These are great sacrifices that few seem to care about these days. Or even remember! And yet we should, because 81 million lives, mostly men and millions of Israelites, defended ideals which were taught them and in which they so firmly believed. You cannot take away from their sacrifice but perhaps it’s time to throw a little light on the winners and losers.
The losers, of course, were the millions of young lives cut off from productive lives, not watching their children and grandchildren grow and contributing in so many ways to the growth of Israel nations. The many millions are only a part of it because so many of our younger people were maimed for life. Of course, there were the nations on the losing side, like Germany and Japan, that with the financial help, furthering the burden of the peoples of the Israel nations, they soon after the wars became economic and industrial giants. And the globalists, mammoth corporations and the unscrupulous rich from our nations certainly fall in the category of “winners” in Man’s System.
Let’s begin on November 11th, 1918! A day that marked the culmination of World War I. Was it a war tragically brought about by a series of interlocking treaties between nations and triggered by an assassination that should not have had the weight given it? That is certainly what we have been taught. It was reported that 26 million people lost their lives in that conflict, a conflict that changed the fabric of the world forever. There was euphoria everywhere that day as the world celebrated its Armistice. “Peace,” blared the headlines of the world’s newspapers. And in the millions of churches that dotted our lands, thanks were given the Lord for hearing the prayers of so many in the then unprecedented event in history.
Those of us familiar with the Israel Truth understand the significance of the war, as well as the year 1918. For God had meted out seven times or 2,520 years for the duration of the Babylonian succession of kings, began by the emperor Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel the prophet, through a vision, had written: “I beheld till the thrones were cast down.” In 1918, 2520 years from Nebuchadnezzar’s conquest of Jerusalem, the Babylonian thrones of the Czar of Russia, the Kaiser of Germany, the Emperor of Austria-Hungary and a number of lesser monarchies fell in accordance with this prophecy in Daniel 7:9.
Yet, it must be remembered that an armistice isn’t peace. It’s exactly what it means, a truce or ceasefire. In reality, World War I was just part one of the conflict. World War II was simply a resumption of the war, part two, so to speak, where 55 million more lives were consumed, millions of which were of true Israel stock, primarily the flower of our youth.
What is significant as well is that those who have been following our recent magazines know that from 1918 to 2023, seven prophetic hours or 7 x 15 years will have expired and as been related, during each 15 year period, the wealth and freedoms have been striped from the people of the Israel nations. If you don’t think so, just consider the first of those prophetic periods. I’ve mentioned them before but consider that by the end of the first, we had the great depression and the confiscation of gold that, together, represented the great transfer of wealth from the middle class, as much as 60%. You can just guess the identity of the recipients of the wealth transfer. Let’s try another, how about the fourth hour ended 1978, when Nixon cut ties with gold, opening the ways for the bankers to leverage their assets to those of the present or the Americans and British permitting the quadrupling of the oil prices that began a further confiscation of wealth from the people to the corporate, banking and globalist world. Indeed, you can look at the events of every prophetic period and see the conflict between Man’s system (the Satanic system) vs. God’s system very clearly. God has allowed this to take place but pretty soon, the Return of Jesus Christ will put an end to it.
Anyway, we lost millions of our armed forces in the first and second world wars and of course, in those smaller wars around the globe and on November 11th each year at least, we celebrate their lives and their contribution to our freedom. We must never forget them.
You know, there was young soldier from Guelph, Ontario, Lt. Colonel John McCrae, who wrote a poem (see back cover) by candlelight in a dugout in France. The next day he went into battle and was killed. One wonders if he had some sort of premonition. We are told in the book of Jeremiah, in Chapter 51: 20, “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.” Colonel McRae was one of God’s battle axes and weapons of war and whether he knew it or not, his willing sacrifice, along with all those others fighting with True Israel, was to fulfill one of the great prophecies of the Lord.
His poem, which became a symbol of sacrifice and freedom, was entitled “In Flander’s Fields” and we all remember the first two lines, “In Flander’s fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row” and it calls for the living to continue the war with the enemy. My eyes are drawn to the line, “If ye break faith with us who die.” And it has to be asked, “Did we”?
We know the losing countries recovered with our financial help and Lord knows, their wartime leadership had to be repelled. Still, we were left with tens of thousands of broken homes, debt that would hound the Israel nations for decades to come and population losses that had to be replaced through opening our doors to the world. In short, the sorry side of Man’s System. There were winners of course, armament manufacturers, lenders and other globalists.
So, “Did we break faith? Apart from the world wars, how about all those who gave their lives or were maimed in the subsequent Korean conflict.” I often recall General MacArthur’s words when he said, “It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” MacArthur was prevented from carrying out his strategic plan in Korea and as a result, the war ended in a stalemate. For some political reason, we chose not to win. We broke faith with those who died. It’s not unlike the armistice of World War I when it resumed twenty years later, at a cost of 55 million more lives. For today, North Korea is not only threatening South Korea but is a danger to world peace, through its nuclear and arms build-up. How many more lives will be sacrificed if we have to return to hostilities.
What of the staggering casualties of the Viet Nam war? Did we break faith with those who died as we limped out of South Viet Nam, pretending to have a victory, but in reality, having been disgraced? Was the political solution a sellout to those who made the supreme sacrifice? And did we further break faith with them by not treating returning veterans with the respect and dignity they deserved.
How about those veterans who returned with the debilitating Gulf War Syndrome in the early nineties? Did we break faith by not recognizing the agony experienced by these brave souls? And what of America’s sudden change of course halfway to removing Saddam Hussein in the subsequent war. Were there political or multinational considerations that took precedent over keeping faith with initial stated goals? Was it another case of an armistice of sorts?
Sadly, we never really know. This is the world in which we live, and reasons are often so clouded. Still, as we arrive at this year’s November 11th, it is a time to truly remember our dead and maimed, from all wars this past century. And this year, let’s give a special thought for their sacrifices and thank God for their lives. And on this day, let us pray that our Israel nations and her leaders will take special notice of the penultimate line of America’s R.H. Lillard’s poetic response to Mr. McCrae’s cry “If ye break faith” when he wrote, “We’ve learned the lesson that ye taught.” But really, “Have we”.