By Dr. Wesley A. SwiftWHY DO THE WICKED PROSPER?
People often ask, why do the wicked prosper?" Jeremiah the prophet also asked the same question.
The 37th Psalm has the answer to this for the children of God's Kingdom: "Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity, for they shall soon be cut down, like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
The instruction therefore is, "Trust in YAHWEH Go and do good: So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou, shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in YAHWEH; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
You know, there is an important factor concerning the evil doers. In many instances in the 37th Psalm, the words "wicked" and "evil doers" identify a group of people who are at enmity with God, who are warring, against Him, like the children of Amaleck and other forces which contend continually against the people of Israel whom they hate because they are righteous and true to the One and only God.
We have been given a lot of instructions to protect us from those who are classified as the wicked. Jesus identified them when He said "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44) Christ said they would be like their father. Therefore, there are some people with an inherent background which is in a course of wickedness. Wickedness is the violation of Divine Law and the carrying out of activity diametrically opposed to the One and Only True God.
Often the course of wickedness is subtle and perhaps difficult for the children of the Kingdom to discern. But, we have been advised of its nature. When The Christ spoke to His disciples, he warned them to beware of false prophets and of men who would deliver them up unto their councils. When multitudes of people would come to hear Him, He forewarned his disciples (as in Luke 12:1) "Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy." These are admonitions also meant for us in these days. Can we do less than take heed?
It is almost impossible for people under some religious systems not to be wicked, in that they are to carry out the operation of their religious activity, which is satanic. They oppose all the laws of the One and Only True God. There does not exist a multitude of gods; throughout the universe, there is ONLY ONE Who is a True and Living God. He says, "Beside me there is not any one and eternal God.
There are fallen angels referred to as demons and devils. These forces of darkness continually proclaim that they have the authority and the right of respect of the people; but do they? What are the criteria? Almost all false, gods, are gods of terror, destruction, and great evil.
The standards are quickly recognizable. Pagan philosophies seem to be enveloped in immorality and corruption; they have none of the ethics and morality which are supported by true faith and religion. Nor is there in them the great outstanding demonstration of inspiration and vision of a true religion.
All through the background of the Scriptures we find in the Law given to Israel, in God's instructions to the people of His household, that there are regulations which govern every phase of life. They cover the economy and they cover the moral and social responsibilities that govern the individual's attitude toward God and toward worship within the society. There are laws that relate to agriculture, the sowing of seed and the reaping of the field and all the proper relationships of a people to the normal processes of survival.
More than this, these laws are built on Inspiration, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Omniscience; and today we discover that modern science has to support the fact that the Law of God is right and good, whether it be in health, mathematics, or the economic pattern.
Another warning that is very important; we are not to associate ourselves with certain evil and wicked people. These races are diametrically opposed to our God, and the Scriptures tell us not to seek to assimilate them! We are not to try to create a cosmopolitan society in our cities and in our country by joining ourselves to them! When we go into a land, we are not to make an alliance with them: God has called upon us to be separate in the building of the great Christian nations of our time.
The majority of those who dwell in these nations, of course, come from the White or Caucasian Race, they come from the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Nordic, Basque, Lombardic, and Germanic peoples, and are called Caucasians because in the course of our migration, we moved through the Caucasus into Europe.
When we deal with the people of our race, we generally deal with people of good will. At Christmas time particularly, we often hear that everybody "should be of good will." But men who hate our God and hate our faith and seek to overthrow it because of their Luciferian background and philosophy are NOT men of good will! Nor is it for you and me to introduce peace between men who are not of good will and those who are, by bringing about a cosmopolitan society or assuming that those who hate our God are to be absorbed into our society and permitted to operate as equals.
If you want to know why the wicked prosper, it is because they take advantage of the children of God who permit them to dwell in their midst. In the area where the wicked dominate one another, you may see some prosperity, like in the Soviet Union, with its commissars and with about three million ruling over the rest of the people. From time to time the they permit a little liberty here and there; but these three million are the only ones really to get the fruit of the Soviet system. So we may say that, as a rule, there isn't any prosperity among the wicked, the pagans, and the atheists.
Generally speaking, where the wicked prosper the most is where we let them come into our land and violate Divine Law, and we fail to control immigration into the area in which they seek to operate.
Thus, it is the average White Christian person who is normally the man of Spiritual responsibility and obligation. He feels morally accountable to his word and honor, which means something to him. More than that, when he deals with other White Christian individuals, he deals with an emotional level that is regulated by Spirit and is modulated by instructions in the background of his culture. He does not always realize that when he deals with people who come out of a program of anti-Christian background--who are not influenced as he is--they do not think as he does.
There is another error within the thinking of the White man: We expect other people to react as we do. What makes us respond as we do is the Spirit of God which is in us and the modulating influence of (the Holy Spirit which comes out of His Own Essence of Being into out, very essence of being. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE BECAUSE WE ARE CHRISTIANS, BECAUSE WE ARE WHITE.)
Our Christian society has given us an outlook on life that is not found among the non-Christians and among those that are classified in the Bible as "the wicked". If we try to deal with them as we do with Christians, they take advantage of us. In fact, this is what happens every time we deal with the communist forces or with an anti-Christ minority that continually have some genuine cause; we soon discover that all they are trying to accomplish is to overthrow our standards, our culture, and our traditions, and to destroy the things which we have.
There are many throughout the length and breadth of these United States who try to take advantage of us. They think they have immunity by professing they are CHOSEN PEOPLE; and though they deny our Christ and all that relates to His birth and His history, they believe they must be permitted to go on their way and operate differently from the rest of us because THEY SAY "We are the chosen people."
BUT THIS IS A LIE. ACTUALLY THE CHOSEN PEOPLE IN THE SCRIPTURES ARE THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL--THE ADAMIC RACE--THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION TODAY. In fact, the Church is the Spiritual center, and ALL THE WHITE CHRISTIANS (in the Christian nations of the world) are the people chosen of God for the building of His Kingdom on earth.
In Psalm 37:12 we read: "The wicked plotteth against the just and gnasheth upon him with their teeth." But YAHWEH shall laugh at this conspiracy, for He sees that His day is coming. THIS IS IMPORTANT TO EVERY CHRISTIAN. The Psalmist continues: "The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy." They exploit and use every opportunity to gain for themselves material wealth, power, and riches to overthrow the power of God's Kingdom. But God Almighty says this time is going to be short. "YAHWEH knoweth the days of the upright; and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time; and in the days of famine He will see that they are satisfied "
The Scriptures tell us that the wicked shall perish and the enemies of YAHWEH are going to be consumed away "The steps of a righteous man are ordered by YAHWEH, and he delighteth in His Way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for Yahweh upholdeth him with His Hand - The Psalmist continues: "I have been young, and now I am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread " When we approach unto our Father with faith and with trust, He will not only provide for us the necessities of life, but He said we are not to be disturbed; We are not to be jealous of the wicked who not only have to live with themselves, but also their days are going to be short.
If we do not want the overbearing pressure of the wicked in our society, if we don't want them gathering great wealth at our expense, creating artificial shortages and depressions, and manipulating conditions which create an emergency (which makes it possible for them to become rich and enhance their power) then we should NOT ADMIT them into our society. WE SHOULD OBEY THE WORD OF GOD.
We are not under any responsibility or direction from the Most High God to admit the evil and anti-Christian forces into our society. We have been told to build out of those who have an a unity, with us. We are to be joined together as brethren ONLY with those who are Our Father's sons. Even Jesus, When He prayed, said: "..I don't pray for the world...-I pray for those Thou hast given me... Thine they are... Mine they are." (John Chapter 17)
Yes, the wicked prosper, but they prosper only as they conspire against the Kingdom, and as they are able to trick those in the Kingdom and plot against them. That is because you are of GOOD WILL, and you are trusting THOSE WHO ARE NOT.