The death of a nation

Jewish leaders demand newly-elected Green councillor who hailed election as a ‘win for Gaza’ and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ is suspended – as party officials launch probe after he claimed Palestinians had a right to ‘fight back’ in wake of Hamas attacks

So ran the headline in a national daily newspaper today. The ugly grimace of the ‘Green Councillor’ at the centre of this controversy was pictured snarling out the Islamic catchphrase, so often used by terrorists with the intention of intimidation, ‘Allahu Akbar’. The words mean ‘god is the greatest’. The god referred to is the Islamic idol, known as ‘Allah’ and not the God of the Bible, Jehovah.

Mothin Ali, the pro-Gaza activist belligerently shouting out ‘Allahu Akbar’ following his election to Leeds City Council

We have thus the situation developing in the nation of those who come to the United Kingdom for reasons of bettering themselves from under the privations of an Islamic state but with the real agenda of destroying what remains of the Protestant heritage which has been enjoyed for centuries in this land.

In the early days of the New Testament Church, the enemies of righteousness were compelled to disguise themselves and their intentions and this is made plain by the warning of Jude in his epistle. “‭T‭here are certain‭ men‭ crept in unawares‭‭, who‭ were before‭‭ of old‭ ordained‭‭ to‭ this‭ condemnation‭, ungodly men‭, turning‭‭ the grace‭ of our‭ God‭ into‭ lasciviousness‭, and‭ denying‭‭ the only‭ Lord‭ God‭, and‭ our‭ Lord‭ Jesus‭ Christ‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Jude 1:4.

However, those bent on destroying the remnants of gospel liberty left us in the United Kingdom, be they political or religious activists, need no disguise. They can come in with ‘trumpets blaring’, as do the Islamic councillors recently elected in England and who make no secret of their intention of imposing their perverted religious and political views on the nation.

These individuals care nothing for the culture or heritage of the land to which they have come. They are intent upon changing this nation, destroying this nation by imposing their own heathen notions upon it and reducing it to the impoverished state of the land from which they sought to escape.

What blindness and idiocy this indicates!

This is a case of the suffering ‘leper’ seeking to infect the world with his incapacitating, miserable leprosy in order to make it a better place!!

These ‘invaders’ have been aided in their venture by the cowardly stance adopted by religious and political leaders and other ‘influencers’ who demand that nothing be said by way of honest and practical criticism of the religion, the practices and the pro-subversive ideology these interlopers are intent on scattering by every means possible. This ‘politically correct’ strategy pervades the pulpits and parliamentary benches of the UK!

It has resulted in would-be destroyers of the traditional way of life here having virtually unrestricted, unchallenged access to the many means of setting forth their views. Such a strategy, attempted by any in a Muslim land who would seek to overthrow its regime, would be followed swiftly by the death of those who dared act so. Let anyone mount a campaign to overthrow Islamic ideology in the Moslem lands of this world and they will meet with the whip, the stone and the beheading sword!

All this is well known to the leaders and the citizenry of the United Kingdom and yet the tactics go almost unchallenged, with mere token opposition by those in newspaper offices, acting under the restraints of the ‘politically correct’ harness of modern thinking!


How can this be explained? To answer that we turn to God’s Word, the only fount of true wisdom. In it we will find similar circumstances arising as those which we see advancing in our nation.

Consider these verses.

In Leviticus chapter 26:1-13, the Lord sets forth the multiple benefits that will be enjoyed by Israel if they faithfully obey His Word.


But he clearly warns of the consequences of disobedience.

“‭And if ye shall despise‭‭ my statutes‭, or if your soul‭ abhor‭‭ my judgments‭, so that ye will not do‭‭ all my commandments‭, ‭but‭ that ye break‭‭ my covenant‭:‭ ‭I also will do‭‭ this unto you; I will even appoint‭‭ over you terror‭, consumption‭, and the burning ague‭, that shall consume‭‭ the eyes‭, and cause sorrow‭‭ of heart‭: and ye shall sow‭‭ your seed‭ in vain‭, for your enemies‭‭ shall eat‭‭ it.‭ ‭And I will set‭‭ my face‭ against you, and ye shall be slain‭‭ before‭ your enemies‭‭: they that hate‭‭ you shall reign‭‭ over you; and ye shall flee‭‭ when none pursueth‭‭ you.‭ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭And if ye will not yet‭ for all this hearken‭‭ unto me, then I will punish‭‭ you seven times‭ more‭‭ for your sins‭.‭ ‭And I will break‭‭ the pride‭ of your power‭; and I will make‭‭ your heaven‭ as iron‭, and your earth‭ as brass‭:‭ ‭and your strength‭ shall be spent‭‭ in vain‭: for your land‭ shall not yield‭‭ her increase‭, neither shall the trees‭ of the land‭ yield‭‭ their fruits‭.‭ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭And if ye walk‭‭ contrary‭ unto me, and will‭‭ not hearken‭‭ unto me; I will bring‭‭ seven times‭ more‭‭ plagues‭ upon you according to your sins‭.‭ ‭I will also send‭‭ wild‭ beasts‭ among you, which shall rob you of your children‭‭, and destroy‭‭ your cattle‭, and make you few in number‭‭; and your ‭high‭ ways‭ shall be desolate‭‭.‭ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭And if ye will not be reformed‭‭ by me by these things, but will walk‭‭ contrary‭ unto me;‭ ‭then will I also walk‭‭ contrary‭ unto you, and will punish‭‭ you yet‭ seven times‭ for your sins‭.‭ ‭And I will bring‭‭ a sword‭ upon you, that shall avenge‭‭ the quarrel‭ of ‭my‭ covenant‭: and when ye are gathered together‭‭ within‭ your cities‭, I will send‭‭ the pestilence‭ among‭ you; and ye shall be delivered‭‭ into the hand‭ of the enemy‭‭.‭ ‭And‭ when I have broken‭‭ the staff‭ of your bread‭, ten‭ women‭ shall bake‭‭ your bread‭ in one‭ oven‭, and they shall deliver‭‭ ‭you‭ your bread‭ again‭‭ by weight‭: and ye shall eat‭‭, and not be satisfied‭‭.‭ ‭And if ye will not for all this‭ hearken‭‭ unto me, but walk‭‭ contrary‭ unto me;‭ ‭Then I will walk‭‭ contrary‭ unto you also in fury‭; and I, even‭ I, will chastise‭‭ you seven times‭ for your sins‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Leviticus 26:15-28.

The chapter continues on with an increasing measure of severity befalling the wayward Israelites until we see them enduring the terrible deprivations that was their common lot until recent times.

God’s threats are not empty hot air!

There has been a rejecting of God’s truth in the United Kingdom, growing and increasing for over a century. A declining from the embracing of the gospel, preached by the likes of C H Spurgeon in the latter part of the 19th century, has marked that time until the present day!

Parallel to that has been the slaughter and sufferings of millions of our fellow citizens during two world wars and innumerable lesser conflicts. There has been a declining from the position occupied by the nation when it truly was ‘GREAT’ Britain.

The afflictions that came upon the land were not seen by the people for what they were, because pulpits were largely occupied by ‘false prophets and time-servers’. Such did not believe or understand the Word of God and therefore could not read the ‘signs of the times’ and give guidance to the people regarding the errors being embraced.

A reading of the book of Jeremiah will reveal the warning of the man of God being rejected by a people influenced and misguided by false prophets. The description given by the Lord through Jeremiah of the moral state of the nation is summed up for us in these two verses:

“‭Therefore will I give‭‭ their wives‭ unto others‭, ‭and‭ their fields‭ to them that shall inherit‭‭ ‭them‭: for every one from the least‭ even unto the greatest‭ is given‭‭ to covetousness‭, from the prophet‭ even unto the priest‭ every one dealeth‭‭ falsely‭.‭ ‭For they have healed‭‭ the hurt‭ of the daughter‭ of my people‭ slightly‭‭, saying‭‭, Peace‭, peace‭; when ‭there is‭ no peace‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Jeremiah 8:10-11.

That is the ‘gospel’ of the ecumenical deceivers of today!

May I refer back to Leviticus 26 again. “‭Then will I remember‭‭ my covenant‭ with Jacob‭, and also my covenant‭ with Isaac‭, and also my covenant‭ with Abraham‭ will I remember‭‭; and I will remember‭‭ the land‭.‭ ‭The land‭ also shall be left‭‭ of them, and shall enjoy‭‭ her sabbaths‭, while she lieth desolate‭‭ without them: and they shall accept‭‭ of the punishment of their iniquity‭: because‭, even because‭ they despised‭‭ my judgments‭, and because their soul‭ abhorred‭‭ my statutes‭.‭ ‭And yet‭ for all that‭, when they be‭ in the land‭ of their enemies‭‭, I will not cast them away‭‭, neither will I abhor‭‭ them, to destroy them utterly‭‭, and to break‭‭ my covenant‭ with them: for I ‭am‭ the LORD‭ their God‭.‭ ‭But I will for their sakes remember‭‭ the covenant‭ of their ancestors‭, whom I brought forth‭‭ out of the land‭ of Egypt‭ in the sight‭ of the heathen‭, that I might be their God‭: I ‭am‭ the LORD‭,‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Leviticus 26:42-45.

The time when the Lord promises to remember His covenant with Israel is upon us, I believe.

The dispersal amongst the nations, spoken of here in this chapter (verse 33), has been evident for centuries now since AD 70 and the overthrow of Jerusalem and the selling of the Jews into slavery. However, I believe there was a turning of the tide in 1948 when the ’state of Israel’ was reborn. Ezekiel said that there would be a regathering of the Jews to their land again.

“‭For I will take‭‭ you from among‭ the heathen‭, and gather‭‭ you out of all countries‭, and will bring‭‭ you into your own land‭.‭ ‭Then will I sprinkle‭‭ clean‭ water‭ upon you, and ye shall be clean‭‭: from all your filthiness‭, and from all your idols‭, will I cleanse‭‭ you.‭ ‭A new‭ heart‭ also will I give‭‭ you, and a new‭ spirit‭ will I put‭‭ within‭ you: and I will take away‭‭ the stony‭ heart‭ out of your flesh‭, and I will give‭‭ you an heart‭ of flesh‭.‭ ‭And I will put‭‭ my spirit‭ within‭ you, and cause‭‭ you to walk‭‭ in my statutes‭, and ye shall keep‭‭ my judgments‭, and do‭‭ ‭them‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Ezekiel 36:24-27.

Please note that the ‘regathering’ takes place first and then after that the ‘regeneration’ of the people. The regathering has begun but the regeneration will only take place at the personal intervention of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah they rejected some 2000 years ago. As was the case in the Exodus, the Lord will intervene to strike their enemy and lead them forth to ‘the promised land’.

“‭Then shall the LORD‭ go forth‭‭, and fight‭‭ against those nations‭, as when‭ he fought‭‭ in the day‭ of battle‭.‭ ‭And his feet‭ shall stand‭‭ in that day‭ upon the mount‭ of Olives‭, which ‭is‭ before‭ Jerusalem‭ on the east‭, and the mount‭ of Olives‭ shall cleave‭‭ in the midst‭ thereof toward the east‭ and toward the west‭, ‭and there shall be‭ a very‭ great‭ valley‭; and half‭ of the mountain‭ shall remove‭‭ toward the north‭, and half‭ of it toward the south‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Zechariah 14:3-4.

That day lies in the future though it has to be very near now.

In the meantime, our nation will continue its decline and come more and more under the influence of apostasy and rebellion against God, which will naturally entail, as these ‘Green councillors’ of the newspaper article we have referred to clearly indicate, an ‘anti-Israel’ crusade. That will terminate in the splitting up of the present ‘United Kingdom’ and England and Wales being involved in the ‘anti-christian’, ten kingdom union under Antichrist, meeting with God’s judgment in the vicinity of Jerusalem at the return of the Saviour.

“‭And‭ I beheld‭‭ when‭ he had opened‭‭ the sixth‭ seal‭, and‭, lo‭‭, there was‭‭ a great‭ earthquake‭; and‭ the sun‭ became‭‭ black‭ as‭ sackcloth‭ of hair‭, and‭ the moon‭ became‭‭ as‭ blood‭;‭ ‭and‭ the stars‭ of heaven‭ fell‭‭ unto‭ the earth‭, even as‭ a fig tree‭ casteth‭‭ her‭ untimely figs‭, when she is shaken‭‭ of‭ a mighty‭ wind‭.‭ ‭And‭ the heaven‭ departed‭‭ as‭ a scroll‭ when it is rolled together‭‭; and‭ every‭ mountain‭ and‭ island‭ were moved‭‭ out of‭ their‭ places‭.‭ ‭And‭ the kings‭ of the earth‭, and‭ the great men‭, and‭ the rich men‭, and‭ the chief captains‭, and‭ the mighty men‭, and‭ every‭ bondman‭, and‭ every‭ free man‭, hid‭‭ themselves‭ in‭ the dens‭ and‭ in‭ the rocks‭ of the mountains‭;‭ ‭and‭ said‭‭ to the mountains‭ and‭ rocks‭, Fall‭‭ on‭ us‭, and‭ hide‭‭ us‭ from‭ the face‭ of him that sitteth‭‭ on‭ the throne‭, and‭ from‭ the wrath‭ of the Lamb‭:‭ ‭For‭ the great‭ day‭ of his‭ wrath‭ is come‭‭; and‭ who‭ shall be able‭‭ to stand‭‭?‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Revelation 6:12-17.

What Isaiah wrote of God’s knowledge of all is so true.

“‭Remember‭‭ the former things‭ of old‭: for I ‭am‭ God‭, and ‭there is‭ none else; ‭I am‭ God‭, and ‭there is‭ none‭ like‭ me,‭ ‭declaring‭‭ the end‭ from the beginning‭, and from ancient times‭ ‭the things‭ that are not ‭yet‭ done‭‭, saying‭‭, My counsel‭ shall stand‭‭, and I will do‭‭ all my pleasure‭,‭”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Isaiah 46:9-10.

But dear Christian, He has shared that knowledge with us that we might find comfort in this world dominated by folly and doomed to the misery that such folly gives birth to.

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd)
Friday, 10th May, 2024