King's Business - 1932-07


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K i n g ’ s B u s i n e s s

July 1932

C^Jreseni - CD ay c J t ilJ illm e n i o/PROPHECY ^ f . B y L ouis S. B auman

tion of Lord Balfour, giving assurance to the world that it was Britain’s intent to see that, in due time, Jacob would again be established in the old homeland. Then the United States, then forty-seven civilized nations composing the League of Nations approved the Balfour Declaration. Re­ ports to the contrary notwithstanding, Great Britain will keep faith with the Jew, if for no other reason, because she cannot afford to do otherwise. The loyal friendship of the Jew means more to her than the vacillating friendship o f the Moslem world. A recent cablegram from Sir Philip

The Ages-Lasting Quarrel Between Jacob and Esau 0 ut upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions” (Obad. 17). A most significant proph­ ecy, indeed, in the light of present-day events! Almighty God, Creator and Owner of heaven and earth, never gave a quit-claim deed for any part of this earth to any man, save to one— A braham : “ In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abraham, saying, Unto

Conliffe-Lister, colonial sec­ retary of state in the Brit­ ish Cabinet, was addressed to a Jewish gathering at Hotel Astor, where Nahum Sokolow, President of the Jewish Agency for Pales­ tine and of the World Zion­ ist Organization, was the guest of honor. It gave as­ surance that Britain fully intends to fulfill her prom­ ise. The Balfour Declara­ tion stands! Behold, Esau Comes '»I' acob lifts up his eyes, J looks toward the old homeland, and behold, Esau comes! (cf. Gen. 33:1). Once again, Jacob trembles. And this time, Jacob’s fear is not idle; for Esau comes, not now to embrace, fall on

thy seed have I given this land, f r om the, ri ver of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Gen. 15 :18). That title deed still stands. All ethnological in­ vestigations, all discussions as to the aboriginal inhabi­ tants, all arguments between Jews and Arabs are but use­ less quibbling. Palestine, and much territory contig­ uous to Palestine, by divine decree, belongs to Jacob. Esau, though a son of Is­ aac, in selling his birthright, lost his inheritance (Heb. 12:16, 17). According to Us she r, the execution of this deed took place in 1913 B.C. And now, after the same number of years A.D., we are witnessing a covenant­

The Coming One

They tell me That some have heard the mighty chariot wheels Roar in the distance; that the world’s salt tears Are cleaving their last furrows in their cheeks. It may he so. I know not. Oft the ear, Attent and eager for some coming friend, Construes each breeze among the vocal houghs Into the tokens o f His wished approach. But this I know; He liveth and shall stand Upon this earth; and round Him, thick as waves That laugh at noon with light, uncounted hosts of His redeemed. O dawn, millennial day! Come, blessed morn! Appear, Desire o f Nations! Rend Thy heavens, And stand revealed upon Thy chosen hill. I — D ean A lford .

his neck, and kiss him (Gen. 33:4). He cpmes with his unmeasured and “ perpetual hatred” (Ezek. 35:5) in­ creased tremendously by and since the great World War. Three years ago, Esau’s hate caused the voice of Jacob’s blood, as Abel’s, to cry unto God from the ground. Three years ago, only thirty British police were needed on duty. Today, 700 police and 2,000 soldiers keep themselves “armed to the teeth” lest Esau shall spill more of Jacob’s blood. From the dwelling places of Jacob, the world over, “we have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace” (Jer. 30:5). Verily, Jacob’s trembling is not with­ out reason. A British official of the Mandate Government said to Lathrop Stoddard, “ If we should clear out of here [Palestine], the Moslems would probably cut the Jews’ throats the first week, and possibly the Christians’ throats the next.” Verily, O Jacob, thy prophets have spoken i t : “ They that hate thee have lifted up the head. . . . They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a na­ tion; that the name of Israel may be no more in remem­ brance” (Psa. 83:2, 4 ). Well may a child of Jacob (Rev. Samuel Schor) stand before a recent conference of Christian Jews and say, “ That our brethren are approaching a great crisis, perhaps the greatest in their existence, is evident, judging by cur-

keeping God overturning and overturning to the end that this holy land shall be restored to its legal owners. No matter how mighty in arms or in numbers are the usurp­ ers who squat upon the soil that is not theirs, no matter though all “ the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed,” the supreme Owner hath spoken: “ I will set my king upon my holy hill of Zion” (Psa. 2:2-6). And when the king “whose right it is” (Ezek. 2 1 :27), sits down upon that “ holy hill,” then, “ the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” The Balfour Declaration T he Twentieth Century dawned without any apparent hope that the heirs of Jacob would ever “ possess their possessions.” But a tremendous upheaval has taken place since the sunrise of the Twentieth Century. When the usurpers in 1917 beheld the desert dust arising from the march of Allenby’s approaching redcoats, they fled from the City of David without so much as firing a shot. Bri­ tain, a friend of Israel, then took the seat o f power in Jeru­ salem. A Jew, Sir Samuel, was made governor—the first Jew to sit so high in authority in Jerusalem since Nebu­ chadnezzar put his chains upon the legs o f Zedekiah, twen­ ty-five centuries before. Then came the famous declara­

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