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As shocking as this may be to you, the following flag and symbol offer great hope.
We know all too well what this flag meant to the world – horror and wholesale death and destruction. But what was it that Hitler was actually seeking to bring about? World War II, once again with the Germans, introduced a man who wanted to establish the Third Reich, or the “third kingdom.” What Hitler was seeking to accomplish at a nations level, was precisely where we are today!
The two World Wars with Germany were types of the 2,000 years of Christianity. Germany is prophetic of Christianity. It is the home of Martin Luther, whom Hitler quoted in his slaughtering of the Jews, those whom Luther absolutely hated. Let us read some of the remarks that German Luther wrote, and see how they were merely carried out by German Hitler. Here are excerpts from Luther’s instructions regarding the Jew:
First to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. This is to be done in honor of our Lord and of Christendom, so that God might see that we are Christians, and do not condone or knowingly tolerate such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of his Son and of his Christians.
Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed.
Third, I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing and blasphemy are taught, be taken from them.
Fourth, I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach henceforth on pain of loss of life and limb.
Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.
Sixth, I advise that usury be prohibited to them, and that all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them and put aside for safekeeping.
First, that their synagogues be burned down, and that all who are able toss in sulphur and pitch; it would be good if someone could also throw in some hellfire. That would demonstrate to God our serious resolve and be evidence to all the world that it was in ignorance that we tolerated such houses, in which the Jews have reviled God, our dear Creator and Father, and his Son most shamefully up till now but that we have now given them their due reward.
From Luther's Works, Volume 47: The Christian in Society IV, (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971), pp 268-293.
What was it that Christianity had a responsibility to bring forth at the end of their 2,000 years? The third reich, the third kingdom! But did they do so? No more so than Hitler was able to establish the Third Reich at the nations level. And what is that third kingdom? It is the Millennial reign. And what did Hitler seek to bring forth that represented the Millennial reign at the nations level?
Hitler wanted purity. That is why he killed all the “undesirables” such as the physically and mentally afflicted, as well as the Jews. He wanted fitness and health and set forth many public health programs. He wanted purity in art and adopted a public program to destroy all abstract and vulgar art and to bring forth beauty and grace in sculptures and paintings and in music and architecture. His nation excelled in science and industry.
Hitler did all of this by his own personal strength; but in the end he failed to bring forth this purity and perfect order, in the same way that Christianity has failed. Thus, if Hitler failed at the nations level, and Christianity has equally failed at the kingdom level, what then is the hope for the third kingdom today – the Millennial reign? That hope is revealed in the German flag.
Because of Hitler, the swastika has become a sign of horror; but it has not always been such. In fact, the swastika was selected by the Nazis because of its immensely positive message. It is a symbol that has been used since ancient civilizations. Ancient Troy, India, China, American Indians, southern Europe, the Jews, many civilizations throughout the world have all used the swastika to mean good fortune, protection, strength, and life. By the Middle Ages, it was a well-known symbol and had many different names, depending on the country. During World War I, it was used on shoulder patches of members of the American 45th Division and the Finnish air force.
Before World War II it was used for product sales, by sports teams, civic organizations, on greeting cards, even in Jewish Synagogues. The word “swastika” stems from the Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. There we find the word “Svastikah,” which means “wellbeing.” In ancient eastern cultures the word is related to things of good fortune. In many places the symbol is used to represent the sun, or as a symbol for the movement of the sun, and in other regards as a symbol for rebirth, because the sun turns continuously and gives rebirth to everything.
Following is a poster titled “The True Legend of the Swastika.” It will give you a good idea of the broad use of this symbol before World War II.
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One of the images on this poster is certainly worth reproducing here. It is a postcard and illustrates the virtues of the swastika.
So why do we point all of this out, and how can this flag give us hope? What year did the Curse come upon this nation and the world that has effected so much death, immorality, pain, and a departing from the government of Yahweh?
It was in 1920.
And when was the Elijah born into this world by virtue of the establishment of the truth of the two-part Remnant, the same month and day of his natural birth, bringing the hope of the restoration of all things?
It was on August 7, 1994 and 1948.
The swastika, though turned into a symbol of destruction because of a man’s and a nation’s futile attempt to bring forth the Third Reich and a pure people, even so retains the long established meaning of hope and life and peace and wellbeing. It is thus not without meaning and hope that the Nazi party officially established the swastika and the flag we have come to know so well as its official emblem on:
August 7, 1920!
Right in the midst of the Curse of 1920 was sown the eternal seed of hope – that Yahweh would some day reverse that Curse and bring forth the third kingdom through a work that would bring the good fortune, protection, strength, and life that that symbol promises, and it would be fulfilled through His Elijah.
A hope-filled seed was sown in the midst of impending destruction. Hitler failed, for that promise of hope and life and peace and wellbeing belonged to another, for another day – the August 7 Elijah who would reverse the Curse of 1920 and restore all things!
Once again we see – out of corruption comes life, out of failure comes deliverance and hope!
For 2,000 years the office of the twelfth apostle was likewise used to effect death, blindness, deception, and corruption. That is no longer the case! Even as all these other curses are being reversed, so the curse on that critical office is reversed as well, and you are benefiting from that reversal right now. This is just one more testimony that:
The Curse is reversed!
We are now in the Millennial reign, and as strange and shocking as it may be, there are two signs of hope for the Bride and for mankind. What man has called accursed, Yahweh will use for good!
The Issue – II, page 4 Adopted August 7, 1920
It is Yahweh’s time for the restoration of all things, and He is performing it! Blessed be the name of Yahweh!