So much has been written about UFOs and the Bible that I'm going to state my beliefs and conclusions at
the beginning of this essay. I saw a UFO about 25 years ago. You may have doubts about the existence of
UFOs, I do not. Seeing, as they say, is believing.

I am not a Ufologist. I do not seek out records and artifacts of ancient civilizations to prove that they were
influenced by aliens. I most particularly do not claim that all the unusual events documented in the Bible
are caused by aliens. No indeed, I believe that God is the greatest moral influence in the universe,
keeping His commandments is the way that people can live together and share the earth in peace and
harmony, and in Christ we have a divine mentor that we can love and emulate.

What I do believe about UFOs is simple and based on scripture, they are here not to take over the earth,
but as servants of God. Since God has called them here to do His work, God's people are in no danger
from them.

God's people are the descendants of Jacob, the twelve tribes of Israel. According to history and
prophecy, many of the lost tribes of Israel are found among the Christians. God has promised to bring
forth His Kingdom on earth for them. (See Dan. 2:44, Is. 2:2-5).

The biblical evidence of UFOs that I am concerned with is found in prophecy and accounts of battles.
UFOs have literally fought in battles for God's people, the descendants of Jacob. Here are Moses'
prophecies of UFOs in the battles that gave the Holy Land to the tribes of Israel.

"And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and (therefore God
says) I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren,
in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. I will send My fear before thee, and will destroy all the
people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
And I will
send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before
. I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast
of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be
increased, and inherit the land." (Ex. 23:25-30). Note that the hornets were to be around year after year.

"If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them? Thou shalt not
be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; the
great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the
stretched out arm, whereby the Lord thy God brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy God do unto all the
people of whom thou art afraid.
Moreover the Lord thy God will send the hornet among them, until they
that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed
. Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the
Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible." (Deut. 7:17-21).

Here is Joshua speaking for God, recounting a fulfillment of Moses' prophecies. "And I brought you into
the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them
into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and
I destroyed them from before you. And I sent the
hornet before you, which drave them out from before you
, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not
with thy sword, nor with thy bow." (Joshua 24:8,12).

Hornets are nasty bugs with tiny brains. The number of hornets necessary to chase an army year after
year would be a danger to everyone around. My conclusion, the "hornets" were small UFOs with a
fearsome sting that fought only those who opposed God's people. The "hornets" are elsewhere
described as stars.

Here is the prophetess Deborah describing the victory of Israel over Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army.
(Jabin was king of Canaan.) "
They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera."
(Judges 5:20). During the battle with Sisera's army, Deborah had this to say to Barak, the general who led
Israel's army. "And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera
into thine hand:
is not the Lord gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten
thousand men after him." (Judges 4:14).  

Here is God ensuring King David's victory over the Philistines. "But when the Philistines heard that they
had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and
went down to the hold. The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And
David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand?
And the Lord said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand. And David
came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said,
The Lord hath broken forth upon mine
enemies before me
, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim. And
the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. And when David
enquired of the Lord, he said, Thou shalt not go up; but fetch a compass behind them (circle around
them), and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
And let it be, when thou hearest the sound
of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the Lord go
out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines
." (2 Sam. 10:17-20, 22-24).

The "sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees" was the noise of the UFOs that fought for David's
army that day as they skimmed over the treetops. That the UFOs fought for God is clear, "for then shall the
Lord go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines."

It should be a comfort to God's people, particularly those Christians who don't fight, to know that a small
high tech army (of whatever origin) will defend them. "As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend
Jerusalem; defending also He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it." (Is. 31:5).

There are two Jerusalems, one is physical and the other is spiritual. Physical Jerusalem is the city where
Christ was crucified. Spiritual Jerusalem is found in the Christian nations. When the followers of Christ
left Jerusalem before the city was destroyed in 70 AD, they took spiritual Jerusalem, the Kingdom of God,
with them. "Neither shall they say, Lo here, or, lo there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you."
(Luke 17:21).

Having said this, it should be mentioned that there is an end time judgment on the Jerusalem that is the
Christian church. This judgment was illustrated (but not fulfilled) by the destruction of David Koresh's
unholy church. It is still pending for the rest of the Christian church. The judgment is described thusly.

"And the Lord said unto him (the linen clad man with a writer's inkhorn), Go through the midst of the city,
through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for
all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others (five men with slaughter
weapons) He said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare,
neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not
near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men
which were before the house. And He said unto them, Defile the house (of God), and fill the courts with
the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. And it came to pass, while they were
slaying them, and I (Ezekiel, who saw this in vision) was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said,
Ah Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in Thy pouring out of Thy fury upon Jerusalem?  
Then said He unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel (the ten lost tribes) and Judah (the known Jews)
is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The Lord
hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not. And as for Me also, Mine eye shall not spare, neither will
I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head." (Ezekiel 9:4-10).

The iniquity of the house of Israel, the ten lost tribes found in the Christian church, is that they fail to
follow God's clear instructions in the matter of how to worship Him and in keeping His Commandments.
Moreover, they dwell amidst those who shed innocent blood and those who deny God's continuing
interest in the people He chose. The iniquity of Judah, the known Jews, is that they refuse Christ.

Those who are marked on their foreheads have repented and reformed, they have returned to God and
Christ. They follow the Bible, the Word of God, instead of the ancient mistakes of fallible or evil men. They
boldly speak out against the errors in the church, they "sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be
done in the midst thereof." For their efforts on God's behalf, they come under God's protection, He
instructs His servant with the writer's inkhorn to "set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and
that cry."

Every person with the mark protects those nearby, "slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little
children, and women: but
come not near any man upon whom is the mark." Regardless, the plagues must
fall. "For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land
thereof shall become burning pitch." (Is. 34:8,9).

"Alas! for that day (of the Lord's vengeance) is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s
(father of the tribes of Israel) trouble; but he (Jacob's descendants) shall be saved out of it. For it shall
come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his (the oppressor's) yoke from off thy
neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers (to God) shall no more serve themselves of him: but they
(Jacob's descendants, the tribes of Israel) shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will
raise up unto them. Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O
Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall
return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with thee, saith the
Lord, to save thee:
though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make
a full end of thee
: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished." (Jer.

In the New Testament, the united nations are called Babylon, because Babylon is the symbol of spiritual
confusion (the tower of Babel was there - Genesis 11) and greed (the armies of Babylon destroyed God's
temple in Jerusalem and looted its treasures - Jeremiah 36:17-19) and blasphemy (the temple vessels
were used in a drunken orgy to drink toasts to false gods - Daniel 5:1-4).

The end time destruction of Babylon is prophesied in Revelation 18. God's people are instructed to leave
before the destruction. "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye
receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her
iniquities." (Rev. 18:4,5).

It would be best if all God's people separated themselves from Babylon at once. (See No. 56, "The Third
Trumpet" for instructions.) In the alternative, those who survive will find themselves fleeing. "The voice
of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our
God, the vengeance of His temple." (Jer. 50:28).

In case you are wondering about the end time meaning of  "the vengeance of the Lord our God, the
vengeance of His temple" and "the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the
controversy of Zion," let me explain.

"What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord hath founded Zion, and the
poor of His people shall trust in it." (Is. 14:32). Zion is the Kingdom of God, initially the farms that shelter
God's people during the plagues.

God's vengeance for His temple is His wrath falling on the nations for opposing the messengers He sent
to call His people out of Babylon. God's temple is characterized by a prophetic message. (See Exodus 29:
42 and Luke 2:22-38). The temple is also characterized by perfect obedience to the Ceremonial Law of
God. In our time, the Ceremonial Law as it was amended by Christ, who substituted the bread and the wine
for the animal sacrifice, is kept in God's temple.

A prophetic message that  brought forth such a temple (church) has been ground down to a few steadfast
survivors. (See No. 9, "An Honest Church History" for the details of the persecution and see No. 19,
"Prophesies Of The End Time Church" for the scriptures that identify the end time church.)

I have wandered far from the subject of UFOs. It is enough to conclude that God would not have called
them if He did not need them to protect His people. The day will come when God's people are very glad
they are here.

Amo Paul Bishop Roden