KEYWORDS: people, enemies, world, god, system

Know Your Enemies

David Berg

DO 19315/85

1. I WONDER IF YOU REALLY REALISE HOW SERIOUS THIS WARFARE [2COR.10:3-5] IS & HOW MIGHTY & CRAFTY & POWERFUL OUR ENEMIES ARE! They are playing a deadly game that is out to do us in & kill us & stop us & shut us up, & we have got to be as wise as serpents & as harmless as doves & do our best to ask God to lead us to outsmart them. It is very important that you really understand why we have to be extremely careful, & more & more so.

2. OUR BITTEREST ENEMIES, THE ANTI-CHRISTS, ARE OUT TO GET US MORE THAN THE GENERAL SYSTEM IS OUT TO GET TERRORISTS, BECAUSE WE ARE A TERROR TO OUR ENEMIES! They fear us more than anybody because the vast mass of the rest of the World & the System & governments don't even know what is going on, but we do & we are spreading the Word abroad & telling the World about it, & they hate that because they've been trying to keep it secret for many years & they have been successful to a certain extent.

3. WE ARE LIVING NOW ALMOST LIKE UNDER ANTI-CHRIST CONDITIONS, BECAUSE THE ANTI-CHRISTS ARE AFTER US RIGHT NOW & they would like to hurt us now just as much as if the Antichrist reign had already begun‚ because it has—in them! In fact, they've just about taken over the World, they just haven't revealed their leader yet & haven't declared their World government & gotten the rest of the World to agree to it yet. They want to wait till they've got the World in the palm of their hand & in their wicked grasp before they bring forth their "trump card," this evil Ace of Spades that's going to dig the grave of the World if he can! But they're here now, they're everywhere! And everywhere, like termites in the woodwork, they're working towards eating up the whole house & destroying its present occupants, especially their enemies‚ & I'm sure they hate us with a vengeance!

4. THEY'D LIKE TO KILL US IF THEY COULD‚ IF THEY COULD DO IT LEGALLY OR ILLEGALLY or strangle us or imprison us or anything they could do to stop our work‚ but most of all, shut our mouths! That's what they hate the worst, just like with Jesus [and His enemies]. The thing [His enemies] hated Jesus for the most was what? (Peter: That He exposed them.)—Exactly! They knew He was destroying their power over the people‚ exposing their chicanery & all their crookedness & violence & oppression of the people & all their lying religious doctrines. He blew the whole works up & they were furious! They determined the only way to save themselves & their religion & their Temple & their wealth & everything was to kill Jesus, they had to stop Him because He told too many people the Truth!

5. WELL‚ ALL THAT TO SAY THAT WE REALLY NEED TO BE MORE PRAYERFUL & MORE CAREFUL & MORE SCRUPULOUSLY CONSCIOUS OF … EVERYTHING WE DO FROM NOW ON‚ because we are their bitterest & most powerful enemies on Earth & there is no one they would like to get like us, nobody!—No politician, no statesman, no country, nobody is as great a threat to them as we are, because nobody but we are exposing them & really know what is going on & are really telling the World!

6. I'M JUST AS SURE AS I AM THAT I'M SITTING HERE, THAT WHEN THOSE POSTERS HIT THE STREETS & HOMES, THE OFFICES & THE PUBLIC‚ THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TREMENDOUS IMPACT, really get out the Message, have a tremendous effect, have a tremendous harvest, the greatest I believe we've ever had! But I think we're also going to arouse tremendous opposition. This is the last straw! Every one of these Posters is a last straw! Almost every one of them exposes the ACs, or at least the coming Antichrist Government, & warns the people ahead of time of what's going to happen.

7. WE ARE FOREWARNING THE PEOPLE! In other words, we are exposing their plans so that the World will recognise them when they begin. These Posters are an exposé of the Devil's plans as well as a marvellous, glorious revelation of God's much better plans & final solution! They are giving the World & the people in general a marvellous opportunity to see what God has in mind, in total contrast to what the Devil has in mind. And I'm sure the Devil is furious about it, the way he has tried to fight it in a lot of ways, even bringing up this little problem right now which we have to deal with. He is the Hinderer & always tries to delay, to cause trouble, to annoy & to harass. If he can't actually get at us, he'll try to get at something as close to us as possible, attacking on the fringes anywhere he can, attacking even a vital organ.

8. THEY ARE SUPER ORGANISED, SUPER PROPAGANDISTS. AND THEY'VE BEEN WORKING AT IT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, ESPECIALLY IN THIS MODERN WORLD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF HUNDRED YEARS. It seems like an almost unconquerable system, the Devil's System, but praise God it's not!—Because we are the unconquerable unbeatable system & we are going to win! But in the meantime it is a furious war & there are serious battles & everybody must be aware of the kind of fight we are in & who our enemies are & what they're after & what they're trying to do!—Which is‚ in a word‚ stop us or kill us, one way or another!

9. THEY DON'T HAVE TO WAIT ON THE GOVERNMENT, they don't have to wait on the slow machinery of officials. They have their own special agents whom they pay themselves & they won't hesitate to pay for flights across oceans to follow us if they've got some new leads & new clues‚ to try to trace us down if they can.

10. GOD, IN EVERY AGE, WITH EVERY GENERATION, HAS HAD HIS FEW PROPHETS, a few who were willing to risk their lives to tell the Truth! And that's the tough job of a Prophet.—We have to tell people the Truth! We have to expose the liars, we have to expose the untruth. We have to proclaim the Word of the Lord!—Let the chips fall where they may‚ no matter who is offended! We have got to proclaim the Truth, because if we don't, who's going to? Certainly the churches are not exposing them, the churches are working with them!

11. THINK OF IT! THE DEVIL HAS WORKED TO DECEIVE GOD'S OWN CHILDREN into working with & promoting the causes of their enemies, taking them into their bosom & promoting them & even raising money for them … & lobbying for them in Congress & influencing the President! It's just almost unbelievable‚ but it's true! So who is going to warn the people & tell the people but us?—And a very few weak little voices that pipe up once in awhile from some little Tom, Dick or Harry hither or yon who is little or nobody, & reaches very few people & has very little influence.

12. BUT I'M WONDERING JUST HOW MUCH OUR PEOPLE ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE FIERCE‚ BITTER, DEADLY BATTLE WE ARE IN WITH OUR ENEMIES‚ & HOW SCRUPULOUSLY CAREFUL THEY MUST BE IN THEIR BUSINESS. I believe there's only one reason they haven't moved in on some vital Units which they probably already know exist. Do you know why I think they haven't done it? They're waiting, hoping as they watch & scrutinise & observe & follow & maybe even phone tap, to catch us! They don't care about laws, they don't have to get court orders, they're criminals! They are waiting, hoping that one of these outfits will eventually lead them to us, because if they only nip off one little member, one finger, one hand or even a whole arm, we can survive.

13. EVERYWHERE THERE HAS BEEN AN INVESTIGATION, ALL THEIR QUESTIONING IS, "WHERE IS HE?" They're trying to get at us because if they can cut off the head‚ they think the body will not survive. Well, you see, that's where they're mistaken, because I am not the head! Jesus is the Head & they can't cut Him off! His Body will continue to survive no matter what they do, even if they finally get me! Praise the Lord! So you don't have to worry about that!

14. BUT IT WOULD BE SAD THAT WE SHOULD FAIL IN ANY WAY BY SOMEONE'S NEGLECT & CARELESSNESS, lack of caution or lack of being [on guard], so that they should attack …, causing … a big delay of some kind in our operation.

15. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN OURS & GOD'S POLICY TO BE SCATTERED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, putting things as much on a local basis in as many places as we possibly can to make it almost impossible for them to find us & kill us all, so that some parts of the body can still be operative & still working, & to try to preserve our Earthly heads as long as possible in order that we can continue to operate under direction & united leadership, even if not all in one place & together.

16. I AM ESPECIALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SLOPPY, SLOVENLY HIPPY WAY SOME OF OUR PEOPLE STILL DRESS, which to the System is a mark of a revolutionary, a terrorist! Our people had better spruce up & clean up & trim up & toe the mark … if they're going to survive!

17. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LOWER THE BOOM NOW & INSIST ON ENFORCEMENT OF DRESS RULES & HAIR RULES OR THEY'RE GOING TO BE EXCOMMUNICATED, put out of the Home if they don't keep the rules! They can be casual, in sports clothes, they don't have to put on a suit coat & tie, but they shouldn't look like hippies & revolutionaries! They can look like the average young person‚ like any ordinary citizen, without looking suspiciously like one of the counterculture.

18. TO HAVE ANY OF THOSE PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS PRESENTING THESE POSTERS & OUR LITERATURE IS JUST GOING TO BRING ATTACKS NOT ONLY ON THEM BUT UPON US, & I don't care to suffer for their mistakes & for their disobedience! When I issued those rules, I meant them to be rules & for everybody to obey, but I still hear about people who don't. If after the second warning they won't listen & won't obey, then they need to be brought before the congregation of the Home & once again warned that, "Will you or won't you take off those dirty sloppy clothes & long robes & bushy hair & all the rest of that stuff?—Or get out! Which do you want to do?" And if they still refuse, as God's Word says, put them out & let them be unto you as an heathen & as a publican & heretick! In other words, they're not one of you because they refuse to obey & they're bringing danger upon the local Home‚ endangering not only the local work but perhaps even worse, even further, leading our enemies from one Home to the other.

19. I DON'T WANT TO HEAR OF A HIPPY-LOOKING PERSON OUT PEDDLING THESE POSTERS! (Maria: What length of hair is OK?) Well‚ conservative types of hair, if they look like just any other college boy‚ not long hair but longer than the military‚ ha! A moustache is probably acceptable‚ but I would say usually beards are pretty dangerous. To the System‚ a beard is a sign of rebellion.

20. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MUCH MORE PRAYERFUL & CAREFUL FROM NOW ON & SCRUPULOUSLY … CONSCIOUS IN EVERY LITTLE DETAIL & NOT MAKE A MISTAKE. Once again, one of our greatest [safety] measures has been to keep well dispersed. ...

21. ... So "his craft & power are great & armed with cruel hate, he threatens to undo us." But praise God, God's Truth shall triumph through us! Hallelujah!