JACOB'S CAPTIVITY IN BABYLON
The Book of Daniel Chapter 3 told a story of Daniel's three friends, who were renamed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon that time, established a huge, golden statue of himself. He ordered all people under his rule to bow down and worship before the statue at the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre. Those who refuse to follow the order will be burned using a fiery furnace.
Like Daniel, his three friends developed a deep faith in The Most High Elohim, so when the aforementioned musical instruments sounded on that dreadful day, all the people except for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego bowed down and worshipped the golden statue.
The news of the three's disobedience reached the king of Babylon, so in fury, he had them called and tried to confirm it. He even gave them a second chance to bow down and worship his statue. What the three men answered angered him even more:
“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our Elohim whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”
Daniel 3: 16-18
Utterly enraged, Nebuchadnezzar had the three friends bound to be cast to the fiery furnace, and ordered that the furnace be made seven times hotter than it is usually heated. Even the men who threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were devoured by the fire.
But he witnessed something incredible happen inside the furnace. There weren't three bound men burning; there were four men walking loose inside.
So he called Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego to come outside. He and his subjects saw the three friends untouched by the fire. This made the king praise The Most High Elohim and make a decree that that any people, nation, or language who speaks anything amiss against the Elohim of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap, explaining further that there was no other Elohim who can deliver the way the three friends were delivered.
When the Spaniards arrived to invade Ophir, they brought with them 'a cross and a sword.' Many of our ancestors were baptized into Christianity. Those who opposed the Roman Catholic church were put to death through inquisition and others, if not treated as heretics or excommunicated church-goers.
People like Dr. Jose Rizal made a stand against the invaders, costing them their lives. Rizal used his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which he published in two different European countries, to remind the invaders of what they have done.
The only sign from above for this generation is the sign of Jonah; that we have to repent or we face destruction.
Some time in the future, invaders from the modern-day Babylon will force their beliefs yet again on us, and will force us to worship their idols; that we had better do that or face harsh consequences, like what Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego have gone through, or worse. These widely-circulating issues of One World Religion, establishment of the Third Temple in Israel, chip-implanting COVID-19 vaccines,and the like become a threat to anyone who believes in the Bible, especially in the existence of a Messiah - whether people believe it to be JC(and others) or Yahawashi. Many of us are vigilant about 'The Anti-Messiah' who will try to exercise control over the world. Conspiracies claim that all people - rich or poor, big or small - will be forced to take the vaccine or chip or whatever, or to worship the g_ds these invaders will introduce (see Revelation 13:16-18). Those were some of the reasons, I believe, we OHC supporters were advised by our messenger to detach from our earthly possessions and to learn the primitive way of life. Whether or not the aforementioned conspiracies are the fulfillment of the prophecies in the books of Daniel and Revelation, we have to be spiritually-prepared for anything. The dreadful day of the Elohim is dreadful indeed, and no one will be abducted to live a comfortable life in heaven in contrary to the Luciferian belief of rapture.
Time will come that we will need to take a stand - are we for Abba Yahawah, or are we against Him? Are we ready to leave our comfort zones, take up the burden, and follow our Good Shepherd wherever He goes? Are we ready to face harsh persecutions and punishments for what we believe in?
While it is still not happening, may we continue to pray fervently to our Father Yahawah for the strength to endure temptations and torments, and for His presence to be highly felt in our lives. May the hope that Messiah Yahawashi brings continue to serve as our guide through the valley of the shadow of death.
May the joy of Abba Yahawah and Messiah Yahawashi be with us all.