Illegal Border Crossings Surge in Anticipation of Biden Presidency

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on Aug. 7, 2015, in McAllen, Texas.
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Illegal Border Crossings Surge in Anticipation of Biden Presidency

Caravans of foreigners headed toward the U.S. border are a harbinger of much bigger problems to come.

Now that people expect Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States, migrants from across Mexico and Central America are rushing toward America’s border. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics released on November 19, authorities arrested more than 69,000 people crossing the border last month. That is a 21 percent increase from the previous month and the highest total of any October since 2005.

While these arrests happened before the U.S. presidential elections, acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan told Fox News that anticipation of more lenient immigration enforcement policies was contributing to a surge in illegal border crossings. “Anticipated shifts in policy are creating new pull factors,” he said, referring to Biden’s stated plans to reverse many of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

The Trump administration is on track to start the new year with border arrests nearing 100,000 per month, a level higher than any month during Barack Obama’s administration. Yet Biden has promised to reinstate protections from deportation for the roughly 650,000 people who arrived in the U.S. illegally as minors. And many Democratic Party activists are demanding that the government abolish immigration enforcement entirely.

The Department of Homeland Security reports that the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. grew from 11,590,000 aliens in 2010 to 11,960,000 aliens in 2015. But the government calculates these numbers by subtracting the number of legal immigrants from the total foreign-born population, as identified in Census Surveys. This data means nearly 12 million illegal immigrants are so confident they will never be deported that they are willing to fill out a Census Survey. Researchers from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have calculated that the actual number of illegal immigrants in America is between 16 million and 29 million.

The Trump administration has deported only just over 975,000 people over the past four years, so illegal migrants already know there is a good chance they can stay in America forever once they get here. And Democratic Party promises to enact even more lenient immigration policies only further encourages them.

With 130 million people, Mexico is the only country in the Western Hemisphere that could threaten U.S. dominance in North America. As Stratfor analyst Peter Zeihan pointed out in 2008, “In many regards, Mexico as a failed state would be a worse result for Washington than a hostile united Mexico. A hostile Mexico could be intimidated, sanctioned or even invaded, effectively browbeaten into submission. But a failed Mexico would not restrict the drug trade at all. The border would be chaos, and the implications of that go well beyond drugs. One of the United States’ largest trading partners could well devolve into a seething anarchy that could not help but leak into the U.S. proper.”

Without effective border control, Mexico’s crime problems will seep into the United States.

Almost 3,500 years ago, Moses recorded God’s promise to bless Israel for obedience and curse it for disobedience. One of the curses God said would come from disobedience was foreigners flooding into the land. “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee …. The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand …. And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 49, 52).

Herbert W. Armstrong explained in his book The United States and Britain in Prophecy that these verses and many others apply primarily to the end-time descendants of ancient Israel: the U.S. and Britain. The reference to Israel’s “high and fenced walls” coming down is about open borders where foreigners flood into the land. Currently, the foreigners flooding across America’s borders are from nations like Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. But the Bible prophesies in other passages that foreign enemies from Europe will soon join their ranks.

Isaiah says the “strangers” within Israel will revolt and burn cities (Isaiah 1:7). And when this burning and anarchy get bad enough, a foreign military will take advantage of the chaos to invade. God calls Assyria “the rod” of His anger and “the staff” of His indignation (Isaiah 10:5). The United States and Britain in Prophecy explains that ancient Assyrians settled in modern-day Germany. It will ultimately be a German-led superpower that partners with Latin American nations to besiege and invade the United States.

Pointing to Bible prophecy, Mr. Armstrong wrote in 1956 that barely a third of Americans would survive this time of besiegement and invasion (Ezekiel 5:1-2). Then he explained what would happen to that remaining third: “And that surviving third will be uprooted from their homes—transported like cattle as slaves to Europe, and probably some to South America (the Germans are fast gaining dominance and control in South America).” As shocking as that sounds, the Bible makes clear that this is the punishment for failing to “hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes.”

To learn more about what is prophesied to happen to America in the near future, request a free copy of The United States and Britain in Prophecy. Caravans of foreigners headed toward the U.S. border are a harbinger of bigger problems to come!

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Biden’s March to the Sea

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Biden’s March to the Sea

Somebody had Georgia on his mind.

Over 150 years after the American Civil War ended, somebody other than Gen. William Sherman has conquered Georgia. The vote count for the latest United States presidential election shows the Democratic Party winning Georgia—for the first time since 1992. Joe Biden won the state with 2,474,507 counted votes; President Donald Trump tallied 2,461,837. That means Biden beat Trump by 12,670 votes—a slim margin.

Some people received the close call with raised eyebrows. This includes Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor investigating voter fraud allegations. She filed a lawsuit on November 25. Her filing—104 pages long—claims there was a “manipulating [of] the vote count [in Georgia] to make certain the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States.” In an interview with Newsmax, Powell said that the Georgia results were “a total farce.”

There is adequate evidence—albeit circumstantial at this point—to suspect that there are problems with the final count.

Take, for example, the vote numbers themselves. Georgia is traditionally seen as reliably Republican. In the 1996 election, Republican candidate Bob Dole won 1,080,843 to President Bill Clinton’s 1,053,849. The Republican candidate won by a margin of 303,490 in 2000; 548,105 in 2004; 204,636 in 2008; and 304,861 in 2012. Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton 2,089,104 to 1,877,963 in 2016.

The 2020 election saw President Trump increase the number of votes he received by almost 400,000 compared to 2016. He still lost to Joe Biden by the slimmest of margins. By total number of votes, this is the best the Republican Party has done in Georgia, a traditional stronghold, by far—and yet it still lost.

Then you have the actual voting system that Georgia uses. Georgia recently decided to use voting technology from Dominion Voting Systems. There is a lot of controversy surrounding their technology’s reliability. Dominion is an international distributor in voting technology based in Toronto. The Canadian government doesn’t use them in elections.

Other U.S. states had problems with Dominion as well. Texas rejected the use of Dominion’s software three times. A statement from Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs says the Texas government was concerned whether Dominion’s technology “is suitable for its intended purpose; operates efficiently and accurately; and is safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.”

Dominion’s technology is used in over half of the states in the union. However, no state aside from Georgia uses it in all of their polling places.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger went all out in the deal with Dominion. He paid $104 million to bring the system to Georgia. But the technology caused problems in the state before the latest election. In November 2019, when the technology was put on a trial run, the machines had a lot of hiccups. “Poll workers at some precincts couldn’t call up voters’ registrations,” wrote the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Touchscreens that were supposed to display ballots faded to black.”

During the presidential primaries earlier this year, Dominion’s machines once again proved faulty. “Passwords for the electronic poll books sometimes didn’t work. Printers jammed. Touchscreens kept crashing, requiring time-consuming reboots” (ibid).

On October 23, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published the results of an investigation into security concerns regarding Dominion. It implicates Secretary Raffensperger especially. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office weakened the system’s defenses, disabling password protections on a key component that controls who is allowed to vote. In addition, days before early voting began on October 12, Raffensperger’s office pushed out new software to each of the state’s 30,000 voting machines through hundreds of thumb drives that experts say are prone to infection with malware.”

The first elections Raffensperger oversaw as secretary of state were the presidential primaries in June.

The federal government has also been concerned about Dominion’s reliability. In December 2019, senators Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Ron Wyden and Congressman Mark Pocan sent a letter expressing their worries that major U.S. voting technology contractors—including Dominion—were letting the U.S. government use technology sufficiently antiquated to the point where it was unnecessarily vulnerable to hackers.

To sum it all up:

  1. Georgia used technology widely suspected to be easily manipulated.
  2. The secretary of state knowingly implemented measures that would have made the systems easier to be manipulated.
  3. Even with the Republican Party’s best-ever results in the state for a presidential election—beating their record last election by several hundred thousand votes—Joe Biden managed to edge out a victory in a state traditionally a Republican stronghold.

This is all a part of a trend the Trumpet has been watching for a while now. Our editor in chief Gerald Flurry has been reporting on the breakdown of the rule of law in America, especially in its political system, for over a decade now. He wrote in “Why Donald Trump Will Remain America’s President”:

The radical left in America have done everything in their power for the last four years to discredit and destroy President Donald Trump. They have spied. They have lied. They have cheated. They have broken laws too numerous to count. They have committed treason, trying to depose the duly elected government! And somehow, President Trump has weathered all those storms.

What the left is doing now—all this theater aimed at bullying people into accepting Joe Biden as president—is more of the same. It should come as no surprise.

By most appearances, Joe Biden will be America’s next president. But I absolutely do not believe that at all. Mr. Trump will weather this storm too. Regardless of what the media says or how things look right now, I am confident Donald Trump will remain president.

I am also certain that we are about to see some of the biggest frauds exposed perhaps ever!

Why? Because a Biden presidency is contrary to Bible prophecy.

Yes, you read that right: “A Biden presidency is contrary to Bible prophecy.”

Mr. Flurry makes this bold prediction based off a prophecy in Amos 7, which speaks of the king of Israel, Jeroboam ii, during the final years before Israel crumbles as a nation (verses 8-9). This is not about ancient Israel, nor is it about the modern country called Israel. This is referring to America today (for an explanation, please order our free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong).

Notice what else the Bible says about Jeroboam ii: “He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel …. For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash” (2 Kings 14:25-27). America is prophesied to suffer a “very bitter affliction,” at risk of “being blotted out from under heaven.” God took notice. He decided to take action and “saved them by the hand of Jeroboam.”

Mr. Flurry continued:

2 Kings 14:26 speaks of “the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter.” As there was anciently, there are forces “afflicting” Israel, seeking to bring it down. These forces attacking America today are terribly destructive—and the worst of them are within the nation. They want to destroy traditional America, especially its Judeo-Christian heritage and its history with God. (My free booklet America Under Attack explains this.)

Looking at this modern-day Jeroboam, you have to say God gave Israel a “savior”—at least to the extent that He wouldn’t let these enemies bring down the nation. Donald Trump has been blocking this movement to “blot out the name of Israel [which includes America] from under heaven.”

Is his job finished? No, it isn’t. So I don’t believe at all that he will depart from the scene! I still believe these prophecies are 100 percent accurate.

This means this nation is about to be shocked. I believe you are going to see frauds exposed like you’ve never even imagined! In a sense, you could say the left is fighting against God and God’s prophecy! Who do you suppose will win that battle?

We won’t have to wait long to see who will win this battle.

I’ve only scratched the surface of all the factors at play here. But we have plenty of resources if you want to learn more. You can read Mr. Flurry’s article on our website or in the January 2021 issue of our free monthly newsmagazine (request a free subscription). Or you can order Mr. Flurry’s free booklets America Under Attack and Great Again. Both are very relevant to what is going on in American politics. Trumpet executive editor Stephen Flurry recently gave a program on Trumpet Daily Radio Show about the events in Georgia. You can also read our recent article about the dubious associations of Dominion and another major voting technology firm, Smartmatic.

Whatever you do, keep following these events. This is information you cannot afford to be ignorant about.

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Macron Insists on an Independent European Defense

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Macron Insists on an Independent European Defense

Some claim it to be impossible; others see it as Europe’s only hope.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote in a November 2 article for Politico, titled “Europe Still Needs America,” that demands for an independent European defense structure an “illusion.” French President Emmanuel Macron strongly disagreed, saying the two countries are working together to make the “illusion” a reality.

Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote, “No matter who is in the White House, we are in this together. … Illusions of European strategic autonomy must come to an end: Europeans will not be able to replace America’s crucial role as a security provider.”

Macron responded: “I profoundly disagree … with the opinion piece signed by the German minister of defense in Politico. I think that it is a historical misinterpretation.”

Despite the criticism, Kramp-Karrenbauer repeated her position that Europe would not be able to defend itself without the U.S. in the foreseeable future. Macron, however, indicated in his interview that he has coordinated his statements with another high-ranking German politician:

Fortunately, if I understood things correctly, [German Chancellor Angela Merkel] does not share [Kramp-Karrenbauer’s] point of view. But the United States will only respect us as allies if we are earnest and if we are sovereign with respect to our defense. Therefore, I think that, on the contrary, the changeover of administration in America is an opportunity to pursue, in a totally peaceful and calm manner, what allies need to understand among themselves, which is that we need to continue to build our independence for ourselves, as the United States does for itself and as China does for itself.

Macron claims that his views align with that of Chancellor Merkel, though she says it far less openly.

Macron told the Grand Continent in an interview published on November 12:

Three years ago, when I spoke about European sovereignty and strategic autonomy, I was taken for a lunatic, and these ideas were dismissed as French whims. We managed to get things moving. In Europe, these ideas have taken hold. We have built European defense capabilities, although it was thought unthinkable. We are making progress in the field of technological and strategic autonomy, whereas people were surprised when I started talking about sovereignty over 5G. So first of all, there is ideological work to be done, and it is urgent. It is a matter of conceiving the terms of European sovereignty and strategic autonomy, so that we can have our own say and not become the vassal of this or that power and no longer have a say.

Macron also criticized the United Nations Security Council: “I have to say that the UN Security Council no longer produces useful solutions today; we all have our responsibility to bear when some, such as the who [World Health Organization], find themselves hostages of the crises of multilateralism.” Last year, Macron accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization of being “brain dead.”

Concerning Macron’s strong statements against nato, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote in the March 2020 Trumpet issue: “A clear trend is taking place: President Macron demands what Germany wants. I don’t believe Macron would ever say what he said unless Germany approved of it. He acts as a sort of puppet to Germany!”

Kramp-Karrenbauer claims she wants to rely on the leadership of the U.S. in security policy. But in many ways, Germany’s and France’s military industries have a different plan. Germany and France, along with other European nations, have many joint projects, including creating new combat air and ground systems. While some in Germany may swear allegiance to the U.S., much is taking place behind the scenes to prepare for Europe’s independence.

In February, Germany and France signed a $161.8 million deal “to develop a prototype of the next generation fighter jet, a project seen as vital for Europe to defend itself without relying on allies in an increasingly uncertain world,” Reuters noted.

Germany and France have also decided to jointly build a new battle tank—“a duel-capable main weapon system full of the latest technology,” Faz.net noted on November 24. The Leopard 3 main battle tank, or main ground combat system, is set to replace existing stocks by 2030.The new tank is already predicted to become the world’s most powerful tank. To make the visionary project a reality, Germany and France are jointly producing the new European main battle tank.

Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Greece have agreed to build the alliance’s next-generation helicopter, which is scheduled to replace existing fleets starting in 2035, Defense News noted on November 21.

Over the last two years, Germany, France, Italy and Spain have conducted a study to develop a European, armed reconnaissance drone of the Medium Altitude Long Endurance class. “In this European project,” European Security and Technology noted, “Germany assumed the leading role on the official side from the outset and thus applied the lead nation principle for the first time, which can also be found in more recent European armaments projects. The occar (Joint Organization for Armaments Cooperation) was entrusted with the multinational management of the project.”

In recent years, Germany and France have also taken the lead in developing airlift capabilities independent from the U.S. In 2014, the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal wrote: “The fulfillment of A400M orders will not only help European nations become a global contingency enabler but will allow them to act and operate on their own for strictly European operations.”

European arms manufactures are also pushing to free themselves from the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (itar). Through itar, the U.S. reserves the prerogative to decide what happens to weapons that use U.S. technology or components. The U.S. can, therefore, restrict the export of those weapons. It also allows the U.S. to view the complete construction plan of objects in which components subject to itar are used. Die Welt am Sonntag called these regulations “one of the most comprehensive export regulations in the U.S.A.” (“ITAR Free—This Is How Europe’s Military Wants to Free Itself From U.S. Dictates”).

This will allow Europe to develop technologies of which the U.S. knows nothing of.

While some in Germany proclaim an alliance with the U.S., Germany is preparing for independence from America.

On June 7, 2019, Die Welt reported that the German military is developing hypersonic weapons that hit their target at five times the speed of sound. Germany is also working on new laser weapon technologies. mbda Germany and Rheinmetall have worked for years on the development of laser weapons. In February, Rheinmetall successfully tested a new laser weapon station.

On September 21, the Bundeswehr’s Air and Space Operations Center (asoc) took on a new operation in Uedem, North Rhine-Westphalia. Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer called the new program a first step in planning and conducting space operations.

Plans for an independent European nuclear umbrella are also being discussed openly. Germany even performs drills for using the U.S. nuclear bombs stationed in Germany.

“France may be the one calling for a powerful European army, but Germany has the power to create it! People don’t talk about this because they don’t want to face reality,” Mr. Flurry wrote in “France Is Resurrecting the Holy Roman Empire.

“Macron is announcing this coming European army,” he continued. “But Germany will be the one that makes it happen, whether the rest of Europe likes it or not, and a lot of them are not going to like it! The Bible reveals in Revelation 17 and other passages that the European Union will be pared down to 10 nations or 10 kings.”

Revelation 17:12-13 read: “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

“This is a prophecy that these nations will be anchored to Germany!” Mr. Flurry explained. “France of all countries is the first to admit it! Macron’s demand for France to ally with Germany and the Roman Catholic Church is fulfilling this prophecy to a tee!”

To learn more about how France does Germany’s bidding and works toward the establishment of a unified European empire, which will be a resurrection of the old Holy Roman Empire, read Mr. Flurry’s article “France Is Resurrecting the Holy Roman Empire.”

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Meet the English Lord Running America’s Voting Systems

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Meet the English Lord Running America’s Voting Systems

The United States election has shone a bright light on America’s voting system. One company that supplies voting machines is Smartmatic.

Smartmatic’s machines have been used in some of America’s most populous voting centers, including Los Angeles and Chicago. The company is a member of the Election Infrastructure Subsector Coordinating Council, a commission that coordinates with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure election security.

The company is owned by a holding company in the United Kingdom, sgo. For the last six years, chairman of the sgo board has been former Labour politician Lord Mark Malloch-Brown.

Who is the man so influential in a company intrinsic to America’s voting systems? And what are his connections?

Lord Malloch-Brown isn’t the only connection with the left. Peter Neffenger is the chairman of the Smartmatic U.S.A. board of directors—and he advises the Biden campaign.

From 1986 to 1994, Lord Malloch-Brown was the lead international partner for the public relations firm Sawyer-Miller Group. Here he helped Cory Aquino beat Ferdinand Marcos in a key presidential race.

Describing Malloch-Brown’s contribution to the race, the Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote: “He said his final outstanding accomplishment during the Cory campaign was to produce an exit poll that indicated that she had won. It landed on the front page of the Inquirer and had a profound impact as it planted the idea that Aquino had won over Marcos, 55 percent to 45 percent” (June 29, 2015).

“Marcos did not really recover after that,” Malloch-Brown said. “It was a very exciting experience to watch.”

During that same time period, Malloch-Brown began working closely with billionaire George Soros—notorious in the UK for making millions by betting against the pound in the 1992 currency crisis. From 1993 to 1994, Lord Malloch-Brown was part of the Soros Advisery Committee on Bosnia.

From 1994 to 1999, Lord Malloch-Brown was the vice president for External Affairs at the World Bank. In 1999, he took a senior role in the United Nations, working as an administrator of the United Nations Development Program, and served as the deputy secretary general in 2006.

Claudia Rosett noted in the Spectator that while working at the UN, Malloch-Brown “had caused controversy with his decision to live on the smart country estate of George Soros, the financier who forced Britain out of the erm in 1992 and a major donor to left-wing causes” (Nov. 10, 2007). He was very sensitive about the arrangement—storming out of an interview when questioned on it.

During his time at the UN, he did not get on with then U.S. President George W. Bush. The Spectator noted that his “appalling relations with the Bush administration” meant that “the president personally pleaded with the incoming UN secretary general to get rid of him.”

“Malloch-Brown is viewed in Washington as ‘viscerally anti-American,’” Rosett wrote. “An adviser to a 2008 presidential candidate warns that ‘the extremely negative reaction that he causes will last long after President Bush’s departure from office.’”

In 2007, he returned to the UK to serve in the Labour government. Here he got on much better with Mr. Bush’s successor, Barack Obama.

“Hitherto, the principal conduit between Britain and [Obama] has been Lord Malloch-Brown, the junior foreign minister, whom Obama came to admire when he was deputy secretary-general of the United Nations,” wrote the Times of London on Feb. 24, 2008. “‘He was really taken with him,’ says [Samantha] Power, in what will undoubtedly be viewed by American conservatives as a desperately bad sign. ‘It’s a relationship that has persisted and they have talked a number of times since.’”

His time in government ended in 2009, but his relations with George Soros continued. “The connection with Soros became ever closer once Malloch-Brown left the UN,” wrote the Spectator. Malloch-Brown was appointed to senior positions at both Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Institute, which promotes democracy and the rule of law and which Soros founded and of which he remains the chairman. The Wall Street Journal cheekily dubbed Malloch-Brown part of an ‘axis of Soros.’”

In 2011, he produced a book titled The Unfinished Global Revolution, which sings Soros’s praises.

“Soros, indeed, is accorded more praise than any other person in the book, even more than the author gives to [UN Secretary General Kofi] Annan, whom he clearly adored,” wrote the Times. Malloch-Brown writes, for example, “Soros … deserves equal billing with Gorbachev, Reagan, Thatcher and Kohl in the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

The book also shows how his connections with Soros are another link with President Obama. “The genius of Soros, though, is that he is frequently right, and he can often exact the most dramatic results with the smallest of best,” he writes. “In his political funding he probably started an earthquake, he says, with the $2,300 (the maximum individual contribution) that he gave to the Obama campaign early on, when it was a long shot. Soros’s contribution signaled that Obama could attract serious money, so it served as a tipping point.”

The Times summarized the book, writing: “The ‘message’ is neither new nor exceptional, amounting to little more than the plea that the nations of the world should all work together, casting off the petty nationalistic concerns of their local electorates (as Malloch-Brown sees them), to make the planet safe and ‘sustainable.’ It is the internationalist’s equivalent of motherhood and apple pie.” They also wrote, “The Unfinished Global Revolution is the story of how every global crisis has been wasted, every opportunity to fashion global institutions passed up.”

Smartmatic came under investigation in the U.S. due to its links with Hugo Chavez and Venezuela almost 15 years ago.

None of this proves Lord Malloch-Brown is guilty of anything. But it should raise some important questions. Malloch-Brown is a left-wing politician with ties to a major left-wing international donor and to former President Obama. He has also involved himself in other countries’ elections before. Why should a company he chairs play a key role in the U.S. election? No football league would allow an investor or fan of a rival club to referee the game. Why should America’s elections have a ref that is so clearly partisan?

“By most appearances, Joe Biden will be America’s next president,” wrote Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry. “But I absolutely do not believe that at all. Mr. Trump will weather this storm too. Regardless of what the media says or how things look right now, I am confident Donald Trump will remain president.”

That forecast is based on Bible prophecy. The Bible explains that God would provide a man to temporarily save America from the attempt within to bring America down. The radical left in America hates the Constitution and the nation’s founding principles. They believe the nation has fundamentally been a force for evil in the world. President Trump has played a key role in pushing back against that movement—and the Bible shows that his role is not over. (Read Mr. Flurry’s article “Why Donald Trump Will Remain America’s President” for more information.)

For the last four years, the radical left has been working to bring President Trump down—and that did not stop with this election. ” I believe you are going to see frauds exposed like you’ve never even imagined!” Mr. Flurry wrote. “The mainstream media insist there is ‘no evidence’ the Democrats tried to steal this election. This is patently false: There is plenty of evidence. But it is also absurd when you think about what the left has been doing for the past several years! You would have to be naive not to think they are committing great frauds with this election.”

As the post-election lawsuits continue, watch for these frauds to be exposed. To understand what the Bible says about this, read our article “Why Donald Trump Will Remain America’s President.”

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Thank God for the ‘Name of Israel’

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Thank God for the ‘Name of Israel’

Exactly 400 years ago this month, a tired and battered ship carrying 102 tired and battered passengers anchored in Plymouth Harbor, New England. Today, we remember and celebrate these people and their story.

We remember the Mayflower’s perilous journey and the extraordinary character and accomplishments of the pilgrims. We marvel at their courage, their ingenuity and perseverance, their ambition and sacrifice, and their unfailing commitment to the goal of religious freedom. It is an understatement to say these people, and the history they lived, were exceptional. Without them, there is no America.

But there is an even deeper, more important dimension to Thanksgiving. And more than ever, we need to understand this vital dimension and thank God profusely for it!

The reason it has never been more important to understand this dimension is because Thanksgiving and the history this day embodies are under attack.

On November 18, United States Sen. Tom Cotton delivered a speech in which he lamented the demise of Thanksgiving. “Regrettably, we haven’t heard much about this anniversary of the Mayflower,” he said. “I suppose the pilgrims have fallen out of favor in fashionable circles these days.”

Mr. Cotton’s superb speech was entirely uncontroversial. Yet the senator and his message were viciously attacked by the radical left. Ilhan Omar, the radical Democratic representative from Minnesota, retweeted Mr. Cotton’s speech along with the message: “When your sense of history doesn’t go beyond your 3rd grade coloring books and actual history terrifies you.”

The same day Mr. Cotton made his speech, the New York Times referred to Thanksgiving as a “myth” and a “caricature.” It said that it was “high time to re-examine the holiday and a cruel history.”

Where does such hatred for Thanksgiving come from? What is the ultimate goal of radicals like Ilhan Omar? We can answer these questions by thinking about Thanksgiving and the crucial dimension to this wonderful American tradition.

The Bible reveals the source of the radical left’s hatred for the United States of America, its Judeo-Christian history, and its many institutions and traditions, including Thanksgiving. These answers are revealed in biblical passages like 2 Kings 14, Daniel 8 and Revelation 12, all of which show that Satan the devil seeks the destruction of America and the British Commonwealth (to learn more about this, read America Under Attack).

In 2 Kings 14:27, we see that the devil is behind a powerful campaign to “blot out the name of Israel from under heaven ….” This history is dual, which means it is both history and prophecy. Satan tried to destroy the ancient kingdom of Israel, and he will try to destroy the descendants of Israel (America and the British Commonwealth) in the end time.

This prophecy explains the radical left’s herculean effort to destroy America. You can read more about this in Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s latest article, “Why Donald Trump Will Remain America’s President.”

For now, let’s concentrate on this goal to “blot out the name of Israel.” What does “name of Israel” mean? And why does the devil want it eradicated from the universe?

The biblical truth about Israel revolves around God’s towering twofold promise to Abraham. This crucial promise, found in Genesis 12 and 17, is mentioned throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. In Genesis 32, God gives the name “Israel” to Jacob, Abraham’s grandson. The Abrahamic promise is one of the primary themes of the Bible.

There are two parts to God’s promise to Abraham. First, God promised to make Abraham great nationally—that is, materially and physically. God promised that Abraham’s descendants would become a great and powerful people. Second, there is the promise of grace. This is the promise that all of humanity would be offered salvation through Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham.

The “name of Israel” embodies the Abrahamic promise and all it entails!

What does God’s promise to Abraham include exactly? As Herbert W. Armstrong explained in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, this promise explains the identity of America and the British Commonwealth. It explains Britain’s empire and colonial past, its monarchy and its many wonderful traditions and institutions. This prophecy explains why America is exceptional, the reason for the success of the Constitution, and how this nation became the single-greatest nation on Earth. The Abrahamic promise explains why the pilgrims journeyed to America when they did, and the divine and prophetic implications of their endeavors. On the Mayflower and through the triumphs and trials of the pilgrims, God was fulfilling His promise to Abraham!

This is what makes Thanksgiving such a noble and important day: It celebrates thename of Israel”!

This is why the radical left, inspired by the devil, hates this day so vehemently!

This promise explains human civilization since Abraham and gives context and meaning to world history. And all this knowledge is embodied in the name “Israel.”

But there is much more to the Abrahamic promise and the “name of Israel” than just this physical aspect. In Chapter 5 of Mystery of the Ages, Mr. Armstrong revealed the depth of this truth about Israel.

“It is indeed true that the nation Israel was God’s chosen people,” Mr. Armstrong wrote. “But understand: They were not chosen as ‘teacher’s pet’ nor for special favors. They were chosen for a special purpose preparatory to the ultimate establishment of the Kingdom of God!” Ponder that—the term “Israel” is directly connected to the Kingdom of God!

Mr. Armstrong also wrote: “One cannot understand the real purpose and incredible potential of man without this vital knowledge [about Israel]. The Creator God is reproducing Himself in and through man! God’s ultimate transcendent purpose is breathtaking beyond words. The establishment of the ancient nation of Israel is an integral part of the supreme master plan.”

Take some time today to meditate on this, especially in light of the ongoing effort to “blot out the name of Israel.”

When you truly understand what Mr. Armstrong termed the “mystery of Israel,” you understand God. The entire plan of God—His purpose for creating man, His plan to offer salvation to all humanity, His goal to establish His Kingdom on Earth, His plan to bring human beings into His eternal Family—is embodied in the truth about “Israel.”

Can you see why Satan wants to “blot out the name of Israel”? If he can blot out Israel, he can blot out God!

The devil doesn’t hate just the people of Israel, the nations of America and the British Commonwealth, which through no individual merit have been the blessed inheritors of God’s promises to Abraham. The devil hates the “name”—the truth and knowledge, the divinely revealed understanding—embodied in Israel’s history.

He hates Israel because America and Britain’s existence proves God’s existence and proves that the Bible is God’s Word.

He hates Israel because its presence and history reveals the gospel of the Kingdom of God.

He hates Israel because Israel has the throne of David from which Jesus Christ Himself will rule when He returns.

He hates Israel because the truth about Israel reveals man’s incredible human potential.

Satan the devil hates Israel because as long as this name exists, men will have the opportunity to consider and study God’s plan and purpose for humanity. And this study will lead a person into the greatest, most fascinating, most inspiring knowledge he could ever learn.

I encourage you to take some time today to study Chapter 5 of Mystery of the Ages. In a world where so many are bent on “blotting out the name of Israel”—and blotting out Thanksgiving—now more than ever, we need to understand the “mystery of Israel” and thank God profusely for it!

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The Hidden Lesson of the First Thanksgiving

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

The Hidden Lesson of the First Thanksgiving

You probably have not heard the whole story of how the pilgrims came to appreciate God’s law.

This month is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in New England. The story of how the pilgrims fled religious persecution in England, established the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and celebrated the first Thanksgiving is repeated annually in America. This story tells how 102 pilgrims arrived in Plymouth in the middle of winter. It tells how 45 of those pilgrims starved to death before spring. Then it tells how the pilgrims befriended the Native Americans Samoset and Squanto, learned to grow corn, and gave thanks to God for their blessings during a Thanksgiving feast that autumn.

If you have heard that story, you have not heard the whole truth.

The pilgrims gave thanks to God in a three-day Thanksgiving feast in 1621, but their harvest was not bountiful. They only grew a fraction of the food they needed to survive the coming winter, so the Wampanoag tribe provided much of the food they ate during the first Thanksgiving. Many pilgrims starved the following winter.

In his History of Plymouth Plantation, the governor of Plymouth Colony, William Bradford, wrote that many pilgrims became so desperate the following winter that they sold their clothes and bed coverings for food. Others became servants of the Wampanoag tribe, cutting their wood and fetching them water in return for a cap full of corn. Still, others stole from their fellow pilgrims and from the Wampanoag.

The pilgrims had to learn a lesson about the Bible before God blessed them with abundance.

Something most people do not know about the pilgrims is that they were communalists. The communalist movement was a form of socialism that taught that communities should pool their resources and share their production. Those more capable were to do what they could, and those less capable were to take what they needed. As the atheist Karl Marx later phrased this way of thinking, “From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.”

It did not take Governor Bradford long to realize that something was seriously wrong. In his History of Plymouth Plantation, he wrote that the young men resented having to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense. Meanwhile, the old men resented having to accept equal rations as those who had not served the community as long. And the women resented having to cook and clean for men who were not their husbands. The end result of all this resentment was that many refused to work and the food supply dwindled because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable.”

After three years of scarcity, Governor Bradford rectified the situation by abolishing communalism. After discussing the matter with the leaders of the community, Bradford assigned every family a parcel of land and arranged for all the young boys to be assigned as members of some particular family. He then told each household that they could keep whatever they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit.

The change was startling!

Governor Bradford noted that “the women now went willingly into the fields, and took their little ones with them to plant corn, which before would allege weakness, and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.” The pilgrims produced so much food during the summer of 1623, that there actually was great abundance during the Thanksgiving feast they celebrated that autumn. The next year, the pilgrims actually had a surplus of food they could sell to surrounding settlements.

Governor Bradford repented of his role in establishing Plymouth as a commune.

He wrote in his History of Plymouth Plantation, “The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato’s and other ancients, applauded by some of later times—that the taking away of property, and bringing in community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community (so far as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort.”

In other words, Bradford and the other pilgrim leaders had to repent of espousing the socialist ideas of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato above the laws of God. Plato rejected the concept of family and private property in his book Republic, but God considers the family unit to be the basic building block of the economy.

The Apostle Paul wrote that “if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel” (1 Timothy 5:8).

The pilgrims had to learn the hard way that a godly economy is built on a foundation of strong families that produce enough to take care of themselves and give to others. After they learned this important lesson, they were undoubtedly more thankful during the third Thanksgiving than they were during the first Thanksgiving. This is because they learned to be thankful for more than the food the Native Americans gave them; they learned to be thankful for the law of God that taught them how to build a prosperous society.

The British historian Paul Johnson wrote an article in the Sunday Telegraph titled “No Law Without Order, No Freedom Without Law” in 1999. In it, he wrote: “[B]oth in Virginia and in New England to the north, the colonists were determined, God-fearing men often in search of a religious toleration denied them at home, who brought their families and were anxious to farm and establish permanent settlements. They put political and religious freedom before riches …. Thus took shape the economic dynamo that eventually became the United States—an experiment designed to establish the rule of God on Earth ….”

But these colonists had to learn that establishing the rule of God on Earth means keeping the Ten Commandments—the basis of all righteous law. This is the true lesson of the first Thanksgiving; a lesson lost on most Americans today, who give little thought to why they have been blessed with such abundance. At a time when the rule of law in America is under constant attack, Americans need to relearn this hidden lesson of the first Thanksgiving.

Reading Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation is a great way to learn about the pilgrims’ experience. And reading Character in Crisis, by Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, puts the Founding Fathers’ quest to establish the rule of God on Earth in prophetic perspective.