In multiple travels to London, England, an enjoyable side-trip has been a walk down to the River Thames and its many historic sites. Among the things to admire is the beautiful, immense stone monument honoring Boadicea (or Boudicca), the Queen of the Iceni, who died A.D. 61 fighting for freedom from Roman invasion. It was designed by Thomas Thornycroft and installed in 1902. The widowed queen is shown roughly riding a chariot with her two daughters, led by two agitated horses rearing violently. On the right, river side, is inscribed a single stanza of an inspiring 1782 poem by poet and hymn writer, William Cowper (1731-1800) which reads, “Regions Caesar never knew, thy posterity shall sway.”
The entire poem, entitled “Boadicea: An Ode” is too long to print in entirety here, but the following relevant stanzas say much about the Celto-Saxon nations in God’s plan and purposes:
‘Then the progeny that springs
From the forests of our land,
Armed with thunder, clad with wings,
Shall a wider world command.
‘Regions Cæsar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway,
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they.’
Such the bard’s prophetic words,
Pregnant with celestial fire,
Bending, as he swept the chords
Of his sweet but awful lyre.
‘Ruffians, pitiless as proud,
Heaven awards the vengeance due:
Empire is on us bestowed,
Shame and ruin wait for you.’
In these turbulent end-times we witness public monuments and nearly all other signs of Western history and culture coming under attack by misbegotten lawless mobs. There is a loud cry that these symbols of our heritage are an imprudent form of “White supremacy” and “White privilege.” The poet Cowper, however, put in the mouth of a religious bard a claim that our ascendency in world affairs was actually due to a heavenly mandate.
In the Bible, the people of Israel were promised just such a bestowal of world leadership. The Believers Bible Commentary on Psalm 114:2 says, “In time the territory assigned to the tribe of Judah became God’s sanctuary. The temple was erected there in Jerusalem. And the entire land of [ten-tribe] Israel became His dominion—an area He tended with unwearied care. What was true in a geographic sense of Judah and Israel then is true in a spiritual sense of the church today.” Yet is it only spiritual or do Abraham’s latter-day descendants—the House of Judah and Ten-Tribe Ephraim-Israel—have a literal material Divine appointment as well? It is important to note that Christendom—Christ’s Kingdom on earth—has historically been closely associated with the Celto-Saxon peoples of Europe, America, and other lands. This was no accidental happening, for Israel was destined to be Christian in the church age.
We read about this in Hosea 3:5, “Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.” The biblical term, “latter days,” refers to the period between Christ’s two comings—the Church Age. Again in Ephesians 1:1-12, we are informed that Israel was predestined to receive adoption to Christ, and 1 Peter 2:9-10 explained, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
Yet the Divine Promises were not just spiritual, but literal as well. All nations were to be blessed in Abraham’s physical seed (Gen. 12:1-3), civilizing, evangelizing, saving. Biblical commentator, the late Rev. Fredrick Meyer, a converted Jew and Vicar of Barnet, stated, “The great design of a triune Jehovah is to glorify Himself in the recovery of a fallen world by means of Abraham’s seed.”
The “Speaker’s Commentary” recognizes this fact in its annotation on Isaiah 10:22: “The prophet being about to utter a divine mystery turns to address God…The verse appears to look back to the similar enigmatical passage Hosea 1:9-10, where the sentence on [Ten-Tribe] Israel, ‘Ye are not My people,’ is followed immediately by a prediction that ‘the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered.’ Ephraim was soon to be cut off from being a people (Hosea 7:8). It should lose its name and be scattered across a Gentile world, not, however, to perish, but, in accordance with the mysterious oracle (Gen. 48:16-19), to multiply like fish in the midst of the earth, and to become the fullness of nations (Vol. V, p.106).” There is no other “fullness of the Gentiles” mentioned in the Bible but that of Ten-Tribe Ephraim-Israel!
Scripture is not silent concerning the exile and dispersion of the Ten Tribes from the scene of their Assyrian captivity. They were to be “wanderers among the nations,” as Hosea predicted (9:17), or as Amos (9:9) says, “I will sift the House of Israel among all the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.”
Irish Archdeacon, the late Denis Hanan wrote, “God’s election of the seed of Abraham is either a failure or must be sought among the Gentiles.” Their descendants today are to be found as the Bible foretold in “the fullness of the Gentiles.”
If this be true, do the words of the bard conform to Scripture? Would Israel possess “a wider world command?” Genesis 27:29 attests to this: “Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee…” Would Israel’s posterity “sway,” inherit or have authority over “regions Caesar never knew?” Isaiah 49:8 promised, “I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.” Would latter-day Israel be an “invincible” power? Micah 4:13 declares, “Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.” Would “empire” be bestowed on latter-day Israel? Psalm 2:8 promised, “Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” Other biblical passages confirm that the promised empire of the seed of Abraham was not just a vision of mere shepherd tents and flocks and herds, but of throne and scepters and peoples & nations originating in himself.
A more complete list of over 100 similar Israel prophecies fulfilled in the Celto-Saxon nations is given in the appendix to “The Story of Celto-Saxon Israel” by W.H. Bennett (available from CBIA at www.migrations.info).
The late Dr. Horatio Bonar gave confirmation to a Celto-Saxon mandate in these words: “Let all the world know that there is a nation whom God delights to honour; and whom He honours by making use of her gold and her power to transmit His Book, and the Gospel which that Book contains, to all kindreds of the earth.” And the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon agreed saying, “Our nation has been as much under the peculiar and special providence of God as were the descendants of Jacob themselves, and therefore God deals with us as He does not deal with other nations.”
Celto-Saxon leadership in the world is thus found to have a Heavenly purpose that is firmly based upon Divine decree as confirmed in the pages of Holy Scripture.