At the entry of the temple of Solomon there stood two pillars Jachin and Boaz. The meaning of these two pillars can be translated from the Hebrew to the English, "YAH (GOD) ESTABLISHES STRENGTH". The strength of God is demonstrated to Israel by the blessings of the covenant. These blessings include divine protection of the land, health, economic prosperity, and and enduring posterity. When the covenant is broken God withdraws his protection and the strength of the nation then fails.
On September 11, 2001 the pillars of America were broken. As a land of promise, this land on which we live is a covenant land grant and all who reside here both Israel or Gentile MUST abide the terms of God's covenant or be swept off.
"For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity (lawlessness) among the children of the land, that they are swept off." (Ether 2:10)
When the terms of the covenant are breached our strength fails. Two options then remain open under the terms of the covenant:
1. Repent: Turn back to God, Learn or Remember the Terms of the Covenant, and Heal the breech in our Covenant relationship with God. The result is that covenant curses are overturned by the covenant blessings.
2.Continue in our Rebellion: The judgments spelled out under the terms of the covenant roll forth (i.e. increase in intensity) until the people either repent or are destroyed.
The current momentum of lawlessness that exists in the United States of America is not likely to be turned back. As a result the nation will be destroyed, divided, and it's people scattered. This is not the first time such a thing has occurred. A type and shadow of our destruction is demonstrated in the Epic of the Tower of Babel:
"And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:14)
In Hebraic context the phrase, "let us make a name" has several meanings. Besides the meaning of renown or fame there is another meaning. To make us a name refers to the establishment of our own law and order independent of God's covenant. In other words, instead of establishing God's Covenant Laws they legislated and established another system that was either in defiance of or a counterfeit to God's Kingdom. The result was the destruction of their tower and a scattering of the people.
When the momentum of iniquity (lawlessness) can no longer be turned back there does come a nation point of no return. Like the people who built the Tower of Babel we are coming to that point of no return. At that point, the day of our repentance is past and the verdict of God's decree must be carried out. At such a point where national redemption becomes either improbable or impossible, what can the average Joe Shmoe do?
ENTER THE BROTHERS OF JARED
The Brother of Jared serves as a type and shadow of those in the latter days who will serve as proxy saviors or intercessors for small groups of people in the land. The Brother of Jared calling upon the name of the Lord is a key example of a man appealing to God before his courtroom. In Genesis 11 God rendered judgment on mankind with the penalty of scattering them and mixing their language. The King of Heaven looked down upon the earth, saw what was going on, and declared his ruling upon them:
“Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.” (Genesis 11:7-8)
The language would be mixed and the people would be scattered as a result of God’s ruling. Similar to obtaining favor with a King by honoring the King and being obedient to his decrees, the Brother of Jared had obtained favor with God. As such he could approach the Throne of Heaven and Intercede for his people. The Brother of Jared then cried out (Hebraic thought—made a legal request or proclamation) to God regarding the two judgments God rendered:
“And the brother of Jared being a large and mighty man, and a man highly favored of the Lord, Jared, his brother, said unto him: Cry unto the Lord, that he will not confound us that we may not understand our words.” (Ether 1:34)
1. The Brother of Jared made a legal request for God to stay his judgment upon him and their relations regarding the confounding of their language:
“And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, and the Lord had compassion upon Jared; therefore he did not confound the language of Jared; and Jared and his brother were not confounded. Then Jared said unto his brother: Cry again unto the Lord, and it may be that he will turn away his anger from them who are our friends, that he confound not their language. And it came to pass that the brother of Jared did cry unto the Lord, and the Lord had compassion upon their friends and their families also, that they were not confounded. (Ether 1:35-37)
2. The Brother of Jared made a legal request for God regarding their scattering:
“And it came to pass that Jared spake again unto his brother, saying: Go and inquire of the Lord whether he will drive us out of the land, and if he will drive us out of the land, cry unto him whither we shall go. And who knoweth but the Lord will carry us forth into a land which is choice above all the earth? And if it so be, let us be faithful unto the Lord, that we may receive it for our inheritance.” (Ether 1:38)
As of a result of the Brother of Jared crying unto the Lord, God stayed his judgment upon them in regard to confounding their language and directed his judgment in regard to them being scattered. The Brother of Jared’s requests were not a tirade of fake emotional outbursts but making a legal plea before the Judge of all the earth to reduce or alter the ruling sent forth from God’s courtroom. Because the Brother of Jared had honored God and found favor with him he could act as an intercessor between God and his people.
In the Torah the Prophets were agents of God. They were God’s authorized prosecuting attorneys. They brought covenant lawsuits against nations. They reminded the common people as well as rulers of the covenant that God had made. Then they reminded the listeners of the statutes and judgments of that covenant. They charged people under the terms of that covenant. Then they warned the nation of the fact that God, the one true king of Israel, would bring His curses against the nation unless they came back to the terms of the covenant (i.e. such as war, disease, pestilence, famine and economic ruin).
The prophets called the nation to repentance reminding them of the promised blessings for honoring God and keeping the laws of his Covenant. If the breach of covenant was healed then deliverance and blessings followed. If the breach was not repaired then the nation was destroyed and the people were scattered and taken into captivity.
After making his plea before the Judge of Heaven and Earth, the Brother of Jared and his people were taken to a place where they rested for four years. Judgment had been passed and the sentence carried out. While their language was not confounded they were still taken away into another land. The judgments were for national sin not the personal sins of the Brother of Jared or his people. The judgment having been carried out the next step was complete legal restoration. Just as the rendering of judgment is a legal process the process of restoration is a legal process. God does not cast judgment lightly nor does he take restoration lightly.
His process of restoration includes cleaning the people up, teaching them his laws, conditioning them to live his commandments, and finally bringing them back into his presence before his throne.
WE NEED MODERN BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF JARED!
The fate of the United States of America as a nation appears fixed. While there are individual and groups of God fearing people, the government has been overrun by modern pharaohs and gadianton robbers. They infest the high places-- the executive, legislative, and judicial arms of the government. Through their office they are legislating laws and ordinances that establish sin as the new standard of the Land. The result of the rebellion against the true owner of this Land is ensuring our destruction and the sword of justice hangs over us. We need men and women who will put off their traditions and lawlessness to come forth and once again learn and embrace the God of this Land- Jesus Christ (Yeshua ha Moshiach).
How does one become a Brother or Sister of Jared in these days?
1. Shema - Hear and Do Israel! Turn your heart back to God and Make him your heart's desire. Make Yeshua your RULER, KING, AND LORD!
2. Learn and establish God's commandments as a sign on your hand (doings) and your forehead (your active will) in your homes, families, and communities. Embrace the commandments of your King and Lord as THE ONE TRUE EXPRESSION OF COVENANT LOVE!
3. Return and Call upon the Name of the Lord- Every day to love him, draw near to him, and establish his covenant laws of love instead of your definition of love.
4. Teach God and his Covenant to your Children and your children's children by exemplifying him, talking about him, and walking in our world doing the works he would do.
5. Consecrate yourself according to the Standard of Liberty for God's Kingdom instead of everyman walking after the desires and laws of his own heart.
It is available and accessible to everyone. IT IS TIME TO STOP TRYING TO BE OUR OWN GOD. IT IS TIME TO PUT OFF OUR IDOLATRY OF WORSHIPING RELIGIOUS LEADERS, RELIGIOUS GURUS, AND RELIGIOUS CELEBRITIES WHOSE ONLY MESSAGE IS--"FOLLOW US! ALL IS WELL! STAY ASLEEP".
The establishment of Zion commences with ourselves first, our immediate family next, then our communities, our states, and then a nation. AND should the nation be destroyed, there will be men and women of covenant who can then stand forth and establish the Pillars of God's House on this land again. It can be done.
The Brother of Jared, Lehi, Nephi and many others are examples of success. It is time to turn our hearts back to the Fathers who worshiped the TRUE AND LIVING GOD ACCORDING TO HIS INSTRUCTIONS--HONORING HIM AND NOT PUTTING THEIR TRUST IN THE ARM OF FLESH. WE CAN DO IT! IT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE AND IT MUST BE DONE AGAIN!