battle of Blood River, South Africa, on December 16, 1838. Think of this! Here was a situation where 460 Afrikaner men, together with their wives and children, faced the overwhelming odds of more than fifteen thousand Zulu warriors. These Israelites could see full well the danger confronting them and they realized that only God could save them from certain death. So, they turned in prayer to the Lord and they offered their written covenant to Him. A covenant which said: “My brothers and fellow citizens, here we stand in the presence of the Holy God, creator of heaven and earth, to make a vow unto Him, that if His protection shall be with us and give our enemy into our hand so that we might be victorious over him, that this day and date every year shall be spent as a birthday and a day of thanksgiving, just as a Sabbath is spent, and that we shall erect a temple to His honour wherever it will be pleasing to Him, and that we shall also instruct our children that they must also share in it, as well as for our generations yet to come. Because the Honour of His name shall thereby be glorified, and the glory and honour of the victory shall be given Him.”

These Afrikaner Israelites knew their fate lay with the Lord God Almighty and they placed themselves entirely in His hands. Well, the rest is history. By the end of the day, several thousand Zulu warriors lay dead and wounded from their numerous attacks on the Afrikaners. Amazingly, not one Afrikaner was lost, nor were even one of their animals killed. Wondrous as it sounds, despite the bloodcurdling screams of the Zulu warriors, and one can only imagine what they would sound like, the Afrikaner’s 900 oxen and 500 horses remained totally calm during the battle. Old Zulu’s who took part in the combat as young warriors later recounted that they were not beat by the firing from the Afrikaner camp, but, from the shooting from the white cloud which hovered above them all day long. An astonishing story of history. Yet sadly, it was only when the Afrikaners lost control of their country to the money interests that the nation deserted God. The real South African tragedy is yet to unfold and when it does, all those young and deceived liberals in the Israelite nations who called for the overthrow of our brethren in that country will immediately recognize their folly.

This article is already too long but perhaps at another time more miraculous interventions of God after prayer will be related. To conclude, however, Psalm 40:5 is wisdom to be reflected upon, “Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: They cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”

Remember, my friends, as evil continues to take hold, fervent prayer is our defense.