By Bertrand L. Comparet

The communists have taken as their emblem a red flag, with the hammer and sickle imposed on it. The red symbolizes the blood they intend to shed in every country they conquer. While the hammer and sickle are ostensibly symbols of the factory workers and the peasants, we know that they make both of these classes equally their slaves. Whips and bayonets would be more honest symbols, but the communists were never honest. To be honest, a man would have to violate all the basic principles of communism.

It is interesting to trace symbols to their true origin and meaning. All communists are in opposition to Yahweh. Even by universal agreement, even the communists themselves say that they are on the left; this is exactly as Yahweh classifies them. In Matthew 25:31-34, 41 Yahshua says, "When the Son of man shall come in His glory and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory; and before Him shall be gathered all nations; and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats; and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." He then continues, "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels". So be it!

Let's get back to the hammer and sickle. It is part of Yahweh's irony that just as the communists borrowed one symbol of their own coming judgment and destruction by being in the left wing, so also have they borrowed symbols of their own judgment in their hammer and sickle. Yahweh has His own hammer and sickle, which He will use to dispose of His enemies.

Brezhnev thinks that his communist hammer will shatter the free world, however he didn't originate this idea. Those who first planned the evil he is now trying to execute, had it all in mind. They planned to keep the old Babylonian system going in all its phases, religious, economic and political, this was a weapon to use for this purpose. This is why the Bible continues to prophecy about great Babylon, centuries after the old Babylonian city and empire had ceased to exist. Yahweh also had this in mind and gave the answer to it 25 centuries ago. In Jeremiah 50:23 Yahweh says, "How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among all nations?"

There is one hammer, which will shatter all opposition. All things must measure up to the standard set by Yahweh's word and all defiance will be broken. Jeremiah 23:29 records, "Is not My word like a fire? Saith Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" Brezhnev and his masters that are operating in all nations will soon find this is true.

Communism is preparing to attack and conquer all the Christian nations. Yahweh calls the Christian nations a vine, His vine. In John chapter 15 Yahshua says, "Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye except ye abide in Me. I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in Me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit. If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you". The reds and their masters who created communism and imported it into Russia, were called the false vine, the vine of the earth. In Deuteronomy 32:31-33 we read, "For their rock is not as a rock, even our enemies themselves being judges; for their vine is the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter; their wine is the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps".

When the Russians make their attack, they are injuring Yahweh's vine, in punishment they will be reaped with Yahweh's sickle. The prophet Joel tells it thus, "For a nation is come upon My land, strong and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He hath laid My vine waste; A great people and strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. Proclaim ye this to the nations. Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Assemble yourselves and come, all ye heathen and gather yourselves round about; thither cause thy mighty ones to come down. Let the heathen be wakened and come up to the valley of Yahweh's judgment: for I will sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down, for the press is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great".

Revelation chapter 14 continues the account. "And I looked and behold, a white cloud and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in Thy sickle and reap: for the time is come for Thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the alter, which had power over fire and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle saying, thrust in thy sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of Yahweh. And the winepress was trodden without the city and blood came out of the winepress even unto the horse's bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs" (200 miles). Not communisms sickle but Yahweh's, does the reaping. It is communism and the Jews who created it and now rule it throughout the world, which are reaped.

Yahweh's great judgment is executed by Yahshua upon His return. Revelation 19:15-16 says of Him, "Out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty Yahweh". Therefore Isaiah 63:1-4 states, "Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This that is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? I speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel and thy garments like Him that treadeth in the wine vat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with Me: for I will tread them in Mine anger and trample them in My fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon My garments and I will stain all My raiment. For the day of vengeance is in Mine heart and the year of My redeemed is come".

The Reds think they have contrived something new, a secret plot which will take everyone by surprise. Yahweh foresaw it all many centuries ago, Russia's attack upon us and its failure, was long foretold. In His scorn of their wickedness, Yahweh even led them to adopt as their emblems, the symbols which proclaim His judgment upon them. In the words of Psalm chapter 2, "Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take council together against Yahweh, against His anointed saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: Yahweh shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak to them in His wrath and vex them in His sore pleasure".

The hammer that will shatter the nations is the hammer of Yahweh's word, destroying all opposition. The sickle that will reap the nations of the wicked, is Yahweh's sickle. The blood that will be shed is that which will flow from the winepress of the wrath of Yahweh, the blood of His enemies. The next time you see the communist flag, remember that it bears the symbols of their own judgment and punishment.