“Patriotism is a devotion to one’s country, excluding differences caused by the dependencies of the term’s meaning upon context, geography and philosophy. In a generalized sense applicable to all countries and peoples, patriotism is a devotion to one’s country.”
“It is a related sentiment to nationalism.”
“Nationalism is a political ideology that involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a nation. There are two main perspectives on the origins and basis of nationalism, one is the primordialist perspective that describes nationalism as a reflection of the ancient and perceived evolutionary tendency of humans to organize into distinct grouping based on an affinity of birth; the other is the modernist perspective that describes nationalism as a recent phenomenon that requires the structural conditions of modern society, in order to exist.”
“National flags, national anthems, and other symbols of national identity are commonly considered highly important symbols of the national community.”
Shauwl Was A Yahuwdy
“But Shauwl (Paul) said, I am a man which am a Yahuwdy of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.”
4 “Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Yahsharahal, of the tribe of Banyamyan (Benjamin), an Abary of Abaryam; as touching the law, a Pharisee;”
Shauwl (Paul) Was Also A Roman Citizen
Acts 22:24-25; 28-29
24 “The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him. 25 And as they bound him with thongs, Shauwl (Paul) said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?”
28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom, And Shauwl said, But I was free born. 29 Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.”
Shauwl was a bloodline Abary Yahsharahalite, but Shauwl used to his advantage the fact that he was born a Roman citizen to appeal to the centurion and chief captain to treat him as a Roman citizen under the law.
The Patriotism And Nationalism Of The Saints
1 Peter 2:11 “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;”
Ephesians 2:19 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of Yahuwah;”
There are those who are advocates and activist under the banner of “patriotism” and “nationalism” for their individual countries and their hope to restore said countries to what they consider would be a better or former state, but the saints should not view themselves as patriots or nationalist who join forces to preserve or salvage what is left of this debase world, but the saints should view themselves as strangers and pilgrims in a foreign land because our allegiance is to Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah. The saints have no country until Yahuwah gathers His people out of the countries they are now slaves in. Our citizenship is with the saints in the house of Yahuwah. The saints are to obey the laws of their countries as long as they are not in conflict with the laws of Yahuwah.
The U.S. Right To Petition
“In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging “the right of the people…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and sometimes taken for granted, many other civil liberties are enforceable against the government only by exercising this basic right. The right to petition is a fundamental in a Constitutional Republic, such as the United States, as a means of protecting public participation in government.”
“While the prohibition of abridgement of the right to petition originally referred only to the federal legislature (the Congress) and courts, the incorporation doctrine later expanded the protection of the right to its current scope, over all state and federal courts and legislatures and the executive branches of the state and federal governments. The right to petition includes under its umbrella the right to sue the government, and the right of individuals, groups and possibly corporations to lobby the government.”
“Some litigants have contended that the right to petition the government includes a requirement that the government listen to or respond to members of the public. This view was rejected by the United States Supreme Court in 1984:
“Nothing in the First Amendment or in this Court’s case law interpreting it suggests that the rights to speak, associate, and petition require government policymakers to listen or respond to communications of members of the public on public issues.””
Reference 11: Minnesota Board for Community Colleges v. Knight, 465 U.S. 271 (1984).
“The Rulers Won’t Hearken To Your Voice”
Chanuwk (Enoch) 103:12-15
12 “They have had dominion over us that hated us and smote us; And to those that hated us we have bowed our necks but they pitied us not. 13 We desired to get away from them that we might escape and at rest, But found no place where unto we should flee and be safe from them. 14 And we complained to the rulers in our tribulation, and cried out against those who devoured us; but they did not attend to our cries, and would not hearken to our voice, 15 And they helped those who robbed us and devoured us and those who made us few; and they concealed their oppression, and they did not remove from us the yoke of those that devoured us and dispersed us and murdered us, and they concealed their murder, and remembered not that they had lifted up their hands against us.”
We Can Appeal To The Secular Government About Our Persecution
It is not a sin to appeal to the elected government officials in a time of persecution for relief. The saints can use the proper legal channels to approach the secular government in the proper manner. Every government official and organization the saints appeal to that knowingly turns a blind eye or knowingly refuse to help them in their persecution will be written down in the books of Yahuwah. The prophecy says the people of Yahuwah will ask them for help, but they help those who persecute the saints. How can this prophecy come to pass if the saints do not ask them for help and make them aware of whatever the problem is? They will not be able to claim they did not know that this or that was going on. However, be aware that there is a 1984 Supreme Court ruling which states they do not have to listen to or respond to you which in my opinion undermines the whole purpose of the right to petition.
Warning: Foreigners Will Be Viewed With Suspicion
The Japanese-American Internment
“Japanese-American internment was the relocation and internment by the United States government in 1942 of about 110,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese who lived along the Pacific coast of the United States to camps called “War Relocation Camps,” in the wake of Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The internment of Japanese Americans was applied unequally throughout the United States. All who lived on the West Coast of the United States were interned, while in Hawaii, where the 150,000-plus Japanese Americans composed over one-third of the population, an estimated 1,200 to 1,800 were interned. Of those interned, 62% were American citizens.”
“The internment of Japanese Americans has sometimes been compared to the persecutions, expulsions, and dislocations of other ethnic minorities in the context of World War II, in Europe and Asia. An estimated 500,000 Volga Germans were rounded up and deported to Siberia and Kazakhstan when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, with many of them dying en route. The Volga Germans were deported prior to the Battle of Stalingrad, as they were regarded, in the “war hysteria of the moment”, as a potential “Fifth Column”.”
“In 1944, the Red Army rounded up about 500,000 Chechens and Ingushes for relocation; a third of this population perished in the first year, from starvation, cold, and disease. Other nationalities which faced ethnic cleansing for having been identified as potential collaborators with the Germans were the Balkars, Crimean Tartars, Karachi, Kalmyks, and Meskhetians.”
The Internment Of The Jews
“Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps (in German Konzentrationslager, or KZ) throughout the territories it controlled. The first Nazi concentration camps set up in Germany were greatly expanded after the Reichstag fire of 1933, and were intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the regime. The term was borrowed from the British concentration camps of the Second Anglo-Boer War.”
“The number of camps quadrupled between 1939 and 1942 to 300+, as slave-laborers from across Europe, Jews, political prisoners, criminals, homosexuals, gypsies, the mentally ill and others were incarcerated, generally without judicial process. Holocaust scholars draw a distinction between concentration camps (described in this article) and extermination camps, which were established by the Nazis for the industrial-scale mass murder of the predominantly Jewish ghetto and concentration camp populations.”
The Ten Days Prophecy
10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer; behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried, and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
The saints in the first century were warned that they would be cast into prison for their faith and that whatever they were about to suffer in the prisons would lead to death for some of the saints. The tribulation of the prisons would last for ten days.
The Day-Year Principle
“ After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.”
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 4:5-6
“For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Yahsharahal. 6 And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Yahuwdah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.”
A Literal Ten Days Or A Prophetic Ten Days?
As foreigners, the saints will be viewed with suspicion of being potential terrorist, spies, and collaborators in times of civil unrest and war and as a preemptive measure, some foreigners will be placed in prison camps. It has happened before. The Scriptures revealed to the seven congregations in the Book of Revelation that some of the saints will be placed in prison by the devil for ten days, but “if” this period of time has a prophetic application and I emphasize the word “if” for this last days generation with a day for a year principle in consideration, this means that some of the saints will be placed in prison for ten years. The captivity of Yahsharahal will end in A.D. 2028 minus 10 years will take us backwards in time to the year A.D. 2018 when a type of internment will began for the saints. Otherwise, it could be a literal ten days. Watch for both applications.
Freedom To Exercise Religion
“In the United States, the religious civil liberties are guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
There are even international laws regarding religious freedom.
International Religious Freedom Act Of 1998
“The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 106–113, Public Law 107–228, Public Law 108–332, and Public Law 108–458) was passed to promote religious freedom as a foreign policy of the United States, and to advocate on the behalf of the individuals viewed as persecuted in foreign countries on the account of religion. The Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on October 27, 1998. Three cooperative entities have been maintained by this act to monitor religious persecution.
1. An Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom within the Department of State,
2. A bipartisan United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and
3. A Special Adviser on International Religious Freedom within the National Security Council.”
The Mark Number And Name
Revelation 13:11-12; 15-17
11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads; 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Despite the current religious freedoms and laws of concern currently enacted and on the books, the laws will be ignored and the people of Yahuwah will be persecuted. There will come a time when the saints will have to request for an exemption from some of the practices required by the laws of The Beast. There will come a time when some of the man-made laws will be in conflict with the laws of Yahuwah and it will be a matter of eternal life or eternal death that the saints reject some of the man-made laws in obedience to Yahuwah. It is prophesied in The Scriptures that the saints will have to say “no” to receiving the mark, number, and name of The Beast and “no” to bowing down to the image of The Beast. By doing so, the saints will not be able to buy and sell and some of the saints will be killed for their religious objection.
The Symbolism Of The Beast
The Beast consist of a league of nations that use symbolism to represent their respective countries. This symbolism comes in the form of flags, colors, animals, anthems, pledges, flowers, and logo designs. The people of Yahuwah need to examine themselves for any traces of pride in this symbolism in their own lives left over from before they became citizens of the house of Yahuwah because this is considered idolatry.
We Must Examine The Groups We Associate With
We must examine the groups we associate with because some groups consider themselves patriots and encourage its members to wear the symbolism of The Beast on their clothing and other personal possessions. The people of Yahuwah must avoid displaying and advertising the symbolism of The Beast. I belong to a secular group whose mission is to expose certain aspects of The Beast Kingdom now in operation. It is not a closed group, therefore, anyone can attend its meetings. One newcomer to the group suggested that as a group we contribute money to a fund to raise enough money to “give” to a public official to “encourage” him or her to take interest in our cause. What the newcomer was suggesting was bordering on bribery if not bribery. Another member of the group suggested that we prepare ourselves to be arrested and go and “camp out” in sleeping bags on the doorsteps of some government building and then perhaps they would pay attention to our cause. Both of these methods are illegal and fortunately the moderator of the group corrected both of these individuals. We must be careful about the groups we associate with because some of the people in these groups have been deliberately placed in the group to encourage and provoke members to participate in illegal activity.
All Things Holy And New
The people of Yahuwah must learn to view themselves as pilgrims and foreigners in the countries they currently reside in and get rid of the symbolism of The Beast from out of their lives. The people of Yahuwah are waiting for their citizenship with a Holy King, holy people, and a Holy Land from Yahuwah where there will be true rest, peace, and safety.
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